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Born Beautiful: The African American Teenager's Complete Beauty Guide [Paperback]

By Alfred Fornay (Author)
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Item description for Born Beautiful: The African American Teenager's Complete Beauty Guide by Alfred Fornay...

Provides advice for young African American women on skin care, makeup, hairstyling, diet and exercise, and other beauty secrets.

Publishers Description
When I read Born Beautiful, I thought ' finally, a beauty book that addresses the unique needs of black teens.' I highly recommend this book to all parents for their beautiful daughters.
-Terrie Williams, author
Stay Strong: Simple Life
Lessons for Teens
Born Beautiful is the best It's detailed and easy to follow It gives great examples and real-life scenarios Whether you are a ""natural-look-with-lip-gloss girl"" or a ""high-profile prima donna,"" this book is for you If you want to know all about your skin type and how to care for it, which makeup colors are best for your skin tone and how to apply them, and how to wear and care for your hair, then you've got to read it And wait until you check out the ""Teen Tips"" written by girls like you and the ""Special Stuff"" that will give you a winning edge There is a great color chart to help you select your best cosmetic and fashion colors, and we put you to the test with Quizzes and ""Dos and Don'ts.""
Born Beautiful will help you to understand and appreciate who you are -a beautiful African American teen.
Born Beautiful was written specifically for you-the African American teenager. Never before have your specific grooming needs been addressed. You are a unique individual. Fornay's straightforwardness gives you up-to-date information about:
* Daily Routines for Great Skin
* Gorgeous Makeup from Day to Date
* Chic Hairstyles & Care for Your Hair
* Ten Steps to Fabulous Nails
* Choosing the Right Colors for Your Best Look
* Good Food for Fitness & Fortitude
* Making Sense of Your Fragrance Choices
* The ""411"" on Tattoos, Body Piercing & Other Fads
* Beauty Tips from Your Favorite Celebs, Including Destiny's Child, Brandy, and Ananda Lewis

Citations And Professional Reviews
Born Beautiful: The African American Teenager's Complete Beauty Guide by Alfred Fornay has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 382
  • Ebony - 05/01/2002 page 20
  • ALA Recmd for Reluctant YA's - 03/15/2003 page 1309
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2007 page 333

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Wiley
Pages   180
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.86" Width: 7.88" Height: 0.49"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2002
Publisher   Wiley
Age  13-17
ISBN  0471402753  
ISBN13  9780471402756  

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More About Alfred Fornay

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! ALFRED FORNAY, a graduate of the State University of New York's Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and the City College of New York with degrees in merchandising and marketing, is one of America's foremost authorities on skincare and makeup. He was Creative Director for Revlon Cosmetics' "Polished Ambers Collection"; Marketing Manager for Clairol; Training Director for Fashion Fair Cosmetics; Beauty Editor for Ebony magazine; and Editor in Chief of Ebony Man. Fornay also served as the first male Beauty Editor of Essence magazine. He is also the author of Born Beautiful: The African American Teenager's Complete Beauty Guide (Wiley).

Alfred Fornay currently resides in New York, in the state of New York.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Biographies > People of Color
2Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Explore the World > Africa
3Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Health > Hygiene
4Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > General
5Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body
6Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Family Health
7Books > Subjects > Teens

Reviews - What do customers think about Born Beautiful: The African American Teenager's Complete Beauty Guide?

Great Resource  Dec 20, 2007
This book is an excellent resource. I'm using it for an overnight session with a rites of passage program. This book also makes a great gift. It addresses the beauty concerns of young ladies, while tastefully providing the appropriate level of advice on make-up, hair, and health.
So far, so good  Nov 14, 2006
My appearance-conscientious, 13-year-old daughter finds this book helpful and positive. With Essence and Right On! magazines as our usual source for beauty advice, I found this book to be a pleasant mixture of both as it is as informative as Essence magazine with age-appropriate concepts-like Right On! magazine. Buy it!
A must have  Apr 2, 2006
I bought this as a gift for one of my daughter's friends a year ago. She still thanks me and tells me how much she's been able to use it and how helpful it's been. She wants me to find something just like it for her birthday this year, too. There simply aren't enough books like this for black preteen and teenage girls. She has made a lot of changes not just in how she takes care of herself, but also in the way she views herself. She's become quite the confident young lady in the past year.
A good gift for your princesses  Feb 4, 2006
I bought this book when I was a teenager and found it helpful. It does need some color pictures.
Perpetrating Negative Cultural Socialization of Girls!  Jul 30, 2002
This book perpetrates years of negative media images of African American people and women in general. It contributes to the false notion that a Eurocentric physical appearance is an indicatior of African American beauty. The photograph on the front cover of the book is a fine example of this. All of the young women in the photograph have long straightened/chemically altered hair and their skin complexions range from light to medium brown. None of these young sisters are dark skinned nor do they sport natural and/or short hair styles! In addition this book contributes to the socializing of girls into being
self-consumed with beauty. A young woman's self esteem should be based on her character, her talents and her accomplishments NOT on her appearance. They must know they are special because they are respected and valued. Tips on beauty from the "Hollywood stars" and beauty tips on how to prepare for a "date" are shallow issues that do not build self-esteem, strong principals or values. Lets not insult the intelligence of our teen daughters by believing that their world ONLY consits of beauty and dates. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS BOOK! More appropriate books for young African American womens'beauty should be centered around self-love and self-acceptance. Natural beauty books that truly embrace self-love/acceptance and Afrocentricity are "No Lye" by Tulani Kinard and "Lets Talk Hair" by Pamela Ferrell. Start your daughters off with these two books. It is in these kinds of books that the "beauty" issues around self-esteem that plague so many African American women and teens today are discussed. It is also in these books that various photos of African American females of many complexions,and hair textures/lenghts and ages are shown.

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