Color me bad


Hi guys! I am still alive and well, just blogging over here so if you miss me, go check out that blog and get caught up on my crazy life!

I found this article on Shape.com about protecting your hair color from fading and really wanted to share with you! Anyone who colors their hair has probably been frustrated when their brilliant color fades after only a few weeks. These are simple and smart tips to keep your salon color lasting you through till your next appointment. Because really, who wants to drop big bucks on fancy salon color if it doesn’t last?

Pick the link for your hair color and it will direct you to the correct page of the article, otherwise just click the first one and read through to gather the most knowledge! Good luck protecting your hair color.

Don’t forget, I am always here to handle your color needs, so let me know if you want an appointment and you will get a special readers only discount 😉

Tips for protecting your Blonde hair

Tips for protecting your Red hair

Tips for protecting your Brunette hair

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Hairapy Sessions: short story


Here are some interesting hair photos to help get you through your day! Right now, short hair has caught my eye. I can’t do it myself, I have tried and failed, but I love it on other people.

All photos were found using a Google Images search…like pretty much all of the other images found on my site. Let me know if you want credit 🙂

We’ve got a winner!


I am back in the cool, wet weather of the Bay Area from sunny and warm Phoenix! I brought home a new fascination with body building and fitness, I guess you can say I caught the bug, and now I want to be a part of this whole new world! Oh no, don’t worry, I won’t be competing, I just want to figure out a way to be involved by doing hair and makeup for the competitors at different fitness events all around the country. I am scheming, and I have big plans, just you wait!

You may think of body building and immediately see Arnold Schwarzenegger or some pumped up manly woman, but it’s not all about the big muscles and the meat heads. Well, there is a lot of that, especially in the body building classes, but there are also amazingly beautiful women who have lovely toned and muscular bodies in the figure classes, and lean, toned and beautiful women in the bikini classes. I was especially interested in the bikini division because my friend Tiffany was competing in that class, so I knew the most about it.

Tiffany blew us all away by placing 5th (top 5 placings were qualified for national level shows) out of 13 in her very first show. Frankly, I think she looked amazing and should have placed top 3, but the judging is weird in bikini, and you never know what they will be looking for. Tiffany looked absolutely fantastic after 4 months of preparations, diet, exercise, posing lessons, and trips back and forth to Arizona to work with her trainers at AZ Pro Physiques to get ready for the NPC Western Regionals. I have never seen someone with more dedication, self-control, willpower and enthusiasm for something so difficult to achieve. She wasn’t feeling all that hot come show day, but she sure looked amazing!

This collage shows Tiffany the night before the competition with her spray tan all aglow, day of hair and makeup, on stage in one of her poses, and with her trophy at the awards ceremony.

This is 4 of the top 5 girls, the blonde in the pink on the far left didn’t make it. That skinny little girl in the center won 1st place. I didn’t agree. She was far too thin and bony looking to have won 1st, but once again, the judges are all looking for something specific and it always changes.

This is our gorgeous, amazing, rockstar 5th place winner!! It was a very long day for her! We were up at 6am (after not sleeping well for 4-5 hours), at the venue by 8am, and this was taken around 11pm that night!! We decided show makeup is a cross between Jersey Shore and Oompa Loompa, it’s a real winner of a combo, don’tcha think?

Also, it’s Mingle Monday! (Tuesday by my clock saying almost 1am, but I haven’t gone to bed yet, so it doesn’t count! Make sure you stop by Life of Meg and check out the awesome bloggers who participate in Mingle Monday.

Hairapy Sessions: ghostly blondes


I have an unhealthy fascination with weheartit.com, a site that has thousands of gorgeous pictures that users find out on the big old interwebs, use their handy I heart it task bar button to send the image to weheartit, and then I search for anything in particular and see these images. Most of the images I post on this blog come from weheartit, Google image searches, or my own photo library. I decided I needed a new topic to work with, since I sort of killed off my “Inspired by” posts, so Hairapy Sessions it is!

Ghostly Blondes