Friday, October 15, 2010

Oh so long...

It has literally been forever since I've updated my obviously neglected blog.

Many apologies.

I've been having too much fun doing everyone's hair.

Oh how I love hair,

and all of my clients.

Thanks, for making 8 years go by so fast!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Free Time

This is what I do on my day off...

...want to come next time?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Comments Answered...

Kristin, thanks for your question!

Yes, thin and finer textured hair is a little harder to accomplish the "multiple day" hair, but it is possible.

First, you kind of have to retrain your hair. Start with every other day washing and see how that goes, it may be a challenge, but I promise, it will get better. When you wash your hair everyday your scalp is programmed to replenish those natural oils everyday. So, second day grease fest will most likely ensue but have no fear, the less you wash your hair, the less amount of natural oil your scalp needs to produce. It'll kind of go like this:

Day 1:
You: "I love washing my hair it's so great!"
Scalp: "Like usual...she washed away my oils, so I better start making some more."

Day 2:
You: "I'm going to save so much time by not washing my hair today, maybe I'll write a novel or just sleep in!"
Scalp: "Like usual...she washed away my oils, so I better start making some more."
You: "Wait a minute, why is my hair look like I'm on day 15 on Survivor?" (Maybe not that bad, but you get the idea.
Scalp: "Oops, she totally threw me for a loop, she didn't wash me today, I guess I'll need to make less natural oils"

Repeat for about a week to two weeks...

Fast Forward 2 weeks.
Day 1:
You: "Washing my hair every other day is so fabulous!"
Scalp: "It's so great she doesn't wash out all my amazing natural oils that protect and condition her hair every day. There's no need to overdo it. Thanks... you.

Moral of the story... It will get better, training anything, including your scalp will take a bit of patience. While you're in the training process, there is always use for a good dry shampoo. I have used one by TIGI in their Rockstar line, but I would love to hear of any others that people have tried and loved. Leave a comment and we'll take a poll!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Check it out...

Way back when in January 2009, I had the opportunity to do hair for a destination wedding at Sundance Resort up Provo Canyon.

Here are the results as pictured in Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine Winter Issue.

{First disclaimer... even after several emails with the magazine, they still only put hair by Platinum Studio. I promise you, it was me.}

{Second disclaimer... the photos on the website of the wedding when the couple are on the ski lift were taken the day after the wedding, I won't take credit for that hair, there was a wedding night involved...}

Monday, January 11, 2010

Long, Lucious, Locks

Reader Question:

I would love to ask you a hair question. I have never colored my hair, it is naturally curly, but I straighten and blow dry it everyday. I am trying to grow it out but I get split ends really bad on the bottom of my hair and I feel like I am constantly cutting off the bottom so that my hair is healthy, therefore getting no where as far as growing it. I use Bumble and Bumble shampoo and conditioner that is designed for parched hair. Do you have any tips for me or products that would be good for my hair to keep it moisturized and healthly while I grow it? I know I shouldn't straighten it everyday but I feel like I have no other choice. I would love some help please!!


Excellent question Meg. You are doing great things for your hair by getting regular trims and using good shampoo and conditioner but I would suggest a few additions to your hair regime and also a subtraction.

Additional Products:
Sealed Ends by Schwarzkopf Bona Cure
This product helps prevent split ends before they happen. So get a good trim and use this when hair is wet, before other styling products and focus on the ends of the hair.

Buff by Schwarzkopf OSIS and Marrakesh Oil by Earthly Body
These products will give you a small amount of hold and control and a lot of smoothing. Styling products need to be used to add a layer of protection between your hair and the blow dryer and to help control the hair.

Wash hair less.
I am a strong proponent of making your style last more than one day before washing it again. There are many benefits to "multiple day" hair.
1. Less blow drying and other styling
2. Less color fading (when applicable)
3. Natural oils protect the hair
4. Less time in the shower, water conservation
5. Less time getting ready in the morning, who doesn't love that?

All of these recommendations will aid in the process of growing your hair out, because they will keep it healthy, protected and strong. Be patient, your Long, Luscious, Locks will come.

Any other questions?
Ask me, or come see me at Platinum Studio in Orem, Utah (801.371.8703)
Consultations are always complimentary.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wedding Hair... Part 1

Thank you everyone for bearing with me while I figure out how to balance being crazy busy at the salon (thanks to all of you, you know who you are...) and figuring out what direction to take with this hairblog.

I've decided to do a series of posts to show all of you some of my work and to also introduce to you some fabulous photographers.

Bride: Rosanna Pesci Hicken
Photographer: Heather George Photography
Hairdidbyashlee: Color and Wedding Style



Heather George Photography specializes in Weddings, Families and Children.
Heather has been fortunate to study photography at BYU-Idaho and photograph
throughout most of Utah. She enjoys capturing precious memories for her
clients. She loves what she does and wants everyone around her to have an
enjoyable experience. She loves to pay attention to detail and candid
shots are her specialty whether it is a wedding, or the first few days of
an infant's life.

Please click the link below to view her online galleries

Thank you Rosanna for sharing your bridal photos with the blogging world.
I love doing your hair!

Many thanks again to all of you who have come in to get your hairdidbyashlee. Much love for the support and kindness. Don't worry, I'm never too busy to meet a new friend.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cuter than you know...

The other day I was blessed with a visit from cjane and The Chief. It was time for The Chief's first haircut. Don't worry he's still adorably fantastic and yes, he's even cuter in real life. He was one of my best little clients, he sat still and never said a peep. As documented in the picture, there may have been a little bribery... you can never go wrong with a dum dum. Gone are the baby wisps but in their place remains the hair of a dapper little boy.

FYI, post coming soon: Hair Washing...everyday?