Thursday, September 13, 2012

Model Call

Dear fellow Facebookers, Pinterest lovers, Twitter followers, Instagrammers and the like,

Beginning September 15th I will be looking for models; hair and make-up models......I am hoping to hone my craft and need your help to practice.  Whenever there is a new hair cut, hair color or make-up trend I want to try out, blog about or photograph for my portfolio I will need a willing participant to be my guinea pig, so to speak.  I will be taking appointments at my salon and all services will be free of charge of course, but will be accepting tips to purchase the actual product(s).

I will be posting a picture of the project I have in mind or something similar about a week before I ask for volunteers so you know what you're getting yourself in to.  And, of course, if that weeks pick doesn't seem as though it will compliment your complexion, face shape I will absolutely tweak it so that it does.  So without further ado, my first style is......reverse ombre!!!!
Who's interested?

Monday, September 3, 2012

Fashion's Night Out 2012

It's getting to be that time of year again! The fourth annual  Fashion's Night Out is about to take affect on September 6th!  What is Fashion's Night Out, you ask?  In 2009 a multitude of "editors, stars, models, fashionistas and designers" got together to celebrate fashion in its entirety.  It was initiated to boost sales during the recession and improve the the good faith that consumers had once upon a time, before everyone went broke!

In the United States an alliance was created to restore faith back in to purchasing non-essential items as a result of the average shopper having to pinch and save for everyday demands.  Once a year the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers), American Vogue, the City of New York and NYC & Co. unite to create a world-wide haute couture phenomenon to bring shoppers back to life!  So, on August 6th show some love for consumerism and spend a little bit of your hard earned money.  I guarantee, you'll be glad you did!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

About Face

Question of the day:  What hairstyles flatter your face shape?  
It's time to answer the age old question with a few facts about what really creates the most stunning silhouette just for you.


  • If your forehead and jawline are about the same width......
  • Ideal for either short, medium or long cuts
  • You can pull off fringe, depending on the thickness of your hair
  • Add soft layers throughout to add volume
  • Add lowlights around the face to accentuate bone structure
  • Avoid blunt, heavy bangs and "forward-directing" styles

  • When the length is equal to the width
  • Works well on those with more pronounced cheekbones
  • Side-swept bangs works well
  • Adding lowlights on the sides of the face and highlights at the crown creates the illusion of length
  • Avoid short, blunt fringe, chin-length bobs, fullness at the sides near the ears and center parts

  • Width at the forehead and cheekbones, narrow at the jawline
  • Choppy, piece-y cuts are a plus
  • Short bobs work well
  • Wispy fringe is flattering
  • Avoid blunt fringe and top-heavy styles.  It makes the jaw appear narrower.  
  • Steer clear of any styles that are too "slicked" back away from hairline

  • Represented by a long cheek line, most likely longer than it is wide
  • Unstructured, messy cuts are appealing
  • Short razored cuts are more avant-garde
  • Avoid shoulder-length styles, extreme length, center parts and too much height at the crown

  • Customarily known to have a prominent jawline and/or cheekbones
  •  Try keeping your haircuts more on the round side
  • Add height to the crown with layering 
  • Curly hair with this face shape is a bonus, it tends to soften the stronger features
  • Lighten the hair around the face to dissolve any harsh angles
  • Avoid extra-long straight styles, straight fringe and a center part

It's always sensible to find a picture of someone with a similar face shape to take it to your hairstylist.  That way, when communicating to he or she what you're looking for you are more likely to be on the same page and will end up more a promising result.