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“E tu Brabis?”

image image This is my try at an online tutorial! I saw it and loved it. I wanted a messier version than what they showed.I used some texture builder from the Matrix Style link line to make the hair messier and texturized.

To recreate this look style the hair on your natural part. Pull back a small section of hair from both sides of the face, and secure in a pony tail holder at the back of the head tightly. Flip this small pony tail partly under so that you can spilt the pony tail into a heart shape above the holder leaving the remainder of the hair below the holder in loose fall. Repeat as many times until you run out of hair, or create desired look. I finished the hair off with a double strand knot bun at the bottom.  I found some great ideas at this website so I thought I would share!

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Insatiable Inferno

Inferno

Matrix SOBOOST Model

My newest color model is displaying new SOBOOST Color Additions from Matrix. I used 4RV+ on her new growth with Red SOBOOST and Copper SOBOOST for her ombre. What beautiful rich colors were achieved using the new SOBOOST color additions. The SOBOOST range can be used alone or in conjunction with both SOCOLOR and COLORSYNC lines from Matrix to enhance/neutralize any color.

This was the first time I had ever used the SOBOOST color additions, and the result was fantastic. I used them alone to see how vibrant they would be so I will now know exactly how they will brighten my SOCOLOR and COLORSYNC formulas.

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Knit-Bomb Headband

I hand knitted this headband with extensions for this shoot to create something new. It was extremely hard, but if you have patience and can knit go for it! As you all know I like to do a few crazy things every once in a while just to keep you all entertained. Let me know what you think! I used an embossing iron to enhance her texture for plenty of body. Creating almost a beehive style in the back.

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Messy Trumps Dirty

When you’re running late and have no time to wash your hair. Still having to look fabulous though right?  Make a messy twist bun! Spray Dry Matrix shampoo into the greasy parts of your hair. Start twisting on the front side of your face. Continue the twist all the way to the back of your head (to the same side you started twisting). Bun the rest into a messy twist, keeping your hair out of your face and concealing hair you were unable to wash. Try adding braids if you are a capable braider for a more sleek finish. However messier hair hides dirtier hair!

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Flying Phoenix

Flying Phoenix

Flying Phoenix


What do you do when your client wants a change…and not a small change. A LIFE CHANGING CHANGE? You say yes of course (as long as her hair is healthy enough and you both have the time to achieve her desired look). I love using my artistic side so this challenge was one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it as well.

DSC02290  This was my client when she first walked in….I had alot of work on my hands to turn her into the “Phoenix”. I had to hand pick out her low lights, and her new growth and reverse ombre her hair to get it to look like this. I used different formulas of Matrix Light Master and VLight to achieve the healthy blondes you see below.

DSC02295 You can see reverse ombre means the lightest part of the hair is at the new growth of the hair while it gradually gets darker to a medium blonde at her ends. Her Occipital region I kept her natural level 6 for the final coloring stage as seen below.

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Using the new Matrix Color Graphics Yellow, Orange and Magenta. I was able to Ombre everything above the Occipital from a yellow to a gradual Orange. I used the Magenta on the Occipital region for the contrast. Since Matrix Color Graphics is a Semi Permanent color you can see how shiny and healthy her hair is, even after all the chemical changes we did on her hair. I LOVE MY MATRIX. Stay tuned for more Mere’s Hair 🙂

“Revamping Vintage”

I used a larger spaced crimping iron to add slight texture to the hair not leaving specific impression patterns. I used Matrix Total Results Sleek Iron Guard for protection, and Matrix Hard Lock hairspray for control. Pin hair into figure eights on top and to one side of the head.

Preview: “Virtually Vintage”

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So hopefully this will not be the first and only time your seeing this image…I am going to try to submit it and see what happens. Who’s with me on this? Please leave your opinions and comments….lets just say they two views don’t do the “doo” justice ;-). I handmade this headpiece out of silver beads, chiffon, and a sholderpad.

 

Sally Sells Sea Glass Down by the Sea Shore

Sally Sells Sea Glass Down by the Sea Shore

Updating an old dress by adding embellishments is the way to look great and save lots of cash! All it takes is a little imagination. The hair style is “wand waved” in the crown section with tight Marcell curls pinned up to the side. I wanted her to resemble the model from Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel”. So go try updating an old look with new additions yourself.

Texture Tessellation

Texture Tessellation

I loved this style…and since It has finally been sent off for review for the magazine American Stylist I can now show it to the world! This was all the model’s natural hair that has been crimped in specific pieces and pinned into curls all over the back of the head. I used Vavoom Finishing Hair Spray for a stronger hold and shine!

Jury Duty “Do”

Pull the top horseshoe section of your hair (crown) into a high bun and pin in place. Then brush all your hair over to right above an ear(making sure its smooth). Braid this hair, then twist it back around the bun and pin. Fray and spray the ends of the braid with Matrix design pulse so you can cover any part lines. Leaving you a clean look in the back but a funky twist with the frayed pieces in the front. I loved wearing this to Jury duty today ….because I didn’t have to explain my occupation 🙂

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