Thursday, October 17, 2013

A wedding from this past summer

This summer was a rainy one to say the least. While they say rain is good luck my poor bride,a long time client, was wishing and hoping the rain would stay away!! The day before the wedding it rained so hard there was water in the mall in kitchener.The family was un able to set up what was to be an out door wedding the day before as planned, so when I arrived at the home to set up my bride was out in the back helping with last minute details. We spent the morning preparing and hoping the rain stayed away. By the time I started in on the last updo the clouds parted and sun shone through the clouds. I was so happy to be a part of this wedding, getting to see long time clients in their big moments is just one of many perks of my job. enjoy a peek at the day!

The truth about OMBRE and other and other tips

I don't normally like to be the feature of my blog  but its going to work out that, and  apparently my hubs will be featured as well. I wanted to talk a little about Ombre vs melting.   A lot of people bring me photos and they think its ALL ombre, a lot of them ARE NOT. If you notice when you  look at the photos too NONE of them look the same ? they all look different? I would say the MAIN difference between them is ombre  has a blend from dark to light and the colors are more solid in the color change (a blended solid of course)  a MELT   is the same idea but  often that lighter high light may be more face framing  and your  darker color may also run through your hair.  mine is an ombre, my ends are solid, the black and white photo you can REALLY see it. The other thing I want to tell  clients about  either method is that some times it takes 1-2 times to perfect it. Its REALLY HARD taking certain colors to  a perfect  ombre or melt in one step.  I know it seems like Oh you just smash on a darker color and  work your way lighter , it is NOT that easy. also if you're USED to having your blonde's  touch your root, you REALLY need to be open minded when you try this out b/c it is supposed to look  kid of grown out the trick  to keeping it looking fresh is to keep the roots touched up.  The thing I love about my color line is the natural highlight the color pulls on it own. ALSO you can do a cooler melt or ombre but MOST of these photos that pop up are WARM they are peanut butter caramels  reds, etc. i find personally  they melt and blend and look more natural  warm  they still work cool but it does tend to look more natural warm, since that's what the sun does to most of us. So in keeping with this whole WARM talk I want to mention to the brunettes who always say "  I don't like yellow highlights but i want caramel"  Caramel is NOT yellow nor is honey but its pretty damn warm. its an adjustment if you're used to white blond. So just keep an open mind when asking for the warmer tones, they  will grow on you, you are just not used to it! I spent most of my teen years saying I wanted caramel but not I laugh b/c the color I use is a blond copper! go figure!

While we're at it, lets talk men's hair!!! hair is back  !  no more shaved heads or ski jumps  its all about men with hair. I'm actually surprised it took this long for the trend to come back since Patrick Dempsey has been rocking the BEST MALE hair for YEARS, and I kind of like it! I'm not saying grow it out long or    every one needs to rock the Timberlake/Pompadour etc etc. I'm saying   change it up a bit to  become modern and with the times.   

I would also like to say, I have fake hair in, in all these photos.  I STRONGLY suggest it for brides. It is well worth the money!  and you will more or less have them forever! mine are 24 inch which is  way longer than  what I would suggest to buy 15 -18 inch is more than enough length! any bride who wants a HALF up do should have them, they will give you so much more volume and fullness  and that's what you want and I can promise you that's what these celebs etc all have Very FEW people have enough hair to pull off some of the looks   out there!!!  

Notice the bright blond only at the face ad the ends

Here you can really see the contrast  I like the contrast its not for every one but it can be done with less contrast!


AND here are a few of the group together! Again, am I not so lucky to have these beautiful ladies at my disposal? And such a Wonderful Photographer??? How about that Make up? For Any budding make up artists and photographers, I am available to help  with hair for  portfolio building, or for event days such as boudoir or other stylized shoots.   Thanks for letting me play its nice to jump out of the box of day to day!!