A taste of Summertime And The Livin Is Easy

 The summer ended with a number of days full of styling the beautiful locks of wonderful models and working with the vibrant groups of people in the fashion world. When I say that the summer ended it’s like the world has halted momentarily, well the photo shoots anyways have slowed.  The good thing is that all that work from a month or two ago is paying off now, the results are in and the shots amazing! With the rainy days my focus has become education, learning, brainstorming and practicing new techniques for hair styling. With the relatively new job at Canvas salon here in Vancouver comes a new array of product lines. I am enjoying learning to work with Bumble&Bumble, Kevin Murphy, and Rene Futere. These companies all have unique histories, philosophies, and functions; It is so refreshing to soak in everything they have to offer. Session Stylist Kevin Murphy presented recently at science world here in Vancouver, My co-workers and I went to the show, There were some fresh new ideas and it presented me with a new simplistic view of manipulating hair texture and achieving unique and strong looks. The fun part of watching a presentation like that is taking what you learn and making it your own and I am looking forward to seeing what I can create. I am also putting together my trip to lovely Santa Monica, Ca. to train for a week at the Toni & Guy Advanced Academy. I am taking a Custom cut & Colour course that will give me some updated views into how to best work a hair colour and a haircut  together. I am excited to expand my knowledge in terms of colour placement and how it is affected by the haircut as well as how the cut can be maximized by a perfect combination of colour. I feel that it is important for me to be able to offer my clients the perfect colour to best suit them and one that will work best however they style their hair. I think too many people have been swayed away from hair colour because of various reasons, most likely bad experiences or the thought that colour always looks artificial. My goal as an artist is to make something naturally beautiful, I love to take inspiration from the colourful world around me and create hair colour that looks like it is meant to be. Not only do i strive for the most natural results, I also love the challenge of creating something unique that is cost effective and not a headache to maintain. There is nothing better in the salon than when you can create a goal with specific clients and build consistently great looking hair for them every day. I love to put as much into educating my clients on how to maintain the look they desire as i put into learning it for myself. Along with the learning I am Putting together my portfolio, adding all the pictures that show off the versatility of my skills.

One of the favorite models and fashion stylist i have worked with  actually a few times so far is  Flo, www.modelmayhem.com/1040076. Her tasteful styles and beautiful finesse in posing has given me a number of new additions to my portfolio.

A taste.

Model and wardrobe stylist Flo, http://www.modelmayhem.com/fflPhotographer

Photographer  Jon Apostol,  http://www.modelmayhem.com/jonjonphotography

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awhile back was the frist time i was able to style the locks of Flo, She ended up meeting up with another photographer that day so i received some surprise photo’s of the style for that day.

Model and wardrobe stylist Flo, http://www.modelmayhem.com/ffl

Photographer Adam Luk, http://www.modelmayhem.com/ABLExposures

MUA Christine Chen, http://www.modelmayhem.com/makeupccmm

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Thanks again to Flo and the rest of the people that produced these amazing portfolio additions. Always happy to hear feedback from anyone, Keep posted for more pics from the Jon Apostol Shoot.

 

 

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Pleased to meet you! Photo Shoot results

  Do you ever get so focused on things that your losing sleep? lately I have been blinded by my goals and i am losing track of time. Now it may sound bad to be blind, although in the world today if you do not achieve to the point where your losing track of time due to constant inspiration you are not working hard enough.  I am privaleged to consider my daily job my passion, and I dedicate everything to fueling that passion. Right now I am taking a break from making  hairpieces for a shoot this sunday, it’s midnight, and im writing about my job to who knows who stumbles upon a random blog. Photo shoot aside I take my job in the salon seriously as well, striving to produce new ways to promote what I do. The feeling I get when i successfully communicate and technically execute a “look” that fits the lifestyle and most importantly makes someone look and feel wonderful is incomparable. Doing anything fashion related very rarely has that personal touch and time is less available on set or backstage to build relationships.

 So all of that being said, I am hoping that tis reaches someone If you are in Vancouver and happen upon my blog keep updated as I will be introducing new salon promotions as well as news and portfolio updates for everyone. New clients receive an automatic 15% off their first visit , However if you’re coming into the salon for the first time because you also lost track of time reading blogs and you  tell me you have been here  and read every last page, haha, I’ll Up that to 25% off your first visit.

 Back on track with my portfolio and my newest additions they are dope.  Here is a taste.

Photographer Kioku http://www.modelmayhem.com/1266888
Model Florence http://www.modelmayhem.com/1040076 

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Sundays Gone. Another productive week

After my first week at the new shop, and another sunday full of styling models at Whitebox Studios; I am exhausted. The new salon is getting comfortable quickly, all the minor adjustments are becoming normal. I feel like today at the Studio was another valuable day, I managed to come up with some unique styles and worked with yet again a wonderful team, thanks to all the models and Albert king as well as his assistant Karla Lim and Make-up artist Cindy Chan. Keep posted for two Sundays worth of amazing work from all of us as wll as links.

Love those long days of locks~hair hair hair

With a weekend out of the salon and some free time comes photo shoot central. At about 6:30 this morning I was styling model Florences’ hair at city square mall on cambie st. The hair looked great, nice combination of classic and modern. The photographer Kiyohiko Daniel Takeuchi was along to see the stylings go down. In the end the make-up looked amazing, nice combo with the hairstyle; and I had to fly. As much as I love to be around to see the shooting take place I was off to Whitebox Studio in Richmond. At the studio I had five models to style each to look unique. The results looked amazing right from the first shot; all thanks to photographer Albert King and the once again wonderful team. Will be adding to my portfolio from both shoots soon.

 http://www.modelmayhem.com/ffl

http://www.modelmayhem.com/kioku