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Be Bold: New Hairdos to Try

The New Year is always time to reflect, re-evaluate and reinvent, and hairstyles are usually first on a Vixen's list. We figure that 2012 is as good a time as any to find the hairstyle that suits you to perfection. No? Well, let us try and persuade you. From the runway to reality television, there are several styles and small details that will up the ante on your hair value and have men stopping to stare.

Check out six hairstyles that you should be working with in 2012!


Braids
Fishtail, side-swipe or milkmaid, the braids are back to adorn wigs. Natural or relaxed, it's time to take a hold of the memories of our moms. Tap Draya Michele for inspiration and peep a few YouTube vids to get the fishtail down pat, as well as other woven locks.


Retro Updo's
With fashion taking a look back (always) at yesteryear, hair is keeping up in the on trend race. Grab your inner Bridgette bardot and try out some retro chignon or beehive hairdo. Bold? Yes! And completely acceptable


Center (Side part)
Ah, yes, it's back again. The defined part down the center of your scalp
os back again. Made popular again by the Kardashian sisters and seen on many a runway, this simple yet bold hairstyle can make any new 'do sophisticated and chic. If you're simply not feeling it, the side part is on trend as well.


Top Knots
We love, love, love this new hair trend. Simple yet chic, the bun or wraparound pony that sits atop the head can be perfect for any casual outing or high-class soiree. It can be a messy one or a neat, slicked back creation. Either way, this is the go-to for 2012 hairstyles. Everyone from Ashanti to Sanaa Lathan have taken the reigns on this one, so try it!

Short, Loose Bob
This may be an ongoing hairstyle trend and only bold for the long hair wearers, but we highly suggest a major chop to a dull 'do. If you haven't done the short 'do, take the leap of faith. All A-list Vixens have rocked their tresses in a short style sooner or later, so it's your turn to lose control. Loose bobs with bangs and tousled beach waves are in for the upcoming year, so try it out now and thank us later.


Low Ponytail
Classic but always in style. The low ponytail (now, mostly sitting up high on the crown) has been brought back to rock effortlessly. Remember, keep it untidy! Play with textures and adorn it with various hair accessories to dress it up and maintain on-trend. On the other hand, keep it sleek and simple and the effect is equally winning.

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During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

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"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

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As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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