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10 Celebs With Career Defining Hair Makeovers

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Fans are the toughest critics when it comes to seeing their favorite celebs switching up their looks. Beyoncé recently had the BeyHive buzzing when she traded her famous blonde wigs in for a short pixie cut. While Twitter and Instagram were divided over the bold cut, Bey seems to be loving her new short 'do. Flip through for 10 other celebs you might recognize after their career-changing makeovers. —Terry Carter Jr.

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MILEY CYRUS
Hair Makeover: Miley chopped her brunette locks for a fierce blonde pixie cut.
The Results: Miley's now signature blonde mane solidified one thing: Hannah Montana is really over. The country singing child star is now a certified twerking adult pop star and has the attitude to prove it. MC recently responded to backlash from those who criticized her new persona as an attempt to be black. "i know what color my skin is. you can stop with the friendly reminders bitch." she tweeted.

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NICKI MINAJ
Hair Makeover: Earlier this year Nicki ditched the pink wigs for a more polished swagger.
The Results: Nicki Minaj is more than just a brand. She's a businesswoman. Her decision to tone down her outlandish multi-colored wigs was in an effort to be taken seriously in the industry. Minaj says she feels "naked" with the make-under, but fans and haters can both agree, she's never looked better.

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CASSIE
Hair Makeover: In 2009, Cassie bravely shaved off the sides of her long and wavy tresses.
The Results: Cassie's new look made her the center of attention whenever she struts a red carpet. The shaved 'do also started a trend for chicks attempting to swagger jack her look. Rihanna, Lala, Mel B, and yes, even you Amanda Bynes... pay homage.

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RIHANNA
Hair Makeover: In 2007, Rihanna went back to black with a rebellious asymmetrical bob.
The Results: Be honest, you only started paying attention to Rihanna after the good girl went bad. Her transformation became one of the most memorable celebrity makeovers in history. RiRi's edgy new cut propelled her career to new levels. With 12 No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts, Rihanna has become an undeniable force in pop music today.

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SOLANGE
Hair Makeover: In 2009, Solange bid adieu to with her weave collection and rocked her natural hair.
The Results: When Solange debuted her haircut, it was clear that she was ready to step out of her big sister Beyonce’s shadow and create her own identity. The eclectic look worked well for the 27-year-old singer as she was finally able to establish her career as a solo star.

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TREY SONGZ
Hair Change: From braids to waves.
The Results: In 2008, Tremaine Neverson became a sex symbol and style provocateur after ditching his outdated cornrows for a more suave look. The change landed Trey in the pages of GQ and gained him an even larger female fan base. Boss move.

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MIGUEL
Hair Makeover: Miguel added height to his light Caesar haircut, creating a stylishly retro pompadour.
The Results: Miguel stole the R&B spotlight with his sophomore effort and his new look. The critically-acclaimed album, Kaleidoscope Dream, earned four nominations at the 2013 Grammys, taking home a gramophone for Best R&B Song. All eyes are now on the the 27-year-old singer/songwriter as his career launches into new heights.

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JUSTIN BIEBER
Hair Makeover: In 2011, Bieber trimmed inches off his juvenile bowl cut.
The Results: Beliebers let out a collective gasp when Justin swapped his signature fish bowl cut for a more mature, heartthrob look. The initial haircut has evolved over the years into a sophisticated faux hawk, becoming a definitive reminder to the world that the Biebs is all grown up.

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Lotions, creams, and salves—oh my! With cannabidiol (CBD) popping up in just about every product you can imagine, the cannabis-infused beauty industry is clearly on the come-up. In fact, analysts predict that the “wellness” movement—as well as the legalization of Mary Jane across the world—will help rake in $25 billion globally in the next 10 years, according to Business Insider. That’s 15 percent of the $167 billion skincare market.

And what better way to up the ante on one’s wellness routine than with all-natural CBD? Just ask Dr. Lana Butner, naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist at NYC’s Modrn Sanctuary, who incorporates CBD in her treatments.

“CBD is a fantastic addition to acupuncture sessions for both its relaxation and anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving effects,” Butner shares with Vixen. “The calming effects of CBD allows for patients to deeply relax into the treatment and really tap into the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for rest, digestion and muscle repair/regeneration.”

She adds that CBD’s pain-relieving effects are “far-reaching,” from muscular and joint pains to migraines and arthritis—and even IBS and indigestion.

The magic lies in CBD’s ability to impact endocannabinoid receptor activity in our bodies. Without getting too wordy, our bodies come equipped with a system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is the HBIC over our sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response. Also known as cannabidiol, CBD teams up with this system to help reduce inflammation and interact with neurotransmitters. According to Healthline, CBD has also been scientifically shown to impact the brain’s receptors for serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for regulating our mood and social behavior.

All that said, it’s important to note that not all CBD products are created equal. Many brands cashing in on the green beauty wave use hemp seed oil, sometimes referred to as cannabis sativa seed oil, in place of CBD... which doesn’t make them any less great! Hemp seed oil is actually high in antioxidants, amino acids, and omega-3 and -6 fatty acids—all of which are thebomb.com for your skin.

“It’s generally viewed as a superfood and is great for adding nutritional value to your diet,” Ashley Lewis, co-founder of Fleur Marché, told Well and Good last month. “In terms of skin care, it’s known as a powerful moisturizer and skin softener that doesn’t clog pores or contribute to oily skin.”

However, when companies start marketing CBD and hemp oil as one-in-the-same, that’s when things get a bit tricky.

“The biggest issue is that hemp seed oil and CBD are two totally different compounds that come from different parts of the hemp plant, have different makeups, and different benefits,” Lewis added. “Marketing them as the same thing just isn’t accurate and does a disservice to consumers who are expecting certain benefits that they won’t get from hemp seed oil and who are often paying more for what they think is CBD.”

So if you’re looking to benefit from the perks specifically attributed to CBD, make sure you’re reading labels before buying, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Hell, ask for a product’s test results, while you’re at it. It never hurts to be sure.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, are you ready to see what all the hype is about? For this 4/20, we rounded up a few CBD (and hemp!)-infused products to help give your self-care routine a bit of a boost. Looks like your holiday just got that much kushier. You’re welcome!

Note: Data and regulations surrounding CBD and its use are still in development. That said, please don’t take anything written in this post as medical or legal advice, and definitely double check the laws in your state. Also, please do your body a favor and hit up your doctor before trying any new supplements. We’re just tryna look out for you. Okay? Okay. Read on.

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In a new interview with Essence, actress Vivica A. Fox discussed how she initially turned down her role in Two Can Play That Game based on the script. The established entertainer said it's her mission to ensure that black people are positively portrayed onscreen, and noticed the aforementioned film's prose didn't live up to those standards.

"I think the reason why—no I know the reason why—I've been doing this for such a long time is that I fight," Fox said. "When we did Two Can Play That Game, I fought for the way we talked, walked, the way we loved each other." The Set It Off actress continued to state that she consistently declined Two Can Play That Game before signing on to play the lead role. "Because the script, when I first got it, I turned it down three times because it just wasn't a good representation of African-Americans, so I fought them on everything," she noted. "I want to make sure that the images of African-Americans are as positive and as true as they can possibly be."

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After its release, Two Can Play That Game raked in over $22 million at the box office.

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Actress Gabrielle Union attends the Being Mary Jane premiere, screening, and party on January 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)
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BET To Unveil Edible Billboard For 'Being Mary Jane' Wedding Finale

As Being Mary Jane comes to an end, BET is willing to offer fans a taste of what's to come in the series finale.

The network has enlisted the help of Ayesha Curry, celebrity cook and cookbook author, to create an edible billboard that also doubles as a wedding cake. The sweet treat will commemorate Mary Jane's (played by Gabrielle Union) nuptials in the two-hour series finale.

On April 20 from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal in New York, fans will be presented with the edible billboard. At the intersection of Ashland Place and Hanson Place, the closer Being Mary Jane enthusiasts get to the billboard the quicker they'll notice that the four-tiered wedding cake is created from individual boxes, each containing a slice of Curry's prized wedding cake.

All fans have to do is pull a box from the billboard, snap a picture for the 'Gram, take a bite and enjoy. Although lovers of the show won't be able to celebrate with Mary Jane herself, biting into a slice of her wedding cake, for free, is the next best thing.

Don't forget to tune into the series finale of Being Mary Jane on Tues. (April 23) at 8/7 c.

Also, check out what's to come on the series of Being Mary Jane below.

Save the date! 👰🏾It'll be worth the wait. Join us for the series finale of #BeingMaryJane TUES APR 23 8/7c only on @BET! pic.twitter.com/jEwkbC71OW

— #BeingMaryJane (@beingmaryjane) March 29, 2019

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