Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Rise of the Ginger

I've been seeing so many people come into the salon lately wanting to be a red head, myself included. My gingerversery is coming up on Saturday and I almost feel like I should throw a party. A "I'm my true self now..or at least I am what should have been my true self" party. I think I should have been born a ginger. Make all the soulless jokes you want, but I mean, didn't you know...

....ginger is in. And it's beautiful.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How To Tuesday: Jane Iredale Party Makeup

It's my favorite time of year. Pumpkins. Turkey. Mashed potatoes. Presents. And parties. Every other weekend there is a party going on. Whether it's a halloween party, a birthday party, a wedding, or just a good ol' holiday party. It's party season.

And party makeup is on a whole different level. It's not daytime makeup and it's not nighttime/going out makeup. It's a nice in-between.

Jane Iredale does a fantastic job of showing you how to do a lovely party makeup look. I mean, I didn't even have to recreate it or anything.

Check it out below.

What do you think? I love the bronze colors that are used! What is your favorite color to do for a party?

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Link Love 10/26/2012

What did you see online this week?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Travel Essentials

I'm getting ready to embark on a two-week road trip, so naturally all I can think about is what I'm going to pack. I'm not one to over pack..okay that's a lie, but I'm trying to change my over-packing ways. So this list is just as much to help me as it is to help you.

Alright, shall we?

  • Blowdryer- let's face it. those blowdryers in the hotel rooms are terrible. bring your own.
  • flat iron/curling iron- but only one. which do you use more?
  • shampoo/conditioner- obviously.
  • hairspray and one other product- i cannot live without hairspray or sebastian trilliant

  • everything you use on your most minimal day
  • that extra eyeshadow you use on your most made up day 

  • facewash- please don't rely on the hotel's facewash
  • SPF- if you forget everything else, just don't forget your SPF
  • your "i can't live without this" products- mine is skin ceuticals' renew overnight. love that stuff.

What other beauty products are a must pack for you? Tell me in the comments below!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Salon Stuff: Tipping

I've been getting a lot of questions recently about tipping etiquette. I always feel so awkward when I answer, because while tipping at a salon isn't mandatory it is appreciated. Well, I guess the definition of tipping means it isn't something you have to do, but moving on...

I decided to write a post about tipping in salons to help all of you out that...need a little help.

Tipping Percentages. I always tell people it's sort of like a restaurant somewhere between 10-20% of your services. But tip more or less depending on how happy you are.

Your shampoo tech. If a different person shampoos you, always ask the front desk how they are tipped. At our salon, they only receive tips that the client specifically leaves for them. The stylists don't split it or anything. And I don't know about you, but sometimes the shampoo is my favorite part of the service.

Yes, taxes are paid. Hand the stylist cash, they won't have to pay taxes on it. But if you put in on your credit card, it is tracked through the computer system, and the stylists have to pay taxes on them at the end of the year.

That's pretty much all I am asked about. Do you have more questions about tipping at a salon? Leave them in the comments below.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

How To Tuesday: Pin Up Makeup

One of the best things about Halloween, besides Pumpkin Spice Lattes, is getting dressed up and going to Halloween parties...and the candy, can't forget about the candy.

But I love getting to be someone else for a night. We get asked a lot how to do vintage style makeup. It's a big look that people want to do, but don't really know how. Good thing is, it's super easy.

And now you'll know how.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday Link Love 10/19/2012

What did you see online this week?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


If you search the tag "my boyfriend does my makeup" on YouTube...forget about your productivity for the rest of the day, but you can guarantee some laughs.

 We decided to do one of our own. Enter the willing participants: Amanda and Jared. Check it out below.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How To Tuesday: Treating a Burn

Before I begin...

I am not a doctor. Or any kind of medial take my advice all at your own risk.

There. Glad I got that off my chest.

So you know what sucks? Burning yourself with a 400 degree hot tool. What it does to the skin is not a pretty thing. And in our line of work, burning yourself is an everyday thing, so we've learned a couple of tricks over the years.

Prevent the burn. This is the biggest advice I could give. Do what you can to prevent the burn. Seems simple right? For example, this morning I used my rod for the first time since I burned myself with it (it was bad, I thought I was going to have to go to the hospital) so I put on long sleeves, and actually used that protective glove they gave me. No burns today.

But if you do get burned... they say to run it under water for a reason. It really does help. And not for just 30 seconds. You really have to run it under for a long time. Start with 5 minutes. Then see how it goes from there. Check the degree of the burn. If it's really severe, consider seeing a doctor.

Home remedies. There are a thousand home remedies out there. On my last burn I kept mustard on it all day that first day. But be careful what you could be allergic or it could irritate your burn even more.

Burn creams. They are pretty good to have on hand in your medicine cabinet. Just stock it up with one like you would with a pain reliever or hydrogen peroxide.

Speaking of pain relievers. Take one.

Keep it clean and dry. And whatever you do. DO NOT pop the blister.

What are your secrets to treating a burn?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Bold Lips

One of my favorite Fall trends is the bold lip. I've always been a fan of bold lips, normally though I tend to stick to the red shade (I love the vintage look). But recently, I've been seeing a lot of different shades, just as bold.

Pinks. Purples. and Reds, oh my!

To get the perfect lip, follow these steps:

  1. exfoliate. no one lips crispy lips. use a lip scrub, or simply your tooth brush and get rid of all that extra skin.
  2. line them, if you wish.
  3. apply lipstick. but be careful! because of the bold color, it could leave marks on your skin if you get outside the lines. 
  4. blot.
  5. apply again.

Now go forth and bold lips. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

How To Tuesday: Cassidy's Favorite Tutorials

Instead of doing my own tutorial today, I decided to share with you guys my all-time favorite hair tutorials. There are tons out there, but these ones are specifically fantastic.

Which is your favorite? Have you tried any of these at home?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday Link Love 10/5/2012

Share you links in the comments below!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

How To Tuesday: Jimmy Neutron

You guys remember Jimmy Neutron right?

Yeah that guy. The one with the big hair. Well, I'm a firm believer in the bigger the hair, the closer to God. And man, does Jimmy know what's up.

So one of our stylists does her hair in this certain way. We like to call it "The Jimmy Neutron", because, well, it looks like Jimmy Neutron.

I share it with you today.

And my friends...the bigger the better.