Friday, August 31, 2012

No Guts, No Glory

When trying out a new trend, how do you know if you've taken it too far?  There aren't exactly do's and do nots to this question.  There is, however, a certain degree to which you know you might have just toppled a little too far over the edge. For those of you who tend to stick to the "all-american" clean cut affect, this is not something you will have to worry about.  This is for the folks who tend to disregard any kind of guideline about mixing polka-dots with stripes.

As long as I can remember i've always loved fashion.  Be that as it may, while growing up in a very rural town, no one ever pulled me aside and said, "You don't have to wear Abercrombie & Fitch or GAP to look good!" It wasn't until I made it to college that I stopped putting so much emphasis on my khakis matching my gingham button-down and started spending much more time on clothes themselves.  Without realizing it, I had begun to pull things from my closet that I wanted to wear that day, regardless of if the top matched the bottom or the bag matched the belt.

My case in point being, if you feel like wearing a tank top with a tutu....DO IT!!!  The only negative thing that could come out of this experiment is that you won't get any compliments from strangers.  After all, you might surprise yourself (and others around you) with how much this will build your confidence and inspire more creative ensembles in the future!


Don't
Belle (Billie Piper)
Secret Diary of a Call Girl


DO
Carrie (SJP)
Sex and the City 2

High and Tight Ponies


This fall the go-to hairstyle just happens to be one of the easiest things to pull off.  To achieve a version of this sleek off-the-face 'do just follow these simple guidelines.......

1) Tilt your head back so that the nape of your neck hits the base of your shoulders.
2) Collect all of your hair in your fist and, using a Mason Pearson brush smooth everything down from             your forehead back towards your nape.
3) Position the hair in your fist on your head where you'd like it to sit.
4) Wrap a hair tie around it at least two or more times, depending on how polished you want the style to be.
5) Spray it all down with a medium to firm hold hairspray.  Use the spine of a comb to push all remaining frizz down.






Thursday, August 30, 2012

Baroque

Baroque : 
1. characteristic of a style in art and architecture developed in Europe from the early 17th to mid-18th century, emphasizing dramatic, often strained effect and typified by bold, curving forms, elaborate ornamentation, and overall balance of disparate parts.




Baroque Period
1600-1750


This era is often linked to nobility, in which everything from paintings to clothing were characterized by great drama, rich, deep color and intense light and dark shadows.  Today, these characteristics are brought forward usually with brocade, detailed embroidery or heavy beading.


Alexander McQueen

"The term "Baroque" was initially used with a derogatory meaning, to underline the excesses of its emphasis. In particular, the term was used to describe its eccentric redundancy and noisy abundance of details."












Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fad or Trend?


How do you know the difference between a "fad" and a "trend?"  Knowing the difference between the two will either put you on E! News' "Gotta Have It!" instead of  "Make It Stop!"  Trends tend to recycle themselves in different forms throughout the years, while fads appear for a short while feigning popularity, then fade out over time, leaving some of us wondering why we ever tried to pull it off in the first place.


If you look back twenty or thirty years and are able to find one of the latest styles has been revived, that's usually when you can spot a trend, like the peplum dress.




    

   











1980's                                                            2012


If you notice a new style that you've never seen before and find that only certain cliques are following it with an undoubting enthusiasm, chances are, that look won't make it much farther than that specific group of fans.  

Black-rimmed non prescription glasses

Collar Necklace




  

 






























trend
  [trend]  Show IPA
noun
1.
the general course or prevailing tendency; drift: trends in theteaching of foreign languages; the trend of events.
2.
style or vogue: the new trend in women's apparel.
3.
the general direction followed by a road, river, coastline, or the like.


fad
  [fad]  Show IPA
noun


a temporary fashion, notion, manner of conduct, etc., especially one followed enthusiastically by a group.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Don't forget! 
 September is coming up in less than a week.  
It's the month of the September Issue, Breast Cancer Awareness and the beginning of fall!
So, come Saturday, think of three things that you want to do to get ready for the changing of the seasons.  



For example:

1) Change up your haircut.  People are always afraid to cut off their locks because of the cold weather.  But, if you're worried about keeping warm, that's what scarves are for!




2) Darken your make-up instead of your hair.  If you're worried about losing your tan and becoming too pale to pull off certain hair colors, don't.  Let's say, you always go a little darker in the fall so your blond locks won't wash you out.  Instead, keep your beachy blond and deepen your nail polish color or lipstick a bit.  Add a little more eyeliner or fill in your brows for a more desirable appearance that will work on even the palest of skin.













Illamasqua Nail Varnish in                                                                              Illamasqua Lipstick in 
              'Unnatural'                                                                                                   'Sangers'




3) Make a difference.  "According to the American Cancer Society more than 212,000 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in the USA in 2006 adding to the 2.3 million women in the USA with a history or breast cancer."  Beginning September 1 - October 31, I will be offering pink hair extensions for $10 a piece to those of you who would like to add a little edge to their style while being a small part of the fight.  All proceeds made will go directly to the Susan G. Koman 3-Day Breast Cancer walk.


For more information, please contact: 
Stacy Landers
BB Salon
2227 College Ave.
Atlanta, GA  30317
(678) 705-1605

Monday, August 27, 2012

Banana Chignon


Banana Chignon, or side french twist.....
You can go from Fall 2012 runway for Donna Karan to an everyday look so effortlessly.  And, the messier the better, which makes it even easier for you to do!  
If it's something you're interested and need some help you know where to find me!




BB Salon
2227 College Ave.
Atlanta, GA  30317
(678) 705-1605

It's never too cold for dresses!





Fall is around the corner!  Fortunately, living in Georgia the temperature never really gets too frigid.  Pair a fitted warm wool dress to with some fabulous neutral-colored stilettos while creating a statement with either a chunky necklace or a wide belt!
This look can go from day to night so easily. For an after-work look, pin your hair up, add a headband and change the pumps for knee-high riding boots and you're good to go!
If this look seems that it might break your budget, try looking at Macy's, Jessica Simpson Collection and Forever 21 for good deals on the latest trends!


Spring Street Design


Carven
Flecked Flannel Flounce Dress


Jimmy Choo
'Anook'





Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pink Hair for Hope

Don't forget!
September is coming up and it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Every year starting on the first, I offer pink hair extensions for $10 a piece and donate all profits to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day.  
Come in, show your support and get your pink extension(s) in September!














Saturday, August 18, 2012

Jeffrey Campbell is my hero!

'Drucilla' 



'Sledge'




'Turner'



A few of  Jeffrey Campbell's Fall 2012 new ladies.
And that's all I have to say about that.

Texture!

This is Amanda.  She's got a ton of hair, but it's very soft and fine.  Adding a couple of shades of blond highlights to her naturally "dirty blond" hair gives it much needed texture.  More texture equals less shampooing, less styling, sexy beach hair!






Friday, August 17, 2012

Ombre'






Want to try something new or tired of getting the same highlights over and over again?  
Try ombre'!  it's a good way to transition from one color to the next while keeping the integrity of your hair and you won't even need a root touch-up!
These are two great styles for summer or fall!