The nationwide search for the 2011 Dark and Lovely Fashionista Model sponsored by Softsheen-Carson and ESSENCE magazine made its way to Atlanta, Georgia for a live casting call on July 16, 2011. The event provided a unique opportunity for contestants to get up close and personal with some of their favorite celebrities. Many of the contestants took the opportunity to get the stars to dish out some of their favorite beauty tips.
The gorgeous Bria Murphy hosted the event displaying her charm and poise as Dark and Lovely’s Beauty Brand Ambassador. The exciting celebrity panel discussing the latest in beauty and fashion was led by ESSENCE Magazine Beauty Director, Corynne Corbett.
With his electric personality, Johnny Wright (SoftSheen-Carson Artistic Director and celebrity hairstylist to First Lady Michelle Obama) dazzled guests with his tried and trusted techniques. Kandi Burruss (Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter and Atlanta Housewife) shared some of her personal beauty tips in her always approachable, down to earth manner. The stylish Carlton Jones (Celebrity Stylist) added to the discussion with his extensive knowledge of style and fashion. The 2011 Dark and LovelyFashionista Model winners will be announced on August 8, 2011.
Natural Beauty Tips from the Celebrity Panel
- The key to great hair is having healthy hair. Keep hair healthy by trimming dead ends and conditioning with a good moisturizer. (Johnny Wright)
- A quick, easy way to slim your figure is to accessorize any outfit with a belt. It instantly takes inches off of the waist and accentuates your curves. (Kandi Burruss)
- Having self-confidence is the first rule in beauty. (Bria Murphy)