A bad experience in the salon chair can make a Black women swear off the salon -- or at least question if she'll return for another appointment. For Power star Naturi Naughton, a touch-up gone wrong had her ready to call it quits. From bad hair days to her go-to style, the actress/singer spills it all only on ESSENCE Live.

Epitomizing grace, coupled with poise and full of intelligence—it's safe to say First Lady Michelle Obama is #goals! And ever since she and President Barack Obama stepped into the White House in 2008, we've been mesmerized by her classic beauty and chic style. But, FLOTUS didn't just start slaying when Obama was elected into his first term! Step into ESSENCE's time machine as we take a look at how our October cover star is aging backwards. Prepared to be wowed!

Whether it's day or night, you've gotta make sure your hair is right! Presented by Motions, these 3 simple and easy hairstyles can turn your look around and have you ready to hit the town in style. You never know where the day or night will take you! 

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In the midst of Domestic Violence Awareness Month two Octobers ago, singer James Fortune physically assaulted his wife in their Texas home. He opens up now on the escalating actions of abuse, the signs for women to look for and how therapy with other abusive men saved his life.

The family's happy memories will live on long after they leave 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.