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Kristen  Professional photographer & fan of the Oxford comma•Literature enthusiast•Grammar nazi•Polaroid buff•Aveda Institute student•Landlocked daydreamer

🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤Snow day! I've got hot espresso, a pile of new books to read, journals to scribble in, and supplies to make some new journals 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

Transformation of the day! 20g 4n 20g 3n 4g dyo 4g dbg 80g 10 vol. 🖤🖤🖤🖤 #inspireaveda #avedainstitutedenver

Some may think that I have forgotten the thing that has fueled my creative existence for more than 20 years... that I have let my obsession fall by the wayside... and I must admit, I've neglected my chosen craft... but I write this now to remind myself that it still exists within me. My focus has shifted. I have chosen to add some skills to my humble arsenal. My cameras may be gathering dust, while I push myself through the cosmetology program & work on my "days off" at a new salon... but photography has, and always will be, my heart. Yes, this is sappy AF, but I'm feeling nostalgic, and missing the sheer joy that is a wide open aperture, or the perfect, in tact Polaroid emulsion lift. A sincere, heartfelt thank you to the folks that have always encouraged me to do whatever the hell I want to do... to those that have listened to me cry when I'm certain that this is too much for me to handle.... to those that have told me they are proud... because you know what? For the first time in my life, I am proud of myself. Im tough as fuck, and I'm doing this. I actually CAN do it all. Thank you @johansebastianbot @carrafay @muddysunsets @jenavedadenver @mom_entarily_distracted @bridgette_thebeautyqueen @merylgrace @nmillardaveda @worksofnathaniel @ncolehnt @vegan_ometry @haleyrotenberry And billion other people that have had my back. I appreciate you.

The simple addition of textured fringe, liberal application of sea salt spray with lots of finger twisting & scrunching, with a couple of marcel curls, makes a world of difference! #inspiregreatness #avedainstitutedenver #fringe #marcelcurls #beachwaves #texturedhair

Happy Valentine's Day 🖤❤🖤

A little brightening up with a #seamlessombre #sombre ! This technique was a little challenging for me, but the result is exactly what I was hoping for. Today marks a new adventure for me... I'm interviewing for the first time with a salon, and I'm hoping that I will soon join the @centresalons team! The last year has flown by... I can't believe how much I've changed... how much I've learned and grown. I realize now that if I work my tail off, anything is possible. I'm living my dream, and it feels incredible! Toned with 20g 7n demi, 20g 8n demi, 3G light VB, 3G light YO, 40g liquid CTA @inspireaveda #avedainstitutedenver #inspiregreatness #aveda #avedacolor #inspireaveda #balayage #hairpainting #ombrebalayge #colormelting

These are gorgeous, right? My darling friend @kaminix is busting her adorable tail to raise money/donations to help fund her trip to London Fashion Week. She has created these beautiful, unique, etched glass bottles. Not only are these designs available, but she can also customize a bottle using almost any design or image you'd like! Kami is so incredibly talented... she has a very skilled eye, as well as a perspective unlike anything I've seen before. She has certainly earned her spot on the @aveda #inspiregreatness team! Let's help get her there! See below for contact info! -
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You can reach out to Kami at kaminix80@gmail.com or DM her @kaminix for order and pricing info! (PayPal & Venmo accepted!)
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Decisions, decisions... 🖤🖤🖤
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@cchelseawwolfe 's music is truly the •only• thing I've listened to over the past 10 months. Her voice is haunting, her lyrics; terrifying and heart wrenching. This music raises the little hairs on the back of my neck... rips my heart to shreds (in the most beautiful , exhilarating way). This ethereal, witchy woman is a force to be a reckoned with.... listen to "Survive& #34; or "Halfsleeper& #34; ... and you too, will become enchanted. 🖤🔮⚰️🌙

I've learned so much since I began my journey with @inspireaveda ... but lately I feel like I've really found my niche in the free hand painting technique of balayage. The results are always so gratifying. That, and dramatic a-line lobs seem to be my specialty! If you find yourself in downtown Denver, come in and see me at #avedainstitutedenver !
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I'm so grateful for the knowledge that @haleyrotenberry bestowed upon me! Thank you for your patience, guidance & endless support! 💕
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#inspiregreatness #aveda #avedacolor #loveyourcolor #avedainstitute #25daysofgratitude

The memories...

@haoleberrry gives the best precise, blunt bang trim! She oozes talent and creativity! Come see us for a cut or color! #avedainstitutedenver #avedainstitute #inspiregreatness #aveda #loveyourcolor

I'm so grateful to be able to spend my time here, surrounded by so many talented, creative, inspiring people. This place is my escape, and I feel so lucky to have this opportunity to "start over" again, at the age of 35. These girls have become my family. I ❤️ you @cassaluna_cosmetology #inspiregreatness #avedainstitutedenver

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