Scandalous Hair

Love Olivia Pope’s effortlessly classy hair, but don’t know where to begin?  Try our PURE Wavy or PURE Straight in 12 inches, and have your hair wrapped for bounce and volume. When you feel the need, use a large barrel iron or thick panel flat iron to add curls, and you give your look a little more spice. This style is ideal for the professional woman, who may work out in the evenings, and goes for drinks on the weekends.

Scandal Coats

Scandal is the hottest show right now, and with the weather getting colder, it’s only fair that we take a fashion cue from our favorite stylista, Olivia Pope.  With Olivia, you can always expect a light, neutral, effortless class and a bit of spice from her form fitting slacks and blazers. Her coats are no exception.  Leave to Olivia to have a different coat for each outfit. From winter whites to the occasional plum, Olivia Pope knows what works with her skin tone and how to clinch the waist for a sleek, professional look. Grab you Scandal-inspired coat today!

10 Hair Extension Tips from Celebrity Stylist Cynthia Alvarez

Cynthia Alvarez is a New York City-based celebrity hairstylist that has worked with many familiar faces in entertainment today including Kerry Washington, Rita Ora, Alicia Keys, Keri Hilson, Tika Sumpter, and Keke Palmer. Here are 10 of her personal tips for women with weaves provided by Essence Magazine:


1. Care for your own hair first. 
2. Invest in quality hair extensions!
3. Assess how much time you will need for styling regularly.
4. Avoid glue-in styles; sew-ins are a more protective style.
5. Consider wearing wigs!
6. Don't overwhelm your extensions with products.
7. Take the weight of your weave into consideration.
8. Try mixing textures!
9. Customize your cut and color.
10. Refrain from using excessive heat on the hair.

The "It" Girl- Kerry Washington

We can't get enough of Olivia Pope these days! Ms. Scandal herself has a new gig, she was named creative consultant for skincare giant Neutrogena. This is a super exciting partnership, we love Kerry Washington and Neutrogena. As the new brand ambassador, we're sure she uses some of their products to achieve that flawless skin of hers. We are looking forward to the awesomeness that comes from this collaboration. Kudos to Kerry! 


Do Nude Your Way!

The red carpet was shining bright with stars and their dashing fashions at the Golden Globes. One of our favorite trends was the fresh take on nude; some of our favorite ladies remixed it with printed patterns, sparkling embellishments, and romantic lace. Let these looks inspire your next nude ensemble! We also cannot forget about the hair. Kerry Washington was a stand out with her modern fringe, while Halle and J.Lo rocked a great color combo!


Phenomenal women behind ABC's "Scandal"

Oprah knows how to bring a person to tears through her captivating interviews and stories she provides her viewers. This week Ms. Winfrey not only sat down with the real Olivia Pope, Kerry Washington, from the hit television show Scandal, but she also featured Shonda Rhimes and Judy Smith herself (If you didn’t know, the series is based off of her career!)

Not to mention, all four of these iconic women rock amazing hair! For Judy Smith’s look, try the Bounce Relaxed Straight. For Oprah’s look the Bounce Coil Curl will mimic the style completely. Using Bounce Natural Roots will give you fullness and shine once curled in to a style like Kerry Washington. Pure Curly will give the best volume for Shonda Rhimes look. Get Inspired by your fave television stars today!

Cover Girl: Kerry Washington Covers Essence Magazine's March 2012 Issue


Kerry Washington is looking fabulous in a white satin dress on the March 2012 cover of Essence Magazine!

The beautiful 35-year-old is an honoree of the magazine’s “Black Women in Hollywood” piece. In the interview she discusses what what it’s like being a black actress in the Hollywood industry.

“I think it’s a really special time to be a woman of color in this business. The landscape of who has the power is changing,” she said. “We are in more influential positions and are able to have a say in the stories that are told. I feel very lucky to be in the business now.…”

To read the full article, look out for this issue, it will be hitting the stands very soon.

FYI: You can get Kerry’s cover hairstyle by barrel curling your BOUNCE Natural Roots Indique hair and spraying some light holding spray to maintain your curls.

Oprah celebrates a night with Ralph Lauren

Oprah hosted an evening with Ralph Lauren at the Lincoln Center this past Monday. During their conversation, Oprah asked Lauren, “You are one of the top fashion brands in the world. How do you reinvent it?” Ralph Lauren jokingly replied, “You Copy.”

One of the things that I have learned about fashion is that trends are always recycled. Designers modify and add their sense of touch to make their creations unique. Ralph Lauren has set himself apart in the fashion industry by keeping his designs classic and by living up to his brand; everyone knows the iconic polo symbol. 

Camilla Belle, Wendi Murdoch, Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Lauren Bush, Naomi Watts, & Prabal Gurung, were some of the celebrities spotted at this amazing celebration.