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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

From Bleachy to Beachy

Many Blondes think, "the blonder the better" and will sacrifice the health of their hair to be as blonde as possible. My client, Lisa, is the prime example that a healthy blonde looks and feels much better than bleached out frazzled blonde. With a lot of TLC and patience, her hair went from straw to silk and compliments her much better than before.
Here is her transformation:

Lisa is so happy with her new healthy hair! Although, this didn't happen over night... Rehabilitating your hair takes a lot of time and effort from both you and your stylist. Lisa trusted me and followed an at home regimen using great products and treatments and it sure paid off for her!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Our Last Spread The Love Video

Our AMAZING six month journey Spreading The Love with Matrix is coming to an end. We have learned and seen so much of this beautiful industry and we are so thankful that we had this priceless experience. Thank you to everyone who was involved... whether you are in the Matrix headquarters in NYC, one of the stylists or students we got to know, a client that let us make you feel beautiful, or one of the talented Matrix educators; thank you for touching our lives and helping us touch others. Our tour may be over, but you will be seeing a lot more of STL 2012 in the years to come! XO

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ombre Obsession

Everyone is obsessed with ombre and it's a trend that is here to stay. However, the traditional ombre, where your hair color gradually goes from dark to very light on the ends, isn't for everyone. Now, there are new ombre techniques coming out to personalize ombre for everyone. Many people are doing a lot less drastic versions so that they are more natural and "office friendly" for professionals. The more edgy ombre lovers are even doing something called "reverse ombre" where their color goes from light to dark on the ends. I consider myself to be somewhere in between the very edgy and the office professional so I used a new ombre technique on my hair. My co-worker and I learned this ombre technique from Matrix Artistic Director, Ammon Carver, and decided to try it out. I think it is softer and more wearable than the traditional ombre. Ask your stylist to customize your ombre to your lifestyle just like they should with any hair color service.

If you live in Arizona, you can call and make an appointment with me at Moda Forte Salon in Scottsdale! Call 480-419-MODA(6632)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

An All American Mani

I tend to use every holiday as an excuse to have fun with my nails... this Independence Day was no exception. The best part is, after I instagrammed, facebooked, pinned, and tweeted my manicure, people were coming up to me showing me that they went and got their nails done the same way! Imitation is the best form of flattery and if I can spread a little American pride through cute nails... I'm all for it! Here is my 4th of July nail flare...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sneak Peek: It's not even out yet, but I found the BEST new oil!

Oils for your hair are the hottest thing on the market right now! However, so many of them are missing something or have a little too much of something and look heavy and greasy. You might be wondering why Biolage hasn’t come out with an oil, but let me tell you, be patient because perfection takes time! We pulled some strings and got ahold of the Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil before it is even available. This is one of those times when I wish you could reach into the screen and feel my hair before and after it is styled using Exquisite Oil because it literally went from straw to silk. Watch how just using the Exquisite Oil alone transforms my hair. Now I might not survive without it until it’s available!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tool Talk: Texture Tools with Andreas Hogue

Texture is all the rave right now and Andreas knows how to get it. He shows us three different tools to create various patterns in the hair. Enjoy!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Can you guess which side of my hair I used Matrix Total Results Silk Wonder on?

It was a little humid out today in Baltimore so I needed something quick and easy to conquer my frizz! I worked a little bit of Matrix’s Total Results Miracle product, Wonder Sleek, gradually from my ends to my mid-strand and even smoothed a little over the top of my head. I only got the chance to put it on one side of my part when I caught myself in the mirror and realized how big of a difference Wonder Sleek made compared to the side where I had not yet applied it! It made my hair shiny, smooth, and made my color look richer and more vibrant. It also made my hair feel super soft and not greasy at all!
I had someone snap a picture before I put any on the other side so I could show everyone how much better that one side looked! Can you tell which side got the royal sleek treatment and which side was still looking thirsty?