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.

        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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            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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              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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                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!

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                  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…

                    THE WRIGHT TIPS: 5 Products The Everyday Woman Can’t Live Without

                    Celebrity Makeup Artist Melanesia Hunter shares five products that every woman should not leave home without. Carry these items in your makeup bag to pull together flawless beauty effortlessly.

                    1. Foundation – powder is the easiest to carry with you at all times. It will give you a nice finish and complete look as well as a great starting point, hence foundation.

                    2. Eyebrow pencil – your eyebrows frame your face. If you leave home without them, people may wonder what’s different about you. However, if you only fill your brows in, it makes the world of difference.

                    3. Bronzer – gives you a nice glow and can be used in place of blush.

                    4. Mascara – enhance your natural eye shape and color with a little mascara.

                    5. Lipstick – a great lipstick will make you appear full-faced. Great color can create the perfect look for you.

                    CONTACT MELANESIA:

                    www.melanesiahunter.com
                    Twitter @Melanesia_
                    IG: @Melanesia_

                      THE WRIGHT TIPS: Peek-a-boo Highlights

                      Yoying is student from Arcadia, CA, as the school year comes to a close, Yoying is wanting a new look!

                      She is open to a young, fun, bold and hip look. A look that will give her that extra pow for the weekend parties!

                      Achieve this look by using Clairol Professional’s Soy 4Plex liquicolor. Use the darker color on the top half of your hair. Then use a 30 volume with a more intense color on the bottom, creating a peek-a-boo of highlights.

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                        Muze | Makeover: Kiyah Wright’s 7 min. Makeover from Resistant Gray Hair

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                        Clairol Professional liquicolor permanente offers 6 Gray Busters NN shades. This intense formula provides excellent gray coverage on resistant gray hair and features SOY4PLEX.

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                              One of my all-time favorite products – the Tancho Tique Stick is great for fly-aways, blending your hair with extensions or weaves and that slick ponytail look. Number one tip: only use a small amount and on dry hair!

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                                Every stylist should have hairpins in their styling kit. Its great for those quick last minute updos!

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                                      Ladies! Lookin for some oomph in your life? Redken’s ‘Root Lift’ is sure to give your hair the long-lasting touchable fullness it deserves and is one of my all-time favorite products.

                                       

                                      My tip: Section off half-inch pieces of hair, to the roots and use the product all through your hair, just before blow drying.

                                       

                                      Try it ladies and stylists!

                                       

                                        Q & A With Kiyah!

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                                        Hi Kiyah! I’m one of your YouTube subscribers!
                                        I was wondering which shampoo and conditioner would be best to use because for severely damaged hair… Now that i have been using a regular "fox hills mall" flatiron at home for about a year, my hair has been breaking like crazy! I wear the clip-in hair extensions as well but i would like to get back to wearing my natural hair but its so badly damaged that i depend on the slip ins, i just wanted to know what are some products or deep conditioning treatments that can help me get back to healthy hair! Thanks! -Brittany

                                        A. Hey Brittany! It depends on what your maintenance and style is. I can give you general advice though. For moisturizing store brands I like Mizani, Keracare, Motions. The conditioners I love are Motions and L’OREAL – which has a deep conditioner in a jar they sell at Sally’s beauty supply store that is targeted at colored-treated, damaged hair

                                          Summer Highlights – break up your hair color with an array of honey-colored tips. Fresh, fun, flirty and summer-friendly! Get it girls!

                                              WRIGHT-ISM #8 – NATURAL HAIR MAINTENANCE

                                              “Natural hair is my absolute favorite! It’s thicker and holds a lot more body. Be sure to use products with plenty of hydration and moisture. These types of shampoos and conditioners keep the hair feeling lustrous and shiny. My number one maintenance tip is to sleep on a satin pillow case at night. Also, to enhance that shine use a silicone based shine serum like “Simply Styling ” in the squeeze bottle. Get it girl!”

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                                                            “When buying hair accessories, remember to consider texture, price point, and a good razor cut….”


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