If you don’t love your stylist I have a good one for you! Sky loves her too! Once again Eleanor at Embellish Salon worked her magic on Sky’s hair.
Anyone who knows me knows I’m good about hair upkeep. I get the cuts and the colors regularly, and I keep heat styling to a minimum.
You would think I would be better at maintaining Sky’s hair, but I kind fall down on the job with her. She has enough hair on her head for 3 people at least, and while it has beautiful brown curls, it does sometimes border on wild frizz. She’s just not there yet when it comes to taking care of it like it needs, and frankly I’m struggling to get out of the house for work on time, so she is left to her own devices when it comes to weekday hair.
Guys, it kinda got out of control, and I didn’t even realize how out of control it was until Sky asked Eleanor to cut it off. I feel bad now looking back, but am so thankful that Sky wanted to get it cut short. It looks so healthy and is an adorable style on Sky. Bonus, so much easier to get the tangles out which means way less mother/daughter heartache!
Thank you Eleanor for giving Sky’s hair new life, we adore you!
Sky has been in the process of growing her hair out for a long time. Her goal is Rapunzel hair…with all the curl she has going on it’s going to be a challenge, but it’s her goal, so we are working with it.
Thankfully Eleanor is not only one of my dearest friends, but an amazing stylist who is so very good at working with Sky and her curly hair. Especially since it had been over 6 months since Sky had a hair cut…oops…not great for curly hair.
With Nutcracker recital coming up, and a bun being required, we let her hair grow, and get pretty unruly in the process. But, it was long enough to go into a perfect bun! Sorry Eleanor, won’t let that happen again!
Anyway, we visited Eleanor at Embellish Tacoma a few days ago for a much needed Sky hair cut.
I love how Sky has Eleanor’s undivided attention, and is made to feel like she is part of the decision making and hair cut process. Plus, mad skills cutting hair on a moving target!
The look on her face tells you all you need to know about how much she loves her new cut and style!
You know you’re stylist did a fabulous job with your new hair color when you are almost 42 and carded 4 times in 7 days! That totally makes it sound like a drink a lot haha!
I am so lucky that my stylist is also my good friend. When she asked me to hair model for her I jumped at the chance, and while I was willing to stretch my comfort zone so she could learn some new techniques, she had my best interest at heart and was careful not to stretch too much so it wouldn’t feel so drastic.
Everyone at Embellish Multispace Salon is dedicated to learning the new color line La Biosthetique, and to getting the healthiest and prettiest results they can. This is the second time I’ve hair modeled for Eleanor during a La Biosthetique training, and I was impressed they remembered me and my hair, and knew exactly what color to formulate to help me go from dark blond to brown without it being too drastic or shocking.
I’m loving the new color, and realistically I’m probably closer to light brown than dark blond anyway, although really I haven’t seen my natural hair color since HS….so who knows. All I know is I love the look and love the way it’s lasting and growing out!
Once again Eleanor did an amazing job, and I had such a fun day with her, the La Biosthetique peeps, and the rest of the stylist at the salon!
Seriously if you are craving a new Spring Vibe visit Eleanor at Embellish!
We all know that summer doesn’t really start in the PNW until after July 4th. Now that the biggest holiday of the summer is over, it’s time for summer to hit us full force…bring on the sun and 90+ weather! And, what better time is there to get a new cut and/or color at Tacoma’s coolest salon?! I know I want easy, breezy hair for summer!
Enter Embellish Salon! Embellish has been embellishing Tacoma for 13 years. Chances are if you see someone with a stylish cut and/or color one of the Daymakers at Embellish is responsible.
The salon held their 13th anniversary party a few weekends ago, while at the same time announcing they are an exclusive La Biosthetique salon. What does that mean? Well it means they are now offering one of the premier product lines in the world! While La Biosthetique is about more than hair color & products (full line of organic makeup that is pretty amazing as well) I was able to see what the color line can do for hair, first hand, and it’s amazing! I’m so excited about the new color line and techniques the salon will be using, it’s truly revolutionary!
While I have a pretty casual attitude about my hair in that I’m not scared of trying new cuts or color (it will always grow out and/or it’s always fixable right?!), I want my hair to look good, and I’m willing to put the time in in the morning to style it so it does look good.
I trust Eleanor, my stylist at Embellish 100%, and I trust all of the other Daymakers (Stylist) there as well. While they each have their own strengths and style, they are all perfectionist that want you to walk out of there feeling like a million dollars. And, there is a habit of collaboration between the Daymakers. Eleanor was working with my hair, and it was exactly what I asked her to do/wanted her to do, but we were both felt it was not 100%, but couldn’t pinpoint why. One of the other Daymakers walked over made one tiny suggestion and within a few snips it was perfection. So perfect I took a selfie, and if you know me you know I don’t like selfie’s at all (the whole selfie thing is overdone and tired…that could be a whole other post though).
If you want a fresh take one your hair, need a new salon, are looking for THE stylist of your dreams Embelish is the place for you! Plus, if you are a client you get invitations to their parties, and let me tell you…you want an invitation! The swag for the anniversary party was amazing, the DJ was spinning and the drinks were truly special! Plus who doesn’t want a free hair service?! My hair was so fancy when I walked out!
As if that’s not enough they are also a Green Salon! That means all the hair that hits the floor, and all the left over stuff that would normally go in the garbage is handled in a special way so that it can be reused, and turned into things like bookshelves…crazy right?!
I love Embellish, and I think you will to. If you are local to Tacoma check them out, if you are traveling through, stop in for a fresh cut and/or color…you won’t be sorry!
Happy Anniversary Embellish Salon! 13 years of making Tacoma beautiful is something to be proud of!
I thought I would share my steps to quick and easy wavy hair. It seems to be all the rage right now. Let’s be clear here, I do not have wavy hair, like at all. It’s thick, heavy, and straight.
But, thanks to my amazing stylist Eleanor at Embelish I have a style that cuts down on the heavy weight of my hair, and a quick, easy way to air dry some waves into my hair. Totally got this technique from Eleanor!
Right out of the shower I comb out the tangles (although Eleanor recommends not combing your hair and leaving those wet ringlets to dry as is), and then put in a bit of KM Motion Lotion and scrunch my hair with my hands.
Next I use clips to clip up my hair, leave it random and messy, to let it dry to about 85-90% dry.
I then remove the clips and move them up or down to scrunch the rest of the air and let it finish drying.
After it’s dry I use a texturing spray of some sort. KM Doo Over is amazing, and these two in the picture are pretty great as well. Between the salon and samples I get via Birchbox I always seem to have something on hand that works like magic to add some texture and hold to my style.
If I shower right when I get up, put the clips in, and then cook breakfast, get Sky ready for school, do make-up…by the time I’m done with all that my hair is dry and ready for some spray before heading out the door. Super easy and it looks great! Or at least I think it does. 🙂