Monday, December 28, 2009


To achieve high volume that lasts, there's 2 easy steps:

1. Product
2. Styling

1. My favorite products for volume are Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam & Root Lifter. Begin with towel dried hair. Spray the Root Lifter on the 3 inches of hair closest to the scalp in your crown area. Then take a generous handful--like a baseball size--of Sculpting Foam (also known as "Mousse") and run it through your hair scalp to ends. Evenly coating your hair with mousse will give it memory and hold to last throughout the day.

Things you may not know about Mousse:
*Adds volume to straight hair (It's not just for curly hair!)
*Acts as a barrier to protect your hair from heat
*Provides long-lasting memory (helps hair stays in place all day!)
*Controls static

and Root Lifter:
*Provides a thin coating of light waxy substance to the hair
*Adds texture (a little roughness) to soft silky hair
*Allows you to get volume with minimal teasing

1. The second step is styling. After you've put product in your damp hair, it's time to blow-dry. Blow drying the hair properly will give it more life & manageability than letting hair air dry. And on top of that, using a Round Brush will give you more body than any other tool.
Tips for Round Brushing:
*Use the biggest round brush you can handle for your length of hair
*Dry the hair 75% before you start so your arm doesn't fall off :)
*Clip your hair in layers, starting at the neck & working up
*Imagine that you are rolling your hair in rollers,
work in clean sections
*The last step in each section: roll it around the brush and let it cool for 30 seconds to set the hair before removing the brush. This will make the curve last.

And if you're not up for Round Brushing your whole head, just do the top section working around the crown. You'll be amazed how much more lift you can get by setting the hair with a round brush.

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Long Bob

The Long Bob is one of the hottest new hair trends because it's flattering on everyone, easy and versatile. It can be worn sleek and straight, textured and glamorous, easy and natural and with or without a fringe. Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway are wearing the Long Bob.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Cool Copper

I was so excited to try out Paul Mitchell's new Cool Copper haircolor series on my best friend Shaun! She wears it well!

Taking care of your tools...

We all know flat irons an investment, and we want them to last as long as possible! Here's a tip to lengthen the life of your tools:
Do NOT wind your cord around your tools in little coils!!! This can cause your cord to short out.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Go Red Team!

My favorite part of high school is Exec Council! Hurricane High has such fun traditions and campaigning for Exec is definitely one of them. I was so excited tonight when the Red Team came over to get their hair colored. Good luck you guys!


Monday, March 23, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pomegranate Hair Anyone?

Say good-bye to "pomegranate"
Don't worry, if you go to the Phillipines and ask for hilights, but your not sure if she understands English....and you come home with pink hair...I can fix it. This is classified as a "Color Correction" and the price totally varies upon how hard it is to correct, but it's possible to look "human" again (as my client so darlingly phrased it!) This is why I love my job!

Also if your hair is green, yellow, purple, me, I've seen it all... I can fix those too. And I won't photograph your outrageous haircolors without your permission :)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

more hair...

Before & After

Before & After
I thought I'd make use of all the construction equipment that's next to my house for this one. It's a disaster on 100 North right now. Sorry to everyone! :)