Today we are going to talk about the Blow-dry! You're only as good as your tools. Chi Pro-dryer GF-1505 - $154 CHI Pro Low EMF Professional Hair Dryer with Diffuser (GF1505). The price point is average. Panelists love this dryer because it is quiet, lightweight, and dried the hair quickly. You can spend $20. for the Revlon Ionic Ceramic Pro Stylist RV484, as it has a feature that the higher cost brands didn't have, separate heat and air flow settings, which I personally like.
Candace has lots of hair! I used L'Oreal Professionnel's Mousse Volupt́é to create a texture of hair that would hold. Then I sprayed Infinium #2 on each section and used a curling rod and pinned in place.
I wanted to create a hairstyle that was elegant, and that night or next day, could be taken down and have lots of body in the hair.
I realize I've been so busy with beauty shoots, that I haven't given a salon update in awhile. I got away from writing about specific clients on my blog if you haven't noticed, I am afraid to quite honestly. It took one client recognizing herself in one of my posts, walking into the salon and confronting me about it. Thing is, I didn't say anything negative, just personality quirks(like we all have)! Maybe I should talk more about my own quirks instead. What do you think? There are plenty of blogs about how to's for hair, and not enough about the psychological side of hairdressing. However, I am finding the psychological side less interesting, and the creating of beauty more compelling! Maybe I should change the name of the blog.
I read this story this morning, and this woman's story touched me deeply. Her words remind me of why I do what I do for a living, and have for the last 30 years.
Storyboards are always a great way to start the creative process when planning a fashion or hair photo shoot, and talk about a salon team building experience! Recently, at Keter Salon, where I am coordinating their 2nd photo shoot, everybody presented their boards, and spoke of what is inspiring them. When the last person finished, there were nine boards. Beautiful!
SNOW 3 Another white fashion event! January 28th 2012- We were cooking backstage with 36 models, irons, back brushing, pins, and plenty of L'Oreal Professionnel Densite, Mousse Volupte, and Infinium #3!
Thanks to Scott Smith, Heather Jassem, Aviva Morger for their assistance, and expertise. Thank you to Cari Borja, and Julie Schindler for their lovely designs. And a great big thank you to Joseph Domingo, and all the others who made this event go smoothly.
On December 4, 2011, Daniel Sudar debuted his chef wear line at San Francisco's Mercury lounge. I felt honored to participate in hairstyling the models for this show. Not only is Daniel humble, but a great talent! With only two years, officially, in the design industry, he is off to an amazing career. Why shouldn't chef's look fabulous as they create their tasty morsels? Makeup Sara Dashty
Recently a photographer posted something about models trying too hard, and I pondered that yes, when a model can be real in front if the camera and comfortable with herself, the photo shoot takes on a whole new depth. This photograph made me think, yes, let's get back to the awe and wonder that is in us all. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=12015861
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Okay. September proved to be an unbelievable month. For five years, I have been pursuing editorial work, building a book, working many hours in exchange for the picture. Through www.hairbrained.com, I learned of the L'Oreal Professionnel Session Styling Team audition. I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I submitted this video, and got to go to NYC for the live audition. All the folks at L'Oreal Professionnel made myself and 15 others feel right at home, Joseph DiMaggio, Amit Abraham, and Kate Oechsle, set the tone with the vision of this team, and of not competing, but to share of ourselves. At the end of the day, one brave soul, asked, "When will we know if we are part of the team or not?" The answer, "You are all part of the team." I had to pinch myself!
The common thread of those present, humility. I knew right away this was a team I wanted to create with, and support.