Globetrotting for Good Hair!

 

This past October, I was grateful to experience the Mounir The Transformation Masterclass in Milan, Italy. What a wonderful class it was and I'm so excited to bring the knowledge I gained to my clients! Check out the photos and videos below. 

Mounir is known throughout the world for his transforming color and cuts. To have the opportunity to take his class was a dream come true, and to travel to Italy was just icing
on the cake!

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If you want to be even more mesmerized by Mounir’s haircut and color transformations, you’ll definitely want to follow him on Instagram to see more of his artistic work. In addition to his Beirut salon (which has 2.6 million fans and a 4.9-star rating on Facebook, BTW), Mounir has two salon locations in Kurdistan in Iraq.

 

80s hair is back? Our 5 favorite flashback trends!

Am I having flashbacks?  Nope! Looks like the hair of my youth is making a comeback. Let's hope this trend brings less AquaNet than we used back in the day! The earth will thank us!

The good news is the opulent, teased, gelled-to-oblivion '80s hair is making a come back, in a subtle less over the top way. We have left behind the side ponys, feathered bangs and teased-plastered hair that doesn't move. So what's been seen on the runways?

First, Shaggy Bobs
Who can forget Blondie's punk shaggy bob in her Heart of Glass video?  This year on the runways we noticed this great signature look is coming back!

 Still shot from Heart of Glass video courtesy of youtube.com

Still shot from Heart of Glass video courtesy of youtube.com

Second, Rainbow Colors
We have Cyndi Lauper to thank for this! She was definitely a trend setter of this hair fashion. In the 80s she had bright reddish orange hair with streaks and sections of yellow, blue, purple, the list goes on. Thankfully this trend is making a comeback in a more subtle way, with Pastels, and highlights of bright fashion color mixed with your natural hair color. We have even done this on a few clients, check it out.

 image courtesy of fora.mtv.ca 

image courtesy of fora.mtv.ca 

Third, High Pony
This is an 80s trend we can all get on board with! Madonna has been know to sport the high pony quite a bit in her early career. And with all this crazy summer heat it's the perfect trend to make a come back.

 image courtesy of fora.mtv.ca

image courtesy of fora.mtv.ca

Fourth, Volume and Tight Curly Perms... yes I said perms...
If you're anything like me you think of perms and that awful smell that burns your eyes comes to mind! Well good news ladies, perms have come a long way, and formulas aren't as harsh and toxic as they used to be.  This is kind of a double, as Volume is all over the runway this years, which is what you get with a Tight Perm! Whitney Houston rocked the tight curly perm with Volume all throughout the 80s!

 image courtesy of fora.mtv.ca

image courtesy of fora.mtv.ca

Fifth, Shaved Patterns & Sections
This is another trend that Cyndi Lauper was in on since the beginning. She has inspired quite a bit of hair fashion over the years! But she's not the only one who loved this trend in the 80s, Will Smith, Boy George, Vanilla Ice. Recently many current celebrities such as Kelly Osborne, Rihanna, Demi Lovato and many more have been rocking the shaved sides!

above screen grabs courtesy of youtube.com

 

My Favorite Spring Trends for 2017

So much great styling this spring giving me all the feels!!  I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you!

Shaggy Lob- This Spring Shag is Back! image courtesy of: refinery29.com

 Hair with Bold heavy lines, bobs and wedges!  image courtesy of: refinery29.com

Hair with Bold heavy lines, bobs and wedges! image courtesy of: refinery29.com

 The Shaggy Grow Out!  image courtesy of: harpersbazaar.com

The Shaggy Grow Out! image courtesy of: harpersbazaar.com

 Sleek High Pony!  image courtesy of: cosmopolitan.com

Sleek High Pony! image courtesy of: cosmopolitan.com

 Super sleek-pin straight Cher hair!  image courtesy of: harpersbazaar.com

Super sleek-pin straight Cher hair! image courtesy of: harpersbazaar.com

 The Dropped out Perm- Use a chopstick curling iron to create skinny spirals!  image courtesy of: cosmopolitan.com

The Dropped out Perm- Use a chopstick curling iron to create skinny spirals! image courtesy of: cosmopolitan.com

How to Choose the Best Hair Color for your Skin Tone: BLONDES

Having the right hair color makes such a big difference in how you look, which is why choosing the correct one is so important.  We all have different skin tones and types and it's not always as simple as just choosing a color and going for it. If you aren't trained in color theory, you won't know what the most flattering hues go with your skin color.

As information on the internet isn't always accurate or clear, I've decided to put together some tips and images to help you along! This weeks installment is: BLONDES

Determining your Skin Tone can often be the hardest part, So here are some descriptions and some celebrity examples of each skin tone.

  • Fair types often have freckles and may suffer some redness. They burn easily, may have sensitive skin, and may have cool or warm undertones.  Celebrity examples: Nicole Kidman, Gwen Stefani, Reese Witherspoon and Kate Bosworth
  • Light types may burn in the sun, but then that burn often turns to a tan. They may suffer some spotty redness, such as on the cheeks only, and their skin may be somewhat sensitive. Both cool and warm undertones are possible. Celebrity examples: Kirsten Dunst, Scarlett Johansson, Amanda Seyfried and Britney Spears
  • Medium types don’t usually have to worry about burning much, and often have warm undertones. Those who look like they have a tan year-round even without sun exposure may have “olive” skin with a warm or neutral undertone. Celebrity examples: Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Cameron Diaz
  • Dark types rarely burn and usually have warm undertones. Often describes African Americans and women of Indian descent. Celebrity examples: Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce,
    Tyra Banks, and Mary J. Blige
  • Very dark types may be described as “ebony” or “deep” and can have warm or cool undertones. Celebrity examples: Gabrielle Union, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, and Lauren Hill

The Above are great options for those with Fair and Light Skin Tones with Pink Undertones

 

The Above are great options for those with Medium Skin Tones and Olive Undertones

 

The Above are great options for those with Medium to Dark Skin Tones and Golden Undertones

 

The Above are great options for those with Medium to Darker Skin Tones and Warm Undertones

Winter Blues got you down? Here are my Favorite Spring Color Trends!

If you've been watching the news this week, you can see that Winter is just not letting go!  And even though I know I'm lucky to live in Florida — where our winter is almost non existent, we also had a 46 degree night earlier this week. But I don't want to let this cold winter weather to get me down . . . so here are some Spring Color Trends to keep us warm until Spring really does roll around. 

Natural root with balayage and golden bronde


Beach Bouncy Curl


Balayage Highlights


Lob with Natural Root and Balayage with Natural Highlights