TSA to Stop Patting Down Afros and Dreadlocks

TSA to Stop Patting Down Afros and Dreadlocks

A couple of years back, we reported on a TSA official giving Solange Knowles’s wig—on her head at the time—a thorough search at the airport. “Discrim-FRO-nation. My hair is not a storage drawer,” she tweeted. The shocked singer tried to laugh off...
#AskAllure: How to Treat Eczema and Get Rid of Itchy Flakes

#AskAllure: How to Treat Eczema and Get Rid of Itchy Flakes

We recently received a comment from Chandra on our Facebook page about struggling with eczema on her scalp, an issue she’s had for 25 years. Twenty-five years?! That’s a quarter of a century of hats and no black sweaters—all in the name of hiding flakes. I...
The Sexiest Festival Braids We've Ever Seen (and How to Do Them)

The Sexiest Festival Braids We've Ever Seen (and How to Do Them)

Bed head is sexy, and pigtails are cute, but combine them and the result is practically NSFW. For our festival fashion and beauty story (in Allure‘s April issue, on newsstands now) hairstylist Serge Normant created one of the sexiest styles I’ve ever seen:...