February 18, 2018

I haven't done a Back to Basics post in a while & I've been getting a lot of questions about hairspray lately so I figured now's the time to revisit this series!

People are all over the board with hairspray.  Some clients request it & even ask for more when you think yo...

May 25, 2017

OK - so I know what you're thinking - you're seriously going to do a Back to Basics on bobby pins?!  But more people ask me about them then you would think & most aren't using them correctly.  When you use a good bobby pin the right way you're hair is going to stay put...

February 19, 2017

Want to cut down your blow dry time & not end up with brittle, fried hair?  Then get the right hair dryer for you!

If you have really thick hair definitely go with an ionic or tourmaline hair dryer that gives off negative ions for faster drying & less frizz.  


October 2, 2016

 Curly & wavier hair are the current trend but let's be honest - sleek & shiny hair is always enviable.  But sleek & shiny can quickly become dry & damaged if you're using a busted flat iron or using it wrong.   High quality straighteners work faster & make hair smooth...

September 25, 2016

I recently shared my girlfriend's transformation from #longhairdon'tcare to short & edgy & back to long - or at least having the option of wearing it long - with the help of Lovely Daizies.

As you know when it comes to permanent hair extensions I strongly sugge...

March 2, 2016

What is more trendy right now then the beachy wave?!  Other then the braid, curls have been a huge trend for years now.  Remember when everyone flat ironed their hair as smooth as they could get it?  It seems now more & more clients ask how to achieve the exact opposit...

January 10, 2016

Like most other people, as one year ends & another begins I contemplate how the year went professionally & what I can do better in 2016.  So as I was perusing different reports I got to thinking - what products did I sell the most of in 2015 & why???  Lord knows if it...

March 22, 2015


There are sooooo many shampoos on the market it's CRAZY! Today we're going to break it down & give you a place to start.  


First - check your shampoo label now! You should be using a SULFATE FREE SHAMPOO.  What are sulfates?  Basically they're detergents that turn sha...

March 1, 2015




In my first Back to Basics post we're going over everything you need to find your perfect HAIRBRUSH.  There are so many types and sizes whats a girl to do?!  There are tons of makeup brushes at the MAC store for a reason.  Hairbrushes should be treated the same - so...

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I'm Hal, a professional Hair Stylist with a passion for making the everyday woman look like Hollywood Royalty. 

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