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  • Product Spotlight: R+Co Hair Line at Gene Juarez Salon

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    One of the best parts about being a style blogger is the opportunity to try out new products – and a well-kept secret about me: I’m a beauty product junkie. The perfect dry shampoo, the brightest under-eye cream and the most volume-adding shampoo: I’ve searched and found them all. So when Gene Juarez reached out to me to try out a new hair product line they are carrying – I was SO in.

    Gene Juarez is a wonderful salon & spa with locations in the Seattle area – and no matter what service you get and which salon you go to – the service is always top-notch. I had the opportunity to visit the downtown salon and have my hair styled – using the R+Co product line which Gene Juarez exclusively carries in the Pacific Northwest. I then got to take home my favorites. It was an awesome experience and I’m excited to share these products with you!

    Now let’s talk product. Another thing about me: I work at a creative agency and am completely obsessed with design. As you can see from the gorgeous product photos – R+Co is not just a hair product line but a beautiful packaging design example. This rare combination means love-at-first-sight for me – and hopefully now, for you.

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    When I tried out the products, I came away with my favorites: the Death Valley dry shampoo, Aircraft pomade mousse and Outer Space flexible hair spray. My hair is fine and naturally a bit wavy – too much product weighs it down and anything oily will ruin my hair style. Combining the dry shampoo, pomade mousse and hair spray keep my waves natural, keep my roots from getting oily and gives my hair a natural sheen & bounce.

    You can buy these products locally (Seattle) at Gene Juarez, one of my favorite hair salons in the city. Or, if you are outside of the Seattle area, you can purchase them online at the R+Co website. Now, a quick hair style tutorial.

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    The coolest of all hair styles right now is the half-bun (and the Man Repeller said it, so it’s bible guys). This hair style works for almost any hair length/type and takes about 5 minutes to pull together. For lazy style bloggers like me – that’s the only kind of hair style I’m willing to invest in. Here’s how to do the oh-so-cool half-bun hair style:

    Half-Bun How-To with R+Co Hair Product Line from Gene Juarez Salon & Spa

    1. Start with dry or damp hair – doesn’t need to be freshly washed (works better if it’s not, actually).
    2. Shake up the Death Valley Dry Shampoo bottle and spray on to your roots, lifting up sections of hair to get underneath on the sides of the crown of your head. Use your fingers to work in the dry shampoo, giving yourself a nice lil’ head massage.
    3. Use a hair dryer to heat up your roots, and continue to work in the dry shampoo. This will heat up the natural oils from you scalp and allow you to distribute them down through your roots for a more even hair texture (and less oily roots – my issue). You can use a brush or wide-tooth comb to gently work the oils down to your roots. Don’t actually brush out your hair – you want to keep your natural texture and/or waves.
    4. Now, spray a quarter-sized amount of the Aircraft Pomade Mousse into the palm of your hand and gently rub your hands together. Take your hands and grab the sides of your hair, and start to scrunch up sections of the hair, working in the mousse product. You can use more or less product depending on how much hair you have – and make sure to go under the first layer of hair. But – less product is always better – so don’t go cray cray on the mousse. Unless you’re going for that crunchy-look.
    5. Your hair should start looking a bit messy and wavy. That’s perfect. Now, gather a section of hair on the top of your head (see picture above for how much) and start to use your fingers to comb it back and pull it together with your hands. You are going to very casually twist your hair into a bun and secure it with an elastic. Pull some strands from the base of the bun to loosen up the hair – you want to loose messy and chic.
    6. Finally, use the Outer Space Hair Spray to secure your style in place. You just need a few, small sprays, followed by scrunching up the sides of your hair to keep everything looking natural and messy.

    And if this seems daunting or too hard to do yourself – go get your hair styled at Gene Juarez! I recommend booking Rose at the downtown salon – you can show her this blog post and she’ll teach you how to do it yourself!

    xoxo

    Natasha

  • The Most Comfortable Work Outfit Ever

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    Outfit Details: Pants: GAP (on sale!) | Linen tee: J.Crew | Blazer: Target, old (similar) | Necklace: Madewell | Chelsea Boots: ASOS 

    Here on the good ol’ West Coast – the corporate world is very business-casual. In fact, here in Seattle, we’ve gone beyond biz-caz to tech-casual, which basically means as long as your wearing pants and a clean(ish) shirt, you’re good. Sometimes though, it’s nice to put on a blazer and some black pants. It feels professional. And comfortable – especially when my pants feel like PJs, my t-shirt is linen and my blazer is soft and relaxed.

    I present to you: the most comfortable work outfit ever, complete with slouchy tee, track pants, flat chelsea boots and a Starbucks Red Cup. Now get out there, throw on some PJs and make shit happen.

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    fall fashion style blog in seattle

    fall fashion style blog in seattle

    xoxo

    Natasha

  • Clogs Clogs Clogs

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    Outfit Details: Chambray Button Down, GAP | Chunky Knit Sweater, H&M (similar here) | Patched Boyfriend Jeans, GAP (also love these) | Buffalo Leather Clutch, Ampersand As Apostrophe (awesome local Seattle shop) | Clogs, Urban Outfitters  

    CLOGS. I finally got a pair. I’ve been eyeing the grandmas-favorite for a few months now – but couldn’t bring myself to shell out over $200 for a pair – knowing I wouldn’t wear them often enough to make the price worth it. So when a friend forwarded me the link to a pair from Urban Outfitters – that were real leather and wood – and UNDER $40 – I freaked. Then I immediately bought them. Now I’m breaking them in you guys, like Cher.

    Do you have a pair of clogs? Isn’t it surprising how comfortable they are? Beyond the ouchies of breaking the leather in – they are incredibly comfy, though a bit clunky. I really do tromp around my office in them – but I know all the darting eyes are just basic bitches jealous because they didn’t know clogs were on trend, and now they have to spend their PSL budget for the week on a new pair.

    Also – a note about that chambray shirt you wore and wore this summer. It gets to stay around for fall! It’s the perfect under-sweater companion – I even had a blog post last year doing the same thing with a different chambray shirt.

    That’s all for me, today. I hope you’ve been enjoying all my ranting over on Twitter lately – it’s getting real over there.

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    xoxo

    Natasha

  • 11 Ways To Wear Your Hair This Fall

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    It’s finally time to head into fall – hair first. That’s right, beach bums, time to rinse out the salt water and take a step back from the tousled waves you’ve been rocking all summer long. With fall comes the opportunity to pull back, put up and twist around (your hair, of course).

    Click through the slideshow below to check out 11 easy but stylish ways to wear your hair – most styles take less than 5 minutes to do, and pair perfectly with both scarves & boots.

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      Try a sleek center part with a loose and low pony
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      Throw your hair into a half-up messy bun (all the cool girls are doing it)
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      Twist your back into a messy, low bun
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      Try a pop of color with bright bobby pins
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      If you've been blessed with a ton of curls - just let 'em fly free (with a little smoothing product when drying)
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      Leandra Medine of The Man repeller knows how to chic-up a simple bun
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      A simple tie-back of the front few strands creates instant-chic fall style
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      Try a low messy bun and pull out most of the strands around your face for a cool-girl look
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      A low pull-through knot with hair wrapped around the hair tie creates a polished, easy look
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      Easy, twist into little, low buns (do it with a friend #twinsies)
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      No matter the length of your hair, try straight locks with a center part, tucked behind each ear

    I wish you much luck with all those stringy things on your head. The struggle is real. I’m here to help.

    xoxo

    Natasha