Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Smile..

Guess what I just read in Shape Magazine??

"Here's proof that true beaty goes way beyond makeup tips: A Study published in the Journal Research in Personalit found that peope who are friendly are rated as more attractive than those who are introverted. According to resarcher, That's because people associate being sociable with physical beaty. So next time you want to look glam, slick on some gloss, but don't forget to smile- you'll look prettier in an instant."

Just thought I would share that with you all...

Have a great DAY!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Perfect for Halloween and Everyday!!


Aren't these LOVELY!!?? You can purchase them HERE.

This is what MAC had to say:A potion to poison, an apple to bite, a spell to cast… Bad never looked so good. A crystal ball of colour created from our favourite Disney Venomous Villains, inspired by the three most infamously frosty, fabulous and formidable of Disney’s dark ladies… and one dastardly Dr. Facilier. Don’t you love it?

A MAC and Disney collaboration to celebrate the dark side in every one of us, in a glamorous sort of way. Who’s the fairest one of all? Four separate mini-collections, in haute animated couture. The incomparable Cruella De Vil and Snow White’s Evil Queen are dazzlingly devilish; Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent and The Princess and the Frog’s DR. FACILIER, both up to no good on their own.You can’t help but wonder what it would be like to be one!

I grew up watching these movies and to this day love watching them, so I was pretty excited when I found out that make was coming out with this collection right before Halloween. (Perfect timing if you ask me.)

I really want them all but if I had to pick I think Maleficent would be my favorite in the MAC collection and in the Disney Movies... Who's your favorite Disney Villain??

Friday, October 22, 2010

The Winner of the Think Pink Giveaway...

I am so excited to give this gift away! The lucky person to walk away with the Monroe Teasing Bush AND Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo is...
KIMBERLY SALING!
To Claim your prize please send me and email on my facebook page and leave a message with your current mailing address.

Thanks everyone that participated! Stay tuned for more fun Giveaways!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

What's a Girl to do?

In the past year my sister has gone though just as many hair colors and styles as I have. I keep telling her that since she likes to change it so much she should just join me in my passion and go to hair school but she says all the hair grosses her out.

The point is, we want to know what you think... Should Ashlee Stay blonde, go back to red, brown, platinum, or do something entirely different??

Here are some pictures that may help

Currently it's this color
Red
Brown
Almost platinum

On the side bar there is a place to enter your vote, we can't wait to see what you all think!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fridays Favorite Things...

Each Friday I will report on some of my favorite things....
This is my favorite nail color right now. It's called "You don't know Jacques!" by OPI... I love it!

Dark Roots

Dark roots are HOT right now and it's not due to laziness! It's one of the latest trends right now in Hollywood and it looks really natural and gorgeous! Here are a few examples.




One of my biggest pet peeves when I was a blond was how often I had to touch up my roots. (I have naturally dark brown hair) so if I had longer hair I would totally opt for this look.

The nice thing about this look is that it's also less maintenance. It requires less trips to the salon because you don't have to get your roots touched every 6 weeks. You want the grown out, dark roots.

To achieve this look I do a technique that is called color melting. It's one of my favorite this to do when it comes to color. You don't get the fake stripy high light look and you can be creative with the colors. It's so much fun and looks so good!

This look is perfect for fall! You should defiantly try it out!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Think Pink...

It's time for another give away!!

In honor of breast cancer awareness month I found these gems in PINK (they usually come in black) so I had to get them!

First is the Monroe Teasing Brush, this brush is one of my FAVORITES!! It helps you get the volume you want with out creating a huge rats nest in your hair and it helps smooth everything out.

Second is Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo. I personally have never tried it but I know a lot of women that do and they love it. If you feel like you need to shampoo your hair everyday this would be great for you to use! (I also want to try it camping)
All you have to do is spray it at the root to absorb excess oils It makes the hair smell fresh and looks clean in between washes.

To enter all you need to do is to:
1. Be a follower of this blog to Enter your name Once in the drawing
2. If you want to up your chances in winning invite 3 friends to the blog to have you name entered in for a second time. (please have your friend enter a comment letting me know that you referred them)
3. After trying the product be willing to write a review for my blog.

That's it! The only catch is that you need to be at least 18 and live in the continental US. Sorry, I just don't have the mu-lah to send it out of country.

I will be choosing a winner on Friday October 22nd so check back then to see if you won!


*remember the more followers I have them sooner I can start the hair make over contest! Please tell your friends and family to join today!! -Thanks!


Monday, October 11, 2010

Walk Like a Princess



In honor of all the Breast Cancer Saviors and all the women fighting the battle today!

Friday, October 8, 2010

we have a winner

The Winner of this Friday's give away is.... AMY!! Congrats! You should be receiving your gift shortly.

-Jess

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Operation Beautiful -


It's time to make a change... You are beautiful just the way you are!!

*Think of the most beautiful person in your life, now think of 3 words that describe them...

I have many beautiful people in my life, I could probably choose any of the women in my life to be on this list... My Mom, Sister, Aunts, Sister in-laws, Grandma, Mother-in-Law...

But tonight I am going to brag a little bit about my Grandma.

The 3 words I would pick that describe her beauty are..

1. Loving- She has 28 grandchildren, 5 1/2 great grandchildren, plus 1 adopted granddaughter from china... She loves us all SO much and she makes us all feel like we are her favorite. She would do anything for any of us, and ALWAYS puts her family first before herself.
2. Patient- I have NEVER met someone so patient in all my life! In all my 27 years she has never raised her voice to any of us... Even when my brother and I poked holes in her brand new kitchen chairs.
3. Virtuous, honorable, trustworthy- Ok I cheated and added a few more words... but it's my blog... I can :). My grandma is one of the best listeners, I can tell her almost anything and I know in the end she still loves me and that she will give me some great advice. She also tells some of the best stories about when she was little or when her kids were little... I just love to sit and talk with her! You wont ever her a fowl word come out of her mouth and you always leave feeling better about yourself after our good talks.

So out of your 3 words and my 3 words... how many of our words had anything to do with outward appearance?? My guess is maybe 1 out of 3 (if that)...

So what is beauty?? Beauty comes from within!

I hope I can help women remember that. My goal as a stylist is not to cover someone up, or to make them into something they are not, but my goal is to enhance the beauty from within.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Give away...

Everyone loves Free stuff, right?
To thank you for following my new blog I am giving away 1 bottle of Paul Mitchell Hot off the Press Spray.


Hot off the Press is your iron's best friend. This quick-drying spray helps speed up styling time and protect fragile strands when thermal styling irons turn up the heat. The flexible hold, humidity-resistant formula is the perfect finishing touch for any stile-curly or straight.
Directions: spray onto dry hair before using a hot iron style as desired. spray to finish if needed.

To enter all you need to do is to:
1. Be a follower of this blog
2. After trying the product be willing to write a review for my blog.

That's it! The only catch is that you need to be at least 18 and live in the continental US. Sorry, I just don't have the mu-lah to send it out of country.

I will be choosing a winner on Friday so check back then to see if you won!


*remember the more followers I have them sooner I can start the hair make over contest! Please tell your friends and family to join today!! -Thanks!

The Perfect Brow


On Friday I took a class at Nordstrom to learn how to do the perfect brow from the Anastasia team. I learned a lot!!

But first a little bit about Anastasia herself-
Growing up in the culturally rich Romanian seaport of Constanta, Anastasia was exposed to the classic styles of the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine empires at an early age. Working as an apprentice in her parents' tailor shop, she first took notice of how proportions apply to the human body. Anastasia broadened her field of interest with studies in architecture, engineering, drawing, and mathematics during college. She learned of the Fibonacci sequence, as well as Leonardo Da Vinci's drawings and studies of the Golden Ratio, as it applies to Nature and the human body. Combining her artistic interests with more technical ones, Anastasia trained professionally as an esthetician in Romania before moving with her family to California.

Her Studies has helped her create the right proportions for brows that can do wonders for the face.

On Elle.com they interviewed Anastasia on how to get the perfect brow, here is what they had to say-

To bring “balance and harmony” to your unique bone structur

e, Soare says choosing the right width, shape, and color is key—here, her tips and tricks for getting perfect eyebrows.

Through Thick and Thin “If you have a tiny face with delicate features, thick brows can be overwhelming,” says Soare, adding that those with a low brow bone should also avoid going too full. “You want to open your eyes—if the space between the brows and the upper lashes is small, make the eyebrow thinner and more arched.”

On the other hand, if you have a higher-set brow bone, thick brows are the more flattering option (otherwise, says Soare, your visage might look disproportionate). If you divide t

he face into thirds, “the spaces between the hairline and the brows, brows and nose base, and nose base to the chin should be equal in length,” says Soare. Wider arches are also best for fuller faces, whose expansiveness can be magnified by thin brows.

Filling in the Blanks

“With the help of a pencil and/or powder, you can fill in spaces and create the appearance of lusher brows,” says Soare. When grooming PenĂ©lope Cruz’s brows for the Oscars

earlier this year, Soare used Brow Wiz in medium ash and accentuated the arch by dusting highlighter underneath. To finish, Soare brushed on clear brow gel to keep hairs and pencil color in place. She calls brow gel a “hairspray for eyebrows” and says that if you don't have any handy, actual hairspray will do (mist on a fine-bristled toothbrush and comb through brows).

Color Theory Though Madonna’s dark-brows-with-blond-hair combo was chic in the 1980s, Soare says arches look best when they're within one to two shades of your hair color: “If you’re brunette, they should be one shade lighter; if you’re blond, they should be one shade darker.” Rather than p

ermanently dye the brows of her celebrity clients—whose h

air colors change as often as their film and TV roles—Soare uses tinted brow gel to lighten and darken accordingly.

So now let's put it to the test-

I did half my face... as you can see the the good brow looks a whole lot better! If I hadn't waxed my eyebrows on Saturday this demo would have worked better but I think you get the idea.

I would love to do your brows next! Call and set up an appointment today!


Friday, October 1, 2010

In the works...

I am really excited to announce that I will be doing 5 hair makeovers!

This idea popped into my head this morning, and I think it is brilliant if I do say so myself! I still need to work out a few kinks but I am so excited about it that I couldn't resist telling you about it.

I will feature 1 make over each month for 5 months starting in October.

To enter you must be willing to cut and color your hair and be open to new ideas. You also must be willing to pay for the cost of product. *Each color application is $10 which is an awesome deal!!* You must be willing to be photographed and have a spotlight on my blog.

In the end you will receive beautiful hair, a make up session with a professional , and a photo shoot session.

Stay tuned for more info and ways to enter.

Please follow my blog by clicking the follow button on the side ----------->
and tell all your friends and family about it!!

*I am looking for a photographer and a make up artist that would be willing to help me with this project, if you are interested please let me know. *

Here is a sneak peak of some before and afters that I have done before.


...Whitney's before...

..... Whitney's After......

...Ashlee's before...