June 18, 2013

Salon Owner

As of February 1, 2013 I am a salon owner! I bought an existing Aveda salon in Littleton, Colorado that is now called Mode Salon. Stop by the new website and check it out www.modeonmain.com

October 4, 2010

Brazilian Blowout Scandal Update

Brazilian Blowout has come under fire since the Oregon OSHA tested their solution as said it contains formaldehyde. Brazilian Blowout came out this year with a new solution that they claimed does not contain formaldehyde or any "hyde" type ingredients.  I was shocked to hear anything different, but reserved judgment until I heard from Brazilian Blowout. Here is what they said today

Official Statement from Brazilian Blowout


As the investigation of the OSHA claim continues, Brazilian Blowout is pleased to announce that the manufacturer of the Brazilian Blowout Professional Solution, Cadiveu, stands behind the integrity of its products citing that "recent independent lab tests, conducted by Cadiveu's US division, again confirm that this professional solution does not contain formaldehyde."

We will continue to release updates on the investigation as they become available.
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September 20, 2010

What's in a Foil?

Over the summer I completed a 6 week color program called Red Chocolate. The color portion was taught by the color master David Adams. To say I learned a few things about being a better colorist would be an understatement-It pretty much rocked my world and then some.
We did a class on foiling and talked about what's in the foil. I though you all might find it interesting that you can have more than just traditional weaved highlights in there. So do you know what your colorist is putting in your foils?
Slices-similar to traditional highlights can be a little to much bolder effect depending on the thickness of slice
Color melting-where 2-3 colors "melt" into each other so you can see where they begin or end. This is one way of doing the gradient or ombré color that is super hot right now
Singles-good for curly hair a small section is placed into the foil in a more random pattern
Tips-also good for curly hair hair-the mid length is backcombed so that just the ends get the color
Diffused Highlights-similar to tips-hair at scalp is backcombed and mid length and ends are colored

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June 28, 2010

Spin Pins

I heard about these new hair pins by Goody called spin pins. They claim to replace using 20 bobbypins in your hair for upstyles. I found them at my local Target and have tried them a couple of times. Overall they are pretty cool, but for someone who has medium to fine hair like me, although a ton of it I had to do a little back combing to thicken up my hair so the pins ends wouldn't show. I wish they made them in different lengths. They also claim you don't need a ponytail holder first, but I found you do otherwise some of those side hairs fall out when the style loosens a bit.

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June 2, 2010

Janine Jarman's Feather Braid

After I saw my girl Janine do this on Shear Genius I just had to know how to do it. I searched the internet and couldn't find anything. So I took to twitter to ask the source. Here is her answer Janine Jarman's feather braid Much love girl you are super talented!

May 24, 2010

Scarf Braid

Braid are everywhere these days as you might know. I opened this months Allure Magazine and saw the idea of braiding a scarf into your braid. Oldie (famous hairdresser) did it for an Hermes ad. Here is my version. You make a pontail, then tie the scarf around the ponytail. Next, you make the pony into 3 section with the scarf in 2 of them. Braid. When you get to the bottom secure all with a rubber band. Last, Wrap the ends of the scarf around a couple of times and knot. Easy peasy right?

April 29, 2010


Off to Vegas for the weekend for an Aveda hair show called Jam Sessions. Hope to have some great info and inspiration when I get back. Well that and a tan :)
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