Test Shooting

I’m loving Brooklyn and all of the wonderfully creative and talented individuals I have been meeting. Especially, Krystallynne Gonzalez. Yesterday I was privileged to visit her at her studio in Brooklyn and sit for a test shoot. I’m no model but her work is beautiful. Here is a peek at yesterday’s shoot!


Photo credit: Krytallynne Gonzalez


I’ve always wanted to learn more about the world of editorial hair styling and find a creative outlet outside of my everyday salon work. Back home in Detroit the opportunities to expose myself to this side my career were limited but here in New York it seems that they are around every corner. This coming Sunday I will be teaming up with Krystallynne for my first test shoot with a make up artist and two models. I can’t wait to see what we come up with! I think this could be the beginning of a fierce partnership. Check back next week for an update of our shoot.


For more info on Krystallynne or to check out more of her work, please visit her website at:


Settling in nicely

Moving is never easy, however, I am settling into my new home of Greenpoint, Brooklyn quite nicely! I am still anxiously awaiting my temporary New York cosmetology license but am refreshing and studying for my written exam by using Salon Prep. I think it will be helpful but I am a bit disappointed because I was under the impression that the study materials were based on each individual states guidelines. It’s not. Helpful none the less.

In other news, I have an appointment to have my hair colored tomorrow at Mousey Brown Salon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. One of the hardest thing for a hairstylist to do is trust another hairstylist with their hair but the time has come and this must be done! In preparation for my big move I was so concerned with accommodating my clients one last time that I did not give myself a chance to get refreshed! Oh well, this will give me the opportunity to check out a neighborhood salon and chat with a local professional.

I have also been considering expanding my undercut and found Manetamed Barber Salon. Another local Williamsburg spot that focuses solely on haircutting, including designs. Half head designs listed at $30 and whole head designs listed at $40. I think that it is definitely worth checking out! They also happen to be hiring at the moment. Two birds, one stone? Maybe, we’ll see!