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Summer to Fall... Mommy To Be to New Mom!

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A while ago on my old blog I posted about transforming your hair from summer to fall... If you remember, the post looked a little like this: In that post I mentioned how I couldn't wait to get my hands on this beautiful mommy to be's pregnancy pictures. I finally did.... I honestly think this picture is breathtaking!  Time certainly flies and this beautiful mommy to be is now a new mom! Today baby Jaxson is 1 month old! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!! xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Sweet 16 Trial

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I have been coloring Lexi's hair for over a year now, a beautiful ombre for a beautiful young woman. With her Sweet 16 party coming up early 2016, we set up a trial for her hair and makeup. Lexi is absolutely beautiful with or without makeup on and she has a natural talent for doing her own makeup (which is so impressive to me and it's so much fun to talk about contouring, eyebrows, and mascara with her). I couldn't wait to get a chance to do a trial! This picture was taken on a camera phone, not filtered and zoomed in significantly to NOT show her absolutely stunning Sweet 16 gown. With a beautiful canvas on the outside and such a beautiful young women on the inside, there was no doubt she would look as breathtaking as she did. I can't wait to do her hair and makeup for her Sweet 16 and I am so excited to update my portfolio with those amazing Sweet 16 pictures in 2016! xoxo Erika xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

How To Avoid Annoying Facebook Statuses Posted by Friends

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xoxo Erika www.ForlinisBeautyBar.com https://www.amazon.com/shop/erikawithak

Gloss, Glaze, Toner, what's the difference?

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Gloss, Glaze, Toner what's the difference? For the purpose of this post I will give you the professional answer and the actual answer. Professional world: A gloss penetrates the hair's cuticle so it will last two to four weeks. A gloss typically just adds shine to the hair but can also add color depending on the gloss used. A glaze, on the other hand, simply coats the shaft with shine or color (not permanent), it will only last a week or two. Think of a glaze as a top coat of polish for your hair. A toner, "tones" hair to bring it to the desired color. A toner should last until your next salon visit. A great example of a toner is to cancel out brassy tones in highlights. In the actual world: These three words are used interchangeably; depending on the color line the colorist chooses and the use the colorist needs it for. Any one of these words can be used to add shine, temporarily coat the hair with color or cancel out unwanted undertones. Additio

How to Clean Round Hair Brushes

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This Fall I had the privilege of coloring my sister's hair. I haven't colored her hair in years, probably since I graduated beauty school... Oh my goodness when I think back on all the hair I wasn't really qualified to do but did anyway because I thought I knew everything fresh out of school... it's no wonder my sister hasn't had me color her hair since! But time has been kind... So here we are present day, close to a decade later and my sister, Tara asked me to color her hair. She had some grown out highlights and wanted to cover them for Fall. Here's a little background on my sister. Her name is Tara and she is a new mom (very loving). She is a dental hygienist (very smart) but when I saw her hair brush matted with hair.... She said "I don't know how to clean it." It occurred to me that many smart, loving and talented women are probably faced with the same issue. After all, I probably wouldn't know how to clean a round brush if I weren

Crab Legs and HighLights

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Did you know a color cape can also be used as a bib? This literally happened yesterday. Talk about royal treatment.  👑 When was the last time you ate crab legs while getting your hair done!? xoxo Erika https://youtube.com/c/erikawithak

Seasonal Go To Outfit: Fall

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I think it is so important to have your one "go to" outfit for each season. Having a "go to" outfit has literally been life changing for me. I can recall times in my early teens when I literally wouldn't go out because I "had nothing to wear". Let's be honest, our closets are packed and if we looked hard enough we can always find something to wear. Still, sometimes, we just want the getting ready process to be mindless. For those kind of days I have my "go to" outfit. So far this Fall, I've already worn my Fall "go to" outfit a handful of times.... To a dress fitting for one of my best friend's wedding... followed by brunch with the girls On vacation with my future in laws to Salem... and it transitioned perfectly from walking around town to dinner Every time I wear it my fiance compliments me and that alone makes me feel like a million bucks. But it's also super comfortable and versatile which are