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NEW YORK — Dark & Lovely, the leading beauty brand for women of color, named actress and model Bria Murphy its newest face Tuesday night. Murphy, 21, said she has been modeling and auditioning for parts for the past two years and was excited over the opportunity to represent a brand she’s known since her pre-teens.
“I have been relaxing my hair with Dark & Lovely since I was 11,” said Murphy, the daughter of actor Eddie Murphy and Nicole Murphy, both of whom attended the event, held at Juliet’s Supper Club in Chelsea, along with younger sister, Shayne, 16.
Dark & Lovely’s former spokesmodel, actress Nia Long, presented Murphy, who was also hailed by Soft Sheen-Carson general manager Angela Guy.
L’Oreal USA owns Soft Sheen-Carson, which is based in New York. Murphy will appear in print and TV commercials for Dark & Lovely’s newest product, Healthy Gloss 5, a reformulated relaxer kit that targets the five signs of healthy hair, as well it’s accompanying hair care products.