Saturday, July 3, 2010

Marc Stevens Give-away!!!

Calling all BSBelles…Marc Stevens has invited one of our followers to visit the salon for a complimentary service! We’ll accept entries until midnight, 7/15/2010. A random winner of the Marc Stevens Gallery Give-a-way will be selected and announced on 7/16/2010. Simply reply to either post for entry.

*Note: You must be a BSB follower to win.

Marc Stevens...up close & in person!

Marc Stevens, hairstylist extraordinaire is coifing stellar styles and taking names. If you’ve never heard of him, you’re in for a treat!

Meet Marc:
Marc’s rags-to-riches story is one that he shares proudly to encourage and inspire others to know that you can love what you do for a living; especially when you utilize your God-given talents and abilities to be a blessing to others.

As a young teen, Marc lost his way and ended up in the one place the never imagined he would be…prison. But through self determination and a natural ability to cut and style hair, this setback actually became the setup for his calling in the hair care industry. Once released, Marc pursued Barber College and hairstyling full-time. Within only a number of years, Marc Stevens went from inmate, to apprentice, to reputable hairstylist and now renowned hairstylist & entrepreneur.

Marc’s Passion for Hair:
“Healthy hair is an art” is Marc’s signature phrase. While he loves to play around with edgy hair trends, he is the first to admit that his true love is classic, timeless hair; full of shine and body. So, it’s no wonder Marc’s all-time favorite celebrity hair is the one-and-only, Farrah Fawcett!
Marc prides himself on being experienced with natural and relaxed hair. According to Mr. Stevens the key to healthy relaxed hair is…
- Relaxer consultation
- Regularly scheduled relaxers (6-8 weeks)
- Clarifying shampoo (2-4 weeks)
- Trim ends (6-8 weeks)
- 2 hair conditioning treatments per month (1-4 weeks)

Relaxing No No’s:
1. Never relax at home. Box relaxers have a shelf life. Salon quality relaxers are monitored much more closely than retail outlets to ensure the best results.

2. Be careful not to mix other chemicals & color with relaxed hair. This is a recipe for damaged tresses.

3. Take care of your hair at home.
o Use a daily serum.
o Use a thermal protectant when styling with hot tools
o Wrap hair with a silk/satin scarf or sleep on a silk/satin pillowcase

Marc has a love/hate relationship with all things hair. Being a stylist, he has definitely formed a strong opinion about his likes and dislikes…he shared a few with BSB…
Favorite Product: “Design Essentials Express Conditioner”

Biggest Hair Pet Peeves:
1. Young women with grey hair…color it already! Sheesh!!!
2. Visible hair weave tracks. BIG NO NO!
3. Mis-matched hair textures when wearing extensions

Favorite Method of Styling: Loose curls with LOTS of body
Favorite Natural Hair Style: Twist-n-curl (TNC)
Hair Faux Pas: Trendy Hair. Work with what looks best on you, not the latest trend

For more information on Marc Stevens Gallery…

Marc Stevens Gallery
3319 Olive Street
Saint Louis, MO, 63103


Friday, July 2, 2010

Armani Stunna Shades...Now That's A Good Look!

Sooooo…I’m sitting at my girls house and she's crazy awesome and loves her stunna shades…its funny how these funky Armani Exchange Shades make any outfit look incredible! Its summer so live it up….buy more than one pair…wear more than one pair per day…whateva baby, just look fierce!

Check out these affordable shades for the summer!

Boris Kodjoe & Affordable Luxury For All!

BSBeaus…have you ever wanted a slammin custom made shirt but didn’t want to pay the high prices demanded for this tailor-made look….Introducing Custom Made Handcrafted shirts starting at $30 by Boris & Patrick (B.K’s brother) Kodjoe! “Design it Yourself” in 4 Easy Steps at ALFA’s online superstore! Belles….wanna surprise your Beau with a one of a kind look? Choose from over 150 fabrics, styles and colors to give him that custom shirt at a price that won’t break the bank! Check it out and let us know what you think….if for nothing else go to the website because Boris is modeling these hot shirts…yummy!

Sam Fine: The Basics of Beauty Makeover One...Eyebrow Alert!!

Sam Fine does a fabulous job of detailing how to fill in sparse eyebrows...he suggests always using a pencil to fill in your brow for better control! MAC has great mechanical brow pencil...I use "Spiked!" Also, you can buy Sam Fine's full makeup DVD at!
Enjoy BSB Fam!

Luther Vandross 7-1-2003: Watch This Bad Boy, Having A Party on SoulTrain in 1982

We Miss You Luther Vandross 7-1-2003: Check L.V. out in his sequence jacket and bow tie...not everybody can pull that off!

OMG…Did Naomi Campbell’s Long Love With Tight Hair Extensions Make Her Go Bald???

This is Naomi Campbell at a New York photo shoot for designer Dennis Basso on June 28 looking as though she needs some serious hair repair/ growth serums! The supermodel, originally from Streatham, South London, has worn straight extensions over her naturally curly hair for years!! BSB isn’t sure if it's because of her long love with tight hair extensions or stress from being subpoenaed in connection with war crimes that caused her hair to fall out….yikes! Either way ladies, if you’ve been wearing a sew in for years….it may be time to give your “real” hair a break so you don’t end up like this fashion icon….balding?

Hair Guru’s….could Naomi Campbell’s hair extensions have truly caused this mess?
Look for JC's Nourishing Scalp Solution and Nourishing Hair Repair...

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Not sure if it’s Justin Bieber or what, but something’s got us all in a fuss over…yes you guessed it, the shag! I must admit, we didn’t see this trend on the horizon. The shag could have died and gone to heaven and we never would’ve looked back…EVER!

Gossip Girl's, Taylor Momsen's been seen rockin' her shag all over the red carpet. Who knew the shag of the 70’s would reinvent itself into the trendy, hip, Shag-Swag of the 2K!?!

I’m thinking SHAGALICIOUS thoughts…good thing I’ve got my hair stylist on speed dial:) What???

Tydis, His Mohawk, D & G Cologne, Style & Music!

Tydis was dressed in an understated white and grey shirt with blinged out dog tags, jeans and his stunna shades at Big Boi’s exclusive listening party & still looked HOT! His Mohawk was on point, Tydis confessed its old school “Ampro Clear Ice Gel” that keeps his hair in place. Billy at Serene Salon in Atlanta, GA creates this edgy Mohawk that has the ladies going wild! Tydis shared he turns his smell swag on with D & G cologne…..BSB Loves D & G everything!!

Not to worry, Tydis isn’t just eye candy…he’s also a recording artist! Sultry sounds combined with a dash of raspy funk describe this young up and coming R&B/pop sensation. Tydis is undoubtedly a BSB fav….Love his style, taste in cologne and music!
Check out Tydis Feat. New Boyz “Make Me Say”)
While you’re @ D&G check out there fall collection….I die!”)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Spice Up Your Lovely Lashes With Urban Decay’s Big Fatty Colored Mascara!

Colored mascara is making a huge comeback and BSB loves the way it brightens up a simple eye! The color options are endless! These aren’t the 80’s neon colors of the past instead try hues of pink, purple, green or blue with a simple lip color to make your eyes irresistible to your BSBeau! Pick your poison…virtually everyone is selling these awesome colored mascara sticks! They are ab fab for a night out on the town!

Do you/would you wear colored mascara? Do you love it or hate it?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rid Yourself of Big Pimples on Big Date Nights!

Since we’re on the topic of luxurious skin…..ever wake up to a HUGE enemy on your face? We must admit it does happen from time to time to the bombshells at BSB….this is way to long to post but go to:

Follow 6 steps to controlling a problem blemish quickly! Note: If needed, you can repeat steps more than one time in a day. Starting early in the morning, you can get 2 or 3 treatments in, if needed, before the evening. Most of the time this will be enough to fix the situation in an emergency! Let us know if this works out for ya….Kisses

At-Home Vitamin C treatment

If you loved the La Roche Posay Vitamin C review, but didn’t love the price…you’re in for a treat. One of our faithful followers shared her super simple vitamin c scrub recipe. With only two ingredients, this is a home remedy I can live with! Lemon juice and baking soda…that’s it! Add ¼ c baking soda and fresh lemon juice until you have a paste. Apply to skin in a circular motion, and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. Repeat once a week for smooth skin and an even complexion.

If any of you belles decide to give it a try, please share your results!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bless the Family of a Legend…Michael Jackson

It has only been one year since this pop icon left earth but his music and influence have truly lived on in an amazing way. Please join BSB in saying this prayer for Michael Jackson’s family, especially his children, during this tough time:

Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.

In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.


Up Close and Personal with Big Boi on Fashion, Style, Love & Blueblockers?!

Many of you know Big Boi and Andre as trendsetting style powerhouses but how many of you know Big Boi never leaves for a road tour without his…..Blueblockers?! Although that may sound funny he had some great points, “Straight outta CVS and they’re the best at keeping the sun out! We got all types of shades and it ain’t about the shades it’s about what’s behind the shades!” Big Boi also has to have his IPod…..hummmmm wonder why?

BSB really loved getting up close and personal with Big Boi. He shared the sexiest woman alive to him is his wife, Sherlita Patton! It’s most definitely crazy sexy for a married man to feel so confident in his wife and still find her amazingly hot! Oh and if you're yearning for the clothes once found in Sherlita’s boutique, “ P Valentine”… worries the couple plan to make those once sought after stylish fashions available to the world via a revamped online based boutique!

Big Boi also informed BSB he leaves his “Steve Harvey Lining” to a professional with the clippers and on the mic, Rob the Barber in ATL! But hold the straight razor around the goatee for Big Boi, he commented, “I don’t mess with them straight razors they‘ll have ya all jacked up lookin like Mister Tibbs on In the Heat of the Night!” He is not only a ridiculous lyricist but he is also hilarious! Big Ups to Big Boi for giving BSB the inside track on how fashion, style and love are instrumental parts of his life!