February is Black History Month Celebrating Best Beauty Brands for Women with Skin of Color “Shake Your Beauty” Blogger, Author, and Beauty Editor, Tia Williams has the scoop! Tia is talking about: Skincare, Makeup and Hair Tips Hottest Beauty Trends for Spring 09 Best Buys and How To Get Them! Fast facts: *The cosmetics and toiletry industry is estimated at $60 billion dollars, Women of Color account for a minimum of 12.5% of these sales, according to Progressive Grocer. *African American women spend 30% more than the general market, an estimated 7.5 billion dollar industry according to the center for media research. Tia Williams is a Beauty Expert and Author who has made her way through the fashion glossies of YM, Elle, Glamour, Lucky, and Teen People. You’ve seen her covering beauty and fashion trends on MTV’s Total Request Live, CNN, and the WB Morning Show-where, in 2002, she enjoyed a year-long stint reviewing award show looks, Joan Rivers-style (but far sweeter!). Tia was an original co-host on Cosmo Radio’s morning show, “Wake Up With Cosmo” (Sirius Satellite Radio), and in ’07, she was In Touch Weekly’s On-Air Personality, covering celebrity news on various television programs. Currently, she’s covering style as the Senior Writer at The Daily/Fashionweekdaily.com. Her three-year-old beauty/style blog, “SHAKE YOUR BEAUTY” has become enormously popular, garnering profiles in Allure, New York Times and WWD, and winning a 2007 Glam.com Network Award for Best Voice/CreativeWriting. In April ’05, Tia left the magazine world to become a full-time author. She co-wrote Iman’s makeup book, THE BEAUTY OF COLOR (Putnam, Oct. ’05) and penned the first novel in her young adult series, THE IT CHICKS (Hyperion/Disney, Spring ’07)-the second installment, SIXTEEN CANDLES, hits stores in May ’08. Sponsor: CoverGirl?