Making a Warm Blond Cool Again

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In the past, my client was used to having her hair highlighted with foils. Because her natural base color is not very dark, I thought this would the perfect opportunity to balayage her highlights.  I asked what blond tones she preferred when having her hair colored. We both agreed that more cool tones would be ideal since she already had so much gold in her hair and it was not particularly complimentary to her skin tone. As a basic rule, if a woman has a lot of red in her skin tone, we add cooler tones to her blond, and visa versa. […]

Warm Balayage at Orl’o Salon

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My beautiful client had four requests: keep the length; keep the long layers; keep the movement; and don’t make her hair feel sparse on the ends. Because her hair is fine-medium, I decided on a technique to create longer layers while keeping thickness at the ends. For color, she requested some warmth and a little brightness, we did balayage and a color gloss to ad shine and bring the whole tone together. Photographer- Photo By Cassie At the sink, I started with the Orlando Pita Play Full Foam Volumizing Shampoo, which I love. It’s light weight and has proteins that the hair really […]

My Client Salon Makeover

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My client requests subtle highlights and longer layers. Her hair is dark and curly with lighter ends from a previous color, so we decided on balayage that was natural yet had a obvious pop of color. As for the haircut, she generally wears her hair straight so I decided on layers that were not too long.   Photographer- Photo By Cassie At the sink I used Orlando Pita Play, Pearl Foam Smoothing Shampoo. With this product, a little goes a long way. As you pump the product into your hands, the smell alone gets to you. When you start shampooing you can […]

Assisting Orlando Pita for Michael Kors at NYFW Spring 2017

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The season ended with a bang for me, assisting Orlando at Michael Kors. Over 50 models and really cool hair. Again, it was about texture. If the model had it, we enhanced it. If they did not have it, we created it. I love seeing Orlando backstage with this many models because he’s on fire! Still finding the time to be nice to everyone, approve each model, and conduct many interviews.   Orlando Pita With the Beautiful Joan Smalls  

Assisting Orlando Pita for Monse at NYFW Spring 2017

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The experience backstage for Monse was incredible. The deconstructed yet very sexy pieces were so beautiful. Following Orlando’s directions, we all embraced the model’s natural textures, cropped bangs and cool cuts. One by one under Orlando’s watchful eye, we expressed each model’s individuality through her hair. I love my job 🙂 Orlando giving instructions.