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Tips for Protecting and Transforming your Tresses – the Do's and Don'ts May 18 2015, 0 Comments

Here’s one thing we often forget; our hair isn’t invincible. In fact, hair can easily snap from simple brushing and combing, or even from tossing and turning on a pillowcase while sleeping. Just like your own hair, it’s important that extensions are cared for and protected. While it shouldn’t be surprising that major breakage often follows persistent styling, applying and wearing, the solution is quite simple. Here are some top tips for protecting and transforming your tresses long term...


Don’t over style: Extensions can get split ends and eventually look damaged after being styled over and over again. To protect your investment (and your real hair too), go easy on the styling, always use a conditioning spray to protect your hair from damage, and be sure to deep-condition your hair at least once a week – this will keep your tresses looking it’s best!


Do find an experienced stylist: Your tresses are an investment. You wouldn’t have someone who isn’t a mechanic try to fix your car, would you? With that thought in mind, when it comes to taking care of your hair, it’s best to find a reputable and experienced stylist to apply your glue-in, tape-in, and protein-bonded extensions.


Do ask questions: Always ask questions and make sure they’re able to not only protect and manage your hair long term, but also pair a style and application that fits your lifestyle, face shape and desired appearance. Because all hair is different, it’s best to ask your stylist specific questions in regards your tresses – they will factor in your hair history to provide you with the best choices for long-term hair success.


Don’t over heat: Just like real hair, human hair extensions are susceptible to long-term heat damage – whether it is on a head or sewn onto a weft, it’s best to always spray it with a thermal styling treatment to minimize damage before styling with any set of hot tools.


When styling the extensions with heat tools, always let them cool, then spritz with regular hairspray to finish. Don’t forget that real human hair extensions, like regular hair, will start to lose the style after many hours or in humid or windy conditions. The style will be completely reversed with wetting or washing. Many experts will recommend curling or straightening extensions when they are off the head to prevent any potential damage.


This can be done by anchoring the sewn end of the extensions under a heavy object or lying flat on counter with the hair lying freely over the edge – just lift the hair using a free hand and style away!


Don’t over do it: You’ve heard the saying “everything in moderation,” and just like hair it should be managed carefully. If you weave over and over again, you'll eventually have issues with hair thinning or even hair loss. If you heat over and over again, you’ll eventually have damaged tresses that can only be fixed with cutting! Know when to give your scalp, hair and extensions a break.


Always see your stylist regularly and make sure your scalp remains clean and healthy. A good stylist will suggest plenty of deep treatments, regular trims and more than likely suggest that you give that weave a break every now and then. Many will even suggest bringing your tresses with you and let them professionally treat them.


Remember, like for all good things, quality hair care and maintenance is best when it comes to protecting your investment!


From Love to Luxe with Valentine’s Day Hairstyles February 11 2014, 0 Comments

Valentine’s Day just a few days away and Ashley Hair Company wants to help you celebrate! This is one of the new few days dedicated to love, luxe, and looks. Many of us will be getting all dolled up for a romantic night on the town, and nothing turns up the sex-appeal like a one of a kind hairstyle taking you from so-so to soooo-sultry. Your hairstyle is one important element that culminates in having the perfect look that your lover will swoon over!

Loose Curls: For those looking for a simple look that looks elegant but takes minimal effort, loose curls can be a perfect fit for those seeking a simple change from day to night. With straight virgin Indian hair extensions, you cannot only add incredible volume to your hair, but also some serious length (from 8” to 30”).  Real Housewives of Atlanta’s own Cynthia Bailey regularly rocks this effortless hairstyle. To get the look: Place medium-sized hot rollers from the bottom of your hair up to the roots and leave in for 15-20 minutes. After removing, separate curls with your fingers and spritz with shine spray. The curls will hold for the entire day! 

Wavy Bob: For ladies with shorter hair, a short wavy bob is the way to go. It’s subtle, yet sexy at the same time. Musical artist Beyoncé brought this look to life in its “aquatic” form with a wet wavy bob (the now infamous wob) during her 2014 Grammy performance with husband Jay-Z. Wavy Indian hair is known for its soft and supple loose waves and you can replicate this same look with just a few sprays of an oil mist and achieve Beyoncé’s wet-look for your romantic night out. 

Loose Waves: Add a little va-va-va-voom with loose body waves for Valentine’s Day, with Brazilian Body Wave extensions. With this Brazilian hair weave product, curls and waves will help create a softening effect on many womens’ features – like the look seen on Scandal’s actress, Kerry Washington. The body wave is the type of perm that makes soft waves as opposed to tight or springy curls while simultaneously increasing both volume and texture. This technique also provides more fullness when styled. Purchasing extensions provides a short-term commitment to the pricey and timely perm. It’s both simple and elegant and is versatile for any outfit.

Even on such a special occasion as Valentine’s Day, you don’t want to look like you spent a few hours with your blow dryer and straightening iron. Plus, for a limited time, Ashley Hair Company is giving everyone 15% off in honor of V-day for anyone who uses the code ‘VAL15’ at check out to celebrate! Treat yourself with a trendy new-do to drastically change your look for the world’s most loved day.

 


8 Steps to Straight Hair Without A Straightener September 27 2013, 0 Comments

There is no greater temptation than wanting to straighten your hair with nice hot flatiron. Its quick, easy, long-lasting, and gets the job done well. Unfortunately, flatirons are the primary cause of breakage to hair. So, rather than picking up another 'hair-burner’, try for a nice blowout instead.  Blowouts take a bit more time but they are just as effective and way more courteous to your hair.

  1. Wash and condition hair in lukewarm to cool water with the smoothing shampoo of your choice.
  2.  Once you have rinsed your hair completely free from products, give it another rinse of cold water to smooth the hair cuticle and lock in the moisture. Make it as cold as you can stand!
  3. Towel blot your hair to ensure a little dampness to your hair. Add your favorite leave-in conditioner like Keratase’ Serum Oleo Relax, paying special attention to the ends of the hair. Then carefully comb through your entire head of hair with a wide-tooth comb.
  4. Part your hair and secure the top layers with clips on both sides. To straighten curls and remove all traces of frizz, you must tackle them while they're still damp. Begin by lightly misting on a straightening spray too each parted section of your hair. Try John Frieda Frizz-Ease 3-Day Straight ($10, at drugstores)
  5. Starting with the loose hair in the back, pull one-inch sections forward with a large, round, mixed-bristle brush as you dry from roots to ends. Unclip the top layers and continue drying the hair from root to tip.
  6. Blow dry hair on a warm air setting using the nozzle attachment on your dryer.
  7. Once all of the sections are dry, switch your blow dryer to a cool setting and give your hair another all over with the blow dryer and the brush. The cool air helps to set the style.
  8. Take your favorite smoothing or shine serum and apply a small amount to your hair from about mid-shaft to the tips. John Frieda Frizz-ease HAIR SERUM ORIGINAL FORMULA is a good product. 

Voila! Straight hair without the straightener!


Protecting Your Hair with New Styles September 26 2013, 0 Comments

As women, we tend to get bored easily and nothing wears us out more than our everyday basic hairstyles. Whether its temporarly seeking a bold new color or taking a break from our natural texture, we’re on a constant journey to keep our hair looking as fresh as possible. However, the pursuit for a great new hairstyle could potentially  take a toll on the health of your natural hair. So what is a girl to do when she want to switch it up but stills desires to keep her hair as healthy as possible? Well, we are throwing out a few stress-free ways to keep your hair fierce and healthy as possible.

Box Braids

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I’m sure many of us have been down this route before. (Don’t try to act like Janet didn’t have you running to the nearest hair salon for the “Poetic Justice” braids). Box broads are timeless. As long as you have the confidence and style to rock them, they are great option. Not only are box braids a pretty safe alternative for your ordinary style but they are highly versatile and have major longevity. Whether you opt to use your own hair or install extensions, braids are sure to stay fresh for up to 8 weeks, if you take the right steps towards maintaining them.

Don’t get me wrong, braid have a potential to take a toll on you’re edges. However, with the right care, the issue of breaking and tearing with braid installs could be avoided.

Watch the tension: Make sure the braids are not too tight. Extreme tension is sure to pull your hair right out of the follicles and possibly cause permanent hair loss.

Keep your scalp moisturized: In the case of adding extension, many people tend to forget that our natural hair still needs a little attention. Keep your edges and the exposed  areas of your scalp moisturized with argan oil. It does no damage to the weave and is extremely generous to your hair. Remember that dryness only adds to the issue of breakage.

Let the loose braids go: Ive run into the issue of trying to hold on for dear life to the braids that have run their course. Unfortunately, the smallest tug on my loose braids would pull hard on my hair. If any braids seems to be pulling just let them go or get the section redone.

Twists

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If the thought of braids still scares you or just aren’t your style, then twists may be the choice for you. Twist may not be as long lasting as braids but they require very little tension, which is always a plus. The less pressure, the better. Similar to braids, twist can be manipulated into many different styles. They are also easy to maintain. No need to take down the whole style. If you are looking to keep your twist fresh, just redo the worn out sections.

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.

Weave Sew-Ins

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The thought of sew-in weaves being protective in any way is certainly debatable, but with any hairdo, a quality haircare routine can do your hair justice. If done correctly, sew ins could potentially lead to some serious hair growth.

The trick to gaining benefits from sew-ins is all in how you treat your hair before the install.

Take  good care of the hair underneath:  Sew-ins tend to cover a great portion of your hair, making it difficult to care for over the course of time you decide to keep them. Therefore it is imperative that you treat your hair properly prior to installing the weave.

Maintain your weave like you maintain your hair: What you do on the outside translates on the inside. Wash and condition your weave routinely, and try to stay away from the everyday product. Everyday product only cause oil and dirt to guid up making the hair underneath harder to wash. Plus you don’t want your weave to matte up with grease.

Don’t leave the weave in forever: Good weave is expensive, so its understandable that you want to get your money worth by wearing it a long a possible. However, keeping an install for more than 4-8 weeks is not the best idea. Your natural hair will start to build dirt and dry out. Rather than keeping the same install for a long period of time, try shortening the periods of your install and preserving the hair for a new install. The hair is sure to sat longer as well.


Stars Get Glam for the Emmy's September 23 2013, 0 Comments

Last might marked the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. Per usual the night was accompanied by laughters, blunders, shockers, and dissatisfying snubs. Although, crowd favorite, Kerry Washington failed to take home the award for 'Best Leading Actress in a Drama"  she looked absolutely gorgeous in a delicate Marchesa embroidered gown. Kerry's opponent and winner of  'Leading Drama Actress', Claire Danes, also shined in a beige lace number. Rocsi Dias hit the red carpet to do some media runs in a fitted royal blue Michael Costello gown, while Sophia Vegaraequally vibrant and fitting Zac Posen number. 

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Solange Knowles Debuts "Lover's In The Parking Lot" Video September 18 2013, 2 Comments

The beautiful, talented, and always stylish Solange Knowles unveiled the visual treatment for her latest soulful single, "Lover's In The Parking Lot". The single makes it way off of Solange's 2012 EP entitled, "True". The video captures the spirited artist performing improv dances around a lowly lit pawn shop. The eccentric video features cameo appearances from Bun B and Manny fresh.  Check out the video after the jump:


Hair 101: 5 Tips For Great Weaves September 18 2013, 0 Comments

Happy Wednesday, Everyone!
So I came across this article about tips for maintaining hair and I thought it might be great to share it with you guys.  New York's renowned hair expert Samuelle Lacombe, spoke with Fashion Bomb daily blogger, Claire Summer about the difficulties many women of color face when trying to maintain great looking hair. The two style experts touched on Choosing the best grade of hair for your style and maintaining the hair for a long period of time.
With over five years of experience in the hair care industry, Sammy knows a ton about coiffing all sorts/grades of hair. The hair stylist offered a few tips to those who want to get care free, glamorous weaves: how to maintain it, buy good hair, and more.
Hit the jump for a couple of tips she gave:
1. Invest in Top Notch Service
Sammy says, “Too many women [try to cut corners] by going to cheaper salons that could really care less about hair care. These salons are more about getting women in and out.” Though it can induce sticker shock, a good sew in will cost you anywhere from $350-$800.
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2. Get Good Hair, and make sure it matches your natural strands.

Sammy continues, “Your weave should be done by a professional hairstylist with a proper consultation. Don’t take the shortcut. GO somewhere where they’re going to give you 100%.” With the right stylist on your team, your weave can last up to three months.

 

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3. Just Say No to Glue.

“The chemicals in glue can lead to allergic reactions,” Sammy warns, “[And most people] ignore signs like inflammation and itching.”

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4. Wash your hair.

Despite A$AP Rocky’s assertion that dirt is good for black hair, the professionals say a good wash every 10-14 days is very necessary. Sammy says, “Your scalp needs to be exfoliated and cleansed properly. Make sure you shampoo thoroughly, and rinse out all residue. With conditioner, focus on the ends of the hair.” Also seek out shampoos specifically made for weaves at your local beauty supply store.

At night, tie your strands with a silk/satin scarf or sleep on a silk/satin pillowcase.

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5. Can’t afford a weave? Get a good wig or clip ins.

Sammy says, “If you’re looking for easy, quick, long hair, invest in a quality wig or clip ins. You can remove clip ins every night. A high grade wig will cost you $200-$400, but you have it much longer because it’s not on your head all day every day.”

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And there you have it!

In conclusion, make sure your hair matches your personality and your lifestyle. Sammy says, “If you’re a singer or a model, long, waist length hair works for you. Only entertainers can pull off the pounds and pounds of hair on their head…let’s keep it real ladies! Let’s stay true to ourselves and keep it sleek, chic, and again, realistic!”
She adds, “Just because your weave isn’t growing out of your scalp, does not mean it should look fake. A bad weave is one that does not match your natural hair texture, hair color, personality, or lifestyle.” So keep it classy!
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Searching for a good hairstylist in your state? Just look around. If you spy someone with great hair, and can’t tell if it’s real or fake, ask them! If it’s indeed a natural looking weave, get the details on their stylist.
And if you’re in New York, see Sammy! Take a look at her work at SammyLacombe.com.
Do you guys have anything to add? Suggestions on where you buy your hair or get your hair done?
Leave a comment and let us know.
*Need tips on where to buy your hair online? Visit this post.
cited: fashionbombdaily.com

Sleek Hair & Red Dresses | Who Owned The Look: Angela Simmons vs. Karrueche vs. Po Johnson September 12 2013, 0 Comments

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Stars continue to make their way trough ever inch of New York as Fashion Week begins to wind down. Many stars headed over to the STYLE360 Pavilion to take in some last minute fashion week fun. Among those in attendance were Angela Simmons and Karrueche Tran. Both ladies sported similar looks with sleek up'dos and fierce red outfits.

Angela looked glamorous in a long red gown, accented with a cut-out back and beautiful embellishments. Meanwhile, Karruche opted for a more toned down look and chose to wear a red hot suit. Which lady rocked the red the best?

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Po Johnson also hit the red carpet in a red. The "Lala: Full Court Life" star experimented with a bold grey hair color.

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Tyra Banks Makes Some Stunning Transformations September 12 2013, 0 Comments

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Tyra Banks is a natural born chameleon. Her ability to physically transform has skyrocketed her to the rank of 'Top Models'.

In effort to pay homage to all her fellow top models and her inspirational predecessors, Tyra conducted a 15 spread shoot in which she channels some of the modeling industries most renowned models. The spread was held as part of a photography exhibition entitled "15". With help from an illustrious style team an photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth, Tyra is able to righteously portray various new and experienced models including Cindy Crawford, L Jerry Hall, Iman, Kate Moss, Twiggy, Brooke Shields, Grace Jones, Kate Upton, Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne. Check out the fun shoot below.

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Tyra as Lauren Hutton

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Tyra as Claudia Schiffer

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Tyra as Carmen Dell’Orefice

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Tyra as Iman

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Tyra as Linda Evangelista

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Tyra as Twiggy

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Tyra as Brooke Shields

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Tyra as 15-year-old Tyra

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Tyra has come a long way:


Kim Kardashian x Karl Lagerfeld For CR Fashion Book Issue 3 September 12 2013, 0 Comments

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Kim Kardashian teamed up with renowned fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld for a unconventional photoshoot for CR's issue 3 fashion book. Lagerfeld captures Kim in moments uncommon to her usual persona.

 

The fashion book showcases the new mom embracing her bare belly during the time of her pregnancy with new daughter North West. While typical pregnancy photo opts tend to be light, joyous, and fun, Kim decided to ditch the norm for a more enigmatic outcome. The reality star is seen on the cover donning a blinged-out Maison Martin Margiela mask, infamously sported by very own beau Kanye West. Other unorthodox moments include Kim gazing into the camera with jam smeared around her mouth, while holding the jar. You can checked an exclusive look at Kim Shoot with K. Lagerfeld below.3-kim-kardashian-for-cr-fashion-book-issue-3-13-kim-kardashian-for-cr-fashion-book-issue-36-kim-kardashian-for-cr-fashion-book-issue-35-kim-kardashian-for-cr-fashion-book-issue-3-15-kim-kardashian-for-cr-fashion-book-issue-3


Solange Hits The Stage For The Boston Calling Music Festival September 11 2013, 0 Comments

Solange let her full head of natural curls hang free, as  she performed at the Boston Calling Festival. The spirited singer looked vibrant in a Noon by Noor Spring 2014 Floral Print Crop Top and short combo paired with Nasty Gal x Le Specs Half Moon Sunglasses. What do you think about Solange eccentric look?

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Viola Davis Cover Essence Magazine & Expresses Her Desire To Embrace Her Truth September 06 2013, 2 Comments

"Be Beautiful, Inside and Out" - Who better to embody that message than the sublime and all-around beauty, Viola Davis? The 48-year old actress looks absolutely radiant on the October cover of Essence Magazine.

Throughout the course of her career, Viola has grown to become the face of confidence and grace. While the "Prisoner" star had many gushing over her natural curls at the Oscars, Viola encourages people to not give hair too much power.

"There's not one woman in America who does not care about her hair. But we give it way too much value. We deprive ourselves of things, we use it to destroy each other, we'll look at a child and judge a mother and her sense of motherhood by the way the child's hair looks," Davis told Essence. "I am not going to traumatize my child about her hair. I want her to love her hair."

Davis, herself, admits to knowing that self-esteem does not come easy 

"My image of myself [as a youth] was in the mouths of young White kids calling me ugly and then going home to a mother who did not fully embrace her own beauty," Davis said.

Fortunately, Viola was able to overcome the negative and embrace her own inner and outer beauty. Viola also admits to gaining a boost of confidence from her 2-year old daughter, Genesis, as well.

Davis told Essence that she feels most beautiful when she is at home and her daughter says "You're the best mommy! You're amazing! You're exquisite!"

 


Kerry Washington Takes The Cover on Glamour & Dishes On Her Secret Marriage and Newfound Style September 05 2013, 1 Comment

As the lead character of the top primetime network television series, Sandal, Kerry Washington possesses elegance, wits, and a high fashion sense. Accompanied with pure talent, its no wonder why Glamour Magazine chose the graceful beauty to be the cover star of their October 2013 issue. Just weeks ahead of facing-off against fellow leading actresses at this year's Emmy Awards, Kerry opened up to the Glamour squad to unveil why she is so reluctant on discussing her recent marriage to NFL cornerback, Nnamdi Asomugha. She also admitted to being novice to the fashion world. In fact, her newfound interest in fashion was simply an effort to compliment her image as an actress and improve her career.

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The editorial shows Kerry rocking pretty red and pink shade dresses for the fall and a shoulder-length haircut with subtle brown highlights.

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Check out a few excerpts from the interview below:

On Keeping Her Personal Life Private

I learned through experience that it doesn’t work for me to talk about my personal life. I’ve had earlier times in my career when I did talk about it. I was on the cover of a bridal magazine [InStyle Weddings, in 2005, when Washington was engaged to actor David Moscow]. But I couldn’t just turn around and say, “I only want to talk about the good stuff, but not the bad stuff.” So I just thought, “OK, no more.”

You even managed to get married in June without anyone knowing.

Absolutely! I’m walking around in the world with my ring. And when people say congratulations, I say thank you. But I’m going to continue to not talk about it and just let it unfold.

It must have been satisfying to pull off a wedding with no press around.

[Laughs.] I don’t want to sound smug about it…but the point is to do what’s best for me. I have girlfriends in this business who talk about their personal lives, and it works for them, and I love it. But not for me.

On If Her Parents Approve Of Her Career Choice

When I said that this is what I wanted to do, my mother literally cried. She didn’t want me to experience all that rejection. They both would have preferred me to have been a lawyer.… [After college] I gave myself a year to make it in acting and was living in my parents’ house teaching beginner’s yoga when I got my first part, in Our Song. Then I got Save the Last Dance.… Now they’re really behind me. And I’m always working. My cousins call me the longshoreman of actors.

On Fashion Being Important to Her Career

OK, I’m going to admit this: There were a couple of actresses whom I felt were having the upper hand careerwise—because they knew how to work that red carpet. I was like, “I’m missing a really important tool. If I am the CEO of the Kerry Washington Corporation, my marketing department is really lax.” So I sort of developed a new character: Red-Carpet Kerry.[...]And I researched her like any other character. I actually called Tracee Ellis Ross [the actress and Diana Ross’s daughter], who’s a good friend, and literally asked, “How do you pronounce Hermès?” Red-Carpet Kerry needed to know.[...]The professor’s daughter kicked in. I was doing library hours on fashion. And then it happened—I was in love.

On Her All White Fashion in “Scandal”

From me and the costume designer Lyn Paolo. And the pants—that Olivia wears pants—that was mine, because I really wanted her to wear the pants in that relationship.


Kim Kardashian Goes Blond (Again) September 05 2013, 1 Comment

While adjusting to her new role as mom, Kim Kardashian found time to switch up her look and color her hair blond. Kim decided to step out with her new look for an outing with her daughter North West. Although, the web buzzed about recent hair change - truth is, this is not her first time rocking the sunny 'do. She previously wore a similar hair color back in 2010.

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Are you a fan of the blond mane?


Sheryl Underwood Sparks Controversy Over "Afro Hair" Comment & Issues an Apology September 05 2013, 4 Comments

The Talk co-host, Sheryl Underwood, talked her way right into some controversy.

The comedian found herself in a very uncomfortable position following a recent rerun of her daytime talk show. During an episode, which originally aired in June, Sheryl chimed in on a round-table discussion which addressed Heidi Klum's decision to preserve the remains of her bi-racial children's hair. Heidi admittedly saves their hair for keep-sake purposes as well as art projects.

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In attempt to express her disgust towards Heidi's unusual ritual in a humorous manner, Sheryl questioned why anyone would want to keep "afro hair". She continued by making it a point to note that people don't ask for weaves with “curly, nappy beads.” The conversation got even more awkward when fellow co-host, Sara Gilbert, revealed that she saved her son’s hair from his first haircut. In response, Sheryl stated that it would make more sense since Sara’s son’s hair is "beautiful, long, and silky."

Here is a video from the show, just to get a better idea of how the conversation went:

The intended joke didn't go over so well with viewers. Rather, many viewers took offense to the comedian's remarks. Sheryl faced tremendous backlash after viewers caught wind of her unflattering comment. To onlookers it seemed as though Sheryl was inferring that the naturally course and kinky hair of most individuals of African decent was of lesser quality than the silky straight texture associated with people of European descent. Various people made an effort to confront Sheryl (via social media) and advice her to apologize. Sheryl soon issued an apology and statement explaining her comment. 

I want to apologize at my recent attempt at humor that missed the target and hit my people squarely in the heart...My choice of words was wrong and inappropriate. I hope that in time you can forgive me...We make mistakes all the time, and I will use this as a learning experience to reflect on the power of words and how I personally use them. - Interview with Steve Harvey Morning Show

The discussion was about cutting and saving hair. I didn’t speak about Heidi Klum or her children’s hair. I stated that the act of saving hair was ‘nasty’. Cutting and saving what I consider as dead… it’s like saving fingernails. -Interview with Curly Nikki. 

Unfortunately, many still believe her comment to be ignorant an unforgivable. What are your thoughts on the issue? Do you think Sheryl's remarks are totally unacceptable or is the audience being a bit too over dramatic and sensitive? 


Alicia Keys Debuts New Bowl Cut August 31 2013, 3 Comments

It's a 'New Day' for Alicia Keys. The grammy-award winning singer stopped by ABC'S Good Morning America to discuss her upcoming projects, just before hitting the Rumsey Playfield stage in NYC with Maxwell to perform her latest R&B hit "Fire We Make". A. Keys belted out a few old hits as she debuted a brand new haircut. Having already faced the big chop, the singer bravely took her bold look to new heights with an even more edgy bowl cut. Alicia rocked her new look in a black keyhole midriff paired with hot pink high-waisted pants. She certainly seems to be refreshed and enjoying her new look. What about you? Are you feeling A. Key's new haircut?

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Seen On the Scene: Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Keri Hilson, & Madonna (With a Grill?!?) August 29 2013, 1 Comment

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Rihanna's hair may be ever-changing, but her desirable fashion sense is always consistent. The darling fashionista stepped out on the streets of LA wearing a pink Stella McCartney Blazer, white button-down blouse, slim-fit jeans, a pair of sleek black Manolo Blahnik Chaos sandals.

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Lady Gaga stepped out of her London Hotel in a body hugging Atelier Versace Fall 2013 Black Pantsuit. The daring fashion maven complimented her high fashion suit with a peek-a-boo lace bra and psychedelic round frame glasses. 

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Keri Hilson is one of the many stars taking on the undisputed look of the summer. Box braids and twists made their way across almost every head this summer, including mine (I'm unashamedly guilty). The singer ditched her usual cropped 'do for some lengthy black braids as she hit the red carpet for the premiere of her star role in the new film, “Riddick”. I must say, Keri is definitely looking fierce and those edges are laid to the max. 

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Madonna surely knows how to keep the heads turning. As usual, the infamous singer did not shy away from making a questionable fashion statement. Madonna let the world get a peek of her gold-studded grill as she visited her Hard Candy Fitness Club in Rome. What do you think of the 55-year-olds diva's oral bling? Yes! or Yikes!?

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BTW, the 'vogue' vanguard wasn't the only star rocking the bold look, Katy Perry showed off her shiny grill at this year MTV Video Music Awards, and Rihanna took her Instagram to shed some more light on her luminary mouth-piece. What do you think about this upcoming trend?

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Images courtesy of: Zimbio

Ciara and Jennifer Lopez Opt for Voluminous Curls August 27 2013, 1 Comment

When it comes to hair, "Bigger is Better" may just be the motto this season. At least, that may be the case for stars like Ciara and Jennifer Lopez, who grace this season's most coveted magazine covers with a head full of big voluminous curls.

Following her appearance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, Ciara shows off her toned physique on the August 2013 cover of Paper Magazine. In the editorial shot by Danielle Levitt, the "Body Party" songstress conveys old hollywood glamour with full body hair, defined by loose curls.

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The gorgeous singer wasn't the only star rocking the revamped vintage look. Former American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez, donned a similar bouncy 'do on the cover of W Magazine. Lopez complimented her lush tresses with bold red lips and a feather-accented mesh gown by Gucci. Are you a fan of the voluminous mane? Let us know what you think.

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Images courtesy of: W Magazine, Paper Magazine