Archive for October, 2009

Chanel + Black Pumps + Ivory Pearls = L.O.V.E.

October 29, 2009

 

Chanel Black and pearl shoe

This is love! 🙂

I saw this shoe at Neiman Marcus the other day and pretty much just feel in love!!! They were only a grand, no big deal!!! hahaha (sarcasm)

 

be one step ahead of the trends with this simple look!

October 29, 2009

I was surfing the web today and stumbled on Dolce & Gabbana’s Summer 2010 collection and fell in love!! So I just have to share it with everyone….I know this isn’t really hair related but I do love the styling they did with the hair.

amazing shoes and hair!

So I'm sort of in love with these shoes! I don't know how much they cost, but I kind of don't want to know because I know I couldn't afford them!! haha

dolce and gabbana summer 2010

These shoes are amazing too!!!!! Aaaahhh I love shoes!

I love this outfit and I love all the detailing in the shoes!!

I love this outfit and I love all the detailing in the shoes!!

dolce and gabbana hair summer 2010

I love this hair look. She looks angelic/sexy but tough with her boots on!!

To achieve this look and be one step ahead of the trends you want to start with wet hair, just out of the shower. Towel dry your hair so it is only damp.

If you have curly or wavy hair add a quarter size of straightening cream into the ends of your strands.

If you already have straight hair add a small amount of smoothing serum to the bottom half of your hair.

For you curly/wavy hair girls, let your hair air dry as much as possible before blow drying it with a flat paddle brush. Part your hair down the center of your head, drawing a line with your finger from the tip of your nose all the way back to the crown of your head.

Ok, now just blow dry your hair with the flat brush. Don’t worry about getting is super straight, because thats not the point to this look. Just make it look effortless. I always think thats a funny saying because whenever a hairstyle looks effortless you know a stylist spent plenty of time on the “effortless” look…anyways….

Blow dry your hair trying not to create volume. The flatter the hair sits against the head the better!

To finish/set the look I would spray the bottom 3/4 of my hair (avoiding the roots) with a shine serum. Don’t try and hide your fly-aways, because they are all over in this look. Just give your hair a healthy shine and ta-da!! You’re finished!

Tell me what you think about this summer 2010??? Will you be rocking this winter and spring???

searching for a new salon? four {must knows}

October 6, 2009

Picking a new hair salon can be a difficult undertaking, because there are so many out there. You don’t want to end up with a choppy hair cut, in a dirty, messy salon with hair all over or an overly aggressive stylist trying to convince you into a style you know just isn’t what you want!

Here are a couple of quick things every girl should think about before scheduling an appointment…

1. Recommendations!!!

Find friends you trust and ask them of any salons they would recommend. I would suggest asking a girl that has similar hair as yours and someone who has similar sense of style as you. Style…being how they dress, accessorize and wear their hair. This sounds kind of picky, but someone’s idea of a great hair style could be totally different if they prefer their hair to have blunt ends and you prefer a more natural, effortless look. Be sure to ask why they recommend them and who their stylist was.

If you are new in town look for recommendation on salon’s websites or call the salon and ask if they would provide recommendation contacts you could call/email. If you are feeling really ambitions and gutty, ask a girl who’s hair and sense of style you like where she gets her hair done while getting cup of coffee or shopping at the mall. Start it off like this…”Excuse me, this may sound like a weird questions, but I’m new in town and looking for a new hair salon to get my hair done at and I really like your hair cut and style. What salon do you get your hair done at?”

2. Schooling

Many salon’s have information on their website about what kind of schooling their stylist have gone through. You want to make sure the stylists know what they are doing before they touch you hair! If they don’t have anything on their site, just give them a quick call and they will be more than happy to give you that information. If they don’t give you the info or don’t know…don’t go there!

3. Products

After getting recommendations from my friends, I always like to know what products they use at the salon. I am an Aveda freak!!! I love the smell, the feeling and just the concept behind the brand.

Salon’s that carry specific product brands (i.e. Aveda) usually have to follow certain guidelines for schooling and certification, keeping update on the latest trends and the quality of service they provide.

I always go to Aveda salons because I know usually know what to expect from the salon and the quality of the hair cut I’m going to get. But it does have its drawbacks because they usually cost more to get your hair cut there.

Other good product lines to look for are: Bumble & Bumble, Redken, Matrix, MOP, Nexus

4. Consultation

Ok you have narrowed your search down to a couple of salons, but just can’t pick one yet. This is what you should do. Call them up and ask if you could have a quick sit down consultation with a stylist before you make your official appointment.

Most salons will have no problem doing this and most won’t charge you for the consultation.

If the consultation does cost money, just think of it this way–you may be paying a little more for to find the perfect salon, but your chances are a lot greater that you are going to get the exactly style you are looking for a little extra effort when searching for a salon.

Let me know if this helps you in your salon search or have any other tips!!

{new} {improved} geishapearl.com

October 1, 2009

Check out the new and improved Geisha Pearl hair accessories site!!!!! Yay

http://www.geishapearl.com

Enjoy!

no more shampooing {update}

October 1, 2009

Its been a week since I vow not to shampoo my hair…scary, I know!

I have to confess I let my stylist shampoo my hair when I went into get my hair trimmed on Sunday. I just love the way my hair feels after they shampoo and condition it!

So besides that one time I actually have not shampooed my own hair…surprisingly, I love it! My hair really does feel soft and smooth. It is easy to style and silky smooth when I run my fingers through it.

So my shower routine is a dime size of Dove Moisturizing Conditioner into the roots of my hair. I really scrub my scalp and first 3 inches of my hair for about a minute or two. Rinse throughly! Then apply Bumble & Bumble Super Rich Conditioner (check out the review) to bottom half of my strands. I let the conditioner soak in while I scrub up and stuff, then rinse. Super simple and it will save a bunch of money on shampoos I usually buy.

I’m going to stay with it for awhile longer and let you guys know how it goes!

{product review} Bumble & Bumble Super Rich Conditioner

October 1, 2009

I have really dry, brittle hair. It always used to split and break at the ends, but I never wanted to give up heat styling.

Thankfully I discovered Bumble & Bumble Super Rich conditioner from my big sis!

I rub about a quarter size amount through my medium length hair. Make sure to really rub it into the ends well. Then I run a wide-tooth comb through my hair to make sure the conditioner is applied evenly and coats every strand of hair.

If you have dry or color-treated hair I suggest you let the conditioner do its thing for at least 5 minutes while you scrub up and finish your shower.

Link to Bumble & Bumble site

Tell me what you think of this conditioner if you’ve used it before or if you have any questions just let me know!

gp blog gives it 5 out of 5 pearls:

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