Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hand and Hand

I'm always looking for new hair accessories and I recently discovered and fell in love with an independent French brand called Hand and Hand. The designer Sabrina has such an incredible eye and the materials she uses in her pieces are right down my alley. They are a mix between raw materials, what looks like moon fragments, and hardware store gems. I love girly hair accessories but am sometimes also in the mood for something a little more industrial or eclectic, and this fits that mold for me.

Her jewelery is also incredible and if you're looking for a new French Instagram account to follow, this brand is a must.

Monday, November 10, 2014

PFW SS15 Recap

Fashion week is so fast-paced that doing these recaps acts as a great way for me to visually remember the shows I worked on each season. I think my favorites were the "chola" vibes at Miu Miu and the sexy waves at Anthony Vaccarello. What do you think of the hair and makeup from these shows?
Miu Miu hair by Guido Palau // Alexander McQueen hair by Guido Palau // Anthony Vaccarello hair by Anthony Turner //
  Kenzo hair by Anthony Turner // Christian Dior hair by Guido Palau // Acne Studios hair by Anthony Turner //

All images via Vogue.com

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

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