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Design Essentials’ Greg Gilmore and his colleagues kicked some really serious information at the theater 2 booth inside the Bronner Bros. hair show this weekend in Atlanta. Gilmore has gorgeous natural hair and says the healthiness of his own hair and his clients’ is within the secret of what he likes to call a hair cocktail solution.…

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Sabrina Peterson, founder of Glam University, kicked off the GirlPower SleepOver with her Business A-Z and Flip classes, followed by numerous sessions, including a Branding 101 class hosted by media maven Karen Civil, rolling out CEO Munson Steed and Michelle Alexander of General Motors; a breakout class with New York Times best-selling author and movie producer…

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During a pre-Bronner Bros. Mid-Summer International Beauty Show brunch, this writer had the opportunity to meet McBride Research Laboratories’ founder, Cornell McBride Sr., the maker of Design Essentials. The patriarch of the leading multicultural hair care dynasty, McBride offered essential insight on his career in the beauty industry that spans more than 30 years and the…

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During the extravagant Bronner Bros. Mid-Summer International Beauty Show from Aug. 15-17, Design Essentials celebrated 25 years in business. The McBride family-owned professional hair care product company drew some of Atlanta’s biggest names in beauty and entertainment to commemorate the occasion. The individuals who have made Design Essentials one of the most sought-after brands around…

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Gone are the days of neat, sleek and perfectly pinned down buns. Bigger is better and higher is flyer. The messy bun look should be your favorite, summer go-to look because it benefits you and onlookers. A high, messy and effortless-looking bun emphasizes your beauty. Take extra care to make sure your face is beat but…

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Natural curly hair girls have two things in common: curly hair, and lots of products for curly hair. Every curl has its own unique ability to be just that, different. With no curl being the same, and so many curl patterns and textures, there’s a plethora of products from which to choose, but not every…

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  Bronner Brothers Inc., the premier global hair and skin care company catering to African Americans, presents the 65th International Hair Show, Aug. 4–7, 2012, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Recognized as the world’s largest beauty and trade show of its kind, the event attracts over 60,000 beauty industry professionals, manufacturers and cosmetology students who participate…

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The Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show always brings new products, techniques, and information to natural clients, stylists, and salons. At this fall’s hair show there were a few trending topics that were consistent throughout many of the booths: two strand twists, natural shea butters and soaps, and curl defining creams. Held at the Georgia…

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Miami is always a popular summer vacation destination for those who need a little time to get away and let their hair down. For those who have natural hair, the Miami rain, humidity and other outside elements can lead to frizz and potentially ruin your curls or straightened style. Here are four ways to maintain…

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