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March 27, 2017

Different Types Of Kurtas To Complement Your Style

When it comes to traditional dressing for Indian men, nothing blends with such perfection as the sherwani-dhoti duo. It definitely offers the deadliest combination to create amazing brilliance in terms of elegance and niche tastes of the Indian culture.

Apart from sherwani dhoti, another traditional Indian style for men is the kurta-pajama option. This is another evergreen dressing option for men, which never goes out-of-fashion. Wearing the right kurta pajama would not only make your appearance dapper, but also super rocking during those summer days.

Speaking of kurtas, there are different types available. Have a look:

HyderabadiKurta Pajama

It is the perfect classical option to start with. An all-time favorite, this option comes with thread-work spread around the collar and holes to insert buttons. These kurta-pajama jodis are the best for any event, be it a small get-together or attending a reception party, or some auspicious ceremony.

Punjabi Kurtas

These are the traditional dress code of Punjabis, mostly Sikhs. These types of kurtas are basically straight-cut and come down to the knee-length. They are available in the plain or the embroidered style. Speaking of the embroidery style, they are divided into 3 styles: Phulkari, Bandhani and Muktsari. The Phulkari style features flower embroidery patterns, the Bandhani style comes with bandhani patterns, and Muktsarikurtas are named primarily due to their area of origin, i.e. Muktsar.

SherwaniKurtas

This type of a kurta is designed exclusively for high-end parties and wedding events. They are designed in different styles and fits. They are mostly available in monochromes of white, red, and black. They are also available in pattern-based embroidery prints. The deep-cut sherwanis blend perfectly, with skin-tight churidars.

BhopaliKurtas

Are you from the Royal Bhopal families? These kurtas are the traditional attire of Bhopal Royal family during the British era. These days, they have become a popular fashion statement for the Gen-X. With certain modifications in cutting and texture, these garments are catching the attention of people. If you are looking for a gaudy, yet light attire, simply opt for a BhopaliKurta, with tapered churidar to create that perfect royal look. You can complement your dressing by including a contrasting colored shawl.

LucknowiKurtas

When you discuss kurtas, overlooking the Lucknowi style would be a serious sin. These are light in weight and are embroidered, with the famous LucknowiChikan. The best embroidered Lucknowikurtas can be extremely expensive and create a nawabi look at parties and weddings.

When wearing kurtas, focusing on the bottom wear is crucial. Instead of the lose-pitted pajamas, you can swap them with tight-fitted tapered churidars for a more dashing look.Kurtas can be also paired, with slim-fit chinos and khaki trousers. The traditional Indian kurtas can also be worn, with light-washed denim trousers or printed pants. But, when selecting the footwear, opt for loafers or stylish moccasins. Make more impactful dressing, with the inclusion of a Nehru Jacket or a Modi Coat. The color of jacket/coat should be perfectly contrasting to the basic attire. Beige, brown, and black are often preferred in these cases.

Author Bio: Emma Gold is a fashion designer. She has worked, with several renowned brands. She has designed some ethnic Indian kurta and sherwani for men.

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March 23, 2017

Christina Milian Wears 21HM!

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LOS ANGELES – March 23, 2017 – Christina Milian was photographed wearing 21HM last night while on the red carpet at the Power Rangers premiere in Los Angeles! The singer debuted her new blonde hair and showcased a sultry look in her burnt orange gown and 21HM‘s Cia Body Chain ($35; www.21hmboutique.com).

 

Photo by Getty Images

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March 20, 2017

How to Manage and Treat Your Oily Hair

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Hair will always make or break a person’s look. Right make-up, right attire will not be of any use if the hair just not right. There are those frustrating days when we all end up having greasy and oily hair. So, why hair ends up getting oily? Sebaceous glands are to be blamed for over producing oil and making hair greasy. Sebaceous glands control the shine of the hair as well. The best way to control the excess oil is by washing hair with shampoos, formulated to manage such problem.

Before choosing the right shampoo to wash away your annoying oily hair, you must remember to do some research work. Not all the shampoos available have the ability to take care of your need. You need to check the ingredients of the shampoo very carefully. A list of the best shampoos for oily hair will help you to treat your hair correctly.

  • Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo– These shampoos have been formulated to remove almost 90% of residues which is making your hair sticky and greasy. This shampoo will help in cleaning the hair. After 5 days of styling, you can turn to Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo for removing all the stuffs which makes your hair oily. You can use this shampoo once in a week. It will keep your hair fresh and bouncy.
  • Maple Holistics Natural Degrease Shampoo for Oily Hair–This is the ultimate therapy for oily scalp. This shampoo has been formulated to control the moisture and utilise the right components in a way which balances sebum. This shampoo is made from all the natural ingredients like Rosemary, lemon and basil. It cleanses the hair very carefully, without sucking the entire moisture out of your tresses. This shampoo works like wonder in stimulating the hair cell renewal. Be rest assured that it will not cause any damage to your coloured hair as well.
  • Biotique Bio Walnut Bark Body Building Shampoo–This shampoo is best known for making your hair look bouncier and fuller. It is a combination of all natural ingredients like walnut, amla, reetha and many more. All this ingredients in turn helps in regrowth of hair, making it shiny and adding volume. It will work like magic in decreasing the oily residue and making your hair fresh.
  • Alterna Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Dry Shampoo–This is a dry shampoo spray which removes the excess oil. This shampoo removes impurities from the hair. Keeps the hair clean and sparkling with long lasting effect. This definitely qualifies in the list of best shampoos for oily hair. It has two important ingredients mango and coconut. Don’t worry about the moisture of your hair, as this shampoo promises to be gentle on your hair in removing the excess oily stuff and not the entire moisture. Try it for once and you will end up loving this shampoo for sure.
  • Organix Org Scalp Therapy Australian Tea tree Shampoo–One of the most reviewed brands available. It contains neem oil which soothes itchy scalp. It balances the scalp and hair. The natural ingredients don’t harm coloured hair as well. This shampoo makes greasy hair bouncy. Works good on oily hair. Try it once you won’t regret.
  • Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo for oily hair problem – This shampoo with Oat milk is great for oily hair. One of the best shampoos available for annoying oily hair, has got loads of benefits stored for your hair. The good news is, this shampoo contains loads of vitamin B, which fixes the damaged hair. You will love your hair after using this shampoo, it promises to keep your hair soft and silky.
  • Batiste Light & Blonde Dry Shampoo – The best thing about a dry shampoo is, you don’t need to wet your hair daily and wait for it to dry up. It has Oryza Sativa (rice) starch as it primary ingredient, this helps in absorbing too much oil from the hair. This shampoo also adds life to limp and greasy hair.

This is just a small compilation of  best shampoos for oily hair, there are other shampoos which helps in reducing the excess amount of oil from your hair. Be a little careful while choosing the shampoo. Check the ingredients and happily style your hair.

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March 17, 2017

Lais Ribeiro Wears Lili Claspe!

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LOS ANGELES – March 15, 2017 –  Lais Ribeiro shared a photograph on Instagram wearing Lili Claspe jewelry during a Victoria’s Secret shoot! The model posted a sexy selfie with fellow model Elsa Hosk wearing Lili Claspe’sEllie Choker in Gold ($70, www.lilicaslpe.com).
Photos courtesy of Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laisribeiro
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March 13, 2017

Stefanie Scott Wears Emma Jane Designs and it’s under $30

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: Actress Stefanie Scott attends the "Small Town Crime" premiere 2017 SXSW Conference and Festivals on March 11, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW)

AUSTIN, TX – MARCH 11: Actress Stefanie Scott attends the “Small Town Crime” premiere 2017 SXSW Conference and Festivals on March 11, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW)

LOS ANGELES – March 13, 2017 – Stefanie Scott was photographed wearing Emma Jane Designs while at SXSW! The actress kept it simple pairing her red jumpsuit with the Seed Necklace in copper ($28 www.emmajane-designs.com).
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March 12, 2017

Is your skin feeling a bit depleted after these winter months…It’s time for Inlight

 

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The Inlight Chocolate face mask is a super nourishing, very unique type of face mask. It’s 100% organic and smells amazing, so two great things right off the bat. The consistency is not like the typical clay mask, the formula is made up of cocoa and argan oil so a little bit goes a long way. The box also comes with a little spatula so you don’t contaminate the rest of the jar by touching it directly with your fingers. This was my first time trying an oil based mask and was surprised when it wasn’t the thick consistency I expected, but was more liquid and oil-like (go figure) when applied, especially after warming up from body heat being on the skin.

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There are small exfoliating beads that you rub into your skin after applying, and then let the mask sit for 10-20 min. When removing the mask, I’d recommend using a washcloth, that you don’t mind getting dirty, and warm water to help remove it fully. My skin felt very soft afterwards and definitely a good product to try out if your skin is feeling a bit depleted after these winter months.  Visit Inlight to view their Organic Skincare line.

Guest Post by Antonia Rutter

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March 6, 2017

Clyde Haygood styles Demi Lovato for the 2017 iHeart Radio Music Awards

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#HairTalks Make Your Statement

 

Last night, at the iHeart Radio Music Awards, Demi Lovato made a retro statement.

Inspiration: Clyde was inspired by Demi’s futuristic, metallic mini dress to create a mod-style, sleek look with extra oomph at the crown.

Step-by-step:

–       To start, apply John Frieda Frizz Ease Straight Fixation Smoothing Crème on wet hair before blow drying it smooth

–       Next, spray John Frieda Luxurious Volume Root Booster Blow Dry Lotion on the crown to help create extra lift in that area

–       Then, starting at the mid-lengths of the hair and working down to the ends, spray John Frieda Frizz Ease 3-Day Straight Flat Iron Spray before straightening the hair with a flat ironing the hair-Create the precise mid-part, and create even more volume at the crown by teasing the hair with a teasing comb

–       Finally, lock in the style with John Frieda Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray

 

 

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March 5, 2017

The secrets behind youthful looks

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We all know people who look significantly younger than the rest of their generation, and sometimes it’s difficult to believe that they are their actual age. Their teeth look great, their hair looks glossy, their skin radiant, and then there’s the body, which looks like it hasn’t aged at all.

So what exactly is the secret behind these people who annoyingly seem so much younger than they actually are? Unfortunately, there isn’t an anti-aging pill that can magically stop your body from the onset of old age. Achieving a younger looking body and youthful face takes a number of things: dedication, research, and in some cases, money!

Some of the more expensive ways in achieving youthful looks include plastic surgery or dental treatment, such as dental implants. For people that are affected by hair loss, money can also help when buying youth. Hair transplants are a popular solution for many celebrities and people with enough money to afford such treatment.

However, less expensive hair loss solutions are available to those without a few million in their bank. Successful hair growing products can be bought at very reasonable prices and have proven to be successful in hair regrowth.

Your skin is another telltale sign of aging, so investing in your skin can be a key factor in accomplishing that youthful look. There are many different moisturizing products available that can help slow down the aging process. Skin products can vary hugely in price, ranging from a few dollars, to a few hundred. The effectiveness of each product has been reviewed by many beauty experts, so if you have time, you can research into which are the most likely to work for you, and if they fall within your budget.

Avoid drastic weight loss and smoking as these can both have significant aging effects on your skin. Celebrities pay for personal trainers, dieticians, and many will even resort to surgery when losing weight. To get similar results, you are going to have to put in a lot of time and effort.

Exercising regularly will help you to stay younger looking, and developing some muscle tone will help to reduce those annoying physical signs of aging such as flabby upper arms for women, and rounded bellies for men. If you don’t have a personal trainer, then you will have to find other ways to motivate yourself, such as joining a class, setting a long-term target that you will need to train for, or exercising with a friend.

The way that you dress can also massively impact how old you look. If you research some of the styles adopted by the people who master the art of looking younger, then you can learn what will work for you. Celebrities will pay their stylists to achieve the right look for them, so you can copy the look without the expense of a stylist.

Finally, smile and look happy. This always makes people appear younger, as opposed to looking old and miserable!

 

 

 

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February 28, 2017

Get The Look…Castillo Styles Halle Berry’s Hair

At the 89th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California, Halle Berry shined on the red carpet in her sparkling gown and voluminous curls. Her go-to stylist, Castillo, used MOP salon haircare products to create this glamorous and whimsical look.

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Inspiration: Natural beauty, natural curls

Look: Asymmetrical Curly Afro, imagery here

I started with MOP mixed greens shampoo and conditioner to moisturize the hair.

On damp hair, I added the lemongrass whip to the roots for lift and added volume, then applied the MOP c-curl defining cream to midshaft through the ends.

Next, with the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Hair Dryer and SoftTouch 2 Diffuser I diffused sections of the hair.

As soon as the hair was completely dry I used the T3 Whirl Trio Curling Iron to create different sized curls to clean up the look.

Last, I sealed the entire look in with the MOP c-system hairspray.

“It was a joint process, that took around two weeks to decide on. Halle’s been wearing her hair natural lately and we really wanted to create a style that embodied her whimsical spirit. She was blown away with the finished look, she said she felt absolutely amazing.”

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February 24, 2017

Get The Look: ESSENCE’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards!

Last night marked the 10th anniversary of ESSENCE’s Black Women in Hollywood Awards! Gabrielle Union hosted the event and Danielle Brooks slayed the red carpet with her luscious locks!  Below, find the step by step guide on how celebrity hairstylist, Larry Sims gave each woman a sleek and fabulous with Schwarzkopf GLISS, Schwarzkopf got2b, and Smooth ‘N Shine!

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Gabrielle Union

How to Get the Look

  1. Start off by washing hair using  Schwarzkopf GLISS™ Oil Nutritive Shampoo & Conditioner
  2. Next, blow dry the hair out prepping with Schwarzkopf got2b Guardian Angel Flat Iron Balm 
  3. Take a feather razor and create a chin length textured bob
  4. Continue by using a dime sized curling barrel, wrapping hair loosely around the barrel in opposite directions leaving ends straight. Wrap pieces away from the hairline to give a water wave finish over the left eye
  5. From there, take a blow dryer to create a broken up textured look. Use Schwarzkopf got2b Mess-Merizing Hairspray to add more texture.
  6. Tuck hair really tight behind the right ear and make sure edges are laid down with Smooth ‘N Shine Edge Smoothing Pomade
  7. Use Schwarzkopf got2b Glam Force Hairspray for a firm hold to complete the look!
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