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Beauty Tips

Hair Growth Mask

May 7, 2014

We love all natural ingredients and found another one to share with you! Super easy to make and do. This mask will help promote hair growth and soften your hair. Rosemary essential oil stimulates hair follicles, cleans scalp to allow new growth. Almond oil is high in moisture, rich in vitamins  E, D, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium and fats and will definitely soften your hair.

1/4 cup Almond Oil
15-20 drops Rosemary Essential Oil

(measurements varies with amount of hair and length)

Mix ingredients together in a jar, place jar in boiling water until ingredients are warm in jar.

Apply mask from roots to ends and leave in for 30 minutes. Use a shower cap to cover hair and shampoo several times to remove mask fully.



Find Almond Oil here

Find Rosemary Oil here


Makeover Monday: A natural golden blonde

April 27, 2014

My client, with virgin hair, was excited to go lighter. An ombre type of style, where the color gradually changes. I was so excited to change her dirty blonde, level 7 hair color, to some golden natural looking blonde. She looks gorgeous both ways, her new golden blonde brightens her up and she can allow this hair color to grow out for a while not worrying so much on maintenance.

Her Cut: simple, 0 degree cut, 1 Inch off the ends. She has very fine hair with a slights and wants lowest maintenance

Her Color: 20volume developer with bleach, balayage and ombre techniques.

Her Style: I sprayed It’s a 10 Plus Keratin all throughout, especially on dyed hair and comb through for even distribution. This acts as a heat protectant and conditions her hair as well as putting back Keratin, protein in hair lost from color or heat/environmental damages. Rough dry with a blowdryer and curled with a 1 1/4″ iron, taking random pieces and curl away from the face

xoxo Azelle




Warm tones vs Ash tones

March 11, 2014

Such a pleasure working with my client Jannie. She was so fun and I’m glad I got to know her as well as take care of her hair! Jannie is an amazing makeup artist, super driven, such a caring person and a wife and mother. When she came to me, she had long beautiful hair filled with warmer tones, old pieces of highlights. And she was ready for a change.

Her cut: She wanted to take up some length because she felt her hair was losing volume and fullness. So I took off a good 3-4 inches, added volume mainly in the back, not so much on her ends so it won’t be too thin.

Her color: well she wanted a change and showed me a picture I previously did with lots of blonde. So what’s the best thing I thought to do for a change? Cancel out the warmth, use more ash

Here’s the result. So beautiful!!



We love the result!!!

As I mentioned, she’s an amazing makeup artist and constantly educating her self with newest products and tools to beautify you!

For any questions, you can contact her here:
IG: jannieyoung
Text: 626.500.9450

Beauty Tips

How to blowdry your hair: Written tutorial

March 2, 2014

Here’s a written tutorial on how to blowdry your hair like you just got it done professionally. Well, close to it. No round brush necessary. Just a tweak in your routine to get that volumized look.

First, products are important. I like to start off with some volumizing sprays or mousse on the roots, on damp hair. Then, apply heat protectant in the ends. This will protect your hair from the blowdry and any hot tools you’ll be using after and adds moisture.

Now for your professional at home blowdry:
1) Start blowdrying your crown area. Lift your roots and dry your roots first. You can flip your head upside down or use a wide tooth brush or fingers to lift your roots and dry. Blow drying your roots first gives you that natural volume. Sometimes we tend to get the blowdryer and start drying the ends first, leaving the roots to dry flat.

Once your roots are completely dry…

2) Rough dry the rest of the hair. No particular way, you can section and clip away hair if you have thick hair.

By now you should have your whole head dry. So you have the option to start curling your hair or flat iron the ends.

At the end of the blowdry, use a lightweight shine spray to control fly aways and adds shine. Don’t forget your hairspray!


Beauty Tips, Hair/MakeUp

Dramatic Red Hair Care Tips

February 24, 2014


Going from dark hair, natural or dyed, to a vibrant red, you will need to know how to take care of it. The change of color Will take some time so you want to be able to maintain it.

Red hair color, fades the fastest! It is bold and vibrant. Red hair color has bigger molecules so it doesn’t stay in the hair cuticle as long.

So how can you try to maintain it the best you can??

1) try not to wash after getting your hair done, wait 48 hours at least

2) Wash less. 2-3 times a week

3) when washing use Sulfate free shampoo/ conditioner. Shampoo with sulfate a scrub out hair color

4) Take cool showers. Hot water opens up your hair cuticle causing red color to fade out.

5) search for Invisible dry shampoo. Invisible because you don’t want the white chalky look, this also helps with absorbing oil so you don’t need to wash so often.

6) Uv protection products, sun damage causes hair color to fade and hair to dry out.

7) Use a temporary or semi permanent red color to add red back in yourself. Use alone or mix with your shampoo. Wear gloves! If you’re using alone leave on for a good 20min with shower cap.
I like this brand…..


Also no white pillow cases or towels


xoxo Azelle


From chin length to shoulder cut

June 20, 2013

A while back I cut my clients hair in a shorter bob, now she’s in a transitional phase where she wants to grow it out just a little longer but have some style. And we’ve been seeing some medium length hair cuts that are cute.

For her transitional hair cut, I cleaned up the ends (not much to keep hair long), added layers close to the length for a jagged effect, and when it was dry I removed weight to avoid the bell shape look and have movement at that length.

Her style, I used a 1″ curling iron. Grabbing random pieces and curling away from the face. Spray some dry hair spray and loosen up the curl to have a messy beach wave look.

And now she can continue to grow out her hair with style!



xoxo Azelle


Spotlight: Elev8 Boutique Long Beach, CA

October 8, 2012

Today’s spotlight is the cutest boutique in Long Beach, that so happens to be owned by my brother, Patrick Santa Ana.

 An eco friendly clothing store, which houses independent designers & launches new brands, carries refurbished, & vintage clothing & accessories for both men & women! They have an amazing sale rack offered everyday, as well as hundreds of one-of-a-kind, handmade jewerly, funky rings, necklaces and earrings and always vintage inspired gems floating around the store. 

Check them out on Facebook! Elev8

Their re-launch party is October 13, Saturday 7pm-11pm