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Welcome to The State of Black Beauty: ELLE.com's ongoing exploration of—and destination for—beauty at the intersection of Black culture.

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A Celebration of the Tastemakers in Black Beauty

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Viola Davis is Reclaiming Her Self Worth and Not Wasting Time on Beauty Perceptions

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Hair, Head, Lip, Hairstyle, Skin, Chin, Forehead, Eyebrow, Style, Colorfulness,

Beauty Trends Begin at the Bronner Bros. Hair Show

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"I Felt Beautiful, But You Made Me Feel Different": Black Women on Simply Existing With Hair