Baton Rouge’s Chenese Lewis ‘honored’ to host famed international beauty show

Show makes its Louisiana debut, March 30-April 1 Positive-body image advocate Chenese Lewis will be the mistress of ceremonies on the main stage of the Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show in New Orleans. Lewis, a Baton Rouge native and resident, is a veteran hostess and MC whose career spans more than a decade nationally. She was … Continue reading

Fashions’ ‘Next Big’ designers hail from Baton Rouge

When it comes to fashion destinations Baton Rouge is city that could be at the bottom of the list, but Christopher John Rogers and Oonarissa Brown-Bernard are changing that. Besides dominating the charts this year?  What do Cardi B and Sza have in common? They turn to Rogers for his 80’s glamour meets punk rock … Continue reading

She’s Not Just a Pretty Face: Cathy McLeod Makes a Difference

Young adults today want very much to make a difference in their communities and help others more than we give them credit for. Cathy McLeod, is one of those young adults striving to drive change. As Miss Black Teen Louisiana—US Ambassador (MBUSAM), she is not the average 18 year old high school senior.  The winner of … Continue reading

Business of natural care brings cultural healing, challenges for Isis Brantley

Isis Brantley of Dallas, Texas is a style influencer and the recent recipient of the Nzuri 100 Carat Diamond Award for pioneering natural hair care; and being a trailblazer for more than 20 consecutive years in the natural hair care industry. She was recently awarded during the Nzuri Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Festival’s 100 … Continue reading

Celebrity makeup artist AJ Crimson brings academy to N.O., Nov.3

NEW ORLEANS– AJ Crimson is the go-to guy for all things makeup. Makeup artist to the stars, Crimson has built a solid reputation for creating flawless, picture ready looks. It’s no secret why celebrities such as R&B singer and former Destiny’s Child member Letoya Luckett, Adreinne Balion, and BET’s The Game star Lauren London call … Continue reading

Baton Rouge educator opens ‘trendy’ COY Boutique

Creating personal style could be somewhat a challenge in metropolitan Baton Rouge due to a heavy presence of corporate retailers attracting many customers with sales, average clothing items, and special discounts; but a woman in search of something unique and affordable can find something to match their style, said the owners of Couture On You … Continue reading

Natural hair sets Guinness World Record

NAPOLEONVILLE—With a natural afro measuring more than four feet, Napoleonville native, Aevin Dugas holds the title of Woman with World’s Largest Afro in the Guinness Book of World Records. While Dugas’ natural hair journey isn’t much different than most healthy hair fanatics, her results after 13 years of striping her tresses of chemicals, are not … Continue reading

Hair artist bring natural hair tour to Baton Rouge today

World-renowned hair artist and businessman Floyd Kenyatta will make a stop in Baton Rouge today as part of his Vanilla Box Tour at Happy Hair Salon, located at 4415 S. Sherwood Forest Boulevard, Suite. A. He will present two seminars at 11am and 1pm for future stylists, current hair designers, and those interested in opening … Continue reading

Simple accessories can bring Spring into boring school uniforms

By Rachel Smith Jozef Syndicate reporter Burgundy tops with navy bottoms, navy tops and khaki bottoms, tucked in shirts and “no” open-toed shoes– school uniforms can be fairly restrictive for local students. However, there are several ways to spruce up a uniform for spring, while adhering to uniform policies. Spring is a transitional point for … Continue reading

Start year with sensible wardrobe resolutions

By Rachel Smith Jozef Syndicate reporter With each new year, resolutions often are the first topic of discussion, but these habitually grandiose and difficult promises are usually quickly abandoned half-way through February. A key to keeping resolutions may be found in establishing ones that are functional and instantly rewarding. Embracing new personal and wardrobe hygiene … Continue reading

Nail trends easier to follow with products

> By Rachel Smith Jozef Syndicate Reporter For people of all ages, nail polish and a well-manicured hand is quickly becoming the most popular new accessory. Recently there has been a growth in the options available in the category of nail polish. The way women wear their polish has also changed and become a trend … Continue reading