Tera Rae Stephens .com http://teraraestephens.com You. Authentically Beautiful. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 04:36:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Low Maintenance Vacation Hair http://teraraestephens.com/2014/07/low-maintenance-vacation-hair/ http://teraraestephens.com/2014/07/low-maintenance-vacation-hair/#respond Wed, 16 Jul 2014 04:19:57 +0000 http://teraraestephens.com/?p=1825 Low maintenance vacation hair was the topic over at Little Boogaweezin last week, did you happen to catch it?  Talking about keeping my hair super low maintenance when I’m on vacation is an important topic for me because I like to spend my travel time enjoying where I am and not in the bathroom styling my hair!  I also find that I laze by the pool until the last possible second which leaves little time to primp before racing to a dinner reservation!!!

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I hope you’ll click through and have a peek!  And it would be fantastic if you would let me know in the comments what you do with your hair when you’re on vacation!  Do you spend a lot of time styling or do you keep it simple too?

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Low maintenance vacation hair was the topic over at Little Boogaweezin last week, did you happen to catch it?  Talking about keeping my hair super low maintenance when I’m on vacation is an important topic for me because I like to spend my travel time enjoying where I am and not in the bathroom styling my hair!  I also find that I laze by the pool until the last possible second which leaves little time to primp before racing to a dinner reservation!!!

fishtailbun

I hope you’ll click through and have a peek!  And it would be fantastic if you would let me know in the comments what you do with your hair when you’re on vacation!  Do you spend a lot of time styling or do you keep it simple too?

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::Transformation Tuesday:: Hot Heads Hair Extensions http://teraraestephens.com/2014/06/transformation-tuesday-hot-heads-hair-extensions/ http://teraraestephens.com/2014/06/transformation-tuesday-hot-heads-hair-extensions/#respond Tue, 01 Jul 2014 04:24:14 +0000 http://teraraestephens.com/?p=1818 Before and after hair makeover using Hot Heads hair extensions.

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I just love a huge change and nothing is more exciting than a client ready to go for it!  This client took a risk and ended up with a shorter cut that she wasn’t digging.  When I met her she was really missing her long hair so we decided to order her some Hot Heads Hair Extensions and make it long again.  She is loving her longer, thicker locks!

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Have you ever worn hair extensions after regretting a new hair cut?

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My Favorite Kevin Murphy Products Giveaway {$75 value} http://teraraestephens.com/2014/05/my-favorite-kevin-murphy-products-giveaway/ http://teraraestephens.com/2014/05/my-favorite-kevin-murphy-products-giveaway/#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 14:51:07 +0000 http://teraraestephens.com/?p=1803 We’re approaching a holiday weekend so I thought it would be fun to celebrate with a giveaway of my favorite Kevin Murphy products!  The winner will receive all three of the products in the picture below.

I’m known to have dirty hair most of the time (because dirty hair is good hair) and since discovering Fresh.Hair it has become my fave.  It smells fresh but not too perfumey and really helps soak up excess oils on the scalp.  If you’re looking to break free of daily hair washing you can read all about that in this post I wrote about Dirty Hair.

I tend to go easy on product since I’m not a frequent washer so Hair.Resort Spray is perfect for me.  It smells like vacation, offers light hold and fantastic beach texture.  I normally spray it in damp hair and just let it air dry.  Super low maintenance on hot Summer days.  It also works great as a light weight hair spray, I use it when I curl my hair with a curling wand.

To fancy up my air dried hair for a night out, I love Shimmer. Shine.  It’s a light weight shine spray with the tiniest flecks of gold in it.  Your locks will glisten in the light without looking cheap or gaudy.  It also makes a slicked back ponytail look glossy and chic!  Not only is it a shine fest, Shimmer.Shine will provide nutrients and strength to your hair as you wear it.

What product do you think would be your favorite?  Telling me in the comments below is good for an entry in the giveaway!

 

Happy Long Weekend Friends.

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We’re approaching a holiday weekend so I thought it would be fun to celebrate with a giveaway of my favorite Kevin Murphy products!  The winner will receive all three of the products in the picture below.

I’m known to have dirty hair most of the time (because dirty hair is good hair) and since discovering Fresh.Hair it has become my fave.  It smells fresh but not too perfumey and really helps soak up excess oils on the scalp.  If you’re looking to break free of daily hair washing you can read all about that in this post I wrote about Dirty Hair.

I tend to go easy on product since I’m not a frequent washer so Hair.Resort Spray is perfect for me.  It smells like vacation, offers light hold and fantastic beach texture.  I normally spray it in damp hair and just let it air dry.  Super low maintenance on hot Summer days.  It also works great as a light weight hair spray, I use it when I curl my hair with a curling wand.

To fancy up my air dried hair for a night out, I love Shimmer. Shine.  It’s a light weight shine spray with the tiniest flecks of gold in it.  Your locks will glisten in the light without looking cheap or gaudy.  It also makes a slicked back ponytail look glossy and chic!  Not only is it a shine fest, Shimmer.Shine will provide nutrients and strength to your hair as you wear it.

What product do you think would be your favorite?  Telling me in the comments below is good for an entry in the giveaway!

 

Happy Long Weekend Friends.

kmgiveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Transformation Tuesday: Bouncy Bob http://teraraestephens.com/2014/04/transformation-tuesday-bouncy-bob/ http://teraraestephens.com/2014/04/transformation-tuesday-bouncy-bob/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:46:52 +0000 http://teraraestephens.com/?p=1785 Natalie is a long time friend and was ready for a change.  I caught a little poll she was taking on Facebook about whether she should cut her hair or not and my vote was YES!  I looked forward to her arrival all day because I knew this cut would be great for her texture and lifestyle.  She is a fantastic wedding and family photographer, check her work out!

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Wondering how to style this cut?  Natalie has great natural texture so I encouraged that with Oribe Sculpting Cream and a diffuser.  When her hair was totally dry I used my 25mm (3/4″)  Enzo Milano curling iron to curl just the very top section of her hair to give it a smoother finish.  A little note about my favorite curling iron,  if you want a looser curl or wave wrap a thicker section of hair and less hair for a tighter curl or wave.  This is truly the only iron I use in the salon.

Are you planning a new cut or color for the Spring?  Tell me all about it in the comments!

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Natalie is a long time friend and was ready for a change.  I caught a little poll she was taking on Facebook about whether she should cut her hair or not and my vote was YES!  I looked forward to her arrival all day because I knew this cut would be great for her texture and lifestyle.  She is a fantastic wedding and family photographer, check her work out!

natmoser

 

Wondering how to style this cut?  Natalie has great natural texture so I encouraged that with Oribe Sculpting Cream and a diffuser.  When her hair was totally dry I used my 25mm (3/4″)  Enzo Milano curling iron to curl just the very top section of her hair to give it a smoother finish.  A little note about my favorite curling iron,  if you want a looser curl or wave wrap a thicker section of hair and less hair for a tighter curl or wave.  This is truly the only iron I use in the salon.

Are you planning a new cut or color for the Spring?  Tell me all about it in the comments!

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Always In My Bag http://teraraestephens.com/2014/04/always-in-my-bag/ http://teraraestephens.com/2014/04/always-in-my-bag/#respond Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:28:43 +0000 http://teraraestephens.com/?p=1782 These are the things that are ALWAYS in my bag. The bag changes periodically, this one is Alexander Wang, but these are the necessities that I don’t leave the house without! I’ve taken close ups of the hard to see items because maybe you can’t live with out them either! I keep my iPhone in a Life Proof case because I have 3 kids and frankly I’m pretty clumsy too. My keys and Stella and Dot wallet are both on wrist straps, I have a bad habit of leaving the bag in the car and grabbing the bare essentials to run quick errands. I keep my business cards in this cute leather pouch by Rebecca Minkoff. Minimal makeup is my daily jam so I just throw the gloss of the day and Epicuren lip balm in an outside pocket so it’s easy to grab. Do you know about Do Terra essential oils? I’m completely obsessed and have been curing every ailment my family can concoct for the past several months. Favorites for the road are Clary Calm Women’s blend which seriously calms my ass down. Past Tense is awesome for headaches and has saved my son from migraines. On Guard and Peppermint Beadlets for protection from airborne germs and fantastic breath respectively. These IVI shades are my fave at the moment. I own several pairs but these offer great coverage, are light and comfortable.inmybag

 

What is always in your bag?  Do we share any favorites?

 

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These are the things that are ALWAYS in my bag. The bag changes periodically, this one is Alexander Wang, but these are the necessities that I don’t leave the house without! I’ve taken close ups of the hard to see items because maybe you can’t live with out them either! I keep my iPhone in a Life Proof case because I have 3 kids and frankly I’m pretty clumsy too. My keys and Stella and Dot wallet are both on wrist straps, I have a bad habit of leaving the bag in the car and grabbing the bare essentials to run quick errands. I keep my business cards in this cute leather pouch by Rebecca Minkoff. Minimal makeup is my daily jam so I just throw the gloss of the day and Epicuren lip balm in an outside pocket so it’s easy to grab. Do you know about Do Terra essential oils? I’m completely obsessed and have been curing every ailment my family can concoct for the past several months. Favorites for the road are Clary Calm Women’s blend which seriously calms my ass down. Past Tense is awesome for headaches and has saved my son from migraines. On Guard and Peppermint Beadlets for protection from airborne germs and fantastic breath respectively. These IVI shades are my fave at the moment. I own several pairs but these offer great coverage, are light and comfortable.inmybag

 

What is always in your bag?  Do we share any favorites?

 

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Valentines Day Gifts I Would Love To Receive http://teraraestephens.com/2014/01/valentines-day-gifts-i-would-love-to-receive/ http://teraraestephens.com/2014/01/valentines-day-gifts-i-would-love-to-receive/#respond Sat, 25 Jan 2014 19:19:44 +0000 http://teraraestephens.com/?p=1779

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My Hot Heads Demo and Giveaway Was A Blast! http://teraraestephens.com/2014/01/my-hot-heads-demo-and-giveaway-was-a-blast/ http://teraraestephens.com/2014/01/my-hot-heads-demo-and-giveaway-was-a-blast/#comments Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:34:15 +0000 http://teraraestephens.com/?p=1769 On Sunday I hosted a really fun event at Tek Salon where I work.  I planned a morning with mimosas and pastries to talk about why Hot Heads are my favorite (and only) method of hair extensions and how quickly I can transform someones look using them.  I had great raffle prizes including product from Schwartzkopf, Kevin Murphy and Hot Heads as well as the cutest clutch and gift certificate from La Bella boutique in Belmont Shores.  One lucky lady even won a full head of Hot Heads hair extensions!  I’ll post before and after photos of her in a couple of weeks.

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Ladies sipped mimosas while I added 14-16″ of brown and blonde Hot Heads to Nicole’s hair.  She wanted her hair to be a bit longer with more volume and since we worked with 3 colors I was also able to add more depth and dimension.  She has been craving brighter blonde and her own hair can’t take any more bleach so I used brighter blonde in the front.  She’s thrilled with her new look!

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My second model was my sweet assistant Erin who has been with out extensions since October.  She’s been dying for new hair but promised to wait for this event!  Erin wanted her locks way longer and way blonder!  We used 18-20″ extensions in the new “rooted” version.  These are great because with Erin’s darker base the tapes don’t show at all and her ends are much lighter.  Instant ombre’!!!

erinhh

 

We had such a great morning that I’m looking forward to holding this event again.  If you think you would like to hear more about Hot Heads and why they’re my favorite please leave your email in the comments so I can make sure to invite you!

Oh! I almost forgot… I also offered special pricing and a payment plan at the event. If you would like to take advantage please email me for details and to schedule a consultation! Offer ends January 31, 2014

 

 

 

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On Sunday I hosted a really fun event at Tek Salon where I work.  I planned a morning with mimosas and pastries to talk about why Hot Heads are my favorite (and only) method of hair extensions and how quickly I can transform someones look using them.  I had great raffle prizes including product from Schwartzkopf, Kevin Murphy and Hot Heads as well as the cutest clutch and gift certificate from La Bella boutique in Belmont Shores.  One lucky lady even won a full head of Hot Heads hair extensions!  I’ll post before and after photos of her in a couple of weeks.

hhdemo

Ladies sipped mimosas while I added 14-16″ of brown and blonde Hot Heads to Nicole’s hair.  She wanted her hair to be a bit longer with more volume and since we worked with 3 colors I was also able to add more depth and dimension.  She has been craving brighter blonde and her own hair can’t take any more bleach so I used brighter blonde in the front.  She’s thrilled with her new look!

nicolehh

My second model was my sweet assistant Erin who has been with out extensions since October.  She’s been dying for new hair but promised to wait for this event!  Erin wanted her locks way longer and way blonder!  We used 18-20″ extensions in the new “rooted” version.  These are great because with Erin’s darker base the tapes don’t show at all and her ends are much lighter.  Instant ombre’!!!

erinhh

 

We had such a great morning that I’m looking forward to holding this event again.  If you think you would like to hear more about Hot Heads and why they’re my favorite please leave your email in the comments so I can make sure to invite you!

Oh! I almost forgot… I also offered special pricing and a payment plan at the event. If you would like to take advantage please email me for details and to schedule a consultation! Offer ends January 31, 2014

 

 

 

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Hot Heads Hair Extentions Demo and Giveaway http://teraraestephens.com/2014/01/hot-heads-hair-extentions-demo-and-giveaway/ http://teraraestephens.com/2014/01/hot-heads-hair-extentions-demo-and-giveaway/#comments Sat, 04 Jan 2014 05:02:39 +0000 http://teraraestephens.com/?p=1763 Hi Friends!

I wanted to make sure that you know I have a really fun event coming up in January that you won’t want to miss if you’ve ever thought about hair extensions!

It recently dawned on me that a lot more women would wear Hot Heads if they were fully informed on the method, how they are applied and why they’re my favorite! (It’s because they’re the only non-damaging method I’ve ever seen!)

You’ll get to watch me apply extensions on 2 very different models and enter a raffle for some great giveaways including a full head of Hot Heads (for new clients only) as well as product and goodies for clients already wearing Hot Heads! We’ll drink mimosas and have a really fun morning together!

Check out the invitation below and please RSVP if you plan to attend!
Hope to see you there!

xo,
Tera

 

BTW- I was just featured as the stylist of the month on The Hot Heads Blog!!!!  I’m so honored and excited to be recognized by my favorite extension brand.  I hope you’ll mosey over to read what I have to say about Hot Heads over there!

 

 

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Hi Friends!

I wanted to make sure that you know I have a really fun event coming up in January that you won’t want to miss if you’ve ever thought about hair extensions!

It recently dawned on me that a lot more women would wear Hot Heads if they were fully informed on the method, how they are applied and why they’re my favorite! (It’s because they’re the only non-damaging method I’ve ever seen!)

You’ll get to watch me apply extensions on 2 very different models and enter a raffle for some great giveaways including a full head of Hot Heads (for new clients only) as well as product and goodies for clients already wearing Hot Heads! We’ll drink mimosas and have a really fun morning together!

Check out the invitation below and please RSVP if you plan to attend!
Hope to see you there!

xo,
Tera

 

BTW- I was just featured as the stylist of the month on The Hot Heads Blog!!!!  I’m so honored and excited to be recognized by my favorite extension brand.  I hope you’ll mosey over to read what I have to say about Hot Heads over there!

 

 

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My Favorite Gifts For Your Guy http://teraraestephens.com/2013/12/my-favorite-gifts-for-your-guy/ http://teraraestephens.com/2013/12/my-favorite-gifts-for-your-guy/#respond Sat, 14 Dec 2013 16:35:56 +0000 http://teraraestephens.com/?p=1760

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My Favorite Gifts For The Beach Lover http://teraraestephens.com/2013/12/my-favorite-gifts-for-the-beach-lover/ http://teraraestephens.com/2013/12/my-favorite-gifts-for-the-beach-lover/#respond Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:16:42 +0000 http://teraraestephens.com/?p=1758

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