Welcome to the Free Your Hair Parlor

Hi Babes! Today I want to give a special thanks to my friends Flor and Zinn at Wired and Stoned for shooting and producing this little video.

They came over and we had a lovely chat about hair and business and creativity and Instagram, among other things! I got to play with Flor’s hair, which was a real dream. I feel like they really captured my little creative space with truth and captivity.

I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to speak a bit, although my own voice makes me cringe, on things so close to my heart…… And then get to share it with you all!

Check out Wired and Stoned Youtube for lot’s of great DIY’s for Dreads and the Makings of Adornment.

Enjoy, xo, HTHG/ Roxie Jane Hunt

 

 

Divining the Spectrum: A Creative Color Workshop

IMG_3625In my experience with hair, the best and most useful lessons come from creative experimentation. For any artist, this means carving out time and space in life to play with your medium, push the boundaries, try something you have always wanted to, get into the process without being too worried about the end results. This is what leads to creative breakthrough which is ultimately the most exciting and inspiring place to reach as an artist.

In the salon, this sort of inspiration is essential to doing great work and loving every minute of it, and it is also essential to building our businesses. Our clients want us to be excited and inspired to do their hair, because it shows in what we create in collaboration with each clients hair. Our clients experience a shift in their lives that is directly related to the work we do with them, and they become both a billboard for our unique craft and an expression of themselves, and  a walking testament to the power of great hair to inspire a fresh perspective.img_4528

With that said, I have been brewing up a new workshop which is meant to inspire creative experimentation with color, celebrating haircolor with intention and nuance and a deep look into the theory and magic of color formulation using direct pigment primary colors.

IMG_4094In collaboration with haircolorist Roxie Darling of Hairstory Studio, Edo Salon in San Francisco, Free Your Hair Education and Manic Panic Color, we are excited to announce a workshop in the SF Bay, coming in November.


Divining the Spectrum

Dive into creative color with Roxie Jane Hunt and Roxie Darling! We will be playing with the primary colors, pastels, muting and everything in between. This class is both demo and hands-on, we will be working on models and on wefts, mixing color and painting prismatic, inspired colors.

With this workshop, learn to color hair confidently with a blend of intuition, color theory knowledge and creativity and embrace full spectrum color application.

In this class we will be:

img_4124-Working with primary colors to blend custom shades. Learning the how’s and why’s of formulating color to achieve specific shades that communicate a message, and exploring the balance of saturation vs muting and how they tie into the emotional lives of our clients.

-Discussing the meaning of color on the psychological, spiritual and astrological planes.

-Toning with Intention: Learning about placement and simple skin tone evaluation, understanding the spectrum and how it effects different skin shades in different ways and learning how to make the CORRECT color balancing decision.

-Learning about Dust and Smoke: Taking your formulation to the next level of nuanced color.

-Working together with color application on models

-Learning about creating a practice or meditation with color that helps develop keener color sense and creative inspiration in our daily lives.IMG_2032

When?

November 7th, Edo Salon San Francisco
11am-4pm

Cost: $350

Bring: Yourselves, a journal, an open mind and a grounded body.

We will provide practice hair wefts, primary colors from Manic Panic, Hairstory New Wash for diluting color, brushes, and a rainbow of inspiration.

Reserve your spot by calling Edo today!  415-861-0131

xo, HTHG

The Free Your Hair Brush!

Hi babes. This exciting launch is a long, long time coming!!!

IMG_2067Since I started blogging, and stripping down my hair routine and learning to care for my own hair and self better, and sharing the experience here, the one consistent tool that I have never strayed from has been a good hair brush.

Several years ago, I wrote this post about brushing your hair and my love affair with my Mason Pearson brush, which will never end. I believe that every hair type can benefit from the use of a great brush…..And I also believe that 150$ is a lot to spend on a hairbrush for most of us. Sorry, Mason Pearson.

IMG_1775Then, last year I shared a post with Refinery29 on the importance of brushing our hair, and why it is at the root of holistic hair health. Why shampoo when you can cleanse and balance your hair mechanically by brushing it, without stripping it? I am talking healthy scalp, rapid hair growth, shiny, happy strands from root to tip. All those things that our hair product container labels promise us, can be achieved by brushing.

IMG_3787A good daily or weekly hair brush session can be a sacred and wonderful part of our self-care routines. I do mine before I shower, because brushing my curls results in clown hair. So, I spend 5 minutes brush, brush, brushing from all angles, working the natural oils from my scalp through to my ends, and spreading that beautifully oil protection and detangling action through my entire head of hair. It feels magnificent. When I am done, I have very poofy hair, so I jump in the shower and give it a good rinse, reset the curls.

Brushing is an essential part of shampoo-free life, because we need that mechanical scrub to work the oils through and keep our hair in balance. I can’t say enough about it. I brush my daughters hair, I brush my husbands beard, we use our brushes constantly.

A good hair brush is a tool for life, which is why we are thrilled to be launching a beautiful, beech wood handled mixed bristle hair brush that feels as good in your hands as it does in your hair.

brushLadies and gentlemen, I present the Free Your Hair Brush, now available in the shop. This brush is smooth, effective, just burly enough for all hair types, and is consciously designed and created with all the sweet details……complete with a beautifully engraved emblem, and pre-oiled to perfection. Care instructions provided.

Get yours today, and share this post around with your friends. Y’all deserve a good brush, and your hair will thank you forever for it. *Bonus* Our first 15 orders will receive a free Crown Chakra hair anointment oil with your brush!!!!!

DSC08869If you are a salon or boutique interested in wholesaling the Free Your Hair Brush, please email me at howtohairgirl@gmail.com.

Please help us spread the word grassroots style about the Free Your Hair Brush by sharing  and telling your friends. I SO appreciate it:)

 

Happy Brushing, Roxie Jane Hunt

Colorprint Hair Dreams

DSC09464 (1)Babes, I have spent the last 2 months in the studio, playing with color and hair and
paintbrushes. I developed a technique, based on ideas and dreams of hair color concepts that have been percolating in my head since I was a kid playing with my My Little Ponies, and finally took the time to experiment.
I am thrilled to share the HTHG Colorprint technique, which involves pre-lightening a panel of hair which becomes the canvas, somewhere on the head where it will peek through, and creating original inspired art within that canvas using conceptual color schemes, a variety of small paintbrushes, veggie dye and stencils. This technique is a great option for people who don’t want to dye all their hair, but want a colorful pop of something special and unique within the layers of their hair, whether it is curly or straight, long or short.DSC07315 (1) DSC08961 (1) DSC09019 (2) DSC07422 (1) DSC07489 (1) DSC09125 (1) DSC07278 (1) DSC07493 (1)
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I am now offering salon education on this technique, as well as custom work on both clip-in extension hair for those who want the option of wearing their colors when they want, as well as a full service for all hair types. Contact me at howtohairgirl@gmail.com for inquiries and bookings. Send me photos ofyour favorite flowers, prints, color schemes, and we can discuss your custom Colorprint hair design.

Consider this technique part of a hair craft revolution, where hair becomes art and inspiration is limitless.

xo, HTHG

Free Your Hair Shop *Sale*!

IMG_0421Hi babes!

Hope you all are enjoying your Fridays and ready to dive into your weekends. I am sure we all have differing feelings about Valentine’s Day…….My feelings are mixed. It is my 6 year anniversary with my honey, and also my mothers wedding anniversary to her second husband Jim, who died 4 years ago on Valentines Day, so for us it is a day of both love and remembrance.

My wish for all you dear readers this Valentine’s day, besides just feelings of love in general,  is that you can look back on the last year and see a growing love between yourselves and your hair……That is the goal of the HTHG blog. To help this love grow:)7U6A8814

So for all of you, and your lovely hair…..I want to invite you to the Free Your Hair Shop for a big sale on all of our lovingly made hair products and remedies…..We want to get them in your hair, and make room for our next collection, inspired by all of you and your great feedback and your dedicated readership. Thank you all so much, and big love out in all directions.

Also, please share this post with your friends who need some hair love:)

P.S. Here is a little post I wrote for Huffington Post about Raising Children Who Love Themselves.

xo, HTHG

 

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