Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Help For Brides

I'll be here tonight along with some other members from the Dandelion Network! If you or anyone you know of needs some extra help, or even just some fun time with other women, come on out!

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Boudoir Sessions with Yellow Chair Photography

This past weekend was CRAZY! Sarah Adams, the owner of Yellow Chair Photography had put together a model call for a Boudoir Sessions in Bartlesville at the Price Tower Hotel. Frank Lloyd Wright built that hotel and it was quite interesting being inside there!

Yellow Chair Photography

Friday afternoon we had 4 girls that came in to do shoots. Every girl was unique and different. Some were more nervous than others, some brought wine to help calm their nerves! But by the end, they were all walking around, laughing and worries gone in the wind!

Saturday was quite similiar to the previous day and I even participated in a short session as well. Sarah Adams took my photos while Sarah Pendergraft filmed us both. The model casting call was basically for usage of photos for a new portfolio, website, and the video on YCP's website should be REALLY cool.

It was a lot of fun though, meeting these girls and it's so nice to feel sexy and be able to feel confident and look good, all at the same time! I'm super excited to see all my edited photos and the upcoming photo shoots!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Foiling Fun

It's quite amusing to me that when I started beauty school back....5 years ago...almost, yes. Wow, that was a while ago. Anyways, in school they gave you about 2, 2.5 hours to foil someone's hair. I remember when girl's would come in, and we would begin foiling and it would honestly take an hour, hour and a half, sometimes 2 HOURS just to put the foils in. Sometimes, we even worked as a team, 2 girls foiling 1 girl's head of hair.
I remember one time, I had put a ton of foil in this girls hair because she wanted to be blonde. After I finished, she continued to pick up the hair that was not in the foils and asking "Is this going to be highlighted blonde too?" in a really snide tone. I remember thinking to myself that day that if she wanted to be all over blonde, that we should have COLORED her hair not just highlighted it. But...oh well. We didn't really know what we were doing anyways!

But it's so amazing to me how different someone looks when you brighten their hair color. Most people naturally have a very neutral or even ash hair color. The eye prefers something with a little more warmth or gold to it. It just views it as being richer, prettier. Often times just popping in a few light blonde and some of your own natural level is enough to brighten your current color without too much upkeep.

OR you can be totally crazy and do bright red, purple, blue...even green I suppose if you would like! I know some of the schools around won't allow their children to have unusual hair color, but for the rest of us, having a little fun never hurt anyone!

A few months ago, I took a foiling class, Pure Foiling, that discussed different haircuts versus foiling techniques. Every class I go to, I just learn so much more, even things that may not pertain to the actual subject. I never thought about before how if your haircut is layered a lot, then you should foil a certain way compared to if you have no layers in your haircut at all. Some of the things I did automatically because it just seemed logical to me, but some things were a nice surprise.

So...onto more color, foils, and cuts tomorrow! Superb Saturday at Ihloff!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hair & Makeup & Color OH MY!

I came to a realization the other day. Obviously...I know a little about hair, a little about makeup, a little about beauty. Some of the things that I just know, think of as common sense, are NOT for most people. I suppose it's from reading those hundreds of teenage magazines when I was younger or spending that hour and a half getting ready every morning while I was in high school. I suppose that was defnitely considered an 'experimental' time. No real instruction, just me deciding what looked acceptable.

Well, not everyone was as crazy as I was back then or didn't experiment as much. (And that's why they're CEOs and marine biologists and craziness like that!) And I forget that, but that's why I love where I work even more! Whenever anyone gets their hair colored, because it can be a little of a messy process and you have processing time anyway...we have a complimentary Color on Color. What that means, is either while you're processing or after we're finished, you go with one of our Aveda Advisors (makeup artists). If you have any questions or anything specific you want to work on, they will definitely help to answer any questions. I have learned so much just from watching them work with other people and what they have personally taught me as well.

So make sure that when we do your color, that you have the time to go up and sit with them, and to NOT work out after you come in!!! It's date time then!