Showing posts from 2019

Sephora Unboxing—Farsali, Glamglow, and more!

New video! My most recent Sephora purchases!

Better Every Day

Hello, Beauties!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you've been able to browse around my site a little bit to see what I'm all about. But if this is your first visit, welcome!!

I started offering Natural Beaded Rows™ Extensions last winter, after attending BMSCON3, the annual convention/training for NBR™. Once I returned home, I couldn't wait to give everyone lots of gorgeous hair!!

As a stylist with almost two decades of experience, I wasn't used to not being competent and amazing at hair. Let me tell you, learning the process of these extensions was a humbling challenge, to say the least. And I am grateful for the drive and dedication to put daily practice on my list of accomplishments. And I've seen the real-life results that prove it!

This morning, I changed out the before and after photos on my Apply for Natural Beaded Rows™ page. Just seeing the difference in my photos from when I first started until now is mind blowing. And I know the rest of my skills have als…

Nina's NBR Transformation

Hello, Beauties!

It is the winding down of summer fun. The days are getting just the tiniest bit shorter, but we still get to have a few more of those hot and humid days!

I wanted to share this amazing transformation! Nina wanted to have dream hair without creating more damage to her natural hair. She had been over-lightened and suffered fairly severe chemical damage and breakage.

She has a beautiful shade of dark blonde naturally, but she wanted to be lighter. I brightened up Nina's delicate hair, taking extra care not to further compromise it. The health and integrity of the natural hair is my number one priority!

Next, I customized her extensions to blend seamlessly, and installed Two Full Rows of NBR™ to add length and fullness. She could not believe how gorgeous her new hair looked and felt!

Nina will be back in next week for her first move up appointment, so she will be all ready to face the back to school rush of September. I can't wait to share more of her story with …

NBR Lessons: Week 1

Hello, Beauties!

By now, you probably know that I am obsessed with Natural Beaded Rows™ Extensions. I adore creating beautiful transformations for my guests using this method, but even more than that, I absolutely love wearing NBR™ myself!

I have been studying this method since last Fall, and offering the service at Strands Salon since December. I have to say, each time I had a guest step out of my salon swinging their new hair, I felt a giant pang of jealousy. I wanted NBR™ in the worst way!! I finally got my beautiful 18's installed during my BMS Mastermind Q2 trip in June!

Wearing Natural Beaded Rows™ myself has completely changed how I can help my guests. The biggest things I've learned are really quite simple lessons for everyone who wears NBR™. You can also check out the video I made here!

* NBR™ really is a feeling. It's like all of a sudden, you are the best version of yourself, and want to continue to be that way! It creates a boost you didn't even realize yo…

Best Hair Accessory for NBR

Hello, Beauties!

Since getting my Natural Beaded Rows™ Extensions installed one week ago, I have been experimenting with so many things! I have been creating NBR™ transformations for my guests since December, so it feels beyond amazing to FINALLY get to do all of this myself!

Just so you know, I am absolutely obsessed with my new hair. But that's not what this post is about!

I want to tell you about the giant, red scrunchie thing covering up all my gorgeous hair in this photo. I have used this and its adorable leopard print twin for about seven or eight years, at least! My mother-in-law found them on QVC for me. The brand is called Tassi, and it's just the best hair-holder-backer I've ever tried! I just checked online, and you can find it on Amazon, too.

One of my big pet peeves is when I lean down to rinse my face at the sink, and my hair dumps down around me and gets wet. You know how even if you have it in a ponytail, it slides down and slaps into the sink? This head wr…

Mini Facials-ELEMIS and Caudalie

Hello, Beauties!

Last night I wanted to give my skin a bit of TLC, without spending a ton of time on a full facial. So I chose my Elemis Papaya Enzyme Mask as my main treatment for a mini-facial. This is a fast and gentle, fruit acid exfoliant, and it smells absolutely delicious. DO NOT LICK IT!!!

All the other products I used were by Caudalie, one of my all-time favorite French skincare brands. If you've never tried them, I highly recommend starting with this cleanser! It is soft and gentle, and leaves your skin clean and nourished.

 Before my main treatment, I washed my face to remove any dirt, oil, and makeup. I like to apply two pumps of the cleansing milk to dry skin, work it in, then add a splash of water to create a slight foam. Then I either rinse with warm water, or wipe off with a damp washcloth. I opted to use a washcloth to remove all trace of product last night.

Next, I added a generous amount of the Elemis Peel and spread a layer all over my face, neck and chest. I p…

Products That Support Your Hair

Hello, Beauties!

You may not realize this, but Strands Salon just celebrated its Third Birthday! I have been so inspired by salon ownership, it feels like my whole career has moved into a completely new lane since I cut that ribbon!!

One of the things I looked most forward to was exploring all of the professional hair care options I had available to me as a salon owner. Now when I started, I did stay with mostly my tried and true, familiar brands.

But once I started using the products to support my guests' hair, I found some serious needs that weren't being met by the lines I had been carrying.

During this time, of course, I was trying all different brands to see if any one line could offer me what I really wanted for my guests. Affordable luxury that really stood out from the pack, and had the right products for their hair? Products that smelled amazing and didn't cause me skin issues? Oh, boy. It was a lot of trial and error, but I finally found my pot of gold in Morocc…

NBR for Non-Mermaids

Hello, Beauties!

Most of you have seen my big hair transformations using Natural Beaded Rows™ Extensions. I have so many amazing examples on the blog as well as Instagram and Facebook...

But I want to talk about the real transformations for a minute.

These are the girls that you don't even realize have extra hair hidden in there...these are the girls you see and think, "Hey, she looks amazing," and they're oozing with confidence.

These are my Non-Mermainds. The girls who don't really want to make a huge change in their hair, but may have needed just that little extra boost to get their lives on the same level as their dreams.

Can any of you relate? Do you know that One Row of NBR™ could be all the hair and boost you need? I'd like you to consider the above photo for reference...There is no way she looks like she has extensions!

Michele has always been creative--she is an inventor, and entrepreneur, and an aspiring tv and screenwriter. As well as a small-tow…

Dream Weddings Start With Dream Hair

Hello, Beauties!

Have you always thought about your BIG DAY as the absolute pinnacle of your life? The best of everything, all rolled into one memorable event? The friends, the family; the dress, the cake; the flowers, the photos...the photos will be a lasting visual representation of your DREAM WEDDING!

But do you realize how many other EVENTS besides the WEDDING DAY you will take pictures for? I remember when I got married, SIXTEEN YEARS AGO, which was like the Stone Age compared to the PINTEREST WEDDINGS of today...


Do you want your HAIR to BE AMAZING, or do you want your hair to look nice for your wedding day?

If YOU WANT AMAZING HAIR, PERIOD, click this link to see if you're a good fit for Natural Beaded Rows™ at Strands Salon in Corning, New York. Once you fill out my application, we will set you up for your FREE CONSULTATION!!

The Most Beautiful Hair in the World

Hello, Beauties!

If you've been following any of my social media, you can probably tell that I am completely obsessed with hair. If this is your first visit to Beauty by Lindsay, thank you! I am Lindsay, and I started writing this blog many years ago while my kids were really little. I've been a hairstylist for over seventeen years, and a salon owner for the last three. I have always loved all things beauty, skin care, makeup, hair...But I also just love making women feel beautiful and confident in their lives.

I am passionate about continuing my education and honing my craft as an artist. My biggest goal is really to create the most beautiful hair that I can for each guest who sits in my chair. My newest secret weapon is Natural Beaded Rows™ Extensions. This method of extensions has literally changed the entire experience I can offer
in my chair. I can create the most amazing transformations for my girls, and finally--I am able to give you the Most Beautiful Hair in the Worl…