The Washington Wizards new jerseys are eerily similar to the team they share a building with

Keywords: washington, wizards, capitals, ted leonis

Ted Leonis is the owner to the Washington Wizards. He also happens to own the NHL team, the Washington Capitals. The Caps have had their current jerseys for quite a few years, and Leonis has adapted that design to his Wizards. The Wizards are an awful team, the Caps have been pretty good in the past few years. My thinking is that Leonis is a marketing genius, the Caps are whats big in D.C. so he decided to make the Wizards look just like them. Unfortunately these slick jerseys have seen very, very, very few wins.




Israel takes action against eating disorders and starts ban on underweight models.

Keywords: israel, models, underweight, ban

Finally, a step in the right direction. Israel is one of the first countries in the world to set regulations to help prevent the use of underweight models. Parliament has issued a new law that requires models to submit health records in order to make sure that they are not malnourished. Parliament is also requiring magazines and advertisers to disclose to readers when a models image was altered in any way to make her look thinner. Hopefully the rest of the world will follow in Israel’s footsteps and help set the right example for young women!




Where is the sun?

Keyword: makeup, lightening bolt, rainy makeup

It’s a rainy Friday here on Long Island, so I thought I would inspire you all with some lightening makeup. You can’t go wrong with Lady Gaga….or can you?  I can’t keep up, is she in or out these days?  Oh well, whatever the case, her blue lightening bolt is a total “in” for me!  I love how it fades to teal and gets carried over around her whole eye.

 

This one reminds me of Jem.  Remember Jem? Truly outrageous?

I was Jem for Halloween one year…best costume ever.  Ahhh I’m getting off track here. While the black bolt is cool, I think I am more obsessed with the hot pink shadow!

 

Now this one is cool.  It’s like lightening during a sunset!  I don’t like the eyebrows though.  I definitely would not have lightened them.  Her bolt could be a little cleaner too, but I like where her head is at!

Of course I had to save my favorite for last.  I am obsessed!!  The lines are so clean and the blending is so perfect. I would love to recreate this look.  Wonder what it looks like her with her eyes open.

That is my ode to lightening!  Now let’s pray for a sunny day tomorrow!




Her face is like the 9th wonder of the world to me, I just don’t get it

Keywords: jwoww, snooki, botox

 

Okay, let me state my case first to clear the air.  I 100% believe JWoww gets some sort of work done to her face- I stare at peoples faces all day long cutting hair and applying makeup;  I know when something has lost its natural glow.    The thing that throws me off is that no matter how many pictures are taken, no matter how many accusations are made,  JWoww still denies getting any work done to her face.

 

 

I’m not picking on the girl- I have girlfriends and clients who say they will certainly be relying on the magic touch of a Doctor as they get older to ensure their face stays prim and proper for as long as they can,  I’m not judging anyone in that department.  My beef is with JWoww and her denial that she’s 100% all natural.

 

 

JWoww and Snooki stopped by the Z100 Morning Show this morning to talk about rumors, pregnancy, Jersey Shore, and their own tv Show, Snooki & JWoww.   I actually sat through the whole interview-  I don’t mind them in that environment, I admit I was a big Jersey Shore fan, my fiancee and I used to watch it every Sunday night,  but I think the whole fad is over with now.   It was nice to see these two ladies sober, relaxed, funny and extremely personable throughout the entire interview.

 

 




It’s the thought that counts, I guess

Keywords: pic of the day, homofobia

 

…..And while homophobia is only found in one species, sadly, bad spelling is as well.

 

E for effort though!




Please wash your hair

Keyword: dirty, shampoo, clean, hair

 

Every once in a while I have a client walk through my door who decides not to wash their hair. I’m okay with this when it is a client who is getting a haircut and their head will be immediately in this sink. I am NOT okay with this when I will be doing foils. Many people believe that the color works better if the hair wasn’t just freshly washed.  Some will argue that it’s a myth.  Honestly, I don’t care either way! When you sit in my chair do not have dirty, grimy hair!  I’m cool if you didn’t get to wash it “today” because it would be pointless to wash it the morning of your hair appointment…I get that!  But when clients sit in my chair and haven’t washed their hair for like 3 days, it’s oily and stinks like no other…I want no part of that! I will gag, people! Seriously! Totally gross!  I don’t know about other hairdressers but I can’t wear gloves when I am doing foils.  They are just too annoying.  So now, here I am glove-less and touching your nasty-ass hair!! It’s rude and disgusting!  So if you are one of these people, think about your poor stylist.  Try to schedule your appointments according to your hair washing schedule.  Don’t make her in charge of handling a grease ball!

 

Also, try combing it before you come in.  We don’t really enjoy spending 15 mins combing through your knots before we even start.

 

That is my rant for the day, thank you :)




Make sure you read the fine print!

Keyword: contracts, hair stylist, makeup artist, bridal hair, brides

As you may or may not know, I work ALOT of weddings!! When a wedding party is too big for me to handle, I call in my good friend, Dusti, who also has her own business and we split the bridal party in half.  It’s a great deal for us as we are able to book more weddings that way.  This article is to warn all brides to make sure you read your contracts!

 

Most hair dressers and/or make-up artists that you hire will make you sign a contract.  Some will also ask for a downpayment as well.  What is usually included in these contracts, you ask?

-start time, location, and end time of event

-number of clients

-pricing

-directions/instructions for bridal party to follow

I cannot stress enough how important it is to read these contracts and understand them in their entirety.  Recently Dusti and I worked a wedding where one of the bridesmaids decided last minute not to have her hair done, none of the bridesmaids were on time, and we ran an hour over schedule.  If the bride read what she signed she would have known that the bridesmaids hair still needed to be paid for as it was not changed 30 days before the event; and she ended up being charged for running over the scheduled time due to her girls not arriving when they were supposed to.  Nothing irks us more than getting to a job on time and sitting there twiddling our thumbs til people actually show up.  As a bridesmaid, your job isn’t hard…show up, and sit in a chair for 45 mins while someone plays with your hair.

We also put in the contract that all girls having their hair done should wash their hair the night before.  All stylists know that hair like this will hold better.  When it is too clean the curls tend to droop quicker. It is not our responsibility if your hair doesn’t hold because you didn’t follow directions.

 

These are just instructions listed in my personal contract.  Each stylist will have their own list. Some might charge more if a girls hair is thicker or longer, or  some might leave when the scheduled time arrives whether they are done, or not.  This is why is it extremely important to READ the contracts.  The last thing you want is a surprise on your big day. Read it over, talk with your girls and explain how it is going to work the morning of your wedding. It will be much less stressful for you in the end!