Entries by erin lopez

Canned Food Drive!

Dear Reader- Do Or Dye is collecting canned food for Second Harvest Food Bank! From now until December 20th we will have a barrel at the salon for collections. We are not asking for any money, only food for the food bank to be able to provide Christmas dinner to anyone in need. Second Harvest […]

Video Time! Shampooing Everyday? Stop!

Dear Reader- Is your hair dry, greasy, uncooperative? If you are shampooing everyday that may be the reason. Tune in to our new video on YouTube to see why using shampoo every day can cause all sorts of styling problems. asthecurlturns56 is the name of our channel! www.youtube.com/asthecurlturns56 Sincerely, Erin

YouR Wand Curling Iron

Dear Reader- For a few years now, wand curling irons have been all the rage. Just wrap your hair around and hold- no clamps, no pulling and pressing. The fancy Ove-Glove type mitt allows you to put your hand around your hair without burnt flesh. High tech! Strapped for cash? You can still participate in […]

Warriors are in the playoffs! Beware the parking lot…

Dear Reader- The Warriors have done it again-Dub Nation is in the playoffs! Congratulations! There is a waiting list for season tickets now, and Warriors Fever is at an all time high. I remember way back when, the Warriors couldn’t give tickets away. My husband would go to games for about $15, and it was […]

Live and Let Live Beautifully

Dear Reader- It has been said to me more than once, “It’s not crazy, sorry.” The girls and I are, as one would say, unique looking, to be sure. Tattooed from head to toe, snow cone hair, ridiculous large skirts- I get it. However, we are all on the same page about individual style, no […]

We Support Our Community

Dear Reader- Are you familiar with Happy Hollow? Sure, most people are. Who doesn’t love a petting zoo? But did you know about the historical park on the same property? San Jose History Park has been preserving San Jose’s history since 1949 on the expansive grounds of Kelley Park. Within their museums is a number […]


Dear Reader- Olaplex is the new shiny toy on every hairstylists back shelf. We break down the truth behind the myth in our latest YouTube video. Our channel is called asthecurlturns56, check out our latest installment!   Sincerely, Backroom Basics

Want Great Eyebrows?

Dear Reader- Great hair can only do so much without some complimentary components. Namely, fabulous eyebrows. If you are at a loss as to where to go to get your dream brows, fear not- we can help! I have been seeing an esthetician for years, Megan, and she has given me these great brows since […]

Prom Season Is Coming!

Dear Reader- Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this year, and we know what spring means…..sock hops! Spring Formal, Prom, call them what you like. But this is certain- there is a disturbing trend on the rise. Flat prom hair. Yessiree, girls are tending to buy fancy dresses, shoes and jewelry, and then they are […]

Holiday Parking Can Get Crowded

Dear Reader- We are celebrating our first Christmas here in Carriage Square! So far, it has been a great spot- plenty of parking, nice neighbors, centrally located, and easy freeway access. Now that the holidays have arrived, we are really getting the full picture of how busy Flames Restaurant gets during the holiday season. They […]