Finger Waves – Suki’s Hairdressing Academy

I recorded this video when I was in school and forgot to upload it!  This video really helped me when I was practicing.

Prep the hair by wetting down the hair and then applied a generous but not dripping amount of gel.  Comb thoroughly and then follow the video.

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Kevin Murphy Fresh.Hair! ~Review~

Like I’ve said before, shampooing your hair will strip it of all it’s wonderful natural oils that our hair needs.  It’s particularly damaging on your hair if you have colored hair.  Why not preserve the hair color and shampoo only every few days and prolong the shade of color that you have tried so hard to achieve.

My favorite dry shampoo for the past 6 months has been Kevin Murphy’s FRESH.HAIR.  It’s totally awesome.  It smells lemony fresh but not in a household cleanser sort of way.  It’s very refreshing and I have been telling everyone.  I used to wash my hair in the morning so I can have freshly cleansed hair throughout the day.  Even then, sometimes it gets a little oily and flat from all the environment of the hair salon.  I always get a little sweaty after running around so my scalp and hair needs quick fix.  This product instantly gives texture, removes excess oil and odor.

For more information visit Kevin Murphy’s website: http://www.kevinmurphystore.com/categories/style/FRESH-HAIR.htm?name=fresh.hair

Filling in your hair color with L’oreal Professional Hair Color.

imageSo you bleached out your hair and want to go back to a darker shade. Make sure you follow the necessary steps to prevent a muddy color result.
We used L’oreal color line and below are the formulas.

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This is after the filler.  Do not be afraid!  This is a necessary step to prevent a muddy color.

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Filler: Demi with 6.34 or 6.43
Color Root and mid ends: Permanent with 6.13 + 6n
Color Ends : Permanent with 6.1 + 6.03 5N and hot water

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Suki’s Apprentice month 1

So after my foundations course I decided to do further training with Suki’s.  They hold apprentice color and styling training nights twice a week after work hours.  Sometimes, a few of us don’t get to attend due to closing schedules but that’s okay.

My co-workers are all very supportive and great to work with.  They give constructive criticisms and are genuinely trying to help you reach your dream.

To pass the apprenticeship program you have to complete all of their test modules.  These  modules are mainly blow-drying, styling, and cutting.  After this you can decide whether you want to specialize in tech or stylist.  Prior to starting my apprenticeship program I wanted to become a tech specialist but now I’m not so sure.  They’re both so fun!

I am so grateful to all my co-workers for being supportive and inspiring me at this point in my life.

Feel free to visit their website at http://www.sukis.com.

Shu Uemura High Performance Balance Cleansing Oil

I’ve always had slightly oily skin and when I used to always hear people using cleansing oil, it’d send shivers down my spine.  To my surprise, it’s now one of my favorite face cleansers!  I only need 1-2 pumps and apply it evenly all over my face, then emulsify with a bit of water then rinse off.  ALL of my make-up would just melt off my face which saves me time and money on the make up remover.  The price is a little steep but if you buy the larger bottle it’s a better deal.

I haven’t had any problems with break-outs since I started using this, in fact, my skin has improved because it regulates my skin and cleanses gently without stripping all the good stuff.

Go to your nearest Shu Uemura counter and ask for a sample to try~

http://www.shuuemura-usa.com/_us/_en/discover-shu-uemura/cleansing-oil-pioneer.aspx

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