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ordan Antonia MUSIC . STYLE . STARDOME LaToya Rivers The CEO

The Hair Cut Issue This Seasons Hottest Hair Cut Trends

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events Send us your upcoming events!!!

September More Info Coming Soon!

October October 5, 2013 Royale Hair Parade Masquerade Ball Kansas City, MO https://www.facebook.com/ events/324389504358058/

Have an event coming up in 2013 that you would like to add to our Events Calendar?

October 10, 2013 Artopia Hair & Fashion Show Kansas City, MO October 12, 2013 3rd Annual North West Ohio Natural Hair & Beauty Expo Toledo, OH TheNaturalExpo.com

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October 25-27, 2013 Oklahoma Natural Hair Expo Langston University, OKC www.ResilientSoul.com

November November 16, 2013 2nd Annual Earkandie! Extravaganza Kansas City, MO November 17, 2013 Best of the Best Cutting Competition Milwaukee, WI ABarbersDreamProduction.com

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featured 18 Jordan Antonia

MUSIC . STYLE . STARDOME

hair 14 5 Best Haircuts For Round Faces

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Terry W: Celebrity Hairstylist, Make-Up Artist, Photographer

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LaToya Rivers: The CEO

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This Seasons Hottest Hair Cut Trends

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Mother & Daughter Beauty en·tre·pre·neurs

giveaway/reviews 28 Morning Glamour Review & Giveaway

in the news 23 Hairfinity® by Brock Beauty, Inc. Presents ‘Let Your Hair Down Expo’

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Upcoming Events Letter from the Editor Ask MWBH Job Postings 7 www.MidwestBlackHair.com Photo Credit- Eleet Casey


the editor Editor-In-Chief: Malisse Lockhart-Ford mford@midwestblackhair.com To all the readers of MWBH Magazine: Advertising Department advertising@midwestblackhair.com Christina Richardson | Advertising MWBH Interns Sydney Talbert Jamille Johnson Human Resource Department hr@midwestblackhair.com Subscriptions MidwestBlackHair.com/Subscriptions

Welcome to another jam packed issue full of exciting and informative articles, great photos, upcoming events, and more! We are excited to feature the fantastic Ms. Jordan Antonia! She is an amazing artist, philanthropist, and person. Also check out our stories on Celebrity Stylist, Terry W., Latoya Rivers- The CEO, and the Dynamic Duo Entrepreneurs of Glam Extensions. So sit back with your favorite beverage and enjoy the September issue of Midwest Black Hair Magazine! We are constantly striving to perfect our magazine for our readers, and would love to hear from you. Please let us know if you have any feedback, suggestions, questions, or general comments that you would like to share with us. Feel free to email us at: info@midwestblackhair.com.

Midwest Black Hair LLC info@midwestblackhair.com 816-866-MWBH (6924)

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Thank you and I hope you enjoy this issue! Malisse Lockhart-Ford

Editor-In-Chief Midwest Black Hair Magazine

Cover Photo Model | Jordan Antonia Photography | Eleet Casey Back Cover Photo & Pg 2-3 Model | Christina Richardson Make-Up | Aquira Andall Photography | MrDonPhotos.com Hair | MrDon of New York City

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5 Best Haircuts

What do Mila Kunis, Kirsten Dunst, and Emma Stone have in common? These gorgeous ladies all have round face shapes, like you! They always look stunning because all it takes is the right haircut or hairstyle to flatter wider, softer features.

There are haircuts at every hair length for every hair texture emphasize length and minimize width to create the illusion of that coveted oval face. Check out all these beautiful hairstyles you have to choose from.

Want to see photos of the best haircuts for round faces?

Check out http://www.hairstylestars.com for picture galleries plus more tips and articles and expert advice directly from a hair stylist!

Here are the 5 best hairstyles for round faces!

* Bonus Tip* One last note, if you’re throwing hair up into a ponytail, bun, or half up hairstyle, the same rules apply. You want to add height to minimize width. Take a minute to tease hair just behind the hairline to add flattering volume at the crown. Those with fine hair may need a little hairspray or criss-crossed bobbypins for a boost.

1. BANGS At every hair length, bangs can be a flattering addition for round faces. Side swept bangs are the universally flattering look and add desirable angles. Add a few wisps, thick fringe, or longer bangs that hit at the cheekbone, depending on your hair type and haircut. If you’re in love with Zooey Deschanel’s blunt bangs, don’t worry! They’re totally flattering for wider faces when worn at eye brow skimming length. A few angled layers around the chin help too. Straight across bangs don’t have to be literally straight across. Subtly cutting bangs into a gentle arc that is shorter at the sides and longer in the centre softens the blunt bang. Or slightly curl blunt bangs under for something a little bit different. 2. LONG HAIR LongMIDWEST hair wornBLACK adds the illusion of length to round faces or wide cheeks. Wear long hair straight to eliminate 14 HAIR MAGAZINE - September 2013 any undesirable width. Use a flat iron and serum for ultra sleek and super shiny hair.


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If you love the always in style center part, be sure hair is at least collar bone length. Even better is a graduated cut that adds angles near the face. You can also rock the side part, just off centre to very deep to one side. Hair will fall over the cheeks, given you a more angular visage. If you want to add a few romantic curls to this look for a date or everyday, you still can! Save yourself time and flatter your face shape by starting the curls below the chin. 3. SHOULDER LENGTH HAIR This in between medium and long length is one of the best haircuts out there for round faces and really anyone. Medium hair can start to curl from hitting the shoulder while longer can become unmanageable. Collarbone length hair gives you just enough length without any more work. If you have thick or wavy hair, be sure to get lots of layers cut so hair volume doesn’t add width. 4. BOB HAIRSTYLES Some say bobs are a don’t for round faces but it’s all about getting the right one for your face shape. If you want a chin length bob like Cameron Diaz, who also has a round face, side swept bangs will add a flattering slant to an otherwise rounded hairstyle. Or go for a bob that’s a few inches below chin length with a side part. This look is chic, stylish, and easy to wear. If you want to add some extra edge, get a choppy bob and wear it tousled. Angled or graduated bobs are also a great idea. They can be cut at dramatically to exaggerate the angle of your jaw. This also adds gorgeous texture. 5. THE PIXIE CUT It may seem counterintuitive but cropped cuts can be fabulous for round faces, if you dare to wear one. Ginnifer Goodwin is absolutely transformed with this cute cut that uses angled bangs with lots of jagged layers to contrast a softer jawline. You can also style hair to add volume, texture, and height at the top of the head. Have fun with it! And the undercut, where one or both sides are shaved, are so hot right now. If you’re fashion forward, this cut is ultra feminine. www.MidwestBlackHair.com

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featured

MUSIC . STYLE . STARDOME

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ordan Antonia

The music industry has received a new star whose talent is touching lives around the world. Jordan Antonia exemplifies talent, drive, and passion that will make her someone you’ll want to know, a voice you’ll have to hear, & face you’ll need to see. She’s the total package. Jordan’s sound has been described as amazingly addictive, and unlike any other. Her style matches her original sound, with her soft mohawk coif and shaved sides, known as the JA cut. Jordan Antonia has recently teamed up with Shaquille O’Neal and his new Deja 34 imprint. As a result of this incredible union, Jordan is destined to be what you hear, see, and feel on every stage, radio, television, and big screen. Jordan’s soon to be released debut project, ADD of the Heart, brings to light every aspect of her talent and being. With songs giving listeners a glimpse into what

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it’s like to be in love with someone who makes you feel pleasure and pain, security and insecurity, all within one blink of an eye, this album will speak to just about anyone’s heart that has been in a relationship. Along with being a great musical talent, Jordan Anotina has also started Girls Like Me Inc. The vision of Girls Like Me Inc. is to empower young women, grade 6-9, to understand their value, realize their full potential, and help them overcome their circumstances. One program that Girls Like Me does is the M.U.S.T. Program. “Make Urself Stronger Together” is the program created to show that young women – all women – are stronger when they work together. We had a chance to get to know this new superstar, and get to know who she is. Check out her interview with MWBH on page 20! Photos Pg 19-21 Photography | Eleet Casey


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MWBH: What made you decide to pursue your singing career? JA: I’ve wanted to sing for as long as I can remember. Music has always been a form of expression for me and been my primary outlet for my emotions. I started out performing at family cookouts and school talent shows, which just added to my wanting to be on a stage. Being on stage has always felt natural. It’s home to me. MWBH: How would you describe your style of singing? JA: My music is a combination of R&B and Pop. I enjoy the task of giving you emotional yet still upbeat. MWBH: Who are your musical idols, and how have they influenced you? JA: My biggest idol/ influence is Aaliyah. I watched her grow and progress through her career seamlessly. For me, she represented girls and young women well and set an example for perfect balance. MWBH: Tell us a little about your style.. JA: My style is a combination of trendy and classic. I enjoy playing with the thought of masculine and feminine. I love ties and shoes, and enjoy making the uncommon common. Being able to play around and combine them to get my looks together gives me LIFE! MWBH: What is your favorite hair style? JA: I’m the kind of girl who likes a unique hairstyle. Honestly, my favorite hairstyle is mine right now. I call it the JA! LoL.

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MWBH: What are your top 3 hair products or tools that roll with you no matter where you go? JA: I love my Paul Mitchell working and holding sprays, my Olive Oil moisturizer, and my flat iron!! They are always in my bag!! MWBH: What projects are you working on and where can our readers hear your music? JA: I recently released my first E.P. entitled A.D.D. Of The Heart which is currently available on iTunes. I am currently in Promo mode with the recent drop of my lead single “Can’t Walk Away” so I am always on the go. For the readers, You check out my website www.jordanantonia.com for all updates, sneak peeks and new music! MWBH: What made you start Girls Like Me™ and can you tell us a little more about the organization? JA: I started Girls Like Me because I had low selfesteem growing up, dealt with a lot of things that I didn’t know handle, and wished I had someone to talk and relate to. Girls Like Me is my not for profit organization. It is for girls grades 6-9 who have are faced with the normal obstacles of life (i.e. self-esteem issues, bullying, peer pressure, problems at home, etc.) and just want to know that they aren’t alone and get the support of others who can relate to them. I want them to understand that they are all going through similar things, whether they believe and understand it or not, and, that instead of being catty towards each other, they should be there for each other to help get through the hardships of young adulthood.


MWBH: How can girls join the program? JA: The best way to be a part of the program is to request that it be brought to your school. Or, join the community at www.facebook.com/GirlsLikeMe.Inc MWBH: And how can people volunteer and where? JA: GLM is in the process of planning and putting together fundraisers for the near future. We are always looking for young ladies to join the team. To inquire, go like the Facebook page and send us a message and we can proceed from there.

Want to read more on Jordan Antonia? Check her out online: www.jordanantonia.com www.twitter.com/jordanantonia www.facebook.com/jordanantonia1 Instagram: @_jordanantonia

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in the news Hairfinity® by Brock Beauty, Inc. Presents 'Let Your Hair Down Expo' - New York City's Largest Natural Hair Care Event Thousands Expected to Gather for Hair, Health, and Haute Couture. Hairfinity®, the popular hair growth vitamin supplement by Brock Beauty Inc., presents the Let Your Hair Down EXPO!, New York City’s largest natural hair care event. The EXPO brings together savvy naturalistas, stylists and bloggers to share best practices for natural hair care, fashion and networking opportunities. More than 4,000 participants are expected to convene at SIR Stage37 to learn about hair, health and beauty on Saturday, September 14, 2013 from noon 6 p.m. Following the event, an after party is scheduled at the same location from 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

“ [Hairfinity] has a proven track

record for providing women with natural hair care solutions so it's an ideal collaboration.

Attracting more than 2,500 attendees in 2012, pioneers in the natural hair community, Jenell Stewart, founder of the popular natural hair care site KinkyCurlyCoilyMe! and Christina Brown, founder of fashion and beauty site, LoveBrownSugar, will serve as co-hosts this year. In addition, a series of panels and workshops will be offered to attendees - celebrity natural hairstylist,Felicia Leatherwood will lead two seminars demonstrating proper natural hair care techniques and beauty regimens. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a meet-and-greet with actress/comedian Kim Coles at the Hairfinity booth, along with the chance to win product giveaways throughout the day. “This event is about more than hair. It’s about giving people a chance to be a part of the economy,” says Candace Kelley, creator of Let Your Hair Down EXPO! “This is a field dominated by natural hair product lines created by African-American women, and we are now finding that larger brands are jumping on the bandwagon to attract this growing and devoted community. Black women are now coveted consumers.” Added Stewart, “We are so excited that Hairfinity partnered with Candace for this event, as the product is a www.MidwestBlackHair.com

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leader in its field. The brand has a proven track record for providing women with natural hair care solutions so it’s an ideal collaboration.” Last year, the EXPO featured sold-out workshops discussing topics ranging from how to care for your child’s hair to making healthy smoothies. This year, the EXPO caps off New York Fashion Week and will feature designers who have made their mark on the industry. The natural hair community has been significantly growing over the past five years. Women are increasingly abandoning the ritual of chemically straightening their hair and adopting natural methods and styles. According to the Mintel, a consumer spending and market research firm, the number of Black women who do not use products to chemically relax or straighten their hair jumped to 36% in 2011, up from 26% in 2010. Meanwhile, sales of relaxer kits dropped by 17% between 2006 and 2011, according to the same report. Visit the Let Your Hair Down Expo! website for more information about the event - including exhibitor and speaking opportunities. About Brock Beauty Brock Beauty, Inc. is an innovative natural hair and skin care company committed to delivering lasting results and affordable, healthy solutions to enhance and preserve your natural beauty. Founded in 2004, Brock Beauty has created advanced natural formulas for hair and skin care, with a special emphasis on growth and maintenance, that can be found in their popular line of products including: Hairfinity ®, Essentious ®, Dermera®, Dermera Glow® and Infinite Lash®.

About Hairfinity

Hairfinity® is Brock Beauty’s best-selling product, and is a nutritional supplement that contains essential nutrients for healthy hair. This potent and effective formula contains Vitamins Ac, C, and D, a B-Vitamin Complex, Biotin, MSM, and more. Two capsules are taken per day, and each bottle contains a one month supply. Hairfinity vitamins can help your achieve longer, stronger, healthier looking hair. Results can be seen in as little as one month.

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IT WORKS! IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES IN THE UNITED STATES.

In 2011, It Works! was ranked on Inc. Magazine's prestigious Inc. 500/5000 list as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in its category. It Works! offers the world's first naturally based body contouring line that delivers maximum results in minimal time. You simply won't find anything like it in the world today.

Name: Shannon Stoops Website: https://getskinnywithshannon.myitworks.com/ Home Phone Number: 816-442-2056


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hair How To Achieve The Perfect Twist Out

By: Cherice Richmond- CoveredWithCurls.com

Rocking your Natural Mane never looked better with this simple hairstyle. I will unveil a way to get great twist out results with little to no time. Let’s take control of those natural tresses and show who’s boss! What you’ll need: Demi brush Hair clips Conditioner Curl pudding Styling gel Olive Oil • For best results, start on freshly washed hair. • Apply conditioner starting from your roots to your ends • Section hair and begin to detangle from ends to roots using a demi brush our your fingers • Apply curl pudding of your choice to each section CoveredWithCurls.com for moisture, then clip hair out of the way • Apply a dime size of styling gel to each section *Want more definition? Add more gel! • Begin to apply two- strand twist to the prepped hair. *Want more curls? Add more twist! • Let hair air dry for 10-15 minutes before covering with silk scarf, or bonnet then let hair dry over night • Want faster results? Sit under a hair dryer! • Apply a dime size of Olive Oil to the palms of your hands and rub over each twist. This will assist with shine and easy take down • Begin to unravel hair by pulling from the root to release those fab curls • Now, SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE!!!!!!!!!! • Finally, take your hands and rake the roots upward to get rid of any parts and YOUR DONE! Note: Reframe from touching your hair. Too much manipulation will call on the FRIZZ!

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MWBH Review & Giveaway

Morning Glamour Giveaway

The Morning Glamour Satin Pillowcases are our featured item of the month! These glamourus pillowcases are one of those items that you need to always have on hand in your survival kit, they are WONDERFUL! We had a chance to try these out for ourselves, and noticed not only a reduced amount of breakage of hair, but it improved sleeping by keeping cool throughout those hot summer nights. This item has recieved our Editors Stamp of Approval!

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erry Walter, is a force to be reckoned with. He is known as the next new star from Houston Texas on the entertainment scene. The proud father of two beautiful daughters, brings a new Southern style and flavor to the table that is untouchable. The Beaumont Texas native uses hair, makeup, and photography as a form of self-expression. Terry's unique style is taking the entertainment industry by storm. Terry has been able to provide the edge that the fashion industry has been missing for many years. He is a creator, known for going against the grain. Terry constantly pushes the mark as he constantly changes the face and image of the industry. He is a self-taught artist in the hair and makeup business. He has the dynamic ability to perfect both hair and makeup for men and women with all hair textures and skin tones makes him rare. Terry has dedicated his life to his profession, as his passion is displayed in the finished product. The organic skin care line inventor enjoys the benefits of his career in the entertainment industry and has had the opportunity to meet other talented artists. Using the hip hop industry as a foundation, Terry has been able to cross into the mainstream industry with a bang. Terry has had the privilege of doing runway for designers such as Tommy Hilfiger, Angel Sanchez, Charles Nolan, Baby Phat, Enyce,and Cover Girl. He has also worked with entertainers such as Mario, Tangi Miller, Avant, Chamillionaire, Pherrell, Essence Adkins, Slim Thug, Arnez J., Charles Woodson, Steward Scott, Michael Irvin, Flex Alexander, Scarface, Arnez J,Rick Ross, Bun B, David Banner, Aloma Wright,Faizon Love, Kelly Price, Ken L, Othella Harrington, Phe Caplan, Mike Jones, Faizon Love, Mya, Dick Gregory, H-Town, and many more. Directors such as Hype Williams, Steven Spielberg, and Michael Bay. Some of Terry's film credits are Transformers 3, Love and Other Four Letter Words, Steppin, Hewlett Packard, Dr. Pepper, Reebok, and Toshiba.

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aToya Rivers is a natural hair stylist and entrepreneur that has been styling and educating people in the hair and beauty industry for over 17 years. Espresso Culture was founded in 2009 due to her new passion for anything natural in the hair and beauty industry. Being a model, author, and motivational speaker has inspired her to teach many classes and seminars and now create the Kansas City Natural Hair and Wellness Expo, bringing together culture, education and to give inspiration. “I bring hair, art, and fashion to life in a stimulating culture in my city through classes, personal styling, and shows.” “My team and I give the complete look of hair and fashion for runway, media, photography, special events and shows.”

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aToya Rivers The CEO

MWBH: What made you want to get into the hair industry? LR: I've always loved doing hair since a little girl. I come from a family of beauticians my grandma my mom, and my sister. It’s been said we have a growing hand, which means the gift of growing hair. MWBH: You just wrapped up another successful natural hair expo in Kansas City. What was your favorite part of the expo? LR: My favorite part of the Expo is all the different hairstyles that come through the door each woman is showcasing their own individuality and creativity through their hair.

MWBH: How can MWBH readers keep track of your events and get a hold of you? LR: To keep up with Espresso Culture or EsCu Models like our pages on Facebook or you can go to our

Website: www.espressoculturekc.com Facebook: Espresso Culture Facebook: EsCu Models Instagram: EsCu

MWBH: What is the most popular question that people ask you about natural hair, and what is your answer? LR: The most popular question I get asked about natural hair is how do I keep my hair from being dry? I answer by saying you have to start with keeping your scalp healthy and moisturized with essential oils which will produce beautiful strands of hair. Then you keep the strands of your hair protected with an oil moisturizer and avoid as less shedding as possible. From combing, brushing, styling etc. MWBH: What other projects do you have going on or are coming up? LR: The EsCu Models and Development Group which is a entity of Espresso Culture will launch our first Pilot commercial Sept 12th. We have a upcoming modeling workshop September 21st for anyone who wants to become a model or work with EsCu Models. I'm also preparing to be a part of the Fashion to Fro segment in Houston Texas with Natural Hollywood.

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hair Head Tattoo Sparks Alopecia Conversation By Dr. Linda Amerson

Tattoos are popular for all parts of the body, even your head can become a canvas! We continue our alopecia awareness by interviewing alopecia beauty Dotty Jenkins from New Hamphsire, who has a head full of meningful tattoos. In addition, her alopecia journey is poetically expressed in a poem. Dotty shares, "I would like to take this opportunity to comment on my head tattoos. It is a collage of meaningful separate tattoos pulled together with flowers and vines that my tattoo artist drew freehand to make it all come together beautifully. As far as whether it hurt, I will just say that all tattoos hurt, and head tattoos do not hurt any more than tattoos anywhere else. I was so psyched to

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get it done that it was really like therapy for me. I forgot about the loss, and focused on the beauty. I didn't want anyone to think I had Cancer so I took my blank canvas and had it made into a masterpiece. I went for 22 different sessions for a total of about 45 hours. It took about 3 years to complete it but it was well worth it. I do not regret any of it. It is a great conversation starter and I get to educate people about Alopecia. I paid just under $3,000 for the tattoo completion. Ironically I paid more for my vacuum wig that I don't even wear! Thank you, Dr. Linda Amerson for giving beautiful Alopecian women a voice and helping us spread awareness. You are awesome!!!"


This Thing Called Alopecia by Dotty Jenkins Okay, world, where do I start? I guess I'll tell it from the heart. It all began seven years ago, Why it picked me, I still don't know. I may be heredity, it may be stress, All I knew was the doctor's guess. There is no cause, no known cure, You'll lose more hair, that's for sure. You may lose some or lose it all, No way to know how much will fall. This can't be true! This isn't fair! I'm a woman! I need my hair! This thing called Alopecia, didn't stall, Within three months I lost it all. No scalp hair, brows or lashes now, I had to accept the loss--but how? I felt alone, I couldn't share, I just cried, I didn't care. I bought some wigs, they hid it well, My Alopecia? None could tell.

If you're black or white or red, It takes your hair right off your head. Hair may come back or maybe not, Is there anything else I forgot? Yes! Alopecians Beautiful inside and out, We need to show what that's about. Alopecians neither freaks nor contagious, Thinking otherwise is outrageous. I lost all my hair, not my identity, My Alopecian friends give me serenity. So, give us a chance and don's make fun, Alopecians are just like everyone!

Tried everything my doctor suggested, Still all my hair, my body rejected, Three years later I had no hair, Three years living with despair. One fine day I went online, Where I met new friends of mine. Alopecia groups, how nice, I go to them for advice. Alopecia won't discriminate From age one to ninety-eight. Not caring who or where you are, In the USA or from afar. For additional information about alopecia or scalp disorders, contact Dr. Linda Amerson at 817 265-8854, or dramerson@hairandscalpessentials.com or check our site @www.hairandscalpessentials.com. We also invite you to tune in every Wednesday from 11am-12noon CST to Ask the Hair & Scalp Doctor Radio Show on www.DfwiRadio.com. www.MidwestBlackHair.com

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he Dynamic Duo, Dana Winsley and Myra Boulware, are mother and daughter entrepreneurs that saw a problem and felt the need to help fix it! At first they joked about launching a company providing hair extensions and wigs of exceptional quality, but before they knew it, their dreams became a reality! As a woman who suffered from Alopecia, Dana Winsley fell that having different hair options available for women would help others suffering from hair loss feel more vivacious and confident. Myra, like her mother, inherited the ‘hair connoisseur gene’ rightfully so, growing up as a hair extension lover since the tender age of 14. Myra wanted to find a resourceful way to help women look and feel great without breaking the bank. Dana and Myra had fallen prey to the vicious extension cycle that many of us can relate too, paying high dollar prices for hair weaves that would only last a few weeks, and then starting the whole process over again. These innovative homemakers from Philadelphia turned nothing into something the day they got fed up with spending large amounts of money on cheap, low quality hair. After careful consideration, research, and development, Glam Extensions was born! Light in weight and supple, Glam Extensions luxury hair is raw and unprocessed with natural flow and movement. Chemical free, Glam Extensions enhances the length, color and texture of natural hair offering a flawlessly opulent refined weave or extension style. Unlike most virgin hair brands, Glam Extensions is nonshedding, tangle-free, and effortlessly manageable; guaranteed to last up to a year!

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Midwest Black Hair Magazine Advertising Sales Agent Job/Internship type: Paid/Commissions Company/Publication Name: Midwest Black Hair magazine Location: -Description: Midwest Black Hair Magazine is a monthly publication that is devoted to showcasing African American hair styles, promoting local hair and beauty stylist, supporting local small businesses, putting a spotlight on hair & beauty events in the Midwest, and providing hair, beauty, and health information. We are looking for Advertising Sales Agents across the Midwest to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for creating new and servicing existing accounts, sales experience a plus. This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated, responsible, self-starter. *This position is based solely on commissions. Contact: Applicants can send a resume and cover letter to Malisse Lockhart-Ford at hr@midwestblackhair.com

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