March 30, 2009

Orlando Pita Master Styling Class

Allure Magazine, March 09

W Magazine shoot

Backstage at a runway show

Tanner, Misty, Lisa, me, and Deborah in Times Square

Some pics from the class...

Q & A with Orlando

Me and my hair idol!

In November of last year, we were invited New York City to a once-in-a-lifetime Master Styling Class with Orlando Pita.  He has always been an inspiration to me, so the chance to take a class with him was amazing!  The class was held at a salon called Butterfly Studio on 5th avenue.  It was a very small class, only about 20 people, from all over the country.  We got to sit down and ask him any questions we could think of, from hair tips to celebrity client gossip.  He was cracking us up with stories about Amy Winehouse being so messed up she could barely function (with some pretty ratty hairpieces) and trying to force him to go crazy with her bouffant (he didn't!), and how Gwyneth Paltrow would never let him cut her hair.  She would say, "Oh, I have to keep it long for the film I am working on" and then when he saw the movie, she wore a wig the whole time! (Iron Man, of course)  Obviously, she let him cut it and the rest is history!  He also talked about how T3 developed a special waving iron because of the way he started styling Madonna's hair.  After that, we got to see him demonstrate styles from the Giambattista Valli and Dior runways and then we got to replicate them on models with his one-on-one help.  It was the greatest experience!    I was so lucky to be a part of it, and I hope to have more experiences like that in the future.  I may not really do "runway" hair every day, but I learned some great tricks to use for making "real life" hair fabulous!

March 28, 2009

Who I am!

I started this blog so I could share some hair tips and photos with all of my friends.  I love to find new inspirations for hair, and I love to help my friends learn how to duplicate salon styles on themselves.  I think a great haircut can give you so much self confidence, and it can make an outfit.  It can frame your face and let people know your style.  I would love anyone with any hair questions to feel free to comment and ask me.  

The Long Bob

My favorite haircut right now is the long bob, or "Lob".  A lot of you guys got the now infamous Posh Bob and have been growing it out since.  I love this haircut because you can have a style while also enjoying the benefits of a longer haircut.  This length can still fit into a tiny ponytail for those times when you don't feel like fixing it, or when you run to the gym.  But when it is fixed, it is so chic and glamorous!  You can show off the shape of the cut when you straighten it, or add some soft curls for a messy, romantic look.  Either way, it is a great style... and cutting a few inches off always makes your hair look so much healthier!