Halloween in July

It’s never to early to start thinking about your Halloween costume. I love Halloween for all the creativity it brings out in people! One of my favorite kinds of makeup to do is special effects. When I was younger, I would get some random idea for how to create a certain look and it would take over my thinking for awhile. I suppose you could say I have CIADD. Creativity Induced Attention Deficit Disorder. (Come on…don’t all creative people have this??) One time years ago when I still lived with my parents, I locked myself in the bathroom and messed around using red nail polish, one brown and one black eyeliner pencil, and a cotton ball to create a cut on the back of my hand. It was pretty convincing! Here’s the zombie doctor effects I created on The Hubby back in 2011. I’m really looking forward to stepping up my effects game this year depending on how we decide to dress up!

Halloween in July




Natural Ombré Melt

I love love love creating ombré blond on guests who have a natural canvas! I created this beachy keen color palate on dark natural blond hair using a “Long or Thick Dimensions – (Menu of Services)” selective foiling technique. Then we removed the last two inches of hair and added layers and a bit of razored texture throughout to give her shape an airy, carefree feeling!


Steel Red

My Middle Sis loves trying new things with her hair! She usually rocks out some really vibrant red all over but when Schwarzkopf Professional came out with their latest Metallics line of colors, I knew she’d be game to try out the uber cool-toned medium red. (No worries to all you pros out there going “Oh my gawwwd…metallics?!” There are no metallic dyes in this color; the name was inspired by the cool tones of industrial metallic finishes.)

Ladies and gents, I introduce to you the one, the only, IGORA Royal 6-28 Steel Red.

I am in love with these colors. They represent what I feel like is the majority of the population’s natural hair tone: cool/blue/purple-based naturals. The bonus though is these are naturals with an expertly-added dose of fashion color. They don’t get any cooler than this, quite literally.

SKP IGORA Royal Steel Red

Punch of Positivity!

I love seeing the positive side of things in life. I’ve noticed that unfortunately negativity seems to multiply quicker than positivity so I’m here to change that. I want to help you focus on the positive things in life! When we are careful to focus our energy on only those things that will serve us – the POSITIVE energy and things in life – interesting things start to happen. Focusing on positive attracts more positive.

Positivity is a learned habit. This is my 21-day Punch of Positivity session which is my answer to people who have said they love how much energy I have and wish they could have as much! :) I really want to help you to focus on the positive too. I want you to feel how good it feels when things start to fall into place. For 21 days, you’ll get a daily email and phone call to kick-start your new outlook and send a jolt of energy to the beginning of your day!

CLICK BELOW: I have 25 spots open for August 1-21, 2014!


Check out 21-day Punch of Positivity! on http://mkt.com/dyehard-beauty-studio/day-punch-of-positivity

Click to get your Punch of Positivity!

Custom Fit Fringe!

This is definitely the best way to bang. My client Melissa came in for a hair cut and asked about her fringe. She said she couldn’t really decide whether to take the plunge and chop the front into a full fringe. What did I say to this? “Ya know, you can have the best of both worlds!” I explained to her that she could have the fun of a full fringe without any of the commitment. I found a HairUWear clip-in fringe piece that matched her hair color perfectly! Today was her fitting and adjustment appointment, where I taught her how to install the piece and care for it at home. I also cut the piece so that it fits her unique face shape perfectly. She loves it!!!

Let us know how much you love this look in the comments below! :)