Tuesday, July 8, 2014

SLC Pop-Up Hair Workshop Recap

Online hair tutorials are great, but hairstyling workshops take "do it yourself" hair to another level. I had such a great time hanging out with all the ladies who attended my Pop-Up Hairstyling workshop in Salt Lake City last month. The workshop was held in the beautiful studio of SLC-based floral designer Sarah Winward in downtown Salt Lake. I taught three variations of a soft, ethereal hairstyle (see illustrated tutorial below).

My favorite part of these workshops is when everyone is in the middle of doing their hair and I have the chance to go around helping each person with their hair. The internet is great, and bringing the online off-line is one of my favorite things about it. 

I was so happy to include some of my favorite products in the workshop gift bags alongside a printed illustrated hair tutorial by me and Samantha Hahn.

Fat and the Moon makes organic herbal body products in northern California. I had never used a shampoo bar before trying theirs and am now in love. You rub your scalp with the bar and massage it throughout your hair. I love that the lathers it creates are completely organic and sulfate-free. Did you know most dry shampoos have aluminum in them? I learned about this from Fat and the Moon - their dry shampoo is all-natural,  aluminum free, and made with lavender and cocoa.

From Me, With Love sent us these great mini cards. They're perfect for quick thank yous and love notes.

There weren't very many organic beauty companies with products I could recommend 5 years ago. I'm so happy that has changed and love seeing brands like One Love Organics developing simple, organic products for skin, body, and hair like the Body Serum they included in our gift bags.

Ban.do does hair accessories well and recently they've proven that they can do way more than hair accessories well. These Carryall Duos were the perfect carrier for all the products the workshop attendees received. I'm always looking for bags to carry all the different items in my hair kit and the big one is perfect for my hair brushes. Wouldn't the small one be perfect for lipsticks?

I love a good salt spray and was very excited to have Captain Blankenship's Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray in the gift bags. We sprayed it on dry hair and scrunched it in to create the perfect texture for the "Ethereal Twists" I taught the students. The Sea Salt Hair Spray is made from organic essential oils of Rose Geranium and Palmarosa, creating a beachy rose scent.

I've written about Spornette hair brushes on this blog before. It's my all-time favorite round brush and I use it all the time. I loved teaching all the ladies at the workshop all the reasons why Spornette round brushes are my favorite. You can see them here.

Thank you so much to everyone who came to the workshop and thank you to everyone who helped make this happen! Especially Flor de Luz shop who helped organize the event in Salt Lake City, check out the beautiful handmade dresses in her shop.

Venue: Honey of a Thousand Flowers // Illustrated Hair Tutorial: Samantha Hahn // Gift bags: Ban.do // Sea Salt Spray: Captain Blankenship // Shampoo Bar and Dry Shampoo: Fat and the Moon // Mini Cards: From Me, With Love // Body and Hair Serum: One Love Organics // Round Brush: Spornette

Photos from Instagram @undeclaredkate and @jessabird. More on photos on Instagram under #popuphair.

4 comments:

Fat and the Moon said...

Thanks Rubi! You make hair magic.

Suzanne LeRoux said...

Thank you, Rubi! We are honored to have our Daily Body Serum featured at your event.

Captain Blankenship said...

Thanks so much Rubi! I want to take one of your workshops someday!

Brenda Bird said...

So sad I couldn't make it. Thanks for including my cards!

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