The “Black Friday” shopping frenzy has officially begun in many stores, but I’ll be sleeping in and watching the Razorbacks play tomorrow :) As we kick off the Christmas shopping of 2011, I thought I would post some of my favorite gift ideas in the beloved beauty
1. Clarisonic is a perfect gift idea for any special lady. I’ve not only seen better cleansing results, but my skin is firmer!
2. Moroccan Oil is my favorite product to invest in, especially for dry or over processed hair. Available only by professionals. If you are in Fayetteville, come to Studio 8 to purchase!
9. Sally Hanson Salon Effects could be your fun answer to the trendy nail art we are seeing all over Pinterest! They are inexpensive, easy to use and last longer than traditional nail polish!
10. Kevin Murphy Color Bug is the ultimate gift idea for the adventurous hair color lover in your family. The Color Bug is a chalk like product that creates high definition color that washes out with shampoo. Click here for my tutorial video on how to use Color Bug. Only sold by salon professionals so check out a salon in your area!
Just a few fun ideas for every price range! Happy shopping and enjoy this Christmas Season!
Happy Friday!!! Fall is traditionally the season for changing hair color and going “darker” for many. I love the idea of changing it up, and want to do a quick post on the process of what it looks like. The most important thing to remember is that it is in fact, a process!!! For example: remember when actress, Emma Stone, went from her rich red shade to a platinum blonde? I read in my salon professional magazine it was a 2 week process of 6 separate color appointments to get it done safely and effectively. I always warn gals that desire changing from blonde to brunette, that it could take 3-4 or more highlights to get them back where they were. And that there is potential for chemical damage that would entail some nice cuts/trims along the way :) BUT I love changing things up for my clients and the process can be quite stunning.. here is an example!
Cheryl first came to see me a light blonde.. very adventurous and full of excitement, she told me she was ready to try out a rich brown for a season! I didn’t question her confidence in her decision for a second so we hit the ground running!
After wearing the brunette look for a couple months, Cheryl was ready to start the process back. She knew it would take a few times and was excited about the transitional colors along the way. We started with a semi-heavy highlight that we toned to a really nice caramel shade.
I love the beige caramel tones with her skin and eyes. At her next appointment, we will be able to get more dimension with some lighter blonde! Unless she decides she likes this so much and stays here for awhile.. Options ;)
Today at Potter’s House, we had another awesome lesson on thanksgiving and wrote special letters to people in our lives we are thankful for! Afterward I taught the girls how to make turkeys out of oreos and other yummies!
Ingredients for one turkey:
- 2 oreo’s (we used the Halloween edition with orange icing!)
- chocolate frosting
- candy corn (4-6) pieces for the feathers
- Resee’s Peanut butter cup
- milk dud or whopper (whatever you prefer) for the head
- yellow icing
- black sprinkles for eyes
- hot tamale for gobbler
1. Twist one of your oreo’s apart and place the candy corn feathers around the top with as much as possible hanging over.
2. Use some chocolate frosting for additional hold.
3. Put the other side of the oreo back on.
4. Next put a dab of frosting on your other oreo on the edge.
5. Attach oreo 1 with the feathers to the base with the frosting.
6. While this is drying, unwrap your peanut butter cup and cut the edge off of one side creating a flat side. Feel free to eat the unused edge :)
7. Smear some frosting on the peanut butter cup and secure it to the base of the turkey.
8. Next do the same with your milkdud (or whopper) head.
9. Finish your little guy off with a beak.. the white tip of a candy corn. I used the yellow frosting for the “glue.” Then used the yellow frosting for little eyes, chocolate brown sprinkles for the eyeballs, and a sliver of a hot tamale for the gobbler!
10. Gobble Gobble!!!
Oh and I made myself a lil gluten free turkey using Almond Thin crackers :)
After a year of wearing extensions and blonde hair, Page came in wanting to change things up this Fall. Here is a before pic of her natural hair after extension removal.
Like most, the hair around Page’s face sheds faster than the back leaving the front shorter and not as full.
Solution: We added 30 strands of SoCap extensions around her face. We also cut the back up to a cute long bob and colored her hair with a more caramel beige tone. The inspiration for the color was Jennifer Aniston..
The extensions in the front and length taken off the back gives Page more fullness and a healthy overall look! I love this cut and color on her!
This past weekend, I had the honor of styling hair for some of the top women bloggers in Arkansas modeling in a photoshoot for one of my favs, Maude Boutique! Photographer extraordinaire, Maliah Pinkleton, captured some awesome images of these lovelies and the amazing, original style of Maude Boutique.