November 29, 2009

Fabulous Em...

My sweet friend Emily has the best hair. She has had it super long and super short... she can do any hairstyle! We just cut it into this sexy, messy shag on Wednesday. She likes to air dry and wanted something easy, with volume on the sides. If she wants, this hairstyle can be blow-dried into a smooth, sleek, layered look. It is really cute loosely pulled back as well. Thank you, Em, for letting me do whatever I want... a hairdresser's dream!

On another note, I am going to be a guest blogger on At Home In Arkansas' website the week of December 14th. My friend Paulette is a writer for the magazine and she chose me to do a blog about holiday hairstyles. I am so honored and excited! I think it is going to be great. So be looking for me on the At Home In Arkansas blog very soon!!

November 16, 2009

Hardcore Hair

Stumbled onto these funny pictures online and had to share. Can you imagine if your hairstylist pulled THIS gun on you? I think it may not go over so well... Serious business!

As far as that neon sign goes, I LOVE it! I wish I had one at my house, although it may actually be for something a little more complicated than hair. Taylor said there used to be a topless hair salon in Hot Springs. Now, this is so wrong for so many reasons... I mean, IMAGINE getting a shampoo. Apparently State Board didn't agree that men needed a salon like that and shut it down... that may be an urban legend, but i'll have to look into it!

November 15, 2009

my hair twin?

My client Erika is a lot of fun... she lets me do anything to her hair. A while back, we decided to grow it out from a bleach blonde pixie to long waves. She came in a few days ago and as she was leaving, everyone was commenting on how our hair looked so similar! I guess when I like a hairstyle or color, I want to share it. Long layers and caramel highlights are great for low-maintenance hair. Roots are in, but white hair and dark roots is a little tacky (Jessica Simpson roots, anyone?) So the shaggy layers and fine caramel pieces that get a little lighter towards the end keep your color bright without being "neon" blonde. (Shout out to you, M!)

November 13, 2009

The Essentials!

Chi Nano hairdryer. My favorite, but Boy Taylor (hubby) prefers a Solano. The Chi is a lot hotter and lighter weight, which is why I like it!
Volumactiv mousse gives a great blowout! It can be mixed with anything to control the volume level or hold.
My favorite product. It can even make course, dry hair feel silky soft and smooth
Ahh, the Chi Turbo. Much debated about, but for me, the only flat iron to use. It gets so hot, and the velvet on the outside allows me to curl with it (it smoothes the hair and you can touch the outside without giving yourself blisters!) I use this every day, all the time. Best thing ever!
1" and 1 1/4" curling irons are a must. I like to wrap the hair around the outside of the iron instead of clamping it in for a more natural curl.
This Shu Uemura brush is amazing. It is like a Mason Pearson brush, but with more surface space, and it is cheaper! It will still cost you around $75, but it is so worth it. They are limited edition, but we still have a few left at Dead Swanky, I believe.
Chi 2" round brush. Love it!
The best teasing comb, in my opinion!
Dry shampoo for prolonging your blowout a day or two (I am always doing this) and for times you need a little extra lift. I know that for you brunettes and redheads, this works but Bumble & Bumble makes dry shampoos in colors.
Hair elastics... love the clear elastics for braids across the front. For runway-smooth ponytails, bungee cords are the best!

November 08, 2009

Alicia's wedding in Eureka

A few weeks ago, one of my clients, Alicia, got married at Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs. The bridal party all got ready at the Crescent Hotel, where we had a suite in the spa to get ready in. I did all the bridesmaid's hair, and of course, the bride's lovely hair! She wanted something pretty and simple. She was a beautiful bride! I will try to get some of the professional pictures to post. I loved getting to drive to Eureka and spending the day with such a sweet group of girls! Congratulations to Dave and Alicia!

November 02, 2009

Some new styles...

From one length to layered with fringe... a dramatic change for Curry!

We cut nearly 10 inches off! So exciting!