VIDEO TIME! 3 Ounces of Product To Carry-On?!

Dear Reader-

The travel season is upon us. We all want to look great for the family (especially if you have those in-laws, let us be honest.) But I personally don’t want to see my checked baggage rummaged through or thrown carelessly about, or worse-LOST. So I carry on my baggage whenever I possibly can. I actually had an airline employee take my carry on luggage when they ran out of room for carry-ons in the overhead compartments. I begged him no, and explained to him I had lost luggage before. He promised it would make it. It did not. I froze in Montana in December for two days until it was returned.

But the 3 ounce clear Ziploc regulations make everything so hard! So we break down out 3 favorite travel size products to make your holidays a bit easier.

Merry Christmas,

ATCT

p.s- During your many family and social gatherings, keep a level head with those that rub you the wrong way. I accomplish this with Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

VIDEO TIME! Going Gray Gracefully

Dear Reader-

Aging gracefully? Let’s do it! We’re dishing out advice about transitioning from artificial hair color to your natural gray.

Sincerely,

As The Curl Turns

Prom Is Coming!

Dear Reader-

Prom season is such an exciting time. Dress shopping, shoes, jewelry, hot dates. Please- do not forget the hair!

I am seeing a disturbing trend in prom seasons lately… Flat regular hair! Why? Why spend so much money on your dress and accessories and then brush your hair as if you are off to home economics class on any given Thursday? I don’t understand!

You, as a young woman, have a responsibility to look your very best on this important night. You have boy’s heads to turn. You have classmates to make jealous. You have a reputation to establish, or uphold! Now is not the time for humble beauty and humility. Now is the time TO SLAY!!! Trust me, those head cheerleaders are covering all the bases, and so should you my lovelies. Natural beauty? Great. Leave it for P.E. class. This is PROM! Class, style, razzmatazz and great hair will win you the most attention every time.

Good Luck and have fun,

ATCT

p.s- don’t wear a strapless dress if you think you will be tugging on it all night. It’s not worth it.

Instagram for Business- It’s A Slow Go

Dear Reader-

As you may or may not know, I am not what one would call……techno savvy. Before I started renting a chair in a salon I didn’t need a fancy pants cell phone. Mine flipped open and it’s biggest advance was it had a camera. Once I started needing to use Square as payment, it became apparent I had to join this century.

So I got a smartphone, and with that phone came the ability to advance my paltry social media standing. I am already on Pintrest, YouTube, Facebook, my blog….well, I guess it’s not totally paltry. I only use social media for work purposes, as Hubs and I are extremely private. Enter stage left-Instagram. I am asthecurlturns56. I have a few followers, 150 or so, and I follow about as many. I post hair that I do, food I make, and anything that has to do with my 1950’s housewife brand/life. I have found that I really like Instagram. I love seeing other people’s pictures and what they are doing, although there are a few obsessive posters that could do with a few less uploads. I certainly don’t need to see seven selfies a day, although I do love a good selfie. I like connecting with total strangers far away over fun things, like tv programs or James Dean.

The issue is getting more followers in order to help build my updo business specifically. I roll updos all the time on my severed heads and post them, careful not to make it look like my manikin head. Lots of directed hashtags, all very specific. Post post post, with such slow results. I am gaining followers, but it feels real slllooooooowwwwwww. Perseverence and patience? Yep. Grandma says good things come to those who wait, but As The Curl Turns knows waiting can be challenging sometimes.

Sincerely,

ATCT

VIDEO TIME! New Stylist? Where and What To Look For In A Salon Job

Dear Reader-

If you or someone you know just passed State Board for Cosmetology, here is some advice. Finding a job can be tricky, let alone finding the right job. Good Luck!

Best-

ATCT