Sundays are for Selfies and Self Reflection... I’m truly finding the importance of looking at myself from a different angle and reflecting positivity back within myself.
This pic was taken last week when I was traveling in Laguna Beach for my @naturalbeadedrowsextensions BMS Intensive.
It was my second Intensive that I took this year to hone and perfect my skills not only as a Certified Extension Specialist utilizing this brand but also to hone and elevate myself in all aspects of my life.
I’m super proud of myself that I started this journey and really started to expand within, take selfies and reflect on the hard work I’ve done on the body side of myself.
I’ve always been super hard on myself and in my past have not honored the love I was giving to my body.
Once I started taking pictures of myself and looking back on them it became a great tool for me to really SEE myself, with my bare eyes just looking at myself without photo, I was not nice to myself at all and would self sabotage.
With this new way of looking at myself, I stay on track, I no longer self sabotage and I reward myself in healthy ways now to continue to expand into the best me.
What do you do to help you stay on track and to look at yourself within the best light?
Sometimes it’s not about adding length.
Sometimes it’s just to fill in what’s missing.
What’s missing can be due to a host of different things.
Some of us are just born with baby fine hair that we swear if we even look at it wrong it breaks right off.
Some of us are losing hair due to aging, hormonal issues, or even after the joys of having a baby hair loss can be a real problem that we face.
It discourages us and can deflate our confidence pretty quickly. But guess what? It doesn’t have to be that way. We can gain back all that we have lost or maybe never really had with just a few hours in my chair.
With @naturalbeadedrowsextensions the impossibilities become possible with as little as 1 row!
For more info on how this method can change your current reality click the link in my bio
I’m looking forward to seeing you on the other side!
Out takes some times can be the best takes!
I took this shot off of our cutting room floor (no pun intended) from our last billboard series featuring the work of @megan_murphyhair
It has completely inspired my soul with the meaning of a powerful woman.
We as women hold so much more power than we credit ourselves or other women for.
Next week I will spend 3 intense days doing just that, finding more of my power while remaining gloriously feminine.
I start that process today by getting tattooed by the one of the most powerful but soft and nurturing tattoo (female) artist @feliine
She held her power by listening to me, drawing my vision and presenting it to me the day of. Tears just ran down my face as she nailed the feeling I was looking for into permanent art.
I will then spend 3 days with over 300 women from every walk of life, ethnic, and socio economic background, to grow as an individual and to band in the power of ourselves as women individually and as sisters at the very first Warrrior Women’s week in Dana Point.
I will transform again this week, a woman of power and a woman of strength.
To know more about Warrior Women and what’s happening dm me for more details or comment below
Ahhhh the beloved ponytail and fringe! .
It’s been a favorite of mine for many many years. The ponytail on my left I was about 13/14 it was soo full and all mine. .
I had great hair but at that age I had no idea what that meant. Years later and after having children of my own(pictured is my cousin) @filtersr4coffee I realized how amazing my hair once was and have been searching for the best most natural looking and feeling extension for close to 20 years now. .
One of the most important things for me with an extension line is being able to have my beloved ponytail and fringe without knowing it doesn’t belong to me. .
It has to be seamless, and the color with all of its dimension has to match what’s going on with the palette I’m working with. And last but not least it has to be just as easy for me to pull or brush it up into the beloved ponytail just as it was when I was a teenager and it was truly natural. .
I finally found that extension line which has brought me so much more than joy to be able to achieve my beloved ponytail and fringe. .
It’s given me a lot more confidence in the aging process as it shows off the spirit of my youth. It definitely softens my look and gives me that fresh and youthful feeling. .
It’s crazy how much more fun my workouts are with my ponytail swishing back and forth 👱🏽♀️
Isn’t it time for you to have your beloved hair again or even for the first time?🧜♀️✨🧞♀️
Click the link in my bio to have that reality begin today!
Sometimes you just need to take a few days, get off of social media and decompress! .
So this is a late shoutout to my husband and awesome father to all 3 of our children and countless other kids that call him godfather, uncle, great uncle, and so on and so forth. .
Happy belated Father’s Day! .
We took the last ✌🏽days to celebrate HIM and whatever he wanted to do. .
Why?! Because he supports all of us, in all that we do and all that we desire. .
Nope he’s not easy nor a pushover, but he keeps us grounded and always pushing forward, encouraging only our best lives and truly looking within. .
I wouldn’t be as amazing as I am today without him laying some of that groundwork, so much love to you Mister C, and I hope you enjoyed the last couple of days. .
I know you’ll never read this because your not on Amy social media forums but I will show you the love from my phone that you will receive! .
Let’s give him some love! .
While I was away my assistant decided to play....
A few months ago I started my journey with @naturalbeadedrowsextensions I thought I was just learning a new method of hair extensions, but I didn’t I was learning so much more and an awesome method of extensions.
While I was gone, my assistant @sodajerkvintage put together a photo shoot for our coveted #billboardseries .
I was sooo impressed with her, and I asked her why she kept this joy from me, why she didn’t tell me she was secretly putting together and directing her creative shoot. .
She said to me “I’m just an assistant 🤷🏽♀️”
She is so much more than an assistant, she is a talented hairstylist, makeup artist and clothing stylist, who truly embodies the title Creative Director.
I used to hear this all of the the “You are Just a Hairdresser” or “You are Just a Woman” or “You are Just a this or a that”
I am not “Just” anything! Yes I am a hairdresser, but I am also a Healer, a wife, a mother, a Mentor, and a Loyal do the Core Woman and Friend.
This bleeds over into everything I do including when a guest is sitting in my chair.
I am not a “Just”, I am a Custom Color Specialist, a @naturalbeadedrowsextensions Specialist, and a Healer.
With my services you are not getting “Just” Hair, you are getting yes a beautiful damage free hair service but you are also getting a time for you in a space that values that you are not “just” what society has placed on you.
@urbanelementssalon I strive to help you see and feel the best you from the outside, in, reflecting the true inner you on the outer you!
To learn more about this revolutionary extension method and to become more than “just” click the link in my bio to apply today 👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽
Like minded beauties, both after a better life for ourselves and our families. .
And when I say our families we mean not only our immediate but the ones that sit in our chairs everyday. .
@ashley_canvas and I were introduced by another fellow sister and artist @tiffanyraelene and finally met in person at a convention that is near and dear to both of our souls, and the heartbeat of change for not only ourselves but for all of you. .
@naturalbeadedrowsextensions @bms_naturalbeadedrows is the convention and the key that we turned to bring you the best in hair. .
For your opportunity to not only have your best hair life but your best life in general click the link in my bio today to apply for the best change in your life 💞✨🕺🏼
So very proud of this little lady. .
She joined my team @urbanelementssalon about a year and a half ago and has been making so many strides in becoming the best version of herself.
When we opened the salon 3 years ago that was my driving intention, to help others grow as individuals to live and become their best selves. .
This gal has elevated her game, and made many changes to get there.
One of which was trusting me in giving her her best mane, one that she hadn’t had since she was a teenager. .
She had many choices in methods of extensions and with whom would install them. .
She chose @naturalbeadedrowsextensions and she chose me as her stylist to install them.
With that she has made another amazing choice in her career and that is to join Natural Beaded Rows as the method of extensions she will offer to her guests, and to join Big Money Stylist to also elevate her career in business. .
To elevate your mane game, with a woman who cares about not just your head, but helping YOU to see the best you click the link in my bio above to apply for your new hair today 👆🏽👆🏽
I never wear white, for 2 very different reasons. .
1 I’m a hairdresser, a Colorist and extension specialist to be exact so the thought of white is super scary 🙀
2 I’m a curvier gal and whilst I haven’t shed my winter weight yet this year White tends to make you look heavier. .
The crazy part of all of this is, normally I’d be beside myself and uncomfortable to have to be in white in a convention full of over 300 people. .
That little insecurity of feeling judged, however now that I’m wearing an extremely long and natural looking ponytail, I am amazed at the confidence and stature it brings. .
I am not insecure about not shedding the couple of gained pounds because the longer, Fuller, sleeker ponytail created a sight of sex appeal and softened some of the imperfections only I have created in my head. .
I walk with confidence and love for myself with the simplest addition to my life, Natural Beaded Rows Extensions.
For your best mane, and a boost in your spirit click the link in my bio to apply for your best ponytail ever! 👱🏽♀️
I have always been prone to a ponytail or a bun but they have always looked like I was bald. .
Having fine hair, anytime I styled my hair smooth I’d look like a little wet dog within a few hours, no body and definitely not a full ponytail or a bun.
On the inside my reflection is that of a goddess, a powerfully strong woman who is beautiful, graceful, and glorious. .
On the outside I often felt that I looked dumpy, plain, and definitely not glorious at all in my crown. .
It was a story I told myself as I looked on the outside mirror just longing to see on the outside what I had always known to be true on the inside. .
This year I discovered the secret to the outside reflecting what is really going on on the inside, with @naturalbeadedrowsextensions. .
I found a brand and method of hair extensions that I could put my name behind, wear myself and feel good about installing on my guests in the salon. .
I got my crown back, my glory and now reflect on the outside the goddess that I know I carry on the inside. .
If you have been feeling this same way and would like to show off your inner goddess or whomever is just the best version of you, click the link in my bio above for the opportunity to do just that 👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽
Consultations are always complimentary, I’m looking forward to working with you 💞
What an honor!
Sharon Blain has never taught a class in Northern California. .
However in July she will make her Northern California debut, @urbanelementssalon .
We couldn’t be more ecstatic to have her and to be hands on learning from her. .
There are a few spots left so TAG a STYLIST who wouldn’t want to miss this event 👯🕺🏼✨
Repost from @sharonblain using @RepostRegramApp - ⚡️JUST ANNOUNCED ⚡️Petaluma, California 2 Day Fashion Forward Masterclass! 🙌🏼
8-9 July. Limited Spots. Course Format⬇️
✔️Create luxury red carpet waves and a variety of beautiful curls using a various tongs, clips and rollers.
✔️Execute stunning celebrity braids and turn them into fun fashion looks growing your creativity.
✔️Learn the hottest bridal & red carpet looks from retro styling through to the ultimate glamourous bridal looks for the upcoming season
Book your spot via the link in my bio or here http://bit.ly/2GEDpD8 .
This beautiful soul made my Wednesday and validated why I am who I am and I do what I do. .
This was her second visit with me for Custom Color and Dry Hair Shaping. .
She sat in the chair and told me that I changed her life and brought light to it .
I was humbled but super open to receiving her words, as that is the intention as we work together starting with outer beauty, something we look at everyday. .
As a Hair Artist and Healer I set the intention with each guest to bring out the beauty from within while viewing it from the outer layer. .
With this beauty, her amazing mane was kissed with Davines Color and as these 22” locks are all hers, we Dry Shaped her cut to give her movement and natural flow. .
Something we also like to achieve when shaping @naturalbeadedrowsextensions .
Are you looking for some hair love while also healing your heart space? 💞
Feel free to DM me, call the number or click the link in my bio to set up a consultation for more than just hair, a place to become the best version of you. .
The Alchemy of Beauty .
BILLBOARD SERIES IS BACK!
This fun pic was taken in New Orleans in October for a fun team building photoshoot with the @urbanelementssalon team.
The cool part is the background of the pic is a mustard field in Sonoma county. .
@kearstenlederphotography not only took the pic in Nola but she transferred the new pic in the background through her illustrative photography skills. .
Concept of the shoot was brainstormed by moi but was executed by a team of badass broads!
Spring is definitely in the hair and on this billboard on Washington St. going into downtown Petaluma!
If you’re looking for some fun photography please dm @kearstenlederphotography to set up your spring photo shoot!
To get some hair loving click the link in my bio or call @urbanelementssalon today.
The team: @sodajerkvintage @heyilldoyourhair @msbrit702 @ruthie.graysonstylist @wright_hair_love .