October 13, 2011
SEAL BEACH -- Pam Serdutz paced nervously outside the Salon Meritage early Thursday morning, desperate to know whether her favorite stylist was among the victims. "I can't stand it, not knowing whether Gordon survived or not," she said, trying not to cry at the scene of Wednesday's shooting rampage in Seal Beach that left eight dead and one critically injured. She was referring to Gordon Gallego, who she said had cut her hair for years. Full coverage: Deadly shooting at Seal Beach beauty salon "I called his home phone, but his message machine is full," Serdutz said.
August 30, 2001
My husband has suspected for years that I have a crush on my hair stylist, Ron Perez, at Images Salon. I don't know what he has to worry about -- Ron is only tall, dark and handsome, with a great head of hair (and my husband's getting quite bald). He's been cutting and coloring my hair for the past 21 years, has unfortunately known me since my horribly awkward teenage years, and also witnessed the 50-pound weight gain and loss with the birth of my four sons.
January 29, 2009
Shanghai Salon in Costa Mesa is offering a new must-have hair treatment — the “Brazilian Blowout” to make your life easier. It’s designed to solve flat-iron and difficult-to- smooth-out hair issues. The “Brazilian Blowout” improves the condition of your hair by creating a protective layer around the hair shaft. The result is smooth and shiny hair that is easy to style, with no chance of damage or breakage. The treatment lasts anywhere from six weeks to three months, depending on how often you shampoo.
June 13, 2012
A group of people once brought a drunk man to the Prophet Muhammad, thinking that because alcohol is forbidden he would react harshly. Instead, the prophet questioned their judgmental behavior and criticism, telling them that he knew the man loved him and God. I'm telling you this because a few weeks ago I had a conversation with a local imam on what determines faith. I told him that I believe Islam teaches that faith is between one person and God, that a person's appearance to outsiders doesn't determine his or her level of devotion.
May 25, 2000
-- Story by Alex Coolman; Photo by Conrad Lau SHE IS Creating a style for personal success. HARD TIMES It was the early 1990s. The Orange County economy was performing an elegant swan dive and Yoli Brogger's personal fortunes were doing a cannonball. Brogger's husband, Bob, lost his public relations business. And Brogger, who had been a stay-at-home wife for years, was facing a difficult reality. The good times -- at least as she had known them so far -- were over.
February 28, 2002
Lolita Harper Girls lined up at the Boys & Girls Club of the Harbor Area in Costa Mesa on Wednesday afternoon to get a kiss from a future Hollywood star. The prospective celebrity greeted his audience graciously and made his way toward one lucky girl for a little smooch. Nicole Macias closed her eyes in anticipation as young Aussie Roo leaned in, but just as he did, he opted to skip the kiss and started chewing her hair. The 8-month-old kangaroo apparently had more training to do before starring in love scenes.
June 12, 2000
Danette Goulet I was surrounded by the strangest and most interesting mix of people I had ever encountered -- in Orange County. There were skinny, tan blonds in tight sweaters and little Capri pants and stooped grandmother-types with their puffy caps of white hair and flowered dresses. There were fresh-faced, buff young men with slicked-back hair and bent old gents with thick eyebrows and hair growing out of their ears. Each was nothing out of the ordinary.
December 7, 2009
As a kickoff for the national tour of the new musical ?Xanadu,? which will be at the Orange County Performing Arts Center from Dec. 15 to 27, local spas and salons have created special ?Find Your Bliss? packages and deals that run through Sunday. Those who make appointments at the salons, which include Circa 91 Salon, Spa Gregorie?s, the Spa and Fitness Club and Vitalae Wellness, also will be entered to win two tickets for the 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 show. Deals include hair treatments, massages, facials and relaxation sessions.
April 21, 2008
You might learn a lot about the world while sitting in the hair stylist’s chair at Generic Youth. It would help, though, if you speak four or five languages. The scruffy youth boutique on the Westside prides itself on recycling — among its products are discarded keys and sweat shirts knitted out of old beach towels. Last week, Generic Youth launched a salon on one end of the store to complement its clothing racks, and when it came to decorating the stylists’ cabinets, the owners took the sustainable approach again.
January 29, 2000
Cindy Trane Christeson "Parenthood is quite a long word. I expect it contains the rest of my life." -- Karen Schoot Boates A few days before our daughters returned to school after vacation, I went to pick up Kelly from the Crystal Cove Shake Shack in Laguna Beach. It is a favorite destination for both girls when they go for a run because they can spend so much of the run gazing out at the ocean and they end at a favorite place of ours for lunch. I love meeting them there and sharing wonderful sandwiches, shakes and scenery.