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Third Thursday | Open Hands Overflowing Hearts

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Yesterday evening, we hosted a very special party for Pepper Place Market’s Third Thursday event. We seriously went all out!! We had a DJ, served snacks, beer + wine, and even gave away a few raffle prizes.     Our very own Lindsie Mosley was set up outside, selling items from her baby + kid’sRead More

Local Love : Rainy Day Birmingham

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At The Collective, one of our missions is to collaborate + support other local businesses. So of course, it was such a pleasure to get to meet + work with a local artist/maker, who has recently launched her own sort of collective.   Saramia is the creator of Rainy Day Birmingham.   We wanted toRead More

Introducing: R+Co

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“R+Co is a collective of some of the most knowledgeable, forward-thinking hairstylists in the business.” And a company that identifies as a “Collective” is an idea we can obviously get behind 😉   The R+Co products are not based on any single hairdresser or technique; instead they are developed by a rule-bending group of individuals,Read More

The WNDRLND Wrap Up

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The first half of the month was a whirlwind, but now that the dust has finally settled, we can sit back + take stock of what an amazing event The WNDRLND tour was!! Kristo, Burke + Eliot came rolling through town in The Wndrlnd tour bus, aka Donna The RV.     They’re on aRead More

On The Fringe: Style Your Bangs + Tame The Frizz

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So we all know that the humidity in the South does not play well with our hair.  That goes double if you’ve got any sort of wave or curl, and it’s extra frustrating when you have bangs.  The wet, warm weather can cause your fringe to go completely limp as soon as you walk outRead More

It’s Farmers Market Time Again!

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Here at The Collective, we don’t feel that the season is officially “official” until the Market at Pepper Place starts back up again.   The Market brings the best Alabama growers, food producers & artisans to Birmingham, every Saturday from April to December.  And this coming Saturday kicks it all off!   We love SaturdaysRead More

The Oscars | Red Carpet Hair Police

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Award season is in full swing!  The Oscars on Sunday meant another opportunity for us to watch the red carpet looks and choose our favorite, (and not-so-favorite), hair styles. This time, we were joined by our pal Jackie Robinson, owner + makeup artist of Rawwbeauty. We had a hard time choosing our favorite looks, asRead More

The Grammy Awards | Red Carpet Hair Police

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Since the Grammy Awards were this week, we thought it would be fun to film our own little version of The Fashion Police.  Rather than focus on the attire, we chose to stick to discussing the hairstyles worn by some of the celebrities walking the red carpet.   Beth, Lindsie and Stephanie all weighed inRead More

Be Our Valentine <3

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It’s almost V-day so we made a list of things that we love… Hair. Hair Products. Styling Hair. And… You Guys (of course!!)   We wanted to show you just how much we love & appreciate you.  So, we created these downloadable Valentines that you can send to your special someone 😍. Feel free toRead More

Beth’s Intelligent Nutrients Skin Care Routine

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Joy McClain is Beth’s esthetician at Prescription Aesthetics and Wellness.  She says, “the key to gorgeous glowing skin is simple. It comes down to overall good health habits, a little common sense and a simple home regimen.” We really like Joy.     To compliment her professional services with Joy, and to follow her adviceRead More