Monthly Archives: March 2009

New Skills Put to Use!

Well, I threatened to use some of the new techniques that Lori and I learned at the Hair Camp in Augusta… and I did!

On Wednesday, my dear Sarah Drew came in ready for something new, but not sure how much she wanted to change. Her graduated bob had grown out way far. Thank goodness for those beautiful curls she has: they hide some of the most neglected cuts! We came up with a lovely combination of the “Talesha” cut from class and a cute model from a recent ReadyMade magazine.  It was the right mix of ocean waves and Bohemian chic!

And then Friday! Friday! Brand new to Honey’s Salon came  Ginnie. She had bid on and won a gift certificate I had entered in an auction benefiting the Athens Area Homeless Shelter.

Pretty Ms. Ginnie making waves with her new hair!

Pretty Ms. Ginnie making waves with her new hair!


Ginnie knew a rough idea of what she was after, and more importantly, what she wasn’t after. We went for a neutral brown and topped it with honey and caramel highlights. Maybe we could call her a Butter Pecan Dream! I absolutely loved doing her color! It was just the challenge I was after on a sleepy rainy Friday. 


This was definitely a great week!


Paul Mitchell Hair Camp

Lori and I went to Augusta this past weekend to see what was up and coming in the world of Paul Mitchell.  Almost as soon as we got there, we started to wonder why the city had been dubbed “DisGusta?” The downtown has really great architecture and is home to a wide variety of businesses (unlike Athens’ bars and boutiques downtown). We ate dinner at Nacho Mamas on Broad Street. The Mahi Mahi tacos were delicious, and the guacamole was out of this world! So good (and inexpensive) that we almost forgot what we were in town for!

The class started on Sunday morning. We kicked off with a new cut they are calling “Talesha” after the model who inspired the look. It’s twist on the classic graduated bob, left longer, and then covered in some dynamic disconnection. This would be a great option for someone with tons of hair that is currently long and looking to go shorter. The model they showed with the style had tiny tiny curls that they accented with pinks purples and baby blue. What an exciting way to show your Spring colors!

We learned some crazy new color techniques using a hair brush to apply color. The vote is still out on whether or not we’ll use this one at Honey’s… but who knows, you could be the first to get it!

After six hours of hands-on learning, Lori and I packed up our new skills, as well as manikin heads full of crazy color, and headed back to Athens. Now I’m ready to get back to work, and adapt my new knowledge to work for my clients at Honey’s. We’re full of ideas, now’s the time to schedule for a new color!