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Curly hair weaves Maintenance!

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I’m back to my curly style (and loving it) so I’m coming to you today with a few tricks to maintain a curly style.

One must know that curly hair is more work than straight or wavy patterns.

1. Clean with a shampoo that has no sulfates. The same as all natural curly hair, curly weave tresses are likely to be drier compared to other hair textures. A good sulfate free hair shampoo can decrease dryness and damage resulting from typical hair shampoos. I always use a sulfate free shampoo on my weaves. I use the Giovanni brand.
2. Condition well. Simply because of the character in the curly hair tends to call for a lot more moisture in addition to curly weaves are not exclusion to the rule.

3. Untangle tenderly when WET ONLY. To help keep your curly weave looking great longer, regular untangling is necessary. It’s a breeze to untangle while my favorite conditioner is seating in my hair!

4. Air dry. To prevent frizz or dryness, let your curly weave air dry out by itself after washing or wetting. If this is not an option, spend on a ionic hair dryer that has an attached diffuser. I mostly wear wigs nowadays so air dry makes total sense and is hassle free.

Hope it helps you!

Have a great week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Birthday girl, birthday hair!

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This year I had a lot of plans but decided to cancel them because I felt overwhelmed and exhausted before event starting.

Thank you all for the love. I truly appreciate it! I am indeed well surrounded!

Therefore, my birthday celebrations were kept to a minimum: simple yet meaningful. A few little surprises which warmed my heart. I am blessed to see another year with my loved ones and my son.

As I was caring for my hair last friday, I decided that it would be cool to straightened my hair to measure my length and also see how long it would last.

I have a confession: I have secretly been wanting to relax my hair. Why? Natural hair is time consuming. Time I don’t have with everything that I’m working on. Whenever I take down my cornrows and do the ‘unbraiding/detangling/night conditioning/wash/conditioning/treatment/styling/drying’ process takes me easily 10 hours in total. I will keep you posted. To be continued…lol

2015-06-26 18.13.02The photo to your right is when I just straightened my hair friday afternoon.Two days later, you see what it looks like at your top left (it was raining all day sunday).

What am I Most Grateful for? Wisdom and peace of mind! Wisdom to choose my words and my battles. Peace of mind in knowing that in Jesus-Christ, my future is already sorted out.

Have a great week and enjoy Canada Day!

Laurie Hairstylist xox

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My 4th 2015 Celebrity Hair Crush: HairStylist Kaye Flewellen

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I was blow away when I saw that picture circulating on my Instagram!

Celebrity Hairstylist based in Dallas, Kaye Flewellew, is amazing at what she does and she simply killed it with this one!

Do you see all those colors beautifully flowing together?

Kaye has traveled extensively to provide services for Grammy award winning gospel artist CeCe Winans, Angie, Debbie, and Mom Winans, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, and a host of civic and business leaders.

She has 20 years in the business and is overly educated!

You can check her out on her website http://www.thehairmaven.com

Enjoy!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Protective hairstyles for naturals AND relaxed featuring My Sisters

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My sisters and I are all naturals (without relaxer) yet we all have different hairstyles and we like switching up our hair as well.

Change is good. Change is even better when your hair is protected while you giving it a break!

Who doesn’t want to look fierce 2015-06-16 17.15.12while protecting their hair? Nobody. It’s like a 2 for 1!

My ‘full weave’ technique has been proven over to give hair the needed rest and promote hair growth as well! No breakage, no pulling on the edges, no excessive shedding when it’s time to take down your weave!

This particular bob was inspired by Kerry Washington but my sister gave me ‘carte blanche’ meaning Do Whatever pleases
you! I always look forward to my clients telling me this!

She loves it and she has been getting a ton of compliments!

Have a great and blessed week!

Professional photo taken by: InstantGlam Photobooth. Follow us on Instagram and facebook @instantglamphotobooth.

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Wedding HairStyles 2015 Part 4: Short Cut Edition featuring Sophia

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You probably already know pretty and tall woman Sophia has been featured on the blog several times.

This style was Meagan Good Inspired when she had her hair short.

You have a short haircut and a wedding to go to? Just accentuate your curls for extra definition and added volume!

Enjoy your week-end!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Wedding HairStyles 2015 Part 3: Structured Bob featuring Amina

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Model looking Amina 2015-06-09 19.06.50have been a client for quite some time now. She was looking for a change and she also had a wedding to attend.

The inspiration was Blac Chyna. I don’t have much to say about Blac Chyna if you know what I mean but this particular bob is great!

I like the fact that the bob is very structured and symmetrically flawless.

2015-06-09 19.40.25Bobs will NEVER go out of style. Furthermore, there is so many ways to rock a bob, the options are limitless!

Amina’s only request was that the straight bangs would not be as low on the eyes as Blac Chyna. Anyone who wear bangs regularly know that it can be annoying and get in the way!

Laurie HairStylist 🙂

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New HairStyle Alert: DJC Virgin Curly + JUNE PROMO

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I recently went back to curly hair and wanted to show you because I am bringing back CURLY to my hair store! Yay!

Why? Because a lot of clients have been asking me if I carry curly hair. This hair is gorgeous and natural looking but whenever wearing curly hair, you must expect a bit more maintenance than a straight or bodywave pattern.

2015-06-08 17.52.47Therefore, summer is the perfect time to wet it, apply your favorite products, scrunch it to make the curls pop even more and go!

Hair Specifications:

– DJC Virgin Curly

– 3.5 packs: 22′,22′, 20′ and half of 16′ (you already know I like volume)

– Tiny natural leave out (1.5 cm) pressed out with a flat iron

JUNE PROMOTION!

For the month of june, PRE-ORDER DJC Virgin Curly and get 15$ off per bundle. By pre-order I mean that a deposit will be required to limit inventory.

Holla for more information. Just a reminder it’s better to call me than to text.

Have a blessed week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Wedding HairStyles 2015 Part 2: Half Updo and Makeup featuring Kathy

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My good girlfriend, Kathy, had to attend her first wedding while pregnant. Although pregnancy suits her very well, she wanted to get all dolled up for this special occasion. Kathy’s hair is relaxed gently 2 to 4 times per year. Her hair is long (about 12 inches) but it is also fine. Her style is simple, therefore, she wanted something natural looking.

2015-05-30 15.39.29Whenever my clients wants natural looking styles, I washed and roller set the hair to have that fresh and light hairy feeling. This kind of style wouldn’t look as good on blow dried hair.

So once her hair was dry, I took down the roller, I added a piece of hair that already had a loose curl to it for a little extra length and volume.

I also used a different spongy custom piece that I made to create dimension (hair bump). I never used the teasing method on relaxed hair because relaxed hair tends to be more fragile. I finished the look by smoothing out the ‘fly aways’ using a light hold spray.

I also did her makeup: simple turquoise and black smokey eye, purple/pink ombre lips, thicker eyebrows, lashes and light contouring. You already know my style; not too heavy. She was very pleased with the complete look!

I hope you enjoyed this post!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Wedding HairStyles 2015 Part 1 featuring Lauwena

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Lauwena was part of the bridal party for her cousin’s wedding. The inspiration was Beyoncé with a deep sided part.

Lauwena is more of a tomboy and low maintenance kind of person so we did a U part wig that we sew down so she can be able to take it off in a few days and put it back whenever she needs too.

LauLau has the softest baby like hair I have ever touched. The kind that gets extra straight and soft with one flat iron pass. Her hair is 100% natural so we used her natural leave out to blend it with the extensions.

SHE LOVED IT! On your right, her extensions straightened!

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– U part wig made by me

– DJC virgin peruvian

– 2.5 packs: 18′, 16′ and half of 14′

– Curled with a 1.25′ flat iron

– Natural leave out

For your next appointment, feel free to call me!

Have a blessed and productive week!

Laurie HairStylist 🙂

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What’s New with me?

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I have been the busiest I have ever been in the last few months.

2015-05-20 01.49.06Why? My friend Vicky and I started a business offering photobooth and photography services.

Our company name is INSTANTGLAM Photobooth and we promote elegance, flexibility and fun. Our photobooth speaks for itself.

I like to call it the ‘Iphone’ of photobooths! We have a few events under our wings already! Just last friday, we were at Rockland Mall Center.

Check out our website at http://www.instantglamphotobooth.com. We have a few promotions going on for summer 2015!

What is PhotoBooth?

PhotoBooth is a private box or open aired providing a fun way for your guests to take home and share the memory of your special occasion. It has been very popular over the last few years. It takes a series pictures, either in color or black and white.

2015-05-06 01.13.58The photos are automatically printed 7 seconds after being taken and your guests can enjoy their souvenir and show them to their friends right away.

Your guests can go in the booth as individuals or they can get that photograph with friends and family that they have been meaning to get for years.

If you need us or for your information, just call us!

Also follow us on Instagram and Facebook at InstantGlamPhotobooth!

Also check out our amazing graphic designer on facebook @ Leoart!

Of course, I am always available, accessible and flexible for my clients. Taking appointments as usual. I hope to see you soon for your hair appointment or at our next event!

Have a blessed and productive week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Special Occasion High Bun with Straight Bangs featuring Natou


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My gorgeous friend and fit mom had a special event.

2015-05-13 22.44.55We decided to go with straight bangs inspired by Beyoncé as well as an easy messy bun.

I also did her makeup and helped her style her outfit! I believe we make a great team!

All the best!

Laurie HairStylist 🙂

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Bold enough to try Grey!

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Looks like spring is finally here in Montreal!

In February, I wrote a post on the ‘Grey Hair’ trend. It used to be an undesirable sign of getting older, but now it seems silver tresses are actually a hot hair trend.

Jessica, long time client and fashion lover, always dares to try new stuff. This is the latest!! I did the color, at the bottom you have an electric blue, then we did a navy blue with purple layers and at the top, a nice silver ombre to create an asymmetrical bob.

Don’t you love her makeup?
GORGEOUSSSS!!

Call me for your next style and appointment!

Laurie HairStylist 🙂

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My 3rd 2015 Celebrity Hair Crush: Monica

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Veteran R&B singer Monica needs no introduction! She has been in the music business since 1993! Yup, she started at the young age of 13. She will be 35 in october. That kind of longevity doesn’t exist anymore!

brandymonicaIf you are a 80’s baby, I’m sure you remember her debut single “Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days)” and “Before You Walk out of My Life“, both of which made Monica the youngest artist ever to have two consecutive chart-topping hits on the US.

Her biggest hit is most probably her duet with Brandy ‘The boy is mine’. I’m having vivid memories of singing this song at karaoke night on a cruise.. Let me just say it was a mess! LOL.

2015-04-30 19.54.29Last week or so, Monica came out with a red pixie cut and it looks AMAZING!

She also styled it differently doing romantic finger waves.

I hope you are inspired for those upcoming summer months! I am definitely thinking about adding this color to my bucket list. I haven’t done red this vibrant in a long time.

Have a blessed week-end!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Silk base Closure featuring MUA Woodly!

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Birthday girl Woodly recently bought a Silk base closure to change it up for her special birthday celebrations. She is 100% natural and has been 2015-04-28 20.50.26for 9 years. If you know Woodly, you KNOW that her baby hair is always on point! Here’s a few pictures of the result! Very natural right?

Furthermore, do you see how flawless her skin and makeup looks? Yes, you guessed it, she is a makeup artist!

To contact her for her services including bridal makeup, photoshoots and special events:

Instagram @WoodElan

Email WoodElan@gmail.com

Telephone 514-377-5131

Have a blessed week!

Laurie HairStylist xox


Natural hair: Tapered Cut featuring Kerma

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Kerma decided to do the big shop! She came by me to cut the leftover relaxed hair and to give it a nice tapered shape!

2015-04-23 21.39.52I washed her hair using Shea Moisture’s line and styled it with a leave in conditioner as well as Eco styler gel.

To your left is a texture short of Kerma’s curl. Soooo pretty!

I love it! She’s a beautiful woman, she looks very serene with this new cut and her natural beauty is shining even more! I’m looking forward to follow her hair growth journey!

Have a great week-end!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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New HairStyle Alert: Jet Black Thickness!

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I recently posted a blog titled ‘My 1rst 2015 celebrity hair taraji1crush’ featuring Taraji P. Henson. I was saying how this style have been on my ‘to do’ list for more than 6 months but couldn’t find the time to do it. Well, well well, I finally did it!

What I liked about this style was

-the length; a lot shorter than what I have been wearing in the past few years, definitely more natural

-the volume; thick and full because who doesn’t like volume? if I fluff it, it can get even bigger in an instant!

-the fact that it was jet black; last time I had jet black hair was2015-04-12 16.53.01 probably 10 years ago! Jet black hair looks healthier and shinier

I used a lace closure this time around  and colored it jet black (I had a silk base closure before). Why? Simply because I ran out of silk base closures. I didn’t pluck it at all. I like it that way!

For more information on the difference between lace and silk base closures, please check the series I did last year.

Shorter hair is definitely less maintenance! I will try different styling options in the near future and come back to show you!

Have a great week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Gabrielle Union Inspired!

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2015-04-15 19.44.51Long time client Karine wanted to do an inspired Gabrielle Union hairstyle. We also did the invisible part on the side. Nice, short and sweet with a few highlights!

Hair Specifications:

– DJC virgin

– 2 packs: 12′ + 10′

– curled with a flat iron

– invisible part sew in (no glue used)

When calling for information or for an appointment, if uncertain, please ask me and research the difference between a full weave, an invisible part or a lace closure. Those are 3 different options when you want to hide your hair entirely.

Be blessed!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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My version of Crochet Braids featuring my sister Angee!

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You have probably heard or seen someone wearing a style with crochet braids. Although this technique has been trending recently using Marley Hair (the kind of hair that imitates the natural texture of most black women), Crochet braiding is not new at all.

Women have been getting crochet braids for years with human hair or with tracks of hair that look like there are individual braids attached.

Women used to get crochet braids if they didn’t want to sit too long and get individual braids in their hair. It is fast and convenient and if well done, it cant be a great protective style.

The reason I said ‘My version’ of crochet braids is because I used a faster technique which is easier to take down and more durable.

My gorgeous sister has been rocking it beautifully for 3 weeks now. She is 100% natural and is featured on my blog regularly.

The curls were done using flexirods and hot water. Depending on your lifestyle, the curls can stay up to 3 weeks. If you have a very active lifestyle, you might have to re-curl a few strands when necessary.

I won’t say more because the client and I have a privacy agreement. Lol. If you want more information, feel free to contact me!

Have a great week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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I’m happy to announce…

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I’m happy to announce that:

My new business card is now available!

My new business card is now AVAILABLE!

My new business card is NOW AVAILABLE!

My NEW business card is NOW AVAILABLE!

My new BUSINESS CARD is now AVAILABLE!

Ok I think you get my point and excitment! LOL. What do you think?

The 2 images you see are recto and verso. There is information on both sides.

If I forget to give you a few, please ask me so you can share them with your loved ones and give it to strangers who stop you on the streets asking you who did your hair!

For information or for an appointment, feel free to call me!

Be blessed!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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I can’t keep Quiet: Resurrection Sunday!

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I hope everyone had a blessed and thoughtful Easter!

Last week was such a blessed week for me. I went to my church Le Refuge every chance I got. Bible study on wednesday, watching a movie on a 3 day miracle resurrection of an african pastor in 2002 at church and prayer meeting on thursday, baptism service on saturday where 37 people got baptized.

I have  been baptized 11 years ago and it is always so nice and emotional to witness others take the step and commit to Jesus as disciples.

All those events led to a wonderful service on Resurrection sunday. You had to be there to experience the power AND grace of Jesus-Christ. 35 people gave their life to Christ!

2015-04-07 04.03.01It is sometimes difficult to describe in words what God has been doing for me and through me in the past few months but let me say that my faith has been restored in the last few months.

After what I have been through, I had a lot of doubts and fears about quite a few things. I never gave up though, I kept working on myself and my thinking process one day at the time.  It now feels amazing to experience such peace and security! All glory to God!

2015-04-05 22.43.00Resurrection Sunday to me is a celebration of Jesus unconditional love, a commemoration of all the pain and suffering he put up with at the cross for my sins and also a realization again and again that Jesus is alive, impactful and that his love endures forever.

If you grew up in an haitian christian household, you already know you MUST bring out your sunday best on Easter! At your top left is what I wore to church on sunday.

Right now, I am in a great place on all levels of my life and I am so grateful! What a journey! So rough at times but oh so rewarding!

Sunday evening, with a few friends, I went to a spoken word and music christian show by Selah Art titled ‘Guilty of Love’. Such a nice week-end with great company!

Let’s talk about my hair a little: I am still wearing the same style since january with the silk base closure. I am still keeping my promise on on NOT relaxing my leave out. I am thinking of what to do next for april-may. My OOTN (Outfit of the night/evening) is on your left. It’s what I wore to the spoken word show while keeping the same makeup look!

Have a blessed and productive week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Fashion Show at my church Le Refuge!

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Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to be part of a fashion show at church during service. The theme for the month of march was Distinction! The sermons were so interesting touching different aspects of it.

Therefore, this particular sunday, the goal was to inspire the church congregation when it comes to men’s and women’s wear for special occasions as well as sunday’s best!

Patsy Faublas, designer for women, said something that really touched my heart: The way you dress is a direct reflection of your soul!

I had the pleasure to help and make the female models look fierce! To your right is Marsha, one of the beautiful models. This is what I came up with for the glamorous dress she was wearing.

At your left, she is wearing the creation of our own Patsy Faublas. The men were also looking handsome. They were dressed by Benny Brown (Benny Polynice). At the top left, our 2 designers and stylists!


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I love my church. I have been going to Le Refuge for a year and a half now. I am so grateful for this new found sense of belonging. Recently, I have been getting involved because I personally believe I was called to serve!

Please view the lovely pictures at the bottom !

God bless you all! Have a great week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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Credits:

Photos: Nancy ‘Photographie Noc’ Chérubin

Designer for women: Patsy Faublas

Designer for men: Benny Brown

HairStylists : Laurie & Jo’ann

Makeup Artists: Valynsa Pierre and Cindy Buly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2015 Client Portfolio part 1 featuring Joyce

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When I saw Joyce’s picture online, I had to tell her I was going to steal it! There’s no better feeling than seeing your clients rock their hair style beautifully several weeks after they came to see you. Therefore, I had to share this full install I did a month ago. Joyce’s go to style is usually a nice short bob with a golden or blonde ombre .

2015-03-26 23.19.21This time around the inspiration was international model Jourdan Dunn.

The hair we used was DJC virgin peruvian and I did her color: a beautiful golden ombre with cold undertones. She is natural. None of her hair was left out.

Enjoy anf have a great week-end!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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ShortCut Styling!

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There’s so many styles you can do with short hair!

This is a tall curled mohawk. This golden brown color is so pretty.

Everytime I do short haircuts, I feel like cutting my hair as well!

Thank you Liette for being such a great model!!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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My 2015 Natural Hair Length Check!

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I am still experiencing with my natural hair every month or so but for the first time, I decided to actually measure my hair so in the future, I will know how much it grows every year. Until now I was just going with what I see.

My hair is currently 11 inches. I will measure my hair again in approximately 6 months or so.

2015-02-24 23.22.43I am satisfied with my progress although I feel like I lost a lot of hair (from roots as well as breakage) this time around after trying the Bentonite Clay wash treatment instead of my usual Shea moisture products. I feel like it clarified my hair way too much so I didn’t even try a new style, I was on mode ‘safe’ and did my go to flat twits and called it a day. On your right, a pic of my hair after rinsing out the bentonite clay.

I still like how the Cherry Lola Treatment makes my hair feel but I will definitely put away the Bentonite Clay back on the shelf for a little while.

Have a great week!

Laurie HairStylist xox

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