[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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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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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?

$55, Amazon.com



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.

$25.50, bigelowchemists.com

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Event Recap: Cynthia Meadows, Hair Stylist to the Stars, Battles for the Crown During Centric Presents: Bronner Brother’s Hair Battle

In a world where hair reigns supreme, one celebrity stylist put her hair skills on full display to show all other hair gurus who’s boss at the Bronner Brother’s Hair Battle.

Cynthia Meadows, of A’Bliss Salon Studios, located in Jacksonville Florida, gives another definition to the phrase “scissor happy,” as she proves why she is crowned the “Queen of Cuts.” Cynthia shows off her exceptional hair styling abilities during the competition, and how she captivates the audience, and host–former Destiny’s Child member and R&B recording artist, Letoya Luckett, as well as celebrity judges and hair tycoons, Ming Lee, Shekinah Jo, and Lawrence J.

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‘Code Red’: Monica (@MonicaBrown) Debuts New Hair for New Album!

Monica’s back with a new album AND a new look! The veteran R&B songstress debuted her new sassy and fiery red short hair in celebration of her seventh studio album, “Code Red”. The Grammy winner explains to People.com how her new album was the inspiration for her new hair color and that the style itself came from her first record, ‘Miss Thang’.

“The cut symbolizes me getting back to the fearlessness and courageous part of myself that I shared with the world in the ’90s when I released my first album ‘Miss Thang’. It’s easy to over-think things and not trust your natural instincts. I let go and let the music be created in my truth.”

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