Jul 30, 2010

Vacation Time

Wishing everyone a fantastic August!!!!
I will be back in September with tones of inspirations.

Jul 21, 2010

Friday Fashion Spotlight: The Jean

We could say a huge thank you to Mr Levi Strauss for given us the blue jeans we all so love to wear, the blue jean material as come a far way from the boot cut leg pants. From designer cropped jean jackets, elaborate jean skirts to detailed shirts, pants, sexy shorts and even overalls (jumpers) blue jean materials are hot items to own and wear today. And something that will probably never go away whether the blue jean item is designer made or plain Wal-Mart is the total feeling of ease relaxed comfortable style.

Hair & Hair Color Challenges #15

HCC Email/Questions

Hi There
My question is should we use heat or when can we use heat on hair color, in other words is using heat bad on the hair.
Thank you

I have always been a firm believer that each individual’s situation determines the approach I take regarding using heat on hair. First let me stress how important it is to understand that any manufactures will discourage using heat for several reasons the main reasons is liability hence the big bold print DO NOT USE HEAT with our products, in our words anything that goes wrong is the responsibility of the hairdresser.
I do use heat particularly on dark natural levels that want to be super blonde, and in today’s society with everyone rushing no one wants to sit in a salon for 2 /3 hours to process.
So I use a low volume of developer and basically apply 10 to 15 minutes of heat almost at the end of the processing period (this is strictly for blonde highlights) very rarely do I use heat on my all over Tints. I would also use some heat when I am doing creative hair colors like bleaching pieces so I can then apply intense colors. But if anyone who is doing hair color with less then 2 /3 years experience I would suggest not using heat until the art of hair coloring becomes second nature. I love using a Roller Ball it is a softer type of heat that evenly distributes the heat around the head, however it is still heat and remembering that heat excels the processing faster and can if not watched carefully run away meaning too light.
And as always one must use their own discretions, is that individuals hair strong enough to take a bit of heat? do you need to use it? and do you have time to watch it ?

Jul 14, 2010

Malcolm McLaren Madame Butterfly.mp4

This video was made in 1984, till this day I am still touched not only by the music but how ahead of it's time it was, the flow of beauties.

Jul 9, 2010

Friday Fashion Spotlight: The Shorts

Wearing shorts is not for just a day of sports or cottage attire, shorts have become very popular this season and extremely fashionable. Many designers have created great looking shorts that can be worn out to any event like the mini skirt, a trendy look is the bloomer shorts that sit low on the hips with a baggy feeling, or if you have the body short shorts. So gone are the days of the unflattering shorts we had in the past, in fact many shorts out there today can cost as much as any designers item of clothing. Who wears shorts shorts? Confident women who want to stay cool in all sense of the word with a great pair of legs,