Finally, after missing out last year I could not miss out again! Check out our photos from the Photo Pop Philly: Sweet Paradise. Photo Pop Philly is the first art exhibition of its kind with art from artists such as Amberella, Loveville, and Matty Geez. And want to know the best part? It is owned, produced, and curated by a BOSS WOMAN! You know here at Slay Everyday we love our boss ladies. Sweet Paradise is brought to you by Philly PR Girl, Kate Marlys. Who was so warm and welcoming to everyone who walked through the doors! It was amazing to see!

If you missed out on this exhibit I feel bad! But you can check out their Instagram @photopopphilly and check through this post to see all the vibrant installations and interactive sets we got to pose with!

The babies definitely took a second to warm up but once they did they loved it!

Mari is wearing the Reflective Two-Piece Set!

Finally, my little love woke up so we were able to get some great pictures together.

There were so many photo walls to choose from and everything was so family-friendly.

This pop up was perfect for families, fashionistas, bloggers, and WELL BASICALLY EVERYONE!

Being cute must be extremely tiring

Hopefully when Photopop Philly comes back around you will be able to stop in if you didn’t! Make sure to follow @photopopphilly or check out the website


  1. 1. PLAN AHEAD

– Planning is key, especially in business. I didn’t believe in this method until actually putting it to work. When you take the time to plan and set goals your business can run much smoother. With the proper systems in place, you’ll never have to overwork. Whether it can be planning your week or year, setting sales goals, or social media post give it a try!


– This is a very crucial part of running any business to ensure a profit. When starting your business an important first step is deciding who you want to cater to and reach. Knowing who they are will make it easier for you to advertise and exactly where to do so. 


– I shouldn’t really have to say it but it is just so important! Although sometimes it may be difficult to remember, keep your sweetest attitude. You attract more bees with honey. Being in customer related fields for 7 years this is something I myself always keep an eye out for that helps me rate a business. If an employee is rude or nasty I usually will not continue giving that business my money, but if I am treated well even if it is more costly than an alternative I will return. 


– I think whenever starting a business you should really learn as much about it as possible. If you want to start a clothing line of say athletic wear but do not know what fabrics to use, where to source or get inventory, or what the right cost are how will you get off the ground? You can’t succeed without taking the proper measures on educating yourself to reach your fullest potential. 


– With so many fields being “oversaturated” I know it is hard to not compare yourself to similar businesses but DO NOT. When you keep a tunnel vision and work on yourself you cannot go wrong. Clouding yourself with other peoples progress can actually hinder yours, instead use it as motivation and inspire to be better. 


– Know those brands that you can instantly recognize when they pop up on social media? That is consistent branding, keeping your advertising synonymous with your brand can help potential customers remember who you are. 

7. Advertising is a MAJOR KEY

– I have noticed when I make sure to market myself as best and as much as I can the sales pore in. When you keep customers and potential customers constantly in the loop they will stay interested and informed. Don’t miss sales by being lazy, even if you have to push yourself you never know when the right person is watching. A great way to market efficiently is to plan your post for the week!


– It is super to easy to blow your money when you do not know exactly what or where you are spending it on. Be sure to carefully review what it is you need and do not be scared to price check until you find the best option. When you do start spending be sure to monitor it closely to keep it balanced and create a system!


– When running a business it is of the utmost importance to understand where your profits are coming from! Make sure the business is making you money instead of a loss. Calculate your prices to where they are fair and generating you revenue at the same time. 


– Always stay new and update and give your customers to look forward to!


Following these steps really helped me and continue to help me run my business smoothly. I hope these things can also help you! If you feel like you need help in any/ all areas email me to start your one on one coaching! My email is

  • A real Certified Wholesale Distributor is a company who handles the wholesale shipments for the manufacturer of a product (or in some cases is the product manufacturer). They have a warehouse, distribution center, and ship products directly to the Retailer (or to the customer if they deal in drop shipping).


This is who will provide you with the goods and services that you will need for your business. The list I have created is the research that you may not have the time or know how to do. Most people do not know how to locate suppliers on their own and that’s ok. I have been in the industry for 4 years as long as school for fashion and merchandising, as well as working in the trade show market. I have seen these suppliers or have used first hand. Most list of this size or with this information sells for upward of $200+, my goal is to keep cost low while helping you start the business you’ve always wanted. I am maintaining for a limited time the coaching for free. The coaches consist but are not limited to how to get your business legalized, retail management, how to shop wholesale, how to price item, and how to build a customer base. The number of people I am helping is growing and I would love to help more. When starting a store or boutique the biggest thing you need is inventory, let me help you find where to get the best quality for less.

My services and available list are listed below.

  1. The Vendors Bundle List –  Looking to start a boutique but do not want to limit yourself to just clothing or makeup? I have the contacts for you! With this list, you can start a makeup line while purchasing quality clothing to make the woman beautiful from top to bottom! This is great for entrepreneurs that want more than one business.  For over 100 contacts this list is a steal! Contact now to purchase
  2. The Men’s Vendor List – This diverse list of men’s clothing manufacturers and suppliers is perfect for the inspiring male brand. With contacts that can build your line from start to finish with the designs, you’ve created. There is also included streetwear wholesalers who have pre-made items for your clothing store. The coaching included can help even an un-fashion savvy man figure it out! From simple athleisure clothing to even the night out clothing you are covered.

3. The Makeup/Skincare Vendors List- With the boom of cosmetic lines (*cough* KYLIE JENNER) this is your chance to get in the game! These are some of the best in the industry with the ability to produce your line from concept to conception, with packaging/branding and formulas. The vendors on this list prices vary and you can decide which is best for you and your price range. I made sure to include high and low-end options. No matter the budget the can get your private label off the ground! Get started today.




Get quality samples for one of the top suppliers on sale this weekend only! Contact for pricing.








Here is a peek at my “Sip & Sea What it Will Be” Gender Reveal! Even though at first I was apprehensive and against having a “Gender Reveal” I am so glad we decided to do it! Here are some more photos of the decor my partner in crime (Memor by Tiffany) put together!














She did such an amazing job and knocked it out of the park. The sweets and cupcake toppers are all also by her. I highly recommend her for your next event. My best friend Mari picked out the theme and helped us pick out what decor we needed. My best friend Mukie who is an artist helped with the other finishing touches which were amazing!

The bath bomb idea came to us a few weeks ago and Brenda Ross of Honey Bees Bath Bombs brought our vision to life! We worked together and she came up with seashell bombs to go exactly with the theme! They were quick and had a lot of color! Everyone loved them.

Daphne’s Little Tinkers provided the perfect cake and it was so good I almost didn’t get a slice!

Ironically enough one of the best days of my life was the end to a tough week and not the best month. Amongst a million things that seemed to go wrong I didn’t know if I would find out the gender in time! If you know me you know I am so last minute and my baby was no different. It seems like a blinked and I am now halfway there. My anatomy scanned was scheduled for September 24th with the party scheduled for September 14th! I thought about the blood test I thought about faking pains to go to the doctors! LOL! But luckily for me I found Bond Before Birth 3D/4D Ultrasound.








Joan was super sweet and her facility was AMAZING! I was able to get a 2 pm appointment and my party was at 6:30! Mari & I got to see my baby moving and getting super busy in there! I opted to have no one know before me, so Mari and me both closed are our eyes when she went over the sex. I had anxiety for weeks about finding out. I definitely had a preference but did want a boy and a girl, I grew up an only child and wish I had brothers. All my life I have wanted a boy first but knowing I had no control made me sweat. One of the reasons I did not want a reveal was because I kind of wanted to hurry up and no privately, my friends and family were not having that. Strangely enough, the week before I started to relax and came to terms that whatever God gives me I will be happy. I had names picked for both sexes and even picked baby shower themes that went with either. I stopped trying to do the math, read the myths, think of family trees. It was relaxing, so once we were at the appointment I was no longer worried. Everyone had their predictions, most of my babies aunts wanted girls. Though a fair enough of boys amounts were cast we soon had the results and left to finish getting ready.


A few of the people on team boy and team girl. Up until the day of my party I hadn’t mentioned my pregnancy to most.

Only my closest friends and family knew. I was happy but wanted to wait to know everything was ok with the baby. Quite frankly as long as I had gone I thought I wanted to keep my pregnancy off social media until the end. I know my friends and family were excited and the party was so beautiful I said let’s do it.

Finally, after waiting for everyone to arrive and procrastinating as much as I could, it was time.  I had butterflies and all though I knew in my heart and felt all ultrasounds looked like a boy I was terrified. I did my nails and toes in nude, my dress was nude just in case it went either way. Nothing prepared me for this, I really couldn’t believe it was BLUE. After one of the hardest weeks personally and just wanting it all to be over it was all worth it. I prayed every night for a healthy baby but slid in the let it be a boy but couldn’t believe it was true.



The moment was definitely so surreal and something so hard to explain. I felt like I had so much energy and couldn’t believe I felt it I knew it was him and I was right. Everyone’s excitement made everything that much more magical. All my family (because to me that is what everyone that was there is to me) I was so thankful to have them there with me!

Hey guys so I have brought my friend & MAC Artist Mia for a special collaboration and partnership to bring you this season’s top looks and products just in time for fall! Please look her up on YOUTUBE, LIKE, COMMENT, AND SUBSCRIBE!

Fall Makeup & Trends!

Summer calls for lighter clothes, lighter hair and brighter colors! But as they say in Game of Thrones, “Winter is Coming!” which means we can bring out our favorite coats, boots and fall/winter color makeup looks! Figuring out what your body and skin needs during the change of weather can be stressful, so I picked out some of my Fall and Winter must haves in hopes that it will help someone out!


  1. Skin Care! Kill two birds with one stone by finding a skin primer with SPF!


My favorites:

NARS Pro-Prime Multi-Protect Primer, SPF 30: $35

Make Up For Ever UV PRIME – Daily Protective Make-up Primer, SPF 50. $36


  1. LIP CARE! Colder climates bring chapped lips – Don’t be that girl! (Or boy!)

Smith’s Rosebud Salve: $6 Can be found at Sephora or Online. Adds moisture and helps soothe chapped lips and elbows! Can also be used to add a beautiful glow to your eyes and cheeks.

MAC Lip Conditioner: $17 ‘Contains Almond OilShea Butter,Avocado ExtractWheat Germ OilVitamins A and E. Formulated for high impact to use alone or under lipstick.’ Helpful Tip: Rub small amount into your waterline when you’re experiencing allergy symptoms (itchy, watery eyes)



  • Mascara:


  • L’Oreal® Paris Voluminous Superstar Mascara $9.99 Eyelash Primer and Mascara in one!

  1. Eye Liner: Both of these liners make doing a SLAYING winged liner a BREEZE!


  • MAC Brushstroke Liner $21



  1. Glowy Skin! During the fall and winter months your skin tends to lose some of its glow Stay strapped with some moisturizing highlight products!

Glossier Haloscope $22 :  a dewy stick highlighter that actually looks natural and healthy. The inner core is a shimmer-free balm, surrounded by real rose quartz and topaz crystals to add shimmer

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector® Liquid Highlighter $19: Can find at Sephora in various different shades!

FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick $25: Can be found at Sephora or Online. Comes in 9 different luminous shades!

  1. Lipsticks! Dark Nudes, Reds and Cranberry colors are popular for fall/winter! Whether its Matte or Metallic make sure it’s BOLD!

Keep your favorite shade on you at all times! My Personal Favs:

Milani Amore Matte Metallic Lip Crème $4: Find it in your local CVS or Wallgreens! Available in 10 shades and has a waterproof 16-hour wear time!

Mac Cosmetic Matte Lipsticks $17.50: My favorite Fall/Winter Colors: Diva, Sin, Viva Glam 1 and Antique Velvet! Check out your local MAC to swatch these beautiful colors!

ColourPop! Super Affordable Matte Lipsticks for any season!


  1. Eye Shadow: You don’t need high-end expensive makeup to slay! Check out Morphe, BH Cosmetics and NYX for your eye shadow needs!


  • BH COSMETICS Smokey Eyes – 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette $9


Makeup Tip:  Apply a whole lot of dark color to your crease! (Green, Deep Purples, Burgudy, Coppers, Reds, Etc.) then apply a lighter color to your lid, app some shimmer and make your eyes pop!


Trend Looks:






photography by Dresden instagram @thelastcygnus & makeup by instagram @sorelysmakeup


The new sleek & sexy selection is dropping and the shoot was equally sexy to match! With my friend and hairstylist Tia on hand slay the hair ( check the beauty connection for all her information ) follow her on ig (hairbytia__)

Get into that press!

Those perfect curls go great with the Barely There mesh top!!

Model Ella was so stunning ! Her look was perfect for the shoot. Her and fellow model Starr, Jada, & Gabbi were perfect and each so unique!

Gabbi and her perfect body!!

Ella looked STUNNING in the Barely There top together with the LIQUID SKIRT – AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN THE SHOP SECTION!

My Jada absolutely killing it in the jumpsuit i named after her! This jumpsuit is great for so many occasions and comes in different colors go shop “THE JADA JUMPSUIT”





ELLA – slaying the INFINITY KNOT DRESS coming to the site this WEEK!

THE Dress to end all dresses the BRITTNEY” ORDER YOURS TODAY!

available in multiple colors! Don’t see a color you like? Email for special orders!

After the great responses from last years brush collection I will be bringing them back! A better higher quality and different selection will be available! LIMITED STOCK!


Eye Slay Set – This blush and eye set has our signature rose gold handles but with a honey comb twist! The most soft and easy to use brushes, long lasting even after a few washes!HTB1a4YPNXXXXXcaXpXXq6xXFXXX9

A new addition to our line of brushes, these super sleek and chic tools are perfect for concealer, eyebrows, and eyes! This 15 piece set will be a must have!

HTB1FposNpXXXXcnXpXXq6xXFXXXvThe SLAY Brush set REVAMPED! – Eddie and I loved the first four brushes for contour and powders and now included are 3 eye brushes & a carrying pouch!


THE DELUXE SLAY BRUSH SET! This set has every you need for a complete look! Our signature rose gold handles would look beautiful in any kit or makeup room!


This will be the ultimate gift set! Pouch included & brush cleaner even included! These are my favorite  foundation brushes!


All these brushes are going to need cleaning! Finally after trying and trying and ruining beauty blenders and brushes here us the answer! An easy and cute way to keep them super clean!


FINALLY! It’s been a long time since I have brought you a beauty connection post but my newest beauty regimen is too good not to share!

With surgeries such as bbls, liposuction, breast lifts, and etc being so rampant it is so easy to feel like that may be the only way to get the body you want. I have been super positive about my body but of course, as well all do there were things I wanted to fix, especially to look more “snatched”. I dabbled with the thought of wanting a bbl to enhance my shape but hated the thought of surgery and the pain that comes with it. I started seeing businesses promoting their “non-invasive lipo” and  “non-surgical butt lifts” and that what a cool alternative it is. Once I became pregnant as crazy as it sounds I thought about my body after and which brought me to Bella Tre Body Sculpting. Any business ran by women you know I am all for it. 

Founded by Crystal and Co-Owned by Karla, after both having non-invasive work done, being impressed with the results came together to bring it to men and women at a more affordable cost! After meeting with them and hearing more about what they offer and their knowledge I couldn’t wait to start.

They offer but are not limited too: Cavi Lipo, Laser Lipo, and Cryo Lipo. They’re located conveniently in Cherry Hill, just minutes away from Cherry Hill Mall. Since their services are non-invasive you can shop right after lol!

Now that I am over six weeks postpartum I was able to start their luxury butt lifts. Now I wasn’t sure what exactly to expect but after losing volume in my butt during and after pregnancy I was determined to get plump.   I had a lot of people ask if it hurt and not in the slightest! The suction felt like an amazing massage, I was ready to fall asleep especially with their clean and peaceful facility. Followed up was skin tightening and that you don’t feel in the slightest. Quick and painless. Now the results you may ask? I was obsessed! Getting home I could not stop looking in the mirror, I did not think I would see results so fast honestly I was impressed. I recommend this to anyone looking for something cost-effective and non-surgical! The girls will help you decide exactly what you need as well as so many package options with an array of services. Summer is coming now is the time to go! I can not wait to continue my lifts and keep you updated! We will be bringing you weight loss tips and tricks to make these services more effective so stay tuned. FOR ALL QUESTIONS CONTACT THEM BELOW!

You can check out their services and book here at

follow them at @bellatrebodysculpting

email or call: / (856) 887-1668

Tell them A sent you!

So the purpose of this new section of the website is to link anyone who loves glam with my personal favorites & my friends and followers personal favorites. So many girls ask me or ask generally on Instagram “Who does good makeup? Who does good hair?”. So here is a place you can look freely!


Ok ladies, so the individual lash extension craze is only growing day by day and I admit I was interested! New lash techs emerge every day so I followed a few in hopes I would finally take that leap! Here comes in my fellow cancer Jazmin, owner of Enhanced Beauty by Design. I have been following her for a while and heard about her work and decided to take the leap. Located right in Fishtown sits her gorgeous salon. The decor and ambiance make it a super relaxing and enjoyable experience. It can be an up to 2-hour service but it’s very relaxing some people even sleep!

I am so glad I did I am in love I have been getting compliments every day since Saturday! Without makeup, I still feel confident. Jazmin was super sweet and super easy to work with and I loved the whole process. I even got some good take home goodies for upkeep!

Now get to know her….

Licensed Esthetician since 2008.

Started doing lashes 4 years ago.
Trained & Certified Master in Classic & Volume lash extensions with Nadia Afaneseva NM Beauty in 2014 .
Trained & Certified Master in Microblading in 2016 with Eye Design New York.
Advance Volume Training & Certification with Borboleta in 2017.

Opened Enhanced Beauty by Design March 2017 where we offer lash extensions, lash lifts, microblading, brow shaping, brow & lash tinting and lash extension training. Looking to add more services soon.

Tips to better maintain your eyelash extensions:
•keep them clean!! Often clients believe if they don’t wash or wet their lashes, they will last longer but that is wrong. It’s important and necessary to keep them clean. Diluting baby shampoo is the best way to wash your lashes daily.
•after a workout or if you get into a pool or the ocean be sure to wash your lashes right after not allow the sweat/salt break down the adhesive.
•use oil-free and alcohol free makeup remover. I recommend Almay oil-free / gentle eyes
•dont sleep with your makeup on
•refrain from using  any waterproof makeup or mascara
•brush them daily

So I have personally been wanting to write & introduce this MUA for a long time and now i finally have brought her to the beauty connection!

She did my makeup for Soho Fashion Week & I absolutely loved her personality, vibe, and how she did my makeup most importantly. She had me camera ready & in pictures my make up was even more flawless! Great work and great prices if I am ever in the NYC area this is My TOP Personal pick. I would definitely recommend and tell you to book her NOW.

like i want to be that snatched EVERYDAY

My name is Maddie and I am a New York City based makeup artist. From a young age I have always been intrigued by fashion,makeup and hair. I decided to professional persue my makeup career after the birth of my first born. I realized that makeup was indeed my passion and something I was naturally good at doing. I wanted the chance to help people look their best. Its a great feeling when I see how happy and confident a client feels when I work with them. I worked with companies such as Sephora and MAC Cosmetics. I currently freelance and its so amazing to finally have the opportunity to work for myself doing what I love. Makeup is not a way to cover up anything..for me its a form of expression…art and style. Its like clothes but for the face. Haha! I love everything about it! 

3 favorite looks:
1. One of my favorite looks is definitely a bold lip. I love enhancing the lips and its amazing how the right shade of lipstick can change someones entire look and mood.
2. I love the glowy jlo look. Its the style of makeup I love to do most, on myself and on clients. This consist of usually neutal tones on the eyes and lips with lots of bronzer and the highlight beaming from a mile away. Haha
3. Last but not least is the no makeup …makeup look. I love this because it looks fresh and clean. I usually love doing this look with long fluffy lashes. If you have the right pair of lashes, they shape the eyes beautifully and make the eyes look awake and bright.
Contact info:
IG: _L.maddie

Go head & Gag over her like i do! She is too good. Make sure you follow, check her out, & NYC book her!

                     Meet this Model, Mom,&Muse:read about her hair journey

The picture on the left was taken in October of 2015 (yikes!). I honestly don’t know what possessed me to even let my hair down looking like that. Anyway, the picture on the right was taken recently, March 2017. My hair was extremely damaged from coloring, relaxing, and applying heat. I stopped coloring and relaxing more than four years ago, but could not stop straightening my hair. I hated how my curls looked, if you can even call those curls! I got my first DevaCut a few days after the picture on the left was taken. My results were pretty good, but not great. I refrained from heat for about six months until my graduation. I then got a second DevaCut in June. My hair was getting better! I didn’t apply heat for eight months. I could feel the difference in my hair. It was thick and lustrous. I got my third DevaCut (picture on the right) in March 2017. My stylist was so proud of how far my hair had come, and so was I. I couldn’t believe how defined my curls were. My hair has made a huge transformation. It has taken me a long time, but it was worth it. I still have some heat damage in the front, but I am happy with my results thus far. I can now let my curls show without having to fake them by doing twist outs or bantu knots. It has not been an easy journey but the results were great. 


    • Minimal to no heat
    • Drink a lot of water! 
    • Sleep with a scarf or on a satin pillowcase 
    • Put your hair up in a pineapple when going to bed
    • Do protective styles (Bantu knots, flat twists, braids, etc.) 
    • Try different products, and stick to what works for your hair
    • Get pregnant (just kidding, take Vitamins) 
    • Watch YouTube videos for Curl Inspo 
    • Find a hair stylist whom can educate you on what hair type you have, and how to care for it


Jennifer Beck-Senior Stylist

    Jennifer has been in the salon industry for 4 plus years. After graduating from the American Beauty Academy (Paul Mitchell School) she decided to take her talents to BLO/OUT Blow Dry Bar in Center City Philadelphia. Jennifer quickly rose to a senior stylist and now manages a fast growing location in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia
      Specializing in bridal and event hair, she provides ongoing education for a staff of 20 plus stylists as well as continuing ongoing education for herself. Certified in Coppola Keratin Complex Express, and Hot Head Extensions. She has been involved in the Miss New York USA pageant for a number of years and had been involved in numerous bridal expos in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
   Jennifer’s hard work, talent, dedication and customer service continues to speak for itself. With an outstanding following of clientele, she is a rising star who in just a short time has already shown us that she is a force in the beauty industry.

Instagram:  jenn_hairstylist

1804 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

      She gave me a fabulous blow out at their Rittenhouse location i LOVED IT!!!!!!

Time to get Pretty n Painted

Tamekah Bost.

Born in the city of Philadelphia, this 22 year old makeup artist has been working her way thru the industry and making a name for herself. With over six years of freelance experience and one as a Sephora makeup artist. Her new age idea of offering professional level makeup services to everyday women at affordable prices has been a game changer. Launching Pretty n Painted Makeup Artistry four years ago she has been on a mission to make all women feel like a superstar providing top notch glam services at unbeatable prices. Over the last two years she has been focusing on hosting women’s empowerment events. Where women can come together and learn the tips and tricks of the industry while enjoying great food and drinks. These events offer great networking opportunities for the attendees. Her creativity doesn’t end there she recently published her first beauty calendar a platform where she combined makeup artistry with body paint and beautiful women to showcase the tie between the two worlds. A way to showcase her amazing talents in one place. Her passion is Makeup and her clients are her world, you can trust when booking with Pretty n Painted you’ll be truly satisfied with the quality of her work


Finally MAKEUP!

I am proud to finally post a makeup artist! I mentioned her previously in one of my videos and now here she is!

Johana is a freelance makeup artist in Philadelphia, New York City and surrounding areas. Her goal is to create timeless looks and provide the best overall experience by making her clients “feel beautiful”. Originally from Puerto Rico, Johana received her makeup certification from Christine Valmy in New York City. Her strong sense of fashion became evident in her childhood years. She was voted “Best-Dressed” by her senior high school class and later studied at Manhattan’s Fashion Institute of Technology. After spending countless hours on music video shoots, Johana discovered that her true passion lied in fashion photography. She displays her mastery for creating the right look through results. In her unique coordination of shading exquisite colors, she transforms her subjects beyond their expectations. “She is passionate with an eye for detail in creating a complete look to fit her clients”. Jackie B. from Philadelphia, PA. She has collaborated with photographers such as @Brooily NYC, @GregoryMaxx and @C3photography. She is available to travel on location or you can book her @Bombshellstudio in Philadelphia. She welcomes you to view a portfolio of some of her work via IG @makeupbyjohana215

Travel rate : $65 Salon rate : $50

  • Next up is my other hairstylist Latia Stone, she recently did my Jaylon Aaron Hair installation and i LOVED her work i was flowing for weeks! It was very natural looking and super flawless! She like my other stylist, travels. That is a major plus for me! She specializes in sew-ins,faux locs, and natural hair care. She is in Atlanta but does also book dates inPhilly! FOLLOW FOLLOW FOLLOW HER HAIR PAGE @HAIRBYTIA__

  • The first person i wanted to introduce all my followers and blog readers to is my newest stylist Tara Tomasetti. She slayed my hair for New Years and prior to that so many people i knew were getting done up by her and i loved the work! She was very easy to work with, understood what I wanted. Ladies her prices are very reasonable and she is mobile! Social networks: @blownawaybytara – BIO BELOW !TARACOLLA

    Blown Away by Tara is a journey that started for me back in 2005. I am 23 years young from Philadelphia, PA. I always say it all started with a blow dryer for me because its the truth. I had so much hair no-one could manage it. My mom didn’t ever wanna spend the time blow drying it because my hair would frizz right up. The year I graduated the 5th grade, I wrote in my year book that I wanted to be a “Beautician”. Why? Because I wanted to be able to do my hair and feel pretty. The following year I spent a lot of my time watching the ladies around me do their hair but I still had a tight straight back ponytail. In 2006 it was my first year in middle school and I got talked about because of my big, puffy, curly, out of control hair. I didn’t know how to manage all the hair I had. I had half of my moms Puerto Rican curls and half of my dads course dry Italian hair. For Christmas that year, I asked for my first blow dryer and flat iron, and that is what I got. I was determine to learn and I spent hours sitting in front my mirror practicing. By the fall of 2007 I was starting 7th grade and went to school almost everyday with my hair straight. Throughout high school I continued to learn about my hair and got better at doing it. I spent some time in a family friends salon and I remember how that time spent in that salon taught me some things and motivated me to really want to perfect my skill because I knew there was way more to hair then blow drying like color and cuts. Over the years of just doing my hair and my friends hair I thought to myself I can do this and be great. Instead of applying to colleges my senior year at Philadelphia High School for Girls, I looked into Cosmetology. I wanted to go to a good school that had a good reputation and I came across Jean Madeline. I applied to school as a full time student and worked in the mall part time. Blow drying came so natural for me because I had so much practice on myself and my teachers were impressed. School was so fun, I met some great people, my grades were on point because I really enjoyed my time learning the science behind the chair, and with some bumps on the road I finally graduated from Cosmetology school. Right after school I worked in a salon for a year, I learned so much. Life played its course and I ended up getting a full time 9-6 until I realized the money was nice but I wasn’t happy at all. Early in 2016 I decided to start to do what I love again. I renewed my temporary license, worked on my portfolio, educated myself on new trends, started studying for my actual test, and I started to use social media as an outlet to get myself some clients, and it worked. Im growing and I’m grateful. I am a License Cosmetologist. Nothing great comes easy, everyones story is different. But when you want something, don’t stop until you get it. It all started with a Blow Dryer, and my blow dry game is strong. Please feel free to follow my work journey on Instagram @BlownAwayByTara



Such a fun experience getting to show these pieces! I had such a great team with me ! My make up artist Maddie Leonardo was super amazing!! @_l.maddie ( if you’re in  NYC find her!!!


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