It’s Day 4 and in just 3 days, these beautiful ladies would have learnt all the tips and secrets
in becoming a good professional Makeup Artist with a difference.
…having a few Diva moments. As the ladies know, it’s all about…..
Professor Yaba Blay rocks her RenéeQ Kimono Jacket with a crisp white shirt, jeans and boots on the “Black in America” show on CNN.
One of my favourite ‘bride-zillas’!
After she had finished dressing, her mum heaved a huge sigh of relief, ‘Phew!!!! Thank God!!!’ she said
It was so funny, we both laughed and hugged!
She said, ‘Mummy, I just wanted everything to be perfect and it is!’
Abe Addo-Atuah, now Mrs. Titus-Glover
Beautiful Lady with a beautiful Spirit!
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A couple of months ago, I was hired as the makeup artist for the key MNet relaunch of their Africa Magic channels!
I met Awo a couple of months ago, a few weeks to her wedding.
Such a lady… soft & gentle
Last week her sister called to tell me to grab a copy of Agoo and guess who is on the cover?!
…my first Muslim bride.
So I’ve been getting a lot of emails with all kinds of questions about make up, fashion, setting up a business etc.
I don’t always have the time to reply all of them so I’ve decided to each week, pick a topic or two and answer here.
A popular one I keep getting is ‘What is with all this loud & bright colours people are wearing?’
I always laugh when I see this… one lady said ‘When I go out now, I feel I’ve attended a carnival!’
These colourful outfits you’re seeing is a fashion trend that started a year or so ago called ‘Colour Blocking‘
To colour block is to wear an outfit made up of a combination of bright, bold, solid colours like cobalt blue, neon pink, orange, yellow, fuschia etc.
It looks really good when put together well but I must admit it can also look scary when over done. Most people shy away from it because it draws a lot of attention. It is a trend for the confident!
So I was driving in Dzorwulu in Accra yesterday and decided to get my hair done so visited a salon I’ve never been to.
‘Auntie please what will you like to do?’ is what I was asked. ‘Relax, ‘dye’ and weave’, my response. There were a few ladies in the salon and I was surprised to see that one was having black dye washed out of her hair and the other came out of the dryer with dye in hers. Both ladies didn’t look over 35. I heaved a huge sigh of relief! ‘ Phew! I’m not the only ‘young one’ with greys!!!!!’ In the next 2-3 hours of my visit, two other ladies came in and they all wanted their hair dyed before their weaves or ponytails were fixed. These two weren’t over 40 either.
A friend of mine returning to the States was having her hair braided and complained about her greys showing after a couple of weeks so wishing she had dyed it before. We discussed when we noticed our first strands and she said, ‘Renée, we are growing oooh!’
As a child, I thought grey hair was for 50 year-olds and above but I’ve recently seen ladies, and men, start greying from as young as 19.
Is it stress? worry? our nutrition? fatigue?
When I was in secondary school, I remember girls with greys saying they’d been told that it was a sign that they had ‘good quality’ hair –
I love peep toe shoes and always make sure I’ve had a pedicure and my toenails are well polished and neat, especially if I’ll be wearing a pair. Was at work awhile ago when one of my clients came over.
Miss G is really stylish and we have a lot in common …including these!
The first to correctly guess (by commenting here) which are my feet wins 20% off our next release – the RenéeQ Kimono jacket; Coming out next week.
PS – Write your name and real email address before you comment as we’ll send a 20% discount voucher via email which you must print and bring to the store to claim.