Archive for June 2012

Running late in the morning, but still want your hair to look somewhat interesting and on trend? Then try a textured ponytail.  It takes minutes to do, so you can still look gorgeous and be at your desk bang on time!

You’ll need:

  • Hairspray
  • Heat protection spray
  • Smoothing cream
  • Curling iron or straighteners
  • Two Kirby grips
  • Extensions (if your hair is short)
  • Paddle brush

1 – Prep the hair to give it a smooth workable texture, try a smoothing cream to create a sleek finish.
2 – Use a thermal protection spray from mid-lengths to ends to protect the hair from the tonging that is to come later. If your hair is short try our Yaki One or EW Sleek (RRP£24.99) extensions to create a thicker, longer ponytail.
3 – Brush hair up into a tight ponytail just above the nape, and secure with a covered hair band. Take a small section of hair from the ponytail and cover the hair band using two Kirby grips to secure.
4 – Tong the ends using a curling iron or straighteners, then run your fingers through the ponytail to even out the texture and break up the curl.
5 – Finish with hairspray applied to the front sides of the hair using your fingertips to smooth any flyaways.

You look stunning, now RUN, the train waits for no man!

BBC Radio 1’s big Hackney Weekend took place last weekend, attracting big UK and international artists crammed into one cool area across six different stages. Despite the weather forecast, thousands of music fans gathered for one of the biggest, most anticipated festivals of the summer!
The event saw the likes of Leona Lewis, Rihanna, Emeli Sande, Will-i-am and Ed Sheeran. As well as international artists D’Banj and Iceprince, Star of the show was none other than megastar Jay Z!

As much as we love the music, we also love the style! Let’s take a look at some of the best looks from the weekend.
Rocking our most loved colour at Sleek HQ, Emeli Sande kept it chic and simple in a short Colour27 mohican style. Emeli performed 6 tracks, including;  Heaven, Breaking The Law, My Kind of Love, Wonder, This Is Where I Sleep and Next To Me.

Shoreditch raised singer-songwriter Delilah performed seven tracks  on the in New Music We Trust stage. Rocking the current Ombre trend, this girl knows how to stay fashion-forward. Look out for our Ombre – get the look post, to see exactly how to achieve this look.

Known for her outrageous sense of style and wigs. Nicki Minaj opted for a blonde (613) look. To achieve this look we recommend our Sleek Syn Lace Wig Amour, RRP£34.99.

Hackney ambassador Leona Lewis took centre on the main stage on Saturday. The east London born superstar opted for a
simple updo. This look can be achieved with our Hair Couture range -Swirl Bunny, RRP£18.00.

Rihanna really showed us her ‘good girl gone bad’ side! We are loving those raven tresses. To get the look try our Style Icon Glamour Weave, RRP£62.99.

New Roc Nation Sensation Rita Ora blessed the In New Music We Trust Stage, we love her mix of pin-up and punk! To get Rita’s look try our  Brazilian Weave, RRP£64.99. This stunning hair can be dyed to the exact shade you desire.

The Voice coach Jessie J headlined the Main Stage on Sunday rocking a jet black fringe bob. This look can be achieved with our H/H Sapphire wig, RRP£64.99. Did anyone see her Jeffery Campbell boots? – LOVE THEM!

Sleek’s REMI TOUCH hair is some of the best on the market (yeah we said it!) and to celebrate the launch of our stunning Remi Touch Choice range we are giving 8 of you lucky followers and retweeters the chance to WIN!

The range contains 8 stunning styles; Barcelona, Madrid, Grenada, Moroccan, Paris, European, Yaki and Toronto.
With organic oil soaked through the hair for added smoothness, Remi Touch Choice hair is guaranteed to last longer than normal human hair. What’s more, it can be washed again and again, whilst maintaining it’s fresh, smooth looking appearance! It’s the perfect all-weather-weave!

All you have to do to win 2x packs of one of the above styles is follow @hairbysleek and retweet our competition messages. We will reveal our excellent eight on Monday 2nd July so get tweeting.

You can find out about future competitions and hear more from Sleek at our facebook page;

Grenada Weave

Barcelona Weave

Madrid Weave

Moroccan Weave

Paris Weave

European Weave

Yaki Weave

Toronto Weave

We have a major hair crush on actress Keshia Knight Pulliam! Look familiar? She is! She was Rudy in The Cosby Show. We love both looks here, keeping it sleek and shiny for the daytime and vamping it up with some cascading curls for the red carpet.
Get the look with Sleek’s Remy Touch Choice Greneda Weave, it’s two looks in one! Smooth and straight in it’s purest form, just spritz with water to transform into stunning spirals! We love it.

Beyoncé told us she could see a Halo…. Here at Sleek, we would like to see your Halo….

The Halo Braid is perfect choice for holiday hair, or a great way to add interest to your updo! This trend works well with all hair types, simply add wefts or extensions if your hair is not long enough.

To achieve this look simply start with a classic French plait just above the left ear, working your way around the hairline from left to right (braiding from ear to ear). Ensure that you bring the hair up to the front of the head as you braid. A small amount of wax can be applied for definition and shine.

Continue to braid around the head – in a clockwise motion. When you reach the opposite point, start to pull in the isolated section of hair to continue where you started. Once you get to the end, finish the lengths and ends with a normal plait and secure with a clear hair band.

Fold excess hair back on itself and tuck under the original plait and hold in place with a couple of grips to secure the style.

Alternatively for the same effect and minimal fuss try our new Braided Hair Band from the HAIR COUTURE range, available for the saintly price of £10.99.

We wept with envy after seeing the latest shots of supermodels Joan Smalls and Naomi Campbell. Here at Sleek we are huge fans of both of them and after seeing the shots below, I’m sure you can see why.

Joan smoulders for W with gorgeous silky lengths, our Remy Couture hair is perfect for this look! Naomi kills it for Luxe with a stunning straight shoulder skimming crop, check out our Remi Touch Choice range to create this sexy style.

We loved meeting you all at Afro Hair & Beauty Live this month and it was great to showcase all our amazing products. Pop group NVS took time out from supporting JLS to perform on the main stage, we had gorgeous models, lucky competition winners and lot’s and lot’s of hair!

Here is our pic of the best images, enjoy!

@Gills_world presenting on the main stage

Our red hot sleek sirens with comedian Kojo

The lovely NVS at the Sleek stand

NVS on the main stage

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