Monday, December 27, 2010


It's almost the New Year, 2011! So what resolutions do you have for yourself this coming year? Are you just fulfilling one hope or dream on your list, or are you courageous and tackling all of them. One of my best friends, Rebecca, put it well. In her own words ..."In 2011 I am going to do the things that I am most scared of. The things that I have thought about for years, but never accomplished due to self doubt. Taking risks and re-investing in myself (my brain)." I admire Rebecca's courage and strength and have no doubt that she will accomplish what she sets out to do.

For myself, however, my resolutions tend to be smaller but just as important. But these little resolutions are sure to make a big impact in my life.
  • Take nothing for granted. (health included)
  • Spending more time outside (especially with my k-9 baby boy, Paisan)
  • Traveling more (even if it is to just get out of the city)
  • Spending more time with the people that mean the most to me.
  • Taking more time for myself and taking better care of me.
  • (This is the most important)...LEARNING TO SAY "NO"! (at least to some things :)
This last one I have struggled with my whole life and will probably continue to struggle with. I am a self professed "People Pleaser". It's one of the many reasons I love being a hairstylist...Instant gratification all day long, for both parties. While making people happy makes me happy...I also have to remember to take time for myself, because that makes me happy too! :) The idea is BALANCE!!!

I believe that 2011 is MY year, and I want to be present for all the moments it has to offer.  This coming year, I wish all of you an abundance of Love, Peace, Happiness and Balance!

(courtesy of


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!

I have had the most amazing time with family and friends! I have even gotten to experience a "White Christmas"! It absolutely beautiful outside and it just keeps on coming! Might get stuck at the Aunt's house for a few days but we have plenty of food and presents to keep our bellies full and happy!

I hope everyone out there has an incredible Christmas day! Enjoy and I will be back to blogging regularly soon! Kisses and Hugs to everyone!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Have you been Naughty or Nice?

Well, I have been naughty! Sorry I haven't been posting very much lately. It has been very busy at work and there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in a day! Not to mention I will be with the family right before Christmas through the New Year! I will try to get some more posts in before I leave, but just like for everyone else, the Holiday Seasons are busy busy busy!!! I hope everyone is enjoying the season and I hope you all have been good so that Santa brings you what you've asked for! :) Take care and I promise to post a lot more frequently in the New Year!!!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Pineapple Express

A Little Weather Lesson

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are experiencing the "Pineapple Express". For those who are not familiar with this weather phenomenon, it's quite simple and somewhat interesting. Click here for a satellite image of the P. Express that has been happening more recently in the past few years.

Basically what this means for the good people of the NW, is we get tons of rain and lots of frizzy hair as a by-product of all the wetness in the air.

What does one do to help relieve all this unwelcome frizz???...

You either go with the flow, literally...or you pull out a arsenal of product and cross your fingers. 

My personal way of dealing is using the flat iron subtly to give the hair a slight wavy look, (seen as how it will end up that way), or add some anti- frizz serum to enhance an already wavy or curly look. 

Another great way to deal with the frizz is to put your hair up or at the very least, clip out of your way. I found these great clips on Etsy by Baubles-n-Bows.

Either way, just like the weather, sometimes you can't predict the hair. Chances are, you are better to go with the flow, instead of against. Don't forget your umbrella or your paddle!!!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Hair Accessories

Tis the Season for all the fabulous Holiday parties! Here are some great hair accessories from Nordstrom
to help show off your Holiday hair.

These little embellished bobbies look great on short hair.

A Juicy Headband with a few charms.

Imagine hair that is swept up and back and then add this delicate headband for romantic glamor.

Lovely clip to wear Mediterranean style.

This headband works well with hair down or up.

This headband adds a touch of color and sparkle.

For those who like to be understated but still make a statement.

Love the style and the comfort of this headband.

Look Here for more great ideas that Nordstrom has offer with hair accessories!  Have fun shopping and looking Extraordinary!


Monday, December 6, 2010

Quote of The Day


That about sums it up!  

Hope your Monday is going well!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Harper Bazaar's 10 Best cuts of 2010

Being that 2010 is coming to a end in a few weeks, Harpers Bazaar picked who they thought got the best cuts and styles for 2010. Let me know if you agree!!!

Emma Watson showing some gumption and style after all the Harry Potter movies...

Click below to see who the other winners are for  2010!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Victoria's Secret

Guess what is on tonight on CBS? You guessed right...Victoria's Secret Fashion Show!

Katy Perry and Akon performing for the big show

Brazilian Model Adriana Lima to wear the Million Dollar Bra

Behind the scene shots...

Finale shot of all the girls!

Enjoy the show! It's sure to be quite entertaining :) Not to mention the 
beautiful hair walking down the runway!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Wow. Happy Holidays!

I can not believe Wednesday is the first day of December! Is it me or do the years just keep getting faster and faster? Are you ready??? Do you have all your decorations up? We have already had a little snow (and ice) this year and I am almost done with my Christmas shopping! You gotta love the internet :) Black Friday was in full swing! So many people and holiday shoppers in the city for the parade and the tree lighting in Westlake Center! It felt like Times Square in New York :) If that doesn't get you in the Holiday spirit, I don't know what will :)

I was just sitting here planning out the new year for our Creative Team and I swear 2011 is already full :) I am beginning to wonder if I will be able to take a vacation next year...Time will tell. (don't worry Mom!!! I'm working on it! :)

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of doing all the wedding hair for my client's wedding party, Kristin Harbert! I could not have been more excited and elated to be a part of such a beautiful ceremony. I would show you pictures, however, my camera is on the fritz. Need to get that fixed ASAP! Take my word that the bride and all her bridesmaids were unbelievably beautiful! Congrats Kristin and Christopher! You guys make a beautiful and wonderful couple. I wish you nothing but an abundance of love, happiness and prosperity in the many years to come.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Eighties Comeback???

All I have to say is that if the hairstyles of the 80's decide to make a comeback, then I hope they look like this...

Flash Dance Style

Eniko Mihalik by Nico for Harper’s Bazaar Spain October 2010
Lily Cole by Andreas Sjödin for Vogue Nippon January 2007

I might have to brush up on my perming techniques...It's only been about 13 years since I have rolled a perm...hmmmm.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the states! I hope everyone has a wonderful day with friends and family. Thanksgiving is always one of my favorite holidays. A day of friends, family, rest, food and more food :)

I am so thankful for the many people who make my life much brighter and a heck of a lot of fun! Thank you family, friends and clients. My life wouldn't be as amazing without you! Thank you to those who read this blog. It means a lot to me. Much love and happiness to you all!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

American Music Awards 2010

I will start with the worst of the evening. Hands down Ke$ha has my vote for, "WHAT the heck were you thinking!!!!"  While I do love watching celebrities push the envelope with wardrobe and makeup, this was just a big fat FAIL! Better luck next year...

Always saving best for last is....(drumroll).......

I can't even believe my fingers are going to type this person's name.....

This performer has the same first name as my favorite brother......

Taylor Swift! OMG...Doesn't she look amazing! I can't believe my eyeballs...

I love the color and the cut...very grown up.
Way to go Taylor, on the new look. It suits you well!
I hope that everyone has a great Thanksgiving eve and enjoy the feast with family and friends! :)


Monday, November 22, 2010

Ombre Hair Color

Ombre is a French term meaning "two toned".  Ombre hair is the look you get when you normally color your hair but do not go for regular touch ups. This is what naturally happens to kids during the summer months when their hair gets lighter from the sun and then fall and winter come along, leaving the kids with two toned hair. Lighter on the ends and darker at the roots. Having this technique done on your hair, is being happy and proud of your natural hair color. To sum Ombre up, I think it was Sarah Jessica Parker who coined the phase "Poverty Roots".

Ombre hair is the more extreme version of a close relative of another french technique called Balayage. Defintion: A free style technique of  painting highlights onto the hair. Balayage is meant to give your hair the sun kissed summer version of your natural hair color. Both of these techniques tend to work better on women who have little to no gray in their natural hair color. They can also be done over a all over color, but make sure you hair is in good health before jumping right in. Both blondes and brunettes can pull off either of these looks. But I have to say that too dark of a brunette might get a little warmer than one is hoping for.

Ombre Examples
Ashley Simpson

Drew Barrymore

Much lighter ends

Great with long wavy locks

Balayage grown out

Extreme creative version of the Ombre technique

Balayage Examples

SJP sporting Balayage

Gisselle, the model who put Balayage on the map!

Tastefully executed sun kissed Balayage

Even though these trends are usually seen around in the spring and summer, sometimes you just need a little pick me up for the winter blues. Have fun exploring these two creative techniques.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Electric Feel

Seattle has been a little snowy and very cold today. It has been a great day to snuggle with the the pooch and make a sweet potato pie from scratch. Crust and all. :) A little trial run for Thanksgiving.

However, usually this time a year, a lot of static occurs with peoples hair. There just isn't enough moisture in the air to keep the static away. But I have a remedy...Fabric softener sheets!!! Who knew! If your are in a pinch, these sheets work wonders on making static disappear instantly. Not to mention, it gives your hair that fresh "out of the laundry" smell!

Try it and let me know how it works for you!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Disconnect Magazine

For all my fellow hairstylists and anyone who loves the art of hair, here is the online version of Disconnect Magazine which is a Hong Kong publication. I absolutely adore the artistry and innovation of the collections that are on display in this magazine. Have fun perusing some of the most amazing and creative collaborations.

You can also be a fan of Disconnect Magazine on Facebook by clicking here.



Monday, November 15, 2010

The Messy Chignon

One of my favorite things about having longer hair is the ability to pull it up out of the way...Hence these great messy chignon looks that look effortless and work from day to evening.

These above, are four great examples of how to achieve a distinctive classy chignon.

Love this unique idea of tying cord or ribbon around a pony tail first then shaping into a chignon.

Great use of a little extra hair but keeping it classy.

Have fun playing around with some of these looks. Your sure to be the envy of all the gals at the ball :)


Sunday, November 14, 2010


One of my talented co-workers, Elle Holiman, did a wonderful 3 page spread in the November/December Issue of 425 magazine. This is perfect for the Holidays! One hairstyle, 3 different looks! Way to go Elle!

Great job and beautiful work! This gets me inspired for my holiday hair!!! :)

Have a great Sunday and I'll get back to a normal posting schedule.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

BIG Hair!

Jessica Stam, Canadian Model

Who doesn't love BIG hair? Takes me back to my southern roots where everything is done bigger :) This is a great style for a Holiday Party! Hard to believe the Holiday's are right around the corner...Time to start preparing for all the get togethers! Very easy to add a fun head band with a little shimmer. Might add a pep to your step and a twinkle in your eye!  Have fun planning your Holiday Party looks!!! :)
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