Color Your World

How easy is it to make a change? Easy. Super easy. All you have to do is…DO IT! Just like Nike has been telling us for years! I have lately been inspired by simple shapes, colorful displays, and thought provoking images. So I created something that might have those qualities.

Step 1. Buy duck tape. Or is it “Duct” tape? Who knows #whocares? Gotta get the durable stuff. Don’t sacrifice quality for price! (Value is greater!) I choose neon colors, because, well, we all know hot colors are on trend for this spring/summer! Right! 😉 Total cost? Less than $15.00 at Home Depot.

Step 2. Study Pinterest. With so many good people in the world, there is also as much good ideas, good art, good food, and good friends to go along with it. Pinterest is the perfect place to find all of those things! That’s where I got my inspiration. Now it’s your turn!

Step 3. Stick it on! Just make sure you use some durable scissors to cut it. It’s saves a lot of time. Remember, there are no rules to life, including duct tape art ( I looked it up: duct tape is the widget, Duck tape is the firm that branded itself the best). So create and make sure it looks awesome. If not, try again, I mean, it’s only duct tape!

Step 4. Enjoy! Invite all your friends to take pictures. This is actually in my alleyway, which coincidentally gets SO MUCH foot traffic. Maybe because we live in the most popular tourist town in the country? And one block from the sand? So I guess it’s going to get a lot of traffic. Perfect!




Hair is Fun

Keeping up with your hair at the salon doesn’t have to be tedious or expensive. You HAVE to be very honest to your stylist: when considering color, ask about time, budget, maintenance, and health of the hair. I bet the two of you can have an open conversation to determine the best course of action to achieve the look you desire, while NOT spending a fortune. That’s no fun, right?

My schedule is a “bleach & tone” touch up about every 10-12 weeks (2+ months, for those practicing math!). I bleach my roots to white, then apply a super ashy (grey/silver/violet) toner for about 20 minutes. It takes about 4 hours total, so I started inviting my hairdresser friends to do it at home. That’s a lot of salon time!!

The slower you process you hair with lightener, the better. You want to “slow cook” your hair– not deep fry it!! If your hair dresser immediately sticks you under the dryer — run! (I tend to use the hood dryer on low if the salon is chilly, or during the last 10 minutes to get that final lift: use your tools wisely!!) It might take a few more hours to do it the healthy way, but it’s always worth it.

Bleach is a super corrosive product, and it’s ONLY job is to break down the hair (to break molecular bonds & remove color). Add that with the metal foils for highlights, add that with heat, and lots of time. Scary!

As with all good things in life, a slow process is a healthy process. So change your home slowly, change your outlook on life slowly, and change you hair slowly. You’re gonna love what happens next!

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