*The leader in virgin human hair extensions, Indiqué Hair, is pleased to announce its first-ever celebrity collaboration with entrepreneur and fashion designer, Angela Simmons, to create an utterly unique line of hair extensions called Angela Simmons by Indiqué Hair.
To kick off the summer as well as the first product in the Angela Simmons by Indiqué Hair line, Indiqué Hair and Angela Simmons will release its first texture called Bikini on Thursday, June 21, 2012.
“Why Bikini and why Indiqué?” asks Simmons. “To me, hair is a statement and an extension of your wardrobe and I’ve always been drawn to fashion and being able to change up my look,” says Simmons. “This partnership seemed natural, much like the naming of Bikini. A Bikini is the staple piece during the hot summer months or while on vacation, and the name perfectly describes the beachy texture of my first hair line.”
And why Simmons? “We’ve always admired Angela’s fashion sense and ever-changing hairstyles,” says Ericka Dotson, co-founder and creative director of Indiqué Hair. “But it wasn’t until we worked with her 1-on-1 during the development of the product that we realized just how creative and business savvy she is. Angela represents the Indiqué woman perfectly — vibrant, bold, sophisticated, beautiful — so it seemed like a no-brainer to collaborate and create a line of extensions for our clients.”
By utilizing Indiqué Hair’s state-of-the-art steaming process to create waves and curls, Angela Simmons by Indiqué Hair’s premiere product, Bikini, exudes a beautiful, beachy texture, look and feel. Incorporating this signature steaming process to create multiple hair textures on a single weft of hair, Bikini provides an instant volume without having to use a hot tool. The result, Bikini, is a one-of-a-kind product that has never been created by an extensions company before.
Whether it is worn bouncy, fresh-out-of-the-tube for that wind-tussled just off the beach look or simply straightened, Bikini from Angela Simmons by Indiqué Hair is sure to turn heads this summer.
To align with Simmons’ dedication to giving back, Indiqué Hair will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Bikini to CancerCare, a national organization whose mission is to provide free professional help to people will all types of cancers through counseling, education, information and referral, and direct financial assistance.
Bikini from Angela Simmons by Indiqué Hair retails for $215-$305 per 4oz tube. For more information about Angela Simmons by Indiqué Hair and its debut texture, Bikini, please visit: http://www.indiquehair.com.
To celebrate the release of her new hair extension line collaboration with Indiqué Hair, fashion maven Simmons will host a hair tube signing and giveaway of the first texture, Bikini, along with other Indiqué Hair products. Forty (40) lucky fans will walk away from Indiqué Hair’s NYC boutique with a FREE 4 oz. tube of Indiqué’s premium virgin human hair. Product will also be available for purchase.
To celebrate this unique union, Dolson and Simmons are co-hosting an invitational only Bikini launch party for Angela Simmons by Indiqué on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, from 7-11pm at The Parlor New York with music powered by Jasmine Solano and cocktails provided by Grey Goose.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Bikini will be donated to CancerCare, a national organization whose mission is to provide free professional help to people with all types of cancers through counseling, education, information and referral, and direct financial assistance.
Fashionable, inspired and a faithful believer in life, love and vegetarianism, Angela Simmons, is co-owner of Pastry with her sister Vanessa Simmons where she develops designs for the brand’s line of sneakers.
As a graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Angela has a penchant for all things fashion and can be seen rocking the latest and greatest in trends that reflect her constantly evolving style.
A daughter to one of the pioneers of hip-hop, Angela’s creativity, relentless drive and willingness to work hard has led to success. She supports various organizations benefiting young women, advocates on behalf of PETA and previously worked as an editor for Word Up! magazine where she curated content for youth covering teen issues, fashion and music.
Angela is the star of two Hit MTV Shows: “Run’s House”, in which America gets an insider’s look at the lives of the first family of hip-hop, as well as her own MTV Show,” Daddy’s Girls” chronicling Angela and her sister’s jet-setting bi-coastal lives as they navigate Hollywood and step out as role models for their millions of young fans.
At 23, Angela is the second eldest sibling in the Simmons family and has already accomplished a great deal both personally and professionally. She graduated from the High School of Fashion Industries and has continued to pursue fashion by attending the world-renowned Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
That same year Angela and her sister Vanessa founded the ultra-popular clothing, sneaker and handbag/accessory line Pastry, which has catapulted into a million dollar brand and has become a hit with girls across the country. The success of Pastry has established Angela into a fashion powerhouse and entrepreneur in her own right.
With international appeal, Angela alongside her sister Vanessa have graced the pages of PEOPLE, Essence, Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Vibe, OK! Weekly, Star Magazine, US Weekly, InTouch Weekly, Life & Style.
They’ve appeared on The Wendy Williams Show, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Extra, Good Day NY, Fox Business and many more media outlets. They are A-List invitees and turn heads on A-list red carpets such as The EMMY Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, NAACP Awards and New York Fashion Week.
In addition, Angela is committed to empowering and uplifting young people and have become an ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network – visiting children in hospitals and providing them with hope and inspiration. (Photos by James Pray)
About Indiqué Hair:
With a winning combination of hair experts and stylists, and more than 25 years of industry experience, Indiqué Hair provides 100 percent virgin human hair that is natural and of the highest quality. With an impressive client base that consists of Lady Gaga, Kourtney Kardashian, Lala Vasquez, Angela Simmons, Ciara, Jill Scott, Teyana Taylor, Sherri Shepherd and more, Indiqué Hair’s unique Indian virgin and natural human hair extensions are lustrous and tangle free. The only company that produces hair extensions at the source at their headquarters in India, Indiqué Hair now has five free-standing boutiques in Boston, New York, and New Jersey. For more information visit: http://www.indiquehair.com
CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. CancerCare programs — including counseling, education, financial assistance and practical help — are provided by trained oncology social workers and are completely free of charge. Founded in 1944, CancerCare now provides individual help to more than 90,000 people each year, in addition to the more than one million people who gain information and resources from its website. Find out more about CancerCare by calling 1-800-813-HOPE (4673) or at http://www.cancercare.org
Audrey J. Bernard is an established chronicler of Black society and Urban happenings based in the New York City area.