A Peek Behind Kadi's Chair - Dr. Aruby

Sometimes you get a client whose beauty is so bright from the inside out, you can’t choose just one picture! Thank you for visiting the atelier and trusting us with your gorgeous hair Dr. Aruby. At the end of a long day, your energy is exactly what we all needed. Also, your style is goals.  Since relocating to LA, Dr. Aruby’s natural grey and curly hair had unfortunately been subjected to harsh heat styling that left it sensitive, breaking and...

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Drop In & Drop Out

My dear client of over 15 years McKenna recently shared this photo with me of her grandmother reading outside at our atelier while she waited for her, and it filled me with more joy than I can describe.  First, I am privileged to know four generations of her family. Her and her sister Sheridan were some of my first clients when I moved to LA. When they had babies I held them while their color processed. I even stood next to Mekenna...

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A Peek Behind Kadi's Chair - Lauren Scruggs

  Earlier this year Lauren and I started a journey with her hair color, with the main goals being to make her hair strong and healthy again, and eventually incorporate her natural hair color into her highlights and transition her out of a very brassy base color. Lauren was open to being patient from the get go, and now 3 appointments later, she is a bright, sunny, and most importantly, healthy hand painted blonde. No base color, no toners. The...

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Ageism In Beauty

I was contacted recently by the Hollywood Reporter, who asked some fellow colorists and I about our thoughts on the recent chatter regarding 46 year old Alexandra Grant and her glorious hair. Of course, I had to ramble about a few other things that were bothering me about this topic.  I recently had a new client disclose that the reason she booked an appointment with me was that she knew she would be safe and be seen in my chair,...

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A Peek Behind Kadi's Chair - Esmé

Sun-kissed caramel curls for our sweet client Esmé.  THE PROCESS.... Like many of our clients with curly and textured hair, Esmé usually prefers to let her hair dry naturally after a color appointment, or opt to leave with our signature moisturizing treatment to replenish the hair post color. So unless I manage to hang out with them outside of the salon (or stalk their Instagram account;)) chances of getting an “after” picture are slim to none. A busy new mom of...

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