Hair · Makeup

Hair Show 2019 Recap

Happy Tuesday, y’all! This weekend was amazing, but at the same time, kind of difficult getting back into the swing of things after the yearly vacation with the Oakley fam last week. Saturday was full of getting back into a routine at the gym and lounging, in that order naturally, along with a date night with my babe at BarTaco with their heavenly fresh tacos. We’re also on a margherita kick this Summer already and I’m not mad about it. Sunday, I had an all day shoot for a credit union in Gainesville, but it was awesome, because Steve Spurrier was involved and everything was right with the football world. If your a Florida Gator die hard, you get me.

Yesterday was the Premiere Orlando Hair Show and it was AH-mazing! I was so bummed I missed the rush of the Sunday key speakers, education classes, and overall hype, but today was still just as involved. I’ve only been going a few years now, but now I really look forward to seeing and learning everything from hair, skin, nails, makeup, and then some. Artists from around the country and some around the world come together and show off their mad skills of makeup, skincare, and most of all hair. I’m not a hairstylist, but some of these “do’s” that you see are unbelievable. I get all giddy like a two year old at Disney when I see all the fancy, over the top looks. And did I mention the attendees go allll out as well? People show up with their very best outfits, personal hair and makeup looks and I’ve never been more impressed.

If you follow my social media, you saw my Instagram stories of my day throughout the show and some pivotal moments that I couldn’t not document. Oh btw, in case you don’t follow my social media handles, you should to get everything beauty and not miss a thing. You can find me here and here, and thanks so much for the follow!

Here are a few of the moments I loved from the 2019 Premiere Hair Show


Hair Show! I took this photo late in the day, but I think my makeup held up great for the most part. Decided to wear my all time Laura Mercier Moisturizing Foundation, Benefit Foolproof Brow powder, and my new favorite NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer


A makeup/hair competitor with her model. This picture doesn’t do it justice. This girl created an amazing work of art.


My favorite keynote speaker today. Daniel Mason Jones is an amazing speaker and makes you feel like your on the right path. He also makes you feel like your besties on another level. Love him.


Gel Acrylic now comes in all these crazy colors which I loved the display this booth had for them. I don’t have acrylic nails (all about the gel, y’all), but acrylics take me back to my high school prom days.


A great panel of hair dressers from this morning. Loved the knowledge they shared and each of their personalities were hilarious.


Just a pedicure chair that is covered in Swarovski Crystals and costs $40,000. Luxury at it’s finest.


That High Half Pony Life


I rarely do much with my hair. The only routine I’ve ever gotten into with my hair is I wash it the night before, blow it out, and then wait till the next morning to style. I have naturally wavy hair, so I love to throw some curls in and keep it loose and fun. That’s it!

Less is more when it comes to my hair sometimes. I have really thick hair, which I’ve learned over the years is a blessing and a curse. I mainly wear by hair down just because I just don’t know what else to do with it. I tend to just flip it back and forth throughout the day and let it run wild.

Years ago, I was watching an episode of the Kardashian’s (yes, don’t judge me), and I saw where one of the hairstylist’s used this little trick to get a higher pony. Who wouldn’t want that?! I was so intrigued that from then on I was all about. Now, as I watch certain shows on tv (Housewives epsecially), they’re all doing it. So I’m in!

I start with the essentials: A thin hair-tie, two bobby pins, and a teasing brush. I then take the bobby pins and attach them onto the hair-tie. The way the bobby pins anchor into the hair help make the pony high without budging.


 I decided to do a half up, half down look. I sectioned off the top part and anchored the first bobby pin on the top, in the center, preparing to go around the pony. I then go around the pony with the elastic till I can’t anymore and secure the second bobby pin in the back, under the pony, sticking it all the way in. I then take my teasing brush and tease the “s” out of the my hair, especially the pony, to get that volume pumped up. The messier the better!



Tada! It takes five minutes and your pony is going to be on point ALL DAY.