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Hair Talk with JoJo
The Hair Care Expert
Q. JoJo my daughter let somebody dye her hair blonde, and it’s three or four shades of blonde. It’s a mess, and I want it turned back brown or dark brown. Is that possible ?
A. Yes it’s possible but very complicated. Her blonde hair is probably very dry and porous. It will be easy to break, if you choose the wrong product. Great care must be taken during this process. Coloring is a science. You just can’t pick up a box that says dark brown and put it on blonde hair and get dark brown. That’s not gonna happen. You’re probably going to get some crazy psychedelic color that will blow your mind and cause breakage. Trust me I’ve made many mistakes learning. Go to the professionals for this service.
Q. JoJo I bought some very expensive good products for my damaged hair, and my hair dresser acts like she have a problem with me bringing my own shampoo and conditioner. She tells me that she’s the professional and she knows her job. It’s true she didn’t break off my hair. It was messed up, when I started coming to her. She does a good job, but I bought this stuff and I paid a lot of money for it. I don’t see the problem with her using it. What do you think?
A. Trust your stylist. If your dry and brittle hair is breaking and you bring some liquid protein conditioner, your stylist might stop you. You may have chosen the wrong conditioner for your problem. Do you take your own medicine to the doctor or do you trust him to prescribe what he thinks is best? Your stylist must first determine why your hair is breaking then choose the right type of treatment.
Q. JoJo I bought the Influence Rosemary shampoo and conditioner and scalp oil, and I love it. It really works on my dry scalp and hair. I also bought the Design Essential Herbal Complex Oil. Do I need both products? Which one would you suggest?
A. I love the Rosemary enriched Influence products during this dry winter season. They also have a scalp spray you apply before shampooing or during the conditioning process that also helps stop to itching and flaking without drying out the hair. As the seasons change and spring rolls in, I usually shift to the lighter oils like Design Essential’s herbal complex or Dudley’s Vitamin ADE oil. When lightly applied, they lubricate the scalp without weighing down the hair. We want to keep your hair bouncing and flowing.
     Remember, when your hair is on your mind, drop JoJo a line. Terry’s Place is the largest black-owned wig salon in Detroit. We want to take your look to the next level. When you look good, we look good. Visit Terry’s Place online at or on Facebook. Email or stop by Terry’s Place at 19139 Livernois Ave., Detroit, Mich. 48221. We’re open six days a week. Please call (313)863-4014.

Nicki Minaj introduces Queen
PRNewswire/ -- Global superstar, Nicki Minaj, reveals a Limited Edition Queen fragrance designed to be a nod to her sexy and confident platinum-selling album. In partnership with LUXE Brands, the newest fragrance launched exclusively online at, and is a disruptive introduction and preview of what's next to come in the beauty arena from the iconic artist.
     Inspired by Nicki's bold and unapologetic approach to life, the Limited Edition Queen fragrance exudes luxury, attitude and strength – the ultimate way to celebrate the "Queen" in all of us. The reigning queen of hip-hop is stronger than ever boasting nearly 100 Million followers on Instagram, a modeling contract with Wilhelmina, and recent partnerships with Mercedes Benz and Diesel fashion. Last year, she released her fourth consecutive platinum-selling album "Queen" to critical acclaim and became the first female artist with 100 career appearances on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 
  "I'm so excited to be launching a new fragrance for my fans. It's a special scent fit for a Queen, and for all the Queens in their lives," Minaj said.
  LUXE Brands, a beauty industry leader and innovator, was eager to add the direct to consumer model to their distribution strategy.  
  "We knew with Nicki's social footprint and loyal fan base that her fans would be eagerly waiting for something new and special from the artist. This limited-edition fragrance is just the beginning of what is next to come from Nicki Minaj in partnership with LUXE Brands. We will continue to keep pushing the envelope to deliver innovative fragrances to the market," Tony Bajaj, Chief Executive Officer of LUXE Brands says.
The Fragrance
  The intoxicating fragrance opens with sexy top notes of Asian Pear and Bergamot. The smooth sensual creamy dry down is wrapped with notes of Sleek Woods, Praline and Musk.
The Design
  Dipped in gold. Wrapped in velvet. The perfect gift.
  Nicki's iconic bottle is dipped in gold and further adorned with a removable headpiece that can be worn as a bracelet – a little something extra for her Barbz.
The Product
  Nicki Minaj Queen Limited Edition Eau de Parfum Spray, 3.4 fl. oz. /100ml is available on