Beaty + Bienestar

INTRODUCING: BEAUTY + BIENESTAR 

One of my biggest passions in life other than doing hair its food, I often go back to those nights when I was a little kid, and I would come home (MEXICO) from school. My mother would serve a delicious bowl of homemade chicken soup; it warmed up my soul that's why when I am not cutting, styling or creating new hair products you will find me in my kitchen cooking.
 I wanted to create a series of blog post where I can share some acquired knowledge (not an expert over here)  about recipes that are healthy for you and your hair (yes, there is such a thing). I did quite an extensive research on these recipes, and my intentions are sole to share what has worked for me, I am a hair expert-wannabe chef. Always do your research. 

BEAUTY + BIENESTAR

Bienestar is the Spanish word for wellness. 

I hope you guys enjoy this 😀 I had such a great time putting this together. 

HAIR HEALTHY RECIPES: MANNA BREAD TARTINES

Top this flavorful Israeli bread with hair healthy ingredients to make the perfect backyard bite. 

What is  this food doing for your hair?

Apricots: great source of Fiber, Vitamin A, and Antioxidants.

Blueberries: Amazing source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Blueberries also aid hair growth by improving oxygenation and circulation of blood in the body, especially the scalp.

Tomatoes: Rich source of vitamins A and C, helps aid an itchy scalp and add shine to dull hair. 

Honey: Anti bacterial, anti fungal, helps with dandruff
 
Pairings: Brie & Apricot, Goat Cheese & Prosciutto, Goat Cheese & Tomato, Mascarpone & Blueberries, Avocado & Fried Egg, Goat Cheese & Honey. 

Toppings: Brie & Apricot, Goat Cheese & Prosciutto, Goat Cheese & Tomato, Mascarpone & Blueberries, Avocado & Fried Egg, Goat Cheese & Honey.

Shifting my perception....

During my morning run, I came across a series of homes in Santa Monica, California. I often find inspiration in my environment. I love architecture, and I find it to be very exciting, one can express the way one feels throughout these buildings. Hair-styling is very much the same way, it allows me to express my feelings and create an image for someone else. It's very impactful and beautiful. 

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Those buildings eventually become our homes, and we get to create memories and experiences. That's what OctavioHair is about, a line of hair products which intentions are the same, to help our friends and customers to create memories and amazing experiences. I take a lot of pride in the content we create. It's inclusive; we are locally made and no animal testing. 

These last few weeks I have been working on being more present, smelling the roses, talking and complimenting strangers, I shifted my perception, it's uncomfortable but empowering, I believe it's crucial to put good intentions behind our actions.  I like to invite you to stop doing whatever it's that you are doing, and look around, find beauty in those who practice a different religion, find beauty in those whose skin color might be darker or lighter than yours, those who sexual orientations might be different than yours. Find what makes you connect, ultimately, we all are here doing the same thing, LIVING! Share this message with your loved ones.  

Best,

Octavio M. 

Two Tips for Your 'Tail

A couple of weeks ago we invited @itstaylorcooper to the OctavioHair studio to share with us simple ways to upgrade your pony tail with minimal effort. We pulled our camera out and documented everything she did for you guys. She is always so knowledgeable and such a pro with her (I even, as a hair dresser learnt from her) scroll down below to learn all about and let us know what you guys think. 

 

 

 

 

#1 Prep: Spraying some dry shampoo is perfect for preventing oil from weighing down your hair after a day running around town, and gives it a light and airy texture that makes your ponytail look extra wispy and gorgeous.

 

 

#2: The Art of Effortlessness: Gently tug a few pieces of your pony out. If you'd like, you can also twirl these pieces around your fingers with a tiny bit of styling clay to give them a slight wave. These wispy bits of hair will make it look undone and stylish.