Monday, August 27, 2007

Getting Ready for Fall

In a month or so, the mad rush for the fall change will be happening. This is usually the time we tend to go a little darker. Be it lowlights, darker shades of blonde or back to natural, we all feel the need to change with the season. Also, keep in mind that with fall and winter on the way our skin tones begin to fade, and being too blonde can leave you looking a little washed out. If you are blonde and wish to be a bit richer, why not be creative with your color, rather than simply settling for lowlights.

I like looking at the hair from the back first, then the sides and the front last. I am able to get a complete view of my canvas this way. The head is round, so when we look in the mirror we only see a small piece of the pie. Keep this in mind as you are brainstorming about your color transition.

This a great time to apply some different shades of lowlights. Consider having richer tones in the back then gradually place some deeper blonde pieces through the front. This will give more of a congac or medium golden blonde appearance to the hair with richer lowlights. Another option would be to create depth by working with what you have. This can be done by keeping the entire lower back of the hair at a soft light brown (Not too dark that it looks fake or like you are training in beauty school and finally discoverd hair color! Believe me, I remember my days). This method allows the contrast of the depth in color to bring the focus to the top of the head.

I haven't forgotten about my brunettes! If you are a brunette it's a great idea to foil in a darker color rather than color the entire head. This gives dimension and still leaves you with that summer sparkle. Also try to experiment with shades of brown, and please DO NOT be afraid of warmth!! I have converted many women that were afraid of warmth. It does not have to be that WARM = Red!

Thanks and look forward to October topics!




New trends in cut and color in Europe ( I will be fresh back from my
hair related trip to London and Paris)!


My 15 favorite products before I started using Kerastase and Bumble and Bumble. :oP


Sunday, August 5, 2007


We all have great ideas on what we should look like and we should. We know our hair better than anyone else. We have worked with it for a long time, but when it comes to changing your style and working with your
best assets trust me, work with the professional. Together it can be a colabration of a lifetime.

OK, so we're ready to get our hair done. We remember our last experience. We know what our hair's like. Heaven knows we have styled it so many times.

Before meeting with your stylist, it is important to have some ideas about what you REALLY want. For example, have an idea of how much effort you would like to put into styling your hair. Do you want to style your hair 4 times a week or do you actually prefer doing it only once a week? Do you want to keep it simple? Finally, make sure you have a photo from a magazine or some other source. The next step is meeting with your existing stylist or someone new. You sit and the consultation begins.

This is where you need to really listen to your stylist. Sometimes photos can be so misleading. The lighting makes the color appear to be much different, the cut is actually blown out and the hair texture is so different than what you have to work with and unrealistic to your lifestyle. Allow the stylist to be honest and be open to ideas. You both should keep in mind the up keep you prefer, but at the same time, really being open to a little challange. I feel the consultation is the most important part of the visit. This is when we find out what's important; we figure out the do's and the dont's, get help with recovering from bad experience's and gently move you forward to a new, realistc, managable new style. This style could be very sexy! I would recommend taking in your favorite products (so your stylist can advise you on what works or not), photos of what you like and don't like, as well as an expectation of tips on applying product, styling and finishing your hair.

I wish you great hair.



It's really simple,from a stylist point of view. We know that it's so much more than the hair cut (although it is a big part) it's also about the energy and the commitment put towards the realtionship. If you feel for change (a change in stylist that is), do it! It's all about you, not the stylist.

There are several ways of going about breaking the news to your stylist. Sometimes sending a card thanking your stylist for years of service is a great way to end the relationship maybe until a later date. Or maybe you would like to return to your stylist to tell the truth,"I travelled around a bit and here I am ! I love your work!! That's one way to put it. There are countless ways to communicate this with your stylist, but at the end of the day YOU choose what is most comfortable for YOU!

As a stylist I don't take it personally,I know that not everyone I touch will be happy. As a stylist it's important to love what we do, get lots of education and always have an open mind. It's about the client, not us!


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