Fishtail Braid Collaboration with Hair Romance

So I've teamed up with hair blogger Christina over at Hair Romance and we wanted to show you guys how you can utilize a simple fishtail braid technique in two different ways. My version is two fishtail braids into a fun up style and Christinas is a gorgeous Half down hairstyle that is simple and timeless. Make sure to watch both of our videos, check out her amazing hair blog and subscribe to both of our youtube for all sorts of hair love every week.


Back to school braided crown hairstyle

Back to school braids y'all. Statement braids are still trending like crazy and with school back in session I wanted to show you a fun fall way to sport a braid. This style my friends is what I call the braided crown. This braided hairstyle can be worn any way whether it be to a picnic in the park or to school.

I just love this braided crown style and I know you will too. So get your fingers ready so you can sit back and create this braided hairstyle along with me in the video below.


Lionesse Flat Iron Review

Flat iron review time friends. So Lionesse beauty sent me one of their white carbon flat irons  to review and I gotta say that I love it. This flat iron is ultra chic and I'm obsessing over the fact that its white. White is so classy and I feel like you can't ever go wrong with a classic color like white. Am I right?

This iron has a tempature gage on it and pliable ceramic plates. This particular iron runs for $300 and if you know anything about flat irons, you need to drop a little cash on a nice one.

Make sure to watch my full product review video below to get the full scoop. And if you are wondering how to achieve flat iron waves, then go check out my youtube tutorial HERE.

Be sure to check out there website www.lionesse.com and their Facebook fan page here.


Sharpening my hairstylist skills.

You guys!! We had our first Label M educational seminar inside the new Salon. Owner of Salon Stylush Veronica Peebles worked really hard to make it happen for our salon and it was ahhmazing!! Continuing your education is huge in the hairdressing community as trends and styles are constanting changing. Not only does it keep our skills fresh, it excites your clients and boosts the energy inside the salon.

The educational seminar was just a taste of what Label M has to offer and it has me craving more. The class was a "Get The Look" hair cut and up style demonstration which my dear friend and internationally artistic director Efi Davies taught. For those of you who don't know, Label M is Toni & Guy Londons product line that isn't associated with TIGI here in the states but their education is just as good, if not better. Efi demoed a cutting edge long pixie which we have been seeing so many celebrities rock. What set this haircut apart from other long pixie styles was her approach to this hairstyle. She disconnected the fringe as well as the top layers and it turned out killer! Then to top off the demo she did a gorgeous up style that was runway ready. Label M is the official hair care product of London Fashion week after all.

Now that we are getting Label M hair care products inside the salon and we couldn't be more thrilled for numerous reasons. One being that their products kick some major ass but another their education is phenomenal and unlike any other education out in the market. They have several courses available and now that they have arrived in AZ I'm jumping on as many as I can. Ill be sure to post updates!!

So my friends that love sharpening their hairdressing skills, go check out my friends over at Label M or ask your local rep and I know you won't be disappointed.


Classic Fall Makeup And Classic Hair Pairing

Photo Credit: Amy Frances Photography

Its just another Manic Monday….wish it were Sunday…Oh wait, no I don't because today is makeup Monday friends. Makeup Monday's are when my fabulous fellow beauty blogger Stephanie with SN Makeup Artist guest post as my official makeup artist genius. She and I came up with the idea to pair hair and makeup looks for you all. Because lets get real, sometimes we could all use a little help pairing the two together.

Stephanie shows you how to get the perfect classic beauty look that is trending for fall. She totally got me hooked on this trend. She emphasizes on not wearing much eyeliner but really focusing on the lip. Want to know what all the hype is about…then start watching her fun video we created so you can get the low down and jump on this trend. Also, don't forget to subscribe to her channel right here. .

And then comes the hair…..It's really hard to go wrong with a classic chignon and that's why I made it a tad editorial by softening the sides with some sexy wispy fly aways. Are you loving these looks? If so, I'd love to hear your comments below if you have any suggestions or looks you are dying to know.


Fave 4 Product Review

Hairspray review time!! I just love it when I find a new product that I'm obsessed with even though my husbands over here rolling his eyes as I don't need anymore hair product to add to my overflowing hair product cabinet.  Fave4 sent me their hairsprays a few weeks ago, and I'm totally sold! They have four hairsprays in the line that all do some pretty amazing things to your hair.

Inside the Fave 4 hairspray line they have the workable hairspray, firm hold, texturizer and the flex hold. And if you want to learn more about each one, then your going to have to watch my video below and get the full scoop on each of these fun hairsprays.

And get this, I've been exclusively using them for my Upstyling Classes that I'm now offering. Exciting right!! But not as exciting as the fact that  Fave4 caught wind and made a coupons code for 20% off when you use Confessions20. Amazing right??? So watch the video below and then get some hair sprays with my confessions code so you can get the right kind hold you crave for every occasion.


Playing Dress up With 31 bits

Hey friends! I had the most amazing opportunity to be involved with a fun collaboration at Frances Vintage with 31 bits. My sweet friend Alex over at Avestyles invited me to the styling party and I was absolutely thrilled to attend.

 The low down on 31 bits is that it is a company that was started in 2008 by five college girlfriends that traveled to Northern Uganda for a trip. While in Uganda they met some women making these adorable paper beaded jewelry. They realized that these women had a gorgeous product and desperately needed an income, at that time 31bits was born.

Since 2008 31bits has grown from 6 to over 170 beneficiaries in Uganda. 31 bits runs all sorts of amazing programs for the women in need and since launching have been featured in Harpers Bazaar, People Style Watch, Martha Stewart just to name a few.

I loved layering my 31bits and adding a bit of color to my everyday white and black attire. The Santa Fe necklace is my favorite as its a big statement necklace that is classy and has a tiny pop of color. This was such a fun collaboration and I'm obsessing over my new bits. You have to go check out there fall collection or if your local, head over to Frances Vintage in downtown Phoenix to get your hands on some too!

And go check out my other Phoenix peeps Summer with The Girls with Glasses, Lindsay LettersRachel Bagley, Jessica from SeeSaltLauren KelpStyle Tutor and Alexandra from Avestyles see how they styled their jewelry.