Favorites Shots from Behind the Chair: Health and Swellness

Back in January, I shared some of my favorite photos from my collaborations with Aylin Abraham from Cabello by Carolina, an amazing hairstylist (and friend!) based in Toronto. This series features inspiring entrepreneurial women from The 6ix. Aylin interviews these fabulous ladies while doing their hair in beachy waves, her signature braids, and other creative and beautiful hairstyles. 

Today I'm sharing some photos from our session with Karen Kwan from the blog, Health and Swellness. Karen was gearing up to go for a long run with a friend as a part of her marathon training and Aylin gave her the perfect boxer braids to keep her hair out of her face while still looking cute. I loved that Aylin kept her bangs down and Karen put a pop of color on her lips! 

During the interview, Karen and Aylin chatted about writing, training, and, of course, hair. Some of my favorite quotes from the interview are below. You can also visit Aylin's blog to read the full interview and see more shots from the session. 

Aylin working her magic

Aylin working her magic

I try to look for inspiration in anything and everything.
The perfect hair style for a long run. These boxer braids will keep the hair out of your face and make you look cute even after running 29k!

The perfect hair style for a long run. These boxer braids will keep the hair out of your face and make you look cute even after running 29k!

After the interview, Aylin and Karen went for a little run together. It's what they do best, after all! The colors of both Karen's outfit and the beautiful turquoise windows were so inspiring for me! Given that it was late winter/early spring, I needed a pop of color to get me ready for warmer weather!  

I’d recommend choosing a race that challenges you, but doesn’t over-challenge you. If you have never run (and this was me in 2007), then don’t choose to complete a marathon as your first race. Build up to the longer distances if you’re a complete newbie.

Be sure to check out both of these ladies' blogs for more hairstyle, running, and lifestyle inspiration!