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Beverly Johnson Launches Beauty And Lifestyle Collection For Black Women

Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/12/2012 11:15 am Updated: 04/12/2012 11:27 am

Beverly Johnson

She's still got it!

Beverly Johnson, who became an instant fashion icon after she was the first black woman to grace the cover of American Vogue in 1974, is making some major moves these days.

Her new reality show "Beverly's Full House" on the OWN network is a hit and she just launched a new collection of beauty products.

Already a beauty business maven, Beverly spent the past 14 years as the face and name of Amekor Industries' successful line of wigs, weaves and hair pieces.

But this time around the fashion icon has stepped out on her own and was inspired by her daughter Anansa, who wears her hair natural--thus prompting the 59-year-old beauty to create a line of products for a wider range of women with varying hair needs.

"I want to see mothers and daughters using my products. I think what happened is that people want to feel like you're doing something for them. It makes them feel, 'Wow, she's thinking about me and my needs,'" Beverly told Racked.com.

But Beverly isn't stopping at lotions and potions for your mane. The line also includes skincare products and plans to expand to a full blown lifestyle collection (linens, sheets, etc).

"It's everything I always wanted to do...I used to think I wasn't smart enough to start a brand, I was too old, I didn't know enough about business. But it's never too late to start."

We agree.

Check out the full Beverly Johnson beauty collection here and our favorite style moments of the fashion icon in the slideshow below.


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  • Vogue: August 1974

  • Glamour: January 1984

  • Italian Vogue: June 1980

  • Ebony: July 1980

  • Cosmopolitan: February 1976

  • German Cosmopolitan: January 1983

  • Vogue: January 1981

  • Glamour: March 1971

  • 2008: With Anansa At The Deborah Gregory Celebrates The Release Of "Catwalk"

  • 2011: Inaugural Global Down Syndrome Foundation Gala

  • 2011: Joanna Mastroianni Fall Collection Show

  • 2009: 7th Annual TV Land Awards

  • 2008: 3rd Annual Thurgood Marshall College Fund Gala

  • 2007: Angel Ball

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