Heads up: why powerbands are not just for Sloanes

Nothing screams Im posh quite like a headband but the look once loved by princesses is back, and this time round it is surprisingly wearable Sometimes a trend runs in the background for a while before it really hits. You might spot it on celebrities, on the cover of a magazine or on the bus. And then, suddenly it registers on the radar of wider culture. In the case of the headband, that was last week in parliament when Carrie Symonds, the partner of the prime minister, sat watching proceedings wearing a large, flocked, navy headband. As the Daily Mail wrote the next day in a feature asking: a portrait of Anne Boleyn from circa 1533 has the then-queen wearing …

Why Ivanka Trumps new haircut should make us very afraid | Arwa Mahdawi

If her family cares about anything, it is image. Her political bob (pob) may be an attempt to get us to take her ambitions more seriously, writes Arwa Mahdawi It is hard to keep up with the volume of news these days. However, that is no excuse for me missing what may prove to be the biggest story of the year: Ivanka Trump getting a haircut. Yep, could be an optics ploy to communicate control in a derailed administration. Salon asked whether the shorter cut was a , while an image consultant told Refinery29 that Trump Womens hair, after all, is tangled up in traditional ideas of femininity. There is a reason so many female politicians sport a short style …

California becomes first US state to ban discrimination over natural hairstyles

The law prohibits employers and schools from enforcing rules against styles that would unfairly target black people California became the first state in the US to ban discrimination over natural hair on Wednesday. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace (Crown) Act into law, prohibiting employers and schools from enforcing rules against hairstyles including afros, braids, twists, and locks. Workplace policies that prohibit such styles have serious economic and health consequences, especially for black individuals, the bill said. In a society in which hair has historically been one of many determining factors of a persons race, and whether they were a second-class citizen, hair today remains a proxy for race, the bill said. Therefore, hair discrimination …