[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.

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PHILIPS NORELCO BEARD TRIMMER SERIES 7200

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

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NATTY FACE FOREST SOAP BEARD SHAMPOO

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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Awaken your skin with Aloe Vera!

Are you looking for soft, smooth and most essentially silky hair? Is your traditional methods of moisturizing your skin old and morbid? Does you skin still require extra attention after you apply lotion? If you fit any of criteria above, wrap your body tightly with Aloe Vera. This cactus like plant with an oblong shape is perfect for your skin, hair, nails and inside of your body as well. A good friend of mine drinks Aloe Vera water all the time and and he explained that he feels more energetic and sharp due to this natural pick me up. Still not sold on Aloe Vera? Check out the benefits of this miracle plant.

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  1. Aloe Vera is high in vitamins and minerals.
  2. High in amino acids and fatty acids. Can you say natural cure?
  3. Helps aid with our digestive system.
  4. Have a bad cold you can not shake? Try drinking some Aloe Vera water or tea. Its has the potential to boost our immune system.
  5. Looking to lose stubborn weight? Incorporate Aloe Vera into your diet and watch the pounds fall off!
  6. Supports our cardiovascular system so the risk of Heart disease and heart attacks are reduced.
  7. Aloe Vera alkalizes the body. You couldn’t use an extra shot of electrolytes?
  8. Aloe Vera can detoxify your body natural without the use of harsh chemicals.
  9. Do you suffer from afflictions that can really harm your body inside and out? Aloe Vera is a natural disinfectant, antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal cleaning system that can heal all of your dilemmas without a co payment. No that is a money saver!
  10. If you ran out of hair moisturizer you don’t have to worry yourself about it. Aloe Vera is packed with nutrients that is also great for your tresses. Not to mention its perfect if you suffer from dandruff.

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Interested in using Oils from Head to Toe? SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN TO ME!!

There are many products on the market that can infuse your hair, skin, and nails with ultimate moisture. Even though our skin and hair produce its own oil, sometimes it has the tendency to be overwhelming. Some oils are perfect for the whole body. Do you find yourself after the shower using one type of oil for your hair and another for your skin? After using a specific type of hair oil does it run down your back or cause your face to break out with blemishes? Are you looking for one oil that is universal? If you fit into this mold, then lets investigate other types of oils that can not only have you hair and skin on fleek, but is light enough that your tresses are not heavy.

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