Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sleep is too precious a commodity to waste tossing and turning to accommodate rollers. And days are too busy to spend hours in curlers waiting for them to dry. How, then, can we get healthy, luscious curls - without heat, and without wasting time?

Pretty Clips

The easiest way to curl hair on the go - and look good while doing it - is to use decorative clips. These are available almost everywhere, are inexpensive, and come in all shapes, sizes, styles, and colors. Some clips are decorated with "pearls", some with rhinestones, some are plain. You can get colors to match your hair or your outfit. You can get plain clips and decorate them yourself - with glitter, fabric, small silk flowers.

In purchasing decorative clips, make sure:

1. the clip closes down all the way. Look at it sideways when it's closed - do all the teeth mesh together, from front to back of the clip? This is important, because hair will fall out of the clip if only the tip of the clip closes properly.

2. to choose a variety of sizes. You'll need big clips for soft curls, and smaller clips for tighter curls. Check out the newest rage, the octopus. It's perfect for long, thick hair. Scunci makes them in all sizes.

3. Don't confuse clips with barrettes. Barrettes generally won't hold enough hair to create curls.

To use the decorative clips, wait until hair is 90% dry (this will happen naturally as you put on your makeup and do morning chores). Then roll up hair the way you would if you were pincurling it - but use the clips instead. You'll have to use fewer clips than you would pincurls, for aesthetic reasons. For instance, you might pull your hair up into a roll near the top of your head and secure it a clip. Make a second roll of the remaining hair, and secure it too. A few hours later - at work or when you go out that night - take the clips out, spritz with a light-hold hair spray, and your curls are big and lovely.

Note: If you do find your hair slipping out of a clip or an octopus, use bobby pins discreetly to keep the clip in place.


A stand-by for many centuries. If you don't like the way braids look on you, pin them up close to the head, and add a store-bought pony tail to create a more updated look.

Pony Tails

When hair is almost dry, make a pony tail and twist the hair around a number of times before securing it at the bottom. Your long hair will come out with pretty, natural-looking bed-head curls.

A pony tail, high on the head, with the bottom ends tucked under and held with bobby pins, will yield a sleeker style. Your hair will be smooth and volumized, with a sophisticated look. To keep from getting a crease where the elastic was, use a scarf or ribbon (secured with bobby pins) to hold the pony tail in place.

A bun...

is a classical style that leaves a curly head of hair when taken down.

A French twist...

will create curly hair, too, but it will be fluffier and less symmetrical than curls from a bun.


Put hair up in close-to-the-head pincurls and don a pretty, wide-brimmed summer sun hat.


Air dry hair until it's the tiniest bit damp. Then add styling mouse and scrunch with hands until hair is dry. This method works best on short hair. You'll get a casual, tousled look.

Root work

Giving the roots of your hair volume and body can make your whole hairstyle look good.

For short hair - use a strong-hold styling mousse toward the end of the air-dry time, and hold your head upside down, fluffing the hair with your fingers. Stand up and don't comb.

For medium to long hair - use a root hair spray. Spray either of 2 ways:

1. Flip your hair upside down, and gently spray the roots. Wait a few seconds for spray to dry before flipping your head back up.

2. Divide hair into sections - perhaps 4 to 6 sections, more or less depending on the length and thickness of your hair. Take one section at a time, hold the hair up, and spray the underside at the roots. Pincurl into place until the spray dries. Continue on to the next section. When letting hair loose, don't comb - just use fingers to put hair in place.

Many of us need to ease-up on the heat stylers. These methods are actually quicker and easier than blow drying!

Here's to your beauty.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The way your hair looks can make or ruin your appearance completely. Beautiful hair completes any appearance. Your hairstyle has to be perfect for you to look your best. There are a few of hair care secrets that are very handy and will help you make your hair look wonderful. Read these hair care tips to make your hair look and stay they way you want them to.

Here are some Natural Hair Tips!

Do not shampoo your hair everyday. Hair that has not been washed for a day or two is easier to style. Infact washing your hair once every two or three days will actually make your hair healthy. Washing your hair everyday robs hair of essential oils and dries your scalp and hair.

If you have oily hair squirt water at the roots. Water adds lift to the hair roots. You can sprinkle some baby powder to the roots of the hair as well. For dry coarse hair condition the ends of your hair well every time you wash them.

If you want to tie your hair up in a bun, keep the bun loose. Finger comb your hair into a low disheveled bun.

For sexy wavy hair use a sea salt spray. Mix sea salts in water and fill a spray bottle. Squirt sea salt on damp hair, scrunch your hair and let it air dry. As most of us have hair that has a natural wave and the sea salts will bring it out.
While blow-drying your hair finger comb your hair and separate the tangles with your fingers. Dry your hair in this manner till your hair is almost dry and then use a brush.

Bangs are the in thing. Layering hair with bangs is the perfect hairstyle. Keep the bangs thick and heavy or choose side-swept bangs. Side-swept bangs paired with long layers look beautiful.

Coloring your hair is another hair treatment option. It is a nice change from the way you normally look. But choose a hair color that will suit your skin color. Ask a professional to help you choose the right color for your skin tone.

Cut your hair in layers, this will make you look a lot younger.

While curling your hair before using Velcro rollers use curling irons. Squirt your dry hair with styling spray and then use a medium curling iron to curl 2-inch sections of hair before rolling hair in Velcro rollers.

Color your hair regularly. Color your hair every 28 days by doing this you may actually prevent your hair from getting damaged.

For shiny hair add a few drops of shine serum to water and squirt it on to your hair

Monday, May 17, 2010

We are finally open!!!
Check out our new site.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Re-grand opening!!!

Ladies the countdown has begun for the NEW NBKS website!!!! Come see the new store on 05/01/2010!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Little Black What!?

Ladies Spring is here! The maxi and sun- dresses are out!! And you are wearing them. When the weather changes from cool to warm we want to step out in our best; whether it be during the day or night. But this Spring several designers are pumping out a dress that is classic, sexy , and chic and you may be able to find them in the back of your closet…
Ready to hear this???

The Little Black Dress!! Yes, Ladies the little black dress is always in style but this Spring they are the night-life MUST HAVE! Checkout all of your FAVORITE WEBSITES to find the perfect little black dress. They are great for all occasions and they make your body look slim, sleek, and ready for what the night holds.



New Blog On the Spot!

We have another amazing blog on our hands ladies. We are doing our best to touch on your wants and NEEDS! Our newest blog is entitled “Got NBKS Hair” by NBKS Hair Tester Shannon. Check her out here in her NBKS Hair excursions!!