Thursday, September 27, 2012

Get Kerry Washingtons Look

Celebrity hair stylist Kiyah Wright gave Actress Kerry Washington a classic chignon-inspired updo for the 64th Emmy Awards held in Los Angeles.
“She wanted to keep it unbelievably simple, just like what’s on the runways,” says Wright.
STEP 1: Prep the hair by applying Clairol Professional Jazzing in Clearto dried hair from root to tip. Let the product sit for 15 minutes and then rinse it out.
STEP 2: Using a round brush, blow dry the hair in sections until completely dried.
STEP 3: Tease the hair at the roots on top of the head and apply clip-ins in a matching hue backwards for added volume.
STEP 4: Spritz the face-framing pieces with gold hairspray for temporary sheen and brightness.
STEP 5: Create a deep side part and create a ponytail at the crown. Then twist the hair around the ponytail to create a bun.
STEP 6: Secure with pins, and loosen random pieces to create a more voluminous bun.
STEP 7: Spritz with a strong hold hairspray for long-lasting hold.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Celeb Stylist Kiyah Wright Talks Fall's Sexiest Hair Color

Hair color is incredibly cool this season. Daring bold reds and rich browns are joined by new trends of (temporary) bright blues and purples. To help us break down the techniques behind the funky, fierce shades, we enlisted the help of Clairol Professional celebrity colorist Kiyah Wright to help us figure out how to work the top looks. Wright says to “always consult a professional stylist” when considering a new hue, but gave us some great tips for those at-home hair warriors.
EBONY: What are the top color trends for fall?
Kiyah Wright: Reds are really back. Bold colors are really trending again. The style trends are infused with tons of turquoise and bold purples, so bold reds are a really great look for hair. Red-copper, red-gold, red-violets and red-browns are all popular. Adding a red rinse or semi-permanent is also good way to tone down a loud blonde.
EBONY: Reds are hard to maintain. What’s the best way to keep them vibrant?
Kiyah: Reds tend to fade the fastest. My tip is to create your own shampoo rinse. Take an applicator bottle and mix about ¼ cup of shampoo with ¼ cup of a semi-permanent rinse and create your own shampoo rinse. As you cleanse your hair, you’ll also be depositing fresh color onto your strands.
EBONY: What’s the best way to achieve a color that really pops?
Kiyah: You need to lift the hair, first. Possibly to a level 8. Follow it up with a semi-permanent like Clairol Professional Jazzing, which adds richness and hydration to the hair. It’s a two part process to get really eye-popping color.
EBONY: Concerning the ever-popular ombre trend, what are some tips to really mastering this look?
Kiyah: Ombre is really nothing more than a technique. It became somewhat of a trend and I did it for Ciara earlier this year at the Grammys because she really wanted something drastic. We’re moving into fall and a lot of people went really drastic with the jet black and blonde combo, and now people are suffering from a lot of hair loss and breakage. It was too much. Way over the top. If you want to tone it down, put a semi-permanent on top of it and drop it down a few shades. A lot of people are doing blonde browns.
EBONY: Can you explain how to do the new chalking method of coloring?
Kiyah: First, you have to make sure that you lighten your hair – primarily your ends – to a bleach blonde.  The chalking is done with sidewalk chalk. You can literally go into your local store and get regular chalk. Go with the bolder colors like turquoise or green. You straighten your hair, first, then you dampen the ends and you just kind of roll the chalk down the shaft of the hair. You can literally brush it out. It’s very temporary and only lasts for a few days. It depends on how porous the blonde is.
EBONY: What tips do you have for naturals who have never colored their hair?
Kiyah: If you’re natural and you’re a color virgin, you’ll need to use 30 volume developer (a crème or liquid that lifts your natural hair color). Get it up to a caramel brown (level 8). You can stain it once you’ve lifted the color.
EBONY: Are there any secret celebrity tips to getting great color?
Kiyah: A lot of celebrities don’t really want to put color on their hair. These girls are getting their hair done every day. This is why you typically see them wearing wigs and weaves. Katy Perry can pop in all of this color every two weeks, but our hair – ethnic hair - isn’t strong enough to color it every couple of weeks, so we have to have alternatives. The secret is to use extensions.
EBONY: What are the keys to properly coloring extensions?
Kiyah: If it’s pre-colored already, then you can’t color it. Make sure that it’s virgin hair and do a strand test with your color to see if it will lift. Always use 30 volume developer. A 20 volume developer won’t give you enough lift.
EBONY: Which products should color gurus keep in their arsenal?
Kiyah: They should definitely have a hydrating shampoo and conditioner. Make sure your products are formulated for color-treated hair, but make sure not to use them on extensions, because it won’t have much body. Use a regular cleansing shampoo on the extensions. Also, don’t use conditioner on extensions – just a little leave in conditioner. Any little bit of product weighs it down.
EBONY: What’s your ultimate top tip to maintaining color-treated hair?
Kiyah: It’s really important to condition your hair when you have color. For those that heat-style, I tell them to put olive oil on the ends of their hair, but not too close to the roots.  It will weight your hair down. Naturals can use it all over because the hair tends to be dryer.   Saran wrap your hair and walk around for a few hours. Or you can do a great hair mask. You should absolutely be conditioning your color-treated hair every time you wash it.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Great Article about The Incredible Gabrielle Union and her radiant styles on the red carpet!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Diamond Life Interview

The Diamond Life

Celebrity Hairstylist Kiyah Wright-Part I

Take a glimpse into the life of a celebrity mogul. From multi-million dollar endorsement deals to CEO’s of their own empires, we’re taking you behind the scenes where celebrity meets businessman.From singer turned record company shareholder, talk-show host to billionaire, model to Hollywood movie star, we show you how the fabulous people are accumulating their wealth.

Pink Ombre!  Hair Chalking 101 with Kiyah Wright
Kiyah shows you step by step how to use simple sidewalk chalk to give your hair an edgy new color...

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Behind the Scenes - LAST LOOK Commercial

Behind the scenes on my LAST LOOK hairspray commercial! So much fun!
                       Get your own LAST LOOK here:

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

JHUD Performs at the Vancouver Opera Benefit Looking and Sounding AMAZING, As Always...

The gorgeous Ms Jennifer Hudson blew the audience away last Friday at the Vancouver Opera Benefit - A fundraiser, which took place at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Killer voice, killer dress, killer hair. Beauty at it's best ;)

Friday, April 20, 2012

When Gabrielle Met Chelsea...

"Gabrielle Union is a funny girl on the low, and she has great comedic timing. Last night, she kept the laughs coming during her sit down with Chelsea Handler as she talked about the losers she’s dated, what a dinner party at the White House with the Obamas is really like and her boo Dwayne Wade attempting to call the shots on her movie set."
- Necole Bitchie
She also has great hair (killer hair in fact) ;)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

BOSS Lady runs the show in her killer peformance with Ne-Yo on American Idol last week. Mohawk - tick, sexy LBD - tick, fly man on her arm - tick! My girl can do no wrong! ;)

HOT Hollywood!

HOT Hollywood. Loved working with my girl, Monica last night. She tore up the red carpet, rocking her new ombre do.
Get it girl!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What Inspires Me....

The gorgeous Kenya Stone came to visit me earlier this month at the Warren Tricomi salon in New York and blew me away with her kind words. This is what keeps me inspired and so, so blessed!

Thank you Kenya :)

"Hi Kiyah, it's Kenya. I'm the hair stylist that came to Warren Tricomi NYC to meet you. Thank you so much for taking the time out to speak with me and take cute pics.  You and Oprah in the same day...too much, but absolutely one of the most fabulous days."

Friday, April 13, 2012

Behind the scenes of Jennifer Hudson's new video for the movie "Think Like A Man". Featuring Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo, Rick Ross, and Kevin Hart.

Got myself a little behind the scenes cameo on the 'Think Like A Man' 'in the making' video.

Check it out ;)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Reveal the Fabulous in YOU!

Clairol Professional & Kiyah Wright join forces to 'Reveal the Fabulous' in three very lucky ladies in need of an image transformation! Check it out!

View video on Muze Agency's YouTube channel:

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New York Nostalgia!

Following by FABULOUS trip to new York, I managed to find a spare minute to reminisce over how much I enjoyed my experience in the Big Apple. I'm always in New York for work, but this time I actually had the chance to do some of the things that I hadn't done in a long time. Working in the Warren Tricomi NY salon for a week, visiting 9/11 Ground Zero and I even getting to see my girl Tyra, all contributed to a fantastic trip.
My week started out working with Clairol Professional - making over three very lucky ladies for the "Reveal the Fabulous in You" contest. These three women were given the opportunity to have wonderful makeovers - Revealing the Fabulous in them.
I was able to work in the Warren Tricomi salon for an entire week. It was great seeing my east coast clients that I am rarely able to see on a regular basis. Seeing Ground Zero in person was definitely a heart felt moment for me, being that it holds such a significant importance within my life and created such a huge impact on both my personal life and career.
Thank you New York for being SO fabulous. Nothing beats the hustle and bustle of your streets and the liveliness with which you behold.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Clairol Professional "Revealing the Fabulous in You"

I had to pleasure of spending my first week with Clairol Professional in their "Revealing the Fabulous in You" campaign. Working with three very deserving young ladies in helping to Reveal the Fabulous in them.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Clariol's "Reveal the Fabulous in You"

Our 1st Reveal the Fabulous by Clairol Professional's contest winner, Ms. Fannie Draughon traveled from North Carolina all the way to New York City to have Kiyah Wright and Clairol Reveal the Fabulous in her!

Sneak Peek with Model at "How To" muze Makeovers Tutorial

A quick shot of Model Christina during muze Makeovers tutorial.... Can you say Ombre'


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Behind the Scenes of "Muze Makeovers" Tutorial

Monday Kiyah shot a series of "How To" tutorial videos with Spring/Summer Trends..
Stay Tuned

''Think Like a Man" Movie Press Junket

Gabrielle Union,Kevin Hart,Terence J, Regina Hall and Romany Malco at this weeks "Think Like a Man" Press Junket

Friday, March 23, 2012

New Weave Seminar Date!

Attention all Stylist! The date for my next "Perfect Your Weaves and Increase Your Income Seminar"  in Chicago has offically been confirmed! Sunday my 6th. Come joine me and get your weave game on!
For more information email
Let the countdown BEGIN!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Kiyah Wright's Beauty Picks

Hey Folk! Be sure to take a look at my celebrity beauty picks on The Look Store. Become a member and receive additional discounts. My Last Look Hair Spray is also featured in my beauty boutique.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Perfect Your Weave Seminar Attendee Makes Testimonial Video "A Day With Kiyah"

Monica of Diva's Lace Wigs and Hair Salon recently took a moment to let her viewers know about her experience at Kiyah's Perfect Your Weave Increase Your Income Seminar.  She attended our Atlanta seminar held in Feburary. Her video really showed a glimpse of how taking the class was so much more about learning how to do a "Perfect" weave. Listen to what Monica got out of this class.

Stay tuned for our upcoming Perfect Your Weave Increase Your Income Seminars. 

Visit  for more information on dates and locations.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Kiyah Styles Gabrielle Union for Ocean Drive Magazine

Kiyah does it again! Gabrielle Union was recently featured in Ocean Drive Magazine. View some of the amazing photos featured in Magazine.

To learn more about Kiyah Wright and Muze | hair visit

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Muze Hair Before & After Contest

Hey Everyone! MUZE Hair Before and After Contest!
I want to see your best MUZE Makeovers, Those Before and After Photos. 

Winners will recieve a MUZE Haircare Gift Set.
Here's the rules, Starting Today 3/8 send us your best Before and After pictures. Contest ends 3/22. Send your photos to Good Luck!


Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Interview with Blaq Vixen Beauty!

Blaq Vixen Beauty

Celebrity Colorist Kiyah Wright Names Top Trends at Bonner Bros Hair Show

Kiyah dishes some of her secrets on the hottest hair trends right now. See here why her celebrity clients are making these tends so HOT.

Two-time Emmy Award-winning celebrity hairstylist Kiyah Wright graced the 65th bi-annual Bronner Bros International Hair Show this weekend. The Clairol Professional colorist mingled with stylists, barbers and hair enthusiasts about the industry's hottest trends and newest hair techniques. This year, Wright observed hair show attendees and reported on the top three hair trends from the show:
Bright, Bold and Vibrant like CiaraKelis and Jordan Sparks

Three trends that stood out colorwise were color blocking, ombre and chunky highlights as most of the attendees shied away from plain haircolor. Blondes and golds ruled the show and several brave show attendees dabbled in multicolored 'dos.
Tress tips: To obtain a funky, vibrant hue (or a multitude of them!) use Clairol Professional Jazzing which is a temporary, sheer haircolor. Available in 18 shades ranging from Jet Grape to Fuchsia Plum, it bestows a punch of color for the most vivid styles. Its ammonia- and peroxide-free formula is also damage-free.
If you’re on a budget, opt for an ombre style. The upkeep is more affordable! Celebrity hairstylist R. Obrien says, "Choose  shades that will compliment your skin tone as well as wardrobe choices. For a dark chocolate beauty: deep reds, coppers, and cool ash make for beautiful choices. For the caramel-coated lovely: rich browns, coppers, possibly even violets (depending on career and character). For the fair maiden: ash tones, subdued blondesgolden caramel tones will add warmth to her olive skin." (source)
Au Naturale like Chrisette MicheleLedisi and Macy Gray

Natural hair is the biggest hair trend of 2012! Women are revamping their hair regimens and embracing their kinks, curls, coils and waves or a combination of these textures without harsh chemicals or treatments. Instead, they’re experimenting with brilliant haircolors to keep their crowning glory vivacious, sexy and eclectic.
Tress tip: For healthy, natural hair, it’s all about maintenance. Find a good hydrating shampoo (especially if wearing haircolor), a leave-in conditioner and a curl cream to tame unruly curls. These tools with help to soften and detangle natural hair and to make it more manageable.
Extensions (or Weaves) like Gabrielle UnionSanaa Lathan and Raven-Symone

Women who are gravitating towards natural hair are also experimenting with extensions to switch it up and to practice protective styling. Extensions and weaves allow the wearer to experiment with different styles and textures with minimal damage and stress on their natural hair. Just remember to clean and deep condition your hair underneath.
Tress tip: Make sure the extensions are high quality and can withstand both heat and color. This will allow for unlimited experimentation sans damage!
Clairol Professional products are available in beauty supply stores nationwide.  For a store locator, please visit
Visit for more information on the  Muze Hair Last Look Hair Spray

Monday, March 05, 2012

Behind The Scenes of Jennifer Hudson's Video

Here is Kiyah's personal behind the scenes footage of Jennifer Hudson and Neyo's new video 
"Act Like a Lady Think Like a Man" 

I must say Jennifer looks amazing in this video, Neyo also makes a cameo in Kiyah's behind the scenes footage.


Revealing Beaute' reveals Facts About Kiyah

Revealing Beaute'



Kiyah recently got a chance to sit with Revealing Beaute' in Atlanta during the Bronner Bros. Hair Show. Read what Kiyah says its the biggest misconception in being a celebrity hairstylist.

Friday, March 02, 2012


Jennifer Hudson, Neo & my favorite Risk Ross latest single 'THINK LIKE A MAN , ACT LIKE A WOMAN""

Grammy winning songstress, Chicago-native, Jennifer Hudson gets dolled up in the all new collaborative video “Think Like A Man” which features Ne-Yo andRick Ross and a cameo appearance by Meagan Good and Kevin Hart.
The video for the first single which appears on the “Think Like A Man”‘sofficial soundtrack was conceptualize and directed by Chris Robinson, where he broke down the intricate concept stating:
“The concept is derived from the film and the thought process is that women need to always act like a lady and be a woman, but think like a man, take up for yourself and be strong,” he penned.
After being quoted the next big thing by Clive Davis, J-Hud in return honored her co-stars voicing: “Ne-Yo has got to be the greatest songwriter of our generation,” she said, “and Rick Ross has everything—the street, that swag, he can kinda give you Biggie.”