7 STEPS TO BIG BOMBSHELL HAIR [New Video]

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HELLO GORGEOUS!

Over the years, many of you have asked for my hair routine, but I really thought it would be too complicated to film. There’s a method to my madness and I hope this step X step tutorial is easy to follow! Even if you have a bob or lob (long bob) these steps will apply to you. Also, we all have different hair types so you may not need as many products as I do.

STEP 1: Thermal Protectant

STEP 2: Volumizing Product

STEP 3: Blowdry

STEP 4: Set top in velcro rollers

STEP 5: Curl bottom of hair [I’m using the extended XL  1 1/4″ barrel by Hot Tools]

STEP 6: Remove rollers and curl

STEP 7: Break up curls with a texturizing pomade [My favorite is Dear Clark’s Finishing Salve]

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Love to hear from you! What video topics would you like to see? We are planning to film new videos through Summer.

Also, we still have the Limited Edition #Tiffirmation Tee’s available so grab one before their gone!

IMPORTANT: I cherish you and am committed to providing info, tips, experience, insight, tools and any resources I find that will help you elevate your life and live in more freedom! Please take a moment to share this post with any of your girlfriends who need a lift in their spirit or with their hair 🙂

HAPPY JULY!  Take some time to think about how you want the month to look. We are halfway through 2016 and it’s a great time to look over the goals you set at new years. I wrote in my journal this morning and set some new goals for the month. Highly recommend!

HAPPY 4th OF JULY to my U.S. sistas!

Love, Tiff

 

 

 

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SICK OF YOUR LOOK? 5 Ways To Get Out Of A Beauty Rut

Do you cringe when you see a photo of yourself because you’ve had the same old look since 1995?

Are you itching for a beauty change, but not quite sure what to do? 

Can’t gather the courage to make a change? 

As your personal cheerleader and instigator of change- here are 5 ways I get myself out of a beauty rut and if you’ve been watching me webisodes for a while you know I’m not afraid to change my hair. That’s the easiest and fastest way to make a transformation. I think I’ve had every hair color possible except pink or purple.

Here’s your nudge…

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1) PLAY IN MAKEUP

On your day off, take an hour to play in makeup at Sephora and ask a makeup artist or consultant to give you some fresh ideas. It can be overwhelming and confusing because there are so many makeup lines. Try different color palettes that you normally do. If your skin has been dull and ruddy, test some new illuminating foundations and powders. I tend to lean toward muted colors on the lip, but it always makes me look washed out in photos. With the holiday parties around the corner, try a brighter red lip for fun. 

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2) GET YOUR HAIR DID 

This is a difficult one for most women, but it’s also very liberating when we just go for it. There’s something emotional about cutting our hair. I’ve cut my hair in a pixie, a bob, a faux hawk (yes, in my Hollywood days when I realized I was miserable) and it’s been every shade between black and blonde. I am usually itching for a change by Fall and recently had my bangs cut and ombre highlights. That little change helped me get out of my beauty rut from the Summer. If you can’t do a total style change- at least try a more vibrant or lighter/darker version of your current color and try a few extra layers or change your part.

 

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3) CREATE A SPA IN YOUR SHOWER

With the change of season, I tend to get bored with the cleansers, body washes and lotions I’ve been using during Summer. Try a new aromatic healthy body wash that creates a spa-like vibe in the shower. Plus, if you have dry skin it’s best to change up your body washes and lotions for winter. Look for hydrating and moisturizing brands like Whish Coconut Body Wash from Nordstrom. The ingredient list is so yummy! Also, the pH levels change in our skin with the change of seasons. This is an important time of year to pay special attention to our skincare regimen so if you’re in a rut- try a new cleanser. I recently started using the chemical free, all natural, aloe based skincare line – Hard Night/Good Morning by D’Andra Simmons. I especially love the AM Cleanser!  It’s an antioxidant rich exfoliating cleanser enhanced with jojoba beads to gently slough off dead skin cells and leave skin glowing. You feel like you’re giving yourself an at home mini facial every single day! 

 

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4) SWITCH UP YOUR SCENT

I had an interesting chat with some ladies a few weeks ago. We discussed who wore their same scent year around compared to those who squirted a different scent every time they walked out the door. How about you? Have you worn a signature scent all your life or do you switch it up? When I was a teen, my first favorite perfume was Tatiana by DVF named after her daughter. I wore it for years. I tend to stick to one scent until I get into a rut and am completely sick of it. I remember going through the Angel by Thierry Mugler phase. I wore it to death and can barely stand to smell it now. Sorry if that’s your fave! But if you’re in a rut, take some time to experiment and squirt some new fragrances on your trip to Sephora 

 

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5) FAKE IT DON’T BAKE IT

By now, your Summer glow has turned to pasty white so add some color with a great self tanner. Nothing makes you feel better -instantly- like a tan. In fact, I’m about to exfoliate and shower then apply a good coat of the Banana Boat above. I prefer doing this at night before bed so you awake with a glow. Make sure to wear a long sleeve tee and long pajama pants to keep the color on your skin and off your sheets.

These five tips help me tremendously and I hope they help you too!  I know it takes courage to try new things even something as simple as a new hair color, but the beauty of hair is that it always grows back and you can always change the color. What have you got to lose? You may gain a fabulous new look. Life is too short to live with the same hairstyle each decade! Just sayin’…

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What helps YOU get out of a beauty rut?

Share your tip with the sisterhood!

Make sure to join us on the Facebook Page all month for #30daysofgratitude!

Love, Tiff

 

BE FAB FRIDAY: Old Hollywood Glamour at Era Salon

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HEY MY DALLAS SISTAS!

The hair salon- for most women- is hallowed ground. A place of beautification, confidence building and therapy. A woman’s crowning glory is at the top of our beauty regimen list so shouldn’t this hallowed space scream of glamour? Heck yes and I’m thrilled to tell you that my girlfriend’s new salon, ERA is the epitome of glamour, luxury and beauty. The minute you walk in to ERA, your stress melts off. The red carpet is rolled out and you are treated like a celebrity. Despite the uber-chic vibe, ERA has a welcoming Southern charm. Much like Truvy’s beauty parlor on Steel Magnolias, Maleiah has created a comfortable place to kick your heels up, have a cup of coffee or glass of champagne and share a laugh with the personable stylists. You will not only leave with bouncin’ and behavin’ hair, you will leave with a happy heart. 

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Maleiah Rogers, a veteran of the hair industry, discovered a passion for her craft at an early age while working in her mother’s salon in East Texas. After graduating from Toni and Guy in 2002, Maleiah honed her skills at the internationally acclaimed Jose Eber salon. Maleiah is a respected stakeholder in the industry and is known for her trendsetting style. Maleiah founded ERA to share her passion and inspire women to feel beautiful inside and out. ERA salon is the manifestation of Maleiah’s fashion beliefs- blending old Hollywood glamour with modern day chic. via www.erasalon.com

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Doesn’t everyone rock a fascinator to work?  

 

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What woman doesn’t want happy hair and a happy heart?  Call ERA today and make your appointment 214-520-6767.

4023 Oak Lawn Ave, Suite 120, Dallas TX 75219

Tell them Tiff sent ya. You will thank me later!

Be happy & be fab,

Tiff

8 AT HOME TIPS: Ready Carpet Ready

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Hello Gorgeous!

Award season is in full swing and we’re leading up to the the 86th Academy Awards in just a few weeks. Do you watch for the CELEBration of the year’s most talented actors, directors, screenwriters and crew? OR just the glitz & glam of the red carpet? Do you wonder how the actresses prepare for the big night? It’s all very Cinderella-like. May I remind you, these stunning women prepare for weeks with personal trainers, nutritionists, estheticians, stylists and most of them make a trip to the medspa for botox, skin tightening and fillers. (Remember, I lived in Hollywood for 15 years! I was privy to the insider tips.) Thousands of dollars are spent for that one night! Once it’s all over, they are like everyone else and go back to running around with their kids in jeans and no makeup! 

You may not be heading down the red carpet to be photographed by paparazzi, but perhaps you have a big event coming up like your wedding day or a high school reunion. For a fraction of the cost that the celebrities spend, you can achieve that red carpet look in no time.

Here’s a list of tips and ways I prepare at home for a big event. Make sure you have a low stress & light schedule the day prior to the event. I call it my BEAUTY DAY:

1. A GOOD WORKOUT OR YOGA CLASS

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More than likely, you will be on your feet at the event and you’ll want to get a good leg and back stretch, plus a core strengthener to help your posture. It’s a great idea to amp up your workout program about 6 weeks prior to your big event. Not only will you look more svelte, but you will carry yourself with strength and grace. 

2. MANI/PEDI

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This is a no brainer, but I must add it to the list. The grooming of a woman’s hands & feet says so much about her! Don’t you notice a woman’s nails as she’s holding that glass of wine at a party? AND there’s nothing worse than dry, scaly, calloused feet in a strappy heel.

3. DRINK GREEN JUICE WITH STRAWBERRY

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It’s important to beautify your inside as well as your outside the day before an event. I love drinking a few big glasses of a super green juice of kale, celery, spinach, cucumber and STRAWBERRIES. They have numerous benefits which include aiding the release of serotonin, which improves mood and gives you a feeling of relaxation (super important before an event that may cause you anxiety!) and is a natural diuretic. Strawberries are high in potassium which helps detoxify the body.

4. EGG WHITE MASK

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5. SALT SCRUB

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Get your ‘glow on’ by exfoliating your skin from head to toe. You may be wearing a strapless cocktail dress so get your shoulders, arms and legs looking smooth. There are tons of DIY recipes online, but I keep it simple with sea salt and olive oil. This preps for skin for the next step.

6. SPRAY TAN

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I am a big believer in a good spray tan. Most of us look healthier with a bit of color! I highly recommend getting a professional airbrush tan, but in a pinch at home- I love the Neutrogena Micro-Mist in Deep. It sprays on evenly with a beautiful tan glow and no funky orange color. It’s best to do a spray tan after a good shower and exfoliation in the evening before bed. I sleep in a long sleeve cotton tee and loose cotton yoga pants to ensure the color stays on. You wake up with a perfect tan!

7. TEETH WHITENER

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You want your smile to be photo worthy so it’s important to whiten your choppers before an event. I get the pro teeth whitener with the fitted tray from my dentist, but if I’m out- I am completely happy with Crest White Strips. Whiter teeth give you added sparkle and a more youthful appearance!

8. HAIR GLOSS

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Beautiful, shiny hair is a woman’s crowning glory! My natural hair color is very dull so coloring it brunette actually adds a ton of shine to it. But, hair color also goes flat and dull after too many washes. In between colorings and/or before an event, I add a color glaze to freshen the color & shine. John Frieda’s Brilliant Brunette or Sheer Blonde Liquid Shine works great! Grab it at CVS for under $9.

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A few final tips for looking and feeling your best at your big event- make sure to carry altoids, a powder compact with mirror, a bolder lipgloss (helps you pop more in photos) and a clear band aid in your evening bag in case you get a blister from those new strappy shoes.

Also, never ever ever leave the house without your Spanx! I don’t care if you are a size 2 with no jiggle. Dresses lay better on the body and you just add more class to your look when your junk is loose. Ya hear!

Lastly, I’ve been wanting to try lash extensions for over a year and finally got them this week! Why did I wait so long? Honestly, I just didn’t want to add another thing to the beauty upkeep list and I’m not a fan of making appointments. That being said, as we age- we lose our lashes. Remember, when you were a little girl and you had those Bambi doe-eyed lashes?  On top of that, I am constantly applying fake eyelashes with glue that pulls out the lashes I do have. Eyelash extensions are especially great if you have a week long event like an out of town wedding or special vacation. You wake up looking glamorous and save the time and frustration of applying falsies!

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Cheers to looking & feeling red carpet ready on your next event!

Do you have a special beauty tip for looking your most glam? Please Share Sista!

Even if you do not have a special event coming up- make sure to take the time to always feel your most

FABULOUS!

Love, Tiff