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Winter Blues and Mermaid Hues

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Happy Monday loves!

My parents came to visit me this last week, so I made sure to take advantage of my momma’s hair skills while she was here, and got her to give me a mini makeover. My hair had faded out, and I was slipping deeper and deeper into a hair slump. She gave me a blue hue that I had been coveting for a while, with Matrix Watercolors.

My new look reflects my inner mermaid spirit and matches the ocean I’m surrounded by. What do you think?

xo dré

Rose Gold

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As it turns out, the artists at the show liked my rose gold hair from a couple months ago so much, that they decided to give me a spin off of that color. I think it’s perfect for this pumpkin spice season 🙂

What do you think of my color? Let me know in the comments below!

xo dré


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Hair to Remember

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This moment is going down in my history book.

Earlier this year I made a resolution that I would not color my hair for a year. I’m currently 2 weeks shy of making it 11 months, and that’s a record for me in and of itself. But when I got asked to be a model for the upcoming  Matrix show in San Francisco, I had no choice  but to say yes!

I had to document this and have photo evidence of the longest I’ve ever gone without coloring my hair. On one hand I’m over it, but on the other hand I’ll miss my natural hair. All and all though, I’m ready for a makeover! Be sure to check back next week to see my new look!

xo dré


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Never Grow Up

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Just a little magic and a  bit of sparkle for your weekend <3

“All it takes is faith and trust…and a little bit of pixie dust. Now, think of the happiest things. It’s the same as having wings!”

xo dré

More Sprinkles, Please


Happy Aloha Friday! This post is sure to send you sparkling right into the weekend.

Glitter roots is a trend that we’ve seen this year, and I love it. I’ve yet to try it out on myself, so I thought I’d try it on my doughnut loving daughter. After all, she always goes for doughnuts with sprinkles. Now she has her own doughnuts on her head.

I may have had a little too much fun doing this, and I can promise you that I will be playing with glitter in hair much more! What do you think of the glitter hair trend? Would you rock it? Let me know in the comments below!

xo dré

I Cheated


I cheated. It’s true. But I don’t feel completely horrible because I only half cheated.

One of my resolutions for 2016 was to not color my hair for the entire year. The good news is I made it 8 months! But I finally reached my brink! Matrix came out with new Watercolors in their ColorSync line of hair color and I could not resist.

I mixed Coral Peach and Quartz Pink and diluted my mixture with clear, and applied it only to my prelightened hair. So you see, I did amp up my color, but I didn’t touch my natural hair!  My virgin hair is still virgin, and so my hair journey for the year continues.

I love how the color has a rose gold feel to it and compliments my Pisces nail polish from Julep.  It seems it was meant to be.

Like it?

xo dré

Salon Centric LIVE

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It’s been just over a week now that I was in San Francisco for the Salon Centric LIVE hair show. I flew into the city early and was able to complete my audition to be a certified Matrix team member. I’m thrilled to say that I passed and I’m officially part of the team!

The Matrix team did an amazing job and the show went as smooth as can be. Nicholas French, Lenny Strand, and Hope Brooks had an incredible stage presence and had the audience completely captivated. It was inspiring, hearing the crowd go from laughter to  “ooohs” and “ahhhs” when something clicked that they could take away with them.

I got to style the pixelated wig that Lenny colored for the event, and then I got to model it. I was really wishing the look was a bit more permanent because I loved it!

I hope you enjoy all of the behind the scene photos of the show. I’m so blessed to be part of such an incredible team.

xo dré

Transformation Tuesday: A Little Pink Me Up

image image imageHi loves! I can’t wait for you to see my latest creation!

My girls got out of school 2 weeks ago and they have been begging me to color their hair pink and purple. I told them that I’d do it in June if they were good for the rest of the school year, and they could have it for summer. They kept their end of the deal, so it was time for me to deliver.

Now, even though I’m a hair stylist, I have a personal conviction to keep my kids “kids”as long as possible. They have the rest of their lives to be grown ups, so I’ve been against altering their hair until they are teenagers at least! But thanks to Matrix, there is a product to meet both our needs.

Color Graphic Lacquers come in 8 different shades and are a true semi permanent hair color, lasting about 12 shampoos. If you use these colors over pre lightened hair, you will get much more intensity. However, I did not want to do anything permanent to my girls’ hair, so I put the color onto their virgin hair.

I mixed magenta and light pink for this look above and I think it turned out so pretty! I love how her sun kissed pieces have now become pretty pink highlights! By the time school starts again, she’ll be back to herself. I say that’s a win win 🙂

xo dré

5 Ways to Help Grow Out Your Hair

Growing your hair out. I think it’s safe to say that most girls have gone through this dreadful process at least once in their lives. You get an adorable pixie or short bob and everything is all fine and dandy until you decide that once again want long flowing locks.

The good news for you is I am a pro when it comes to going from short to long, as I have done it numerous times, and I’m going to tell you how you can do it without going bored out of your mind!

  1. Play with different styles.

While your hair is growing, it can get really boring looking at the exact same shape every single day. By playing with different braids, ponytails, buns, and twists, you’ll be able to bring your creative side out and help pass the time.

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Tired of having dishwater brown hair? Add some light pieces! Feel like you need more depth? Richen up that color!  If you’re a blonde already and you’re feeling bold, why not put a temporary vivid color over the top? With color you feel good about, it will make having that in-between length hair so much better. Just make sure not to make too drastic of a color choice that you would want to change again soon. Coloring your hair too much can result in enough damage that you’ll end up having to cut what you just grew!


3. Add bangs.

This one has been a life saver for me on more than one occasion. For those of you that are obsessed with cutting your hair but are desperately trying not to touch the length or again if you’re just bored out of your mind, bangs give a completely different look to any style. And the best part is you can decide how aggressive you want to be with them. Long, short, heavy, blunt, piecey, there are so many options!









4. Have an inspiration board.

This is key for those moments you’re weak. Your friend just got a really cute cut, or your favorite celebrity just chopped her hair. It’s hair and it grows. I’m not going to stop you if you want to change your mind. BUT if you’re really trying to commit yourself, having a board to refer to just might be the reminder you need that long braids, ponys, and beachy waves can soon be yours.


5. Play with your makeup and wardrobe.

One of my favorite things about hair is that by changing it, you can completely transform your look. So what do you do when you can’t change it? Switch up your makeup and your clothes. Wearing fun mascara or a bold lip can more than distract from blah hair! Clothing too! Go more bold with your style. Try a new look you’ve been dying try. You’ll be surprised that by making that extra effort to dress up your face and wardrobe, your hair is ok taking the backseat for the moment.


Do you have any tips that get you through a grow-out phase? Let me know in the comments below!

xo dré


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A Little Shaggy

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Happy Humpday! It’s been a while since my last post, but as promised, I’m revealing the changes I made to my hair. It’s nothing drastic, but it’s just enough to keep me powering through this “boring” stage of my hair.

I mentioned earlier in the year that one of my goals for 2016 is to not color my hair for the entire year. The last time I colored it was November of last year, so I’m currently 5 months color-free. I’ve definitely had some urges, but I’ve managed to push through them. My reason for doing this boils down to the fact that I have darkened and lightened my hair so many times throughout the past 18 years and through my elementary years I had a perm (thanks mom!). Basically I haven’t had virgin hair since I was 2! I just want to give my poor head a rest. Don’t worry though. I’ll be back at it again in 2017!

On top of eliminating color this year, I’m trying to grow my hair long again. It’s torture really. So when I began to be inspired by all the 70’s shags I was seeing, I decided I wanted in.

My face is now framed with shaggy layers. Not too shaggy, just a little. I slightly layered the sides and back of my hair also. As my hair continues to grow out, I think I’ll continue to keep the pieces around my face shorter. Not only do I like it, but it’ll give me something to do while I wait for Rapunzel locks.

xo dré


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