OWN has introduced us to four girlfriends in New York City. As we meet them, the girls are a midst major career, relationship, and health transitions. With energetic poise these girls graciously reel us in, which isn’t hard to do. Their genuine friendship and lifestyles, which were established long before the cameras started rolling, is relate able and charming.
(cast l-r) Bershan Shaw, Chenoa Maxwell, Kiyah Wright, Tiffany Jones
Although I caught up with the show toward the end of the season, I ca honestly say by the end of the first episode I felt as if these could be any of my girlfriends. I felt like their personal and professional situations weren’t being exaggerated. I loved it, bravo!!!
I’m looking forward to season 2.
I attended the LA Press Screening, and after had the opportunity to chat with celebrity hairstylist du jour Kiyah Wright and the groups main girlfriend! Our hour long conversation was fun. We dished of course about the show, life’s journey, career, and a lil Jesus. Join me as I go behind-the-seams with the raspy voiced ingenue.
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LC: Now that the first season has wrapped how would you describe the overall experience? KW: It was truly a great experience. Just being with my girls knowing they are all out for your best interest. It was honest TV. It felt too easy.
LC: Do you feel the show’s original goal or intent was achieved successfully?
KW: I do, but I also felt like it became a bit heavy too. This is that era where a lot of women are getting cancer, although it was good to see Bershan and Tiffany make it through. Then Chenoa, not being able to have children and her and husband separating. My story! I’m dating a 27 year old… is this realistic?! Our stories developed naturally. And viewers got a chance to see that and how we support each other through the process.
LC: Did you ever feel like you had to hold back, either for anonymity sake or as a filter? KW: I really didn’t hold back at all. But I’m glad they didn’t highlight me being bossy. It’s not coming from a place where I’m trying to hurt or harm anyone.
LC: Were you ever worried something would be misinterpreted or edited to come off different than your intention?
KW: No, I never gave them anything to be misinterpreted.
LC: As a hairstylist what’s your ultimate goal?
KW: To create hair solutions for women, catering to the needs for textured hair. My first goal for the Muze product line was hair style maintenance. So women can learn how to maintain their hair style in between appointments. Next is hair care. Ultimately, a Muze Agency, where I can represent other talent like myself.
LC: What is your perspective on success? Do you feel you are already successful?
KW: Yes I am. It would really be ungrateful to God to say I’m not successful.
LC: What’s the best professional advice you’ve received (hair related or not)?
KW:It was from Puffy on working with celebs. “Stay focused, mind your business, and be the best that you can be.”
LC: Are you as attentive to your hair as you are towards your clients?
KW: No, it’s terrible, not at all!! I’ll tell myself, “Tend to your own hair child.”
What are the top trends right now?
KW: Natural hair and extensions. I want to make sure I’m catering to those needs.
What are your top hair do’s and don’ts for texturally based hair.
Do: A good stylist specializing in color.
Don’t: Go to a colorist who’s not experienced. You don’t want your hair to come out orange when you want blond.
Do: Treat your hair by conditioning and using hair masks such as olive oil over night.
Do: Take your weave out for at least one month in between new styles to allow the scalp to be stimulated.