Summer sparkle

Fourth of July weekend hair - Hair sparkle

Now that summer is in full swing, so is our product regime. Whether you're social distancing with a mask or lounging in your backyard, managing your hair is a given. Sylvia Landivar aka Bibi shows how cocktailing products liberate us from the constraints of frizzy, dry, limp hair. Dry frizzy limp hair Know how to …

Adjusting to sheltering in place

Adjusting to Shelter in Place

by Yvonne Ahearn - What Does Home Mean To You? Like most people, I’m at home, adjusting to sheltering in place, and thinking about what is going on in the rest of the world. A lot has changed quickly during this Pandemic, and I suspect some things will never be the same. Many questions and …

Choosing gourmet meal delivery services

Gourmet meal delivery service

Technology chomps at the bit - by Courtney Paige America’s eating habits change as fast as technology changes, and gourmet meal delivery services have people taking a bite out of traditional meal planning. We’ve come a long way since ‘Super Size Me’ hit the mainstream and created a cultural culinary shift with how we view nutrition …

Hair we covet

Don't be fooled by movie stars' voluminous hair or a stranger walking down the street with gorgeous hair. Their luxurious locks have four key elements in common; time, product (lots of it), effort and investment. Let's simply break it down by these four elements.      Time I'm not telling you anything new by saying …

Why product matters

  Don't kid yourself, the natural look takes time and effort. Hair product choices are overwhelming. Not only is product selection extensive at grocery stores & pharmacies, product exposure on the internet and in TV commercials is ubiquitous, and, at times, exhausting. I say exhausting because if you buy a product based on pretty packaging …

Hair matters

Travel and lifestyle writing is a passion of mine, on the other hand, what some of you may not know about me is, I moonlight as a hairstylist. Or, is it the other way around - a hairstylist moonlighting as a writer? However you look at it, I love both! A maven by nature, trading …

Hair Matters 101 – Healthy hair lifestyle

Maintaining healthy luxurious hair is similar to maintaining a fit and healthy body. Results don't happen overnight and it’s not a hair diet - it’s a lifestyle. My clients find my salon through Google, Yelp, Styleseat, and word of mouth. Most are searching for a stylist to manage their mane and nurse their hair back …

More bloom for your buck

Spring blooms aren’t always about budding flowers. Get the best bang for your buck by cultivating indigenous drought-resistant plants that offer vibrant color year-round. My clients often ask, “How do you plan your garden; where should I start?” Planning a garden can be a daunting task. It was for me in the past. I had a brown …

Spa season

Is there such a thing as 'spa season’? In Northern California there is. Many Wine Country hotels & resorts feature on-site luxurious spas so you can actually rendezvous any time of the year and rejuvenate. But there is something special about spa-ing in Wine Country during spring and summer. Why? Because most spa resorts offer …