After much thought and years of bad summer hair days I decided to get the Keratin Smoothing Treatment. It's definitely not cheap, but I saved for a bit and with my sweet husbands help I took the plunge. My hair after having babies was part curly, part wavy, and part straight with tons of frizz which only leaves me resembling a bell during the summer. During the winter months it's fine. I let it air dry and take a curling iron to all the crazy parts, but it works and I rather like it. The process took about 3 hours and I left the salon looking like this...

Poker straight and softer than it has ever been. I liked it, but must admit the lack of body made me a bit nervous. I am quite used to wearing it with volume. I then had to wait three days to wash it. This is after a wash...

A bit more body and by this time it was not such a shock. This was straight out of the shower and a 10 minute blow dry. Unheard of for me. Let's just say I was ecstatic. Fast forward to yesterday and I was used as a hair model for some training at Morgan Ashley Studio (they also did my treatment). My hair was done by a superb stylist for Bumble and Bumble from New York. This is what she rocked out...

Hello body! She cut it into layers with a flat razor throughout and did an arrowhead in the back. Okay so I have no idea what that means, but it sounded cool. I officially feel like one hot mama, ha!

I am hoping the treatment carries me throughout the summer. I am thinking having easy hair could become addicting.

The products that she used for my new do (all by Bumble and Bumble):
Quenching Shampoo
Quenching Conditioner
Quenching Mask
Tonic Lotion
Styling Lotion

{any Bumble and Bumble reps who may happen to read this I am lacking the mask and brilliantine, just sayin' I would accept them with open arms}


I got my haircut! My average is every 6 mths, so needless to say I get very excited when that time comes. I did decide to go with the side swept bangs, but the lovely Morgan of Morgan Ashley gave me the option of an all out bang. I love it personally, it makes me feel a bit sassy. This style will only work in the winter since my hair is curly in places and tends to frizz in the humidity. As for the yellow shoes, they arrived and fit to a tee. They were even cuter in person. Next on my list is makeup. Sephora and Target here I come.

my weekend

This weekend my little sister and I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening of Morgan Ashley Studio Salon here in Alabama. She had a spectacular hair and fashion show to show off the trends for the holiday season. I completely spaced it and left my camera at home or I would share. This Thursday I am getting my haircut, I am thinking side swept bangs. Also after viewing this pic I think I may start wearing makeup. I think that face needs a little something more. Any suggestions? Just keep in mind I am a mother of two and getting ready time is to a minimal.

update: thank you facebook for these two pics from the show. The owner of Morgan Ashley is the adorable red head in the second photo. I wish you could see more of the salon, it is gorgeous.