Spooky Editorial Shoot

Happy Halloween friends, I hope everyone has a safe yet fun filled weekend. To help celebrate Halloween, today's post is on a fun photo shoot I got the pleasure to be a part of. I’m absolutely thrilled to share these gorgeous photos!

Tiffany Egbert was the mastermind behind this whole shoot. Tiffany is a local Phoenix photographer who wanted to make the feel of this shot eerie and ghostlike but still very whimsical. I pretty think she nailed it and I couldn't be any happier with the way the photos turned out!

Dorthy and Mia modeled while Kerri Metcal did the amazing makeup. Luckily Tiffany had some of these vintage dresses that went to well with this look and she got the talented Karen Bever of Boka Event Florals did some killer flower arrangements for the shoot.

I just loved this shoot and I know you will too! Feel free to check out Tiffanys full blog post on this entire shoot HERE.


Master of Balayage Jay Olsen

Have you met Jay Olsen, a National artist painter for Loreal professional and owner of Bespoke salon yet? Jay is an up and coming hairstylist who you all have to check out! As an educator I know how its so important that I'm always sharpening my hairstylist skills in all areas of hair. I might be killer with the curling iron, but I'm rough around the edges with some of the newest coloring techniques. Yup, I said it….that's the real "confessions of a hairstylist" for ya! With that, I personally know how important it is to keep your skills fresh so the other day I took Loreals balayage class with the AZ master hair painter himself Jay Olsen.

Jay has been with Loreal Professional for 5 years and has been doing hair for 15. He recently opened the doors of his salon right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale called Bespoke. It was a pleasure to see him in action at Carstens Institute in Tempe, AZ.  Jay is a good looking, big tattooed dude that may appear to be intimidating to some, but after watching him paint delicately you immediately know you are watching true artistry at its finest.

During his demonstration he explained that his take on hair right now is less is more. The technique is quite simple, yet the end result packs a lot of punch. For the more advance hairstylist you can actually attend a more in depth training to his approach at an event he is hosting at his salon called Kill em with Color December 1st. Email Jay today to reserve your spot. Jay@bespokesalon.com And I highly recommend following him on Instagram and checking out his Facebook Fan page.


Pompadour Mohawk Hair Tutorial

Pompadour Mohawk is whats on my mind today! Check out how fun this look is? In my Pompadour Mohawk YouTube hair tutorial I go over how to get this fun style for any of your rocking hair care needs. This style is perfect for concerts or a fun night out.

I used Sam Villas Texture Iron to achieve lots of texture and volume to this style, then to detail it out I threw in some brocade aka snake braids on the sides for a lot of fun! If you love it, make sure to subscribe to both of my YouTube channels HERE and HERE. 


Brightening Blonde By Label M

Calling all Blondes! This brightening blonde hair care series is going to be all blondes best friends. My good friend who works for Label M got her hands on this brand new product for me and I'm loving it! This Label M brightening blonde series is not only the best smelling hair product I have ever used, it works phenomenal and has been my new best friend.

With my hair being so dry from being chemically damaged I needed something to moisturize my locks back into shape. This line is not only great for blondes but it works for brunettes too. Inside this shampoo for blondes line theres the shampoo, conditioner and brightening balm. The shampoo lathers extremely well while the conditioner gives my hair the silky texture I crave. But my fav in this line has to be the Label M Brightening balm. You use a dime to quarter size after you shampoo and condition from mid-shaft to your ends for instant silkiness. It helps hydrate my locks while adding a bit of UV protection which is crucial since I live in Arizona.

I'm loving this product and know you will too. Make sure to watch my product review below and subscribe to both of my YouTube channel HERE and  HERE.


Waynes World Halloween Hair and Makeup Tutorial

Waynes world…. party time….. EXCELLENT!! Hello Halloween time and fun hair and makeup tutorials like the one on Waynes World that I'm posting today. I have never EVER posted a fun video like this and I hope you all love it as much as we loved filming it. This Waynes World inspired Halloween costume was really easy to do and is hilarious! And make sure to watch it until the very end for some pretty funny bloopers.

The video below is a collaboration with my guest makeup artist Stephanie with SN Makeup Artist. In this Waynes World inspired makeup tutorial Stephanie shows you how to contour your face so that its more on the masculine side. It's actually really easy to do so make sure to watch her video below, subscribe to both of our YouTube channels you can subscribe to Stephanies HERE and make sure to watch Garths hair tutorial below.

So was that funny or what? I never said I was an actress and too be honest that was a really hard tutorial to do. Stephanie and I could not stop laughing. So now you know how to make yourself look a dude, make sure to watch the below video on how to get some killer Garth hair. I used fake bangs in this tutorial and a Sam Villa Texture Iron to get Garths wig like texture. After watching these videos you have to let me know what you think!! Will you be Wayne and Garth for Halloween? Party on!!



Updo Class Updates

Dallas, TX I'm coming your way! I can't believe I only have 3 more classes until my updo tour 2014 comes to an end. But with it coming to an end it means a lot of new and exciting things will be happening in 2015! Woot Woot!! Can't wait to disclose details. But for now, Im going to Dallas Y'all!

The class in Dallas this weekend on Oct 26th will be at Pouf Blow out salon (few spots left) and then Nov 2nd in Scottsdale, AZ at Salon Stylush and the Dec 7th at The Repose Salon in Phoenix. This has been such an amazing year for me and my educational classes. I feel so honored and blessed my hard work is paying off and I get to share my love for hair with you all.  

 If you are interested in attending any of my classes or want to book me for you salon, please feel free to email theconfessionsofahairstylist@gmail.com to discuss details! 


Fishtail Braid Updo Styled Two Ways

Wanna learn how to style the same fishtail updo in two different ways? Well your in luck my friends because after watching todays tutorial you will be a pro at the fishtail updo. I'm loving this style because its so simple and elegant. Fishtail braiding is one of those braids that everyone thinks is complicated but I personally feel is one of the easiest. So sit back and get those fingers ready because friends I'm going to teach you the Fishtail Braid Updo.