Booby Pins And Hair Pins Are Different

Bobby pins are the work horse of hair dos. Paired with hairspray bobby pins are unstoppable. So how come your Mom never showed you how to use them? Why is it my hairdresser never mentioned it?
Sometimes we don’t get answers because we don’t know the question to ask. Your Mom probably never used them or maybe was plagued by them in her youth. Your hairdresser most likely has made the assumption you know what a bobby pin is and how to use it.
Bobby pins can be found at the drugstore in the hair accessories section. They will most likely cost 3 dollars for a package.
Great so now what?
Using bobby pins does take practice, but should be a quick study.
Bobby pins need friends, a support team if you will. Where one goes a second must cross it to ensure a secured hair do. Clarification… the bobby pins should look like an “X” after you’ve slid them both into your hair. Once you’ve got the hang of this step modification can be made to your “X”.
Now is where the hair pin comes into play. Hair pins are the backup crew. They can smooth out or tuck in any bits of your hair do that hasn’t cooperated and laid nice against your head. These pins should be anchored with existing bobby pins. You tubing a “how to” on this will be a game changer.
MY Basic pinning of any hair, even if it’s just to put a few side pieces back.
1.Start with a small section of hair.
2.Hairspray the section then curl or twist it.
3.Hold the hair where you would like it to be then pin it in place with a bobby pin.
4.Cris cross your placed pin with a second pin to form your “X”.
5.Respray with hairspray. Yes folks more hairspray!
Hopefully this helps get you started down the path of hairdo success.
Practice makes perfect, luckily with hair you don’t have to be perfect.
Happy pinning!

It’s Sanity Not Vanity

So many of us question the importance of our appearance. We spend money on teeth whiting but walk around with a grease ponytail for days (nothing wrong with that), it’s unbalanced. Many folks slather on sunblock all summer long,” don’t want to ruin my skin” yet never moisturize their face for the rest of the year, also unbalanced. It’s a dirty little secret that most of us care about how we look, we’ve just been shamed into making less of an effort so as not to be deemed vain. It’s not vanity people, it’s sanity! You look good on the out side, I promise it will help you feel good on the inside.
What is to much effort? When have we gone to far with making ourselves look better? Open up any tabloid magazine and you will see the pages filled you celebrity’s who have taken “looking good” to far. This is NOT what I’m talking about.
I teach my clients simple beauty… Fast, affordable ways to get you looking your best and out the door in the morning. It takes 10 days to form a beauty habit, I dare all of you to start using a face cream (one suitable for your skin type) the fine lines and dark spots will soften, making the effort of looking beautiful easier everyday. Yup, it’s that easy, squeeze lotion in hand, rub on face, 10 sec your done. Yes Timed it! I promise that 10 sec will save your skin and help maintain that youthful glow.

Don’t give up. Don’t put it at the bottom of the todo list. The smallest bit of time on yourself can make a huge impact. I am a busy Mom. I do run a successful business 60 hours a week, I never leave the house with out putting on a bit of concealer and mascara. I am not crazy and I don’t have a nanny. I take the 3mins for myself to do something that makes me feel confident and beautiful. I do it with out regret and it feels good. Join me, leave your comfort zone and add something to your beauty routine. Try it for the ten days, if it’s a “no go” then you can say you tried. Don’t give up though, find a new beauty thing to try. You can do this!

When will we be free from the bad hair cut…

One of the biggest compliments I’ve gotten in my career is that I’m consistent. Although I wish the word “consistent” were frilly and exciting or grand, alas I love that consistent perfectly describes the service and quality that you will all get when you are sitting in my chair. Consistency means, to me, never having to fear your hair person is having a bad day and will hack your hair up.

With that said, consistency can challenging. My job isn’t only to do hair, it’s to love the purpose of beauty and deliver that love to each one of my clients. I take pride in developing  relationships with my clients so I can understand them,and the hair they need, better. I teach folks how to manage their hair in their busy lives. I show people you don’t have to sacrifice and ignore the outer you to be a better inner you. The two can, and should, live together in harmony. I know the ins and outs of hair so well I’ve cultivated and maintained consistency, there is a formula to being great at your job (any job), and It’s start by letting go of being a “know it all”.  The more you know the more people you can work with, the more you can work with the more people you can help, the more people you can help the better you and your bank account will feel. Yes I mentioned money, I’m not greedy, just truthful and realty based.

To help see if your stylist can be consistent, try finding a picture of a haircut that you’d be interested in.  Ask for the same haircut three visits in a row (make sure you bring the same picture each time). You being committed to one style for a longer period of time will help test your stylist ability to recreate a hair do you love. If by the end of the third haircut you feel like your hair person gets it, your in! You’ve found your mothership. If you’re feeling a bit underwhelmed and slightly disappointed you have my permission to find a new stylist.

 

Top 3 questioned I’m asked…

The top three questions I’m asked when someone finds out I’m a hairdresser, theses are my answers.

1. What would you do with my hair?

~ Are you looking for a change? Here’s my card give me a call and we can set up a consultation. What I’m really thinking, but won’t say… We are in Target, my screaming 3 year old is pulling at me and I’m not sure I brushed my teeth.

2. Are the expensive hair products really better?

~Yes, but it doesn’t mean they are the right products for you. Trial and error of hair products is an important process, but it does not need to cost you an arm and a leg. Here’s my card, email me your hair concerns and I’ll give you some suggestions, cause it’s Friday night and I’m two drinks in and hanging with my hubby (who probably is sick of all my beauty talk).

3. Who does your hair?

~ Erin Otte, here’s her card. I love her she does amazing work. This answer has no side comment the voice in my head never has anything to add when I’m asked this question.

I eat, breath, and sleep hair. Hair is always on my mind. My head is full of useful information that I share freely when I’m not distracted by my everyday life. I believe everyone can have great hair (maybe not the hair you dreamed of, but your own hair that is great).