Music legend Chaka Khan is best known for her timely hit songs such as “Tell Me Something Good” (1975) and “I’m every Woman” (1978), but she is concerned about today’s women’s obsession with Trans Glam makeup.
At 64, Chaka is wary of today’s makeup artists — mostly feminine men who are heavy handed with their makeup brushes, so she chooses to apply her own makeup these days.
Makeup maven Bobby Brown is tired of some celebrities abusing clown makeup contouring — and she says it has to stop. Some artists wear so much contouring makeup that it looks like they underwent extensive plastic surgery.
“When I see contouring on people’s faces, it looks like dirt,” Brown tells The NY Post. “As a beauty expert, I believe in individual beauty, and it’s just not my aesthetic. We don’t need to be contouring like the Kardashians.”
Don’t you hate it when highly favored LSLH women pretend that their good hair isn’t one of the benefits of their biracial heritage?
Let’s face it, nappy hair is called nappy for a reason. It takes a good deal of effort (and strong chemicals) to tame our tight African curls.
For women like Tamera Mowry and her twin sister, Tia, half the battle is won because they inherited their soft, easy to manage curls from their white ancestors.
On her blog, Tamera suggests that everyone (even those of us with tight, hard to manage curls) can achieve her soft bouncy curls by simply drying our hair with a cotton tee instead of a towel which causes split ends.
A movement back to natural hair is underway in the U.S., and Beyonce’s sister, Solange Knowles is at the forefront of that movement.
Solange and the “Transitioning Movement” wants to help black women to return to their roots and embrace their natural hair. So Solange created a video to promote a new website started by Carol’s Daughter called transitioningmovement.com.
In a chat with Lisa Price, Solange, who usually wears afro wigs, talked about her decision to go natural. “To me, [it’s] just another outlet of expression,” she explained. “It’s funny to see the social response, their interpretations of what a haircut, what a hair change means.”
The Transitioning Movement website — which launches this spring — will offer tips, product recommendations, photos, expert Q&A sessions and more for women transitioning from relaxers and weaves back to their natural wavy or curly hair.
This is good news for women like Kiyah S., who has already started the transitioning process on her own. Kiyah grew out her perm this year after wearing weaves for most of her adult life. This past weekend, she wore her soft, tight curls in an afro style to a lunch date. She grinned from ear-to-ear when a man complimented her on her afro. It isn’t often that women get compliments from men on their hair weaves.
Just days after announcing a separation from her serial cheater husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, a proud Maria Shriver appeared as a special guest on Oprah‘s Final show taping yesterday in Chicago.
Shriver, 55, moved out of her Brentwood mansion in January after finding out about her husband’s affair and love child with the household maid. According to London tabloid the Daily Mail, Shriver miserable in her marriage to the 63-year-old sperminator, but she stayed in the marriage for the sake of her children.
Shriver displayed the same lionhearted strength and courage as her mother’s generation of submissive women who stood by their man and put their own needs on hold in order to further his career.
She bravely supported Schwarzenegger, even in the face of damning evidence of his rampant cheating. Little did Shriver know that her husband, whom she gave up a promising TV journalism career for, was pursuing and humping his homely maid in every room of the house that they shared with their children.
Shriver and Schwarzenegger have four children together, Katherine, 21, Christina, 19, Patrick, 17, and Christopher, 13.
Both Shriver and the maid, 50-year-old Mildred “Patti” Baena, were reportedly pregnant around the same time with their sons. Shriver was led to believe that Baena’s son was the spawn of her then-husband, who later filed for divorce from Baena.
Two of Shriver’s children, Katherine and Patrick, changed their Twitter.com screen names from Schwarzenegger to Shriver in support of their mother yesterday.
Rihanna’s LOUD red hair has tongues wagging everywhere. That neon red lacefront wig perched on top of her head has RiRi’s fans all atwitter. People either love it or hate it. We hate it! But we also realize Rihanna has an album to promote. And what better way to promote an album titled LOUD?
Hollywoodlife.com reached out to Rihanna’s stylist Ursula Stephens to explain why she’s ruining RiRi’s iconic status with that awful red wig.
HL: How was the decision to go red made? Was it yours or Rihanna’s? Ursula Stephen: It was actually a mutual decision we made together. We had just wanted to do it at different times, but, as it happened in the end, the timing was perfect and we decided to go for it!
HL: Are these extensions? If so, are they real or synthetic? Ursula Stephen: We’re using real human hair extensions, which are colored. The process to install them is simple: they’re bonded onto her actual hair.
HL: How does she like them. Does she love the new look? Ursula Stephen: She loves the whole new look, especially the color! It’s her new favorite thing.
HL: Will she have to have relaxers in the meantime? What products will you use to maintain her look? Ursula Stephen: Rihanna will definitely get relaxers in the meantime. I use Motions Silkening Shine Relaxer System to keep it sleek, shiny, and conditioned.
HL: What would you suggest to women who would like to copy her look? Any advice they can take to their stylist? Ursula Stephen: My advice when copying someone’s look is always to make it your own! Work with your stylist to create a look that suits you and your personality. If you think this is a look that will suit you and your personality, then work with your stylist to create it!
Great info! But I wish HL had asked Ursula if Rihanna realizes she looks like a clown?