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Hiya!

My little brother, Jeremy Minten, is premiering his first ever movie at Alamo Drafthouse south on Tuesday, July 15th at 9:00 pm.

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My little sister, Noelle Mastelotto, from Pink West and I did the hair and special FX makeup (lots of blood!) for the film.

Come check it out; it’s open to the public!!

Hugs and Kisses,
Farah
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


What have we been up to?

Introducing the first of our new color series classes: Perfect Bleach Retouch!!!!
This short video gives a very quick step by step visual on how to perform an absolute perfect bleach retouch every time.

Click here to read the steps below:

  1. Mix 1 1/2 part 20 vol creme developer to 1 part lightener(conditioning bleach) equaling 120grams.
  2. Apply by laying the product on only the new growth, start at the center of the head.
  3. Take thin, horizontal sections and apply thickly down one side of the head. Then proceed to the other, leaving the fine hairline out. The application should end up as one large section in the shape of an oval diamond.
  4. Apply to hairline with the utmost delicate touch. ;)
  5. Process for 10 min with cap on.
  6. Check with large sections going the opposite way as applied to catch any missed spots or “holidays” and apply product if needed. Be careful not to fuss the hair too much or over apply. The trick is to get it all on the initial application.
  7. Cap on and process for 7 minutes(level 10 – 15 minutes, level 12).
  8. Shampoo and tone for desired shade.

So fun, right???


WE LOVE OUR CLIENTS: Julie Stevenson

juliesmJulie Stevenson has had a few careers, she worked in management with IBM for over 20 years before moving into her second career raising her two children to becoming involved in non-profit work with her husband. She is the founder of A Day to Shine, an annual Austin fashion event featuring high school models, which raises awareness of and funds for dating abuse prevention programs in Central Texas. Julie also serves on the Board of Directors for Any Baby Can, an Austin agency that serves the youngest, poorest, and sickest children in our community.

In high school, she was one of the top 5 finalists for Miss Teenage Jacksonville; in college she distinguished herself as President of Panhellenic, President of Mortarboard, and was Homecoming Queen for Florida State University. Julie is a mother of two; a daughter who is in medical school and a son who graduated from Baylor and now works in Austin at a private investment firm.

The seventh annual A Day to Shine will be held on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at the Westin Domain. This year, A Day to Shine will benefit Expect Respect, a program of SafePlace.

I Love You Pink interviews Julie Stevenson:

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1. MORNING RITUAL
“I let the dogs out (we have two huskies and a standard poodle who tear down the stairs in the morning). Then the dogs go back to bed until my husband is ready to get up. A lot of mornings, my husband and I have breakfast out, usually at Waterloo Ice House where we have spent so much time, it is like walking into the sitcom “Cheers”. They even put up a Christmas stocking with our names on it.”

2. FAVORITE THING ABOUT MY NEIGHBORHOOD
“We live in a small enclave of homes that is a great and well-kept secret. It is private except when something happens to a neighbor, then everyone gets involved and responds to help.”

3. CRINGE WORTHY HAIR MOMENT
“I received electric rollers for Christmas in the 8th grade and was excited to use them for the first time on New Year’s Eve to get ready for a big dance. My hair is way too curly for electric rollers. After the tears that fell when I saw the resulting tightly wound curls, I had to wash it and start all over again. I never used electric curlers again.”

4. LOCAL ESCAPE
“Wish I could say it was Town Lake or one of Austin’s wonderful outdoor areas. It is actually my home because we are so busy at times. I love our home and to be able to stay home, all alone and just do what I want, that is an escape.”

5. GUILTY PLEASURE
“Blue Bell Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream. I love ice cream. One scoop never is enough. It stems from happy childhood memories when my dad and I had a BOWL of ice cream every night.”

6. CURRENTLY LISTENING TO
“Anything country and currently watching the Voice. Love the dynamics between the judges.”

7. IF YOU COULD REVIVE AN OLD AUSTIN HAUNT
“Hank Haney Driving Range, which became the concrete around the Galleria shopping areas, and soon, I am afraid, Lions Golf Course in West Austin. I also miss The Filling Station on Barton Springs and Red Bud Grill in Westlake.”

8. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU
“The thought of making a difference for someone. I turn 60 this year and that is the first age number that has affected me. I want to be significant at 60, smart at 60, self-aware at 60, spirited at 60, sensitive at 60 and stimulated at 60. I don’t want to be slow, satisfied, sad or silent at 60. And I would like to be cute – but that doesn’t start with an S.”

9. BEDSIDE TABLE
“Always a couple of books in case I am not in the mood for one or if I finish one during the night; a flashlight for reading in the dark so I don’t wake my husband and a glass of tea.”

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Interview & Photography by: Lisa Munoz / Social Communications for I Love You Pink


WE LOVE OUR CLIENTS: Nicole LaBry

nicoleMeet Nicole Labry.

Nicole is a native Austinite and mom to two precious kiddos. Originally a graphic designer, seeking change and inspiration, she used her graphic skills to design and produce a children’s clothing line, ADORBZ. Adorbz is not only cute, it’s also very practical and functional for your little ones.

If that wasn’t enough she has also recently decided to open a fabric store in North/Central Austin on Lower Burnet Rd. The Cloth Pocket is a super cute new shop that will serve all of your modern quilting and crafting fabric needs with some apparel grade fabrics as well. The Cloth Pocket is located at 5448 Burnet Road in the same complex as the Singer Sewing Shop.

I Love You Pink interviews Nicole LaBry:

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1. MORNING RITUAL
“Depending on whether I have the kids, I either feed and clothe three people or just the one. When I’m alone, I like to read emails in bed before I make it to the kitchen for coffee, and a chocolate protein shake or smoothie. And facial moisturizer! I can leave the house in bedclothes, but not without lotion!”

2. FAVORITE THING ABOUT MY NEIGHBORHOOD
“It’s been forgotten about, and I kind of like that. People have no idea where I’m talking about when I say I live in Highland, but the houses are from the 40s, the train to downtown stops three blocks from my house, and the property taxes are totally reasonable. Also, we have a monopoly on incredible Asian food of all kinds!”

3. CRINGE WORTHY HAIR MOMENT
“Back in middle school before I knew Farah I had an undercut for like 2 years. A girl. With an undercut. Because… hello, late 80s.”

4. LOCAL ESCAPE
“My reset button gets pushed every time with a good walk around Town Lake. I’m aware it’s changed names, but I can’t seem to get on board with calling it anything else, even though I find the homage highly appropriate!”

5. GUILTY PLEASURE
“Queso + beer for dinner. I mean, how gross when it comes down to it, but I was born here… I can’t help myself!”

6. CURRENTLY LISTENING TO..
“Glasser, Wye Oak, Daughter, ESG, !!!, Menomena, Yeasayer, Metronomy, Strfkr (Kind of all over the place)?”

7. IF YOU COULD REVIVE AN OLD AUSTIN HAUNT
“Unequivocally, the old treehouse on Barton Springs. It must have closed when I was a kid, but the location and design still fascinate me!”

8. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?
“Getting back to what I didn’t quite finish the day before. There’s always something! I love completion- I guess it makes me feel accomplished. New ideas and bringing them to fruition just lights a fire under me. What’s next is always a driving force for me.”

9. BEDSIDE TABLE
“Sparkling water, way too many books, dark chocolate, phone + charger.”

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Interview & Photography by: Lisa Munoz / Social Communications for I Love You Pink


WE LOVE OUR CLIENTS: Amanda Peters

amandaMeet Amanda Peters. Amanda is a native Austinite, actress, singer, dancer and burlesque champ. Her nickname is Blam.

Upcoming projects: You can catch her on March 6th at the 2014 Texas Hall of Fame Awards and after party as the diva of the evening, “Lady Luck”. For tickets to the awards ceremony, the after party or both, please click HERE. She appears in the second season of ‘Vicky & Lysander’ as Misfit, premiering February 1st. Check out the trailer HERE. and subscribe to the YouTube channel HERE. Following her stint as “Lady Luck”, she can be seen in New York at The Theater for the New City from May 15-18 where her co-founded, NYC-based arts collective, Ouroborus Co. puts up their latest work, a new opera project titled ‘Trust in the You of Now’. For more information, please click HERE.

I Love You Pink interviews Amanda Peters:

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1. MORNING RITUAL
“I’m currently obsessed with coconut oil pulling. It takes a bit of getting used to but once I did, the benefits have been immediate and dramatic. The first thing I do when I wake up, even before brushing my teeth, is swish a tablespoon of organic coconut oil around in my mouth for as long as I can (I’m up to about 15 min). My skin is clearer, my teeth are whiter, my dentist says my gums have never been so healthy and my sinuses are much clearer. I’ll take all the sinus help I can get in the allergy capitol–Austin, Texas–check it out people!”

2. FAVORITE THING ABOUT MY NEIGHBORHOOD
“I’m a lucky girl. I live part of the time in Venice Beach, Ca and part time here in Austin, my home town, in Clarksville. They are both extremely walkable ‘hoods, which I need and love after living in New York for so long. I never tire of the sights in either city. With the young, fresh energy of Austin and the Freak show capitol of the U.S.-the Venice Beach Boardwalk—neither are ever boring, always colorful and ever changing.”

3. CRINGE WORTHY HAIR MOMENT
“In High school I had one length hair almost to my waist that I would blow out and flat iron every day—-very Cousin It (I have a ton of hair), not to mention a huge pain in the ass. Also, a couple years ago, after a particularly lively Taco Tuesday party at around 3 am, I let my pals shave a whole side of my head to the skin—-the following morning was a little rough but I ended up loving it, dying it green and blue, shaving shapes into it and appreciating the extra air conditioning by the time ACL rolled around. I’m still growing it out but don’t regret it for a second!”

4. LOCAL ESCAPE
“I love to run all over this city—if I can manage it, for a couple hours at a time. I will always love long hill country drives with the windows down and getting lost in Book People.”

5. GUILTY PLEASURE
“I like my pleasure guilt free, thank you! I LOVE my Oribe products and going to see Sheera Rexroad for absolutely anything.”

6. CURRENTLY LISTENING TO..
“Disclosure, Father John Misty, Old Paul Simon and Jeff Buckley, my boys and locals Buggaboo’s new album (featuring the lovely vocal stylings of the talented I Love You Pink lady extraordinaire Georgia Bramhall!)–they’re about to blow up y’all-check it!…and that new Beyonce joint–da-damn that girl!”

7. IF YOU COULD REVIVE AN OLD AUSTIN HAUNT
“Lake Travis!!!—I grew up on that lake and miss the half of it that evaporated!!! It really breaks my heart to see it at such a level.”

8. WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?
“Honesty. Expression of the soul in any form. The new, The young, The old, The world.”

9. BEDSIDE TABLE
“Currently tackling Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (that puppy is dense) with George Saunders stories and Pablo Neruda poems for a break and always new scripts.”

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Interview & Photography by: Lisa Munoz / Social Communications for I Love You Pink


I Love You Pink Stylist & Make Up artist, Adrianne Lashley, goes to Sundance!
We are so proud and excited for our girl, Adrianne, as she has most recently been in Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. Two of the films she worked on this past year have been making waves and getting a lot of positive press at the fest.

HELLION – Adrianne was the Key Makeup Artist / special effects. The movie was filmed in Port Arthur, TX. Click here to visit the IMDB for Hellion.

OBVIOUS CHILD – Adrianne was a Hair and Makeup Artist. The movie was filmed in New York City, New York. Click here to visit the IMDB for Obvious Child.

Check out the images of Adrianne on the set and at Sundance Film Festival below!


WE LOVE YOU: Laura Munoz / Aesthetician

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I Love You Pink opened its doors in early 2013 and in such a short time, Stylist and Proprietor, Farah Reid has managed to gather together a wonderful mix of skilled ladies that all compliment each in pieces of this creative puzzle. The most recent addition is that of aesthetician, Laura Munoz. Her studies and training have led to a different approach to skincare. One that is more natural and healing.

We sat down to learn a little bit more about Laura and all that she brings to the shop.
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What sparked your interest into the field of holistic skincare?

“My interest in skincare started from an early age. I basically became my family’s resident groomer, always the first to want to pick at any unsightly blemish or tweeze my sister’s brows. My love of product grew naturally from there and I realized about the age of 19 that I wanted to become an aesthetician. Fast forward 7 years, I had just completed my first year teaching high school English, and I decided that I wanted to pursue my first love of skincare and the healing use of botanicals for inflammatory conditions.”

How does the use of botanicals set your philosophy of skincare apart?

“I have a lot of varied interests and I have often wondered how I could bring them all together. It is finally in working directly with people and their skin that I have been able to tie in my background in horticulture and plant research and how they can be used to heal the body. Personally, I have a long history of my own journey with several inflammatory conditions. Throughout that I have learned all about botanicals and supplements and how to use alternative modalities in healing, rather than prescription medications to get my body to reduce inflammation. It’s been such an interesting thing to be able to bring that into working with people’s skin.
But, most importantly, I like to share with clients that a skincare routine does not have to be a chore. I want people to understand that they can and should take part in a beauty ritual, it’s good for the soul.”

It must be so exciting to work with such a creative group of women.

“Yes, I know! The ladies are so special and some of them have been friends of mine for a few years now and the ones that I have just met are so welcoming to me and I am super grateful that I get to spend time with them. Farah has also fixed up a lovely space for me to treat clients.”

How are you fitting into the groove and what things can we expect from you?

“I will be at the shop on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10a-6pm and I will be doing pretty much everything: I wax bodies from head to toe and waxing is something I really love; I am a very results oriented person, so I like watching something go from A to B quickly. That said I love doing eyelash extensions, so I’ll be providing those services as well, and as far as skincare is concerned; my focus is definitely working with inflammatory conditions. I was trained by the great Marisa Hernandez of Inventive Eco Organic and with her education I have developed a focus on deep pore cleansing and stimulation of the circulatory system, re-oxygenating the skin and bringing down inflammation, so that definitely plays into every treatment that I do when I touch the skin. I also have some fun new gadgets which provide excellent results. We have micro current with the NuFace device and we will be using the Ultrasonic exfoliation which is a gentle exfoliation, similar to microdermabrasion, but with less of the inflammatory side effects and then of course, we are always excited about bringing in new tools. I also plan to bring in some DIY products that will be used in my services that will be sent home with clients to play with which we are all really excited about.”

Photo by: Lisa Munoz / Social Communications for I Love You Pink


 

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The 3rd Annual I Love You Pink & Pete Reid Law Party

 

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Please join us on Sunday June 23, 2013, 6-9pm, for an evening of Supermoon fun bringing together the friends and clients of I Love You Pink with the friends and clients of Pete Reid Law. As the renovations are finally completed, we will also be celebrating the opening of the all new I Love You Pink Hair Salon!

The party will be held from 6pm-9pm and there will be a charity prize drawing at 8pm, with proceeds this year benefiting the Tsarang Buddhist Nunnery Water Project.
There will be lots of prizes and two coveted grand prizes: $2000 worth of Pete Reid Law representation, and Free Farah Hair for a year!

We hope to see you there.

I Love You Pink – Lovely Hair and Make-Up by Farah Reid, Tisa, Georgia, Kacy, and Adrianne.

Pete Reid Law, PLLC – Business Litigation, Property Litigation, and Sports Law in Austin and NYC.