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5 Hair & Beauty Trends to Carry Into 2013

Vibe Vixen Beauty Trends 2012With 2012 coming to an end, we look forward to the new and exciting trends that will hit the red carpet, but we've also become very fond of the following 5 trends from 2012:

1. High Bun

Buns aren't only for ballerinas anymore! In 2012, the high bun took on a life of its own, from perfect donut-styles to messy-chic. With the ease of this style, it's no wonder it was a go-to hairdo for celebs and civilians alike.

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2. Stiletto Nails

In 2012, celebrities ditched the almond and square shaped nail for the sexy stiletto style. The stiletto nail has become one of the hottest trends for 2012 thanks to its endless design, length and shape options.

Rihanna has championed this trend, always rocking her pointy talons in a myriad of designs.

While stiletto nails may not be practical for the everyday girl (how do you wash dishes?!), we adore them on celebs.

Vibe Vixen Keke Palmer Ombré Hair

3. Ombré Hair

It's no secret that ombré  hair has been around for years, but in 2012, the dip-dye look became one of the hottest hair trends.

We love it as a transitioning style as well. Keke Palmer rocked blonde ombré tresses on the red carpet then appeared on The Wendy Williams Show with a fierce full-on blonde 'do.

Since blonde hair isn't the only color option for ombré hair, we think the style can stay new and exciting in the new year.

Vibe Vixen Azealia Banks Vampy Lip

4. Vampy Lips

Nude lips seemed to dominate 2011, but with the insurgence of blood thirsty vampires on TV, vampy lips became the new beauty staple for 2012.

MAC Cosmetics hopped on the trend by introducing a deep plum lipstick by rapper Azealia Banks"Young Rapunxel."

Dark lipstick isn't viewed as "gothic" anymore, we love this alternative to the red lip and can't wait to see more celebrities rock the look in 2013.

Vibe Vixen Jessica Alba Collar Necklaces

5. Collar Necklaces

This bold statement jewelry is such a far cry from the dainty necklaces we've seen celebs rock in 2011. The collar necklace is such a versatile piece and can be worn casually with jeans or glammed up with a dress.

In an array of metals and designs, this trend is just heating up.


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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.


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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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Trina Braxton’s Ex-Husband, Gabe Solis, Dies After Battle With Cancer

Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.


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