Here comes the bride !

THIS is something I am super passionate about ! I work for a salon that does a lot of updos and I am actually the creative director for updos!
Reasons i LOVE these upstyles:
1. They are not just for the Bride!
Whether you are attending a wedding, going for a night out on the town , or even going to the pool, there are many styles that can accommodate your needs!
2. We are not restricted to the typical"updo"
More and more brides are doing styles that make them feel like themselves and breaking out of the restrictions of "all up and curly" (Thank goodness!!!) Half up and half down, all down with "waves" not "curls" , one side pulled back, or even braids are super popular now !!!
3. They are super easy to even do on yourself!
I tell my clients all the time that people over-think the process of an updo and make it so much harder than it needs to be! I am thinking of doing an updo on myself soon and posting step by step pics as i go along so you can do it at home too :):)
to hold ya over until then... i am going to show you some updos I have done through practice ! I always get someone to be a model and just try new things at home :)
EnJoY !

Welp... I have done it AGAIN !!!

As much effort as i put into this ( at least as much as i think i do)
it doesnt HAPPEN :(
I think i set myself up for failure trying to do one of these once a week
SOOOO.. Once a month ! yes, once a month is for sure doable :) i think :)?!
Working on a new one now .. will post soon ! Thanks for being patient !

!! Product of the Month !!

It has been out on the market for a while now , but I have to rave about this product line that i DIE for !!!

Moroccanoil Treatment :

This little beauty is a time saver in a bottle! Its great for guests with any texture !! You apply a dime to nickel size amount depending on how much hair you have, from ends to roots and blow dry as desired ! It adds a CRAZY shine, cuts down on drying time(amazing!)AND its a heat protector ! Not to mention it smells AWESOME !!!

Holiday Party Upstyles

Ahhh.. the HOLIDAYS are here :) My Fav !

but for some its that dreaded time of the year when you want to do something fun with your hair for your company party or even new years eve, but dont want to look like you are going to prom..
You spend hours on the internet searching hair images and looking through magazines trying to find the right style ...
... Well look no further...
I have scrounged up this years HOTTEST trends that are sure to sizzle:

First- i LOVE her :)
Second, I love this style soo much this season.
For those of you who have an awesome hairline and a descent sized forehead (welp.. im out !) -this look is chic and messy. It shows self confidence without being too hard.

this is another favorite of mine. i really like it on blondes because your highlights show the detail of the braid :) and if you are looking for something simple, this gives you something fun from your everyday wear :)

Kimmie rocks these waves perfectly, and if you are someone who wears their hair mostly straight, this style can really vamp your style for the night. I love these curls even on the second day.. they are even looser and more "bed head".

Hope this helps on your journey to the perfect style for the perfect night :)
Happy Holidays !

"Wash that color right out of your face"

Now that the holidays are here, its that time of year where people are looking forward to switching up their haircuts and colors for something fun and different to help them welcome in the new year ! Recently I have been seeing a lot of guests who want to go warmer, richer, and darker with their color for the approaching winter months. While this is a great option for some people, you must be aware of your skin tone . This plays a BIG role in what i like to call " washing out". Below are some tips for making sure you stay within your "family of color" , which will ensure you don't choose a color that will wash you out:

Are you a cutie with a cool complexion?:
Do you have ...

natural hair color that is blue-black, dark brown, medium ash, or golden blonde?

pale skin with pink or no undertones?

golden, olive, or dark skin?

brown or bronze skin when tanned?

brown or dark eyes?

OR are you a sassy woman with a warm complexion ?
Do you have ...

natural hair color that is red, reddish or golden brown, deep brown, or strawberry blonde?

pale skin with peach or golden undertones?

brown skin with pink, golden, or copper undertones?

golden brown tone when tanned?

freckled skin?

blue or green eyes?

So .. now that you know your skin tone .. how does this apply to your hair , you ask ? (yeah, i thought you would )

Warm Complexions can pull off all over-tones like dark golden brown, chestnut, and auburn.
Not looking for ONE dimensional color?
Try adding red, cinnamon, or copper highlights for some spice or stick to a golden color for a more natural look, such as carmel or light brown highlights that are darker than your skin tone.

AND ALWAYS AVOID AN ALL OVER BLACK ....( trust me, not many people can pull that off, anyways..)

Cool Complexions can pull off hair colors like a true brown, red, and blonde with honey or ash highlights. Ash blondes and cool brunettes tend to neutralize the ruddiness in a cool tone person's skin tone. Beware of brassy, red, and copper highlights.. they do -nothing pretty- for your skin color.

Here is a perfect example of missing the skin tone target when it comes to changing your hair color

oh, Scarlett.. you are beautiful ! You really are ... I don't hate her brown locks, however i DO think its a shade or two too dark for her skin tone, but the blonde is a totally different story
She is way too orange/brassy... Can you see what that does to her skin color ? Yuck....

Here is a picture of a celebrity that took her skin tone into account when choosing which way to go as she transitioned from light to dark

so yummy, i LOVE fergie's light to dark transition. Notice her blonde is NEVER lighter than her skin tone and her brunette shade is the perfect mixture of chestnut and some darker brown. Both of these colors enhance her undertones instead of washing her out. Poor Scarlett goes from a beautiful brunette with perfect cool skin to a brassy hot mess ( literally ) and all the red/pink undertones in her skin are exposed and look awful next to that color !!

I know that being behind the chair and trying to talk to my guests about their vision of cool and warm tones vs. mine proves to be difficult. I always encourage my guests to look at celebrities that have the same eye color, natural hair color and undertones in their skin. This helps you get a clear idea of what will look best on you, or schedule a consultation with your hair professional and get out the color swatches and hold them up to your face, you can almost instantly see what tones will work better for you !!

Happy Haircoloring!!!


Hair Ye ! Hair Ye !
My first official post !
so i wanted to start out by letting everyone know that this is my first attempt at a blog. Please bear with me as my posts may not be EVERY day , but promise to be ONCE a week ! Also, i created this page with the idea ( well.. and the encouragement of my little sis & my friend erika*) of delivering what i see and discover behind the chair to you directly!
WHAT! no more endless internet searching of the "perfect" hairstlye?
yup, thats right ! I am going to bring every trend in products, styles, cuts and colors straight to my blog for the simple fact that
well its FaBuLoUs !