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  • thestyling 2:59 pm on 2013/12/31 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: , life   

    Happy New Year 2014 

    This final image posting tell it all. Whether you choose food, manufacturing, design or acting, you must combine many different ingredients to make it work, no matter what outcome you expect. Here you see a closeup view of a line of paints I have recently begun to work with because they are so rare, using good pigment, yet, with a workable consistency no other paint company has been offer to date.

    One of the two works of art shows a morning’s tasks, from start to finish, created with a concept, newly phrased Graffiti. The other is pure inspiration without conformity, layered and then layered again, smooth and cracked, thick and thin. Both works give me hours of contentment and wonder. One is more clearly defined according to the culture I am most familiar with. The other, let’s just say out of this world.

    You have within your self an opportunity to do what you want, choose, whether you will help or hurt. Love or Hate. These two polar opposites exist whether you appreciate them or not. Recognize the power of the 2 and you benefit. Take a moment and think about how you affect the world around you. Are you at peace with who you are? Can you help someone? Do you want to? Does the sounds made by a newborn baby put a smile on your face like it does me?

    My hope, and I have much, is for your year to be all you want it to be. And more.

    Have a beautiful day and a thrilling end to the year 2013.

    Sincerely, this Artist.com1

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  • thestyling 2:54 pm on 2010/10/22 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

     

    Can you do anything with this?

    His hair was not working for him

    Complete

    Now he is ready for the task, whatever that might be

    Occasions come and go. Stay ready! You never know when you are going to be face to face with a potential client. Right? A good way to always be prepared is by finding a hair stylist/barber you can count on, and see them regularly. For instance, look at this fellow I met while waiting to speak with the salon owner. In conversation, he explained how dissatisfied with the way he was looking. After making a suggestion, he got on line, found his favorite actor in the cut I had suggested he consider and asked if I would do it. Here’s the before and after.

     

     
  • thestyling 1:00 pm on 2010/08/03 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    The Door Opened 

    Heather opened the door for The Styling's new A-T-M

    Beautiful hair, when-ever, where-ever you are today, and always!

    Long time beauty, Heather Soriano booked Nashvlle’s new A-T-M for something sensational, new, and beautiful. Who is she? Google her and find out where she came from and keep an Eye on her future.

    In Music City, the competition is steep, with talent abounding. Last month, several thousand flooded the American Idol auditions with dreams of being the next Star.

    On the path, a great stop along the way, The Styling Team members have portfolios full of successful Stars, and knows the sky is the limit.

    Now ready to open up to all who wish to shine, send your questions this way, follow us via twitter, or give us a call. We will be happy to work with you. M

     
  • thestyling 8:37 pm on 2010/07/31 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Thomas Dahrens Photography. The name too remember when it’s time to think about your next PR shot, Headshot, or just for your social networking. For the first time ever, in Music City, the combined talents, books, folios of two great artists are ready to serve you.   Go to the link and get a hint of what awakes your decision to join the workforce along with a couple of the more promising idol makers of the day. M

     
  • thestyling 9:53 pm on 2009/06/18 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: Adam, background, , Centennial Park, closeup, clothing stores, Eco, , gentle, hair color products, hiring, Icon, investment, locale, market, , music market, , Parthenon, permanent hair color, reaction, , ,   

    Adam’s Haircolor 

    YouTube video

    Watch as Michael Tyler of  the styling reveals the new change in singer Adam Foster’s hair and see his reaction. For this mane, our stylist looked for a gentle choice. An Eco friendly product that is water-activated. Whenever possible, he uses a permanent hair color without ammonia and without hydrogen peroxide. Something with a no-lift (lightening) action, a product that is less damaging than ordinary hair color products.

    history

    These two creative type guys start talking while taking a tour of  ICON in downtown Nashville.  Adam started to share that  his move to Tennessee has furthered his singing and songwriting career. Then Michael talked about his styling  film and motion pictures in and around Tennessee. Soon, they were both talking about working together to come up with a style that would be an asset for Adam. One he could mange with little fuss, yet identify him with today’s music industry.

    vision

    Michael went home, looked Adam up on line, listened to his tunes and began to have a vision for that identity.  A couple of emails later, over lunch they agreed where to begin by mapping the direction then planning on the best way to get there.

    As the vision started coming together Michael suggested checking the availability of photographer Scot Mechling for the best picture. As soon as the date for the shoot was on the books, the last detail to decide on was for location. Everyone agreed it should be the  Parthenon at Centennial Park.

    Future posts will include how the team planned and decided on wardrobe. Then, once our photographer Scot edits to the best of the best from our shoot Saturday, we hope to share them here with you.

    style

    Ready to consider a mew image for yourself? Let us help you. Whether if’s for you personally or professionally, it’s a win win choice. Email Michael directly at thestyling@gmail.com and he’ll get back with you about your style.

     
  • thestyling 11:40 am on 2009/06/08 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: , look, , , ,   

    Wardrobe for Adam. 

    Friday’s wardrobe appointment with singer/songwriter Adam Foster was successful in many ways. We were able to use pieces from his closet  to come up with some very interesting looks. There is one  garment we need to add. For the shot below it was necessary to use a clip to bring together the neck of the T in shot below, so we need to pick one up in a different size. A new, crisp, white T.

    We have been planning to color his hair for a major change in his performance presence. Can’t give the secret color away here. Will preview that when the time is right. We did scheduled to do “the color thing” on his hair 5 days before the shoot with Scott. This will give us a window of time if there needs to be any adjustment to the formula.

    Vested T

    Vested T

    One of a dozen choices for the shoot June 20th. A must have part of every artist guy’s wardrobe  The tags say it all. inviting, casual, professional

     
  • thestyling 11:36 am on 2009/06/06 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: "home" project, creation, creative, dreamers, , entrepreneurship, , God, gucci, guidance, high-flying, honest, hopeful, inclusion, McCartney, PPR, social progress, , subversive lovers, underpriviledged, World Environment Day, YSL   

    Lengthy but well worth the read, from ar… 

    The following article came through an organization defining themselves as  the dreamers, the drop-kicks, the underground, high-flying, hopeful, honest, creative, and above all subversive lovers of God and his incredible creation.

    Artisaner Steve writes:

    Lengthy but well worth the read, says  Artisan.

    Hi everyone

    Today the 5th of June is World Environment day and the Global launch day of the film ‘HOME‘. This is the first film of it’s kind to be launched on the same day to five continents in theatres on TV and also on the internet http://www.youtube.com/homeproject. Award winning photographer and founding president of Goodplanet Yann Arthus-Bertrand has for years filmed some of the most spectacular and innovative footage of our planet that has been edited together for this film ‘HOME’.

    I find it fascinating that the main financial backers for this project is PPR who are the umbrella company for fashion brands such as Gucci, Puma, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney. I love this creative convergence between the media and fashion industries that come together to communicate the Biblical mandate to be ‘good stewards’. Whilst their commentary would not point people towards a creator, I applaud and support them in their passion and pursuit towards doing the right thing.

    To be honest I had not heard of PPR until I read about the ‘HOME’ project so I spent a bit of time investigating more about this group. I was inspired and encouraged by the aspirations that are outlined in their code of business practice. Here is one paragraph.

    We intend to act as a socially responsible company in all the countries where we operate. Through our businesses, we contribute to the economic and social development of the countries where we operate but as a corporate entity we do not seek to influence or get involved in national politics. We respect the culture of the countries where we operate. We participate in social and educational projects and in sponsoring activities in many of our countries of operation. We support initiatives taken by our companies and employees with respect to sustainable development and social solidarity. As part of this commitment, we set up SolidarCité, a non-profit organization, to coordinate and promote such initiatives and to support the actions of our employees. The association has representatives in our companies and brands and is seeking to develop its activities abroad.

    I then looked at the vision of SolidarCité and here is their vision:

    To facilitate social and professional inclusion for people in health and social care needs: enabling the long-term unemployed, young people under age 26 without training and without jobs, homeless people or any other underprivileged person to return to employment, thanks to personalized support. By welcoming them while they are in an inclusion programme, the Brands of the Group provide them with the possibility of acquiring the expertise and life skills necessary for integration within a company.

    A committee for ethics and social and environmental responsibility has been established to drive these values within PPR. I met someone at Google last week and a similar story could be told. Their investment both financially and in staff hours into the hidden, local as well as international projects is going on as we speak and with no headlines.

    Whilst I know there is a million miles to go and all these groups and company’s are far from perfect, I want to pay tribute to the aspirations and commitment to do the right thing. Could the fashion industry emerge as a leading voice in the pursuit of ethics and social and environmental responsibility? Who would have thought that ten years ago? God is answering prayer more than you will ever know in ways we will never see or understand. For decades thousands have prayed that the media, arts and fashion industries would better reflect the nature and values of Christ and here I believe are glimpses of answered prayer. I see across industry an increasing self effacing pursuit to do the ‘right thing’. We continue to unite, humble ourselves and pray on behalf of our industries and one another. We also ask God to help us model these self effacing values.

    There are gatherings in a number of cities which you can find online Artisan . If you would like to make a donation to Artisan you can online at JustGiving.

    Remember to watch the film Home.

     
  • thestyling 2:26 am on 2008/05/20 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: 5th grade, , girl, , , tween   

    Face treatment 

    Greening!

    What does a 5th grade girl do the night before she graduates? You know it, she gives herself a facial, for one thing. For another, she picks out her wardrobe to wear on the last day of the school year.

     
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