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New Anita Grant Clay Hair Wash & Cleansing Co Wash Conditioner

Did you know that we have a few new products added to the Anita Grant range that we stock in store and online?
So here’s the 411 on the  Anita Grant Curl Conditioning Clay Hair Wash:
CLAY_WASHThis product works better on women who have tighter coils, and works as a shampoo or co-wash alternative. By thoroughly cleansing your hair by it brings better moisture retention for styling which is necessary. With silica and iron, which are excellent for cleansing the hair, the product also does wonders in enhancing your curl pattern too, so it’s a win win all round.
It is proven that after using the clay hair wash for the first time, your guaranteed clean but not stripped coils, improvement in natural texture, heightened sheen and curl definition to be topped off with manageability and softness. For maximum results be sure to only use plastic or wooden utensils when mixing, as the metal will lessen the effect of the clay. Apply the Clay Hair Wash in small sections, leave on for 10-15 minutes and then  rinse thoroughly with warm water. Detangle and proceed to condition on create you wash and go style.
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The sulfate free, low suds, co-wash conditioner is excellent for removing residual build up. and a great in-between shampoo wash while combating frizz. Rich in vitamins C and E, amino acids, protein and antioxidants to improve scalp circulation, you curls will love the nourishing after effect. For best results apply to the hair in sections making sure your hair is completely soaked, applying from root to tip and using either your fingers or a wide tooth comb to detangle. Leave on for an extra five minutes for extra penetration to the hair, rinse with warm water and your ready to style!
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Shop News: Say Hello To Our Very Own Beauty Blender!

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We have jumped on the wave of the beauty blenders and have created our very own!

Say hello to the Beauty By Zara official Beauty Blender.

The latest free make up sponge is pretty in hot pink and is perfect for creating your desired look, and allowing you to become your own professional make up artist!

Our latex free beauty blender is great for providing a flawless coverage when using either your foundation, a cream blush or powder. What’s great about our blender is that it holds minimum water retention, which means it will only hold what is necessary, for you to apply the make up with great application, which will eliminates lines and streaks that you may find with other make up sponges.

The shape of our blender not only allows you to cover the big and smaller surface areas to blend, but we also made sure that the make up sits on the the surface of the sponge for a more polished blend. As well as being easy to clean, the Beauty By Zara beauty blender is also price friendly and every women loves quality products for a good price.

Now in both of our stores and online, be sure to pick one up for yourself as well as your friends.

 

Shop News: New In Store- L.A Girl HD Pro Conceal Range

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Calling all make up lovers!

New in store and online we have a new concealer range that have just hit our shelves.

Say hello to L.A Girl Pro Conceal Range. The US brand has made it’s way to the UK and we are happy to stock a wide variety of shades for you to get your concealing on. This HD crease-resistant formula has been created to bring great coverage in a creamy yet lightweight texture. The long-wearing concealer has been hailed to camouflage darkness under the eyes, redness and skin imperfections. Alongside providing a natural-looking coverage for your skin tone, this concealer is great for balancing your skin tone, covering dark circles and minimising fine lines around the eyes.

The cruelty free range has 18 different shades to suit all skin tones, and the blendable and buildable formula provides the ultimate customizable coverage. And to top it all off, not only are we selling this product for £3.99 in store and online, but this range also includes a soft brush-tip for easy application.

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So when your selling this to your friends let them know that the L.A Girl Pro Conceal Range does 5 amazing things we all want:

  1. Camouflages skin imperfections
  2. Evens out your skin tone
  3. Covers dark circles
  4. Minimises fine lines
  5. Provides great coverage

 

New In Store & Online: SheaMoisture Hair Colour System!

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When we deliver boy do we deliver!

We are so excited to bring to you the news that Beauty By Zara will be officially stocking the SheaMoisture Hair Colour System range. We officially released the news earlier this week on our Instagram and are so happy with the reception it’s been given so far. The holy grail of natural haircare SheaMoisture, have been the first to create a hair colour treatment for the natural hair girls worldwide, and it has been received so well within the community as there have been lots of reviews and tutorials of strengths and weaknesses on the variety of colours and experiences other women have had with the product and it’s twelve colours. Check out the review below that debuted the hair colour system.

The moisture-rich, permanent hair colour dye has lots of natural and certified organic ingredients that would be suitable for any hair type. The brilliance about the SheaMoisture colour system features NO AMMONIA and NO SULPHATES! The omission of ammonia is a healthier option for you, your hair and scalp. The products in the system deliver healthy nutrients that minimize damage while delivering superior hydration, exceptional manageability and brilliant sheen.

And there you have it ladies! Be sure to check out the website and go in store over the next few  days to decide on what colour your going to take on for the summer months!

 

Beauty By Zara Sale Now On!

Who doesn’t love a sale!

We do!

If you can save a few extra pounds on your everyday must haves and favourite products then you will certainly enjoy what we have online in our sale for a limited time only.

Now that the sun is out the popular EOS lip balm (summer fruit) flavour can go into your bargain basket, and if you are looking for something for your hair then you have a few products from SheaMoisture and 3 Sisters Of Nature to choose from.

While you’re at it you can also check out the latest products added in store and online. The infamous Eco styler have added to their range. Introducing the “cocktail” line, not only is it purse friendly on the pounds but they have created a wash condition and style product what we can’t wait to try out. And once we do, we will post a review. The “Yes To” skincare range have added two new products to their range. The cucumber daily calming moisturising  and the grapefruit even skin tone moisturiser.  And there is a new Jamaican Black Castor Oil edge control in town from Sunny Isle, that all women who love the oil will appreciate.

So whether you are not too far from our Walworth Road store, or in Grays Essex, or anywhere worldwide, not only do we have the latest stock in store for you to pick up straight away, but you will never miss out online as well. And for all those that shop online within the UK, remember that on orders over £60.00 equals free shipping so split the bill three ways with mum dad and the kids and everyone is happy!

Upcoming Event:Kidz Curlz Natural Hair Pagent- Saturday June 27th @ UK Centre For Carnival Arts- Luton

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Now children’s pageant was one thing but who knew that there was a natural hair pageant for beautiful young ethnic girls to take part in?

The Natural Hair Network and Heritage Promotion are proud to present the Kidz Curlz 2015 Natural hair agent. In association with spreading the word about sickle cell, this unique event is taking place at the UK Centre For Carnival Arts next week Saturday. This event is an exceptional and creative way to teach the younger generation to appreciate and embrace their natural kinks and coils that they were born with, and to be bold in expressing their definition of beauty by taking to the catwalk.

In today’s society, the media image that represents the ethnic minorities on an advertising scale do not have the balance to represent the diverse  culture in the UK. It is very rare that you see children of different nationalities in advertisements, voice overs and on national television that so many of us as parents allow them to watch, where they may see only one or two characters that they can relate to from an external perspective.

So we are excited to know that this event is going to not only showcase the upcoming generations as the beautiful and unique creations that they are, but he fashion & talent show will see girls from age 4-16 showcasing how beautiful natural hair is, which we hope boosts confidence and raises awareness that no matter what you look like from skin to hair, beauty in everybody shines from the inside out.

Tickets are still available for the event, where there will also be guest singers, and activist speakers on Sickle Cell Awareness as well as donations for the Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Support Group in Luton.

So if your in Luton, be sure to support the cause that we hope makes it’s way to London next year!

Upcoming Event: United Kurls Presents- Lounge and Learn Sunday 5th July @ Westfield Stratford

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United Kurls are hosting their first event on Sunday the 5th July at the Holiday Inn in Westfield Stratford. As the one stop shop that offer you a range of UK brands who provide the best in natural haircare products, the team are proud to announce their first Lounge and Learn event.

Bringing the “pop up shop” aspect to life, on Sunday the 5th of July you’ll be able to lounge with some of the members of The United Kurls Collective, and learn through the intriguing sessions about the natural hair care industry. The first session will take a look at why handmade products are so expensive, with founders from Alcomado and SheaButter Cottage discussing why invest, as well as guiding you on how to buy what’s beneficial for you hair. The second session with guest speaker Dr Akingbola also known as Lola’s Curls, will be bringing her advice and tips on how to build a haircare routine that will work for you and your curls.

Amongst the likes of Mane Divas, Naturally Simple Haircare, Be Unique, and I Love Afro who will be bringing their amazing  products to buy on the day, other exciting vendors in fashion, skincare and jewellery brands like Pieces By KeKe will also have pieces to purchase as well.

Starting at 11.30am be sure to get down there early as although it is a free event, both sessions have already sold out. Head over to the event registration page to sign up and to secure your ticket for admission as soon as you can.

Curlvolution 2015 Round Up Review

The 2015 Curlvolution show was the UK’s annual natural hair event where women of all nationalities and ethnicities were able to come together to network, socialise and to talk all things natural. Only in it’s fourth year, Curlvolution has begun an exciting revolution and community which focuses on natural hair and skincare products that are available not just in the US but also growing rapidly in the UK. By bringing worldwide brands and vendors together to the Hilton Hotel on Saturday May 23rd, allowed all coily hair females to heighten their knowledge on their mane with some of the most influential women within the haircare industry.

With vendors like Mane Divas, Beauty By Zara, Pieces By Keke, Super Funky Me, AyaMour, Fashion Fair and headline sponsors ORS and Beautiful Textures, amongst many more, the Hilton was buzzing with fabulous women who came to invest in their kinks and coils. From handmade hair and skincare products, to silk bonnets, having your make up done, to one off African inspired jewellery, to well known brands like Camille Rose, Thank God It’s Natural and Shea Moisture available on the day, had everyone socialising sharing experiences and swapping tips with other women.

With funny man and motivational speaker Action Jackson as the host of the event, this year the show had a variety of workshops and speakers to bring a diverse perspective on the world of natural hair and beauty. This year Curlvolution addressed the business side to the industry with the workshop titled “The Business To Blogging” hosted by UK’s Laila aka (Neffy Fro Fro) and Pelumi who discussed how bringing their natural hair journey to a digital platform has bought them immense success in the business world, and how achievable it is to attain. The make up master workshop delivered by US make up specialist Kluermoi was an incredible insight into the world of contouring and how to achieve the look that’s right for you. And for the new natural newbies that have decided to rock the fro, You Tube vlogger and natural hair expert Jenell Stewart gave a talk and shared her journey which was made insightful with tips and advice on washing styling and gaining that length!

The founders of Curlvolution are on to a good thing here when it comes to providing a growing platform to connect with others. The event embodies a place where free expression of natural beauty is embraced, honoured and empowered. With “going natural” becoming a trend in communities, all over the UK, the only way the Curlvolution show is destined to go, is up.

New Argan Oil Collection by Creme of Nature

Argan Oil crazies will love this new Creme of Nature Argan Oil line expansion.

The new arrivals are suitable for all types of curls, promising no frizz, no shrinkage and no dryness.

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The 3 Styling aids:

Pudding Perfection

A moisture enriched, curl enhancing crème, formulated especially to tackle frizz, shrinkage and dryness of natural coils and curls. This versatile pudding delivers soft, stretched curls with Exotic Shine all in ONE jar.

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Twirling Custard

A moisturizing, curl-styling gel that delivers long-lasting hold for crunch-less curls with exotic shine. This frizz-defying formula will leave you with healthy, beautiful curls and waves.

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Butter-licious Curls

Nurture your natural with this dynamic buttercreme trio. This lightweight moisturizing butter blend of Argan, Shea and Cocoa butters works to soften, hydrate, and improve manageability for all curl types. It reduces dryness and breakage. Perfect for daily re-hydration and transitioning styles, this fortifying formula brings life to all curls, plus adds exotic shine.

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And finally the Deep treatment…

Moisturizing Milk Masque

Reclaim healthy curls with this Moisturizing Milk Masque, packed with repairing nutrients from Argan Oil and Argan Butter. This essential deep treatment is formulated for all curl types to strengthen, restore and hydrate distressed hair, preventing damage.

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Fancy giving these a try? Shop now, right here.

My ‘it’ vit?

My hair is currently stuck at that mid length stage. The stage where it is no longer short enough to be considered quirky and cute but yet still far from the long sleek tresses I so desire. Consequently I am looking for solutions to speed up my hair growth.

As a health conscious 30 something year old, I do like to maintain a healthy diet. This involves the usual consumption of fruit, vegetables, chicken, fish and eggs. Many of these foods contain a good source of protein that should encourage my hair to grow and yet I am still left feeling dissatisfied and rather impatient.

My mother, bless her good intentions, has suggested a plethora of home remedies which she assures me will do the trick. This includes either a blend of curry leaves (think I prefer coconut conditioners over a curry spiced treatment) or frequently soaking my hair in rosemary waters. Admittedly, I was looking for something that at least sounded a little more scientific!

Many of you have been flaunting your super-fast growing hair on Instagram using Hairfinity, and some of you have asked me if I stocked this product or if I would be stocking it soon. So, after some careful research I finally got my hands on some…

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What is it?

HairFinity is a nutritional supplement and has been carefully formulated from a combination of ingredients which include Biotin, Niacin, Vitamin A, C, D, B12, Silica and MSM. And unlike other fast growing hair miracles -it is suitable for afro-textured hair as well.

The HairFinity Hair Vitamins contain the basic nutrients required for overall health. The healthier we are in general, the better chance we have to grow healthy hair fast. The individual ingredients help to maintain healthier locks.

  • Biotin helps produce Keratin which increases the hair elasticity and protects against dryness.
  • Antioxidant supplements such as Vitamin C are able to stimulate hair growth by enhancing the immune function and improving scalp health. Finally,
  • Vitamin D helps prevent against shedding, leaving a healthier and fuller head of hair.

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Before you jump in…

It is important to remember that afro-textured hair is different to all other hair types. It is naturally dry and prone to breakage, making it harder to grow to longer lengths. It is important to ensure that this type of hair is in good condition before attempting to grow, otherwise it may just break. In order to get your hair in premium condition avoid products with sodium laureth sulfate, petroleum and lanolin. Apply regular treatments to add protein and moisture which will enable your hair to grow longer and healthier.

So I think I’m ready to give it a go. I have already made a conscious decision to reduce heat styling and to really look after my hair until I get it to the length I want. Wish me luck. Just wait, next season it will all be about the short pixie look again…!

Have you tried it? What do you think?

Do tell…

You can buy your bottle from Beauty by Zara here