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Oprah is Queen in our eyes and she’s been reining an awful lot of years but always changing up her style to suit the times and always looking fabulous! She’s evolved a lot through a lot of strong fashion era’s (the 80’s and the 90’s were not an easy time for anyone! We should know!) but she’s always come out on top looking polished and flawless. So let’s take a look back over some of Oprah’s best looks and how you can recreate them quickly and easily with Sleek Hair!


Ponytails are SO on trend right now, catwalks, high street and all the magazines are showing models with ponytails, low and high! Oprah has been rocking the ponytail for years and this is a great example of how to do it right. Here she’s pulled it right back with a bit of a quiff and has it high, long and sleek. Not a hair out of place on her head! You can grab this look so easily with our Sleek EZ Ponytails. Clip one in and away you go with a sleek, sophisticated look.


Oprah knows how to rock some curls. They are always perfectly formed and bouncy, whether she’s rocking them long or short, loose or tight, she’s always bang on trend. We love this look here, ringlet tight curls down to the shoulder. We love this look for big nights out where you need to look glamorous and grab loads of attention. Go for our Fashion Idol 101 Kizzy Wig, for the perfect curls. If you want them bigger and bolder this hair is tongable and the highest quality in synthetic hair, it will hold your style longer and better!


We’re not all brave enough to go short, but Oprah is fearless and has gone from long to super short pixie hair countless times. We love this look, which really shows off the face. The bangs that are choppy and low make it a little less extreme and frame the face really nicely. What’s the secret to going short and having no fear? Lace wigs. If you want to go super short but not go under the scissors then go for the Wig Fashion Human Hair Audrey Wig. It has that great short length, a great side swept fringe and looks completely natural.


One last Oprah look for you today, the layered look with the flicked out ends. This is such a go to classic that never seems to go out of style. It’s great because it’s so versatile, you can wear it for work or play, night or day and it transcends season. It’s an all rounder this look, and in this picture Oprah has really styled it out, she looks sophisticated and stylish. You can get this look without all the fuss of straightening and blow drying with our Wig Fashion Kelly Wig. It’s 100% high quality tongable synthetic hair with ends that are styled to flick out perfectly!


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Is it us or have Tia and Tamara not managed to age from when we watched them in Sister Sister growing up? We know we’ve all got 15-20 years older but they both look fabulous! The girls now have a hit reality show, babies, husbands and all sorts and recently took to the cover of Essence  Magazine where they both look glowing don’t  you think?

Tia is now sporting cropped hair, and Tamara long straight, layered hair. You can recreate both these styles with Sleek!  We all know that going for the short hair crop is a scary thing, and if you’re not feeling brave enough to go as short as Tia you can get the look with the Wig Fashion Ella  Wig, which is made from 100% Human Hair. To be more like Tamara go for the Wig Fashion Synthetic Jada Wig. It has the side part and the super sleek straight look you want from this style!

So it was the Oscars weekend and we stayed up to see all the pretty couture dresses taking to the red carpet because let’s face it, there’s nothing we at Sleek love here more than some awesome couture gowns and some perfectly done hair. So we’ve put together the most epic of long posts for you here to show you just how to get your favourite stars Oscars look. Whether it was the Red Carpet Glam you were after or the Vanity Fair after party glitz, we have both here on display. Let’s get to it!


Let’s start off with Miss Halle Berry. Looking everything glitzy in her plunging neckline Versace gown, Halle lived up to our expectations entirely. She is never one to shy away from something a bit different on the Red Carpet and we do worry sometimes she takes things a bit too far in the wrong direction but this is spot on. She had her trademark short hair up in soft spikes, adding more drama to her look, her short her suits her down to the ground. We know that not everyone wants to take the plunge into short hair though, and that’s where Sleek comes in to play! Try out our Wig Fashion Human Hair Gloria Wig, for a short spiky style without having to commit to getting rid of your own locks! Easy!


Jennifer Hudson looked like a dream in blue on the Red Carpet for the Oscars. She wore a Roberto Cavalli long sleeved, blue sequin gown. It fit like a glove and left her looking like something a bit like a classy, chic little Mermaid. We loved the colour and the shine! Her hair was the talking point at Sleek HQ though, have you ever seen such perfectly straight long locks with such a perfect statement fringe? So on trend right now and a look we’re truly coveting. To get this yourself go for the Hair Couture Soft Net Wig Sandy. The hair is perfectly straight and the high quality means you get no frizz and your fringe stays fabulous!


Kelly Rowland must be taking lessons of Beyonce, because she has been kicking it on the Red Carpet lately with her flawless selections of couture. Monochrome is so on trend right now, showing all over fashion week and Miss Rowland’s black and white strapless Donna Karan gown is perfectly chic, we love the big of leg she’s showing too. Makes the whole ensemble more playful.  We also love her hair pulled up into this braided bun paired with this super blunt cut, full fringe. Have some fun recreating this look with Hair Couture accessories! Swirl Bunny will give you the perfect bun; try wrapping around some Headband Hair Braids to give it an interesting edge. We even have a Hair Couture clip in front fringe, for the perfect blunt cut, full bangs. The entire on trend look with none of the effort.


Oh Kerry Washington, you are so pretty! We’ve loved watching Kerry rock every Red Carpet she comes across from all of the Django Unchained press to all of the awards shows; her fashion choices are always unique and daring in a crowd of really bland beige ensembles. Kerry just looked divine in her coral Miu Miu couture gown. We love the embellished bodice against the simple coral gown and the train was to die for. Not many ladies can carry off such a colour and such a bodice but Kerry works it all well. The trick to this is her hair and makeup is super simple. She’s middle parted her long locks and kept them pushed behind the shoulders and straight. To get this look go for Sleek’s Spotlight Dainty Synthetic Lace Wig. It’s perfectly straight and frames your face well; also the lace front means it has versatile parting options that always look natural. Experiment like Kerry and see what you can achieve!


Naomi Harris really was a golden girl on the Red Carpet. We loved her edgy embellished, gold gown with a daring split by Vivienne Westwood; she looks like she’s trying to be one of the statuettes themselves! She really compliments the look with her accessories, which are also gold but look stunning and provide some glitz to everything that’s going on here. Her hair is classic, a deep side part and long curls pulled over one shoulder which really is Old Hollywood Glamour 101 and a look you can’t go wrong with for a formal event. If you want to go for this deep parting go for Sleek’s Fashion 101 Lily Synthetic Lace Wig. The handmade full lace at the front and the back mean you can part your hair in all sorts of places and it will still look natural. The style itself has the curls to create the glamour! What are you waiting for?


Octavia Spencer looked amazing on the Red Carpet. Her one shoulder, blush tulle gown with a hand-beaded bodice and lace underlay couture gown from Tadashi Shoji really just suited her so well. She looked like a princess, but a classy princess not a childish Barbie princess. The colour is so subtle and it just really gives this a floaty, dreamy, romantic feel. With such a pretty, but quite heavy dress we are glad she went with a simple up do and a fringe. Seeing the trend with big fringes now right? Go for a playful up do using Sleek’s EZ Ponytails as a base, we’d suggest the Euro Long in this case. Then perhaps use a clip in Hair Couture Fringe to get your bangs bang on, and then go find your best couture gown (or some jeans, jeans are good too!).


Last but by no means least we have Zoe Saldana. She look absolutely elegant in a gray crepe bustier gown with a belted waist and feminine floral applique neckline from Alexis Mabille. The four tones on the skirt and train of this we LOVE. Who knew grey could look so good? Though perhaps it’s a little busy on top, take away the bow or the belt and you have perfection right there! Zoe is pairing this look up with a really chic and sleek wavy shoulder length do. It’s so simple and so perfect for her outfit. You can grab this look yourself with Sleek’s Wig Fashion Angelina Synthetic Wig. Go for a side parting and keep your curls on your back for a clean finish. Oscar perfect in no time at all!


First of our mega Oscar round-up posts today sees us checking out the fashions at Elton John’s Aids Foundation Oscar Viewing Party. The event bought out all sorts of fashion choices, and a lot of white outfits graced the red carpet at the event at the Pacific Design Centre on Sunday, in West California. Although it wasn’t as glamorous and full on as the actual awards ceremony’s red carpet we enjoyed the most understated fashion none the less! Here’s what we at Sleek HQ thought were the best looks of the night with handy tips on how to get the look with Sleek Hair.


First up we have Miss Nicki Minaj, famed for her crazy outfits and even crazier hair. We are used to seeing Miss Minaj bearing all with a wild array of rainbow hair accompanied by a whole face full of makeup but for the Elton John party we found her looking toned down, chic and pretty. Nicki was rocking a sparkly, white mini dress and adding a pop of colour to the whole look with some purple lipstick. Her hair was long, soft blonde waves, that really looked classy on her. We love it when she tones down the crazy, she always looks so well put together! To get your own middle parted, perfect soft waves we suggest you go for Sleek’s Wig Fashion Synthetic Angelina wig. It has the right length and curl and comes in a range of colours to suit your skin tone. The hair is also all tongable about to 200’C, so it’s the easy option to achieve an instant Nicki Style.


Emeli Sande was looking lovely in her white and black animal print bodycon dress. The monochrome palette is so on trend right now, and was big across catwalks at New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week, the animal print makes Emeli’s take on the trend really stand out. Retro hair is big in fashion too, and she was sporting her now trademark short hair and quiff in platinum blonde. It’s a bold look that Emeli pulls off perfectly due to her face shape. If you want to go short but don’t want to commit entirely to hacking off all your hair why not go for Sleek’s Wig Fashion 100% Human Hair Wig Audrey. It’s super short, natural looking and can be styled as crazy as you’d like. Rock the short hair without losing your own hair!


The original Supermodel and Miss Diva Extraordinaire Naomi Campbell took to the red carpet in a stunning floor length black gown; she looked classic, flawless and every bit the supermodel in it. Her look was accentuated with diamonds, because really what else would she be wearing? Diamond bangles and a diamond necklace, but what we really adore is her hair. Long curls and a super on trend fringe have this look all pulled together. To get Naomi’s always on point hair try out Sleek’s Hair Couture Synthetic Straight Sandy wig. The wig is straight, but has super long length like Naomi’s and that all important fringe. You can curl this up nicely as the synthetic hair is tongable up to 200’C, holding curls longer than normal synthetic hair. Perfection made easy!

Today we look back over the hair styling’s of the Queen of the Weave Miss Tyra Banks. Tyra is a lady who is never afraid to change up her style, and she has sported some crazy hair pieces over the years. She’s also gone from super weave lady to totally natural to back to weaves again, so we know she’s a lady who can work whatever hair is on her head. Get ready to smize ladies as we show you how to get the look of the one true America’s Next Top Model.


Tyra had a period of long, blonde locks, but wasn’t afraid of changing up her colours to include fire red and platinum blonde. But whatever colour Tyra was sporting you can be sure her weave was of the highest quality and always looked fierce. You can get Tyra’s fantastic curls in absolutely no time with Sleek’s Fashion Idol 101 Wig Coral, it is premium synthetic tongable hair that will hold its curls and style. The full lace front and back means you can tie it up and part it anywhere for a natural, realistic style. If you want something sleek and straight with a dead center parting try out Sleek’s Spotlight Human Hair Wig in Pizzazz. It frames your face perfectly and is made from the highest quality human hair.


Miss Tyra is also Queen of the Up-Do. She can go classic and chic with a perfect low bun or go daring and fabulous with a bun or hair piece at the front of the head. Sleek has a range of ponytails, buns, hair pieces and braids that you can experiment with on your up-do’s. Go a bit wild and place our Swirl bunny braid on the higher part of your head and wrap around a Braided Head Band. It will be a classic look with a modern, edgy twist. Tyra really likes clean, polished up hairstyles, so make sure you don’t try and mix in any grunge or romantic trends!


When Tyra went back to her natural locks she revealed a shoulder length cut with the perfect curls and waves. Now we know this may be Tyra’s natural hair but girl went through a lot of product to tame those curls! She looks beautiful! But we also know that not all of us have the time to keep out curls frizz free and perfect. If you want Tyra’s look but without the effort go for out Wig Fashion Jessie wig. It has the perfect length and the perfect curl just like Tyra’s hair. Get on your smize and strike a pose and you’ll no doubt be America’s Next Top Model too!

We’re not entirely sure what Ashanti has been doing music wise for the past few years, but we do know that she keeps popping up on the Red Carpet flaunting some serious style and some amazing hair. Whether she’s wearing it up and sophisticated or down and full of curls she always looks fabulous. So let’s take a look back on some of Ashanti’s best looks and how you can get the look yourself!


Ashanti likes her curls, and when she has them she likes them big and bold and with lots of length. We like a lady who’s not afraid to be dramatic with her hair here at Sleek! We also know that this look takes time and none of us ever have any time spare at the moment. So why not try out our Fashion Idol 101 Honey Weave for quick, simple, dramatic curls. All the Fashion Idol 101 Tongable Synthetic Weave is made of premium synthetic hair that can withstand heat styling of up to 200’c. Our range here has been made with women who like styles that are low maintenance ultra affordable and like the appearance of natural, un-relaxed hair; much like what Ashanti likes to sport in the picture above.


She also likes to go sleek and glamorous and straighten her hair out. We love how perfect and frizz free it is, there truly isn’t a hair out of place on this lady. We also like how she enjoys styling her hair up, using things like braids to make a straight style way more fun. If you fancy going super straight and super smooth try out our Spotlight wigs, we would suggest either the Human Hair wig in Diva or if you fancy a lot more length and drama go for the Spotlight Synthetic Wig Venice. Both styles offer you straight hair that won’t lose its shine or frizz up. The lace front wigs can also be adjusted for the perfect fit and also feature combs on each side for extra security. If you want to mix it up with some hair braid headbands Hair Couture do a fantastic one in a range of colours!


Ashanti also likes to play with her hair in up-dos. She mixes up long ponytails with quiffs and really classic buns placed right at the top of her head.  Ponytails, up dos and buns are really on trend at the moment and you can get a great range of clip in and Velcro ponytails over at Hair Couture. We’d suggest the Swirl Bunny from hair couture to add oomph to your bun. For a long, straight ponytail the Velvet synthetic Velcro ponytail is the key to a fantastic look or for more curl and bounce in a ponytail go for out EZ Ponytail Bootylicious. Wear them high and slung over one shoulder for a really classy, quick hair style or low at the nape for the neck for something a bit more high fashion. Either way you’ll look and feel as much of a star as Ashanti.


The Grammy’s are coming up this weekend and you can be sure that on both Sleek and Gill’s World we will be following the fashion and hair style action and filling you in so you can recreate the looks on the red carpet yourself! In preparation to this we are bringing you a special feature today on what celebs were wearing at the last few awards shows. We are suckers for Red Carpet glamour and there have been some real sleek and stylish couture this season! People have been taking risks with colour on their dress and colour in their hair and we think it’s all fabulous. So let’s take a look back at some of our favourite looks!



Miss Washington has been out in full force lately promoting Django Unchained, and she showed up at the NAACP Awards in this fantastic two colour dress. We weren’t sure at first that baby pink and mint green should be paired up, but it has really grown on us and we think Kerry looks fresh and vibrant! Kerry is rocking a straight, pinned back, sophisticated hair style which contrasts fantastically with her playful gown. If you want to get this look yourself we recommend something like Sleek’s Dainty Synthetic Lace Wig, which has a lightweight cap that’s airy and cool and has a lace front so can be adjusted to the perfect fit. This also means the hairline looks natural and realistic so you can pin it back as much as you like and always look fabulous.



We loved what Zuleikah was wearing at the SAG Awards, she looked like some sort of ethereal creature from Lord of the Rings (in the good way, not the orc way). It was flowery, flowy and was like the dress we dreamed about having when we were children and wanted to be fairies. It also reminded us of something that Miss Zooey Deschanel would be wearing. Zuleikah was rocking the long, full, straight hair with the blunt bangs too, which is band on trend for the moment. The catwalks at New York Fashion Week have been overflowing with blunt bangs accompanying long hair. You can get this look from Sleek with our Sapphire 100% Human Hair wig or our Erin Synthetic Wig. Both have the statement fringe and the length you need to play around and style up your hair to be just as dreamy as Zuleikah.



Thandie Newton sparkled in a short lilac and sheer dress that looked like it had a big silver firework splashed across it. We think it was a really fun choice in amongst all the very classic cuts and colours that were all over the Golden Globe red carpet. Her hair also looked amazing, long, classic layers that framed her face perfectly. She really did look as pretty as a picture. To get the classic long layered look yourself you can try our Spotlight Pizzazz Wig, which will stay as sleek and smooth as Thandie’s thanks to the high quality hair and the lace cap. Sleek can take care of the hair, you just need to figure out what sparkly party dress to pair it up with!



Halle Berry is always rocking her short, natural hair. Short hair is really on trend this season, with people adding lots of colour in and funking it up to give it edge and style. Halle always adds great texture to hers to keep it looking interesting and the punk sort of quality to it paired with her classic black gown at the NAACP awards provided such a great contrast of styles. Of course not everyone wants to go that short, we’re not all that brave! If you want to give the edgy short look a try but not chop off all your own hair we have a selection of great wigs for you! We would say that the Toni would be great for this style, have a play around styling it up in interesting ways once you’ve got it secured to your hair. For slightly more length you could also go for our Estelle Synthetic Wig. It has the added bonus of a fringe so you can get that edgy, punk look easily!



Meagan Good looks beautiful in this deep blue dress at the NAACP Awards. The colour and shape suit her really well and she looks so radiant don’t you think? She has her hair pulled back slightly to keep it out of her face, which is a great look for a night out when you don’t have a lot of time on your hands. Using a plait or a really good clip hair piece in or even just some really pretty hair clips can make it look really chic for little effort on your part. Our Fashion 101 Coral Wig is perfect for a look just like this. You’ll look fabulous even if you’re just heading to the supermarket… the world is your catwalk after all!

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