Friday, July 9, 2010

What's Been Keeping Me Busy?

Hi Everyone! As you know, I've been really busy with school lately and haven't had a whole bunch of time to craft and create these days - at least my Halloween art. However, in the spirit of semi-scary, here's a lovely "backcombing" contest we worked on at school.

The theme was actually Punk Rock, so I did my best given what I had to work with which was only a mannequin head. Of course I painted on some black lipstick and Clockwork Orange eyelashes. LOL! And then went to "ratting" or backcombing the hair. I used about a can of hairspray as well. They've got this amazing holding spray there called Aerogel. I've never seen anything hold up hair as well as this stuff. It's fondly dubbed "Cement in a Can". That should tell you something! LOL!

As I've mentioned, I've been attending the Gene Juarez Academy - the NW premier cosmetology school. It's a really awesome place. Everyday I'm amazed at how much I've learned and how far I've come! (No - this isn't a paid advertisment). Ha ha!!

So be patient my Halloween friends as there are more Halloween-ies to come! Love ya all!


Saschi said...

damn it jeannine i sure have missed you! but i know, i know, i've done beauty school too and boy does it get nuts. plus that when you're as old as we are......... the old brain just wont juke and jive like dem old days.

you've got that "flock of seagulls" thing going on with the hair! duran duran, wang chung, falco, that thing! cool! i take it ya'll have moved on past finger waves? in the end those are pretty cool too, you know... you can make those gothic as well!
see ya my girl!

Finegan Antiques said...

I'm holding my breath! I can't wait to see what new creations you have brewed up for Halloween.


By Way of Salem said...

Hey Con - I had No idea you did school too?! No - not really finger waving. Like the 40's I'm thinking you mean right? I saw it but we didn't do it. I'm more into the buoffants of the 50's! A la Hairspray! LOL! But yeah, it's crazy. I miss you too!!!! I hope all your critters are good as well. And it's cooled off there! I'll stay more in touch!
P.S. Donna - don't hold your breath for anything too soon. LOL!