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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

Friday, November 7, 2014

casslife catch up

I am playing catch up on casslife today…… 

the girls were minnie mouse this year. i tried to find a mickey and minnie costume, but had no luck. they were so bundled anyways ;) this is the best pix i could get with zakiyah….well…being two. we trick or treated in our neighborhood and went to our church party.

cousin ryder stopped by too!

tude. dot. com

zion and her buddy, caroline (our next door neighbor) ;)

we love our neighbors so much. so blessed!

it was brisk. nuff said.

lots of apples being used for yummy things over here.

kid art…. my fav.

annual fall retreat with the youth at my in laws…. in central wisconsin, is always a blast! this is the hus with his dad, westside jimmy!

note: andy's gear to whip kids around on the go cart and how the kids were less prepared!

so many options for transportation…….. the best kind.

fresh flowers always. a christy must.

the ladies are always dressing up….. to be 2 and 4 again…..

zion and mommy date to minneapolis with my buddy, bri. ikea/world market and lunch. perf.

fall in minnesota is pretty rad. love this tree at our church. love julianna (youth student) holding the ladies….. 12+ years of hanging with teens and i still love it. juli is such a blessing to our fam!

cuteness overload. my little ladies.

sometimes i spoil the girls and do their hair for them in the studio. (like my work clothes? ha) they love being pampered already!

 sometimes 4 year olds spill a whole jar of spaghetti sauce. took us a hour to clean up. no big deal. anxiety fest…….. note to moms: place jars out of reach…….

working on art for the studio…… i heart watercolor

fall = lots of library trips
aka = lots of reading at our home

the youth convention that we take our kids too is always amazing. i love being in the presence of the holy spirit with 4k + teens.

love my sundays best series on insta. these beauties……

and have i mentioned how much i love girls weekends? i got to go to a fabulous women's conference with 20+ ladies from our church. we stayed at the mall of america and shopped and seeked God….connected…laughed….cried…. so good for this mama's soul. yes, please…..