Hotstyle Summer Slimdown Challenge - Don't be a Hot Mess and Stressed

Money, school, work, relationships, family and dealing with issues in life daily can really take a toll on your mind, leaving your body feeling tired and sometimes ill. When life is overwhelming for you what do you do or what can you do? Check out these wellness tips that may help when life is pain and you are feeling drained so you can stay focused on your weight loss and fitness challenge goal. Read more...

Hotstyle Summer Slimdown Challenge - Tracking Tips

I'm down three more pounds and learning that tracking helps to keep me from slacking. Read more...

Brandy Shows Off A New Look!

Brandy gave a nod to naturals everywhere when she posted pics of her latest look on Instagram. Curious to see how the singer/actress is switching it up? Be sure to read on to see the details. Read more...

Getting your body right for the summer

It’s been a week and it’s been a struggle! I haven't realized how much I have adopted back my unhealthy eating habits and grabbing for unhealthy foods until now. But preparing my own meals and making sure that I have healthy snacks with me definitely makes a difference and helped me to drop four pounds in a week. It's generally recommended that you try to lose 1-2 pounds a week but weight loss may vary for each person. Read more...

Hotstyle Summer Slimdown Weight Loss Challenge

Five years ago I successfully lost 100 pounds in 6 and 1/2 months by attending Body by Denise fitness classes and learning how to eat healthy from the instructor, Denise Warren. Over the years, I have been able to keep off my weight by eating right and working out but I have gained weight, as we all gain weight, due to life changes and stressful life circumstances. I have become a running coach since my weight loss and I hold my own races through my organization, We Run, Inc. but even though I am a coach, I am human, and everyone has setbacks in life. However, summer is approaching and the time is now to get my unhealthy weight off. For the next 12 weeks I am challenging myself and YOU to get your body and health right by the time summer begins. So not only can you feel great on the inside but you can look hot with your summer looks and outfits. With the Hotstyle Summer Slimdown Weight Loss Challenge, I will be detailing my workouts, eating regimen, and offering health tips to help you on your journey as I blog about my quest to lose 25 pounds and get my body back from when I initially lost my weight (see pic below). Check back with us every week for our tips on how you can lose your weight! Read more...

RiRi To Be Honored With One Of Fashion's Highest Awards

Not only is Rihanna a musical icon, but now she is getting one of fashion's highest award. Find out what she is being recognized for by reading more... Read more...

Hotstyle Hair: A weave is not supposed to look like a weave

SalonTaj’s owner Tye Bogle boasts to her clients and women everywhere that a weave is not supposed to look like a weave. Bogle thinks that weaves should look as natural as possible. “Our clients not only have a fabulous weave but they have thick full hair and a full hairline underneath,” said Bogle. We've taken clients with no hair or hairline for decades and assisted in having a hairline and full hair. The salon offers their own line of hair for full weaves and extensions that clients have seen to last long, can be colored, and does not shed. Bogle is also expanding her product line and now offers an extensive wig line for cancer patients, those suffering from alopecia, and for women that just want to try a fresh new, temporary yet natural type of look. “Our extension hair and wigs are fabulously fierce! I have yet to see or experience hair of its caliber,” said Bogle who has 18inches of full long natural healthy tresses but prefers to rock hair from her own line. So do you want to get a fabulous, affordable hairdo and show the world a brand new you?! Purchase quality hair from a hair connoisseur?! Then check out Hair by SalonTaj where a transformation awaits you. Read more...

Melanie Fiona on the Red Carpet...in Overalls tho'?

Melanie Fiona's choice of rocking overalls on the red carpet is a questionable look for us. Read on to learn more about we really think about the head-to-toe ensemble. Read more...

HotStyle from the Heart: She Lost 100 lbs & Started "WE RUN"...Find Out Why!!

One woman's inspiring story of getting fit, running marathons, starting a benefit race & supporting her Mom through breast cancer. Read more...

Long Hair, Don't Care: Meet the Black Rapunzel

Asha Mandela's hair is long...super, duper long. It measures 55 feet long and weighs 39lbs. Her lengthy locks have earned her the Guinness World Record for the globe's longest dreadlocks. After the jump, learn more about her hair story and how her lengthy locks may be causing her bodily harm. Read more...