But did you know that Molly is also a wildly talented hair stylist? Molly recently traveled to New York City for a Braids and Balayage class, and we were eager to speak with her and get all of the details!
“I first met Jenny Strebe of Confessions of a Hairstylist a few years ago since we share the same graphic designer. On a few occasions, I mailed my hair accessory designs for her to style in her YouTube videos. She quickly became a mentor of mine during cosmetology school through her blog and tutorials. Last October, Jenny traveled to Mississippi to teach her updo styling class which was extremely informative and helpful. So when she teamed up with Jay Olsen of Bespoke salon in Scottsdale, AZ, for a Braids and Balayage class, I definitely wanted to attend! Out of all the class locations, New York was the best choice since I had friends to stay with."
“I had a blast! It was a quick trip but I was able to catch up with great friends and walk around my old neighborhood, Williamsburg, in Brooklyn, enjoying my favorite spots. “
What is Balayage?
“Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint. It allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair color - similar to what nature gives us as children - with softer, less noticeable regrowth lines. The principal idea being less is more when creating soft, natural looks.”
“More and more clients are asking for this highlighting technique as well as braids incorporated into their updo styles. I am such a perfectionist so even though I've practiced these technique numerous times, I wanted to shadow two specialized stylists in the hair industry. “
Will these new styles be easy to adorn with your hairpieces?
“Absolutely! Both Balayage and braiding give a hairstyle a lot of dimension and attract the eye, which will further enhance my hairpieces!”