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Guest Blogger

David Serio on Natural beauty from the inside out

Most of us know that beauty is partly genetic. But it’s also a function of good lifestyle choices–eating healthy foods, practicing proper hygiene, abstaining from tobacco and excessive alcohol. Every one of us can take what we’ve been given and improve, enhance and optimize our appearance and beauty.
Here are some suggestions:

1 Begin to slowly introduce healthier eating habits into your life—no dieting.
2 Take advantage of the two “W’s” and the three “S’s” that are free: Water, Walking, Sleep, Stretching and Sunlight. These are all relatively free other than taking your time.
3 Engage in some form of exercise or activity that you enjoy on a regular basis. It doesn’t have to involve going to the gym. Just do something consistently.
4 Consider doing a whole body cleanse to detoxify your entire system.
5 Finally, re-create yourself once a week by de-stressing and enjoying simple pleasures. This is the art of recreation that we should enjoy while we rest from work.

We’re often told that to be healthy and to look good, we must abstain from anything fun or anything that tastes good. But natural beauty is not skin deep. Rather, it comes from the inside out. Ask the right questions and make wise decisions. Your family, friends and colleagues will notice the difference in how you look and feel.
–David Serio

Styling with Von

Sculpture by Gisele

This Friday, sculpture by Gisele Cariou will be featured during the opening of a new wing at Yorba Linda’s Nixon Museum. The opening ceremony will also include performances from the US Marine Corps Band, followed by an indoor piano recital. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. and is open to the public. Gisele is an accomplished artist who works with a variety of materials. On Friday, the museum will display her bronze sculpture depicting a youthful Nixon. The museum is located at 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda.

New Stylist

Who is that handsome man? More than a few clients have asked about our newest addition during this last week. His name is Octavio. And he’s just joined our staff. Octavio brings over 10 years of styling experience to the salon. Below he can be seen working with long-time client Debbie.

Wedding Updo

Last week Silvia gave Liz a color correction. This week Liz returned for her wedding updo. Even before getting her makeup done, she looks great. This sequence of shots shows Von styling Liz’s hair, then helping with her veil. The last shot shows her with groom, Bryan. After finishing at the salon, Liz and Bryan drove to Las Vegas for a quiet ceremony and romantic honeymoon. Congratulations to the happy couple.


Look at this beauty! We spotted her in the salon lobby late last week and were stunned by her gorgeous hair. Her name is Jen. Turns out that Elly finished her extensions just moments before these pictures were taken. Notice her tiara. Jen tells us that she was meeting her special someone after leaving the salon.

Bold Colors

Shazam! The new year arrives in glorious Technicolor. Why not embrace an adventurous new you? Witness this dynamic duo leaping into the future with bold splashes of color. Scorching hot pink and lushly seductive green, these women will seize the day and take no prisoners. At Avonti, a rainbow awaits, an entire spectrum to choose from. What’s your favorite color?

iFix it

Shattered screen on your Blackberry? Software won’t work on an iPad? Maybe you just need an adapter for your new iPhone 5.
Justin Vasquez is the man to see. He’s our upstairs neighbor. And we couldn’t be happier.
We regularly run upstairs with some phone or pad problem that seems unsolvable. And Justin fixes it, usually in just a few minutes.
But he looks so young! You’re right, he does. Believe it or not, he’s only 20.
His girlfriend/business partner just turned 21 and Justin can’t even go to bars with her yet.
But he’s a maestro of mobile devices and owns his own business.
How is this possible?
A few years ago, Justin’s sister brought him a broken phone. Justin took it apart and fixed it for fun. That’s right–for fun.
He’s always liked taking things apart and rebuilding them. But phones really captured his interest.
So he decided to spend a year of 50 hour work weeks with a local tech company. This let Justin focus on his new-found passion.
At the same time, he studied engineering at Cal Poly Pomona, one of our state’s finest schools. It’s a workload that would exhaust any mere mortal, but not Justin. After three years of this grueling schedule, he decided to open his own business as well.
We’d be jealous of Justin’s phenomenal accomplishments, but we’re too busy being grateful.
Thank god he decided to move into our building.
We’ll never have to visit the evil Apple store again.
Forget their long lines, high prices and so-called “genius bar.”
We have the real thing and he’s just upstairs.
So next time you’re at the salon, be sure to bring your broken or malfunctioning device and take it to Justin.
Meantime, visit his website for more information.