Monday, December 13, 2010

The New Salon Capelli (We've Moved)

Hi friends and clients,

Please join us at the new Salon Capelli at


After 17 years, Salon Capelli has relocated across the street next to Trovo's (a metal working studio) We didn't move far:)

I'm still keeping all of my wonderful coworkers. Terese, Stan, Bett and I are like a little family, and we are hoping to add 1 or 2 new stylists to our team if we find a good fit.

The reason for the move is that Meriwether's restaurant, the owners of our building, are expanding and using our salon as event planning space or their office. Meriwether's has one of the nicest outdoor courtyards for dining, and it has great landscaping. I can't wait to see what they do with our little building. It can only make the neighborhood more beautiful.

All in all, the move is a good thing...Although change isn't easy, sometimes change is a good thing. See you all in the New Year at our New Location!!!

Happy Holidays,


Easy Styles for Fine Ladies

Hi Girls,

So, I know it's hard to find styles for your fine hair...Here are a couple ideas for work and play besides wearing it down in a great cut...

Top Knot Tutorial

Have a great holiday season!!


Monday, November 29, 2010

Amai Unmei

New Clothes are always one of my favorite things!! And, this is my new favorite jacket from
Amai Unmei I'm ready for winter with this gorgeous jacket. Girls...Let's go somewhere fancy this holiday season so I can wear this pretty, little coat:) Pick up your own at Amai Unmei just off of NW 23rd...



Monday, November 8, 2010

Weather Styles: Rainy Day Hair

Here are a few options for side buns...I've also seen them with middle parts, full bangs and the bun on the same side as the part or opposite like in these photos..It's all up to you... It does beat having the same ponytail everyday...Style it up!!!



rainy day hair

So here is a cute tutorial I found on Lauren Conrad's braids.. We need some ideas for rainy day hair since it is getting to be that time of year again in good old Portland:)
But, I have to admit..our fall has been gorgeous..There is a little blue sky out right now and t he sun is hitting the yellow, orange, and green leaves to create the perfect Bob Ross lighting...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


On September 5th, 2010 Diana and Bryan were married at the Abernethy Center. The day looked beautiful in photos captured by the talented Paul Rich. Diana was simply radiant. I loved all the button detail on her dress and the way the air catches her veil. Outdoor weddings are always gorgeous, but it's such a gamble with Oregon's weather. However, it could not have been a more perfect day.

Diana had a pretty little flower made by Midori Designs Hawaii She and her sisters also wore the traditional orchids brought on a lei from Hawaii. The flower is worn over the left ear to symbolize that she is taken.

Thank you Diana for including me in your big day. And, congratulations again to you and Bryan!

love. love. love.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Portland Fashion Week Spring Summer 2011

seth aaron
project runway winner

amelia torro
columbian designer appeared in Vogue 3 times in the last yr.

lizzie parker
Seattle designer

These 3 designers supplied their own models so we create a style didn't have to change.

This year my goal, as Lead Stylist for Pureology, was to have a cohesive look for each designer using the hair as a finishing touch to complete the look. It was so fun to try and accomplish these changes switching ponytails to braids, updos, buns, down ect. in a matter of minutes. We began by prepping around 20+ models from 4-7 Then we would usually sit for an hour or 2 and wait for the show to start. It helped this year to have such large teams. Each night I had a different Pureology Salon helping create the looks that were planned in advance from the designers...for the most part:)

Thank you to :
The Phix
Evolution Hair Design
Roberts of Portland
Tres Bon
Edward Wadsworth

and thank you Nancy Ferguson with PUREOLOGY for making it all possible!!

Portland Fashion Week Spring Summer 2011

I just love this picture of Mandi Kremer...What a hottie...

ms. wood


models for Project Runway winner Seth Aaron outside with the yellow eyes..And PRW contestant Jay Sario's models inside

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Portland Center Stage Andrew Lloyd Weber Musical

Off to a musical about the movies...Alisia Ray and I dressed up and walked down to the Pearl for what felt like an evening in the big city, full of "lights, camera, action", and songs that felt like my life"...we should talk, gotta run, let's have lunch..."

Let's remember to slow it down and not get caught in the trap of the working world and our fast paced society:)

This musical was a great reminder to slow it down, be happy with yourself always, and enjoy the ride of life...

have fun...there is a discount code at the bottom of this Portland Center Stage promotion!!


The spectacular musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber with book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton

Directed by Chris Coleman

Running now through October 17

She’s still big. It’s the pictures that got small. Norma Desmond gets the full star treatment in this blow out season opening musical (our first by Andrew Lloyd Webber) about the fading silent film star whose obsession with the revitalization of her career and a young man named Joe might just succeed… or it might end in the kind of tragedy only a legend can inspire.

“absolutely mesmerizing and amazing! Top notch performances all the way around, incredible lights and set design. I can’t wait to go again! Thanks for the perfect day of theatre” -audience member, on

Get $5 off adult tickets when you enter the code SALOME

Natalie Gilmore
Promotions Manager
Portland Center Stage
128 NW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

A noir musical about a Hollywood legend, the essential story from Oregon’s counterculture, a world premiere from our JAW festival, and a holiday tale of a boy and a BB gun (“you’ll put your eye out!”) are among the exciting productions featured in our 2010-2011 season; season tickets on sale now!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Kamela and Brian 2010....Love is in the air...

I love living vicariously through every beautiful wedding...For my wedding 6 years ago I wore a simple french twist...At 24 I would have been happy with a ponytail:) I didn't realize there were so many hair options...Kamela has piles of extensions to fill out and lengthen her hair...That we put in just for the day...This is a really popular option that I've been seeing more of this season...I didn't realize she was going to leave them in for the honeymoon as they loosened up in the jungles of Belize... hahaha...too cute!!

When Kamela came in for a cut a month or so after the wedding to chop off her hair into a super cute long bob...donating 10 inches from the back to Locks of Love...she told me the first night they arrived in Belize she cut Brian's hair, with scissors from the convenient store, in the bathroom..She studies Chinese medicine...She is not a hairdresser friend of mine:)...These two are crazy and laid back...and, I love Kamela's attention to detail while being grounded and flexible...

For more images I love their photographers blog from husband and wife team (Heather and Grayson) Jagger Photography

I love her blue nails and pretty lace on her sleeves..

love you guys.
Jagger Photography

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What do 2 friends do on their Tuesday night?

Well if it's Alyson Clair and I there is always going to be a little silliness....

Here is our mascot of the night...I love Alyson's studio...It's filled with creative little creatures like snow leopards, pink unicorns, monster women, Zoolander and who knows what else...

Tonight I hung out at Nashionland (Nasty Fashion) making sure Alyson didn't cut her fingers off while we rolled out what will become 28 dresses made of Model. There will be 90 of these little black dresses this season...Sold at

Adorn NE Portland
Moxie NE Portland
Union Rose SE Portland
Velouria Seattle

Modal is made with cellulose from beech trees and is essentially a variety of rayon. It is about 50% more water-absorbent than cotton. Modal fabric has softness, good drape and is said to breath even better than cotton. Garments made in modal have anti-crease properties and are relatively easy care making it great for travel...

I love Clair Vintage Inspired Clothing You have to feel her fabrics and see her craftsmanship...

While Alyson cut...I pulled images from magazines to get ready for looks for this years Portland Fashion Week...This year I'm leading the team of Pureology Stylists in hopes of having finished, cohesive hair for this years event. These images give an idea of different parting options, hair textures, and styles... PFW is Oct. 6-10 Purchase tickets now using code Pureology05 to receive a discount:)

I tried on some scrap fabric and came up with this dressish design...I think I'll stick to hair... But, I do like it as an apron...And, you can't really see my scrap black headband... good times...

Alyson made these sweet curtains...I love love love this studio...It's full of magic...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Curl Power

Photog: Carl Evans
Hair: Kira Pinski
Makeup: Kira and Julene
Model: Julene Beeson

These are images of my lovely client Julene. She is an awesome Esthetician, and I've heard she dances a badass Tango...

Thanks Carl Evans for the sultry images..I can't wait to see a few more:) I know saw the roll, and I know my favorite hasn't been released...I guess you blogger friends will just have to wait and see...

Friday, September 3, 2010

The Making of a Gaga inspired Hair Piece

Okay...Here's the process..

Phase 1 following Paloma Soledad's drawing to create the shape for her hair... I used what might be electrical wire..It was left over from another shoot..It was flexible, and I thought it would be softer and more comfortable to wear..But, it turns out nothing with tons of pins and fake hair... and a headdress... is comfortable for 11 hrs...Thanks Myken for being a trooper!!

So, to create the holes I measured wrapping paper tubes..And, the card board on top was to keep the shape flat..Later we changed it to be more bendable..

Here you can see the beginnings of the wire mesh on the head piece and my work space...I couldn't figure out how to get the caribou antlers on the wall so they lived on the table for about a week.
Here I am sewing the mesh section by section with metal thread..

up close....

What it's like on before hair was added..

Spray painted brown so that wire wouldn't show...

Hair was then glued to the form, sewed on to secure it and create movement, and the models hair and extensions were pinned up over it the day of to create a natural flow...

this was the first trial with Miken and Paloma...I had tried adding blue wool around the holes..But, adding the color really didn't work and made it more like a Brillo pad..So, hair was later glued over it...
Here you can really see because of the lighting that we pinned extensions in over the covered hair piece to blend her short bob...

Pinning in extensions to disguise her hairline..You can also see Paloma's inspirational drawing on the mirror..

Taking a break to get her makeup done...all of the long hair is the added extensions which will be pinned up over the form...

Back stage of the fashion show for the pre lady Gaga Show in the Rose room...Do you like my white afro..I wanted it to be easy for the models to spot who they needed to go to for hairspray and pinning:)The finished product!!! I think it was perfect...The only thing I would change was how to attach it more comfortably..I used bobby pins and metal clips...

What a fun...project...I hope I have the energy again to create something like this when Gaga rolls into town again!!