Friday, July 17, 2009

Looking for Hair Models

I am a stylist new to the Colorado Springs area working for an elite Salon. In order to work on the floor I am required to bring in models to showcase my work.
The "model" doesn't HAVE to be a professional model, so if you know someone, pass this message along. (Check out my photos for some of my work)
I am looking for hair models for the following:
All Over Solid Color Change- Any Length
Root Retouch - Any Length
Grey Coverage (2 Models) - Any Length
Few Highlights (or lowlights or HL&LL) - Med/Long Length
Half Head Highlight (or Lowlight) (4 Models) - Med/Long Length
Full Head Highlight (or LowLight or HL&LL) (2 Models) - Med/Long Length
Chunky HighLights/Low Lights - Med/Long Length
Short Hair High Lights
All Over Color and Highlight/Lowlight - Med/Long Length

Look for more postings later. Contact me ASAP (appointments will book FAST)! If you want to call me: (401)662-6320. Let me know you're calling about this message from my Blog. You can also e-mail me @


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Neglected Nails

All too often do I see this sight for sore eyes. Women neglect their darkly polished fingers until they are chipped beyond recognition.
While I too have been guilty of this faux pas, it is hard to look put together with battered fingers. You may think that this is non-sense, but you could put the cutest sundress on and still look unkept with that hideously chipped purple polish as you're sipping your high tea in front of your best client.
If you are unable to maintain your fingers here are a few alternatives:
1) Next time instead of colored polish use a clear coat or buff in shine with a multi-sided buffer.
2) Instead of dark polish go for a baby pink or nude. This looks very classy, is easy to do yourself, and the flaws are A LOT less noticeable.
3) If you are a professional who is expected to look your best, go fake. This may not sound appealing, but it is lower maintenance than polishing your own nails up to 3 times a week. Acrylics or Gels stay in perfect shape for 2 whole weeks before you will need another fill. Plus someone else can do the dirty work for you! (Be sure to ask around for a clean salon that cares for their clients. Some of those quick nail shops can destroy your nails by filing too far.)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Hello my Beautiful Friends

I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY MADE THE MOVE TO COLORADO SPRINGS!  It was necessary to post in the capitals because of how thrilled I am to officially be completely moved in and now settled.  Boy how I've missed my laptop... I can't believe how dependent I've become.

As with all of my posts,  I think its time to showcase another wonder of the beauty industry:
 Have you heard of Keratin?  I am in love with this new technology!  It is a RELAXER without invasive, intrusive chemicals.  It uses the protein bond :ahem: Keratin , which is the same protein your hair is naturally made of, therefore your making your hair healthier with each treatment.  Your stylist infuses your hair with the protein which will relax your curl/completely straighten (depending on your natural curl).  Beware that this process takes time and is costly, BUT is TOTALLY WORTH IT.  I have a slight wave to my hair, but being a stylist I wanted to be sure that this technology really held up to all of its benefits, so I HAD to get it myself.  Sure enough, this product cuts your blow dry time in half! (sometimes more), improves manageability, decreases frizz by 95%! , and is just too good to be true.  Although services can range from $180-$500, you won't need another Keratin treatment for 3-6 months, so it balances out in the end if you consider how often color needs to be refreshed.  
OH!  That's the other great thing!  You can color your hair with whatever chemical you wish!  For those who are used to using those ICKY straightening, stinky chemicals, you are also used to being very cautious of ammonia based colors.  Not true anymore with Keratin!  You just have to be sure you get your color before the Keratin every time you go for your relaxing service. 
One more thing, the chemical smells a bit like coconut, which is a lot better than the rotten eggs the heavy duty chemicals offer.

If you're in the Colorado State area, I know the technology has not yet reached this region.  I, on the other hand am already certified to perform the treatment, and am working hard to introduce the service within the year.  If you have any more questions please e-mail me!!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Toni&Guy Mourns the Loss of Guy Mascolo

Obituary - Guy Mascolo, February 29, 1944 – May 6, 2009

It is with deep sadness that the family of Guy Mascolo has announced the devastating news that Guy passed away on May 6th 2009 after suffering a massive heart attack at his home in Dallas.

Guy Mascolo, together with his brother Toni was the founder of TONI&GUY. Their globally renowned hairdressing company was launched in Clapham in South London in 1963 when the brothers were still in their late teens. The sons of Francesco and Maria Mascolo, the brothers learned their hairdressing skills from their father, himself a respected hairdresser.

In the mid-1950s the family immigrated to the UK from their home in Scafarti, a small town situated a few miles from Pompeii in the Campania region of Southern Italy. Guy (whose birth name was Gaetano), and Toni (whose name is actually Giuseppe), were the eldest of 5 sons. Bruno and Anthony Mascolo subsequently joined their brothers in the business while the 5th brother, Andrea joined the American arm of the family business during the 1980s where he continues to work.

The brothers had tremendous vision and energy and their particular skill of dressing hair, created with the amazing flair that is so typically Italian, was an attractive option to the geometric hairstyles of the late 1960s. By the mid-70s the brothers had opened their first salon in central London, on Davies Street, Mayfair and were receiving coverage in glossy magazines. At the same time they started participating in hairdressing shows that took them all over the world. During the late 70s and early 80s Toni&Guy opened further shops in Covent Garden and Sloane Square and also opened a hairdressing Academy in central London. They also launched their own product line: TIGI.

In 1983 Guy Mascolo and Bruno Mascolo moved to Dallas in the USA where they opened salons in the fast expanding shopping mall business and also started to grow their professional product line. Toni and Anthony Mascolo remained in the UK, where Anthony grew the education and creative side of the TONI&GUY and Toni developed a franchise operation that has now expanded into a highly successful global operation.

8 years ago Toni, Guy, Bruno and Anthony Mascolo demerged their business. Toni Mascolo and his children Sacha and Christian retained ownership of the TONI&GUY operation worldwide, (excluding the USA,) whilst Guy, Bruno and Anthony Mascolo took global ownership of TIGI and TONI&GUY USA, of which Guy was Chairman.

Guy Mascolo was highly respected in the world of hairdressing. A tremendously popular and generous character he was loved by everyone who met him and had an enormous amount of compassion. A quality the Italians describe as ‘simpatico’. He was a huge family man, with 2 sons from his first marriage, Guy Junior and Zak Mascolo, (who is the Creative Director of TONI&GUY New York,) and 2 daughters (Emanuella and Zara) by his second marriage to Flora Mascolo).

Guy was a keen sportsman with a passion for football and a keen supporter of Chelsea. He was also a talented musician. Guy was also a brilliant guitarist who over the years both wrote and produced music for himself and others. He was also a very good artist, and often sold his paintings to raise money for charities. Another of his many talents was cooking. Anyone who was fortunate enough to sample Guy’s ‘sugo Napoletano’ would agree it was the best they had ever tasted.

With such a passion for life it is a cruel fate that Guy has been taken from us at a point in his life when he had so much to live for and enjoy.
But most of all Guy Mascolo was known by all as a beautiful man and that is how he will be remembered.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Beach Hair

One of my girls just recently made a comment about how much she loves "beach hair."  I told her I used to use the John Frieda stuff, but that was years ago.  After messing around with different products, I happened upon one that offered me the most equivalent texture.  While you can mess with certain scrunching gels or even hairspray, I found that TiGi's Bed Head's Foxy Curls Hi-Def Curl Spray works best.  The back reads, "Upgrade your curls to HD!  Get highly defined, frizz-free, seperated curls.  Spray in wet hair and style or in dry hair to touch up your curls."  
While I love it just as directed, I found if I dry my hair product free (or with a heat defender if I use a blow dryer) and then spray in the Hi-Def Curl spray, it gives that slightly messy, care-free, fresh from the beach effect.  Love it.  Play with it.  Remember to purchase professional products from a professional.

The New Blog

Because my previous blog was difficult for some to view, I have moved here to Blogger.  This is my new location.  All previous posts are now available on this page, and any future posts can be found here.  I am obviously still constructing my page, but for now, here I am, and hopefully, here I am to stay.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

While I'm at it...

In addition to the last website I posted, I would like to continue with an online independent clothing store that I am now in love with:

Everyone, meet Mod Cloth