October 4, 2015

Feminine Edgy

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I’m heading out to London to visit my sister Rachelle this week, who just moved there. Stay tuned my instagram page to follow my trip. We will also be flying into paris for a fews day. I wanted to do one last quick post for the week. I am obsessed with this flirty pink dress from Banana Republic. (currenlty on SALE). My splurge on booties this season were these fabulous Valentinos. I love mixing something feminine with something a little more edgy it gives the look balance.

My Look






Texture/ Oribe dry texture spray
Cover/ Bumble and Bumble hair powder
Polish/ Oribe imperial blowout
Shine/ Redken Argan Oil
Curls/ Sultra
Mask it/ Kerastase
Protect/ 12 Benefits








It always fun when I’m with my blogger bestie Missy Ulmer behind the blog Saphire Diaries. We have very similar style, half the time when we do a post together I end up purchasing her look as well. I also do her hair. We both wear Natural Beaded Row hair extensions.

I tease her and tell her I am skipper she is barbie. One of our favorite trends for fall is over the knee boots. I didn’t know if I could pull this style off because I’m a little bit of a shorty, however, Stuart Weitzman does it right. Ladies these are worth the investment! I buy a pair each fall. These grey ones I have one are from that year but are still available. This year I bought the ones Missy is wearing, Dying over the color.

My Look

Faux leather legging
Top/ Falcon & Bloom
Boots/ Stuart Weitzman
Bag/ Chloe

Missy’s Look

Dress/ Shopbop
Boots/ Stuart Weitzman
Bag/ Chanel

Photos by/ Taylor Cole


Trench/ Chicwish ON SALE!
Sunnies/ Chloe
Bag/ Chanel
Sandal/ Stuart Weitzman
Watch/ Michele
Bracelet/ Alexis Bittar
Gold Cuff/ Old Love this One
Ring/ Anna Beck
White Dress/ Similar HERE


Changing Tones

One of the most important things in doing hair is communication. To clients, hair talk is a foriegn language. So this can be frustrating on both sides.

Trust yourself but learn to communicate and listen.

Every client that sits in my chair  sends me current hair photos. From there if I think we are a good fit for one another we schedule a 10-minute hair consultation which we do over the phone. This helps me to get to know them as a person, find out hair struggles, and get on the same page before they sit in my chair. This gives both of us more confidence and I feel as if I am already doing a friends hair. I also ask that they send me hair inspiration photos before the appointment. This helps me to better understand what they were describing what they want.

Interested in hitting more home runs? Start by getting to know your client before they sit in your chair.

Our clients research us so why are we not doing the same.

This particular clients came to me  and told me she wanted to be more blonde, however, based off the inspiration photos she had sent me, I knew what she wanted was a different tone.

As a blonde myself ( and I have been every shade of blonde you can think of ), when you are too all over one color, you start to feel yellow. What I recommend is depositing darker tones throughout, to give it soft contrast and make the blonde pop. Simply weaving in a level 8 low light will not change the tone enough to notice and most likely wash out in 3-4 wases.

My recommendation

In this particular client, I choose to give her a soft rooted look. She is naturally a level 7-8. So I mixed up Schwatzkoph 7-0, and 6-5. My rule with color is on a level 7 or above I like to mix warmth in my base colors because you are depositing. On a natural level 6 or below I mix an ash base because you are lifting. Next, I mixed up a level 7 in redken shades EQ. I started in the back and weaved in all low lights. Around the face and part line I did highlights. You have to work fast so that the color does not deposit to much, and create too much contrast. After all my foils are placed I go between foils in zone 2 and melt down the color more with the same lowlight formula. To see this color live follow me on periscope.

After we added 1.5 rows of Natural Beaded Row Extensions.

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Happy Painting!