Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Creative Team Storyboards!

Last night the Creative Team met at Baxter's, yes, even with the down pouring of rain. After a little snack, a little discussion and some sorting through model pictures and assigning characters, we were on the right track! We then sorted through tons of hair magazines and with a little SNIP SNIP and a little paste and arrangement, we had a collage for each different section. Crystal Lake and I are in charge of the Prince, Princess, and "Good Guys" section. I'm super excited about the Scarecrow and Cinderella. Braids and dirt and straw all mixed together, is going to be SO MUCH FUN!

Like I mentioned before, our show is Thursday, October 22nd, downtown at the Convention Center. Tickets are $15 beforehand, $20 at the door and it's a benefit for Resonance. And really...this is all I'm probably going to be talking about for the next 4 weeks!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Slumber Party / Fine Art Boudoir Information


As you all may know, I am part of a networking group called The Dandelion Network. Monday, September 21st is our next meeting & the next meeting will feature Sarah Adams alongside Kristi Bromagem of Slumber Parties. Sarah will be discussing her Fine Art Boudoir Photography & Kristi will be hosting a mini Slumber Party. Slumber Parties are a LOT of fun & Kristi is so informative not only about the products she sells, but she also is amazing at educating women about their bodies - you would be surprised at the things that you may not know about your body! So if you are looking for an idea for your bachelorette party/just want a fun night out with the girls, let me know & I will put your name on the list! Due to limited space I can only personally accept a max of 3 guests. If you are interested in attending, please send me an e-mail to christa.michelle.stylist@gmail.com and I will pass along the details!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hair Extensions!!!

This was the little experiment that I did the Tuesday after Labor Day with Erin Coleman, one of our esteticians daughters.

Before Hair Extensions

This took me from 11:45AM - 7:30PM to complete, with haircut time!

After Hair Extensions!


The hair is real human hair and it is placed in the hair by using a little crochet hook, an aluminum ring and then some pliers to secure the extension to the real hair. Very tiny sections have to be taken, but they should last 3-6 months and then she will come in as a need to basis to replace any that have fallen out. We'll continue to color her own natural hair every few weeks, because she's a few levels darker naturally and who doesn't love being a blonde?!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ihloff's Hair/Fashion Show!!!


2009 Ihloff Creative Team Fall Collection:
A Benefit for Resonance Center for Women
Thursday, October 22, 2009, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Tulsa Convention Center, Assembly Hall

Imagine a night where fantasy and reality meet...a night where cutting edge style, amazing talent and creativity meet in the setting of a high energy hair/fashion show! All of this, plus the knowledge that you are helping other women fulfill their dreams! We invite you to gather your friends and please join us for this spectacular event.

VIP Pass: cost $100 per pass
Benefits: entry to the exclusive VIP pre-party with food, wine, music and chances to win prizes, such as mini spa services from Ihloff Salon and Day Spa, and premier seating for the show. Proceeds benefit Resonance Center for Women.

Corporate Sponsorships also available. For more information, please call (918)587-3888 or email aamatucci@resonance.org

Monday, September 7, 2009

On Location Rendezvous With Fine Art Boudoir Photography!

Sarah Adams, owner of Fine Art Boudoir Photography and Chealsea Price, owner of Wild Magnolia Artistry and I sat down Friday evening to have a little chat about our previous experience at the Price Tower Hotel in Bartlesville. We discussed what worked, what we need to do differently and so on.

I'm so excited though because our next On Location Sessions are going to be Saturday, November 21st! I believe between the hours (daylight) of 8 - 5, we'll probably be able to fit in 7 girls. Hair, makeup, pampering the hour before, and then a full hour with Sarah. Great fun and lots of sexy clothes and pictures! Our next location will be at the luxury boutique Ambassador Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Sarah Adams - http://www.fineartboudoirphotography.com
Chealsea Price - http://www.wildmagnoliaartistry.com

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Han's Class...The New York Master Teacher!!!

Han's is definitely one of my favorite teachers! He lives and works in New York, but I don't believe he's always been there. But he decided to join us at Ihloff the 23rd and 24th of August for a class on Technical Texture and Shape. Oh my gosh, I haven't learned that much...in forever. And I had so much FUN doing it!

He spoke about the different textures of hair and which tools we should be using to create certain looks. Needless to say, we were breaking out the clippers that we had put away in beauty school and using our razors and texturizing shears more than ever!

I got to just simply do technique on Sunday, but Monday was the really fun part. We all had to write down a decade, a place we felt at home, and a feeling. We put them all in separate bags and had to draw. After that, we didn't start cutting, but we started brainstorming on what each thing made us think about. I drew the 40's for the first one. And I....yeah, don't know a whole lot about that time period. I narrowed it down to Ice cream social and love letters with perfume. That's what I was going to make hair be about! (?) I think my Miss Manequin with her long soft flowly layers actually did a great job in telling my story. After that...I drew New Zealand. Um...? Nothing comes to mind....so the girl that had written that place gave me a little insight. "Desolate, remote, separate" was what I went with. Yes, my girl with choppy bangs and lots of texture looked like she was coming from the wild; YES SHE DID! And then...Sorrow was my emotion. Sorrow and a short asymmetrical haircut seemed to go hand in hand....so that's how my manequin still remains. Sorrowful, but with...'interesting' hair.

I loved doing these new techniques in class and have definetly taken them back to the salon and incorporating using different instruments more than usual. So when, no if, you see me pull out the clippers, razor, or texturizing shears, get ready for a better haircut!