Hey y’all! I am excited to share today’s post because it’s all about my blonde hair. Let me tell you, this has been a work in progress to get my hair as long and healthy as it is right now. You see I have really fine hair and I started adding the tape in extensions to my hair years ago. I loved the way they looked and I almost became addicted, however I noticed my natural hair was not growing. So soon after Grant and I started dating about 3 years ago, I gave my tape in extensions up for good. This took a little getting used to not having long lucious blonde locks every day, but it saved me a lot of money and made me focus on getting my real hair healthy and long again.
Now I do still clip in some extensions or wear a halo for special events or even for some of my photos, but on the regular day to day life I am wearing my all natural hair. I feel since my hair has gotten a chance to grow and breathe naturally, it is in the best shape of its life. I also contribute a healthy diet and exercise program to my hair being in better shape than in years past.
Of course no hair can be fabulous by itself without a hairdresser and line of products to match. I have been going to Catwalk Hair Studio here in Bryan, Texas ever since they opened almost 9 years ago! The owner, Tiffany Henley, is one of my dearest friends and has been a loyal Southern Jewlz customer and supporter for years. Y’all know I am a honest blogger here sharing the brands and businesses that I use and love! Erica is the blonde specialist at Catwalk and I go see her every 7-10 weeks to get my hair done. Luckily, I am naturally blonde so I don’t have to go every 6 weeks like some people when it comes to maintaining blonde highlights. Erica is always focused on the longevity and health of my hair rather than just making it pretty and blonde for when I leave the salon. She currently has me using a purple shampoo that they carry along with many other Aquage brand products. The silkening repair treatment or as they like to call it “magic” is my all time favorite. I let Erica be pretty much in control when it comes to my hair. If she tells me I need a glaze whenever we are rinsing, then I get a glaze. If she wants to send me home with a certain product to add in to my regular regiment, then I purchase it and begin using it. Erica herself has long and beautiful bright blonde hair, as do many of her clients. I know she wouldn’t steer me wrong, so I let her as the professional have the reins when it comes to my hair care. I currently have a brighter ashier blonde for Fall and I love it so much! My natural hair is almost as long as my extensions, however I will still toss them in for extra fullness and body in my pictures. I may have to get a new set of longer extensions very soon though since my natural hair has gotten so long!
I am so excited to have teamed up with Erica from Catwalk Hair Studio to offer y’all an exciting giveaway. You could win a $175 value of a color, glaze, cut and style with Erica! Here are the guidelines to enter:
1. Must be following @randacarrabba and @erica_cwhairstudio on instagram.
2. You must like our giveaway photo and tag a friend in the caption.
3. The last step requires a little more work. Erica is such a sweetheart and would love to see someone very deserving win this giveaway. So we are asking that you tell us why you feel either you or a friend that you nominate should win this giveaway in a blog comment below. Feel free to have multiple people comment to help us learn more about why you feel a specific entrant should win.
The giveaway winner will be announced next Tuesday November 7 at lunchtime. Erica will be reviewing all the entries that Tuesday morning, so you have until then to get entered. Once the winner is announced, they will have a 3 month expiration date to go in to Catwalk Hair Studio to redeem their prize.
This photo was taken last weekend the day after I got my hair done by Erica. She got my blonde color just perfect for Fall! Haircare is an investment in my mind and it all starts with a great hairdresser. I’m excited to get to name a future winner to hopefully be a long term client just like myself for Erica!
It has come time to name the winner! Before I do that, I wanted to tell each of you a little more about Erica from Catwalk and why this giveaway came about. Erica is from near San Antonio but has been at Catwalk ever since they opened back in 2009 (it was actually my birthday on their first day of business!) Her house was hit last year by the bad tornado in town and she had to completely renovate her home and live in a hotel for weeks. She said being home during that tornado was one of the scariest times of her life. Erica recently got married and she was a beautiful blonde princess bride. However, not too long before the wedding she lost her uncle and her husband lost his brother. Erica also was the sweetest dog mom to Bray who became very sick and had to recently be put down. I know that was one of the hardest things she has ever been through because Bray was her best friend. I also recently found out that Erica’s husband grew up only a block away from the Sutherland Church where the shooting just took place. They had friends who were affected horribly by this tragedy. Erica wanted to host a special giveaway with my blog to help people to know that they are not alone through the hard times. She wanted me to tell all of you that everything always gets better even amongst the bad days, weeks or even years. She wanted to bless someone and make them feel beautiful during a very deserving time of their life! What an angel?
Thank you all for following along and a special thanks to all those who entered. We loved reading all of the sweet comments and I truly feel like I have the most incredible blog follower community around! Because of the tremendous response and Erica’s kind heart, she decided to name MULTIPLE WINNERS!
Drum roll please…
Grand prize winner of a color, cut, glaze and style – Brittany Coker.
Signature color – Haley Pistone.
Signature haircut and style – Danielle Smith.
Signature haircut and style – Alex Young.
Deep conditioner treatment – Annie Besson for Lisa Moore.
$20 off any service – Jillian Franke.
$20 off any service – Manda Womack.
$20 off any service – Rylee Jones.
Remember to contact her at Catwalk Hair Studio (phone number 979 774 7228) to set up your appointment. You will need to go in and have your service done by the expiration date of January 31, 2018. Congrats to all the winners and special thank you to Erica for letting me host this giveaway!