Tuesday, October 21, 2014

FKA twigs, GoogleGlass, and Vogue Battles



Have you watched FKA twigs #throughglass video yet? I've just been waiting for people to start taking wearable technology like Google Glass and Fitbits and all the other wearable technology people are inventing and make them not so nerdy. It's inevitable, and this video proves that it's happening.

I've talked about FKA twigs before and she just keeps getting better and better. She and all her doppelgangers in the video have the most incredible braids, pigtails, and gelled baby hairs! It takes commitment and confidence to pull off pigtails like that and not look like a 6 year old and they know how to do it. I just can't get over it.

The dancing. Do you know what Voguing is? I first learned about Voguing from a couple of different friends in my neighborhood growing up. We used to have "Vogue competitions" and go through training in our apartment complex playground. Another friend taught my sisters and me a choreographed dance to Madonna's Vogue a few years later so we could perform it at a talent show (he played Madonna of course). At the time I just thought it was dancing and modeling, but when I moved to New York I re-learned the term from a couple of my first work friends and mentors at Bumble and bumble. They insisted I watch Paris Is Burning immediately and WOW. Although I don't even pretend to know how to Vogue or even carry a rhythm (to say the least), I love and appreciate this culture and everyone in it. It was such a dream to be on set with a couple of Vogue dancers last year on a shoot I did for V Magazine.

Watch the video below!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

NYFW Recap

Creatures of the Wind hair by Anthony Turner // ICB by Prabal Gurung hair by Anthony Turner // Badgley Mischka hair by Peter Grey // Public School hair by Anthony Turner //

I moved to New York in the Summer of 2008, and from the minute I got here, I was so eager to do hair for a fashion show. When I was applying to salon jobs, I told people at interviews that I wanted to do salon work and also be an editorial hairstylist. Years later and 12+ seasons under my belt, I'm still working on that goal - that's the thing about New York City, you never feel like you've made it - but every summer I still get as excited for fashion week as I did that first time.

Check out all the shows I worked on in New York this season with the amazing hairstylists below.
Ralph Lauren hair by Guido Palau // Trina Turk hair by Esther Langham //
Alexander Wang hair by Guido Palau // Opening Ceremony hair by Anthony Turner // Marc Jacobs hair by Guido Palau // Lela Rose hair by Esther Langham //

All images via Style.com

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Beauty Storage No. 2


I love the black tile, modern claw foot bathtub, and minimalist sink in this bathroom. Oh and the gold details, those are so great! I would hang soft Turkish towels on these golden hangers and store my bobbis, hair pins, and hair ties inside these simple tea glasses because I've got a suitcase full of organized pins and hair elastics for work but can never find any when I need some for my own hair.

bathroom via Sycamore Street Press Pinterest

Friday, August 29, 2014

You Should Get This Pixie

This is not your typical pixie. Let's begin with the bangs - all pixies have bangs, but this haircut is saying, "I really want my bangs on my forehead, ok?" So even if they sweep here or there, this look will always have bangs of some sort. Another thing about typical pixies is that the hair around your ears is usually cropped to expose them a bit, not too harshly but in a feminine way. This pixie doesn't necessarily do that - the ears aren't exposed, yet it doesn't look heavy or unbalanced (that's when you know you've got a good stylist on your head).

This pixie is for someone with wavy hair that is not very fine because it needs a medium to thick amount of hair to carry the look. Above is what you should tell your hairstylist so you can make sure you speak the same language when getting your hair cut, because you know we've all been there before. Have you ever had a pixie? Did you like it?

*Here's another pixie tip.

image via Bumble and bumble.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Books I Want On My Bookshelf


My apartment in Brooklyn has 12-foot ceilings, which means that naturally my husband thought we needed a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf. We compromised and began the bookshelf at around the 4th foot. Needless to say, it could use a few more books to fill it out, so I made a list of books I want on my bookshelf. 80% of the books on this list are for hair inspiration :). What are some of your favorite art books? I'd love any recommendations! I'm mostly looking for art, fashion, and photography books.

1. Gustav Klimt // 2. Advertising from the Mad Men Era // 3. A Denim Story // 4. 78-87 London Youth // 5. Helmut Newton Polaroids // 6. Amber, Guinevere & Kate photographed by Craig McDean (Guinevere cover) // 7. Henry Darger

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New Favorite Instagram Accounts

Instagram has become such a great tool for meeting and working with new creatives for me. I love it. Recently, I've discovered a few accounts that are taking the platform to a new level. These aren't people showing me curated versions of their daily lives (I love that, don't get me wrong), instead they're using the medium for some ingenious collages. See a few of my favorites below:
@bessnyc4 is created by the founder of BESS NYC. It's amazing and by the amount of #regrams it gets from brands and individuals in the collages, I think it's safe to say that most of the fashion industry is a fan.


@kalen_hollomon is run by visual artist Kalen Hollomon who posts his own fashion collages on his namesake instagram account. Ads that could almost pass for the real thing are mixed in alongside people (knowingly?) interacting with magazine clippings.

@arthistorysnap adds hilarious captions to classic art pieces. The two hair references above were a couple of my favorites. I giggled my way through the entire account when I first found it.



@copylab The Chanel eyebrows on an oil painting by ? Genius! By the looks of the image captions, whoever is behind this account really knows their art and fashion references. I'm always looking forward to what new creation will show up in my feed!

Do you have any favorite instagram accounts? Please share!

@bessnyc4, @kalen_hollomon, @arthistorysnap, @copylab

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Supremes


The Supremes.  Great hair. Great style. And great music. Can we all please start wearing wigs? Preferably really voluminous wigs.

images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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