1930s


Posted in News on September 24th, 2012 by Reagan

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I have been in Atlanta since last Wednesday for my sister’s wedding. I had the most amazing time and I did all kinds of glamorous hair for her 1930s themed occasion. I can’t wait to share more photos!

For now, I just have one of the hair I did for my eldest sister, Kelly (not the bride)..

She turned 40 last week. I tell you if I look half as good as she does at 40, then I look forward to 40.

How was your weekend?

Weekend ‘do.


Posted in News on August 20th, 2012 by Reagan

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I did it. This inspiration right here? It happened. Take a look!

Again, I don’t have platinum hair or bangs like the original, also I don’t have the length to make this bun as massive as I’d have liked it to be. But I have to say that I really like my take on it. It’s fuzzier than the inspiration photo, because I didn’t straighten my hair first, and also because I am never offended by a little fuzz. If I did this for a formal event, I imagine I’d put in some extensions, especially in the braid. My braid wasn’t long enough to wrap all the way around the bun, so extensions would solve that! Also, I imagine a huge bow in the back would be a dream. I’m doing that next time too. There will be a next time, mark my words.

This would also be beautiful at the nape of your neck. It would also be beautiful on my friend Amanda Blair. I’m going to try it on her next.

Would you wear this look? It would be great for the girl on a date with the tallest man alive. You know, to balance out the height difference. Wearing this bun gave me an extra 4 inches at least. Teasing is practically the high heels of hair.

Hair during the golden hour.


Posted in News on August 9th, 2012 by Reagan

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I love when I take one look at something and get inspired. When I pulled this headband out of the box, I had it all planned out. Deep side part, very full ends, big waves, red lips, golden hour.

This headband had me feeling a little bit flapper, and although long hair was very out of style in the 20s, I compensated by having the band hug my hair in all the right places. And wearing the reddest lips I could find. I strategically placed the headband in a spot where if I made loads of volume below it, just so, it would create bulk around my face. Like a bob would. Which IS 20s. (It made all the sense in the world in my head!)

To be honest, this photo shoot was for no other reason other than I got excited about the vision this headband gave me. Do you ever do that? I mostly do that with hair, lipstick, and shoes.

See what I mean by golden hour? My hair literally looks like it’s on fire.

Here is my terrible attempt at a flapper pose. Gatsby would tell me I oughtta be ashamed.

Headband-Andrea’s Beau, Top-H&M, Pants-Rag&Bone (you can get them in cobalt!), Loafers-Target.

Photos by Ty Mecham

Inspiring mugs.


Posted in News on April 27th, 2012 by Reagan

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I’ve been feeling a little uninspired lately. Blogginwise. I miss this blog and it’s always on my mind. I have a million ideas for upcoming projects, some that will even be happening in May! I’m really looking forward to showing them to you all.

I’ve been working on a million projects around my home these days and it’s pretty much day and night. On the weekends I find myself checking the free section of craigslist and going to flea markets to bargain as low as I can for little items to “spruce” up my home. (Not the same as my hair sprucing!) I recently found these girls at the Green Flea and couldn’t leave without them. Their hair puts me in a dream.

When you were little and you’d watch movies with your friends or family, would you yell out “I’m her” for the prettiest girl in the movie? I hope you did because my friends, cousins and sisters and I did that too. I would watch Princess Bride and Splash and I would refuse to watch the movie if I couldn’t be Buttercup or Madison. This applied to all major Disney movies too. Even the Jungle Book. Which only has a girl in it for 15 seconds.

Anyway, in this case, I get to be the pink one. But if one of you called it first, then I’ll be the orange girl. I’d settle for any of these girls. I love them, and their hair and their cheeks and their flowers. They’ve got my mind spinning with inspiration….

..And also caffeine.

My favorite Movie Hair: My Week With Marilyn


Posted in News on April 10th, 2012 by Reagan

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I know I’m a little late to this, but I don’t see movies in the theater often. I watched My Week With Marilyn on the plane ride home from Buenos Aires and it was so good. Michelle Williams was amazing. I love her anyway, but I thought she did such a great performance showing the pain Marilyn had in her life. She was the most beautiful and famous woman in the world, but she felt insecure and lonely anyway. I loved the movie.

Anywho (anyhair? no?)…the hair was great. See for yourself.

Did you see My Week With Marilyn?

All above photos snagged from here

Hairdresser on Fire-Tiny edition.


Posted in News on April 3rd, 2012 by Reagan

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Photo taken in 1988

That’s me, little Reagan, in the center…being busy busy busy fingers (I probably wasn’t allowed to use scissors yet). That’s my cousin, Jenny, getting her hair done by me. Possibly my very first client!

I remember this 4th birthday party of mine like it was yesterday. We played dress ups, and then had an exquisitely fancy tea party. And I practiced my hair skills.

PS my mom’s caption to this photo “Reagan grew into her lips and Jenny grew into her cheeks.”.
Also, the little girl on the left was my best friend when I was 4. I called her by her last name, Shinney. I wish I could find her.

Madmen


Posted in News on March 27th, 2012 by Reagan

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Do guys watch Madmen? Probably, because it’s amazing.

I went to a premier party on Sunday night in Brooklyn with a few friends and had some fun dressing up for it. I teased up my hair into a beehive that skimmed the heavens above, threw on some lipstick and pearls and headed off to BK.

At first I was wearing a prom-y number, but since I don’t like strapless I changed to a more conservative shift. The style of the show has changed a lot in the last season, and isn’t so much pearls and gloves anymore. It’s more cat eye-lined lids and short paisley dresses. I love how the show evolves.

Guess how you do a beehive. Tease, then tease more, then tease more, then a little more, then smooth the top part over your huge nest and pin it up or pony it to your liking. It’s so easy, I promise. The hard part is brushing out the nest. Teasers be warned.

Not pictured (because the pictures were out of focus) Megan from Greetings from Texas! She was a ball.

 

Tutorial: 50s hair


Posted in Tutorial on August 23rd, 2010 by Reagan

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I’m so excited about this tutorial. The video is a little long, but with it being a more complicated (but totally do-able) style, I felt like I needed to do more visual. If you have time, pinning all of the curls to set will really give it a lot of extra hold. Also, spraying a light hold hairspray (and letting it dry) before you comb it out will also help this style hold longer. Use Vinyl glam on your ends to make it all nice and shiny-beautiful. I meant to demonstrate pin curls during the video, but I forgot! I’ll do those soon, because those are a great finishing touch to your retro styles. Please put any questions in the comment box.

That concludes the list of things I forgot to say/do in the video! And PS, don’t laugh at the headless hairstylist! haha, fine you can..

Thanks to Jake for making the video, and Kat for modeling for me! Also, anyone notice my mention of the Mason Pearson brush? This video was done a whole month ago! Great timing on the question, Amanda!