Sunday, September 25, 2011


Love this quote and it couldn't be more true!~

"The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary."

Vidal Sassoon

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

NAHA Awards

NAHA, (North American Hairstylists Awards), is the hairstylist version of the Oscars. It's where bright new talent as well as experienced talent is all brought together and artists are recognized for their creative abilities. It's of the biggest trade shows of the year and it is held in Vegas. There are 13 different categories in which a hairstylist/makeup artist can submit their work. Categories range from Avant Garde, Texture, Hair Color to Master Stylist; It covers everything. There is so much planning and detail that goes into these shots. Everyone pours their heart and soul into these images and you can most definitely tell.

This all took place in mid July. I'm a little late but still I think these artists' work need to be shared. For those of you who read this blog and don't do hair for a living, this is art in it's truest form. For those who are in the beauty industry, I hope you are inspired by some of the pictures below. Enjoy scrolling thru these...Amazing work! Bravo to all the stylists who came in top 5 as well as the winners!

Winner: Dimitrios Tsioumas



{Hairstylist of the Year}
Winner: Eli Mancha
Chicago, IL

{Avant Garde}
Winner: Jake Thompson
Salt Lake City, UT

{Master Stylist}
Winner: Kris Sorbie

{Contemporary Classic}
Winner: Simon Chercuttie
Montreal, QB

{all photos courtesy of}

These are just a few of the many artists that submitted their work in each category. 
If you would like to see more of each artists submissions, please click here.

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day!

I hope that everyone can find a little or a lot of peace today!

Happy Labor Day :)


Thursday, September 1, 2011

First day of September!!!

Because it's the first day of September and it happens to be my favorite time of year, I thought it would show you the new color that Chanel offers for fall.  Look how pretty! This is the "Graphite" collection, proving that chrome is sticking around for one or more seasons. 
Available now, anywhere Chanel is sold. Happy polishing!

Have a great day!


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fashion First

Fashion First
Thursday, September 15th, 2011
SODO Showbox
Seattle, WA

Get your tickets here!

Hope to see you there!!!


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's been awhile...

I had to take a rather long break from blogging. A lot has happened since I blogged last. Some good some sad. I'll start with the sad first. In late July, I lost a dear friend and co-worker Cameron Amos. He was on his way to being an amazing stylist. He was taken too soon and will be forever remembered by myself, our co-workers, friends and family. He is a precious soul with a hearty laugh, who even though left this world too soon, has left a beautiful impression on my heart.

Secondly, I lost my Grandmother in early August. She was an amazing grandmother and while I am sad she is gone I know that she will be watching over me and our family. I will miss her dearly and the bright smile that would come across her face when I would visit. Rest in Peace Cameron and Mema. Love you both.

Now, for the hair side of things...Without jinxing the final product, we had a very successful photo shoot for SEVEN a couple of weekends ago. We should be expecting shots this coming week and I am super excited about seeing the images. The photographer for the day was Alvin Nguyen. So much talent in that guy! Our wardrobe stylist was Stacy Zimmerman. The gals looked amazing when it was all put together; wardrobe, hair and makeup. Rick Toth and Tanya Rodriguez were our resident makeup artists.

We had 5 models all together; Lottie, Shawn, Courtney, Ning and Jessica. We spent two days making sure everything came together accordingly. The theme throughout the shoot was a strong fringe and some geometry in the haircuts. Sunday was spent meeting the girls and getting their hair ready for the next day. Antonio, Lindsay and myself cut and colored the girls hair from 9am until 5pm. Monday morning started early at 7am and we began shooting at 10am. We finally wrapped up shooting by 3pm. I was exhausted to say the least, but in a good, I've accomplished something kind of tired.

Below are some of the behind the scenes shots...Enjoy!

As soon as I am able to put up pics of the final product I will be posting! 
Have a great day!!!


Monday, August 29, 2011

2011 MTV's VMA

It was a music star studded evening last night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Everyone from Lady Gaga, in drag, to Katie Holmes was either performing or presenting. Below are a few of the evening's fashions...

Adele's hair here, matches the intensity and bigness of her voice. 
I personally love the throw back style on her.

Beyonce showing off her baby bump!

 Justin Bieber's new style, which I am not particularly fond of. 
I actually prefer his signature cut compared to this one.

While I would never choose this color for myself, I think it is very well done. 
Even the style is flawless. It works for Katy.

Nicki Minaj...Is there anything else to say?...

If you missed the show last night you can get all the highlights on  I hope you enjoy your day!!!!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Nordstrom Designer Preview Pictures

Ok, what a fun evening. This show was beautiful in every way and I am so excited to show you some behind the scene shots as well as some beautiful runway shots that were taken by Vivian Hsu. I'll keep the words short on this post just so you can look at all the pretty pictures! Enjoy!

{Behind the Scenes...}

{Lining up}


{Runway shots courtesy of Vivian Hsu}

Enjoy your Sunday!!!


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