Jillian's Blog

Yes He CAN!
There's something different about President Obama. No, I don't mean his upcoming State of the Union address or a new tax incentive plan. Rather, the leader of the free world seems to be sporting a slightly darker (and much younger looking) head of hair these days. Whether he's combating the gray hairs that seem to go hand in hand with what is arguably the toughest job in the U.S., or he's continuing to embrace "Change," I'm definitely digging Obama's new 'do.

Aniston Hates on "The Rachel"
In the February issue of Allure magazine, Jennifer Aniston had some not so nice comments she needed to vent – and surprisingly, they were not regarding Angelina. Rather, the topic to come under fire was the iconic haircut that helped propel the former Friends sweetheart to über stardom – a ‘do known to most as “The Rachel.”

It's Easy Being Green
Last night, I migrated to Venice, California's über trendy Abbott Kinney Blvd. to join Philip Pelusi at The Detox Market as he introduced Tela Beauty Organics to the West Coast. Philip demonstrated the certified organic line's multifaceted capabilities on models of varying ages and hair types. I even got a chance to sample Tela's dry shampoo, which not only worked wonders on my limp locks but left my mane with a clean lavender scent that was downright intoxicating. Guests were also invited to enjoy makeup applications courtesy of eco-luxury brand Kide.

La Dolce Vito
Vito Esposito Salon welcomed Beverly Hills' finest last night for cocktails, appetizers and a meet and greet with Vito himself. I had a chance to chat with the animated Italian stylist about the salon's latest and greatest services, including the Midollo di Bamboo hair reconstruction treatment (which I plan to sample first-hand in the near future) and the Semi di Lino Diamante treatment for long-lasting shine.

Power Dinner
I had the pleasure of attending Privé's Exclusive Diamond Salon Dinner, held at Privé CEO/COO Jackie Applebaum's beautiful home in Los Angeles. The event hosted top salon owners from all across the country who carry Privé products exclusively in their salons. After spending the day gaining valuable techniques and business building strategies at a symposium led by Camala Casco, Director of Business and Education for Privé, everyone was treated to a four-course gourmet dinner, prepared by the talented Ms. Applebaum.

Katy Did
If anyone caught last night's MTV Video Music Awards, you couldn't miss the outlandish fashions that graced the "white carpet." But Lady Gaga antics aside, the gal that continues to capture my attention and inner red carpet diva is the lovely Ms. Katy Perry. Oh how I love Katy, let me count the ways.

Pittsburgh Steeler Insures Hair For $1 Million
Talk about a good hair day! Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu had his famous three-foot-long locks insured for a whopping $1 million with Lloyds of London. Polamalu has always refused to cut his hair and considers it a tribute to his Samoan heritage.

The Long and Short of It
With short 'dos cropping up on some of Hollywood's top A-listers, there's no doubt that Tinseltown has gone a bit scissor happy. From Carey Mulligan to Emma Watson - finding your inner Mia Farrow never looked so good! Image: Carey Mulligan; Newscom Image: Emma Watson; PacificCoastNews.com  So who is the latest celeb to join the shorn ranks?

How Suite It Is
I have to admit, being an LP editor is a pretty sweet gig. In fact, I would say there are days when we are downright spoiled. Take yesterday for example. My day on the job included attending Byron & Tracey Salon's Pre-Emmy's Indulgence Retreat for an afternoon of refreshments, swag and pampering alongside Hollywood's elite - oh and getting a fantastic cut from one of the salon's super talented stylists.

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