Come see me in the new salon!!

It has been a great summer with loads of changes for us. We successfully got our family moved from coast to coast and we have had loads of fun enjoying the area. The kids are both starting their new schools next week so it is time for me to go back to work.

I couldn't be more excited to have found an incredible location in beautiful, downtown Saratoga and I can't wait for you to come check it out. The first day of appointments start September 4th and you can book yourself online or call/text me at 310-889-8154. 

My regular salon days will be Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and at least one Saturday per month. 

Kevin Murphy Color.Me and Treat.Me products will still be used! That is how I found Studio (O). I couldn't be more excited to be working with Orang, he is a highly skilled Kevin Murphy veteran artist and I will be learning so much from him and his team. 

More updates to come, stay tuned! To make sure you don't miss anything, subscribe to the studio email updates and check the blog. I don't want you to miss out on anything!

Do you love Instagram as much as I do? I update my story quite a bit with some fun things. If you want to follow along that is a great way to get a sneak peek of what I am up to any given day. 

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I started another journey this summer with my health and wellness. You may have seen some posts on Facebook or Instagram with my progress. I am quite proud of the results and will bejournaling a bit to track my results. If you are interested in watching or learning more, I will be sharing this to people who subscribe to this list only. 

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Did you know that I have a YouTube channel?

I LOVE making videos!!! This was my first one ever. I taught myself to record and edit them with my lap top in 2012. 

This is one the first one ever!

I was so excited to have my channel be made a YouTube partner about 5 years ago. That means the videos are more visible and also monetized. I don't make tons of money off it them, none at all really, but its just a good thing to be a partner. 

You will learn 2 things about me in these videos. I like share knowledge about hair/makeup and my business Also, I like to laugh. A lot. If that is your thing, you will like it around here. If not, thanks for stopping by. 

 

Soon after we were expecting our first baby!

So I made a fun video to announce that were expecting and to announce the gender. Both are below. Please watch and enjoy!

After that baby, came another one. A girl, right behind the boy. Oh, what fun we are having BUT things had to take a pause. Things like video content creation.

I still did a few, like this one....

And this one is a great one that is on my website for the studio!

Now that the kiddos are a little bit older, one of my goals for 2018 was to create more video content to share some things I am excited about this year. 

There is just one little problem!

YouTube just notified me that my channel will no longer be eligible for partnership status if I don't meet the minimum views and subscriber requirement. So, I need your help. First, subscribe.

Then watch some more videos. A few of my favorites are here. Leave me a comment if there is something you want me to make a video about!

This is the first video I ever did wardrobe production on, all by myself! I am so proud of how this turn out!

This one was SO fun too!

I've got more with little makeup and hair tips too! You can help me out a lot by watching these, then I will get this channel more organized and send you more. 

Let me know what you want to see!!!

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Today I choose the work I want to do.

This did not happen overnight. 

In 2001, I was working retail in the Mall of Louisiana, at an Aveda Salon. I was still learning and sharpening my makeup skills, and learning to work with different types of people.  I can't tell you how valuable that was. After graduating from college and the Aveda Institute, I moved to Los Angeles to start my career as a professional stylist is 2004.

Fast forward to today, 2017, I am a full time, self employed stylist who work on jobs that I truly love. Getting paid (well) to do work that I love is really a dream come true!

People ask me all of the time, how I got into this work and how I get to work on these cool jobs. 

Part of it is years of experience and crafting a unique skill set. But one thing that you need to be able to do this work is your own kit! 

You can do the same thing!

I will show you exactly how I did it.

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Now the time in between 2001 and now, there was a lot of growing pains. I learned A LOT of lessons. Most of those lessons I learned the hard (expensive) way. And I always wished there was just a book I could read, or a class I could take!

Today, there are so many more resources where you can learn makeup skills and more.  I developed a resource based on all of the experience that I have picked up in the last 15 years that has allowed me to work on projects that make my heart happy and pay my bills! 

This is the shortcut that I wished that I had when I started!

(Secret truth)

I have been working on this course for a LONG time. The content has been created but I was dragging my feet, afraid that it wouldn't be good enough. But that is not true, because the truth is that this is what I did to be successful and I have shared it with many other people who have also become successful. I challenged myself, as a birthday gift to myself, to put it out in the month of October.  So here it is! You can find more info here. 

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P.S. This whole kit building process is a lot of work, its a slow grind. Im not going to lie. That is how you know its worth it. Creating this course was also a lot of work but you can tell from the short video below, we had a lot of laughs while creating this content for you. I hope you enjoy it as much as Cassie (of Cass and Co Films) and I did creating this labor of love.

Do you have questions? A lot of people asked some already that I answered on a special page. You can even watch the Facebook live to see me answer them! Or just read them yourself. Whatever floats your boat.

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Why you NEED mascara for photos!

Its no secret that I love me some mascara!

I will shout it from the rooftops, all day, everyday. Everyone needs to find the mascara that opens up the windows to their soul. And I found mine in Younique Fiber Lash mascara.

Recently they developed a new, one step mascara that is awesome and can be used along with the Fiber Lash for extra impact. But it can also be used alone! The also released a Lash Serum treatment that is ah-mazing at the same time. (And I'm doing a give away for that, see below!)

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Clients, friends and photographers ask me all of the time what mascara I recommend. I tell them Younique because that is what I use on clients and that is what I use on myself, everyday!

Why do photographers ask? Because it makes such a HUGE difference in photos. So even if you are a minimal (or zero) makeup wearer, mascara is a must for making your eyes POP and connect with the camera. 

Check out these photos that my family's photographer, Sarah Kane Photography, snapped for me in her studio one day.  When Sarah asked me to get some tips together for her client prep guide, wearing mascara was one of my top recommendations!

If you know me and see me regularly, you know that I am often seen with no makeup on. Or you can also find me with the bare minimum, which for me is a little blush, cream shadow and mascara. I know, I know that is a full face for some. Then a few times a week, I go ALL out. Full face! Drag queen status, my personal favorite!

In this photo, I am not wearing much color on my eyes or any liner at all.  I really wanted the impact of the mascara to be seen. 

A few years ago, I was having trouble with my mascara flaking. It was happening with every brand that I tried! Within 30 min of application, I would have dark smudges and flakes under my eyes!  It was actually a client of mine who said that she was using Younique because it was the only thing that didn't smudge under her eyes. I decided to give it a try. 

It was then that I decided to try it out and because I wanted the free shipping that comes with orders over $100. I had no idea they had other products. The mascara, as you can see, was a such a win for me, then I moved on to trying other products. 

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I am obsessed with the cream eyeshadows, the lip colors and liners! If you would like to try any but want some help choosing colors, reach out (emily@emilyhudspeth.com) and I will help you decide.

Another new option they have is that you can create your own bespoke eyeshadow palette!

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The best part is that everything has a 100% love it guarantee!

Anyone who makes a purchase by October 7th (US only) will be entered into a drawing to win the new Lash Serum!

Leave a comment below and let me know you decided to try!

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What exactly happens during a keratin treatment?

A few weeks back, I blogged about the new Liquid Keratin treatments that I have been doing. If you missed it, check it out here.

And if you read the last post, having the proper take home products is crucial to the success. You must must must use a sulfate free shampoo.

In that last post, I mention that before your keratin treatment, you should get yourself a fresh trim. Why? Because the keratin seals the hair and you don't want your frayed ends to be locked into place. It will be a mess!

Then after the keratin treatment you will not shampoo for 72 hours. When you do shampoo you will use your Smooth Again wash 3 times to get the treatment completely out.

Here is a quick little video with how the whole process goes down.....

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to me on social media or via email at emily@reallifebeauty.com. 

Not ready to book yours yet but want to come in and ask some questions? You can book a consultation and we can take a few minutes to see if this is the right treatment for your hair and lifestyle. 

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