The class began with Villarreal and Chihaia sharing their personal stories. Villarreal grew up with a mother who owned her own salon. When it came time for her to choose a career path, Villlarreal attended college and beauty school at the same time. A working mother herself, she eventually realized that hair was her passion, and she would spend her Sundays creating different hair accessories for her daughter as a hobby. Eventually, the hair accessories became the envy of other children at school, and Villarreal realized the potential business at hand. She began Pink Pewter after her daughter's favorite color (pink) and favorite thing to do (play on the 'pewter).
"I want to deliver my story to help and motivate others that anything is possible if they stay true to themselves and have passion and persistence," Villarreal says.
Chihaia, a MODERN SALON 100 artist, was born in Romania, where she was trained as a hairstylist. When she came to the United States, she had to become recertified and went to beauty school for a second time. She spent more than a decade as a color and cutting expert in California while working two other jobs to make ends meet. She eventually began practicing upstyling on mannequin dolls and posting her work on social media. After being recognized by local salons and teaching classes in the area, Chihaia saw her social media presence rise to more than 420,000. "Hard work will always beat talent," Chihaia says.
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Soft, textured updo styled with @sexyhair products - Get Layered Hairspray for setting the curls and style in place, Rose Elixir & Healthy Sexy Hair Styling Paste for frizz control & extra shine. ❤️ Makeup Art by @mireya_villarreal_ from @pinkpewter ❤️ Dress from @macduggal ❤️ A WARM THANK YOU TO ALL THE LADIES WHO CHOSE TO ATTEND OUR COLLABORATION CLASS YESTERDAY AT THE @pinkpewter HEADQUARTERS, TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS -@sexyhair @pinkpewter & @macduggal , AND TO ALL OF OUR LOVELY MODELS, PHOTOGRAPHER & VIDEOGRAPHER ❤️ Model: @maria_rose81 ❤️#sexyhair #ad #bigsexyhair #licensedtocreate
During the class, Chihaia created three distinct hairstyles: a rose-inspired updo, a faux braid and the coveted Instagram ridges. She discussed the importance of correct backcombing and how to have conversations with clients about realistic expectations. Villarreal taught makeup techniques using Pink Pewter's line as well as information on must-have apps and how to use them. Attendees were able to practice their photo-taking skills with both natural and indoor lighting.
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Textured upstyle 🌾Products used: @sexyhair Powder Play Lite for texture, The Get Layered Hairspray to set the style in place & The Rose Elixir for extra shine and frizz control.🌾Beautiful hair jewelries from @pinkpewter and of course our amazing magnetic Bobby-Pin Bracelet that will save you tons of time on your bridal parties!🌾#sexyhair #ad #bigsexyhair