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Baby Phares

Baby Phares is in the Associate Program at LaRitz Salon & Spa. She worked at the front desk prior to graduating from Meridian Technology Center’s cosmetology program. Baby enjoys hanging out with her family and friends. She also really likes eating and spending time with her “cat-child,” Cecil. Her parents live in Stillwater and she has two older brothers, a niece, and a nephew.  Baby has been coloring her hair a shade of red for quite some time and wanted to start the process of going blonde.

Stylist, Kassi Bock, performed several lightening services throughout multiple sessions. Going lighter can be very damaging to the hair so that is why it was important to do multiple sessions.  Once Kassi achieved the lightness Baby desired, she applied a shadow root for a natural look and a toner on the ends to counteract any residual warm pigment. Soon after drastically changing her hair color, Baby decided to get a new haircut as well. Stylist Marie Felder gave Baby an A-line bob. It is a very flattering cut for making the face appear longer. To style, Marie first applied Redken’s Glow Dry Diamond Oil. This product boosts your blow dry and adds incredible shine. For volume, Pureology’s Root Lift was sprayed on the roots and Silk Bodifier was worked through the midlengths and ends. After round brushing, Marie finished Baby’s hair with Redken’s Wax Blast texturizing hairspray.

Marie also gave Baby a beautiful makeup application. She prepped the skin with Dermalogica’s Active Moist, a lightweight moisturizer.  Next, bareMinerals Original PrimeTime foundation primer was applied. Baby likes a full-coverage foundation so Marie used bareMinerals new BarePro long wear foundation in the shade Champagne. The contour color was Invisible Bronze in Dark to Deep and the highlighter was bareSkin concealer in Fair. bareMinerals just launched a new blush collection.  Marie used the color, On the Mauve, on Baby’s cheeks. For her eyeshadow, Marie chose the Bare Naturals palette Unearthed and Mahogany in the outer corners and Mixologist on the lids; and applied Lash Domination mascara. Baby has great eyebrows so Marie just enhanced them with the Brunette Brow Powder. To complete the look, Marie chose the new GenNude Everything Lip Lacquer for Baby’s lips.

If the Spring weather is making you want to change your look, the talented team at LaRitz Salon & Spa can help! To make a reservation, visit, come by 115 W McElroy, call 405-372-8223 or message us on Facebook.