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May is a CRAZY month for me - both personally & professionally. It's rivaled really only by December. They're kind of similar for me in a weird way. The salon is on fire & there isn't a second to breathe. On top of that - on a personal level - there's Mother's Day, my sister, nephew & niece's birthdays & Memorial Day weekend! And somewhere in the midst of all that crazy I'm trying to squeeze in some spring cleaning, planting, etc. And all of this with my assistant on a week long cruise! Holy Lord.

I work my ass off & the month of May is a blur ending with the holiday weekend. But then it all pays off. Guess what - I start a four day work week for the entire summer! So basically if it doesn't happen in the month of May it'll have to wait till fall. This boy is checking out! It becomes time to let it go. Ocean air, salty hair & not a care. That's my summer motto!

May was the month of formal hair - everything from proms, to weddings, Bat Mitzvahs & First Holy Communions. Just to name a few. To check out some of my favorite formal looks I did this season just click here.

We learned all about how to grow our hair long for formal events with some help from Kerastase Initialiste.To read my 10 Tips for Hair Growth just click here.

If you've liked any of the looks I've shared on my Instagram this spring formal season or have your own vision in your head but don't quite know how to communicate this to your stylist here are my 8 Tips for the Perfect Consultation. Use these tips & you'll be sure to get the look you want.

There were several posts on how to conquer those bobby pins & make them work for you - featuring Salon Care Professional Supreme Bobby Pins. For some great bobby pin inspo click here & for the complete "Back to Basics" post click here.

I had the pleasure of experimenting this spring hair & makeup formal season with Evian Facial Spray. And let me tell you - it was a lifesaver to help set hair & makeup & keep your overall look from melting on hot & humid days. For more info & to enter their Summer Essentials Giveaway click here.

Last but not least 3 of some of the most important people in my life all have their birthdays the last few days of May - my sister & my niece & nephew. And we'll throw my brother-in-law in there too - don't want to leave anyone out!

So here at Hair by Hal we had quite a blockbuster May - how was yours?!

Cheers - Hal

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