Tanya turned 21 earlier this month. She also graduated from assistant to full-fledged stylist. After 18 months of intensive study with Elisse, she’s ready to work independently and cultivate her own clientele. Happy Birthday Tanya. And Congratulations.
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.
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.
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.
“In the ocean of your hair I see a harbor teeming with melancholic songs, with lusty men of
every nation, and ships of every shape, whose elegant and intricate structures stand out against the enormous sky, home of eternal heat.”
First one who names the writer wins a free gift.