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The 1st Annual BGLH Awards! A year in natural hair… *Updated w/ winner!

Avatar • Jan 1, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS ENIOLA AND CLIFTON FOR BEING VOTED OUR MOST INTRIGUING/PHENOMENAL BGLHERS OF 2009!

This could be you next year 🙂 If you think you have what it takes to be 2010’s most phenomenal style icon, or have the most amazing hair story, submit your entries to blackgirllonghair@gmail.com.
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We’re coming to the close of another year and it’s been a great year for BGLH 🙂 I’ve had a blast doing this blog and meeting so many new and interesting people!

We’re winding down here at BGLH and prepping for 2010 (yay!), so expect to see fewer posts in the next week and a half. But before we go we want to salute some of the most intriguing, interesting and inspirational characters we’ve had on BGLH this year.

Please vote for your favorites in the following categories, and use it as an opportunity to reflect on the AWESOME year we’ve had in natural hair!

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 (click name for full profile)
Eniola
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Sharri
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Zara
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Naomi Davis
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Alicia
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Christy
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MOST IMPACTFUL STORY/DISCUSSION IN 2009 (click title for full story)
White Dad Clifton Greene learns to comb adopted Ethiopian daughter’s hair
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My mother slapped me because I did the big chop (contributed by Camille)
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African Style Week
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I broke a weave addiction to do the big chop (contributed by Sunshine A.)
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The President has hair like mine
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Natural hair is not hot in Nigeria
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My weave addiction led to traction alopecia (contributed by Cheree)
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Why I relaxed my back-length natural hair (contributed by Bublbrnsuga)
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Are whites more receptive to natural hair than blacks? (contributed by Yuki)
I was kicked out of my aunt’s house because I started locking (contributed by Diana)

NATURAL HAIR EVENT OF THE YEAR
Solange’s big chop
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“Good Hair” the movie
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Tyra Banks reveals her real hair
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Malia Obama rocks twists and cornrows in the White House
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Oprah reveals that her hair is not a weave
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Kanye West rocks a natural mullet at the Grammy’s
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Zara Pitt-Jolie’s hair is lambasted in the media
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We also want to give a shout-out to some of our biggest BGLH supporters… These are individuals who have been a huge encouragement to us. Special thanks to all of you 🙂 Much Love!!!
Jc of The Natural Haven
Jaime/MsJaim (this woman has donated SO MANY giveaway prizes!!)
Lina of The Hair Shebang (another giveaway sponsor!)
Miss Fizz of Leave in the Kinks
Rachel of Little Golden Lamb (our STAR product reviewer!)
Eliss of Beautifully Conjured Up
Christy Lynn (great hair and an even greater heart!)
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NapturallyHappy
NapturallyHappy
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 — Eniola
MOST IMPACTFUL STORY/DISCUSSION IN 2009 — I broke a weave addiction to do the big chop.
Natural Hair Event of The Year — I really don’t like the choices, but Good Hair, though it turned out to be mostly hype.

Aisha
Aisha
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009: Zara

MOST IMPACTFUL STORY/DISCUSSION IN 2009: Are whites more receptive to natural hair than blacks?

NATURAL HAIR EVENT OF THE YEAR:Zara Pitt-Jolie’s hair is lambasted in the media

Nikki
10 years ago

Really hard decision…

Most Phenomenal Style Icon: Eniola
Most Impactful Story/Discussion: The President has hair like mine
Natural Hair Event of The Year: Zara Pitt-Jolie’s hair is lambasted in the media

Kiarah
Kiarah
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 — Eniola

MOST IMPACTFUL STORY/DISCUSSION IN 2009- Natural hair is not hot in Nigeria

NATURAL HAIR EVENT OF THE YEAR — Zara Pitt-Jolie’s hair is lambasted in the media

EXPRESSnonetheless
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009:
Eniola

MOST IMPACTFUL STORY/DISCUSSION IN 2009:
White Dad Learns To Comb Adopted Ethiopian Daughter’s Hair

NATURAL HAIR EVENT OF THE YEAR:
Oprah reveals that her hair is not a weave.

Miss Fizzy
10 years ago

Thank you for the shout out 🙂 I’m glad I could help in some small ways.

Style Icon of the year- I’m totally biased so I’ll just skip this one
Most Impactful Discussion- Natural Hair not hot in Nigeria
Natural Hair Event- Solange’s Big chop

Amma Mama
Amma Mama
10 years ago

Have a GREAT Christmas Leila!

Here goes my vote

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 – Sunshine

MOST IMPACTFUL STORY/DISCUSSION IN 2009- I broke a weave addiction to do the big chop (contributed by Sunshine A.)

NATURAL HAIR EVENT OF THE YEAR – Malia Obama rocks twists and cornrows in the White House

Kadiane*francophone
Kadiane*francophone
10 years ago

style icon : Alicia

Impactfull story: African style week

Narutal hair event : Solange’s BC

Wande
Wande
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 – Eniola

MOST IMPACTFUL STORY/DISCUSSION IN 2009- Natural hair is not hot in Nigeria

NATURAL HAIR EVENT OF THE YEAR – Oprah reveals that her hair is not a weave.

Mr B
Mr B
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 – Eniola

Most Impactful Discussion- Natural Hair not hot in Nigeria
Natural Hair Event- Solange’s Big chop

Beebo
Beebo
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 – Eniola

MOST IMPACTFUL STORY/DISCUSSION IN 2009- White Dad learns to comb adopted Ethiopian daughter’s hair

NATURAL HAIR EVENT OF THE YEAR – Solange’s big chop

Eniola
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 – Eniola

MOST IMPACTFUL STORY/DISCUSSION IN 2009- I was kicked out of my aunt’s house because I started locking

NATURAL HAIR EVENT OF THE YEAR – Solange’s big chop

Christy Hyman
Christy Hyman
10 years ago

Wow! Thank you for the shout-out 🙂 I am so thankful to have been an avid reader/supporter of this lovely and informative site.

My phenomenal style icon choice is Zara. The story that provoked my mind the hardest was the White father that took the time to attend to his daughter’s natural hair with the utmost care.

Take care everyone!

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 – Eniola

MOST IMPACTFUL STORY/DISCUSSION IN 2009- Natural hair is not hot in Nigeria

NATURAL HAIR EVENT OF THE YEAR — “Good Hair,” the movie (not necessarily because it showed natural hair in a positive light, but because the discussion around black women and their natural event was so PRESENT this year)

Alice
10 years ago

-MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009: Eniola
‑MOST IMPACTFUL STORY/DISCUSSION IN 2009: Natural hair is not hot in Nigeria
‑NATURAL HAIR EVENT OF THE YEAR: Malia Obama rocks twists and cornrows in the White House

Kallista
10 years ago

Most phenomenal style icon in 2009: Zara

Most impactful story/discussion:
White dad learn to come adopted ethiopian daughter’s hair

Natural hair event of the year: zara pitt-jolie’s hair is lambasted in the media

J
J
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 – Alicia

MOST IMPACTFUL STORY/DISCUSSION IN 2009- White Dad learns to comb adopted Ethiopian daughter’s hair

NATURAL HAIR EVENT OF THE YEAR – Solange’s big chop

Btw, Tyra shouldn’t qualify for this category because her hair is relaxed and Kanye shouldn’t either… he’s not a black girl (the blog’s title is bglh right?)

Stacy
Stacy
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 – Sunshine
MOST IMPACTFUL STORY/DISCUSSION IN 2009- White Dad learns to comb adopted Ethopian daughters hair
NATURAL HAIR EVENT OF THE YEAR – Chris Rock’s Good Hair

Ify O
Ify O
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 – Eniola

NATURAL HAIR EVENT OF THE YEAR – Solange’s big chop

KindredSmile
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 – Alicia

MOST IMPACTFUL STORY/DISCUSSION IN 2009- White Dad learns to comb adopted Ethiopian daughter’s hair

NATURAL HAIR EVENT OF THE YEAR – Solange’s big chop

Bajan Princess82
Bajan Princess82
10 years ago

Could you turn it into a poll? It would be easier to vote that way. If not, I’ll re-read and post my votes!

MeDee
MeDee
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 – Eniola

Busayo
10 years ago

Hands down, I gotta vote for my girl Eniola as the most phenomenal style icon!

MOST IMPACTFUL STORY/DISCUSSION IN 2009: White Dad learns to comb adopted Ethiopian daughter’s hair

NATURAL HAIR EVENT OF THE YEAR: Chris Rock’s Good hair

Anu
Anu
10 years ago

Eniola as the most phenomenal style icon

Most impactful story–>The President has thesame hair as me

Natural Hair Event of the Year–> Solange’s big chop

Eniola's mom
Eniola's mom
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 – Eniola
I had always known you would make Africa proud. No wonder your father never wanted your hair cut from childhood. You’re the greatest and the best.

Maria
Maria
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 – Eniola

MOST IMPACTFUL STORY/DISCUSSION IN 2009- White Dad learns to comb adopted Ethiopian daughter’s hair

NATURAL HAIR EVENT OF THE YEAR – Solange’s big chop

Swoosh
Swoosh
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 – Eniola

MOST IMPACTFUL STORY/DISCUSSION IN 2009- Natural hair is not hot in Nigeria

NATURAL HAIR EVENT OF THE YEAR – Solange’s big chop

Chinwe
Chinwe
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 – Eniola

Mautin
Mautin
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 – Eniola is the bomb! She’s the most beautiful girl with black hair!

Jimi
Jimi
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 – Eniola
MOST IMPACTFUL STORY/DISCUSSION IN 2009 – White Dad learns to comb adopted Ethiopian daughter’s hair
Natural Hair Event of The Year – Solange’s big chop

olumide
olumide
10 years ago

MOST PHENOMENAL STYLE ICON IN 2009 – Eniola

Most Impactful Discussion- Natural Hair not hot in Nigeria
Natural Hair Event- Solange’s Big chop

Tom
Tom
10 years ago

Phenomenal Style Icon–> Eniola

Most Impactful Story–>African Style Week

Natural Hair Event of the Year–> Solange’s big chop

Nkechi
Nkechi
10 years ago

Most Phenomenal Style Icon- Eniola

Most Impactful Story–> The President Has Hair Like Mine

Natural Hair Event of the Year–>Oprah reveals that her hair is not a weave

DJ DON1
DJ DON1
10 years ago

Eniola is a fashion trailblazer, her style is futuristic and she’s the complete definition of a STAR ICON.

DJ DON1
DJ DON1
10 years ago

I vote for Eniola!

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