Never did I ever think I would join the 22” Club. You all know that for most of the time I’ve offered extensions as a service, I’ve had a pixie… and even when I started wearing extensions I started off with a lob. It’s grown ever longer, but I really thought I would try these 22s for a few days and then cut them back to my previous length. Man was I wronggg. I am absolutely ADORING my 22” life. To the point where I keep asking myself why I haven’t been wearing this length all along.
“Wow” was the overwhelming thought in my mind following my recent experience at the first ever Warrior Women event last week. When I first signed up for the event I didn’t really know what to expect, and even if I had thought I’d known—it still would have blown me away completely. The event was hosted by Danielle and Garrett White, the creator of NBR and her husband who created “Wake Up Warrior” a men’s retreat. Together they decided to adapt the Wake Up Warrior idea into a format for women. Unlike every other time I’ve traveled to Laguna, this time had nothing to do with hair and everything to do with leveling up your life. And they chose to do that by challenging us to dig deeper than I thought possible within a three day retreat.
A couple of months ago I told you all about my 80 Day Obsession and how IN LOVE with it I was. I couldn’t wait to show you my final results and tell you all about the full process. Wellll, I have to confess… I won’t be able to do that. Instead, I have something even better to share. Let’s back up.
You know how they say as you get older you start to “turn into” your parents… it seems like that’s often said in a negative light, but I’ll be honest. The parts of me that are most like my mom are the ones I love the most. In honor of her recent birthday I wanted to take a moment to shine some light on my amazing Mama and why I owe pretty much my whole career to her.
Alright, I want to take a moment to talk a little bit about stylist self-care, and why we should invest in our own hair. It’s a well-known industry conundrum that stylists are typically so busy doing everyone else’s hair that our own gets neglected.
Over the seventeen years I’ve been a hairstylist I’ve used countless different tools. Hair dryers, curling irons, and flat irons of all kinds. As you’d expect, some have been better than others, but it takes something special to really get me excited. And I’ll be honest... when I first bought my Dyson blow dryer I was NOT excited. It was nothing that I expected it to be.
Introducing Virtue, the life-changing new haircare products
New technology is always such a cool thing to learn about, and it’s even better when it coincides with your passion. Recently, my studio brought in a new product line and I wanted to let you guys in on why I’m SO excited for these new hair products.
You may or may not know this, but I have a hair/fashion/pretty much everything idol and I have to tell you all... I am officially ON-TREND with Tracee Ellis Ross. When I saw her post this week about the same fashion trend I’m currently OBSESSED with I’m not gonna lie, I fangirled a little. What is this amazing new fashion addiction?
It’s the middle of June, which means we’re almost to the halfway mark in the year. Each year, sometime in June, I like to do a “halfway” check-in on my goals for the year. Goals don’t have quite the same impact if you just write...
Yep, this was my 6th trip out there in the past 15 months. It’s basically my home away from home now. This trip was for the second BMS Convention, and it was AMAZING. I attended the inaugural BMS Convention in December, and was invited back for this one as a “Pod Leader” and Trainer.