Model Devon Aoki, modeling for Elle magazine. Hair by Harry Josh. I ‘m not much of a up do girl myself (unless its ultra messy) but I like these 2 pics becos the first one looks almost ‘overdone’ and ‘doll-like’ on this model. I particularly like the 2nd picture of the pompadour updo because the shape is well executed and slightly imperfect – right up my alley!


Its always so nice to see a woman stylist being appreciated and acknowledged for her work as a hairstylist and especially being in an industry full of men. There’s definitely not enough women stylists out there, So anyway I wanted to write a post about Miho Marsuura. I know most of you wont have heard of her unlike America’s most famous woman stylist - Sally Hershberger (responsible for the Meg Ryan ‘shag’) but once you see the hairstyle she created for Tao Okamoto, then you’ll know who she is…

My Pick 4 copy
Famous for giving Tao the ‘bowl cut’ that inspired so many others to have the same look. Miho cut the bowl shaped bob for Philip Lim’s ‘09 runway show. Like with Ning (beauty reporter for Marie Claire below) Miho suggests using straighteners to give the hair a flatter silkier look as not all Japanese hair is straight and smooth. Here she is at work at Twiggy Salon, Japan..

I wanted to share these 3 haircuts I came across, I love the color work and the technique of blending all the colors together. Colors and style by Goldwell – Taiwan. (Thanks for sharing Julie Loo)

Showcasing some more work from Joni at Dekko Salon. Michelle came in with fairly long hair and wanted to have a change. After a consultation, Joni went about her work and created a shorter cute, messy fresher style for Michelle.

Cut with a razor to give more texture and create messier lines, but still keeping in with the graduated shape through the back to give it a nicer profile, Joni created a shredded asymmetric bob shape that has been styled with styling cream to bring out Michelle’s natural movement in the hair. Nice Joni, thanks for posing for me Michelle : )

Really have no idea what this is for but I hope he has a good reason for it : )


Interview by Cally Robson for her ShesIngenious Website - an association for women with new products and inventions.
Thanks Cally for your patience while people were eating in the background or me going blank on occasion and giggly, all part of the fun eh?

15 in 1 MIRACLE treatment


I must admit when I first saw this product describe itself as a ‘miracle’ treatment I was skeptical, of course, it takes a lot to feel comfortable to use that word for a product description, but hey after using it, I feel like they are pretty close in most cases! I have used this product quite a lot so I feel I can give fairly accurate judgment on it.

When I first tried this, becos it was a liquidy spray I felt that it couldn’t do that much, but as I started to blow dry it, I found that even with using your fingers only, the hair starts to feel very soft and frizz free. On finer hair, it almost doesn’t even need the brush, but on afew occasions when I have used it on ultra coarse frizzy hair it doesn’t work so great and even with pulling it through with a brush, it doesn’t quite do it! But for every one in 30 that it doesn’t do that much for, I must admit I have become a fan : )

The only complaint I have is the design and size of the bottle doesn’t quite fit well into my smaller hands. I don’t have the strength to pump and spray with one hand while I cover my clients face with the other, so I have to uncover the face so that I can do the 2 handed spray with one hand underneath. But I guess people with normal sized hands will be fine.

Anyway, FYI, here is their own description of the product:
A deeply nourishing treatment rich in botanicals, proteins and key nutrients, providing total care for soft, silky feel good beautiful hair. Adds shine/softens and smooth's/detangles/prevents frizz and flyaways/moisturizes/ repairs dry damaged hair/protect against heat styling/seals and protects hair color/prevents split ends/ promotes scalp circulation/stops hair breakage/ strengthens hair/ enhances natural body/ heals hair shaft/ prevent scalp itch.

Available in 2 sizes, 1fl oz and 3.3fl oz.