‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for Nayana Karunaratne from AIHBA, India

Published : 12:00 am  April 4, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  654 views  |  

The All India Hairdressers and Beauticians Association (AIHBA) celebrated the launching of the AIHBA Maharastra Chapter and IHB (Institute of Hairdressers and Beauticians) Education in Mumbai on 24 March. At the event, Nayana Karunaratne, together with five Indian veterans were awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for contributions made to the Indian hair and beauty industry. She was the first Sri Lankan to receive such an award from this prestigious association. The event was attended by over 1,000 AIHBA members and other industry dignitaries. All India Hair and Beauty Association (AIHBA) is India’s largest hair and beauty organisation and serves as apex body to all the recognised... 


A journey in style

Published : 12:00 am  April 4, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  394 views  |  

Ramani Fernando to launch her biography on 8 April The world of fashion and beauty is an exciting and thrilling one, bestowing on its high profile icons an enviable level of glamour and allure. Beneath this surface however, lies a demanding industry that demands of its stars a level of determination and above all talent that sees only the finest succeeding. Among the icons of fashion and beauty in Sri Lanka, none commands more respect, deserves more admiration or evokes more nostalgia than Ramani Fernando – the undisputed queen of Sri Lanka’s beauty industry. Ramani’s journey in the hair and beauty industry is one that mirrors her personality. Filled with love, courage, hard work and... 


Experts speak on skin care against ageing and drying

Published : 12:00 am  April 4, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  322 views  |  

Professor Ramani Arsecularatne, a veteran cosmetologist in Sri Lanka, is the Managing Director of the Ramani Arsecularatne International Academy of Cosmetology and Fine Arts. In an in-depth interview on skin care, Prof. Arsecularatne noted that pigmentation, acne, matured skin problems and sun burn are the four most prevalent skin disorders faced by Sri Lankans. “To address these issues, we provide a variety of facials, laser, radio frequency and home care treatments.” Moisture is critical in maintaining the skin’s protective barrier layer and making skin look younger and healthier. With age, skin becomes a weaker protection barrier and loses its elasticity, which makes fine lines and wrinkles... 


Liberty Footwear opens first shop in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  April 3, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  775 views  |  

The globally accepted Liberty Footwear has just opened its first exclusive store in Colombo. It is located at No. 526 (opposite Sign Tech building) Galle Road, Colombo 3. Spanning across an area of 900 square feet, the store is spacious and attractive. The different product ranges are neatly displayed in separate sections in an artful fashion, making navigating through the showroom a delight for the customer. This is in keeping with the brand’s philosophy of providing a clean, comfortable and beautiful environment to its customers, for a great shopping experience. The new showroom offers the latest collection (leather and non-leather) for men, women and children, which is in line with international... 


HSBC Premier Day returns to Odel in April

Published : 12:00 am  April 3, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  312 views  |  

With the Avurudu and holiday season nearing and shopping reaching a peak, HSBC Premier credit cardholders can look forward to celebrating this time with a full day of shopping at Sri Lanka’s premier department store, Odel. The HSBC Premier Day, that has become an annual shopping event, will take place at Odel, Alexandra Place, Colombo 7 and Kandy from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., offering a 30% exclusively saving to HSBC Premier debit/credit cardholders on 5 April 2014. HSBC Premier Customers can enjoy discounts on ladies/men’s wear, kids wear, home, shoes and handbags, perfumes and cosmetics, books and music, jewellery and accessories, luggage, stationery to souvenirs and much more, making it a one... 


Celebrate the true spirit of Avurudu with NOLIMIT

Published : 12:00 am  April 3, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  273 views  |  

Unbeatable discounts  from the Sri Lanka’s biggest fashion chain NOLIMIT has introduced its latest customer promotion comprising exciting prizes and discounts to all its valued customers. In addition all outlets are decorated in colourful and vibrant hues in celebration of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. The NOLIMIT Avurudu Wasi Podhi promotion will entitle all customers to avail themselves with the best deals in town be it cash or electronic card payments. Credit Card holders of Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of Ceylon, Honkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), Nations Trust Bank (Amex), Seylan Bank and Hatton National Bank will be entitled to great discounts from 23 March to 8 April. Further... 


Hameedia takes the ramp with Indian beauties

Published : 12:00 am  April 3, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  379 views  |  

Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist Hameedia took to the stage with the Femina Miss. India 2014 finalists at the Gala fashion show which was a part of their pre-pageant tour to Sri Lanka, organised by Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts. The fashion show was organised to showcase Sri Lankan designers whilst promoting Sri Lanka as a tourist destination throughout the tour. The collection showcased by Hameedia was their FH collection which is trendy and stylish, perfect for today’s sophisticated modern and fashionable man. The collection contained a mix of Ceremonial, Fusion and Smart Casual with prints and a summer look. Hameedia, established in 1949, has grown to become one of the household and... 


Dilly & Carlo opens flagship store at Flower Road

Published : 12:00 am  April 3, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  541 views  |  

Sparkling in immaculate white, clean lines and clear glass, Flower Road has a new icon – the Dilly and Carlo Flagship Store. The building itself stands out, architecturally, from the surrounding old world feel of the road’s buildings. Bold and new-age, it is a three-storied adventure in architecture implemented in Sri Lanka for the first time in the rendered concrete instilled masonry structure style. With the entire weight of the building being distributed on to the back walls of the building, no pillars and supports mar the seamless glass walls on two sides. What you get is a tantalising look at the colourful discoveries to be made inside. What’s new at this bold new Dilly & Carlo... 


Triumph offers inner confidence to customers this Avurudu

Published : 12:00 am  April 3, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  271 views  |  

This Avurudu season, it is important that we take the time to renew ourselves, regaining that inner confidence essential for a happy and productive life, which is also spiritually fulfilling. And Triumph wants to remind ladies that the most important way for them to feel confident this festive season is by keeping in mind what’s on the inside, their innerwear. Since comfort, fit and even silhouette, aided by the right innerwear, are central to a lady’s image of herself, it is only fitting that the correct amount of thought goes into the cut and shape of the garment be considered, a process that only Triumph can facilitate with its wide range of styles and fits. More so during Avurudu season,... 


Fair & Lovely ‘Face Expert’ empowers beauticians in the Central Province

Published : 12:00 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  332 views  |  

Fair & Lovely, one of Unilever Sri Lanka’s leading face care brands together with renowned beautician and personal care trainer, Nayana Karunarathne brought together over 130 beauticians from Central Province to the inaugural workshop conducted by Fair & Lovely ‘Face Expert’ program. The workshop in Kandy was the third such event conducted under the Face Expert program which aims to address the knowledge and skill gap of salon owners who have mostly taken on beauty culture as a means of self employment. The first workshops have been already held in Colombo and Gampaha districts engaging more than 250 salon professionals. “As a responsible face care brand which has been close... 


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