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Guy Tang #Mydentity

Another trip to California’s Central Valley not only means seeing cute cows and smelling cow poop, but it means I get to play with new colors on my colleagues hair.  In this blog I’m going to walk you through my first time using Guy Tang’s #Mydentity and of course sprinkled with a little Kenra Color. Carla and I go to Bakersfield, CA about once every 3 months, mainly to do education and spread the Kenra love.  Aside from visiting fun salons and the cool sight seeing that the Central Valley has to offer, we always plan on retouching her hair after a long day in the field.  I like to call this #hotelhair because, you know?  We do her hair in the hotel bathroom like any other professional stylist on the road.  HA! Here is Carla’s before shot.  Excuse the lighting, because…

Second Day Curly Hair

Let’s face it.  Curly girls wake up in the morning with crazy looking hair.  We sleep on it, smash it, probably drool a little on it.  It’s ok.   I got some solutions for you! I got such an overwhelming amount of you who really loved my CURLY HAIR DON’T CARE TUTORIAL, but you wanted to know how I style my hair second, third, or fourth day.  So here are a few things I do in between my weekly washes followed by a 60 second video of #3.  Which one I choose over the other really depends on my mood that day. I lightly re-wet my hair during my morning shower.  Or you can always use a spray bottle with water; that works too.  This helps reshape my curls and reactivates my product that’s already in my hair.  Sometimes I use my…

Curly Hair Don’t Care

I get lots of questions about how I take care of my curls, especially since I change colors frequently.  The obvious is washing my hair about once a week with cool water and a deep moisturizing mask.  Aside from the usual weekly treatment, I thought why not show the process of how I style it on “hair washing day”.  Down below are the products I love to use on my curls followed by a 60 second video of it all.  I hope you enjoy! Step 1:  A generous amount of Kenra Curl Styling Conditioner.  Words cannot describe how much I love this stuff!  It’s moisturizing, detangling, and most of all its a leave in styler.  You can use it in the shower and before styling your hair which makes this an awesome product because of it’s versatility.  I usually use the Curl Styling Conditioner…

Social Media 2017 Planning

Gah!  Here we go again…  Another year goes by and we are making resolutions.  But I HATE resolutions.  Why do we only make them once a year, at the end of the year, just so we cannot follow through with them by the end of January?  I refuse to make resolutions.  A resolution to me means regret.  Regret on the choices you have made this last year and you feel bad about them.  SO WHAT you gained some weight this year!  Your telling me you regret eating all that chocolate (for me it would be chips and beer!) so now you are not going to eat any at all and go to the gym every day?  Who are you kidding?! Now I’m not saying going to the gym everyday is bad or eating chocolate is bad.  What I’m saying is that you should never regret…

Goodbye 2016!

I’m sitting here in my brand new kitchen with my cute teal door and I can’t believe another year went by.  Where did all the time go?  I can’t help but think of all of the accomplishments I’ve made both in my personal and career life.  I successfully remodeled most of my house, both kids did not suffer broken bones, and my social media pages are growing.  2016 has been great! I’m that kind of person that is always thinking “WHAT’S NEXT?” and I never truly stop to smell the roses.  Like most creative-thinking beings, we go through many highs and lows.  Recently, I was feeling rather frustrated about my skills.  What I hadn’t started or finished.  For example, I never finished 2 videos for my vlog that should have been done 2…

Fashion Focus 2016 – Glendale, AZ

Here is a glimpse of my travels to Fashion Focus 2016 – Glendale, AZ I hope you enjoy this video of my life as a traveling hairstylist…

My life as a working mom

My life as a working mom and it’s been awhile. As show season comes to an end, I finally have some time to myself to write on this damn thing!  My life has been consumed by airplane travel, suitcases, mannequin heads, and lots of teaching.  Not that I don’t like any of it but I like it in smaller doses.  Week after week, I have jumped from one plane to another, living out of my suitcase.  Which is cool and all, but I do have kids and a family.  I miss them. Today completes my 7 days straight of being away from home and I can’t tell you how amazing it was to sleep in my bed, on my pillows, in my blanket, next to my snoring husband.  That’s right!  My husband snores and I actually missed it!  I had a moment…

Manny and Me: How to Knots and Pony

New Manny and Me up on YouTube!   Please enjoy this simple hairstyle tutorial.  I walk you through each step on how to achieve this beautiful, yet simple style. &nbsp…

Vanderpump Rules Wedding Updo Tutorial

I seriously can’t believe I was part of this amazing day.  Not only did Vanderpump Rules cast member, Katie Maloney, trust me with one of her most important accessory (her hair!) but I was able to witness a beautiful ceremony and be part of someones special day.  That’s one of the reasons why I truly love this industry.  As hairstylists, we are able to quickly connect with people on an intimate level and help them feel beautiful everyday.  Think about it?  I never in my life met Katie and here I am touching her hair!  I think it’s an amazing thing that I am allowed in her personal space, creating this beautiful updo, on a very special day, her wedding! So I thought I would pass on this special moment the best way a hairstylist can.  To show you all of the steps I…

Manny and Me Rouching Upstyle

Manny is my mannequin.  Sometimes her name is Alexis, Charlize, or Amber.  Because she has so many names and comes with different hair textures and colors, I call her Manny. In this Manny and Me tutorial, you will find an easy to do hair style that incorporates rouching.  It will create a beautiful half-up half-down style that’s versatile for any occasion.  I created this style using all Kenra Professional products.  Please feel free to share! – M…