Sally Beauty Pop-Up Salon

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Sally Beauty 24 Hour Pop Up Salon and Lounge in Atlanta. Professional hairstylists, reality tv stars, and your kitchen beautician alike mixed and mingled at Atlanta’s Music Room in a celebration of all things hair and beauty. Guests were treated to the VIP experience as stylists such as Monica of @MoKnowsHair & Gregory Patterson of @GregoryPattersonHair provided live product and hair styling demos.

One look in particular that was on trend and perfect for the summer was a wavy style accented with gold bobby pins and hair glitter.

First, the stylist prepared by curling the clip in extensions he would later use on the model’s hair. He then added in the pieces and curled her hair to create a voluminous, sultry yet fun look. This would be a great way to add some extra inches for a summer protective style.

In addition to the opportunity to witness stylists work their beauty magic, the lounge featured two tables with a variety of hair and beauty products for guests to sample. It was a great way to try new products while mixing and mingling with fellow beauty enthusiasts.

Overall, this social was a celebration of all things beauty. One thing that I really loved about this experience was the photo booth’s tagline that “The Best Hair Type is Your Hair Type.”

Sally Beauty got it right with the reminder that we should all celebrate who we are and what we've been given, regardless of what beauty standards society tries to create and reinforce. This event truly embodied the belief that you can be your own kind of beautiful and celebrate the beauty in the women around you.

This guest post was written by Wellyna Catherine, a high school English educator who also blogs for millennial women who are balancing their personal and professional life after graduation. She uses her experience as a young woman in transition to let others like her know that it's possible to flourish professionally without neglecting the parts of them that they are passionate about. Right after finishing her degree, there’s an immense pressure to have it all together. “Adulting” may be hard, but it’s not impossible.