Saudi fine Nadine Jewellery label spotlights Egyptian star Amina Khalil

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Egyptian star Amina Khalil is the new face of Jeddah-based label Nadine Jewellery. (File/AFP)
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Egyptian star Amina Khalil is the new face of Jeddah-based label Nadine Jewellery. (File/AFP)
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Egyptian star Amina Khalil is the new face of Jeddah-based label Nadine Jewellery. (File/AFP)
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Egyptian star Amina Khalil is the new face of Jeddah-based label Nadine Jewellery. (File/AFP)
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Egyptian star Amina Khalil is the new face of Jeddah-based label Nadine Jewellery. (File/AFP)
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Egyptian star Amina Khalil is the new face of Jeddah-based label Nadine Jewellery. (File/AFP)
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Egyptian star Amina Khalil is the new face of Jeddah-based label Nadine Jewellery. (File/AFP)
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Updated 17 February 2020

Saudi fine Nadine Jewellery label spotlights Egyptian star Amina Khalil

  • The photographs and video were shot in the Italian city of Milan, where the label’s bijoux are meticulously handcrafted

DUBAI: Egyptian star Amina Khalil is the new face of Saudi Arabian fine jewelry label Nadine Jewellery.

The Cairo-born actress appears in a series of images and a video depicting Khalil wearing pieces from the Jeddah-based fine jewellery house’s Rouh and Neda collections.

The photographs and video were shot in the Italian city of Milan, where the label’s bijoux are meticulously handcrafted.

“Everybody welcome @nadine_jewellery,” the actress wrote on Instagram. “Such a lovely brand that I am proud to introduce to you all. I fell in love with her and all her pieces. Stay tuned for more pics of our little Italian photoshoot made with so much love (pic),” she added alongside one of the campaign shots.

It’s not the first time Khalil has collaborated with a high-end jewellery brand. In 2018, the “122” star joined forces with New York-based Indira Jewelry on a range of geometric rings, necklaces and earrings.

Nadine Jewellery was founded by Nadine Attar in 2018. A certified gemologist — she left a successful corporate career in banking to pursue her passion and establish her brand — Attar first launched her namesake label during an intimate suhoor event in the UAE during Ramadan 2018. She went on to celebrate her boutique opening in Jeddah a month later before debuting her unisex collections, including her most recent offering entitled “Sirr,” at a high tea event hosted by UN Women and Alwaleed Philanthropies. 

Though it has only been a little over one year since the brand’s launch, the jeweller’s designs — which are inspired by “nature, spirituality and culture,” according to the website — have been making waves in the fine jewelry world, grabbing the attention of a host of high-profile celebrities who have all been spotted rocking the label’s handcrafted pieces.

Memorably, “Euphoria” actress Zendaya donned a pair of earrings crafted with marquise and round cut diamonds and adorned with a large oval golden beryl plucked from the made-in-Italy label at the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards in November 2018.

Victoria’s Secret models Alessandra Ambrosio and Isabelle Goulart, as well as Egyptian icon Yousra and Tunisian star Hend Sabri, have all sported Nadine Jewellery on international red carpets since its debut.


Missing your salon? How to care for your hair while you #StayHome

We speak to a hair expert on the dos and don’ts of at-home hair care. (File/Instagram)
Updated 30 March 2020

Missing your salon? How to care for your hair while you #StayHome

DUBAI: As salon-goers face the closure of spas, salons and barbershops, we speak to Haneen Odeh, founder of UAE’s Snob salon for her take on the dos and don’ts of at-home hair care.

Many men and women who rely on salon visits to keep their lengths healthy could be left wondering what to do between now and their next visit to a professional hair stylist. But just as important is what not to do (read: DIY trim job) to avoid ruining your hair and having to impose your own personal period of self-isolation once the pandemic is over due to a ruined haircut you tried to pull off in the bathroom mirror.

Don’t bleach your own hair
“For those who usually go to the salon to dye their lengths blonde, roots may be starting to show now. And while it might be tempting, I would strongly urge to not bleach your own roots. Lightening dark hair is a very complex multi-step process that requires years of experience and professional grade products only available at salons. Bleaching your hair incorrectly might result in burning and damaging your hair. Instead, opt for a root spray such as the L'Oreal Paris Magic Root Cover Up Concealer Spray. Otherwise, you can always conceal your dark roots with a headband or try wrapping your hair up with a scarf.” 

Do deep conditioning treatments
“Use this time to nourish your hair with a deep conditioning treatment. A lot of people simply apply it in the shower on wet hair for a few minutes and call it a day, but that way means that your lengths aren’t getting the full benefits of the product. Think of hair like a sponge, when it’s wet, it’s already full of water and cannot absorb anything more. So to make sure the product is fully absorbed into your locks, towel dry your hair after shampooing and then apply the treatment. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then rinse. You’ll see a huge difference.” May we suggest The Let It Go Circle hair mask from Davines, which is designed to boost hydration and revitalize dry and brittle strands?  

Don’t pick up the scissors
“When you’re bored, it might be tempting to pick up the scissors but, and I can’t stress this enough, don’t trim your own bangs or make any big changes to your hair cut on your own. It will inevitably go wrong and you will end up paying more to get it fixed in the long run. Try out some new hairstyles instead. There are plenty of tutorials on YouTube so experiment a little and get your hair professionally cut once it’s safe to do so.”

 Don’t over wash
“The more you wash your strands, the more you strip the scalp of its natural oils, and that in turn makes the scalp produce even more oil, which causes you to wash your hair more often — and the cycle goes on and on. Now is the perfect opportunity to give your lengths a break and cut down on the washing. Your hair might get oily, but once the adjustment period is over, you will notice that it will require less frequent washing.”

Do try scalp treatments
“Too often, we pay attention to the lengths of our hair and give our scalp no attention. But caring for your scalp improves the overall health of your tresses, stimulates hair growth and gets rid of dandruff due to product buildup. Scalp treatments range from serums to salt scrubs, so pick a product that suits your hair needs. Le Labo's basil-scented Scrub Shampoo uses black sea salt and menthol to clear away dirt and cool scalps down.”