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ESSENCE “Best in Black Beauty Awards”

Ryan Destiny, Julee Wilson and Naturi Naughton smile for the cameras



ESSENCE hosted its 7th annual Best in Black Beauty Awards, at Town Stages on Thursday, April 26th. The highly anticipated, invitation-only beauty extravaganza brought to life one of ESSENCE’s most beloved franchises—its annual May issue Best in Black Beauty Awards—as over 100 beauty industry mavens and social media influencers got a front row seat to this one-of-a-kind beauty runway show. The Best in Black Beauty Awards features a list of the hottest people, places and products that are transforming beauty for the African-American audience. ESSENCE Fashion & Beauty Director Julee Wilson was also on-hand to help the audience celebrate this year’s winners, discover new trends and shop the winning products. Colgate was the sponsor for the ESSENCE Best in Black Beauty Awards. During an exclusive VIP pre-reception hosted by Colgate, Wilson conducted a dynamic conversation with actress and Power star Naturi Naughton and actress/singer Ryan Destiny. Music was provided by DJ Olivia Dope. For more information on the 2018 ESSENCE Best in Black Beauty Awards visit or pick up ESSENCE’s May 2018 issue. #BestInBlackBeauty 

(Photo Credit: Nicole Pereira)

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