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Fall color and beyond the beachy waves!

David’s latest fall photo shoot is all about enhancing what you have, not changing it! Very natural, with no grow out.
Color technique: Balayage.
Products:
Crown scalp scrub with Sunset Boulevard shampoo and conditioner.
One prep spray to comb through followed by Aircraft for blowdrying.
Death Valley dry shampoo at the root on dry hair for volume.
Styling technique: Flat iron pushing the hair upward and bending while tapping to create a finger wave pattern.

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Summer Shoot

Although it seems like summer is winding down and we may find ourselves longing for fall fashion, us San Diegans know that summer is here to stay through November.  So, how do we transition from summer to San Diego fall?  Change your hair!  The LOB (long bob) is not going anywhere anytime soon.  Let us take you from “Beachy Waves” to “Beachy Chic.”  We love the look and how it expresses a modern and effortless style.

Photography:  Sarah Layne Photography

MUA:  Makeup by Monica Higdon

Clothing/Accessories:  Vocabulary Boutique

Hair/Styling:  Tina Valencia

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3 Different takes on the top knot or how you should wear your hair for spring.

 

If you have long hair and you’ve been wearing the top knot, we have 3 alternatives to keep you ahead of the hair game. After watching most the shows at New York Fashion Week,  I was most inspired by the Anna Sui show with the “Minnie-Mouse”  buns.  It showcased a half up-half down, cute yet edgy style.  Longing to recreate this look in a shoot with our newly launched R+Co products,  I’m blown away by what I find in my inbox a week later.  Low and behold, it’s an email from R+Co describing Garren’s look for the Anna Sui Show and how to recreate it!

Look 2 is inspired by Givenchy’s spring add campaign, featuring a side/top knot.  It’s a perfect combination of sleek meets messy.  This look literally took me 30 seconds to create.  If you’re an expert at the top knot, simply move it to the side a bit, allowing the ends to spray out.

 Look 3 is one of my favorites and a classic.  The low, side bun is chic and its simplicity allows for you to take a day off from styling without looking like you took the day off from styling.

The key to all 3 styles is to make sure your hair is not squeaky clean.  If it is or still has that freshly washed slip to it, add dry shampoo to the roots and a texturizing spray to the mids and ends for just enough grit to get those bobbi pins to stay put.  Our go to products are R+Co’s Death Valley Dry Shampoo and Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray.

 

 

photography  David Valencia
hair Tina Valencia @vcollectivesd
model Kali Passiglia @inspadesblog
styling Cecelia Church @vocabularyboutique

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Introducing our newest stylists

Introducing our newest stylists, Skylae Johnson, Omar Coronado and Kayli Singer.  When our long time friend and trusted industry leader recommended Skylae to us, of course we said, “yes!”  Omar went to cosmetology school with Tina, so that was a no-brainer since they go way back when…  And we met Kayli when she was a Goldwell color educator.  And of course, our beloved barber/cosmetologist in the house, Christopher. Not only are they all fantastic stylists, but they’re also fantastic people who LOVE what they do!

 

Christopher TrianaKayli SingerOmarSkylae

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Christopher Triana brings the art of barbering to V Collective!

  • _DSC1125_DChristopher Triana/Bellus Academy_DSC1117 We’re not always in the studio on Tuesdays, but we’re always working on elevating the craft of hairdressing.  Christopher Triana joined the collective back in 2016 where he brings the art of barbering to the studio.  When he’s not at the studio, he’s teaching the barbering program at the Bellus Academy, as well as bringing his students to us.  A year ago, we decided to go rogue from the standard salon (an establishment where a hairdresser, beautician or couturier conducts business) and build a studio (place where people go to learn, practice, or study _DSC1121an art).  In light of that, we met with Brad Quick, regional director, and Christopher where we explored more opportunities to strengthen our relationship with the academy and students alike.  We look forward to embarking upon this new journey.

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