Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sarah's New Edge

Sarah, a busy mother of twins, was ready to let go of her long locks and opt for a new edgier cut and style. keeping the makeup simple and fresh, Sarah's beautiful smile radiates with confidence!

Makeup by: Courtney Chau
Hair & Photography by: mimi & taylor salon

Monday, July 11, 2011

Loose Ponytail: Simple & Chic

Whether your hair is long or short, a classic ponytail will never go out of style. Don't forget to give the top of your head a little poof for emphasis!

Makeup by: Courtney Chau
Hair: Mimi & Taylor Salon
Photos by Mimi & Taylor Salon

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

By adding in a simple braid to garnish the sides of your hair, you can transform a normal bun to something red-carpet worthy.

Tips: Get this sultry, messy look by using your fingers to gently pick out some pieces and loosen the style. If you have layers, pull some strands out in the front as well.

Products Used: Thi Cosmetics - Foundation # 3, Aiko Blush, Sying Eyeshadow & Lush Lashes, and Lan Lip-Gloss

Makeup: Courtney Chau
Photo: Mimi & Taylor Salon
Wardrobe Styling: Mimi & Taylor Salon
Model: Rachel Wimmer @ Stars Model Management SF, Ca

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fresh and Pretty Makeover for Spring!

Thao was ready for a change with her hair and also wanted to learn what makeup products would best suit her. That's where hairstylist, Cali Pham and I came in! :)

As you can see Cali did a great job creating Thao an updated cut complemented by a rich auburn brown hair color. The cut really softened her features and the rich auburn brown suited her complexion best!

This Spring makeup is all about achieving a fresh even complexion with a pop of pink on the cheeks and soft pink lips. Using a few of my favorite products from Thi Cosmetics, I created the look above. Products used were:

Skin -Foundation # 3 /Mineral Face Powder # 2
Eyes - Dao Eyeshadow & Lush Lashes
Cheeks- Sakura Blush
Lips- Lan Lipgloss

Photos by: Mimi & Taylor

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Another fun collaboration with talented hairstylist, Cali Pham. Cali was inspired by Natalie Portman's hair on the red carpet of the 2011 Academy Awards that she decided to recreate the look on model, Charlene. With such an elegant and polished look with the hair, I kept the makeup to a minimum - soft but defined eyes with a pop of color to the apples of the cheeks to finish the look.

Thank you for another fun collaboration Cali! :)

Hair: Cali Pham ~
Photo: Mimi & Taylor Salon ~

Three Beautiful Looks for 2011!

I had an amazing time collaborating with my favorite hairstylist Cali Pham and beautiful friend Ariana Ashar. We incorporated three different makeup and hair looks. Starting from elegant, to sultry, to a sexy rockstar! In the last photo, Cali added hair extensions to change up Ariana's look. She colored the extensions into a soft warm auburn brown to add richness & warmth. What an awesome temporary alternative for the look of partially colored hair!

Three beautiful looks for 2011! If you like the hairstyles created, check out more of Cali's work at and book an appointment with her soon. She gets booked quickly!

XO & blessings,


Hair: Cali Pham ~
Photo: Mimi & Taylor Salon ~