Saturday, August 16, 2008

Hair Do

I have a fantastic hair cut because my stylist, Jamie from Bubbles Annapolis Mall, is a genius. This will only do so much since I wear it the same way everyday. I am not creative at all when it comes to styling my hair, but from spending my days in salons and getting educated on youtube I am getting a little braver. Bubbles Salons (where I work) has CIBU, their own line of Hair Styling Products. The Brand Manager, Jenn (who is very awesome), has a great youtube site with a bunch of videos showing different ways to style your hair using CIBU products. She is not a hair stylist which makes me feel more confident using the products and experimenting with different styles. I think, if she can do it, I can do it. Especially since she has short hair and still manages to where it in a million different ways.

I always go with a straight style by blow drying with a round brush and using a CHI flat iron to straighten and smooth. I use Shang High Volumizing Mousse on damp hair before the dryer and then use Sashini Thermal Shine Solution before I use the flat iron. I like the look, but get bored with the same style everyday. In trying to improve my personal style I decided to try a curly look this weekend.

I still used my Shang High Mousse and a blow dryer, but left out the round brush and did a quick dry with my head up-side-down. Then I used my CHI flat iron to curl small sections. To do a curl with the iron, you take a small section of hair and then twist the iron under like you would a curling iron and pull to the ends to make a flippy curl. I used CIBU Pho Finish Finishing Spray (like a light hairspray) on each section after I curled it. The curl fell into a really nice wave after I was finished. I am pleased with the look and am feeling pretty snazzy. With a few more practices, I’ll have it down. My next challenge will be some sort of going out up do, but I’ll need some major practice time before that goes up on the blog.