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Blowdrying 101

Never in school did we learn the skills that we would actually need in real life. Skills like budgeting, time management and how to blow dry your hair. I would have paid attention in these classes. Whenever I get ready at the gym, I see women blow drying their hair with no process, rhyme or…

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How To Wash Your Hair

One of my clients had dry hair, but she was using great products. I told her to leave her conditioner in a little longer and *boom* her hair felt great. It dawned on me that some people may not know the simple tricks that seem so obvious since I’ve been doing this so long. So…

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Beauty & Grace

The first time I met Krysta was at Red Eye coffee and she had the coolest pants. She told me about this awesome little boutique she got them at called Sparkle, where everything was $30 or less. Queue to 5 years later, Krysta had reached out to me about coming to work in her salon. Actually…

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Taking Care of Your Color

You spend hours searching Pinterest for the perfect inspiration photo to show your stylist. You book your appointment and anxiously await the day when you can finally get the hue that will change your life. After talking with your stylist, she goes and formulates the perfect blend to make all your dreams come true. After…

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The Perfect Lip

I have always hesitated to wear lipstick. I love a bold lip, but most lipsticks dry out my lips or fade off with a weird line. It wasn’t until one of my favorite bloggers, Pia Muehlenback partnered with Mellow Cosmetics that I found what I didn’t know I was looking for: a lip stick that…

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My Sobriety Story

There were so many opportunities for a last drunk. The first time I remember being black out drunk was in Ibiza in 2010. I woke up and had no idea where I was, how I got there or where my friends were. I forgot that I was even in Spain. No wait, the first time I blacked…

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Tips from the Pros

This weekend I drove down to the Wings Of Strength Tampa Pro National Qualifier. It was an opportunity for me to see my good friend, Tiffany Boyer compete and to finally meet my coach, Katie Kopfle. This was my first time watching a show and this was a great first experience! In the competing world,…

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Haircuts = Geometry

There is nothing worse than a bad haircut, in my opinion. I mean, there are hurricanes, shootings and world hunger. Those are definitely worse. But I’m talking first world problems here. Maybe the only thing worse is not being able to find your phone charger, but I still think I’d rather have a dead iPhone than…

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True Beauty

My mom would tell you I started getting into beauty in elementary school. I always was a girly girl. My Barbie dolls got haircuts the minute they came out of their boxes. Because, Mattel, I can do it better. I can remember my Christmas presents were always makeup kits and if you were within a…

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Haircolor = Algebra

Do you remember learning about primary and secondary colors in grade school? Did you ever think you’d use them in day to day life? I use them every single day. Every time I do color, its a careful color and algebra formula. Yes algebra! Let me explain. Client wants Z color. Client has Y color. Z=Y+X and I…

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