Meet The Newest Beauty Vlogger

I wanted to introduce you to the newest beauty vlogger out there. Not only is she super cute, a fellow beauty junkie and gives a great tutorial, she is also my younger cousin!

So check out Amanda's YouTube debut here where she teaches you how to get a gorgeous look featuring the new Kat Von D Contour Palette:

Best of Brentwood

I wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU to all of my clients (many of whom are now my friends), friends and family for supporting me and voting me the Best Hair Stylist in Brentwood for 2 years in a row.

I am so lucky to do what I do as I love working behind-the-chair. Every day I go into work, I am excited to see who I get to see throughout the day, who I get to chat with or who I get to share a cup of tea or coffee with. I have been in the beauty industry for close to 15 years now and never have I been so passionate about what I do than I have since I moved to this wonderful town.

I hope that all of you love coming to see me as much as I enjoy you in my chair! That being said, I would love the opportunity for you to share your love by voting for me again this year.

As you may or may not know, voting in Brentwood has begun for the 2015 year and I am excited to share the ballot with you....


Please take some time to read through the instructions and cast your vote for your favorite Brentwood businesses and service providers!

Escaping Our Comfort Zones

I love my job. Most days I don't consider it work because I get to catch up with clients (most of which I consider friends), make people look beautiful and hang out with a great group of girls in the salon. And as fabulous as my work is, sometimes it can be a bit....hmmm....repetitive. Now don't get me wrong, I certainly don't mind the monotony of it. I actually look forward to all my color touch ups, foiled-in highlights and blow outs, I really really do. But every once in awhile it is also fun to shake things up a bit. Get my creative juices flowing and do something to escape my comfort zone.

This week was my opportunity to do just that. In walked a new client. She was a super cute, young professional. Here is what her hair looked like...

Cute, right? She had a basic one length cut with a side swept bang. She asked for something a bit different and wanted to add in some color. I thought...hmmm, okay! I suggested something totally in my comfort zone - an a-line bob with some peek-a-boo color. She said she wanted something even more different than that. So then I suggested something slightly out of my comfort zone - an asymmetrical bob with some color. She wasn't a fan of the idea. So I asked her to pull out some inspiration from Pinterest and she showed me pictures like this...

Whoa whoa whoa! This was totally out of my comfort zone. But I got excited about doing something new. So first we started by cutting her hair. I reworked it and reworked it until we were both happy with the cut. Then, I went in and lightened her hair on heavily weaved strands using Redken Flash Light (my favorite lightener). Finally, I rinsed and dried her and applied Pravana Vivid Red for about 20 minutes before rinsing.

Here is the finished product:

I styled her using Unite Creamy Paste and held it all in place with Kenra Volume 25. She loved the look and I loved the challenge! Sometimes it's good to escape our comfort zones every once in awhile!

Here is one more side-by-side before and after: