The Hairspray Diaries

Life x Loves x Mishaps of a NYC Freelance Hair Stylist................Beware: Ample amounts of unsolicited advice, music selections, and dramatic accounts of personal experiences.

Lily decided to let me play in her hair. And then this happened….

When Lily got in my chair, she was a level 3-4 brown from some L’Oreal Feria box color stuff. I decided to try out Schwarzkopf BlondMe lightener and developer for the first time. Many salon stylists whose work I love swear by the Schwarzkopf line so I knew something magical was gonna happen.

That lightener blew my fucking mind. It changed my life. Okay, not really but DUDE!!! The strength of her hair was not compromised in the least bit. Her shoulder length super thick hair was left super soft and with a natural shine.

Then, I custom mixed about five different shades from Joico’s Pink, Titanium, Indigo Intenseand a shitload of conditioner in each bowl.

The result was this awesome rusted out violet berry gumbo that I am in love with. I am super excited to see how beautifully the shades naturally fade out over time.

Can you tell that I love this?

Its pretty mind-blowing when “low-brow” retailers do street style better than the higher end companies. These images from an upcoming Sears campaign really stuck out to me because it reiterated an observation I made working this summer.

I assisted on two jobs that while I was equally excited about, were on two opposite ends of the fashion hierarchy. One was very commercial, as in advertising. The other was for a super high end important fashion publication. 

Guess which job was game for ahead of the trend, cool hair inspired by street style and which one wanted ancient, stereotypical, boring blah hair?

Yeah.

So the fact that SEARS is prominently featuring a model with her actual, real, natural hair in what appears to be an unmanipulated curl pattern/texture is so awesome.

I mean, the power of post production is pretty limitless so they could have very well photoshopped this gal an afro but I will err on the side that this is legit how she woke up.

Flawless.

Yassss Sears. Get it Nurr Hellmann

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Over the weekend I got to play around with creating contrast in the hair using product only. I was super excited to put my own spin on this trend that id seen done previously in various top tier editorials and campaigns.

I opted to keep the models own natural wavy texture around the perimeter of her hair line while the top was center parted and meticulously slicked back using holding spray, an awapuhi water I custom mixed and a fine tooth comb.

I finished the hair around the face with salt spray and finger wrapping and the too was lightly misted with a spray oil and a low heat blast from my blow dryer.

Duh, I cannot wait to see the final images.

sapphrikah:

nyctaeus:

Josh Kline, ‘Skittles’, 2014

Kline presents Skittles, an industrial refrigerator containing smoothies produced by the artist using unconventional and poetic combinations of ingredients including kale chips, squid ink, sneakers, phone bills, and pepper spray. Each smoothie stands as a portrait of a different contemporary lifestyle. When grouped together, they evoke a landscape of aspiration, taste, and – at times – deprivation in a metropolis like New York City.

THIS IS WILD.

(via howtobeterrell)

.really real.
#werk #thehairspraydiaries #amazingteam #hairspiration #nychairstylist #redmodelmanagement #andritarenee #editorial #bumbleandbumble #fiercelyfabnyc #modelfiles #nyfw #texture #bts #latergram  (at the Hairspray Diaries) View high resolution

.really real.
#werk #thehairspraydiaries #amazingteam #hairspiration #nychairstylist #redmodelmanagement #andritarenee #editorial #bumbleandbumble #fiercelyfabnyc #modelfiles #nyfw #texture #bts #latergram (at the Hairspray Diaries)

.the contrast was real.
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.the contrast was real.
#werk #theHairsprayDiaries #AmazingTeam #Texture #Edge #RedNYC #RedModelManagement #GeorgeBrownStudios #NYFW #NYCHairStylist #editorial #latergram #lovemyjob #bts (at the Hairspray Diaries)

justwannaeat:

laurenrbrown:

Salon Profiles - Spring Edition 1993

Purchased this a couple of years ago from Paks (Stroud Green Rd)… The hair and earrings! Snm.

i absolutely adore black women.  

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"New York is the thing that perverted me. New York is the thing that converted me….And New York’s the thing that I love too"-Patti Smith
.8.29.10.
here’s to four years with the love of my life, the sum of all my dreams and fears, my eternal bae, New York City.
🗽
#4 #Anniversary #NYC #Brooklyn #love #pursuitofhappiness #Aspiration #GrownWoman #pinkafro #pov #loveofmylife #nyc #bk #afropunk14 #thehairspraydiaries #citylove #portrait #pattismith #MyLittlePrayerForNY #dreams #bae View high resolution

"New York is the thing that perverted me. New York is the thing that converted me….And New York’s the thing that I love too"-Patti Smith
.8.29.10.
here’s to four years with the love of my life, the sum of all my dreams and fears, my eternal bae, New York City.
🗽
#4 #Anniversary #NYC #Brooklyn #love #pursuitofhappiness #Aspiration #GrownWoman #pinkafro #pov #loveofmylife #nyc #bk #afropunk14 #thehairspraydiaries #citylove #portrait #pattismith #MyLittlePrayerForNY #dreams #bae

.a few days away for werk…. left my journal in BK and it’s getting really hard for me not to spam your newsfeed right now.
📓🙊
#STFU #werk #theHairsprayDiaries #theSuiteLife #JK #LathamHotel #pov #travel #nychairstylist #Philly #Philadelphia #lifeofahairstylist (at The Latham Hotel Philadelphia) View high resolution

.a few days away for werk…. left my journal in BK and it’s getting really hard for me not to spam your newsfeed right now.
📓🙊
#STFU #werk #theHairsprayDiaries #theSuiteLife #JK #LathamHotel #pov #travel #nychairstylist #Philly #Philadelphia #lifeofahairstylist (at The Latham Hotel Philadelphia)

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