Birmingham joins the ranks of places eliminating natural hair discrimination—what this means

Darrius and Megan Peace of Hayah Beauty rocking their natural hair
Husband and wife duo Darrius and Meagan Peace of Hayah Beauty rocking their natural hair. Photo via Hayah Beauty’s Facebook page

On July 28, the Birmingham City Council unanimously passed a resolution to observe July 3 as National C.R.O.W.N. (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Day. Councilor Crystal Smitherman plans to work with state legislators to introduce the C.R.O.W.N Act to the Alabama state legislature in the next session. Keep reading to learn a bit more about the importance of this unique piece of legislation.

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Earth Month Party 2019

The fundraiser event benefitting the Cahaba River Society, Water to Wine, will be held at the salon’s English Village location on Thursday, April 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. Guests can expect a silent auction, wine and hors d’oeuvres by the salon’s in-house chef, complimentary salon services, an art exhibit by Sarah Webb, live jazz band and a fashion show featuring Bearden Design, Monkee’s, and avant-garde recycled fashion. Additionally, the other shops in the English Village community will have extended hours, special designers and refreshments.

4 steps to spring cleaning your beauty routine with Birmingham based Freedom Soap Company

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Spring cleaning is something I look forward to all year. I just love the feeling of cleaning out and cleaning up my space—that includes my cosmetics. Here are 4 ways to spring clean your beauty routine and make sure your products are eco-friendly just in time for Earth Day! Plus one must-try Birmingham based soap and skincare brand.

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Guide to shopping local beauty and skincare products in Birmingham including Botaniko at FarmStand in Pepper Place

Finding new local businesses to support is one of my favorite past times— especially because I recently moved to Birmingham. Since I’m also a sucker for anything beauty related, I thought I’d turn my hunt for the best local beauty products/shops into something useful for everyone. So, here’s my guide for shopping local beauty products in Birmingham:

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GLOW: another exciting Birmingham startup that saves consumers precious time

Jim and Yazmin Cavale. Founders of GLOW. Via FB.

Some of the most successful startups and those often earning record profits and eventually selling for many millions are based on apps that facilitate. Apps that connect the consumer or user with a service provider, ones that save the consumer time…and simply make life easier.

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6th Annual Birmingham Fashion Week Kicks off Aug. 25th

Birmingham Fashion Week will feature multiple fashion shows from Aug. 25th-Aug. 27th, highlighting both seasoned and rising designers. Headlining designers include Bride by Design star and Birmingham native Heidi Elnora, Abbey Glass, and Rails.

Shows will be at the Historic Boutwell Auditorium. Schedule and ticket information can be found here.