29 August 2012

let's talk hair

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:

to 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.






15 comments:

  1. wow! amazing at-home set up! very cool!

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  2. Fun post! I would love to hear about dealing with dark hair that is getting strands of gray! I am only 37- and don't want to Pulllla my hair back etc until I deal with the gray!!!!!! Love to hear your ideas on options!!

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  3. Fun post! I would love to hear about dealing with dark hair that is getting strands of gray! I am only 37- and don't want to Pulllla my hair back etc until I deal with the gray!!!!!! Love to hear your ideas on options!!

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  4. Fun post! I would love to hear about dealing with dark hair that is getting strands of gray! I am only 37- and don't want to Pulllla my hair back etc until I deal with the gray!!!!!! Love to hear your ideas on options!!

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  5. i love your space!!! it's so cute! also i heart dry shampoo. well, i use baby powder. because it's cheaper and i'm blonde, so it works. :) i used to wash my hair every single day, now i wash it every FOUR days. i was telling a friend recently who said her hair gets too oily, it will adjust, promise!!

    so worth it.

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  6. I love the salon set-up! Very cool!

    Here's my question:
    I have thin, no-volume on top, curly, crazy, kinky hair that doesn't often accept smoothers/straighteners (my last smoother (Best) was applied 5 weeks ago and my hair's started rejecting it already). Usually I manage by throwing my hair into a ponytail but my stylist (and friend) hates when I do that. What other options would you suggest for styling my hair so it looks "grown up" but is simple and easy? I'm SUPER remedial when it comes to hair. (Also, I have to wash every day because of the current smoother or even with dry shampoo my hair looks flat and greasy.)

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  7. I am also a stylist, and my husband and I have been discussing a possible in home salon! Yours looks awesome! PS. I love KMS products. The style boost is one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing!

    Heidi from

    Ramblingsofafarmerswife.com

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  8. I so wish I was a hair stylist! That's my DREAM JOB! I just don't know how I'd ever do school, be a mom, be a wife, and help pay bills. But before I die, I really, reallly, really hope it's in the cards for me to do hair!

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  9. Love your sweet salon!!! So cute, and you hair looks beautiful! xo Heather

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  10. first, lets talk about how cute you are. you're really cute. your hair is cute.
    second, lets talk about how I wish SO badly that I could come to your house and get my hair done. mostly so I could see you & your boys.
    my question is, when are you moving to southern CA so you can my my hair girl?!
    xo.

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  11. I wish I could embrace my dirty hair, but if I don't wash it every day it gets so oily and itchy, I can't even handle it! I envy people who say they're on "Day 4 Hair"- oy! I can't even get to Day 2! Love your space for doing hair! Thanks for all the tips! xoxo

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  12. once upon a time i showered and washed my hair multiple times each day. ocd issues.
    the lord has relaxed me, mostly with my son making it impossible now :)
    i wanna try this hair makeover biz!

    my question for you is, can i marry your hair?

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  13. Can you offer a few tutorials on cute, easy up-dos? The only way I know how to put my hair up is in a ponytail or a messy bun that does a lot of damage to my hair. I don't like ponytails because I hate the feeling of the hair on my neck when it's pulled up. Thanks!

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  14. What can I do with THICK, wavy, FRIZZY hair...is there any hope that I can NOT dry/flat iron every time I wash? I just want to be able to hop out of the shower, throw something in my hair, and have it air dry soft and not frizzy. Everything I've tried does not successfully tame the frizz or leaves it looking crunchy and wet all day. Needless to say, I wear a lot of ponytails/buns..."mom" hair:(

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  15. that is amazing to have such a cool room like that in your house!
    I would so come see you for some ombre. how fun that you can do it to yourself whenever you want!

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