Author: Annie

5 #TBT you may have missed last week

  Who doesn’t love to revisit awesome memories. Here’s 5 fun #TBT you have have missed out on last week!     Nina Kovner – @PassionSquared     #tbt to this special piece of ink… “It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.” Oriah Mountain Dreamer   Sherri Jessee – @sherrijessee   #tbt I adore working with amazing #photographer @robertolig !! #hair#makeup #sherrijessee #redhead #shorthair #haircut #style   DJ Muldoon – @danieljosephmuldoon     throwback…. #tbt #throwback #sassoondays...

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Ep. 8 RUcap: Dkoye Does Drag Race

On this brand spanking RU season our friend Daniel Koye was the Season Seven, Episode One sponsor, which means we get to glam out and talk about our favs with someone who’s been up close and personal with the Diva’s themselves. Each week Daniel will recap his fav looks, what Dkoye products they used and any other fun bits about the show. So enjoy gagging over the eleganza with us!   This weeks challenge finally got REALLY creative!     Best hair Kennedy Davenport and Jasmine Masters.     Most polished, that’s the key for winning in a competition,...

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8 Instagrams You Missed This Week

You think you’re having a good week… these people are doing what they love and living the dream. Take a peek into the lives of 8 amazing Hairdressers and see whats going on this last week in our crazy industry!   Ted Gibson & Jason Backe – @TedGibsonBeauty @JasonBacke   Ted and Jason are definitely on the road  to being the coolest people we may know. “Highlight of my career me and Jason Backe and Oprah. Thank you so much xo”. – Ted Gibson   Fern The Barber – @FernTheBarber     Fern was at the San Jose Spring Style show...

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Ep. 7 RUcap: Dkoye does Drag Race

On this brand spanking RU season our friend Daniel Koye was the Season Seven, Episode One sponsor, which means we get to glam out and talk about our favs with someone who’s been up close and personal with the Diva’s themselves. Each week Daniel will recap his fav looks, what Dkoye products they used and any other fun bits about the show. So enjoy gagging over the eleganza with us!       This weeks favorite was Ginger Minj. She was spot on!! she couldn’t have been a better person. From the food to the drinking and the mannerisms,...

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Ep. 6 RUcap: Dkoye Does Drag Race

On this brand spanking RU season our friend Daniel Koye was the Season Seven, Episode One sponsor, which means we get to glam out and talk about our favs with someone who’s been up close and personal with the Diva’s themselves. Each week Daniel will recap his fav looks, what Dkoye products they used and any other fun bits about the show. So enjoy gagging over the eleganza with us!   I LOVE Miss Fame’s finger waves! Her wigs are always on point.  She could have use a tone of DKOYE – The Hairspray to get those waves in...

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#IAmLicensed

  April 30th is National Hairstylist Appreciation Day and we want to show the world how proud we are to be LICENSED! The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has turned April into #iamlicensed Month. All month long we will be celebrating our industry and profession and showing the risks of deregulation and the importance of health, safety and accountability within the beauty industry!    We are celebrating April, all 30 amazing days of it, as #IAmLicensed Month which will be dedicated to highlighting the importance of licensing in every state. All month long PBA will be celebrating the licensed professional...

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Ep. 5 RUcap: Dkoye Does Drag Race

On this brand spanking RU season our friend Daniel Koye was the Season Seven, Episode One sponsor, which means we get to glam out and talk about our favs with someone who’s been up close and personal with the Diva’s themselves. Each week Daniel will recap his fav looks, what Dkoye products they used and any other fun bits about the show. So enjoy gagging over the eleganza with us!     I really enjoyed Pearls reenactment of Marilyn Monroe. She got that eye make up down!!  And that hair… even though it was a hard front wig, it...

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Ep. 4 RUcap: Dkoye Does Drag Race

On this brand spanking RU season our friend Daniel Koye was the Season Seven, Episode One sponsor, which means we get to glam out and talk about our favs with someone who’s been up close and personal with the Diva’s themselves. Each week Daniel will recap his fav looks, what Dkoye products they used and any other fun bits about the show. So enjoy gagging over the eleganza with us!     This weeks runway looks lets talk about the queens My favorite over all look was Kennedy Davenport that hair is on POINT!! PAGEANT HAIR! If you watch...

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Ep. 3 RUcap: Dkoye Does Drag Race

On this brand spanking RU season our friend Daniel Koye was the Season Seven, Episode One sponsor, which means we get to glam out and talk about our favs with someone who’s been up close and personal with the Diva’s themselves. Each week Daniel will recap his fav looks, what Dkoye products they used and any other fun bits about the show.So enjoy gagging over the elleganza with us!       MAX!!!  Max won me over this episode! Loved the creativity of the facial hair, used DKOYE the wax and DKOYE the control to hold it’s shape.  His...

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Ep. 2 RUcap: Dkoye Does Drag Race

On this brand spanking RU season our friend Daniel Koye was the Season Seven, Episode One sponsor, which means we get to glam out and talk about our favs with someone who’s been up close and personal with the Diva’s themselves. Each week Daniel will recap his fav looks, what Dkoye products they used and any other fun bits about the show. So enjoy gagging over the elleganza with us!       Loving Perl in a sensible top knot. The hair is just so clean and precise as curls all the up way with nothing out of place....

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Ep. 1 RUcap: Dkoye does Drag Race

On this brand spanking RU season our friend Daniel Koye was the Season Seven, Episode One sponsor, which means we get to glam out and talk about our favs with someone who’s been up close and personal with the Diva’s themselves. Each week Daniel will recap his fav looks, what Dkoye products they used and any other fun bits about the show.So enjoy gagging over the elleganza with us!     I loved Miss Fame! It was clean and  flawless hairline for her runway look. She probably used DKOYE the Product, The Control and probably a ton of it...

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Are you the Hair Nerd of your group of friends?

Hair Nerds are a special breed. Planning family vacations around hair shows, waiting to RSVP to summer weddings until we know what weekend NAHA is being held; we are guilty of it all! If the beauty industry was a rock concert (which sometimes it seems to be) we’d be die hard fans!!   So here’s the 411…     When we go to events we make sure we have up front seating. If that means we snuck in with our press badge or snagged the seats with our NAHA nomination, you know we’re going to be there front and...

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Carleen Cashes In

Carleen Sanchez is an independent hairstylist with lots of questions. She is always wanting to learn more and says she can be quite annoying with her quest for knowledge. Usually hell bent on learning new techniques to share in her salon with her guests and stylists she mentors, this year at the ISSE hair show she was thrilled to see a class geared towards TAX for the Salon industry! The subject she feels is a mystical mystery that her bookkeeper/accountant figures out at the end of the year. “I never really know if everything I am doing is right...

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Ted Gibson: The $1,200 Haircut

Ted Gibson is one of the most sought-after editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylists in the business.  His work has appeared in publications such as Vogue, Harper’sBazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, People StyleWatch, W, and Allure and backstage at runway shows such as Chanel, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana.  He is also a huge influence and presence at both Fall and Spring New York Fashion Week styling some of the top American fashion designer labels. Born in Texas and raised in a military family, Ted Gibson moved from one exotic location to another, living in Germany, Hawaii, and Japan. This experience opened up a whole new world for Ted,...

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Nina Kovner: YELP Me, YELP You – The Truth Behind YELP and How It Can Help You Grow

From the shampoo room to the boardroom, Nina L. Kovner took the world of pro beauty by storm with her thoughtful attention to detail and never-ending tenacity.  After 26 years of conquering obstacles in an ever-changing business landscape and helping to build one of the most recognized professional haircare brands in the world, she respectfully walked away from a career at the top to help small business owners and artists discover and live their purpose with passion and empower their businesses. Now, as Chief Awesomeness Empowerer at Passion Squared, she wakes up every morning saying to herself… “How I am...

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MAINENTRANCE: Classic Confidence

A collaborative artist development destination for non-brand biased education. MAINENTRANCE is not only a multidisciplinary think tank, but also a venue for shoots and presentations headed up by two of our favorites DJ Riggs and Berry Bachen. During this 45-minute demonstration Creative Directors and 8-time NAHA Finalists DJ Riggs and Berry Bachen will show you how to refine classic shapes and apply colour placement with confidence. Learn modern updates to timeless looks like the Castle Bob or Gypsy Shag and compliment them with Advanced Dimensional Tinting or Progressive Highlight Placement (controlled balayage). These techniques are immediately salon viable and...

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Worth every penny – Ted Gibson ISSE Hands on Education

Education is how we feed our souls and our lives. Changing our consciousness allows us to move forward with the results that we breathe, desire, and claim. Once you change your consciousness, you have the ability to change your career, your environment and your lifestyle. In this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, participants will get a complete sampling of the entire Ted Gibson Advanced Academy: • Technique to Trend: You will gain the insights on what it takes to not only emulate the haircutting trends you see in magazines, television and movies – you will gain a foundation strong enough to create...

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Hair Nerd #InstaISSE Challenge Winners

We had 4 weeks of 4 different Instagram based challenges with lots of opportunities to hang with US at ISSE 2015. Here are the winners from the first ever Hair Nerd #InstaISSE Challenge talking about what they’re looking forward to most at this years #ISSELB2015!   Week One Winner(s)! #IKnewIWasAHairNerdWhen       Zac Mayberry What are the top three things you are looking forward to at ISSE Long Beach 2015? I looking forward to expanding my network. I learn so much from my peers, and I’m excited to see what everyone is up to. Who are you going to...

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Enter the 2015 STARS Competition & Let Your Talent Shine

STEP ONE TO ENTER 2015 STARS PHOTO COMPETITION Download a brochure and entry form or enter online here. The deadline to submit your entry is February 13, 2015.  STEP TWO: SELECT YOUR CATEGORIES Makeover Expert – Professional Category Photos to be judged on how dramatically the model’s look is improved, as well as being contemporary and demonstrating professional hair and make-up application. Entrants must provide one (1) “before” shot and two (2) “after” looks; one close up and one full length fashion shot. ColorAmerica® Colorist of the Year – Professional Category Photos to be judged on the application of the latest in fashionable hair color techniques. Entrants...

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How to Survive 24 Hour Road Trips

24 hour road trips have kinda become our thing. We seem to spend more time in the car then at the actual event, but hey… we’re dedicated and a Hair Nerd’s gotta do what a Hair Nerd’s gotta do.   Change in Starbucks Starbucks has become the stop of choice for us. Not because we’re fueled on Trenta Green Tea’s (2 sweet n’ low’s, no classic syrup) but because they have clean, safe bathrooms we can change clothes in. Don’t be silly, no one wants to drive 7 hours in a dress, we wear yoga pants. #BasicLife   Driver...

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