A Short Cut to Strikingly Hot Hair

    Warmer weather means shorter tresses and fun chops! There are 3 cuts that we absolutely love and you will too. Starting with shortest, if you’re feeling daring chop it all off and keep your bang.

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    Tyra Banks recently went lighter and shorter for a sassy edgy look. Her new cut is the perfect embellished frame for her breathtaking face. Of course this life changing cut was done by none other then Kiyah Wright. This look is easy to style and always fun!

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    This ain’t your brother’s kitchen bowl hair cut! This cut is a bit more edgy but definitely fierce and will set you apart from the crowd. There are different variations of the classic cut and you can even go lower or shorter in the back and keep your straight bang.

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    When Kim K cut her hair everyone was screaming “all hail to the Lob!” This is the perfect cut for ladies who aren’t ready to let go of all their hair. You can even maintain the integrity of your hair by trying it with extensions for a protective style. Playing with color and even going asymmetrical can add a little flare to a shoulder length bob.

      Tameka Raymond Style Theory Tour

      Saturday was the Los Angeles stop for Tameka Raymonds Style Theory Tour. Kiyah Wright was one of the guest speakers along with AJ Crimson, Jamal Buster,  and of course Tameka Raymond to provide advice and tips on their area’s of expertise.

      Wright provided a little more insight on her journey to success answered a few burning questions, and provided a quick editorial and everyday looks.

      The looks were fun, sexy, and most importantly something you can do at home.

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      Kiyah a few easy clip-ins to add color and fullness in her bang. She also used a little temporary color hair spray to the clip-ins at the base of the clip to blend with her darker roots.

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      The second volunteer got a full head of clip-ins and Kiyah’s signature curl. This look definitely knocked 10 years off of her!

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        Trouble On Hair? We Got It Wright…

        If you haven’t seen Iggy Azalea ‘s new video featuring Jennifer Hudson, you should definitely check it out! Why? Because Kiyah Wright was on hair and of course it is fabulous! A cool style on JHuds pixie and vintage curls and waves on Iggy was the perfect touch to the cops and robbers themed video.

        Check out some behind the scenes shots and the video below.

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          Oscar Worthy Looks

          The Oscars is by far the best event to showcase your favorite fashion’s, makeup, and hair styles. This year a few A listed caught our eye stealing our hearts and taking our breathe away.

          The best hairstyle would have to go to Kahlana Barfield done by Kiyah Wright! Her makeup was flawless and the cropped wavy bob was THE perfect compliment to her sequence Dolce Gabbana knee length dress.

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          Solange also sported a textured long bob that we loved!

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          Which was the perfect cut for her Christian Siriano turtle neck gown.

          Next up on our hair radar was Scarlett Johansson. Her edgy cut set her whole look off, in a good way, she must be getting ready for a movie.

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          The night wouldn’t be complete without shinning light on the queen of serving! JLo

          Her look was absolute perfection as always, the ultimate amount of sweet and sexy.

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          The best look last night was on model Dorith Mous!

          That red! That leg! That shoe!

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          A few of the guys came dressed to kill and we couldn’t leave them out!

          David Oyelowo look fine as wine, literally!

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          Kevin Hart seriously impressed us with his black and white ensemble

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          Common’s subtle accents on his midnight blue tux were enough to make us take several double takes, which we all didn’t mind doing. Especially after he and John Legend became academy award winners.

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          Amazing wins and even better looks! The Academy Awards was night to remember.

            An The Academy Award Goes To…

            These three black female directors! On the front of Oscar weekend we must put a spot light on some great film makers.

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            Amma Asante is a British screenwriter, film director, and former actress. She wrote and directed A Way of Life, which won numerous awards. Her second feature film as a director was Belle in 2013 a film inspired by a 1779 painting. Dido Elizabeth Belle beside her cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray, at Kenwood House, which was commissioned by their great-uncle, William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, then Lord Chief Justice of England.

            Ava Marie DuVernay is an American director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, DuVernay won the Best Director Prize for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere, becoming the first African-American woman to win the award.For her work in Selma, DuVernay is the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. With Selma, she is also the first black female director to have a film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, though did not receive a nomination for best director.

            Gina Prince-Bythewood is an American film director and screenwriter. She is known for directing the films Disappearing Acts and Love & Basketball. In 2014, Prince-Bythewood directed Beyond the Lights, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw who also starred in Asante’s Belle.  These three women have made great strides in film with or without an academy award and we thank you!

              A Valentine’s Day Doo You’re Sure To Love!

              A twist out is a fun sexy way to maintain the integrity of your hair while keeping it touchable soft.

              These easy steps will have you ready for your date and leave him drooling at the mouth.

              Step 1. Start with clean fresh damp hair, section your hair into 1 inch sections and using your favorite products to add moisture and shine.

              Step 2. Twist each section to the end around your fingers in a curl pattern.

              Step 3. Sit under the dryer for at least 30 minutes or until your hair is completely dry. This is important for appropriate curl pattern.

              Step 4. Unravel twist gently to avoid frizz or busting a wave.

              Step 5. Separate twist a second time, this will add volume and fullness.

              Step 6. Add your favorite oil for a beautiful sheen… and your done!

              Bonus Tip! If your hair is a little dull apply a semi-permenant rise to add a healthy shine.

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                Grammy’s Glam Party Weekend

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                The biggest night in music fell upon us, and what a night it was! The weekend was full of events and parties to be seen and see the best of the best. Jennifer Hudson and Ciara decided to share glam teams and keep it fun.  Both beauties had their hair styled by Kiyah Wright and makeup by Yolonda Fredrick. The white of winter was definitely our favorite moment for the talented artist this weekend. Hudson’s simple yet sexy tube dress styled by Eric Archibald showed off her maintained slim figure to the Grammys. Ciara decided to sport a gown that said ” I may have had a baby 9 months ago, but I CAN still kill it” at Clive Davis Pre Grammy Party\. Ciara’s Alexandre Vauthier gown showed off the right amount of the toned up mommy. No spanx required here, all her workouts definitely payed off.

                Memorable performances and even domestic violence speeches that brought tears to our eyes. The greatest performance of the night would have to go to Queen Bee although many fans were upset for her lost in Best Album of The Year. Beck won the award and Kanye West jokingly came on stage to reenact the acceptance speech interruption at the VMA’s. It was all in good fun but many took to social media outlets in rage.

                Viewers were also able to experience a new arranged version of “Happy” by Pharell which left us smiling just as hard as the first time.  Lady Gaga and Tony Bennet laid a playful duet on us right before Usher payed homaged to Stevie Wonder. Sam Smith and Mary J Blidge provided a performance that penetrated deeper than the original version. “Stay With Me” was a song heart broken lovers could scream to the top of their lungs even if their significant other wasn’t around to hear. The soulfulness of this song won Sam four well deserved  Grammy’s.

                All the performances and award winners made the night unforgettable but nothing was more memorable than the attire and more importantly the HAIR!

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                Ciara’s looks for Grammy weekend definitely were moments we all have been waiting for but the best look of the evening was a cute combination of turquoise and magenta on Taylor Swift.

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                  Black History Months Kicks Off With NAACP Image Awards

                  One of the most exciting award shows in black culture is recognizing some of Black America’s favorite artist right on the heels of Grammy’s weekend. Anthony Anderson will be the host for the evening providing humor and waiting for the results of his own nominations for Black-ish. From books to prime time television the countries greatest African American Artist are selected for their outstanding pieces of work. This years nominations include some of our favorite addictions including Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, and Being Mary Jane.  Films we enjoyed and even learned from like like Selma, Get On Up, Beyond The Lights, Dear White People, and Belle. For music Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, Pharrel, Alicia Key, John Legend, and Kendrick Lamar are nominated for Best Male and Female Artist.

                  Here are SOME of our favorite red carpet looks more to come!

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                    We Got The Wright Up-do For You

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                    Items Needed: Brush, hair ties, bobby pins, synthetic hair to match texture, and ORS Olive Oil Edges.

                    To create this awesome up-do follow these six easy steps!

                    1. Part your hair into three sections smoothing the edges and sides with ORS olive oil edges.

                    2. Make sure you have secure ponytails at the top, middle, and the nape of your neck.

                    3. Put those ponytails into buns.

                    4. Add some synthetic hair, you can twist or braid the hair to create the desired shape and texture.

                    5. Pin, twist, and tuck the hair into place to create a mohawk up-do.

                    6. Smooth sides once more, voila!

                    Fabulous!

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                      Golden Globes

                      Every year around this time television and movie buffs come together for the second most important awards event of their careers, the Golden Globes. This awards show acknowledges some of the greatest pieces of work created.  The categories include: Best Motion Picture, Drama, Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, Best Director of a motion picture, drama, and best actress in a TV series just to name a few. With extremely worthy nominations viewers were excited to know who won the gold Sunday night.

                      Last year Best Drama Motion Picture went to 12 Years a Slave a film that not only enlighten its audience but also provided an incredible production and performance. Alfonso Cuaron won Best Director of a motion picture Drama for Gravity a Sci-Fi thriller staring Saundra Bullock and George Clooney. These two awards set a president for trophy winners this year.

                      Best director of a motion picture went to Richard Linklater for Boyhood. Even though many were rooting for Ava DuVernay because Selma was an amazing work of art, it did win best original song written by Common and John Legend.

                      There were many exciting moments of the evening some included its hilarious host Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. The most memorable other than the tear jerking acceptance speeches were the glammed up ensembles of the A-listers. Everyone looked fantastic as expected but a few caught our eye.

                      Kerry Washington illuminated the room with her new mommy glow in a pink ankle length dress and up-do.

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                      The top three looks of the evening go to Ava DuVernay, Kate Hudson, and Jennifer Lopez all serving sexy in a different way.

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                      Ava’s form fitting blue gown was the perfect statement for a pivotal moment in her directing career. Her natural up-do created enough drama to get her attention but show off her amazing face. Kate’s dress is THE definition of sexy with the lowest neckline possible and her hair is perfect for her risky dress. Jennifer always gives us ultimate diva with her split and plugging neckline. Tucking her hair behind her ears helps reveal her smokey eye. Lupita Nyong also dazzled the crowd along with many others.

                      While the winners celebrated their trophies spectators gathered to party with them. congratulations to all the winners and especially the nominee

                        You Can Shine On New Years!

                        Every year around this time we struggle with what to do on New Years but more importantly we struggle with what to wear. No worries Muze has you covered on a look that works for most body and hair types!

                        Starting with the outfit a sequence dress with the low back is timeless and always in trend. This is perfect for the girls who want to show off their legs and give a little back action while camouflaging their tummy.

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                        Keep your accessories simple and minimal like a post earring and clear clutch. It’s always fun to add a pop of color on your feet these neon pumps are perfect.

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                        The pink pumps pair well with a neon pink lip. You can pair your pink lip with a cat eye or a simple golden natural eye.

                        Last but not least your hair! Since the neckline on the dress is high you can do one of two things; an up-do or a bun or a vintage shoulder length bob with soft loose curls.

                        We chose the long bob!

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                        The soft loose curls Kiyah Wright did on Gabrielle Union for the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon were perfect. The high neck was the ultimate compliment to her dress and will pair well with this sequence dress on New Years. The style is also short enough to keep your back action happening. Simply wrap small sections around a 1 inch curling making sure to keep the news free, spray with some finishing spray and you’re done!

                        Now your ready to party!

                        Happy New Years!

                          Natural Hair: Holiday Up-Do’s

                          The Holiday season means trendy fun hairstyles. It also means evening up-do’s! If you’re natural we have the perfect funky style to pump up your natural look. Give your bantu knots and twist outs a break and try this mohawk, no heat necessary.hair bride 11

                          Simply put your hair into three small buns (if your hair is shoulder length or shorter). Place them at the top of your head, at the crown of your head, and close to the nape of your neck. Make sure your sides and edges are smooth, you can use gel and/or edge control. We recommend Ecostyler gel and ORS Olive Oil Edge Control. Once your hair is in place, you can add some natural hair extensions and pin them in place. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your shapes. To save some money you can add kanekalon or Marley hair like Nicole Ari Parker.

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                          If you have mega growth and your natural hair is longer than shoulder length, you can separate your hair into three pony tails and twist and pin your hair into place.

                            A Week With Gabrielle Union: Top Five

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                            In the film Gabrielle Union, rocks fabulous blonde locks which were colored and installed by Clariol Professional Ambassador Kiyah Wright, which is the perfect compliment to the funny personality of her character.

                            Most people have a “Top Five”  the first five hip hop or rap artist that come to mind. These  people represent who you are what you believe in and what kind of person society expects you to be. In the black community people can tell a lot about you by what artist you listen to and support especially hip hop artist.

                            Last week was filled with press for Top Five, and Kiyah Wright spent the week styling Gabrielle Union. This amazingly funny film written and directed by Chris Rock who plays Andre Allen in the film follows the production of his passion project. Rosario Dawson plays a journalist names Chelsea who accompanies Allen on his journey to making his film come to fruition. Gabrielle’s part in the film is something you have to wait to see in theaters but just know she is a reality star inspired by Kim Kardashian and Chris Rocks love interest.

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                            Wednesday December 3, Top Five premiered in New York and of course Gabrielle Union looked flawless as usual.

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                            Make sure you go to the movies this weekend to entire amazing cast!

                              Did You Miss Your Ride… Or Did You Catch The SoulTrain?

                              The 2014 Soul Train Awards aired for the second time this evening and it was just as exciting as the first. Jammed packed with memorable performances from non other than Jodeci and Lil Kim, Missy Elliot, and Da Brat.

                              Jodeci’s performance was named the rebirth of R&B, which became a refreshing blast from the past. The entire building was singing along with the old school baby making music even current R&B greats Trey Songz and Chris Brown.

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                              Lil Kim, Missy Elliot, and Da Brat wowed the crowd with a reunion performance after sixteen years. Everyone couldn’t wait to experience ” Not Tonight ( Ladies Night remix)” one more time and of course we were left satisfied. The performance ended with most of hip hops female greats.

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                              If you needed an extra recap Janell Snowden ran through the highlights of the show after the train left the station. She looked stunning as she interviewed some artist for the second time and of course her soft loose curls were styled by Kiyah Wright.

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                              Her shoulder length bob and side bangs were the perfect compliment to her midi dress.

                              Check your local listening for another encore airing of the 2014 Soul Train Awards.

                                Celebrity Hair Trends

                                Every women wants to achieve their favorite celebrities hair style especially those who are trendy.  Wether you’re natural wearing extensions or interested in trying something new we have the update on the most sought out styles.

                                We can always count on Kim Kardashian to have the perfect middle part loose curl styles. Even when her hair is light the style isn’t far from perfection. To achieve Kim K’s signature look use a 1 1/2 inch curling iron wrapping medium size sections around the barrel away from your face.  If you you’re wearing a weave make sure you have the perfect installation so your hair falls properly on your face.

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                                For all you girls wearing your natural or rocking a medium length weave Taraji P. Henson’s version of a loose curl is perfect. This style can be achieved with the similar technique but using a 1 inch iron will help in making this curl for medium length hair. Your hair has to be at least four inches in the front to achieve this style with a side bank but shorter bangs will also be super cute.

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                                Short is is so in! No one rocks a short do better than rock star Rihanna! Her classic pixie is easy to manage and perfect for framing your face. To achieve this look (after your cut of course) use a 1/2 inch curling run your fingers through it and add a little hairspray or styling wax so it stays in place.

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                                  Hat Hair: The Fashionable Way

                                  The lower the temperatures get the more likely fashionesta are to add additional accessories, hats honey! We also know that adding a hat to your ensemble isn’t always about being stylish, sometimes you just can’t get your hair right and a hat is the perfect way to top it off. Another reason would be a hat is every women’s all time favorite  remedy for a bad hair day.

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                                  Our favorite hat and most versitile for long locks is the floppy hat. This piece can be added to loose waves or the perfect touch to a side braid.

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                                  For shorter hair caps and hats that have height are perfect to balance out cropped cuts. The baseball cap Lauryn Hill is wearing is the perfect accent to her vintage look.

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                                  Bobs require more structured hats like the Tyrolean, Porkpie, Fedora, and this hip version of the Bowler. Asymmetrical bobs pair well with hats that leave your face less open. If you’re rocking a bang stick to a hat that sits on the crown of your head.

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                                  Kiyah rocking a more relaxed version of a Panama on top of her blonde bob.

                                   

                                    Last Minute Halloween Hair

                                    Halloween is tomorrow and some of us are still running around trying to figure out what creature, object, or person we are going to be. When all else fails stick to the basics! Cartoon or children’s movie characters are very popular. Who says there should be an age limitation on any costume?

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                                    Recreating the main character of The Brave, Merida is easy and a style you might want to keep after the Halloween celebration. This look can be achieved with a wand curling iron and a good amount of hair spray, like Last Look Hairspray.

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                                    If only our hair could be as beautiful as this braid is drawn, but it would be a great Halloween attempt! Braids are in, why not run with the trend. If you don’t already have blonde hair grab a wig and recreate The Ice Queens fairytale hair. For more braid ideas, click here.

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                                    If you’re feeling a little feisty why not be a felon! These kitty ears are super easy to recreate and they can be used for different animals. All you need is

                                    1. Bobby Pins

                                    2. Pipe Cleaners (use colors close to your hair color for a natural look)

                                    3. Rubber Bands

                                    Once you have all your supplies you can begin

                                    1. Section the front half of your hair down the middle into two parts with rubber bands.

                                    2. Twist two pipe cleaners together and wrap the top end around the base of your section.

                                    3. Braid your hair using the pip cleaner as your third piece and bend into a ear shape. You can secure your hair into place with a bobby pin.

                                    *Repeat on other side*

                                    voila Kitty Ears!

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                                    The simplest yet most sexy Halloween hair. If you don’t want to cut your natural hair, grab a wig and jump into your alter ego for the evening. All black and a red lip makes the most cost-effective fashion forward costume.

                                      Kiyah Wright Shows You How To “Werk That Braid!” On The Real

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                                      Now is the time to have fun with your hair and add a little flare. Adding a braid or two to your favorite hairstyle takes your mane from blah to bow! Kiyah Wright appeared on “The Real” to give the everyday woman a few tips on creating the perfect braid for her look.

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                                      The first braid Kiyah introduced was the Dutch braid.  This braid appears to be three french braids in one but, is simply an intricate “piece of art” as Adrienne Bailon expressed during the show. Created with a simple “under over, over under” weaving technique it is a little surprise in the back of your head.

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                                      The second braid was a bit more fun. Kiyah created a Waterfall  braid using a ladder technique which allowed the model to leave half of her hair down like a “half up half down” style.  The great thing about this braid is it can be a little messy and still look great.

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                                      The last braid introduced was the very trendy Crown braid . Kiyah took it up a notch by adding a “S” cornrow in the back and bringing up the hanging braid into a chignon to create a rose bud effect perfect for an evening look.

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                                        Instyle Mag Gives You Pro Tips and Tricks to Keep your Look Fresh!

                                        Check out these tips and tricks to change up your look in a matter of minutes. I’m offering different options to switch up your look from easy to advanced in the latest issue of InStyle Magazine.

                                        Easy: Weave in some braids

                                        Intermediate: Rev up with Red

                                        Advanced: Add Extensions

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                                          Fall Chops and Crops

                                          This fall is all about shorter hair. Long dramatic locks are slowly fading leaving room for fun funky trends. This season is the time to play with layers and length. Lose the floor length extensions and get into these popular looks!

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                                          Queen Latifah’s asymmetrical bob is a great style to frame your face and give a classic bob some sass.

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                                          For women who are feeling a little more daring a side swept fringed pixie is a big step in the right direction. Ethnic hair will require a relaxer to maintain this look but it is well worth the rocker style that’s achieved.

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                                          Remember J Huds super cute pixie at Fashion Rocks? This is a great alternative if you desire a shorter bang. This edgy crop was styled by Kiyah Wright of course!

                                          Last but certainly not least you can add some demision to your current length by adding  deep layers. Layers are a hip way to change your style without taking off too much length and you can keep your ponytails and buns.

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                                          Kim Kardashians loose waves on her long layers is an exceptional combination for fall.

                                            The Wright Mommy Make Over On The Meredith Vieira Show

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                                            Today on The Meredith Vieira Show three desperate daughters asked Meredith to make over their mothers. She couldn’t do anything but call celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright. For years these three mothers have been walking around with dated hairstyles and fashion. All three ladies desperately needed new hair to change their lives.

                                            The first mother Lisa, needed some vibrancy to her color as well as straightening her Dolly Parton roller set. Bringing down her side bang and added some autumn red was all she needed to change her life.

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                                            Mommy number 2 Coraline, needed some extensions for fullness and length. Lighter chocolate brown highlights were the perfect touch to step up her sassy new haircut.

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                                            The  3rd mother Donna, knew enough about pop culture but some how still got caught in a “hair don’t”. Kiyah applied great manageable color and layers with a few soft curls to bring back the youth to her neglected look. They were easy fixes to change her life!

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                                              TV’s Leading Ladies

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                                              Fall began this week,  with the changing leaves and shorter days come shows we run home to watch. Thank God for the ability to record these shows! While viewers are raving about the incredible prime time television they experienced this week, we were zoned in on the leading ladies hair. The week started off with Jada Pinkett Smith at 8pm on Gotham and Nicole Beharie at 9pm on Sleepy Hollow.  The network gave us a break to collect ourselves and then threw in the funny on Wednesday with Tracee Ellis Ross on Black-ish a refreshing hilarious take on a wealthily black family. As the clock struck twelve and gladiators all over America prepared for the countdown to Shondaland! Thursday brought us three amazing shows written by Shonda Rhimes and two casted black women as the shows’ leading lady. Kerry Washington has been on Scandal for 4 seasons now, a show that has any fan rearranging their schedule to be on their couch at 9pm. This year we got another hour to run from reality TV and binge on the writings of Rhimes. The 10pm slot was reserved for an American legal drama series starring Viola Davis.  This seasons’ leading ladies are sporting a combination of black hair trends which include: full wigs, natural looking extensions, and God given curled tresses brought to us by Tracee’s parents. Whatever your preference for this year’s fall hair, these 5 ladies will be stunning in traditional favorites.

                                                Beautiful Autumn: Fall Trends

                                                Mane Stream Expo is a five year old hair show in Tampa, Florida that allows stylist the opportunity to show case their talents in competition and through classes.  It also affords brands the chance to push new products. Kiyah Wright traveled to Tampa to speak on the main stage about her journey from “From The Hood To Hollywood” and held her The Look Behind The Lace class, which provided tips for flawless lace front application. Kiyah mixed up the lesson by doing an editorial photo shoot on stage. Beautiful Autumn: Fall Trends showcased fall hair color trends and styles with a garden encompassed variation of leaves branches and other greenery found in a pre- autumn garden. The students were filled with useful information and even given the chance to come on stage and help with the styling.

                                                  Lace Front Questions? Kiyah Has Answers

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                                                  Most people reference wigs back to their grandmothers full, part-less, absent hairline pieces. The kind that clearly add twenty to forty years on your life easily. Many woman are not comfortable with the idea of wearing wigs because they aren’t quit sure how to keep their look young while still wearing a full piece. Celebrity hair stylist Kiyah Wright has spent large amounts of time applying, coloring, and styling lace front wigs. She has mastered the concept of natural young lace front application and killer styling to compliment that perfect piece. We wanted to give other stylist and clients the opportunity to pick Kiyah’s brain about front lace wigs.

                                                  Commonly asked questions include:

                                                  Why should I wear a lace front wig, what will it do for my hair?

                                                  Kiyah: “A lace front wig is like the perfect everyday hat, it protects your hair from the sun and natural damage, it also protects your hair from heat and color damage while maintaining a consistent look.”

                                                  Why is it important to invest in a quality lace front wig?

                                                  Kiyah: It’s best to buy 3-4 wigs to cover every season that way the wigs will last if you take care of them… and maintain them. Cheap lace front wigs thin and fall apart easily.”

                                                  If you have any questions about lace front wig or application post them below or under one of our Instragram post.

                                                    The Wright Wrap Up to Fashion Week

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                                                    The past week has been filled with jaw dropping fashion from some of our favorite designers. New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion week is an event fashion lovers talk about all year. The seven days are jam packed with season trends, innovation, and exceptional showmanship.  Nicholas K, BCBG, and Meskita kicked of the week with fantastic flare for the perfect introduction to an amazing fashion week.

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                                                    Nicholas K set the pace with a breath taking safari middle eastern story of full coverage and head wrap fashions. The color story included army and olive greens, sand dune tan, black, ivory, smokey grey and just when we were thirsty for color they threw in a splash of blue.

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                                                    The hair and makeup was simple but captivating. Sleek low ponytails were the perfect compliment to the bold liner hidden under crafty sunglasses. This show possessed a air of sensual seduction with little skin and lots of face.

                                                    With an eleven year old brand David Tlale kept the fashion freezing a flame with his modern South African collection. On top of the amazing sequence of his show Tlale’s collection was a quintessential combination of hard tribal prints and soft silk silhouettes.

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                                                    His designs were complimented by textured hair. Pinned middle part bobs, crimps, and waves were in full affect in this show. The perfect marriage of natural hair and artistic expression.

                                                    Just when we all were going to explode from jam packed days of back to back fashion shows some of the hottest musicians came together to celebrate fashion in a star studded concert.

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                                                    Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj gave us a healthy serving of Booty, while Rita Ora represented the U.K. in her energy filled performance. Jennifer Hudson kept the crowd moving with here incredible vocals over her new singles. Her slim frame was fashioned with fishnet stocking, high waist shorts and thigh high boots.  Her hair was just as young and sexy as her outfit styled by Kiyah Wright.

                                                    Calvin Klein ended the week with the legendary quote “less is more”. His collection included rich simple pieces in cool subtle patriotic hues of cream, ivory, royal and navy blue, metallics , and a sporadic pop of red.

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                                                    Klein followed the trend of sleek styles with tight low buns at the nape of every models head. This like many other complimenting looks during fashion week helped in bringing more attention to the face and the fashions frame it.

                                                    Fashion week closed out with a special presentation from Art Hearts Fashion by The AIDS Health Care Foundation. Putting a little purpose behind our passion for fashion.

                                                    Every season designers present new styles that become long standing trends. Along with every vision comes a hairstyle that adds the perfect finishing touches to their picturesque works of art. This spring we can plan to get our faces flawless for styles that frame our fierce miens; sleek back buns, straight tresses tucked behind the ears, and effortless loose curls are all looks we will see very soon.

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                                                      Jennifer Hudson wowed all week but last night at Fashion Rocks she really impressed the crowd. She performed her new single ” It’s your world” featuring R Kelly and “Dangerous” both songs on her new album releasing Sept. 23. Her young edgy hair, styled by Muze’s own Kiyah Wright,  was the perfect compliment to her sparkled high waist shorts, thigh high boots and vest  styled by Eric Archibald her flawless face was done by Yolanda Fredrick.

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                                                        Fall Into The Autumn Tones

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                                                         Fashion is giving us a blast from the past this year. Fall is all about rich vintage color. The perfect combination of feminine flare and classic elegance. This season brings us an unique collection of colors that will have you falling in love!

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                                                        Alluring Aurora Red

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                                                         Magnificent Mauve Mist

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                                                        Radiant Orchid

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                                                        Captivating Cypress

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                                                        Bright Cobalt

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                                                        Ravishing Royal Blue

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                                                        Cool Cognac

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                                                        Misted Yellow

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                                                          Gabrielle Union And Dwayne Wade Tie The Knot

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                                                          While the newly weds are busy enjoying each other  I reminisce on the grand union I witness. Saturday August 30, Gabrielle and Dwayne Wade vowed to commit the rest of their lives to each other. It was a pleasure to be apart of such a special day.  She’s not only one of my celebrity clients but one of my “favs”. I must have hugged and told her how happy I am for her a million times. On her big day she was calm and cool while  I was doing her hair and Fiona was doing her makeup. Like Gabrielle, Dwayne was “chillin” the entire day it was funny to see him take all of the jokes about being a bridezilla. Non the less I am honored to have been apart of such a special day. Congrats to these two!

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                                                            Get The Look: Jennifer Hudson’s Curly Pompadour Styled by Kiyah Wright

                                                            Celebrity stylist Kiyah Wright is one of the top go-to celebrity stylists in the industry. Here she explains just how she created a curly pompadour for Jennifer Hudson!

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                                                            1. Start with freshly shampooed and conditioned tresses.

                                                            2. Using a ½-inch barrel curling iron, begin creating a mass of curls all over the head from the crown to the kitchen – that is, the neck. Kiyah likes a Gold ‘N Hot curling iron to do the trick!

                                                            3. Tightly pull the sides and back of hair into a twist and pin, leaving a mass of curls to fall freely at the crown. Make sure your twist is secured with bobby pins. And use plenty of hairspray to smooth the sides and hold the twist in place. Kiyah suggests the Last Look finishing hairspray by Muze Hair, which is a light, flexible spray that allows comb-ability while styling.

                                                            4. Smooth edges with a Tancho wax stick.

                                                            5. Fluff and tease curls at the crown.

                                                            6. For the finishing touch, apply hairspray 10 inches away, all over hair to smooth flyaways and set the pompadour.

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                                                              What’s Just Wright for Fall Hair Styles

                                                              As summer comes to an end you might want to switch it up and change your do! We picked a few of our favorite fantastic fun fall trends. These are all easy styles that you can dress down or dress up. With the arrival of autumn comes the time to serve face. A middle part and a tight low ponytail is a great way to glam up your look if your hairstyle is past due. If you’re looking for a little volume you can pull back your curled or waved hair in to a bun in the back of your head.

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                                                              If you’re feeling fun and funky you can try a messy up-do like Chanel Iman, and for those days when you just want to be sleek and sexy flat iron your hair bone straight part it down the middle and tuck it behind your ears. This is the perfect evening look.

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                                                                Red Carpet Ready with Clairol Professional & Kiyah Wright

                                                                With award season coming into full circle, here are amazing tips for the perfect Red Carpet looks! Clairol Professional and Kiyah Wright have partnered to create flash worthy looks for the red carpet with fabulous hair color and hair styles to match!

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                                                                  Clairol Professional Launches The Flare Collection with Kiyah Wright

                                                                  Clairol Professional teamed up with Kiyah Wright to launch their new collection of rich vibrant hair color – The FLARE Collection. Featuring a Hollywood approved brunette bombshell – Kiyah shares how to shine in the spotlight with amazingly flawless hair and beauty.

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                                                                    Muze|Makeovers: Kiyah Wright Gives Courtney of MyCocoaFab.com Makeover

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                                                                    One of my favorite things about Love In The City was watching Kiyah Wright work her hair magic on  stars like Gabrielle Union and Jennifer Hudson.

                                                                    When my favorite celebrity stylist offered me the chance to get a complete hair transformation at her Muze Suites salon in Los Angeles, I couldn’t contain my excitement.

                                                                    Between years of chemical relaxers, blow-drying and flat-ironing and a cut I didn’t love, I was in need of some serious hair help.

                                                                    Luckily, Kiyah came to the rescue just in time with a total transformation and tons of tips and tricks for keeping my hair healthy and happy.

                                                                    Watch me change my hair and change my life with Kiyah Wright.

                                                                    Host: Cortney M. Wills @CocoaCortney

                                                                    Executive Producers: Angela Burt-Murray @AngelaCocoaFab; Shelly Jones Jennings @SJonesJ

                                                                    - See more at: http://cocoafab.com/kiyah-wright-hair-transformations/#sthash.0hkNz3B2.dpuf

                                                                      Muze|Makeovers: Kiyah Wright Gives Jasmine of TheJamsineBrand.com Makeover

                                                                      Jasmine Brand was ready to get muzed! Celebrity blogger Jasmine Brand has a hair make-over by Emmy Award Winning celebrity hairstylist, Kiyah Wright. After Jasmine shares her personal hair struggles, Kiyah (who also stars on OWN’s docu-series, ‘Love In The City’) takes over, executing a unique style! For more!

                                                                       

                                                                        Kiyah Wright Joins Essence Festival 20th Anniversary – NOLA 2014

                                                                        Clairol Professional & Essence Festival welcomed Kiyah Wright in to share her expert advice on Hair Trends!

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                                                                        Prince. Need we say more?

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                                                                        Kiyah, Tyler Leplay of “The Have and Have Nots” & Chenoa Maxwell

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                                                                          Spring Trends with Kiyah Wright

                                                                          Move over pastels, platinum is the new rage this spring! Clairol Professional Celebrity Colorist #KiyahWright shares her must-have hair color to keep you on trend this spring.

                                                                          “I’m currently obsessed with platinum hair color all over! So edgy and forward. Clairol Professional’s new Classic Collection will give you the bright and vibrant tones with gorgeous shine.”

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                                                                            Modern Salon: Classic Comeback! with Kiyah Wright

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                                                                            BEHIND THE SCENES

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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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                                                                                Red Carpet Faves

                                                                                Some of My favorite Red Carpet Looks! Which ones do you favor most?

                                                                                  Red Carpet Glam: Nia Long & Melissa DeSousa

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                                                                                  Best Man Holiday Actress, Nia Long, gave the Red Carpet a chance to take in all her beauty! Her regal up-do crowned her as FAB! #BETAWARDS2013

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                                                                                  Long’s fellow castmate, Melissa DeSousa’s perfectly golden blonde tousled curls complemented her well! I must say blonde looks good with her skin tone!

                                                                                   

                                                                                   

                                                                                    Kiyah Wright – Voluminous Curls

                                                                                    Voluminous curls can be achieved with rollers, hairspray and a little teasing!! This sizzle is just the ending of a timeless and classic style!

                                                                                      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…

                                                                                        Monday Muze|makeovers with Kiyah Wright

                                                                                         MakeoverMonday
                                                                                        GET MUZED! Receive a makeover by Celebrity Hair Stylist, Kiyah Wright and our guest celebrity makeup artists at celebrated Warren Tricomi Salon Los Angeles. Get a hair makeover and makeup look to match. Looking for women who are ready for change in either hair color, cut, or natural style. If you are ready for change please send your before picture here. 
                                                                                        Terms:
                                                                                        • -Monday, April 8th & April 22 – Makeovers will be complimentary.
                                                                                        • -Open to all services
                                                                                        • -By Appointment Only
                                                                                        • -Come without your hair extensions for this service.

                                                                                          Bangs… Yes PLEASE!

                                                                                          Follow this how-to and get this uber haute trend.

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                                                                                          1. Caramel and ombre roots play up the beauty of Elle’s brown complexion!

                                                                                          2. Going for wider set bangs starting at each high cheekbone cuffing her face frames it nicely.

                                                                                          3. Use a razor cut to layer the bangs when they are full. This avoids overly blunt, heavy bangs.

                                                                                          4. Then sharpen the frame for a finishing touch.

                                                                                          5. Use a 1in barrel to create a tousled edgy look but you must leave the ends straight to achieve that edge.

                                                                                          6. Viola! She’s ready for Easter Weekend and she will look fabulous the entire time!

                                                                                          Note: To create the ombre look we used Clairol Liquid Permanente Color 8N for the caramel color and for the 3in roots Clairol Liquid Permanente Color 3N.

                                                                                           

                                                                                           

                                                                                          The Great Chop!

                                                                                          Celebrity Eyelash Guru, Jamaal Buster GETS MUZED!

                                                                                          Let the chopping begin!

                                                                                            Ms Ester Dean – taking her career AND her hair to the next level!

                                                                                            Ms Ester Dean – taking her career AND her hair to the next level!

                                                                                            Congrats to my girl for taking home the BMI Songwriter of the Year Award.

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                                                                                              GOT MUZED! Salon Makeover by Kiyah Wright!

                                                                                                Get the Look! Janetta gets an Ombre Makeover

                                                                                                Get the Look! Janetta gets an Ombre Makeover

                                                                                                  Givenchy Paris Fashion Week

                                                                                                  Check out J Hud and Ciara Front Row at the Givenchy Paris Fashion Week show looking fabulous, as per usual.
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                                                                                                      ViolaDavis looks outstanding!!

                                                                                                      ViolaDavis looks outstanding!! Copper red on her skin tone is incredible and she topped it off with the perfect Green dress to match!! #perfection!! #gotmuzed


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