I'M OPENING MY OWN STUDIO

The Beauty Factory offers a natural environment with a heavy focus on organic or naturally derived products that align with the organic and sustainable lifestyle. I’ve designed a studio where I have the space and the tools to create beautiful hair while also being a source of naturally derived hair care products and a resource for holistic lifestyle.

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START SUMMER OFF WITH HEALTHIER HAIR

May is the month for getting your hair in top condition to look gorgeous in the summer sun. These upcoming months are full of friends, road trips, windows down, and bare shoulders. Having the buildup gone will allow your hair to lighten beautifully and naturally while you're outside. It's time to get ready.

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THE EFFECT OF STRESS ON YOUR SCALP

If your body feels like it's a sinking ship, it will start throwing things overboard. Your hair is one of those things. Think about it this way, the scalp is clenched just like your jaw clenches or your fists clench. Eventually, it's just going to let the hair go.

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HAIR TRENDS: HEALTHY HAIR

After seasons of trendy pastel hues and bright colors that lead to thirsty hair, the new trend is healthy, shiny hair. It's no surprise that healthy hair is in because healthy everything is in. People are wising up to the role their environment plays in their quality of life, that what goes in and on the body plays a role in the overall function of the body, so they are searching for ways to clean up their routine. 

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MAKING YOUR SALON VISIT A LITTLE HEALTHIER

If you’ve been in to see me, you’ve seen my oil diffuser, my little pink Himalayan salt lamp (that I’ve recently learned gives off no negative ions because the LED light inside doesn’t heat it up… oops), and my happy little aloe plant. The space I have to make my own is a little ledge about 4 feet long and 6 inches wide, but the details matter to me. I began the search for healthier products that were eco friendly, but wouldn’t compromise the work I do and the tools with which I have to do it. I'm finding awesome ways to keep beautiful without comrpomising your health or the health of our planet. 

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CUTTING YOUR HAIR ON A FULL MOON

I've always heard that cutting your hair on a full moon will make it grow longer. I have no idea if it's true, but it's an old wives tale that has been circulating for centuries. It's in the "pull" phase, or the full moon phase, that it helps perform expansion tasks that could use help. The tug of plants from the earth, the pull of toxins from your body, and ....maybe? ...the growth of hair from your head?

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WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH BOX COLOR?

There are about three things a guest could mention in the salon that makes a stylist cringe: cutting your own hair, unprofessional shampoos/conditioners, and box color. All three of these things sabotage what is possible for the stylist to achieve in the salon, and, therefore, they sabotage the guest's dreams for her hair.

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