Friday Favorite Five

1. 20 bizarre gifts for under $5 on Amazon, via Mashable Sharing mostly because I can’t believe this cute Nessie ladle is only $2. 2. 20 stylish ’70s movies everyone should see, via GQ From the fetish-y Clockwork Orange to super-preppy Love Story, it’s impossible to pick a fave. 3. Can you pass this financial literary test? via BoingBoing Only 33% of 150k people in 140 countries … Continue reading Friday Favorite Five

David Bowie by Mick Rock

Friday Favorite Five

1. Photographer Mick Rock reminisces about shooting Ziggy Stardust, via Vice Unff! The dreamiest dream job ever in the universe. Backstage alone with Bowie?? With Bowie looking at you like that!?!?  YES PLEASE THANK YOU VERY MUCH INDEED! 2. The UK has banned this Christina Hendricks Clairol red-to-blonde haircolor commercial for being misleading, via Jezebel Well, it IS misleading. You simply can’t go from red to blonde … Continue reading Friday Favorite Five

My New Book, now available on Amazon! How to Survive Beauty School: The Ultimate, No-Nonsense Guide to Thriving as a Cosmetology Student

  I’m super-excited to let you know my newest book is now available for sale on Amazon! It’s called How to Survive Beauty School: The Ultimate, No-Nonsense Guide to Thriving as a Cosmetology Student, and it is THE go-to resource for anyone contemplating going to cosmetology school or who is currently a cosmo student! The book includes a whole bunch of tips, advice, and wisdom … Continue reading My New Book, now available on Amazon! How to Survive Beauty School: The Ultimate, No-Nonsense Guide to Thriving as a Cosmetology Student

How to Find Hair Models: 6 Resources for Hair Students, Assistants, and Apprentices

  How to Find Hair Models: 6 Resources for Hair Students, Assistants, and Apprentices If you are a recent beauty school graduate and are starting off as an assistant or apprentice at a hair salon that offers advanced training, this post is for you. Why? Because as part of your training, you will most likely be required to find hair models for whom you’ll provide … Continue reading How to Find Hair Models: 6 Resources for Hair Students, Assistants, and Apprentices

My New Book! A Year of Natural Health & Beauty: 52 Easy, Frugal, Natural Ideas to Enhance Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

About the Book Many of you have already been following along for a while; several of you are also new followers who reached this blog via some of my natural health and beauty tips. To all of you, hello and welcome! In 2012, I created a yearlong blog project, in which I posted a new tip each week, right here on this blog. All the … Continue reading My New Book! A Year of Natural Health & Beauty: 52 Easy, Frugal, Natural Ideas to Enhance Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

A Cosmetology Short Story: The Examination

This is a fun little thing: a writing exercise using a certain set of words. I used cosmetology-related words and wrote a short story using those words. At just under 1,000 words, it’s a bit of flash fiction that only takes a few minutes to read.  So, here you go. Enjoy! 🙂 The Examination The music came on suddenly, awakening me from a deep sleep. I heard … Continue reading A Cosmetology Short Story: The Examination