That’s how many it took to create my girls night out hair style Saturday. 28…that’s a lot of bobby pins, but it was so worth it!
I could not have timed things much better Saturday and it was all by chance. I scheduled my usual hair cut with Eleanor at Embellish (go see her…she is simply amazing!) weeks ago. Then, a few days ago found out about Willow’s Photography Diva Night with all sorts of fun stuff and gift bags, and on the spur of the moment got tickets for Michelle’s birthday. Went with an experience gift this year.
Thanks to lucky timing I had amazing hair for a night out. Seriously if you want amazing hair for any reason Eleanor won’t stop until it’s perfect. This up do was the 3rd attempt at a style for the night. The first two looked great to me, but Eleanor wanted perfection and kept at it until it was exactly how it should be. Every woman needs a stylist like that in their corner!
Aptly called “The Walk of Shame” because it’s so messy, but it’s an up-do so it’s fancy too! And, it’s a style I never would have thought to try myself, so it was totally different which made it even more fun. The fun part was Eleanor and Embellish were at Diva Night doing hair and makeup consults and quick styling, so it was super fun getting my hair ready with her earlier in the day, then being at the event for the final product.
We had so much fun. This event was totally outside my comfort zone for sure. I just don’t do things like this very often. Room full of ladies, hair, makeup, polarity consultation, nutritionist, tarot card readings, henna, manicures sponsored by a business I have no connection with. It was a total whim but I had a hunch it would be a fun experience for Michelle for her birthday. And, I was right. Willow’s Photography went the extra mile to make sure we had fun and felt pampered.
I ended up with liver pate which I never would have ordered myself, but I’m so glad the server picked it. It forced me to try something I had a mental block about and it ended up being my favorite thing! The mango chutney helped I’m sure, but regardless it was really good.
I had so much fun, and am thankful Michelle was excited about this since it was a birthday gift for her. I can not wait for Willow’s Photography to do another Diva Night because I’ll be there, and hope some of my girlfriends will be there with me!
Readers local to the Tacoma area go like the Embellish FB page and keep an eye and ear open. There are some very exciting things brewing for them, big changes. I’m so excited to see how it all unfolds! While your on FB go ahead and like Willow’s Photography page as well. I love how much she loves helping others feel and look amazing! And, Willow is just a lot of fun, great personality and want’s to help others be the best they can be.
P.S. I didn’t take a ton of pics because for one I was too busy having fun. But, I’m learning that if the lighting is dim don’t bother with my phone at least. I would rather have zero pics than have bad ones. Second I’m really aware of not posting pics of others on the blog if I don’t have permission, so crowded event with others in the background is a no no. Third, food photography is hard, and a true art form. It’s really hard to take food photos in a dim restaurant and have it look as yummy as it is. And, we were at a long table dinning elbow to elbow with strangers so didn’t want to be annoying with the phone photos. I’m surprised actually that the above photo turned out at all.
P.P.S. – No one asked me to do this post, I’m sharing the links/business info because I want to and believe in the businesses myself.