Well today is my 1year of having my own business !!!!!! Wow have I learned a lot. Not just on how to run and operate the salon in an Rv.
There was a lot of learning curves in the Beauty Carriage. Well of course I come up with this crazy idea and of course there was no blue print on my salon. I have had to come up with everything . From the perfect layout of the Rv , to the wall paper used , the right floor that can with stand the elements, the right grout that was more flexible than normal grout, the right size chair that will fit everyone’s body type, and the shampoo bowl.
I had to come up with what I want the client to feel and hopefully inspire . For that time you are in my shop that you feel that this is your personal salon and to truly relax by the beach and look at life a bit different. To get a away of the busy daily grind of the day to day.
Also Beauty Carriage has opened my eyes to the world in which we live in . We are basically off the grid in the Beauty Carriage . Only using fuel to go and fro from the beach but also to blow dry hair. No more roasting anyone under the dryer for their color or highlights. From not being in an air conditioned place I have seen a difference in my color and the hair is in much better condition.
I am now starting my own product line that is organic . We know where it is coming from and what is in it. One of my dreams is to one day retail these products and to franchise out my salon.
Thank you all that has stood by me and see the dream come true. I am truly blessed to have the right people in my life.
Aloha! I am so excited to be writing about my next big venture!!! I have decided to start making my own shampoo and conditioner !! This idea that I have is stemming from getting away from corporate America . Not knowing what is in the food that we are eating . But now I am researching what is in shampoo and conditioners and not liking what I am finding.
My eyes have been really opened up to this subject due to my child’s allergy to food. Now reading every label it’s disturbing what I am finding. This has completely hanged the way I view things.
I want to make products that I know where it is made and the quality in which it is made. That the ingredients are food grade products and that are certified organic . No animal bi products . No testing on animals. No formaldehyde (which disturbed me its in shampoo) . We know what we are putting on our selves and won’t hurt us.
My dream is to also do a aromatherapy bar that we can custom design for you purpose . All of my products will have my oil blend in them. Which is kukui nut oil, macadamia nut oil, and coconut oil.
I’m hoping in the next month I will have this in my shop for everyone to enjoy!
Aloha !! This past weekend I did one of my first weddings of the season. At this wedding I did hair and makeup !!! Man I didn’t realize how much I love doing makeup. Thank god the wedding party match my style to a t. Simple beautiful not structured hair and if course natural flawless makeup . When I started re supplying my kit the Mac makeup artist said to use pro consealer as a base !! I couldn’t believe it . But of course I listened and wow. Does it look amazing . I think I also helped with the primer and added an instant glow . I also used a brush I never use for the eyeliner and a different one for the blush.
The 219 brush I used to apply gel liner from Mac. And then I blended it out with a q tip. The look I think is natural and really got the skin at the lash line covered . So when I applied lashes it was flawless .
The duo fiber brush I used to apply the blush. And I really loved this because I’m really into layering several different colors together. This brush picked up the pigment but not a heavy as a regular all natural hair brush.
Here are some pics from my iPhone .
The hair is simple messy but structured . The theme of the wedding was natural shabby chic barn . It was amazing!!
Hope you like the pics as much as I had fun doing the wedding. And added note. My sister helped me out with the hair !! I couldn’t of done it with out her.
If you know of anyone looking for hair and makeup please refer Beauty Carriage!!! I would love to do it!
While I was sitting on the beach in Hawaii , I came up with an idea to make a hair and body oil . The oil would be a wonderful conditioning / waterproof product while the summer elements take a toll on our hair. Siting there on the beach and going into that Hawaiian water I was thinking what oils would be the best. And then it came to me. Kukui , coconut, and macadamia nut oils would be amazing!!!!! Researching the oils I then discovered that they would be perfect for hair and so wonderful to put on the body after your shower !!!!
Kukui nut oil – super fatty light weight oil . Great for hair and skin. Really helps skin with sunburn and eczema .
Macadamia nut oil – full of anti oxidants and good fats. Natural sebum oil . And heals wounds and sunburn .
Coconut oil – natural antibacterial properties . Helps strengthen the under lying skin. An unexpected use is a natural deodorant !!!! Helps skin with free radicals . Also of course with sunburn!!
I will have these for sale starting in June !!!! $15 each !!!!