Last weekend I had the pleasure of spending the day doing all of my favorite things in Los Angeles with Kim from Eat Sleep Wear! Kim invited Jenna to come along and take photos so we could share our day with you!
We took a walk down Abott Kinney to one of my favorite places, Axe, for brunch on the west side of LA.
We both had a laugh about our unplanned twinsie denim dresses! The easy go to look for summer and frolicking around the city from day to night!
The decor is simple with well designed wood details, a few delicious menu options (who wants to think too much on the weekends!) and a beautiful garden in the back which is the perfect setting for a larger group of brunchers. We tried to sneak a photo of the garden but it was booked for an event.
Bacon x2. Eggs + Herbs. Cappuccino’s. Bread & Jam and lots of laughs!
Next stop Marina Del Rey Beach!
One of my favorite beaches in LA as it’s not too far from me, minimal people, a pier to walk out on for viewing, and lots of pretty sailboats to look at. Some days I bring my bike and ride all the way out to Malibu for tons of people watching along the way and then a treat, usually ice cream, on the way back.
We both love long walks on the beach hahaha!
Enjoying the sunshine laying on my beach blanket!
Chatting about Kim’s wedding and what she is planning for her dress and hairstyle on the day!
Next stop Ramirez Tran Salon so I can shampoo + style Kim’s hair for our Friday night out! I take clients here
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Kim and I decided to give her loose soft texture that had movement and volume. I really wanted to give her a look that she could re-create on herself at home with out any brushes during her blow dry. I call it the “Mermaid Mane”. Here’s her before and after.
Every hairstyle starts with a healthy scalp because that leads to healthy hair! We started by using Head & Shoulders Damage Rescue. I chose this one for her because she has long locks and needs the extra strength in her hair. Damage rescue makes hair up to 10x stronger and doesn’t build up on the hair like other shampoo and conditioners. That helps her style last longer and gives her great looking hair. We both love the peachy smell which actually becomes even stronger when activated with water because of the fresh scent technology.
In sections, I applied Kevin Murphy Volumizing Foam and then dried sections using my hands. Keep the top section tied up and away so that you have more ease and control while drying. To get maximum volume blow dry hair by lifting it up towards the ceiling.
Once dry, wrap up large sections in pin curls and clip in place so that they cool down and hold the shape. Finish drying the top section lifting it up to the ceiling with your hands to give it maximum volume.
Once the top is all dry roll it into a pincurl back away from the face. This will give it movement and keep it from falling forward all day. I used a fine mist hairspray to lock the look in.
To add volume and texture use a small crimper or Sam Villa texture iron on the interior of the hair. Keep the pieces around the face and top of the head as is so they cover the textured pieces. This is a great trick to create volume that lasts all day with out doing a lot of teasing.
Once curls are cool, take clips out and give hair a shake. Add a bit more of the fine mist hairspray if you want. I used Oribe dry texture spray to give her even more wow in her waves!
The finished look! What do you think?!
Said hello to my friends and salon owners Johnny Ramirez (haircolorist) & Anh CoTran (haircutter).
Rooftop views in downtown Los Angeles for Happy Hour at Perch Restaurant!
Rose and recap of our favorite moments of the day.
Jackets (left to right) Club Monaco, Rachel Zoe
To see more photos from our day together check out #OwnthePart.
What are some of your favorite places to go in LA?