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Lindsay to Elizabeth

I wonder how Elizabeth Taylor feels about Lindsay… Anyway I want to explain this transformation….

Lindsay’s face shape and petite features mimic Liz pretty well. When a makeup artist or hairstylist transform an actor/ actress into a real life character they find the most prominent features to enhance, such as Elizabeth’s eyebrows. They really made Lindsay’s light brows dark and bold. Her hair of course is black as ebony, however they did not cut her hair. It is simply set with a hot tool or hot rollers and pinned up to mirror the shape of Elizabeth’s wavy bob. Personally I think they should soften the arch of the brow a bit. She looks rather angry and harsh…too much like Lindsay. I will definitely be seeing the movie even tho Lindsay is a train wreck she is an excellent actress.

Professional secrets revealed

Many people think beauty professionals have a magic wand or better yet plastic surgery techniques. I’m here to say that WE DON’T. If you look like Sloth from the Goonies…

I wouldn’t set your salon visit expectations too high. Now for those of you with uneven skin, blemishes, and such there is hope. Better yet, you can learn to make yourself look beautiful too!


Professional secret #1- Know the color wheel

If your hair is being colored or if you have uneven skin tone you should have an understanding of what colors neutralize unwanted tones or enhance.

PURPLE negates yellow

BLUE negates orange

GREEN negates red

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  • Use yellow to conceal mild redness, pink skin, under-eye circles, dark spots and black, blue and purple bruises.
  • Use mint to conceal redness from blemishes, scars, Port Wine Stains, and rosacea as well as red blotches.
  • Use lavender to conceal yellow, gray and green bruises, sallow complexions and under-eye circles on deeper skin tones.
  • Use neutral to conceal general skin imperfections, minor acne and undereye circles.
  • Blend colors out at the edges and with neutral for seamless coverage.

Stay tuned for more Professional secrets revealed….

Change is good

Living in St. Louis I have developed a good following of salon guest. I see the majority of them once a month and it’s so interesting to me that although they’ve never met they all decide they need a change at the same time. Perhaps it’s my impression I give them on the importance of seasonal change or maybe it’s just the New Year. Whatever the reason change makes my job a whole lot better and keeps me on my toes.

Here are some ideas for a new you…

My fine haired guests always have the same complaint, “My ends are so stringy and my hair is just too flat.” I suggest a strong perimeter. Now the perimeter does not necessarily need to be blunt however it needs to have density. This picture is a perfect example of a strong perimeter with texture throughout. You want to keep a bold shape but have a whole lot of fun and craziness inside.

Love your long hair but just need a little somethin’ somethin’? Try face framing layers with a long bang that can sweep either way including a center part.

If you have super thick hair and don’t really want to change your cut try some barely there highlights. Highlights should be positioned where you want to attract the eye.