From the category archives:

Short hair styles

Hairstyles: A New Look Makes a Difference

February 4, 2012

I sometimes get the question about whether any particular hairstyle or haircut or coloring makes me nervous to do. After the years I’ve been in the biz, not really. But recently I had a haircut that scared the bejeesuz out of me. This is my darling girlfriend. We just celebrated our third anniversary and this [...]

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How to Talk to Your Hair Stylist

July 7, 2011

Remember that scene in Jerry McGuire where he’s having a meltdown and he’s begging Rod, “Help me, Rod. Help me. Help me to help you. Help ME to help YOU!” Sometimes I have people come in for a haircut but have no idea what they want. Or they think they don’t. Being the professional that [...]

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More Than Just Customers

May 22, 2011

I’ve been cutting Colleen’s hair for about three years now. She followed me from Seattle and is one of my favorite clients for a number of reasons. She let’s me rock my inner artist cuz she pretty much let’s me do whatever I want. About halfway through the cut, she gets this huge, adorable smile [...]

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Inverted Bob: Short Haircuts for Tacoma

April 24, 2011

This head hugging “inverted” bob is a classic style that can be easily modified to suit any face shape. Adjustments can be made to the fringe or bang area, length and layers to play up some features and minimize others. It can very in length.  You choose each detail and make it yours. An inverted bob [...]

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Yes You Can! (Wear Short Haircuts.)

March 6, 2011

When I was trying to decide what to be when I grew up (what am I saying? I haven’t grown up yet!) I thought I wanted to specialize in coloring hair. I wanted to paint people’s heads, bringing color to the world across a thousand-and-one hairstyles. I’d been coloring my hair, Mom’s hair, and my [...]

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The Bieber Cut: Gone But Not Forgotten

February 24, 2011

What kind of life would it be if everyone in the world, even people you don’t know, had a stake in how you wear your hair? I think I’d go mad. My son loves Justin Bieber. And of course lots of kids have been going for the Bieber cut for a while now. But, whoa, [...]

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I Want to Cut Joan Jett’s Hair

January 20, 2011

The Who blasting over the sound system at Spokane’s Northern Quest Casino was the cue. Shawn and I (see my hair color page) started running for the stage in our heels. I could barely keep up with her but we got right up to the stage! And there she was, looking absolutely gorgeous at 51—JOAN [...]

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Tacoma Haircuts with a Bang

December 29, 2010

Anyone of any age can wear bangs (called a fringe outside N. America). There is such a variety of ways to treat bangs that I can find a style (often several) that will flatter most faces. Why have bangs? Many people think of bangs as something to cover a high, broad forehead but camouflaging your [...]

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Lovely Lady Bumps

December 19, 2010

My love my love my love my love You love my lady lumps Fergie and the Peas sing about different lumps and bumps but I get women in my chair all the time that want an Audrey Hepburn kinda bump. Audrey was a string bean (albeit a gorgeous one) so the only bump we could [...]

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Face Shape and Your Hair

December 12, 2010

Do you even think about face shape when you think about a new hairstyle? Of course you do! But not because you should. Because you’ve been told to think about it. This is one of my pet peeves. While certain hair styles can accentuate features you’d rather not accentuate, the truth is that round faces [...]

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