Glam Damn It
'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, the owner of Bangz, and he gave me the rundown on what he saw for our hair. His 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.
Just in time for the Holiday Season, Alexander Wang has premiered his new line of headphones that he designed for the popular brand Beats by Dr. Dre.
The new headphones and pill speaker are sleek and black with just a touch of pale gold, which is Wang's signature combo. The new line includes ear buds ($149) which come with its own fashionable black case with keyring and clip, a beats pill speaker ($299) and studio headphones ($449)
Burrr, it's cold outside! You may want to bundle up- better yet, why don't you escape the cold? With all the long holiday weekends approaching and winter breaks from school we know our readers have the "itch" to book a flight and just go! Weather it is a quick flight to Miami, Florida or a luxurious get away to the Virgin Islands Melissa Odabash, Sirenes de Soliel and Acacia Swimwear have the perfect swimwear and accessories for the occasion. Check out the ultra-chic designs and colorful playful styles that pair great with sandy beaches and tropical waters. We can't forget to mention that many of Melissa Odabash's pieces have been spotted on stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Kate Moss! The mermaids behind SDS Swim are the recent 2nd place winners in The 27th International Fashion Designer of the Year Award and Acacia Swimwear has been featured in as Elle, Cosmo and In Style magazines and many more! Acacia can be purchased online and in many retailers world wide.
Caroline Misan Alvo is the CEO and founder of Gambita (meaning “little shrimp” in Spanish), a startup eCommerce company whose goal is to deliver a postivie online shopping experience for petite women by compiling and selling the best petite and petite-friendly clothing to petite women all over the world. She recently held a modeling competition in NYC to find “the face of Gambita.” Originally, she thought she would be able to select a model from one of the many NYC modeling agencies, but after calling numerous agencies and being told that “models under 5’4’’ do not exist,” she decided she would host her own runway show in order to find a model to represent the company. The only requirement for the competition was that every woman be 5’4” or under.
Joonbug recently got a chance to ask some tough questions to brand designer, David Durey! Okay, okay, maybe not the "tough" questions, but we did get to the bottom of his inspiration, creative process, and what's next for the hig-end contemporary brand.
How do you describe your personal style?
I’m fairly casual. You’ll normally find me wearing dark skinny jeans with a t-shirt and well-worn boots
Does your work reflect your personal taste?
Yes, in the sense that both are casual. But the line is much more fun and free than my personal taste.
It's all about football this time of year for us sports gals and the men in our lives. Whether you’re involved in the sports antics or just watching, see our Girl’s Guide to Watching the Game. Joonbug even shares an Instagram sweepstakes featured below where you can win cash every week and spa gift card. Now, we're talking! Go team!
#1 – A cute NFL team shirt that actually fits right: Old Navy
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The official kick off to the holiday season is just a few days away- BLACK FRIDAY! The only way to shop for yourself and for gifts is through bargain shopping. Trust us, the crowds and rush may be overwhelming, but the great deals make it oh so worth it ! Work off those Thanksgiving Dinner calories with these NYC Black Friday deals in stores or stay cozy at home with some great online deals.
Visit the MAC Times Square location on Friday, November 29th or log in online to score a dark silver lipstick and nail polish duo only available on Black Friday. MAC employees will be showing the new line Taste Temptation from 12-4am.
Christmas came early ladies!
Join pedicure.com and iadventure.com for a special girls night out that will include manicures by the one and only celebrity manicurist Gerry Holford & her team of manicure gurus. cocktails will also be served and door prizes given away! is this not the perfect holiday party?!
Also everyone that attends will receive a gift bag valued at over $100 that will include some of pedicure.com's favorite products like; a complimentary blow out from the Rodolfo Valentin Salon on Madison Avenue, a free martial lesson from Anderson Martial Arts, a gift certificate to Little Town NYC, KISS nail products, imPRESS press on pedicure nail covers, and a whole lot more!