Wednesday, May 6, 2009

This is Cassie, She is a cop from Arizona. I think she transformed beautifully into a blushing bride. For this wedding, she wanted to feel natural and not too made up. She wanted the feel of an up-do without having it all up and for make-up, Andrea did a fantastic job of keeping her natural and fresh and really bringing out her beauty. I would love to give credit to the photographer... I know his name is John... I will find out

So it is wedding season again and though this beautiful bride (and new Sis-in-law) was not a spring time bride, I thought her hair was most definitely worthy of posting. Amber is a soon-to-be stylist herself, she wanted something pretty but with some edge. Photography by Kevin Marler

This is Lindsey... she is one of my longest running clients and I could probably have an entire Blog of all the different colors we have done to this girls hair... never ever to the point of having damaged hair. There is nothing un-healthy about this girl. check out her great page--->

We have progressivley been getting More and more red over the last few years and then we just went for it. Her great freckles were inspiration for her color.

Here is Esther. Gorgeous Hair... I loved how her highlights turned out. We had been parting her hair with a really deep side part. I have been seeing more parts closer to the center latley... this is how I would wear me hair if it was long.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Salon Etiquette

Lots of my clients have kids. What should you do with your kids when you have a hair appointment? Here is my personal take on it:

Going to the salon can be really, really nice. It can be almost spa-like. If you bring your kids, the chances of having a relaxing, enjoyable experience, diminish big time. I don't mind having kids around, but I can tell that my clients are so concerned with what their kids are up to that they can't relax. It's really more for that than me.

If you have to bring your kids, there are a few things you should be aware of. If your baby wants to be held--which is fine--realize that your baby is going to takes the floors place as the spot for all of your that I'm cutting off; at least its your hair.

Bringing your kids at a time when the salon isn't busy will make things less stressful for you, and nicer for them. Weekdays and lunchtime are times when the salon isn't too crowded.

Salons have lots of chemicals that work wonders on hair, but if they get swallowed or used as eye drops, they can be really dangerous. Strollers or portable DVD players are good ways to keep your kids out of trouble.

These tips are meant for shorter appointments, like a hair cut. If you have a long appointment scheduled, you really should avoid bringing kids. Having said that, I have 2 kids of my own, and I realize that getting a babysitter isn't always possible. If you can't, then hey, I get to see your cute kids.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

a fun change for a good cause.

I get asked all the time about locks of love at work and since I just hacked all of my own hair off I thought I would research the rules a little bit more. Here is what I found on their website.

Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable.
Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.
Hair that has been bleached (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable. If unsure, ask your stylist. We are not able to accept bleached hair due to a chemical reaction that occurs during the manufacturing process.
Hair that is swept off of the floor is not usable because it is not bundled in a ponytail or braid.
Hair that is shaved off and not in a ponytail or braid is not usable. If shaving your head, first divide hair into multiple ponytails to cut off.
We cannot accept dreadlocks. Our manufacturer is not able to use them in our children’s hairpieces. We also cannot accept wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.
Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches.
Layered hair may be divided into multiple ponytails.
Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 10 inches.
10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.

Please Note:

Shorter hair will be separated from the ponytails and sold to offset the manufacturing costs. Although the shorter hair cannot be used in the hairpieces, it still greatly helps to reduce costs.
Gray hair will be accepted and sold to offset the manufacturing costs.
Colored hair is not usable if it is colored over bleached hair.


10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.
Hair must be in a ponytail or braid before it is cut.
Hair must be clean and completely dry before it is mailed in.
Place the ponytail or braid inside of a plastic bag, and then inside of a padded envelope.
If you wish to receive our personalized thank-you card, please fill out the hair donation form, or write your name and address on a full size separate sheet of paper and include inside the envelope. We cannot acknowledge donors who do not send their name and address according to these instructions.
All hair donations must be mailed to Locks of Love at:

234 Southern Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

All of this and more can be found on their website at
There is a hair donation form you can download and fill out.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Photo shoot

The Salon will have an ad in the upcoming issue of Utah Valley Bride magazine. A few of us created a wedding style, and here is mine. This is Becca Gilbert, a client of mine she has a crazy amont of beautiful hair. I'm still waiting for the rest of the pictures... but this is the one that will go in the ad. I beleive the magazine comes out early next year.