Everyone’s favorite gritty glam hip-hop Barbie Nicki Minaj
is on the brink of a major fashion deal. What has been rumored for some time now has recently been confirmed. Nicki Minaj is officially designing a mass-consumer fashion collection with Kmart
All you die-hard “Barbz” out there who are Minaj super-stans, you’re in luck! The wacky and uber talented rapper and fashion icon is in the process of developing a new collection with Kmart which will release sometime this year.
About the collaboration, Nicki Minaj says “I am so excited to work with this iconic, mass retailer and to bring affordable fashion to my beautiful barbz all across the US.”
The collection will be designed and developed by Nicki Minaj to reflect her personality and distinctive style. I’m seeing loads of bubblegum pink, lace and wacky color combinations. Think Betsey Johnson gone hood-hop glam. Can’t wait to see what’s in store!
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Now that the weather is warmer, it’s transition time! Your hair regimen in the winter should be slightly different come spring & summertime. To help us clarify what changes need to be made with the new season, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy™
Celebrity Stylist Oscar James
is giving us the 411 on everything from hair regimen to Spring 2013 trends. Oscar has coiffed an impressive roster of celebs from supermodel Tyra Banks
to hip-hop Barbie Nicki Minaj
and R&B songstress Elle Varner
|Me & Oscar in LA for Grammy’s weekend (via Instagram)
Check out his expert tips & enter below for a chance to win a full set of Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy™Ultra Shea products:
LoveBrownSugar: What are the best products to help with transitioning your hair from winter to spring?
Oscar James: Winter’s cold harsh weather can dry out the hair, scalp and skin. The best way to help transition your hair from winter to spring is by giving your scalp and hair some serious TLC. I recommend using a mask like the Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy™ Ultra Shea Deep Nourishing Treatment Mask, to nourish the scalp deeply, to help quench dryness and lock in moisture to dry hair. With this mask results, will be visible in just three minutes. Women should use it bi-weekly or more often, especially during the winter months. And make sure to comb it through the hair from root to tip so all of your stands are coated with the nourishing ingredients.
What are some spring 2013 hair trends that will be popular this season?
For spring, I am really liking hair with lots of volume and curls or an easy-going fishtail braid. Both styles look chic and easy to wear. However, be careful of over-styling. Many of the trendy styles you see women wearing can damage the scalp and hair leaving it dry and weak. I always say the foundation for great style begins with strong, beautiful hair. Always care for your scalp and hair to make sure it stays in great condition.
Natural girls tend to wear their hair out more and do wash & go’s when the weather warms up. Any tips on maintaining healthy hair without breakage with this type of style?
I love the natural hair trend! It can take a little more work to style natural hair but the benefits are beautiful. Get into a routine treating your scalp and hair to ensure that it stays healthy- moisturizing is key! Wash your hair using Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy™ Ultra Shea Nourishing Shampoo
to lock in moisture. Hair is most fragile when it’s wet, so be especially gentle in the shower. Use the Clear Ultra Shea Balm
on the scalp to alleviate any dryness and lock in additional moisture.
What are some tips for combatting humidity when trying to maintain your style in the warmer months?
To combat humidity try and choose styles that play up your natural texture. Or, if your hair is relaxed, stick to textured styles like loose waves, a rod set or curly mane. Be sure to use just a tad more of a nourishing oil, like the Clear Ultra Shea nourishing oil, to coat strands after styling and to make your style more humidity-friendly.
Which one CLEAR hair product in your prep bag can you not live without?
The Clear Scalp & Hair Beauty Therapy Ultra Shea nourishing oil has found a permanent place in my styling kit. The oil instantly smoothes and nourishes the scalp for quick relief from dryness. The texture is light and non-greasy, making it ideal for taming flyways and adding shine to any style.
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