• Style
  • The New Shag

    Effortlessly on-trend and ultra manageable, The Shag cut has re-emerged as one of this year’s most coveted hairstyles – and no wonder. Following on from the super-starched bouffant and beehive styles beloved of the 1960s, the Shag cut first gained mainstream exposure when Jane Fonda sported it in her role as Bree Daniel in the […]

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  • Rihanna Just Broke the Internet With Her Blue Hair and Body Confidence

    It’s Rihanna’s favourite day of the year. In other words, it’s Kadoonment Day (Kadooment is a bajan term for a big, fun-filled occasion) in her native Barbados, which means she’s pulled out all the stops for the island’s annual Crop Over Festival. For the event’s carnival-style parade, the beauty renegade debuted a new supercharged take on turquoise hair colour, […]

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  • Three Of Our Favourite Outfits From Wimbledon

    Although we witnessed one of the best tennis matches in recent memory yesterday, the exploits of Messrs Rafael Nadal and Gilles Müller are not currently the point of discussion in the Essensuals salons when it comes to Wimbledon. Instead, in a rather shallow fashion, we are looking to the stands and seeing what the punters are wearing. But […]

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  • Beauty For The Boys

    Once upon a time, male grooming was limited to bar soaps and shaving foam. Now the industry is upping it’s game and things are looking very pretty indeed… The past decade has seen men’s grooming grow from industry afterthought to a serious business worth an estimated £798million in the UK alone (according to Mintel). From the […]

  • Bali
  • Yak 55

    yak 55

    Friday evening we celebrated the launch of The Yak 55. The launch party was held early evening in the courtyard of Da Maria, and attended by all of the Bali movers and shakers! We’ve loved working with the The Yak since we first moved to Bali, and we believe it’s still the best best magazine […]

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  • Met Gala 2017


    The Met Gala 2017 was a tough one to dress for. Forget “black tie with a hint of pink” or “dress to party”. This year, the exhibition, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between, demanded attire that was “avant-garde”. First predicted by Suzy Menkes during Paris Fashion Week (following the presence of both Anna […]

  • Style
  • Colour Radiance


    Inspired by the new season runways, discover L’Oréal Professionel’s new illuminating colour looks…perfect for springtime! Whether it’s a glowing base, killer contouring or illuminating highlighter, everyone knows that make-up can make you feel a million dollars. On the SS17 catwalks, skin was natural and sun-kissed, with a gorgeous barely there base and shimmering metallic accents. […]

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  • Buzz Cut

    buzz cut

    It can be a dramatic change, but we see more and more celebrities shedding their locks. Actress Kristen Stewart is the latest Hollywood star to sport the buzz cut. We caught up with TONI&GUY International Artistic Director and current BHA Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year, Indira Schauwecker to find out what you should consider before […]

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  • Your Fade Looks Fly

    your fade looks fly

    You might think that your fade looks fly, but chances are it’s nothing compared to the Amasunzu. It’s a traditionally Rwandan hairstyle that was once worn by men, as well as by unmarried women in order to indicate to potential suitors that they were single and of marriageable age. Rwandans have always cherished and loved their […]

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  • Oscars Fashion 2017

    oscars fashion

    Awards season is always a great time to see what’s hot and what’s not! Here we give a run down on our favourite Oscars fashion from this last weekend. Naomie Harris This is our standout look of the night. We’ve all been so excited to see Raf Simons’ first work with Calvin Klein, and this […]