as a makeup artist, I buy A LOT of makeup. over the years, I've learned some pretty cool tips and tricks for saving money on cosmetics, so I wanted to share them with you!
after months of isolation, you may feel the urge to make a big change in your hairstyle
(totally do it, and send me pics!)
but before making the chop, here are three places to consider donating it to...
I have been vegan for a long time and as a professional beauty lover, I have tried many many many vegan cosmetic products and brands haha! below are my top brands from each category...
thanks to this beautiful movement, I've been thinking a lot about how the beauty/fashion industry can improve, and how I can help improve it. within the past five years I believe tremendous growth has been made, for example shade ranges have expanded, multiple product launches designed for curly hair went mainstream, and women are being told to embrace their natural beauty...
but even with our progress, I still see a lot of improvements that need to be made. one thing in particular is education for upcoming stylists.
I wish there wasn't a division between “white” hairstylists and “black” hairstylists, but unfortunately not many stylists were educated in all hair textures in beauty school.
I was fortunate to be able educate myself on many different hair textures and learned different styling techniques, by reading and attending conferences... but even though I may have knowledge, I recognize that other hairstylists have much more experience in a variety of ethnic hair and can give my clients the best look possible, which is my goal. plus referring my hairstyling clients to specialized natural hair artists gives business to other business owners who have perfected their craft.
In cosmetology school students learn hundreds of tasks, but they do not typically practice each of those tasks on different ethnicities, leaving stylists trying to find education and practice clients on their own after graduation.
as I grow in my career I am trying my best to learn all textures, curl patterns, and thermal tolerances, but it will take time for me to “master". until then last thing I would want to happen is to damage my clients beautiful hair, or give them a style that’s less than perfect.
from the bottom of my heart I wish the specialties could merge together overnight. I truly believe, all women deserve an equal opportunity to sit in any stylist's chair that they choose, but like any service, I understand that some providers may be more specialized than others.
if anyone would like to offer styling advice, product recommendations, or thoughts on how can I help the cause for more equality in the beauty industry, please reach out, I would love to hear!
thanks for reading,
I love wearing hats during the colder months, but I never know how to style my hair around them. so this weekend I pulled out my hat collection and mannequin and tried many different hairstyles from space buns to french twists. these are the top three most simple and universally flattering styles that I created. hope you find it helpful!
I recently posted this photo of Pacifica's latest hemp infused eye shadow palette and received a lot of questions about my opinion on hemp being added to cosmetics. I decided to research and write a blog post on the benefits of hemp being used in skincare, hair care, and makeup.
exfoliating is an important step for healthy skin. It removes dry and dead skin cells and increases blood circulation, which helps your skin glow! I prefer to use naturally based brands and products, below are my top 3 favorites...
Glamming can be dangerous, haha! These are four tools I use to prevent accidents from happening...
Hello! Today I'm doing a review on AG's Glow Shine Infuse Serum. AG describes this product as a "natural way to help hair shine from the inside out and is ideal for all hair types". This product is made from 97% natural plant based ingredients and is vegan friendly :)
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