Amber Nicole Williams is a Washington, DC-based style and beauty blogger who delivers weekly insights on everything related to appearance on her blog, The Psychology of Style. She is a self-proclaimed “Style Psychologist” whose goal is to empower women to realize the importance of a positive self-image. Her writing uncovers the “why’s” of appearance, providing her readers with a higher sense of fashion and beauty.
She has worked with Camille Rose Naturals, Gain Fresh, Cocotique, b.a.s.k., Stella & Dot and Pantene Pro-V. In the fashion world, she has served as a stylist backstage for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, working with designers like Michael Kors, Jenny Packham, Oscar de la Renta, Tracy Reese and Vera Wang.
She is a featured blogger on BlogHer.com and a regular contributor to CurlyNikki.com’s "Self-Concept Thursday."
Amber holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Florida A&M University and a Master of Science degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She a digital brand strategist by day and a writer by night. While fashion is her first love, Amber is also a wife, daughter, sister, teacher and mentor.
You can follow her on Twitter @Digital_Runway and join the conversation on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ThePsychologyOfStyle.
With the emergence of the natural hair movement and the infiltration of black beauty icons in mainstream media, came the proliferation of black-owned business with a purpose. Ones that used all natural ingredients, employed each other and sought to create solutions to their own beauty conundrums, and, in the process founded businesses. Such acts are worth celebrating and supporting.
As black women continue to make strides in music, media and beauty, it’s worth noting that, in the process, their fashion sense serves to inspire our own style. Here are 5 black fashion icons that do this exactly right, every time.
"Beautiful" - adjective - pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically. Of a very high standard; excellent.
"It's just hair." This is what people say who try to convince themselves that their hair doesn't somehow speak for them. As if its style, color and texture don't speak volumes about their personality, creativity, or disposition in general. While I reject the notion that hair completely defines a person, I strongly believe that it says something about one's state of mind and perhaps about society as a whole.