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January 23, 2019

…Regina King Scores Oscar Nod!

It’s becoming quite an awards season for big-screen hit “If Beale Street Could Talk”—especially for actress Regina King! She, along with the movie’s Barry Jenkins and Nicholas Britell, all received Oscar nods associated with their work on the film. Regina King was nominated for Actress in a Supporting Role while Barry Jenkins is in the running for the award for Adapted Screenplay and Nicholas Britell earned his nod in the category of Original Score. “Wow, wow, wow. The word I keep coming back to is proud. Proud of our cast and crew with all the work we put into this amazing, yet still timely story,” said Regina upon finding out about her nomination yesterday. “I’m grateful to Barry Jenkins for creating this beautiful role out of the great James Baldwin’s words. Collaborating with Barry has been a highlight of my career and this recognition is icing on the cake! And thank you to The Academy!” Find out if Regina takes home that little golden guy on February 24th.

Photo: Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix.

January 22, 2019

…The Mullet Is Back (And You Just Might Love It)

British hair pro Hector Obeng is seeing the return of the infamous “Mullet” cut—but done so much more modern, loads more hip and plenty more beautiful this time around. “Mullet hairdos are gradually creeping back into fashion,” observed the award-winning stylist. Here, he presents his version of the “Mullet” look featuring customized, pastel colors paired with a cropped nape over exaggerated lengths. Are you feeling it?

Hair and Fashion styling: Hector Obeng/Hector’s Global Hair with Zeal, England.

Photo: Matt Marsh

January 18, 2019

…Kandi Burruss’ Chic Lip Look!

No need for your lipcolor choice to shout when a whisper of color will get just as much attention (if not more so!). To prove our point, check out the classy shade effect worn by music star and The Real Housewives of Atlanta beauty Kandi Burruss in this portrait. The star accentuates her lips’ natural beauty with a double dose of color from the “NAKED collection” of her own cosmetics line, Kandi Koated Cosmetics. Here, Kandi wears the lip color “Bohemian” overlaid with the color “Unexpected.” Chic!

Photo: Instagram. com/@kandi

January 17, 2019

…Cool Couture Curls!

Supermodel Naomi Campbell turned heads at the Louis Vuitton Menswear F/W 2019-2020 show in Paris with her new curly coif. The model/actress made the streets her personal runway as crowds parted in her path. Her new crop, which framed her face beautifully, featured plush curls kissed with gold—with spirals were left free to billow and flutter with every step. We’re feeling this new image…a chic change up from Naomi’s signature lengthy, smooth tresses don’t you think?

January 16, 2019

…Haute, Hot Hue!

Awash in gold and pretty plush texture, this coif was meant to get your attention! Silky spirals are segmented at the crown, via diamond-shaped partings, then wrapped in metallic elastic. Notice how the elastics’ crisscross patterns keep sections in check midway down lengths with honey ends left free to ripple past the shoulders.

Hair: Sophies African Hair Braiding/Upper Marlboro, MD; Makeup: Doriane Ndong; Photo: Terrence Nelson/Terrence Nelson Photography.

January 15, 2019

Behold Fantasia’s Fierceness…

If you’re considering the Big Chop, making the cut or simply shaping up your current short crop then this mane move just might be for you! Here, singer Fantasia rocks a tapered snip featuring streamlined sides and nape contrasted with a hint of length through the crown (all the better for a styling versatility, of course). With the crown brushed back and backcombed a bit for height, the finished profile is nothing short of fierce.

Photo: Instagram. com/@tasiasword

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