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Red Lip Glamour for NYE!

Ruby WooDecember is coming to an end and it has been quite a year for makeup, skin care, hair and nails. I’ve tried a ton of different products and learned a lot of how-tos. But there is one more thing to mention before we welcome 2014. What will you wear on your lips for the big New Year’s Celebration? Here are my favorite five red lipsticks that no girl should go without, especially on New Year’s Eve. They’re sure to turn heads and make you feel special.

Quick tip: when applying red lipstick please use a lip brush so you can built the color slowly. To make it last all night- blot lips with a tissue between each layer of application. And lastly, your lips must be the center of attention so keep your eye makeup to a minimum. Read More

Before You Chop, Consider This…

Last week I came back from celebrating New Years in the Big Apple. I had a lot of fun but couldn’t wait to come back and share my latest news with you. I had a write up in “Russian America” newspaper and it was nice to be recognized in the Russian community.
Even though it is printed in Russian language, you can paste and copy it into Google translator to read it.

Click on the link here  http://www.therussianamerica.com/web_NEWS/articles/12616/1/

Now back to hair!

With the new year comes the temptation to reinvent yourself! One of our favorite ways to shake things up is with a drastic cut or color. But we’re all fallen victim to the post-makeover. Here are a few things to consider before making the leap into a new YOU.

Chop, Chop

With the darling short cuts debuted in 2012, it can be tempting to follow suit. A drastic haircut can be cathartic; a tangible symbol of getting rid of excess baggage. But make sure to look before you leap short hair is a big decision, and it can take years to grow it back to its former glory and some of the in-between stages are not so pretty. So before you chop, consider this: Read More

My Graduation!!!

As most of you already know I finally completed the most challenging, survive or quit two and a half year training at the Prestigious¬†Sally Hershberger Salon. It was a long road with lots of bumps along the way. I always said that no matter how difficult it gets, if you are on the right path nothing and no one can spoil it for you. Life will open its doors and all you have to do is walk through it. And so I did!!!! It wasn’t easy but I believe this job has found me and chosen me to do what I do best -Beautify. I met the most amazing and loving people. They believed in me and saw my potential way before I could ever see it. They held my hand when I was frustrated and encouraged me to stay when I was ready to quit. For that I am eternally grateful.
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Before & After From Dark to Caramel

Last week I have been asked to participate in an image makeover show where I was given 45 minutes to update contestant’s hair color. The contestant was a young Asian woman who had naturally very dark hair color. “I have been faced with this dilemma before”, I thought. A lot of people with dark hair want their hair color updated but end up with brassy, fried hair or worst yet, completely wrong hair color for their complexion. So how to get out of the rut of the same old dark color and get a transformation of a lifetime? Read More