Tuesday, August 2, 2011

AFTER!!!

Ok just a fair warning I will be taking better pictures, but at least you can see what's going on.
We've been pretty much finished with the inside for a while now but Trevor thought that it would look less like a hole in the wall of some shady basement if we painted the outside to be separate from the rest of the gym. So we were going for that sort of Center St. feel where even though the buildings are all pretty much connected each shop paints theirs a different color and has those cute wooden signs. So he came up with the idea of painting a city scape. For this wall we did LA =) It looks really cool when the blinds are open and it goes right to the lime green wall.
We also ended up doing the wall in the far left of this picture. We were going to leave it white but decided it would transition better if it were green. So it has a silhouette of the staples center painted on it.
Here's a little farther down by my door.
Kind of has the industrial feel with the exposed pipes and beams. Love it.
And here's a close up of my adorable wooden sign!
The salon is called Twisted Design Salon.
I really love the font.

Here is my new styling area! (Don't worry, I bought product today)
And Thank you Ikea for 90% of the furniture in this picture.
And here's my shampoo area. The sink tilts!
And of course the lovely waiting room.
Which I would credit almost 100% to Trevor.
He got the ok to buy everything, helped pick it all out, and set it all up for me while I was at work. As you can see we have an awesome TV which I plan on playing surf movies on =)


He also made me this amazing table.
(Sorry the pic is sideways)
Which I think perfectly ties the city/urban/mod feel all together.
(This is Seattle)
So now everything is ready to go! We're going to start taking clients this week to try and get the hype up before everyone moves in for fall. So you'll all have to stop by some time and check it out for real!
*On a semi-related note, I shaved Trevor's hair before we went to Oregon because it was just TOO HOT!!!!! Did I mention we went to Oregon? ;) So now he has a buzz and it looks great! Pics of Oregon to come soon I guess.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

DURING

When it rains, it pours! 3 blog posts in 2 days ;) I have more current pictures of the salon de square in progress. That's not what it's called I'm just trying to be funny. Anyways... If you'll remember the gross fleshy peach color and the BYU blue that once colored the walls... they have now been replaced by "New Green", "Oyster", and "Mountain Elk" HAHAHA

We had to prime the walls first.
We ended up doing the blue wall like 4 times because the primer wouldn't stick.

Here's my favorite color, "Oyster"

Here's where my chair will be with paint!

Here's the sink area with paint plus the floor!!!!
The base boards are just leaned against it, not attached at this point.

And here's the other side with paint and floors.

So when you first walk in the wall facing you is lime green, the two side walls are off white, and the back wall is the green-brown. It looks really good so far and I think the wall will be less bright once I get all my furniture and decorations in there. The base boards have been put on now but it looks pretty much the same so I'll just take more pics when i get everything set up. Let me know if you like it! If you don't you can just smile and nod ;) And don't forget to check out the before pics. I may or may not have pushed that post onto another page with all the new posts and pictures.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I didn't realize I had to much to post till I uploaded my pictures off my camera. I've missed out on a lot! Well I didn't miss out, I enjoyed it, you just haven't heard about it! =D In a brief synopsis, Trevor and I had out 3rd year anniversary! We stayed up in Draper, went to the zoo, Joe's Crab Shack, the imax, and ate more pizza than you could imagine. I got a new ipod, which is the cutest thing on the planet! (more on that story in a bit) And we cut Trevor's dreads! Not off, just a trim ;)

Ok so ipod DRAMA! Trevor bought me a new ipod for our anniversary because mine's been getting old. So I got the 16 gig touch nano and it's about an inch big. Seriously. So I went to plug it into my computer and it says that I need the newest version of itunes to be compatible with my new pod. Now big deal, i though, I'll just download it. When trying to download itunes my computer says I need the newer version of software, Leopard, in order for it to work. So I talked to the guy at best buy and he said as long as I have an intel processor it should work. So I bought leopard. Upon trying to install Leopard my computer says I don't have enough RAM for this software. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? So after much googling and txting friends and fam I figured out what RAM I needed. I wasn't sure if they'd have it at the store of if it'd have to order it. The store had one that was almost exactly what I looked up minus a few details in the wording but I was pretty sure it was the same one. So I took it home, installed it all by myself, with the help of apple.com and their picture guide ;). It WORKED! So then I installed Leopard, That worked too! The I downloaded itunes and updated every program ever! And now I have a a super savy computer and the cutest ipod on the block. PLUS! it's so small they make WATCH BANDS for it! SOOOO CUTE! I love it.
So now I rollerblade around town jamming to my tunes!

*on a side note at the exact same time my computer is having drama my old ipod started to go on the fritz! It will only play like half a song then it freezes! But the same day I discovered this my friend said he has a program to get songs from your ipod to your computer, which you can't normally do. So he's working on that for me. It's slow going since it keeps freezing. But once he gets me all those songs everything will be complete! sigh*

And here's Trevor's dread cut. I tried to cut them with my scissors but they wouldn't do it! Granted they need to be sharpened but I had to use the kitchen utility scissors that you cut chicken bone with. Ok so maybe those are the only other scissor I have, but still.

Here's the before

Plus the back
The pile of hair left on the floor
And after!
It's not a really great after pic but basically it's all as long as those front piece so it was quite a change in the back. We probably cut 5 inches off. It's just too hot for really long dreads this summer.

BEFORE

So I figure now's as good of a time as any to start putting pics up of my salon I'm working on here at the square. Sadly these won't be the exciting pictures so don't get you're hopes up too much! These are some of all the JUNK I had to clear out to even have a place to work.

Here's where my Styling chair will be.

Here's where the sink will be.
And here's the beautiful waiting area! =D

Plus a 360 view! and I had to stand on a couch to film this.
video

It's a work in progress but it'll be beautiful when it's done. Right now we're also working on painting and re-carpeting 50 apartments this summer so that takes priority over the salon right now. But we've sent out fliers announcing that we're opening it in August so I hope it's done before then!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Just realized I never posted the finish product from my first photoshoot. Sure it was like a year ago but hey, better late than never. And probably everyone's already seen it on my facebook but here it is anyways just in case you didn't. Plus it's just pretty. =D

Before Editing.....
AFTER editing...
it's amazing how real a dress can look that is really just fabric stapled and held together with a scrunchy.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

After graduation I took a long Christmas break. One to make up for my lack of summer break during school, and two because working adults don't really get any breaks so I'd thought I'd enjoy it while I got the chance. It was a little hard to relax completely because I was pretty obsessed with finding a job asap. But I interviewed at 3 places. The first was a total dump and the second two I loved. But I choose the one here in Provo because it's closer, I have the potential to earn a higher percentage, and the guy who owns it was one of my teachers. So now I work at Gianni International Salon on Center St. I'm even on their website! http://gianniinternationalsalon.com/index.html You can find this cute face under "Our Staff" =D
So far work as been great. I've been there for about a month now and there have been a lot of staffing changes, but mostly for the better. I really enjoy the new crew we have right now. I'm not as busy as I would like to be but it's a great start. Since starting at the salon I have quit working nights at the office of Liberty Square, which has been great! Trevor also stopped locking up and doing walk arounds at night so we finally have nights to eat dinner and just relax. It's been a bit of a pay cut but totally worth it.
In my off days I usually clean a lot and watch some HGTV, but my schedule is going to get a lot busier because the guy who owns Liberty Square wants to put a salon in just for ME! He's been talking about it on and off since I started school but I didn't know how serious he was. Turns out he was REAL serious. So I've been spending the week looking up stuff online and planning out all the things I'll need. They're letting me design the whole thing. I plan on taking a BUNCH of before and after pics to put up for everyone to see. So I'm really excited to one: be busy! and two: get paid hourly (because the salon is an amenity so it's free to the residends and I just get paid like normal). Plus it'll be fun to be around the staff (mostly my fam) without having to deal with the angry parents. Everyone likes getting their hair done for free! =) So this will be on my days off from the other salon and I can't wait to get it all up and running. I unofficially got the budget approved today and we've started cleaning out the room where I'll be. Right now it's storage. You have no idea how much accumulates from throwing parties all the time and having to hold on to belongings left behind for 30 day. And of course it just gets forgotten down there. I will have pics and more info up as it develops. YAY!