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Rock Your Hair – Michael O’Rourke – Bombshell & New Cuts

While at the Premiere Orlando beauty show on Sunday Brittany, Kimberly, Cristina, Toni and I walked past the Rock Your Hair booth.

Michael O’Rourke, the founder of Rock Your Hair and master hair stylist, had several stylists working the event with him. One of them saw our hair and picked us both out for an on-stage cut. Because of my ‘rockeresque, fashion forward’ hair, Michael wanted to cut my hair. I was excited. I told them that I didn’t care what they ended up doing to my hair, because I was happy with most possible lengths. Cristina said she didn’t want too much length gone. We were in for a treat!

We ended up both having our hair cut shorter than anticipated. Michael asked me while on stage if he could cut it shorter. I said sure, because I figured I would love it no matter the length, and I was right. He gave me a chic pixie. Cristina’s awesome stylist gave her a fun A line.

I really was planning on growing my hair out for a while because I’d watched some of my older YouTube Videos with my longer hair and was missing it, but I always look at shorter cuts and love them, too, so this took the decision out of my hands and I’m quite happy!

Cristina and I both loved our hair!

The two products that Michael used on my hair were:
1. Rock Your Hair Miracle Leave in Treatment
2. Rock Your Hair Bombshell.

Miracle is like a leave in conditioning treatment, so works well as a detangler and a heat protectant.

Bombshell is a powder that emulsifies into a gel for AMAZING lift. You already know that I love the Redken Powder Grip that is similar to this. Dare I say it, but this has more oomph and adds more volume!

While we were on stage, Michael was teaching how to add volume to hair with cuts. He said to cut downward when you want the hair to lay down, but cut upwards when you want volume.

The way he demonstrated the upward cut was to take a section of hair near the crown, hold it at an appropriate angle about an inch from the head, and then scissor from the underside of the section of hair, fading it out and blending in as he snipped further out towards the ends. It never failed to add volume at the crown, and it seems to be quite different from a lot of the techniques I’ve seen demonstrated in the past where layers are cut in at the crown to remove the weight and add volume.

I really loved how my hair looked, so once Michael had finished with me, I hopped off to purchase Bombshell. I can’t wait to play with it.

Cristina also liked it so later on we came back and she bought a bottle. Really great stuff!

I’ve got some hair bling in my hair.

I slapped on Artisan Beauty Pink Poodle lipstick for a few photos with my glasses.

I’ve got a lot of events to write up for you from this weekend, but this is the first. The Rock Your Hair experience from the event was my favorite! It was awesome for Cristina and I both to be chosen to be impromptu hair models and get cuts from such talented stylists.

You can expect a detailed review on Rock Your Hair Bombshell.

What do you think of Cristina’s new cut? How about mine?

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    • http://makeupscience.blogspot.com/ Xero

      Cristina’s look really flatters her! Your hair looked a bit crazy all tousled up like that, but it looks great styled normally. And I wondered if that was tinsel in your hair, lol.

      • Phyrra

        Yes Yay! Thank you Xero :)

      • Carla

        heh, I was going to say I liked it way more all tousled! different strokes :>

    • http://www.beautygnome.blogspot.com Jessica

      Your haircut looks great! Love the color, too! :o)

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Jessica! I haven’t changed the color for a few weeks but I’m planning on playing with it soon!

    • Cristina LTHP

      Such great picssss!!!! That was seriously SO much fun! I kept talking my husbands ear off about it on the way home lool!

      • Phyrra

        It was amazing :) LOVE your hair!

    • Jean

      WOWWWW!!! I love them BOTH!! You look like a model straight out of the hairstyle books at salons! (I like the ‘styled’ pics better than the ‘normal’ pics.)

      • Phyrra

        Yay thanks Jean!

    • http://tallulah-bonvivantbeauty.blogspot.com/ Lulubelle

      Seriously cute cuts, both of them! You are brave girls – I would have been nervous!

      • Phyrra

        Aww thanks Lulubelle! I put faith in the fact that Michael was a world renowned stylist, that my hair grows relatively fast, that I wouldn’t be upset if it went super short and that if I really hated it, I have a lot of kick ass wigs :)

    • http://pearlsquirrel.blogspot.com Silke

      I like both of your hairstyles!
      The rough way they styled your hair is really nice too.

      • Phyrra

        Sometimes it’s fun to be that wild!

    • http://www.clumpsofmascara.com Brittany

      That was sooooo much fun!! You gals were the perfect pics to be models. Of course your hair can never do any wrong in my book but I most definitely love it tousled up all wild and cray! We must do this again next year!! ;)

      • Phyrra

        Aww thank you Brit! <3

    • Shannon

      You both look AMAZING! And I think I might need to pick up some Bombshell!

      • Shannon

        And of course they had a deal on their website to get Bombshell and their hair spray together for $19 and free shipping:


        Could. Not. Resist.

        • Phyrra

          I know! I saw the deal! The deal is pretty good :)

      • Phyrra

        Can’t wait to hear what you think about it :)

    • Sandy

      Wow, Courtney! I love your new cut. You look sooo pretty and your face just glows. i think your happiness is showing ;) ^.^

      • Phyrra

        Aww thanks Sandy!

    • Abi

      I love your hair!!

      • Phyrra

        Thank you Abi!

    • Ollie

      You can pull off the pixie cut so easily, it looks awesome

      • Phyrra

        Thanks OIllie! I haven’t had it quite this short in a while.

    • Melody

      Lookin fierce! That Bombshell powder sounds really interesting. I wonder if it would be powerful enough for longer hair since it sounds like it works better than other products like it. This reminds me that I need to get a trim. My layers have grown out and now I look like that girl from The Ring :O

      • Phyrra

        I think so, he was using it to add volume to long hair!

    • Gabrielle

      That is a really fantastic haircut. I love how wild and youthful it is! (That sounds super cheesy, but that’s the best description I have for what I mean, hehe. <3)

    • sarah

      Ahh, I love your hair! It’s such a cute cut.

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    • http://thepolishedzombie.blogspot.com Jen

      Love your cut! I’ve never been able to wear my hair that short but I’ve always admired those who could. The layers look so good!

    • Jess

      Your haircut is gorgeous! I like the touseled look and the more traditional look. I’m starting to regret dying mine brown recently (after a string of fun colors) I felt it needed a break from the bleach, and now I’m kicking myself.

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    • http://www.lipstickmusings.com Shannon (Lipstick Musings)

      I absolutely love both styles! You look great no matter what you do with your hair. You have great bone structure, so you can pull off just about anything. And with your fair skin, you can do pretty much every color in the spectrum, as well.

      I’d like to put some bright streaks in my hair, but my superiors at work mandated last year that we can’t do it. Sad. I compensate by dying my 14-yo daughter’s hair various colors. In the last month, we’ve done fucshia and a brilliant purple. So lovely to have a little creative genius living under my roof!

      Truly, you both look lovely, and I’m glad you’re happy with the shorter cut!

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    • Shannon

      Love the haircut! Also love the square necklace!! Where can I find one? Thanks :)

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