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We Love Halloween!

Dear Reader-

The girls of Do Or Dye just love Halloween. We started decorating at the end of September just so we could stretch out the Halloween spirit for a few extra days. The theme is Dia De Los Muertos, and we all brought in our favorite items. We even have an altar honoring the returning spirits for Day Of the Dead. We are Walking Dead fans, and love some good gore, one of us more than the rest ( wink wink.)

So what to do for interesting Halloween hair this year? Finding inspiration can be tricky, especially if you are like us and tend to be an, ahem, wonderfully different dressed up kind of person on the daily. Pintrest and the Internet is a great place to start of course, but your best resources are right here, with us. If you’ve been toying with an idea, but aren’t sure about the execution, just ask. Chances are, we can either talk you through it or just do it. Avante garde, crazy medusa, rock in’ 80s, whatever! Share your ideas with us and we can help make them come to life!

Happy Halloween!

Erin

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Dogs In the Salon- We Say Yes!

Dear Reader-

Most salons have rules about children in the salon, and we are no different. But not all of them have a dog policy-all dogs welcome!

All three of us are dog people and dog parentals. Both Keara and Lesley have a dog, and I have two plus a talkative cat. My father was a dog groomer for 45 years, so having dogs in the salon for myself especially is both nostalgic and fun. In our experience, many dogs in the salon have behaved so much better than most children have. And their owners are very aware of them, and always keep them on a tight leash. Do Or Dye realizes that dogs are as much a part of the family as kids, so if you want your well behaved dog to come to the salon with you for your appointment, we say welcome. Pet hair gets swept up with all the rest of the hair anyway.

Best-

Erin

 

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The Three Amigos-An Odyssey

Our stations are where we keep all our junk. Blow dryers, products, scissors etc. As we were picking out furniture we fell in love with this particular station online. But they were heinously expensive. One night, as usual, Keara was surfing Craig’s List. She came across a really pretty kidney-shaped antique desk in Palo Alto. Surfing further, probably in the middle of the night because that’s how Keara rolls, she came across the same listing, but in Oakland. She was annoyed that the same listing was posted in two different cities, and was more irritated when she came across a third. She came to realize it was actually three different desks in three different cities, being sold by strangers. She sent us an email with the attachments and we decided it must be Kismet.

Keara drove to Palo Alto alone (against my paranoid advice) to get the first one. It belonged to a grandmother who had recently passed away, and the grandson was up from LA to clear out the house. The next day she and I piled into Hub’s truck and drove to San Francisco to pick up the second, and then crossed the bridge to Oaktown for the third. The man in Oakland had received it from his grandmother in Florida. The two barely fit in the bed of the truck!

Now here they sit, a lot like Keara, Lesley and myself. Cut from the same mold, but slightly different in their own oddly fabulous way. The Three Kidney Amigos.

Erin

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