Archives For November 2012

I adore Kate Middleton’s new fringe! In this side-by-side photo you can see what it does for her face. Listen, Kate is gorgeous and can wear anything. That being said, this long side swept fringe adds drama to her cheekbones, makes her neck look longer and gives her hair movement. The whole look is fresh and modern. A+

I often suggest a long fringe to my own clients that want a change, but don’t want to lose an inch of their length or don’t want to add layers. It’s really low risk with high impact. There’s enough change that makes it look dramatic without altering the rest of your haircut. Also, at the length of Kate’s fringe they can be tucked, pinned or pulled back…they’re very versatile if you’re looking to change up your look.

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Patrick Cameron (Day 2)

November 28, 2012 — Leave a comment

Well, my cold got the best of me. Unfortunately I will not be attending the second day of class:-( Back to bed.

Flexing your muscle

November 27, 2012 — 2 Comments

I have a quick story/observation about today’s class and I only bring it up because this is something I’ve noticed with other classes I’ve taken in the past. Whenever you get a group of hairstylists together that don’t know each other something really interesting happens, and it’s not always good.

Like I said in my previous post, there was 25-30 of us in the class. We worked at small rectangular tables, 4 per table. The 3 other stylists at my table were from the same salon, F******* F**** (you figure it out). Now, even though in high school I was fairly popular I’ve never experienced first hand being shunned. I tried some icebreakers, eye contact, and blatantly interjecting myself into their conversations. I definitely chose the wrong table.

I think what happens with hairstylists, specifically in NYC, is that when they come from a salon that is owned by someone famous they think that their personal work is somehow legitimized and flawless. It was a little amusing really because while their skills were fair at best, the self-proclaimed importance was over the top.  Btw, in a side by side split screen comparison, I totally smoked them with every look. Snap!

As an educational director I’m really interested in raising the bar for fellow stylists by sharing knowledge I learn from classes like these and through things I’ve figured out along the way on my own. It’s counterproductive, in my opinion, to go to a training class, to work on your craft, and then pose like you’re too good for it, or too good to work with other people in your industry.

So, I’m curious to ask my legion’s of blog followers. Does this happen in your profession? Do other people in your profession need to flex their muscle (importance) during seminars, conferences, meetings, etc…?

1st half of day 1 flew by, which is always a good thing. It’s a big class, probably 25-30 people.

Patrick will be showing us 8 looks over today and tomorrow that we will be replicating on mannequins, or as Patrick calls them…puppets. He’s from England. 2 done so far today, 2 more after the break.

All of the common area tables and chairs are gone from the dinning level at Rockefeller Center…really?!

Here are the rest of the looks created after the break.


Patrick Cameron class

November 27, 2012 — Leave a comment

It’s a cold, raw day here in NYC. I have a cold and I’m here at the Wella Studio at Rockefeller Center taking a two day long hair dressing class with Patrick Cameron.

Patrick Cameron is an internationally known long hairdressing master. I’ll post some pictures as we go along. It should be a lot of fun! Now, only if I can get rid of this sore throat. Arghh.


I do love this look…within reason. I think Jenny McCarthy’s up-do Pompadour for the American Music Awards was great. It had just the right amount of volume and the balance was right on. I also love Ashlee Simpsons Pomp because it doesn’t look like a helmet and it has a lot of texture.

The wrong way to wear this trend would be the way Miley Cyrus and Pink are working it. Don’t get me wrong…I love me some Pink, but in both cases the hair is way to high and sculpted into unnatural positions. It has an 80’s immovable feel almost because of the amount of product. The hair should have a second day/just out of bed texture to it and then look as if it was pulled up rather quickly. It shouldn’t look so perfect. That’s what I like about McCarthy’s up-do.

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Wedding Hair

November 21, 2012 — 3 Comments

On October 13th, 2012 I had the unique pleasure of doing hair for 2 of my favorite clients at a wedding where one was the bride (Nancy Kim) and one was the maid of honor (Kate Bradbury). I did their hair at the beautiful Trump Soho hotel and residences.

After showing Nancy a few styles during her trial a month before we decided to put her hair up, but not high or too tight. Soft, romantic and a touch of vintage was the look we were going for. Nancy had a few embellished diamond combs that added just the right amount of bling. For Kate we wanted to show off her amazing ginger hair so we left it down with a vintage feel, but added one of the combs for a cohesive look between the bride and maid of honor.

Enjoy some of the “getting ready” photos from that fun day!