September 21, 2009

Strut For A Mutt 2009

Dead Swanky girls!
Samantha, Lisa, Misty, me, and Claire
our hair inspirations!

Studio 8 girls
model Tara
sweet little model from Miami
action shots

Above, me and Samantha
Below, other Samantha (Ronson)!

Strut For A Mutt was last Friday at Savor. Several hairstylists from Dead Swanky and Studio 8 created some fabulous looks for the runway models. We did the "Zoe" which was a low messy bun with beachy waves and fishtail braids. Everyone looked incredible and the evening was a HUGE success! Samantha Ronson was the DJ at the after party. Find me on Facebook to look at my party pics from that night!

September 10, 2009

Hair Extensions!

My friend Stephanie is getting married in the spring. She has fine hair naturally, and we wanted to do a fuller look for her wedding. We thought we might as well go ahead and get the extensions now so she could enjoy them for all of the pre-event festivities. We matched her color and ordered the extensions, which are human hair. Sounds creepy, but they are the best. You can cut, color, curl, straighten, shampoo and blowdry these extensions. I recommend the clip in kind, because bonded in extensions can sometimes break your hair. If you don't mind the maintenance, bonded in extensions are great. For a more low maintenance extension look, the clip ins are the way to go, since you don't have to deal with them every day. The clip ins are a lot more affordable as well! These extensions turned out great after we cut and curled them a bit! They are a great way to change up your look with very little commitment!

September 04, 2009

Kerastase & Shu Uemura Class

New Oleo Relax Slim... for dry and rebellious hair. The treatment reduces the actual volume of the hair for up to 10 shampoos. The cream does the same!
Volumorphose treatment. Yes, you guessed it... a VOLUMIZING treatment!! Finally!
It is the exact opposite of the product above. The product penetrates the hair and is activated by water, so every time you wash it it is reactivated. Lasts up to 10 shampoos.
Chroma Thermique... our third heat activated styling creme. This one is specifically for shine and locking in and protecting color treated hair. The Chroma line has the Fibrionic Systeme, which makes a fiber-mesh over each hair that protects the color and helps light bounce off of it, and each hair reflect off of each other.
Sublimateur Jour is basically the "hand lotion" for your hair. You can use it before blowdrying, and then throughout the day as your ends need it. It is not a "styling creme" but more of a leave in. It is completely weightless!

Frame Wax... ultimate hold for short hair

We just got in a new serum called Essence Absolue- "liquid gold" It repairs and smoothes any type of hair. It is completely weightless and you can use it as a pre-shampoo treatment and protector during a color treatment. AMAZING! I am addicted!
We also received a new paste called Cotton Uzu with cotton fibers in it- similar to Manipulator but more moveability, and we got a new lightweight styling cream that gives texture. It has black rock sugar crystals in it- a delicacy in Japan. These products are so new I couldn't even find info online about them!!

Last night our Kerastase trainer came from Florida to teach us about our new products. We launched new products from both Kerastase and Shu Uemura. It is so nice to get to have a class to learn about each product individually, because they are all very specific for certain types of hair! After our class, we went to Theo's to "debrief"!