PLAYING WITH REDS

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I had the opportunity to play with this beautiful lady’s hair this past Tuesday.

Amy just walked in to the salon with a photo on her smart phone to show me what she wanted. At first I thought wait, are you sure you want to book an appointment for me to make your hair purple, red and copper all in the same day lol. It was a lot of fun creating this look on this beauty, and the great conversation and laughter through the process just gives me life.

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

Xo

Shaaz

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SEXY BALAYAGE

 

 Happy Tuesday! Hope you had a great Easter…

Today’s post is the Beautiful Katya who I had the privilege to work on recently. I gave her balayage and added some layers and soft curls. She wanted to have the highlight frame her face so brought it further up to bring out her beautiful eyes. Let me know what you think!

xo

Shaaz

 

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#HOTD (The Big Tease)

The big tease (1) The big tease (2) The big tease (3) The big tease (4) Happy Friyayyy! Hope you had a wonderful week. I’m super excited about today’s post because it’s been a while since I did a hotd (hair of the day) post. As a cosmetologist and a teacher, I do this type of work on a daily basis so it’s hard for me to feel motivated to do it on my self simply because it feels more like work even though it really only took me 10 minutes to create this look once my hair was curled.  I simply teased the crown section of my hair, sprayed and pinned it in place.  Then from the sides, I brought a few pieces towards the back and pinned it to the bottom of the crown and finished it with hairspray and that was it. I like this type of looks for a semi formal events but also works perfect for the bride who doesn’t want a full up-do. Let me know what you think! 🙂

xo

Shaaz

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#HOTD(simple roll)

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Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far! Today’s hair style is a simple low roll i did over the weekend. It was a quickie that i had a few seconds to snap before heading out. I barrel curled my hair and just rolled and pinned it section by section using bobby pins and hairspray. Hope you like it. 🙂

xo

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#HOTD #MOTD(simply boho)

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xo

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#MOTD(MAC purple mascara)

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xo

<3 Shaaz <3

 

 

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#MOTD(smoking drama)

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Happy Wednesday! Hope your week is going great! Today’s MOTD is one of my go to dramatic smokey eye look. I don’t wear this kind of look very often but it’s great for some occasions and looks great in pictures so i thought to created this look for a post. I used all ‘Motives Makeup‘. Starting with my eyes, i applied ‘Sweet Plum‘ shadow as my transitional shade in my crease and under my eyes, then went over the inner crease with ‘Gun Metal‘ Shadow, and went over the outer and inner lid as well under my eye’s with ‘Onyx‘ shadow. Lastly i dabbed ‘Vintage Glam‘ on the center of my lids and brow bone as well as the higher points of my cheeks and the bridge of my nose and finished off my eyes with mascara. For my lips i used lipstick in the color ‘Naked‘ and for my cheeks i used a blush in the color ‘Innovative‘. Let me know what you think.

xo

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#HOTD(classic up-do)

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Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. With holiday parties in full swing i decided to show you one of my go to up-do looks which is a very classic style, great for many occasions and goes well with just about any outfit. This look is also very easy to create. Starting with previously curled hair, section off the entire front area and clip it out of the way. Make a very high pony with the remaining back and crown area. Take small sections out of your pony and pin it around the entire crown area until you run of of hair(be sure to spray the pieces as you go). Bring the remaining front sections in to the crown area in to your desired style and pin in to place.

Have a wonderful day!

xo

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#HOTD #MOTD(bows and sparkles)

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Happy Wednesday! Hope your week is going great. Last Saturday, a long awaited event at the ‘Rogers Center’ In Toronto called ‘Sensation white’, which is an annual event that a good friend of mine had attended in the past and was adamant about me coming along this year. There was so much hype about this all white event so i decided to go on YouTube to look it up so i’ll have an idea what i was getting my self in to. I have to say it looked very intimidating with the crowd being so large but i was quite excited about some of the extravagant hair and makeup looks which motivated me to go along. The event was a lot of fun and i was quite amazed with the special effects and a very impressive line up of DJ’s from around the world. I made a bow out of my hair as you can see and went with a very sparkly look on my eyes which seemed quite fitting for the event.

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XO

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#MOTD(sunset)

Sunset 15Sunset 13Sunset 5Sunset 9Sunset 10Sunset 7Sunset 12Sunset 8Happy Wednesday! Hope your week is going great so far. Sunsets are my favorite time of day, and on my way home from work last week i saw one of the the most beautiful sunsets which inspired today’s MOTD look from Sunday night. I created this look using ‘Motives Cosmetics’ Bronze Suede’ and ‘Onyx’ blended in the crease, outer lid and under my eyes, and ‘Inferno’ on the inner lid of my eyes, and for my lips i used ‘Fearless’ also by Motives, and ‘Golden Bronze’ by Mac on my cheeks. Let me know what you think.

xo

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