DFW Beauty Chat: Haley Rushing

Haley Rushing Dallas

What are some of your favorite hair trends?

Favorite hair trends, there are so many!

The classic sleek ballerina bun is one of my favorite go-to looks. While working behind the scenes, it can be hard to find a look that is fashionable, versatile and won't get destroyed while running around outside to find the perfect photo shoot locations. A sleek high ballerina bun is the perfect fit.

One of my most popular request that I receive from clients is the "Victoria's Secret" blowout. Volume, smooth full body, big loose curls that last for days! I have a few old school tricks mixed with some modern day secrets that give my blowouts and styles a little something extra. 

What are some of your favorite personal products to use for yourself and on clients?

I've worked with many product lines throughout my career and I've come up with a mixture of some fabulous brands that really do the trick. Label.M which is the official haircare line for London Fashion Week, carries a volume foam that I am completely obsessed with! It is light, and has a mousse like consistency without the sticky, crunchy feel of mousse.

Protein Spray by Label.M is also my favorite lightweight leave in and detangler. Moroccan Oil brand treatment oil is amazing for coarse, frizzy hair. The brand also carries a "medium" hairspray that is so light that if you change your mind about your style you can simply brush it out. The most workable hairspray I've found.

Avoid coloring your hair more often than necessary and ask your colorist if they offer Olaplex. Olaplex is a revolutionary new product that helps to bond hair strands back together during and after coloring processes, there's also a take home treatment! Amber Smith (this girl masters highlights and blondes better than anyone I've ever seen, and believe me, I've seen a lot!) Amber can be found at Essensuals London Salon and can guide you through the in's and out's of the miracle product that is Olaplex. Try deep conditioning your hair at least once every week or two, using a quality mask such as Shu Uemura or Oribe, even coconut oil (cold pressed, organic) can show great results. Avoid hot tools on a daily basis. And no need for shampooing every day, at most every other day is plenty sufficient. Number one rule, get a trim every 6-8 weeks. NO MATTER WHAT. Breakage works it's way up the hairstrand, the longer you avoid a cut, the more breakage you will have.

Describe your brand in the 3 words. 

Passionate. Informative. Unique.

What's on the horizon for your brand?

I'm really putting a stronger focus into my on-site styling work. Such as, weddings, photo shoots, events, in-home blowouts and styles, etc.

I have a few things up my sleeve as far as the print work that I'm currently working on and will be hitting social media soon. Keep an eye out for it. You can keep up with behind the scenes and projects I'm currently working on through social media.

Any last words for our DFW beauties?

"It is better to live one day as a lion, than 100 years as a mouse." - Franco Mascolo