Why do so many whites respond to the dog whistle refrain that they, and not minorities, are today’s most likely victims of racial discrimination?
“Colorblindness” helps to legitimate the substance of dog whistle complaints because it promotes understandings of race and racism that obscure discrimination against nonwhites and magnify the ostensible mistreatment of whites.
*Emmy Award winning hairstylist and salon diva, Lavette Slater, hosted a true to life discussion about real issues affecting real people from sex, beauty, work and relationships. The conversation was fiery and deep diving.
MTV’s Tionna Smalls , VH1’s Ariane Davis of Love & Hip Hop ATL, VH1’s Olivia and Raqi Thunda of Love & Hip Hop NY and relationship aficionado Blogxilla lead the very hot and juicy conversation where topics on men, women, sex, beauty and relationships were discussed. Similar to sitting in your hair stylist or barber’s chair, nothing was off limits.
“I’ve come up with the concept of Salon Diaries because the salon is where we have the best and juiciest conversations. For every cut, highlight, roller set, snip and curl, we make people feel beautiful and confident and in a small way, we change lives while we enjoy humorous and sometimes poignant tales from customers,” says Lavette.
Besides real life experiences and heartbreak, a very special offering of Smoke Liqueur and sweet treats also fueled the conversation.
*WEtv is introducing a brand new series all about Hollywood hair.
Kim Kimble is the industry’s go-to stylist for A-List celebrities when they need a one of a kind red carpet bombshell look.
“L.A. Hair” features Kimble and her family of stylists committed to making over some of Hollywood’s elite, including Kelly Rowland, Brandy, Laila Ali, Gracelle Beavais, Mary Mary and several others.
The salon is an eclectic group of personalities, ranging from sassy drama queens to headstrong individuals, which make for a beautiful spectacle of a show.
But a wrench is thrown in the mix when along the way, Kimble’s salon lease expires a month before her new shop is ready. So she’s forced to scramble for a new location and is challenged with managing appointments and business.
*Outrageous hip hop star Nicki Minaj must have been having a bad day.
Following her verbal beat down of a maid, Minaj faced off with celebrity facialist Dawn DaLuise, owner of Dawn DaLuise Skin Refinery of Los Angeles.
According to RadarOnline and a story in Star magazine, things got raggedy after DeLuise pampered the face of the temperamental hip hop star.
“After I waxed her eyebrows and lip, she started screaming “Who the f**k do you think you are?” DeLuise told Star. “Look what you did to my damn face! You think this sh*t is worth 170 dollars?”
DaLuise said she had never been treated so badly in her life, saying that the pink-haired singer threw wads of bills at her and stormed out.
DaLuise said this was not the first time she experienced a Minaj verbal beat down. The facialist said that on a prior occasion, “I arrived at her condo one afternoon, her eyes were dilated, her wig was falling off, her face was covered in red sores and she was perspiring heavily. She was swearing and screaming at her assistant,” DaLuise recalls.
This may not be surprising, since the flamboyant hip hop star was recently spotted at a red carpet event wearing a chicken wing around her neck.
*(Via Black Enterprise) Besides having fewer funds available to spend at the hair salon because of the recession, increasing numbers of Black women are opting to wear their natural hair, adopt a DIY look, or opt for cheaper options–trends that have been a few of several factors in the closing of Black hair salons across the country.
Black salons have survived for decades by doing what they do best–hair–and many have offered the same types of services for years. But just because Black hair (and our pockets) are going through a major transformation doesn’t mean that our salons can’t be a part of the process.