Thinking short hair for Spring? Just do it!

Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like. ~Author Unknown

Hello Everyone,

So, you want to go short do you? You want me to cut it? Why me? Are you having a happy day? I will not cut your hair off if you are not happy, are you happy? You know it will change your whole persona right? You will need a new wardrobe and new make up. What will your mate say? Men like long hair, you know ? Ok, take a long breath and tell me to cut…..Yes, we have enough to donate to Locks of Love

Are you still breathing?

You look amazing! High Art is what I call this new look! Abstract and asymmetrical yet stimulating in the intricate detail without disturbing the form…. Thank God you like it, can’t put it back!

We have these conversations every day at the salon. Once a woman decides to change her look by going shorter, we try not to change her mind. Change is good, and yes it is also scary.

I believe that for as she thinks within herself, so she is.What a person thinks and feels will always reflect in words and in actions. It is a feeling of empowerment and control when we cut off more than an inch of hair….so if you feel it, just do it!

And remember its only hair it will grow back. Happy day everyone see you soon at the salon. Hair by Maria at Miracles Salon.

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Natural Glossy Hair For The Holidays

Hello Everyone,

We’ve been having a blast at the salon with our new B-Red line by Affinage.We also have been using a new conditioning treatment that is  truly amazing called Kitoko .The truth of the matter is that winter dryness is good for three things: martinis, socks and firewood NOT hair.
The color trend not suprising is red, red, red, but in blocked random pieces. Here are a few samples of what we have been doing this holiday season.


Under Construction…

A human being is a being who is constantly ‘under construction,’ but also, in a parallel fashion, always in a state of constant destruction.
Jose Saramago

Hello Everyone,

It has been a month to remember and one that I will probably never forget. The salon has flooded. Again. The walls and floors have to be replaced. Again. This last flood has sent me over the edge, granted I was always close to the edge but this has officially sent me down a sloppy hill of despair. The answer to back pain, rage and lack of sleep?

Exercise. What? Me?

I would like to confess that I hate to work out, I truly do. I need to be shamed into it, and shamed I was. My total disregard for my health and well being led me to a fantastic trainer Hassan Ali and he instinctively suggested that I warm-up using a 70 lb punching bag. Too funny!

Tell me again people, how many more years of added life will I get for giving up sensory pleasure? Shame me into giving up sugar, fat, wine, chocolate etc.. Crowd me in a space with spandex wearing strangers, make me use machines with enough germs to kill a kindergarten teacher, let me listen to Yanni on the speaker one more time. I tried to work out….but I quit.

Hmmm, under construction at the salon…the same in life as Saramago, the novelist writes. As my little store is under construction, so am I. Please excuse the mess.


An Interview with Nana Amoakohene

“Seest thou how God with his lightning smites always the bigger animals, and will not suffer them to wax insolent, while those of a lesser bulk chafe him not? How likewise his bolts fall ever on the highest houses and the tallest trees? So plainly does He love to bring down everything that exalts itself. Thus ofttimes a mighty host is discomfited by a few men, when God in his jealousy sends fear or storm from heaven, and they perish in a way unworthy of them. For God allows no one to have high thoughts but Himself. ”

Hello Everyone,

Every once in a while you meet someone that surprises and impresses you with a truly modest, unpretentious, and gentle manner. I met Nana when I featured the salon with and he was my Account Executive. In the midst of setting up all the featured Hair Packages, we started to chat about how we liked the same books like The Outliers and The Art Of War. The more we talked, the more I realized that Nana had the unmistakable gift of gumption and HUMILITY.
Nana Amoakohene
Humility is defined as someone who is modest, lacks pretense, and who does not believe that he is better than anyone else. Humility in the context of leadership is mentioned in the book Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t. Having read the book long ago, I recognized that Nana had the quality of a leader. He modestly directs ego away from himself and continually recognizes the contribution of others in his company. Even when creating superb results, he is never boastful always asking ” how are we doing” …the most dreaded question that any business can ask.

Do not confuse humility with meek or timid. Humility is all about maintaining our pride about who we are, about our achievements… but without arrogance . It is the antithesis of HUBRIS, that excessive, arrogant pride which often leads to the downfall of some corporate execs. It’s about a quiet confidence without the need to toot your own horn; and about being content to let others discover their talents. It’s a lack of arrogance, not a lack of aggressiveness in the pursuit of achievement.

Imagine my pleasure when Nana’s answer to what he most dislikes was : Hubris. I knew that I was right about that young man. Here, the handsome executive and tour-de-force stepped up to the challenge to answer a probing set of questions and reveal his true nature.

1. What is your idea of happiness?

My idea of happiness is living the life I’ve always dreamed about – being content
with success without being complacent.

2. Where would you like to live?

I’ve traveled a bit… here and there. I visited Slovenia in 2006 for about 2
weeks, and I would certainly like to visit for an extended period.

I don’t have a specific place I would like to live.

3. What are your favorite heroes of fiction?
King leonidas, Spiderman and Hulk. King Leonidas for his bold moves regardless of
his well being – willing to die for the cause. Spiderman because he’s conflicted.
How do you leverage your given powers for the greater good, while attending to your
needs as well ? Hulk for his obvious emotional instability and its consequences.

4. Who are your favorite heroes of action?

That would be the same as 3

5. Your favorite characters of real life?

I admire different things in different individuals. I believe in the end, I’m a
great combination of all the admirable qualities I emulate from the leaders in my
life. With that said, I’m not perfect, however, I continue to strive to be my
favorite character.

6. Your favorite musician ?


7. The quality you most admire in a man?

Enhanced persistence

8. The quality you most admire in a woman?

Great combination of brains, beauty and a nice body :)

9. What is your favorite virtue?


10. What is your proudest achievement?

Setting and achieving seemingly impossible goals

11. What is your favorite occupation?

Management Consultant

12. Who would you have liked to be?


13. What is your most marked characteristic?

Disarming smile.

14. What do you value in your friends?

Trust and dependability

15. What in your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?

Setting goals too low

16. What would you like to be?

I would like to be all I can be – achieve my full potential through enhanced
persistence, great relationships and hard work

17. What is your favorite color/flower/bird/name?


18. Other than… WOW, what word or expression do you most overuse?

“fair enough”

19. What is it you most dislike?


20. What do you dislike about your appearance?

I love everything about me.

21. How would you like to die?


22. What is your motto?

Go for it, and if you fall, get up, dust yourself off and try again


Nana, we wish you continued success!Olympia interview with washington post express

I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but, did I tell you that the Washington Post Express did a story on our new product line? Have a great day everyone.


Miracles by Olympia Haircare

Hello Everyone,

You may have heard all the buzz lately from health-conscious beauty insiders about Sulfate-free and Paraben-free haircare. Sulfates and Parabens  are ingredients used in personal care, cosmetic, beauty and hair care products that reliable research and studies have shown to have a negative impact on our health.

Here is what I know about these chemicals:


Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate is a chemical added to beauty products as a sudsing agent. This chemical has been known to cause dryness, scalp irritation, split-ends, and when absorbed into the skin via the liver, it mimic’s estrogen and thus causes a hormonal imbalance. Most shampoos  contain this chemical and if you read the label, look for 1.4-Dioxane,  a sulfate derivative, that is listed as a carcinogen by the EPA. Also check for  SLS, SLES, ALS, as  most times, manufacturers use abbreviations to confuse the consumer. Here is a link  for more information on Sulfates. Wisconsin Dept of Health


Brazil Nut

Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, and Butylparaben are synthetic preservatives used in many beauty products. The safety of these products is not very documented, but, what little we know is that it causes allergic reactions, rashes and skin irritation. Parabens are suspected to also be endoctrine disruptors, meaning they mimic estrogen and throw your whole system off. Parabens have also been known to cause premature skin aging, hair loss and having a cumulative effect on the body. It means that the more we use them, the worse it gets. Scary stuff people.

We, in the hair  industry are very thankful to a growing consumer awareness and eco-conscious population that have made us aware of WHAT we use on ourselves and our clients.

The time has come to be more selective about what you put ON your body, as much as what you put IN it.

Buriti Nut

Maracuja Fruit

That is why I have developed a hair care line for the HAIR-OBSESSED

I have worked hard to develop a serious line of hair products that are eco-friendly, sustainable and stylish. The Miracles Salon stylists were the first testers of each product. We have a fierce talent for cutting hair and it was only fair that the stylists were part of the creation and high-quality formulation of the products. After a decade of custom-blending styling potions that are sulfate and paraben free, infused with Buriti Oil, Maracuja, Brazil Nut and Black Cacao. Miracles By Olympia Haircare will soon be available online and in our store. Wish me luck and the best to all of you.

Miracles by Olympia Haircare


Predictions, Trends & Fun January 2011..

Hello Everyone,
As 2010 evaporates like morning dew, the reality hits that a new year has emerged. Are you tired of predictions yet? No? Good. I have been gazing into my crystal ball for signs of whats to come in 2011. The inside of my unreliable illuminated devise has given me some tantalizing hints and warnings of disasters yet to come. I make no guarantees nor apologies for the following.


Hate to be the pessimist here but it will get worse. Buckle up small business because 2011 will be the real deal. Expect less, not zero growth, but less.Very unpredictable (excuse the pun).

The house in the suburbs is doomed. With oil so expensive make sure you live near a metro. The only real estate that will hold its value will be within walking distance to the city.

The price of fresh fruits and vegetables will skyrocket. If you like vegetables….start preserving PICKLES or grow your own. I plan on foraging for morels in the spring with my new friend Todd.

Mobile and G4 will be a must have tool for businesses.If you can ever figure out that new app.

Shopping will be perceived as a dominant cultural activity as a result of using a cell phone to do your shopping. Oh boy!

Remember travel agents? Well, the untouchable, infallible, unstoppable American LAWYER will soon become a starving blogger like me. Sites like Cybersettle, that are so crazy cheap will make hiring an attorney obsolete.

The middle class is dead. Period. We will define our class and social stratus by going 3 generations back, as in my great -great -great- grandfather was a merchant from France that settled in Traverse City, Michigan.(mono-class anyone?)


There will be no” withdrawal “from Iraq. Prime Minister Maliki is not capable of maintaining security OR stability long enough to organize a going away party for our troops. Do our soldiers know how to tell a Shi”te from a Sunni? Have we taken the time to explain how useless this war is?

Karzai and Zardari will be “surged” out. These sock- poppets need to be ousted. The only down side will be that Gen. Pervez Musharraf might return and thus give the Pakistani Taliban a national platform. Good God.

Sinophobia will bring Pelosi and Gingrich together like white on rice. They will start to bash the Chinese for their economic expansionism and blame them for our shameless dissoluteness. The fact that they own our debt and have financed our post 9/11 shopping spree will not be mentioned. The same attributes that earn praise from us in western countries, will now be used to condemn the Chinese.

Total economic meltdown in Europe.Totally. Deflation, panic, bad investments and dirty governments will insure the downfall of the European economy. Have I said enough here? A debt crisis is a debt crisis for goodness sake. The only good thing about this, is that you can’t get much lower than… this. This will be hitting bottom.


Cupcakes are out and pies are in. Real people make cherry pie. Pie is good! Chocolate and red wine always IN. Single malt scotch IN ,but, always neat, NOT in a cocktail.Grilling…IN.

Music, live music, will bring all age barriers together. Invite your grandpa to a live street music performance.

Your lack of individualism will vex your heart. Your internet virtual being will expose your blog/shopping/ viewing trends to the entire world. No more you.

When you will be asked to choose between Religion and God, most of us will choose God. Thank God for that one.Phew!

Monogomy will be hot. Marriage and commitment will be back in style with men playing a more traditional role once again. Online dating will decline and people will ask family and friends to introduce them to someone good and deserving. (mom knows best…I told you so).Commitment is the new black.

Love will be based on trust,friendship, adventure,respect, spontaneity and an exclusive relationship. No status update needed…..I wish you all a Great 2011.For hair and fashion predictions, please visit the Miracles Salon Blog
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January 2011 Events Guide

SPOTLIGHT: His name is Brian Lawrence. Sunday January 9, 2011 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. He has a great voice, writes his own music and plays the Flamenco Guitar.

Black Fox Lounge
1723 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
(202) 483-1723

My friend Ann Marie from small friendly planet has a whole list of fun things to do in Washington DC for January 2011. Go have some fun and enjoy life.

FEATURED EVENT: Second Thursday Torpedo Factory Art Night
DOING GOOD: Saturday Night Sips
Haiti: One year later – Still Waiting for Relief
Art + Coffee: Luce Foundation Center for American Art
NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo
SUNNY MEMORIES: The Fusion of Solar Technology & Industrial Design
Full Moon Hike at the National Arboretum
Washington Wine Academy’s Wine and Art Night Reception
Best of DC Shorts
An Evening with Scriptwriter Marilyn Bage

FEATURED EVENT: Second Thursday Torpedo Factory Art Night
When: Thursday, January 13, 6-9pm
Where: Torpedo Factory
105 N. Union St. Alexandria, VA
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Browse open studios and galleries, interact with artists, and enjoy refreshments at this free event held on the second Thursday of each month at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Drop by on your way to dinner, or make an evening of it! Cozy up at the Torpedo Factory and enjoy a special evening inspired by the wonder of the winter season! Artist-made snowflakes and twinkling lights will set the scene as visitors enjoy a candy buffet with treats and sweets featuring the colors of winter.

DOING GOOD: Saturday Night Sips
When: Saturday, January 22, 6-9pm
Where: 1609 16th St. NW, Washington, DC
Cost: $100
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Saturday Night Sips is a cocktail reception with ALICE WATERS AND JOAN NATHAN, celebrating the role young people play in fighting hunger both locally and nationally. The event will have tastes from the area’s hottest young chefs, specialty drinks created by DC mixologists and wine tastings by Le Baccanti and speakers from Martha’s Table and DC Central Kitchen. Join your community in celebrating health and nutrition while combating hunger and poverty in DC. The event will feature several rooms showcasing young local chef’s including Will Artley of Evening Star Café, Graham Bartlett of Zengo, Antonio Burrell of Masa 14, Daniel Giusti of 1789, Shannon Overmiller of The Majestic Café, David Varley of Bourbon Steak

When: Sunday, January 9, 4-7pm
Where: 3251 Prospect Street NW, Washington DC
Cost: $8
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This highly anticipated new film by award-winning director Paolo Virzi is coming to Washington, DC. This brilliant comedy-drama won Best Actor (Valero Mastandrea), Best Actress (Micaela Ramazzotti) and Best Screenplay at the 2010 David di Donatello Awards, and is Italy’s 2011 entry to the 2011 Oscars. Gorgeous Anna Nigiotti was named Miss Mamma of Livorno´s most famous bath house in 1971, and her son Bruno never got over the embarrassment. Burning all the bridges to his past, Bruno left home to make a living far away. But now that Bruno´s mother (who´s still a ball of fire) is terminally ill, his sister Valeria has convinced him he needs to come home to Livorno. This highly engaging family drama will make you laugh and cry, sometimes both the same time.

Haiti: One year later … Still Waiting for Relief
When: Wednesday, January 12, 6:30pm
Where: Alliance Française de Washington
2142 Wyoming Avenue, NW, Washington DC
Cost: $15
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Please join in a discussion about the current situation on the ground in Haiti and the challenges facing the Haitian people in the near term. On January 12, 2010 Haiti was hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastating the fragile country’s infrastructure and killing 300,000 people, wounding 400,000 and leaving 2 million homeless. Despite an outpouring of donations and aid commitments from private citizens, foreign governments and multilateral institutions, there has been very little progress on recovery and reconstruction. Only 2% of the rubble has been cleared, people live in 1,370 camps under makeshift tents with no electricity, sanitation or potable water. They have limited access to healthcare and food. With elections scheduled for November 28, 2010, Haitians now have to worry about a deteriorating security environment as the ruling Party begins to put in place the foundation for an electoral coup. All proceeds benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Art + Coffee: Luce Foundation Center for American Art
When: Saturday, January 15, 1:30–3:30pm
Where: American Art Museum, F Street Lobby, Washington DC
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Learn about the more than 3,300 treasures of the Luce Foundation Center for American Art during this tour. Afterwards, enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or tea. The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center for American Art is the first visible art storage and study center in Washington. The Center features more than 3,300 objects in secure glass cases which quadruples the number of artworks from the permanent collection on public view. The center features paintings densely hung on screens, sculptures, crafts and folk art objects arranged on shelves, and miniatures and medals in drawers that open. Large-scale sculptures are installed on the first floor of the center. Interactive computer kiosks provide the public with information on every object in the center, including a discussion of each artwork, artist biographies, audio interviews, video clips and still images.

NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo
When: Saturday, January 15, Sunday, January 16, 9am-5pm
Where: Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW Washington, DC
More Info:–Fitness-Expo-99946029.html

Are you interested in getting and staying healthy? Don’t miss the largest, best-attended Wellness Expo in the country!! Health-conscious Washingtonians can receive free health tests, screenings, valuable medical and health information, and participate in a variety of interactive sports and fitness activities that are fun for the whole family. Attendees can also enjoy Healthy Cooking demonstrations, soccer, rock climbing, a community blood drive, and many more activities that are designed to engage and entertain.

SUNNY MEMORIES: The Fusion of Solar Technology & Industrial Design
When: Tuesday, January 18, 6:30pm
Where: Washington Design Center
300 D Street – 6th Floor, S.W., Washington, D.C.

Come for a special opening reception for Sunny Memories, an international workshop created to innovate around the concept of ‘dye-sensitized’ solar cells. The exhibit presents unique and fashionable design objects as a result of the fusion between solar-cell technology and design. Led by the Swiss based EPFL+ECAL Lab (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne’s Laboratory), the project involved more than 80 students from four top design schools: California College of the Arts (CCA) / San Francisco (U.S.A.) Royal College of Art (RCA) / London (UK) Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) / Lausanne (Switzerland) Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle (ENSCI) / Paris (France) and major designers like Yves Béhar, Sam Hecht, Jörg Boner or Jean-François Dingjian. This event is produced by the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C. as part of the U.S.-wide program ThinkSwiss-Brainstorm the Future. As a leading country in science, research and technology, Switzerland is working with its American counterparts to address key global topics.

Full Moon Hike at the National arboretum
When: Wednesday, January 19, 7pm
Where: National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave, NE, Washington DC
Cost: $22
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This four-mile-long, mildly strenuous hike is a magical trip through moonlit gardens, meadows and woods. Discover how the striking landscape of the arboretum changes under the moon and stars of the night sky. Your guide will share points of special interest and seasonal highlights. The two-hour walk over hilly and uneven terrain is more a hike, not a tour, so wear good walking shoes.

Washington Wine Academy’s Wine and Art Night Reception
When: Thursday, January 20, 7-9pm
Where: P&C Art, 212 King Street, Old Town Alexandria, VA
Cost: $34
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Please join Washington Wine Academy for a reception at P&C Art in Old Town Alexandria. Want to get out but not spend a fortune? Then, come to Old Town Alexandria for a wine and cheese (and more) reception at a great art gallery and with fun people. The reception will feature more than 12 different Wines of the World and display of cheeses, dips, munchies and dessert items.

Best of DC Shorts
When: Friday, January 28 – Saturday, January 29
Where: Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC
Cost: $12
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Due to popular demand, the “Best of DC Shorts” had expanded from one night to an entire weekend. Blocks of films (animation, foreign, local, documentary, etc.) will be screened and end each evening will end with the Best of DC Shorts 2010. This is the perfect opportunity to catch films you might have missed from past years — and whet your appetite for future DC Shorts events.

An Evening with Scriptwriter Marilyn Bagel
When: Monday, January 31, 6:30pm
Where: The American News Women’s Club
1607 22nd St NW, Washington, DC
Cost: $20
More Info:

Visit the The American News Women’s Club and meet Marilyn Bagel, a versatile scriptwriter for major national events and multimedia, a playwright and an author who has been putting words in the mouths of high-profile people for years. Bagel began her writing career as an award-winning advertising copywriter for print and broadcast. She is credited with the ability to get inside the minds, hearts and styles of her notable clients including David Hyde Pierce, Candy Crowley, Jean Smart, Joan Cusack, Richard Roundtree, Linda Ellerbee, Lamman Rucker, James Earl Jones, Kathleen Turner, Chris Matthews, Willard Scott, and Ed McMahon. The American News Women’s Club, one of the nation’s premiere press clubs, promotes professional pursuits; provides a place for members to find helpful assistance and encouragement in their professional development and community endeavors and awards grants to outstanding
journalism students and media professionals.

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A Holiday List For Single Women

Hello Everyone,

Thanksgiving is over, Christmas is almost here and New Years Eve is around the corner. Let’s face it, the holidays are for family, sure, but it’s really for couples. Everywhere  you look, you see ads for the glittering stone, that if purchased for her, she will forever love you. The commercial for the Home Depot Gift Card, if purchased for him, he will also forever love you and possibly fix the sink that has been leaking for the past 3 months. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not upset that I am single, lets face it, we single girls make up for it in the Spring and Summer months…. if you know what I mean. I am sure that I suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, oh hell…. the wrong UNDIES affect my mood, for that matter.

As this is a giving season, I have decided to give you my (REDACTED)  holiday list for single women.


Self medicating is highly detrimental to your well being.  Period.  Please be kind to your soul and don’t do it.  Sure, nothing beats a nice glass of red wine or a shot of mongolian vodka at the end of the day, especially if all you did all day long is say Mazel Tov, Feliz Navidad, Hronia Polla and Ho, Ho ,Ho… to you too. Then again,  it’s also detrimental to our well being being alone during the holidays,  so what do I know?

I do know that I have no desire to be celibate until the perfect man comes along. I do know that I have a habit of ending things early, especially if it starts to enter  relationship territory. I vividly recall the man  that had a weird habit of holding on too tight while saying good night,  like I was going to fly away. Then, there  was the coked-up lawyer that itemized the dinner tab and said things like (  ” Want to help me upload my brief tonight?”  HOT)

Lets  not forget my favorite….ezysleezy1966 . Yup, that was his nickname , but he deserves a whole Magnum Opus and I need to start cooking dinner soon.

Those men were not my destiny but alas, do we single women need that much help?


Yes, listen to music, live music, music is good for the lonely soul. I did  laundry listening to Mary J Blige today, the woman rocks my soul. I like live music the best, and I am lucky to have a few venues very close by.  Top of my list is Iota club & cafe, Galaxy-Hut and Ireland’s Four Courts . Plenty of music around , go listen and stop moping !


Call the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental and book a rejuvenating facial. Skin gets dry and dehydrated in the Winter, and you really do not need to look so pasty and ashy? do you? Is that gray roots I see? You know where to go for that I’m sure Miracles Salon of course. I went to a movie last week, and then met a few friends at Poste at the Hotel Monaco . I’m not sure what was better, the food or the men in that place. My new favorite place to eat….Yeah, go to Poste, you deserve to.


Lamenting the fact that we are alone for the holidays is so not cool. Put on your fake-happy-smile-face and take it like a champ. Just because we are not with handsome,attractive,sexy,wealthy,pie making,intelligent,guitar playing,baby lover,hunter/gatherer, is no reason to be depressed………Save that for the next few months ahead of us. No plus-one? No problem. Show up alone to that holiday dinner….You never know what life will throw your way. Have a fantastic holiday everyone!

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Thats What I’m Talkin’ About…

Hello Everyone,

What a day this has been,  let me tell you:

Had my crew install new gutters at Voula’s house

All the girls had our nails and waxing done

Ordered a Sushi cake for Elias’  Birthday( don’t ask me what a shushi cake is)

Had lunch at Tacklebox in Georgetown

Picked up Voula’s wedding dress


Little did I know this last summer when I asked my daughter to bring a LeBron James T-shirt for a cute Greek boy that I met at the local cafe. He was sitting across from me, dressed in a soldier’s uniform. I remember thinking that the girls in D.C. should see this stud-muffin that jumps from helicopters and trains local youths in Muay Thai. Niko , my soon to be son, is precious.

To make a short story …short, Niko never did get his T-shirt( they were out) he fell in love with my daughter instead. Life, once again , is full of surprises . From the moment they met, they have been inseparable. It is a win – win situation as far as I am concerned, Voula got her life mate and I have a strong lovely new son. I wish you all Love.Voula and Niko

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Seen…Fall Hair

Hello Everyone,

As seen for Fall 2010

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Short Red Tone on Tone

Maria highlighted the crown on this short asymmetrical hair cut and then used a hair color formula that we call red hot chili pepper.

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Simple Hair Updo

Maria wanted a soft romantic look for a day time wedding hairdo. A simple twist with a huge orchid did the trick.


Trendy highlights and lowlights

Maria used two cool tones, one very dark and one as light as possible for a trendy new hair look for Fall.

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Inverted bob

Maria used a razor for this inverted layered bob and golden tone chunky highlights followed by a spice tone all over gloss.

Hope to see you soon at the store

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Hair Couture……Washington D.C.

Hello Everyone,

We had a blast doing Marybeth Schepp’s hair for Cosmo Couture 2010. Marybeth works for Eighth Day Design one of the event’s design teams. Her dress was made by using vinyl wall base strips and represented the country of Brazil.

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Voula doing her majic

The 2010 Designer Charity Event (DCE), Cosmo Couture, was held October 19th at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington.It was a juried competition and charity benefit in which local design firms partner with industry manufacturers to create high fashion inspired by the international community residing in Washington DC. Each firm selected a country to inspire the design of its couture piece. The work of the participating firms was showcased during a full runway show.

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Hair by Voula and the Miracles Team

We hear that the event was a big hit with the proceeds going to My sister’s Place the oldest non-profit in D.C. aiding victims of domestic violence. Hope to see you soon at the salon cosmo couture