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Rock the Vote for “Lexi,” Semi-Finalist in the Sally Beauty Cultivate Competition

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DMV’s own Lexi is a semi-finalist in the Sally Beauty Cultivate Competition. At age thirteen, this young entrepreneur is making major moves in the beauty industry!

Child author Lexi P. is a creative and adventurous tweenpreneur with a big imagination and even bigger hair. She is an honor-roll student who loves to serve her community. She is an active Girl Scout member who eagerly mentors younger girls in her troop. Lexi has a passion for writing and saw the need to share her personal lessons about learning to love herself. In her debut book, Curly Girls Love Your Curls, Lexi did just that. The book received such positive response from young girls across the globe, this inspired Lexi to create the hair care line “Curlanista” designed to help girls’ curls pop non-stop! –Curlanistas.com.  She shared a positive message about how loving your natural hair reinforces the importance of self-esteem. Her second book, The Ice Cream Talk: Loving The Skin You’re In, expands the topic of self-love even more. This bright young author is a strong believer in following your dreams and believing in yourself. Through what she is envisioning as a series of children’s books, Lexi P. plans on sharing with the world her many adventures and life-lessons.

In 2017 she was selected by Verizon to be featured in their #Weneedmore initiative which exposes youth to careers in STEM and entrepreneurship. In Lexi’s public service announcement with Verizon she shared her story on being a kidpreneur. Lexi uses her platform to inspire other kids to follow their dreams.  Since then Lexi has been invited to speak at schools and other forums inspiring other kids to pursue their goals.

Lexi now needs your help to push her amazing brand further. Cast your vote for Lexi’s Curlanista hair-care. The winner will receive a $25,000 business grant, mentorship and product placement in Sally Beauty Supply store!

Vote for Lexi “CURLANISTAS” Today! 

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Photographer Paul Greene

Purchase Curly Girls Love Your Curls! 

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Photographer Paul Greene

 

Be sure to check out her website by clicking Here!

 

Dove Hair Stylist Cynthia Alvarez Gives Tips On Undertones & Hair Colors – How They Work Together

Created specially for colored hair, try Dove Color Care system that helps keep hair color vibrant for up to 40 washes!

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Warmer temperatures are right around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to freshen up your look!

Have you ever wanted to change your hair color, but didn’t know where to start? As someone who is constantly changing the color of her own hair, Dove Hair Stylist Cynthia Alvarez has provided us with a quick crash course on the two crucial steps you should watch out for as you’re choosing a new color that’s right for you.

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Dove Hair Stylist, Cynthia Alvarez

Undertones & Hair Colors – How They Work Together

Determine Your Undertone: Finding your best hair color starts with taking your skin tone into account. If you are not sure where to start, look at a vein in your arm under natural light. If it appears green, then you have a warm undertone, if it is blue then you have a cool undertone. If you can’t decipher which color it is, then congrats, you’re a neutral tone and any hair color would look great on you! If you’re still confused, look at your eyes. If you have a lot of gold specks in your eyes, you probably then have a warm undertone, but if you notice a lot of blues and greens, then you have a cool undertone.”

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A Hair Care Regimen That Works: Before even deciding on your new color of choice, make sure to revamp your hair care routine because color treated hair requires more attention. My number one rule is to regularly use a shampoo and conditioner specifically formulated for color treated hair. One of my favorites is Dove Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner because it’s really nourishing and helps extend the life and vibrancy of your color. Overtime, if you have any unwanted yellow or orange tones in your hair, mix a dollop of purple shampoo with your regular color safe shampoo to cancel it out.”

Celebrity Hair Stylist Cynthia Alvarez’s clientele includes the likes of singer/actress KeKe Palmer and singer, model and actress Tatyana Ali. Her workmanship has graced the red carpet world stages of The Emmys and MTV Video Music Awards. The native New Yorker joined Dove as a hair curl expert and celebrity hair stylist.

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As a celebrity hair curl expert and hair stylist for Dove, Alvarez responsibilities include television appearances, and traveling to beauty salons all over the country to use Dove’s Quench Absolute Hair Care Series during their ‘Salon Days’ events.

“Everyone knows Dove for their skin care products,” said Alvarez. “But their hair care products are also great, and I really believe in them.”

 Order your Dove Color Care products now by clicking Here!

There is nothing quite like healthy, colorful, & vibrant hair!

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                                     More About this Product:

• Especially created for color-treated hair
• Helps keep hair color vibrant for up to 40 washes
• Formulated with Vibrant Color Lock
• Leaves colored hair feeling silky and manageable every day
• Progressively nourishes with regular use
• Gently cleanses for daily use
Many of us love the look and feel of freshly colored or hilighted hair – our hair shines as bright as we feel inside, and it’s only natural that we want that feeling to last as long as possible. If you’re wondering how to make hair color vibrancy last longer, the secret is using products that will nourish your colored hair. We've developed Dove Color Care system to do just that – the unique formula with Vibrant Color Lock helps keep your color vibrant for up to 40 washes, making it our best system for color- treated hair.

This gently and protecting system for colored hair instantly smooths and progressively nourishes hair, making it look and feel beautiful, strong and healthier day after day. Simply apply Dove Color Care Shampoo to wet hair, lather and rinse. For best results, follow up with Dove Color Care Conditioner.