Holiday Hair and Makeup

Did you know we are hosting an event at HOC lab?  It will be a pop up shop of some of our favorite vendors and hair and makeup tips. The event will be Nov. 29th 4-7 at the HOC lab. It is located at 243 Main St. suite F. Pleasanton Ca. 94566 Bring a friend, enjoy a glass of champagne and get your shop on.

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping. We are excited for Agape Candles, Gypsy Boutique and Paula Carvalho Designs to be joining us.

This season why not try something new with your look.  If its a sleek ponytail or a deep vintage part let us show you how to achieve a glamorous look for the up coming Holiday parties. We will have Haley Nelson (featured makeup vendor on the Knot)  available for holiday makeup tips and  trends.

Try a bold color if its on your lips or on a dress. It’a the holiday season have some fun throw on the sparkles and fur.

Braids always work. Let your hairstyle be the talk of the party.

Braids always work. Let your hairstyle be the talk of the party.

Pair a bold lip with a braid. Come on we dare you to.

Pair a bold lip with a braid. Come on we dare you to.

Vintage meets Modern

HOC decided to bring summer to an end with one last photo shoot for 2017. Erica's vision for this photo shoot was winter white Glam! It's so fun for me to see each stylist vision/idea's come to reality on these shoots. As most of you know Erica is very passionate about her craft and when she puts her mind to something WATCH OUT it's on an it's going to be over the top amazing! 

So when she called me one night and gave me a date for which she wanted to do this shoot I thought she was out of her mind! I believe it was within a few weeks? we needed a venue, photographer, props, clothing, models, and of course hair and makeup! And we might as well throw in a horse! Yes, you read that right, a real live horse! But if any team can pull this off HOC can! 

So what did we do next? We got to work, we called our girlfriend Danelle who is a designer and owner of Devout Haus,  she also has the most amazing backyard, we asked if we could use it! Gave her the date and it worked with her schedule, Danelle being such a creative designer asked what the theme was and boy did she then run with it! (Killing it with her winter wonderland bed). Knowing she is a lover of horses asked if she could get a horse? and to my and Erica's surprise just like that we had the most beautiful horse coming to the shoot. We also had two of our HOC stylist help with these looks, Tara Mera @tera.mera_the_creator and Lasalette Oliveira @lasalettedoeshair . We reached out to Bay Area Beautiful @bayareabeautiful and Kelsey Croker @mua_kelps for our glamous makeup. Photograper- Kesey Neuer @Kelsey_neuer, such a champ to help us capture this vision.

The day of the shoot Oct 1st, a California Oct 1st, mid to upper 90's (oh boy) but we pushed through, our models look were old glam Hollywood. Styled with pin curls, gentle waves and good old back combing! These looks are so iconic and Erica put a modern twist on each model. From pink Cotton candy back combing, a modern day glam mohawk turned waved short style, to smooth spiral waves for a long hair, She even took one of our models from a pinned tight curl for one look to a short sleek smooth modern day look. This is not easy to do unless you wash and restyle, Erica was able to create this look with a brush, products and her magic hands.

This photo shoot was such a beautiful collaboration, it amazes me every time, from the idea to the planning to the actual day! creativity is born, each person who worked on this shoot saw Erica's vision in their own minds and helped bring it to life! Taking old glam Hollywood and giving it a new modern glam look was beautiful to watch. 

I think the main Thing I took away from this photo shoot is never be afraid to push the limits when it comes to time, when people are passionate about their craft the sky is the limit, doesn't matter if you want a winter theme and it's 90* plus degrees, or that the sun is on the wrong side of the prop, and that horses don't take direction from the photographer, at the end of the day we created memories and photos that will live beyond our time here on this planet. Future generations for years to come will be looking at our "modern day twist" someday and will be calling it "old Hollywood glam"

Need Some Hair Inspiration?

Hello Cabelo cuties, I'm wondering if any of you are struggling to find inspiration for you summer makeover?  

Have you been searching for that perfect new look?  Do you desire that perfect fishbone braid that screams summer.  Are you ever getting the Psst!!! looks like you already added this on Pinterest.  Let me guess your thumbs are sore from scrolling on Instagram?  

Well guess what we have good news.  We found this awesome website and we had to share. It's filled with How To's, Inspiration, tools, and tips from Jen Atkin, Tracey Cunningham, George Papanikolas and many many more celeb stylist.  These folks are responsible for most of Hollywoods, hair color, cuts,transformations, styling, red carpet looks, and that killer pony tail.  Please check this out and bring in some hair inspo to your next salon visit. Have your stylist give you your best summer look.

Summer trends are screaming color right now from bright neons to pastel cotton candy, and even silver granny hair.

Braids, braids, braids, can't go wrong with one of these if it's for your wedding or a cute way to grow out those bangs this is your go to summer style. If you aren't into technology no problem you may find your hair inspo in anything from the sunset, music, fashion, travel, or your moms' prom pictures. Where ever you find inspiration let it be apart of your hair journey, don't be afraid of change.   I think being a visual person I gravitate towards pictures however I'm always wondering is that hairstyle suitable for me?  Is that  color to wild?  Can my face pull off a fringe?  Do I like that hair or is it the super cute twenty-five year old smiling back at me.  What I have found to be best is to try something new twice a year.   We know what we like however we need the stylist to be honest and realistic about what will look good on us.  So I guess I don't get to have screaming blue hair with baby bangs?  This doesn't mean you cant especially if that is what suits you.  Remember pictures are great references it doesn't mean you have to commit to the whole look.  You may find you really like the color but not the style.  Or you love the silver hair but still want it to be wearable.  Here is some examples of how you can take the summer's hottest trends in a subtle way.  

Check out these two Cabelo cuties on their blog: Hello Mrs. blog

Photo Credit Danielle Poff Photography

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