Makeover Masterpiece

Story and images provided by LaRitz Salon and Spa

Coshayta Shotton is a nursing major at the University of Central Oklahoma. Her hobbies include hanging out with friends, shopping, and trying new foods. Coshayta has been wanting to change her hair color for a while but was not sure exactly what color she wanted to do. After her best friend recently passed away, Coshayta decided to get her hair colored purple, her friend’s favorite color.

Coshayta started out with natural brown roots and faded, light brown ends.  After selecting the perfect shade of purple, stylist Jamie Wilson gave Coshayta the perfect shadow root with purple balayage. Jamie used Redken’s Color Extend hair care line to help maintain the vibrancy and longevity of the purple color. Overall, Coshayta was happy with the length of her hair so Jamie just trimmed up the ends to maintain the original shape. Before blow drying, Redken’s Pillow Proof Primer cream was applied from roots to ends. Following that, Pureology’s Clean Volume Weightless Mousse was put just at Coshayta’s root area. Redken’s Argon Oil was then used on her mid-lengths and ends. Jamie used a round brush while blow-drying Coshayta’s hair to add volume and smoothness. Before curling, Redken’s Iron Shape was misted all over her hair.  To hold the curls, Jamie sprayed Pureology’s Strengthening Control hairspray.

Coshayta does not usually wear much makeup on a daily basis, so Kassi Bock was eager to give her a beautiful application that could be replicated. To prepare her skin for foundation, Kassi first used bareMinerals Skinlongevity then bareMinerals Smart Combination moisturizer.  BarePro foundation in Aspen matched Coshayta’s skin tone. Using BarePro means that Coshayta will have a full-coverage foundation that will last all day. Kassi applied BareSkin concealer under her eyes after the foundation was set. Then Kassi chose Invisible Bronze concealer in fair to light and a Invisible Glow highlighter in Dark to Deep. For Coshayta’s eyes, Kassi applied Air to her lid, Seven in the crease, and Fate on the outer corners. Kassi used Original Lash Domination mascara and then filled and defined Coshayta’s eyebrows with the Frame & Define brow pencil in Universal Dark.  To finish the look, Kassi applied Original Mineral Veil all over and Flawless Matte color on Coshayta’s lips.

Everyone liked Coshayta’s new look. It really touched her best friend’s family that she would color her hair in his honor.  If you or someone you know wants a new look, the talented staff at LaRitz Salon and Spa can help you.  To schedule an appointment, visit, call 405-372-8223, or stop by 115 W McElroy.