Braided Mohawk

April 27, 2015
This is a tutorial I made for   This is a hairstyle that works on not only long hair but medium length and shorter hair too.  Love her pink hair!

Get the steps below:

1 - Start with hair that is slightly wavy.
2 - Divide the hair into 4 sections - one on each side, the mohawk, and the back.
3 - Take down the mohawk and back sections and heavily backcomb all of the hair.
4 - Use your fingers and some spray wax to add texture to the hair.
5 -6- Starting at the hairline, do a french braid that goes down the back of the head.  Keep it loose in your hands so you don't loose the volume.
7-8 - Roll the end of the braid up and tuck it underneath to hide it.  Secure with bobby pins.
9 - Use your fingers to pull on sections of the braid, making it messy.  Add more spray wax if you want even more texture.
10 - Let down one side and do a normal three-strand braid going towards the back of the head.
11 - Wrap the hair low and tight around the back of the head.  S​​ecure the ends with bobby pins.
12 - Repeat on the opposite side.


April 16, 2015
Last month I taught my first class on stage in Chicago.  It was definitely a learning experience, but I loved it!  The models were amazing, and the students were great.  I loved getting to meet so many people.  

Kollin and I also get to spend some time in the city, as well as attend the Stylist Choice Awards where I got to present an award.  We had a great time in the city and at the Award Show.  Can't wait for the next one!

Tori - Editorial

April 14, 2015
I'll never pass up a chance to work with my good friends Tori and Ciara.
Photos by Ciara Richardson.


April 11, 2015
Hair and makeup by Steph.
Photos by Heather Nan.


April 10, 2015
As featured on 100 Layer Cake.
Hair and makeup by Steph.
Photos by Chantel Marie
Florals by Sego Floral
Styling by Rachael Affleck
Dress by Bree Wilkins
Cake by Annie Bee Cakery
Venue - CUAC
Invitations - October Ink
Model - Niya Models

How To: The Top Half

April 7, 2015
During America’s Beauty Show in Chicago this year, I taught my first class on the BTC LIVE Stage. This is one of the techniques I taught in the class, and it's a technique I use all the time.  This is a trick I use on clients with a LOT of hair, or when I am short on time.  Using this technique, you will be able to get away with styling only the top of the hair, trimming your styling time in half.  The result will be a full, romantic updo that looks like it took a lot longer than it did! 

1)Section out the hair from the ears and up and clip it aside for later.  Put the bottom half of the hair in a low ponytail.  
2 - Wrap the ponytail around itself to create a bun, securing with bobby pins.  Don't spend too much time on this, it will all be hidden.
3 - Let down to rest of the hair, except for the mohawk section, and curl everything loosely away from the face using a flat iron or curling iron.
4- When you are ready to curl the mohawk section, over direct the hair straight up as you curl it.  This will give the top layers a nice draped look that's very soft looking once it's pinned.
5 - After all of the top half of the hair is curled, gently sweep everything to the center in the back, bobby pinning the hair around the bun to hide it.
6 - If the layers are too long, scrunch them up slightly and pin them around the bun so they don't hang down too low in the back.
Because of the amount of hair left in the top half of the hair, you are able to completely hide the bun and get away with not styling the bottom half, saving a ton of time.