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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[VIDEO] Get The Skin You “Krave!” Krave Sweets–The Body Products You’ll Kill For!

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When it comes  to skincare everyone is looking to boost their own radiant and natural glow. Truthfully, the shelves of any store are lined with products that claim to do just that–with a hefty price and a few side effects. Well to get the skin you truly “Krave” with products made of all natural ingredients check out Krave Sweets!

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Krave Sweets is a line of skincare products created by beauty expert and naturalist, Ebony Pagnotta, consisting of body scrubs, lip balm, body cream, and sensual body oils. “…I had like a regular corporate job and I was in a relationship with this older guy. In the end the job ended, the guy ended and I basically was at like rock bottom and I moved back to my mom’s house…I woke up one day and I was like so sad and I had this horrible breakout–I mean I didn’t look like myself, I didn’t feel like myself–everything was just bad…I was like this is a result of me not taking care of myself and not putting myself first, you have to put yourself first or nobody will…I was really just caught up on him…so I was asking my mom how can I fix my skin it looks so bad and I don’t feel godd because I didn’t look good and she was like try a bunch of stuff over the counter and it was not working. All the over the counter stuff was not good in the long run, it worked for a day and then not all…so I kept thinking how I could fix this. My grandmother had the best skin ever–97 years of great skin–so I was like lemme take this back to the basics…she was born in 1915 and they didn’t have any Retinol or salycic acid or anything like that…so I did a little research for natural things to heal the skin and found all this healthy stuff. So the first thing I did was a sugar scrub–a lemon sugar scrub–so I literally started mixing things up…I was on a mission to fix my face, my body emotionally and physically and came up with a recipe. Once I perfected it on me I tried it on other people–my friends and family –then it worked on them and it went from there.”

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How To Smell Good –Even When You Sweat!

Eliminate the funk with the right underarm product! Guy’s there’s no shame in wanting to smell good, great perspiration is key to a man’s everyday regime and health. Also, it’s a great determinate for most ladies. Your body regulates its temperature according to your daily stress, thus results in sweat. However, if your sweat is offensive or obsessive then you need a great deodorant or antiperspirant to mask any unwanted smells a hard day of work can produce. “It’s a good idea to switch up your deodorant brand every 6 months to prevent resistance,” says Han Lee, M.D., an assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Southern California. All of this to say, guy’s I got your back with this one, here’s a rundown of some great products that are not only inexpensive but will get the job done for even the most ungodly smells of body odor.


Burts Bee’s

Fully organic, this deodorant gets the job done. It uses killer absorbent cornstarch to stop sweaty smells before they surface, topping it off with citrus oil and Cyprus infused scent to keep your smells pleasant.


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Beard Game Strong! Five Beard Care Products Every Man Should Own!

Beard care has been an ongoing trend for the last couple of years thanks to the resurgence of men growing their beards out – like Drake, James Harden, Idris Elba etc. Ever since men decided to now embrace their facial hair more than ever before – thanks to the hashtag #noshavenovember redefined beard styles have now given men a new source of confident to go on with their everyday lives. All of that to say the beard game is more popular than ever now, but with that, you also have to groom and take care of that extra hair, especially because it’s on your face. Check down below for our top pick of products to keep your beard game strong and smelling good as well.



No mess, no stress. With the Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer 7200, you’ll get both because this unique design comes with an internal vacuum that makes for a clean shaving experience. And who wouldn’t pick a clean sink over the alternative once the job is done?




The problem with washing your beard is that it involves both hair and your face. So which do you use, soap or shampoo? The answer is beard shampoo. It’s formulated to wash and treat your beard as wells as the skin underneath, so everything will be soft and properly moisturized. Oh, and clean.


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