09.14.15

STRIIIKE

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i can admit that i’m now obsessed with these three sisters. these beauty experts are incredibly talented and so fun to hang with. we decided to do a little before and after shoot in their los angeles studio, STRIIIKE. on the agenda: HAIR by ashley, BROWS by kristie, and MAKEUP by jenn…

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i decided that day, after a little bit of group persuasion, to try a new hair cut. i’ve been complaining for a while that i wanted to switch it up and try something new. i haven’t cut my hair more than a trim in over a decade!

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you must try purple shampoo for that silvery white look…

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jesse and i both got our brows and lashes tinted by the “eyebrow whisperer,” kristie. and now i want my brows tinted for the rest of my life. i love this bold look that adds a lot to the face.

TWO PRO BROW TIPS FROM KRISTIE:

1. “Use a strong-hold eyebrow gel to push and hold hairs up to create an instantly fuller and more natural brow.”

2. “Whether you’re tweezing your own brows or having them professionally done, allow them to grow for at least 6-8 weeks in between. This will create a more low maintenance brow by allowing the hair growth to be on the same cycle.”

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can you tell i was shocked. and may have teared up a bit. hair grows back, right?! but i just needed to have a little faith in ashley who definitely knew what she was doing.

TWO PRO HAIR TIPS FROM ASHLEY:

1. “Blunt, heavy ends are my favorite for haircuts right now. But sometimes you still need a little movement. To achieve this cut layers on the inside. I like to section out hair as if I’m going to add layers but then go in and take out pieces of hair with my scissors (not thin in shears) to create movement without thinning or layering.”

2. “Blowdry tip: use a boar Bristol brush (Ibiza) about two to three sizes smaller than you normally would for volume. Take sections and Blowdry them as you normally would with a round brush but then begin to twist the brush out of the hair as it cools to create more of a soft wave. Sort of as if you were twisting it around your finger. Then as it cools rough it up with your fingers to create texture and variation.”

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i’ve never been that great at applying makeup. i loved learning little tips and tricks from jenn. she’s amazing! jesse went with evening makeup, and i decided on a more daytime look.

TWO PRO MAKEUP TIPS FROM JENN:

1. “Always use a beauty blender wet.” (ps this was news to me, i’ve been using mine dry for a year. oops! you have to try one of these if you haven’t already!)

2. “Use a lip liner after lipstick for an easier application.”

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we both left feeling feminine and happy as can be. what a fun beauty day! what did you think of the results? have you ever had a meltdown after cutting your hair?!

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you should definitely check out their studio here:

Striiike
9278 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills
by appointment from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. 310.205.2600

photos by ivan solis
4 easy hair styles: click here.

23 COMMENTS

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    you look gorgeous bri, love the new hair style! you both do 🙂
    and what an amazing spot, there should be one in every city!!
    xx j

    Bobbie says:

    I love an updated look with the change of season! You two look great & what fun to get primped up with fun people too! I just got a new cut myself with “blunt” ends & it feels really fresh. I hope you continue to play with your hair & enjoy your latest look!!!

    Leah says:

    Absolutely love your new do! What shampoo did they use?

    Penelope says:

    I can’t believe what a transformation this is. The after hair looks SO great!

    Julie says:

    You both look absolutely gorgeous!!

    shawn says:

    your hair cut looks amazing you shouldn’t feel sad about the cut – looks great!

    Melody says:

    I LOVE your hair. Crazy how such a small change makes a HUGE difference. You should definitely keep it!

    Lori Rhodes says:

    Your hair looks amazing and so healthy! Love it!

    you both look fabulous!!

    Marie-Luise says:

    Almost every time until I found my current hair stylist. The first time I saw her I literally told her that if it was anyone else I’d be in tears right now, because she had cut so much. And now I have longer and thicker hair than ever. You two look smokin’!

    Ana says:

    LOVE! You ladies look amazing!!

    Ka-Yun Chan says:

    It looks great! My hair is long enough to be able to donate 8″+ so I’m excited to cut my hair soon! 🙂

    Kim Pirring says:

    The silver blonde hair looks so great! I would love the chance to try a similar look one day, but as a natural brunette I might not want to take the risk D:

    Natalie Ann says:

    I love your hair so much 🙂 I wish I was brave enough to have the lob!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

    Alyssa says:

    You look so fabulous. The new haircut is gorgeous!
    The beauty blender damp is THE BEST.

    Meredith says:

    Your hair is ON point. Looks fantastic!

    Nadia Ramos says:

    You look amaaaazing! The haircut is perfect! 🙂

    kirstin says:

    omg you guys look incredible! I love your new hair length!! But I also get how traumatic it can be to get most of it cut off. I had the WORST haircut of my life last year when my hairdresser cut off about 4 inches (!!!) more than what I wanted. I cried for days.

    Catherine says:

    you both look so gorgeous!! i always hate having my haircut cause i want it to grow long so my hairdresser and i have this running joke every time i come in that i see the colourist more then him. I have roughly the same length hair as yours now and looking at it after the chop and on your head i feel a lot happier with my length 🙂 Definitely keep using that purple shampoo!

    anastasia says:

    just gorgeous – the haircut is perfect as is the soft colour!!

    Natalie says:

    Gorgeous! Love your silvery blonde color.

    vps kuopio says:

    Hola amado! I deseen decir que este Poste es impresionante, gran escritas y Incluye casi todos vitales infos .
    Me gusta A ver adicionales mensajes como este.

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