Hi friends! I have a couple amazing makeovers using So.Cap. Hair Extensions today..
The Socap single strand bonded extensions are not only for the girl who wants long hair, but also for:
- adding color/highlight/dimension
- adding fullness
- adding texture, hold and manageability to fine hair
- blending layers or an undesired cut
- adding length/fullness around the face, where the hair grows slowest.
First client is Lauren, who came in wanting to add length to her shoulder length bob. Using 2-1/2 bundles, we added about 3-4” of length!
Next we have Jennifer, who came in looking to get the ombre color effect and add some length and fullness to her hair. We did one bundle of extensions and incorporated some lighter strands for the ombre effect to achieve fullness, longer length around the face, and about an additional inch of length in the back.
For more information on So.Cap. Hair Extensions or to book a complimentary consultation, contact Studio 8 Salon to book an appointment with me!
I’m just not sure you can visit NYC with your beloved and not go to Serendipity! Zac and I enjoyed a late lunch here on Saturday after a morning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Central Park. Even at 1:30, there was an hour wait! But so worth it… I loved everything about this NYC staple from the Tiffany lamps, friendly wait staff, unending knick-knacks, chicken salad, and of course FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE!
This unique, hipster restaurant located on Greenwich St in West Village was our first stop on Friday afternoon for a late lunch. I heard great reviews on this celeb-spotting place from friends so we were thrilled to walk in at 2:45pm and not have to wait for a table.. only downfall was the limited menu options from 3-5. We both got the burger and can say it’s one of the best burgers we’ve ever had! Paired with the shoe-string fries and appetizer of roasted almonds, we were stuffed with a great tasting meal!
Benito II in Little Italy: We loved everything about this quaint, authentic Italian restaurant.. We dined Saturday night on classic lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, caesar salad, and stuffed artichokes, (red wine by the bottle only) on the candle lit red and white checker table next to a large Italian family celebrating a birthday. I really felt like I was dining in Italy!
Pershing Square for breakfast/brunch is a must! It is located on 42nd Street directly across from Grand Central Terminal’s main entrance and underneath the Park Avenue Viaduct. Zac went with the classic New Yorker Breakfast and I got the goat cheese, spinach omelet and latte.. recommend them both! The place looks tiny from the front, but when you enter you feel like you are dining in a huge beautiful train car. I loved the atmosphere!
Saks Fifth Avenue Cafe was an absolute treat on Sunday. The hostess walked us to our table with a perfect view of Rockefeller Center, where we got engaged just the night before! It was a late lunch and the salmon was wonderful paired with the black rice, spinach, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Adrienne’s Pizza Bar in the Financial District was a recommendation from our NYC resident friend, Scott, and it did not disappoint! We ate there Monday before leaving town, and I’m not going to lie.. we put a HUGE dent in that pepperoni, sausage, mushroom pizza pie pictured above. I took some gluten digestion pills and dealt with my consequences.. it was worth every bite :)
NYC is packed with vintage shopping! On our way to the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market on West 39th Street & 9th Avenue, we stumbled across the Antique’s Garage Located at 112 West 25th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues in Chelsea. The Antique’s Garage is an old parking garage turned into a vintage heaven of fur, furniture, jewelry and more… I was especially fond of JoAnne’s booth stocked full of amazing jewelry. She has been featured in InStyle magazine and is a must visit for anyone vintage jewelry shopping!
When most people think of hair extensions, they think of long flowing hair. So.Cap. hair extensions can do so much more for all hair types though! They can add texture, fullness and even dimensional color to fine hair, adding ease in styling and hold. This is the solution for Jessica’s fine hair.
If you have ever been in the salon to see me, I’m almost certain you received the question…
"how often do you wash your hair?"
Some of you may be shocked to know I wash mine about every 4 days! It may take some time for your scalp to adjust it’s amount of natural oils it produces and for you to adjust to the idea, but it really is better for the health of your hair to at least skip one day between shampoos. Especially after a color service, I would recommend 48-72 hours so your cuticle has time to fully close back down to prevent color loss.
Here is a sneak peek at my routine..
Day 1: Shampoo/Condition with Davines Love. Apply Bumble Tonic Lotion to detangle with my wet brush. Also apply a little of the Davine Invisible Styling Cream to smooth down my cuticle. Blow dry my bangs, roots and long layers to avoid leaving the house with a wet head, but leave my ends damp. Then I spray them with the Bumble Surf Spray.. sea salt is an amazing ingredient to bring out the best hair wave. Fishtail or regular braid my ends for a cute look that saves my hair from additional heat styling.
Day 2: Take out the braid, and apply some Moroccan Oil to my ends. Comb out and let the natural waves take shape!
By day 3, I usually need a little dry shampoo (Bumble makes one with a dark blonde pigment to avoid the white powder look) at my roots and use some more Moroccan Oil before creating the big loose waves with my 1” Hot Tools curling iron.
Day 4: repeat day 3… most of the time I do not have to re-curl.. just comb the curls out and go with a looser wave.
Give it a try! And trust me, the right products go a long way.
On Monday, January 9th I had the honor of guest speaking for the Ft. Smith Junior League all about the wonderful world of hair styling! It was the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the new phenom product, the Color Bug. Above is a pic of me applying the chalk-like product to Evan’s dark hair!
I always start with dry hair and apply a pomade or working spray on the hair before the color bug. Place a towel over your shoulders and work the bug into your desired strands. Finish with some hair spray or brush through to get the desired about of color. It washes out with your next shampoo!
1. Lancome dual finish powder. Covers like foundation, but feels like powder! You can wet the sponge for more of a foundation feel and further coverage. The very first compact my Mother introduced me to, and I can’t switch even though I’ve tried others out! Available at Sephora, Dillards, and other fine department stores.
2. NeuLash. Want long lashes? Skip the extensions and grow your very own with this AMAZING easy-to-use serum. I am asked almost daily if my lashes are extensions. In NWA, the only place to buy is Revive Day Spa.
3. MAC RapidBlack Penultimate Eye Liner. By far, the longest wearing, easiest to apply liquid eye liner I’ve ever used. Hands Down. Available at MAC stores and fine department stores.
4. Loreal Voluminous Mascara. I’ve tried them all, ladies and this mascara is still my favorite. Of course, I love Dior Show but I’d rather save $17 and get the same effect with Voluminous. Available at drug stores.
5. Too Faced Bronzer. I’ve been wearing this brand of bronzer for a few years now. I love the color palettes and options for winter to summer. Available at Ulta.
6. Eye Brushes. Invest in some great makeup brushes, ladies! They truly make a difference! I have a nice little collection of brushes from MAC, Lancome and Sephora. Just ask a makeup artist at the counter to give you a couple tips for achieving your desired looks.
7. MAC Lipgloss. Ok, so everything MAC :).. But seriously, these lipglosses go on smooth, not sticky and have lasting power! My favorite colors are Bountiful and Moth To Flame.