Apple Crisp Crumble … Thing

Hi there! Today I want to share a recipe with you. It’s important to note that when dealing with me, unless I’m following a recipe or baking, if you see a specific measurement it’s probably because it was packaged that way. I promise you I understand that that’s just not how some people work when it comes to creating food and that’s totally ok.

If you’re someone who also likes to measure with your heart unless absolutely necessary, keep reading!

The long story leading up to the recipe.

Jklol I’m not gonna give you a long boring story. The short version is that I had apples and a pear that needed to get used or tossed and had the ambition to try and do something with it.


So here’s where you’re gonna get frustrated if you need specific things. I’m really sorry about that. I don’t even think I can guesstimate what the exact measurements were. I can tell you that I used:
– Apples
– 1 pear
– 1 package of graham cracker crumbs
– 1ish stick of butter
– pumpkin pie spice
– brown sugar

What to do:

The first thing I did was peel and cut up the apples and the pear into bite sized pieces. They went into a pan with some butter and brown sugar and stirred regularly until all the pieces were soft and the brown sugar got caramely.

Here’s where you should probably preheat the oven. I usually float somewhere around 375.

While those were cooking down I used a pestle to crunch down the graham crackers into the tiniest pieces I had the attention span to make. You can easily use a food processor or put them in a sealed bag and smack them around with a rolling pin. It’s the results we’re looking for, not the journey.

Once you’ve done that add some brown sugar and some of the pumpkin pie spice and mix well. Then mix in enough melted butter to make it easy to work with. Pour most of that into an oven safe container that it fits into and spread it out as evenly as you can across the bottom. Bake it uncovered until it’s firmed up a bit but isn’t burned. I usually set the timer for about 10 minutes and then start checking every 3-5 minutes after that until I get the results that I want.

Remove crust from oven, add apple and pear mixture, top with the rest of the crust mixture, and then bake as long as you want. I typically aim for bubbly filling and not burning the toppings. 20-25 minutes?

Whenever you’re happy with it take it out of the oven and let it cool enough to eat. Done!

My favorite thing about this is that you can really customize it any way you want. Want all pears? Do it. Add nutmeg and clove? Go nuts. Top it with granola to bake? Sounds delicious. Whipped cream? That’ll add a nice variation in texture when you eat it.

If you make something like this, let me know what you used instead!

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Let’s talk about Brazilian Blowout

Here’s the basics:

Brazilian Blowout was created as a way to offer customizable and damage free smoothing. It’s commonly used as a “straightening” treatment and named interchangeable with keratin treatments. There are a lot of things in common between the two treatments but the basic gist is this:

Brazilian Blowout
plant based amino acids coat the hair to seal and protect and smooth
– reduce frizz and create shine up to 3 months
– lighter treatment easier customized for finer and less intensely curly hair
– can continue regular styling as soon as you leave the salon
– controversy surrounding formaldehyde
– you can color your hair in the same visit, and the treatment will seal the color in (great for vivids)

Keratin Treatments
keratin protein penetrates the hair shaft to provide nourishment and repair from the inside out
– reduce frizz and create shine up to 3 months
– better for overly curly and voluminous hair looking to reduce bulk and volume
– many keratin treatments have a required downtime after service to prevent damage
– too much protein can damage hair in the long run

Let’s delve a little more into some of those things. Keratin is a protein, which is an essential building block of the hair. Overly processed hair and hair that has been damaged by overuse of hot tools is a great candidate for keratin, as it’s a great way to replace some of the missing building blocks for stronger and healthier hair. It’s possible, however, to over proteinize the hair. What this means is that at a certain point your hair shaft will no longer accept new protein inside of it and if not rinsed away properly will cause a buildup of protein which will get brittle and snap off, defeating the purpose of using the protein in the first place. (Also the number 1 reason why 95% of the time I start with moisture when addressing hair problems).

The formaldehyde in the Brazilian Blowout can be a bit more of a hot button issue. In general, so long as you and your stylist are in a well ventilated area and following the manufacturers instructions, there’s not much evidence to suggest that this would be an issue and that it’s not much different from wearing most nail polishes. Of course you should always use your best judgment and if that’s a deal breaker for you, then that service wouldn’t be a good fit for you and that’s ok too.

Split End Mender

The Split End Mender treatment is a great choice for someone who has otherwise healthy hair but damaged ends. Damage happens for all sorts of reasons and this treatment works to fill in and bind broken fibers in the hair strand together, while repairing and fortifying weakened pieces in the hair strand.

It goes on the ends of your hair (where the damage is), and gets sealed in post haircut with a blowdry and a flat iron. Of course you don’t need to get a haircut to get the treatment if your haircut schedule is longer than every 4 weeks, which is about how long this treatment helps to repair and protect your hair.


Both the Express and Original treatments offer smooth and shiny results. The biggest differences between the two is how long it takes to complete the service, how much each service costs, and how long the results last.

Both services can be completed after a color application, and because of how they seal the hair’s cuticle they’ll extend the life of your color as well. (Great for vivid fashion colors)


– Takes 45-60 minutes in the salon – Lasts around 4 weeks
– Great choice for trying out new service or for a vacation or special occasion
– Price usually ranges from $130-$175


– Takes 90-120 minutes in the salon
– Lasts around 12 weeks
– Great choice for going into hot humid months and stretching out time between retouches
– Price usually ranges from $230-$275

Products to use with your treatment

For absolutely optimal results you should use the Açaí shampoo and conditioner from Brazilian Blowout, in addition to the Ionic Bonding Spray when you go to style your hair. Realistically if you have high quality sulfate free shampoo and conditioner, you’re probably going to be fine. The sulfates in Eleven Australia’s Hydrate my hair line are coconut based, and will work well for you to maintain your results.

I wouldn’t skip the Ionic Bonding Spray though. It seals the hair’s cuticle, blocks humidity, prevents frizz, and cuts blow dry time, which also makes it a good product to try out if you’re not sure you want to invest in the Blowout in general.

Which of these is right for me?

The answer is something only you can really decide. If you’re someone who has issues with frizz year round, the Original treatment is a great way to keep everything tame all the time. In the more humid months it’ll lock extra humidity out and in the dryer months it’ll lock vital moisture in. The same can be said for the Express treatment, just with shorter results.

If it’s your first time getting a Blowout with me, I offer 25% off the first service! It’s a great way to try it out and save a little money as well.

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Let’s talk gray blending

“Gray blending” is a hot new term that gets tossed around a lot these days. At the base of it, it’s an application, product, or technique designed to “blend” incoming gray hair with previous color (natural or man made). Today I’m going to go over a few of the different results we can get behind the chair depending on what’s going to work best for you.

First and foremost, the easiest way to blend your grays in is to not color your hair to begin with. For some people this is just not an option for varying reasons and that’s ok. Here’s some options for you to consider instead.

Non permanent options:

There are a few options in the category of not permanent gray coverage.

Single use:

The least permanent options are often used at the roots between full root touch ups of color and are typically in a spray form. Pretty much all of those options are only going to last you until the next time you wash your hair. The brand Salon in a Bottle is a gray coverage spray that we carried when I worked at Hair Cuttery and gave pretty good coverage and minimal issues when exposed to moisture outside of the shower.

If you’re looking for something to cover all of your hair and not just your roots, but you still only want it in until you wash your hair next, you might have good luck with a rinse or a gel. They’re still typically designed for application mostly at the roots, but depending on the length of your hair and how bright or dark your gray is, you may be able to get away with a whole head application.

Semi/Demi Permanent color:

Another popular gray blending option is a nonpermament color. There’s a lot of drug store choices that I don’t really recommend for reasons I’ll get into in another post with more time to go into detail, but Just For Men is probably one of the first things to jump to your mind when this comes up. Behind the chair I (and pretty much all cosmetologists) like to use professional color options.

I’ve had really great results using the Color Camo line from Redken. If your hair tone has already gotten cooler this is a great option for you, as it has a cooler base across all levels. The advantage to something like Color Camo is that it’s usually less expensive of a service and it doesn’t take as long as a full color to process. The downside is that you’re a little more limited on customization of shades; but you’ll typically start off with almost full coverage that fades out gradually as you wash your hair and live your life.

Sticking with Redken (not because that’s the only option, not by a long shot, it’s just the one I’m personally the most knowledgeable with) and even getting into the Demi lines from other color lines, you can also achieve more customized results with the possibility of sacrificing coverage. Gray hair is notoriously resistant to coverage in general, and it’s extremely difficult to get coverage from a color that isn’t designed to penetrate the hair shaft. That being said you’ll usually see some results, and your color will continue to fade like the Camo option. This might be a good choice for someone who doesn’t have the time or budget to sit for a whole head application of foils because in many cases you can apply it like previous root touch ups. The downside is that the line of demarcation between previous permanent color and new growth doesn’t really get broken up at all.

Permanent options

The permanent options generally get broken up into two categories: highlights and lowlights. Application techniques vary from stylist to stylist and can be easily customized depending on where you want color to pop and/or lines to be softened.

In trying to figure out which of those options is going to be the best choice for you, you’re going to need to take your base level into account If your incoming gray is on the darker side, my first recommendation is usually to pick either your natural incoming hair or your previously colored hair to match, and then either bring the dark color down or the permanent color up using either a traditional foil highlight technique or a balayage technique. Usually to make that choice you just need to decide how quickly you want the gray to be more dominant. If you want to speed it along then bring the root color through the ends in pieces; if you want to spread it out or just extend the length of time between visits, bring the previous permanent color up in pieces.

On the other hand if most of your incoming gray is on the saltier side of salt and pepper, highlights might be the better option for you. It’s a great way to gradually go lighter all over in general, and won’t result in as stark of a contrast as your hair continues to grow. You’ve also got a large number of customizing options with the end result depending on toner. Don’t forget that lifting anything dark will almost always turn some shade of orange and if you’re lucky, yellow, so it’s very likely that we’ll want to use something to cancel out unwanted tones.

The pictures below are examples of using permanent color as a lowlight to blend out the line of demarcation between new growth and previous color.

This is the before and after on the very first appointment. A little bit more went into this very first one since there were other issues to address and correct, but the end result is what we were aiming for.

Before lockdown in March of 2020, she and I had regularly scheduled appointments to upkeep her color. She dabbled a bit in at home color as well, but really isn’t a person who likes having to sit still in the salon chair for a long appointment on a regular basis. Quarantine gave us a great opportunity to start working on growing out her grays, since she wasn’t able to get her hair colored by me and nobody was going anywhere anyway.

The first thing I had to do was to lift some of the previous color and get a more even canvas. This was mostly because she knew she wanted a lighter overall look than she had previously been doing.

From there we both agreed on a color we thought would look good on her and work with what was there, and instead of doing a more traditional root touch up with permanent color, I used that color inside of foils like a highlight application to give her a heavy lowlight that blended out the lines between her natural gray hair and her previous color.

These first two photos were taken 8 weeks apart, and the 3rd is the before from 8 weeks after that when she came in to touch up the initial color. You’ll notice that even 16 weeks later there’s still no harsh line of color, even if she’s looking more gray and dark overall.

Is a gray blending service right for you?

Really, you’re the only one who can make that decision. If you’re somebody who isn’t quite ready to embrace your new natural color scheme but really doesn’t want the maintenance of a consistent root touch up every 3-6 weeks, at least one of these choices might be the right one for you.

I am always more than happy to sit with you for a consultation to go over pros and cons specifically for you and your lifestyle.

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I may finally have found my perfect combination of medication

Trigger warning: mental health, depression, anxiety, medication

For as long as I can remember I’ve dealt with a combination of depression, anxiety, and ADD. I got the official ADD diagnosis as a child and the depression diagnosis came along in my teens. Let me tell you it’s been a struggle to find what works for me but I think I finally did. For a really long time I would get anxiety about my anxiety, because realistically I was managing even if I was uncomfortable and so many other people had it worse than I did so what did I really have to complain about? A lot, it turns out.

I remember being on Ritalin at a young age. We tried Adderall at one point, I think to eliminate the need to visit the school nurse for a midday dose of Ritalin; I don’t remember the specifics of it but my mom tells me my whole personality changed and not for the better. Needless to say the Adderall didn’t last long.

Therapy on and off. Tried a few different prescriptions that didn’t work. Concerta and Strattera both completely killed my appetite *and* had the added benefit of making me too nauseous to eat even if I could force anything down. In my early teens I did what many rebellious teens did and decided “forget this, I’m tired of the runaround I’d rather just deal with it.” It was easier to deal with the anxiety and the depression as a constant side effect of my inability to focus than it was to continue trying medications. I think part of it was that I was trying to get results that just weren’t feasible from the medications and actions I was willing to try at the time.

Enter college. I have no idea what I want to do with my life. Settle on Interior Design because that’s what I don’t want to do the least, if that makes any sense. Switch birth controls to a pill from the shot. Decide I need to try and get treatment for my depression because some days I call out of work or skip class because I just can’t manage to find the strength or willpower to get out of bed. I started seeing a new therapist and we try a few more medications aimed to try to treat everything at once. Wellbutrin is a huge no go for me, apparently. I never thought I might throw up yawning until I tried that one. Provigil did work well for a while, although it’s a really strong medication and I should have known that it wasn’t going to work forever. For a little while I was on top of the world! Look at me go! And then I had to up my dose a little bit, which kept me up just a little bit longer at night, and soon I was only getting about 4 hours of sleep every night. Doctor and I both decided this wasn’t sustainable and eventually I stopped the medication and the therapy.

By this point in my early 20’s I had developed a fair amount of coping mechanisms. Smart phones were starting to get smarter so I could rely on setting reminders in there, but anything important went on a sticky note on my phone so I couldn’t ignore it. I adapted and sought out work environments that were more conducive to my overall ability to focus. Fun fact: for a lot of people like me this ends up being some manner of retail environment due in large part to being able to balance “it’s enough the same that I’m comfortable and confident in what I’m doing” with “it’s different enough from day to day that I’m not going to drive myself insane” despite the fact that it also usually comes with a large number of other stressors that don’t help anything but you deal with it because the thought of working an office job is the least appealing thing you can think of.

I motored along well enough. Switched birth control pills because a few days before my period was expected to start I’d get so nauseous I’d have to call out of work. Another fun fact, well, two fun facts (for me anyway): I had no idea how much hormonal birth control affected my overall anxiety and depression, and that nausea is very much hormone related for me because that’s how I felt the first 4 months I was pregnant. Tried out a telecommuting job for about a year, that was terrible for a lot of reasons but my mental health was definitely a casualty as well.

Eventually I left there and took a job at a failing hardware store while I decided to try cosmetology school. A friend of mine talked me into it because I had always loved coloring my own hair and I figured if it didn’t work out I could always just go back to working retail. About the same time I decided to stop hormonal birth control altogether and holy crap I didn’t have any idea how much of an impact it has on the rest of the body. Once I stopped taking that I found I didn’t have those bouts of insane nausea anymore, or the inability to get out of bed some days, and oddly enough eating sweet things didn’t cause physical pain in my teeth anymore. Weird, I know right?

Motor on a few more years and discover that my anxiety and depression get really bad about the time I’d be ovulating every other month. Barely surviving the day, staring blankly at the wall and having to actively remember to breathe type of bad. I brought it up at one annual exam and that doctor told me it was generally a normal side effect of the monthlies so I left it alone. After another year or so of this and with my 30th birthday approaching plus wanting to start a family, I decided it was finally time to get my shit together.

In December of 2017 I brought it up with my OB at my annual exam. Because my insurance changed I had a different doctor at the same practice and she’s the best thing to happen to me medically. Obviously we had to start with some bloodwork so 9 vials of blood later it turns out my vitamin D levels were looooooooooooow. Another thing I didn’t realize could have such a huge impact on the way the brain functions. Got that in order but the original issues were still there. Starting to improve, for sure, but definitely still there. Knowing that family planning was in my future she recommended Zoloft and I’ve been on that since.

Once I got used to it, so many things changed. I still lacked the self-discipline to create and stick with the more rigid type of schedule I really need to be successful, but I didn’t feel like I was dying all the time anymore so I put that in the win column. Turns out having a kid can create that type of scheduling, and my daughter’s overall routine had a (probably not that) surprising impact on setting my own schedule which in turn helped my mental state some. So now we’ve gotten the depression just about taken care of and the anxiety super manageable, but everything still kind of feels like I’m in a fog. I think the best way to describe some of the bad days is that everything you want to do is on the tip of your tongue and you just can’t remember where it was you were going to start. I did some brainstorming and some self reflecting. Knowing that generally once I’m up and moving I’m fine and the issue is mostly with getting the motivation to start moving, I tried playing around with that. Setting up a coffee pot on a smart outlet gave me the opportunity to have the caffeine I’ve been self medicating with since my early 20’s to be ready and standing by for when I did get up. But that didn’t make a significant impact on how long it could take me to get moving, especially when left by myself and not having to be responsible for the small human I created.

Circling alllllllllllllllll the way back to my childhood, I thought about the Ritalin. I mulled it over, unsure if I really needed to add another medication to what I was already taking, but eventually I wore myself down and decided it couldn’t hurt to ask and it couldn’t hurt to try. What did I really have to lose by trying to dial in my approach and fine tune my treatment? After a hiccup or two getting an appointment set up during a pandemic when so many things are already so complicated I met with a doctor who listened to me. And actually heard what I was saying. And trusted my previous experiences and opinions. And so I was given a trial prescription to go back on Ritalin.

My original idea was to take a low dose in the morning when my husband got up for work thinking that it might kick start my day. That was almost the case. I didn’t just spring awake bright eyed and bushy tailed but when my daughter woke me up an hour before she might normally get up and certainly earlier than I prefer to get up, I didn’t feel like I couldn’t function. I didn’t feel like I needed to lay down on the couch with her so she could watch cartoons and I could try to sleep more with her sitting on top of me so I’d wake up if she got up. I cooked breakfast. I made coffee. I put away the dishes, and loaded the dirty dishes in the dishwasher, and vacuumed up all the crumbs from around where she normally sits at the dining room table. And then the rest of the kitchen. And the living room. And the hallway. And so on. By the time she was ready for a nap around 11, we had been up for 4 hours and I had gotten more done in that 4 hours than I typically would in a whole day with her around. When I started getting foggy again I took one more pill, and managed to sit down and write pretty much this whole post in one sitting. It’s not quite as comparable as putting on glasses for the first time but I noticed that apparently my anxiety is mostly tied to my brain’s inability to start and finish a project all at once, and my brain creating roadblocks that I can’t always seem to force my way around. I feel totally calm and at peace, and I honestly can’t remember the last time I felt like that for an entire day.

It took me until I was almost 33 years old to get my shit together. After just one day on Ritalin after not being on it for 20 years, I feel really optimistic. Like I can take on the world and don’t feel an impending crash back to reality sneaking up on me. I spent most of my life trying to treat one thing or the other, but never really realizing just how much they really went hand in hand for me and that the effective approach wasn’t to try and fix one and let the other fall in line, it was to take a calculated approach to attacking all the issues at once that would require more than one solution. One method wasn’t going to fix everything for me, and I can’t believe it only just occurred to me that I could put a second patch on the dam for extra stability.

I know it’s only been one day, but I’m incredibly optimistic for what this holds for my future. I may know myself well, but I am by no means an expert on any of these conditions, or writing this for any reason other than to share my own personal experiences. If you’re having trouble making it through the day, you don’t need to do it alone, and you don’t need to do more than you can handle. The internet has some great resources, and you can always call your insurance provider if applicable to help you find the care you need.

If you’re having a hard time opening a search engine and taking the first step, please check out Mental Health First Aid and the National Institute of Mental Health as a jumping point for your search.

Your feelings are valid. You matter. I love you.

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Balm Review

Overall lightweight, multipurpose, refillable and low impact on the environment

Some may not like the smell, can weigh down fine hair when applied to dry hair, separates in warm environments

Balm has quickly become one of my favorite products from Cult+King. It has a smooth creamy consistency that sinks into the skin quickly but doesn’t leave you feeling greasy.


The Balm current comes in two sizes: 3.4oz and 1oz. The product itself is held in a tin surrounded by a beautiful bamboo body. Both sizes are TSA compliant, but the smaller container fits more easily into a travel toiletry bag.

Do take note that because the ingredients are so natural, it’s normal for some separation to occur if it gets too warm. There’s nothing wrong with your product; just cap it really tight and shake it back together.


These are just some of the tried and true things you can use this great product for (more details given on the included How to Balm insert), but don’t let that stop your creativity from running wild!

  • On your face and body
  • As a pre and post shave lotion
  • Beard and hair
  • Exfoliate and soothe

In my own personal life, I use Balm mainly on my feet and under my eyes. When my tattoos are looking especially dry I’ll rub some in as well and I find that it really helps cutting down on tightness and itching in the stage after the healing tattoo is no longer scabby but is still tight scar tissue.

Behind the chair I like it best on medium to coarse textured hair that needs moisture and has some issues with frizz. It adds hydration without being heavy which makes it a good leave in conditioner; just put it in your hair after washing but before styling. I’ve also had really good luck using a tiny amount post blowdry to help knock down flyaways and keep hair smooth. In my experience, the most effective way to do it has been to use a pea-dime sized amount spread out on my hands like I was going to lotion, but then run my hands through the hair starting with my fingers so I didn’t have everything all in one spot.


Cult+King lists the ingredients for their Balm as:

*Musa sapientum (Banana) Fruit Juice, *Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, *Alcohol (Ethyl Alcohol), *Vaccinium myrtillus (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, *Cucurbita pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, *Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Glycerin, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Lecithin, *Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, *Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Oil, *Vitis vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, *Cedrus atlantica (Cedarwood Atlas) Oil, *Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, *Mentha spicata (Spearmint) Essential Oil, *Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil, *Piper nigrum (Black Pepper) Essential Oil, *Eugenia Caryophyllata (Clove Leaf) Essential Oil, *Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil, *Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid, *Menthol (Menthol Crystals), Caffeine, Xanthan Gum

*denotes organic ingredient

Once I took a closer look at the ingredients I realized why it took so long for the smell of it to grow on me. At first I really wasn’t a fan of how it smelled. At all. But I’m also not a fan of spearmint, and clove can be a pretty acquired smell on its own.

You’ll also notice that it doesn’t list water as the first ingredient, instead opting for Banana Fruit Juice. The reason for this was so that they could pack as much power into each container as possible. Water makes a great filler because it’s inexpensive, but it also evaporates which can sometimes make your product less effective.

Where to buy it:

Of course you can buy your Balm through me either at the time of service or by contacting me to arrange a time to exchange goods for money. I do offer shipping, especially if you want to combine products from different lines, or add on other extras. You can also buy directly from Cult+King using my referral link to have your products shipped direct to you from the manufacturer.

What’s your favorite way to balm?

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It’s the Thankful time of year

Many of us grew up learning about how “the Indians helped the Pilgrims when they landed in the Mayflower and that’s why we celebrate Thanksgiving.” Many of us also know that’s a load of crock.

You don’t need me to give you a long list of why that’s wrong, other authors have done a much much better job than I could of explaining it. Growing up, my family didn’t really put much emphasis on that angle of the holiday, instead using it as an opportunity to gather with each other and take stock of the things we were grateful for; a tradition that stuck with me as I got older as well.

2020 has really shone a spotlight on a lot of things for a lot of people and it’s time that Thanksgiving get called out as well. The tradition of Thanksgiving is an inaccurate tale of white supremacy, forced colonization, and genocide. I highly encourage doing more research on it, and instead of “celebrating Thanksgiving” start creating new traditions in your family circles.

Nobody is telling you that you can’t be thankful for the things you have and the things you’ve worked for. However, much like Valentine’s Day, it’s something that should be taken stock of throughout the year and not centered on just one day; especially one day created to celebrate the whitewashing of a terrible historical event. Take a few minutes every day of the year to be thankful and grateful. Feel blessed if you want to. Take the time to gather with your family and loved ones (safely, let’s not get together in person during a global pandemic) more often than just during November and December. Tell your loved ones that you love them.

Articles from Indigenous Peoples:
Native Hope
Cultural Survival

Additional resources for you:
The Smithsonian
The Insider

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Policies and other info


As of July, 2020 my cancellation policy allows for a fee free cancellation up to 12 hours in advance without incurring a penalty. Cancellations made less than 12 hours in advance will be charged 10% of what your original booked/discussed service price would be.


The global Covid Pandemic is something I take very seriously. I have taken the steps to get certified by Barbicide in general, as well as for Covid19 specific issues, as well as done research on a number of effective virucides to ensure the safety of my guests and my family.

I use an alcohol based spray sanitizer on the doorknobs multiple times a day. With each guest I use a fresh cape and tools, and in between each guest all surfaces that have been touches are sprayed with a virucide and allowed to sit for the appropriate wet time to be effective.

In addition to the building’s requirements for masks in all common areas, I also require masks to be worn inside my suite. I will always have a mask on for the duration of your service.

Don’t just take my word for it

See what other people are saying!


“Sam was fabulous as always! She is super professional and always does an amazing job! She took everything I wanted into consideration and churned out an awesome cut and color. I highly recommend her!”

– Shayann


“I’ve never been to a hairdresser who listened to me like Sam does! She always does a great job with my fine, collicky hair! She’s meticulous and extremely customer service oriented. She never pushes services or products I don’t want. Finally she’s the absolute best value I’ve ever gotten. I’ve paid more for much less in the past.”

– Marie


“Gorgeous hair cuts and Insta worthy styles for my daughters! Sam was passionate and kindle listened to both my daughters special requests. Can’t wait to go back for color!”

– Lauren


“So glad to see Sam again! She always does a great job with my cut and especially my color! She made me very comfortable in her space because it was so clean. She made sure I knew her disinfecting procedure between different clients. She takes time to really listen to what I want to do and makes good suggestions if I’m open to trying a ew style. She makes sure I know what kind of product she’s using on my hair, but doesn’t push me to buy something I don’t need. I’d recommend her services to everyone. I just love her! Thanks for another great experience!”

– Amy