Chaka Khan

Music legend Chaka Khan is best known for her timely hit songs such as "Tell Me Something Good" (1975) and "I'm every Woman" (1978), but she is concerned about today's women's obsession with Trans Glam makeup.

At 64, Chaka is wary of today's makeup artists -- mostly feminine men who are heavy handed with their makeup brushes, so she chooses to apply her own makeup these days.

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Bobby Brown makeup contouring

Makeup maven Bobby Brown is tired of some celebrities abusing clown makeup contouring -- and she says it has to stop. Some artists wear so much contouring makeup that it looks like they underwent extensive plastic surgery.

"When I see contouring on people’s faces, it looks like dirt,” Brown tells The NY Post. “As a beauty expert, I believe in individual beauty, and it’s just not my aesthetic. We don’t need to be contouring like the Kardashians.”

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Tamera Mowry Shares Her Curly Hair Secrets

Don't you hate it when highly favored LSLH women pretend that their good hair isn't one of the benefits of their biracial heritage?

Let's face it, nappy hair is called nappy for a reason. It takes a good deal of effort (and strong chemicals) to tame our tight African curls.

For women like Tamera Mowry and her twin sister, Tia, half the battle is won because they inherited their soft, easy to manage curls from their white ancestors.

On her blog, Tamera suggests that everyone (even those of us with tight, hard to manage curls) can achieve her soft bouncy curls by simply drying our hair with a cotton tee instead of a towel which causes split ends.

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A movement back to natural hair is underway in the U.S., and Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles is at the forefront of that movement.

Solange and the "Transitioning Movement" wants to help black women to return to their roots and embrace their natural hair. So Solange created a video to promote a new website started by Carol's Daughter called transitioningmovement.com.

In a chat with Lisa Price, Solange, who usually wears afro wigs, talked about her decision to go natural. “To me, [it's] just another outlet of expression,” she explained. “It’s funny to see the social response, their interpretations of what a haircut, what a hair change means.”

The Transitioning Movement website -- which launches this spring -- will offer tips, product recommendations, photos, expert Q&A sessions and more for women transitioning from relaxers and weaves back to their natural wavy or curly hair.

This is good news for women like Kiyah S., who has already started the transitioning process on her own. Kiyah grew out her perm this year after wearing weaves for most of her adult life. This past weekend, she wore her soft, tight curls in an afro style to a lunch date. She grinned from ear-to-ear when a man complimented her on her afro. It isn't often that women get compliments from men on their hair weaves.

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