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7/31/16

Deadhead Diva

Photos by Edd Lukas



Photos by Edd Lukas





Photos by Edd Lukas

The 'Deadhead' refers only to my attire, my rockin' tee by JunkFood Clothing. Certainly not a reference to my newly refreshed coif revitalized by Dianne Degnan of Sassoon Salon in Beverly Hills who consistently works her Scottish magic to keep my hair looking Farrah Fawcett flawless. I learned a stylist secret at my last visit to the salon called the 'Malibu' treatment. This is something stylist do to strip the hair of chemical build up due to bad water or high pressure water that is very common in areas such as Los Angeles and can be highly damaging to and even change the color of hair. She also mentions it is something only to be done twice a year since it literally strips the hair and deep cleanses like no other shampoo. So if you color your hair and actually want it to STAY that color, ask your colorist for a 'Malibu' treatment on your next visit.
I was inspired by my good hair day and flared jeans to share with you what I do on my days off. Typically consisting of reading, walking around Hollywood with my headphones on or perusing Record Parlor on Selma Ave for hidden gems to add to my vinyl collection. As of recent I have added a 40 year old Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour' and Bad Company 'Desolation Angels' both of which I am not disappointed by. I've also added to my library which is becoming quite interminable. The addition of Gravity's Rainbow and The Alchemist should keep me wildly entertained for the next month. 

**Images by Edd Lukas

6/30/16

Let's Face It, I'm 30







Yes, recently, I celebrated my 30th year on this wonderful planet. Since then, I have had people assuming I take issue with my new milestone, some saying premtively "you don't look 30" or "don't worry, 30 is young". I personally don't take offense to any of those type of statements because I know they were simply perpetuated by others fearing the age of 30 or having qualms with aging. My simple answer to those remarks is 'I know, thanks' because at the end of the day, 30 IS young and I know I don't 'look 30'...and here's why!
I take care of myself the best I possibly can. I don't go overboard with my beauty regiments or routines and additives to prevent or aid in my aging. I just have certain standards for how I present myself for me. I have never been one to dress up or wear makeup for someone else or for an occasion. I typically just do it for me. In that sense, you can say I am constantly trying to impress ME.
So my thus far self- maintenance or preservation, however you want to look at it, is making sure I take the time to sustain my standards of having my hair colored on a regular basis by the same people I trust and have gone to for quite some time now. Dianne Degnan at Sassoon Salon in Beverly Hills knows what I want and further more what I am up to in life, so realistically if I ever stopped going to her, I would have to bury her with all my secrets because she knows far too much....kidding. But there is something to maintaining your look small scales that make 'evolving' (which is a far better term than 'aging') that much more enjoyable. It is also comforting when you develop relationships with your beauty 'care-takers' as I like to call them because they will be honest with you and make suggestions that are in your best interest. I appreciate that level of trust especially when I am too busy to pay attention to myself sometimes.
I use face cream everyday with SPF because I live in California so it is an obvious must-do to survive. I eat relatively healthy, I stay active...which by no means am I saying I 'hit the gym' or Runyon Canyon once a week. What I mean is I stay busy, I opt for walking instead of driving, I walk up escalators, I dance to music when it's around, I plot adventures, I run up hills, I put my head phones on and walk around my neighborhood and people watch until my playlist runs out. The misconception to being healthy AND 'staying young' (which are not quite synonymous) is that we need to all be vegan and overpay for gym memberships. All I do is move, literally and physically any chance I get. 
The point is, whatever keeps you going, just do that. If I don't enjoy something, I just don't do it. There is no need to come unglued each year you surpass, especially for us women. Aging is supposed to happen and 30 is young, furthermore, 40 and 50 are also young! Just do what makes you happy and do it for the purposes of pleasing only you. Embrace it and age gracefully!
So to help you all do so, I am giving away some of my favorite products from Sassoon Salon that I use in my regiment- 
To enter:
 Follow the directions below for your chance to win Sassoon approved products!
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o  Comment below for your chance to #win a #Sassoon Product Package filled with the best from #Kerastase, #Davines, #Sebastian
o   #giveaway #sassoonBeverlyHills
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