Coming home from New York Fashion Week a few years ago I walked away with memories that would last a lifetime - plus a beauty tip that would quickly become an absolute staple for me personally and all of my clients. Every hair stylist and makeup artist was using the same set of bobby pins on the models, and I figured, there must be something special about them if literally everyone is using them. It wasn’t until I tried them for myself that I understood why they were in the beauty kits of all of the professionals.
I remind myself to be more like <Nature> daily. A tree does not ask itself if it is good enough or if its branches grew in a way that was beautiful. A flower does not question if its bloom is rich or if it is worthy. Nature is beyond the binary of good/bad right/wrong that humans often cling too.
We’re all missing the salon a lot at this point, and our hair might be showing it. If you’re in desperate need of a colour, want a bit of a pick me or just want to try something new, learning how to dye your hair at home is the answer. Doing a hair colour is nothing to be afraid of! So long as you’ve got the right materials and follow these tips, you’ll walk away from this feeling amazing. Before we begin, I’ll mention that I highly recommend getting in touch with your regular hair stylist to see if you can pick up/get dropped off your hair colour. This will ensure the best colour match of course, plus, your stylist would love to hear from you.
The bobby pins hands down!!! Strong enough to contain all this volume and really hold my hair in place, but they also slide out super easy without catching on my curls!! They’re truly a thing of wonder and beauty, I’m obsessed.
Webcams have a tendency to make heads look smaller, so styling your hair in a way that creates volume is going to work really well here. Since the camera is only going to see what you show it, you don’t even have to bother styling the back of your head if you don’t feel like it. If it’s been a while since your last colour and your roots are starting to show, you can always angle your camera a little bit lower to cut the roots right out of the frame!
In terms of body placement, be mindful of the fact that looking too casual and relaxed may not be the most flattering. Instead, sit tall and proud, facing head on the camera, with your arms on the table in front of you to maintain shape.
I hope that you use these tips and feel absolutely gorgeous on your next call happy Zooming!
The key product to add to your nighttime hair routine is a silk bonnet. When shopping around, make sure that the one you purchase is actually silk- on the inside and the outside. My bonett can you can shop here is exactly what I look for in this product. Silk creates a nice slip around your hair that keeps it from getting fuzzy or frizzy while you’re getting your beauty sleep. I also recommend looking for one that is adjustable, so that you can secure it to your head to ensure it doesn’t fall off. Be careful not to tie it too tight though, waking up with the band of the bonnet around your forehead is hardly ever cute! You’ll want to place your bonnet on your hair after you’ve secured it in place with your clips.
Q: What beauty advice would you give your younger self?
A: I would tell my younger self to do absolutely whatever they wanted. To buy those wild colours, mix prints, and be bold. I wasted so much time doubting myself and feared being judged by my peers, that I missed some crucial opportunities to express myself. Really, I would just encourage myself to be as weird and adventurous as my heart desired.
Stress gets the best of all of us sometimes, and having healthy ways to cope with it is imperative to maintaining our mental health. There’s a lot going on in the world right now, so it’s no surprise if you’ve been feeling more anxious than usual. It’s important to remember that you can’t do everything, but also that it’ll be easier to show up for yourself and others if you make intentional time for self care.
Your favourite hairbrush is begging for a deep clean- and throwing it into the dishwasher isn’t an option to do that! Like all of your other beauty tools, your hair brushes need to be cleaned. Over time they not only collect hair but also product residue and dead skin cells. Without a good clean, you risk putting all of that junk right back onto your freshly washed hair. Let’s fix that!
Re-training your part may take a bit of time, from a few hours to a few days, so don’t worry if your part seems stubborn to stay at first. Have fun and play around with your new look for as long or as short a period of you like!