Wednesday Wisdom: 10 hairstyles that will make you look 10 years younger

Forget that face lift—perhaps the change you need to feel younger is a new hairstyle. 

Perhaps no one in Hollywood is more infamous—except for perhaps Mia Farrow—for her pixie cut than Halle Barry. And she rocks it. However, is it aging her? Let's compare these two photos side by side:

OLDER:

Pixie cuts are great because they emulate a cool, calm and confident nature. But the overgrown top is begging for structure. 

What happens when she changes up her look a bit?

YOUNGER

Wow! Look how much those bangs bring out her eyes and the soft waves frame her face effortlessly. 

Check out this article for more inspiration!

Tuesday Transformation: Manbun and Beard Grooming Edition

Poor Diego. He is an actor and currently committed to a role that requires him to keep his hair long and his beard as grizzly as possible—no haircuts or beard trims allowed. Currently his sides are too short, the top too shaggy and the back way too long.

"I hate how I currently look—I feel like people see me and must judge me for looking like a bum."

Well Diego, if you are as committed to your role as you are to your hair, it's time to commit to some simplw hair hacks and beard grooming techniques once and for all!

Solution? First, using V76 Pomade create a sleek bunman to remove all that excess hair from his forehead area and secure with rubber bands. Then, a proper beard smoothing session is in order with a roundbrush, blowdryer and V76 Beard Oil to make his beard smooth and shiny, rather than grizzly and frizzy. 

The result? Diego, your fans are ready for you on and off the stage!

Great news! Take 30% off all Vaughn 76 products! Give the gift of great hair to all the special guys in your life. Below are full descriptions of all the great mens products we offer so you can choose the perfect gift. This promotion will only be for the month of June so be sure to give us a call or stop by!

 

Dark Forest

When great minds collaborate, beautiful things are born for the rest of the world to enjoy for eternity!

My stylist Malyssa came to me and said “I want to do a photo shoot and my inspiration is Dark Woods!” She then showed me a picture of her vision, I was absolutely thrilled! We talked for weeks about ideas, hair, makeup, location, clothing and so on. These photo shoots are absolutely fun to do, but at the same time they can be exhausting. For months you eat, sleep, and breathe your thoughts and ideas. We not only wanted this shoot to be about the hair but about the landscape, photography, clothing and makeup. So first things first we reached out to a local photographer Brittany, owner of 10 Bare Toes Photography, videographer Wooyeon, makeup artist Brittany, and of course our talented team of stylist at HOC, Malyssa, Tara, Adriana, and myself, Andrea.

We chose Oakland Redwood Forest Regional Park as our setting. Malyssa and I went and scouted out the park on our day off and fell in love with it, who knew our city by the bay and Mother Nature had so much to offer us? All the rain we had this winter made for a perfect backdrop. The streams were full of flowing water, moss on the trees was green as could be, nature made living walls of ferns, and the scent of nature that no one could ever duplicate in a perfume filled the air. Needless to say it was magical.

Next was finding our models, Danelle, Maddison, and Sophia. We wanted to keep it small but also make a statement. We decided to go with three beauties of three different generations, with decades between the ages we were able to capture the beauty within all of us, young and old.

 

Once we nailed down a date the artistry began, text messages back and forth on everyone's ideas, we all went through our homes/garages and offered to bring different things. Danelle, one of the models, is also a interior designer and her garage is a photo prop heaven! She asked what Malyssa’s vision was for her attire, I then proceeded to tell her “vintage” and she just whipped up that lace dress like nobody's business! It exceeded our expectations.

The day came and we were all filled with excitement, after months of collaborating with some old and new friends I could see the artistic storm brewing! Photographer Brittany asked what we wanted the main focus to be, Malyssa, Tara, Adriana and myself agreed we did not want this to only be about the hair, but to be a collaboration showcasing everyone's craft. We let all the artists do their thing. I feel that when you start telling artist what to do, it holds them back and their raw talent is lost. We didn't want anyone to hold back with what was in their heart and soul on the day of the shoot. As you can see by these photos and video it was a majestic magical collaboration. I feel that we captured the innocence of a child, the confidence of the woman in her prime, and the knowledge and wisdom of a woman that has lived and has been taught by this thing we call life. This collaboration was done with ages 11 to 49, I'm proud to say i was the oldest one working on this photo shoot. The talent I saw from these young adults is undeniably EPIC! I can't wait to see what's next! Stay tuned!

XOXO Andrea

A Video of our adventure is also available here

Many thanks to our amazing collaborators!

Photography: 10 Bare Toes Photography

Makeup: Brittany (@littlebretagne)

Video: Wooyeon (@wooyeon.bay , @90xvision)

Models: Danelle (@sharque1 , @devouthous), Maddison (@maddison_elizabeth_), Sophia (@_sophia.lynn77)

Hair: Adriana (@adriana_sutalo), Malyssa (@mal_joy), Tara (@tara.mera_the_creator), Andrea (@cabelogirl)  

Blah Blonde Turned Blue Lagoon Goddess

What happens when you're going to Las Vegas for your best friend's bachelorette party to see Britney Spears? Spice up your outgrown blonde hair with BLUE hues that will actually improve the integrity of your hair! 

House of Cabelo cutie, photographer Danielle Poff and blogger, decided that rather than retouching up her outgrown balayage blonde hair, wanted to hit Sin City with a splash.

Her inspiration? Metallic, myriad blue hues that blend together to create the ultimate mermaid blue that is sure to make a splash wherever she goes.

 

Using JOICO Color Intensity,House of Cabelo created a dazzling blue sure to put this cutie who is usually behind the camera, front and center and ready for her close-up in Las Vegas!

 

The final result?

Maintaining her blue hue will be no problem thanks to a special, custom designed color depositing conditioner, created specifically for her: EVO Fabuluso Pro conditioner

               What color inspires you?

California Sunkissed

 

 

 

Ever notice how children have the best naturally, sun-kissed highlights ever? 

"Hairstylists, Balayage is as essential to your toolkit as a paintbrush and scissors."

Fitting as balayage comes from a French word meaning to sweep or to paint. It allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair color – similar to what nature gives us as children – with softer, less noticeable regrowth lines. Less noticeable regrowth lines makes our clients happy and House of Cabelo always aims to not only please, but go above and beyond.

And now we would like to share our wealth of knowledge with all local hairstylists with our upcoming event: Introduction To Balayage at House of Cabelo on July 9 at 10:00. 

Whether you are a hairstylist just starting your career or a seasoned professional—you can't afford to miss out on this opportunity to sharpen your education toolkit

balayage



So what is balayage? How does it differ from ombre? Or a highlight?

House of Cabelo has all the answers to your balayage questions!

With balayage,  color is painted on to create a graduated, natural-looking effect, which maintains depth at the scalp—a range of tones to keep it from looking flat—achieved by a technique of not painting the entire surface of the hair at root . This color application technique results in more natural, sun-kissed color that melts into the hair and is great option for the above mentioned, lower maintenance look

 

 

 

 

How is this different from ombre? Balayage is all about how nature intended our hair to look: it is a much more natural and blended look than an ombre because it blends the top color of the hair into the bottom of the hair.On the hand, Ombre presents a stark difference between the top and bottom colors of the hair—often in an almost straight line style. 

How can balayage enhance our beloved highlights? When applying highlights, the color is placed at the scalp to brighten the root area—while balayage offers the lower maintenance look. By learning to combine the two, you can begin to create custom looks and achieve certain trends—expanding the services you offer your clientele and discovering just far your creativity will take you!

For those of you who are still looking for more knowledge on the art if Balayage we will be having an immersive class into the world of balayage on July 9th hosted by Malyssa Hallock of House of Cabelo.

More info in the link below.

WHAT TO BRING:
-Mannequin head & stand
-Gloves
-Sectioning clips
-Highlighting combs
-Styling brush
-Color smock
-Camera/phone
-OPEN MIND!

Lunch
will be provided and creativity will flourish!

Introduction To Balayage with Malyssa at House of Cabelo


About Malyssa: Malyssa Hallock brings her 5 years experience and passion for hair color. Early on in her career she mastered the seamless effects of balayage and hair painting. Her highly requested services keeps her busy at House of Cabelo. When she isn't in the salon she can be found taking classes in Miami as the R&Co creative council member or traveling the world. She prides herself in being a perfectionist and doing the best she can. Teaching and sharing her knowledge with others has been a new found passion.

cuts for a cure

Meet Christopher, a gregarious friend, a supportive brother and loving son. His smile is contagious that lights up a room and is one of the most positive people we know. He enjoys the outdoors, yoga, walking, swimming and laughing every chance he gets. 

Christopher's journey began one and a half months before his diagnosis when he started experiencing strange symptoms: flu's, fever's, night sweat's, neuropathy (tingly feeling in his hands and feet), numbness in his jaw, joint pain in his arm and knees, molar pain and moving chest pain that started on the right side of his chest to the left side over the course of 1 week. He had seen a couple of doctors where each and every one of them offered the same diagnosis, that it was just the flu. 

Weeks after receiving his blood test results he was urged by a close friend to see a doctor do to a result that was overlooked (an elevated white blood count level of 47,000). Three hours after checking into the Emergency Room he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia also known as (ALL) Philadelphia Chromosome Positive on February 19, 2016 at the age of 32. February 19 was exactly one month before he and his partner were going to exchange their vows in Puerto Rico. After eight long rounds of aggressive Hyper-CVAD chemotherapy, he was in complete medical remission. Soon after getting the news he was in full medical remission he thought his cancer journey had ended, until he was urged to get a bone marrow consultation by a handful of doctors. 

 

It was until the bone marrow consultation, where he was told he needed a transplant because it would be tricky to treat the Philadelphia Chromosome Positive while on chemotherapy maintenance for the next few years. Three months after the bone marrow consultation he was told he matched with 1 person out of 25 Million bone marrow volunteers in the international marrow donor registry. The volunteer matched him 10/10, which is rare for a minority/Hispanic in the registry. The news was life changing. Two months after receiving the news, he was given a transplant date: Friday, March 17, which begins a new chapter in his journey. 

Please join us on Sunday, April 2 from 10am - 4pm at House Of Cabelo for a Cut-A-Thon! House Of Cabelo will be offering dry cuts, beard trims and braids for a suggested donation of $35. The event is benefiting the RiosStrongFoundation and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. House Of Cabelo will also be hosting a bone marrow drive to save others who are trying to survive this terrible disease. Hope you all can make it!

Love is in the Hair

For some of us Valentines day is a romantic occasion, while for others it's just another day of the week. This year, why not make it a fun occasion either way? Our girls spent a beautiful and fun day on the roof top of Anthropologie Walnut Creek to celebrate their Galentines! this day isn't just for significant others, it's celebrating all those special people in your life. We're here to keep you fabulous no matter where you go on Valentines!

Too acheive this look follow our steps below!

You will need: clear plastic hair ties, Death Valley dry shampoo, and a curling iron or flat iron depending on preffered curling method.

1. Our first step was to use clip in or halo extensions for fullness and length, but this is optional.

2. We made sure our model had second day hair for optimum curl hold, if you are beginning with clean hair we suggest using a texturizing spray or dry shampoo. our favorites are Death Valley dry shampoo by R+Co or Dry Texturizibng Spray either by Oribe or Davines.

3. Curl entire head of hair and use Death Valley dry shampoo by R+co for texture and volume.

4. Choose your best side and pull all hair that way.

5. Split hair into two even sections.

6. Fish tail braid both sections. For those of us who need some direction for more advanced braids our friends over at Three Bird Nest have a great tutorial for Fish tail braids Here.

7. Use your clear plastic pony to tie the ends of both braids together. Gently pull on braid in both directions for style purposes if you desire more of a bohemian look as we see here. 

8. Enjoy your Valentines!

Check out our vendors from the shoot and give them some love!

Tables and Chair: Pleasanton Rentals

Florals: The Petal Company

Apparel: Three Bird Nest

Setting: Anthropologie Walnut Creek

Deserts: The Tipsy Cakery

Photography: Danielle Poff

Happiness

We here at house of cabelo often find ourselves lost in the chaos of life and forget what the goal truly is. Where do we find peace and what is the root of being happy? It can’t be getting lost in the hustle and bustle of societal standards. Sometimes the answer to finding that inner peace and happiness is found in being still. Focusing on your current state of mind and how you’ve gotten to where you are. We live in a world that is constantly changing, it's time to slow down, stop waiting for what is next, and focus on what is here now.  

It is time to begin to thinking about your own life, the root of your happiness and where it lies in your life now. Is it in relaxation? Reading a good book? Spending time with family? Taking the time to think about these things enables you to find your wellness and peace of mind. Wellness begins with your own person, what you’ve done for yourself to achieve that happy mindset.

One source defines happiness as a mental or emotional state of wellbeing defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Happy mental states may also reflect judgements by a person about over all wellbeing.

Do something for You this year, let us help.Wether it be a dramatic color change, new cut, or just something subtle that makes you feel fresh. Sometimes the answer is as simple as a new shampoo. We offer a large range of high end haircare for every hair type and all your styling needs. All our stylists here at house of cabelo are dedicated to the art of their trade and execute with the clients desires in mind. This year, do something for you, indulge in the luxury that we offer and come visit the house today!

Check out some of our favorite home care items below!

the ones we love

Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo $44

 

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Davines Forming Pomade $32

Tribe Run Through Detangling Primer $36

 

Davines Blow-dry Primer $34