Having an amazing conditioning treatment topped with a fabulous blow-out is the best, right?! I was recently treated to a Minardi conditioning service by none other than star colorist Sherry Ratay and blow-out by the one-and-only Mika Fowler at Gavert Atelier in Beverly Hills, California. While I don't have a before photo, I must relay that I came in with my hair looking less than stellar (dry and damaged).
True, I may not play with my hair as much as I probably should (I'm a creature of habit), but I absolutely adore dabbling with different hairpieces--wigs, falls, clip-ins and more!
At this year's NAHAs, fellow Launchpad editor Jillian Gordon and I were given a special pre-awards treat: Internationally acclaimed editorial stylists Sherri Jessee and Mikala Vandenbroucke prepped us to the nines with hair, makeup, jewelry, the works! We felt like probeauty royalty, if only for a few hours. ;)
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I love seeing women help other women. It doesn’t seem to happen often enough, though I do feel that those in our wonderful world of beauty truly do make strides to help one another.
Last Friday, I kicked off the weekend with one of the best blow-outs I've ever had at The Private Room in Beverly Hills, California. Just shy of a year old, the studio caters to the city's sophisticated clientele with an intimate atmosphere accompanied by fabulous artwork, tasty lattes (or wine, if you'd prefer!) and, most importantly, a small but very accomplished staff that seems to be all smiles, all the time. Salon owner Tina Dizon blew out my tresses in record time (I'd have to guess approximately 20 mins.!), but the best part?
A few months ago, I blogged on Byu-ti Hair Therapy in Santa Monica, California. [Read my original blog here!] Now, salon owner and Pureology ambassador Natasha Sunshine has opened a second location in neighboring Brentwood, California.
Stylist-extraordinaire Jonelle and me (senior associate editor Alyson Osterman-Kerr)
Well, I have officially been byu-tified! After years of hearing all about the wonder of Byu-ti Hair Therapy in Santa Monica, California, I was able to try out one of their custom-formulated "hair blender" treatments for myself--and believe me, I was not disappointed.
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.