during my recent quest for free tires, and before manifesting the tires in a completely bizarre and unexpected way (which you may read here), i began my search on craigslist. sure that i would find someone in nyc looking to unload 3 tires – i did not. what i did find, was a salon in soho looking for a haircut model and i was in need of a free haircut!
it’s been years since i was in the industry, but back in a previous life, i was the manager for a high end hair care line. i spent 4+ years travelling around the country visiting the top salons, selling hair products and getting to know stylists in the best of the best salons in the united states. occasionally, some of the country’s top talent would offer me a complimentary cut or color. a pretty awesome perk, i know. . . .
back to craigslist. the salon was sam brocato, located at 42 wooster street, in the heart of soho. in the last stretch of her two year apprenticeship, a beautiful young woman named christina was in need of hair model for a short cut, and along with 3 tires, i also wanted a new short haircut.
i felt like i won the lottery when christina responded to my e-mail letting me know i had been chosen for the free haircut. not powerball or anything, but at the very least a good scratch-off ticket.
by the time she was done, it was apparent that her talent was as large as her heart. if it’s what she aspires to, one day i’m sure i’ll see her name in the style magazines along with the likes of frederick fekkai, oribe & christophe – at least i hope so. i can do my small part by introducing christina to you today. you can do your part by booking an appointment with her – you wont be disappointed – and . . . you’ll have an amazing new style!
to christina, i thank you – for your time, for your talent & for picking me! may success follow you always.
sam brocato salon ~ christina ~ (212) 334.3777
“Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.”
~ Alan Cohen
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Tagged 42 wooster st., christina morris, christophe, frederick fekkai, gratitude, hair, new york, NYC, oribe, sam brocato salon, soho, stylist, top stylist
strolling through central park, i found myself wondering, what has happened to the turtles?
“Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.”
~ Wayne Dyer
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Tagged animal fashion, central park turtle, grassy, manhattan, nature, NYC, pond, water, wayne dyer, wildlife
proof that there is something for everybody! if you’re that someone, this bag can be all yours for only $19.99 on e-bay.
“The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it.”
~ Diana Vreeland
“My one thought is to get out of New York, to experience something genuinely American.”
~ Henry Miller
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Tagged heels, henry miller, NYC, shoes, streets of new york, style
neon does not look good on anyone!!
the trend began with neon shoelaces – that’s what i noticed in nyc. neon shoelaces are tolerable, although not my personal preference. then came the entire sneaker – in awful neon colors. mostly orange and pink with green trending not to far behind. it almost hurts my eyes.
ridiculous looking neon “fashion” now comes in nail polish, purses, shirts, shoes and dresses. mixing neons is even worse. please people, let’s come together here – help save the reputation of my favorite city and ditch the neon!
if you want to see yourself featured in a magazine, keep on with the neon and you could end up a “glamour don’t”. lets keep the neon where it belongs – please?
“We must beware of yielding to the pressure of a spirit of cowardly conformity which proclaims itself everybody’s friend in the hope that everybody will obligingly return the compliment.”
― Antonin Sertillanges
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Tagged conformity, dresses, fashion, manhattan, nail polish, neon, neon signs, NYC, shoes, style, times square