Tag: Hair

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

DIY: ‘One of Each’ Lavender Locks

Lavender Hair - Illustration - Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

As promised, I’m letting you in on my until-now secret of my pastel purple hair. At what better timing might I add. As the color has faded out of my hair, it’s time for me to pass the torch and the legacy.

Also I thought I would show you guys another side of me. You know, my many ‘One of Each’ sides. Which happens to be illustration. I think I will start adding more to the blog on a regular basis, so I hope you enjoy them. 😉

Now for the details on my hair color. It’s really semi-permanent which I think is great. You can go from color to color that way, once the last color washes out. What’s that you say? You don’t want your lovely new purple hair to wash down the drain? We’ll don’t you fret, I’ve got it under control. Just mix the hair color into your shampoo and conditioner and use it every time you shower, and presto! No fade outs!

STEP 1: Have your hair professionally bleached. Seriously. I did bleach mine myself, but it’s a risky move. After the 4th time of bleaching my regrowth I got a lot of breakage around my face and my part. So really you have to be careful. If I had bleached my whole head the last time, all my hair would have broke off. So that’s that. Go get your damn hair bleached at a salon. Also make sure to pick up a deep conditioning treatment to keep your hair soft and less likely to break. I use Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream from Sally’s Beauty Supply.

STEP 2: Prep! Time to make your conditioner concoction. It’s more like a toner, to add some life into the purple. To make your toning conditioner you will need; you Manic Panic semi-permanent hair color in Pretty Flamingo, a color mixing bowl, a color extend conditioner, and an extra bottle to put your new conditioner in.
Start with about half the bottle of conditioner in the mixing bowl. Now honestly you only need the tiniest dot of the Manic Panic. (Which looks like a hot pink-ish red color.) Start with a little dab, and mix. Continue adding more until you get a really nice pastel pink. If you add too much color, just add more of your conditioner. One you have your desired shade, add it into your bottle.

STEP 3: Shower! Wash you hair with a purple shampoo. I use GVP Conditioning Shampoo, which is also from Sally’s. I use a lot of shampoo when I do this step. Make sure to get all of your hair saturated, and let the shampoo sit for about 10 mins. Watch out because it’s messy and will look like you murdered barney in your shower. Also try not to lather it too much in the beginning. Wait at least 5 mins before you lather. After the full 10 mins, rinse with cool water and repeat if necessary.

STEP 4: Now I bet your hair looks short of gray-silver-purpleish right? Well unless that’s the look you where going for you’ll want to add your conditioning mixture to your hair. Again, make sure to fully saturate you hair with conditioner. Leave on for 2-3 mins and rinse with cool water.

STEP 5: Style hair as usual. I would suggest air drying though, since your hair is damaged from the bleaching process.

Ta-da! Now you have lovely lavender locks, mesmerizing mermaid hair, a tantalizing tress. Okay Okay you get the picture!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Personal Style: Candy Colored

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com - Candy Colored Hair

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com - Candy Colored Hair

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com - Candy Colored Hair

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com - Candy Colored Hair Ivory Oblique Line Collar Waist Dress – Courtesy of OLIVE Clothing // Jeffrey Campbell Boots – Urban Outfitters // Bracelets – Forever 21

I love my new hair! What do you guys think? It seems to turn so many hues of lavender and lilac in different lighting. Last night it even looked blonde with no color at all. I really wanted it to pop in this photo though, thats why I decided to just wear this simple ivory dress.

In other news, I’m going to NYC again at the end of the month for one of my bestie’s bachelorette party. Definitely going to bring the camera to document the crazy that will be taking place. That’s what friend are for right? To snap pics of you wasted on your big night. Or even better right when you wake up hungover the next morning! Oh are you sleeping Annie? Is that drool on your face? SNAP!!!! Muahahaaaa <3 No I would never, well maybe. Ok so I wouldn't post those pictures on the blog at least, I'm not a terrible person.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Personal Style: Lavender Locks

Lavender Ombre - One of Each Blog

Lavender Ombre - One of Each Blog

Lavender Ombre - One of Each Blog

Lavender Ombre - One of Each Blog

Lavender Ombre - One of Each Blog

Jeffrey Campbells- One of Each Blog Motor City Tee – Urban Outfitters // Cut Off Shorts – Free People // Lita’s – Jeffrey Campbell

How was everybody’s weekend? I got a little cray cray and decided to leave purple shampoo on the bottom of my hair. Ta da! Lavender ombre! I have to bleach my roots soon anyways, so I thought it would be fun for a week or so. What do you think??

Monday, June 18, 2012

Beauty: Extended Lengths

Hair Extension Tutorial - One of Each Blog

Hello loves! I have always promised hair tutorials for you guys…and BAM! Here is my first one. Awe good old clip in hair extensions. Next time I’ll show you guys how I curl my hair, and some fun braids will be coming up too. Let me know if you guys have any questions!

STEP 1: Start out with dry straight hair and have your extensions ready. *Note brand new hair is extremely silly and smooth. So unless you hair is the same texture, I would HIGHLY recommend washing them first. I use Redken shampoo and conditioner. This makes them a bit more natural feeling and easier to style.
Also, I use 2 packs of hair.

STEP 2: Put your hair up on the top of your head, and pull down about a 1 in section of hair. Spray hair at the part with hairspray.

STEP 3: Tease section of hair with a rat tail comb. This will help the extension clip have something to grasp onto.

STEP 4: Grab one of your extension wefts. I normally start with a smaller one.

STEP 5: Hold weft up to the part, and center it. Then starting with the middle snap, clip extension into place.

STEP 6: Continue these steps until you reach the top half of your head. *see photo. This is the order I place extensions, from the bottom up. Small, small, long, long, small. (All with 3 clips)

STEP 7: Part hair on the side, and clip in the very small wefts. The ones that only have 1 clip. Repeat on other side.

STEP 8: Marvel at you new lovely locks!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

It’s been far too long

Hello my people! How have you been? I’d love to hear what everyone has been up to over the past few months. I can’t believe how long I’ve been gone. Sorry to leave you guys hanging.
Basically the past months for me have been filled with change and reinvention. Change that touches every aspect of my life. My appearance on a external and internal level, my mind in the way I perceive the world and how I am perceived, and finally my physical location. So will out being all hippy dippy. I bleached my hair blonde. I did something called the 30dayPUSH and got my body and my mind back in shape. Oh and I moved into a house. (pictures to follow)
Even with all of that going on, I couldn’t leave all social media behind. I tried to keep up on Instagram. These are just a few random pics.
1. My new blonde hair
3. My lovely new bedroom
4. The view from the mountain…that’s basically in my backyard.

Follow me on Instagram HERE!(@oneofeachblog)

Wait… can my appearance be on an internal level. Sounds weird but I think it can.

Love you guys, more to come soon! I PROMISE! <3

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Personal Style: It’s been awhile

Amanda Shoemaker

Amanda Shoemaker

Amanda Shoemaker

Amanda Shoemaker

Black Fux Shearling Vest//Forever21, Sunglasses//Ray-Ban, Distressed Mouchette Tee//Urban Outfitters, Black Skinnies//H&M, Studded Flats//Sam Edleman

Well hello there! Remember me? I don’t blame you if you don’t! It has been a loooong time since my last post, but I’m back and here to stay! Hooray!

Anyways so much has happened since we spoke last – I’m sure…but most importantly my husband and I are in finally in search of a new house! We have found an amazing one, and I’ll show you guys pictures as soon as I know it’s a for sure thang. But until then, I don’t want to jinx it! 😉

So what’s new with you crazy cats? I’ve missed you guys so! Is your fall/winter season off to a great start? (It’s still in the 70’s here in Arizona, so forgive me for not knowing what season it is…ever!) haha

Love you all,

OHHHH, yes my hair is so short now huh?! I remember promising you a hair DIY or two. Well don’t you fear they are on their way! For short and long hair! xx

Monday, March 21, 2011


These pictures from Faint Magazine are making me miss my long hair. On a positive note (I guess) I think I will pull out my fur vest today since it’s so gloomy and cold out. It will probably be the last time I can wear it this year. Maybe these pics can inspire your wardrobe today as well. (Except for maybe the face-paint) 😉

Source: Oracle Fox

Monday, February 21, 2011

Diggin’ Dipped Dos

runway hair

blue waters


topshop hair

pretty n pink

pink and purple

freepeople braid

topshop blue hair

hot pink

charlotte free

blue and green

Although this may be an old trend for some, I’m in LOVE with dye dipped hair. I currently have teal in mine, but it’s fast fading. I used manic panic color, which I heard doesn’t last long, but is really vibrant at first. True and true. It also didn’t stain my skin. Not looking like a smurf is always a plus. Some may disagree I suppose.
I’m thinking of adding some violet soon. What do you think?

Source: Fashion Squad, Free People, Studded Hearts, Topshop