Beauty Tues: VIP Hair-formation with Stylist Chad Norris of Rouge Salon in Johnson City, TN

 

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues.

This week’s Beauty Tues News is all about the VIP’s hair transformation–or as I like to call it–hair-formation *wink*

Since my move to Johnson City, Tennessee, I have been searching for a hair stylist that knew how to properly cut my curly hair–and after having such fabulous stylists in Starkville (MS) and Birmingham (AL), I was so afraid to branch out and find a new one here…I was having attachment issues *wink* I even threatened to drive six to nine hours just to get a trim–No, I am not kidding *wink* Thankfully, I did not have to go on such an excursion because one of my sweet neighbors recommended Rouge Salon, which is not only a hair salon but also an art gallery–how cool is that?!

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I called Rouge and asked if they had a stylist who could achieve the Cob (curly bob), and Angela Montgomery recommended Chad Norris because he cuts her hair–and she has curly hair. BINGO. That was exactly what I needed–a stylist with knowledge of how to cut curly hair…close by…

VIP Hair Tip: For all my curly-headed sisters out there–if you are looking for a new hair stylist, remember the best things to do are research the salon/stylist and ask questions. Pick their brains to see if they actually know how to cut curly hair because it is very different from cutting straight hair. I have walked out of salons before with a total hair disaster because I did not research or ask questions on the front end. No lesson like a hard lesson.

Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at the photo story of the VIP’s hair-formation with the terrifically talented Chad Norris…

The VIP and Chad chatting about my hair prior to washing and cutting.
The VIP and Chad chatting about cutting curly hair prior to washing.

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Two thumbs up from the VIP while at the shampoo bowl.
Two thumbs up from the VIP at the shampoo bowl.

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Chad Norris separating the VIP's hair before cutting in layers.
Chad Norris separating the VIP’s hair before cutting the layers.

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Snip! Snip! Snip! Bye-bye mid-length curls and hello Cob!

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Chad Norris' way of cutting was a tad bit unorthodox, but it worked fabulously! This technique gave my hair a unique texture with layers that flow perfectly!
I have never had my hair cut this way–but this technique worked perfectly–and made me feel like a big celeb *wink*

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Oh, wow! Look at those curls!  In this photo, Chad is calming the frizz of the VIP's curls with Osis+ Thrill Texture Fiber Gum by Schwarzkopf.
Oh, wow! Look at those curls!
In this photo, Chad is taming the frizz of the VIP’s curls with Osis+ Thrill Texture Fiber Gum by Schwarzkopf.
TAH DAH!
TAH DAH! A little touch of old Hollywood glam.

Chad Norris did such a fabulous job giving my curls the five-star treatment they deserve. I could not be more satisfied with the end result–Thanks so much, Chad, for doing such a marvelous job! You rock!

Book an appointment with Chad Norris at Rouge in Johnson City today! Visit www.rougesalonandgallery.com or call (423)631-0345.

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Stay tuned for a future Beauty Tues where the VIP will talk about her new favorite frizz-taming product + Chad Norris gives helpful summer hair tips! Yay! 

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

 

Weekly Whistle: July Round Up

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Hello, my fabulouses! Let’s roundup the month of July fantastically by recapping Weekly Whistles!  Oh…how I love glancing back at outfits of the week each month–it is always fun! So, come on fashionistas, let’s get fabulous!

American Flags, Picnics, & Watermelons:

Read the blog here.

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Something’s Fishy, Jack!

Read the post here.

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A Day At the Salon with Brantley Willis

Read the post here.

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Local Fashion Advantage Hilton Hollis Runway 2013

Read the post here.

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LAST WEEKLY WHISTLE OF JULY 2013!!

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Blouse: Loft, Outlet Shops of Grand River (Leeds, AL)

Trousers: Deep South Pout (Starkville, MS)

Shoes: Michael Kors

Belt: Anthropologie

Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Want more VIP Weekly Whistles? Click here for every VIP outfit of the week since the start of the segment! So many wonderful fashions…so little time!

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: A Day At the Salon with Brantley Willis

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For a long, long, long, LONG time, I have been wanting my hair cut and styled like a modern version of Marilyn Monroe. Thanks to Brantley Willis and Jeremy Stephens at The Association of Independent Artists–The Salon that long-loved look became a reality!

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Isn’t Brantley Willis precious!

Brantley Willis, a tremendously talented stylist, did such a FABULOUS job with my color and cut–I could not have asked for a more perfect vintage look! It is hard to trust new people with my signature curly locks, but at the end of the day–it was totally worth it. I am still in complete shock of the wonderful job Brantley did with my curls.  Bonus:  it was so much fun being with Brantley, Jeremy, and Walker today!  Y’all are TOTALLY FABULOUS!

As I was waiting for my top highlights to finish up–the mom, Brantley, and Walker Crow (hair stylist at The Salon) were chatting about how I wanted my hair cut. I have always referred to the VIP cut as a “curly bob”…until today…until Walker Crow’s genius…So…Walker Crow came up with the “cob”–a curly bob.  From this point forward, the VIP’s signature curly bob will be referred to as a “cob”…yes, readers…a “cob”…it is catchy…Thanks, Walker Crow, for that fabulous title:)  Bonus:  I love corn on the cob smothered with butter…slathered in butter….

Jeremy Stephens and I having some fun at The Salon!
Jeremy Stephens and I having some fun at The Salon!

Near the end of the drying process, I began to love my hair EVEN MORE–I did not know that was even possible. To make my hair experience even more fabulous, Jeremy Stephens cut my bangs and played with my hair.  I showed him a picture of Marilyn (yes, I have photos readily available of Marilyn on my phone) and no more than five minutes later…BAM!…I looked like a modern version of the iconic Marilyn Monroe.  It was absolute perfection…so, so, so, so, so, amazing. Words cannot express how much I love the new Cob!  Walker, you have created the most spectacular name for my ‘do.

To schedule an appointment with a fabulous hair artist at the AIA salon, please call (205)402-0022.

Like The Association of Independent Artists on Facebook to keep up with their latest projects and publicity! Click here.

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I am sharing this picture on the blog only because I love y’all…

Now that I have told y’all about my superb hair pampering day at the AIA Salon, let’s see what the VIP’s outfit of the week is! Come on, fashionistas!

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Dress: Deep South Pout

Belt: Anthropologie

Shoes: Korks by Kork-Ease

Earrings: BluKat Design by Heather O’Cain

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Note:

To the nice guy named Austin that gave me a sweet note with your number on a napkin at the salon today…my mom threw it away before I realized what she had done.  Please understand that it was not personal.  She thought that it was trash.

For future fans and friends, please do not write valuable information on napkins. I recommend brightly colored sticky notes.  To my knowledge the mom has not thrown away any valuable information written on sticky notes.

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Motivational Monday: The Bouncy Castle Known as Life

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Hello, fabulouses! Today is Motivational Monday.  I am personally living by the saying “I don’t care how old I am; I’m going in the bouncy castle!”

The topic of today’s Motivational Monday is “growing up”–more or less.  Earlier today, I looked back at old blogs to see what I was doing in June 2012–what I was wearing, how I was modeling, and so forth…it was so much fun looking back that I had to explore earlier moments…so I went back to June 2011….

Growing up and change are two facts of life…both are going to happen. We are all evolving–from our looks to our personalities–it is what makes us human.   If there is one thing I have learned from Betty White, it is that no matter how old you are–have fun and be yourself!

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Since growing up and change are going to happen…I am personally going to kick off my shoes, hop into that bouncy castle, do a couple of flips, fall down–get back up, and enjoy life’s opportunities to the fullest!

June 2000

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I am a sucker for sharing baby pictures…so here is one of my favorite childhood pictures.  (Taken in June of 2000.)

June 2011

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UCA [United Cheerleaders Association] Cheer Camp at Mississippi State University with the Winston Academy varsity cheerleading squad.

June 2012

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Take a small leap back in time and read the blog “Cupcakes and Drivers License” here: https://vintageinspiredpassionista.com/2012/06/11/cupcakes-and-drivers-license/

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This fun picture was taken in Starkville, Mississippi for the VIP Accessories Challenge: Deep South Pout blog! See more pictures and read the post here: https://vintageinspiredpassionista.com/2012/06/06/vip-accessories-challenge-deep-south-pout/

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Oh, I have always loved this picture–and old cars–and sequins–and hats! See more of this photo shoot and blog on the InStyle Inspiration: June 2013 post! https://vintageinspiredpassionista.com/2012/06/27/instyle-inspiration-june-2012/

June 2013

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VIP Signature Curls with Hot Tools and Matrix Products: https://vintageinspiredpassionista.com/2013/06/22/vip-signature-curls-with-hot-tools-and-matrix-products/

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Weekly Whistle: Summer Slouch Series Outfit 2: https://vintageinspiredpassionista.com/2013/06/19/weekly-whisle-summer-slouch-series-outfit-2/

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Weekly Whistle: All About Sunglasses: https://vintageinspiredpassionista.com/2013/06/12/weekly-whistle-all-about-sunglasses/

Male Model: Jonathan Shalon Ballard

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Isn’t it amazing how we change over time? Oh, it feels like just yesterday when I was taking my first dance lesson and writing my first short story [The Decteve’s Eye aka The Detective’s Eye]–even if I did misspell everything and there was no flow…or plot…or conclusion.

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I wrote this short story the summer of my 2nd grade school year. As you can see, my spelling has vastly improved since then–thank you Merriam Webster Dictionary.

Anyway, the moral of the story is…it is always good to push aside the worries and stressful activities for a moment of fabulous fun–jumping around in the bouncy castle–no matter how old you are!

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whisle: Summer Slouch Series Outfit 2

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Hello, my fabulouses, guess what day it is? Fashionistas, what day is it? Oh, come on! I know you can hear me! Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, what day is it Mike? hahahahahah Leslie, guess what day it is! “It’s hump day.” WHOOP WHOOP! …

Sorry, I just had to do that–I absolultely adore that camel on the Geico commercial….ANYWAY it is WEEKLY WHISTLE TIME! Yay! So, without further ado, let’s see what the VIP’s outfit of the week is!

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Blouse: Belk

Skirt: Belk

Shoes: Lucky Brand, Belk

Hat: Cos-Medi Center, Columbus, MS

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Check out more of my writings and photo shoot stylings here:

Real Media: The Adventures of the VIP–Summer Color Crush: Hello, Yellow! http://thisisrealmedia.com/2013/06/19/the-adventures-of-the-vip-summer-color-crush-hello-yellow/

Town and Gown Magazine June Issue: http://www.townandgownmagazine.com/#!current-issue/c113z

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn