Friday, September 28, 2012

Let Me Love You

Happy Friday Couture Beauties!
I have heard Neyo's new song "Let Me Love" on the radio for some time now, but never really listened to the words until Wednesday evening. I've been listening to this song non-stop now because I find the words to have a deep meaning. I dedicate this song to all the women who are struggling with Alopecia and are having difficultly allowing their significant other, friends, and family to love them. I know that feeling all too well because when I developed Alopecia and it progressed to total hair loss, the love I had for myself decreased. I felt embarrassed, ashamed, and ugly, so I just knew the people in my life felt the same way. I was wrong of course and it took strong support for me to take those steps to start loving me all over again. My message today is Let your loved ones love you until you begin to love yourself! Listen to the song below and think about the people that truly love you.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall's Sexiest Hair Color from Celeb Stylist Kiyah Wright

Kiyah Wright, Clairol Professional Celebrity Colorist Kiyah Wright, hair, hairstylist, celebrity hairstylist, Clairol
Recently, Kiyah Wright was interviewed by Ebony.com on her take for Fall's Sexiest Hair Colors. Kiyah is one my favorite celeb stylist that I follow because she always have those haute tips with hair and is very creative! In the interview Kiyah states "Red-copper, red-gold, red-violets and red-browns are all popular" for this season. Investing in weave or a lace wig is a perfect way to easy transition and play with colors this season as well as protecting your natural hair. Kiyah also gives tips on how to keep up with the maintenance on red hair. Click here to read this haute interview!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bold Lips for the Fall

Hey Couture Beauties! 
Fall is finally here and it's time to get some lip exposure! Bold lips are the focus this season with colors ranging from Reds, Purples, Dark Berries, Pinks, and of course the Nude lip is always hot for every season. Here are my Fall picks:
Ka'oir Lipstick in Sex
MAC Lipstick in Yung Rapunxel
NYX Lipstick - Creamy Beige
Mary Kay Lipstick in Sweet Nectar
Mary Kay Lipstick in Red
Wet 'n Wild Lipstick - Lolly Popstar

Wearing Mary Kay Lipstick in Red
(Hair - 14" Malaysian Remy Light Yaki Full Lace Unit)
Follow me on Instagram (to your right) to see more pics of me wearing the hottest colors for this season!

As Always...Stay Fabulous!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Beautiful Bold Bald Woman = Support!!!

Latina Benthall launched her first support group event for Beautiful Bold Bald Woman this past Saturday, September 22nd in Hampton, VA. I must say that this event was very inspiring, and I was excited to be invited being that I also suffer hair loss in the form of Alopecia Totalis. Beautiful Bold Bald Woman is an organization for any woman who experiences various forms of hairloss and is having a hard time dealing the psychological effects of the hair loss. If you are in the Hampton, Virginia surrounding area, attending one of Beautiful Bold Bald Woman’s support group meetings is a MUST!!! You cannot fight the challenges of hair loss alone; you need support to help guide you to living your best life that God has meant for you to live. 

Beautiful Bold Bald Woman Mission  
“To help women and individuals who suffer from ALOPECIA hair lost. Seeking to HELP spread ALOPECIA awareness through public events and exciting fundraisers, in hopes to accumulate proceeds that will contribute to a cure for an illness that has affected many women, such as myself. God has handcrafted us this way for a Purpose; His purpose, which would be to help women and other individuals stand strong and become confident in our own skin. I HAVE ALOPECIA, ALOPECIA DON’T HAVE ME!!!!”

Personally, every time I attend a support group meeting I learn how to deal with my alopecia in a different way that increases positivity in my life. I encourage you to attend Beautiful Bold Bald Woman’s next support group meeting. To find out when the next meeting is or to learn more about the organization, visit www.facebook.com/BBBW.ORG today.


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fall Must Have Beauty Products

Fall is finally here and I must say that this is one of my favorite seasons. Not too cold and not too hot...it's just right. Now for my makeup looks, I usually keep it simple and natural looking. Here are my  fave must have beauty products:

  1. Wet 'N Wild Palette in Comfort Zone - Any drugstore
  2. Mary Kay Lipstick in Sweet Nectar - Marykay.com  
  3. Ka'oir Lipstick in Love U - Kaior.com
  4. Nars Blush is Orgasm - Sephora.com
  5. L'Oreal Le Gloss in Nude Illusion - Any drugstore
  6. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze - Any drugstore
  7. Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara - Any drugstore
  8. MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Spiked - Maccosmetics.com
  9. Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner in Onyx -Smashbox.com


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Curly Nikki | Natural Hair Styles and Natural Hair Care: Natural Hair Wigs and Weaves: Would you try it?

Source: curlynikki.com


Hey Couture Beauties!
I found an interesting article on Curly Nikki's site about wearing Natural Hair Wigs and Weaves. *Yes I am always researching and educating myself to bring you the best!* But I wanted to share this post with you because the Fall & Winter season is a great time to experiment with wigs and try different styles. Natural hair is a huge trend and if you are not able to achieve the best look with your own hair, why not opt for a wig!  Click the link below to learn the benefits of wearing natural hair wigs and which celebs actual rock the afro wigs.
Curly Nikki | Natural Hair Styles and Natural Hair Care: Natural Hair Wigs and Weaves: Would you try it?: by Kurlee Belle


Try something new & change up your style this Fall with a natural hair wig. Contact me today!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hair Nspiration: Kimora's Sleek & Straight Tresses


Source: kls.com
I was on Kimora's site and seen this beauitful pic of her looking so FAB! What caught my attention was her bag, shoes, complete outfit, and best of all her HAIR!!! Kimora has very sleek straight black hair and always keeps it simple which gives her that ultimate sexy and sophisticated look. 
How To Achieve Kimora's Style
22" Indian Remy Full Lace Straight Color 1
You can achieve Kimora's style with either a lace front or full lace unit. The style is very simple, all you need to do is part the hair in the middle, apply a heat protectant and flat iron hair in sections, and seal the hair with a serum. There you have it...Sleek & Straight Tresses!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Couture Lace Crowns Giveaway

Couture Lace Crowns 1st Lace System Giveaway 
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To celebrate Alopecia Awareness month for me and my fellow alopecians, I am hosting a giveaway of a Couture Lace Front Hair System. That's right...I am giving away a free lace unit! It will be an 16" Indian Remy Light Yaki lace front unit in a color #4. If you are watching this video on YouTube, please follow this link: http://alopeciantressesandbeauty.blogspot.com/2012/09/couture-lace-crowns-giveaway.html


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The winner will be chosen on September 22nd and will be notified by email. 

Alopecia Education:
http://www.naaf.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_alopecia_intro
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/alopecia-areata

Friday, September 14, 2012

Runway Styles to Everyday Styles

Happy Friday Couture Beauties!
New York Fashion Week 2012 has been a buzz all week with all the different styles from clothes, accessories, make up, and most of all...Hair. Below are some pics from Essence.com that captured some of the hairstyles that the models were sporting down the runway. What I found about these styles is that they are very basis and easy to do not to mention perfect for the Fall season.

Keeping It Sleek 'N Straight

  The Sophisticated Ponytail

Crimp It





Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bravo

For the days that I am feeling down, I always turn to things that are inspirational. Music is one of them because I find I snap back fast after listening to something that's inspiring. One the songs that I love so much is by Ledisi called "Bravo". This is a perfect pick me up song for those that are having one of those days. Enjoy the video!




September is Alopecia Awareness Month

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hair Nspiration: VMAs 2012 Red Carpet Beauties

Hey Couture Beauties
I know I am a bit late with the VMAs style, but I was busy watching our President the night it aired. I did however get a few glances of the show and noticed a lot of glamourous hair styles. Rihanna's new hair do really caught me by surprise. Amber Rose was so glowing and pretty pregnant. I have always loved Amber's hair! Are you trying to decided whether you should go short or long this Fall? Take a look at some of the beauties that were at the VMAs and think about your next hairstyle. Visit www.couturelacecrowns.com to design your lace wig for the Fall.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

What's Your Favorite Feature?

Source: Essence.com
This past weekend was very calm and relaxing where I actually I had some down time to read Essence (October issue) magazine. I must say that this issue had a lot of goodies in it starting with the Beauty Encyclopedia, Beauty Awards, the scoop on Jill Scott, article on how to build your life up, and the my favorite section...Your Beauty, Your Way.

The section on Your Beauty, Your Way is about different women who were winners in the Dare to Be You Beauty Search and they were asked what their favorite feature was on their body and why. As I was flipping through the pages reading about each person's favorite feature, I landed on a page with a beautiful woman who was bald. As I read the page, I had tears in my eyes because I just couldn't believe what I was reading. The woman's name was Ceriene L. and her favorite feature was her bald head. Alopecia Areata was the reason why Ceriene was bald! Ceriene said "When I look in the mirror I see a woman who is walking in confidence and grace and is strong in knowing who she is".  This was such a powerful statement. There are so many women with alopecia who refuses to look in the mirror because they think they are ugly or no longer feel like a woman. I used to feel that way for about eight years after being diagnosed with alopecia areata.  My mother is the one who practically forced me to look in the mirror at the beauty God has blessed me with. 

Over time I would pick apart different features on my face and make that my main focus to overcome my hair issue and face the world with happiness. My best features are my eyes and lips. I overindulge in makeup to bring these features out.  I am still in the process of  building the confidence to face with world with my baldness, but I am too addicted to hair to do so. 

So Ladies, what is your favorite feature? If you do not have a favorite feature, take some serious one on one time  with yourself and really study your face. You will begin to fall in love with yourself all over again! 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hair For the Corporate Diva...Hair loss in the Workplace

Hair loss in the workplace is something that I have personally struggled with for the last 13 years due to my alopecia. We as women are always told to dress to impress and for our hair & makeup to be near perfect. When the onset of sudden hair loss occurs, it leaves women feeling unattractive and lack self-esteem.  The psychological effects of hair loss can have a negative effect on the productivity in the workplace.  

Invest in your Couture Lace Hair System to help you feel not only confident, but also beautiful as you enter the workplace. With the lace system, you have no more worries on wondering if coworkers can see your thinning hair or bald spots. Prior to wearing wigs, I would constantly change my style to cover up my bald spots so no one would notice, but after a while not worked except the lace system.   You can have your lace system customized and styled for your perfect professional look. Visit www.couturelacecrowns.com to see our luxury collection of lace systems.

Alopecia Awareness Inspiration

Inspiration: Over the past month, I have been truly inspired by a woman named Sandra Dubose who is living with Alopecia Universalis. Watch the video below to see why I am so inspired. Sandra is such a beautiful woman inside & out. Guess what...Sandra also wrote a book that was released September 1st called "My Crown and Glory, It's Not About the Hair" Six Fundamental Principles to Heal Emotional Wounds and Build Healthy Self-Esteem. I know this is going to be a great book and I can't wait to read it. The book can be purchased directly from her site