Creepy and Cute #MindfullnessKit

This is my absolute favorite kit that I’ve done so far, and I know that I say that every time I create a new one, right now this one really is.

It’s got such a great mix of carefully curated supplies. Journal, playing cards, planner, bath fizzy, Hello Kitty toothbrush, black cat chip clips comma stickers, fantasy creature origami books, cards, hair dye, rhinestone encrusted hair clip, an awesome eye shadow palette featuring some of really beautiful neutral tones and Shimmer, multiple lipsticks, and so much more.

If you’re looking for the perfect kit for a stressed-out cute creepy girl in your life: this is it!


https://www.etsy.com/listing/495683469/creepy-and-cute-kit

Toners, Fillers, and Fantasy Applications

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This is by far my favorite color theory visual I’ve ever worked with.

 

Color theory is often undervalued for coloring services but it comes into play heavily when working on corrective color applications, and even more so when working with fantasy applications.

 

Hairstylists have a pretty easy time explaining to clients the colors used to cancel out undesired undertones, and explaining the benefits of filler for preventing “hollow” colors. It’s harder to explain to clients that they can’t have lavender hair unless it can be made white first or else they’ll just have pastel brown.

 

Colors directly opposite of one another on the color wheel cancel each other out and create shades of brown (shown on the side of the chart). This information can be used to tone hair, or to accentuate tones.

 

The side labeled fillers consists of colors that exist as natural undertones when prelightening hair. If hair is lightened and needs to be dyed a natural shade that is darker then this pigment will need to be refilled first.

 

The side labeled toners is typically used to cancel out underlying pigment after hair is lightened. Green for red, blue for copper, violet for gold.

 

When doing fantasy color applications it’s important to keep this information in mind so you can get the results you’re looking for. Good luck everyone!

An Open Letter to Every New Stylist

You will have bad days.

You will have clients you cannot please.

There will be bosses and supervisors who do not understand the work you do.

 

This does not define you.

Success is your ability to rise above the bad days.

 

Take every bad experience and build from it.

Remember: every day you are growing and gaining knowledge.

 

Work for yourself and leave a piece of your soul in every happy client.

There will always be bad days, but there will be more good ones.

Growth vs Extensions

As an advocate for healthy hair care and an extension specialist, people are constantly asking me about whether or not hair extensions can cause damage to the growth pattern of your hair.

It’s a complicated issue because poorly managed or poorly apply hair extensions can cause damage to hair. However, carefully applied appropriately managed hair extensions actually help fuel hair growth by allowing you to leave your hair alone better.

I always recommend a thorough in person consultation with your extension stylist to go over the many options that exists. Some methods of hair extension may not be the appropriate option for your hair type or for the great you require. That doesn’t mean you can’t have hair extensions, but it also doesn’t mean that you’ve definitely can have hair extensions.

The look above was created with hair extensions, this client’s hair does not grow longer with the amount of highlighting and heat tools she uses.