4 Step process to gray hair
4 Step process to gray hair

Chrity is definitely down for the challenge - we gradually go to what she wanted in a few weeks. During the process she was able to rock a few hair colors. To finally get what she was looking to have in her hair. She does have a lot of hair and very resistant. 

Long Hair to Dramatic Short Bob
Long Hair to Dramatic Short Bob

This was one of my first Hair Transformations. My client Angela was open to change her look and go for something short. This dramatic bob not only accents her face feature but it also gave a lift to her hair. 

Love this new look and so does Angela!

Long Bob to Short graduated bob
Long Bob to Short graduated bob

So, I posted a picture a while back from my cousin Angela. She went from super long hair to a long dramatic bob. Now, she wants to go shorter so we went with right  at the chin area and a combination of graduation and layers in the back to create that volume. I always have fun with this girl, Now I want to color her hair for summer ! :-) Products for styling - AVEDA Phomollient, AVEDA Brilliant damage control mist spray and AVEDA Air Control Spray.

Fresh in up the Hair
Fresh in up the Hair

This client wanted a fresh look. She ask to keep the length  and convinced her to cut her hair in an "U" shape. We treated her hair with Aveda Dry Remedy Mask to give the her the protein and it needed mostly to the ends. Her hair was soft and not frizzy.

Small change can make a difference!

Below the shoulder to over the shoulder
Below the shoulder to over the shoulder

Another fun haircut to my Yuna!

She wanted the new look - Long Bob from Jennifer Anniston.

Exactly what we did, I cut about 5" off and texturize the hair that way it falls nicely with layers created. This was so fun to cut and Yuna loved it!

From Dark blonde to bright blonde
From Dark blonde to bright blonde

Jessica wanted a dramatic look with a pop of color that matched with her skin tone. 

This was one of my first color transformations created my me. and I loved it and Jessica did too. 

To all bright blondes out there - Mask treatments, Conditioning treatments, treatments in general are a must.

Take it from me, I have gray hair now :-)

Men's cut - Only Shears
Men's cut - Only Shears

What a difference - between the old picture and the new one. My client did not cut his hair for over six months. He didn't want his hair too short, where skin shows, he just wanted a cleaner look but still keep a good amount of hair. I decided to cut his hair using shears only and I also left a little hair to play with in the top and front of his head area.

 

 

Bleach and Tone
Bleach and Tone

Beautiful Short Hair Katie!

Wanted a different look to her short hair, I decided to make her platinum blonde. Single process lift her to desire lightness, then I decided to tone her hair for an ashy look.

Fits her perfectly! 

Men's Haircut
Men's Haircut

Here is my friend Rob! I love cutting his hair and styling it! His hair can pretty much do anything. We wanted to go with a edgy style, it fits his personality and his look. We used Rusk Putty (check info in blog) Created all that texture in his hair and we both love it! Rob is letting his hair grow but still wants to keep the sides short. 

Thank you Rob ! Always great seeing you :-)

Blunt cut with a few layers
Blunt cut with a few layers

Here is my recent big hair change. Client wanted something very minimal. I decided to cut 5" off her hair and a few layers, so that the hair lays smooth. I change her parting slightly to the left, that way it gives her a better look. I mean she is beautiful, just needed a new haircut. 

Thank you Dominique! You are always wonderful.

Transformation Tuesday ! - Lucie/Luis
Transformation Tuesday ! - Lucie/Luis

Hi everyone!

This was a fun experience, for my graduation i had to transform a guy into a girl and a girl into a guy. I decided I could use my beautiful girlfriend Lucie and transform her into a boy in one side of her face and the beautiful girl she is in the other. Loved it and she rock it!

Thanks to Miriam Honig for helping me with make up and Atelier salon for letting me do the work at the salon. I am blessed to have such great supporters! Thank you!

Make up - MAC

Hair Products - Oribe 

XO, Alex A. Vega

Lets talk Blonde !
Lets talk Blonde !

This was an amazing transformation on my friend Joy. We used Aveda enlightener and toned her hair with Violet/blue to make it ash. After that was done we cut about 4" off her hair. Final result was just beautiful! 

Balayage / Ombre
Balayage / Ombre

Love this application ! Very settled application. Clients wanted lighter ends and very few lighter pieces of hair close to her root. 

Wedding Up Do
Wedding Up Do

I was lucky enough to met this lady. She is amazing all around. We met at my school and we clicked. She came in a few times, then she ask me to do her hair at her wedding, it's an amazing feeling to have someone trust you in such amazing day. Thank you Cambi! Her haircut is a long Bob and the color is a deep purple almost black. When the light hits the hair you can see the purple, just beautiful!

Long to Short with few layers
Long to Short with few layers

With this beautiful hair and face we decided to cut about 6 six inches off and very few layers. Hair was difused after done.

Long layers - with side part
Long layers - with side part

I first shampoo her hair with the R+Co Shine S and C. This product is amazing! We only use a small portion and the results were fantastic. We cut about four inches off and Face frame her, added a long side bang for the sexy look. Client was satisfied and that makes me happy!

Cut and Style (pin curl technique)
Cut and Style (pin curl technique)

Here is my friend Joy ! We did a retouch in her hair. She had about three inches of new growth. Remember her ?? She is my blonde in the other pics. She came back, but this time she wanted more movement to her hair so I pin curl her hair and the result was volume and a really nice soft curl. Rocking the blonde!

Bleach and Tone - Continuation
Bleach and Tone - Continuation

Here is Joy again, this is what it looks like outside, just beautiful !!

One length haircut with layers
One length haircut with layers

Here is my brand new client - lovely Jessica! She came in with long hair and she wanted to remove the blonde and keep her natural and and the lighter color. I cut about six inches of her hair and added layers all around for volume and more of a messy look! After I was done blow drying her she decided she wanted a beach wave look. So I used my Marcel Iron and styled her. Thank you Jessica!

Short Bob
Short Bob

Montse, was super sweet! She first wanted a clean up from her previous cut. But then she ask me to make the haircut more dramatic in the back. I loved her decision, i also agreed to make it look more dramatic. We cut about 4" off the back and about 1/2" in the front to preserve the length. Her lighter hair pieces are from the sun, so lucky! We used the R+Co Sunset Blvd shampoo and conditioner and for styling we used - thickening tonic and Park Ave Balm. Finished her with Outer Space Flexible Spray. All found www.RandCo.com. 

Curly hair mens haircut
Curly hair mens haircut

I just love curls and my friend Gabriel has them. We decided to let the top grow and only clean the sides. Scissor over comb technique and R+Co products to style.

One length cut no layers
One length cut no layers

My beautiful Lara didn't want to cut that much off, she wanted her beautiful hair to stay long. I clean up the ends and did a treatment on her hair, using a Mask (great for coarse hair or blondes). Style with Oribe thickening, Royal Blowout. Results were beautiful soft and shine hair.

Mixed of techniques haircut
Mixed of techniques haircut

Now this cut was very challenging, but man it looks so good !. She wanted something different more on the edgy side. One side shaved, asymmetrical bob with a side short bang in the other side. I texturized the hair a lot to blend in the hair nicely, she can style it messy, clean look, however she feels. Styled with R+Co.

Haircut + Highlights
Haircut + Highlights

This is Matthew! This is the third time I see Matthew, In the past few months we've been letting the hair grow on the top and is growing fast. Im happy Matthew made that decision because I wanted to be a part of the entire process! This time around I ask Matthew if he wanted to highlight his hair in the front only, for dimension and he was hesitant at first but then he trusted me. Wuju ! And here we are I love everything about this hair ! We used R+Co for styling - Conditioner Foam + Shine Wax

Tapered and medium fade men's haircut
Tapered and medium fade men's haircut

This is Charlie. He is so fun to work with. He trusts my work so every time he is in my chair he is like, just do whatever you want that looks good. Yeay, ok sounds good. Decided to do a medium fade on him. U used my new Andis Master Clippers and of course some scissor over comb. Style with R+Co Analog Foam Conditioner.

Men's Color and Cut
Men's Color and Cut

Not sure if you know, but my partner is a personal trainer and this is one of his clients. He wanted more of a dark brown hair and to cover his gray. He doesnt like going too short on the sides, so I decided to use the Andis Clippers #2 and scissor over comb the rest of he haircut. Styled with Analog Foam conditioner from R+Co.

Full Head Foil - Wuju !
Full Head Foil - Wuju !

Omgoshh ! I forget how much work this is, but the result is just amazing. I used Aveda Enlightener and tone it with Schwarzkopf Blonde Me 11 Ash Blonde. Love the result just amazing the way it works. Christiana was amazing, she was such a trooper and fun to work with. Thank you for letting me work with you, such a pleasure. Now get it blondie! 

La Mienne - Styling Hair at Ritz Carlton
La Mienne - Styling Hair at Ritz Carlton

La Mienne - I love styling hair and making my ladies feel sexy. Yes, sexy! I was honored to work at the Women's Convention Center at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay. This ladies are amazing, successful, very attractive, smart and they know what they want. I was happy to be there and be part of these beautiful event. If you like to schedule a style, go to www.lamienne.com or message me privately.

Photoshoot style - Scout Agency - Nicole
Photoshoot style - Scout Agency - Nicole

I was honored to work with Kat (photographer) and Nicole (model) on this photo shoot. She is beautiful and super sweet. for her hair I used Oribe products mix with R+Co both are from Luxury Brand. I used a curling iron to make the beach wave look.

Photoshoot style - Scout Agency - Ryan
Photoshoot style - Scout Agency - Ryan

I was honored to work with Kat (photographer) and Ryan (model) on this photo shoot. He is beautiful, sexy and a super nice guy. I cut the sides of his hair a little, blow dry and kept it 50% wet for the photo shoot. I used Oribe products for styling to keep moisture.

Reverse Balayage / Balayage / Toner
Reverse Balayage / Balayage / Toner

I was so lucky to work with Martha. She wanted to keep her blonde hair since it took two enlightener process to get her into the blonde she kind of wanted. The blonde started to grow and her dark hair started showing and she didnt like the like created. I decided to do a reverse Balayage on her, that way her new growth and painted on a few pieces using enlightener. Toned her with ash and beige from the new AVEDA oil toners. 

Short graduated bob
Short graduated bob

It is always wonderful to work with people that are so beautiful. I met Theresa at the mall and we didn't stop chatting, great connection, then she came in to the salon for me to do her hair. I am so blessed! Theresa doesn't like her hair flipping out, so minimal layering and graduation for volume.

Deep Violet All over Color and Haircut
Deep Violet All over Color and Haircut

Danielle was visiting from Arizona and she came in just for a haircut. But she wanted to do something different and color her hair violet. She didnt want the color to stay for more than 2 months so we went with Demi Permanent Deep Color Line from Aveda. 

Formula : 75g D V/R - 25g D R/R - 100g 5 vol c/c

Color came out beautiful and super shiny!

Men's Color and Haircut - Sam
Men's Color and Haircut - Sam

I met Sam a few months ago at Blossom Salon Spa. He is a great stylist and I'm happy to have such a great connection with my neighbor (he is next to me). I wanted to clean up his hair and play with Aveda Color. I started by cuttting his hair, I use clippers all around then used the scissors to blend the hair from the bottom to the top. As of the color goes, he wanted to go gray, unfortunately for some reason it didn't work out. He had colored his hair a few weeks back and the enlightener did not lift to a level 10, we were able to lift the hair to a level 8. Then I toned his hair and got this beautiful ginger color, I thought it was a good fit, so we left it alone.

Kids Haircut - :-)
Kids Haircut - :-)

I was lucky to have this cutie in my chair. He wanted to have short hair like his school mates. I loved his hair before, I think it was so cute, but he wanted to go short. No clippers were used in his hair, he doesn't like the noise clippers make.

Aveda Pure Blue - Tone Only
Aveda Pure Blue - Tone Only

A few months back I did a Balayage / Ombre on Christy and her pictures are in this page. Well she doesn't like to be blonde. She came in to tone her hair to a blueish gray, instead I was able to convinced her to do a deep vibrant blue so that it fade into a blue jean. I really love this color, it is bright, shiny, just beautiful. Formula - 20g Aveda Blue / 20g Aveda ON / 40g 5 Vol. Left it for 45 minutes.

Below the shoulder - One length haircut no layers
Below the shoulder - One length haircut no layers

Lets talk lots of hair. My clients had been at the pool, beach, sun, river, etc. Her hair needed a little love, it was breaking from all the damage. We decided to cut about 4" off and face frame the front. We used Aveda Products to styler her hair - Smooth Infusion Line - I love the result, hair felt soft and silky, no frizziness and super smooth. If you are interested in purchasing Aveda products please come to Blossom Salon and Spa, check in to their yelp to get 10% off any products, not services. 

All over color - Salmon Pink Color
All over color - Salmon Pink Color

Here is an all over color, the color choice from my client was kind of interesting but we were able to do it. Her hair was not resistant, The color will not stay, we toned her 3 times and it still came out lighter than expected. I still love the color, I feel like the color looks great with her skin tone. 

Brazilian Blowout and Haircut - Men's
Brazilian Blowout and Haircut - Men's

Baldemar and his 360 hair change. Baldemar has a lot of hair and corse. We met twice in different days, first we did the Brazilian blowout and then we met for the haircut. Baldemar is letting his hair grow and we are shaping it as it grows. Brazilian blowout are great for men that have lots of hair and super corse, but it works best on man that have long hair, if you have short hair its a waste of money, hair grows to fast, but if you have the money, why not!.

 

Short graduate bob with layers - for volume
Short graduate bob with layers - for volume

I love Bonnie ! She is family to me, but very picky :-). Bonnie wanted a round haircut to make her face look fuller, she likes big hair. I went with a graduation in the back and added layers and front front is close to her chin area. We used Aveda Products shampoo and styling. Because she has sparkle hair, sparkle hair tend to be dry and coarse and it needs oil so it doesn't become frizzy, we used the Damage Remedy Oil. Works wonders, you should try.

Full Highlight and Haircut
Full Highlight and Haircut

Transformation Mondays ! I wanted to give her some dimension in her hair, since she has such a deep black hair. We went with a full highlight. After it was done we cut about two inches off to bring the hair above the shoulder and frame her beautiful face!

Haircut and Subtle balayage
Haircut and Subtle balayage

Super Subtle Balayage for my client per her request. She does not like to see her bun all blonde. We went with a partial balayage and Round Layers with a side bang. Hair looks fuller and healthy.

Color Retouch and Highlights
Color Retouch and Highlights

On my super very good client/friend Claudia! Love every minute :-). We are getting blonder slowly. I will be posting her progress.

Up Do Bridal ladies - Part 1
Up Do Bridal ladies - Part 1

Fun working with this 4 girls - basically side swept but different styles depending on hair shape and density. Please note we are not using extensions, up dos are all done with clients hair. Partnered with TM'S Makeup Artistry www.tmsmakeup.com

Up Do Bridal ladies Part 2
Up Do Bridal ladies Part 2

Fun working with this 4 girls - basically side swept but different styles depending on hair shape and density. Please note we are not using extensions, up dos are all done with clients hair. Partnered with TM'S Makeup Artistry www.tmsmakeup.com

LOB Haircut and Blowout
LOB Haircut and Blowout

Client was ready to let some of the damaged hair go and it was about four inches. And we deciced to go with a LOB (Long Bob). Telling a lady we are cutting four inches off her hair its a workout, but the result its amazing. Did you know that if you cut your hair every two months you stimulate your hair growth? And it grows healthier. Also, for my ladies doing box color or any color services, please don't overlap the color formula every time you do a retouch, just do the roots. Do a color refresher every 6 mont

Men's Short Haircut
Men's Short Haircut

Super short on the sides - and longer on the top - I used clipper #1 to create my base then blended with scissor over comb (Fine Comb). Blow dried the top with Aveda Control Paste and applied Aveda Light Elements Defining Whip for hold.

Color Correction - Using Aveda
Color Correction - Using Aveda

In love with this transformation! Her hair needed some love. We first treated the hair with Aveda Protein treatment, left on for about 5-10 minutes then mixed enlightener with Detoxifying shampoo and hot water. It took about 5-10 minutes for the green blue to be removed. After I applied a toner and gloss in the hair. Balayage and haircut was done 10 months ago and it still looks great!

Soft Pink Balayage
Soft Pink Balayage

Love - Love - Client has been wanting soft pink hair for a while and she decided to give it a go. I use enlightener to lift her hair to a pale yellow, almost white using the balayage technique. Then we applied the color. We use Aveda Deep Permanent Color.

Full Highlight and Tone
Full Highlight and Tone

Another successful and beautiful Balayage on my lovely client. Hair was a little brassy and she also had grown out highlights.  We did a full balayage and then toned the hair for an event color result.

Gray Blending and Haircut - Men
Gray Blending and Haircut - Men

My client wanted short hair and to cover his grey. I actually already liked his hair before, his gray hair grows even and messy looks beautiful. But we always want to look younger so we go for the short hair. I used Clipper #3 on the sides then scissor over comb the rest of the hair, I but about 1" off the top for balance.

Highlights on Lucas
Highlights on Lucas

Lucas naturaly hair colot is a beautiful brown. he wanted to highlight his hair in a subtle way so I decided to balayage just the top of his hair. I cut his hair earlier that day then use Aveda enlightner to lift his hair.

Hair Trim and Subtle higlights
Hair Trim and Subtle higlights

Angela has great hair to work with. Since her hair is virgin, we used Enlightener with 5 Vol in foils. She lifted in to this color. No Tone was needed since is super beautiful and subtle. Then I flan iron her hair to make is look silky and clean.

Men's Haircut
Men's Haircut

Again another beautiful hair wanting something shorter. Love the result. Technique is the same, Used Clipper #2 for the sides then scissor over comb to blend with the top that was cut about 1 1/2". Taper a little a the back.

All over Red
All over Red

Here is my very good friend Selena. Selena's natural hair color was brought up to a red using the Aveda Pure Red. No enlightener was necessary since her hair is virgin. Beautiful Plum Red the result all over complemeting her skin.

All over Color (Gray Coverage)
All over Color (Gray Coverage)

My clients hair was a little dull, needed a little lift to make her look younger. I first applied the color retouch formula than convinced her to retouch the minds and ends to give the hair and shinier and brighter color. She and I were very happy with the result. I used Aveda Deep Permanent.

Haircut - Full Highlight and Tone
Haircut - Full Highlight and Tone

I love this girl we spend hours together and we talk about anything. She wants to be a "güerita" and we almost achieved the blonde this time. I decided to go with a Full Highlight to lift her the max. He hair came out more than beautiful at the end. Hair was in great conditions, no hair falls. 

Hair Up-do (at Vivah Indian Wedding Expo)
Hair Up-do (at Vivah Indian Wedding Expo)

I was lucky enough to have my very good friend Timsi invite me to VIVAH (Wedding Expo for Indians in the Bay Area) For more inforamtion please go to www.tmsmakeup.com. My models  hair was so long. I was able to do an updo, mixing a few techniques, Finger wave in the front and curls all pined up in the back with a Clean Neck Bow Tie look. Just perfect for an indian wedding. 

Short with lots of layers
Short with lots of layers

Client wanted short Hair to around her chin area. Her hair needed a little attention after several months of not cutting or styling. Just in love with the result.

Another Subtle Balayage
Another Subtle Balayage

This time we only did a partial balayage and its super subtle, she didn't want anything to bright. Beautiful result!

Haircut only and Hair Treatment
Haircut only and Hair Treatment

Client is a swimmer and she needed a trim. Her ends were really done. Cut about 3" off - One Length with a little graduation. Hair color even changed after treatment.

Up Do for a Bridal Party
Up Do for a Bridal Party

Beautiful and chick! Everything curled and up

Color Retouch, Haircut and Treatment/Gloss
Color Retouch, Haircut and Treatment/Gloss

Loved working on her hair. I lifted her hair using ELC (Extra Lifting Cream) from Aveda. It lifted her to a beautiful Blonde and it toned her hair at the same time. Haircut was layered and graduated, to give her volume and bounce. 

Full Highlight and Color in between
Full Highlight and Color in between

Client wanted to not see red in her hair. I decided we should do a full highlight with color in between to make the hair darker and have highlights. We both agreed it will complement her skin. We also cut her hair to a Lob. Love the results.

Full Balayage and haircut
Full Balayage and haircut

My Mami - i enjoy doing my mothers hair so much! You may think she will be cool with anything I do, well not really. I was able to meet her in between. She wanted to be blonde, and no. She has olive skin, olive skin looks great with a dark base. Picture was taken in Austin after a 5 hour flight from San Francisco.

Subtle Partial Highlight + Haircut
Subtle Partial Highlight + Haircut

Client wanted something super subtle. Her hair is really dark and I just wanted to created dimension with a lighter chocolate brown color. Lots of work but result was amazing. Sometimes subtle its great! If you are looking for something not so extreme, this is a great choice.

Haircut and Treatment
Haircut and Treatment

OMG - Lets talk about damaged hair. Im very please to have done her hair. Sometime you just need a hair treatment and a haircut to bring your hair back to life. Now hers it's very transformed. My recommendation is to do a hair and scalp treatment at least once every two months. They are inexpensive and they really work. Think about it!

Balayage and Haircut
Balayage and Haircut

My lovely Ericka! She was ready for a new look in 2017. And man, great transformation. He hair went from been a 6 to a 10 after everything. She had virgin hair so we lifted her using color and a few highlights. As of the haircut goes, we decided to do a dramatic Lob, with lots of layers for movement. 

Men's Haircut and 2017 change
Men's Haircut and 2017 change

From long hair to short but long. I have been fortunate enough to have adventurous clients. I was cutting his hair while in the process of growing every three months for the year of 2016. The picture on the left shows 12 month of hair growth with just a trim and a clean up around the face. He was ready to let go by September 2016, but we kept it until January 2017. New hair for my client this year. What a difference. 

Presicion Haircut - Long Round Layers
Presicion Haircut - Long Round Layers

OMG ! I love her hair and I just blow dry her hair, no flat iron. She gets a Japanese straightener every six months to take care of he frizziness. It works with some hair types. Her hair is very strong and she has lots, with that said it's ok for her to lose hair and make it less thick. 

Clean Bob with Layers
Clean Bob with Layers

This was a challenge working with a small amount of hair. I do love the silkiness and sleekness of this haircut. Her hair is on the wavy side, we did flat iron to make it look clean.  The haircut entire was done on dry. I also did her highlights, using a new technique from Aveda called Eclipting. 

Disconected Bob and curls
Disconected Bob and curls

I love me some Marissa ! Fun - sweet and super sexy! if you haven't seen her Instagram please add her now : marissajaded

I remember when I first met her she had long hair and she went short due to a hand fracture :-(, but she is better now and she is unstoppable. I decided to go with a asymmetrical, because she is super edgy, but we are letting grow one side to make it very dramatic. 

Retouch - Tone - Haircut - BlowDry
Retouch - Tone - Haircut - BlowDry

She had previously highlighted her hair with a Balayage effect, but they never toned her. I used the Aveda permanent line for her retouch and brought it down a little so that it blend with her lighter color. Then I used the Aveda Demi Permanent, let me tell you I have used other toners but Aveda toners are amazing. They also give a gloss to the hair and is 99% derived of natural products mostly (plant based) haircut is a one length no layers, due to the amount of hair and frizzines. 

Hair Donation 13" off + men's short cut
Hair Donation 13" off + men's short cut

His hair is going to someone in need. His hair is never been processed , in other words "virgin hair". For hair donations most companies will like to get "virgin hair" so that is still feels strong and can go to a few changes. He waited 4 years and I was the lucky one. Haircut was done with scissors only and cleaned perimeter with T Line clippers.

Another Men's Haircut
Another Men's Haircut

From Furry to clean. Love doing fades with scissors. I do start the fade using the desire clipper length then I do the rest of the haircut using scissor over comb technique.

Hair and Body change - great change
Hair and Body change - great change

Lucas decided to make a change since he has gain 32 pounds of muscle. We had cut his hair back in November 2016 and we also did the highlights. Rock them for a while and now he is done and wanting a military short sides - long top look. Watch out he is out looking for his dream boy!

Haircut and Blow Dry
Haircut and Blow Dry

Beaituful One lenght haircut with square layers - perfect for our sophisticated ladies!

Hair Coloring :-)
Hair Coloring :-)

One of my favorites !

I was afraid of the color turning to orange since she is a natural Level 4. But it turn out to be a beautiful golden Blonde. I added a little lighter piece in the front for contrast around the face.

Aveda Blonding
Aveda Blonding

Lets cancel all yellow orange and go platinum - challenge accepted. I lifted her hair using Aveda Enlightener and alternated with 20 Vol and 30 Vol (20 in the back / 30 in the front) and did not use any toners. Love the result and now we are about to put colors in her hair. Can't wait :-)

4 Step process to gray hair
Long Hair to Dramatic Short Bob
Long Bob to Short graduated bob
Fresh in up the Hair
Below the shoulder to over the shoulder
From Dark blonde to bright blonde
Men's cut - Only Shears
Bleach and Tone
Men's Haircut
Blunt cut with a few layers
Transformation Tuesday ! - Lucie/Luis
Lets talk Blonde !
Balayage / Ombre
Wedding Up Do
Long to Short with few layers
Long layers - with side part
Cut and Style (pin curl technique)
Bleach and Tone - Continuation
One length haircut with layers
Short Bob
Curly hair mens haircut
One length cut no layers
Mixed of techniques haircut
Haircut + Highlights
Tapered and medium fade men's haircut
Men's Color and Cut
Full Head Foil - Wuju !
La Mienne - Styling Hair at Ritz Carlton
Photoshoot style - Scout Agency - Nicole
Photoshoot style - Scout Agency - Ryan
Reverse Balayage / Balayage / Toner
Short graduated bob
Deep Violet All over Color and Haircut
Men's Color and Haircut - Sam
Kids Haircut - :-)
Aveda Pure Blue - Tone Only
Below the shoulder - One length haircut no layers
All over color - Salmon Pink Color
Brazilian Blowout and Haircut - Men's
Short graduate bob with layers - for volume
Full Highlight and Haircut
Haircut and Subtle balayage
Color Retouch and Highlights
Up Do Bridal ladies - Part 1
Up Do Bridal ladies Part 2
LOB Haircut and Blowout
Men's Short Haircut
Color Correction - Using Aveda
Soft Pink Balayage
Full Highlight and Tone
Gray Blending and Haircut - Men
Highlights on Lucas
Hair Trim and Subtle higlights
Men's Haircut
All over Red
All over Color (Gray Coverage)
Haircut - Full Highlight and Tone
Hair Up-do (at Vivah Indian Wedding Expo)
Short with lots of layers
Another Subtle Balayage
Haircut only and Hair Treatment
Up Do for a Bridal Party
Color Retouch, Haircut and Treatment/Gloss
Full Highlight and Color in between
Full Balayage and haircut
Subtle Partial Highlight + Haircut
Haircut and Treatment
Balayage and Haircut
Men's Haircut and 2017 change
Presicion Haircut - Long Round Layers
Clean Bob with Layers
Disconected Bob and curls
Retouch - Tone - Haircut - BlowDry
Hair Donation 13" off + men's short cut
Another Men's Haircut
Hair and Body change - great change
Haircut and Blow Dry
Hair Coloring :-)
Aveda Blonding
4 Step process to gray hair

Chrity is definitely down for the challenge - we gradually go to what she wanted in a few weeks. During the process she was able to rock a few hair colors. To finally get what she was looking to have in her hair. She does have a lot of hair and very resistant. 

Long Hair to Dramatic Short Bob

This was one of my first Hair Transformations. My client Angela was open to change her look and go for something short. This dramatic bob not only accents her face feature but it also gave a lift to her hair. 

Love this new look and so does Angela!

Long Bob to Short graduated bob

So, I posted a picture a while back from my cousin Angela. She went from super long hair to a long dramatic bob. Now, she wants to go shorter so we went with right  at the chin area and a combination of graduation and layers in the back to create that volume. I always have fun with this girl, Now I want to color her hair for summer ! :-) Products for styling - AVEDA Phomollient, AVEDA Brilliant damage control mist spray and AVEDA Air Control Spray.

Fresh in up the Hair

This client wanted a fresh look. She ask to keep the length  and convinced her to cut her hair in an "U" shape. We treated her hair with Aveda Dry Remedy Mask to give the her the protein and it needed mostly to the ends. Her hair was soft and not frizzy.

Small change can make a difference!

Below the shoulder to over the shoulder

Another fun haircut to my Yuna!

She wanted the new look - Long Bob from Jennifer Anniston.

Exactly what we did, I cut about 5" off and texturize the hair that way it falls nicely with layers created. This was so fun to cut and Yuna loved it!

From Dark blonde to bright blonde

Jessica wanted a dramatic look with a pop of color that matched with her skin tone. 

This was one of my first color transformations created my me. and I loved it and Jessica did too. 

To all bright blondes out there - Mask treatments, Conditioning treatments, treatments in general are a must.

Take it from me, I have gray hair now :-)

Men's cut - Only Shears

What a difference - between the old picture and the new one. My client did not cut his hair for over six months. He didn't want his hair too short, where skin shows, he just wanted a cleaner look but still keep a good amount of hair. I decided to cut his hair using shears only and I also left a little hair to play with in the top and front of his head area.

 

 

Bleach and Tone

Beautiful Short Hair Katie!

Wanted a different look to her short hair, I decided to make her platinum blonde. Single process lift her to desire lightness, then I decided to tone her hair for an ashy look.

Fits her perfectly! 

Men's Haircut

Here is my friend Rob! I love cutting his hair and styling it! His hair can pretty much do anything. We wanted to go with a edgy style, it fits his personality and his look. We used Rusk Putty (check info in blog) Created all that texture in his hair and we both love it! Rob is letting his hair grow but still wants to keep the sides short. 

Thank you Rob ! Always great seeing you :-)

Blunt cut with a few layers

Here is my recent big hair change. Client wanted something very minimal. I decided to cut 5" off her hair and a few layers, so that the hair lays smooth. I change her parting slightly to the left, that way it gives her a better look. I mean she is beautiful, just needed a new haircut. 

Thank you Dominique! You are always wonderful.

Transformation Tuesday ! - Lucie/Luis

Hi everyone!

This was a fun experience, for my graduation i had to transform a guy into a girl and a girl into a guy. I decided I could use my beautiful girlfriend Lucie and transform her into a boy in one side of her face and the beautiful girl she is in the other. Loved it and she rock it!

Thanks to Miriam Honig for helping me with make up and Atelier salon for letting me do the work at the salon. I am blessed to have such great supporters! Thank you!

Make up - MAC

Hair Products - Oribe 

XO, Alex A. Vega

Lets talk Blonde !

This was an amazing transformation on my friend Joy. We used Aveda enlightener and toned her hair with Violet/blue to make it ash. After that was done we cut about 4" off her hair. Final result was just beautiful! 

Balayage / Ombre

Love this application ! Very settled application. Clients wanted lighter ends and very few lighter pieces of hair close to her root. 

Wedding Up Do

I was lucky enough to met this lady. She is amazing all around. We met at my school and we clicked. She came in a few times, then she ask me to do her hair at her wedding, it's an amazing feeling to have someone trust you in such amazing day. Thank you Cambi! Her haircut is a long Bob and the color is a deep purple almost black. When the light hits the hair you can see the purple, just beautiful!

Long to Short with few layers

With this beautiful hair and face we decided to cut about 6 six inches off and very few layers. Hair was difused after done.

Long layers - with side part

I first shampoo her hair with the R+Co Shine S and C. This product is amazing! We only use a small portion and the results were fantastic. We cut about four inches off and Face frame her, added a long side bang for the sexy look. Client was satisfied and that makes me happy!

Cut and Style (pin curl technique)

Here is my friend Joy ! We did a retouch in her hair. She had about three inches of new growth. Remember her ?? She is my blonde in the other pics. She came back, but this time she wanted more movement to her hair so I pin curl her hair and the result was volume and a really nice soft curl. Rocking the blonde!

Bleach and Tone - Continuation

Here is Joy again, this is what it looks like outside, just beautiful !!

One length haircut with layers

Here is my brand new client - lovely Jessica! She came in with long hair and she wanted to remove the blonde and keep her natural and and the lighter color. I cut about six inches of her hair and added layers all around for volume and more of a messy look! After I was done blow drying her she decided she wanted a beach wave look. So I used my Marcel Iron and styled her. Thank you Jessica!

Short Bob

Montse, was super sweet! She first wanted a clean up from her previous cut. But then she ask me to make the haircut more dramatic in the back. I loved her decision, i also agreed to make it look more dramatic. We cut about 4" off the back and about 1/2" in the front to preserve the length. Her lighter hair pieces are from the sun, so lucky! We used the R+Co Sunset Blvd shampoo and conditioner and for styling we used - thickening tonic and Park Ave Balm. Finished her with Outer Space Flexible Spray. All found www.RandCo.com. 

Curly hair mens haircut

I just love curls and my friend Gabriel has them. We decided to let the top grow and only clean the sides. Scissor over comb technique and R+Co products to style.

One length cut no layers

My beautiful Lara didn't want to cut that much off, she wanted her beautiful hair to stay long. I clean up the ends and did a treatment on her hair, using a Mask (great for coarse hair or blondes). Style with Oribe thickening, Royal Blowout. Results were beautiful soft and shine hair.

Mixed of techniques haircut

Now this cut was very challenging, but man it looks so good !. She wanted something different more on the edgy side. One side shaved, asymmetrical bob with a side short bang in the other side. I texturized the hair a lot to blend in the hair nicely, she can style it messy, clean look, however she feels. Styled with R+Co.

Haircut + Highlights

This is Matthew! This is the third time I see Matthew, In the past few months we've been letting the hair grow on the top and is growing fast. Im happy Matthew made that decision because I wanted to be a part of the entire process! This time around I ask Matthew if he wanted to highlight his hair in the front only, for dimension and he was hesitant at first but then he trusted me. Wuju ! And here we are I love everything about this hair ! We used R+Co for styling - Conditioner Foam + Shine Wax

Tapered and medium fade men's haircut

This is Charlie. He is so fun to work with. He trusts my work so every time he is in my chair he is like, just do whatever you want that looks good. Yeay, ok sounds good. Decided to do a medium fade on him. U used my new Andis Master Clippers and of course some scissor over comb. Style with R+Co Analog Foam Conditioner.

Men's Color and Cut

Not sure if you know, but my partner is a personal trainer and this is one of his clients. He wanted more of a dark brown hair and to cover his gray. He doesnt like going too short on the sides, so I decided to use the Andis Clippers #2 and scissor over comb the rest of he haircut. Styled with Analog Foam conditioner from R+Co.

Full Head Foil - Wuju !

Omgoshh ! I forget how much work this is, but the result is just amazing. I used Aveda Enlightener and tone it with Schwarzkopf Blonde Me 11 Ash Blonde. Love the result just amazing the way it works. Christiana was amazing, she was such a trooper and fun to work with. Thank you for letting me work with you, such a pleasure. Now get it blondie! 

La Mienne - Styling Hair at Ritz Carlton

La Mienne - I love styling hair and making my ladies feel sexy. Yes, sexy! I was honored to work at the Women's Convention Center at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay. This ladies are amazing, successful, very attractive, smart and they know what they want. I was happy to be there and be part of these beautiful event. If you like to schedule a style, go to www.lamienne.com or message me privately.

Photoshoot style - Scout Agency - Nicole

I was honored to work with Kat (photographer) and Nicole (model) on this photo shoot. She is beautiful and super sweet. for her hair I used Oribe products mix with R+Co both are from Luxury Brand. I used a curling iron to make the beach wave look.

Photoshoot style - Scout Agency - Ryan

I was honored to work with Kat (photographer) and Ryan (model) on this photo shoot. He is beautiful, sexy and a super nice guy. I cut the sides of his hair a little, blow dry and kept it 50% wet for the photo shoot. I used Oribe products for styling to keep moisture.

Reverse Balayage / Balayage / Toner

I was so lucky to work with Martha. She wanted to keep her blonde hair since it took two enlightener process to get her into the blonde she kind of wanted. The blonde started to grow and her dark hair started showing and she didnt like the like created. I decided to do a reverse Balayage on her, that way her new growth and painted on a few pieces using enlightener. Toned her with ash and beige from the new AVEDA oil toners. 

Short graduated bob

It is always wonderful to work with people that are so beautiful. I met Theresa at the mall and we didn't stop chatting, great connection, then she came in to the salon for me to do her hair. I am so blessed! Theresa doesn't like her hair flipping out, so minimal layering and graduation for volume.

Deep Violet All over Color and Haircut

Danielle was visiting from Arizona and she came in just for a haircut. But she wanted to do something different and color her hair violet. She didnt want the color to stay for more than 2 months so we went with Demi Permanent Deep Color Line from Aveda. 

Formula : 75g D V/R - 25g D R/R - 100g 5 vol c/c

Color came out beautiful and super shiny!

Men's Color and Haircut - Sam

I met Sam a few months ago at Blossom Salon Spa. He is a great stylist and I'm happy to have such a great connection with my neighbor (he is next to me). I wanted to clean up his hair and play with Aveda Color. I started by cuttting his hair, I use clippers all around then used the scissors to blend the hair from the bottom to the top. As of the color goes, he wanted to go gray, unfortunately for some reason it didn't work out. He had colored his hair a few weeks back and the enlightener did not lift to a level 10, we were able to lift the hair to a level 8. Then I toned his hair and got this beautiful ginger color, I thought it was a good fit, so we left it alone.

Kids Haircut - :-)

I was lucky to have this cutie in my chair. He wanted to have short hair like his school mates. I loved his hair before, I think it was so cute, but he wanted to go short. No clippers were used in his hair, he doesn't like the noise clippers make.

Aveda Pure Blue - Tone Only

A few months back I did a Balayage / Ombre on Christy and her pictures are in this page. Well she doesn't like to be blonde. She came in to tone her hair to a blueish gray, instead I was able to convinced her to do a deep vibrant blue so that it fade into a blue jean. I really love this color, it is bright, shiny, just beautiful. Formula - 20g Aveda Blue / 20g Aveda ON / 40g 5 Vol. Left it for 45 minutes.

Below the shoulder - One length haircut no layers

Lets talk lots of hair. My clients had been at the pool, beach, sun, river, etc. Her hair needed a little love, it was breaking from all the damage. We decided to cut about 4" off and face frame the front. We used Aveda Products to styler her hair - Smooth Infusion Line - I love the result, hair felt soft and silky, no frizziness and super smooth. If you are interested in purchasing Aveda products please come to Blossom Salon and Spa, check in to their yelp to get 10% off any products, not services. 

All over color - Salmon Pink Color

Here is an all over color, the color choice from my client was kind of interesting but we were able to do it. Her hair was not resistant, The color will not stay, we toned her 3 times and it still came out lighter than expected. I still love the color, I feel like the color looks great with her skin tone. 

Brazilian Blowout and Haircut - Men's

Baldemar and his 360 hair change. Baldemar has a lot of hair and corse. We met twice in different days, first we did the Brazilian blowout and then we met for the haircut. Baldemar is letting his hair grow and we are shaping it as it grows. Brazilian blowout are great for men that have lots of hair and super corse, but it works best on man that have long hair, if you have short hair its a waste of money, hair grows to fast, but if you have the money, why not!.

 

Short graduate bob with layers - for volume

I love Bonnie ! She is family to me, but very picky :-). Bonnie wanted a round haircut to make her face look fuller, she likes big hair. I went with a graduation in the back and added layers and front front is close to her chin area. We used Aveda Products shampoo and styling. Because she has sparkle hair, sparkle hair tend to be dry and coarse and it needs oil so it doesn't become frizzy, we used the Damage Remedy Oil. Works wonders, you should try.

Full Highlight and Haircut

Transformation Mondays ! I wanted to give her some dimension in her hair, since she has such a deep black hair. We went with a full highlight. After it was done we cut about two inches off to bring the hair above the shoulder and frame her beautiful face!

Haircut and Subtle balayage

Super Subtle Balayage for my client per her request. She does not like to see her bun all blonde. We went with a partial balayage and Round Layers with a side bang. Hair looks fuller and healthy.

Color Retouch and Highlights

On my super very good client/friend Claudia! Love every minute :-). We are getting blonder slowly. I will be posting her progress.

Up Do Bridal ladies - Part 1

Fun working with this 4 girls - basically side swept but different styles depending on hair shape and density. Please note we are not using extensions, up dos are all done with clients hair. Partnered with TM'S Makeup Artistry www.tmsmakeup.com

Up Do Bridal ladies Part 2

Fun working with this 4 girls - basically side swept but different styles depending on hair shape and density. Please note we are not using extensions, up dos are all done with clients hair. Partnered with TM'S Makeup Artistry www.tmsmakeup.com

LOB Haircut and Blowout

Client was ready to let some of the damaged hair go and it was about four inches. And we deciced to go with a LOB (Long Bob). Telling a lady we are cutting four inches off her hair its a workout, but the result its amazing. Did you know that if you cut your hair every two months you stimulate your hair growth? And it grows healthier. Also, for my ladies doing box color or any color services, please don't overlap the color formula every time you do a retouch, just do the roots. Do a color refresher every 6 mont

Men's Short Haircut

Super short on the sides - and longer on the top - I used clipper #1 to create my base then blended with scissor over comb (Fine Comb). Blow dried the top with Aveda Control Paste and applied Aveda Light Elements Defining Whip for hold.

Color Correction - Using Aveda

In love with this transformation! Her hair needed some love. We first treated the hair with Aveda Protein treatment, left on for about 5-10 minutes then mixed enlightener with Detoxifying shampoo and hot water. It took about 5-10 minutes for the green blue to be removed. After I applied a toner and gloss in the hair. Balayage and haircut was done 10 months ago and it still looks great!

Soft Pink Balayage

Love - Love - Client has been wanting soft pink hair for a while and she decided to give it a go. I use enlightener to lift her hair to a pale yellow, almost white using the balayage technique. Then we applied the color. We use Aveda Deep Permanent Color.

Full Highlight and Tone

Another successful and beautiful Balayage on my lovely client. Hair was a little brassy and she also had grown out highlights.  We did a full balayage and then toned the hair for an event color result.

Gray Blending and Haircut - Men

My client wanted short hair and to cover his grey. I actually already liked his hair before, his gray hair grows even and messy looks beautiful. But we always want to look younger so we go for the short hair. I used Clipper #3 on the sides then scissor over comb the rest of the hair, I but about 1" off the top for balance.

Highlights on Lucas

Lucas naturaly hair colot is a beautiful brown. he wanted to highlight his hair in a subtle way so I decided to balayage just the top of his hair. I cut his hair earlier that day then use Aveda enlightner to lift his hair.

Hair Trim and Subtle higlights

Angela has great hair to work with. Since her hair is virgin, we used Enlightener with 5 Vol in foils. She lifted in to this color. No Tone was needed since is super beautiful and subtle. Then I flan iron her hair to make is look silky and clean.

Men's Haircut

Again another beautiful hair wanting something shorter. Love the result. Technique is the same, Used Clipper #2 for the sides then scissor over comb to blend with the top that was cut about 1 1/2". Taper a little a the back.

All over Red

Here is my very good friend Selena. Selena's natural hair color was brought up to a red using the Aveda Pure Red. No enlightener was necessary since her hair is virgin. Beautiful Plum Red the result all over complemeting her skin.

All over Color (Gray Coverage)

My clients hair was a little dull, needed a little lift to make her look younger. I first applied the color retouch formula than convinced her to retouch the minds and ends to give the hair and shinier and brighter color. She and I were very happy with the result. I used Aveda Deep Permanent.

Haircut - Full Highlight and Tone

I love this girl we spend hours together and we talk about anything. She wants to be a "güerita" and we almost achieved the blonde this time. I decided to go with a Full Highlight to lift her the max. He hair came out more than beautiful at the end. Hair was in great conditions, no hair falls. 

Hair Up-do (at Vivah Indian Wedding Expo)

I was lucky enough to have my very good friend Timsi invite me to VIVAH (Wedding Expo for Indians in the Bay Area) For more inforamtion please go to www.tmsmakeup.com. My models  hair was so long. I was able to do an updo, mixing a few techniques, Finger wave in the front and curls all pined up in the back with a Clean Neck Bow Tie look. Just perfect for an indian wedding. 

Short with lots of layers

Client wanted short Hair to around her chin area. Her hair needed a little attention after several months of not cutting or styling. Just in love with the result.

Another Subtle Balayage

This time we only did a partial balayage and its super subtle, she didn't want anything to bright. Beautiful result!

Haircut only and Hair Treatment

Client is a swimmer and she needed a trim. Her ends were really done. Cut about 3" off - One Length with a little graduation. Hair color even changed after treatment.

Up Do for a Bridal Party

Beautiful and chick! Everything curled and up

Color Retouch, Haircut and Treatment/Gloss

Loved working on her hair. I lifted her hair using ELC (Extra Lifting Cream) from Aveda. It lifted her to a beautiful Blonde and it toned her hair at the same time. Haircut was layered and graduated, to give her volume and bounce. 

Full Highlight and Color in between

Client wanted to not see red in her hair. I decided we should do a full highlight with color in between to make the hair darker and have highlights. We both agreed it will complement her skin. We also cut her hair to a Lob. Love the results.

Full Balayage and haircut

My Mami - i enjoy doing my mothers hair so much! You may think she will be cool with anything I do, well not really. I was able to meet her in between. She wanted to be blonde, and no. She has olive skin, olive skin looks great with a dark base. Picture was taken in Austin after a 5 hour flight from San Francisco.

Subtle Partial Highlight + Haircut

Client wanted something super subtle. Her hair is really dark and I just wanted to created dimension with a lighter chocolate brown color. Lots of work but result was amazing. Sometimes subtle its great! If you are looking for something not so extreme, this is a great choice.

Haircut and Treatment

OMG - Lets talk about damaged hair. Im very please to have done her hair. Sometime you just need a hair treatment and a haircut to bring your hair back to life. Now hers it's very transformed. My recommendation is to do a hair and scalp treatment at least once every two months. They are inexpensive and they really work. Think about it!

Balayage and Haircut

My lovely Ericka! She was ready for a new look in 2017. And man, great transformation. He hair went from been a 6 to a 10 after everything. She had virgin hair so we lifted her using color and a few highlights. As of the haircut goes, we decided to do a dramatic Lob, with lots of layers for movement. 

Men's Haircut and 2017 change

From long hair to short but long. I have been fortunate enough to have adventurous clients. I was cutting his hair while in the process of growing every three months for the year of 2016. The picture on the left shows 12 month of hair growth with just a trim and a clean up around the face. He was ready to let go by September 2016, but we kept it until January 2017. New hair for my client this year. What a difference. 

Presicion Haircut - Long Round Layers

OMG ! I love her hair and I just blow dry her hair, no flat iron. She gets a Japanese straightener every six months to take care of he frizziness. It works with some hair types. Her hair is very strong and she has lots, with that said it's ok for her to lose hair and make it less thick. 

Clean Bob with Layers

This was a challenge working with a small amount of hair. I do love the silkiness and sleekness of this haircut. Her hair is on the wavy side, we did flat iron to make it look clean.  The haircut entire was done on dry. I also did her highlights, using a new technique from Aveda called Eclipting. 

Disconected Bob and curls

I love me some Marissa ! Fun - sweet and super sexy! if you haven't seen her Instagram please add her now : marissajaded

I remember when I first met her she had long hair and she went short due to a hand fracture :-(, but she is better now and she is unstoppable. I decided to go with a asymmetrical, because she is super edgy, but we are letting grow one side to make it very dramatic. 

Retouch - Tone - Haircut - BlowDry

She had previously highlighted her hair with a Balayage effect, but they never toned her. I used the Aveda permanent line for her retouch and brought it down a little so that it blend with her lighter color. Then I used the Aveda Demi Permanent, let me tell you I have used other toners but Aveda toners are amazing. They also give a gloss to the hair and is 99% derived of natural products mostly (plant based) haircut is a one length no layers, due to the amount of hair and frizzines. 

Hair Donation 13" off + men's short cut

His hair is going to someone in need. His hair is never been processed , in other words "virgin hair". For hair donations most companies will like to get "virgin hair" so that is still feels strong and can go to a few changes. He waited 4 years and I was the lucky one. Haircut was done with scissors only and cleaned perimeter with T Line clippers.

Another Men's Haircut

From Furry to clean. Love doing fades with scissors. I do start the fade using the desire clipper length then I do the rest of the haircut using scissor over comb technique.

Hair and Body change - great change

Lucas decided to make a change since he has gain 32 pounds of muscle. We had cut his hair back in November 2016 and we also did the highlights. Rock them for a while and now he is done and wanting a military short sides - long top look. Watch out he is out looking for his dream boy!

Haircut and Blow Dry

Beaituful One lenght haircut with square layers - perfect for our sophisticated ladies!

Hair Coloring :-)

One of my favorites !

I was afraid of the color turning to orange since she is a natural Level 4. But it turn out to be a beautiful golden Blonde. I added a little lighter piece in the front for contrast around the face.

Aveda Blonding

Lets cancel all yellow orange and go platinum - challenge accepted. I lifted her hair using Aveda Enlightener and alternated with 20 Vol and 30 Vol (20 in the back / 30 in the front) and did not use any toners. Love the result and now we are about to put colors in her hair. Can't wait :-)

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