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The day after…

Posted in Hair Stylist on September 23, 2010 by hairbykatierose

I just went back and reread my post from last night. It’s comforting to know I’m capable of stringing together a sentence when I’ve had a few cocktails. I was worried there for a minute.

I’ve spent the day nursing my hangover, answering emails and tweeting. It was important for me to thank everybody that came out to support me last night for my grad party hair show.  Incidentally, the Vampire Cabaret theme went down like a warm bottle of True Blood.

I’ll write a more elaborate post regarding the event once my photographer has finished editing the photos. I can’t wait to share the images with all y’all on the interwebs.

I also can’t wait for tomorrow. My little Mummy and Daddy finally arrive from Victoria for my Birthday visit. I haven’t seen them in over two months and while this may seem like a short while to some, its a painfully long time for me. I’m allowed to be melodramatic. I went years with only long distance phone calls to keep me going, and now that they’re practically within spitting distance, I can’t stand a moment away from them.

So, it’s one sleep until they arrive. And three sleeps until my 30th birthday. And my first day on the floor. My first weekend is booking up nicely but I’d like to be fully booked. To start, I’ll only be on the floor two days a week. If I can book up those two days, then my boss will open my schedule and eventually I’ll be open full-time. This is what we want! If you want to help me book up my days and get on the floor full-time, then come hang out with me at Rain! First timers get $20 off their haircut. (That’s basically 50% off) You also get a complimentary glass of wine or Granville Island beer. Swanky, non?

Don’t worry. I’ll be sober.


The secret’s out…

Posted in Hair Stylist on September 20, 2010 by hairbykatierose

On Tuesday I’m having my graduation party/hair show to celebrate the end of my apprenticeship at Rain Salon, and the beginning of my career there as a stylist. The past couple of weeks have been hectic in respect to planning and organising this little event, and I’ve been ridiculously secretive about the theme. However, nobody likes secrets. So I’ve decided to share a snippet from our rehearsal this evening… enjoy.

Good News Bears

Posted in Hair Stylist on September 17, 2010 by hairbykatierose

It’s eight days until my Birthday and the universe apparently wants me to go out with a bang. Not only is my graduation from apprentice to stylist happening on Tuesday (party and hair show hosted by yours truly) but I woke up to some exciting news. About a month ago I entered my first hair competition, a nationwide contest called The Contessas. Today the semi-finalists were announced and guess who’s lil name is on the list? I’m one of the ten semi-finalists in my category. The top five will be chosen in the next few weeks and be flown to Toronto for the awards ceremony. I’m just happy to be a semi-finalist and if anything else comes of it, it’ll be a bonus. Now I just have to try to forget about it!

A crazy day of hair followed my good news and included a smoking hot cheerleader for the BC Lions, and a dude who’s hair…. every single one I cut, I’m sure… somehow ended up down my shirt and inside my bra.

Also in happy news: I’m doing a photoshoot tomorrow with talented makeup artist and friend, Heather Vince and it’s less than a week until my wee and precious parentals come to visit. I’m also gonna post this and have a shower. Hopefully I don’t have any hair slivers…

Child, please!

Posted in Beauty, Fashion, Hair Stylist, Hairbykatierose on September 15, 2010 by hairbykatierose

My hair show/party to celebrate me going onto the floor is next Tuesday. Instead of spending time writing a long post, I’m gonna plan for my event and leave you with this funny little video I found on Youtube. Please don’t try this at home…

29 days left of 29…

Posted in Hair Stylist on August 27, 2010 by hairbykatierose

I just worked a ten hour day, polished off a steak and devoured a bowl of ice cream. I’m ready to blog.

I was proud of myself today. I’m on the home stretch of my apprenticeship at Rain Hair Salon. As part of ‘proving to the boss that I’m ready for the floor’ I had to work a fully booked day, with models that I’d never met, without any help, and without running behind. Needless to say, it went pretty well (Hence the reward of steak and ice cream.) I met a load of awesome girls today and got to make them even prettier than they already were. One looked just like a Disney Princess and that was even before I got my hands on her!

Now I’m comfortably stuffed and sitting with my feet up on day 2 of my challenge. Much More Music is on in the background. I’m watching a countdown of the best 100 hard rock songs of all time. If you can ignore the fact that Bret Michaels is the host, and that he’s wearing a T-shirt with HIS OWN NAME on it, it’s fairly entertaining. Below is a video of one of my favorites. It’s in keeping with the theme of cool chicks getting shit done and women who are total babes no matter what age they are. Joan Jett with My Reputation…

Hive Hair

Posted in Hair Stylist on December 3, 2009 by hairbykatierose

I’ve been so wrapped up in work and school and my new life here in Vancouver, that I’ve neglected to mention and credit the salon in Victoria where I first fell in love with hair.  It was the first salon I ever worked in. It’s where I took my mum from grey back to young. It’s where I danced around to Queen on the morning of my wedding and where all my girls got dolled up on that amazing day. Home is where the Hive is.  This salon in filled with most wonderful, inspiring, candid, crazy stylists and friends and I was lucky to have two years there. I miss them every day.