Welcome to my blog,
my name is Julie and I'm the owner of Juliette Hair Boutique, once a year we like to give back to our clients by throwing a party to show our appreciation for their loyalty and commitment to our salon.
This year our theme was "LOVE IS IN THE HAIR" and it was a great success, the idea was basically to educate my clients on how to achieve salon quality looks at home. We created a Facebook poll to find out what our clients were really interested in and picked a few styles from the poll to demonstrate on the night.
BOUNCY BLOWDRY was one of the main ones we wanted to demonstrate as it's a great day to night look and with lots of body you could even get a few days out of it with a bit of dry shampoo, I wanted to make the night really informative but not too long so I used a doll to demonstrate the technique but showed the end result with a live model which you can view on our YouTube video of the night, another reason I wanted a live model for the final result was because a lot of my clients want temporary solutions to cover their grey regrowth in-between salon visits, so showed a variety of sprays in natural shades on my live models grey regrowth so you can see the difference each shade will make. My preference is to use Magic Retouch spray in a shade lighter than your normal colour as it will blend better and not leave a residue.
Our next demonstration was BEACH WAVES, which is perfect for day old hair to give a bit of body and texture. I used a one inch barrel in random sections and curled only the mid lengths leaving the ends out and straight, alternating curling the hair in different directions to give maximum texture making sure the front sections curl away from the face to give a beautiful wave. After curling I sprayed hair with a sea salt spray and scrunched into hair on the mid lengths and ends, careful to avoid too much product on roots. To finish I used a liquid wax to add texture and shine but minimal weight I scrunched this into the mid lengths and ends avoiding the roots.
Our final demonstration of the night was a MESSY BUN, I hope you can see the progression from one to the other as this can be translated into daily life:
DAY 1 - BLOW DRY
DAY 2 - BLOW DRY +DRY SHAMPOO or BEACH WAVES
DAY 3 - BEACH WAVES
DAY 4 - MESSY BUN
DAY 5 - WASH HAIR start the cycle again.
The idea of doing a messy bun is to look effortless and usually we are limited with time. To start, dirty hair or hair with lots of product is ideal, as it will hold the shape you give it much better than clean silky hair will. I would usually start with spraying a good bit of brush out hairspray through the hair and use my fingers to pull back into a ponytail and secure by wrapping an elastic band around the hair. Once in place I use my fingers to rake through the top to create texture and not be to uniform, add doughnut padding (if very fine hair you can buy mini padding from children sections) over pony and split pony section into two. Twist one section tight and spray well with hairspray and let set, slowly and in small sections I release bits from the twist and wrap around padding, secure with pins making sure to cover as much of the pacing as possible. Repeat with next section, a good spray of hairspray for good luck a give your head a bit of a shake if anything feels loose add another pin to the area.
To end our fun filled night we gorged on Pizza and all kinds of yummy foods and of course had to have some bubbles & made sure everyone took home their gift bags which included some mini products to try and a few helpful hair tools so that they could try their styles right away. We also like to put a draw together so everyone has a chance to win some major swag, the main prize this year was a whole hair care regime to the value of $149.95 which included a shampoo and conditioner as well as a serum to soothe those flyway’s and a thermal protectant spay so that you can style your hair with minimal damage, and my personal favourite was a mini travel dryer so you can jet set and look fabulous at the same time.
Congrats to Jasmine for winning first prize.
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