A few of you have asked me about being a stylist.
Questions about color and things I learned in beauty school, the secrets of the trade.
I really do love answering hair and makeup questions, though I'm always learning.
I thought I'd kick off a little beauty q&a by introducing you to my workspace
and sharing one of my favorite products.
After Nick and I got married, I enrolled at Aveda.
I had been cutting hair for awhile for those brave souls who didn't care if I was trained.
Going to school gave me an even deeper love for it - it was a chance to connect with people, all while making them feel more confident in who they were.
When I graduated, I was pregnant with Lute and decided to do hair independently.
Later on, a good friend opened a salon and I worked there for a couple of years,
all while building my hair and makeup business in the wedding industry.
Once that kind of took over, Nick and my brother in law built me a little studio in our house and I love it.
It's totally flexible and allows me to be with our kids full time, only taking clients
as it fits in with the family's schedule. It's perfect.
We took the laundry room from this:
When I asked you all what questions you'd like me to answer on the blog,
several of you commented that you wanted hair secrets.
I'm going to share my daily go to first.
I am in love with this stuff. It's called Makeover Spray, but it's really just dry shampoo.
I have tried several different brands. I wanted to love Suave because it's $3.
It is not even comparable, seriously.
This stuff is pricier (cheaper online than in salons), but it is so worth it.
One thing I learned in beauty school:
don't wash your hair every day.
Going a few days makes for healthier hair, and isn't it so much easier to style?
This is my saving grace on the in between days.
A few of you also asked what this was all about:
So I get a little ambitious during nap time.
I had ombre'd my hair last summer and then got tired of it, and then wanted to do it again.
It was verrrry subtle this time, so I'll probably hit again in the next week or so.
Alright, now it's your turn to hit me up!
What do you want to hear?
Ask me your hair and makeup questions and I'll answer them in a post in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, embrace your dirty hair and hit the snooze button a few more times.
It's totally worth it.