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Archive for October 2012

The Queen of R&B, Mary J Blige has graced the scene for over two decades, with 9 Grammy awards, 4 American music awards and 8 multi-platinum albums under her belt, it’s clear to see that Mary J is one of the industries long time darlings!

Working with artists from P Diddy to George Michael, her personal style is just as varied as her musical one. One thing that Mary J keeps consistent though,  is her signature colour 27! Here we look back at some of the best and worst of her style.
The long and luscious

Curly chic

Top of the crops

Beaded braids

Gettin’ wiggy with it

The bad

Going on a date is always an exciting occasion to look forward to and a great reason to dress to impress! With the perfect outfit sorted it’s all about the hair, but what look should you go for? At Sleek HQ we delved into our celebrity archive and complied a few celeb inspired date night hair looks, let us know which one you chose and more importantly did you meet your Prince Charming?

If you’re an all round diva that loves everything va-va voom! Then Kerry Washington’s smouldering shoulder-length loose curls are perfect for sophisticated dinner date. Get the look with our Remi Touch Choice range.

For those who like something simple, classy, why not try Beyonce’s glossy ponytail with Sleek’s EZ ponytail range it;s an easy look to create. This is the perfect ‘do to keep loose strands at bay when out on a romantic walk.

Want something with a little more edge? Why not try Kim Kardashian’s textured wrap around topknot. Simply attach our EZ ponytail twist the length of the hair until it starts to turn back on itself and pin into place.

Rihanna always makes a statement with her style. If you want to change your look to bag that boy, but you’re not willing to commit to it just yet, then try our Sleek Toni Wig.

LaLa Anthony is known for her long locks and bagging herself a baller! If you love the ombre trend and long luscious hair, then this is the look for you. Try it now with our Virgin Brazilian Hair.

If you like the LaLa Anthony option why not add a little more pizzazz with Leona Lewis’ full fringe.

If you’re like Jennifer Hudson and love lace wigs, then try out our new Fashion Idol 101 lace wigs in and array of styles and colours, bound to make your first date lead to a second at a first glance.

Oprah remains an inspiration and icon to many, from her first TV appearance up until now, we have decided to take a look back at the moments that stood out and the hairstyles that did too! Oprah’s hairstyles have been as controversial as many of her guests so we’ve picked a few to remember.

THE PONYTAIL
Oprah knows class!  No hairstyle better reflects her powerful presence, than a sleek ponytail. This hairstyle makes a bold statement and will always be fashionable. The height and length of the ponytail makes it characteristically elegant.

OPRAH’S SIGNATURE LOOK
This hairstyle is an integral part of the Oprah signature-look we’ve all come to know and love – no other look defines Miss Winfrey better!

THE ALL-IN-ONE
In 2009, Oprah’s hair couldn’t quite decide what to do, so it did what it knows best; a little bit of everything! The curls add dimension to this otherwise flat hairstyle. This look is as versatile as Winfrey herself. When you can’t decide between curly and straight, why not have both?

THE UP-DO
Oprah swept her ringlets into a ponytail for this 2007 interview. The few curls that frame  her face perfect this relaxed look. The ‘do also proved to be an excellent way to show off her amazing earrings! There’s no doubt Oprah’s collection of jewels often steal the show.

STRAIGHT-EDGED
Miss O decided on the straight and narrow with this mid-length, simple style. Showcasing amazing shine and just the right amount of body, we think this style is Oprah at her finest!

CONSISTENTLY CURLY
Oprah can never go wrong with curls. The look is fun and laid back with a touch of wild! Remind you of any day-time television celebrity? This look is easy to manage, making a great choice for you busy ladies!


FRIZZY FASHION
Bigger is better! While on Jay Leno, Oprah went for teased out volume. The intentional frizz adds depth to the hair, but beware! This style is about knowing when to put the brush, don’t go overboard or you can look more shock than chic.

BOLD BANGS
In 2002, Oprah polished her Jackie-O look from the previous decade. With the addition of a heavy fringe. This look showed she was ready to take on the world, with the ‘Oprah empire’ we know today. This hairstyle undoubtedly means business.

THE JACKIE-O
The new decade brought a new hairstyle. This smoother look is one we now see on the stunning First Lady of the USA.  Oprah kept her bob and bangs for the majority of the nineties. Whether she was sitting on the interview couch, or working out with John Travolta, this look suited her well.

RETRO STYLE
These hairstyles are certainly a blast from the past. Everyone’s got those old pics that they would hope never see the light of day! Although Oprah’s beauty still shines through – we could only imagine the amount of hairspray bottles that were used to perfect these ‘do’s and WOW to that eyeshadow!

Toni Braxton has come a long way since the start of her career in 1989. Throughout her career the singer/actress has garnered six Grammy Awards, starred on Broadway and her family’s reality show, plus more. 

As Toni turns 45 this week, she still proves she’s sassy, elegant, stunning and all-around fabulous, The Sleek way!

Join us in wishing Miss Braxton  a wonderful and beautiful 45th birthday! Also, take a look at her fab hairstyles over the years.

Get similar styles in our Sleek collection available in an array of colours.

With the on and off weather of the UK, it’s hard to know what to do with your hair to ensure you avoid a gail-force makeover! Some parts of the world seem to be more fortunate, enjoying freakishly warm weather for the season, but you never know when that’s about to change. Here at Sleek we have rounded-up a selection of styles you can wear whatever the weather and still look sassy! So whether you’re staying in the UK or making trips around the world, we have a hairstyle for you – so why not take inspiration and ensure you look amazing whatever the weather!
When it’s just too hot to cope, or it’s super windy, why not try hair that is up and out of your face. Take a que from Lala Antony and Monica in their ever so trendy updo’s.

We’re huge fans of the topknot and it’s easy to do! Just add extensions for body, use a doughnut ring for structure. It can be worn either sleek and professional or textured and relaxed.
If you’re a low-maintenance lady why not try Rochelle Wiseman’s look and wear it in a textured ponytail or keep it sleek and trendy and do a side plait like Jennifer Hudson. These are the perfect styles for after work drinks when you’re too trusting of what the weatherman says.

Those of you that like volume, body and big curls no matter the weather why not try Queen Bey’s loose curls or Kim Kardashians long waves. The beauty of this style is that even if the wind blows it to within an inch of it’s life, you can tell everyone you were going for the relaxed, bed-head look!

If you’re planning on hitting the party season hard this year why not be brazen and add colour like our Rhianna or Nicki Minaj. It will turn heads and is easy to show off in even the simplest of styles.

 

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From the days of the Cosby Show Raven Symone has gone full circle from child star to superstar. Raven has delved into music, modelling and production and  has made a house hold name for herself both on and off screen. Not only has her career evolved, but her hair styles have also changed, from innocent little Olivia to the Raven we know now! Take a closer look into Raven’s wonderful transformations and achieve Raven’s look with a series of styles from Sleek’s extensive range.


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