Kristin Yarmer Hair » A Hairdresser for Austin, Texas




At years end my fiancé and I visited Paris, France and Amsterdam, Netherlands. We spent Christmas in Paris and NYE in Amsterdam.

Of course the shopping and food were out of this world! I loved the cafes for people watching and a glass of bubbles mid day. I loved the effort and time everyone had put into themselves but in a very effortless way. I loved all the footsteps needed to get from one place to anther and I absolutely loved how friendly everyone was.

As a hairdresser, I am always scanning heads. I’m looking for new ideas, how to change someone’s look and things that just catch my eye that I have to say WTF to! In both countries I noticed something—– there was absolutely no punky colors around me at all. Not one head of pink, purple or blue! I didn’t see one young woman with false grey hair. The trends that are present in America are not present there! Women were just more natural in appearance. They wore less makeup, nice shoes and no one; I mean NO ONE wore pajamas out of the house!

My overall thought on Parisian beauty was this:







Balayage- so what is it for those who do not know? Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint. It allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair color – similar to what nature gives us as children – with softer, less noticeable regrowth lines. The principal idea being less is more when creating soft, natural looks.


I first learned how to do this technique up in Dallas at Form Salon. They have such a beautiful space and if you live up there, GET YOUR HAIR DONE THERE ASAP! They specialize in everything and they are the most exquisite educators I have met.


Leighanne Shelton was my balayage instructor and in 1 day of hardcore hands on training and bookwork, I learned to comfortable paint hair. I have been painting almost every day since the class in March, 2015 and I must say, I think I have really got my technique down. It is so fun to do.


Since working at Sabia I now work with a French trained guru of Balayage. Her name is Lauren and she is a continued education support system for me and daily inspiration. I watch her every moment I get and have picked up a few tricks that have made my balayage go from good, to great.


I love what I do and I hope you do too!

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He bob has been around for over 100 years! It dates back before World War 1. Long locks have always adorned women, for as long as I can recall. It starts at childhood. Our mothers and fathers see it as a sign of beauty. If you look at the past, as women gained confidence and independence, their hair became a little shorter and sassier.


I read that as early as 1922 a fashion correspondent of The Times had suggesting that bobbed hair was passé, but by the mid-1920s the style (in various versions,) was the dominant female hairstyle in the Western world.


In the 1960s, Vidal Sassoon made it popular again, using the shape of the early bob and making it more stylish in a simpler cut. Vidal was a British hairdresser, businessman, and philanthropist. He is credited with creating a simple geometric, “Bauhaus-inspired” hairstyle, called the wedge bob.



  • Asian bob: Cut at the neckline, bobbed up around the edge.
  • A-line bob: A typical bob cut, with slightly longer hair in front, cut in an asymmetrical style.
  • Chin-length bob: Cut straight to the chin, with or without bangs.
  • Buzz cut bob: Where it is shoulder-length in the front and close-cropped at the back.
  • Shaggy bob: A messy bob layered with a razor
  • Shoulder-length bob: A blunt bob that reaches the shoulders and has very few layers.
  • Graduated bob/Shingle bob: It was introduced around 1923. It consists of a cut that is tapered very short in the back, exposing the hairline at the neck. The hair on the sides is formed into a single curl or point on each cheek.


I love this hairstyle; it looks great on everyone and is timeless! I would definitely say it is an Effortlessly Beautiful look.



  • Low is where the pony is going for Fall Style Trends 2015. This season they look messy, sleek, off to the side or wrapped in metal but what they all had in common was that they were seriously low. Good news is that something about dialing down the height ended up raising them from cheerleader territory to new levels of sophistication. For a stronger look do a strong part down the center for that Spring carryover 70’s vibe, or do a deep side part for a softer look.


  • Taking notice of the part moving over to the left or right was very obvious this fall at Fashion Week. This season try a deep, glamorous side part. You and your new sultry side part will thank you. For the gals wanting this look on the regular, a swooping bang will be the best cut for you!



  • Twist baby! Twist low, left and right. Dress it up or leave it raw, you just can’t go wrong here! We love knots of all kinds! Adorn this season with leather for a Moto look!



  • Spring’s prettiest, simplest trend—bohemian waves in long hair—is being carried over into fall. The focus is on thick texture and kinky movement. Sleep in a damp braid or use your wand, this trend is going nowhere!


  • Half up, Half down is my personal hero for the season! It works really well if you are a little dirty, perhaps day 2 or 3 and you don’t want to wash. Grab some bobby pins and do a little top knot. Add some loose curls to the lower half and you’re out the door!



Birthday card from my buddies!


Onsite scuba shop



Scuba gear drying, its everywhere around here!

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Travel Blog 3



Birthday 37 has made it! (I actually forgot because yesterday was so epic with the proposal)


Dive 1


Coral Rock Garden – We all had a lovely dive around 60ft in depth. We swam thru tunnels and crevices. We wove in and out of the rocks like a spinning loom for fabrics. It was very exhilarating and scary all at the same time. At 45 min I almost ran out of air by the completion time of the dive. Usually I have around 800-1200 psi still available. It was an adventourous dive. Not sure if I like yet, still too advanced for me.


Dive 2


We got lost. We got found.


Dive 3


Off the shore of Scuba Club Cozumel we dove around 17-20ft deep. Super fun dive! Tons of little fish and cool things left over from where hurricanes had demolished previous grounds. There was a pier that was under the water where I saw lobster, blue, black and white, yellow fish! They were all different sizes and shapes. Saw a giant puffer fish and a huge barracuda! That is one scary sucker for sure; I didn’t try to swim up to him at all.


Had a nice relaxing evening and now it is 9:41 and we’re off to sleep!