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First Lady’s Hairdresser Signs TV Deal
Los Angeles, California, USA - Michelle Obama's hairstylist has landed a development deal to star in a reality
television show, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Former Chicagoan Johnny Wright styled the first lady's hair for the Democratic
National Convention, her upcoming appearance on the cover of Vogue magazine and other occasions.
He has signed a deal with 44 Blue, which produces such reality shows as Style Network's "Split
Ends" and A&E's "L.A. Gang Unit." The company's executive vice president Stephanie Drachkovitch said she discovered Wright while
searching for a reality host. "There aren't many people of color doing makeover and beauty shows," she said. "We figured there's
got to be somebody out there with a mainstream clientele, but brings a different point of view."
Wright moved to Los Angeles recently and has actors Vivica A. Fox, Rebecca Gayheart and Lauren
London among his clients. Drachkovitch said she was impressed with the hairstylist's personality before she knew his Obama connection.
"We fell in love with him before we knew," she said. "There're a lot of hairstylists out there who do
celebrities, but they can't center a show." Drachkovitch soon will pitch the idea to cable networks as a docu-soap or a makeover
series. The well-timed Obama connection doesn't hurt. "She has certainly emerged as a style icon," Drachkovitch said of the first
lady. "She has everyday beauty mixed with elegance. It certainly raises (Wright's) profile."
Out to Tea Introduces New Collection of Hair Accessories for Girls
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Comedian Takes a Serious Look at Hair
Park City, Utah, USA - The Sundance Film Festival hosts a wide range of film subjects, and there have been films
before on the subject of hair, but this year’s submission from acclaimed comedian Chris Rock brings an unique perspective to a subject
that has been – until now – treated as a major secret. That subject is African-American women’s hair – and specifically the lengths
to which these women will go to alter their hair and the way it looks.
The film’s title, “Good Hair” comes from Chris Rock’s daughter, who came to the comic in tears
at one point, asking him “Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?” Rock determined then and there to seek out the reasons for the
attitudes in black culture toward their hair. Rock, with director Jeff Stilson, visits hair salons, style competitions and
expositions, scientific laboratories, and Indian temples to explore the way black hairstyles impact the lives of black people.
The film shows the effects that the treatment of black hair has on income and living expenses, self-image and even sexual
The film features real stylists and real people, along with many, many big name celebrities,
including Ice-T, Kerry Washington, Nia Long, Paul Mooney, Raven Symone, Maya Angelou and Reverend Al Sharpton. These celebrities
offer their candid stories and observations on the subject of black culture, self-image and hair, all in an attempt to discern how
to respond to his daughter’s heartfelt question.
What he ultimately discovers is that black hair is a big business that doesn’t always benefit
the black community, and is an industry whose focus makes it difficult to show young people that the stuff on top of their head is
less important that what’s inside. The film is currently being screened at the Sundance Film Festival and may be released for
general distribution in the coming months so look for it as ICM (the films backers) hope to sell the distribution rights at the
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