The Wright Newz

    Essence Festival 20th Anniversary – NOLA 2014

      2014 BET Awards: “Beats, Brands & Beauty” Beauty Suite

      The BET Awards Weekend was awesome!

      June 28th, 2014 – “Beats, Brands & Beauty” hosted by Atlantic Records with AJ Crimson, Kiyah Wright, Kim Kimble,  Jamaal Buster, Shawn “Shizz” Porter & Felicia Underwood was a star studded beauty event for the BET Experience Weekend in Los Angeles, CA.

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        Lucky Magazine Online: Behind-The-Seams

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          Love In the City Premiere Reception – Fashionista Dinner NYC

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          NEW YORK) April 9, 2014 - Last night, some of New York’s fashion elite gathered to celebrate OWN’s new reality series “Love in the City,” which stars real life friends Kiyah WrightBershan ShawChenoa Maxwell and Tiffany Jones. Sponsored by Clairol, the event was held at the chic Mondrian Soho Penthouse and welcomed an esteemed collection of VIPs and tastemakers who enjoyed a fabulous dining experience and cosmopolitan-inspired martinis. Attending the elegant evening was an assembly of who’s who in entertainment, media, beauty and fashion including legendary model and fashion activist Bethann HardisonChef Roble, model Sessilee LopezElle Varner (recording artist), Mona Scott-Young (Monami Entertainment), Angela Yee (Power 105′s “The Breakfast Club”), fashion designer Samantha BlackMarvet BrittoUrsula Stephen (Celebrity Hairstylist), Felicia Walker Benson (Bergdorf Goodman), Arianna Davis (O, the Oprah Magazine), Channing Hargrove (Glam Media), Nicole Chapoteau (Allure), Rajni Jacques (Glamour), Nikki Ogunnaike (Glamour.com),  Kahlana Barfield (In Style), Yolanda Sangweni (Essence.com), Marielle Bobo and Ericka Goodman(Ebony), Monique Taylor (The Wendy Show), Demetria Lucas and Geneva Thomas (“Blood, Sweat & Heels”), Charreah Jackson (Essence), Charlene Dance (Global Marketing Director, Strength of Nature) Rae Holliday (Stuff Fly People Like) and Tai Beauchamp. Also in attendance were “Love in the City” producers Rob Lee and D’Angela Proctor from Core Media as well as OWN reps Jessica Boyer and Terry Danuser.

          Following dinner and networking, guests previewed the premiere episode of “Love in the City,” followed by an insightful Q&A hosted by Claire Sulmers, founder and editor ofThe Fashion Bomb Daily.

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            What the Hair Pros Really Use on Their Hair – More Magazine

            “I cannot live without my Last Look Hairspray” – Kiyah Wright

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              Grammy’s 2014: Hot OR Bothered?

              The 56th Annual Grammy’s Awards Red Carpet was packed with your favorite celebrities rocking the hottest designs by upcoming and renown fashion designers. HipHollywood’s Jasmine Simpkins sat down with Celebrity Stylist Kiyah Wright and Beauty Expert AJ Crimson to discuss some of the best and worst dressed from the 2014 Grammy Awards.

              HOT or BOTHERED?

                56th Grammy’s “Beauty is Love” Lounge

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                  Modern Salon: Classic Comeback!

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                    Celebrating the 2013 Muze|Team!

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                    Muze|team,

                    2013 has been an awesome year and I have had the pleasure to work with very creative, motivated, and inspiring stylists! I want to take this time to celebrate you all for your hard work, effort and patience while working with me. You all survived “Bootcamp Betty”, my attention to detail, and long hours – THANK YOU! Thank you for paying it forward! You all have been my MUZE! You inspire me to educate, motivate and inspire more! I truly appreciate your work ethic and dedication! I wish you all the best in 2014 and I look forward to working with you again!

                     

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                      Muze|Hair Charity: URAWarrior Launch

                      They honored six women at the URAWarrior.com event, these are women who have survived enormous adversities in their lives, sharing their story and providing a voice for all who are suffering in silence.

                      Denise
                      I am a warrior, through it all I persevered and went on to complete my graduate school education. I survived an unsuccessful breast surgery that has left my body scared. I currently deal with a medical diagnoses that have baffled doctors as I am not dead but alive and healed through God’s daily plan for me.

                       

                      Rikilyn Werner
                      I never looked at myself as being a warrior. Everyone always seemed to be fighting their own battles. I thought I was just another average girl who coped with the hand life dealt to me. It wasn’t until I met Jessica Grant, the founder of The Grant School, that I knew that I was wrong. I was, in fact, a strong young lady, who fought hard in life to get to where I am at, and who had a story to tell. I met Jess at work where she informed me about The Grant School, and I thought it was a beautiful thing that she was doing for today’s young ladies. I wanted to be a part of it. Jess was not hesitant at all, and let me help her whenever she needed it. Little does she know, she helped me too. I was a very negative person until she came into my life.

                       

                      Debra Royal Flynn
                      I am a warrior I survived all the above and the pain of losing 2 siblings a brother and a sister. Debra Royal-Flynn, mother of 5 handsome boys did graduate from business school, successfully completed The Domestic Violence Response Team Training and other drug courses. Does Chaplain Work , completed Visualized Bible Study Series was Awarded Certifications in GBI-Bible Synthesis in 2009. A Praise & Worship Leader, Director of the Women’s Ministry at Central Assembly of God in Newark, NJ: Debra Royal-Flynn is the President and Founder of the “Let Go and Let God International Outreach Ministries” in Newark, NJ. She also appears as a guest speaker at multiple churches, often called to sing at funerals. She has done background vocals for various groups, and now has her very own Gospel CD entitle “I am Blessed” she writes and sings her own lead & background vocals. In 2009 she hosted the Successful Women’s Prayer she is married to a wonderful man she does I can be found in the women prisons, hospitals nursing homes ministering to those who have an ear let him hear.

                      Tawan
                      My greatness is measured by my gifts, not by my possessions.  I have collaborated with Jessica Grant and the Grant School of Etiquette. I empower other women by sharing my story of abuse and my journey of healing.  I mentor young ladies in learning to embrace the power of forgiveness in a failed relationship for themselves the sake of the children.  It’s about finding the resolve and pressing forward.

                       

                      Susan Carol

                      Early 1950’s bar there is music playing, smoke filled bar, before the night of fun and laughter ends Charles asked his date Ann, “What’s your name?” Ann cheekily replied “Susan Carol”.   That is the way my story begins. Charles and Ann married and had three children and I was their youngest, who they named Susan Carol.  I was born with a skin disease called eczema, a bald head and raised in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I became ashamed of my appearance, which developed into a life of covering up my skin and my true self.  Most of my younger years was focused on my outward appearance trying to get healing from eczema, but much of the attention needed to be on my inward person and most importantly my heart.

                       

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                          Class & Cocktails: The Color Edition NYC

                            Styling w/Kiyah Wright: Class & Cocktails

                            You asked for it, and I’m giving it to you! Style Class in now in session! Join me in September for side-by-side style lessons! Learn some of my classic techniques that keep me at the forefront of the beauty industry! Then enjoy cocktails afterwards!

                            Click here to sign up!

                              “Beauty is Love”

                              On Saturday June 29th, celebrity makeup artist AJ Crimsoncelebrity gossip blogger Necole Bitchie and hairstylist to the stars Kiyah Wright, presented the “Beauty Is Love” lounge at Andaz Hotel during BET Awards weekend. Presented by Clairol Professional and hosted by actress Lauren London, guests were treated to blowouts provided by Clairol Professional beauty teams and celebrity hair stylist Larry Sims, makeup applications with AJ Crimson Beauty products, lashes by celebrity lash guru Ja’Maal Buster, and manicures by Superstar Nail Lacquer, in addition to product demonstrations from Angela Christine for Indique Hair and Muze Hair.
                              Attendees also enjoyed speciality-themed cocktails provided by SKYY Infusions Moscato Grape such as “xoNecole”“Crimson Cooler” and “Beauty Is Love.”
                              A host of talent and influencers came came out to the lounge such as Lauren London, Maia Wright Campbell, Toya Wright, Monyetta Shaw, Lil Mama, Alesha Renee and more.
                              Catch more photos here!
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                                Muze|Inspired w/Kiyah Wright – My Passion Project

                                When I think about my career as a stylist, I look back and assess what would I have been if I wasn’t doing this? Often that answer still includes a creative lifestyle. I believe I would be in artist management and development… helping people take their dreams to next level and beyond.  From image making to business ideas! My recent passion project allowed me to operate in this capacity.. I’m an artist…

                                  Kiyah Wright: New Creative Journey – on the road

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                                  I have begun a new creative journey, none like I’ve ever done before. I am excited, blessed and ready for the world. Will you come along with me on this journey? I’m allowing life’s natural beauties inspire me day by day, I hope that you allow inspiration in your life too. This is just the beginning…

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                                  My Muze – Nikki Williams (Road Tour)

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                                  Jennifer Hudson Performs in the Bahamas

                                  Jennifer Hudson sitting down with Oprah

                                  Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson opens up to Oprah about the importance of image in Hollywood. How did she respond to being called a “big girl” on the red carpet? Plus, Jennifer shares how being a size 16 is different than being a size 6.

                                  For more on Oprah’s Next Chapter visithttp://www.oprah.com/OprahsNextChapter

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                                    Pink Ombre!

                                    Pink Ombre!  Hair Chalking 101 with Kiyah Wright

                                    Kiyah shows you step by step how to use simple sidewalk chalk to give your hair an edgy new color…

                                      Ombre

                                      Ombre has far surpassed as merely a ‘trend.’ This trans-seasonal look is one of my absolute favorites. Whether you opt for extreme or subtle, the look is without a doubt, a statement with pizzaz! For those with little time on their hands, vying for a quick hair color change, rapid ombre is the technique to try. Beauty Bender gets the low down on this fast, yet effective method. TRY this at home folks! #muzetutorials #gotmuzed

                                        Perfect Your Weaves CHICAGO

                                        Perfect Your Weaves CHICAGO! June 10th, 2012. Sign Up Now Folks!

                                        PURCHASE YOUR SPACE HERE:
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                                          Check out my Ralph Lauren editorial story in Blank Magazine….


                                          Check out my Ralph Lauren editorial story in Blank Magazine….

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                                            Woohoo! Guess what got voted the #1 hair trend of @2011 on @missjillscott !!
                                            So ecstatic right now!

                                              R.I.P Vidal Sassoon

                                              R.I.P Vidal Sassoon – One of the world’s most influential hairstyling pioneers.

                                              “To sculpt a head of hair with scissors is an art form. It’s in pursuit of art.”

                                              You changed the way women looked and felt about themselves. A true image-maker and visionary, you will be forever missed…

                                                Behind the scenes

                                                Behind the scenes on my LAST LOOK hairspray commercial! So much fun!
                                                Get your own LAST LOOK here:http://kiyahwright.com/last-look-hair-spray

                                                  J Hud @ American Idol

                                                  BOSS Lady runs the show in her killer peformance with Ne-Yo on American Idol last week!
                                                  Mohawk – tick, sexy LBD – tick, fly man on her arm – tick!
                                                  My girl can do no wrong! ;)


                                                    Looking at my assistant Shawn on set at The Last Look commercial shoot. Soooo Proud of him!!

                                                      Meet: Clairol Professional’s “Reveal the Fabulous In You” 1st Contest Winner Ms. Fannie Draughon. GET IT GIRL!

                                                         

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        Perfect Your Weaves and Increase Your Income CHICAGO!
                                                        Don’t miss out folks! Sign Up Now..
                                                        Book your space for my next Perfect Your Weaves and Increase Your Income class in Chiacgo on June 10th.
                                                        You won’t wana miss it!

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                                                          JHUD Performs at the Vancouver Opera Benefit Looking and Sounding AMAZING, As Always…

                                                          The gorgeous Ms Jennifer Hudson blew the audience away last Friday at the Vancouver Opera Benefit – A fundraiser, which took place at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

                                                          Killer voice, killer dress, killer hair.

                                                          This is true beauty at it’s very best ;)

                                                             Jill Scott Nails It At The 2011 Soul Train Awards

                                                            My girl, Jill Scott nails it at the 2011 Soul Train Awards, taking home with her the “Best Female R&B and Soul Artist” title.

                                                            “GET IT GIRL!”

                                                              Gabrielle Gets Fierce For Ocean Drive Magazine’s February 2012 Issue!

                                                              Gabrielle has the WRIGHT look for the cover shoot of Ocean Magazine’s February issue.

                                                              A tease behind-the-scenes shot of what to expect when the issue hits stands next year.

                                                              GETTIN’ MUZED!

                                                                Press Release: Emmy Award Winning Hair Stylist Kiyah Wright Announces New Hair Care Product Line

                                                                Los Angles, CA (March 2012) – Two-time Emmy Award winning celebrity hair stylist, Kiyah Wright, prided for her unique ability to reinvent and transform the looks of her A-list clients who include Tyra Banks, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Brandy, Ciara, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, and countless others has gone beyond styling to develop her first hair care line, muze|hair.

                                                                Having been a prominent figure in the beauty industry for 18 years, Wright has developed muze|hair out of the need for innovative “blended” and “textured” hair-specific products. muze|hair, labeled a cosmetic hair care line by Wright, addresses the unique needs of the ethnic and textured hair markets. Kiyah’s hands on experience as well as her extensive global travels inspired each product in the line. Wright rigorously tested every product in the line, partnering with formulators to ensure the highest standards and results.

                                                                “I want to become the first African American woman to change the image of how the textured hair care market is represented. These women want solutions for how to maintain and protect their hair and I wanted to bring a premium hair care line and solutions to women of varying ethnicities and hair textures, globally.”

                                                                LAST LOOK Hairspray, the first product from the muze|hair collection is about empowering a woman to look and feel good with soft, moveable hair that maintains its style throughout a rigorous day. Exclusively available online, LAST LOOK is an affirmation to beauty and power celebrating every woman’s LAST LOOK before she steps out to meet the world.

                                                                The complete muze|hair line will include hair treatments that nourish, style and help protect for all-day, healthy-looking hair of varying textures.

                                                                For more information on muze|hair and to purchase products, please visit http://kiyahwright.com/product-list.

                                                                To hear more about the inspiration behind the line and additional information directly from Kiyah, please visit http://kiyahwright.com.

                                                                About Kiyah Wright:

                                                                Kiyah Wright is a two-time Emmy Award-winning celebrity hairstylist and current spokesperson for Clairol Professional. Wright has long since earned her reputation as an image-making powerhouse, redefining the appearance of many sexy, successful and confident women.

                                                                Having developed her natural talent at the early age of 14, Wright mastered the arts of style, color, cuts, hair weaving and full imaging. Since her initial discovery by Sean “P. Diddy” Combs Kiyah’s list of celebrity clients continues to grow and expand. Kiyah’s expertise has allowed her the opportunity to design, style and transform clients who include Tyra Banks, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Brandy, Ciara, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Mary J. Blige and many more.

                                                                Wright an extremely hands-on stylist still operates in a salon environment at Warren Tricomi in Los Angeles bringing premium salon experiences to the everyday women. Wright’s mission is not only to address the textured hair care market’s specific needs, but to also educate the salon professional.

                                                                This mission has motivated her to create and teach “Perfect Your Weaves and Increase Your Income” – a hands-on seminar which aims to further enhance professional stylists’ skill set and supply them with the necessary knowledge and skills required to increase their clientele and in effect their income.

                                                                “Though the years I’ve developed a FAIL-PROOF SYSTEM that keeps my celebrity clients coming back time after time. I want to show my fellow stylists what keeps me at the top of my game and how they can get there too.”

                                                                For more information on the “Perfect Your Weaves and Increase Your Income” seminars visit http://kiyahwright.com


                                                                  Behind The Scenes – Jennifer Hudson & Neyo Music Video, “Think Like A Man”

                                                                    Check out my girl, Nia Long on the cover of this month’s EBONY Magazine. Pregnant and Radiant!

                                                                    “Get it Girl!”

                                                                      Bangs Get Bold! Check out the October issue of PEOPLE Extra for my tips on how to achieve Ciara’s rockin’ bangs!

                                                                        6am in the morning off to a shoot with The Crew #teaminspired.. 2 hour road trip to Big Bear!!! @GnL

                                                                        6am in the morning off to a shoot with The Crew #teaminspired.. 2 hour road trip to Big Bear!!! @GnL

                                                                          Raymond Barbosa’s first day in the Warren Tricomi Salon!

                                                                          Be sure to check out Raymond Barbosa’s first day in the salon with me! Learning and observing the mayhem and constantly on-the-go work environment of hair styling!


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