Being able to do your hair so well that people think you got it done professionally is THE DREAM... a very distant dream. Still, the ladies in Ladylike hoped maybe they could come close and decided to learn how to style hair AND host a pop-up salon, all in THREE DAYS:
First, learning day! With A LOT (A LOT) of help from our mentor Rebekah Lesser, we each learned how to do a different style.
Freddie learned how to do Hollywood body waves on me (which is hilar because that's the style Freddie picked for me for the wedding hair video, which I eventually chose as my ACTUAL wedding hair).
I learned how to do big Southern hair on our intern Stacy:
Jen learned how to cut bangs on an extremely brave Devin:
And Chantel learned how to do a crown braid on our intern Lillian:
Sure, our practice round turned out well, but for our pop-up salon, we would need to execute these styles on real people, with feelings and dreams and the ability to feel pain. GULP.
The day of our pop-up salon, I was not very confident:
While Chantel was the opposite:
Also, we named out pop-up salon Cham-puppy, because we had champagne and also everyone had their foster dogs around:
Freddie's first "client" Chrissy was late, much to her displeasure.
Jen was a ~consummate professional~:
A little ways in, Rebekah came over to inspect our work:
And Chantel's "client every 15 minutes" assertion hit a little snag:
And Freddie of course was just killing it all day:
So, how did we end up doing?
My efforts at giving YB some big Southern curls turned into a very pretty look that was maybe a little bit too close to Freddie's look, but WHATEVS.
It turns out Jen is actually really good at cutting bangs, even though each trim took about 45 minutes, lol.
Chantel had to redo some of her braids and it ended up taking a bit longer than 15 minutes a person, but her crown braids still looked pretty ~tight~:
And Freddie just nailed her Hollywood body waves because Freddie is just naturally gifted like that.
IN SUMMARY: When it comes to styling other people's hair, we did OK. But being a real hairstylist is a fucking art form and you should shower yours in tips and punctuality.