Resident’s Night Out

My fellow Anesthesiology residents and I decided to take advantage of the ever-popular Houston Restaurant Weeks. A dinner of 14 people was expertly coordinated (clearly not by yours truly, as I have no coordinating skills whatsoever) at RDG Bar Annie, an amazingly decorated, upscale restaurant spinoff from the classic Cafe Annie, on Post Oak. If you’re not a Houstonian and this is gibberish to you, please ignore. In short: four-course meal was superb, and it was truly remarkable how nearly unrecognizable we all were, out of our hospital-issued scrubs and scrub hats.





To get my fine, limp hair to volume-ville, I turned to Vidal Sassoon’s Pro Series Boost & Lift (Volume) Range (see gallery below). I started with the Boost & Lift Shampoo in the shower. Tip: a technique I’ve learned for bigger hair is to start shampooing from the nape of your neck, upwards. Works everytime for voluminous hair! Then I used the matching Boost and Lift Conditioner, which I love because it’s weightless but detangles nicely, and none of the products from this line cause my hair to go crispy. Next I applied the Boost & Lift Foaming Air Mousse and worked it from roots to ends, all over. I blew dry my hair starting upside down, then in the opposite direction of my part, with a big round brush. I finished it all with the Boost & Lift hairspray sprayed lightly on the ends while my hair was upside down, then ran my big round brush through it all for touchable volume. And that’s my fine-haired trick to faking big, voluminous hair!

P.S. – here’s what my husband shot when I said I wanted a closeup of my hair. I thought it was too hilarious not to share with you guys. Haha!


He thinks he’s very funny.

* This post was brought to you by Vidal Sassoon & Pretty Shiny Sparkly. Although I was compensated for my time creating this voluminous hair tutorial, it’s important to me that you know I hand-select whom I choose to work with. Love ya!
  • A. I think our hubs might be related based on their quirky interpretations of photography directions. My hubs asked once, “did you want your head in this picture?” Um, it was a photo for my grandma, so YES!
    B. I love, love, love your facial expressions while blow drying your hair. I actually spit up some coffee when I first saw that one of what I am assuming is hot air blasting your face.

  • I am loving the new deets in the site, and cute outfit, love this whimsical blouse. Your husband is hilarious too funny.

  • Love your bird top! And your hair looks gorgeous! I recently dyed my hair blonde, how do you keep yours looking so healthy?! I need some good shampoo/conditioner/hair product recommendations 🙂

  • I love the shot of you hair. So artistic LOL.

  • I love the birdy print top! My coworkers and I definitely do not hang out after work lol. It’d be fun but…

  • Haha! I always find it heartwarming to know about couple amusing collaborations. Love your look, and you’re hair. You look like a doll! 😀

  • Haha! He has sense of humor, so fun! 🙂Smize with Style

  • Hi,
    Looking very nice. Nice shirt.

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