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February 2019 cover-home

Celebrating Black Beauty!

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Exclusive Interview With The Former First Lady

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Bold & Bangin’

Hair Color Now color-home

Vivid Coif Color

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The Naturalista Handbook

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Carol H. Williams

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Sophisticate’s Black Hair goes beyond beauty to turn the spotlight on inspiring women of style and subtance. This is an excerpt from our regular Beauty Insider feature.




Carol H. Williams is an advertising trailblazer. The Chicago native began her career with Leo Burnett Company, and became the firm’s first African-American female vice president and creative director. She also served as a creative director for Foote, Cone & Belding, before establishing her own award-winning agency, Carol H. Williams Advertising (CHWA). For her outstanding work, Williams has earned a host of honors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce and the Legend Award from AdColor. “I am motivated and inspired by humanity and the creativity of human kind around me.”

“I believe we should all have love and courage. Love opens you up for so many things; courage dares us to be ourselves in the face of adversity.”

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