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Archive for July 2012

Here at Sleek we love to hear what you guys think of our new ranges. With that in mind blogger Kristabel tells us exactly what she thinks of our new Remi Touch Choice Yaki Weave.

If you’re thinking about investing in hair to change your look then read Kristabel’s review here

You can follow Kristabel on Twitter on @fashionknitsta and visit her full website here

Sleek HQ immediately fell in love with the Ombre trend! This dip-dye-do also known as Balayage  has taken the hair world by storm and is set to stick around for ss12 and continue well into AW12.

Raven and co. work this look perfectly

The word ‘Ombre’ is French for shading, and is now a popular term hair stylists have coined to describe a colouring technique used in the salons. Usually the color blends from dark to light with no harsh transition line, however some have taken this effect to another level with a range of rainbow colours on display.

Nicki boldly goes!

Although this technique can be used on short to medium hair, it tends to have the best impact on long flowing locks. Depending on the two tones used, you can have a very contrasting colour or a subtle, more natural look.
Ombre offers a perfect solution to those who desire a soft, low maintenance color. To recreate the look try our Remi Touch Choice Yaki colour 1b 10” which will go on the top and a lighter colour such as 30 or 33 or 27 in lengths 16”

Remi Touch Choice Yaki

From icons Diana Ross and Marsha Hunt to the new kids on the block like Solonge Knowles and Jill Scott, it seems the bigger the star, the bigger the hair! The afro has long been the go-to style for black women around the world and it seems some of our favourite celebrities are working the trend in a modern and oh-so fabulous way! Here at Sleek we make it easy for you to re-create this iconic style just like stars!

Corinne Bailey Rae

Miss Bailey-Rae has gone for a soft look afro curl which has been clipped to the back and styled. This look complements her delicate features perfectly. To achieve this look we recommend our Afro Cool Curl available in 8” RRP£16.99

Tanika Ray

Tanika has gone for one of our office favourites in colour 4/27 this afro kinky look is natural, and the colour choice compliments Tanika’s skin tone nicely. Get the look with Afro Kinky Weave 8” RRP£16.99 or  for our wig lovers – our human hair wig Whitney RRP£34.99.  

Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé has gone for a the traditional afro look! To achieve this vintage afro look we suggest you go for our typical Big Afro wig which can be pulled out for added ‘bug’. Our Sleek Big Afro is RRP£19.99

Solange Knowles

Miss Knowles is really on our radar with her au-natural afro look. In this look she has decided to go for the modern, contemporary Afro which has framed her face so well. To acheive this look Sleek recommends our Fashion Idol 101 (tongable synthetic) Chaka Weave available in an array of colours that best suit your preference RRP£5.99.

Jill Scott

Amazing soul singer Jill Scott is rocking a modern day bobbed afro, with medium sized spiral curls. To achieve this cute look Sleek recommend our Remy Touch Choice Toronto Weave at RRP£9.99

We hear on the grapevine that Destiny’s Child will be bringing us new tracks in November (yay)! So we feel like this is some kind of sign.  It’s old and new Destiny together, looking equally as fabulous. We love Michelle’s tumbling curls and LaToya’s sleek straight lengths are just stunning. Wonder if they will let her back into the fold? With that hair Latoya, we think they should!

If you love these looks as much as we do, then look no further than our Remi Touch Divine range exclusive to Paks.

Remi Touch Divine Velvet Yaki

Remi Touch Divine Indian Summer

Vanessa Williams and her Mother

We saw this recent pic of the gorgeous Vanessa Williams and realised where she gets those stunning looks from, her Mum! With great style and great hair, this mother and daughter duo are on top form, and just look at those pins!

If you want to get either of their looks then try our stunning lace front wigs, we think our Lilly and Ellie Lace Front Wigs are perfect for re-creating these styles.

Ellie Lace Wig

Lilly Lace Wig

The Lilly and Ellie Lace Front Wigs are available from Paks and all good Afro hair & beauty stores. See more lace front styles from this range in the new issue of Spotlight magazine.

The Essence festival took place in New Orleans this weekend and we round up some of the most fabulous looks from the event, courtesy of essence.com.

Cynthia Bailey

Eva Marcille

Melanie Fiona on stage

Keisha Knight-Pullium

Lisa Raye

Michelle Williams

Tamar and Trina Braxton

Tanika Ray

What’s your favourite look, we just can’t choose!

No not that type, we are talking lace front wigs! Beyoncé is rumoured to be a fan and if it’s good enough for her…..

From your average human hair lace to regular synthetic fibre or tongable, it has many guises. For those who like to splurge, the full virgin remy lace wigs are the cream-of-the-crop! Irrespective of its type, colour, length and style there are ways to wear your lace perfectly.

What exactly is a lace front wig?
A lace front wig is definitely NOT your Grandma’s church number! 

It is one of the newest innovation in the hair and beauty industry. Each strand of hair, be it Indian, Remy, human hair or synthetic is carefully hand tied to a custom made lace cap, to give you a completely undetectable hairline and multi-directional styling options. No longer will you be limited to wearing a fringe, or having to struggle to blend your natural hair in with your weave. Whether you are suffering from hair loss or just want increase your styling options, whilst giving your natural hair a much needed rest, a lace front wig is perfect for you!

How is this lace wig worn?
A lace wig can be worn using different technique, giving you different styling options. Some wearers choose to use adhesive; there are two types of adhesive that can be used in order to ensure that your wig is secure. The chosen method is simply a matter of preference. You can attach your lace front wig using either a liquid adhesive or a tape adhesive. You will be attaching the lace front wig to your skin, right below your hairline. So whether you use liquid adhesive or lace front tape, you need to make sure that the area is clean, free of oils and hairless or you will not achieve a good hold.

The disadvantage of applying this method is the loss of hairline if wrongly applied. Sleek make it their duty to ensure that weave lovers, are aware of the damage using adhesives to apply lace wigs may cause.

However, there is another method, which we highly recommend in order to protect your hairline and stimulate hair growth.

No Glue, No Tape – Simply remove the mesh so that the wig sits right on your hairline and go. Alternatively you can have the wig flat stitched so that it is firm and in place. Also ensure that your natural hair has been cornrowed flat, to ensure the wig sits correctly and looks natural.

What are the advantages of wearing a lace wig?
Lace wigs create an illusion that the wearer is wearing their natural hair. If you are attempting to grow your hair naturally, then wearing a lace wig can definitely help. Your natural hair won’t be exposed to the stress of letting it grow out on its own. The lace wig puts little pressure on the strands of your natural hair, compared to wearing regular wigs or weaves that require you to have your natural hair sewn in.
A full lace wig unit has invisible hairlines, so unlike regular wigs, lace wigs offer flexibility when it comes to styling options. You can even wear it in ponytail!

So we take it you are off to buy your Sleek lace front right now?!


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