'Tis the season to be fabulous. The holidays are in full-swing and that usually means one thing -- you'll be invited to multiple social events and parties. Joonbug recently heard the buzz surrounding an incredible beauty salon Bangz Salon and Spa, very close to Manhattan and had to learn more. From cutting edge color and cut techniques, to innovative beauty treatments and a breathtaking high-vaulted ceiling location -- it was time for a fashionable adventure.
When you walk into a room at a holiday party some of the first things people will notice and judge you on are your smile and your hair. This time of year it is important to put your most fashionable foot forward and feel good about yourself. We sat down with Dominick Sansevero, co-owner of Bangz, and he gave me the rundown of what he saw for our hair. His salon partner Richard Cronk and him are celebrating 20 years. Dominick's consultation was on-point and he spoke about the need for a few highlights and low lights to punch up the color in a classy yet powerful way. We also spoke about the cut and how the shape of our hair wasn't really working for our face. He suggested strategically placed layers without cutting off too much length (hallelujah). It was such a pleasure to actually work with a hair salon expert who listened to us and wasn't so quick to start chopping away. We then met Angel, the color expert, and once again discussed color, and she agreed with Dominick on a plan.
The hair wash was relaxing, the color by Angel was amazing and the precision hair cut by Dominick was a cut above any salon that we have been to in quite sometime. You now could see our cheekbones and the color was gorgeous. We definitely will be returning to Bangz Salon -- a stylish oasis right outside of Manhattan in Montclair, NJ, yet so close to the action. Joonbug is officially haute for the holidays! We can't wait to return and renew for the New Year with some of their incredible spa services such as the Sunglow Body Treatment: keep your skin sunkissed throughout the seasons. This treatment begins with an invigorating full-body scrub. You will then experience the ultimate in relaxation as our state-of-the-art vichy shower rinses away your cares. This treatment concludes with an application of a self-tanning lotion containing botanicals and fruit extracts by a massage therapist. The perfect way to start-off the New Year.
M&J Trimming launched is inaugural Project DIY event night last Thursday. Under the supervision of master crafter Michelle Levy, guests created and customized their own equestrian inspired bracelets, keychains and necklaces. All the tools and supplies were provided by M&J Trimming, a gorgeous store in Midtown with hundreds of thousands of design details covering the walls from floor to ceiling.The collection "Autumn in New York" came in a box that included all the supplies you would need to make your own fashion-forward creations, plus a few extras thrown in by M&J. The store plans to hold these craft nights once a month, with each kit including a new collection! Whether you are a beginner or a master-crafter, the store associates can show you exactly how to make your own accessories. Each kit costs $30, and it is a great girls night for all you creative ladies! See you next time!
Photography by Shiri Lara of Shiri Lara Photography
Interview by Talia Aroshas
No more of those haircut horror stories, and you can wave goodbye to days of unwanted highlights and undeserving bangs. We've all been there: you naively bring a picture of your favorite celeb do’ to the hairstylist and get a completely different looking result. But that's a thing of the past thanks to Manetained.
Manetained is an online aggregator of salons, designed to personally curate the look you want. It is a platform where hairstylists and salons of all kinds can be found right down to the hairstyle and price range. Search by specific salon, service, and neighborhood. Or you can go through their lookbook and pick out your favorite hairstyle or cut, then simply click the heart on the image to add it to your favorites or share it with your friends. You can even email or text the image to yourself with just one simple touch and easily bring the photo to the salon with you. And all the images are REAL customers of the salon, so none of those phony photoshopped looks here. Check out their concierge service where you can meet with a consultant to recreate a style all within your own personal budget. Concierge services is all about getting help to recreate a look or finding, tools, makeup or products for your hair type.
As the holidays swiftly approach, it is hard not to get overwhelmed with having to find the perfect outfit for all the festivities. But do not fear, Ann Taylor is here to give you personal one-on-one styling advice. Ann Taylor’s Chic Makeover Weekend, held on November 15th-17th, will cater to all your style needs from head to heels. Ann Taylor stores nationwide will be offering personal styling appointments with their expert stylists; additionally, stores will be offering guest treats to munch and wine to sip on, and one lucky client from each store will win a head-to-toe-look, valued at $300. You can book an appointment on their site or call your local Ann Taylor store. Get GLAM for the holidays with personal one-on-one shopping and styling tips!
A great trick is right after the shower, to apply a really great body cream. We love the Extended Moisture Cream because you can get up to 48 hours of relief for dry, tight skin with ProVitamin B5. Vitamin packed?! Yes, please.
These days, it's pretty standard for Brooklyn to sport all the hottest stores that are also found in the city, and on November 1st, Brooklyn will be able to add Sephora to its long and impressive list of retail gold. In celebration, the store will be hosting a grand opening party on both November 1 and 2 where the first 100 attendees, over the age of 16, will receive a Sephora giftcard in varying sums, redeemable at any store location.Who will be the lucky client to receive the that ONE $1,000 gift card? You'll just have to go to find out!
As any savvy New York City woman knows, the right bra and underpinnings make all the difference. With so many designers featuring sheer looks, lace and cut-outs this season in slimming silhouettes finding the perfect bra can be a challenge -- until now! Joonbug had the opportunity to interview Maidenform Fashion Director Norah Alberto and score expert tips on how to look your best this season! We are going to add, that we were impressed by all of the various options Maidenform brings to the table (and your closet)!
If you want fabulous Kim Kardashian like eye- lashes, or full brows like the beautiful Cara Delevigne, your best bet is to visit GrandeLASHMD.com. A division of Grande Naturals, LLC, the product is filled with vitamins, peptides and amino acids + conditioning ingredients to promote shiny, lush and longer-looking lashes and brows. The active ingredients give you amazing, gorgeous lashes in just six weeks, or a 90-day money back guaratee- you can't go wrong with that.
Alicia Grande is not only the CEO but the mastermind behind GrandeLASH™ MD. A specialist in vitamins, and with over a decade working in the beauty industry, Alicia sought to find a a formula solution for short lashes. This formula had to be safe and had to be easy to use. She contacted the trustworthy chemists and challenged them to create the perfect formula, then tried it herself. And from that moment she knew she had to share this secret treasure with the world-- the results were just THAT astonishing.
We are born into this world all natural; from our nose to our toes every fiber of our being is 100% ours, 100% beautiful, and 100% real. This doesn’t mean, however, that we can’t have a little bit of fun with it. And no, we’re not talking about plastic surgery, or any other harmful tactics that may, more or less, strip away the fine elements of our God-given beauty—we’re talking about hair dye. Yes, hair dye: the magical, easy, agreeable way to spice up your physical appearance without breaking the bank or surrendering your skin. There is a matter of caution to be taken, however, when considering a dye job—well, actually there’s a few. To avoid error, in this regard, it is most important that one leave the process to the professionals. And in taking the bold step from medium brown to dirty blonde, that is exactly what Joonbug did.