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Hair Wars Happening Again, Still Frightening; Inside the Beauty Bag of Luv AJ's Amanda Thomas

Hair Wars of yore, via NBC Chicago
Hair Wars of yore, via NBC Chicago

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Here's what happened today in Racked cities around the country:

CHICAGOChicago hair stylist compete for hair prizes and the glory in "Hair Wars: The Supreme Salon Tour"

NEW YORKCheck out the true confessions of a department store beauty counter veteran.

LOS ANGELESAmanda Thomas of the crazy popular West Coast jewelry line Luv AJ spills her impeccably edited beauty bag