The Hairpin Gazette

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July 16, 2018

Cora Cooper is a highly respected violin teacher at KSU. When she contacted me wanting to get an updated publicity image for her KSU Music Department info page, I was so happy! We scheduled the shoot, and as the day approached, the weather looked as if it wouldn't coop...

March 6, 2018

Hearing those words can often strike a feeling in a professional hair/makeup artists's heart that is difficult to explain.

                                                                  It is a combination of this:...

September 8, 2017

It was slightly mind-blowing to receive an email some time back from Kelly Gibson, the editor of Kansas Weddings Magazine  asking if I would like to participate in a styled bridal shoot for the 2018 issue.

My heart leaped!

Heck Yes, I would!

 It was also very thrilling to...

September 2, 2017

I think it's really neat to get a printed comb premium from a salon. I have a few that I have collected over the years. Some are from salons that I have worked in, and I found a few on Ebay.  It is a nice way to advertise a salon while giving a gift that is useful to t...

June 1, 2017

No vendor at a special event such as a wedding wants to be the one responsible for a late start. Hair and makeup artists are often seen as the reason why brides are late getting to their photo session. As a member of an online bridal beauty pro forum with members world...

April 11, 2017

Here are two more things from my collection of vintage beauty items. This Baker's Hair Tonic was something that was in my grandpa's medicine cabinet when he passed away. We were cleaning out the house and I couldn't part with this. It still smells nice, too.

This Goody*...

February 14, 2017

We often dislike the hair we were born with! What is to be done?

February 7, 2017

Ever since I was a little girl growing up in the 1970's in Clifton, Kansas, I have loved looking at vintage beauty things. It is directly because of a little dime store called The Golden Banner, a variety store run by the Banner family.  I always went there after check...

January 28, 2017

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April 19, 2016

     I love to create bridal and portrait looks that are hopefully perfect in each detail. This is my goal and I challenge myself to get the tiniest detail just right. I am very dedicated to each and every client that gives me the opportunity to work for them. I love t...

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