Friday, September 28, 2012

Autumn Forecast


I was enjoying a short break in a sunny café in the middle of a busy hair day, sitting across from my lovely young marketing assistant, Katey. We were discussing my blog and how it is going so far.  Katey said that I should mix it up a bit. Even though I agreed with her I could feel myself becoming self-conscious. Writing is different than standing behind the chair with my trusty scissors in my hand.
 
In the words of the late Lyal McCaig my first hair mentor, “you're only as good as your last haircut” – is this true of your last blog too?

Lyal McCaig was the founder of Capitol Beauty School where I got my first Cosmetology License.  I loved Lyal McCaig. For a man from the Midwest he was very hip, a breath of fresh air for my then twenty something self, recently immigrated to Omaha.  From the streets of London to the streets of Omaha - Lyal was my savior.

And I suspect  he liked having a girl from London with punked out hair in his cosmetology school.  Lyal encouraged his students to learn all aspects of hair styling as well as too study fashion and hair magazines. Right now the fashion and trade magazines are forecasting fall and here is what they say:

This fall we will see cooler blondes and brunettes and spicy reds.  Sunny golden blondes will become beige-y blondes with icy highlights.  Redheads will spice things up with shades of burnt copper and hidden pieces of cinnamon and nutmeg.  Brunettes will become heads of cool chocolate. 

My fingers are itching – my Framesi Hair Colour Book is ready for show and tell. I think I will put a highlight of icy blonde in my blu-black low lighted hair too.  

See you behind the chair or blog side soon.

Happy Fall : )

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