I'm a fan of taking pleasure in the little things: a rainy day spent cozied up to a good book; an icy cold margarita on a hot day; and, of course, a "just-for-the-hell-of-it" mani. Well, I got my wish and then some courtesy of Chi Nail Bar & Organic Spa in Beverly Hills where, in the true spirit of girliness, I indulged in their signature Rockstar Gel Manicure.
There's nothing better than ringing in the weekend with a stellar blow-out paired with an AMAZING back bar scalp massage! Last Friday, I visited the newly opened Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa in Beverly Hills, California, and oh my goodness, what a treat. Massimo--a stylist in for a month from Italy--treated my tresses to the new Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo, and let me tell you that my hair looked positively radiant all weekend.
Last week I attended the L'Oreal Professionnel/Juan Juan Salon-hosted "Cocktails at Twilight" event with Jennifer J (who colored many a mane--including Kristen Stewart's--on the Breaking Dawn set)! Beauty bloggers and editors alike gathered round to glean a glimpse of what it's like to work on a major production, as well as learn about the latest trends in color.
Dermalogica founder/CEO Jane Wurwand and SoCal-based Aromatique Skin & Body Care founder Lori Paley
Me (LP senior associate editor Alyson Osterman-Kerr), Gavert Atelier head stylist Mika Fowler, and Kyle Richards
Struggling to get over the jet lag after a wonderful two week journey to India, I look back at the changes I saw. Amazingly visible to me since my last trip there in 2008, I saw new airports, new bridges, new trains, new roads, and also was able to see the Indian people beginning to embrace changes in their hair. With over half of the population being under the age of 30, I witnessed the younger generation anxious to adapt to worldwide style.