With the fall season comes change! And if we got anything to do with it, you know we’re talking about some serious hair change! We caught up with one of our favorite beauty bloggers, Lianne Farbes, creator and editor of the beauty blog The Makeup Girl, to talk about her sew-in weave process.
Before: No weave
Since the summer, Lianne has been attending the Styles New York Salon to have her natural hair blend seamlessly into her new weave. Now that the summer is over, she’s taken it all out! Read on to see how the process was done, which products Lianne uses to get her hair in tip-top shape and how her weave protected her hair all summer long.
The process begins!
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Why did you put a weave in? For protection?
LF: Yes. I usually get a keratin treatment every summer because my hair + humidity = HOT MESS! And I get MAJOR frizz.
Initially, I had wanted to try some kind of protective style to see if there was any difference in the heath and growth of my hair after a certain period of time. I pitched the idea to a celeb stylist I know ad she suggested a sew-in weave.
Did you specifically put it in during the summer season, or just coincidence?
LF: Yes, just for summer.
Hair sewn in
Specifically, how did it protect your hair?
LF: My hair was braided down flat under a net and the hair was sewn on top of that. So, from the beginning of May to the beginning of September the bulk of my hair was completely covered with no heat styling (aside from the small amount of hair left out at the crown, so everything blended in).
Was there anything special about the weave you had put in?
LF: I would say it has everything to do with the technique used and the quality of the hair. I used Indique Hair and my stylist, Gabrielle Corney, used a specific pattern: she braids the hair down, so that ensures it looks extremely natural by adding as little stress as possible to your hair.
All in, now for the styling!
Who styled your hair after?
LF: Gabrielle Corney from Styles New York Salon did, both installations and styling.
After: 1st installations in May
How long do you think you’ll keep it?
LF: It’s out now, I had it in from May until yesterday [Editor’s Note: beginning of September]. I went to see Gabi once in late June to have it taken down and put back in, as you can only safely leave in a sew-in weave for 10-12 weeks at a time — MAX! (the hair will start to dread after that).
After: Last installation in June
Will you need to do anything special to maintain it? What products do you use?
LF: I used regular styling products while I was caring for it. Particularly, Carol’s Daughter’s Monoi line. My hair always smells great after I use that line, and looks like it’s in top condition.
Our Evelyn visited Carol’s Daughter Salon in Harlem, NY! She also tried out the New Monoi Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum, Lisa’s Hair Elixir & Health Collection. Read all about it —> HERE!
Weave is out!
Lianne Farbes is the creator and editor of the beauty blog The Makeup Girl. It has been featured in the pages of Lucky, InStyle and Ebony Magazines and on Glamour.com.
She is an on-air beauty expert appearing in segments on ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox News Networks in several different regional markets. She currently serves as a brand ambassador for Avon, Inc., RoC Skincare and Aveeno. She is also the founder of the highly successful online editor event Cocktails & Couture.
In 2011, Lianne collaborated with MAC Cosmetics on a limited-edition capsule collection called Bloggers Obsessions that went on sale online in North America. Her eyeshadow shade Hocus Pocus sold out in a week.
A highly sought-after speaker, Lianne can be found providing industry forecasts and other insightful information at many high profile panels and conferences nationwide. Avidly immersed in social media, strategy creation and conversation every day, she commands a network of more than 30,000 followers on Twitter, Facebook and other social sites.
Follow Leanne on Twitter @LianneFarbes
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