African Pride Beauty Suite Contest at 2012 Essence Music Festival

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My Pride My Way Contest 2012

African Pride is introducing the NEW Shea Butter Miracle “Back to Natural” Collection at the Pop-Up “My Pride. My Way” Beauty Suite July 6th-8th in New Orleans. The African Pride Beauty Suite continues the conversation surrounding the brand’s nationally charged “My Pride. My Way” campaign, celebrating the individual style, innovation, and beauty of all women… Read more »

‘Hello Kitty’ Opens First-Ever Beauty Spa in Dubai

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Hello Kitty Spa

  After successfully linking up with MAC Cosmetics and creating an irresistibly fun and girly collection, Hello Kitty takes a full leap into the beauty realm by opening the first ever beauty spa in Dubai. After years of Hello Kitty covered clothes, bags, home appliances, it is now possible to be Hello Kitty-ed out from head… Read more »

Essie Opens First Nail Salon in NYC!

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For the first time EVER, Essie is opening its very own nail salon! The salon will open inside the Samuel Shriqui Salon and will feature all of your favorite shades and collections.  Decked out by Peter Millard, the salon decor is all white with comfortable leather love seats. Grab a quick manicure at the nail bar… Read more »

Update: Your Makeup is Metal. The Top 40 Most Dangerous Products

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lipstick gun

  Dating back to the 18th century, women  France, courtesans applied vermilion rouge, which contained sulfur and mercury, and suffered damage to their teeth, livers, and nervous systems as a result. While the levels are much lower, according to a 2011 report by Environmental Defense, an Ontario-based research group, dangerous heavy metals still lurk in lip gloss, mascara, foundation, blush, eye… Read more »

Natural Hair Spotlight: Esperanza Spalding

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Natural Hair Spotlight : Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding is a beautiful person inside and out. From the moment I laid eyes on her I was intrigued by her style, the way she carried herself, and her music is a breath of fresh air.  Esperanza Spalding is a great role model for younger women coming up in a society that doesn’t make… Read more »

‘Chicagolicious’ Valincia’s Perfect Hairstyles for Work

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Valincia Chicagolicious

Valincia, the sassy Chicago stylist from the Style Network’s Chicagolicious gives great tips on how to look your best at work and how to spice up a traditional ponytail. Now you can still get your work done and work it after work! Don’t forget to check out Chicagolicious on Monday’s at 9pm.

Natural Hair ‘Sorority’? How Far is Too Far?

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Yes. You read it correctly, a Natural Hair Sorority specifically for Black women. When I read an article about its start up, I shrugged it off (not in a mean way) thinking it would disappear like every other fad. Well, not only are they still going strong, they now have over 10,000 Pi Nappa Kappa Members…. Read more »

Do You Have the Fame Bug? Ethnicity Modeling & Acting Academy is Coming to a City Near You!

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Ethnicity Modeling & Acting Academy

Have you always wanted to Model, Act, or Do makeup and hair in the industry, but need real training on how to get started? Ethnicity Models & Paragonn Artists presents the Ethnicity Modeling & Acting Academy.  A Fashion and Beauty workshop designed to educate, inspire and empower models, actors, hair stylist and makeup artist who aspire to… Read more »

What He Said: 10 Beauty Mistakes Women Should Never Make

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  We understand that many people strive to fulfill that need to articulate their individuality. For the most part people are able to do this within reasonable parameters. However, there are absolute beauty mistakes that can have you looking tired, ghetto and a woman who is extremely thirsty for attention. Please read and heed these… Read more »

10 Iconic Hairstyles; How Many Have You Experimented With?

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    Hairstyles have long been signifiers of culture, religion and values. Here are a 10 iconic styles and their history. 1. Cleopatra’s non-bob In her 1963 role as the Cleopatra, actress Elizabeth Taylor forever cemented a vision of the Egyptian queen in pop culture, complete with a shoulder-length black bob adorned with gold. In fact,contemporary portraits of Cleopatra… Read more »

Kandi Burruss Hair Timeline

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Kandi Burruss Hair Timeline

Kandi Burruss likes to change up her hair style, but no matter what, she always looks great! Kandi Buruss, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, is a trendsetter with her ever-changing hairstyles. Whether it’s cut and dyed, long and curly, or braided, Buruss always grabs attention with her gorgeous hairstyles. Take a look at… Read more »

5 Hot Summer Nail Trends

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Don’t get caught with your nails looking shabby this summer. After all there is no reason your nails shouldn’t look top-notch with all the super cute nails trends this season. There is something for everyone, from tomboy to glam! 1. Stiletto Nails Even Cassie is rocking these dangerously sexy and sassy nails for the summer… Read more »

Hair Trend: The Shaved Head, Are You Feeling It?

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  In the past couple of years, black women have taken hair styling to a whole new level.  With colorful wigs, top of the line hair weaves, and my favorite, the natural hair movement, we as women have so many options to express our hair individuality.  Amongst the hair celebration, some styles still have the… Read more »

Design Essentials Spring Makeover of Kinky Peaches Blogger, Monique Boea

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Kinky Peaches Blogger & Monica Wynn, Design Essentials Stylist

  Blogger Monique Boea of was treated to an exclusive Design Essentials® makeover to create a sweet spring style that eliminated her hair challenges and give her styling tips to take her into summer. Monique’s a proud naturalista who has embraced her coily-curly hair pattern since doing the Big Chop one morning with her husband’s shaver in… Read more »

Nicki Minaj Releasing Fragrance Fall 2012

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Nicki Minaj Makeup

  Fans of Nicki Minaj can take their pandemonium to new heights now that the Barbie is set to release her very first fragrance. Pop rapper Nicki Minaj, 29, has inked a deal with Give Back Brands LLC for a new perfume due out this fall. The rapper is said to be involved in all aspects… Read more »

26 Cute New Ways to Wear Braids

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head jewelry

  Never underestimate the power of the braid. No matter your hair texture or the occasion, braids can always bring a little flair to your hair. Take a few cues from our favorite and trendy braided styles!