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Friday, November 29, 2013


WOW! What a holiday week for us!!! So many fun events and memories this past week! My HUS and I got to go to our annual youth pastor retreat last weekend with fellow YP in the state. It was delightful. I got some shopping in, a pedicure with my ladies! We connected. We rested. We laughed. After the retreat, we went to a Gopher/Badger football game! It was awesome to hit up the field and drink lots of coffee to stay warm…..er……alive. It was sooo cold!  ;) 

After getting home from our retreat, we spent some QT with our little ladies and decorated for Christmas. Zion (3 yo) loved it! She kept saying how beautiful everything was! She is a girl after my own heart.


Zion tends to be right in front of the fireplace every night! 

I decorated our pots with boxwood, greens and tree tops! PRAISE! They look so cute! 

Super pumped for my Christmas gifts for all my Tala peeps this year! I got this free printable at Knitty Bitties for the bags! Bags are Etsy. I love nail polish! Thanks for being the best clients ever! 

Slumber with my nephew! Ryder and Zion are 3.5 months apart. BFF. They got up to go potty at 5am- and were they ever hilarious……. Zion, "Whyder, go to seep. I wake you up at -up time." Oh my word. The whispers and giggles are priceless. 

My sister hosted Turkey day! Bird + Goose did a fabulous job! The spread was amaze!!!!!! I brought swedish mashed potatoes and "Date a Pig" for apps! 

gingerbread house time with the grandkids! 

So much to be thankful for………health. children. giggles. our home. my marriage. my Jesus-savior-rescue. our friends. our neighbors. our espresso machine. my studio space. my CLIENTS! fireplaces. naps. BLISS> BLESSED

Linking up with Jeanett and Lauren

Did you do anything fun this week?! Did you go Black Friday shopping? I did…… from my computer! xoxoxoxo

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Happy Lock Love Wednesday! Every Wednesday, I share a hair related post with y'all! Being a hairstylist + a mom, I found myself getting in a hair rut. It is so easy to lose inspiration with your daily styling routine! LLW helps me keep my "head in the game"! This week I am sharing with you some Before + Afters! Who doesn't like to see some transformations? I would love to have you join me below by linking up and showing off your hair! Otherwise, follow me on Instagram @talahairlife #locklovewednesday and #locklovewed

I am loving how high pony tails are trendy right now! I simply teased my hair and put in dry conditioner and hairspray to achieve this look! 

I got new mascara! I am loving it!!!!! 

Hus + Wife hair! I live in my gap hat and my hus is rocking his beard and groomed cut! Man, he has good hair! 

Some Tala before and afters! Loving the holiday hair season! Carmen wanted something fresh and assymetrical! I love how it turned out! Above it the before….

Amanda wanted some dimension. We did a heavy foil of a mocha brown and platinum blonde! I freshened up her ends to give it lift and bounce too! 


 This was my first time doing Sara's hair! She hadn't had a cut in 9 months, so it was time for something new! I love how her hair looks so healthy and full now! I curled her hair with a flat iron too! 


Mandy loves warm tones, but it had been 3 + months since we colored it! I gave her a full foil of a caramel and painted her hair with a rich red/auburn/gold! She has really curly hair; so I blew it out with a paddle brush and used my flat iron to smooth it out while putting in a wave! GORGEOUS. I put in dry conditioner to finish it off and add moisture! 

 Some men B+A! Mr. Luke was overdue for some groomin'! 

 Eric and his son! We went even higher this time for his sides! I love the contrast of the lengths! Very popular on men right now! 1950-army-Mad Men. I likey.

I forgot to get a before of Paula! But, had to show you her body and layers! I love her hair!!!!!! This is her natural hair color. Jealous.

Please join me below and show off your LOCKS! 

Happy Lock Love Wednesday! 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tala Hair Studio // Holiday Edition

I love having my little studio to decorate for the holidays! It is my little haven! It is such a blessing having my hair studio in my home! I still pinch myself everyday,that I am living out my dream! It would not be anything without my amazing guests! It has been such an honor sharing life with all of my clients! I love how being a hairstylist is such a beautiful and unique thing. I am a friend, a listener, a care provider, a day maker, and a creative consultant. I do not take my job lightly. It is my purpose and calling. I love the transformations that take place in the little space! 

With that being said, I love Christmas! Everyone knows that I love to decorate and create! I want everyone that walks through the door to be able to go on a "hair vacation" and escape the real world. Whether, I have Ray LaMontagne, Rita Springer, Dave Matthews or Coldplay on or the fireplace going with a coffee brewed, I want you to feel special. I love having the space decorated to celebrate Jesus' birthday! Here are some pix of the studio for this holiday season!

I strung hemp across the wall with some plastic snowflakes. Simple. Modern. The key is less is more in commerical spaces! I don't want it to look cluttered! Pick a few spots to highlight and run with it! I like how I can do something totally different in the studio compared to my home space!

I love my transom window in the studio. I have greens/lights and some modern wood trees from Target up there.

PTL for this Fireplace. Sooooooo happy with it. I didn't put anything on the fireplace for decor yet. Do you have any suggestions for me? Please share in a comment!

Who would have thought, how amazing pennies are for a statement piece?! 

My rockin' sister in law makes these burlap wreaths! This one retails at $38! Holler!

I made this paper garland last year! I love how it dresses up the mirror! 

Of course, I have treats! 

My glorious barn door with my snowflake.

Towel warmer for the brisk days. I am selling some cute little handmade goodies that my mom and friend makes too!

two words:  Dry Conditioner! a must for winter!

 I am still loving my farm sink in the bathroom! 

Have you started decorating for the holidays yet? I am getting sooo excited for the month of festivities! I am working extra hours to get all of you in! So don't forget to set up a reservation today! 

Happy Tuesday!