Tales of the Chair

Hello this is my first day blogging on this site. I’ve always had dreams of publishing a book of my hairstyling experiences.. I live in Southern California.. And have been doing hair for about 26 years or more.. I was born with the scissors in my hands and love what I do. Enjoy my journal.

Joico Intensity 

Sheridan lets me do whatever I want. I hadn’t seen her in a year. She was busy with college and work.  I like my new work.location. I don’t have the beach wind ruining my pictures. I normaly do darker colors but decided to go lighter since she’s working at a market now.

 I’m back

Sorry I’v been neglecting my blog.I got caught trying to catch up with life and trying to take care of my health. I have extreme fatigue. This past week I’ve been falling asleep in my car when I’m off work and I dont wake up till 2 or 3 in the morning. I dont know if I’m burnt out from all that car drama I had going on and switching shops. On the positive side I went on my first real date.My first proper date…I had the best week of my life. I was running away from this person he had been trying for the longest time to get me to get to know him. Funny how women are (me) I didnt notice him until I saw a picture of him on his facebook wall with a lady friend..LOL..all of a sudden he became interesting.We met for mexican food. I had to wait an hour for him to get there..he was stuck in traffic visiting from Hawaii. I had prayed the nite before and same day we met that the man for me would buy me flowers, as I sat there eating chips and salsa I looked up and he’s walking in with a bouquet of flowers!! I got up from the table and ran to him like a bachelorette contestant. We hugged like we knew each other for many years. We talked and talked and ate and talk. I will tell you more about it later. I’m taking a facebook break. I am on a project of disciplining my emotions. I dont want to start blowing up his cell with text or calls. I want my experience with him to marinate and go with the flow…to be continued….

Hair design

Small world. Dana use to work at Regis Hairstyles at the Galleria mall in Redondo Beach 20 years ago a month before I started.  I heard nothing but good things about her. Here it is 20 years later I finally got to meet her at Sola Salons where I work. She shares a studio with another #stylist.  She invited me to dinner a few weeks ago and after we started talking I figured out who she was. I like her so much. She is so positive and vibrant…I miss her when she isnt at work. 
She asked me to shave the back of her hair.  I decided to do a hair design.  This isnt the finshed work.  Her client showed up and I didnt get a chance to take a picture of the finished work….

Hello makeup 

Hello long time. I’m chasing life. I started taking fish oil about a month ago after my potasium defiency fiasco. My skin was dull dry and it looked ashy like I had been smoking a pack of cigarettes. I bought Mac liquid foundation and have been really good about using a skin lightner on my uneven skin patches. This is the results. I’m slowly looking better. My nephew did my makeup yesterday he always says auntie you do it wrong. He goes in and blends it for me so I dont look like a Cabbage Patch kid. I got my first compliment on my skin since I started using the fish oil. The girl at the beauty supply store told me that I looked like I had a glow.
I got my car back after it had been stolen and crashes into a pole. A week later some guy fell asleep behind the wheel and smashed my side rearview mirrow and broke it. It was so stressfull driving to work on the 91 fwy not being able to see. Later on that day I went to the 99 cent store bought a hand mirrow broke the handle and taped it up. It’s drivable. I still havent been reimbursed the money that was stolen from my bank. It has set me finacially in the dark. I opened a hair salon with no money. It all went to getting my  car back and running. I’m chasing life trying to maneuver how I’m going to go about it. I cant turn around. I’ve come too far I must be strong and keep the faith that I will succeed. Failure isnt an option.  We fall but we must get back up with all your fears, worries, stresses that come our ways. Emotions will always be there but time waits for no one.

Prouct  Review

Hello everyone.  Its been  a long time. I’ve been busy with the new shop and and such. I got to squeeze in one work out this week..hehe….Ive been super busy.
I wanted to tell you that this thermal spray by Goldwell is amazing. I wouldn’t recommend it on fine oily #hair.  It leaves the hair soft and shinny. Spray it evenly all over the hair then flatiron it. Never use direct heat like a flatiron or curling iron on your hair. You damage it by making it mushy, brittle and crispy.

Website 

I’m so excited and thankful my cousin  is making a webiste for me for my new shop. She asked me if I wanted a blog. I said no. I want to keep blogging here. You guys have been listening to me since before I got my lil salon. I’m  not going to leave and blog somwhere else..you’ve been with me through my journey since day one. I owe it to my wordpress followers 💕🖤💕

Gel Nails

I got a oil manicure and gel nails last sunday. I cant believe how long the gel nails lasted. I’m really impressed. I had to try a new petson. I kept telling my nail guy that my chails were chipping and the acrylic nails were popping off. I dont have money to throw away. It had been going on for a couple of years. I went to a different nail shop and I’m so pleased. My nail guy’s shop is so immaculate the new shop isnt but it gave me what I wanted. Lesson learned I must pay close attention to my  client’s complaints and take care of it or else they  will go somewhere else.