My wonderful client Amiya sent me this awesome campaign that Dove created and I have to say it was quite moving! Even though I’m not a huge fan of their products I do love love love this video. It amazes me when a client sits in my chair and describes them self in such a negative way yet all I see is beauty. Why do we scrutinize our flaws and put them under microscopes until it’s the only thing left that we see?
Lets vow to change the way we perceive our beauty. Start by watching this awesome video!
Am I the only one who looks at a pup, on occasion, and thinks, “I would just love to be that little guy…”
This was an especially contagious thought at the height of my collage career when the only thing more difficult than finals week was putting together a somewhat presentable outfit before my 8am botany class. I’d stare over at my teacup chihuahua, with envious eyes, as she lay cuddled on the exact spot my head was resting just moments ago. With no interest in learning about the various patterns of cacti growth, she got to stay soundly in her dreamscape while I muddled through unwashed dresses and mismatched socks.
Years later, and after having thought I’d outgrown my puppy envy, I stumbled across this Avenue 32 | Fashion Unleashed shoot. Ugh.. and the green monster raises it’s lustful head again… “I want to be him!!”
I love whipped cream, especially on berries in the spring and summertime. One problem, I’ve recently learned that I am lactose intolerant. No worries though, there are plenty of dairy substitutes and coconut milk makes the most delicious whipped cream I’ve ever tasted! Here’s the simple recipe I found on NuttyKitchen:
Step 1: Take a “full fat” can of Organic Coconut Milk and place it in the fridge for some time or best over night
Step 2: Make sure that you scoop out all the thickened coconut cream, and that the water is left over. Don’t discard the water, use it to drink or in a shake
Step 3: After scooping it out, add a little cinnamon and vanilla, and whip it in a mixing bowl until it begins to thicken
Step 4: Enjoy every bite, anyway you like!
I also found a few other interesting recipes on this site…
My love affair with red hair started when I was in high school, back in the early 90′s when my inner hairdresser was just budding.
Back in the day my favorite redheads were Lady Miss Kier of Deee-Lite, Tori Amos and Linda Evangelista.
As I later went on to do hair, it was my favorite color to take someone. If it be foils, a gloss or a single process; I love to find that perfect shade! Whether they want to get noticed, want me to take them back to the color they had growing up or just let what they’re feeling inside show on the outside. I may have even donned the color a few times myself over the years!
These are just a small sampling of the redheads I love past and present and a few I did myself.
As a stylist most clients ask me, “how can I do this at home?” to be honest there’s still tons of different styles that I don’t even know how to do yet. There is however one thing we all have in common, the craving and ability to learn how to do it! At Bloom we have such a diverse staff we thought, “why don’t we collaborate and create educational videos for our clients?” What a genius idea! So we did it just for you!
Hopefully this winter weather will let up soon and spring will start to Bloom! In the meantime Bloom into your new spring look with these specials:
Late Night Blowouts for $40 (7 & 8pm appts Tues-Fri)
Get a BENEFIT PEEL for only $100! (regularly $125)
This antioxidant peel is great for brightening and lightening dull skin. It repairs, nourishes, and protects with minimal peeling…perfect for this winter!
As always, get your first BLOOM CLASSIC FACIAL for $25 off. (regularly $150)
This a customized 90 min. service by Claudia that includes a thorough skin analysis, enzyme exfoliation, steaming, extractions, restorative mask, as well as a neck, arm, and shoulder massage.
The Bloom classic facial comes highly recommended from the entire staff at Bloom!
Listen to Stylist Elle’s latest music fix, Thao & The Get Down. This band has been shared around the salon for the past two weeks, thanks to the lovely Jackie, and I’d just be awful to keep it to ourselves. So click here and join in our music parade of the moment!!
I don’t know about you, but Falafel is a weakness of mine. I wanted to make a healthier baked version that I could throw on salads for a quick lunch. So, I came up with this recipe and it’s quite delish. Try it on salads or in a pita for a delicious meal!! They can also be frozen and reheated for a quick bite. I accompanied the falafel with sides of romaine, cucumber, raw beets and red onion, then topped it off with a bit of hummus, yogurt sauce and a squirt of sirachia sauce. Follow below for the falafel and cucumber yogurt sauce recipe:
-1 can rinsed & drained chickpeas
-1/4 ground oats
-4 garlic cloves
-1/2 red onion
- handful fresh parsley
- handful fresh cilantro
-3 tbsp olive oil
-1/4 c. water
-1 tbsp cumin
-1 tbsp turmeric
-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp black pepper
Preheat oven to 350. Put all of the ingredients in either a blender or food processor and blend for about a min or two until mixed and a thick paste forms. Spread about 3 tbsp of olive oil onto a foil lined cookie sheet (spray olive oil is the easiest). Bake for 13- 15 mins. Flip over, flatten a bit with the back of a spatula and bake for another 13-15 minutes. Voila, eat right away or cool on a wire rack.
Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
-2c. chobani 0% plain yogurt
-1/2c. chopped cilantro
-1/2c. chopped cucumber
1/4 c. chopped red onion
-1 tsp. of garlic powder
-1 tsp. of red pepper flakes
Mix all the ingredients together and let sit for 5 mins.
Serve on top of a warmed pita with toppings! Enjoy!