Newsletter – January 14, 2016






School’s in session and so is our slaying style. You have to be selfie ready on our HBCU campuses! Peep our gallery of ladies who have the beauty game on lock. And don’t forget to tag us on Instagram, @beautybeatcollege, with your hottest looks so we can feature YOU next!

@jazzzdope is making her Howard University campus her runway. She’s workin’ that hair color. The ombre-esque look with the amber tips light up her face (and the yard).

@jazzybangz from Clark Atlanta University shows us how sexy tats can be when paired with her soft and pretty makeup–we’re living for her pink blush and gloss and loose curly hair!

This dynamic duo from Xavier University, @missbaron92 and @kyladanielleeee, goes big with the curls on curls on curls.

All eyes are on @lenalaceo and her flawless makeup. Love how she punched up her look with the vivid fuchsia lip!

@peacequeen shows us how the ladies at Florida A&M University campus flaunt their naturals. We spotted a sexy straight bob in the background that we’re loving too. And did we mention all that glowing skin soaking up the Florida sun?

We see you @holly_takesall showing Hampton University how it’s done in your floral maxi dress and cascading curls.

Howard University student @robynmerrett knows how to do effortless glam like a pro. The half up, half down hair and the pop of color on her lips and toes…simply stunning!

We would be smiling too if we had hair like this. @obeythe_princess from North Carolina Central University, what’s your secret?


North Carolina Central University’s @close2perfect hits the streets with a sexy center part and shiny strands.

Those blonde waves. The vampy lip. Word on the yard is that Clark Atlanta University senior @briarsinterlude is always switching it up. We can’t wait to see more.



By Beauty Beat Ambassadors
Discover our beauty mavens’ Top 5 Drugstore Finds!
They may be on a college student budget, but their beauty isn’t going to suffer because they’re watching their coins. Our beauty girls know how to work a drugstore aisle. Check out the picks that go from the classroom to the dorm party to the big date.

1. Organix Brazillian Keratin Therapy Conditioner

“All I can say is that this is perfect for softening and moisturizing my natural curls ($9,! Tia Newman, North Carolina Central University


2. e.l.f. Studio Cream Eyeliner in Black

“This is one of the creamiest and darkest black gel eyeliners out there. From creating a simple thin line to a going intense when I want a dramatic wing, this is my go-to eyeliner. And it comes with a mini detail eyeliner brush ($3,” Nina Nesbitt, Howard University


3. Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum

“In the winter my hair can get super dry and brittle. This serum is light but very moisturizing and adds tons of shine. I use it on both straight and curly hairstyles ($7,” Nina Nesbitt, Howard University


4. Wet N Wild MegaLast Lipsticks

“These MegaLast lipsticks are super matte and not too drying they are so inexpensive you can try all their bold color shades.” ($2,! Nina Nesbitt, Howard University


5. Aveeno Skin Relief 24-our Moisturizing Lotion

“The number one product that I must have is this Aveeno lotion. This product is amaze balls! I have eczema and during the winter my skin is beyond dry and when I put this on after a bath, my skin stays soft for 24 hours for real ($9,!” Jacinta Render, Clark Atlanta University


By Maya Souverin, Florida A&M University
This week we put the spotlight on Sinful Colors Professional Nail Color ( Our College Beauty Editors indulged in a rainbow of shades. Did Sinful Colors help our editor, Maya, turn her mani out? Read on to find out.
To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever worn Sinful Colors nail polish before trying the new Valentine’s Day collection. Well, better late than never! There turned out to be a little bit of magic in these bottles. Did they turn my mani out? Yes!
I love pastel colors and the new Sinful Colors Valentine’s Day collection has a fine selection. Sail La Vie, a blue shade and Exotic Green (above) are my favorites. The pigment is beautiful and the brush is user-friendly. Fast forward and I’ve had a full week of wear with minimal chipping. The formula dried quickly, the colors are super vibrant, and went on super smooth. For only about $2 it looks like I had a professional manicure.  It’s worth it ladies!


Meet Jasmine Dawson, Clark Atlanta University
By Jacinta Render

Have you ever spotted that one girl on campus who just knows how to pull it together every day? Well hairstylist and makeup artist Jasmine Dawson (@glamsquadjazz), a senior at  Clark Atlanta University, is that chick. Not only is her face beat on the daily, she’s also a boss with her own hair business Glam Squad. Her looks are everything and I had to find out how she pulls it all off.  Scroll down for my Q&A with the student/entrepreneur.


How long have you been doing hair?
I have been doing hair for about 12 years.

What is your major?
At Clark Atlanta (CAU) I am a dual major, majoring in Fashion Merchandising, as well as Business administration, concentrating in entrepreneurship. I decided to become a dual major because when I graduate I am going to open up a full-services salon along with a boutique, so I decided if I’m going to do both, why not study both business and fashion.

What inspired you to get into the beauty business?
My mom owns several salons throughout the country so I grew up in beauty salons. I also have a love for cosmetology. I began doing hair on my Barbie dolls first and shortly after, I began practicing on actual clients. By the time I was 14 I had my very own clients.

Do you have advice for other students trying to become entrepreneurs while in school?
My advice for other students aspiring to be entrepreneurs is to allow your vision to lead you. Often times, we allow family to lead us, we allow friends to lead us, and we even allow money to lead us, when in actuality we should allow our visions to lead us.  If you’re doing something that you love you won’t be worried about the money, it’s going to come; but success sometimes requires separation from certain distractions. Your gift will make room for you, you just have to let it.

Besides doing hair, is there anything else that Glam Squad offers?
GlamSquad is a brand, so aside from the obvious hair and makeup services GlamSquad will soon offer brand consulting, along with our Non-Profit organization “GlamSquad University”, which will target the social, as well as personal improvement, of women and children in urban areas.

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