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Friday, January 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Eric Fisher Academy is an award winning, state of the art cosmetology school in Wichita, Kansas. I have the privilege and honor to be a guest educator there about every ten weeks to teach Aquage classes and makeup classes.
When I go to EFA, one of the highlights for me is walking in the front doors and into the incredible boutique. Every time I am there, the floor is completely redone with a new color... the merchandising, the clothing, jewelry, purses, housing decor... down to the price tag on each item. So beautiful and inspirational. This time, everything was done in blacks & whites.
TIP: When shopping, pick a common theme or color to keep on track to create the perfect outfit and/or the perfect accessory collection.
Each day is started with a meeting with all the staff and students. Here they are bringing in the day with Musical Chairs!
The first style in our updo class. Ribbon curls and undulated curls created with Working Spray and a flat iron. Low chignon created with a three strand braid, tuck, wrap and separate technique while using Detailing Creme and Finishing Spray. (Easier to do than write!)
The second style in our updo class. Ribbon curls and undulated curls created with Working Spray and a flat iron. Fohawk created with five slipknot braids using Detailing Creme and Finishing Spray. Added volume and texture created by separating hair and using Transforming Spray.
We focused on face/body paint for the makeup demos today. Both looks created Paradise Paint by Mehron. Second look also created with MAC (for the lips).
And I'll leave you with this:
"Do more of what makes you happy."
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Braids come in so many forms, shapes and sizes. Here's a few braids to inspire you...
French Braid, elevated while braided, tucked under at ends and pinned in.
Three separate fishbone braids. Three strand braid with the three fishbone braids.
Waterfall braid. The strands you drop out of braid are then braided in a three strand braid. Created side bun with the rest of hair.
Well... this one is a little hard to explain. Have three separate braids going on here :)
Waterfall braid. The strands you drop out of braid are then braided in a three strand braid. All the ends are then gathered to create a fishbone braid.
Monday, November 5, 2012
1 - Have your hair down. It doesn't matter if it's curly or straight. This style can be done on hair neck length or longer.
2 - Create a round parting from ear to ear above your occipital bone (back of head). Start a ponytail, only pulling it through to an inch or two from the ends of your hair.
3 - Loop the rubber band and pull halfway through. Continue to do this until your rubber band is too tight to do it anymore.
4 - Lightly pull on all of the half ponytails to stretch and dissect it.
5 - Create a round parting from ear to ear across the crown of your head. Start a ponytail, only pulling it through to an inch or two from the ends of your hair.
6 - Repeat Steps 3.
7 - Repeat Step 4.
8 - Take the remaining hair to create a three strand braid. Over-direct it to the back right side of your head. Braid to the ends.
9 - Lay the braid over the top of the ponies and pull the ends under the bottom of the ponies.
10 - Bobby pin the ends securely into the base of one of your ponies. On any areas "sticking out", take a bobby pin (without opening it up) and weave it through a few pieces of hair pushing the pin directly to the head.
*Before you start any style, it is important you use the correct shampoo, conditioner and styling product to create a style that will be long lasting. For this style I used Aquage Sea Extend Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner, Uplifting Foam, Detailing Creme, Smoothing Brush and Finishing Spray. Ask your stylist what is best for you or you may leave me a comment with questions.