VELVET MANICURE?
If you are game for all the matte finish polishes out there then maybe you would be interested in a VELVET MANICURE by Ciate. 

Here's How:
Currently only available in three colors (Mink Cashmere, Berry Poncho and Blue Suede) lets see where this trend goes and if they expand the line.~Love to hear about your results.
 
 
MOHAWK BRAID FROM TONI AND GUY
 
 
GABBY DOUGLAS BULLIED INTO NEW 'DO
Gabby Douglas has caved to the pressure of being ridiculed for her "un-kept" hair. Luckily she was in wonderful hands with  celebrity stylist, Ted Gibson. 'I couldn't believe it and still can't,' he said. 'You have this young girl doing amazing things, and the conversation becomes about her hair? It was ridiculous and shameful',Gibson said. Yep, he's right!  Gibson must have made a little adjustment because she looks happy and coiffed on Leno. Don't let anyone bully you about your hair and Happy Weekend!
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Gabby on Leno. New "do?
 
 
MILEY'S NEW 'DO, FEELING INSPIRED??
I came across these pics in the DAILY MAIL this morning and I have to ask you a couple of questions. A~ Have you ever made such a drastic change to your hair? B~ Would you consider it?  And C~ isn't she engaged to be married.  Not that brides can't pull off extremely short hair- it just leaves you with so few options.
 
 
HAIR TOOL STORAGE IDEAS
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THE STORAGE STORE $16.99
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PVC PIPE?
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TRAYS?
  I have found a few ideas for storing your hair supplies. You'll notice that the first example is a retail product but he next 2 are DIY.  I must try making something like these.  I am spoiled to have all my tools organized and handy at my salon but at home, it's another matter. These ideas will prevent you from burning your counter or a kiddo bouncing by.
 
 
NATURAL WAVE CONTROL OR ENHANCEMENT
Super simple technique that I know you can execute! <3
 
 
HAIR COLOR AND PREGNANCY?
When my clients tell me they are expecting, they of course are thrilled!  They are also expecting to have to go grey.... Not so.  Any professional, no-ammonia color will do if you are looking to cover grey or go darker.  And highlights are always fine as they are applied in foil and no chemicals are layed directly on your scalp. It is imperative that you find ways to keep yourself looking cute while your body is changing. A little normalcy goes a long way.We can't control much during this time, hair is one thing you can.
 
 
BACK TO SCHOOL BANGS
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Don't try this at home...I trim bangs for free for my repeat clients.
Do you and your kids have the same stylist? I feel privileged to take care of 3 generations of many  families.  I would like to encourage you to not have 1 stylist for you and another ( at a cheap-o place) for the kiddo's.  Children's haircuts/styles are probably way more reasonable at your salon than you think.  I keep the prices low as a courtesy. Demanding excellence is a wonderful lesson.  Heading back to school can be a tense experience~nothing worse than Back-To-School-Bangs! Lets make sure they head back with a 'Do you both are pleased with. Take a picture form my HAIRSTYLING IMAGES page as a reference for your stylist.