Sunday, July 6, 2014

Subtle (?) teal ombré

My boo's little sister is in town, visiting us, and she wanted to get a new look. So we found a color that she liked, which was quite out of her norm.... And it was great! We had to pass it by her mom of course, bc that's the right thing to do... And I didn't want her to hate me. Ha! 
We found a teal dye at Sally's, and I wanted to use some of my training from cosmetology school.
Instead of dying all of her hair, we did foils that only went partially up the strands, about 4-6 inches away from her scalp. I left about 3/4 inch between each foil.
I think we achieved her goal and her mother's goal, teal ombré, but subtle.
This is her hair before. 
This is during the process...
And this is after.

I had her put on my hair-dye shirt, so don't judge! 
She loves it, and I think it's fun and would look great braided or halfway up! She looks like a mermaid! 
I'm gonna go send her mom a picture.... Hopefully she loves it as well! 

Long time no blog!

A long time has passed since I last wrote a post here! It's been about a year, actually. I was worried I'd forget my passwords but luckily it's attached to my email account. 
Let's see, I should catch you guys up on what I've been doing!
I started school for cosmetology in December. I wanted to originally do fashion design, but that's not a realistic goal (financially) for me. At least, not yet. So I picked cosmetology because it is still creative, it has room for personal touch, and I've found that I actually like helping people find confidence and learn to work with their specific hair types. It's a blast. I'm going to school at the Aveda Institute in Seattle. It's in the middle of a fantastic neighborhood.... Capitol Hill. Too expensive to live there, but it's great going there 3 days a week. I'm happy with it. 
I am also currently unemployed... Which is a long story, but let's just say Seven salon in Pacific Place, Seattle is not what I thought it would be. 
This past 9 months has been wild and stressful, but I'm learning to let go, trust, and go with the flow. I've always had control issues, so this is totally new territory for me. I'm loving it though. It's nice to not always be stressed and worried. How have you learned to release tension and let things go? What has improved your life in the past year? 
Here are a couple previews of projects I've been working on:
My first ever weaving project! I found a tutorial on for a homemade loom, and I kinda ran with it. Weaving is a LONG process, but I think it will be a proud moment when I finish the project. 
I found this awesome hat at the Value Village on Capitol Hill and made this spiked hat band for it. I love it so much! 
Well, there's a couple of my latest projects... I'll share more in the next posts!