Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hair Today Hope Tomorrow

Last Sunday two women (both named Michelle), cut off a combined 14 years of hair growth, so that it could be made into wigs for children (thanks to a program called Angel Hair). The event, held at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Toronto, was called Hair Today Hope Tomorrow. Through sponsorship and silent auction, $6447 was raised for cancer research and care in Canada (more specifically: Angel Hair, The Canadian Cancer Society, St. Michael's Hospital, and Daffodil Days). When I arrived with my kit, my lovely pal Marci gave me a fake mustache, and a spot in the basement to work (fun!). I then joined the crowd to see some great musicians, and watch as the Michelles had their braids snipped off by their moms. And then as one brave friend shaved the other's head. After that, the cutting was up to me. I'm very glad that I got to be a part of such a great night!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Viva La Good Day!

These are from a make-over that World Salon was asked to participate in, for Viva Magazine. Lukas Suter gave Keri-Ann her super-fun bouncy red curls. Karen's giant leap into brunette bang-dom is thanks to Gary Allen. I added soft violet undertones to Deborah's shoulder-length bob.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wedding Bells

Last October, two very talented people married each other. I got to style their hair. And then it was featured in Weddingbells Magazine (go look, go look!). Charlotte Johnstone provided make-up, as well as our introduction. And since you're already poking around here, I'd definitely recommend checking out Jen Hsieh and Kyle Reed, too.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fabric Lips and Haystack Hair

This was my 2010 Contessa Awards entry. It was photographed by the lovely Emma McIntyre, with make-up artistry provided by Charlotte Johnstone.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Muse with Apple

Last year I was lucky enough to meet Jalal, who allowed me to try out some updo ideas I'd had (or heard of). There was one that included feathers, another with torn strips of muslin, and even an attempt to sew Jalal's hair into itself. I wish I had taken more pictures. Here is one look we tried out (the flowers were a last minute addition, and should be better tucked in).

Wigs, Wigs, and More Wigs

For a good chunk of 2009, the team at worldSALON, worked with MAC Cosmetics to complete their winter and spring trend looks. This involved a LOT of wig cutting and coloring. At various intervals, the salon looked as though it had been taken over by tribbles.