Style story: Morphic + Tooth-n-Nail

Recently, Morphic had the great pleasure of working with the amazing Adrienne Moore, jewelry designer behind San Francisco's own Tooth-n-Nail. Adrienne is known for her distinct, whimsical, and one-of-a-kind designs rich with boho, seaside, and 70′s glam. These naturalistic wonders have something for everyone, ranging from the tiniest of treasures to the boldest of bad-ass belly-length armor.

Adrienne’s distinct style inspired a shoot drawing from the elements of the world being bonded together through sisterhood. Check it out! 

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Credits:
Hair: Mishi Nova
Makeup: Emi Navas
Jewelry: Adrienne Moore (on Instagram and Facebook)
Photography: Christina E. Campbell
Styling: Jasmine Guerrero
Models: Charis Briley, Hailey Dittman, Deena Tallo
Assistant: Marleen Moore

Holiday Beauty at Morphic!

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Seasons Greetings Morphic Beauties!

The Holidays are finally upon us, and do you know what that means? Holiday parties!

Let us make you and your girlfriends the belles of the ball with customized hair & makeup. If you need a little inspiration, check out these looks Mishi and Emi created!

 

MORPHIC BEAUTY: KESNIA

Emi was inspired by Kesnia's fair skin to create a flawless complexion. Even winter skin can have a sun kissed glow, just in a softer version! On her eyes, Emi went for a smokey sultry in a palette of matte blacks and grays highlighted with pale blush tones. It's high impact, without being over the top. To add a little holiday spirit, a pop of light silver shimmer covers the almond shape of the lid, and in the inner corners of the eye. It's paired with a cranberry red lip to really give that festive touch. 

Bolder makeup called for simpler hair, so Mishi polished off Kesnia's look with a great natural-looking wave that'll look great all night. Fabulous, don't you think? 

 

MORPHIC BEAUTY: ADITI

On Aditi,  Emi wanted to create something more toned down. This look proves that you can make a more natural version of a smokey eye! Her amazing full lips are finished with a berry mauve. 

To balance the more natural tones of the face, Mishi took the great texture of Aditi's long and dark locks into full-curl mode, creating a full head of thick, amazingly touchable ringlets. 

INSPIRED YET? YOU SHOULD BE! 

Bring in your holiday inspiration and we’ll create a version of makeup that is customized to you.

Let Morphic make you beautiful for your special event this holiday season! Can't wait to see you! 

The Romantic bride

The Romantic Bride

Here at Morphic, we love a romantic bride! We've been discussing the elements that really bring that special oomph—from the hair to the makeup. The romantic bride is intricate braids, elegant updos and cascading waves. A natural makeup look is essential, though occasionally a bold lip is just the ticket! 

We'd love to create your romantic bridal look! 

Much Love,
Team Morphic

 

Credits:
Hair: Mishi Nova
Makeup: Maple Porter
Photography: Christina Campbell

Bohemian Bride

Wedding Hair

ARE YOU READY TO GET BOHO? 

Wedding Season is here! It's much like baseball season, except much more stylish. But, that's just in my humble opinion.

This year, we want to show you a few of our favorite looks, starting with the Bohemian Bride! The boho look is all about flow and natural, so we pulled out plenty of flowers for this shoot! Our models Allegra Dimperio and Sadaf Malik rocked it! We had such a great time! 

Make sure to contact the salon for your wedding hair bookings.

Much Love,
Team Morphic

 

Credits:
Hair: Mishi Nova 
Makeup: Maple Porter 
Photography: Christina Campbell

INSPIRATION: GOOD Hair!

Natural Hair Styles

FABULOUSLY GOOD HAIR! 

For our last Hair Movie Night, we featured Good Hair, the documentary narrated by Chris Rock. Naturally, my challenge was to commit myself to learning about black hair. While doing research, I loved getting the chance to talk with people about black hair. After giving it some thought, I decided to share what I learned about black hair that makes it different, how I like to cut and shape afro hair, tips for afro sheen, and where I got inspiration for the shoot!

I'm loving pro-natural afro movement. Morphic’s very own resident photographer, Christina Campbell says about her own hair, “Its a rebellion against what young people’s moms were saying about straightening your hair with chemical relaxers.” She sees it as loving her culture by not assimilating to the most mainstream way to wear your hair.  

So, let's get technical for a second. What gives black hair its characteristics is that the cross section of the hair fiber itself is more of an elliptical/flattened shape than other hair types. This is why it takes on a helix shape. It also has extra surface area and therefore the texture is easier to damage.

I approached our model Thea’s hair by first taking a large hair pick to it and starting at the bottom and brushed the hair out until it was at maximum expansion. As a long time hairdresser, I was able to feel the areas that were uneven and I started in the spots that needed the most length cut. I then went back and trimmed the whole thing around, from one side to the other, in a round shape, keeping it a little shorter at the nape to keep the hair off her shoulders and more in the air.  

For color, I mixed up some non-ammoniated Platinum and applied the solution on the foil and used the old-school “shoeshine” technique. I went around with freehand brush strokes and spread it evenly. The idea was to create a halo light effect even when its not backlit. I rinsed, shampooed, and conditioned and afterwards spread around the Bamboo Kendi Oil to nourish the hair. We finished with Rene Furterer Gloss Spray. It retained a really gorgeous sheen!

My inspiration, I looked to 70s trends and Pam Grier's great hair in the film Foxy Brown. Solange Knowles is also doing a great modern take on this right now.

Credits:
Hair: Mishi Nova

Makeup: Emi Navas
Photography: Christina Campbell