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Winners were crowned and given bragging rights after barbers from all across the South and East Coast gathered in Jacksonville, Florida at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Riverfront for the 2nd annual Bury Me With My Clippers Barber Battle and Trade Show presented by Barber Life™ and hosted by Chico Boom of West Palm Beach, FL.

The event, originally scheduled for September 17, was postponed due to effects from Hurricane Irma, and was instead held on Sunday, November 17 with hundreds in attendance. “We had a lot of bumps in the road with this show, and overall, I feel it was a success…we impacted a lot of barbers and put on a great, well-organized show,” said one of the event organizers, Angel Raws of Raw Cuts Barbershops in Jacksonville, FL.

Educational classes were given at the start of the day to provide barbers and hair stylists a wealth of information on topics ranging from cutting techniques to financial literacy. Educators and speakers included high acclaimed barbers J-Roc da Barber of Picture Perfect Cuts (Houston, TX); Sipp the Surgeon of The Art of Barbering (Dallas, TX); J-Valentin of Kiss Colors (Baltimore, MD); Bonez da Goat of The Remix Barbershop (Palm Springs, FL); and Haley Humphrey of Capital Financial Strategies (Jacksonville, FL).

First place battle winners were presented with $500 cash and many other special prizes and gift packs. The barbers who gained top recognition are as follows:

Fastest Fade Presented by Booksy Biz:

1st Place—Jason Padridge, Olde World Barber Shoppe (Warner Robins, GA)

2nd Place—Ismael Santiago, A List Barber Studio (Salem, MA)

3rd Place—Kevin Battle, Olde World Barber Shoppe (Warner Robins, GA)

Best Combover Presented by Gulf South Salon Services:

1st Place—Adrian Lima, 6ixth Element Barbershop (Brandon, FL)

2nd Place—Fernando Corps, The Art of Shaving (Jacksonville, FL)

3rd Place—Soul Fly (Miami, FL)

Freestyle Battle Presented by Hat City:

1st Place—Rigoberto Perez, Next Level Barbershop (Winter Haven, FL)

2nd Place—Derrick Fraley, Chago’s Barbershop (St. Petersburg, FL)

3rd Place—Adrian Lima, 6ixth Element Barbershop (Brandon, FL)

Duplicate Battle Presented by VIP Barber Supply of Tampa Bay:

1st Place—Adrian Lima, 6ixth Element Barbershop (Brandon, FL)

2nd Place—Rigoberto Perez, Next Level Barbershop (Winter Haven, FL)

Free For All Battle Presented by B. Clark Customs:

1st Place—Khadijah Harris, Supreme Cuts (Jacksonville, FL)

2nd Place—Ismael Santiago, A List Barber Studio (Salem, MA)

3rd Place—Soul Fly (Miami, FL)

In addition to the aforementioned category sponsors, other vendors for #BMWMC2017 included Barber Life, Reign by Angel Raws, Hanzo Shears, Gentlemen Republic, Boss Barber Company, B3 Beard Grooming, Rolda, Barber Strong, and Kontrol Magazine (official media partner). The Barber Life brand took to their Instagram page following the event to thank all of the sponsors, judges, participants, and attendees for helping make the event a success.

Pictures and recaps can be seen by visiting @BarberLifeTheBrand on Instagram, or by searching the hashtags #BMWMC2017 or #BMWMC. For more information on future BMWMC events, email BMWMCEvents@gmail.com.

Check out a few pictures from the event below!

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WINNING! Teyana Taylor Announces Collab w/ MAC Cosmetics!

Teyana Taylor continues to make moves! The singer, dancer, wife, and soon to be mother of two is still doing it big and this time around MAC Cosmetics is in the mix!

Yep, Teyana has announced she is collaborating with MAC Cosmetics with a heartwarming Instagram post and a stunning campaign photo.

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Teyana Taylor continues to make moves! The singer, dancer, wife, and soon to be mother of two is still doing it big and this time around MAC Cosmetics is in the mix!

Yep, Teyana has announced she is collaborating with MAC Cosmetics with a heartwarming Instagram post and a stunning campaign photo. Check it out below!

via Teyana’s Instagram

teyana taylor mac cosmetics

Wow yo! I remember walking by the Mac store on 125th street coming from school, amazed at all the dope campaign ads spread across floor to ceiling windows & on other major department stores. MAC Cosmetics really inspired me because they were one of the first mainstream companies to fearlessly and unapologetically embrace woman of color and the LGBTQ Community. That was big for me being a young black girl from Harlem telling myself that one day that would be me plastered in that window! Long story short, and by the grace of God, here I am with my own up and coming capsule collection for M•A•C!!!!! ?? On that note I’m proud to officially announce my collaboration & partnership with Mac cosmetics!!! I’m so grateful and excited to be sharing this beautiful collection I created with the MAC team and so happy the cat’s finally out the bag!! But most importantly, I’m hoping to inspire other young black women that anything and everything is possible & that our black is STUNNING!!! ? #MACteyanataylor coming July 2020!!!

We are so proud of Teyana Taylor! Just last week she revealed she is pregnant with her second child–which we already knew when her daugher Imani Shumpert, spilled the deets on her IG Live–and has a new project coming entitled, “The Album!”

We wonder if she will be getting her own line through the makeup giant, and if so what colors, shades, and mixes will be done that scream, “Teyana!” We will keep you posted as more on this story develops!

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Kontrol Exclusive: Get Holiday Beauty Chic with Blac Chyna!

The glitz, glamour, and allure of beauty in Hollywood is to die for! Your favorite female celebrities, socialites, reality stars, and TV personalities pull off some pretty trendy and inspiring looks. When it comes to the latter, Blac Chyna, reigns supreme as one of the trendiest and edgiest TV personalities when it comes to her hair and make up!

Recently Kontrol had an amazing shoot with Black Chyna and we want you to know you too can have her look, and how, during the holiday season using the same products we used for her amazing shoot!

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The glitz, glamour, and allure of beauty in Hollywood is to die for! Your favorite female celebrities, socialites, reality stars, and TV personalities pull off some pretty trendy and inspiring looks. When it comes to the latter, Blac Chyna, reigns supreme as one of the trendiest and edgiest TV personalities when it comes to her hair and make up!

Recently Kontrol had an amazing shoot with Black Chyna and we want you to know you too can have her look, and how, during the holiday season using the same products we used for her amazing shoot!

Blac Chyna for Kontrol Magazine

Check out the tips our celebrity make up artist, Jayson Glenn provided:

The winter months can be frigid and hard on your face. The best foundation during this time of season to up hold any obstacle is none other than Danessa Myrick’s. The foundation is waterproof, provides full coverage, and it is sweat resistance when being applied to with a BH Cosmetics beauty blender.

 Danessa Myrick's Enlight halo highlighter blac chyna beauty tips

•To give Chyna a radiant glow, we used Becca Cosmetics’ glaze stick ($28) and Danessa Myrick’s Enlight halo highlighter ($22) to intensify the glow. It gives a natural glow that people just cannot help but notice about you.

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•Chyna had beautiful lips already, but you can never go wrong when you use a ($18-$54). The product always delivers, rarely smears, and its from Rihanna–a win all the way around.

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•There thousands of different red lip sticks but Becca Cosmetics’ red lip stick ($24) is the “creme de la creme!” The color is bright and vibrant, and endures with very minimal touching up.

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As you can see you do not have to be millionaire to have the look of one. All these products are highly affordable and can truly catapult you to looking your best. Trust us you will have everyone thinking “Blac Chyna, who?”

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Hot? GQ’s (@GQMagazine) Showcases Men Wearing Make Up in It’s First Beauty Spread

For their November Issue, men’s magazine, GQ, decided to question the philosophy behind masculinity.

For years we have all been conditioned to associate certain things with only being for women and certain things only for men. Make up has solely been accepted as something that should only be used by women, however, recent years have seen that notion challenged. The editors at GQ decided to explore this with their men’s beauty portfolio, which showcased the history of men wearing make up. Those glam rock days of the 70’s, when rock stars carelessly flaunted faces filled with blush, eyeliner and lipstick are referenced in the spread where different men in the industry such as Luka Sabbat and eighties rock star, Billy Idol are flawlessly made up.

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For their November Issue, men’s magazine, GQ, decided to question the philosophy behind masculinity.

For years we have all been conditioned to associate certain things with only being for women and certain things only for men. Make up has solely been accepted as something that should only be used by women, however, recent years have seen that notion challenged. The editors at GQ decided to explore this with their men’s beauty portfolio, which showcased the history of men wearing make up. Those glam rock days of the 70’s, when rock stars carelessly flaunted faces filled with blush, eyeliner and lipstick are referenced in the spread where different men in the industry such as Luka Sabbat and eighties rock star, Billy Idol are flawlessly made up.

GQ men's make up

Looking at this spread I can’t help asking myself exactly when did makeup become just a girl thing? Anyone who’s taken history in school knows that makeup hasn’t always been for women. In ancient Egypt, men commonly used kohl eyeliner to exaggerate the shape of the eyes and eyebrows. This was to show wealth and status as well as to show their masculinity. Certain colors of eye-shadow was used to ward off illnesses and spirits.  In places like Ancient Rome and England, men used white powder to give the appearance of a fairer complections.  The first century saw men applying red pigment to their cheeks and even painting their fingernails.  Fast forwarding to the 1980’s when David Bowie and Boy George reigned supreme, it’s interesting to see how much men wearing make up had been socially accepted. The end of the eighties, however, saw men trading make up for a more understated social norm. Men were no longer taking those risks and the art form died with the trend. In the last couple of years, fashion houses such as Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana created cosmetics lines targeted specifically towards men.

GQ Men's Make Up

Could all of this be a precursor for a bigger movement? Will men wearing make up be completely normal 100 years from now? New trends pop up everyday, however, old habits die hard. Even though I myself personally, am not a make up person, I don’t mind a little concealer for those days when the circles under my eyes match my roots. It would be nice to look forward to a future of true gender neutrality, however, it’s hard to say whether or not men will learn to put their macho pride to the side long enough to embrace something new. Accepted or not, the conversation about masculinity needs to be had. A little eyeliner here or a little concealer there shouldn’t be what defines your “masculinity”. That word is a state of mind that can’t be wiped away with the stroke of a make up brush.

Written By: Dominique Bedell

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