2.8 // Je Ne Sais Quoi... from Paris!

Annabelle is a bright flash of color in a sepia world. I met her this week when my husband and I visited Paris for our 10 year anniversary! She is a personal shopper, specializing in vintage, in the ever-lovely Montmartre neighborhood. We sat down to chat about what makes French fashion so iconic, how we can channel our Je Ne Sais Quoi, and why it’s so important to try new things to learn about ourselves. This one is so fun and I can’t wait for you to hear it! Allons-y!

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“Je ne sais Quoi is something you can’t describe that makes you sparkle - that makes you magic.”

In this episode:

  • What makes Montmartre special

  • How your body tells a story

  • Why it’s important to learn what you don’t like

  • What defines French style?

  • Take care of you and don’t pretend to be someone else

  • The magic of red lipstick

  • Je Ne Sais Quoi

  • You feel beautiful when you feel loved

  • “My body is not perfect, but I love it.”

  • Plastic Surgery

  • Why getting dressed up or wearing PJ’s are both great options

  • Everyday you should learn something new about yourself

  • Only buy what you’re in love with

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // IG @taylornick // taylornick.com
Annabelle // IG @annagramatshabo


La Vie En Rose played on a winding music box I got from a toy store in Paris.


Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Vance Fite and Matt Kass, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!


2.7 // Loving Others

In this episode, we chat with TODAY in Nashville’s Kelly Sutton! After 17 years of interviewing the who’s who of country music, she shares why she believes people like Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks stand out from the crowd. We talk about how all creatives sometimes struggle with inadequacy, the power of an alter-ego, and how the most beautiful people shift the focus to those around them. So many golden nuggets here and I can’t wait to share!

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“The most beautiful people shine the light on those around them. Radiance cannot flow out of a person that thinks only of themself.”

In this episode:

  • CMA Award Red Carpet Atmosphere

  • What makes Dolly so lovely?

  • Reflecting energy

  • Authenticity

  • Making other people feel important

  • Glam Costumes + Alter-Egos

  • Feeling inadequate

  • The beautiful feeling of caring for someone else

  • Feeling truly seen

  • Pretty is as pretty does


References:


My Week With Marilyn
Johnathan Kayne
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


Let’s Hang:


Taylor // IG @taylornick // taylornick.com
Kelly // IG @thekellysutton


Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Vance Fite and Matt Kass, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!

2.6 // Meditation

KK Lagan is a Certified Meditation Teacher, and one of my close friends and personal spiritual guides. Today we discuss meditation, how it affects our minds, our bodies, our relationships and all of our experiences. We dive into topics that have been incredibly influential for my personal path of inner peace, and I am filled with love at the thought of getting to share this special conversation with you all.

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In this episode:

  • Prayer without ceasing

  • Aligning yourself before going out into the world

  • Having a safe, quiet place

  • Tuning in with the mysteries around us

  • The music is in the space between the notes

  • Universal Consciousness

  • Tao Te Ching

  • Meditation Myths

  • Your physical body is an outward expression of how you think

  • How meditation affects the brain

  • Increasing your happiness

  • Why the singing bowls?

  • Auras

  • How does it affect self-image?

  • Empathy for others

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // IG @taylornick // taylornick.com
KK // IG @kklagan

Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Vance Fite and Matt Kass, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!

Special Announcment

UPDATE:

Now you can book online without downloading an app! Click here.

Hello, my friends!

I am bubbling over with joy to tell you I am officially opening my own tiny salon space this Tuesday, October 16th 😀 It will have just my chair, beautiful natural products, and all of the sunlight. I’m excited to care for you in a cozier setting, catered to your specific needs.

What is the location like?

Still central, right on Centennial Park. Walking out the front doors into such lush, green space is life-giving! It is a private suite inside the luxurious Salons by JC. They offer complimentary valet parking, concierge, and a gorgeous waiting area. Located at 210 25th Ave North, Suite 3.


Where should I park?

We’ll have complimentary valet! Can you believe it? There is also ample meter parking along Centennial Park that is regularly available.


What products and color will you use?

Davines. A family-owned company out of Parma, Italy. Sustainably sourced, natural ingredients from personal Italian farms. Powered by renewable energy with Zero Carbon impact. The products are gorgeous, easy to use, and work beautifully. Most importantly, they believe that external and internal beauty cannot be separated, and that true beauty is the divine inside all of us. I’m obsessed. Curious about their color? It’s revolutionary. Check out this short video.


What about my pre-booked appointments?

I’m honoring all of the appointments that were already made at William Edge. Thank you for your patience as I transfer the existing appointments to my new books! You will receive a confirmation by email or text as each one is transferred, as well as the day before the actual appointment. If you would like to touch base with me just to make sure we’re on the same page, please do! I’ll see you then!


How should I book future appointments?

Just click here! Of course, you can always email me at prettyplease@taylornick.com with questions or request a good ol’ fashioned telephone call.


How will this affect prices?

My prices will actually go down by a few dollars, so I can round it off and make the math easier for all of us.


How will I pay?

Debit and credit cards, and checks. For safety reasons, I will not be handling cash.


What about gratuity?

I will leave that to your discretion! You will check out on a tablet, so you can handle gratuity in a way that makes you the most comfortable. Of course, I'd love if you prefer to send me friends, tag me in your selfies, write a review, or take home products.


Feel free to reach out to me if there is anything else you’re curious about. I can’t wait to take exceptional care of you in my very own space!


2.5 // Celebrity Images + Real Life

Do you get overwhelmed by the perfect images online? Let me introduce you to one of my best friends, Justin McIntosh. Reba’s VP of Creative + Marketing, he gives us the inside scoop of what goes into celebrity images. We talk about retouching, the professionals it takes to create an image, and the apps that are available so the average Jane can make her IG look like a celeb feed. He reminds us that there is an actually human behind each photo and that we never know the full story.

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In this episode:


Creating celebrity looks
Everything you see if retouched
How retouching can be done well
When you take the lines away, you take away the emotion
Would I say this comment if the person what standing in front of me?
You can be authentic and real and still play dress up
Professional stylists and retouchers are expensive
Crafting lovely images is an art
You’re never seeing the full picture online
Feminine vs Masculine beauty
A lifetime of insecurity
Pour your heart into what you love


Let’s Hang:


Taylor // IG @taylornick // taylornick.com
Justin // IG @jtmc1224 + @becominghusbands


Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Vance Fite and Matt Kass, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!


2.4 // Letting Go of Upbringing + Choosing Your Own Identity

From growing up a wealthy ballerina to living in a van without a shower, Mary shares the wisdom she’s learned from both sides of the coin. She is transparent about body image issues and how she freed herself from physical limitations. Through distilling her life to the essentials, she discovered where she finds her worth, how she can authentically  express herself, and created a community that reminds her why she’s beautiful.

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In this episode:

  • Growing up in an affluent community

  • The Importance of looking put together

  • Being groomed to find a husband

  • Ballerina life

  • The edge of eating disorders + dysmorphia

  • Where we find our worth

  • Leaving it all to live in a van

  • Distilling life to the essentials

  • Clothing as utility vs expression

  • Expressing ourselves in other ways

  • Letting go of physical limits to gain power + strength

  • Eliminating things we hide behind

  • Appreciating yourself for what’s left at the heart

  • Community of authenticity

  • People who celebrate us

  • Don’t let other people define who you are

References:

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // IG - @taylornick // taylornick.com
Mary // IG - @marycjamison
Bedrock RRG // IG - @rrgproject // bedrockrrg.com

Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Matt Kass and Vance Fite, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!


2.3 // Sex + Self-Image

From the minute I met Dr. Teri Murphy, I knew she was going to be very special to me. She has a warm, inviting energy that is full of love and absent of any judgement. Rocket Scientist and Professor of Graduate Counseling: today we talk about SEX! How self-image is entwined with how we feel about ourselves in the bedroom. We open up about purity culture aftermath and how to not feel self-conscious during sex. Above all, Teri’s sweet wisdom is a healing salve to victims of sexual trauma.

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In this episode:

  • Everything is connected
  • Rocket Science
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Victim Blaming + Rape Myths
  • Purity Culture Aftermath
  • My wedding night
  • Our bodies want to have sex
  • How to talk about it with kids + other adults
  • How to not be self-conscious during sex
  • What real life sex looks like
  • Where are men coming from?
  • Who I am is more than my physicality and my sexuality

References:

The Lord of the Rings
Doctor Who
The Heart + The Bottle by Oliver Jeffers
The Notebook
Marilyn Monroe

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // IG - @taylornick // taylornick.com
Teri // IG - @drterimurphy

Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Matt Kass and Vance Fite, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!

2.2 // How to Create Your Makeup Look + Drag Queen Wisdom

Lawrie has been a mentor of mine for the last five years. She is an esteemed Aveda Makeup Purefessional, leads teams for major international fashion weeks, and teaches Aveda signature techniques around the country. In this episode, we chat about what makes makeup successful, how to create a look that showcases you, and what makes her feel most beautiful at home. She also shares timeless wisdom from the ultimate statement makers, the drag queens who raised her. Check it out!

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In this episode:

  • Aveda Purefessionals
  • “Character Driven” makeup, not coverup
  • People are more beautiful because of what they’ve gone through
  • Your energy introduces you before you do
  • Helping people design how they present themselves
  • Transitioning from being “pretty” to being Lawrie
  • How to do makeup that represents who you are
  • Where to start when designing your look
  • Weekly washing beauty hack
  • Beauty lessons from Drag Queens
  • Embracing what makes you different
  • Learning to push the boundaries of the comfort zone
  • Making your style “A Moment”
  • Beauty is an experience
  • The hyper-feminine stereotype
  • Using “pretty” to your advantage
  • People look better when they’re relaxed

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // IG - @taylornick // taylornick.com
Lawrie Wallace // IG - @lawriepaintsfaces

Need Hair + Makeup help?
Make an appointment:
William Edge Salon in Nashville, TN
615-515-3767

Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Matt Kass and Vance Fite, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!

2.1 // Beauty Is A Feeling

Beauty is not something we recognize in our brains; it’s something we recognize in our bodies. We have an internal sensor that lets us know when we’re in the presence of someone beautiful. In this episode, I talk about how we can learn to recognize it, and turn that light on inside so that others can see it in us as well. I’ll offer a plan to help you transform into the best version of yourself. Let’s go!

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In this episode:

  • How we recognize the feeling of beauty
  • What gets in the way of feeling beautiful
  • The Gorgeous Frankenstein Monster of our minds
  • How to use critical thinking when we are exposed to images
  • The plan for success

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // insta - @taylornick // taylornick.com

Need Hair + Makeup help?
Make an appointment!
William Edge Salon in Nashville, TN
615-515-3767

Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Matt Kass and Vance Fite, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!

5 Beauty Mindset Shifts // Plus: Season 2 Sneak Peak!

In this totally impromptu episode, I share a view ideas that have been resonating with me since we finished Season 1. These 5 points seem to come up again and again, and have been game-changing mindset shifts allowing me to feel beautiful more of the time. I also indulge by sharing some of the topics we're going to explore in Season 2: coming Aug. 6! I've missed you + I can't wait to hang out again soon!

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In this episode:

  1. Recognize what beauty feels like
  2. Own who you are
  3. Don't dwell on what you don't like
  4. Appreciate Variety
  5. Give grace to others

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // @taylornick // taylornick.com

Need Hair + Makeup help?

William Edge Salon in Nashville, TN
615-515-3767

Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Vance Fite and Matt Kass, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!

1.12 // How the Enneagram Reveals Your True Beauty

SEASON 1 FINALE! Today we discuss the Enneagram as a tool to tap into what's going on inside + express the beauty in being the most authentic version of ourselves. We chat with Anna Skates, 9, children's author from 1.2, Melissa Greene, 8, Pastor + co-founder w/ Anna of Imaginarium from 1.11, and Teri Murphy, 3, PhD + therapist who teaches healthy sexuality. These brilliant women lead us down the most beautiful rabbit trails of self-acceptance + belonging, cracking me up the whole time! 

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In this episode:

  • Exposure to ourselves
  • Clarity of our patterns
  • Our greatest strength is our greatest weakness
  • Being admired is not the same as being loved
  • The true self is what people actually want to be around
  • How we instill what true beauty is in our kids
  • The disconnect between health + beauty
  • Beauty is holistic
  • Complimenting people based on more than what they look like
  • You have to really know someone to recognize them on a deeper level
  • Why are we styling ourselves a particular way?
  • Identifying our internal motivation
  • Enneagram's Healing Attitudes
  • The Pretty Industry

References:

1.2 // How Dinosaurs Help Express Your Truest Self
1.11 // Inherent Worth
The Liturgists Podcast - The Enneagram (Episode 37)
The Road Back to You
Suzanne Stabile - Life in the Trinity Events
Chris D'Elia - Drunk Girls
Imaginarium // @imaginariumcommunity // imaginarium.life
The Liturgists Podcast - Body Image
Chris Hardwick
Schitt's Creek

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // @taylornick // taylornick.com
Anna Skates // @anna_skates
Melissa Greene // @melissagreene
Teri Murphy // @drterimurphy

Need Hair + Makeup help?

William Edge Salon in Nashville, TN
615-515-3767

Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Vance Fite and Matt Kass, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!

1.11 // Inherent Worth

I have admired Melissa Greene for years as a wise, fiery, strong women whose radiance you feel as soon as she walks in the building. She’s an award-winning recording artist + pastor, fueled by her love of beauty, truth + goodness in the world and her belief in the inherent worth of all who inhabit it. In this episode, we talk about being beauty personified, why she brings concerts into prisons, and that beauty is not about looking perfect but expressing the deepest truth about ourselves.

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In this episode:

  • Bringing art, beauty & life to maximum security prisons
  • Retributive vs Restorative Justice
  • The inherent worth of humanity
  • Beauty is anything that calls out the deepest truth about the world and ourselves
  • The energy we put into the world draw people to us
  • Becoming aware of our connection with life around us
  • Exploring beliefs that differ from our own
  • Speaking affirmations over ourselves
  • Removing the imperfections from our images erases the life
  • Intentionally filling our lives with things that light us up
  • Little choices lead to big changes over time
  • Your worth is not determined by others’ opinions of you
  • Becoming beauty personified in how we live

References:

Timothy’s Gift
Sleeping at Last
This Is Me from The Greatest Showman
101010 by Sleeping at Last
Imaginarium Community
Richard Rohr

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // @taylornick // taylornick.com
Melissa // @melissagreene // facebook
Imaginarium // @imaginariumcommunity // imaginarium.life

Need Hair + Makeup help?

William Edge Salon in Nashville, TN
615-515-3767

Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Vance Fite and Matt Kass, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!

1.10 // Rollergirls

My friend Megan McCormick is a retired captain of the Nashville Rollergirls. During her 8 years on the team, she learned to recognize beauty in strength, assertiveness, and the confidence that comes from playing your part in a bigger story. She also shares how her recent meditation practice has helped her cultivate empathy and a culture of kindness.

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In this episode:

  • What is Roller Derby?
  • A game for all types of women
  • Beauty looks different on everyone
  • Beauty is not a finite resource, We’re not going to run out
  • Exercise gives us a natural glow
  • Pretty vs Beautiful vs Confident
  • Bigger apart of something bigger than you
  • No one thinks about you as much as you do
  • Meditation
  • Empathy + Kindness

References:

Nashville Rollergirls
Rollergirls, TV Show
Ask Science Mike, podcast
The Liturgists, podcast, meditation episode

Bonus // Meditation Apps:

Calm
Headspace
Insight Timer

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // insta - @taylornick // taylornick.com

Need Hair + Makeup help?

William Edge Salon in Nashville, TN
615-515-3767

Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Vance Fite and Matt Kass, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!

1.9 // Looking Different. Also, David Bowie.

Jessica Weckherlin Boyk is a rad hairstylist from William Edge Salon in Arlington, TX, born with a port-wine stain birthmark on the right half of her face. Overcoming bullying, figuring out there is more to who you are than what you look like, and deciding what kind of role model she wants to be have given her an interesting perspective on true beauty. I especially love when she shares her advice for young girls growing up looking different than those around them. Some adult language. Enjoy!

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In this episode:

  • Being born with a port-wine stain birthmark
  • Growing up with a “genetic mutation” and bullying
  • Who you are vs what you look like
  • What is the currency that you will offer society
  • How becoming a role model changes how you care for yourself
  • Being a Badass
  • The power of self-care
  • Overcoming physical abnormalities
  • It’s okay to look different
  • It’s exhausting trying to be like everyone else
  • Learning to be vulnerable
  • What’s important is how you make others feel

References:

Yes Please by Amy Poehler
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
CoverGirl’s first model with Vitiligo
Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within Event

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // insta - @taylornick // taylornick.com
Jessica // insta - @jessicaatwilliamedge

Need Hair + Makeup help?
Make an appointment:

William Edge Salon in Nashville, TN
615-515-3767

OR

William Edge Salon in Arlington, TX
817-419-1004

Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Vance Fite and Matt Kass, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!

 

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1.8 // Overcoming Greek Life

Vanderbilt University is considered the Harvard of the South, with alumni as members of Congress and Nobel Prize laureates. My friend, Sydney Waitz, shares her story of how attending such a school, and participating in Greek life, affected her self image, ultimately teaching her how to better care for herself and others. We talk about beauty in strength, being open about struggles, and finding creative outlets to bring good into the world.

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In this episode:

  • Vanderbilt University + Greek Life
  • Mental Health support for students
  • None of us have it all together
  • How the Rush process affects self image
  • Looking composed all the time
  • Being honest about the internal struggle
  • Having a community that celebrates you
  • Getting involved in something
  • Mutual caring in relationships brings out each others beauty
  • Why you shouldn’t say “I’m sorry”
  • Spoken word poetry
  • Finding things that make your heart happy

I started spending my energy trying to put good things out there in the world instead of trying to keep the bad things [bottled up] inside. - Sydney Waitz

References:

LEAPS - Liaisons Educating + Advocating for Psychological Support
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Brené Brown on Empathy

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // insta - @taylornick // taylornick.com

Need Hair + Makeup help?
Make an appointment:
William Edge Salon in Nashville, TN
615-515-3767

Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Matt Kass and Vance Fite, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!

1.7 // Healing + Metamorphosis

YOU GUYS. I don’t know how to put into words how much today’s episode means to me. Vanessa Oakley is a licensed professional counselor, mental health service provider and one of my dearest friends in town. We sat down to talk about beauty’s role in healing from trauma and suffering, self-acceptance, and the metamorphosis of becoming who you already are. While the subject matter can be heavy, in her true nature, Vanessa had me laughing the whole time! I can’t wait for you to hear this.

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In this episode:

  • Adventure Therapy and our bodies holding stories
  • Trauma is unique to each person
  • How we deal with our personal suffering
  • Beauty as an anchor of hope
  • A regular awareness practice of beauty
  • Metamorphosis: becoming something you already are
  • Our true self can be buried by our experiences
  • Comfort in one’s own skin
  • Everyone is recovering from something
  • What beauty feels like
  • Asking: Does this make me feel more or less like myself?
  • Overthinking things drains your energy
  • The gift of silence
  • We have to be comfortable with ourself before we can invite other people in
  • How to help people who are in the healing process
  • Allowing people to have their own stories

"True beauty feels like the first day of sun after the coldest winter." - Vanessa Oakley

References:

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // insta - @taylornick // taylornick.com

Need Hair + Makeup help?
Make an appointment:
William Edge Salon in Nashville, TN
615-515-3767

Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Matt Kass and Vance Fite, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!

1.6 // Feeling Hot vs Looking Beautiful

Nada Taha has quite the reputation around Nashville: Creative Director / Owner of Blind Copy Creative, previous on air personality for the Bobby Bones Show, & 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. Those lucky enough to call her friend mostly just think about her love of cats + pizza. We got to chat about when your story becomes your style, becoming who you surround yourself with, & challenging the status quo. She also shared great insight on filling your life with the things that light you up. Enjoy!

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In this episode:

  • How your story turns into your personal style
  • Looking appropriate for your work environment
  • Taking effort with your self-image says you care
  • You are who you surround yourself with
  • Hair + makeup just accentuates who you are inside
  • Having a strong skin care routine
  • Looking Hot vs. Feeling Beautiful
  • Filling your life with empowering, inspiring women
  • Freedom in the authenticity of close relationships
  • Filling up on beautiful things
  • Activities that force you to grow
  • Introversion / Extroversion: Allowing yourself to recharge
  • Challenging the status quo
  • Removing toxicity from our lives

If you surround yourself with beautiful, smart women, you’re going to feel beautiful and smart.” - @nadameansnothin

“Clothes and makeup are just fabric and pigment until the wearer brings them to life.” - @taylornick

References:

Blind Copy Creative on Forbes
Taylor's Pinterest
Free People, clothing brand

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // insta - @taylornick // taylornick.com
Nada // insta - @nadameansnothin

Need Hair + Makeup help?
Make an appointment:
William Edge Salon in Nashville, TN
615-515-3767

Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Matt Kass and Vance Fite, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!

1.5 // Cultivating Self Love: Inside Aveda

I work at a fantastic Aveda salon in the heart of Nashville, William Edge. Our liaison with the mother brand is Patti Bankston, Territory Manager and Aveda guru. Having been in the beauty industry for 17 years, she has a rich perspective on what contributes to true beauty. We sat down to chat about empowering people to take greater care of themselves, and cultivating a space for self-love and authentic connection. Please, join us!

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In this episode:

  • Aveda back in the day
  • Bringing wellness to a community as a social activity
  • Self care starts with great education
  • 90’s Supermodels
  • Authentic connections in the salon
  • Caring for people’s internal wellbeing as well as what they look like on the outside
  • We’re all in this together
  • Little lifestyle choices that lead to beauty and balance
  • Empowering people to take better care of themselves
  • Beauty as an action and a temperament
  • Cultivating space for self-love

References:

Cindy Crawford
Linda Evangelista
Naomi Campbell
Twiggy
Lauren Hutton
Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // insta - @taylornick // taylornick.com

Need Hair + Makeup help?
Make an appointment:
William Edge Salon in Nashville, TN
615-515-3767


Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Matt Kass and Vance Fite, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!

1.4 // French Beauty Lessons from a Country Star

Sarah Darling is a Top 40 Country Artist, owns a French macaron patisserie, & has an ethereal, feminine presence that has intrigued me since we met. We talk about what “star quality” means, how French beauty is different, & if we have evolved to be attracted to certain traits to survive? She shares about being true to yourself amidst all the voices telling you what to do & reprogramming our minds about wrinkles & plastic surgery. This episode is PACKED with gold & I’m so glad you’re joining us!

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In this episode:

  • Becoming a Nashville Country Artist
  • Parisienne Beauty
  • Style that showcases the wearer instead of the trend
  • Finding clothes that make you feel beautiful
  • Healthy vs. Unhealthy personal beauty standards
  • The journey of constantly evolving
  • Evolution + survival shaping beauty ideas
  • "Star Quality"
  • Staying true to yourself
  • The love of cooking
  • Being over-critical of ourselves
  • Reprogramming how we feel about wrinkles
  • The motivation behind plastic surgery
  • Makeup: expressing yourself or masking yourself
  • Finding what makes you feel beautiful
  • The importance of rituals
  • Switching on our inner light
  • Making time for gratitude

References:

Brenna Perkins’ Episode: 1.1 // Pageants + Pizza Sticks
Bobby Hamrick, Nashville Songwriter
Sarah’s song, Montmartre
And Other Stories, clothing brand
TED Radio Hour: What is Beauty?
Survival of the Prettiest by Nancy Etcoff
Kacey Musgraves
Margo Price
Sweet Darling Pâtisserie, Sarah’s Nashville bakery
French Holiday Playlist on Spotify
For Love and Lemons, clothing brand
Coldplay
Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // insta - @taylornick // taylornick.com
Sarah // insta - @officialsarahdarling // sarahdarling.com

Need Hair + Makeup help?
Make an appointment:
William Edge Salon in Nashville, TN
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Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Matt Kass and Vance Fite, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please!

1.3 // Nobody Looks Perfect

Have you met Elisabeth Donaldson yet? Professional thrifter, vintage stylist, actress, and model. She shares how owning your uniqueness is what makes it appealing to others, why she refuses to engage in putting herself down, and how, NEWS FLASH: nobody looks perfect. Words cannot express how much you come alive in her presence. Her confidence and authenticity gives you permission to be your truest self, and I can’t wait for you to experience it.

If you took a tornado and threw in glitter, feathers, one of those longgg multi colored clown scarves, 60’s polyester, and blue eyes that see to the center of your soul, you might have some semblance of what to expect.

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In this episode:

  • The 21 year trend cycle

  • Refusing to engage in putting ourselves and other women down

  • Owning your uniqueness

  • How spirituality changes how you view your body

  • Beauty is not the end game

  • Self-obsession imprisons you in your own body and robs you experiencing the world

  • The connection between hair color and personality types

  • You don’t have to be beautiful to be funny

  • Nobody looks perfect

  • Caring for ourselves the way we care for our prized possessions

  • The more we know ourselves, the more we can start accepting ourselves

 

“Style is an opportunity to bring a little art with you wherever you go. Your body is like a little museum. It’s an invitation to bring beauty into any environment.” - @elisabeth.donaldson #prettypleaseshow

References:

Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
30 Rock
Iris Apfel
Advanced Style

Let’s Hang:

Taylor // insta - @taylornick // taylornick.com
Elisabeth // insta - @elisabeth.donaldson // 365 Days of Thrift

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Special thanks to Nashville based musicians, Matt Kass and Vance Fite, for creating the theme music for Pretty Please