Last week I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Renee Marchol of the blog Smarty Girl Leadership Training. Renee is in the middle of a 45 day bike to work challenge. She called me up to discuss the challenges (and solutions) for riders as they start commuting to work by bike. Here’s an excerpt:
What tips do you have for grooming hair for the office or after work events when you commute by bike?
Consider your hair type and adjust accordingly. For fine hair, using a powder shampoo can boost volume. It works proactively by absorbing sweat and oil. It takes only a tussle with the fingertips to reactivate the dry shampoo mid-day. A friend who lives in Europe introduced this solution to Melissa since hairstyling as a rider is a daily habit for Bike Pretty…
Get the rest of tips – and read the entire interview – at Renee’s blog: 3 Ways to Bike Pretty to Work Starting in September: An Interview with Melissa
Matthew Reamer for Momentum Magazine
Brooks Dashing Bicycle Show: I’m The Meat in A New Bike’s Sandwich
Back in December, I partied with Glen & Andrew of A New Bike at the Brooks Dashing Bicycle Show. Somehow I only just found this picture of the three of us on the Momentum Magazine site.
It brought back a lot of fun memories and a few questions. What is in that glass? Why am I wearing a belly shirt? In December? How did I get my hair like that? Just kidding, here’s the answer to that last question.
Glen & Andrew are the brains behind the well-produced bicycle stories on A New Bike. Their interviews uncover the different perspectives of a diverse group of riders. I think Randee Sue’s is my favorite, but you should read them all.
Braid How To – Milkmaid Style
I’ve wanted to post this braid how-to for a long time. Milkmaid braids, also known as Heidi braids, look really tough, but are actually quite simple. Know how to make pigtails? A simple braid? Can you pin up a bun? Then you have the skills!
Here’s my step-by-step guide: Continue reading
Cute Girl, Cool Bike: Featuring Elisa and Lola
Elisa told me that she picked this vintage-looking outfit based on her bike’s 1970′s origins. Although she normally Continue reading
How To Cut Bangs – Skip the Scissors!
Learning how to cut your own bangs is essential once you get this flattering cut. Trust me. I’ve been sporting this style for decades.
When my fringe grows long enough to cover my eyes, I get impatient! And I can’t be bothered to make an appointment with a hair stylist. So I Continue reading