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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April 23, 2010

Fishtail, Fishbone or Feather?

Braid that is. Whatever you want to call it I've been a bit obsessed with them the last couple of months. I've rocked it in the back, to the side and even did a bun on Tuesday. They are super easy and look very cool.

My friend Christine taught me an easy way.
1. Take your hair into 2 strands (not 3) to start the braid
2. Take the outside of the right side and cross over to become the inside of the left strand
3. Take the outside of the left strand cross over to become the inside of the right strand.
4. Repeat until you have reached the end.
Easy peasy right? Now go rock it!
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April 8, 2010


Love it when my work gets published. Here is something Charlie Price and I did back in December. He did hair and I did make up for a Pure Hair Extensions photo shoot and it got published in 303 magazine (page 42-49) as well.

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April 6, 2010

Cut-A-Thon for Earth Month

Every year Aveda does Earth Month (not just Earth Day). This year we are hosting a cut-a-thon at my salon on Sunday, April 11th from 11am-4pm. All the proceeds go to Western Resource Advocates. Cuts are just $15! Blowdry style $10 and Brows $15. I will be cutting hair from 12:45pm until 2:30pm so stop by and see me for a cut.
Eminently Hair Salon
457 Wadsworth Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80226

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April 2, 2010

Brazilian Blowout

Here is some awesome feed back from a new client who received a Brazilian Blowout from me.

Hi Shareena,
I was in almost three weeks ago for the Brazilian blowout, and my hair is still doing well! I thought you would want a little bit of feedback since the Brazilian Blowout is still a bit new. The first few days it was really straight (almost moreso than I usually like) and then it got a little bit of it's bounce/waves back. I was in Spain this past week, in some rainy and humid weather, and my hair was a little pooffy, but barely used a flat iron. Each day I can still get by with just blowdrying (which takes about 6 minutes compared to the 40 it took before!) and then maybe running a flat iron over it quickly if I really want a straight look, but since I usually leave my hair wavy there have been many days that I haven't used the flat iron at all! I am definitely happy with the results, and will be making an appointment to have it done again in another month or so. My life is so much easier now, I can't believe how much of a difference it makes!

Thank you!!


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Shear Genius 3

Well I called it from episode 1. Brig, Matthew and Janine for the final 3.
The first challenge was to do Camila's hair. Seriously what was with her 2 tone hair? We know she has the money to get those roots done and if she was trying to grow out her color there is a better way to do it than just not get color done YIKES! Brigs updo was a bad prom hairdo with all those loop d loops going on. Jon's was ok, but a bit of a mess with no volume in the crown where it should be. Janine's was cute and very her style and maybe not so much Camilla's. Matthew's was almost there. Why on earth does he always throw in a weird Matthew touch? The hair sticking out the side of the chignon was so stupid. Overall I guess his was the best out of them, but really they all were a bit sloppy.
Elimination challenge was to do 3 looks 2 on models and one on themselves. Brig went for over the top Avant Garde. So annoying. Avant Garde doesn't mean a shit pile on someones head. I do avant garde hair and I know it can be done neat and clean and still be avant garde. And why on earth didn't any judge mention she had a BOBBY PIN SHOWING. Hairdressing 101 no pins showing unless it's part of the style! How could she win the challenge with a giant pin in the FRONT showing? Guess the producers wanted her in the finale so much they were willing to overlook a rookie mistake like that.
Jon was almost there taking his thin hair girl and making here look great with lots of hair. If only he would have give his red head beautiful Hollywood waves he could have taken home the win and been in the finale instead of Brig.
Matthew what was up with the picture of himself? He has way more personality then that boring picture showed. His styles were good, but not great. I think the heavy bang on that dark hair model is a little played out. The blonde was pretty, but I didn't love so much curl. His Dolly from last week was better.
Janine. I loved her straight hair with the black to purple it's was very hip and really her. The fro she did was just a bit off. I think I would have liked to see it bigger and rounder. She should have won the challenge, but I guess the producers got Janine fatigue like they did with Charlie last year. I just hope it doesn't spill over into the finale and they crown the wrong person Shear Genius. I've picked Janine as my winner from episode 1. So I'm rooting for her!
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March 29, 2010

Make up lessons

I know my blog is about all things hair, but I'm a make up artist too. I wanted to let my readers know that I do make up lessons at the salon for $35 which you can redeem in products. I think it's an amazing deal since most salons offer lessons at about $60 and you don't get to take anything home. Come see me and we can play with make up!
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March 19, 2010

Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair

I've been trying out this new leave in conditioner and to say I'm in love is a bit of and under statement.

Back in 2007 Aveda discontinued their Elixir leave in conditioner and I've been hoarding some since then because it was my favorite. 3 years later they have finally made a worthy replacement or I should say superior replacement. The daily hair repair is the best detangler I've used-ever. Put it on and the comb glides through the hair like a hot knife through butter! Amazing! And it repairs the hair to boot! It's not on shelves quite yet, you'll have to wait until next month to pick some up. In the meantime you can get on the waiting list. Try it and let me know what you think.

March 12, 2010

Shear Genius 3

Things are heating up between Brig and Matthew and I love it!

This week the contestants had to do a precision cutting challenge-most failed. I find it sad that when faced with a challenge that happens every day in the salon so many couldn't step up. I teach all my new stylists that you have to master the basics before you break out of the box. I think several of these hairdressers went for out of the box and they are lackin some basic skills. And while I detest Brig I agree with her that Matthew is nearing the end of his tricks. I was very happy Janine won the short cut challenge. I picked her as my season 3 winner from the start. Brian-the dumb blonde routine is getting old! It's so time for you to leave-please! So I have to ask WTF is with Jon and his back pack? Is he Dora the Explorer?

I'm getting very disappointed in the elimination challenges not being more salon focused. Photoshoots are so NOT what most of us do everyday. And while it's great that Matthew wins the photoshoot and runway challenges it doesn't show that he can cut and color hair-You know what most of us do to pay the bills! Unless you are Orlando Pita you don't get paid or get paid very little to do photoshoots and fashion shows.

Looks like we'll be seeing Matthew for at least 2 more shows. I will laugh my butt off if he makes it to the final because that will mean the 2 hairdressers I assisted will have been Shear Genius finalist! Guess who needs to be on season 4 ;)

March 3, 2010

Shear Genius Season 3 epi 4

I'm back. The last 2 shows were so boring I couldn't bring myself to blog about them. This week was good.

First-when will the SG contestants learn that a wet set takes forever to dry. Really Janine you thought 35 min would be enough? We see it every season and every season someone has wet hair tryin to throw it up into a style.

April's little melt down was f'ing lame! If you get graduated bob as a challenge then do a graduated bob. I think she was scared to do it.

Brian is a little too hippy dippy for me. Looking in his eyes is like looking through a window. Leave already.

Not a bit sad to see Amy go. She was a wet blanket anyway.

Last-Really Bravo? Really? Brig won over Matthew with that craptastic up 3 hair do look! Oy vey! She is sticking around for 2 more weeks.

Remember friends hair is important *vomits*

February 23, 2010

Brazilian Blowout is on!

Here is a link to the Brazilian Blowout I did on fellow Denver blogger Jaime. Her hair came out simply amazing! I'm now taking appointments for them in the salon. Come see me for frizz free hair!

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February 8, 2010

Shear Genius 3-Episode1

My thoughts on the new season of Shear Genius
Matthew saying "google me"= VOM. I worked for Matthew right out of beauty school and 4 months in he quit/got fired by Charlie. He's not a bad hairdresser I just think he is a lot of smoke and mirrors-we'll see

Brig sweetie if you are going to rock a swim suit maybe a little spray tan-white skin shows all the flaws darlin

Janine was as cute as I thought she would be (I follow her salon on twitter) and I loved her runway hair-nice work little lady

Jon made me puke in my mouth a bit. Hate straight male hairdressers who think they are gods gift to women because they can do some hair-whatev!

Amy eh we'll have to wait and see

Adee- don't be such a drama king alright-No need to throw and kick shit

Everyone else slid under the radar so I will wait and see if their are any stand outs this week. I'm making my prediction for the final 3 right now


My good friend Charlie Price sent me a link his recap and well I pretty much agree with him. Here is the recap linky for his on Blogging Bravo. Enjoy!

February 7, 2010

Brazilian Blowout

I'm so excited-we are finally getting Brazilian Blowout at my salon. I've been researching and learning about it for the last several months and I'm in love. Our starter kit should be here Tuesday! I'm going to practice a couple and then it will be on my service menu. Who needs a Brazilian Blowout? Give me a call!
Check out this video to see what it's all about

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February 1, 2010

Make up by Janelle Geason

Had a make up class with 2 time NAHA winner Janelle Geason. We had a really fun day and she did my make up for the class.

January 26, 2010

Seeing Red

My new color-well new in December. It's Aveda intense red/red (r/r) red/orange. Thoughts?

January 21, 2010

Losing It?

Recently I've been getting questions from female clients about hair loss and thinning hair. There are several things that can cause hair loss.

Genes~ Female-pattern hair loss can be passed down from either your mom or dad.

Seasons~ Hair has a growth phase and a resting phase. Once it finishes the resting phase (which lasts 3 to 4 mo) the hair is shed. In winter and summer more hairs are resting so that means we lose more hair in spring and fall.

Stress~ Physical or emotional. Physical stress like childbirth or surgery. Emotional stress like divorces or the loss of a loved one. The shedding usually takes place 3 to 4 months after that time.

Diet~ Radical diets where you don't get enough protein can cause hair loss. Protein is needed to make keratin which makes up hair.

Hormones~ When estrogen drops as it does during menopause the hair shaft dries up and becomes finer which makes it vulnerable to breakage and/or shedding.

Illness~ Thyroid problems, lack of iron, lupus and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to name a few. Also, medications like the ones for lowering cholesterol

If you are seeing signifianct hair loss-more than 100 strands a day take a look at these causes and then check with your doctor.

January 18, 2010

Golden Globes

Ah award season has started.
The hair at the Golden Globes was pretty simple saw lots of low buns like Nicole Kidmans

So many wore their hair down either straight like Reese Witherspoon

I also saw tons loose girls like Julia Roberts.

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January 17, 2010

Pure Extensions Photo Shoot

The Pure Hair Extensions are put in with a copper tube
that is then clamped down to the hair using this tool

Getting the girls ready for the second look

The photographer Babak with the girls

I did the make up for this photo shoot and Charlie did the Hair

It was awesome working with Charlie Price and Babak again