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Showing posts with label Lock Love Wednesday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lock Love Wednesday. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Every week, I try and share with you a hair related post on Wednesdays, called LOCK LOVE WEDNESDAY. I always have so many ideas brewing in my head, or am dreaming of trends and colors. I love showing you Before + Afters from the studio or showing off tips and tools for you! 

This past week, I had the opportunity to attend a Salon Centric Hair Show in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with 6 of my girlfriends in the industry. IT WAS AMAZE, to say the least. Lots of education and inspiration, which is always the perfect way to come home. I learned some wonderful techniques and concepts that I am pumped to use at Tala!

Obsessed with this look for my clients that love something edgy and different……

Jen Planck is a wonderful educator and communicator! Love this quote……

Color class was a blast…….

My ladies…….. I love my studio, but man, I miss working with my buddies. 
So great just connecting with people that have the same passions as you.

Love the softer look of color right now for hair.

 I have super exciting news!!!!!!! After lots of research on choosing the perfect line, Tala is now carrying a MAKEUP line!!!!!!!!!!! I am sooooooo excited! I have decided to carry Mirabella Beauty cosmetics! It is amazing, to say the least!!!!!! Paraben free. Gluten free. mineral based….all things that are important to me. I love this California-based company and am pumped. I will have the line in the studio within the next 2 weeks!!!! I am going to announce soon a Open House date for y'all to come and check it out! I have the CC Cream already in the salon. CC stands for Color Corrector. It has SPF 20, and feels light like a tinted moisturizer. YEAH!!!!! Can you tell I am excited?!

 I am being bold and brave and showing you a before + after of me without makeup and with Mirabella Makeup!!!!!!!  I took this yesterday, no filter, just me……(only took 5 minutes to apply) I am so excited to have a line that I am passionate about and believe in! I would love to educate you and do your makeup anytime! I have some hair before and afters below…...
 I got back Monday night, and worked a long day yesterday! I got to do some fun hair! I bayalogued Leah's hair. I love the dimension!!!!! We cut her hair a couple inches up too.

 This was Thea's 2nd time coloring her hair. I added in a natural blonde and brought up the length to more of bob. I curled her hair using a flat iron!

Lindsay has such a fun cut and rocks the ashy blonde look like nobody's biz. She is a babe!

Have you heard about the WET BRUSH? My word, this brush is amazing. I used it this weekend and knew you would want one too! I have a heck of a time combing my wet hair and my clients hair after shampooing. I don't know how they made this, but it makes it so easy to brush hair!!!! Halleju!

Everyone that knows me, knows that I wear headbands almost daily! I am now carrying the infamous Pink Pewter headbands that my girl, Carrie Underwood wears all the time! They are felt lined (so they don't hurt or slip) and gorg!

Also, Tala is open tomorrow from 12-6:30pm and I am running a 15% off retail all day! Stop in!

Happy LLW

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


I have been slacking on the LLW posts! Sorry, life is always crazy and I struggle getting on the computer to post my hair pix after my long work days! But, here I am……. playing lots of catch up. I started Lock Love Wednesday to keep myself inspired and on top of the trends/fashion/and daily grind of hair. I am showing you lots of pix today of before + afters and some favorite products! Join me and link up with me on Instagram by using #locklovewednesday or #locklovewed to show off your hair!

Moroccan Oil is an all time FAV for many reasons!!!! It is the miracle oil for hair. 
adds tons of shine.
protects your hair from UV rays and heat.
reduces frizz.
smells amaze. 
Right now, I have box sets of the .85 oz + 3.4 oz (with pump) for $50! Normally it costs $60! The smaller bottle is perfect for traveling and wknd getaways. Stock up now! You can always spilt the set and give a bottle as a stocking stuffer ;) I have the Moroccan Oil Light as well.

I have been using the Kenra Platinum Dry Texturing Spray for 2 months and I AM IN LOVE. My word, this stuff is good. It is great on clean hair to dirty it up and give your hair some grit and wonderful on old hair to freshen up your do (aroma and styling wise). I spray it in my hair when I rock ponies or when I curl my hair to rough it up a bit. Praise be.

I started running a weekly special of showcasing a fav. color of the week at Tala at 10% off. Ths color is gorgeous and on my nails right now! Vinylux lasts 7 days and it has less chemicals than most polishes out there!

I have been using essential oils for 5 + years now and I love them. I continue to find new ways to incooperate them into my daily life and am amazed at all the benefits. I love the DoTerra company and am going to start carrying a couple favs at a time in the studio. Let me know if you ever want to order or need anything…… They really are that awesome. I love the diffuser below and use it in my home all the time! All you need is distilled water and I put in 8-10 drops of oil….. let it do its thing.

Alright, here are some Before + Afters for you! 
Mr. Jack has awesome hair to work with! 
 It is low light season….. LOVE

 I got to do both of my sisters hair this week! Love them!!!!

 Love this gorgeous rich espresso brown and Lob.

One of my favorite human beings….. my sweet Melanie! She really is my hero! 

Yay for chopping off the hair! 

Chelsea rocks bangs like nobody I know! I love her chocolate rich brown and blonde foils!

 It is amazing how texture changes a hair style> love love love

 Hannah has amazing hair to begin with….. I foiled in a ton of blonde to brighten up her locks.

Amanda has fun red/peach/blonde hair….. I heart it! I freshened her hair! 

Love Katie's hair as a brunette!
 Oh auburn, I love you.

I have been doing Rosie's hair for 10 years and this was a first! We have done many things but dark brown- this was fun!!!!!! She is stunning.

 Lovely new bob.
 This buddy is a new mama to #4 and I had the blessing of ombre' her hair and rockin' a fun and easy style. She is glowing!

My girl, Ginger, lives in AZ and I got to chop off her hair! We ombred' it with caramels and red/voilets! LOVE!


I have been doing Katie's hair for 8 years and I loved sharing her big day with her! She wanted simple. elegant. vintage. She looked radiant!

Love little girls……… a princess for the day.

Still loving braids and curls…….. simple and romantic.

Happy Wednesday buddies.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lock Love time!!!!!!!! Check out all my before/afters today!

Happy Lock Love Wednesday! I started LLW to keep this hairstylist accountable. It is so easy to get in a hair rut and not style my own hair! I have fun sharing with you anything Hair related! Today, is Before + After day! Join with me below and link up and show off your styling techniques or beautiful hair! Follow me on Instagram @ talahairlife #locklovewed and #locklovewednesday 

My ladies and their cute hair at a photo shoot last week. I am not over the floral crowns yet! love them….

Zakiyah and I rocking a mohawk bun! Check out my tutorial here ;) 
I love it when couples come in and get their hair done together! Tom + Kristin are a blast and let me freshen up their hair for fall! 
 I wanted Tom to give me the worst before pix ever ;) Zakiyah photo bomb too…..
 This was my first time cutting Kathy's hair and she was trusted me with a new look. I love how it turned out.

I have been styling lots of wedding hair lately, which I love! This is the mother of the bride!

The beautiful bride and her gorgeous hair! I gave her a fishtail/french braid after the ceremony! The couple got married on a beautiful farm in the country! My husband had the honor of officiating their ceremony! Congrats Chris + Lindsey!

I got to participate in a pony tail styling class last week and here i one of the models land my hair below! Pony tails are very popular and versatile for this fall/winter.


 Yeah for shorter hair! Sarah is a beaut!

I love this adorable short hair style on Adrienne! She has awesome hair to rock more of a pixie/cropped cut.

Tammy let me go Ombre on her! 

Stephanie was up for more a of rich base and brighter ends. She is so pretty with any shade!

Man, I love red hair! Mandy rocks red like nobody's biz. 

Felicia has a TON of hair and we wanted to lighten her look and give her hair a new life! I think this bob is adorbs on her! 

Tanya let me cut 4 inches off and I gave her cut a A line to give it texture and volume. Her hair is sassy and suites her to the max! :)

 I love this B + A!!!!!!! I gave my sister a fresh cut taking 2-4" off overall! I used a hair mask to condition and moisturize her hair too! 

Shari and her new BABE LOOK! I darkened her hair and brought it up to a nice layered bob! She is stunning!!!!!

 I love kid cuts so much! Here are some favs!

 I mean, for CUTE!!!!! 

 Kierra's B + A is one my fav looks on little girls! Thin hair or thick hair, it looks amazing!!!!!!

Happy LLW! Have a wonderful day!!!!!!