Lauren Conrad made me popular


Seriously, I don’t think people actually read what I write. When I check in and see that people have actually been hanging out on my blog, reading the drivel I write, looking at the pictures I think are pretty and inspiring, and generally being my friend and confidant, it astounds me. I also wonder how many actually stick around, and aren’t just a Google search fly by looking for a Lauren Conrad Updo.

Miss Michelle of Booksnshoes recently posted a fab giveaway, which I told you about (and you should have entered, hello!) because she saw the number of admirers visitors to her blog had grown. This got me thinking “how many people visit my blog?” Turns out, it’s a lot of you (over 15,000 visits since December)!

I try to be creative. I try to post pretty pictures when I’m not particularly verbal. I try to entertain you. I try to post hair related things. I try. I try all for you! I’m hoping you get a few inspirations, hair tricks, lightened moods, laughs, and feelings of solidarity and commiseration out of reading my blog. Thank you, I love you this much!

Also, it turns out you like Lauren Conrad. A lot. That seems to be the biggest draw to my blog, so thanks Lauren Conrad and your braided/messy bun/low curly bun/side bun/updo for bringing people to my site, and perhaps making them stay to check the place out? I  think I need to put a Lauren Conrad updo tag in every single post I write, then I’ll see the traffic increase, right?!

I will be announcing a giveaway tomorrow for the loyal friends who visit my blog and read what I write, even though I hate my own writing, you apparently don’t mind it 🙂 All the cool kids are doing giveaways now, didn’t you know? I’ve always wanted to be a cool kid! Yes, it will be hair themed, which is just so appropriate 🙂

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Celebrity inspired wedding hairstyles for 2010


I figured you would enjoy a post that details what my brides have been asking for style wise for their hair this season. I collected photos of the most requested wedding hairstyles for 2010 for you to check out, so here ya go! I would love to hear if you wanted any of these looks for your own wedding, or if you had something else in mind!

The side pony. This is hands down the most popular wedding look for my brides this summer. All the girls want some variation of this look. It’s gorgeous, a little casual, and shows off the back and shoulders without having a traditional updo. I love it.

Eva Longoria. This look is printed out and brought to trials, and even day of weddings by girls who want a sexy all up look. Usually the looks end up a little closer to the head, as they have to withstand wind, dancing and long hours, whereas Ms. Longoria had to walk down a red carpet and attend an awards show only.

Taylor Swift. There are many Taylor looks that come my way. I am not a fan of her tight spiral curls, but I understand the appeal for many women, and I do what they want. Taylor Swift has a very unique look, and she carries it well, so why wouldn’t a bride or bridesmaid want to look like that on a special day?

Carrie Underwood. OK, I have to admit Carrie is my go-to celebrity for hairstyles. She always looks fierce, amazing, polished, and classy on the red carpet. I love her hair, makeup, and the gorgeous dresses she is always in. I feel bad for her team, because she goes to a lot of red carpet events, and has to look fabulous each time, so they must have to get extra creative to find new styles for her to wear.

Lauren Conrad. Her twisted back curly updo, seen below in the upper right corner, is second to the side pony for most often requested styles. She’s a cute girl, her style is impeccable, and she has a classy way about her, so I approve. I usually make the twisted back look a little curlier for texture, but there have been many variations this summer.

pretty girls make pretty prom pictures


Last weekend was PROM!!!! I had three lovely ladies come see me on Saturday for their prom updos, and I had a blast with them. Unfortunately, I only managed to get pictures for two of them, but we had fun!

Tori had her makeup done by Jenny, our fabulous, amazing, super talented receptionist/ makeup artist/ salon order enforcer, so her pictures are more “finished”.

Kellen is a swimmer at Valley Christian, referred to me by her friend Jamie, who was my third updo. Kellen chose a style I haven’t done in a while, and had thought was a little “dated” but she still rocked it and looked great.

I have so much fun with special event styling! These girls and their proms are the reason I became a hairstylist in the first place.

A little bit about who I am and what I’m about


I am a hairstylist born and raised in the San Francisco bay area. My northern California upbringing has gifted me with an aesthetic that is casual, classic, and understatedly elegant. I am equally at home styling hair for weddings and photo shoots as I am in the salon working out your monthly cut and color.

I find joy in the simple things in life; my fabulous husband, my two fascinating black kitties, and my amazing friends and family who have remained by my side through the best and the worst of times. I am a dreamer with my feet firmly on the ground, loving all things fiction and fantastical, and am unhealthily addicted to books and the library.

I would love to be a part of your life through your hair, whether you would like to see me regularly for your color or you would like to look as beautiful a bride as your love has made you feel on your wedding day. I especially adore styling hair for weddings and special occasions. There is something about playing dress up and having the perfect hairstyle for the occasion that has always drawn me to these events, and I would love to be a part of yours!