*Actress Elise Neal has joined forces with ‘California Lace Wigs and Weave’ to launch a new hair line called the “HOLLYWOOD BELLE COLLECTION.”

Over the weekend, our partner, theJasmineBrand.com, caught up with her at the official launch event for the line (BTW, we spotted Jackie Christie of Basketball Wives: LA, Denise actress Gabrielle Dennis and some other fancy folk) and chatted with her about hair, politics, love and more.

Peep part 1 of our interview.

Jackie Christie, Elise Neal

On what sets her line apart from other hair extension lines:

“I will tell you that’s really easy- you know I really did study a lot of different hairstyles I looked at a lot of celebrities.  And I’m a Southern girl and I have rocked a wig and a weave for many, many, many years.  So I’m a person who knows all about what hair quality I want, what texture do I want, the look of it.  What’s gonna make the average girl feel like they’re a Hollywood star.  So I decided that this teaming up with California Lace, Wigs, and Weaves, they had great product and then they asked me to be the spokesperson so I created this two-tone slash aubrey look, I’m actually rocking one of my weaves right now – I guess you would call it our ash, we have like a blond and we also have a deep red.   I just thought, you know, the average girl wants to look good, wants the texture to be good, doesn’t want it to “mat” on them. I know all about it. So I was very happy to create this and I basically just studied and tested out a lot of the product and this is what we came up with.  I’m very excited.  And I love it!”

Visit theJasmineBrand.com to read more details about Elise Neal’s new hair, business venture.