Last Monday, Avonti partnered with the City of Brea to help economically disadvantaged kids look and feel their best. Through the Brea Family Resource Center, qualifying kids first got a new backpack to start their school year. Then they came to us for free haircuts and styling. For six straight hours, the salon was filled with youthful energy and excitement. We had a great time, made new friends and ate far too many rice crispy treats. Please visit the Brea Family Resource Center and consider getting involved. Also, be sure to join us at Avonti this Sunday, September 8th. We’re having a party to raise money for CHOC, the children’s hospital of Orange County. Visit your friends, eat free food and buy a bunch of our ridiculously low-priced raffle tickets. We’re offering amazing prizes and 100% percent of the proceeds will go directly to CHOC. So come have fun and help kids at the same time. Meantime, have a look at these pictures from last Monday.
On Wednesday, Kat Pesanti taught makeup fundamentals to a group of young stylists and curious clients. (Insider tip: Classes at Avonti are usually free and open to the public).
Kat covered client consultation, makeup-kit assembly, and basic application techniques. She says skills learned Wednesday can be used at photo shoots, weddings and other formal events. And she promises to teach an intermediate class soon. Meantime, you can watch a short video from Wednesday’s class and peruse the pictures below.
Erica has an ethereal, otherworldly quality—a cosmic persona attuned to planetary transits and star sounds from distant futures. But her highlights were lagging light years behind. So she abandoned her old salon and came to Von.
Watch as Von applies two browns and one blonde, then positions Erica under the teletransporter, where she awaits molecular transduction. After Erica’s atomic structure reconstitutes, Alessandra gives her a quick rinse, followed by a blow dry and style from Von.
Earth woman Erica becomes Intergalactic Goddess.
Next stop: Planet Beauty.
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.
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.
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.