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.

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Wedding Pricing, Travel and Timing


Hello lovely brides-to-be! As per your request, I am including a pricing list for your perusal and information gathering! I would be honored to be a part of your wedding day, helping to make your wedding dreams a reality. My expertise, and my personal favorite, lie in the wedding hair styling capacity, and I want to use all of my time honed skills and enthusiasm to bring you the joy you deserve!

Wedding pricing

Bride $150, which includes a trial before the wedding date. I like to have the trial take place about one month in advance, so we may get a good idea about the style you are looking for.

Bridesmaids $75 each
Mother of bride/ very short hair $50 each
Flower girl $35 each

A non-refundable $100 deposit is required to book services and may be paid through a credit card, check, or cash and will go toward the total service cost to be paid by the wedding trial or 1 month in advance of the wedding date. Cash or check are accepted on the day of event, however credit cards may be used if the total balance is paid in full before the wedding date. Cancellations must be made at least 1 month in advance of the wedding date and all but the $100 deposit can be refunded at that time.

Travel fees

I am ready to serve your wedding party either in salon at Palazzi Salon in Campbell, CA, or on location at your wedding site or getting ready spot. I bring all of my equipment and products with me to better ensure the quality of my styling. All I need is an outlet to plug into, a small space to place my tools and products, and a chair for yourself. Travel is free within a 50 mile radius of Campbell CA, outside of the first 50 miles there is a $50 travel charge within Northern California, and travel is negotiable outside of northern California.

Timing for wedding services

I have developed speed and efficiency when styling hair for weddings, and take pride in quality as well as quickness. I require 45 minutes per person as a general rule. I have been known to bust out a beautiful up style in 30 minutes, but I like having a comfort of the full 45 minutes in case there are some tricky pieces, or the hair just won’t cooperate. I allow time for touch ups at the end of the service to make sure your wedding party is in picture perfect form before the wedding.