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What’s in for Fall 2012

It’s still a sauna outside but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start prepping for Fall style! Here are a few steps to get you started…

STEP ONE: Organize a Swap party with all of your best dressed pals! You will have tons of room in your closet for your new fall wardrobe and help someone less fortunate by donating what’s left after the party! It’s a win-win if you ask me!

If you’re in St. Louis come to Thirteenth and Washington’s…https://www.facebook.com/events/list#!/events/265327153577456/

STEP TWO: Prepare your hair for richer color with protein treatments. After a Spring and Summer of highlights, chlorine, and sunshine your hair is desperate for strength. Without proteins the hair can not hold onto moisture or color molecules. In my salon I use Original Mineral Power Base. It’s the king of lifts for damaged hair. This intense dual action treatment works to restore your mane from within. Wheat Protein reconstructs weakened hair to bind broken strands while Apricot Kernel Oil and Sweet Almond moisturizes and nourishes the hair’s exterior.

The Power Base

STEP THREE: Pick your Trend piece.

Elie Saab

White Clothing of H&M Collection for 2012

STEP FOUR: FALL for a new Haircolor. The color placement such as the Ombre, Balyage, or traditional highlights can stay the same. The color palette is what will need to change. Think of haircolor this way Spring (Light/Beige/Pastel) Summer (Bright/ cool) Fall (Warm/ Rich) Winter (Dark/ cool)

trendy red hair colors fall winter 2011 2012Miley-Cyrus-Hairstyles-2012_28

To be continued…

Host a swap party

A swap party is a great way to break up with your old clothes, accessories, and shoes. You know the ones you save for that “maybe one day” or  “for some occasion in the far far future.” It’s fun to trade and donate the leftovers and quite honestly a perfectly good excuse to have drinks with your girlfriends!

Margaritas are a good start…

I don’t know about you but I’m a sucker for all those cute reusable bags. These are perfect for your guest to carry all there new goodies home.

Brownies! Yes please!

If you have a steamer bust it out! Make your clothes look beautiful for their potential new owner!

Clothes pins are a great way to display skirts and pants when using a hanger!

Locate a goodwill near you for leftovers… http://locator.goodwill.org/