Creme of Nature Taps Celebrity Hairstylist & Master Wig/Weave Artist Kellon Deryck as Its New Brand Ambassador

With more than 15 years of professional experience under his belt, Kellon is one of the world’s leading celebrity hairstylists working with today’s hottest stars, such as Grammy Award–winning artist Megan Thee Stallion, music duo City Girls and multi-platinum producer and music icon Missy Elliott. Trained at the esteemed Aveda institute, he is well-versed in haircare and techniques for all hair textures. He also uses his platform as an influencer to mentor and train the next generation of stylists to help navigate their professional careers.

Celebrity Hairstylist Kellon Deryck tapped as new brand ambassador for Creme of Nature -Courtesy of Creme of Nature

Over the last two decades, there has been tremendous growth in the multicultural haircare space with many Black Women opting to wear their natural hair, protective styles such as weaves, wigs and braids are now the norm to protect their natural textures underneath, while showcasing their individual style. According to a recent study, 45% Black Women are interested in identifying quality products to maintain their hair and scalp under their protective styles. Understanding the trend, Creme of Nature’s objective is to ensure that women wearing protective styles care for the natural hair underneath, which is often forgotten; as well as their desired hairstyle or look. “At Creme of Nature, we do not believe in sacrificing healthy natural hair and scalp care for a great hairstyle,” said Jolorie Williams, General Manager, Revlon Multicultural and Contract Services. “You can have both. Now, with Kellon Deryck on board, a coveted master stylist with a specialty on wigs and weave styling, Creme of Nature can drive that message to naturalistas on their hair chameleon style journey as well as attract and gain new consumers.”

“Ever since I was a young artist in-training, Creme of Nature products have been a household name and my go-to brand for various haircare and styling needs such as trendy braiding and weaving techniques or simply, styling a sleek blow-out. I have used the various collections, no matter if I was working at a salon or doing someone’s hair at home.” said celebrity hairstylist Kellon Deryck. “It’s very imperative that everyone follow a good haircare regimen, and Creme of Nature has always been synonymous with amazing haircare and quality products. I’m beyond honored and excited for this journey to share the brand’s legacy, innovation and newest collections fit for all textures to the community, and even the world. We want to show the entire community the best products Creme of Nature has to offer to promote healthy yet versatile hair.

As a celebrity hairstylist, Kellon is always on the road, whether styling notables and models on photo shoots, magazine covers or red carpets. He’s charged with and committed to caring for his clientele’s hair throughout many stages, from natural hair to protective styles, wigs and weaves. “For all of my client jobs, I make sure my styling kit is prepped and ready with all of the necessary haircare and styling products for whatever hairstyles I might be creating that day,” said Kellon. “I love to create head-turning and trendsetting hairstyles but above all, I believe in taking care of the hair underneath protective styles, the way it naturally grows out of the scalp.”

Under this partnership with Creme of Nature, Kellon will educate and communicate to consumers and community the brand’s product benefits across all social and digital communication and visual representation. He will also collaborate with various retailers on select campaign initiatives.

“Today, Creme of Nature is shining different. We are re-imagining the brand, from its look to the ingredients. Our partnership with Kellon Deryck represents a bold new step to highlight our legacy brand and connect to our community even more,” said Jolorie Williams, General Manager, Revlon Multicultural and Contract Services.

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DIY Beauty Projects from Los Angeles-based TV personality, Budget Travel and Lifestyle Expert: Lindsay Myers

Who doesn’t love getting pampered? But with this lockdown, we have had to figure it out ourselves! It’s always a great feeling to know that you can do it all if you have to! Here are some of Lindsay’s favorite DIY beauty projects:

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Natural Lip Scrub– I sometimes grab a pack of sugar and quickly exfoliate if I am in a time crunch. and need to apply some lipstick. But this is my new favorite natural way to get my lips super smooth!

Supplies:

1 TSP of Brown Sugar
1 TSP of White Sugar
1 TSP of Honey
1/2 TSP of Olive Oil

Directions: Just mix all the above in a small container. You can store and keep this for a while, but trust me after about 20 seconds your lips will feel amazing.

 

Bath Salts- I love a good bath, who doesn’t! This is really easy to make and a great way to unwind and get some self-care.

Supplies:

Coarse Salt

Epsom Salt

Baking Soda

Essential oil

Directions: Just take 6 part coarse sea salt and 3 part Epsom salt,1 part baking soda, and just a few drops of essential oil of your choice. That is it! This combo helps soothe the muscles, helps with skin irritation, and softens the skin.

 

Ombre Nail Manicure-I never go really big or bold with my manicure. But I have the time to figure out how to do it myself, why not!

Supplies:

2 different nail polish colors, and clear topcoat

Any sponge (you just need a bit, cut off a section from a larger sponge)

Plastic wrap

toothpick

Directions: Paint your nails with the lightest color. Let it dry. On the plastic pour our a little of each color right beside each other so they touch. Take the toothpick and swirl/blend just in the area where the two colors meet. Next, take your sponge and dab it directly over this mixture and then dab the sponge directly on your nail. Keep going on all the nails. If you want to go back over the nails to make the color stronger just make sure the first coat is dry first. Finish with a clear topcoat.

 

Hair Mask– It is SO easy to make a simple hair mask with everyday things in our kitchen. Why don’t we do it more? Maybe now we will!

2 hair mask options:

  1. All hair types:

Supplies:

Avocado

Honey

Directions: Simply scoop out half an avocado and mix it with a tbsp honey and apply it to hair. Leave this on for 20 mins. Rinse in the shower.

  1. Dry Hair Mask:

Supplies:

Eggs

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions: Mix 2 eggs with 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and apply to hair. Leave this on for 20 mins. Rinse in shower.

 

Facial: I have grown to love my facials, but they are expensive and now we just can’t get them. Why not learn how to do it yourself?

Supplies:

Chamomile Tea

Honey

Nutritional Yeast

Directions: Brew one cup of the tea with 2 tea bags. Let cool. Stir together 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tsp of nutritional yeast. Add just enough of the tea to the bowl to make a paste. You want to be able to spread it on your face, but not be watery. Let sit for 20 mins. This is calm and restores your skin.

 

 

How Long Does it Take for Hair to Grow Back? A Helpful Guide

Tapered cut? An oh so stylish pixie cut? An asymmetrical bob? Whatever your current style, it’s only natural that after a while, you’ll want to grow it out and get some length again.

Certain factors will come into play when trying to grow your hair long. These include the length that you’re aiming for and the condition your hair is in. You will also have to take into account the types of food you’re eating and how frequently you trim your hair.

Your hair is an integral part of your beauty, and everyone deserves to feel beautiful. If you’re going for the Rapunzel look or just want some growth and length retention, you’ve probably wondered how long does it take for hair to grow back.

Read on for all the essential tips to grow your hair out.

How Long Does It Take for Hair to Grow Back?

Beauty starts on the inside; that’s true. Your diet will impact your hair growth. Ensure that you’re eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, protein, vegetables, and calcium.

You can also consider taking supplements but consult with your doctor first. Zinc and iron will be beneficial to your hair growth journey.

B-complex vitamins and biotin are also essential to your hair growth. They’ll add thickness to your hair as well as make it shiny. Vitamin D can stimulate your hair follicles to promote growth.

You may also want to try out vitamins that are made specifically for hair growth. You can use a SugarBearHair coupon to get discounts on gummy vitamins. These gummy vitamins are specially formulated to help your hair grow faster.

Right Hair Products

Keeping your scalp healthy and clean promotes hair growth. Start by using a clarifying shampoo once weekly to clear buildup as well as any excessive storage of oils.

Scalp massages do a world of good, so be sure to take advantage of this. Don’t be afraid to invigorate and stimulate your scalp with your fingertips.

Strengthen Your Tresses

Moisture is good, so ensure that you moisturize your hair to prevent it from breaking. Deep condition your tresses with a hot oil treatment once weekly. Avoid using blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons as much as possible. This will prevent heat damage.

If you must use heat for styling, be sure to use a styling serum to prevent further damage.

Trim Away

Why would you trim when you’re trying to retain length? Believe it or not, it makes your hair grow faster by removing split ends.

Split ends are the enemy of hair growth and cause unnecessary breakage that will slow down your progress. You only need to trim split ends every two or three months.

Growing, Glowing, Flowing

So how long does it take hair to grow back?

Knowing the right tips to use will have your hair growing and flowing in no time. Always ensure that you are taking your vitamins, using moisture and getting rid of split ends.

This will make your hair grow to the length you want. If you would like more style tips, please visit the style advice section of the website.

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Style Tips to Boost Your Confidence: Grooming, Colors, and The Right Fit

Have you ever noticed how confident people seem to just glide through life effortlessly and with ease? Nothing seems to faze them, an opportunity seems to constantly knock at their door. Confidence is one of the most powerful personality traits. For a few lucky people, it comes naturally. But for many of us, it’s something we need to actively work on to build. One way to boost your confidence is through your style. Here’s how:

Great Grooming

Tom Ford said that dressing well is a form of good manners. Making an effort to groom and present yourself well shows that you value and respect the people you are going to meet. Good grooming can also boost your confidence because when you know you look great, you feel great as well. One of the most important things to groom when you want to appear confident and put together is your hair.

For important events and special occasions such as a big meeting or a wedding, put some extra effort into styling it. If you don’t have naturally thick, long hair that is easy to style, you can get by with the help of hair extensions. The Brazilian deep wave bundles from True Glory Hair are a great option.

They are made from premium quality virgin hair and feature a beautiful bounce and lots of volume. Because they are well-made and durable, you can easily style them in a variety of ways, straightening or curling them as you please. If you prefer a more sleek, effortless style, the Brazilian straight bundles are another good option and are just as durable and easy to style. Whatever your hairstyle, whether you have long or short hair, take care to keep it neat and well-groomed, and this will help you feel more confident.

Know Your Best Colors

Everyone’s skin and coloring are unique. Skin color isn’t as simple as light, medium or dark. Besides the lightness or darkness of your skin, you also have to consider your skin’s undertone, which can either be warm, cool or neutral. Your natural hair color is also unique and contributes to your overall coloring. Why is any of this important?

Certain colors suit different skin undertones best, while the wrong colors can wash you out, or make your skin look dull, sickly or sallow. Figure out your skin’s undertone and find out what makeup colors suit you best. These are the most flattering for your complexion and should look great against your hair and even complement the color of your eyes. You’ll look your best when you’re wearing your best colors; they can brighten or enhance your complexion, emphasize your eyes, and even make your hair look better. All this can definitely help boost your confidence.

 Find Your Best Fit

When it comes to clothes, fit is everything. Ill-fitting clothes will make you look sloppy and untidy, or they can emphasize your flaws and look downright unflattering. By contrast, wearing clothes that fit you perfectly will emphasize your best assets, and can make you look leaner, sleeker and even taller. When shopping for clothes, don’t settle for ill-fitting garments. Get yourself measured to figure out the right size for you, and consider having some of your clothes altered if they are too loose or baggy in some areas.

True confidence takes time to develop. It requires a lot of practice, and you might have to work on it for some time before you can say you are a genuinely confident person. But in the meantime, you can try out these style tips for a quick confidence booster.

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BRONNER BROS. BEAUTY SHOW RETURNS TO ATLANTA WITH FOCUS ON CONNECTION, COMMUNITY & CREATIVITY

Following its record-breaking attendance in New Orleans, the BRONNER BROS.® BEAUTY SHOW (BB Show) returns to the Georgia World Congress Center on August 17-19, 2019 in Atlanta, GA. The nation’s largest trade event for multicultural beauty professionals, the Show features over 100 classes, 300 exhibitors and three days of shopping, fun, and entertainment.

Now in its 73rd year, the Show’s theme is “Connect. Create. Grow.” to promote a sense of connection and community among diverse beauty professionals. More than 30,000 salon and barber professionals, students, influencers and beauty enthusiasts are expected. “Bronner Bros. is proud to be the only family-owned brand with an event platform that keeps multicultural pros at the forefront of the industry,” said James Bronner, Bronner Bros. SVP and Show Director. “Our return to Atlanta marks another chapter in keeping stylist connected and empowered while also nurturing the next generation of talent.”

Competitions are a major attraction throughout the three-day event. For the first time, the BB Show will present “Hair Battle: Salon vs. Salon.” Six professional salon teams will battle for a $10,000 cash prize on Sunday, August 18th at 9:00 p.m. Groups will be led by Que Barnes (Riverdale, GA), Tammie Bethelmy (Pinson, AL), Terrance Davidson (Atlanta, GA), Latonya Darnell (Hearne, TX), Ashley Payne (Winston-Salem, NC), and Dr. Karen Stacks (Orangeburg, SC). “The Salon vs. Salon competition will be the ultimate display of what happens when stylists join forces to achieve a common goal,” Bronner added. “From transformative cuts and color to reimaging the art of showmanship – each group will rep for their hometown and bring a special flavor to the stage. We’re excited to see the power of collaboration at work!”

Other competitions include the Andis Total Look Barbering, Andis Student Barbering, Champion of Weave sponsored by GlamourTRESS, Creative Student Rising Star sponsored by Atlanta Barber & Beauty Supply (ABBS), and the legendary Fantasy Hair event. In addition to classes and competitions, show highlights include: • The “Cut Party” – Sponsored by Kirkpro, one of the most electric, innovative displays of hair artistry returns on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Arrive early for door prizes and giveaways.

• Daily Expert Panels – Six (6) panel discussions on topics ranging from hair loss and maintaining your health behind-the-chair to financial wellness and entrepreneurship.

Times vary. • Beauty Job Fair – Beauty Cast Network provides access to top beauty industry employers and resources. licensed professionals, students, and educators should bring updated resumes and arrive interview-ready. Saturday and Sunday on main show floor. • Cash & Carry Shopping – Product demos and experiential sessions featuring the newest products, salon services, styling tools, and equipment. Wholesale deals and discounts available each day. • “Beauty Over Brunch” – Celebrate women in business with special guest celebrities in attendance. Expect candid talks with black beauty’s most influential voices and deal-makers. Registration required. • Sunday Service – Bishop Dale C. Bronner will share uplifting words of encouragement to kickstart day two of the show. Special musical guest is Kelsie Broughton.

Open to all on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. The Bronner Bros. Beauty Show began in the basement of Atlanta’s Butler Street YMCA with a focus on hair care for black women. It has since grown to become the only cosmetology trade event dedicated to all things multicultural beauty.

According to Nielsen, African-Americans spend nine times more on beauty and grooming products than the general market. Black women, in particular, spend an estimated $7.5 billion annually on beauty products. “It’s easy to get lost in the glamour of the beauty industry. But we’re committed to keeping our community connected,” commented Erika Respress, Bronner Bros. Show Manager. “We never want to lose sight of Mr. Bronner’s founding principles and will do our best to keep the Show educational, inspiring, and true to the culture.”

Nia Long Protective Twist Braids: Photo of The Day

Nia Long showcased her new summer hairstyle. We all remember the days of mom braiding our hair for the warmer months.

It was a protective style and you knew better than to sweat out your braids when playing outside with your favorite cousin!

That reason alone is why this picture gives us “all the feels” and her perfectly laid edges are icing on the cake.  Nia Long will always be a 90’s favorite and epic actress for our time!

Ladies, what’s your favorite protective hairstyle?

Photo Credit: Instagram

Beach Day Hair Care: Carol’s Daughter Products For Summer Hair Routine

Don’t let the fun in the sun dry out your hair. Keep your tresses hydrated and happy with nourishing good-for-you products. Throw these in your beach bag or make them part of your summer hair routine for the sunny days ahead. 

 
 

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Prep your mane for long, sun-filled days with Carol’s Daughter Coco Crème Curl Quenching Deep Moisture Mask. It helps add deep moisture, touchable softness and improves manageability.
No time to deep condition before your beach day? No problem. Spray Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner in between your swim/tan rotations.
Give your curls a boost with Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Refresher Spray. The lightweight mist remoisturizes, redefines and renews hair without weighing it down.

Manage Beautiful and Voluminous Curls with These Frizz Fighting Products

As the days heat up, our hair… grows outwardHair is naturally porous which allows for humidity to seep in expanding our strands making it poufy and frizzy. Instead of fighting it with high heat, embrace it!  With the right products, you can own frizzy hair and unveil naturally beautiful and voluminous waves and curls.

 

Renpure Whipped Coconut & Peony Shampoo & Conditioner ($7.99, Target, Walmart, Whole Foods) Formulated with pink jasmine and creamy coconut to help to stop hair breakage, fight scalp conditions, tame frizz and soften hair, while clementine leaves hair looking youthful and shiny. The collection is specially designed to enhance curly hair for a noticeably healthier look!

 

Gold ‘N Hot Professional Conditioning Heat Cap ($47.50, Amazon, ULTA): Restore hair’s natural beauty with the Gold ‘N Hot Professional Conditioning Heat Cap. With three thermostatically controlled heat settings for expanded versatility, the heated cap delivers ultra-deep conditioning that leaves hair sultry-soft and revitalized. The Reusable/Washable Inner Liner Cap cleans up easily after use, and the Adjustable Chin Strap ensures a snug, effective placement.

CurlKit Launches First Natural Hair and Wellness Summit

CurlKit Natural Hair and Wellness Virtual Summit are the first ever of its kind, launched by a leading subscription box in the natural hair arena; this online summit cover topics on how to enhance your natural hair, beauty, and wellness through empowering tips and information.  Twenty industry and wellness experts from around the country in one place at one time to hand you the secret behind boosting the beauty of your natural hair and to living your best life with proven regimens. CurlKit is proud to bring this all right to you at home.  The free Summit runs from April 29th – May 2nd, 2019. Register at www.naturalhairsummit.com.  If you miss it don’t worry an All Access Pass of all the Interviews is Available!

The Natural Hair and Wellness Virtual Summit showcase  the largest representation of industry experts in the country with pretty big names such as:

  • Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey, Associate Professor, Personal Trainer, YouTuber, Beautiful Brown Baby Doll
  • Rochelle Graham-Campbell, CEO Alikay Naturals, Natural Hair Blogger and Philanthropist,  BlackOnyx
  • Tendai Morris – Natural Hair Celebrity Stylist, The Hair Whisperer
  • And Many More…

Each presenter will deliver their own gems, tips, and tricks on how to achieve hair health, maintain glowing and youthful skin and nails, boost your energy, shed excess weight and strategies for a fantastic sex life.  There is sure to be something for everyone.  Register for Free at www.NaturalHairSummit.com. If you miss it don’t worry an All Access Pass of all the Interviews is Available!

Over the past 7 years, Heather Cummings, CEO of CurlKit, LLC, has run a successful hair subscription service for naturally textured hair. She has worked with hundreds of brands, from well-known beauty brands to emerging gems and has introduced over 100k natural hair women to products that were not accessible 10 years ago. Her Journey began like most Naturalistas, looking for products and tools to help to maintain her natural hair. She realized early on that there were lots of products but no knowledge base to help navigate through the plethora of products.  What was a painful journey turned into a passionate commitment to helping other natural hair women find products,  tools, and education to empower them to love and nurture their natural curls? Featured in Essence, Mintel Report 2018, Ebony, Huffington Post, Instyle to name a few. Heather’s love for all things natural including hair and wellness has driven and even more passionate focus on helping women looking to enhance their inner and external beauty.                       

About CurlKit

CurlKit is a complete solution for women with naturally curly hair of various textures. They provide exclusive services, products, tutorials, videos, how-to manuals and information to help lifelong naturals, as well as, women who are choosing a newly natural hairstyle. CurlKit had their premier launch in March 2012, opening Curlkit.com to customers in United States, Canada, Hawaii, and the US Virgin Islands. In September 2012 they expanded their market share to over 30 countries worldwide accomplishing one of their first-year goals ahead of schedule.