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Special Delivery!


Thanks to and the amazing people who helped fund Mr.Cox’s project, “The Martian Comes to East Los Angeles!”, the students in his program will be receiving their books to get them off on a great start this school  year! Congratulations Mr.Cox and cheers to you on helping your students become scientifically literate!

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“The Martian Comes to East Los Angeles!”



Hey Everyone!

Help support the new incoming science, tech, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students of Lincoln High School taught by Barb’s Husband, Allen Cox!  His goal is to prepare “students to be scientifically literate members of the community” and he wants to encourage his students to pursue STEM careers! He wants to start them off by reading Andy Weir’s, The Martian, book. The total cost to purchase these books for his students is around $465. So far about $340 have been donated, so help him reach his goal and lets get these students off on a good start this fall!

Click the link for all the action! —>The Martian Comes to East Los Angeles!

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LA Marathon 2016

Hello to everyone!

We just waned to let you all know that the LA Marathon is this Sunday on Valentine’s Day! Don’t forget that Sunset Blvd will be closed for a couple of hours so plan on taking different routes if you’re trying to get around the area!

Check out this link to see some of the street closures!


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Hair Trends: Balayage Hair Coloring Technique

Some of the best ways to enhance your hair color or your look is by getting the right style that works best for you individually. There are many cut and color styles out there and it might seem overwhelming by all the latest trends going on at the moment, so hopefully after this post you can gain a little more knowledge to help you decide what style you want or don’t want the next time you go in to receive a hair service. In this post, as you can tell by the title, we will be explaining and giving you a little more insight as to what is Balayage.

Balayage: French for to sweep or to paint

What is Balayage?  April, who specializes in natural sun kissed looks and natural colors, describes balayage as customized free hand highlights.

How is it different than normal highlights? Normal highlights use foils that tends to give a more contrasting look between the dark base and the light areas being highlighted. WARNING: this client came to us after originally going to another salon. She asked them for balayage but the end results were that of highlights. One can clearly see the contrast between the dark base and the light regions where foils were used. The regrowth, line of demarcation, is also very noticeable. April did a color correction on her to give a more natural sun kissed look to her hair.


Balayage on the other hand gives a more natural blended appearance and lessens the contrast between the dark base and light customized highlights. Balayage does not use foils, instead a small hair paddle is sometimes used to achieve the affects. The picture below shows April’s client after her hair service. She has lessened that contrast between the top, which is dark, and blended it towards the bottom for  a natural look. April15

Is it hard to maintain? Because it gives a more natural blended appearance, the longevity of the style lasts longer. It lesses the sometimes harsh lines of regrowth that normally comes with highlights, so the style grows out beautifully and there are less visits between the service. It takes a lot less to maintain other than using a good shampoo, conditioner, and occasional deep conditioning treatment, or sometimes just getting a toning service in between the regrowth.

Can anyone sport this style? This is a great color style for those with medium to long lengths in their hair so it can be more prominent versus a short choppy hairstyle length. It can also be a great alternative to those transitioning into gray hair. It is also a great start for those who may feel overwhelmed by color maintenance or for those clients looking for a new look without the change being too drastic or overwhelming. This is not great for those who wish to have solid all over colors such as an overall platinum color, but it can help you achieve such colors with less maintenance.


April did a subtle change of color on this client by using the balayage highlighting technique and she also cut of some length to give her nice long layers. As her hair grows out she won’t have a harsh line of regrowth since it was not a solid all over color and in turn extending her salon visits from 3/4 weeks to 6-8  weeks.

Here are a couple of other examples to help distinguish the two. They’re both a form of highlighting, but produce two different results. Balayage highlights blend more into the hair and it graduates, as in the picture on the left. Foil highlights start more at the base and the colors tend to be more contrasting, as you can see in the picture on the right. NOTE: the pictures below are not of our clients. They are just examples to show the different styles.

balayage1 highlights

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Christmas Holiday Hours!

In case you were wondering….


We still have a couple of spots left with some of our stylists! If you need a last minute blow-out, haircut, or color service, go ahead and contact us!

Don’t forget that the new year is just around the corner, so start off the year with fabulous hair!  We will also be open on the last day of the year, so if you need to look your best for any last day of the year parties, then book an appointment!

Happy Holidays Everyone!


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Last Minute Bookings!!!


If you’re feeling a bit like this little guy here then don’t fret! We have several spots left this Wednesday, December 23rd, and we will be open Christmas Eve as well! We will be closed on Friday, December 25th, and Saturday, December 26th. We will resume normal business hours on Sunday, December 27th. If you can’t catch us before Christmas, don’t forget that the New Year is right around the corner! Book your appointments before the New Year and start off on the right foot with fabulous hair! Also, don’t forget to stop by and shop around for any last minute gifts as well! We carry a great line of AVEDA  hair, body, and home products!

How about some of Aveda’s delicious comforting tea. It is unfused with licorice root and peppermint!

aveda tea

Give the gift of smiles and check out this moisturizing lip balm aka Aveda’s Lip Saver!  Add Aveda’s breath refresher infused with peppermint oil for a great stocking stuffer!lip saver peppymint

Light the way this Holiday and warm up your homes with Aveda’s Holiday Candle. It Burns up to 50 hours and it has a a sweet subtle candle

Don’t forget to keep your face and body moisturized this season! Try the Stress Fix luxurious Body Creme or the Stress Fix body lotion. Infused with Lavender and Lavendin, this scent will have you relaxing in no time during the holidays! Pair it up with our botanical kinetics rich creme for the face, and you’ll be able to enjoy soft supple skin during this cold and windy weather! skin care

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