If you're an Eighties baby like me, you already have a visual in your mind. No, not teeny bopper boy band Hanson. I'm talking about four beautiful black women, striding towards the screen in silver lame dresses. Two words, people -- En Vogue. How much of an impact did they make on your radar, back in the glory days of music videos?
En Vogue gave me SO much beauty inspiration back in the days when I needed it. From Hold On to Giving Him Something He Can Feel to Free Your Mind... the Funky Divas were so talented, forward thinking and empowering in an era when girl groups and strong females had a place in the music industry. Look around the Billboard charts and ask yourself -- today, who even holds a candle to En Vogue?
I rest my case.
Last weekend three of the original four members visited Chicago for the Rooted in Beauty tour. The iconic group did a live broadcast at the Steve Harvey show, and hosted an in-store meet & greet at a Walgreens in the Bronzeville area of Chicago.
I got to meet my teenage beauty icons!
The first person asking questions in this video is Lennox from Indigo Magazine, and then I come in at around 1:40. Forgive my awful camera work, my hands were literally shaking.
Watch the video to hear Cindy, Terry, and Dawn talk about their reunion, their favorite video, and how they feel about Roots of Nature. They got me psyched to experience the brand myself -- that reconstructing deep treatment looks like what my hair's been craving!