Thursday, December 1, 2011

DIY 2 in 1 Birdcage Veil

I knew I HAD to wear a birdcage veil for my wedding but I couldn't find one that I liked or that was in my price range. So, I decided to make my own. I actually made the veil and the feathers/brooch clip seperately. I wanted to wear both pieces for the ceremony but just the feather/brooch clip for the reception. I think the finished product turned out pretty dang good. I wish I would have taken pictures while making this goreous little piece but I didn't so written instructions will have to do.

Things you'll need:
 french or russian netting (I order off of etsy)
black and white feathers (I got mine from Hobby Lobby)
brooch (I got mine from Michael's)
hot glue gun
 For the veil
Lay the Russian netting out on a flat work surface.
Cut the netting into a  14-by-14-inch square.
Make sure not to cut the finished edge. This is the edge that will lay over your eye. I had to cut mine a little smaller then 14-by-14 but it's good to start out with a bigger piece of netting and cut it as you go.
Bunch up the top of the netting until you have all of the cut edges secure in your hand.
Play with the netting in the mirror until you like how it lays over you eye.
Sew the netting that you have bunched together. If you don't have a needle and thread handy just hot glue it together. It's okay if it looks sloppy. The bunched up part with be covered by feathers anyway.
Turn the veil over and hot glue a clip onto the center of the veil. I opened up the clip and attached a piece of felt in between so when the clip closes it won't be glued shut.
Allow the glue to dry thoroughly before proceeding.

 For the feather/brooch clip
 Cut a rectangular piece of felt.
Arrange your feather how you want them to lay and one by one hot glue them to the center of the felt. Make sure the felt is not visible.
Hot glue your brooch on top of the feathers. I glued mine to the bottom center as you can see in the picture below.
Turn it over and hot glue a clip onto the center of the felt. Like I said before make sure to open the clip and place a piece of felt in between it before gluing.
Let this dry. 
Insert the veil clip into your hair in front of your ear.
Attach the feather/brooch clip to the bottom center of the veil.
Pull the veil over your face and bobby pin if needed.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I'm really excited about the new Kevin Murphy Color Bugs. Instead of typical messy liquid dye, they're little pressed powders that you just rub into your hair. That way, you can put on as much or as little color as you like, from a couple of soft streaks to going super bright all over.

Color Bugs are extremely easy to use in comparison to other hair dyes and color sprays. You just put some product in your dry hair (hairspray if you want softer color, thick wax or cream if you want it brighter), and then rub the powder compact wherever you want color to show up.

These bad boys are flying off the shelves! Come and buy one before they're gone.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Facebook Page

I created a facebook page! I will post specials and discounts on there so make sure to add me :)


Thursday, September 1, 2011

DIY Birdcage veil for our Vintage Engagement Shoot

I wish you could see this birdcage veil up close. I literally made it 15 minutes right before we had to leave the house for our engagement shoot. It was the perfect touch to complete my outfit!

I looked for month

Friday, July 22, 2011

Summer Special

Come in during the month of July and receive 30% off select Alfaparf Products while supplies last!

Friday, July 15, 2011

FREE Conditioning Treatment

Salon G is having a fantastic summer! HUGE thank you to our loyal & new clients! To show our appreciation, mention this post and get a FREE conditioning treatment with your service!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Junior Bridesmaids Dresses

I have been searching high and low for junior bridesmaids dresses. I finally found the cutest dresses online at Kohl's. Not only were they the perfect fit for my vintage themed wedding, they were only $25 with a 15% off coupon. SCORE!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

La Belle Bride

OMG'sh!!! How cool is this? Our engagement shoot was featured on La Belle Bride. I feel so honored!!! I hope my vision can inspire other brides to be :).


Salon G is proud to announce the addition of Kevin Murphy products to our salon! His product line is all about being kind to the enviroment while keeping your hair healthy! Vogue stated that he is the man who invented the iconic "beach hair" look. Come in today to check out everything Kevin Murphy products have to offer!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Curls and Summer

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The summer heat provides the perfect weather for lounging by the pool, but it can also wreak havoc on your curly hair. Our hair is exposed to all sorts of elements during the summer: chlorine, UV rays and salt water, not to mention the hair’s worst enemy—humidity.
So what can you do to protect your hair from these elements?  Curly hair Guru Anna Craig, CurlStylist writer and owner of Trashy Roots Salon in Round Rock, Texas, offers these curly hair care tips for summertime.


The sun and the chlorine from the swimming pool create dry, thirsty curls by stripping the hair of its natural oils. All of the chemicals in your neighborhood pool have a negative effect on your hair—especially if it is chemically treated or colored. If your hair is blond or light brown, the chlorine can even turn your hair green!
“We have some little girls come into the salon from the swim team whose hair is dried from all the chlorine,” says Craig.

Before and After You Swim

Before swimming, wet your hair and condition it. Your hair will absorb the conditioner and prevent chlorine from being absorbed into the hair shaft.
Cover your head. If you’re an athletic swimmer, or if you plan to swim every day this summer, protect your hair with a swim cap. It’s unhealthy to wash your hair every single day, so just avoid the process by covering your head.
If your hair feels extra sticky after a dip in the pool, Craig recommends giving your curls a beer rinse to wash out all the chlorine. The malt and hops from the beer are known to repair damaged hair.
Use a leave-in conditioner before or after your dip in the pool. Moisture is the key to protecting your curls from the drying effects of chlorine, so help your curls retain the moisture by utilizing a leave-in.

Shower Tips for Post-Pool Hair

Wash your hair right away. Don’t wait until the next day. Craig recommends washing your hair as soon as possible to prevent chlorine from staying in your curls.
Do NOT use clarifying shampoo. According to Craig, clarifying shampoo has a tendency to strip your curls of everything, including those natural oils that curls need in the summer. Clarifying shampoos will simply result in drier, frizzy locks.
Use a regular moisturizing or hydrating shampoo. In the summer, your hair needs all the moisture it can get. Craig recommends investing in hydrating shampoos that will reinvigorate your parched curls.
Shampoo with warm water. When shampooing your hair after a dip in the pool, Craig suggests using warm water to trigger the opening of the pores in order to rinse all that chlorine out. Shampooing with cold water will close the cuticle and trap the chlorine in your hair shaft. However, after shampooing and conditioning, you can finish with a cool water rinse to prevent frizz and enhance shine.

Tips for Summer Styling

“A humid day is a day to go curly, not a day to straighten your hair. You’re kind of fighting it,” says Craig. Too often summer days are humid and hot—a nightmare for freshly styled hair. Craig recommends rocking your natural texture instead of fighting it. “You don’t want to do too much to your hair. If you’re swimming a lot, or going out in the heat too much, you are probably damaging your hair,” says Craig. Her suggestion: keep your curly hair care regimen simple.
Avoid heat as much as possible. With endless UV rays pounding against your hair and skin, it’s beneficial to keep the use of blow outs, hot irons and curling irons to a minimum.
Use a light gel. If your hair is naturally wavy, Craig recommends using a light gel or mousse to get those beach waves. Light gel or mousse will provide enough hold but still allow your waves to flow with the breeze.
Make a conditioner/gel cocktail. Craig urges kinky haired clients to supply their hair with enough moisture this summer. Try making a curly cocktail by combining conditioner and gel. You’ll get the moisture you need from the conditioner plus the hold you need from the gel.

Curly Hair Care Products

Invest in good quality products. There are plenty of product lines available that are designed to protect your hair from the summer elements. Craig and her staff at Trashy Roots use the Milkshake Sun and More line. It provides the hydration and protection that hair needs from UV rays and chlorine.
Don’t forget to deep condition. Craig recommends using deep conditioning treatments twice a week in the summer. If you’re constantly exposed to the sun, or if you frequent the pool, supply your hair with that extra moisture it needs.
Special thanks to Anna Craig for all her advice and tips!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Prom Updo

This is the back of an updo I rocked out for Prom!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Hours


I am now working at the salon full time!
Check out my hours for more information.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Engagement Pics

This is one of the sneek peak pics from my lovely photographer Karie Denny. I feel kind of bad that my favorite picture from the sneak peek is the one without Nick really in it. There are more to come.... (with Nick in them haha)

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Feather Extension Kit


Here is a step by step guide on how to apply feather hair extensions if you purchased an extension kit off of Etsy.

Step 1: Take a small secition of hair- I suggest either under a layer and away from the part of your hair or right above the ear.

Step 2: If your kit didn't come with a fancy tool, you can just take a piece of fishing line and loop it. Then place the hair extension bead through both ends (again, if your kit didn't come with beads you can buy them at Sally's). 

Step 3: Pull the section of hair that you selected through the loop.

Step 4: Move the bead up the fishing line and onto the piece of hair.

Step 5: Pull the hair through the bead completely and make sure it stays about a 1/2 from the scalp.

Step 6: Take a cluster of feathers (3 to 5) and make sure every feather makes it into the bead.

Step 7: Once the feathers are in you can trim any of the excess that is sticking out of the top of the bead.

Step 8: Take pliers and squeeze the bead until it is completely closed.

VOILA! You have beautiful feathers in your hair!!!


These extensions should last 3 to 8 weeks depending on how well you take care of them. To remove the feathers you can pinch the bead with pliers in the other direction to open it and they'll just slide right out.

DIY Feather Extensions

Here are a few easy ways to get the look without spending a ton of money.

What you'll need
Extension glue
Long feathers

Take a few strands of hair from underneath your part and place a feather 1/4 of an inch away from the scalp. Put a drop off glue on the root where the feather is. Allow to dry for a minute then rub back and forth with your thumb and index finger to bond it together.

What you'll need
Short feathers
Small rubber bands

Braid a small section of hair from root to end. Attach a feather at the end of the braid and tie it in with a rubber band.


Feathers can be purchased from Hobby Lobby. Keep in mind that these feathers are not made to use as hair extensions and might not be able to be withstand heat from styling.

You can order feathers that can be styled and feather extension kits from etsy.
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Feathers Extensions

Salon G is getting feather extensions!!! They are made with natural feathers, and are available in a variety of colors and lengths. The feathers are attached to your hair with a bead and will last for weeks! The coolest part of these extensions is that they will last under your normal styling routine - you can wash, curl, blow-dry and flat iron the extensions just like you style your natural hair. Feathers are one of the hottest hair accessory trends.

$30 Vintage Pumps

We were feeling a little lucky after the amazing deal we found on the BM's dresses so we headed over to DSW. We were looking for black peep toe pumps. Every wedding I have ever been to, within mintues of dancing, all the women have their heels off. I wanted to make sure my bridesmaids bought something they could last in all night. There were these steve madden satin pumps for $80. They were really cute but they also had a REALLY high stiletto heel. Being the bargain shopper that I am, I headed over to the sale rack. I found black peep toe pumps with a big brooch on them. The heel was thicker and not too high either. They were originally $79.99 marked down to $49.99 and were 40% off. Who says you can never find anything on the sale rack?

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$12 Bridesmaid Dresses

So my bridesmaids and I went to San Tan Mall to browse bridesmaid dresses. I didn't care if the dresses were all the same, I just wanted them to be black. I also really wanted them to buy something they could wear again. We went to just about every clothing store in the mall and found nothing. As we walked back to the car we spotted a little boutique called Romy. I had given up at this point but thought it was worth a look. There were these really cute black dresses on a sale rack tucked in the back corner. They were marked down from $60 to $40 and were 70% off. AND to top it off my bridemaids loved the dresses. Good thing we took a look!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Keratin Blow Out

The creators of the popular Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment have launched a new express version that is cheaper, faster, and requires much less "downtime" than the original.

The express blowout is a lighter take on their trademark treatment that leaves hair frizz-free for up to six weeks.

The service can be performed in just one hour instead of three and you can wash your hair in just eight hours post-treatment instead if the challenging three days you have to hold out on the original.

And the best part: the express blow out will be about 50% cheaper than the original.

Check out the Enamor Phoenix deal of the day: $49 Keratin Complex Express Blowout at Salon G Salon & Spa ($130 value).

*If you are a fan of the original and its longer lasting results, have no fear. It is still available.*