New York City is one of my favorite places to get inspired and Fashion Week was awesome!

I love NYC, but there’s nothing better than coming home to the Bay area. Fashion week was absolutely one of best things I have gotten to do in my career. I learned so much! You can’t even imagine how many different ways you can curl hair. That’s probably the thing I love best about my industry. There’s always something new to learn and there are no limits!

Fashion week | Grand Beauty SpaI am lucky to have my mother, an old school hair dresser as a coach. We love to get together and have styling sessions on new creative looks. Working with Odile Gilbert, lead stylist for Kerastase for fashion week, reminded me of working with my mom. Fashion week was so amazing. I feel like I’m just getting started in my career.

This season I was honored to do hair for top designers like Theyskens Theory, Rodarte, and Thakoon. Top celebrities Beyonce, Solange, Taylor Swift, and Rachel Zoe are just a few names who attended the fashion shows I got to work on. But the best thing is I get to come home and share my knowledge with my Beauty Stylists and Associate Team Members.

Rodarte

Fashion week | Tampa SalonFor Rodarte we created soft curls through the entire head with an extreme side part that was rolled into the side and secured with a comb. The looks were soft and elegant with a beautiful 1940’s feel.

Theyskens Theory

Fashion week | WavesFor Theyskens Theory we did waves in a way I have never done before. I got the opportunity to work with Odile the most on this look.

We added and cut extensions then curled strands of hair in opposite directions to create the sweetest, softest, most beautiful curls I have ever seen. Simple beauty.

Inspired to teach my fellow beauty stylist these looks, you can be assured you will have the most updated looks straight from the runway when you come to The Grand and Posh.

The Importance Beautiful Skin and Eyelashes

One thing I must say is to have the total look means beautiful skin and fabulous eyelashes. I must have gotten 50 or more compliments on my skin and lashes when I was in New York. For that I thank my Spa Therapists who always know just what to do, and this month’s event will be dedicated to the face.

I always tell people that I’m a bit of a spa junkie and my lashes are my nails. Instead of putting all that fake stuff on my nails, I have mink lashes on. Your face is the first impression so always make sure your skin looks radiant and glowing.  I invite you to try it!

Get a Grand Facial and let our therapists bring out your beautiful skin. Lash extensions are a must have, I have personally wore them for over 5 years. Thick, beautiful lashes with NO mascara, imagine that!

The holidays are close so it’s the perfect time to try a facial and lash extensions, although I think it should be a must.

Grand Beautiful

Check out our Grand Beautiful Memberships. Our membership program is prefect for anyone who visits The Grand often. Created for the woman or man who takes care of themselves with secret benefits you’ll love and special member pricing in every department of The Grand. It’s also the perfect holiday gift idea that will keep you pampered month after month keeping you looking and feeling your best.

Holiday Party Planning

One more thing, if you are planning a holiday celebration for your staff this year, consider The Grand. Think about a spa day for your fellow employees, co workers, teachers, and loved ones. Give the gift of pampering and good health that they will love and appreciate. It is something we should all do because let’s face it; we are no good to others if we can’t even take care of ourselves.

My wish for you is that you take some time for you this month!

Thank you,

Carmen