Step it Up, Gladiator!

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.

Heatless Blending Methods

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! 

Credit: http://www.beautyconsultantmagazine.com

Credit: http://www.beautyconsultantmagazine.com

Bey's Killer Tour Apparel

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!

Cigar Smoke White Tee

Cigar Smoke White Tee

Big B LongSleeve Fleece Crew Neck

Big B LongSleeve Fleece Crew Neck

Calendar Color Tee with Tour Dates

Calendar Color Tee with Tour Dates

Mesh Mask Tour Itinerary Tee

Mesh Mask Tour Itinerary Tee

Queen Tank Top

Queen Tank Top

Fierce Tour Tee on Black

Fierce Tour Tee on Black

BET Experience Weekend with Indique LA

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

Luminous + Carefree Summer Skin

There are many ways to keep your skin healthy looking and bright without waiting in the sun for that perfect tanned glow. 

The dual edged Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters has brightening powers. The matte and pearl sides is a non-crease formula with a cream to powder finish that will lift and make your eyes glow!

The dual edged Milani Brow & Eye Highlighters has brightening powers. The matte and pearl sides is a non-crease formula with a cream to powder finish that will lift and make your eyes glow!

VS Pro Magic FX Radiant Flash Brightening Cream is available at Victoria's Secret. The pearlescent formula uses greet tea extract for an antioxidant illuminating glow.  

VS Pro Magic FX Radiant Flash Brightening Cream is available at Victoria's Secret. The pearlescent formula uses greet tea extract for an antioxidant illuminating glow.  

Maybelline's Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer is a gel' based formula in a clickable pen. The 6 shades and travel friendly product is great to conceal areas around the eye or to highlight above the eye brows, along cheekbones, and around the lips.

Maybelline's Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer is a gel' based formula in a clickable pen. The 6 shades and travel friendly product is great to conceal areas around the eye or to highlight above the eye brows, along cheekbones, and around the lips.

bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 is available in 20 shades that can be adjusted for minimal/full coverage use. The fluid foundation can be used for all skin types, it provides a natural finish, has been formulated with lilac plant stem cells, and has no silicone, oil, parabens, or fragrance.

bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 is available in 20 shades that can be adjusted for minimal/full coverage use. The fluid foundation can be used for all skin types, it provides a natural finish, has been formulated with lilac plant stem cells, and has no silicone, oil, parabens, or fragrance.

The new Revelon PhotoReady SkinLights Face Illuminator is back and now includes a Beach Bronze from the Rio Rush Collection. The 5 illuminating shades even out the skin while capturing light from its crystals and photocromatic pigments to glow in any light.

The new Revelon PhotoReady SkinLights Face Illuminator is back and now includes a Beach Bronze from the Rio Rush Collection. The 5 illuminating shades even out the skin while capturing light from its crystals and photocromatic pigments to glow in any light.

July 2014 Product of the Month

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!

Resort 2015 Collections

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
Designer sandal
A-Line skirt
Pleated Dress
Wide leg high waist pant

The Dream Project Recap

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:
 

Dive Into Mint Swimwear

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." 

We Love Essie's 2014 Neon Collection

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!  

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The bigger the hair the BETTER!

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. 

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Summer Spirits: Frozen Watermelon Margarita

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.