Designer Deals: DUH

Accessory 🕶 deals from @saksoff5th will make you smile 😃 #off5thfinds. Simply put, don’t forget to check out this site when you’re looking for designer deals.

These Tom Ford sunglasses 😎 were originally $430, I bought them from Saks Off Fifth for less than $150 including taxes (had a women’s day promo code). This site has always been my go to for shopping 🛍 accessories and handbags, while not having to pay full price.

Now it would be a lot cooler if the ☀️ sun would stay out long enough to take a selfie 🤳.

#thebookofcaleb #tomford #tomfordsunglasses #dealsandsteals

OOTD or OOTM: Sweatpants Rule Postpartum 😂

Well here I am two weeks postpartum and I was going to say “NOTHING fits right, I’ve been wearing sweatpants the whole time”, however, actually I’m going to say that “EVERYTHING fits right, I’ve been wearing sweatpants the whole time.” 😉

With February and the beginning of March being cold and frankly not worth going outside, I can’t complain that the beginning of my maternity leave has corresponded with needing to wear comfy, warm clothes.

I don’t have a go-to expensive sweatsuit or Lulu item to recommend haha, however I’ll admit I pull basically anything from the Express One Eleven line to wear as my day-to-day, non-active “activewear”. As I continue to heal and ‘deflate’ post baby, these comfy and soft clothes are my outfit of the month.

#thebookofcaleb #postpartum #twoweeksold #twoweekspostpartum

It’s Been Too Long

For REAL though. It has been way to long and I’m sorry to all 6 followers 😂 that are anxiously awaiting the latest and greatest from The Book of Caleb.
This client came in with a warm, red to bronde base wanting some highlighted dimension. At this point I can say I like doing a balayage (hand painted) and foil combo to realistically achieve the sun kissed look. I can’t say it enough, it’s all about placement people!

To lift I used Aveda Enlightener with ‘half and half’ volume developer (aka 15vol which is half 10vol and half 20vol #cosmotalk). Toned with 30g Beige 10g Gold Blonde Finish.

Before & After: Color & Cut Refresh

Chop chop! Can I just say this as a hair stylist and hope it translates the right way? If your hair is past your bra strap it probably isn’t doing anything for you. And by anything for you I don’t actually mean that, however, it could be doing MORE for you. Depending on texture and density, of course, you may benefit from taking your hair up several inches to sit around your shoulders. Your hair will still be long but when styled it looks fuller and thicker because you’re keeping the healthiest parts of your hair still. By the time your hair grows out to a length in the mid back region there is a very strong chance the ends are not as thick and it can look a little dead/wispy. Case in point with this client’s before and after below. We cut off 6+ inches to give her a healthy, manageable length that still does everything super long hair can do but looks, in my opinion, WAY better!
Hair cut, color and style by Lauren Caleb.
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AFTER

Mermaid Balayage

You know you’re truly passionate about something when a scenario like this sits in your chair. A client came to me with immensely long, thick, strong and healthy hair. She wanted to go lighter overall but maintain her natural color blend so it would grow out nicely. With hair this long and thick, you can expect at LEAST a 3.5 hour+ appointment for proper application and processing. Some stylists would be like “oh $hit this is going to take forever”, and hey, it does, lol but I literally love doing hair color and couldn’t wait to get started. I gave her sun kissed,  beige and golden toned blonde highlights through a technique of balayage and tipping. The result is so new and natural.

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Honey Hues

I love being able to create the ‘new and natural’ look on a client. Adding in dimension with blonde, honey toned tips brightens up her color but still looks natural and sunkissed. This is the type of color that you can easily go 3 or more months in between appointments if you like your new growth because the blend won’t have any harsh lines. 🙂

PBA Beacon 2017

Just wanted to share that today I was recognized by the Professional Beauty Association for my submission to their Beacon program and received an honorable mention. This means I am invited to participate in the Professional Beauty Association’s annual conference in Las Vegas, which they call “PBA Beauty Week“. Events include the Cosmoprof trade show (which I am most excited about), the North American Hairstyling Awards, and about a bajillion opportunities to network and meet with any and all industry related companies and representatives. Attending a convention of this magnitude will be overwhelming for me in a good way – between education, product development, brand awareness, influencers, hair shows, I know I will need to go in there with a plan of action or I will literally lose myself LOL.

Anyways, excited for the event in July and appreciate the acknowledgement of my work by the Professional Beauty Association. Add that bullet point to the resume! You can watch the video announcement of all winners below to see my name, or just fast forward to the 2 minute mark haha (I’m under “Iowa”). A full list of 2017 winners is also available here.

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