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New Press

August 25, 2014 — Leave a comment

Hi All,

 

It’s been a busy, fantastic summer (hence not blogging in a while). Although I’ve been busy soaking up some sun before the fall and winter hits, I have been fortunate to write a few hair related press articles. The first one is on stylebistro.com. It’s a “how to” step-by-step.

http://www.stylebistro.com/Hair+How+To/articles/rDdZ5dVcqSp/Hairstyle+Need+Try+Inverse+Ponytail

The second article was featured on seventeen.com. I was asked to comment on one picture out of a serious of six regarding fall trends.

http://www.seventeen.com/beauty/tips/fall-hair-trends-2014?click=main_sr#slide-5

Check them out!

Hello All,

It’s been a busy June so far and extensions are the reason for it. I’ve done two big Great Lengths makeovers that I wanted to share with you. Both were between 5-6 hour services, and both were to add length and thickness.

Rachel has fine hair and slightly damaged due to over styling and over processing. I used 12″ Great Lengths hair in colors 64, 19, & 09, standard bundles cut down to extra fine and custom bonds. The placement blended quite well into her ombre hair color done by John O’Brien at Antonio Prieto Salon.

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Before…and….

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After!

My next client Erin also wanted a bit of length and fullness. I used 16″ Great Lengths hair in colors 64, 84 & 09. Standard bundles cut down into extra fine bonds to blend with her natural density.

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Before…and…

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After.

In both cases, cutting and blending the extensions into their natural hair is key. In my opinion it’s the difference between noticeable extensions that people on the street point at and stage whisper to their friend and say, “she has extensions” and seamless extensions that are undetectable and people on the street say to their friend, “I love her hair”. While there is skill and an eye for placement involved with an extension service, once you have your rhythm down, it’s 4-6 hours of the same repetitive movement. You only get one shot at blending the extensions into the natural hair. If you cut the extensions too short or create an awkward layer you have to take those out and put new ones in.

These will last approximately 4 months and dry with a soft wave to blend into their natural texture.

You don’t always have to go for length and fullness. Some clients are happy with their current length, but just want to add fullness and volume to what they have. In that case you need a lot less Great Lengths hair and it’s also a great way to experiment with extensions.

If you’re curious, make a consultation at a certified Great Lengths salon. http://getgreatlengths.com/salonlocator.aspx

 

2013 Hair Trend

January 9, 2013 — Leave a comment

My first blog post ever in 2012 was about the Lob (Long Bob). I talked about the versatility of this style and how it’s a great choice if you have long hair but are afraid to make a huge change. Well, according to fashionising.com this hairstyle is still going to be a favorite in 2013 as seen on model Anja Rubik in this Dolce & Gabbana ad for Elle UK, February 2013.

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The key to this style is the perfect length. It should be an inch to two inches below the shoulder. It can be worn with or without a fringe/bang. The fringe can be wispy like in this ad or a heavy, blunt  bang can be added. This style should not be overly styled. The goal is messy textured waves.

If you’re looking for a new look and want to be on trend for 2013 give this look a try.

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.

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