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The Lux Formula

This past weekend I had the pleasure of styling the beautiful Lux for Pointfest. She is an awesome chick with incredible style! Lux was the first one to experience the full Original Mineral line with me. I can’t express how much I love this line and everything it stands for!


Prep: Know Knott

Detangling Spray

Know Knott

Dread nothing. Get tangle free with this perfect union of nourishing Australian natives. Cold-pressed organic Argan and Macadamia oils combine to recondition the hair leaving it glossy and knot free.



Style: Style Guru

Styling Cream

Style Guru

Use this style master to achieve a myriad of looks. A little for texture, or some more with a blowdry for greater volume. Formulated with native Australian ingredient Banksia Flower rich in amino acids and antioxidants A, C and E to smooth and soften the hair texture.


Volume: Rootalicious

Root Lift







This product will help your hair stand up and get noticed. Rootalicious forms an invisible barrier around the roots to support and lift hair. A native Australian duo of natural actives work together to protect hair and pump up the volume. Lilly Pilly works body into the roots and Quandong conditions and protects the hair from styling.


Original Queenie

Firm Hold Hairspray

Original Queenie

Set and Forget. Original Queenie is a twist on the stone cold classic. Its flexible hold will survive a hundred and one brush strokes without complaint – no flakes or unwanted stickiness here. Australian native Lilly Pilly extends hold by reducing unwanted oil, while Quandong adds weightless protection to nourish the hair.


How to do a fishtail braid

Stop washing your hair everyday! Let your natural oils condition your hair and save some of your valuable time! On day two you can style your hair using hot tools or simply braid it. Check out my tutorial and I will show you how!

What I wore today

Mondays can be a real drag so, I like to start my week with a great outfit. One that feels put together yet comfortable.

From head to toe…

Must start the week with a fresh Blow out! Click here for a demonstration http://youtu.be/Y-h21cGQcUM I didn’t have time to do a complete blow out so I polished out the top layer of my hair with a round brush and then gently braided the rest. Braiding the bottom half and allowing it to air dry on the drive to work left me with soft texture.


Black tank  http://www.stylebop.co.uk/american-vintage/american-vintage-t-shirts-125457.html

Short sleeved knit sweaterhttp://www.tobi.com/product/41640-the-classic-short-sleeve-knit-sweater?color_id=51934  …similar to the style of this one…

Grey Cigarette pants…

Navy suede Steven Madden peep toe…

Polish “Charged up Cherry” by OPI

Blow dry tips

A great blow dry can last a few days and make life a whole lot easier. Just ask Shannon Mary! http://www.facebook.com/stlphoto


    • Clarify your hair to remove excess oils and product build up. I like Redken’s Hair cleansing cream

  • After clarifying use a shampoo and conditioner formulated for your hair type and condition of your hair. On Shannon’s hair I used L’Oreal Professional Absolute Repair it has a great balance of protein and moisture to not only condition, but strengthen the hair as well.
  • Use a 100% cotton T-shirt to dry your hair.
  • Prep your hair for heat. I love Davines Melu shield!
  • Always use a wide tooth comb to detangle. Your hair can stretch up to 50% more when wet resulting in weak or broken hair
  • Use a styling product based on your desired end result. I wanted to give Shannon’s hair body, shine, and smoothness so I cocktailed Davines Oil non Oil an Mattering mousee to create a delicious smelling hair potion!
  • Dry hair section by section with your blow dryer nozzle facing downward. You want to visualize a bead of water being forced away from your scalp traveling down the strand out through the very ends. This ensures a smooth cuticle surface resulting in silky shiny hair.
  • Finish with a paddle brush and cool blast of air to set the style and close down the cuticle even more.