Who doesn't love a stylish, cool, yet comfortable sandal for the summer. Gladiator sandals have become so popular this summer and compliment any outfit well. These sandals can be dressed up for an evening out or worn casually with your favorite pair of shorts.
Glowing skin is what summer is all about, but you don't have to risk sun damage to achieve a bronzed complexion. Here are 5 tips for bronzing success:
- Bronzer should be lightly applied all over your face .
- Pick the right color. You should not choose from a line that only has one bronzer. The correct product should be two to three shades darker than your facial skin. Use a sponge or applicator to apply the bronzer to the top of your arm. The inside of your arm is too pale to tell if it is the right color. If it blends into your arm, you've got a winner!
- Powder for most skin types will give it a matte velvety look. All bronzers should be matte, not shimmer. An all-over shimmer will flatten your face, not highlight the key features.
- Applicator is key! For powder bronzer, dip a large brush into the loose powder and tap off the excess. For liquid or gel bronzers, dispense a small amount of the product to the tip of your fingers and then pat your fingers and palms together until the product is dispersed evenly. Take your time when applying bronzer and you will end with a beautifully bronzed look.
- To achieve the total sun-kissed look, add a bit of blush. Apply a brighter pink or coral color to the apples of your cheeks. Use cream for dry skin types. This is the completing step makeup artists use to obtain a perfect glam glow.
We know that one of the biggest challenges for some of our Curlfriends is blending curly extensions with hair to create a natural-looking style without using heat styling tools. Here are a few ways to achieve that flawless finish on your curly install!
For more heavily textured hair, you may want to try a braid out or a twist out or a bantu knot out that incorporates both your natural hair and the extensions. The most important part about blending your leave out with your extensions is making sure that both of the curl patterns are identical. You can also use flexi-rods for a looser curly style!
As great as the weather feels in the summer it can be treacherous for your hair. Try these three simple tips to help protect your hair during this seasons heat wave:
1.) Hats are perfect shields for your hair from the sun's brutal heat especially if your on the beach perfecting your tan. Large brimmed hats allow you to throw a little shade in style! If you aren't a hat girl try a turban or cute scarf like Solange!
2.) Due to increased sweating during the summer from heat try using a dry shampoo to clean your scalp while wearing your installs. We recommend our Indique Essentials Dry Shampoo, which helps to cleanse your scalp in between shampoo services.
3.) Try protective styles that help protect your natural hair such as high ponytails and top knots. They are also great to help keep you cool during heat waves!
Indique Houston Presents: PURE Sophistication featuring stylist Keshia Webb & Andonnia Maiben. Using Indique's PURE Collection, learn how to create a sophisticated and flawless look with stylist Keisha Webb @salonblow! Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, Fabulous prizes and giveaways & Enter our live contest during the event!
INDIQUE BOUTIQUE - Houston
8715 Stella Link Rd.
Houston, TX 77025
Call 713.218.0855 for more information!
Bey and Jay-Z have been on the run since their tour kicked off in the month of June in Miami, Florida. For those of you who are unable to see the power couple in action, you can still feel a part of the tour with the stylish tour apparel available for purchase on Beyonce's Tour site. Prepare for the "One The Run" tour heading to a city near you with your apparel or skip the long lines at the stadium and have your items shipped to your home!
Indique's flagship collection, PURE, is completely natural & untouched. Founded in 2007, Ericka Dotson & Krishan Jhalani both knew that they needed to fill the void in the human hair industry by providing the best hair possible. PURE not only became a collection name, but a LIFESTYLE. We've been PURE since 2007!
Find out more about PURE Since 2007 here!
Who said that fourth of July fashion has to end on Independence day? Here’s our favorite Fourth of July inspired outfits sure to turn a head or two:
For Comfort Chic: Try pairing high waisted shorts with a cute one piece halter and your favorite pair of chucks in red white or blue of course.
For the Sexy Showstopper: Try a cute red jumpsuit with heels. Our fav comes from Sense of Style Boutique .
For the Family Outing: A cute maxi dress has yet to steer us wrong. It's cool and forgiving for the waist line while you enjoy plenty of cookout grub!
We had some special visitors this week for the BET festivities. Charli Balitmore came in the store with her entourage to look at Hysteria 22" color 613. Antonique Smith is shown shooting her new new short film wearing a Studio Fishnet 16". Tea is posted up in the LA boutique smiling cheerfully, wearing Pure Wavy 16" & 18" with a 12" closure. Angel is wearing a combination of Coil Curl, Deep Wave and Pure curly in various lengths, two great protective style for summer.
On Saturday June 28th, Indique LA manager Tea and PSP Stylist Lee (pictured in black) attended the BET Experince Gifting suite to mix and mingle with guests and spread the word about Indique. It was an exceptional opportunity for us to place our products and information directly in the hands of celebrities and trend-setters.
Pictured are a few of the attendees of the event as well as Farah "Coco" Brown from OWN's For Better or For Worse and Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club. Also pictured is Sicily Johnson, from the series One on One.
The Deanna Jefferson Fitness Experience, led by Nike celebrity trainer, was full of surprises. The room was full of ladies and gentlemen ready to sweat and learn new techniques for a great workout. There were vendors sharing products, information and even giving massages. At the event were trainers, some celebrities (Karruchae and Dawn from Danity Kane) as well as the participants who worked very hard. Throughout the event, the trainers encouraged all that worked out as the DJ mixed energetic music and NicoleThePole demonstrated an alternative workout on a pole. T
There are many ways to keep your skin healthy looking and bright without waiting in the sun for that perfect tanned glow.
Sea Fiji Curl in 14" is Indique's Product of the Month for July, 2014! The Fiji Curl texture is South East Asian hair that has undergone a special 3-day steaming process to create a tightly defined & heavily textured curl pattern. Shop Online using promo code FC1425 beginning on Tuesday, July 1st, place your order by calling Client Care at (877) 556-4247 beginning at 9am on Tuesday, July 1st or drop by to get the full Indique Experience!
Designers presented their Resort collections for 2015 all around the globe! The silhouettes this season were very relaxed and reflected an effortless approach to styling.
We loved how designs had very sporty/athletic undertones but in a sophisticated way. Check out some of of our favorites from Fendi, Louis Vuitton, & Milly and get inspiration for your top vacay looks!
Fendi by Karl Lagerfeld & Silvia Venturini Fendi
Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquiere
Milly by Michelle Smith
6 Must Have items for Resort Season:
Open leather cardigan
Vibrant print sets
Wide leg high waist pant
This past year, Co-Founder & Creative Director of Indique Hair- Ericka Dotson, was a panelist for the Dream Project Symposium. This event included the top entrepreneurs in the industry such as Kevin Liles, Lisa Price, Daymond John and Dream Project Founder Teneshia Jackson-Warner. Check out the recap video below:
Inspired by reality star Draya Michele, Mint Swimwear is sure to turn a couple heads. The ultra sexy feminine line features a spread of one and two piece swim wear options that accentuate the natural curves of women who aren't afraid to flaunt it. Our personal favs include the "Bianca and Michele."
Nothing says statement better than a bold, vibrant nail shade. When we want to get lacquered just right we love Essie's vast collection of colors. We absolutely are in love with their new 2014 neon collection in the shades "Sitting Pretty" and "I'm Addicted". Essie nailed it again, no pun intended!
We want to thank everyone for joining Indique to celebrate the start of a fabulous summer which included colorful drinks, giveaways, and live demonstrations by our talented Partner Stylists. Take a look at all the images from each boutique to see how our clients enjoyed the celebration.
The weather is getting HOT and so are the hair trends for Summer 2014! From short cuts to radiant hues and waves there are endless amounts of summer hairstyles. But one particular hair trend we cannot forget is big hair and big curls. Solange's curls can be achieved by using our Coil Curl from the Bounce Collection. This curl pattern helps to create a different, yet trendy look for the summer.
Beat the Heat with this cool summer drink recipe for a frozen watermelon margarita. It's sweet and sour blend is perfect for any occasion this summer and only takes a few minutes to prepare. Below is the recipe for this refreshing drink:
Pour 1 1/2 cups cubed watermelon, 1 cup tequila, 1/2 cup each lime juice and orange liqueur, 1 to 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 3 cups ice in a blender. Divide among glasses and garnish with lime and watermelon.