A Day In Hair

Being an artist with diverse interests, I seem to attract a diverse clientele. My days in the salon are always fun, challenging, and highly rewarding. I get to be a part of someone’s hair journey– uh, more like life journey! Here’s a short story of the Galvanized Girls from today. 

 Balayage Blonde

Lightener 20 vol Tone Shades EQ 9N=9V & Processing Solution. This is the 3rd application.

Moving to Vermont for Medical school. Gonna miss this girl! 

No-Box Brunette 

6NN 20 vol , Lightener 20vol; Shades Eq 6Gb=7Gb (Root) , 9B midshafts/ends

 Ready for her dental examination licensure. New Hair= New career !! Smile. 

Strawberry Balayage  

Lightner 40 vol; Shades Eq 9Gi;9T=crystal clear, 2:1

 With better lighting, 7 minutes later… 

Breaking hearts everyday, and, oh Ya “I drive a corporate car.” So fance. 

Which color would you wear? What color will take you to where you need to be. Let your hair define your inner spirit, and never be afraid to express yourself. With a little bit of money, and the right stylist, you can make magic happen! 


My Front Yard

Do you feel a sense of life happening around you in your community? Do you walk often, or ride your bike, just because its so great to do that? Have you ever noticed something you’ve never seen before, while walking around your neighborhood? Each morning in Pacific Beach, California, feels just like that. This magical place seems to attract new and interesting people, objects, and experiences on a daily basis. I think its caused by the super saturation of sun and perfect weather. Either way, it enhances my life to live in a place that is so…alive.

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3 Reason to Work in a Magic Place

What I do on a daily basis is not work. It's fun it's challenging. It's rewarding. But not work. I am a licensed cosmetologist taking care of clients' hair needs morning noon and, sometimes nights. But what happens during that 1-2 hour appointment time is special. Here's why:

1. Magic

Literally. If you could become someone totally different in a few short hours, how much would you pay? $50? $100? $200? What does it take to make that change from old you to new you? New color? New cut? Let’s do it. Not only do I have the power to transform someone’s way of being, but also the perception of others about them. Which is more important? After all, who we are is how others define us as. Including our fashion choices, what we say, and the hair we wear. Whether you like it or not.

To start a consultation, I often ask “What do you want your hair to say about you?” or “Who do you want to be?” Many clients choose to maintain their current look, while others are ready for a change. Whether it be to prepare for an upcoming job interview, or to look smashing for a party, the hair you wear will determine your future. So make it magical.

Caught her twirling. Such a great moment!

Caught her twirling. Such a great moment!

2. Creativity.

Are you in a position where you create new and exciting content? Or perhaps you are a manager and your job is part of inspiring young professionals and shaping their destiny. I feel like I’m a part of Ellie’s dream. Her passion and creativity inspires me back. How can you inspire others? How can you find ways to be creative, even if “creativity” isn’t on the top of your job duties?

At Belli Belli Salon, it’s apparent that creativity is free flowing. Between hair painting, sculpting precision cuts, and designing high fashion braids, it’s hard to determine where it ends and begins. I love to inspire clients to follow their dreams, even if it means losing a great client to another city. They inspire me to do the same. Hence this blog.

So perfect. #model #princess #fresh #haircut #yes @bellibellisalon

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3. Freedom.

Having a respected level of autonomy is of vital importance to allow creativity and magic to occur. Not may people enjoy a micromanager hovering above their every move; it’s also highly inefficient. How many emails do you get from your boss? Do they ever accomplish anything? Stylists in my world seem to float through the air as they walk through the hair salon. Magic.

Are you in a position to make or influence decisions? Why not? Is that good or bad? We all influence on each other, from clients to colleagues. From our fashion choices, how we speak, and even eating habits, we can change the world around us, one person at a time. So exercise your freedom to influence others, and make sure you always do it in a positive way.

Best Client Ever. #hairdresser #life #beauty #children #everything #magic @bellibellisalon

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Clients continually show me the magic of the world, because they have lived their lives in a magical way. They are beautiful. They love free. They live happy. They live positively. Let’s work together to encourage others to make a positive change on the world. And remember to Start Small. 
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3 Easy Steps to Beautify Your Old Couch

Our couch is horrible! I have been in a love-hate relationship with this old thing. On one hand, it’s our family cuddle space. On the other, it’s not ergonomically friendly. It makes you slouch. Which depresses me. I like to sit up and proper-like. Its also brown. We’ll leave it at that. We hope to replace it with something like this (Ikea is great for so many things!), but this is how I made it work. For now.


Step 1

Cover it! I found this great white quilt at a thrift store named Revivals in Hillcrest for just $8!


I folded it in a triangle to extend its length across the couch. I love Pythagorus!

Step 2

Combine your favorite throws and wrap them with your favorite ribbons. Or scarves. So easy. I can’t even explain how easy this is. And it took my 29 seconds. I timed myself! Different textures and color coordination safe great. Here’s a great link if you need help with learning about color.

I also love how convertible this idea is. Pillows during the day. Unwrap and blankets at night! So perfect! And it only takes 29 seconds! Even better.



Step 3

Add your family. Get comfortable. Takes a few pictures for your new blog you just started ( wasn’t that on your New Years Resolution list? 😉 ). Prima wanted a solo shot.

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Enjoy your creative discoveries and stick to all your New Years Goals! Remember to “Start Small,” and to always try new things!!

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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!