A Year After The Black Hair Controversy, Glamour Marches On

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Last August, Ashley Baker, an editor from Glamour magazine, visited a law firm to speak about the dos and don'ts of corporate fashion. While commenting on a slide show, a picture of a woman sporting an Afro popped up, and Baker called it a real no-no. She said the same thing about dreadlocks, and suddenly a storm of bad press swarmed Glamour. Last October, Portƒolio's Jeff Bercovici wrote: "Ashley is no racist, just a young writer who said something glib without considering how it would sound to someone from a different background." But you've got to wonder if Glamour is still smarting from the incident. The December issue features a "Glamover," in which they give a black "reader" a new look. Guess what?

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Illustration for article titled A Year After The Black Hair Controversy, iGlamour/i Marches On

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That black hairstyle is fine with Baker. You know, for someone who doesn't work in an office or have a corporate job.

Of course what do I know? I have dreadlocks and had a corporate job for six years.