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Friday 14th of June 2024

Nairobi, Kenya

Kampala Masquerade Ball High Tea

Excellence redefined is the word that can best describe the glamorous and well attended Masquerade Ball High Tea that was held at the prestigious Kampala Serena Hotel on december 10th 2017 It was evening rich with elegance, class and flair, something that is has always been characteristic of the Kampala Serena High Teas this year.

The event was graced by some of Kampala’s most stylish personalities like Judith Heard, Tina Brad, Sue Ochola Deroy (Arab Money Fab Parties) Tazibone Solomon (NTV Style Project) to mention but a few. Black with a touch of Gold was the dress code for the evening.

The night was filled with a memorable live performance from Blue Alley Band and the Orchestra group, the Trio boys. The pastries and finger foods were delectable, and the lighting and décor done by 1921 Lifestyle were perfectly matched to create an enchanting ambience.

This experience was made possible by NTV Uganda (Official media partner) SA DE ROY BRUT ROSE (Preferred Sparkling wine partners) Area25 media (Entertainment partner) and Identity Co Ltd (Official Event Management partner)

Photo Courtesy Of Idendity Co Ug & Nairobi Fashion Hub

 

Moet Hennessy Takes Top East African acts on an Exclusive VIP Experience to France

Vanessa Mdee , Lucia Musau , Daniel Lubwama Kigozi”Navio” , Shaffie Weru , Alexandre Helaine

Moët Hennessy which is part of The No.1 luxury company LVMH – Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, invited top acts from East Africa to France in an experience dubbed #MoetHennessyVIPTrip.

The experience involved a visit to the hearts of Hennessy in Cognac and Moët & Chandon in Epernay, Champagne region of France. This VIP experience aimed at giving insights and an immersion to the Moët Hennessy world of luxury

The invites got to visit both the Hennessy’s Chateau Bagnolet and Moët & Chandon’s Chateau Trianon. Different Kings and Queens have dined in these Chateaux which are strictly by invite only

Those invited included: Award winning Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger Lucia Musau and Radio host Shaffie Weru from Kenya, Musician Vanessa Mdee from Tanzania and Navio from Uganda. Accompanied by Alexandre Helaine, Moët Hennessy Market Manager Eastern Africa

Mr. Alexandre Helaine mentioned that, “East Africa is a fast growing market and people are looking for quality goods. The trip is a great way to showcase the luxury histories and traditions of our houses Hennessy Cognac and Moet & Chandon Champagne to big stars from Africa. It’s all about blending history, traditions, know how, quality and art”

The No.1 luxury company LVMH – Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, invited top acts from East Africa to France in an experience dubbed #MoetHennessyVIPTrip.

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Learn How to Wear Wig in 7 Simple Steps

Wearing a wig can be a lot of fun whether you’re doing it to cover hair loss or just want to enjoy the variety of hair styles, lengths and colors that wearing a wig makes it possible to achieve. Wigs always warm up to the temperature of the human body, so in winter, a wig may replace a hat. In summer, wigs are used to protect your hair from the sun or even help you out on vacation, when there is no time for hair styling. That being said, wigs take some getting used to and there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to purchasing the right one for you and even wearing them.

Certain wigs need to be treated in specified ways, and how they are applied is extremely important as well or they will look artificial. There are also all sorts of different pins and clips to use along with wigs as well and it’s important to know which one is right for what purpose. Wearing a wig is easy once you get used to it and below are some tips to help you through your first few times of donning them initially.

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1# step Hairpieces and wigs have the ability to conform naturally to the shape of the head. Initially, the hairs are sewn onto a one-size, shapeless container that will gradually, within 3 to 4 days, conform to the shape of the head. While trying the wig the very first time it might feel uncomfortable and insecure, but that is to be expected. Even leather shoes need time to be broken in before they are comfortable enough to be worn steadily.

2# step Synthetic hair wigs are of a standard size, but you can tighten or loosen them by means of special adjustable straps on the inside. As per above description, the wigs are stretchable. You can stretch the wig by carefully misting it with water and pinning the wig to a larger head-form or any similar object.

3# step In the case of a custom human hair wig, the manufacturer will take exact measurements of the client’s head size and shape, as well as make a precise tracing of the hairline.

4# step Before applying your wig it’s a good idea to lightly style your wig on a wig blockhead attached using wig t-pens which will hold it in place on the canvas or Styrofoam blockhead while you gently style (cover seams etc.).

5# step Typically when you are wearing a wig over hair you need to find a way to conceal it besides simply rearranging it on your head. To wear a wig, you do not need to cut off your own natural hair. Those wishing to hide their natural beauty would just need to use a fishnet cap under the wig. The cap provides the necessary grip to hold your natural hair without poking through the wig.

6# step Wig caps are typically the answer but if you have lots of hair you might need to do something different. If the client has long hair, then it is divided into strands that are distributed evenly throughout the head and secured with special pins. The remaining hair, for example, at the temples, can be smoothed by means of gel to make the wig fit securely and tightly enough on the client’s head. You can do French braids and then put a wig cap over your hair. You can pin curls up and then use a wig cap and smooth them out, or you can do a combination of these techniques in order to get your hair tight and flat enough to be hidden underneath. Using wig clips has been reported to thin hair in places and cause breakage when worn continually.

7# step Once you have your hair successfully tightened up and flat enough to be concealed then you’ll want to put the wig on which is fairly easy, however you’ll want to take the time to make sure it is aligned properly on your head and around your face. If your wig doesn’t have hair lace you’ll want to put it on like normal and start pulling out your hair across the front area of your forehead. Keep pulling at these areas and moving them to the side until you are happy with the way it looks. You’ll probably see a seam in the hair now but you can use a comb to comb lightly over that seam and then match up the edge with your hairline for the right, natural look.

Full Lace Options Full lace wigs require that you put the wig on, get it in a position you are happy with, and then pin the hair back with hair clips in order to reveal your scalp line. Next you should trim any lace that sticks out past the hairline one little bit at a time. Be careful and persistent so that you get it right. Once you are done with the trimming and positioning you can apply wig tape and adhesive to the wig. Lastly pull the full lace wig onto your head and make sure that you carefully position it. The hairline should meet your wig and look completely natural. Hold it in position for 30 seconds while it adheres and you’ll have a full lace wig that is properly applied and natural looking too. Keep in mind that front or full lace wigs are not meant to be worn for long periods of time.

Today wigs are extremely popular and the latest styles, if they are high quality, look natural as well. Whether they are synthetic or made of real hair, today’s wigs are exceptional in most cases, and if you follow the wig wearing tips listed here, you’ll love wearing them and the versatility they deliver.

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Top 10 Best Beauty Spa In Kenya 

No one know exactly where the word spa comes from, but there are two main theories. The first, and most popular, is that spa is an acronym for the Latin phrase salus per aquae or “health through water.”

Others believe the origin of the word “spa” comes from the Belgian town of Spa, known since Roman times for its baths. They speculate that the town was so prominent that the very word spa became synonymous in the English language with a place to be restored and pampered.Modern spas have their roots in the ancient towns famed for the healing powers of their mineral waters and hot springs.

Hot springs were used by indigenous peoples, and the practice of bathing in hot springs and mineral waters dates at least to Greeks.  For the Romans, the baths were a place not just for cleansing, but for socializing, a tradition that spread to the east and transformed to the Middle Eastern hammam.

Here are Some of the best Spa in Kenya

    1. Serenity Spa
    2. Revitalize Wellness Center
    3. Saffron Day Spa & Salon
    4. Aromatics Spa
    5. Mombasa Day Spa & Hair Lounge
    6. Entim Sidai Wellness Sanctuary
    7. Villa Rosa Kempinski Spa Nairobi
    8. Angsana Spa Sankara  Nairobi
    9. Tulia Spa Sarova WhiteSands
    10. Devarana Spa Nairobi

  1. About Serenity Spa Gigiri

Serenity Spa mission is to enhance interconnectedness of Body, Mind & Soul by creating a refreshing, rejuvenating and rebalanced atmosphere to all our clients through the use of world class products and provision of top notch services by our highly trained and professional therapists and ensuring high customer service is given to all our clients creating a totally memorable experience.​​​​​​​

Founded in 2013, Serenity Spa takes pride in our goal to give our customers a great deal of hair and spa services leaving them refreshed, rejuvenated and rebalanced. Our highly trained and professional staff members are devoted to providing a friendly atmosphere as well as an incomparable genuine service, using the most exquisite products and working extremely hard at being the best by upgrading our skills and learning new techniques to serve you with our finest.

2. About Revitalize Wellness Center 

Revitalize wellness centre is a state of art facility offering Fitness, Meditation & Yoga classes, Luxurious Spa treatment, Salon services, and Café. We provide the support and services you need to achieve your health goals. We use products that are clinically proven & scientifically tested, and pure essential

Make a healthy exercise regime for a positive change in your lifestyle, be part of our gym client and fitness classes. Yoga & Meditation. Greater balance, inner calm, and mind-body health. Get daily instruction in our yoga and meditation classes. Spa Experince . Designed to respect the body’s

3. About Saffron Day Spa & Salon

Saffron Day Spa & Salon provides a comforting, yet stimulating environment, where you can relax both your mind & body.

Let’s face it, with the hectic and stressful lives we lead today, it is extremely important that we block some time-off our busy schedules every week to enjoy some ‘me time’ where we can rest, relax and rejuvenate our minds, bodies, and souls. So this season we unveil our newest partners, the amazing Saffron Day Spa and Salon, offering an extensive range of holistic, therapeutic and grooming treatments that will have you glowing in no time, not only making you look good, but most importantly, feeling good too.

Relax, unwind and detox like never before. Bring your skin back to life; choose from either a basic facial or one of the signature facials including Hydrate Marula & Rose, Nourish Jasmine & Baobab, Balancing Rose & Neroli and Pure For Men. Facial scrubs include: Soothing Ethiopian Coffee, Balance & Tone Tea & Rose, Lighten & Tighten Coconut Scrub. If you fancy a body wrap, your options include Detox, Sugarcane & Syrup, and Relax. Enjoy differently timed massage services including Express, Target Area, Frozen Shoulders, Holistic, Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy and Prenatal

4. About Aromatics Spa

Aromatics Spa is a space where tranquility prevails. A place where therapies from the East and West blend harmoniously and time stands still allowing a sense of deep relaxation to wash over you. Engulfed in a haven of serenity you soon forget the stresses and strains of life. Aromatics Spa’s tranquil, meditative setting allows you to journey towards well-being and relaxation. Gentle music and low lighting and herbal tea infusions allow your mind to float, your body lets go, Peace engulfs your entire being. Allow yourself to restore balance to your body, mind and soul through a variety of services designed to focus on your overall well being.

5. About Mombasa Day Spa & Hair Lounge

Mombasa Day Spa and Hair Lounge offers a range of services facilitated by our dedicated team of stylists and spa professionals. Allow them to give you a full service to create a winning hair design and memorable spa experience.

6. About Entim Sidai Wellness Sanctuary

Experience tranquility surrounded by the sounds of joyful chirping birds, the whispers of the wind blowing through the indigenous forest.Entim Sidai (Maasai name for Beautiful Forest) Sanctuary in Karen, sits on 20 acres of indigenous forest land with an iconic view of the Ngong hills. It maintains its Karen pioneer settler farm house built in 1924, park like ambiance with huge mature trees and prolific bird life.

The sanctuary offers unique exclusive wellness spa, featuring hydro therapy and a sui generis nail studio in the forest.The treatments are an eclectic mix of the art from four continents and spiced by a well-trained Kenyan crew of therapists and beauticians.

Entim Sidai Sanctuary and Wellness Spa occupies part of the original Rura Farm that belonged to Dr. Albert Patterson, A Scottish Missionary Doctor who migrated to Kenya in 1916.He built the original home which stands today as part of the sanctuary and wellness spa back in 1924. Rura in Maasai means to sleep. Before being settled on by the Pattersons, this forest served as a sanctuary for the Maasai herdsmen who would come to sleep as their cows grazed in the fields where the Karen Dukas stands today. In homage to the maasai customs and way of life, our therapies and treatments are named after words and phrases in the maasai language.

7. About Villa Rosa Kempinski Spa

The Spa at Villa Rosa Kempinski you can explore a whole world of beauty, health and well-being in one of our nine treatment rooms. Take your time browsing our extensive treatment menu to find your perfect method of relaxation.
Our exclusive spa is inspired by the four European seasons, and guests can benefit from the many spa facilities available. Whether you want to begin your treatment with a steam or follow it with time in the jacuzzi, the choice is yours.
Along with a great range of treatments and spa facilities, Villa Rosa Kempinski also has a fitness centre, outdoor heated pool and accompanying pool bar.

8. About Agnsana Spa 

waken your senses at Sankara Nairobi’s award-winning Angsana Spa, brought to East Africa for the first time by the world-famous Banyan Tree Group. With an emphasis on natural ingredients, this luxurious spa fuses Eastern and Western techniques to offer luxury massage therapies and wellness treatments that will leave you refreshed and reinvigorated.

Angsana Spa’s world-class therapists deliver holistic, aromatic treatments for women, men and mothers-to-be. For a detailed spa menu and information about Angsana Spa signature treatments, please download the treatment menu.

Located on the seventh floor, Angsana Spa features seven treatment rooms, two rain mist rooms, a relaxation lounge and a spa shop with a range of massage and essential oils and scented sticks. Join the Angsana Spa Nairobi membership programme and enjoy a wide range of rewarding benefits and exclusive discounts.

9. About Tulia Spa Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort

Tulia is the Swahili word for relax and the Tulia Spa at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort is designed to help you relax and rejuvenate. The Spa bandas are set on greens at the beach side at one end of the resort, designed for privacy and relaxation in the quiet zone. Facilities include massage bandas, Ayurvedic massage rooms, outdoor Jacuzzi, reflexology pool, steam and sauna.

The Spa offers Ayurvedic, Western and Oriental treatments. The Ayurvedic treatments are based on an ancient Indian form of holistic healing where health is a result of harmony in body, mind and spirit. These include treatments such as Abhangyam, the full body massage and Shirodhara, the head massage using traditional Ayurvedic oils and ingredients. The Spa menu also includes other treatments such as foot reflexology, body scrubs with Kahawa made from finely ground Kenyan coffee and the signature Tulia Massage.

Tulia Spa promises complete rejuvenation of the body, mind and spirit in beautifully tranquil surroundings overlooking the Indian Ocean. Tulia Spa offers:- Western, Oriental and Ayurvedic therapies, manicures and pedicures, facials and ear candling.

10. About Devarana Spa 

Devarana Spa Located at the dusitD2 Nairobi is nestled along Nairobi’s leafy and secure Riverside Drive, just minutes from a heart of Nairobi social’s scene.

Devarana Spa, Nairobi will be a perfect urban retreat where art and science is synchronised to bring your body, mind and spirit into serenity. The whole constructions of hotel and spa have been well created to enhance the ultimate relaxation. The spa reception hall is elegantly presented with the “garden in heaven” theme. Guests can inhale the welcoming fresh air from the scents of refreshing basil, tea tree and orange blossom. The luxurious treatment room is inclusive of private changing area, built-in steam shower, toilet facility and optional bathtub.

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Where to Buy Beauty Products in Kenya & Where to Find Beauty Supply Stores in Nairobi

In this day and age, it has become instrumental for the chic and modern woman to be clear on the beauty products to use. These have to be the highest quality and the best brand so as to bring out the best. It’s, therefore, important to know where and which places to get these essential products. Below are some of the places and dealers in where you can buy beauty products in Kenya.

1. Chelsea Beautique Kenya

It is quite frankly the go-to place to buy top range make-up and beauty products. They are a world-class brand specialized in bringing a whole range of makeup products. From eyebrows, lashes to essentials, they have it all covered for the modern woman’s need. They are located at Garden City Mall

2. Skin Care Essential Kenya

They take pride in having some of the best products in the beauty market. This makes them a great go-to place to buy beauty products in Kenya. They stock skin care products as the primary focus of their product range. From acne removal products to skin glowing, they have it all.

3. Artistic Nail Design East Africa

A wide reach, a clear world-class range of nail art and beauty accessories. This is what makes them one of the ultimate venues to buy beauty products in Kenya. They also have an extensive creative reach in the East African region. Artistic has a huge market base because of the colour gloss, LED gel, liquids, and powders for nail art needs.

4. Lani’s Beauty

If you’re looking for the unique and clear-cut beauty products lines, Lani’s pretty much got you covered. They have cosmetics and beauty products aimed at the natural woman. If you’ve been dreading for an hour-glass figure, Lani’s beauty got a product for that. Latex waist trainers and butt lifters will work magic for you. It’s a no wonder why they are one of the top places to buy beauty products in Kenya. They also have one the fastest online response times in the market, ensuring they got you covered.

5. Oriflame Spo Nairobi

Oriflame is pretty much synonymous with great beauty products and amazing specialized ranges. They supply cosmetics and beauty products using a network of suppliers all round Kenya. Additionally, this store has great offers and deals to ensure that the beauty needs are efficiently met. This makes them a great place to buy beauty products in Kenya.

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6. Beauty By Mo

Beauty and professionalism have never melted together this well.Beauty by Mo is comprised of a team of advanced level makeup artist and beauty suppliers. Their services and product range has made them a clear go-to place to buy beauty products in Kenya. They specialize in bridal, model and corporate make-up solutions,

7. Beauty Spot Kenya

They have built themselves a beauty spot, no pun intended, to solving women’s beauty needs. The shop gives advice and tips on the products they sell depending on the user’s unique needs. This has drawn many people to make them a preferred place to buy beauty products in Kenya. They also have great deals on their range.

8. Super Duper Cosmetics

It is arguably one of the most established and specialized beauty stores in Kenya. They understand the varying needs and different levels of beauty preferences. This ensures that modern woman has it covered here.They also stock accessories like nail tips and salon items.

9. Flomar By Creme et Chocolat

Flomar seems to have captured the beauty market a little too well. From offering top-of-the-range manicures to having a make-up artistry empire, they have covered pretty much all the angles. The impact gives them an advantage in being a go-to place to buy beauty products in Kenya. Their products and deals are also quite attractive.

10. Nawir Scents and Style

Few stores and places can match the variety and distinct range that Nawiri possesses. They specialize mainly in designer perfumes and colognes for that fragrant touch. This makes them a rosy venue to buy beauty products in Kenya. They have some of the broadest ranges and biggest of offers to meet the style needs of different people.

 

 

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Nigerian Top 10 Female Fashion Bloggers

Nairobi Fashion Hub blogging gives a clear and innovative glimpse towards current trends and it also highlights future breakthroughs in African fashion styles. There are top fashion bloggers who have impacted the fashion scene and also carved the style trends. In this piece, we are going to feature some of the top Nigerian fashion blogs that are getting us eager to know everything about fashion.

1. Fisayo Sayo Longe ~ mirrorme.com

Fisayo is the genius behind one of the top fashion blogs, mirrorme.me. She shares captivating insights into African fashion, travel and even shopping tips. Her inspiration is drawn from different cultures and places around the world. This has made her blog one of the top sources of unique fashion content.

2. Folake Huntoon ~ stylepantry.com

Her blog, stylepantry.com is a collection of multiple tips and glimpses to top styles. It has some of the most diverse style tips that keep it fresh and lively. She caters for African style and beauty needs for both men and women. This has made her one of the top Nigerian fashion blogs.

3. Uche Eze Pedro ~ bellanaija.com

Uche is a multi-talented entrepreneur and one of the leading Nigerian fashion bloggers. BellaNaija.com, her blog features the most inspirational and up-to-date informative tips on everything fashion. She has been nominated for various awards and recognized for outstanding work in the fashion industry.

4. Yemisi Aiyedun ~ sisyemmie.com

Yemisi Aiyedun is among the most fun and graceful people in the fashion scene. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that she directs one of the most popular fashion blogs in Nigeria. Her blog features different content including style, beauty and even romance tips. This has made her a darling among many readers and a popular one at that.

5. Sayedero Enytan ~thefashionegineer.com

Sayedero is a top fashion blogger and a style icon. She creates enchanting content centered on both beauty and style for men and women. Her brainchild, thefashionengineer.com is among the most innovative Nigerian fashion blogs. Whether you are looking for style tips or the top fashion brands, this blog has got you covered.

6. Seyi Famuyiwa ~ infashiontrust.com

Seyi Famuyiwa established her blog, infashionitrust.com as a way to bring out what she loves about African fashion and style. She started this in 2012 and it has grown to become one of the most influential of Nigerian fashion blogs. Her posts also feature inspirational bits and pieces and this is one of the reasons why we love this blog.

7. Ono Bello ~ onobello.com

Ono Bello is an innovator and one of the most sought after African fashionistas. Her blog, onobello.com, is an appealing content collection of informative posts on Nigerian clothes’ styles. She focuses mainly on current trends and fashion tips for the modern fashionista.

8. Sara Audu ~ princeaudu.blospot.com

Sara mainly focuses on the loveliness of the African print as the basis of her fashion content. Her blog features the loveliest trends and tips on how to make outfits work beautifully. The authentic feel and African touch gives a unique touch to her posts and makes you love African fashion.

9. Casandra Ikegbune ~ cassiedavess.com

Her blog is a collection of Nigerian clothes designs and helpful stylish tips. Her inspiration is mainly on African-inspired looks in modern fashion. She also keeps her content fresh in updated pieces on the trending African styles. This helps when keeping tabs with the latest information.

10. Hanifa Abubakar ~ haniiiifa.com

She has one of the clearest Nigerian fashion blogs, haniiiifa.com. It is a beautiful collection of the latest trends and stylish fashion tips on African clothes. Her blog is centered on elegant simplicity in everyday outfits. She also has informative segments that keep you glued to her blog.

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