Friday, August 20, 2010

day of Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour: Portland...

Lady Gaga Live Portland Rose Garden

Okay something quick while the excitement is still fresh from the LADY GAGA PORTLAND CONCERT!! Yes it was so, so RAD!!

So, the day started out at 12:00 at Venus Allure Salon and Spa were we prepped models for the Sempre Fashion preparty/ fashion show at the Rose Room at the Rose Garden Coliseum...There were 4 makeup artists Mindy Budd, M'chel Bauxal, Madeline Roosevelt, and maybe 1 or 2 more..There were at least 6 hairstylists all doing 1 or 2 styles. Each style was very involved and took hours of at home prep work, a lot of fake hair and materials which can be costly, and a lot of time attaching them to the head and setting the hair...This show was hair event...It was truly amazing to work with so many talented stylists and see what they came up with...A special shout out to David Scott for his work on Libby Boggs and Nichole Stewart for her work on Irina Dmitrieva these shapes were one of a kind. You guys rocked it!!

Miken and Irina (hair by Kira Pinski and Nichole Stewart)

photography: Mark Coffin
wardrobe: Paloma Soledad/Robb Kramer MYTHAUS
model: Libby Boggs
makeup: Mindy Budd
hair: David Scott

photography: Mark Coffin
wardrobe: Paloma Soledad/Robb Kramer MYTHAUS
body painting: Robb Kramer
model: Miken/ Heffner
makeup: Mindy Budd
hair: Kira Pinski

The show was at 7 pm so we shuttled everyone over after hair/makeup at 4 then took photos, touched up hair/makeup, and helped the models dress into their detailed corsets from Paloma Soledad her work can be seen on Coraline, in Portland Fahion Week, and her own private shows. She puts attention and planning into every detail of the show with detailed sketches of each look, planning meetings, and run throughs. She is great to work with because of her eye for detail and high expectations. I had a great time as part of her team!!

I will blog about Miken's hair construction by next Wednesday:) I felt so bad..even though it was hallow it was still heavy and the bobbypins from the wire head piece and hair piece were really pulling..Her hair is a chin length, layered bob with bangs...

Lady Gaga's hair was dark yellow ends, blond mid shaft and dark brown roots at least 1 inch grown out..I'm not sure if this was because of her busy tour schedule, but I'm guessing she doesn't care or it's intentional. I could only see it with binoculars.. From our seats it just made her side part stand out more which was kind of good visually. One of my favorite costumes was a hair outfit. It looked like white hair covering hula hoops held over her even over her head and completely covered on top like a hula hoop hat. She danced with them and the hair really flew..If I find this online I will try to post it..I would love to make something like that..but, it would be pretty expensive just to make for fun...If anyone wants to supply a bunch of hair I will make it for them...

All in all it was a super fun day getting to be part of the Lady Gaga festivities... I wore my white afro wig..I felt a little silly, but it was fun standing out in the crowd..and, when else can you do that you "little monsters" except at the Gaga Show!! It was fun having strangers ask to take photos with me and friends:) I saw a lot of wild hair and clothes at the show, and I hope when she tours here again people will be even more over the top!! Let's live it up Portland!!

Me with my boys Trevor and Aaron just happened to run into them hoping they would give Lady Gaga my number to call during her song Telephone...So much fun!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Doing Hair for Rock Stars

The B-52s have always been one of my all time favorite bands. I danced to them in the living room growing up to Love Shack, Rock Lobster, Roam, and the rest of that little yellow tape. I listened to them on so many road trips to the beach..But, really I don't remember anyone in my family getting sick of it...The B-52s music is just pure fun!!

Tonight I had the honor of doing Cindy Wilson's hair for the concert at the Portland Zoo. It was so much fun! She walked me right through her style a little teasing, 3 bobby pins, and plenty of Pureology InChargePlus hairspray. A little InCharge styling spray for heat protection, curling iron, and a few flat iron curls..and Wooohhh Baby watch out for some sexy rock star hair...

It was also cool working again with David Scott as he styled Kate Pierson's fiery red hair. I've always been in love with her beehives and her energy. She was gorgeous, and it was so cool to meet her in their dressing room with the globe lights on their mirrors, hair products and makeup spread out, wine and food provided by the zoo, lap tops, cell phones, ipods, clothes, and shoes..It was an honor to be part of their preshow ritual with these legendary women.

I just really had the best time. It's one of those magic hairdresser moments for me...which also happens so often with all of you guys at the salon that I love so so much:) This is the very best job I can imagine...much love out into the world tonight!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

American Salon's Runway Trends lead by the talented Guido Palau

Okay..Here goes as promised..sorry it's a little later than I told you all...hey readers..if you want me to keep this up please post a comment now and then:) It would make my day!

Some of what we are seeing on the runways...

Different Parts
Natural Textures
Clean Haircuts
Solid Hair Color not bright pieces or highlights
Structural Shapes

I like the rich bohemian woman see in the Cavalli show...Volume in the back which first became popular in 1964 before that the crowns were flat. Now it's fun to play with a little bit of back combing in the crown for style..I love how the hair in wrapped and layered effortlessly looking in scarves and fabric. Hair mingles with it and is alive and beautiful.

Cavalli f/w2010

Dramatic, Deep SIDE PARTS Alexander Wang kind of like how "emo kids" wear their hair almost like a comb over helmet. I've always been attracted to the "emo kids" kind of a skinny, sad, young, bad boy.

Alexander Wang f/w2010

Marc Jacobs had all the girls get HAIRCUTS AND SOLID COLOR so they could look great wearing a natural, messier texture. Hair looks taken care of no matter what the texture if the cut and color are fresh. A good length is right around the collar bone.

Marc Jacobs f/w2010

Prada is one of my favorite designers to follow.. She really pays attention to hair and makeup along with great fabrics and shape.

This year the hair was the opposite of last year. This is where Structural Shapes come into play...She chose the volume in the shape to be high not low, smooth not rough like wool, and different textures play in the hair. A Shiny wetter looking hairline, a thick matte woven headband (which I LOVE headbands in upstyles) and the dry, matte looking volume in the top. This shape is very polished and structured compared to last years. However, I love them both:)

Prada f/w2010

Prada f/w2009


Monday, August 2, 2010

Loewe - Fall/Winter 2010 Preview

My favorite Fall/Winter Runway hair..Gorgeous sculpted shape using pins to set and wrapping the bottom around a big doughnut shape..then lacquering it with a hard hairspray...So sophisticated.

I love the glittering fabrics and the muted tones. And, the tiny belts are so great right not. I hope our time period adopts some of this look.

Tonight I will do a small write up on the looks from NY, Milan, Paris with photos from Guido Palau's hot runway looks...just not enough time this morning.....update..if anyone is reading this..I will do the write up Thursday:)