Ginger or Mary Ann?


 P.B.D.S. Client File – #0011

From the collection of Lene!

 Yes her wig was a rat’s nest, that goes without saying! But Miss Fashion Queen herself, well she is pretty flawless! Hardly needed a thing done. She did enjoy our Pink Bubble’s Beauty Bath for Face & Body. Besides her wig, that was it. This gal knows how to take care of herself! Lots of dolls could learn a thing or two from her. She was very modest about her looks to our staff and didn’t reveal a thing! Not one beauty secret! Some gals would call that selfish, others would say smart!

 Since Miss F. Q. has molded hair should didn’t “git her hair did,” but she did “git her wig did.” What a difference a day makes, right girls?!



 No need to ask – “Mary Ann or Ginger?”


 It’s Ginger Grant hands down!

P.S. B.T.W., it’s perfectly alright to prefer Mrs. Thurston Howell III if cougars are your thing!

Or even the Professor, which would be my choice! GGGROWL!

“Remember, life’s a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!”

…Auntie Mame

Christie – A Real Head Turner!



P.B.D.S. Client File – #0010

From the collection of Jeannine!

Let’s be frank ladies. There’s only so long you should go between beauty appointments! I’m all for being thrifty but sometimes you just gotta face the facts. You need a professional! Take Christie for example, she’d completely let herself go. Years of wearing no make-up, boxed hair color and at home haircuts had taken their toll on her good looks. She’d become the type of gal you have to look twice at on the street, because you couldn’t believe it the first time!

I don’t know what’s going on with that a huge patch of melted hair in the back. Looks like someone knocked her in the back of the head with a hot skillet! Which could be the case as she doesn’t even remember how it happened. Anyway, it all just had to come off! Christie was tired of short hair, so she selected a lovely swirl hairdo in a soft peachy-pink tone. We finished it with a bright pink hair ribbon. Took twenty years off her!

She requested and was given new lashes and of course needed eyebrow and lip color as well. We even added a highlight to her dark brown eyes to give them that extra sparkle.

The always helpful Beatrice from our gift shop, (who works  on commission) brought her a tray of beautiful earrings to select from. She chose a simple pair of silver hoops.

I swear you would never believe it was the same girl! See what a date with your stylist can do girls! The investment in yourself can really pay off. Christie’s back on the street and is still turning heads, but this time for all the right reasons!



Christie treated herself to our Pink Bubble’s Beauty Bath for Face & Body. She had a complete re-root which included a cut, set and style. Her lashes were re-rooted as well. Her eyebrows and lips were re-painted and highlights added to her pupils. She is wearing a lovely pair of silver hoops to address previous “at home” ear piercings. Thanks again to the ever helpful Beatrice!

Thank you Jeannine and Christie for visiting with us at The Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

“La Liz” – Oscar Hair 1970!

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P.B.D.S. Client File – #0009

Celebrity Client Series!

The Pink Bubbles Doll Spa has always had its fair share of celebrity clientage. One of the biggest and brightest of course was the legendary Elizabeth Taylor!

As I seem to recall it, we received an urgent telephone call from “La Liz’s” private secretary the morning of the 46th Academy Awards in 1970. Liz was in a tizzy! She was set to present the Best Picture statuette that evening and couldn’t do a thing with her hair! Several stylist had come and gone that morning from her hotel suite and none of them could please her. One poor fellow by the name of Mr. Felix received a flying hairbrush to the back of the head as he hurriedly exited her dressing rooms! Liz was known to have very precise aim!

In desperation, the secretary pleaded with us to send someone over immediately as per the request (demand) of her boss. Sensing the urgency of the situation I took it upon myself to personally take the call. Armed with an arsenal of hair products I arrived to find a quite distraught superstar at the very end of her diamond necklace! Jumping into action I promptly called room service and had them send up drinks!

Mr Felix had indeed left poor Liz’s hair in a mess! He deserved those (alleged) six stitches in the back of his cranium as far as we were both concerned! What an afternoon we had! The drinking, laughing, teasing and spraying resulted in an award-winning Oscar coiffure! With the addition of rooted glamour lashes, Liz was absolutely thrilled! The Grecian inspired hairdo created for her that afternoon received raves from the press and fans alike. It also created quite a buzz throughout the Hollywood hair community and was an often requested style by loyal Pink Bubble’s Spa customers for years afterward.

Gown, Edith Head.

Jeweled necklace courtesy of Richard Burton, setting by Cartier.

Hair, The Pink Bubbles Doll Spa of course! 




Elizabeth received a complete re-root in a wonderfully dark brunette shade. She also was given rooted lashes. Jewels, gown and movie star glamour from the collection of Liz herself!

A Mod British Bird Takes Flight!



P.B.D.S. Client File – #0008

From the childhood collection of Robin!

This groovy chick, complete with British accent, recently dropped into the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa. She asked my receptionist Vera if there was an opening. Vera said she’d check, but if there wasn’t she’d probably at least be able to squeeze her in for an estimate! How rude Vera has become lately! She’s going to really have to work on her international relations.

 Well, of course you know there’s always room for one more here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa! So she led her to my chair and again, dear Vera, who often speaks before thinking and obviously was having a bad day, offered to pray for her, which I must again admit was not the opportune moment for such an intervention. My new client asked me what she meant by that, thinking quickly, I assured her Vera was just a very religious woman and  does that with everybody. “It’s her way of meeting people!” I told her. I should really think about relocating Vera from the front. Perhaps she’s better suited for The Pink Bubbles Fashion Boutique located conveniently at the rear of the spa!

 My new client told me her name was Stacey and “she loved being a fashion model!”  

 “A fashion model?” I thought. Now I’m not saying she looked bad, but I think it’s very likely a mortician may have dropped her off for some work. I swear I saw a couple of vultures sitting on the power lines across the street. And trust me, they know!

 Well, what a difference a day at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa makes! She required many of my special services and I have to admit it, this one was a dramatic make-over!

 Now, Stacey can actually get away with telling the world of her modeling adventures and everyone will be more likely to believe her! No more hanging out with the vultures Stacey, you’re now a truly beautiful British Bird!

 And here she is!



Robin’s childhood Stacey enjoyed a well over-due patented Pink Bubble’s Beauty Bath for Face & Body. Her hair was washed, set and re-styled. She was given a facial color wash to address the fading. She was then given a new application of lip color.

Thank you Robin and Stacey for visiting us here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!


“LaRue, the “Beauty Bug” has landed!”



While flipping through the pages of her latest Seventeen magazine, Gidget saw this!

She just had to tell her B.F.F. LaRue all about the Beauty Bug!


Just a quick call on her private princess phone!

“No LaRue, does it sound like I’m kidding? It says it right here “Easily stores away or keep it out in the open and make a pet out of it!” You just gotta see it!”


“I’ll be right over!”


Hmm… how many weeks of allowance will it take to save up for it?


“That many?! LaRue, forget it!

We’re better off keeping our appointments at

The Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!”

“Oh dear God, the Stewardess is flying the plane!”



P.B.D.S. Client File – #0007

From the collection of Jeannine!

This brave gal came running into our spa in the middle of the afternoon just last week. She was in quite the rush as she only had about two hours before she was due back at the airport for her next jaunt to L.A. She breathlessly told our receptionist Vera that the small eight seater plane she was on went down in a field just outside of town! Everything was fine though and all aboard were safe. She actually had to land the darn thing after the pilot fell ill after eating a bad burrito he brought on board for lunch. From the looks of her it must have been some landing and quite a walk to town for her to look the way she did!

Well, we rushed her right through with a quick wash and set and a fresh application of lipstick. Now this Fly Girl is regulation ready. Welcome aboard!



Jeannine’s Stewardess Barbie enjoyed a calming patented “Pink Bubble’s Beauty Bath for Face & Body.” Her hair was washed, conditioned and re-styled. Fresh lipstick color was applied. Refreshed, she in fact did make it to her next destination on time!

Thanks Jeannine and Flight Attendant Roberts for visiting The Pink Bubble’s Doll Spa!

“You’re soaking in it!”


Whatever became of Madge?

 She’s come out of retirement and is our new head manicurist at The Pink Bubbles Doll Spa, that’s what! Yes, we’ve finally lured Madge back in with a comfy position here at the spa. She has years of experience with filthy nails and she’s just the gal we need. She has over 200 shades of pink nail polish alone! Don’t you dare trust your hands to anyone else! See Vera in reception and book an appointment today!

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N!…Connie Francis – 1962


P.B.D.S. Client File – #0006

From the collection of Robin!

You never know what can happen when you finally get to go on a vacation! Just ask Robin’s Swirl Barbie!

This is her story, as told to me, straight from my styling chair.

When Robin’s pretty Blonde Swirl heard she was going to a real Barbie convention, her head started swimming with thoughts of Connie Francis, fun, new friends and a chance to finally get out of the house and live!

Plane trips, hotel rooms, room shopping, everything sounded so dreamy! Swirl Barbie couldn’t wait to hit the convention floors and mingle with other dolls. It was going to be so amazing, so exciting! Things were going to happen to her that she had only read about in the pages of Barbie Bazaar.

She waited and waited. Finally, it was time to go! She was lovingly packed away in Robin’s suitcase with the other specially selected dolls and she was off!

Swirl Barbie loved being at convention, and was super excited when Robin took her to her very first workshop!

“Re-styling and re-painting 101” “Yay, …..I think!” thought Bab’s.

Everything seemed fine at first. Everyone got out their Barbie’s and listened carefully as the instructor told the crowd what to do. Paints and supplies were handed out and everyone was so excited!

Robin, always looking out for others, noticed someone sitting there without a doll to re-style and readily offered up Swirl Barbie!

“Hey, wait a minute!” screamed Barbie “I don’t want to go…..” But it was too late.

“First, we carefully comb out all the tangles!” said the instructor. “AHHHHHH!” Barbie screamed as the comb was pulled through her hair, root to ends by the clueless workshop attendee holding her. “Be careful!” she cried. She could feel her beautiful hair strands snap and tear, being pulled from her head. This went on forever, or so it seemed to Barbie. The comb was full of blonde hair when they were done and Barbie’s scalp was on fire! When Robin looked over, she was as mortified as Barbie!

Looking like someone had styled her hair with their feet, the disastrous hair lesson was finally over. It was now time for a make-up session!

“Oh my Lord!” Barbie tried to scream for help, but the crazed first time artist slathered her lips with the sticky goo they had mixed on the plate. Unhappy with the first attempt, it was wiped away roughly only to be re-applied again and again, staining her face. “How can this be happening?” Barbie thought, “Is this a dream? Is this a nightmare?”

So overtaken with grief, Barbie thankfully passed out and doesn’t remember any thing else from the workshop.

When she awoke some time later in the hotel room, she ran to the bathroom mirror and shrieked in horror at her own reflection and then fainted again!

When she came to for the second time she started to cry and refused to leave the room for the rest of convention.

She has been in this state ever since.

Till now.

She’s finally been booked at The Pink Bubble’s Doll Spa!

The nightmare has ended.

Here she is…..the refreshed and renewed, Miss Blonde Swirl Barbie…….



Robin’s blonde swirl started her morning at the spa with our luxurious Pink Bubble’s Beauty Bath for Face & Body. Her hair was then de-tangled, washed, set and styled. A pretty yellow replacement ribbon was added. Her eyebrow and lip make-up was refreshed and afterwards she visited with Beatrice in our gift shop to replace the dangerously rusting stick pins with “Safety-First” earrings.

Thank you Robin and Barbie for visiting The Pink Bubble’s Doll Spa!