Laurel Nelson


Hairspray: The Unsung Hero of Updos

By Laurel Nelson | Updated: 09/02/2009 11:13:29 AM
If you follow our daily e-newsletters (sign up at if you don’t!) you know I am in the midst of a very exciting time in my life—I’m getting married! You’ll also know that hairdressers in the Chicagoland area have been competing to do my wedding hair.
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An Environmental Lesson

By Laurel Nelson | Updated: 08/17/2009 1:30:00 PM
About 20 miles outside Minneapolis lies the city of Blaine, Minnesota. At first, it appears the same as any other far-flung Midwestern suburb. But then you stumble onto the Aveda campus and realize this is no ordinary place.
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Wedding Hair, Part 1

By Laurel Nelson | Updated: 08/07/2009 1:55:08 PM
And so it begins—the hunt for the perfect wedding hair! Yesterday, I headed to the Ruby Room on Division Street in Chicago—what a cool spot!
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A Curl Revelation

By Laurel Nelson | Updated: 07/30/2009 12:20:00 PM
I’m having a good hair day! When I wear my hair curly (its natural state), this doesn’t happen too often. It frizzes, expands, tangles and does everything else it’s not supposed to do.
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Knock my socks off!

By Laurel Nelson | Updated: 07/28/2009 3:00:00 AM
In November, I am getting married! My fiancé and I are planning a traditional wedding -- big church, lots of guests, huge bridal party and a big bash at a downtown hotel afterwards.
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Vegas, Baby!

By Laurel Nelson | Updated: 07/21/2009 1:21:00 AM
So I just finished with Day 2 of Cosmoprof … whew! It’s been a whirlwind, to say the least. Last night was NAHA’s 20th anniversary and it was truly an amazing event. NAHA is always tons of fun, but this year they really outdid themselves. Previous winners graced the stage throughout the evening as well as hilarious clips from past NAHA events.
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