Friday, June 17, 2011

New Hair & Shopping with the Gals

Hello Beauties! So as you might know, I had my hair done yesterday, and I absolutely love how it turned out! I was a little worried going in because it's the first time I've had my hair done by a student, but the lady who was assigned to me (Mia) was absolutely fabulous and totally knew what she was doing. There were also supervisors walking around to make sure everything was done properly. I think Mia did a great job creating a cut that similar to what I was looking for (Jennifer Aniston's cut barely beat out Jessica Simpson's in the end) as well as the lighter, summery blonde that so many of us adored (a la Kate Hudson). Here's what the finished product looked like:

Please ignore the fact that I have absolutely NO makeup on in this photo and that it's a little blurry. I snapped it with my phone as I was getting ready to head out.
And the inspiration:

After getting my hair done, I met up with some of my friends from school and we headed over to a fun shopping event hosted by Sassy City Chicks (yes, we laughed at that name a lot while we were there- because we're sassy)! It was a fun time, though definitely very busy. Luckily, we got there right when it began, so we were able to snag a free cocktail and have our makeup done before the lines got too long.

The girls: Hayley, Katie, Allison, Rebecca, and yours truly. I met Hayley for the first time yesterday, and she was so sweet and super cute! I loved her fedora. The rest of the girls I've had two years to fall in love with! They are all so fun and I love hanging out with them!
Rebecca before having her makeup done.
Benefit gal in action: She gave us all a lesson about eye cream  that has probably prevented me from ever going without again!
And  an "after" shot of the beautiful Rebecca. 
There were a lot of fun clothes, shoes, accessories, and baubles for sale, but the prices were a little steep at some of the booths, so in the end, I just took home some "POREfessional" by Benefit. We were also given swag bags at the door, which had a lot of fun goodies for us to try!

This sleeveless romper was super cute, and would have been my pick if it hadn't come with a hefty price tag!
And here are the goodies from the swag bag. My favorite thing is the full size Nick Chavez hair strengthener. I can't wait to try it out!
After a long day of primping and shopping (oh, what a life) we all decided to walk to a local brew pub called Haymarket Brewery and relax with a refreshing brew and a bite to eat. All in all, it was a pretty great day.

So what do you think of my new hair? Do you think Mia did a good job creating and a Jen & Kate inspired 'do? I'd love to hear your thoughts!


  1. Love the new 'do, of course! ANd, what a fun day with your cute, sassy gals. Love things like that! PS: tell your friend Rebecca I want her scarf.

  2. its cute! i like the sleeveless romper too!

  3. Lookin' super cute with your new summer 'do! So glad you had a better hair experience than me. Your sassy event looks like it was so much fun!

  4. Yay it came out great!! You look amazing!! The kate and jennifer combo is perfect!!


  5. Tara, your hair looks fab! Love the color and the cut!! By the way, it looks like you ladies had such a fun time at your gala. I am so wishing we had more things to do like that here


  6. i think the length is perfect for your face and the season. especially loving the curls. and that's a great bunch of goodies in that swag bag!

  7. I love how your hair turned out! In the photo of you and your girls, you look so radiant and full of sunshine! The color and cut are perfect!

    You are a bombshell baby!

    xo Teresa
    Check out my latest fashion remix!

  8. Love the hair, it looks so good! Sounds like you had a great 'girly' day. Definitely nice to do that once in awhile!

  9. What a fun time that looks like! That's some killer swag!

  10. Your hair looks great! What time were you at the shopping event? I was there too and ran into Nikia sadly our paths didn't cross. :( We'll have to do something soon.

  11. Love the hair cut!! Sounds like y'all had a good time!

  12. werk!

    great cut!

    and i wish that i would have known you were there, i definitely would have said hey!