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December 13, 2017

ORS Olive Oil Photo Shoot Set Visit…

Lights, camera, action! An ORS model looks absolutely stunning.

Sophisticate’s Black Hair was invited to check out the behind-the-scenes happenings during the ORS Olive Oil photo shoot for the iconic hair care line. Amidst gorgeous models and amazing hairstyles, along with the beauty buzz of the glam squad and ORS team, we chatted with Namaste Laboratories’ Chief Executive Officer Shawn Tollerson about what’s in store (literally!) for the beloved ORS Olive Oil hair care brand…

Please tell us what’s new with the ORS Olive Oil product line?

The brand has been around for 25 years and the refresh is designed not only to infuse new life to the packaging—but also infuse some good-performing ingredients to the products as well. The products have a call out of some of the ingredients that are already there. For example, the ORS Olive Oil Nourishing Sheen Spray has the enhancement of infused coconut oil and the ORS Olive Oil Edge Control is infused with sweet almond oil. Those are the big ones that we want to call out to consumers to let them know that they can look for some extra ingredients in their beloved ORS Olive Oil products.

Are the refreshed products available on store shelves now?

The majority of them are on the shelf now. But the consumer can look forward to seeing the whole line in January or February 2018.

The packaging has also been refreshed…

The packaging is modernized with metallic. So it has a little bit of a glisten to it. Consumers will still see the Olive Oil branding that they love but they’ll see an additional band that showcases the infused ingredient in it—so that’s a big difference they will see on the shelf.

↑ Visiting with the ORS Olive Oil team on the set (left to right): CEO Shawn Tollerson, Brand Manager Kudzai Mutasa and Marketing Category Head Nicole Ray Robinson.

↑ Striking a pose and showing ORS some love!

↑ Makeup artist Angela Carter works her magic on a gorgeous ORS model.

↑ A look at the refreshed ORS Olive Oil packaging you’ll see in stores.

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HOLIDAY HAIR
December 12, 2017

Ciara Looks Holiday Ready With Her Glam Ponytail!

Ciara looks absolutely stunning with her raven-hued locks brushed up into a dramatic high ponytail, with hair wrapped around the center for more volume. Hair from the ponytail cascades down her shoulders on both sides in loose spirals. This hairstyle is perfect for making a bold statement this holiday season. Style Tip: Get a similar look by using hair extensions to create a voluminous, trend setting ponytail.

Instagram.com/@ciara

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SIMPLE & CHIC
December 10, 2017

Christina Milian Is Chic & Sophisticated

Singer and actress Christina Milian looks effortlessly gorgeous with her raven-hued strands brushed back into a low bun. The “Dip It Low” songstress is no stranger to less-is-more glam. Style Tip: Take a page out of Christina’s stylebook and go for a low maintenance hairstyle, that’ll set your face on display and have your gorgeous makeup taking center stage.

Instagram.com/@christinamilian

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STYLE ALLURE
December 9, 2017

…Day Or Night!

Holiday party season is here and beautiful Edwina Findley Dickerson (pictured), from the OWN drama series If Loving You Is Wrong, knows how to work a stunning look day or night! “It’s a bob and I have highlights,” details the star about this chic coif that’s perfect for daytime wear. Want to see her evening version of the look? Check out the “Day-To-Night Glamour” story featuring Edwina (and co-star April Parker-Jones!) by picking up a copy of the Dec./Jan. ’17-’18 issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair…on sale now!

Photo: courtesy OWN.

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Golden Gal
December 8, 2017

Joan Smalls Channels Her Inner 90’s Supermodel

Supermodel Joan Smalls looks oh-so chic. We love how Joan parts her mane in the middle, allowing lengths to cascade past the shoulder—all the better to keep the focus on her stunning liquid gold dress. Style Tip: Sometimes a simple hairstyle is the way to go to bring more emphasis to a statement ensemble.

Instagram.com/@joansmalls

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PRETTY IN PINK
December 7, 2017

Nicki Minaj Shows Out In Floor-Length Braids

The queen of the 2017 knee-length hair trend proves why she wears the crown. Check out how Nicki Minaj takes it up a notch for her look in the “Motorsport” music video. Nicki swaps out her silky espresso lengths for bubble gum pink (of course!) floor-length braids. A low part gives these plaits definition while free-flowing ends allow for mane movement.

Photo: Instagram.com/@nickiminaj

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