For Immediate Release
June 25, 2013
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Crystal Howard for

Lisa Sorensen for Malinda Williams

Deborah Barnett-Smith for Namasté Laboratories, ORS
(708) 824-1393, ext. 270

(BPRW) & Actress Malinda Williams Form Content Development Partnership

- New Eight-Episode DIY Hair Care Series Hits Internet Today"""Mane Taming with Malinda Williams" --Video Series Demonstrates Black Hair Care Techniques for African American Woman --ORS Signs on as Exclusive Advertising Partner -

(BLACK PR WIRE) – New York, NY – (June 25, 2013):, founded by Angela Burt-Murray, former editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, and digital strategist Shelly Jones Jennings, announced today a digital content development partnership with actress Malinda Williams. They will co-produce original hair, beauty and fashion-focused videos for The first project premieres today—a “do-it-yourself” (DIY) hair care video series titled “Mane Taming with Malinda Williams.” (

“Mane Taming with Malinda Williams” is born from Williams’ passion for hairstyling. The actress, who does her own hair, attended the Hair Fashion Institute in Plainfield, N.J.

Known for always sporting cool and sexy short hairstyles and for her role on the hit series likes Soul Food, Williams will demonstrate how she styles her hair and will cover relaxing, wrapping, coloring and trimming hair at home.

“People are consuming more and more content outside of traditional viewing platforms and I want to offer my fans something that I think is relevant, useful and entertaining,” said Williams. “I’m an actress, but I’m also trained in the hair/beauty industry. The content produced for will be a perfect marriage of the two.”

Hair Care Company ORS has signed on as the exclusive advertising partner for “Mane Taming with Malinda Williams,” The company’s Dr. Hair will conduct two Twitter chats with Williams, Thurs., July 11, 2 p.m. EDT and Saturday, July 20, 2 p.m. EDT.

Deborah Barnett-Smith, director of communications, Namasté Laboratories, ORS stated: “Mane Taming with Malinda Williams content partnership with is an unique sponsorship for ORS. We are confident the highly involved DIY consumer, who is also our brand follower, will tune in and be compelled by Malinda’s ability to stimulate a conversation. We look forward to joining that conversation starting this week.” For more information please visit or call 1-888-Root-Stim (766-8784).

The eight episodes will post Tuesdays and Thursdays. Dates: Tuesday, June 25; Thursday, June 27; Tuesday, July 2; Thursday, July 4; Tuesday, July 9; Thursday, July 11; Tuesday, July 16; and Thursday, July 18.