Afro-Latina Beauty Week:  How to Lighten Up Your Hair Color at Home!
Afro-Latina Beauty Week: How to Lighten Up Your Hair Color at Home!
By Kate Sandoval | 04/13/2011 - 22:40

In honor of our Afro-Latina week on Latina.com, I stopped by the Marie Robinson salon here in NYC, where Marie set out to show me—and my lovely model Quiana—how to lighten up Quiana’s gorgeous, natural hair color using a box of dye from the drugstore. Follow her steps to copy this fresh summer look!

1. Marie chose Clairol Natural Instincts Vibrant in 9A Light Cool Blonde ($9, clairol.com). Despite Quiana’s warm skin tone, Marie picked a cool, ashy blonde shade so that the color wouldn’t turn too brassy.


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Tatyana Ali
Afro-Latina Beauty Week: Tatyana Ali’s So-Shiny Style
By Kate Sandoval | 04/12/2011 - 20:20

It’s day two of Afro-Latina Beauty Week! Today’s topic: Tatyana Ali’s incredibly shiny hair.


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Red Lips for Afro Latinas
Our First Ever Afro-Latina Beauty Week: The Right Red Lip for You!
By Kate Sandoval | 04/11/2011 - 17:00

This week at Latina.com, we're celebrating all of our beautiful different skin tones. Be sure to check in every day for a new beauty tip specifically tailored for our Afro-Latina chicas! First up? Red Lips...


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POLL: How Do You Identify Racially?
POLL: How Do You Identify Racially?
By Mariela Rosario | 04/05/2011 - 17:00

2010 census results are in and there was one incredibly interesting new trend in Puerto Rico. For the first time ever, the number of Puerto Ricans identifying themselves solely as black or American Indian jumped about 50 percent in the last decade. This is a marked shift from previous census results.

“It truly breaks with a historic pattern,” Jorge Duany, an anthropology professor at the University of Puerto Rico told the Associated Press.


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Black Models
5 Afro-Latina Models Featured in Special Vogue Italia Spread
By Verky Arcos | 02/09/2011 - 13:41

February is Black History Month so it couldn't be a more perfect time for Vogue Italia to feature Black models in a special fashion spread photographed by Emma Summerton called "The Blackallure." All the latest "It" models were cast for this stunning shoot and five Latinas made the cut!

Here are their vital stats:


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How to Keep Your Hair Shiny Once You Go Natural
By Kate Sandoval | 01/26/2011 - 11:11

When I relaxed my hair it was really shiny. Now that I’ve gone natural, is there a way to get that shine again?


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La La Vazquez: Miss Understood
By Latina Staff | 03/11/2010 - 14:58

La La Vazquez is no NBA trophy wife. Sure, she's engaged to NBA star Carmelo Anthony. But in the April 2010 issue of Latina magazine, Vazquez, 30, makes it clear that she's been calling her own shots for a long time.


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Personal Essay: Yo Soy Boricua
By La La Vazquez | 01/18/2010 - 15:00

A lot of people don’t realize that I’m Latina, which is fine. One thing about being Latina is that there isn’t one look that comes with the territory. I don’t expect people to know my cultural background just by glancing at me. I do, however, expect that when I tell people my family is from Puerto Rico, that I will be believed and not accused of trying to be something that I’m not. It usually goes something like this: a person having a conversation with me discovers one way or another that I’m Puerto Rican and fluent in Spanish.


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International Women’s Month: Latina Firsts
By Mariela Rosario | 03/13/2009 - 18:30

In honor of International Women's Month, we decided to take a look at some pioneering Latina women from all over the world. Here are some of the ladies who broke down barriers and blazed the paths that we are all following to this day.


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Black is Beautiful: A Celebration of Afro-Latinas
By Mariela Rosario | 02/11/2009 - 18:30

In honor of Black History Month, we decided to tackle a subject that comes up again and again in our community; the issue of racism. It has long caused controversy among Latinos, and it’s important to illuminate what it really means to be Afro-Latina. We will shine a spotlight on some beautiful Afro-Latinas in the process.


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