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A Valentine’s Day Wish List

If there’s one thing I know, Americans love to celebrate! Have you noticed all the new holidays popping up? I’m sure there’s one to celebrate our cats, dogs and ferrets too. While I don’t have any of those, I too jump at the opportunity to celebrate what’s important to me especially my loved ones. Being a day to celebrate love, Valentine’s Day is one of the most beautiful holidays to me. Besides having an excuse to consume more chocolate than usual, I get a kick out of seeing all the Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIA Valentine’s Day Wish List

2nd Annual Natural Tresses & Dresses

We ended 2016 with yet, another amazing Black Bride event for our wonderful brides-to-be of Philadelphia! If you had the pleasure of attending our 1st showcase in 2015, you know how much our brides enjoyed themselves. The ambiance, the delectable food bites, the gowns, the hair and all things bridal brought to you by Black Bride, and TresseNoire with event coordination and management by, To the “T” Events was all there and was nothing short of perfection. Our 2nd Annual Natural Tresses & Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson II2nd Annual Natural Tresses & Dresses

New Year. Old Me. Just Better….

As we say goodbye to 2016 and prepare to welcome 2017 many people may feel pressured to shed their old ways in the effort to become bigger, smarter, stronger, better! For me, the end of the year always brings something new to look forward to. In addition to certainly being better than I was last year, my birthday is also right around the corner, in January. I look forward to the feeling of a fresh start; the optimism that comes with the start of a new year. While I believe we are meant to grow and Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IINew Year. Old Me. Just Better….

No Makeup: Trending Up?

There’s a shift happening among women that’s created quite the buzz lately. While it could potentially impact the foot traffic at your nearest cosmetics counter, I’m wondering if it is indeed a shift or just another fly-by-night trend. Over the past few years, the number of makeup tutorials have significantly increased right along with the amount of makeup women are wearing and the excessive steps it takes to apply the abundance of products. Personally, I’ve been waiting for a break from Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IINo Makeup: Trending Up?

Summer Beauty At The BET Awards

This year’s BET Awards will certainly be remembered with its empowering speeches and uplifting performances. While we all look forward to the great music and for our favorite artists to win, I’m always looking forward to seeing all of the beautiful women – their outfits, hair, and of course their makeup! I was pleasantly surprised to see more sisters showing their natural beauty with more subtle and classic beauty looks, all perfect for summer! As the weather heats up and we struggle Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IISummer Beauty At The BET Awards

Destination Bridal Beauty: 5 Tips for Success

I’m always so excited to hear a great couple is getting married! However, after working with countless brides the wedding planning seems to put quite a damper on all of her excitement. By the time she makes it to her makeup consultation I can almost guarantee I’ll hear her say, “I just can’t wait until it’s over!” Yikes! I just can’t imagine feeling so over extended. This alone has been enough to convince me to have a small, intimate wedding (far away from home)! I personally was never Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIDestination Bridal Beauty: 5 Tips for Success

Bridal Beauty for the DIY Spring Bride

Spring happens to be my favorite time of year! We have so much to look forward to, especially those of us living up north. I personally look forward to blooming flowers, green, pink and white trees – I adore cherry blossoms – and the unwavering promise of warmer weather. Perhaps one of my very favorite things to look forward to is bridal season because I get to meet so many beautiful women and witness beautiful brides celebrating one of the most important days of their lives. With this wonderful Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIBridal Beauty for the DIY Spring Bride

Don’t Forget The Bridesmaids!

You’ve taken the time to plan all the details of your wedding day to make sure everything goes off without a hitch - from flowers to jewelry, from favors to linens, from your bridal gown to your hair (and hopefully your makeup too)! You’ll look absolutely stunning and with all your bridesmaids standing with you in their beautiful handpicked dresses they’ll look stunning too. That is, if you’ve taken the time to plan your bridal beauty routine – bridesmaids included.   So, what about Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIDon’t Forget The Bridesmaids!

5 Spring Hair Trends

Spring 2016 hair trends are fun, flirty, and meant to embrace your natural beauty. While you may be considering putting away those sweaters, wool hats, and oh so comfy scarfs and gloves, don’t forget to start stocking up on some different types of hair must-haves for Spring. From florals, studs, minimal and over the top, hair trends and accessories for Spring are super chic. Here are 5 Spring Hair trends sure to make you feel fresh and flirty as the seasons are changing! A Nice Cut A Read more [...]
Carla Harvey5 Spring Hair Trends

Natural Tresses & Dresses Soiree: Event Recap

To close out an amazing 2015, Black Bride Magazine took to “The City of Brotherly Love,” Philadelphia PA for the bridal event of the season! Natural Tresses & Dresses Soiree – as the name suggests – featured a natural hair and gown showcase and provided a unique experience for Philly’s future brides.  Guests enjoyed a complimentary, all access pass event in an intimate setting at the African American Art Museum in Center City. NTD was presented by TresseNoire and To The T Events. Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IINatural Tresses & Dresses Soiree: Event Recap

Restoring Damaged Hair: Living Proof

For over a year now I've been coloring AND relaxing my hair. Some of you may be thinking that's no big deal but it is when you've taken a great portion of your hair from light black to golden blonde. Before telling you more about how I've been restoring my damaged hair, I'll give you a brief background about this head of hair I've been experimenting with since kindergarten. I've always been interested in hair, makeup and all sorts of beautiful things for as long as I can remember. In kindergarten Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIRestoring Damaged Hair: Living Proof

Super Chic Bridal Headpieces

Head Turning Headpieces The perfect bridal headpiece for every wedding theme. From traditional to avant-garde, we have selected stunning headpieces that every bride will love. In the past few years wedding dresses are popping up in new whimsical shades of blush and blue, while bridal shoes are more bold and photo ready than ever. Bridal headpieces, it seems, are following suit. If you’ve never seen yourself as a bride with a giant veil on top of her head don’t fret: everything from flower Read more [...]
ElainaSuper Chic Bridal Headpieces

Top 15 Holiday Makeup Faves

Tis the season to give, be merry and look fabulous at all of your holiday parties! Though, during winter I’d rather be soaking up the sun somewhere tropical, the holiday season is certainly my favorite time of year. It’s when people are a little kinder and more generous, when we have a little something extra to look forward to. It’s when family and friends come together from near and far. Most excitingly, it’s when all the beautiful lights shine bright across town and everything has an extra Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IITop 15 Holiday Makeup Faves

Red Carpet Style With Motions Salon Hair Care

What a great time to get dolled up and red carpet worthy! The holidays are fast approaching, so why not add a little glitz and glamour and switch things up a bit? There’s nothing better to suite a gorgeous gown or haute outfit better than hair to match. Allow your hair to be your best accessory this season! Check out these five red carpet looks that can all be achieved with Motions Salon hair products.  All are very easy to style for an effortless look to spruce things up a bit for the holidays.  Read more [...]
Carla HarveyRed Carpet Style With Motions Salon Hair Care

Celebrity Hairstylist & Dove Curl Expert Cynthia Alvarez Talks Summer Curl Care!

Summer is in full swing and we are gearing up to head out to the beach, street festivals and even weddings. We remember to pack sunscreen and shades to care for our skin and eyes, but we sometimes overlook caring for one key thing -- our hair. Dove Hair Curl Expert and Celebrity Hair Stylist Cynthia Alvarez, specializes in curl care on hair of all textures,  she recently shared her expertise with us on how to take care of natural locks during the humid months, and offered tips on managing frizz Read more [...]
Alexis RelifordCelebrity Hairstylist & Dove Curl Expert Cynthia Alvarez Talks Summer Curl Care!