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Salon Benders Founder Jessie Santiago Talks Queer & BIPOC-Centered Hair Salon

Sofía Aguilar
From curly to coily, straight to wavy, the differences in our hair stem from the beautiful diversity of races and ethnicities throughout the world. Add on the element of queerness, and you open up a door to millions of established,...

My Natural Hair Journey & How Afro-Latinx/Black-Owned Brands Have Played A Part In It

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
I’ve worn my hair naturally curly for so long now, that sometimes I actually go years without straightening it at all. But, it’s been a long and time-consuming process to get here. As an Afro-Boricua, I grew up thinking that...