You know what I'm talking about.. those sweet undone looking waves on a lob, that voluminous super messy french twist.. Styles that look so casual and cool, you should be able to do them at home. But.. can you? Do you? Boxer Braids, fishtail braids, french twist, tousley waves... Oh the options.
For someone like myself who has definitely put in my 10,000 hours... it's easy for my to whip that stuff up in 15 minutes. So- I decided to create this as a bookable service, and give you that very option. Because I book myself appropriately, and strive to stay on time- I don't just have the extra 15+ minutes in our service time to give you the extra styling.
I suppose I could add $20 on to my haircut price and extend it by 15 minutes.... but I'm giving you the option instead : )
My Disclaimer! This is in no way, shape, or form wedding or photo shoot hair. It's just not. Why? Because I won't be spending 30 minutes in just prep and foundation work that styles like that require. So- there, I told you. Just trust me.
There is an option to book 15 minutes for up to 15 minutes(this will be most things) or a 30 minute spot- for up to 30 minutes. I recommend sending me a text with the photo before hand- it's easy (text, IG, FB, email). Most braids and a lot of simple updos will be 15 minutes. Lobs or shorter, that want a little wave and personality will be 15 minutes as well.
Want to stop being addicted to coming in? I mean- I don't know why you would, I'm pretty cool to hang out with.. but you can book this with a lesson. Book 30 minutes or 45. You can book that 45 minute spot and suck my brain for every last minute. I would if I were you!
So, don't delay. Book something or text me (or FB or IG...) today!
As a hair stylist, I see a lot of beauty trends come and go. Sometimes it's actually something new, but a lot of times it's just renaming something that already exists. Like... Pumpkin Spice as a hair color trend. It's a thing for those who have avoided already knowing this! But hey, I will jump on that.. for one reason. I love taking people red. Coppers, reds, strawberry blonde.. I love it. So naturally, I fully support this movement that elevates the longtime trend of warming up your hair color in fall. Maybe I should really thank Starbucks and Pinterest, because in the past most people don't have the cajones needed to go full red when fall time boots and layers come out of hiding. It's finally being taken it to the next level in a more mainstream way(perhaps..) LET ME TAKE YOU RED. A nice, natural red, like you were born with it.
Read more to see if you may be a good fit for going pumpkin spice.
This first awesome photo is a great red conversion from a few years back. Thanks, Jona for trusting fully in me! Pumpkin Spice OG right here.
So, considering red? For one, I actually do prefer to say copper, because that's really what you are seeing when you are talking about a "natural" red shade. Natural redheads are warm and coppery- even golden. (Real)Natural redheads have the most fascinating heads of hair as well.. In one parting of hair you will see strands of different coppers, golds, and blondes. Feria eat your heart out. It's gorgeous, and perhaps that's why I love it so much. Or perhaps because it's rare. Or perhaps.. because I have natural redheads in my family. Check out my gorgeous sister below.
And I too have spent a few years rocking red. It's one of my favorites for myself, I just get tired of the maintenance after a year or two.
So, into the what to expect.
-Root touches every 4-6 weeks. You will not want to go longer. It's all good though. Get a good, fun stylist, and it's like chillin with a friend, and you get to leave looking fantastic.
-Use a good protective shampoo..
-Natural reds work best on a neutral skintone.
- If you are a swimmer, in the sun a lot, or have porous(damaged) hair, you will want a color depositing shampoo and/or conditioner.
Really not too bad!
Here is me as a redhead.. : )
Are you considering Balayage for your hair? This Summer I took an incredible two day advanced balayage course, by The Business of Balayage. I always make efforts to find the best classes that are out there. Whether it means traveling to get to them, or waiting until they come to a City near me- it's worth the effort. Why spend time and money on something other then the best? Working this client(below) into balayage. We did a more subtle highlight with some hair painting this time around-so foils and balyage (freehand painting) in between. Hoping to go full balayage next visit! Read on to learn about balayage conversion and if it's right for you.
If you have been getting foils for a while, but are interested in a lower maintenance color, or a more natural, and on trend look- you may be the perfect candidate for a balayage conversion. With balayage, you should expect to see your highlights a bit farther out from your scalp, with exception to the front hair line(if you would like- it looks killer!). This may be a bit of a shock at first... so know it's coming! Do your homework, and get it done right. What is a correct conversion look like? It should not just look like grown out foils.. that is for sure. Expect some hair color to be used to cover some of the old foil work, and create more depth by imitating your natural color. If you are in Austin, book a consult with me to chat about your future conversion!
More of what to expect:
-Few light pieces growing from your scalp- many starting a 1-4 inches from your scalp.
-Brighter color around your face
-Less long visits to the salon for highlights
-Adding glazes to your haircuts in between the balayage appointments to keep color on point.
-People to compliment your hair all of the time!