In the spirit of Women’s Month, I would like to share my Female Hero with you.

In the spirit of Women’s Month, I would like to share my Female Hero with you.

Michelle Obama is, to me, a true representation of a strong, modern-day heroine. She not only holds her family together, with grace and poise, but she also stays true to herself in everyday life. I just love how self-assured she is and she has the best sense of humor. I don’t know many first ladies that would go on TV shows and sing in the car on camera. I love when she dances on the Ellen show. I love how relaxed she is in the public eye. I love how she proves that you really CAN have it all. She is a wife, mother, businesswoman and a lawyer. She is also the first lady of the United States of America, which is a huge job, in itself. I believe that she is a fundamental part of Barack Obama’s success, and she has been an incredibly inspirational First Lady. I think she is an amazing role model, not only for African American girls, but girls in general. Those arms are also something to envy 😉 She is such a great public speaker. When she speaks, everyone listens. She has such a great flow about her, and you really can see that she enjoys talking to people, whether it’s one-on-one or to thousands, from the podium. Have you seen her Karaoke episode with James Corden? I’ll share my favorite Michelle Obama quotes with you: “Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.” “Success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.” “We should always have 3 friends in our lives: one...
Sunset hair – is this the best ombre hair trend we’ve seen?

Sunset hair – is this the best ombre hair trend we’ve seen?

Colourful hair trends just keep popping up don’t they. It seems like everyone has gone a bit colour mad, sporting just about every colour in the rainbow. The look, once reserved for the misfits, punks, the brave and those looking to make a statement, is now dare I say it, mainstream. I haven’t caved yet but am leaning towards ombre hair involving berry shades like Renew Mulberry and Burgundy worked into my naturally dark hair. We’ve seen everything from tie dye hair and cherry bombre to mermaid hair. Yet sunset hair is simultaneously edgy and one of the most romantic statement hair trends I’ve seen. DIY Ombre Hair At Home It’s not just about red hair colour The Sunset hair trend involves creating ombre hair using all the shades of breathtaking tropical sunsets, or combining the shades in your own unique way. This means berry tones, coppers, blondes and yes, all manner of reds all fit in with the trend. Typically, the look starts dark at the roots, however I don’t think there are any rules. In whatever order you choose to apply the colours, the result is simply stunning. The trend originated sometime last year and while it started out as something fun to do with hair chalk or was simply added to hair lengths it has evolved into full blown vibrant coifs from root to ends. You only need to search Instagram to witness just how the sunset hair trend has snowballed. Even the celebs have embraced this addition to the colourful hair craze. Lily Allen’s Sunset hair transformation is one that saw much admiration from the...
Your guide to wedding hairstyles

Your guide to wedding hairstyles

Here is a short checklist to keep in mind when choosing a wedding hairstyle: Find a few hairstyles you like and try them out BEFORE the wedding, not the night before! It’s important to choose a style that is possible with your hair type and length. Find a hairstyle that suits your overall bridal look! If you are wearing flowers in your hair, maybe consider wearing your hair down in beachy waves. Find a hairstyle that compliments your dress. For example, a simple updo for a dress with plenty of beads and lace. Be realistic and be open minded to new hairstyles.     Buns, buns, buns This look screams chic, simple and lovely and who doesn’t want to be all of that on their wedding day? This hairstyle can be pulled off without too much hairspray and hot irons and you can glam it up with a beaded band. The bun can be worn low, high, messy or neat, dependent on your preference.     The mighty Chignon Chignons come in many varieties. It’s like a distant cousin of the more popular bun. In fact, the word ‘Chignon’ is a fancy way of saying ‘bun’ in French. You need to have an army of bobby pins to pull off this look, but with a professional hairstylist it is achievable! Chignons are usually worn for formal nights and no surprise here – weddings! You can’t go wrong with this look.       French braid Amp up the romance with a French braid. We are also obsessed with the French after all they are known for their culture of...
Blonde hair and its perfect match

Blonde hair and its perfect match

Much has been written about women with blonde hair colour. Whether it’s a DIY hair colour or all natural, there are stereotypes around having golden locks. Here are four interesting facts about blonde haired people: Princess Diana spent $6,284.80 a year to have her hair bleached. Blondes have a higher strand count than people with other hair colours. They have an average of between 120 000 to 146 000 strands per head. Plenty of children with blonde hair go dark by the time they are ten, as a result of a natural pigment. Why is blonde hair colour so popular if only 2% of the women in the world are born with it? Is it because Barbie, the most popular doll in the world, is a blonde? Is it because the likes of Marilyn Monroe who was known for her signature blonde hair and pretty looks, is the ultimate symbol of beauty? Whatever the reason may be, no one can resist the charm of a lady who flips her golden locks. Blonde hair colour is here to stay. According to Vogue, there are fifty different shades of blonde! That may make it difficult to choose the right colours to match. Whether you are a natural blonde or aspiring to be blonde haired, we are here to offer some guidance. Knowing which colour to rock in makeup, clothes and accessories enables you to show off your timeless look. Make up When it comes to showcasing your blonde hair, the aim is not to overpower its delicate tone, while accentuating its striking appearance. As in any other hair colours, there are a variety...
How To: Disguise Thinning Hair

How To: Disguise Thinning Hair

Our childhood memories of fairytales, are filled with stories of princesses boasting golden, luscious locks, stay with us even in to adulthood. Flip open a magazine and you’ll see gorgeous models with healthy, long hair adorning each page, but how do you feel about your hair when you look in the mirror? While those fairytale memories remain strong, current fashion trends have enabled us to break the princess stereotype, with colour, curls and individual styles coming to the fore as unique expressions of personal style. The fear of thinning hair makes many of us want to chuck in the towel on our hair dreams, but we don’t need to anymore. Stress Ageing Genetics Medication Hormones Thyroid disorders “Hair, like skin, ages,” says hairstylist Julien Farel, owner of the eponymous salons in New York City. “The scalp produces fewer hairs as we age, and the strands themselves get thinner.” Permanent solutions, including hair transplants and laser therapy, are good long-term solutions, but there is often an awkward phase in between treatments and healing. One of the easiest ways to create the illusion of thicker hair is to cut it shorter, and add strategic layers. Adding layers throughout the hair creates lift, volume and movement. “Shorter hair tends to look healthier and have more volume, because it’s not weighed down by extra inches”, says Edward Tricomi, the New York City-based master stylist and cofounder of Warren-Tricomi Salons. George Papanikolas, a hairstylist that works at both Andy Lecompte Salon in Los Angeles and Rita Hazan Salon in New York City, says, “Layers add volume too, ask that the layers be concentrated near...
How To Reduce Hair Damage Cause By Hair Styling

How To Reduce Hair Damage Cause By Hair Styling

We’re all in a serious relationship with some kind of hair styling tool. Our blow dryers, curling irons and straighteners have become invaluable resources when it comes to keeping our manes under control. All that heat causes a lot of damage and while going heat free is the best way to combat the problem, it’s not always possible. Luckily, with a few hair care tips you won’t need to break up with your favourite hair styling tool. Know your hair – You need to know what kind of temperature your specific hair type can tolerate. Thinner or chemically treated hair is more inclined to heat damage than thicker, curlier hair. Most styling tools these days have a heat setting so that you don’t have to use full on seething heat Keep your hair in good condition – Making sure your locks are strong and healthy gives them a fighting chance going up against the heat. Your hair will also style a lot better and you will achieve better results from your hair tools if you’ve been deep conditioning it regularly. Protect yourself – You wouldn’t leave your skin exposed to the elements, think of heat protection products like sunscreen for your hair. In fact, most contain some kind of UV filter too. A serum works well with blow drying while a spray works out better if you’re into flat irons and curling. Heat protection products usually boast other benefits like controlling frizz or adding shine, look for one that suits your hair needs. “To curl or straighten your hair quicker, preheat your iron to a high enough temperature for...