Boho Rope Braid Tutorial

Hey Hairstyle Lovers! Check out my youtube video on how to create this “Boho Ropebraid.”   I love this look as I think it is ideal for that girl who would love to wear her hair down but still have a style.  I love this look especially because by using your imagination you can turn […]

Updoing Some Upstyle’s!

I’m so excited to be creating what I consider to be some fabulous upstyle’s perfect for any bride to wear on her special day.  It has been my goal to create styles that will make the woman wearing them feel sexy, feel glamerous and feel like the princess she is for her special day or event.  […]

Popsicle Lip How To

Hey All, Looking for some bright new summer lipstick tricks???  Click the link to view my how to video on how to create Popsicle Lips!  Enjoy!    

Inspiration into Art…. Huh?

When viewing a collection of art, be it from a fashion designer, photographer, painter, hair stylist, makeup artist and the list goes on, it seems their is always one universal question asked of them.  Think about it….. yup you got it, “What is the inspiration for your collection?” While it seems like an easy concept […]

What INSPIRED you in the 1st place?

As we grow and life’s circumstances change I find myself envisioning what the next 5 years in my career and personal life will look like.  My husband and I were sipping wine the other night, (as we often do)  pondering that exact question…  What will our life really look like in 5 years time?  We […]

Brass Attack! My product find from the BTC Color Show :)

Brass Attack!  My product find from the BTC Color Show As we welcome the New Year, I’d like to share with you from time to time some NEW products I come across that I feel are worthy of a whole lot of praise!   Am I going to overwhelm you with a fave new product of the day so […]

Baby Blonde in NO TIME!

Baby Blonde in NO TIME! I love looking at my daughters hair and staring at the natural hilightes that wrap around her sweet little curly q’s.  It’s amazing the way the sun can give us the perfect hilightes without ever having to visit a salon.  That is of course until we get older and start […]

Maintenance Mayhem!

Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance! Jobs, kids, grocery shopping, working out, cleaning, organizing, and managing to keep up a social life in the meantime, leaves us hardly any time these days to keep ourselves looking our best. Are pesky gray’s finding their new home around your hairline? Are you a light and lustrous (not so natural blonde) that even […]

On Cloud 9 With my NEW Beauty Finds!

I’m on Cloud 9 with my new ‘CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT’ beauty finds!   Just like a wardrobe needs to stay current, so does your makeup!  I’ve had so much fun playing with different lip shades, cheek colors and eye candy this week and have found some products that are truly unlike any I’ve ever experienced. […]

Oscar Style Conclusions!

Wow, 2014 Oscars were amazing and made my Sunday evening quite an enjoyable one!!!  I loved watching The Oscars with my neighbor Sarah, we have lots of commentary to share between the two of us which makes it even that much more exciting.   The Academy Awards were chalked full of glamour and gorgeousness galore. […]

Sarah Jessica Parker – Celebrity Copycat Color!

I’ve always loved Sarah Jessica Parker’s hair and so when I thought of the perfect person that could represent this color formula I did today, Mrs. SJP is who came to mind.  I thought I would honor her hair and all her talents, her latest being her new shoe line, The SJP Collection.  Check it […]

Oscar Predictions!

The OSCARS are almost here, I can’t hardly wait until Sunday… YAY!    I look forward every year to watching the Oscars as I feel they are truly the most glamorous of all award shows.  I am thrilled that Ellen DeGeneres will be hosting, her genuine smile and light hearted funny personality will make the long show a breeze […]

Before & After Fun!

What A Difference a Cut Makes!           BEFORE                                                        AFTER I had so much fun with this lovely lady today!    When I first met […]

My ‘TOP 10 TIPS’ To Treat Your Hair Like It Deserves!

Reblog.  I want to stress the importance of what a difference these tips I give you below can truly make to the overall appearance of your hair.  I have fine hair myself and have always worn it pretty blonde.  I must say for it’s texture and color I think It looks the best it can […]

Flowers & Stripes & Everything Nice!

Flowers & Stripes & Everything Nice C Spring 2014 is going to bring some colorful and eye catching trends your way!  One of these trends that I can’t seem to keep my eyes off of is the combination of floral and stripes.  Fashion Week was filled with collections where flowers and stripes were paired in unexpected […]

Red & Pink Lipstick Pix – Happy Valentine’s Day xoxo

Which Red Lipstick is Your Favorite???  Below is mine, Pink too xo HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY XOXO! Since this day is all about Red and Pink I thought why not share with you my absolute favorite Red and Pink Lipstick Pix.  Finding the right lipstick shades can sometime be as tough as finding a needle in […]

Celebrity Copycat – Minka Kelly – Settle Auburn Ombre… Wowzer!

I had a blast witht this BEAUTY today!  Between juggling kids, unexpected doctors appointments,  rambunctious pets and straight up busy schedules we managed to get this gorgeous new color accomplished today!  I love all my mom friends and appreciate how patient and understanding we are with each other.  I think her patience paid off today […]

HAIR Is Your Best Accessory, Treat It Accordingly!

Hair is your BEST ACCESSORY!   This is something I learned a few years back after taking a class with one of the top Celebrity Colorists out there, Nancy Braun.   She is famous for perfecting the balayage technique and has graced many famous heads of hair with her talent such as; Cameron Diaz, Jessica […]

Afternoon Beauty Snack Fact: Men LOVE Women’s Hair and We LOVE Theirs!

Afternoon Beauty Snack Fact, Men LOVE  women’s hair and we LOVE theirs! I came across a fun read this afternoon that I thought I’d share. In 2012 popular dating site did their 3rd annual study called, Singles In America.  One of the key things they found in this study is that, the top 3 things […]

Orange is the New Red, Lipstick That Is!

ORANGE is the new red and I’m LOVING it!  Red is seriously sexy, but Orange is fantastically flirtatious. The 2014 Runways and Red Carpets were filled with celebrities and models wearing this scrumptious new shade, making it obvious that Orange will be the new lip color for Spring.  Wether you want it out-of-this-world orange or […]

Dark Circle Dilema!

THE DILEMA… Dark circles and puffiness under the eyes are honestly something I was lucky enough to escape until I had children.   It’s like, I woke up one day, from my newly adopted 3 hour sleep cycle to a horrible site…. red, puffy, watery eyes outlined in huge, grayish-purple what I hate to call “raccoon goggles.”  I […]

Video, How to Apply Mineral Makeup!

Hi Everyone, Here is the you tube link of my first “how to” video titled,  “How to Apply Mineral Makeup.” Since I wrote a blog posting titled “Flawless Foundation,” I thought why not demonstrate how easy this makeup is to apply and how amazing it can make your skin look and feel! Through this process, […]

Celebrity Copycat, Kim K!

Last night, as I was catching up on  some very important E News, I stumbled across a picture of Kim Kardashian, showing off her new and improved darker hair color.  I’m loving the fact that she is going back to her roots, literally!  I’ve always thought darker shades suited Mrs. Kardashian best, bringing out her […]

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Let’s Go Bronco’s   My Son TJ and I, ready for game time. Yay for Super Bowl Sunday!  Although my beloved 49ers didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this year, I am still looking forward to game time!  Since the Seahawks were the culprits of taking the 49ers out, Bronco’s are the team I’ll […]

What a difference a GLAZE makes!

  What a difference a GLAZE makes, seriously!  If I could change my middle name to Glaze, I think I would do it happily…. lol!   No but really, glazes are so important to the overall appearance of your clients hair color.  Is it necessary to do one after each and every color application… I […]


I’m loving the color Plum right now, which I think we’ll be seeing quite a bit of this year, in 2014.  I had so much fun changing up my clients look today to this, Pretty and Plumtastic shade!      We have been doing a beautiful, ginger copper-red color formula on her for quite some […]

Golden Delight!

Golden Delight!  This is exactly what I think of when one of my favorite clients comes to see me for a color refresher, and a delight she absolutely is!!!  She is a brunette client of mine whom I used to do a typical foil hiliight on, however, after giving her my color spiel, she trusted me […]

Flawless Foundation!

The most important part of a great makeup application is the canvas that it is done on, the tools it is applied with and the knowledge of how that product is to be used.   The popular wine and art hangouts, Painting With a Twist and Pinots Palette seems to have figured this out.  They […]

Hair 911 and 411!

  Living in Houston for the last 4 years has been quite the climate change for me, given that I grew up in Cali where the weather is 60 – 75 degrees year round.  Yesterday it was in the 50’s and today the kids are home for a “snow day,” go figure!  What I’ve learned […]

Not just for the girls!

Jared Leto and Keith Urban, what can I say!  Can these 2 men get any more gorgeous?  Not only did Keith do a sexy performance of his song “Cop Car,” at the 2014 Grammy’s, but he rocked his perfectly cut and highlighted hair while doing it!  Keeping his fringe longer in his face framing his […]

Let’s Talk Grammy’s!

  Let’s Talk Grammy’s!  There is nothing I love more then awards season! It is a great opportunity to follow the latest hair and makeup trends that all the Hollywood Celebs are wearing. With all the beauty walking the red carpet, it is so hard to chose who is the most stunning. Without hesitation, I […]

Passionately Platinum!

    As I’m building and creating my blog hairloveandmakeup, I’m searching high and low for images of hair color that I love. Some are too sexy, others plain boring, but what I’m finding stands out the most are those pictures that tell me a story. When I look at this blonde I see so […]

Celebrity Copycat – Kate Bosworth!

Celebrities, Celebrities, and more Celebrities. Without them, where would us colorists be? I love nothing more then a client to bring me a picture of what she wants, especially if it is a pic of a celebrity. 2 Reasons… 1. I probably have already studied the picture she is bringing me and have a good […]

Red with a hint of Violet… Ombre!

This beautiful, adventurous, olive skinned beauty happens to be one my favorite clients. Her spontaneous personality and love of fashion trends makes her the perfect client to try that something new on. She first came to me as a color correction years ago after she put black box color on her hair. Our mission was […]


Welcome all you HairStylists, Makeup Artists, Beauty Pros and Connoisseurs.   I’m on a mission to share with you some of my favorite color formulas and beauty tips that I love and have perfected over time.  Oh ya, and did I mention we are going to talk about LOVE too.    Learn with me, ask […]