Sulfate-free is where it’s at!

Keyword: sulfate, shampoo, kenra

Sulfate-free shampoos are taking over…and for good reason! Sulfate is found in most shampoos these days. It is probably the worst ingredient in a bottle of regular shampoo.  Basically it strips your hair and leaves it dehydrated. Conditioner can only make up for so much. You are then left with dry and/or frizzy hair.  Sulfate free shampoos became popular when the kertain treatments began.  The sulfate shampoos would strip the keratin chemical treatment right out of the hair. I began using sulfate free on all my keratin treated clients…now I use it on everyone, including myself!  With a sulfate-free shampoo, your hair is never striped of all its natural, good oils that keep it healthy and hydrated. I even find that I can go with out conditioning sometimes!


My favorite sulfate-free shampoo to date is Kenra’s Platinum. I have written about Kenra’s Silkening Mist in the earlier days of this blog.  It is still one of my favorite products.  I even got my clients hooked on it.  It only makes sense that I would fall in love with their shampoo too!

How to pull it off


Keyword: black nail polish

If you are going for simple, plain black then the key is to keep your nails at a short, but not stubby length.  If they are too long you can look like something out of a Halloween movie, and if they are too short you risk them looking eve shorter with the dark color. Full Story »

Top two winners in my book


Keyword: celebrities, AMA’s, winners


I could sit here and explain each look that was seen at he American Music Awards on Sunday, or I can just tell you who my two favorites were and not waste your time.


Sooooooo… second favorite was Selena Gomez.  This young star who started her fame on the Disney channel has really grown into such a beautiful young lady. She is so classically stunning. Her soft make-up and hair compliment her dress perfectly.  She always looks so well put together and never out-does herself.  We love you Miss. Gomez!  Keep up the  fabulous work!


Katy Perry wins again!!!!!!  OMG look at her hair!  It is amazing!  And her make-up is perfection.  I am obsessed.  Or maybe I am jealous? Either way, I love this girl. She does need a little touch up on those roots, but I know it’s hard to keep up on such drastic color so she get’s a free pass.  She wins all around.  And she has one of the best cat eyes I’ve seen in a while!!


Put that cell phone away!

Keyword: cell phone, professional, distracted hairdresser


Okay all you stylists out there, I am gonna let you in on one of my pet peeves….cell phones!  Not just cell phones by themselves, but hair dressers (or makeup artists) that are on them more than they are focusing on their clients.

My sister is an accountant and she goes off to work and we don’t hear from her til she gets home.  My mom works in an office and she’ll call on her lunch break, but that’s all.  My friends that are teachers, I only hear from them after school.  So why do stylists need to have their phone out all day and text in the middle of a haircut?


Is there anything worse than sharing a story during a haircut only to look in the mirror and see your stylist doing this?


There have been a few times that maybe I was waiting for a phone call from a doctor, or the bank about something important, and if that is the case I always let my client know that I am awaiting an important phone call and might need to take it if it rings.  But other than that, I don’t touch my phone when a client is in my chair! I know if I was sitting down for some relaxing ”me” time and the person cutting my hair was stopping every 45 seconds to text her boyfriend, I would be extremely agitated. I find it very unprofessional and rude!


Have any of my non-stylist readers had this experience? I would love to hear your thoughts on it.


So that is my rant for the day! Sigh…I feel better now ;)

Amazing video!!!!

Keyword: false lashes, how to, fake eye lashes

For my show I have to apply false lashes every night.  It made me realize that there are so many people out there that don’t know how to do this. To be quite honest, I am not even sure how I learned. I feel like I have been doing it since I was a kid! haha.


This video took time for me to find.  There are so many how to videos out there on this topic and I sat through quite a few of them before stumbling upon this one.  By far, this one was the best.  She covers a lot of ground here.  It’s a clear video and it’s nice a close so you can see what she is doing.


I realize that after watching this you will probably still struggle a bit, but practice makes perfect, right?  Don’t be discouraged.  You will get it, and before you know it you will be an eyelash pro!!

I can’t stop staring

Keyword: Johnny Depp, Elijah Wood

Kind of creepy, huh? In fact he looks more like Elijah Wood than himself in this picture.  Just stumbled upon this and thought I would share.  Enjoy :)


Go get ‘em!

Keyword: Nicki Minaj, OPI, nail polish


A few weeks ago I posted an article letting you all know that Nicki Minaj would be releasing her very own nail polish line for OPI.  Well, the limited edition polishes are now available!  Choose from 6 different shades at You can even see how they are going to look on your nails by using their virtual polish tester!


Not only is she ‘wowing’ us with her music and nail polish, she now is in the talks about starting her very own clothing line!  Check out more information right here at our sister site