Monday, August 6, 2012

OUTFIT POST: SKULLS, STUDS & ARROJO AMERICAN WAVE










( Shirt: Necessary clothing Shorts: DIY Studs Abercrombie & Fitch Collar: Topshop  Hair done by : Arrojo American Wave
                                             Jewelry:  Claw ring-Aldo, Skull ring-Brandy Melville, Marc by Marc Jacobs Necklace)

 The two things I've been obsessed with this summer are skulls and studs. When I first saw this skull blouse on Necessary's website, I knew I had to have it. I also got a chance to stud these shorts last weekend. I have never studded anything before so I was a little nervous but after I realized how easy it is. I got these studs from Mood fabrics in the city but you can get a ton of them online. It's a great way to have full control over how you want it to look.

This Saturday I got to try out the American Wave from Arrojo studios (all the photos above were taken after I got my hair done so you can see how great it came out).


A while ago I won a contest from Fashionistanygirl, and since have been excited to get it done. I've always been a little nervous about getting a perm (the horror stories were enough to keep me away) However the new American Wave is a treatment created by hairstylist Nick Arrojo. This service gives you texture that last three months and ranges from beach waves to full-blown curls. I have always had semi wavy hair but it never stayed the way I wanted. Finally this treatment gives me the perfect beach waves just in time for my trip to California this week.

When getting the American Wave, you have to first get a trim and some layers so the split ends don't end up looking frizzy and for the wave to "take". After a good shampoo and conditioner, my stylist Hannah (who I highly recommend ) gave my bangs a much needed makeover. After my cut, Troy started the American Wave process. He wrapped medium size sections of my hair around soft curl rods. He applied the lotion which stayed on my hair for about 20 minutes ( Photo above ).

He then applied the American Wave Neutralizer which helps the curling process. After he rinsed that out, the soft curl rods were removed and the styling began. I fell in love with the result, the beach waves I've always wanted. 

I just want to thank Nuala for scheduling me in, Hannah for the awesome cut and Troy for the dream waves.

If you guys ever are in NYC and want a true hair experience definitely stop by Arrojo studios. Everyone that works there are extremely welcoming and sweet. The American Wave normally costs $400, but if you have always wanted wavy or curly hair its worth it! 

51 comments:

  1. love this look! i just want to steal that top & those shorts!

    alissa b
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  2. Wow..love the shirt!! And i didn't know it is called American wave!! You look gorgeous! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  3. Love that top, very Alexander Mcqueen! Love you hair as well, I had never heard of that treatment before, cool!

    xx lauren
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  4. So pretty! Your hair looks amazing!

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

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  5. Love your rings!

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  6. Wow, your hair really does look fantastic! What a great treatment that is - I'll have to check it out now haha.
    And seriously loving that skull blouse! Such a cool print ♥

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  7. oh oh oh!!! i love a lot all the things have skulls! <3
    your look is simple BUT AMAZING for me <3

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  8. Well, I think your hair is super pretty here for one, and I think you also did an amazing job studding! I've studded a pair of shoes before and it was really painful, but I did it without any tools so that may explain why it was so hard... but the studs on those shorts are really neat ones--round and spiky, yeah! They look sick with that top, too. :)

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  9. wow i love your hair and look!

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  10. gorgeous top! love your blog!

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  11. lovely outfit.. all in white and black :D


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  12. Love the shorts! And the top! I have a similar one :)

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  13. Love your blouse! I really want one like that too, it matches perfectly with the short! And that hair treatment sound safe and good!
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  14. I love studs too! I think studs in autumn are the best! Something makes them seem more fall-like ;)

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  15. really love the shirt!nice blog and style girl:)

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  17. Aw I really like the white on white and the print to break it up.
    xx

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  18. you have such a lovely blog here my dear and i love your new wavy hair. looks great on you.

    xx rae

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  19. I love white and I love studs! Loving this look!

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  20. I usually don't really like skulls, but i actually love this shirt! I probably couldn't pull it off, but you are Rockin It!
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  21. Oh wow, your hair looks amazing, I'm quite jealous as I don't think this system's available in the UK yet, but hopefully it'll make it across the pond soon!
    I've been wanting to do some DIY studding for a while, as everyone keeps telling me how easy it is, but I'm so nervous I'll make a mistake and ruin my clothing haha - yours turned out beautifully though xx

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  22. I'm in love with your style and hair! The shirt looks so well on you!

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  23. Cool shirt! Your hair look amazing!

    Kisses
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  24. You look perfect, I love that shirt, so cool.

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  25. love the skull pattern. little details like that are so wonderful!! your hair looks great!!

    MemoriesOfTimesPast

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  26. I love this outfit espicaly the blouse! You look lovely!
    Carlee

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  27. So cute! I love how you paired it witb white shorts! I love white outfits!

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  28. 1. I love that this is edgy but mostly white.

    2. I've been wanting to stud something of my own lately and I think you've convinced me that I need to do it.

    3. Your hair looks GREAT.

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  29. Great shirt, I definetly love it ;)
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  30. Wow, I'm totally in love with your beautiful blog. You've got an amazing sense of style!

    Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

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  31. Love your shirt, amazing!

    xoxo,
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  32. Such a cute blouse and I love the natural lighting in these photos.
    hazy light from the sun in the first photo is pretty :)

    X
    Catherine.

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  33. i love that blouse!! its sooo awesome :D
    amazing photos as always :)

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  35. your hair looks simply amazing(: i love wavy hair!<3 the shorts are so cool, i love studs, and the blouse is really cool!

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  36. amazing shirt...it'slike a mixture of retro and modernity!

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  37. That's an amazing shirt, love it! Lovely golden rings too :) x

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  38. i freaking love the studs and skulls! you look great :D

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  39. Loving the outfit and the hair!! And the lighting in these pictures are wonderful

    xx
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  40. Fantastic shirt ! Add to watched . Yours :))

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  41. Skull print top & studded shorts- this look is pure perfection!

    xo/Allison

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  42. great outfit, u look lovely
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  43. nice shirt I love the pattern skull :)

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