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Mayvenn is offering to pay for your next hair extensions install! Mayvenn was founded in 2013, thanks to investors like Serena Williams.

Mayvenn, the largest black owned hair extension company in the world, is changing the beauty industry in a big way.

As a first of its kind model, Mayvenn has launched a free install program to pay for your next install visit!

All you have to do is purchase 3 or more bundles, closures or frontals from Mayvenn's online store and Mayvenn will pay for you to get it installed. That's a shampoo, condition, braid down, sew-in, and style, all free!

Mayvenn's Certified Stylists are located in 250+ cities. Just visit the website to find a Mayvenn authorized stylist in your area.

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Mayvenn was created in 2013 by Diishan Imira, who, at the time was selling hair out of his car. Now, the brand is working with more than 50,000 hairstylists in communities of color.

Visit this link for more information.

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Tracee Ellis Ross is launching a new haircare line for biracial and mixed race women who struggle to manage their loose curly hair.

Although mixed race women are envied for their so-called "good hair", most mixed race women say they struggle to maintain their frizzy curls that tangles easily.

Ross has the answer to their problem. The 'Black-ish' star said her new haircare line Pattern Beauty will "fulfill the unmet needs of our community".

Although the line is targeted toward the mixed race community, Black women with a tighter curl pattern than their mixed race sisters can also use Ross' products.

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The 46-year-old Scorpio announced her new line on Instagram.com on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

"@patternbeauty is here to empower," Ross wrote.

"@patternbeauty is for those of us who need more than a quarter size of product. large conditioner sizes that actually fulfill the unmet needs of our community. accessible pricing because everyone should have access to their most beautiful hair in their own shower, and gorgeous packaging that conjures the legacy of our history and makes us all feel like the royalty that we are."

Pattern Beauty products will include a shampoo, three targeted conditioners, a leave-in conditioner, two hair serums, a shower brush, a hair clip and a microfiber towel to enhance and nourish curls.

Ross said she spent two years working with chemists in order to select the seven initial formulas with safe ingredients.

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"I'm excited for PATTERN to join the natural hair movement, and to celebrate our hair for what it is: beautiful!" she said.

The products will go on sale Monday at patternbeauty.com and on Sept. 22 at Ulta stores. Prie range from $9 to $42.

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Thrilled to introduce PATTERN // my new hair care brand specifically for curly, coily, and tight textured hair.?? ?? @patternbeauty is the result of 20 years of dreaming, 10 years in the making (I wrote my first brand pitch in 2008, right when girlfriends finished ) and 2 years of working with chemists. I’m so excited to share this with y’all. ?? ?? @patternbeauty is here to empower and nourish curly, coily and tight-textured hair. 3b to 4c. The formulas are unique and packed with luscious & safe ingredients-trust me I know, because my panel and I tried 74 different samples to get these 7 formulas for phase one.?? ?? @patternbeauty is for those of us who need more than a quarter size of product. large conditioner sizes that actually fulfill the unmet needs of our community. accessible pricing because everyone should have access to their most beautiful hair in their own shower, and gorgeous packaging that conjures the legacy of our history and makes us all feel like the royalty that we are. ?? ?? I’m excited for PATTERN to join the natural hair movement, and to celebrate our hair for what it is: beautiful! The line will be available on patternbeauty.com this Monday, September 9 at 9am ET!!!! #RockYourPattern

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Instagram model photographer Suliman Facet Hasan sparked controversy on social media when he vowed to stop taking photos of black women who wear lace front wigs in 2018.

Facet urged black women to embrace their beauty by removing their lace front wigs.

In a Snapchat video on Wednesday, a white female friend told Facet that lace fronts are a "sign of insecurity" and black women should grow their own hair by eating more vegetables and drinking more water.

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Rachel Dolezal

When former NAACP president Rachel Dolezal spoke with NBC Today's Matt Lauer about her transracial orientation on Tuesday, most viewers wondered how she got her Caucasian hair to behave like black hair. The answer is simpler than you thought.

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Pop star Nicki Minaj released more photos of her thinning hair on social media yesterday. In photos uploaded to Instagram and Twitter.com, Nicki is seen wet and topless after apparently taking a shower. Many of Nicki's 17 million Twitter followers swooned and admired Nicki's mid-back length. But hair care experts are not impressed.

While cosmetologists applaud Nicki for disposing of her wigs and weaves, they contend that Nicki's ends shows signs of breakage and thinning which can easily be repaired with the proper diet and vitamins.

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Terrence Davidson and Nicki Minaj

You may have heard that rapper Nicki Minaj fired her entire Glam squad for making her look like a hot mess these last couple of years. Well, Terrence Davidson, Nicki's wig maker, decided to come forward and clear the air in a letter to his fans (yes, he has fans).

Terrence'e letter reads more like an online resume than clearing the air. He's basically putting the word out that his questionable wig-making skills are available for the right price. But after seeing the disastrous wigs on Nicki, he probably won't get too many job offers.

Maybe Beyonce needs a wig maker who specializes in circus or sideshow style wigs?

Read Terrence's letter after the break.

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Here is a comedic take on the late Notorious BIG's hit track "Ten Crack Commandments," titled "Ten Weave Commandments" by @Urbancomedynet. This video is strictly for women whose weave game is in need of serious help. This is 2012. There is no excuse for women to walk around with matted fur on their heads. Weave only looks good when it's well-maintained and clean. Don't just put weave in and leave it in for 6 months. Your friends won't tell you if your weave smells.

The Ten helpful Tips are as follows:

1. Never let your tracks show (self-explanatory)
2. Always travel with your weave glue (or hair pins in case a track falls out)
3. Always pat your head when it's itchy (patting won't pull out the tracks or make your hair messy)
4. Never lie and say "it's all mine."
5. Never make your weave too greasy (there's nothing worse than a greasy weave, believe me)

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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.

Last week, a roar of laughter went up in locker rooms all around the NBA when sports groupie Stiletto Jill broke the news that Chicago Bulls star Carlos Boozer was spraying his hairline on.

But last night, during the Celtics vs Bulls game, there was scant little evidence of spray dye on Boozer's head. Apparently, Boozer washed that dye out of his hair, in favor of a new, not-so-conspicuous technique to reclaim his hairline -- hair tattooing.

You see ladies, men are vainglorious about their hair too -- or lack of hair, as in Boozer's case.

As JD Anderson explains on his blog:

If you’re losing your hair and don’t want to waste your time with silly toupee’s or expensive hair replacement surgery, you can visit one of the HIS (Hair Ink Scalp) Hair Clinics in the US or UK where you can get a procedure performed that will leave you with a permanent buzz cut. Developed by Ian Watson who suffered from alopecia for $3,000 you can have hundreds of hair sized dots placed on your head to make it appear like you have a head full of hair you just don’t like to grow.

The spray on hair fad has been made more popular by celebrities such as rapper Flo Rida and Chicago Bulls star Carlos Boozer. Boozer rocked his spray on hair during a recent televised basketball game.

There is an entire line of spray on hair that is dedicated to bald men or men with receding hairlines who want to look young again.

Barbers have used spray on hair dye to spruce up their clients' heads for years. Spray on hair is big business on Amazon.com where a bottle of Hair Color Thickener sells for just $7.37. That's cheaper than hair plugs or hair pieces.

The spray on hair craze is fueled by vanity, or the growing obsession with our own self-image. So if women can wear weave to bolster their self-image, why can't men wear spray on hair to improve theirs?

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Angelina Jolie is catching heat for her choice in hairstyles for 6-year-old daughter, Zahara. The little girl recently debuted a head full of weave at a family outing. The hair extensions normally take hours to braid and the procedure can be painful, especially if the child is tender headed.

“If Angelina wants Zahara to be in touch with her roots and have her hair braided then she can do that with the child’s own hair and she doesn’t need to add extensions,” celebrity groomer DaRico Jackson told RadarOnline.com.

“She is far too young for that and Angelina is creating insecurity in the little girl that what she has is not good enough.

“Growing up with siblings who have long flowing hair, Zahara may grow to feel that her own natural hair is not pretty enough, and that without the fake hair she is not beautiful. She should be made to embrace who she is.”

Jackson added: “There are many cute styles that Zahara can have without adding fake hair at such a tender age.”

I agree, but many women in the black community put weave extensions in their daughter's hair. It's a matter of convenience for women who don't have the time or money to take better care of their children's hair.

Diana Ross's middle daughter, Tracee Ellis Ross, 38, covers the October 10th issue of JET magazine.

Having made her mark on the hit show “Girlfriends” Tracee Ellis Ross is making her television comeback. Her new show, "Reed Between The Lines," which premieres October 11 on BET, features Ross as a happily married therapist and mother of three. The new gig is just one of the many exciting changes happen in Ross’ life. JET has all the details on her workout regime, her rumored beau (Def Jam's Bu Thiam), and her famous hair. “You gotta respect the curls … I work for them,” says Ross.

Her banging body might become a new obsession for her many admirers, but for now, when you type her name into Google, the top search is for “Tracee Ellis Ross hair.” “I have so much hair it’s extraordinary,” she says, admitting no one is more obsessed than she is. “You could take half the hair on my head and cover another person’s head.” She grew out her relaxer in high school and has tested so many styles, serums and conditioners that she might put out a book and a line of hair products one day. Not a fan of bone straight hair— “I’m Diana Ross’ child... big hair is what I come from”— she has learned one important lesson in natural hair manage ment: “You gotta respect the curls,” she says. “I work for them. I can’t tell them what to do.”

Find out what else she’s dishing on in the new issue on newsstands Oct. 10th!

According to a loyal reader, rapper 50 Cent will be named the spokesman for Luster's new line of Lustrious S-Curl products. She says she's sending me the official press release as soon as possible.

I'm a little skeptical. I'm not sure if this is legit. So, until I get confirmation, I beg of you: please don't quote me on this one.

R&B Diva Monica, whose Twitter.com username is @MonicaMyLife, tweeted this pic of herself in Detroit where she performed a standing room only concert. The multifaceted Mo told her fans that she styles her own hair.

She didn't say it in so many words, but how liberating it must feel for Monica to reach up and touch her own hair on her head instead of hair from a dead person -- or from a child in India who was forced to cut her long hair or lose her life.

Mo also twitpic'd this photo to show how she sleeps without messing up her 'do. Mo is so cool! When I get my hair freshly coiffed, I sleep on my hands. Maybe I'll ask her where she got that little pillow thing from.

As part of their new campaign to “redefine the color of beauty” beauty brand Carol’s Daughter chose three light skinned women, model Selita Ebanks, Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles, and Puffy's concubine, Cassie, to be their new spokeswomen. Is anyone surprised?

Selita Ebanks explains that the starlets were chosen for the texture of their hair, rather than for the hue of their skin: “Carol’s Daughter doesn’t have just one direct demographic,” she said. “Solange’s hair is a different texture than mine; so is Cassie’s. Our skin and body types are different. Today, people are blended, and I think the three of us are a prime example. Women in my family range from vanilla to the deepest chocolate.”

That's funny, I don't see the "deepest chocolate" represented in this photo. I guess they couldn't find any chocolate sistas on such short notice?

Here's an excerpt from the WWD Style feature, via The Life Files:

“They will serve as cultural ambassadors in bringing forth this acceptance that the definition of beauty is now colorless,” said Steve Stoute. “There are no longer boxes of white, black, Latina, Asian. More and more women are checking the other box.” According to Stoute, the trio was chosen because aside from their beauty “they share the vision and embody the messaging in their attitude, appearance, projects and core values.

Remember the sad story of Lashaun Armstrong, the little boy who was the only survivor after his mother drove her family into the Hudson River last week? Lashaun Armstrong, 10, is shown walking outside a residence in Newburgh, New York with a woman identified as "Lisa." He seems to be holding up really well considering the horrific deaths of his mother, Lashanda Armstrong, and his three siblings. Photo: Splash News Online

Judging by these pics, 10-year-old singer Willow Smith doesn't have much hair to whip. The pre-teen sensation took down her long braid extensions to allow her real hair to breathe. Judging from her ends, it looks like she could use a good cut and some leave-in conditioner. She's such a stylish kid. LOVE her Chanel shoes! I had no idea those shoes came in kiddie sizes. Willow was seen shopping with her nanny and several burly bodyguards at Hamleys Toy Store in London, England last night. She's in Europe on tour with her pal Justin Bieber and her brother, Jaden.

Justin Bieber, 16, was seen molesting his wax figure at Madame Tussaud's wax museum yesterday in London. There is no doubt that Justin is in love with himself. In some healthy individuals, that level of self-love is cathartic. But in Justin Bieber, it shows up as extreme arrogance. Hopefully he's working on his famous attitude.

R&B singer Jarvis was among the local celebs who came out to support troubled singer Chris Brown at his V-103 sponsored listening party in Atlanta yesterday. Early reviews of his fourth studio album, F.A.M.E., are lukewarm at best. The 21-year-old ex-con has tried everything to promote the CD, from leaking nude pics of himself to dying his hair canary blonde. He'd better hope he doesn't do Soulja Boy numbers.

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No one can ever accuse singer Chris Brown of being a down-to-earth, humble kind of guy. This drama queen does more to attract attention to himself than Sean Combs or Rihanna! Brown, 22, follows in the footsteps of his ex-girlfriend by dying his buzz cut hairdo bottle blonde. Brown tweeted the pic to his Twitter followers with the caption: "look at me now." What else will Brown do for attention this week?

Speaking of attention, remember when another website leaked those photos of Rihanna's battered face last week? Well, Brown took to his Twitter page to whine and complain that the pictures were released to sabotage his album which is due to drop next month.

How narcissistic of him. Brown later deleted the tweet.

If your child has a serious case of Beieber Fever and wants to cut his hair just like Justin's, here's what his signature haircut will cost you:

Justin Bieber may have the perfect haircut, but that perfection comes with a hefty price tag.

According to Life & Style magazine, the Bieb's 'do costs upward of $750 per haircut. Vanessa Price is the hairstylist who created the teen crooner's signature look in 2009, and she makes housecalls to Bieber to touch up her work.

"I usually cut his hair every couple of weeks when he's on tour," Price said.

If that's the case, the singer dishes out more than $1,500 a month on his hair.

Price, Bieber and, well, the world, had no idea the haircut would become so popular.

"We both were shocked people cared that much about someone's hair," she said.

By the way, a little birdie told me that Justin Bieber, 16, has a serious attitude problem, and that he's very disrespectful to the adults around him. I'm not surprised. His is another case of an adolescent being thrust into an adult world with no rules and no one to tell him "no."

Last night, 'Basketball Wives' cast member Jennifer Williams tweeted that Eddie Murphy's daughter Bria was named the new face of Soft Sheen Carson's Dark and Lovely products (her exact title is Global Brand Ambassador).

Is it just me or has Bria bleached her skin until she's barely recognizable? Bria hardly seems worthy of the title of Dark and Lovely Brand Ambassador when she's clearly bleaching her brown skin.

Bria celebrated the announcement with her sister Shayne, 16, and her divorced parents, Eddie and Nicole Murphy, at the Juliet Supper club in NYC last night.

Also attending the event, in addition to Williams, were former model Tyson Beckford and actress Nia Long.

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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?

From VIBE.com:

Lloyd aka. "Mr. Long Hair Don't Care," surprised his fans today via twitter (@lloyd_yg) when he revealed that he cut off his trademark braids for a worthy cause. The R&B star, who began growing his hair over 10 years ago, felt like it was time for a change, and time to give back, "I've been growing my hair since 9th grade. It's time for a new me." said Lloyd. He went on to say, "The fact that my hair will go to someone that needs it more than me, makes me feel great about my decision."

Lloyd has always been an avid supporter of non-profit charity work, especially when his efforts go toward benefiting children in need. Non-profit organization Locks of Love will use Lloyd¹s donated hair to provide a hair piece for a financially disadvantaged child (under age 21) suffering from long-term medical hair loss. The organization was happy to work with Lloyd, and both parties hope that their partnership will inspire others to donate.

Mahogany Wright, Lloyd's long time hair braider gave the artist one final braid, then did the honors of cutting off the 12 inch lock of hair. Moments before, Lloyd had this to say, "I'm doing this for me. I feel like it's time for a change and now is the perfect time." Lloyd's childhood barber, known simply as "Parker The Barber", who was the last person to cut his hair when he was just 14, finished the job, giving the artist a fresh new look.

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Rihanna is in the Navy now. Isn't she gorgeous as a butch soldier? Love the hair! Okay, I'm kidding. She's actually starring in her first feature length film titled "Battleship," named after the popular board game that we all loved as kids. Rihanna will play a beautiful fearless naval officer who is helping to battle the aliens. That's funny, I don't remember any aliens being a part of the Battleship game. Yesterday on Twitter.com RiRi announced she will be releasing new music in about 10 days.

Jet Setter Halle Berry was not a happy camper as she arrived back at Heathrow airport after a two-day trip to New York yesterday. I'm assuming she's tired of answering questions about her rumored pregnancy (see her balled up fist). Halle is in London filming a movie. She was in New York visiting her daughter Nahla and baby daddy Gabe Aubry. I keep hearing that Halle can't keep a man because of her stank attitude. That's not entirely her fault. It's rare that you meet a beautiful woman who doesn't have issues. That's because these women grow up hearing how cute and beautiful they are almost daily. As a result, they grow up with a feeling of false entitlement. They simply stop believing they have to be nice to get attention.

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