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Taj Mahal Replica Planned For Dubai

Taj Mahal Replica Planned For Dubai

Commented Oct 8, 2012 at 20:14:29 in Travel

“The Taj Mahal is a treasure that brings a level of history and romance that is unsurpassed. Just like a classic movie some things are not to be redone. I'm sorry to hear about this but lets hope that when the project is completed they turn their attention to training the skin care therapists at their luxury hotels on ethnic skin care to accomodate their international clientele.”
Anne Hathaway's Wedding Veil And Other Ways Good Vintage Can Go Bad (PHOTOS)

Anne Hathaway's Wedding Veil And Other Ways Good Vintage Can Go Bad (PHOTOS)

Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 11:06:21 in Style

“I think she looks stunning. The veil has a very Gatsbyesque look about it. She can carry it off.”
Iman Defends Black Makeup Brands At WWD Beauty Summit

Iman Defends Black Makeup Brands At WWD Beauty Summit

Commented Sep 2, 2012 at 03:39:01 in Black Voices

“The bottom line here is that women of color are still relegated to the 'back of the store' or 'end of the aisle'. This is just a poor business decision considering the billions of dollars spent by ethnic women on beauty products and services. The same is true of the esthetic/spa industry which overall does not include brown skin in their training curriculums. The Iman brand is relevant enough to warrant fair placement in the aisles of any store. These purveyors of beauty need to wake up and recognize the missed opportunities.”
Evelyn Lozada Files For Divorce From Chad Johnson, Rep Confirms

Evelyn Lozada Files For Divorce From Chad Johnson, Rep Confirms

Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 12:57:07 in Latino Voices

“Are you kidding me? "Domestic violence is not o.k."? Well how about the violence that she has perpetrated against fellow cast members? Lozada has thrown wine bottles at the heads of other women, run barefoot across a conference table to leap on her castmate, initiated fistfights, participated in unmerciful bullying and berated a long time "friend" for filing charges when she was punched in the face by Lozada's personal assistant. Karma can be a bitch.
Somehow, Lozada as victim just doesn't fly. She would do best by repairing her forehead, reopening her shoe store and rethinking her life.”

Lynnette Southwood on Aug 16, 2012 at 11:21:04

“LOL! I'm not buying the victim act either. Chad is taking the high road and if I didn't like him before (which I did until he hooked up with her) I certainly like him now. I hope he doesn't let her screw him over anymore than she already has.”
Iman Style Evolution: Somali Supermodel Turned Global Fashion Icon (PHOTOS)

Iman Style Evolution: Somali Supermodel Turned Global Fashion Icon (PHOTOS)

Commented Jul 24, 2012 at 20:23:17 in Style

“The next major hurdle for women of color is for the spa & beauty industry to recognize that it's important to have education on the proper care and treatment for Brown skin. Apparently $3.5 Billion in sales of beauty products isn't enough to induce more training within the industries.”
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Spas and the Issue of Race Relations

Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 08:11:04 in Black Voices

“Yes, another situation where training is delivered from a singular perspective.”
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Spas and the Issue of Race Relations

Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 08:09:40 in Black Voices

“How interesting. You are receiving a weekly facial?”

Johnangry on Nov 21, 2012 at 10:24:31

“Body scrub. I don't like ppl in my face.”
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Spas and the Issue of Race Relations

Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 08:07:28 in Black Voices

“You are correct, familiarity will bring a greater comfort level. Interaction with other races at this stage of development will set the tone for their future success in serving the skin care needs of all ethnicities. Kudos to you and your school.”
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Spas and the Issue of Race Relations

Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 09:01:06 in Black Voices

“Brown skin is indeed a potentially huge revenue stream.”
Can You See It Now?

Can You See It Now?

Commented Nov 13, 2012 at 04:43:30 in Politics

“Yes! This article is relevant on so many levels. Businesses also needs to shift to adjust to a rapidly changing demographic. As an advocate for ethnic skin training in the spa industry it is apparent to me that any high end hotel or spa which fails to educate their staff on diverse skin types is doomed for failure. Even existing clients who have been loyal in the past will begin to realize how exclusionary and conservative their spa of choice is. The mavens and trendsetters will decide to venture out to that chic new place down the street which is getting great reviews and happens to offer service to a diverse range of skin tones. And hoards of women will follow them.”

montgomeryjhn on Nov 13, 2012 at 21:59:23

“We are not going to be around in 2040. Waste words”
Why Being A TV News Reporter Almost Kept Me From My Natural Hair (PHOTOS)

Why Being A TV News Reporter Almost Kept Me From My Natural Hair (PHOTOS)

Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 08:13:05 in Style

“You look beautiful. We are constantly bombarded with images of beauty that don't reflect ours so of course you would be conflicted. The irony is that other women are wearing jeans designed to create the look of bootyliciousness, slapping on self tanning lotion to look darker and torturing their lips with injections to make them look fuller. We need to recognize what we have and demand that the beauty world gives us what we need. Start stocking the drugstores with makeup that is suitable for our skin tones, start training spa and beauty pros to care for Black and ethnic skin and start showing more diverse images of beauty in the magazines.”
The World's Best Cities For Coffee Lovers (PHOTOS)

The World's Best Cities For Coffee Lovers (PHOTOS)

Commented Oct 29, 2012 at 11:12:42 in Travel

“Totally agree, I take issue with this.”
Why A Massage At The Spa Is Anything But Relaxing For Me (PHOTO)

Why A Massage At The Spa Is Anything But Relaxing For Me (PHOTO)

Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 07:27:49 in Style

“This article resonated with me on so many levels. As a spa professional I have asked my mother and sister so many times to come in for treatments at no cost to them. They do so with great reluctance-my mom is "taking care" of my father who by the way is in perfect health. My sister just cannot relax for an hour she has "too much to do". The art of doing nothing is necessary for balance and I applaud Liz for her progress.”
Mirror Mirror, On the Wall: The SPARK and Teen Vogue Controversy

Mirror Mirror, On the Wall: The SPARK and Teen Vogue Controversy

Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 09:30:28 in Black Voices

“I totally agree. Young girls are moving in a positive direction. Kudos to them.”
Mirror Mirror, On the Wall: The SPARK and Teen Vogue Controversy

Mirror Mirror, On the Wall: The SPARK and Teen Vogue Controversy

Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 09:29:34 in Black Voices

“If the whole point is to choose the prettiest ones lets agree to expand the color range of "pretty". After all even the Crayola box has eight different fleshtones and crayons from slim to chunky.”
Mirror Mirror, On the Wall: The SPARK and Teen Vogue Controversy

Mirror Mirror, On the Wall: The SPARK and Teen Vogue Controversy

Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 09:19:24 in Black Voices

“Thank you, I appreciate that. Stay tuned.”
Who Does Michelle's Facials?

Who Does Michelle's Facials?

Commented Oct 10, 2012 at 10:19:45 in Style

“Thank you so much Kim for your honest response.Your experience is not uncommon and I can only imagine the level of frustration you felt. The upside is that when you work on various skin tones it serves to build your expertise. Black/ethnic skin is so nuanced that you must truly be a master at your craft. I'll just bet those Chanel girls were checking you out and rightfully so.
But as skin professionals we can only voice our opinions. As you stated it is up to women of color to ask for what they need, which is someone who understands their skin. Everyone deserves that.”
Disappearing Acts: Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone & The Erasure of Black Women in Film

Disappearing Acts: Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone & The Erasure of Black Women in Film

Commented Sep 19, 2012 at 11:42:42 in Black Voices

“I heard someone talking about this and thought they were kidding. My parents reminisce often about seeing Nina Simone at the Blue Note in Philadelphia and how the audience barely breathed because this diva commanded such respect and was truly awesome in her manner of being. She ruled her space and no one dared challenge it. I love Zoe, but she has neither the life experience of a Black woman in difficult times nor the physical visage to play such a compelling musical and social pioneer. I'll watch Columbiana again but I will not spend my money on this nonsense. It's insulting.”
Ageless Chic: Who Says Women Of A Certain Age Can't Wear Leather?

Ageless Chic: Who Says Women Of A Certain Age Can't Wear Leather?

Commented Sep 5, 2012 at 10:45:05 in Fifty

“I hope that you didn't write this wonderful article to NOT have a fabulous pant waiting for us in your Iman Platinum Collection on HSN. I'll be very upset if this is the case.”
Spa-ing While Ethnic

Spa-ing While Ethnic

Commented Aug 2, 2012 at 11:15:48 in Style

“Sad but true. Staff is not trained from the perspective of the ethnic client and what it means when the wrong methods are employed during a service. They don't understand that facial scars can be created that might literally last for years.”

DMommmie on Aug 2, 2012 at 11:57:23

“Yes, I had a chemical peel that left my skin scarred for over a year.”
Spa-ing While Ethnic

Spa-ing While Ethnic

Commented Aug 2, 2012 at 11:05:09 in Style

“Not so much based on race but in consideration of the amount of melanin (coloring agent in found in skin). Knowing my client's ethnicity, among other things, is often helpful when trying to determine the best course of action for a skincare service.”
Spa-ing While Ethnic

Spa-ing While Ethnic

Commented Aug 2, 2012 at 10:42:22 in Style

“Thank you Sharon. Hopefully bringing a situation to light will aid in its correction.”
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Give The Help and Black Working Women a Break

Commented Aug 22, 2011 at 13:19:05 in Entertainment

“I get a strong sense that Mr. Kleyman is a nice man who tries to do right. But I think that he simply doesn't get it. He states that "Anyone, black or white, hearing the (N) word in The Help should find it disturbing -- that was how it was flung about by whites. But every Sunday night millions of people around the world tune in to True Blood, written by Alan Ball, a White man who seems to have no problem creating dialogue in which the African American female characters are referred to as "bitch" and "hooker" by the only African American male character in the show. Millions of folks tune in and no one seems to get the fact that this institutionalized verbal racism is par for the Hollywood course. So excuse me if I don't get excited over The Help. A movie that is quite honestly not being lauded by the black critics and which has (again) created a vehicle through which everyone is reaping rewards except for the people about whom the story is written.”
<i>True Blood</i> Sucker Punch: Season 4, Ep. 8

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 4, Ep. 8

Commented Aug 22, 2011 at 07:55:22 in Entertainment

“As a major fan of True Blood and avid reader of the books I am totally disgusted by the incessant need of the writers to create dialogue in which Black women are referred to as "bitch" and hooker. Even the ghost on the 8/21 episode was called "bitch". Did this woman not have a name? And surely on a show that has all manner of creatures, supes and otherwise, how difficult would it be to create a heterosexual Black male character again just for balance?”

mary896 on Aug 22, 2011 at 12:23:47

“Here here! I heartily agree. With shis show, who knows where we'll end up and who'll be there for the trip.”
The 10 Commandments Of Realistic Beauty

The 10 Commandments Of Realistic Beauty

Commented Aug 1, 2011 at 21:26:19 in Healthy Living

“Love this article. I would also like to add "invest in and take time for yourself" Women will change the oil on their car and get their pet groomed but then balk at the idea of a monthly facial. You only get one face in life and it's amazing how much more pleasant you'll be just knowing that you've devoted one whole hour to yourself.”
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