DUBAI: These are the biggest hairstyle trends to have on your radar for 2022, according to stylist Michay Alexander from Dubai’s Stay Flawless Beauty Lounge.
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This is a great way to revive dark hair colors without opting for a drastic change. A brown balayage will give the hair a good amount of dimension and a subtle sun-kissed look that works for almost everyone. The varying shades of brown placed throughout the hair add a pop of liveliness whilst looking natural.
Grown-out Curtain Bangs
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This is for people who fancy a change, but don’t want to cut a short fringe. Grown-out curtain bangs are shorter in the middle with slightly winged longer sides, giving hair the volume and shape it needs. This cut falls between a fringe and front layers, making it versatile and easy to maintain to look beautiful on all hair textures.
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This haircut is a combination of two distinctive haircuts – the bob and the pixie. It gives a length that is considered to be too long for a pixie, and too short to be a bob. This style comprises of a mix of layers that adds dimension and texture to the hair. Although popular back in the 90s, the “bixie” is ready to make a dazzling comeback in 2022.
The Boy Bob
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This classic cut has several variations, but the one trending this year will be the chunky boy bob. It will be a fuller version of the original bob cut with a lot of natural texture. The cut can range from chin to collarbone length with slightly rough, undone ends to add texture and bounce.
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This year, curly hair and hairstyles are going to be more popular than ever. It is time to embrace natural texture and make the most out of curly locks. Adding layers and air-drying the hair will add more body and life to the curls.
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No matter what hairstyle you opt for, this year is all about accessorizing those luscious locks. Whether you want to bling it up, or tone it down, adorn your hair with headbands, clips, scarves or bows to complete your look.
DUBAI: Sonia Ben Ammar is on her way to becoming one of film’s most promising young stars. The French-Polish-Tunisian model, singer and actress is poised to make her Hollywood debut on Jan. 14 when the hotly-anticipated film “Scream” hits theaters globally. While the fifth faceoff against the Ghostface killer has fans around the world waiting with bated breath, Ben Ammar is making headlines in her own right due to her electrifying press tour style.
The 22-year-old gave fans a sneak peek of her on-duty fashion when she attended the “Scream” photocall in Beverly Hills this week.
She joined fellow cast members Courtney Cox, Neve Campbell and David Arquette, who reprised their roles in the Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett-directed horror flick alongside newcomers Melissa Barrera, Mason Gooding and Dylan Minette and Ben Ammar.
For the occasion, the Paris-born multi-hyphenate wore a multi-hued Maison Valentino mini dress that was embroidered with red, yellow, pink, blue and green sequins. She paired the look with matching sparkling sandals. Her glossy auburn hair was separated at center and left to cascade in soft waves. She upped the ante with vibrant red lipstick.
“I can’t believe we just made a scream movie!! WHAT IS LIFE?!?” wrote an incredulous Ben Ammar to her 766,000 Instagram followers.
The new film takes place 25 years after the events of the first film as Woodsboro is once again rocked by a series of murders committed by someone donning the Ghostface mask with the goal of digging up secrets from the town’s deadly past.
The new “Scream” is the first instalment of the franchise made without the involvement of film director Wes Craven, who died in 2015.
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Early “Scream” reactions began pouring in and film critics are raving about the horror sequel.
“The new #ScreamMovie is a SCREAM, baby! It completely delivers for fans of the franchise,” wrote a Screen Rant journalist on Twitter. “Can’t wait to watch (it) again. Right now, it’s hitting the middle of my ranking (of all very, very great movies).”
Editor-in-Chief of Collider Steven Weintraub said: “The new #Scream is the real deal. Such a well written script that keeps you guessing and wades into the treacherous waters of fandom in 2022. ‘Scream’ fans are going to love it.”
DUBAI: The 14th Abu Dhabi Art fair will take place on Nov. 16-20 at Manarat Al-Saddiyat, it was announced on Saturday.
The fair brings together local and international galleries, exhibitions, artist commissions and installations at the venue and across the emirate.
The curators and artists for the upcoming edition are yet to be announced.
The guest curators for the 2021 fair were the Paris-based writer Simon Njami and curator and consultant Rose Lejeune.
The participating artists for the program included Lebanese-British artist Aya Haidar, Palestinian-Italian contemporary creative Hazem Harb, Emirati visual artist Najat Makki, London-based conceptual artist, sculptor and painter Rasheed Araeen and Uganda-born sculptor Richard Atugonza.
DUBAI: Italian luxury fashion house Moschino unveiled this week the first look into its spring/summer 2022 campaign featuring part-Arab supermodels Gigi Hadid and Imaan Hammam.
Photographed by US fashion lensman Steven Meisel and styled by French stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, the US-Palestinian-Dutch and the Dutch-Moroccan-Egyptian stars posed in a series of pictures on the brand’s Instagram page in pastel-colored outfits.
In one shot, Hadid wore a matching set featuring a plaid jacket, a crop top and a mini skirt. The look, by creative director Jeremy Scott, was accessorized with a chained belt, statement earrings and a pink bag with the label’s letters written on it.
Hammam wore a colorful gown with cartoon characters printed on it. The one-shoulder dress featured a thigh-high slit.
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The campaign also featured French-Japanese model Mika Schneider, who posed in a pink skirt suit with a heart-shaped bag and pink accessories, and US star Abby Champion, who wore an animal-printed suit.
Hadid and Hammam shared the images with their followers on Instagram and took the opportunity to thank the team they worked with.
“New Moschino by the one and only Steven Meisel (and Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele happy belated birthday to our queen!) Always and forever an honor Jeremy Scott thank you my friend,” wrote Hadid.
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“Such an honor to be part of this,” Hammam captioned her image.
The campaign’s hairstylist was Guido Palau, the makeup artist was Pat McGrath and the manicurist was Jin Soon Choi.
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In September, Hadid and Hammam walked Moschino’s runway show in New York Fashion Week, wowing the audience with the brand’s 2022 collection. It was the brand’s NYFW debut.
Hammam wore a bright yellow set that had images of rabbits, cows, elephants, birds, and more, while Hadid closed the show wearing the colorful gown Hammam wore in the just-released campaign images.
Hadid also wore a colorful suit, accessorized with a bulky necklace that had letters dangling from it, and Hammam stepped out in a strapless dress, with a thigh-high slit that featured a 3-D design of a bunny around the chest area.
DUBAI: Dubai-based former professional rugby player and current fitness coach Nino Barbu, who comes armed with a master’s degree in sports performance, walks us through the process of easing muscle stiffness that comes after an intense workout. If you plan to hit the gym to kick of 2022, make sure to follow these expert tips.
For the past few decades fitness and health experts have been trying to find a way to explain or cure muscle soreness usually felt after an intense workout.
The bad news is that a complete cure has not been found, but the good news is exercise physiologists discovered some methods that can ease the symptoms of muscle soreness.
What is muscle soreness or delayed onset muscle soreness, also knowns as DOMS?
Specialists describe it as the gradually increasing discomfort that occurs between 24 and 48 hours after activity, and it is perfectly normal and is simply an indication that muscles are adapting to your fitness regimen. The mild muscle strain during the effort creates microscopic damage to the muscle fibers. Scientists believe this damage, coupled with the inflammation that accompanies these tears, is the cause of the symptoms.
Here are some tips to reduce these symptoms…
Stretching is one of the most underrated remedies and best performed straight after a workout during the cool down period. If you are not sure how to stretch the muscles you worked out, find some inspiration on the internet where there are a multitude of resources to guide you.
Brigham Young University in Utah has researched the use of heat remedies to treat muscle soreness. Researchers found that when muscle temperature is increased, blood flow increases, bringing fresh oxygen and healing nutrients to the sore area.
Ice baths or cold showers can also ease symptoms due to the fact that they lower the damaged tissue’s temperature and constrict the blood vessels. This helps reduce swelling and inflammation, and even numbs the nerve endings, usually bringing immediate relief. Ice baths can also help your central nervous system by aiding in sleep, and consequently, making you feel better by reducing fatigue. They can be performed after each workout for intervals of 3-6 minutes. In order to maximize the benefits of cold therapy combine it with hot therapy (a hot shower or sauna). The recommended routine for an athlete would be three rounds alternating three minutes of a hot shower or sauna with three minutes of a cold shower or ice bath.
A naturally occurring anti-inflammatory compound is curcumin. Research suggests that curcumin can help in the management of oxidative and inflammatory conditions, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, anxiety and hyperlipidemia. It may also help in the management of exercise-induced inflammation and muscle soreness, thus enhancing recovery and subsequent performance in active people. Speak to your doctor about other anti-inflammatory treatments if you wish to take the allopathic route.
In more severe DOMS cases, the best solution might be to give your muscles a chance to heal by themselves and repair. Ideally, it is recommended to skip any kind of high-intensity cardio or power lifting sessions when sore which may only worsen and delay recovery.
DUBAI: Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has starred this week in a new campaign for Dubai’s Expo 2020.
Released in India and the UAE, the advert brings together the Bollywood star, Indian poet Prasoon Joshi and musical maestro Shankar Mahadevan to highlight the range of events and experiences available at Expo 2020, from projections on the Al-Wasl dome, the largest 360-degree projection surface in the world, to its 192 country pavilions.
This is the first time the three stars have collaborated on a project.
“When we began working on this project, the biggest challenge was to be able to truly convey the essence of Expo 2020 Dubai. We wanted it to be purposeful, but also playful and fun, catering to people of all ages and interests,” said Mahadevan in a released statement.
Joshi, who is the CEO of McCann Worldgroup India, said: “This campaign is a manifestation of what Expo 2020 Dubai has nurtured and it’s rewarding to see it come to life.”
“Working with Amitabh Bachchan is always a learning experience, as he always brings new concepts to life, and the collaboration with the great musician Shankar Mahadevan is always special. Together we have tried to give this campaign the edge it needs to instantly resonate with the audience,” added Joshi.
Expo 2020 has hosted more than 17,000 events since opening in October 2021, welcoming hundreds of entertainers, performers, talents and leaders.
Expo has hosted other popular Indian entertainers such as singer Neha Kakkar and rapper Badshah.
Award-winning director Shekhar Kapur and Oscar and Grammy-winning composer A.R. Rahman will present a musical show this month.