Sunday, March 27, 2011

8th Anniversary Party Video

Here is a look at our 8th Anniversary and "Product Revival" Show, hosted at the Baltic Room in Seattle.

SEVEN Product Revival Pedestal Show from Brett Renville on Vimeo.

Have a fabulous day!


Friday, March 25, 2011

New Do!!!!

I am extremely aware at how popular long wavy hair is. It's gorgeous and amazing and wonderfully feminine. I have worn this look for the last 3 years. It's one that doesn't seem to want to go away, with reasons that I am sure that I could fill a post with :). However, yesterday, I reached my breaking point! It had to go and right then. Thanks to one of my best friends and co-workers, Shelli Martin, I now am "ROCKING" the most adorable short hair! I haven't had hair this short since I was 22 and let's just say that was a while ago! ;)

I thought it would be fun to post some pictures of what my hair has looked like just since I started this blog last August...The results are pretty fun. It's interesting how I think that my own hair doesn't change very much...But, I guess I am wrong. It changes way more than I ever thought it did. That is one of the wonderful things about hair...Two actually. The first being that hair does grow. {Otherwise I would be out of business along with the rest of the hair world} Secondly, our hair is one of our accessories. Just like you don't usually wear the earrings, necklace, handbag, shoes, etc...everyday, you can change up your hair to reflect who you are at that moment.

Have fun looking at these pics and I hope that they might just be inspiring "enough", to create some sort of hair change for you! {Even if it is a small one!}

Blonde longer hair from when I started the blog.

Enter, blonde extensions, which I loved! So fun!

 A fun little side braid that I would sport with the extensions.

The, OMG, "I don't have any hair now that my extensions are out and I need to make a change ", look.

The result after doing my color in my bathroom. {I still don't recommend this!}

Me and Noah after a Nordstrom show.

Me presenting my model at our 8th anniversary party.

One of the haircuts that inspired my new look...

Shelli in the process of making it look fab!!!

And, now, MY NEW DO!!!!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my hair!!! Thank you Shelli! You are the best and you are amazingly talented...Especially seeing as how I "pressured" you into cutting my hair! Love you!

Have a wonderful day everyone!!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Eye Lash Extensions

One of my most favorite beauty pleasures is getting eye lash extensions. I've known about them for a while now. Many clients have come in with them...fluttering and batting their fabulous lashes...and I have finally gotten on the band wagon! My gal, Erica Evenson, has been applying extra luxurious lashes to my eyes now for about 2 months. I'm pretty sure that I won't be going back to my natural lashes for a long while. They are unbelievably addictive. {Especially when I barely had any to begin with.}. Just for the fact that I don't have to apply mascara, everyday, to my non-existent lashes, alone, are worth every penny and minute that I spend with Erica.

Below is a series of pictures the "filling" process. I wish I had done the pictures the very first time I went in, so you could see the drastic difference, but that didn't happen. However, it is still a very tedious process that my friend Candice Cusack shot for me. {Candice is a magnificent photographer and has worked on a few blog posts with me. Thank you Candice for you professional expertise. You can find more of her amazing work on her website at }

Before Shot

{If you look closely, you can see that I am missing a few and that they need some TLC.}

Removal of the glue which holds the lashes in place.

Yes, if you must know, your bottom lashes have to be taped down. This does NOT hurt and is NOT uncomfortable at all. I literally sleep...

The lashes that are used are mink hairs.
{The minks are not harmed or killed. They are brushed and then the shed
hairs are used for this purpose.}

Once the right eye is done, then it is onto the left.

Same precautions are taken for the left eye.

You can see in this photo, just how small the lashes are, that are being applied.

This the end result...Thicker, darker and longer lashes. Bellissimo!

Erica Evenson's quaint spa is located in the Sorrento Hotel on Madison and 9th Ave. 
Call and make your appointment at {206}-920-8254.

Have a wonderful day!!!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor

Today, Elizabeth Taylor died at the age of 79. Known in her lifetime for such works as "Cleopatra", "Who's afraid of Virginia Wolff?" which won her an Oscar... her perfumes in the 80's, (Passion, White Diamonds)... and let's not forget, her marriage record. Seven husbands but 8 marriages. Two of which were to Richard Burton, her "Cleopatra" co-star. Taylor's beauty and violet eyes enamored a world and today we lost her.

You will be missed Elizabeth.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Feather Extensions

 There are a few a new kids on the block in extension land. The most popular being "Feather" extensions and the other being "Sparkle" or "Tinsel" hair. The craze for Feather extensions have definitely made it to Seattle. They are everywhere. They come in different colors and widths. You can shampoo and style them just like you would your own hair and they last a pretty long while...up to 3 months. Pretty fun as along as you don't go overboard. Remember the golden rule of, "Less is More"!

Even Jennifer Love Hewitt has been seen sporting this new look...

A great way to add a little drama to your do!

Have fun and enjoy your day.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Old Vidal Sassoon Clippings

I thought I would share these clippings, one because I just saw "Vidal Sassoon the Movie", and two because they are pretty cool. I've now been in this industry for 16 years and have always been in awe of the Sassoon technique it self. To me this technique of cutting is about discipline, precision and artistry.  There are many different ways and techniques to cutting hair, but this is THE one that revolutionized the hair industry. One man, Vidal Sassoon, with his vision and passion paved the way for all of the hairstylists today, whether they use the technique or not. 

If you are at all interested in the beauty world, I hope that you watch this movie. 
Clearly inspiring and wonderfully interesting.

{Grace Coddington and Vidal Sassoon}

Enjoy your Monday!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Nordstrom Spring Designer Preview Portland

Sorry I have been so neglectful! Traveling and working non-stop is sometimes counter productive to me having a chance to blog about all the awesome things we get to do!

Here are the runway pics from the Portland Spring Preview Show. This is one of my favorite runway designs...Simplistic and the colors were stunning. Each of the models looked like they were walking out of a little blue and white box. I loved it!

{All images courtesy of Vivian Hsu/ Team Photogenic}

Love Love Love!

Too bad Spring doesn't happen here a little sooner here in the NW. 
We could use the inspiration from the colors and the beautiful textures.

A little side note...Don't forget that the clocks "Spring Forward" tonight. 
Get ready to lose an hour of sleep. Spring is here!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, March 11, 2011

American Redcross

Just wanted to take a moment and send my love and prayers to those affected by the earthquake in Japan and those affected by the ongoing Tsunamis in the Pacific.

Best way to help Japan is the Redcross text 90999 to donate $10 or or call 1-800-redcross. 
{Take care and I'll be posting catch up posts this weekend.


Friday, March 4, 2011

Nordstrom Spring Designer Preview

Here is a little video from yesterday's rehearsal in Portland, OR., at the Portland Art Museum before the actual show itself. Keep in mind the hair 
has not been made up and yes, these are the 
actual designer clothes that they wear during the show! Beautiful!!!
Enjoy and I will put more pics up soon!

Enjoy your weekend! I'm off to Santa Monica this Sunday to attend a 3 day course at the infamous Sassoon Academy! I can't wait to share moments and pictures from this weekend as well! 
Take care and I'll be back soon!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Portland Bound

Good morning everyone! The creative team and myself are on our way to Portland, OR by train! I've decided that I love the train and now don't want to travel any other way. Any how, the reason we are headed to Portland is for Spring Preview for Nordstrom. All the hair is 70's inspired with a direct reference to Marc Jacobs. Lots of deep side parts, some sleek and smooth and some wild with a crimped effect. Check back soon to see behind the scenes pictures. Should be an exciting and fabulous show!

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