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Style...

 can come in all forms of art. It's about their perspective and someone else's vision of the world. 

RIRI and YEEZY

RIRI and YEEZY

 

Figuring out an artists mind in another concept of art is a puzzle thats entertainment to myself and can be the most inspiring.  In the world of art, it's a ripple effect of passion being inspired from one to another. Which is why as an artist, it's good to expand your eye... your mind in other another world of perspective. It could be a painter, a dancer, a chef, a musician, to even a scientist. It's the beauty of passion.

 
The beauty of woman

The beauty of woman

 
an artist view of an artist

an artist view of an artist

Great art always speaks for itself. From the detail of figuring out why they picked the material, the color pallets and why a piece of art is presented the way that it is in a gallery. Even the ambiance of gallery show is important-the music sets the energy, the vibe of a place. Alex Codd, in that matter, has definitely reached all expectations of what modernized street art should FEEL like. 

 

about ALEX

about ALEX

 

GETTING READY FOR THE DAY TO GETTING READY FOR THE EVENING...

BARE MINERALS: illuminating concealer

BARE MINERALS: illuminating concealer

 
MY MUST HAVE!

MY MUST HAVE!

When it comes to the work I do, I'm definitely on my feet all day. Sweat coming down my face and you can sat I pretty much ran a marathon at the salon on a busy FRIDAY NIGHT. On top of that you have an outing or an event you have to attend to after...QUICK & EASY "get ready fast" moments is needed. 

  1. BIRD-BATH: definition of a bird bath is "aiming the water where it doesn't melt your hair and makeup completely. Angling your shower head and adjusting the water pressure is KEY.
  2. FROM BOTTOM LASHES AND DOWN: is what you have to wash to have a start fresh for the evening. REDOING your makeup underneath your eyes, cheek and underneath your neck keeps your GLOW REAL. 
  3. SNEAKER/HEEL CHANGE: After a long day on being on your feet, for automatic comfort for your precious toes is changing your shoe selection. IT MAKES YOUR FEET FEEL LIKE HEAVEN. Even if its changing a heel to another heel OR sneaker to another sneaker.
  4. DIRTY HAIR IS BETTER FOR THE WEEKEND: A bun is always my quick morning go to but braiding the 2 pieces and shaping it to a bun. See YOUTUBE VIDEO above. SOFT LACQUER   for a tight smooth pony tail and DRY for the textured bun. 
 
I spy BEYONCE...

I spy BEYONCE...

 

The person behind the ambiance is DJ MATLOCKBEATS. He didn't just create the energy well for the gallery show but he kept our ears (my ears...) engaged into the music continuously. As my eyes were catching interest in the art, my ears kept wondering what the next song was gonna be. When he hosts another gallery show, don't miss it!

GOLDEN GIRL

Round 2 w/ Ninethirtycreative:

Another creative shoot with this group and my first time working with this makeup artist (Karla.makeupartist). Overall it was great! Even though I was really exhausted from my work week, I always get an adrenaline rush when it comes to bringing out our imagination through the camera. ALWAYS YOUR PASSION AS YOUR ENERGY DRINK (and of course on top of your 4-shot Starbucks coffee). Plus, Geneieve was an amazing model to shoot with. 

LOOK 1

  • BUILDING TEXTURE.   For airy curls, spray in MAXIMISTA roots to ends and blow dry the hair back and forth with using your hands. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH TENSION. Repeat steps until you have the desired texture. 
  • CURL SETTING. Section 1 inch sections starting from bottom to top and about 2 fingers width size. When you're using 1/4 INCH CURLING IRON, make sure you're switching directions with every other OUTTER BARREL CURL. 
  • REVAMP VOLUME.   FACT: Whenever you place a hot tool on the hair after building texture it, it tends to flatten the volume out. SO... to REVAMP it, you have to put back in the texture and re-blowdry. A.K.A using my favorite-MAXIMISTA. 
  • SHAPE. Grab your paddle brush and shape the hair by lacing or backcombing to get your desired shape. As you go, don't be too shy with THICK HAIRSPRAY by oribe to add in "texture, shine and hold".
  • TIP: To give extra love for the "natural looking volume", grab your backcombing brush and rub right onto the scalp. IT VAMPS THE HAIR EVEN MORE and its the PERFECT technique for re-fluffing throughout the shoot. 
  • FINISHING TOUCH. A little dab of BRILLIANTINE to piece out the ends to give more of a PIECEY EFFECT. 

LOOK 2:

  • ***For the second outfit, I just tucked in the hair in the bathing suit top. Sometimes clothes can be your GO-TO HAIRSTYLE.
BTS w/ @Ninethirtycreative

BTS w/ @Ninethirtycreative

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Maximista (oribe)

  • Dryspun (bumble and bumble)

  • Thick hairspray (oribe)

  • Brillantine (bumble and bumble)

  • Soft lacquer (oribe)

TOOLS NEEDED:

  • 1/4' inch babyliss curling iron
  • paddle brush
  • backcombing brush w/ bristles
  • two of (level 3 color) YAKI PONY TAILS
  •  Goody brand black rubber head bands
  • large bobby pins
  • tiny bobby pins

 

Photography by: @Ninethirtycreative

Photography by: @Ninethirtycreative

   Ninethirtycreative studio

 

Ninethirtycreative studio

LOOK 3:

Model: Genieve

Model: Genieve

  • BUILDING MORE TEXTURE. Spray a good amount of DRYSPUN from roots to end and make sure it feels theres enough texture like straw.
  • PARTINGS. 1. From the crown area to the round of the head where the occipital starts | 2. Sides of the head to the nape area (for the HIGH PONY TAIL)
  • BRAID #1. Start braid at the top of the OCCIPITAL and begin the outer braid towards the front hairline while adding the one of YAKI PONY extension and braiding it and securing it with a  black rubber band headband . 
  • PONYTAIL. Place the high pony right where the braid starts, using SOFT LACQUER and a paddle brush to create a smooth high ponytail at the occipital of the head. 
  • BRAID #1 to PONYTAIL. Bring BRAID #1 back to the ponytail, do one wrap around the ponytail and then secure with a bobby pin to the band of the ponytail and bra. Slowly piece out and secure BRAID #1 that is loosely hanging about the crown area.
  • BRAID #2. Braid extension #2 and also secure it with a black rubber band headband. 
  • FINISHING TOUCH. Piece out the braids by pulling the sides from bottom to top and even rubbing your hands back and forth with the braid inbetween. 

CHECKOUT THE FULL LOOK ON MY EDITORIAL PAGE. 

Create. Create. Create.

Working with new creatives is ALWAYS a hit or miss. But... working with NINETHIRTYCREATIVE and Elizabeth Kathryn definitely was a pleasure. You can totally tell how passionate a person is about what they do with how they work.  We all have the same goal, which is to dream and create a version of art.

 

 

Makeup by: @elizabethkathyrn

Makeup by: @elizabethkathyrn

Inspiration

Inspiration

Inspiration

Inspiration

Products Used:

Model : Jo Lonseth ( @jo.lons )

Model : Jo Lonseth ( @jo.lons )

  • Prep Spray (bumble and bumble)
  • Thickening Spray (bumble and bumble)
  • Does It All Hairspray (bumble and bumble)
  • White Hair powder (bumble and bumble)
  • Soft Lacquer (oribe)
  • Shine Spray (oribe)

TOOLS NEEDED:

  • BLOW DRYER
  • PADDLE BRUSH
  • TAIL COMB
  • BACKCOMBING BRUSH
  • CONTROL CLIPS OR DUCK BILL CLIPS

 

 

1st LOOK:

1. BUILD TEXTURE. Spray PREP before applying THICKENING SPRAY. BLOWDRY. Repeat until you feel there's enough texture.

2. SETTING SHAPE. Starting from bottom to top, Spray SOFT LACQUER at the ends, do your curl set flipping upwards using 1 INCH CURLING IRON and brick-layering each section with each row. From the occipital to the front hairline, make sure no volume added ( LOOK AT THE INSPIRATION PHOTOS ABOVE ). 

Model: Jo Lonseth ( @jo.lons )

Model: Jo Lonseth ( @jo.lons )

3. SCULPTING SHAPE. Using DOES IT ALL HAIR SPRAY for a light hold as you comb out your curl set, for your shape to match the models features and PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the bang area. 

4. FINISHING TOUCH. Once the hair is shaped, spray a little SHINE SPRAY to put the whole look together.

2nd LOOK:

1. CHANGING THE STYLE. Using a paddle brush rebuild the shape with more body with LACING AND BACKCOMBING areas its needed to create more of a textured look.

2. TIP: using bumble and bumbles white powder spray removes the shine and gives a automatic textured effect.

 

 

Photography: @Ninethirtycreative

Photography: @Ninethirtycreative

 

 

Model: Jo Lonseth ( @jo.lons )

Model: Jo Lonseth ( @jo.lons )

 

 

 

 

 

Calling ALL Curly Hair Heads!!!!

OUIDAD  is the answer! 

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Not only it's a remarkable brand, but the products actually do W O R K! With taking the class and gaining the product knowledge from it, I was able to get my hands on session with one of my clients and even myself. 

They have 4 family lines that are prescribed to 4 different curl types. In the curly hair world, we all know there's never a set and stone type of curl which is why I love this product line. From their shampoo and conditioner to Ouidads styling products, everything makes sense with the philosophy of WHY each one is for each type of curl pattern! The products are very effective, light and it brings you softness instead of that "hard-gel" feeling.  

 

In that case, try it for yourself!!! Go to your nearest Gene Juarez location or find me downtown  to help you pick out your perfect OUIDAD product for your hair :)  

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