Friday Favorite Five

1. Do cosmetic ingredients really penetrate skin? via The Beauty Brains Well, do they, punk?   2. Hair-dyeing fun with Pravana Locked-In, via HairCrazy Looks like it does what it says it will! Can’t wait to play with these soon!   3. How to make cookie-cutter bird feeders, via Mashable I love feeding the birds, don’t you?   4. Air-drying your hair: from floofy + frizzy to relaxed + … Continue reading Friday Favorite Five

Friday Favorite Five

Today’s Favorites are brought to you by summertime weekends! Enjoy 🙂 1. Turn any weekend into a refreshing mini vacation, via Apartment Therapy I’m down! Besides, I love playing tourist in my fabulous San Francisco!   2. Clear out and make over a cluttered and boring corner, also via Apartment Therapy OR you could do this in a weekend. I have a few corners I’d love to make over… … Continue reading Friday Favorite Five

Friday Favorite Five

1. Freaking ah-MAAAAAA-zing photos of singer-songwriters in Laurel Canyon in the late ’60s by photographer Henry Diltz, via The Selvedge Yard I am OBSESSED with these. Hoping Joni is feeling better after her hospitalization this past week. Bliss out via the link above. 2. Great suggestions for a hairstyle that requires no styling, via Beauty Editor I actually just did a similar choppy bob on a fine-haired client the … Continue reading Friday Favorite Five

Friday Favorite Five

1. How to get PERFECT beachy, swimsuit-edition-style hair! via Mane Addicts A must-read guide for long-haired gals who want those gorgeous waves on or off the beach. 2. Kim K. went platinum (if you hadn’t noticed), but it was a very risky move! via Hair with Kate Here’s what her hairstylists’ (yes, multiple stylists) process can teach us about such drastic changes. 3. How to make a … Continue reading Friday Favorite Five

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

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #48: Make Your Own Dry Shampoo for Light, Dark, or Red Hair

Dry shampoo is a weekly hair savior: it de-greases, adds volume and texture, and can help maintain a blowout for up to a week. If you have processed, curly, or dry hair — or if you’re a “no ‘poo” type and avoid shampooing entirely — you might still get greasy, limp roots and wonder whether you should subject your locks to a full wash or leave … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #48: Make Your Own Dry Shampoo for Light, Dark, or Red Hair