Monday, March 29, 2010


I recently received a call from a new client who did extensive research for balayage. As with most of my new color clients, entering the phrase “BEST BALAYAGE IN NYC” brought them to my blog. [smile]

Anywho, after a brief consultation we jumped right into painting to our hearts delight while engaging in a deep conversation about the economy, food, fashion and babies (since she recently had one of her own).

Then we started speaking about Orlo and magazine covers. My client was so happy to announce that Gisele B√ľndchen is wearing her jewelry on the April cover of Vogue magazine.

I congratulated her and segued into a conversation regarding jewelry – one of my biggest obsessions. Here is more on my client’s business.


Thursday, March 4, 2010


Hairstylists I am happy to announce the latest addition to my work. I will now be writing for another blog on , an educational site and community for Hairstylists. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on my many topics.

Antonio Gonzales


Tuesday, March 2, 2010


There are two words to describe this episode and they’re “DRAMA BABY”!

First of all, the contestants were in full force like modern day super heroes ready to save the world from bad hair. This week, I couldn’t even keep up with the excitement and the challenges, so here it is in a nutshell. Or shall I say in a cutshell?

Overall, the episode kept me on the edge of my seat. You are guaranteed some “ooh’s and ah’s” with a little laughter here and there. The first challenge was all about recreating the look of a chosen flower while incorporating it into your model’s hair. And BABY, not everyone is a florist!

The guys and gals did their best, but the strongest in my opinion were Brian and Janine. But the judges chose April instead of Janine. However, Brian ultimately won fair and square with his creation. It was actually pretty clever. He temporarily changed the texture and color of his model’s hair and gave it more of a tribal feel. The flowers added also worked very well.

The judges said Adee’s floral do was the worst. You could not sell those flowers to anyone!

Then the second challenge required contestants to redo the hairdos of an assigned Bride’s Maid at an Indian Wedding and make them look spectacular. Now for those of you who don’t know, I grew up in a predominantly Indian village and watched many classical Indian movies as a kid. Consequently, I was excited to see this challenge.

Drum roll…Orlando Pita’s in the house.

(Orlando's work)

As he walked around you could see the contestant’s eager to show him their stuff. The best was Brian. I was so proud of him. He is really shining and coming forward. It looked clean, the extensions were blended well and the bride’s maid was gleaming. She looked very traditional.

The judges thought Adee was the worst. Think Annie on crack! I have seen so many hairstylists that are very talented hair cutters break down when it comes to styling hair. This was a classic example of “the bark is bigger than the bite”. So we bid adieu to Adee.

I look forward to the upcoming episodes to see who will be the next Shear Genius.


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