Adriana here!
So last week, I popped into a fantastic event for Shine, a hot new African-American and Latino beauty news and lifestyle magazine:

Co-hosted by Shine‘s current cover model, “106 & Park”‘s Rocsi, the reception was part social networking, part celebration, as beauty professionals, press, and socialistas mingled and buzzed about. Even the Retro Kids got in on the fun.

What I immediately loved about Shine is that it speaks to the beauty experience of women of color by focusing on salons that cater to us, and including tips that speak to our unique hair experience:

I grabbed a few minutes with founder and Editor-In-Chief Phylencia Taylor (above, right) to talk about the magazine’s creation:
A couple of years ago, while working and managing a college tour for Wella, I was getting my hair, nails, etc., done in a new city every week, which was grueling. I then wanted to connect my experiences and the countless referrals I received, as well as apply my understanding of how important the beauty regimen is for women of color.

For those looking to break in to either beauty or beauty publishing, Phylencia advises, “Find what you love to do, research, develop a plan, and believe in YOU always!”
I so admire Shine‘s mission and, as a beauty junkie, am super excited for this magazine. Bonus: you can subscribe for free!

Visit Shine‘s site or e-mail to sign up and tell ’em you heard about in on The Fashion Bomb.