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Step Up Your Style Game This Season!


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The Singer Is Back—And Looks Hotter Than Ever!


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Own This Fierce Look


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Go Bold With Shades Of Red


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HIT REFRESH…
September 2, 2015

hit refresh

Looks like the new month is inspiring more celebrity sisters to hit refresh when it comes to a new hairstyle! A perfect example: singer/reality TV star K. Michelle who steps out in a sleek platinum bob in this pose. Worn sleek and barely grazing the shoulders, the star puts her own spin on the style by keep roots decidedly dark…all the better to attract your attention give the classic silhouette a fresh new feel.

Photo: Instagram.com /kmichellemusic

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NEW MONTH, NEW LOOK
September 1, 2015

new month new look

Leave it to gorgeous Brandy Norwood to up her hairstyle Game for the start of the new month! In this captivating selfie, the star reveals her latest mane move: a sleek bob detailed with sideswept “bangs.” We love the flow of this cut, as the graceful layers fall perfectly to frame Brandy’s face from a deep part. Keep the styling casual and the vibe relaxed to replicate a similar style stance. Don’t you love it?

Photo: Instagram.com /4everbrandy

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Ciara’s Sleek VMA Vibe
August 31, 2015

ciaras sleek vma vibe

R&B singer Ciara looked beautiful at the MTV Video Music Awards last night–from her stunning black dress to her sleek bob. Celebrity Stylist and Mizani Artist Cesar Ramirez styled the star’s hair for the red carpet, aiming for a stunning, bold look inspired by some of his favorite ’90s moment. To complement Ciara’s detailed dress without competing, he created a strong, blunt bob. After creating a dark-chocolate base color with thin slices of dark-toffee highlights, he set out styling the final look…

♦ Ciara’s hair was prepped with Mizani Thermasmooth System to achieve a long-lasting, frizz-free, smooth style.

♦ Cesar added Mizani Thermasmooth Smooth Guard Serum, established the middle part and began to blow-dry the bob section by section.

♦ Using a Mason-Pearson brush and the blow-dryer nozzle, hair was dried downward, section by section, into a sleek finish.

♦ Once Ciara’s hair was completely dried, Cesar used a flat iron and a light mist of Mizani Thermasmooth Shine Extend Anti-Humidity Spritz to fully lock out frizz.

♦ The flawless bob was finished with Mizani HRM Humidity Resistant Mist.

Photo: Instagram.com/cesar4styles

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HE’S A VANGUARD
August 30, 2015

hes a vanguard

MTV is set to award Kanye West with the VMA’s highest honor, the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award,” for his career-spanning groundbreaking videos, legendary VMA performances, and continued impact on music, art, fashion, and culture. The award will be presented during the 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” that will air live on tonight (9:00 p.m. ET/PT). With this honor, the star joins the prestigious list of past Vanguard recipients including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Guns N’ Roses, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Beyoncé. The 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” will air across MTV’s global network of channels in more than 160 countries and territories, reaching more than half a billion households around the world.

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READY FOR A GETAWAY?
August 29, 2015

ready for a getaway

Get your fave girlfriends together and get ready to chill with tonight’s airing of Girlfriends Getaway 2 (on TV One at 8PM/ET)! Four girlfriends—Garcelle Beauvais, Terri J. Vaughn, Malinda Williams and Essence Atkins—travel to Puerto Rico for a destination wedding, only to face chaos when a simple affair turns into extravagant, expensive nuptials. The sequel to Girlfriends Getaway is funny and filled with “a-ha” moments as the fearless foursome come together to not only save the day, but to also save themselves. For more about the sexy stars’ style moves, check out our exclusive interviews with Garcelle, Terri, Malinda and Essence in the Sept./Oct. ’15 issue of

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Photo courtesy TV One.

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GLAMOUR & GRUNGE
August 28, 2015

glamour and grunge

Here’s a look at a couture nail look spotted on The Blonds fashion runway courtesy of the new Fall 2015 “Contradictions” collection from CND. Textures and tones collide for an unexpected elegance: leather and lace, street and chic, metal and pearl. “This season’s trends celebrate an unexpected clash between gritty street elements and elegant details for a dynamic combination of glamour and grunge,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “Nails evoke an edgy narrative with blackened pigments and heraldic ornaments. Enhanced almonds in purple and red are deepened and oxidized with smoked pearl and steel finishes.”

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