It’s A New You: Essence and Clairol Professional Makeover Contest Winner


Essence Magazine and Clairol Professional teamed up to give one special lady the opportunity to win a trip to LA for a makeover by Celebrity Hairstylist and Clairol Professional Colorist Kiyah Wright.

 entered the contest by posting a selfie to Instagram and hash tagging #NoGreyzone for Clairol Professional’s Advanced Grey Solutions, which is under the Beautiful Collection.

Steed claimed her prize and here’s her thoughts:

“I got a HAIR MAKEOVER with Celebrity Stylist Kiyah Wright sponsored by ESSENCE & CLAIROL PROFESSIONAL!!!!!

I won a fully paid round-trip to Los Angeles. I stayed at the Sofitel Beverly Hills and I had my own personal drivers chauffeur me to and from the airport including to Kiyah Wright’s salon in Beverly Hills, Muze Suites.
Kiyah Wright is AMAZING & A REAL PRO!!! She’s 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. (
Kiyah’s work graces the heads of Tyra Banks, Jennifer Hudson, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Ciara, and many more!
I was really grateful for this opportunity….and even more excited that I won this contest.

Thank you Essence & Clairol Professional.
And huge thank you to Irena Kojouharova, Assistant Brand Manager/P&G Salon Professional, and Kiyah for giving me a fresh, new look! xo”

We’re glad you love your new look!

Teneka already had lighter hair, but her roots were dark, so Kiyah mixed 8A and 6AA with 20 volume and BW2 powder (all Clairol Professional products) to  give her the perfect spring time blonde that can carry well over into summer.


Teneka – Before and After



Step 1: Kiyah applying the color


Step 2: Color, cut, and straightened now it’s time to style!


Finished, selfie time!


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