LESSONS FROM PRINCE AT PAISLEY PARK

Recently I was in Minneapolis teaching a class and had some time to kill before my flight home. It was just enough time for me to tour Prince’s studio (which was essentially his home too, especially during the last years of his life). The property was converted into a museum when he died in 2016. […]

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CHIC SPEAK: TALKING WITH PEGGY HARGRAVE

Two years ago, I was teaching a class in California for L’Oreal Professionnel. The attendees were completing a 6-day certification for already-licensed stylists, and my 2 days covered the Color portion of the training. One of the students in the class was Peggy Hargrave, a stylist who stood out for both her years of experience […]

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BOARD CERTIFIED, STILL MASTERING

In 2012, I took the exam to become an American Board Certified Haircolorist. Being “Board Certified” is not required in order to do haircolor and it has nothing to do with beauty school. In fact, you have to be a licensed stylist before you can even apply to take the exam. (It’s also not affiliated […]

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PICASSO, RULES, AND BEING A PRO

There is a quote attributed to Pablo Picasso which says, “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” I love the quote. I use the quote when I’m teaching color classes sometimes. I refer to it when having discussions about haircolor, and rules, and the laws of color. I […]

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GEEK PEEK: LOCAL COLOR

I like looking outside of my profession to get inspired creatively and broaden my way of thinking. Last year I found this book and I fell in love with it. It’s about connecting memories and color. Color has a way of imprinting itself in my mind when it catches my eye. I notice it everywhere […]

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