CosmoProf’s Spring Style Show

I highly recommend that every hairstylist, makeup artist, (or anyone licensed in the beauty industry for that matter) attends the annual ComsoProf Spring Style Show.


At the show, you will find numerous professional beauty products including color products, hair products, extensions, make up, and brushes etc.  Additionally, this year’s show offered some extremely useful hands-on hair classes throughout the entire convention.

Last weekend CosmoProf flew me out to San Jose to attend an awesome meet & greet with some beautiful hairstylists. Whether they are future stylists or they have been in the industry for decades, I felt so honored & humbled to have people lined up to say hello. It seriously amazes me to meet hairstylists from all over the world and share my story with them. Thank you for your support and love!

It is important to attend hair shows and network with other beauty professionals; it is an encouraging experience, and it will help you grow in your careers. With that said, I'm happy to announce that I will be attending more hair shows, and I will eventually start conducting my own hair classes at said shows. I will post any upcoming events on Instagram and my blog so stay tuned for updates, and let the fun begin!

To my followers: I sincerely love you and appreciate you all so dearly, and I want to give a personal thank you to each & every one of you that took the time to say hello! If you weren’t able to make it to the show, be sure to attend my virtual meet and greet at 5pm this Sunday (April 19th) on CosmoProf’s Instagram!

Here is a video collage of everyone I had the pleasure of snapping a photo with. If you see yourself, then please share this blog!

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
— Steve Jobs

My answers to three of your "Ask Larisa" questions:

1) Shawna M. asked: 

"Hi!! I graduated from Redken Beauty School 6 months ago. I've been working in a salon that is booth rent so I can stay at home with my children during the day, and I only work when my husband is off. I really want to be as successful as I can be in this industry and dream of owning my own salon one day. My question is what did you do to understand color? I feel like I understand what colors cancel each other out and the basics, but I'm struggling to figure out specific color formulations I guess. Should I take color classes? Just buy a bunch of color and practice on my mannequin? Help! Thanks for reading xoxo!."

LL:  You answered your own question!  You know the basics but now it's time to practice and make your salon dreams come true. Take classes and practice on mannequins. As you start feeling more confident in your art, start practicing on close friends and family! Xo 

2) Amanda G. asked:

"Do you have a "re-do" policy? Some of my best clients have texted me after their service every once and a while because they want to adjust some small aspect of their color. My salon charges me an automatic $35 fee any time a client comes back in within 2 weeks of the original appointment to "tweak" the color, regardless of the situation. I just don't think that's fair! If a client loves it the day they leave, I shouldn't have to pay for them to change their mind. But on the other hand, a client should always feel welcome to come back until they love their look. What is a fair way to handle these situations? Thank you! I'd love to hear your opinion on this !!"

LL:  Let me just tell you my policy and you can decide from their on what you should do. I let me clients come back for a "tweak" (as you call it) within the first week of getting their hair done, complimentary on me. After that it's another full session rate. Xo 

3) Laura W. asked: 

"l love balayaging, but sometimes I find it difficult with the color brushes I'm using. Sometimes they're too flimsy, and others are too tough. What kind of brushes do you use?"

LL: My absolute favorite balayage brushes are Framar brushes! Check them out on Instagram @Framarinc. They also have the absolute best foils!! Xo