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    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!

      Last Looks On OK! Magazine’s Red Carpet Hair Before The Holiday

      If you haven’t picked up a copy of OK! Magazine you should do so before the end of the day. This issue features a young talent gearing up for the American Music Awards. Kiyah Wright covers how she achieved the perfect chocolate brown color on this beauty.

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      With the flare collection every woman can achieve color as vibrant as this. The holidays are amongst us and the temperatures are dropping. This makes it easier to lean toward darker tones, just in time for all of your parties and even the new year!

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        There’s A Line Between The Law And Crime

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        Just days after America was surprised,  yet again by the lack of conviction on Eric Garner’s case we cannot help but scale back to all of the deaths of black men, young and old.  Eric Garner may have been arrested previously for selling untaxed cigarettes, the possession of marijuana, and false impersonation but his execution on that Staten Island sidewalk earlier this year was unacceptable. Just a week before the verdict of this case hit the press, we all learned the police officer who gunned down Michael Brown will also walk-free.  Many Americans are confused but even more are enraged by the fact that a black man can be unarmed and killed by law enforcement for any reason and walk away free. Are the police departments really protecting and serving or are they reacting without thinking and leaving black men as the product of their “mistakes”? Many more men and boys have fallen short to these mistakes like Kimani Grey, a sixteen year-old boy leaving his friends’ party or Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams who experienced 137 rounds from the Cleveland police department. The names go on-and-on but justice is not yet served, money does not bring back lives and the black community will not “hush” until the justice system see’s that police officers are not exempt  from punishment. Americans may be able to overlook some things but when things get out of hands, they take to the streets literally. The most recent protest include lays and blocking major bridges highways and streets. Go America!

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          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.

               

                OK! Magazine… A Blonde Girl Country Dreaming

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                While country artist all over the US are hoping their hard work and musical masterpieces have been recognized an up incoming country artist has caught our eye for other reasons, her golden blonde hair! In the first November issue of US Weekly celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright found the perfect shade of blonde to compliment this blue eyed beauty. In this article titled County Dreams Do Come True Blonde Ambition Kiyah provides her expert advice on achieving the best vibrant hair color using the plethora of blondes provided by the FLARE Collection by Clairol. Five new colors have been added to the collection to provide variety. Champagne, Vanilla, Sandy, Honeycomb, and Taupe will allow the every day women to experience the lightest golden blonde or keep it safe and use a medium ash blonde. What ever your preference she will not be disappointed. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of US Weekly and tune into the County Music Awards Wednesday Nov.5 at 8pm on ABC.

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                  Victoria’s Secrets Crazy for Campus Bash …We’re Just Tickled PINK!

                  Victoria Secrets PINK collection is a younger funkier version of the mature line of clothes shoes, active wear, most importantly undies and best pushup bras! Iggy Azalea hit the stage at Victoria’s Secret PINK Nation Crazy For Campus Bash at the University of Nevada Wednesday. She looked flawless as usual and of course her blonde tresses had to be styled by Kiyah Wright. Her soft loose curls were the perfect compliment to her crop top and short set as well as the vintage mini dress she sported.

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                    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.

                            Make more money! Perfect Your Weaves, Increase Your Income

                            Kiyah Wright travels the country in hopes of perfecting weaves and increasing incomes. Stylist sign up for an extensive, hands on, intense learning experience. During the class Wright breaks down the perfect weave step by step, but you better get it right the first time because ” Boot Camp Betty”  will have you “take it down”. Many of the students come to the class confident in their braiding patterns and weaving techniques, but once they are introduced to all the secrets of a quality weave they soon find out they have a lot to fix. With the explosion of quick weaves and fast corner cutting, everyone is trying to achieve the best weave in the shortest amount time. What many stylist fail to understand is cutting quality to decrease time cheats your customer and will discourage them from coming back. Your end result will be less money and a bad reputation.

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                            Kiyah’s biggest points of the class are to:

                            1. Learn how to create a flawless weave using her three proven techniques
                            2. Crack the hair code – how to determine if the hair you are using is quality
                            3. Discover how to become a celebrity stylist and how to bring the Hollywood look home to your client

                            Each class learns two to three ways to instal a weave. Last Sundays participants learned how to do a side part and a middle part. She also gave them tips on how to determine which part is appropriate for their client. Once they geared up they were warned about rushing and messy work. This day was not the day to be in a race because everyone was expected to reach perfection if not close to it. Many students became frustrated and some even wanted to give up but at end of the 12 hour day the weaves were complete. All of the stylist walked away with valuable knowledge and a new willingness to recreate a perfect weave for all of their clients.

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                              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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                                            Perfect Your Weaves Increase Your Income- Houston Edition!!!

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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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                                                      VMA’s or BeyMA’s…Are you ready for Bey?

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                                                      Every year MTV works diligently to make the previous year’s shocking moment more ground breaking than the last, this year viewers are anticipating that moment and hoping it will be the performance of Queen Bey.

                                                      Yes, it is true Beyoncé will be performing at this years VMA’s not through live broadcast but right here in LA at The Forum (hopefully). She will not only be gracing the stage but Mrs. Carter will be receiving the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award. This is considered the VMA’s highest honor only awarded to artist like Brittany Spears, Janet Jackson, Madonna, and the King of Pop himself.

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                                                      Celebrities have been preparing for months for the main event. The performance line up this year also includes Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, and Rita Ora. Video of the year nominations for moon men include “Drunk in Love”, “Fancy”, “Wrecking Ball”, “Happy”, and “ Chandelier”.

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                                                      Like the great music and kickass performances, VMA hair is just as anticipated. Award season means celebs have to select their favorite ensembles matched with the perfect hairstyle. This year we can’t wait to see what trends make it to the red carpet.

                                                      The 2014 VMA’s airs this Sunday, August 24, on MTV

                                                        Kiyah’s Motto “Change Your Hair, Change Your Life”

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                                                        30 year old Mark Bustos uses his weekends to transform men in unfortunate situations on the streets of New York. Like Celebrity Hair stylist Kiyah Wright, Bustos started styling in his teens. He fell into his recent charitable acts just two years ago after a trip to the Philippines.

                                                        Read more about his amazing story!

                                                          Award Winning Celebrity Hair Stylist Kiyah Wright “What She Learned from Diddy”

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                                                          Kiyah Wright is a TWO-Time, Emmy Award-winning, celebrity hairstylist whose genius has not only set the precedent for image making, but has redefined the appearance of sexy, successful and confident women. Possessing a strong interest and passion for the fashion industry, Kiyah draws much of her inspiration from  this interest when creating her signature hair designs and transforming the image of her clients. As a charismatic visionary, this creative trendsetter has established her mark in the industry and continues to inspire with cutting edge developments and groundbreaking achievements.

                                                          Kiyah believes, “behind every gorgeous celebrity is a fabulous hairstylist.”

                                                            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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                                                                    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 with Celebrity Hairstylist Kiyah Wright

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                                                                      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.

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                                                                      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.

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                                                                      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.

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                                                                      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.

                                                                        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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                                                                          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?

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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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                                                                                            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!

                                                                                               

                                                                                               

                                                                                                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!

                                                                                                  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!

                                                                                                    “Beauty is Love” BET Awards 2013 Beauty Suite

                                                                                                    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!

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                            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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                                                                                                              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.

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                 

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

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                                                                                                                  Clairol Professional SOY4PLEX Liquicolor Permanente in 8NN:
                                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                                  Kiyah Wright Clairol Professional Celebrity Colorist

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                                                                                                                  Kiyah is a fashion powerhouse with expertise ranging from signature hair designs to overall beauty transformations. Having developed her natural talent at the early age of 14, Kiyah quickly mastered the arts of style, color, cuts, hair weaving and full imaging and has since gone on to work with top A-list artists in the film, TV and music industry. When not on-set, Kiyah works with a loyal client base at the Warren-Tricomi Salon in Los Angeles.

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                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                          Perfect Your Weaves CHICAGO

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

                                                                                                                          PURCHASE YOUR SPACE HERE:
                                                                                                                          https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7LHBX5U3EL7CQ

                                                                                                                            GOT MUZED!

                                                                                                                            GOT MUZED! Salon Makeover by Kiyah Wright!

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


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

                                                                                                                                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.
                                                                                                                                  Get it Girls!

                                                                                                                                    voted the #1 hair trend


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

                                                                                                                                      FABULOUS Cover @LosAngelesMagazine


                                                                                                                                      FABULOUS Cover @LosAngelesMagazine

                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                          My Mantra…



                                                                                                                                          My Mantra…

                                                                                                                                            Mini Makeover with Tawana

                                                                                                                                            Mini Makeover with Tawana from the House of Chic Blog!

                                                                                                                                              One of my all-time favorite products


                                                                                                                                              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!

                                                                                                                                                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!

                                                                                                                                                          PURCHASE HERE

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                                      Wright-ism #10

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


                                                                                                                                                                        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!

                                                                                                                                                                                Get the Look – Ombre Makeover, Part One! 

                                                                                                                                                                                Get the Look – Ombre Makeover, Part One! (by MuzeAgency)


                                                                                                                                                                                  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!

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                    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!

                                                                                                                                                                                        Q & A With Kiyah!

                                                                                                                                                                                        Q.
                                                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                                          #The Wright Tip: Sometimes it hard to get that yellow tinge out the hair. Well try shampooing with purple shampoo! I recommend, VOCE or Clairol Shimmer Lights Original Conditioning Shampoo 

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              me…

                                                                                                                                                                                                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….”


                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Wright Buys

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