• Ann Krause

The heat this summer is no joke! Aside from using iron styling and products to tame frizz, some days I like to just embrace it. For me, this looks like an area close to my temples that will always frizz and wave- and then not match the rest of my style about 10minutes after going outside. Then there's also the chance that curling iron waves will disappear and puff out- in this case it's nice to have a great accessory to still feel cute and put together when the humidity takes over.

I consider this the year that I've officially become a hat person. In addition to providing some welcome added shade, this hat covers the entire "frizz halo" and is a great versatile accessory for days spent mostly outdoors or running errands.

I love that this hat matches several of my outfits. I found it at express for around $40, and it also comes with a beige band (instead of the black).

If you've followed me for a bit, you might have noticed that I love brightly patterned scarves. In addition to wearing on your wrist, around your purse strap, or neck, they offer a handful of hair options, too! Here, I wear one of my favorites like a simple headband tied at my neck hidden away. I like keeping a bit of the front hairline exposed because the scarf helps to keep it perfectly in place and smooth.

Another trick to this look; keep the top of your ear tucked in the scarf- this prevents the appearance of ears sticking out.

Here, I knot a scarf (twice) in the front and then tuck both ends inside. This look helps me to smooth down and hide my problem areas. Plus, you can pull up the hair at your crown for some added volume that is held in place by the scarf.

Both of my scarves are from Anthropologie for about $30. These are last season's designs, but the brand has other great styles that are currently available.

Until next time, enjoy the summer!

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  • Ann Krause

The new wedding season is officially in full swing, so it's only fitting that I share an update on our brides and their wedding day beauty looks!

We've been so busy lately that I still have LOTS of galleries to share with you all on Instagram- so I promise that theres lots of never before seen pictures here!

Which look is your favorite?



photos by TWA

Missy & Meghan


photos by Becky Brown



Meg Dunn Photography



Courtney Cimo Photo & Film



photos by Yasmin Alesia



photos by Catturaweddings



Sarah Crost Photography



Biller Ryan Moore photography



Alice Feldt for Jeremy Lawson Photography



Bella Donna Studios

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All of a sudden, summer is here! Along with the record breaking heat this week, some people are feeling quite frustrated with their hair- and that's all thanks to humidity. Read on to learn if a Keratin treatment could be your problem solver this summer.

Keratin treatments are one of my favorite services to provide in salon (seeing and feeling the results is quite gratifying) and they also happen to be surrounded with a lot of misconceptions! My goal here is to answer some of the common questions and leave you feeling informed- and with a better idea if a Keratin treatment may be right for you!

Q. Do I need a keratin treatment/would I like one?

A. If you have naturally wavy to curly hair and would like your hair to be less frizzy and faster to style with better styling results, you will probably love a Keratin treatment! The lovely lady pictured here would be a great candidate for a keratin treatment.

Q. Does a Keratin treatment make my hair straight?

A. No, a Keratin treatment will loosen your curl/wave pattern a bit. Where you will notice the big difference is in reduction of frizz (whether worn natural or blown out), and also drastically reduced styling time. For example, I know someone with thick hair that takes an hour and 10 minutes to blow dry and smooth with a flat iron. With a keratin treatment, we can blowout her hair in 45minutes and there's no need for a flat iron. That's a difference of 25 minutes each time.

Q. How do Keratin treatments work?

A. Simply put, Keratin protein is deposited into the hair shaft and sealed in with heat. Compared to a relaxer which breaks down the structure of the hair to change the curl pattern, the Keratin treatment works more like a super deep conditioning treatment.

Q. How long does the treatment last?

A. Unlike a relaxer, Keratin treatments gradually fade away over time. 3-5 months for the full Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment, and 6-8 weeks for the Keratin Express Blowout. This means that you don't have to deal with a harsh grow-out line. Also, if you choose to not continue treatments, you will not be doomed to an awkward phase.

I am always happy to answer your specific questions regarding Keratin treatments! Feel free to message me directly if you think of something I haven't covered here.


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