New Seasons

As you might have noticed, I've been a bit quiet on the socials lately. Now I can finally tell you, I've been working on something BIG! I'm excited to announce, Adam and I are the new owners of Echo Salon! It is located at 24 Sheldon Blvd. SE in downtown Grand Rapids- Across Fulton St … Continue reading New Seasons


Top 5 Summer Makeup Must-haves

I know it's been a super long time since I've posted anything- I was busy with business school and vacations and working hard and summer is my FAVORITE time of year, so I don't want to spend it inside writing. That said, I wanted to introduce you to my current Top 5 Summer Makeup Must-haves! … Continue reading Top 5 Summer Makeup Must-haves

Summer Trends with The GR Girl

A few weeks ago, I was totally stoked when I was contacted by Sara Visser, who writes one of my favorite blogs,  The GR Guide. Sara wanted to do a makeover session! So of course, I bounced around in my living room for a few minutes then calmly responded to Sara's message with a giant … Continue reading Summer Trends with The GR Girl

Easy At-Home Salon Blowout

Want a salon quality blowout without the price tag? Here’s my best tips for achieving a blow-dry that will last you 3-4 days (or more 😉 ) Products used: Aveda Paddlebrush Aveda Smooth Infusion Styling Creme Aveda Volumizing Tonic Duck Clips Olivia Garden Nano Thermic Ceramic Ion Brush, 2 1/8 Inch Rusk DeepShine Dryer Aveda … Continue reading Easy At-Home Salon Blowout

Makeup for When You’re In a Rush

We've all had those mornings- nothing seems to go right, you're running late, you spill the milk- this makeup tutorial is meant to help you feel put together and ready for the day in 10 minutes or less. I hope this helps bring tranquility to your hectic days! Products Used: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow … Continue reading Makeup for When You’re In a Rush

Criss Cross Half Up Updo Tutorial

This simple half up style is great for a special event like prom, a wedding, or a gala! Try it out today!   Products used: Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo Aveda Shampure Dry Conditioner Marianna Black Bobby Pins Sally Beauty Black Rattail Comb Chi Enviro 54 Hairspray Makeup I'm Wearing:   Curling your hair: … Continue reading Criss Cross Half Up Updo Tutorial

Easy Rose Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial for Prom, Wedding, or Gala

Heading to a prom, a wedding, or a gala? This simple makeup tutorial will help you look fabulous at your special event!   Products Used: GlamGlow Glowstarter Moisturizer in Nude Glow NYX Eyeshadow Base Maneater Pallet by Tarte Lightest color: Passion Medium color: Purr Dark color: Hypnotic Highlight color: Lace E.l.f. Eyeshadow Brush, crease … Continue reading Easy Rose Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial for Prom, Wedding, or Gala

How to Fake Beach Waves

The beach is a wonderful place. Salt (or not, if you're a Michigander like me), sand, waves crashing, gentle breezes, tall grasses- all of these things come to mind. Life is more peaceful at the beach and hair is more casual and less fussy. Here's a tutorial I made on creating a fake beach wave … Continue reading How to Fake Beach Waves

Exploring Creation

Beauty is not just how we look. It's not just about us at all. Beauty can be found in everything around us- nature, architecture, paintings, photographs, flowers, wood grains, the list goes on. My favorite way to discover beauty and become re-inspired is to literally explore creation on foot. The best way (in my opinion) … Continue reading Exploring Creation

Top 5 Favorites: Hair Products

So you might know that I'm a hairstylist. You might know that I am a fairly neat person. You might not know that I am a little bit of a product junkie. So instead of being a true hoarder and keeping all these goodies to myself, I thought it would be fun to share with … Continue reading Top 5 Favorites: Hair Products