Beauty

KKW x Kylie Cosmetics

By Amber Monaé

It was only a matter of time! Next week, Tuesday there will be pandemonium as the look-a-like sisters, Kim Kardashian & Kylie Jenner will be collaborating for Kylie’s make up line. Kim has created a set of four nude liquid shades in a new “cream” formula that she naturally wears on a daily basis. Every new launch of Kylie’s lip kits sells out within 5 minutes so I can only imagine what this will do. Could it be the first time her site crashes?! Stay tune (more…)

Lemonade Braids

By Amber Monaé

With the weather getting warmer it’s time to showcase a new hairstyle trend… the Lemonade braids aka side box braids. Beyoncé has worn braids very early in her career but most recently brought them back in a popular way with the release of her lemonade album, where she rocked a variation of styles. One style we have seen her in the most are the side box braids so much so that they are now being requested by many clients. Take a look (more…)

Celebrating 45yrs of Beauty

 

By Amber Monaé

This event was something I was truly excited about being Dark & Lovely caters to women of color, women like me! Their impact on the African American community has been well documented throughout the years. From the relaxer to now being Au Naturale. See what they had in store for us here (more…)

Grooming with Hammer & Nails

Hammer & Nails founder Michael ElliotLadies prefer a well-groomed man (I know I do) but do you think of places men can go where they too can be comfortable?! Not really. Most salons are catered to women and when a man walks in he has all eyes on him. Then as men wait they have to listen to our girl talk and flip through magazines catered to us. Well that stops now as Michael Elliot created a mens only salon called, Hammer & Nails. (more…)

Faux Locs Trend

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This time of year can be pretty hard on our hair so many retrieve to protective styling to get them through the harsh temps. One protective style that has caught on are the faux locs. Some feel it is a dig towards individuals that grow their locs naturally whereas others just look at it as trying a different look. See how some celebs have been wearing it through the year (more…)