Thursday, February 10, 2011

Marilyn Chelini

Greeting! My name is Sandy Hinojosa and I am a stylist at Carmichael Salon. I recently had the privilege of working with Marilyn Chelini on updating her hairstyle.

When I first met her, I was most impressed with her tenacious spirit and love of life. I knew exactly what I wanted to do! But I also wanted to hear her ideas and challenges about her hair. We agreed to bring up the length to just below the shoulders and lighten up her layers. This would create softness and movement on Marilyn's thick, wavy hair. We also wanted to grow her fringe into a sexy, side swept style. So I trimmed the fringe and removed some of the bulk in the front.

The first thing I did was to give Marilyn a mask at the shampoo bowl. I used Two Boys and A Girl Intensive Treatment Hair Mask which gave her hair resilience and shine while inparting strength. She also took this product home, along with a shampoo and conditioner that would allow her to continue the regime of strengthening her hair.

During the cut, we talked about about her challenges with styling. She said she wanted to recreate what I did.  I explained part of achieving and maintaining a great style was a good product and a great blow out. I used Redken's Align 12.  One of my favorite blow out lotions! It helps protect and adds smoothness to wavy texture. Perfect for her!

Marilyn's blow dry lesson. After drying 3/4 of her hair, I had Marilyn dry one side of her hair. As I watched, I coached her on the proper way to style and blow dry. When we were all done, I put on the finishing touches with Redken's Fashionworks 12, a versatile working spray and finisher. All our hard work paid off. Marliyn looked and felt fabulous! Plus...she could do this herself at home.

Marilyn's homework. I wanted her to practice styling her hair so that she could recreate this style for job interviews and special occasions.

I'm happy to say she came in a few weeks ago with nicely styled hair! She got an A+!

Good job Marilyn! :)

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