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Stories by Jody-Anne Lawrence

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

This week, I am exploring the wonderful world of Zimii. It is a local brand that was designed not only to provide quality haircare for 'naturalistas' but also to provide meaningful employment for locals.Zimii came about after Revlon took over the...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

When it comes to our menstrual cycle, many women just count the days to have an idea of the next due date. But our cycle is more than the five to seven days that you see your period, and having the...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Donaldene Berwick has been a designer for most of her life, having her clothes worn by Diana King and Dorraine Samuels. She even designed the wedding gowns for Tami Chynn and Emprezz Golding but now her designs have taken a more laid-back approach to...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

This week, I come to you with another review and TGIN - Thank God It's Natural is the one under the DIY Jo microscope.Fontana Pharmacy now carries TGIN's Green Tea Super Moist Leave-In Conditioner and the Twist and Define Cream with coconut oil and...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Taastama, which is Estonian for 'restore', is what Nia West aims to do with her line of the same name, from head to toe.She started by making a curl-defining creme to help maintain those lush and beautiful twistouts. It was to...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:08 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Rips and cuts of precision and prestige, passing fancy to tip the scale in trendy. Sabritru has remained true to style, satisfying all of men's fashionable needs.They have offered select menswear in the past, but due to the increasing...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

It is the 21st century, but when it comes to natural hair, black women are still finding it hard to celebrate and accept it in its truest form. This is just one of the main issues that came out of Coir Connection by Patrine...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Liberated by her new-found appreciation of her hair and ready to conquer as a graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Patrine Joseph was ready to take on the work world.She did not expect that she would be called into her supervisor's...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Kids will now sit in comfort as they take a break from the pressures of school and the exhaustion of the playground. Danielia McLean, inspired by her own journey as a mother, recently opened the doors to Pickney Pampering...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

We can all remember looking forward to that break from school, where we could finally stay up late watching or playing our favourite games. Maybe it was going to the country and experiencing a new environment, creating fun...

Published:Monday | August 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

It has been a little over a month since I have cut my hair and now that I am doing everything from scratch there are things that I am learning about my hair daily that I would like to share with aspiring big choppers. I must admit I am enjoying this...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Racheal Daley defines self-care as "taking time out of my day to just be able to enjoy the simple things". This became a habit for her having been surrounded by Jamaican women who gave so much of...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

LinkedIn, a social media site that many Jamaicans take for granted this week Gizelle Riley shares how entrepreneurs can make it work for them.LinkedIn is the premier social networking site for professionals and...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

All Dolled Up Cosmetics has always known how to step out of the box when it comes to make-up and there are now new additions to their face and lippies by Shana line.When it comes to liquid liner black is the popular option, but owner of All Dolled...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Last year, local fashion designer Lisa 'Neahlis' McIntosh decided to start Mission Neahlis to raise funds and give back to those in need.This year, the funds are for prospective Paralympian...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Actress Vivica A. Fox came to Jamaica for the launch and signing of her book, Every Day I'm Hustling.The businesswoman-turned-author also took the opportunity to support the Lisa 'Neahlis' McIntosh-...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

It is summer when we show off our best beach bods and women love an eye candy just as much as men do. Men are getting even more into fitness so the muscles are in but can it get too much for women?So Flair asked a few women what is their ideal...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Footwear designer Miguel DaCosta lives by this three-rule mantra: quality, comfort and style to deliver an eccentric flavour to the fashion industry."I fell in love with the look of the shoes and was caught up in it, flipping through the pages and...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"Just like eggs are nestled safely within a bird's nest, this line symbolises being wrapped in love." This is how Danneill Laird describes her new Bird's Nest Inspired line for her Ashley Laird...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Dr Veronica Campbell launched Succor Now Education Foundation, to assist youth with financial challenges, just as how Isolin McKinley helped to save her and made her into the woman she is today.She was...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Georgina Johnson Jones aims for bold and fun this summer with her Neon Highlights Collection of Na'Mae.Johnson Jones did not start out knowing that she wanted to be a designer, in fact, she was a blogger in 2015. However, as a fashion blogger,...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

I never thought that I would ever cut more than a half-inch of my hair off, but as I wrote in my previous DIY Jo feature, my hair was just breaking, so I did the unthinkable - chopped most of it off.Everyone who knows me knows that I absolutely...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Now, when it comes to apps, we never really think about it until we actually need it, like now, a sporting app will never be more important than this time in your life ... FIFA World Cup 2018 is here!Once you are a sports lover...

Published:Monday | July 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Courtney Morris' Fortyfour Miles Jewellery takes its name from the Black River, which is 44 miles long and runs through the hometown of the creative.It is a fitting name. Born and raised in Black River, St Elizabeth, Morris says nature is her...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Whether or not you are seeking employment or trying to start your own business, personal branding is important. You need to have an idea of how you would like people to see you and what you represent. Who are you truly...

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