( Shirt: Necessary clothing Shorts: DIY Studs Abercrombie & Fitch Collar: Topshop Hair done by : Arrojo American Wave
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!