[VIDEO] Happy Father’s Day! Men’s Products & Shaving Tips w/ Boardroom Salon for Men at Avalon (@BoardroomSalons)!

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Tomorrow is Father’s Day and if you are anything like us you probably waited until the last minute to get something for your old man. The typical/traditional Father’s Day gift is usually a tie or something dressy, but there is so much more to a man that just what he wears. How about those things called hair and skin that cover most of his body?

Kontrol Magazine’s Entertainment & Lifestyle Editor and Atlanta blogger, Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning, got a few amazing tips from the staff and stylists of Boardroom Salon at Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia.


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First let’s talk ambiance! Walking into Boardroom Salon is breathtaking and you instantly get the feeling you have stepped into an upper echelon of grooming and pampering. The salon is very old school, gentlemanly, and most of classy! Those hardwood floors and paneling, black leather seats, and a comfy lounge is nothing short of timeless.

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6 Habits to Incorporate Into Your Beauty Routine

6 Habits to Incorporate Into Your Beauty Routine

It’s easy to get comfortable in your makeup routine and fall into a beauty rut. If you’re looking for ways to revamp your beauty routine, incorporate some of these essential habits. From cleaning your makeup brushes to removing your makeup before falling into bed, these are simple changes that can totally revamp your beauty routine.

  1. Regularly Clean Your Tools

One of the most important things you can do in your beauty routine is to regularly clean your high-quality makeup brushes. If you’ve never washed your makeup brushes, it’s time to start. If you’re continuously dipping dirty brushes into your makeup powder and liquid, you’re creating a breeding ground for bacteria—that you will then apply to your face. Most makeup experts recommend washing beauty tools at least once a week. It should take you less than a half hour to clean up your brushes, blenders, and other applicators. Cleaning your brushes does more than protect your skin from bacteria; clean brushes help improve application of products for a smooth look.

  1. Remove Your Makeup Before Going to Bed

6 Habits to Incorporate Into Your Beauty Routine

Whether you’re coming home from a party or just getting ready for bed after a long day at the office, it can be tempting to skip the makeup removal and make your way beneath the sheets. This is a mistake. Leaving your makeup on thwarts your skin’s efforts to repair the damage it faced during the day. Don’t rely on makeup wipes; these simply aren’t enough to clear your skin of the dead skin cells, bacteria, and grime that can build up throughout the day.

  1. Moisturize

You should already be moisturizing, but consider this a gentle nudge if you’re not. Our skin goes through a lot every day, and even if you have oily skin type, it’s important to give your skin the moisture it needs. It’s important to choose your moisturizer based on your skin type. Those with excessively dry skin should look for thick, cream-based product to help restore the skin’s moisture barrier. Those with oily skin should use lighter, water-based moisturizers. Those with combination skin often find they must use two different types of moisturizing product on the various parts of the face.

  1. Be Consistent with Your Skin Care Regimen

It can be tough to stick to a strict skin care regimen. In the morning, you’re rushing around trying to get dressed and arrive at work on time. At night, you’re exhausted and want to fall into bed. Spending 15 minutes going through a regimented skin care routine can sound less than enticing. But it’s important to set up a daily practice with your chosen product. This is especially true for those suffering with extreme breakouts. The causes of severe acne can’t be prevented, but they can be controlled through regular care. Consistency can keep your skin looking and feeling its best, and prevent signs of aging. Be sure to select products based on your individual needs.

  1. Invest in a Humidifier

The benefits of a humidifier are vast. You’ll breathe better while you sleep, and give your skin the restoration time it needs. Combining an air humidifier with a moisturizer will help you hydrate and plump up your skin. This allows you to moisturize during your slumber, to wake up with skin that looks better and feels softer.

  1. Change Your Shampoo Regularly

To get the most out of your hair products, it’s important to switch up your shampoo and conditioner regularly. Depending on the season and the way your body reacts to certain weather conditions, your scalp and hair can require different things throughout the year. If you’ve noticed flaking, you may need to look for shampoos that contain sulfur to help cut down on excess skin cell shedding. If your hair seems lifeless and dull during the winter months, you may need a product that offers added moisturizing capabilities. You can also try mixing and matching between products; your shampoo and conditioner don’t need to be from the same brand to be effective. Do some experimentation and find the products that fit your hair best.

Don’t fall into a beauty rut. Give your daily beauty routine a boost and revamp your skin care, hair care, and makeup habits to look your best.

Hill Harper (@hillharper) Opens Up About Cancer Diagnosis & New Skincare Line!

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Hill Harper speaks on cancer and developing new skincare line

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Hill Harper creates new skincare line after surviving Cancer!

Hill Harper is more than just an award-winning actor, he has penned three New York Times best-selling books, Letters to a Young Brother, Letters to a Young Sister, and The Conversation. Hill Harper, is opening up about his health scare, back in 2010, Harper was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. In a recent interview, Harper discussed his cancer diagnosis, what scared him, and his new skincare company.

“I was shooting a movie in Atlanta; shooting with Tyler Perry, and I woke up one morning, I couldn’t swallow and I knew I wasn’t sick. So I called a buddy of his who was a doctor in Atlanta and said, ‘You know I think something is wrong and I’m not sure what.’ He said ‘Come on in’ and next thing I know, later that afternoon I’m sitting on a table with 16-needles sticking into my neck with an ultrasound guiding them, extracting fluid. I come back a week later they tell me ‘You have cancer and you should get surgery on your thyroid and get it removed, get a Thyroidectomy as soon as possible.’



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Here We Go Again! NIVEA (@NIVEAUSA) Pulls Controversial ‘White Is Purity’ Ad Campaign

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Earlier this week, Pepsi “missed the mark” with its ad that had Kendall Jenner ridding the world of injustice with a can of Pepsi. Now, it appears that Nivea has followed suit with their own version of a controversial ad. The company recently released an ad in the Middle East that outraged many people but also gained praises by others.

Nivea’s ad pictured a woman in a white robe with the words “White Is Purity” across the bottom of the picture.

The ad also had the following caption, “Keep it clean, keep bright. Don’t let anything ruin it, #invisible.”

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Of course the white supremacists had a field day with this ad and began to share it through social media.

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Donald Scott NYC’s (@DonaldScottNYC) Razor Tool Technique Shakes Up Haircut Styles

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Your hair is your greatest accessory. Most often it is the first thing people notice about you. So having that perfect cut or hairstyle can help you make a great first impression. Regardless if you are a woman or a man, the wrong hairstyle can totally wreck your look. Let’s face it, your hair is your crown and your greatest source of confidence.

A visit to Donald Scott NYC will help anyone find the perfect haircut.

Hair stylist Donald Scott

Donald Scott

Donald Scott is the owner of Donald Scott NYC which is a barbershop and a salon. Scott comes from a long line of hairdressers and has been in the industry since he was 20 years old. He has now used his used expertise and knowledge to create a razor hair cutting tool technique like no other. Donald’s collection of patented razor tools help hair artist create masterpieces with precision. Scott’s razor tool technique is comprised of the following tools: a carving comb that has two razors on one side, a DS/4X finishing tool,  a cutting comb, a swivel twist razor and a groomstick pro.  Donald uses his razor technique tools to create the following trendy haircuts:

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The Styles

Fresh spiky haircut for men with thick hair-This cut is ideal for men with thick hair who have no desire to cut it all. This hair cut only requires the sides to be cut while leaving the top middle section curly and spiky.

Wavy and short textured crop for men-This cut is ideal for men who aren’t afraid to rock a bold look. The look is easily maintained by using just a few products, and doing an occasional blow dry.

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Wavy tousled bob cut for ladies– This cut gives a touch of glamour to a 70’s style haircut. The cut creates soft and flattering patterns and women often wear it at a medium length.

Curly film star glamour– This is the most versatile cut of all, and looks great on any face shape. It is a multilevel haircut enhanced with soft curls. The curls make the hair appear thick.

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To find out more about these styles and Donald’s technique click here.

Written By: Ronda Brooks

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[VIDEO] Curly Hair Stays Poppin’ w/ New Curl Sponge 3.0 & Hair Care Products!

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It has been over two years since we debuted the illustrious Curl Sponge on HeyMikeyATL. Then it was all about standing out with a new style. Well now, in 2017, that old “new” style is a trend. Thanks to a little Curl Sponge magic men and women everywhere are rocking their natural hair, curly and stylishly!

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Hairstyles have evolved and so has our nifty Curl Sponge! Meet The Curl Sponge 3.0, the more durable, stronger, and efficient descendant of the original Curl Sponge we grew to love. Unlike its predecessor the spongy material harder and better fits your hand. Also the holes in the sponge are coupled with spikes and deep groves that reach into longer hair, allowing it to be curled as well.

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Kontrol Exclusive (@kontrolmag): Keeping Up With Hair Stylist Kettia Fenestor (@RobesteurSalon) & Her “Mane Fetish”

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Kettia Fenestor, or should we call her Hair By: Kettia, is not only an award-winning hair stylist to the stars, or just a seasoned stylist at New York Fashion Week. She is a beauty mogul on the rise, whose “Mane Fetish” for hair is just the beginning for what this beauty ambassador has planned for the New Year. Kettia goes on to talk about her brand, style, and motivation on pursuing such a broad yet lucrative and hairy career.

“I got my start in 2011, I decided that I wanted to get into the beauty industry, because everything about it was fascinating to me.”

With a resume that exceeds many others in just a small amount of time, from being Salon Manager at Robesteur Salon in Manchester, NH to Key Head Stylist at New York Fashion Week. Kettia has really worked her way up in the beauty industry. From salon work to even educating future stylists, Kettia goes on to explain how she eventually made her way onto the heads of some of our favorite stars.

“Fashion Week is super amazing.”

“You get the opportunity to build relationships and meet new people. It’s just really fun especially if you’re open to learning new things which I think is very crucial in the beauty industry because it changes so much, you got to keep up. I’ve done about four seasons of it and one year the Beauty Director that I was working with felt that my skills were good enough to start working with celebrity clients and that’s pretty much how I was able to work with celebrities like Claudia Jordan and Dimitria McKinney.”

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