Blonde Ambition

It’s fall and the leaves are turning/changing color. Mother Nature isn’t the only one who likes to switch it up. I do too? It’s time for my annual cut and color and I am truly contemplating going very light with my hair color, blonde.

Let me confess. I am a little overwhelmed by the amount of platinum blonde hair on women. I’m not a big fan of the look. It is over the top and most of the platinum blonde ladies I see fit the bill in the personality area so the hair falls in line with the attitudes. I am avoiding the platinum for now and looking into earth tones. The blondes you may find on those golden leaves that create beautiful fall scenery.

 

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Kat Graham, Foster Grant’s spokesmodel is rocking the perfect mixture of warm blonde tones.

 

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Designer, Shateria Moragne has the perfect cut, color, and curls. The trifecta.

 

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You cannot go wrong with a short, sleek cut and golden tresses. Rihanna gets it right everytime.

 

Chrisette

That one time Chrisette Michelle did the “big chop” and then bleached her hair blonde. So fresh.

 

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Gabrielle Union’s deep auburn and blonde combo is perfect for bringing the sun-kissed hair feel into Fall.

 

I am choosing a color combination and cut that will work great for straightened or curly hair. The commitment that I make by going blonde will definitely require routine hair care. It’s important to get regular deep conditions (to prevent dryness and damage) as well as shampoo and condition with products for color treated hair in order to help your color stay vibrant longer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let It Be Glorious: Grammy Awards

 

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Beyonce performed at this year’s Grammy Awards and did so majestically. She conjured deities from Christianity and African culture and wrapped it all up in song and soul. Even though Lemonade did not win album of the year, this image tells of the excellence that Beyonce continues to set. She won!

There were some other folks in attendance so let’s look at some of the fabulously dressed and well-coifed souls who we also love:

 

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Rihanna’s outfit was sculpted just so in order to give us a peek of her toned midsection and the dope tat but I was ALL about her auburn, flowy tresses. The shade was perfect for her skin and the flow is soft and takes us back to the Rihanna we first fell in love with.

 

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Oh, hey JLo. She can do no wrong in my eyes. Some people felt the busy bow at the neck was too much but those women don’t know the rule, “when in doubt, do the most.”

 

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Adele was the night’s big winner and we cannot deny the pipes on this woman. Talented and the homage that she paid to Beyonce was classy and proves she is indeed a class act who knows art and can compliment other artists. Kudos!

 

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Soul Glo…Solo!! We love Solange and love her love of contemporary style gowns that evoke pieces of art that you might see in a museum. I hope she left a seat at the table for us because who wouldn’t mind sitting with Solange.

 

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Has Heidi found the fountain of youth? Can she share the locale via airdrop? This Rockmom stuns in silver. She isn’t doing too much and the pieces are minimal but oh, so sexy.

 

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How excited was I to see Maya on the red carpet, wearing read and looking phenom. She didn’t clash with the carpet. It worked! She was serving just the right amount of skin and a strong pantsuit with great skin and hear. “It’s all about me, me, me, me, me. Forget about you, you, you, you, you.

 

Coupled Up:

 

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Chrissy and John Legend. We can always depend on them for super cute appearances together. You can see the love in every picture they take together.

 

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Lady in Red. Sorry, I had to. Beyonce’s red sequins jaw-dropping dress compliments all of the debonnaire that Jay-Z is serving in his skinny suit.

 

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Remy Ma looked like a princess in her mermaid cut crystal encrusted gown. Glad to see her doing well.

Did I miss anyone?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BET Honors “Black Girls (Who) Rock”.

This year’s Black Girls Rock was one of my absolute favorites because some Black women were honored that I truly believe deserved to be recognized for their excellence in what it is that they do. Excellence. It is something many strive for but achieved by very few because excellence often times takes a great amount of work. Many of us want to “do” but don’t want to “do the work” necessary to achieve the greatness that we sit in audiences or in our living rooms to view. Most of us may just feel like we can’t withstand the pressure or the sheer nerve that it takes to be great. The comfort zone does not exist when you are standing on stage in front of thousands to perform or stand in a boardroom to pitch a brilliant idea. Achievers like Beyonce and many of her performer peers assume a personality for the stage. We have come to learn that her Alter Ego’s name is “Sasha Fierce”. She assumes an entire persona necessary to take charge and take the stage. In reality, the Alter Ego is probably very much more her actual personality than anything else. You don’t achieve greatness by just being able to perform on stage. A woman like her exude the same type of fierceness and grabs the reigns behind the scene as well.

A look at some of my favorites from “Black Girls Rock”:

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Brandy’s performance was amazing and she looked fantastic.

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Tracee was the hostess with the mostest. She did a wonderful job, as per usual.

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Ok Ms. Rowland. Come through.

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Monica and her little baby girl looked like angels.

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Danai’s speech was spectacular.

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My favorite Bajan lady, Rihanna, told the girls to just be themselves. Message.

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Ms. Gladys Knight was honored and she performed a medley of hits. Loved it!

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The honorees stood on stage together at the close of the show and Ms. Shonda was beaming.

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Can we take a minute to just acknowledge how great Jazmine’s performance was and she is serving face and hair.

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