Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

2/8/14: Know Your Roots Event @ Dinosaur BBQ

2/8/14: Know Your Roots Event @ Dinosaur BBQ

Locs Revolution has teamed up with Unveiled Unlocked and the FOLLICLE film production team, to bring you a Natural Hair event like none other. Saturday, Feb. 8th the event, Know Your Roots: Natural Hair and the “Movement”, takes place at Dinosour BBQ in Harlem. This event will also serve as a fundraiser for the film project. Support Here: [...]

Elixir Profiles: Carolina “Miss Rizos” Contreras

Elixir Profiles: Carolina "Miss Rizos" Contreras

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Over a decade ago, when I first decided to leave my hair in it’s natural kinky state and free of chemical relaxers, the response from many in my mostly-Dominican community was outright negative. If you didn’t notice, hair and beauty are a big deal in Washington Heights and the fact [...]

Making heads turn at the salon, while giving back | The Manhattan Times

Making heads turn at the salon, while giving back | The Manhattan Times

By Sandra E. García Beauty is a beast. Hair is a notoriously fickle, and important, part of one’s appearance. And given the preponderance of beauty salons and barbershops throughout northern Manhattan and the Bronx, the upkeep of hair is particularly important to the many men and women who are quick to schedule a shape-up, or [...]

Harlem Nights: Sam Fine @ Harlem Vintage

Photography by Toni Dubois

Uptown's Yaris Sanchez Nominated for King's Web Girl of the Year

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Uptown’s very own, Yaris Sanchez (@Yaris_Sanchez), is one of the 3 girls nominated for King’s Web Girl of the Year award. The Dominican goddess, who has made standout appearances in several men’s magazines as well as music videos, has a huge…following – 19,000 Twitter followers and growing exponentially. With that said, [...]

Living el Alto: A one-stop shop for dyes and taxes | The Manhattan Times

Written by Gloria Pazmiño Hair salons in the Heights. There is nothing more symbolic of both our need to look good and our entrepreneurial spirit than these shops that seem to dot every block. We go there to fulfill a need to look our best, primp our hair, do our nails, change a look – [...]


BY DeJesus Look around, art is all around us and Uptowner Ami Vega validates this statement.  Her hand skills make hands cool. She is not just some run of the mill manicurist, she is a talented artist who uses  nails as her canvas and nail polish as her paint and paint brush. She is contracted for [...]

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