• Toddler allegedly returns home from daycare with braid ripped off scalp: 'This is a lawsuit'
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    Toddler allegedly returns home from daycare with braid ripped off scalp: 'This is a lawsuit'

    The girl said that a “little boy bit her braid” and then ripped it off hear head. But, the daycare provider denied that this happened.

  • 35 Cool Braided Styles That Are Actually Easy
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    35 Cool Braided Styles That Are Actually Easy

    This is an intervention for you and your ponytail.From Marie Claire

  • 36 Different Ways to Wear Braids for a Fuss-Free Summer
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    36 Different Ways to Wear Braids for a Fuss-Free Summer

    Keep your hair out of your face in these head-turning styles.From ELLE

  • Reporter celebrates wearing braids for the first time on-air: 'We are still professionals even if our hair is different'
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    Reporter celebrates wearing braids for the first time on-air: 'We are still professionals even if our hair is different'

    "The freedom to wear my hair in a style that is a part of my culture and a skill handed down to me from my mother gives me a stronger sense of self-esteem, self-worth, and confidence as a person and as a woman," says television news reporter AJ Walker.

  • Teacher placed on leave after allegedly ripping 11-year-old student's braids from her head
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    Teacher placed on leave after allegedly ripping 11-year-old student's braids from her head

    Mom Mikiea Price says the incident left her daughter with a cracked and bleeding lip.

  • 'Know you have rights': Canadian waitress to receive $14,500 after being fired for wearing hair in cornrows
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    'Know you have rights': Canadian waitress to receive $14,500 after being fired for wearing hair in cornrows

    "Your hair doesn’t define you; your conduct, your character, your work ethic, that’s what defines you."

  • Zac Efron has started braiding his controversial dreadlocks
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    Zac Efron has started braiding his controversial dreadlocks

    Zac Efron was accused of cultural appropriation when he debuted his dreadlocks last month.

  • Blake Lively rocks a plunging leather neckline for date night with Ryan Reynolds
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    Blake Lively rocks a plunging leather neckline for date night with Ryan Reynolds

    The actress and husband Ryan Reynolds fended off breakup rumors by going glam for the premiere of "A Quiet Place" on Monday night.

  • After a boy with braided hair violated his dress code, his mom switched schools
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    After a boy with braided hair violated his dress code, his mom switched schools

    Brittany Anderson of Phoenix, Ariz., pulled her 12-year-old son out of his school after administrators said his braids were in violation of the grooming and dress-code policy. "My voice will be heard and I will not stop here," she said.

  • Here's the real problem with Kim Kardashian's 'Bo Derek' braids
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    Here's the real problem with Kim Kardashian's 'Bo Derek' braids

    Kim Kardashian is playing in the arena of cultural appropriation once again thanks to her latest "Bo Derek"-inspired braided hairstyle.

  • High School Hair Policy Is Racist, Parents Claim
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    High School Hair Policy Is Racist, Parents Claim

    A charter school in Massachusetts is being accused of discrimination because it bans students from wearing braids and hair extensions.

  • Single Dad Is on Adorable Mission to Style His Daughter’s Hair
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    Single Dad Is on Adorable Mission to Style His Daughter’s Hair

    A single father who wants to "do better" for his daughter has launched an Instagram account showcasing his hairstyling skills.

  • Beyoncé Makes ‘Easter Memories’ Wearing Braids With Beads
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    Beyoncé Makes ‘Easter Memories’ Wearing Braids With Beads

    Beyoncé and her growing baby bump slayed Easter with a new braided hairdo.

  • #CopyThat: Allison Williams's Cool Girl French Braid
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    #CopyThat: Allison Williams's Cool Girl French Braid

    This has been an eventful year so far for Allison Williams. Although HBO's Girls, the show that introduced Williams to the world as Marnie Michaels, will be coming to an end, it doesn't look like the actress is slowing down anytime soon. The 28-year-old Williams made her feature-film debut in the highly successful comedy-horror flick Get Out. Let's also not forget that she recently underwent a major hair change, dyeing her brunette hair blond. At a recent screening for Get Out, Williams's hair was styled in an edgy version of the classic French braid, which incorporated twists and a pompadour that played up her bold hair color. Want to copy this cool-girl French braid? Watch the video above to follow Stunning Braids author and hairstylist Monaè Everett's simple steps to re-create this fun hairstyle. Step-by-step instructions 1. Using a rat-tail comb, part and clip away front piece of hair from the face. 2. Separate hair into three sections in the back for the braids and twists. 3. Apply an anti-frizz product such as Redken Outshine 01 Anti-Frizz Polishing Milk to the center section of hair, then create a French braid and secure end with clear elastic. 4. Smooth left and right sides of hair with a boar-bristle brush and twist back. Secure ends with an elastic, leaving some hair out. 5. Twist and tuck the ends of twists at the nape of the neck and secure with bobby pins. 6. Use a 1-inch curling iron to curl front piece of hair to create volume. 7. Set curl with a blast of hairspray (Everett used Oribe Superfine Hair Spray). 8. Take the curled section and pin it back into a mini pompadour to complete the hairstyle. Read more from Yahoo Style + Beauty: • Emma Watson's Elegant and Easy Updo Is Prom-Perfect • You'll Want to Recreate Lilly Singh's Metallic Bronze Eyes for Your Next Night Out • How to Get Perfectly Matte Wine Lips Just Like Ruby Rose Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty.

  • Women Braid Hair Together in Show of Solidarity at U.S.-Mexico Border
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    Women Braid Hair Together in Show of Solidarity at U.S.-Mexico Border

    Women of the Boundless Across Borders organization got their hair braided during a binational protest called Braiding Borders on Jan. 20. The vibe was joy to be together and to say it all louder than words could ever say it,” Xochitl R. Nicholson, a co-organizer of the Boundless Across Borders demonstration, Braiding Borders, tells Yahoo Beauty. The action, held on the border bridge connecting El Paso, Tex., and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, drew 52 women who stood back-to-back in pairs, having their hair interwoven into a single braid behind them (those with short hair tied scarves as connectors instead).

  • Black Dad, White Mom in Racist Fight Over Daughter's Cornrows
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    Black Dad, White Mom in Racist Fight Over Daughter's Cornrows

    Viral stories about dads and their daughters’ braids are typically heartwarming — like the one about Michael Worthington and the precious styling sessions with his 4-year-old, or of Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony, whose videos of them lovingly undertaking their kids’ hair and other morning rituals landed them a spot in a Nikon campaign. Harris, a Delaware-based barber, posted screenshots of his back-and-forth texts with the unidentified mother on Facebook on Dec. 4. Seemingly knowing what the problem was, Harris answered, “Is that seriously your response?

  • White Teen Sent Home From School for Braids, Dad Blames ‘Racism Against Their Own’
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    White Teen Sent Home From School for Braids, Dad Blames ‘Racism Against Their Own’

    Chenise Benson, 13, was sent home from school in England for wearing waist-length box braids. Her dad sees a double standard; others see cultural appropriation.

  • 9-Year-Old African-American Girl Kicked Out of Soccer Game Because of Her Hair
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    Kristine Solomon

    9-Year-Old African-American Girl Kicked Out of Soccer Game Because of Her Hair

    According to AYSO, plastic beads are considered “jewelry” for the hair. 9-year-old American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) soccer player Aubrey Zvovushe-Ramos was all set to compete alongside her Sapphires teammates in Monroe, Connecticut.

  • Man Told to Cut Braids for New Job
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    Beth Greenfield

    Man Told to Cut Braids for New Job

    Cases of natural-hair discrimination just keep coming. The latest is from Savion J. Wright, who told about his unsettling job-interview experience on Facebook.

  • Kim Kardashian May Suffer From Traction Alopecia — Here’s What She Should Do
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    Devon Kelley

    Kim Kardashian May Suffer From Traction Alopecia — Here’s What She Should Do

    Kim Kardashian’s luscious mane is almost as famous as her booty, but on her glam squad's day off Monday, her locks were looking sparse. What's she doing wrong?

  • A Wedding Hairstyle You Can Do Yourself: The Braided Updo
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    A Wedding Hairstyle You Can Do Yourself: The Braided Updo

    Be it for a wedding or a dinner out, updos look sophisticated and chic. They can, however, be time consuming and complicated and so today I wanted to share a quick and easy braided updo. This takes about five to ten minutes and will take you from casual to classy in no time at all…Step One

  • 17 Natural Hair Ideas to Carry You Through Summer
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    Dana Oliver

    17 Natural Hair Ideas to Carry You Through Summer

    Summer isn't always the kindest to women like myself with natural hair. Curls, coils, and kinks take a brutal beating from UV rays, chlorinated water, and high humidity. While regular deep-conditioning treatments, apple cider vinegar rinses, and trims are essential to maintaining healthy natural hair, you can’t go wrong by also having a ’do (or two) that will carry you through the hot-weather months. Whether it’s a long-lasting protective style like box braids or Marley twists or a quick-and-easy look like French braids and a hi-top fade, get inspired to combat summertime hair struggles with these natural hair ideas. Let’s keep in touch! Follow Yahoo Beauty on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

  • 2 simple and chic braided hairstyles to try this spring
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    2 simple and chic braided hairstyles to try this spring

    [Photos: Daisy Green]

  • 9 tips to grow longer hair
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    Lesley Buckle, Yahoo Beauty Blogger

    9 tips to grow longer hair

    Ever seem like your hair’s stuck at the same length? It’s a common problem amongst women, especially those with afro hair. Although our hair may grow easily, it’s can break easily too if not careful, which makes it harder to retain the length. Achieving longer lengths is possible but it can take a little more care and perseverance. Follow these steps to minimize breakage and get longer hair.

  • Here’s the Difference Between North West’s Hair Extensions and Playing Dress-Up
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    Sabrina Rojas Weiss

    Here’s the Difference Between North West’s Hair Extensions and Playing Dress-Up

    Recent photos of North West and Penelope Disick raised questions about the young girls getting hair extensions.