Prose Review! Guest writer: Precyous Luster

This is a very exciting share for me!  I met Precyous during my freshman year of high school and a friendship developed right away!  I could share so many stories about the two of us navigating through life, but I will save that for another post!  Today, Precyous is an NYC-based writer and has a [...]

Custom Hair Care

Today, hair care innovation has never been more impressive as brands evolve and new products are introduced every time I log into instagram.  Even as a stylist, I can sometimes get overwhelmed with the abundance of options and the fact that they are all “the best” in the industry.  In my opinion, especially when shopping [...]

Natural Skin Care under $40

Natural Skin Care under $40

I am so excited to share this post!!!  As you know, my beauty business buddy is a skin care guru whom I trust and recommend on a daily basis; Krista Spence.  She uses amazing products that smell delicious and leave your skin feeling perfect.  I am a huge fan of her product picks, especially because my [...]

Showering in Blues… Blue Shampoo!

Showering in Blues… Blue Shampoo!

I know it sounds like a break-up song title, but I literally am talking about washing your hair with Blue shampoo!  Many of my clients are curious and I see more and more stylists advertising use of such products, so I think it's time to help explain the concept and help determine if it's right for you. [...]

Day of Bridal Beauty Checklist

Day of Bridal Beauty Checklist

Over the years, I have found myself answering a lot of the same questions for brides who are preparing their beauty needs for their big day.  So, I have created a general list of helpful tips answering the most common questions.  I send this to all of my brides and ask them to share it [...]

My next chapter begins…

My next chapter begins…

I am so excited to share this special announcement with you.  Starting May 1st, I will be working out of a new space in Encinitas!  My new location will be at The Studio by Vanity, located at 705 North Vulcan Avenue Encinitas.  It’s a charming 1942 beach cottage converted into a beauty bliss.  I am [...]

Keratin vs Brazilian Treatments

Keratin vs Brazilian Treatments

One of my most desired service request is treating frizzy hair.  There are so many variations on taming the unruly strands so I want to take this time to breakdown your options. What is a smoothing treatment? A temporary service to smooth hair by taming frizz and filling cuticle with protein.  The treatment last 3-6 [...]

A Frank Beauty Collaborative

A Frank Beauty Collaborative

A few months ago I got a call to offer hair styling  for a beauty shoot in Carlsbad for Frank Model Management.  The collection was shot by Kendra Barber, Skye was our gorgeous model, and Megan Kelly mastered each makeup look.  The team shared their inspirations and I was able to help bring Skye through 3 very different styles resulting in [...]

NEW YEARS EVE Hair and Makeup!!!

Get inspired for NYE!!! Sharing images from a vintage 70's inspired photoshoot with @Goldstruck @auraavenue and @alvaro_quiala.  Goldstruck dressed and styled the girls of Aura Avenue and I got to have fun with the hair and makeup. I brought the girls from a natural polished look into a more dramatic party look with just a few touch [...]

Losing too much hair in the shower?

Losing too much hair in the shower?

On average Losing up to 100 hairs a day is normal.  Personally, I am not counting the strands I find throughout my day to day...  But I did start to think about possibilities of why there is way more hair coming out the 2-4 times a week I am actually BRUSHING MY HAIR!!! If I brushed my hair daily I [...]