Hairstyles You Need This Spring: Behind The Scenes


Hey Chicsters!!

Spring is around the corner, and it's time to switch up not only our closet full of outfits, but our hair! After Winter, we use Spring as a time to literally blossom from the depths of your houses or apartments (especially if you're in the northeast). Since you'll be showing off your new outfits inspired by runway, why not show off that NEW hairstyle?


Two Must-Have hairstyles for Spring 2017:

A Studio 0912 Tresses Fashion Shoot Exclusive


Let's go Behind The Scenes with Studio 0912 Tresses.

Studio 0912 Tresses is a high-end salon housing some of the most prestigious master stylist in the hair game! You can find this gem in the heart of Montclair, New Jersey. I had the pleasure of being invited to the fashion shoot to get the Inside Scoop on the new Spring looks that were being worked on. Here's the scoop:


The Blunt Bob

If you want your hair to make a statement, then blunt is the way to go! Master Stylist, Shamila McEachin slays this cut.

Stylist:  Shamila McEachin   Photographer:  Makenna Katz   Model:  Selina

Stylist: Shamila McEachin

Photographer: Makenna Katz

Model: Selina


A Pop of Color

Nothing screams "making a statement" more than a pop of color! All eyes will be on you with this #BerryCute hairdo!

Stylist:  Shamila McEachin   Photographer:  Makenna Katz   Model:  Tamija h

Stylist: Shamila McEachin

Photographer: Makenna Katz

Model: Tamijah


Behind the Hair:



Shamila McEachin is a New Jersey Award - Winning Hairstylist and the owner of Studio 0912 Tresses. She is Certified through Vidal Sassoon LA/NY, Devachaun, and L'Oreal. Originally a Newark Native, Shamila has pursued her dreams as a Master Stylist and Master Colorist and has built an enterprise from the ground up. 




Where are you from?
        "I am from the great City of Newark, New Jersey where Ras J. Baraks is Mayor."

What formal training do you have?
       "Sassoon Academy, New York and Los Angles."

What is your specialty?
        "Cutting and Colour."

Why did you choose the Township of Montclair to have your business?
        "The Township of Montclair embraces small businesses.  I have had support from day one from the Montclair Business District which collaborates and includes all the businesses in the network to flourish. The MBD always offers information to the business community on various programs,  forums, and one-on-ones to just be a re-enforcement of support." 


Why did you choose this profession?
        "I truly believe that I am an artist.  I take pride in my work, and the end result is always rewarding for me. The look in the clients eyes when I nail the look is so gratifying.  I'm extremely blessed to have such a skill and to love what I do."


What is your dream job?
        "My dream job is to be an international platform artist; someone who is part educator, communicator, salesperson and entertainer. The platform artist performs on stage, mostly at industry trade shows to promote styling techniques, tools or products, while my business is still  fully operational, thriving here in Montclair.


If you're looking for new, fun Spring hairstyles, make sure to check back for more!! Also, if you're in the North Jersey area, or plan on traveling up here,

be sure to stop by Studio 0912 Tresses and get your new look for Spring!!

Book your appointment TODAY @ (973) 655-0125 !!

Studio 0912 Tresses

209 Glenridge Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

XOXO- Tika


Got Space Buns?

Having trouble constantly styling your hair? Are you looking for a more convenient, yet stylish way to wear your hair? You're NOT alone!! Sometimes we need new and interesting things to do with our hair, especially if it's short.

I have an issue with getting very bored of my short hair, so I like to go on Pinterest to finds ways to mix it up a bit!  That something was Space Buns! I adore wearing Space Buns as this is the most adorable hairstyle one could wear no mater the age!!


Check out my tutorial on how to achieve a space bun look that's "Out of this world!"


Have medium to long hair? Make sure to also check out these great hair ideas on Space Buns!



Marilyn Who? - How I Got This Makeup Look!

By now you all should know that I am a sucker for makeup. It's quite the addiction to have, I must say... I know I have not been doing makeup tutorials lately, and I apologize for that. College, Part-time jobs, and YouTube streaming do not go well together! Now, it is summer, and I can finally get my groove back! (Now I'm thinking about that movie "How Stella got her groove Back")... 😑😑😑🙈



 This is an impromptu look that I mastered in a matter of.. Well.. An hour.

I came up with this look by accident, and my friends told me that I looked like the black Marilyn Monroe! (must have been the blonde hair lol).

I haven't decided on if I'm making a video tutorial yet, but I will tell you all of the products I used to achieve this look, and hopefully you too can achieve this same look, which makes me want to start a new trend... (Stay Tuned for the contest info soon)!


This oil is as good for your face as any other face oils and contains 15 essential plant oils to moisturize the skin and create flawless foundation application and that dewy finish we all crave! 

TIP: I like to mix in my foundation and the oil together, then apply it with a stippling brush for a more natural look.


This luxury foundation gives FULL coverage in 1-2 dots on the face! It's so thick that it'll cover anything, so be careful of how much you use. In this instance, a little really goes a long way.


I first used the eye shadow "Guilt Trip" to line my crease above the eye lid and "Tryst" to fill it in. Then I used the eye shadow "Suede" directly over it and blended to my brow bone with a fluffy brush.


This is one of my favorite palettes! It's clay infused, and It smells amazing too!! - Almost smells like chocolate 😁. After priming my lid, I used the color "Whisper" on half of my lid closest to the bridge of my nose. I then used "Crush" on the other half of the lid and blended it for a smoother look. I finally used "Heartbreaker" to darken the outer edge of my eyes and bottom lash line for a more dramatic look.

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I feel super special about this product because I won tickets to The Makeup Show NYC a few weeks back, and I had the opportunity to network with multiple beauty vendors and purchase products at a HUGE discount! I also had access to The Makeup Show "only" exclusive items such as these beautiful 10 pair sat of handmade lashes by LASHES IN A BOX! They will not be available to the public until November 2016, so I'm going to make these babies last!


To accent my lashes even more (Not that they need it anyways), I used this creamy waterproof eyeliner to give my eyes that sexy, sultry look that will make everyone have a double take!  (Use on top and bottom lash line).


This palette is a DREAM! Every color you could ever want or need is in this very palette. I used the color "Nectar" to highlight my forehead, under eyes, cheekbones, bridge of my nose, chin, and slightly under the hollows of my cheeks. I also topped it with "Ben Nye Banana Powder to set. I then let that sit while I moved on to the contouring, and for that, I used a different product first: the L.A. Girl PRO Conceal HD Concealer in the color "Chestnut." I used this to contour around my hairline, sides of my nose, hollows of my cheeks, and jawline for definition. I then took my contouring brush to blend it in. After that, I went back to the NYX palette and used the color "Tan" and went back over the same areas to set the contour (make sure to BLEND)! I also went back with a clean face brush to wipe away any excess power from the banana powder.


I used this to blend in all of my highlighting and contouring I just did, so I could get a even look. I would recommend just a soft fluffy brush to blend. I then finished it off when the powder blush in the color "Raizin."


It's matte; It's waterproof. It's vibrant with color. What more could you want? I was skeptical at first of this lipstick because of the cheap price, but I am so glad I was proved wrong. I prefer this brand over my other upscale lipsticks (and that's saying A Lot). Another thing is the bright purple: I'm not one to venture out on colors, especially unnatural ones such as "Trickster," but I found that it fits me. The goal is: "Wear the lipstick, but don't let the lipstick wear you." So instead of going for Marilyn's bold and timeless red, I shot for Tika's "new and vibrant purple!"


Nobody better EVER walk out of their house without setting their makeup. If you do, I WILL FIND YOU & I WILL SPRAY YOU... This particular spray lets your makeup last all day/night without any shine (this is for all you matte finish lovers our there). You also have other options for the Dewy Finish setting spray. This was my final step in my makeup process.


Don't forget the BOMB ASS Wig that started it all!! I just received this baby from complementary for my honest and unbiased review, and honestly, I thought blonde would not look good on me, but it works, so I think I'll rock it for awhile! 😏  All I needed to do was wand curl it a bit to give it life and BOOM! Black Marilyn! 

I hope this article helped you some, and I would LOVE to see your interpretation of this look! 


Until Next Time...



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