When business owners were urged to close up shop on March 16, as flattening the curve of the Covid19 had to be a joint effort, I remember the overwhelming feeling of panic… how was I going to keep my businesses running, my employees paid, provide services to our loyal clientele? Thirty years as a salon…

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A few days ago, America passed China as the epicentre of the virus and is fast approaching now has over 200,000 cases.  When you look at the daily graphs of cumulative coronavirus cases worldwide, China and South Korea are topping off and the rest of the world are in steep inclines.  This does not bode well for…

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The world has changed forever.   COVID-19 or CoronaVirusDisease19 or SARS-CoV-2, is a virus that is “novel” because it previously solely affected animals.  The virus originated in Wuhan, province of Hubei in eastern China and through genetic sequencing and analyzing the earliest cases of infection, it has been traced to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan,…

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When we start thinking about our skin, it really is creepy weird.  Humans shed 200 million skin cells every hour, which equates to approximately half our body weight throughout a lifetime.  With all this flaking taking place, scientists have always wondered how the skin’s integrity endures, and how it is so adept at maintaining equilibrium……

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I feel like an imposter how can thirty years have passed? I remember so clearly events that occurred around our opening; last minute painting after clients had left and munching on the only food I could find in the area – chocolate covered espresso beans from Gina.  On an empty stomach, I don’t advise this…

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Alas another awards season has come and gone and now we wait patiently for the film festival circuit to begin to get our second dose of glamouritis! I missed the Oscars once again due to no cable, so I suffered through a delayed feed on Twitter until I got bored and went to bed.  The…

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This month we decided to create some fun new updo videos to entertain and inspire.  Throwing your hair up in a creative way can be a great thing to practice for special events or on day three or four when you don’t feel like washing.  The right tools and products are key.  I love non-stick…

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Happy 2019 to you all! This coming year proves to be a momentous one – worldSALON turns thirty on October 9th and this sends me into paroxysms of joy, disbelief and terror!  Am I really that old?  I have a crystal clear, internal slideshow of so many moments the salon was first opened it seems…

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Well, that was some year! In my send off blog post for 2017, I anticipated that “universal values of dialogue and solidarity” would become a theme of this past year.  With the House of Representatives flipping in the US mid-terms, diverse candidates, including ninety women, are heading to Washington in January to represent their jurisdictions.   Alexandria…

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In the last little while, I have had the opportunity to introduce quite a few new interested parties to the WORLD HS line.  I find it alarming how many people still have no idea how many dangerous chemicals are lurking all around us and particularly in products that they are using everyday on themselves and…

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Years ago, I remember being absolutely obliterated when Brad Pitt bleached his hair for the film “Seven Years in Tibet.” Friends were witness to his arrival on stage at the TIFF premiere at Roy Thomson Hall 1997 and claimed that silence was followed by an audible gasp, as he moved like a god among mortals. …

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Well another awards season has come to an end and it was a tough slog to find something I was really thrilled about.  I did think Jennifer Lawrence looked great at the Oscars with her messy unpretentious waves in that Dior sequin liquid mercury dress that she somehow poured herself into. I found most of…

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