Born This Way Ball 2013Lady Gaga returned to Phoenix in January, and Jess and I made it down to US Airways to enjoy our third concert with the other Little Monsters in the Valley. In all honesty, half the fun of going to a show like this is getting ready. Previously, the show has been on weekend nights during the summer, and this year it was cold(ish) and on a Wednesday. On top of that, we decided after the Monster Ball in 2011 (where no one in our section was dressed up or dancing), that the next time we saw her we would be on the floor. So we dressed “normal” with functionality in mind (aka I wore pants for the first time and we left the heels at home), and let our hair and make up be the focal point of our Gaga look.How pretty does Jess look?! She wanted a retro inspired look, and let me curl, tease, and spray it to fruition. 90’s bouncy fluffy hair is a not-so-secret love of mine, so I set my hair with curling iron curls and brushed them out after they cooled. Both styles held up well over 9 hours of waiting in line, fighting for our little square of space on the floor, and dancing like crazy. Another great LG experience down in the books.Gaga was also the day before I cut bangs! Bravery hit last week (at 11pm, no big deal) and I just DID IT. So far, I don’t hate them haha, and it’s actually super refreshing to look at something different in the mirror. My widows peak tip toes into Joe Dirt territory when I wake up in the morning, but its nothing a little water (or bobby pin) can’t tame in a minute or two. I was bored and needed a change for 2013—if I’m supposed to help my clients be bold and switch up their ‘do, I need to practice what I preach!
So do as I say (ask yourself “is it time for a change?”), not as I do (leave the impulsive bangs trims up to me).
Happy New Year! As much as I love the holidays, I like getting back to business. And in MY business, January marks the beginning of wedding/gala/prom/fancy-hair-in-general season. Marissa was my first bride of the year, and I had SO MUCH FUN styling her hair on the big day. Like most bride-to-be’s, she spent the last year growing out her locks to provide me the perfect canvas to create the soft, romantic waves she envisoned for her bridal hair. There is nothing more fun than dressing up a pretty girl; I am so happy I got to be a part of her and Jake’s big day. Thank you to her great photographer’s, Amy and Jordan, for capturing these moments!
It kills me when I hear people talk about how their hair sucked at their wedding. Poor things. I basically want your wedding day to be your best hair day EVER, and it’s totally doable if you just consider a few things.
Schedule a trial session with your stylist 1-2 weeks before the day. Start the conversation early so you can make the right steps to ensure your hair is where it needs to be by the big day (cutting/growing layers, color, bangs/no bangs, etc). A pre-wedding appointment is nothing but beneficial because it allows me, as your stylist, to get my hands in your hair to see how it behaves, and an opportunity for the bride to see the picture she’s imagined in her head come to life–BEFORE the big day. This is the time to fine tune. (How big/curly/tight/loose do you want it?)
Do you feel like you? Straight, curly, up, or down–successful wedding hair should essentially translate to a more glamorous version of yourself. Don’t wear your hair up if you never do; vice versa. Go with your gut.
What does your dress look like? What is the cut of the neckline? Is there a part of the dress you want to highlight? Will you be wearing a veil/headpiece?