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During the premiere episode of LeBron James’ new HBO show, The Shop, James, flanked by Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, business partner Maverick Carter and professional athletes Candace Parker, Odell Beckham Jr. and Draymond Green, explains to Stewart the structure of the black barbershop. Seated in the center chair, James runs...
For the sixth year, Representing Brown Girls Productions (RBG), a Memphis-based company, is hosting a celebration of African-American women and girls. Pam Brown, who created RBG Productions, said the annual event has been expanded to a full weekend this year and is dubbed 2018 Natural Cutie Weekend Takeover. “I realized I...
Memphis-area hairstylists and barbers looking for inspiration on how to take their talents and business endeavors to the next level don’t have to look too far. Southaven-based salon owner Michelle Johnson created an insider’s handbook, “Seeds of Wisdom for Cosmetologists and Barbers,” to illustrate how to reap the benefits of...
The photographer who “smoothed” actress Lupita Nyong’o’s hair for the cover of Grazia magazine has apologized, saying he made a “incredibly monumental mistake.” Photographer An Le, who was born in Saigon, Vietnam but now lives and runs a studio in New York City, added that changing Nyong’o’s hair was an...
Innovative barber and a North Memphis icon, Warren Lewis will celebrate his 85th birthday on Sunday (Nov. 12). The Sunday Soulful Supper Celebration is set for 4 p.m. at the New Chicago Community Development Center Banquet Facility at 1036 Firestone Ave. And yes, the community is invited. Lewis would have...
by Paula Anderson, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Antonia Gambrell, a licensed cosmetologist, has been styling and encouraging women to feel good about themselves through hair care design for over 20 years.  Whether your hair is relaxed or natural, she can create a style just for you. You can find...