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How to Create a Beautiful Updo for Prom by Tony Odisho

It’s officially prom season

and Tony Odisho has a cute and easy updo tutorial for it.

This elegant hairstyle can work well with just about any prom dress, plus it’s insanely easy to create. All you need is: Dry ShampooFlexible HairsprayStrong Hairspray, and an Infrared Curling Iron. Here’s how!

On dry hair, apply Ostia Collection Dry Shampoo. This will help add some texture. Plus the formula is talc-free, so it leaves zero residue! Apply Flexible Hairspray. This acts as a heat protectant and it offers a buildable hold that’s perfect for updos.

Using the Ostia Collection Infrared Curling Iron, create soft curls for added texture and volume in the updo.Tease hair at the crown of the head to create even more volume. Lightly brush out hair afterwards.

Pin into a bouffant, leaving plenty of face-framing pieces in front. 

Take a piece of hair from the right side and twist it slightly, then pull it across the head, beneath the bouffant. Pin into place.

Repeat the previous step, this time going from left to right.

This style can be worn to prom as is or with the following steps you can create an updo!

To turn this into an updo, repeat the last step listed, going piece by piece.

Finish pinning everything into place, then spray with Ostia Collection Strong Hairspray to hold the style while you dance the night away.

And that’s it! It’s an easy yet elegant updo, perfect for prom. If you enjoy our tutorials, be sure to check out the rest of the News page for more fun hairstyle ideas.

More about Tony Odisho:

Tony Odisho, President and Founder of Tony Odisho, began his career in Rome, Italy, where he studied cosmetology at the prestigious Marelena Academy. Young and ambitious, Odisho immigrated to the United States determined to bring the best beauty practices from Europe.  He was promptly hired by L’Oreal Professionnel to work as an educator and color expert. Tony then opened his acclaimed salon and spa, Exsalonce, in Roscoe Village, Chicago.. Tony’s reputation as a master extensionist and businessman landed him an executive position for a major hair extensions brand. In 2009, Tony saw the need for his own line of high end hair extensions.  He created Tony Odisho , offering the best quality extensions and everything needed to apply and care for them.  Tony Odisho, Beauty for Life. Tony Odisho is still a master stylist and a me! mber of the prestigious Intercoiffure America-Canada.

 

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Beat May Showers with These Sustainable Rain Boots

Who doesn’t love looking fashionable in the rain and giving back at the same time? It is kind of difficult to have a happy mood and dress up in raining days, but with the right fashion items, you can look nice and feel very comfortable.

After nine years in business, ROMA Boots’ mission to merge fashion with philanthropy has totaled $2,953,186 worth of boots donated to children across the globe. For every pair of boots sold, a new pair is donated to a child in need. ROMA Boots even launched a new line of Men’s Rain Boots this January, so now the entire family can wear a pair of rain boots in contribution to a great cause.

With passion at the core, founder and CEO Samuel Bistrian has come full circle in his mission of being an entrepreneur and successful business owner. Through mistakes, loss, and setbacks, Bistrian reveals the not so glamorous truth to how he put love back into ROMA.

On April 3, 2010, despite being in the middle of an economic recession, Samuel Bistrian started ROMA Boots, the company that merges fashion with philanthropy to ‘Give Poverty the Boot.’ After spending years working at Neiman Marcus, Bistrian developed a passion for quality and customer service and wanted to take that a step further by giving back to people in need. Growing up extremely poor, he realized how big the impact of rain boots are in a child’s life in poverty-stricken countries and from that, his business model was created.

“I never considered myself a businessman or even an entrepreneur. Even when I wanted to leave Neiman Marcus to start ROMA, some of my superiors told me that it was a poor decision, and to some degree they were right. I did not have much of a plan as the country was in a recession. I had $5,000 in my bank account, significant credit card debt and student loans, but over all of that, I had passion,” explained Samuel Bistrian, Founder and CEO of ROMA Boots.

With the mission of bringing impoverished children throughout the world hope, love, and lasting change through aid and education, for every pair of boots sold, a new pair is donated to a child in need. ROMA’s ultimate goal is not only to provide aid but to educate. By doing so ROMA is empowering impoverished children around the world to break out of the cycle of poverty and contribute their gifts and talents to society.

“Having grown up so poor, ‘Giving poverty the boot’ was everything I always wanted to do, to help those less fortunate just like someone once helped me. But I knew from the start that without love as the foundation, all of my good intentions will result in disappointment,” told Bistrian.

After the first few years of launching, ROMA was a success but he wanted to expand. Finding the solution that any logical businessman would, he borrowed money and took on investors. While things seemed to be off without a hitch, there were downsides that came from this.

“All the pressures of growing a business can cause one to lose their purpose and you no longer have that same passion to help those in poverty when you can’t pay your own bills and you have partners putting enormous pressure on you,” Bistrian expressed.

It took a family crisis to put things back in perspective to help him rediscover his purpose; helping those who can’t help themselves. Hitting rock bottom was the motivator for Bistrian to take back the company that was once all his. Over the course of 9 months, he was able to buy out his investors and today, Samuel Bistrian is returning to his roots as the sole owner of ROMA Boots, running a successful business, giving back and doing what he loves.

After nine years, ROMA is ‘America’s Favorite Rain Boot’ and doing better than ever by giving poverty the boot with joy and love. ROMA Boots is easily on its way to becoming ‘World’s Favorite Rain Boot’ with countless practical, yet fashionable rain boots for women and kids.

For the first time ever, ROMA now offers a new, men rain boot line, which just launched January 2019, creating rain boot options for the whole family.

ROMA Boots can be a great gift for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, even for birthdays. They come with very nice package with a love to the world and kindness.

ROMA Boots can be found at boutiques across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. They are also available online at romaboots.com and Amazon. To learn more about ROMA Boots and how you can make a difference in a child’s life, visit romaboots.com or romafoundation.com. Find them at boutiques across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. They are also available online at romaboots.com or Amazon. You can enjoy shopping at ROMA with the promo code ROMA25 for 25% of anything at romaboots.com.

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A Fresh Looking For This Beautiful Spring in Nic + Zoe

Hi girls, Spring is officially here. Do you feel happy to see the temperature getting higher and higher everyday? Of course yes! One of my favorite things to celebrate the beginning of the Spring is to rearrange my closet. How excited it is – packing all  the thick heavy jacket away and take out all the light dresses.

But… why I feel I have too less choices for the new Spring? I think I need more new clothes. This is the feeling every girl has when she opens her closet – always needs more. I understand so much.

The lovely fashion brand – Nic + Zoe can solve your tough problems! Let’s go to see what new items do they have?

All about Spring colors

Feel your stresses melt away in our light as air 100% linen tunic dress. Wear with our Perfect Tank for full coverage or as a beach cover-up!

FEATURES

  • Woven dress
  • Lightweight linen
  • Relaxed fit
  • Collared neck
  • Long sleeve
  • 36″ long

MATERIAL & CARE

Machine Wash Cold. Gentle Cycle. Do Not Bleach. Lay Flat To Dry. Warm Iron If Needed.

100% Linen

HARBOUR TOWN TOP

Outfit yourself in confidence! It’s easy to go bold in our replaced fit Harbour Town Top with billowy sleeves.

FEATURES

  • Woven blouse
  • Lightweight
  • Relaxed fit
  • 3/4 sleeve
  • 28″ front length, 3 1/2″ back length
  • Rearview Sunset Collection style

MATERIAL & CARE

Machine wash cold. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low. Cool iron if needed or dry clean.

100% Polyester

Celebration For The Palm Tree and Beach Season

PALM DRESS

You’ll look luscious in our flowing, fully-lined Palm Dress!

FEATURES

  • Woven dress
  • Lightweight
  • easy fit
  • palm print
  • Sleeveless
  • Scoop neckline
  • 54″ long

MATERIAL & CARE

Hand wash cold. Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Line dry. Cool iron on inside only if needed.

Shell: 100% Polyester / Lining: 100% Rayon

SAIL AWAY TOP

See yourself through a new filter in our collarless button down top. Whimsical watercolor print with rose and grey blue hues will have you looking stunning dressed up or down.

FEATURES

  • Woven blouse
  • Lightweight
  • Easy fit
  • Printed
  • Short sleeve
  • 29″ front length, 26 1/2″ back length
  • Rearview Sunset Collection style
  • Pairs nicely with Light Stone and Paper White

MATERIAL & CARE

Hand Wash Cold. Only Non-Chlorine Bleach When Needed. Line Dry. Cool Iron On Inside Only If Needed

100% Polyester

Can’t Be More Comfortable – Feel The Freedom
– LULU’s Choice

Versatile, jumpsuit heaven! We’ve combined the feel of luxurious loungewear with a feminine faux-wrap front jumpsuit for a one step look that’s 100% glamorous!FEATURES

  • Stretch knit jumpsuit
  • Lightweight
  • Faux wrap bodice with tie belt
  • Back keyhole button closure at neckline
  • Flutter sleeve
  • Pull on
  • 29″ inseam, 13″ leg opening
  • Foundation style

MATERIAL & CARE

Turn garment inside out. Machine wash cold with similar colors. Gentle cycle. Do not bleach. Reshape and lay flat to dry. Cool iron on inside if needed.

Shell: 96% Rayon / 4% Spandex Lining: 92% Nylon 8% Spandex

Like what I said above, this jumpsuit can’t be more comfortable! You can totally wear it at home and never want to get changed. The most amazing thing about it is –  usually the comfortable clothes don’t look nice, but this jumpsuit is fashionable and sexy. Yes, I feel it is quite sexy in a polite way.

I literally want to wear it everywhere, no matter for date, for vacation, for friends hangout, or just stay at home, this jumpsuit can meet all your request. It is just toooo comfortable. You will love it for sure.

But don’t get too happy this early, we still need some light jackets to keep warm before Summer. The jacket I wear is perfect for Spring, it is very light and goes well with T-shirt, dress and also my jumpsuit!

PERFECT BIKER JACKET

Exclusively Ours – Pieces as individual as you are. This style is only available here and in NIC+ZOE stores. Our Perfect Biker Jacket offers all the sharp style of a moto jacket without the sharp edges! The best of both worlds, our soft and stretchy “Perfect Knit” fabric with added zippers, pockets and a notched collar is a winning combination!

FEATURES

  • Stretch knit jacket
  • Lightweight
  • Signature Perfect Knit fabric – soft, stretch jersey
  • Slightly fitted
  • Asymmetrical, front zipper closure
  • Side zip pockets
  • Long sleeve
  • Epaulettes
  • 24″ front length, 21 1/2″ back length
  • Foundation style
  • Exclusively Ours

MATERIAL & CARE

Turn garment inside out. Hand wash in cold water. Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Reshape and lay flat to dry. Cool iron on inside if needed.

95% Cotton / 5% Spandex

There are so many other styles at Nic + Zoe, you can visit the website https://www.nicandzoe.com/  to check all the new Spring items. As Mother’s Day is coming, Nic + Zoe also has a guide for gift ideas, don’t forget to have a look to prepare a nice gift for this coming Mother’s Day.

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Winter’s Indoor Heating Can Lead To Summer Like Chafing

The weather is still cold outside and forced air furnaces blow hot dry air out into homes, offices and other public places all winter long. Better than freezing, the furnaces make indoors livable but often at a price and the price is chafing from sweaty skin that can stay moist when traditional cotton underwear is worn. People who sweat excessively in summer will still sweat in the winter and will also benefit from wearing a garment that wicks away and dries sweat before any type of chafing can begin regardless of the time of year.

You Are Still Sweating

People who sweat a lot in the warmer weather months are still prone to do so in winter, especially if there is a sirocco like wind blowing out of the furnace at home, work or school. “People will bundle up to go outside, drive to work, the gym or wherever, but once inside are overheated,” said corporate spokesman and frequent jock itch sufferer Nick Heraldson said. “It is tough to cool down while wearing business/work attire and more challenging still to justify opening a window, or cranking the A/C when it’s snowing, sleeting, freezing or blowing cold outside. Your colleagues will speak ill of you, so adopt the right type of garment and avoid the whole issue.”

Butt Cracks Still Get Sweaty in Winter

Sweating below the belt line in winter makes the human cracks and crevices more likely to chafe because of the underwear they wear. “The chafing condition is exacerbated by traditional cotton blends of underwear that will hold moisture for long periods of time,” said Heraldson. “Your sagging wet underwear will grind against your skin and lead to chafing, rashes and infection, even if the temperature outside is freezing.”

Skip the Products Wear the Right Underwear

There are lots of products men can use to combat the chafing from a sweaty crotch and many are very good. But there are plenty of downsides for these including the smell, the mess and the fact that they have to be replaced. “No matter how good some of these ointments, unguents and poultices may be they are not sustainable and only treat the symptoms,” Heraldson said. “Our underwear removes the cause of chafing in the first place, so no one has to buy any of these stinky, sticky, clothing staining products over and over again.”

If You Still Chafe Here Is What To Do

Chafing will heal on its own within a couple of days if the problem is addressed; your sweatybackside and chafe inducing underwear. “Treat butt chafing like anything else,” Heraldson recommended. “Let the skin heal overnight by leaving the area exposed to air while you sleep. If there is abrasion or blistering on the skin surface, petroleum jelly and a light bandage or gauze can be applied until the skin heals over.”

The last thing to make swamp chafe better is to keep doing and wearing the same thing that led to chafing in the first place. “If an activity causes chafing, stop doing that,” Heraldson said. “Otherwise you are just stupid and deserve to have an adult case of diaper rash.” 

While Your Skin is Recovering:

  • Do not try to clean chaffed skin with hydrogen peroxide or iodine, as these chemicals can actually hinder the healing process. Instead, clean with mild soap and water or just a saline solution.
  • Do not shower in extremely hot water or use harsh soaps, both of which make the skin overly dry and more susceptible to damage. 
  • Always pat skin dry. Rubbing will make chafing worse.
  • Use ice or a cold pack for short amounts of time to relieve pain. Be sure to pat dry when you’re done.
  • Shop for SwampButt Underwear in sizes up to 3XL. 

About SwampButt Underwear

SwampButt Underwear is a real company.  It makes a product that helps solve the problem of visible sweat below the beltline. SwampButt Underwear is trademarked in the U.S. and foreign countries. We paid a lot for it so please do not use it without written permission. To learn even more, visit us on line at www.swampbutt.com.

CAPTON: Avoid powders, potions, and poultices by wearing moisture wicking and drying SwampButt Underwear Made in the USA brand.

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Brooklyn Cloth, a Fast Fashion Line for Men that Won’t Break the Bank

Thinking of where the cool stuff comes from in East Coast, I guess my first answer would be Brooklyn. Yes, a very artistic and young area in New York. I lived in Brooklyn for over a year, and I definitely enjoyed the culture and fashion at there. I want to introduce Brooklyn Cloth, a fashion-forward line in the “fast fashion” junior’s market, co-founded by Daron Jacob while working with Urban Outfitters and Tilly’s. Jacob noticed many of the men’s products in the mass market were too pricy, so he created fresh designs for a low price point with Brooklyn Cloth.

Created to fit the laid-back, yet distinguished individual that roams the boroughs of New York City, the design team mirrors this demographic and lifestyle. The energy and attitude of bustling streets and the vibes of the East Coast are woven into the fabrics of the garments, giving off an authentic, pure aesthetic of this unique lifestyle. The makers design their own fabrics, beginning from the yarn level— focusing on items such as Joggers, Shorts and tees using Space Dye and Snow. Jacob notes, “We are focused on the Gen Z consumer. Someone who is not defined as one fashion or style but likes to change up their looks depending on their mood.”  

Brooklyn Cloth® is a men’s & kids lifestyle brand that is inspired by the New York surf and skate scene. Created to fit the laid-back yet distinguished individuals that roam the boroughs of New York City, both men and kids alike. This is directly influenced by their design team whom mirror this demographic and lifestyle. The energy and attitude of their bustling streets and the vibes of the East Coast, are woven into the fabrics of their garments giving off an authentic, pure aesthetic of this unique lifestyle.

More about Brooklyn Cloth

Established in 2011, Brooklyn Cloth is a leader in on-trend apparel that enables their customers to express the individuality. They pull inspiration from across the globe, and in their backyard of New York City, to develop their bold collections. Brooklyn Cloth stands out for its unique fabrics, eye-catching graphics, and must-have silhouettes. They observe trends that define today’s market to bring fresh, expressive collections to the table.

In their oversaturated fashion landscape, they bring clarity and focus to help customers reach the style needs. Icer Brands portfolio of brands, a leading design, wholesale & manufacturing company established in 1997. Icer Brands has the license to the NBA & NFL along with other Brooklyn Cloth, BKLYN athletics, BKLYN Surf, The Narrows, Wayside and Brooklyn Cloth Womens.

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New Trendy Footwear for Travel

Travelling is not all about relaxing but about exploring new, exciting destinations. For that, you’ll need comfortable and durable footwear to be your companion on your next big adventure. Heels are certainly a good choice for evening dates and sitting by the ocean, but during the day, you’ll need footwear which will not cause pain, blisters and make you regret you ever began that trip in the first place. Therefore, check out which trendy footwear should be your go-to choice on your next trip.

Espadrilles

The end of spring and the beginning of summer is a wonderful time to travel to a country you’ve never visited before. If you’re going to a dry area where rainfalls are not a common occurrence, then espadrilles are definitely a great choice. They’ll keep you comfortable during long walks but will also be convenient if your flight or bus ride takes long hours. You can easily slip them on and off, and prevent your feet from swelling up. Whether you wear the slip-ons or the ones that you can tie around your calf, espadrilles will go great with dresses, skirts, shorts, jeans and even leggings.

Flat sandals

During summer you’ll do your best to feel as cool as possible on a hot, sunny day, and a pair of sandals is exactly the type of footwear that will allow your feet to breathe and feel no discomfort whatsoever. A trendy pair of sandals will go great with whatever outfit you choose and they’ll allow you to walk on virtually any terrain. Sandals are definitely made for walking, so feel free to pack more than just one pair and your feet will be very grateful. Don’t forget to look for models with features that cater both to stability and support for the best travel experience ever.

Sneakers

If you opt for a more adventurous and adrenaline-filled trip, then sneakers are a must-have. Not only will they make catching your bus or aeroplane much easier but you’ll also be able to walk for hours without even realising you’ve been on your feet for that long. Sneakers will offer you great support and protect your joints from possible injuries thanks to their design, so if you decide to go hiking or wildlife exploring at some of your exotic destinations, sneakers will both keep you comfortable and be a trendy addition to your entire ensemble. Having in mind the fact that kicks are the next big thing in the world of fashion, feel free to match them even with your evening wear for the ultimate vacation look.

Slippers

When you need something more breathable and easier to slip on and off than espadrilles, slippers are your best shot. As you may have seen, celebrities have no problem rocking their favourite slippers in the middle of the streets when they go out to pick up some food or go to gym practice. Therefore, feel free to choose from an array of trendy slippers and make your vacation feel light as a feather. Flatforms are another good choice, as they’ll give you a bit of height without causing any discomfort.

Final thoughts

In order to have a pleasant and enjoyable journey, you must feel good in your own clothes and footwear. Therefore, it’s essential that you pick precisely the shoes that will allow you to walk all day without causing any discomfort. Enjoy your afternoon strolls in a pair of kicks, sandals, espadrilles or slippers, and you’ll have the best trip ever. Don’t regret investing even in a bit pricier pair if they’re high-quality and equipped with features that will keep your feet comfortable and allow them to breathe, and if they can also make a great fashion addition to your travel outfit, you’ve got a win-win situation.

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