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.

Weekend hair.

Posted in News on August 17th, 2012 by Reagan

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This is what I want to do to my hair this weekend. My version will be a little different what with me not being a platinum blonde, not having bangs and not having a hilariously bug-eyed pup.

Now that I’m thinking about it, my version will be quite different. The inspiration is heavenly though.

Happy weekend!

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.

Ellen Von Unwerth

Posted in News on March 28th, 2012 by Reagan

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Ellen Von Unwerth is an incredible photographer. She takes mostly takes dreamlike photos of pretty women in their underwear. The colors, styling, make up and hair are all perfection. I could look through her portfolio for hours because I’m so inspired by the hair! It’s teasey and curly and sexy and everything else-y I love!

I am in love with this woman’s work. Here are some of my favorite photos. (in every size imaginable!)

Go here to see some more of her amazing work.

Brigitte Bardot and a deer

Posted in Celebrities on March 6th, 2012 by Reagan

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I love Brigitte Bardot so much that I could have a blog just about her and her hair and the beautiful pictures I find of her. She really is my idea of a perfect woman. Naturally pretty..with little imperfections like her messy hair and the gap in her teeth. I secretly always wanted a gap in-between my front teeth!

When I look at photos of Brigitte, she oozes confidence but also seems fun and playful. Look at her feeding this deer some grass! So cute! And her hair always looks incredible. She has inspired me to wear my hair half up more, which is the best of both worlds-hair edition.

When Jake and I were in Brazil a few years ago, we went to a little fishing village called Buzios. For various reasons that date back to the 1960s, this particular village worshiped Miss Bardot. They have a statue right on the water that I went to every day and got a million pictures with.


Out of all my hair idols, Brigitte is my main hair idol squeeze. My love for her will never falter.  This picture of her with the deer seals the deal.

Hair and Beauty tips from Iris Apfel

Posted in News on January 5th, 2012 by Reagan

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One of my favorite clients is a beautiful, bubbly young make-up artist at the MAC store in Times Square. I have to be careful when she is in my chair because I could talk to her for so long about beauty products and hair and fashion, that my whole day could easily get backed up. She came in to see me on NYE (they had to close the Times Sq store because of all the tourists!) and we got to talking about lipstick. She told me that Iris Apfel is doing a collaborative line with MAC and I got so excited. You see, Iris Apfel is one of my most major Lady Crushes. (If you don’t yet know, a Lady Crush is like a girl crush, but in a more sophisticated/elderly way). The line is full of bright, matte colors, and according to my client, “Pink Pigeon” is going to be my new favorite lipstick. I can’t wait to see it in person, something tells me that she is right!

The other day, my friend Jana linked to an article of Iris sharing all her views on hair, beauty and fashion. The 90 year old doesn’t believe in plastic surgery, uses Cetaphil, and only dyed her hair one time. The article is inspiring and reminds me why I have such an extreme admiration for Iris and her generation. My Grandma who passed away last year just before turning 90 was very similar in a lot of ways. She wore nice clothes and had her hair and make up done beautifully whether she was leaving the house or not. So very dignified. Their reasons for caring about beauty and hair seemed less vain than our generation somehow.

Anyway, I hope you’ll read the article. My favorite part of the article was when Iris was talking about plastic surgery, she said, “I think if women put some more of the time and money they put on their heads in their heads, they’d be better off. I mean, nobody’s going to think you’re thirty-two, so what’s the point?”.

And one more “I don’t like trends anyway—I like tradition.”

Well said Iris, Well said. What a cool lady.

What do you think of my Lady Crush Iris Apfel?


My Favorite Movie Hair: Holly Golightly

Posted in Celebrities on November 30th, 2011 by Reagan

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I’ve decided to start a new segment on my blog about hair from the movies! Movies often inspire trends in every sense of the word, and I’d be lying if told you they don’t inspire me. Sometimes I catch myself loving or hating a movie, based on the hair/costume/styling alone. There are so many iconic hair moments in movies, and I’m really excited to share my favorites with you here!

It might be the obvious choice, but my first favorite movie hair is Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I love this movie. I love everything about it. When I watch Holly on the screen, I am mesmerized with her life, her apartment, her relationships, her cat, her clothes, her business (Snow in New Orleans!) and of course…her hair.

She basically wears a huge glorious french twist the whole movie. From the big swoop on top, to the highlights in the front, to her wispy little pixie bangs, it’s the perfect look. Holly Golightly might be my be all end all of girl crushes.

On to the pictures!

Are you humming Moon River yet?

To learn a basic french twist, go watch my full up fat twist tutorial!

Fact, about two years ago, I made it my mission to find a sleep mask like Holly’s. I spent an entire Saturday ebaying and etsying and googling anything I could imagine that would find me this mask. I had no luck.

Beautiful Center Parts

Posted in News on October 21st, 2011 by Reagan

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I don’t know where this photo comes from, but I love it. Hair to your waist, long flowy dresses and a center part. It’s kind of my dream.

I actually think this is a photo from a cult type “family”, and a few of the wives are clearly pregnant. Which is kind of weird, but I still love it.

Anyway, I am the kind of girl whose hair naturally  wants to have a deep part. I have to force it in the center, and I think at this point it (it meaning my hair) is almost used to it.

The best tip for forcing your hair to part some where it doesn’t want to, is to part it when it is wet. Like sopping wet right out of the shower. If you need to, you can blow dry it into place.

Cassie from Skins

Posted in Celebrities on October 12th, 2011 by Reagan

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I’m so excited because a week from tomorrow, I’m going to London for the first time! I absolutely cannot wait, and if any of you have some wildly exciting London suggestions, I welcome them in the comments. Hooray!

So, since I’ve got London on the brain, I’ve been thinking of one my favorite tv characters of all time. Cassie from the British show “Skins” was played by Hannah Murray. Cassie is a sweet, but lost teenager with all kinds of problems. When Cassie was on the screen, I couldn’t look away. She was such a lonely and confused little girl that I just wanted to care for. The acting was amazing and just thinking about it makes me want to Netflix the whole series again.

Another reason I love Cassie so much, is her hair and clothes. She always had some kind of cute touch to her hair. Maybe a bow or clip, messy waves or a piece here or there pinned up. Nothing every too done, which is my kind of style. I love the look of just spending 2 minutes to jazz up your hair. If the 2 minute style is a contest, then Cassie wins!

Isn’t she amazing? Did you ever watch that show?

(PS I’m not talking about the short-lived American version of Skins on MTV. The British one was amazing.)

Lily Allen

Posted in Celebrities on September 1st, 2011 by Reagan

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I adore Lily Allen. I really do. The first time I heard Lily Allen, was summer of 2006. I was in a clothes store of some sort and LDN came on. I soon found myself in a frenzy to find out who was singing and what song it was. It took me almost a month, but it was worth it. I’ve been a fan ever since.

Anyway, Lily is basically a knockout brunette. I have to say, I always relate to the blondes more than the brunettes, but Lily has great hair, and I wish to have her sit in my chair so I could play with it. Or at least so I could brush it while she says swear words in her cute British accent. That would be a dream.

Anyway, here are a few of my favorite Lily Allen pictures. Her dark hair is looking smokin’ in all of them.

I might have to add her to my “hair idols” section. She’d be the first brunette!

(does anyone ever know the original sorce of photos anymore? i found these at random places on the interenet. none of the photos were properly credited and I’m obviously not able to either. anyway, nice work photo team!)