P.B.D.S. Client – #0031
From the collection of Karen!
All dolls have secret lives as we all know…here’s a peek into one of them…
Winter greetings everyone! Brrrr! Is it ever beginning to get nippy outside! I know, I know…California’s winter weather is so much easier to take than in other parts of the country, and no, I wouldn’t want to trade…but trust me, we’re definitely starting to feel the chill here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa! My receptionist Vera has been driving with the top up on her baby pink Chevy for weeks now, windows tightly shut and the heater full-blast. And though I think she’s nuts, Daffy still insists on wearing her uniform skirts a bit too short for the cold…you know, just in case a casting director or producer’s wife happens to be picked up from her appointment by her well-connected husband. I swear, what that girl wouldn’t do for a good part! She just knows she’s bound to get discovered sooner or later. She’s a “go-getter” if you know what I mean. In fact, she just recently landed a gig in a Coke commercial! Look for her, she’s the blonde on the back of the bicycle built for two, drinking the soda pop with her feet propped up on the handle bars while her boyfriend does all the work peddling! Don’t blink, you’ll miss her!
At any rate, I’d like to share a story with you about a recent client who dropped by just this last week. Jeneva was a first-time guest here at Pink Bubbles and let me tell you just as sweet as they come! A gorgeous young thing with beautiful all-original face-paint. Didn’t need a bit of make-up outside of a touch-up on her lids and a just kiss of blush. Besides, that wasn’t why she ended up in my chair. Unfortunately, lovely Jeneva suffered a horrible hair mishap. Someone, obviously without a beauty operators license, had treated her to an “at-home” haircut. Clipped her pretty blonde swirl bang hair right down to the roots, not to mention smack-dab in the middle of her forehead. I know, we’ve all been there. Who amongst us hasn’t fallen into the wrong hands at one time or another and had to wait months for their bangs to grow out?!
Let’s face it, with the Christmas holidays just around the corner, she just didn’t have that kind of time to wait. She had parties to attend and pictures with her family and friends to take. Now I don’t care how pretty head scarves are these days, even the ones with poinsettia’s printed on them, the season just calls for beautiful holiday hair! Luckily for Jeneva, the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa had a quicker solution available!
Now initially she had come in for one of our complimentary wig fittings with Beatrice (sorry Bea about the lost commission!) to deal with the problem. She even showed me this clipping she pulled from her purse with s few styles she liked. Take a look:
Now I don’t care what Mr. Frederick says about “Wigging your way to glamour.” I knew I could do one better for my new client! In fact, I too was going to make sure she couldn’t tell my work from her own hair, and there was going to be no need to send anything back to Mr. Frederick anytime soon! (Though I have to admit that #C, the “Lucky Streak” wiglet is pretty fab! I may have to whip that look up for myself for New Year’s Eve!)
So off I went to my hair supply drawer, and wouldn’t you know it, I didn’t have the right color in stock. I had to send Daffy down to “Maude’s Hair Supplies” to pick up the perfect shade after checking my hair swatches and consulting with Maude on the phone personally. Of course, Daffy couldn’t wait to get out and grab a breath of fresh air. Besides, she’s got a mad crush on Maude’s son Lawrence. I think she may be barking up the wrong tree though since little Larry does better hair than I do! In fact he’s the one who encouraged his Mother to go into the hair business. It was hair supplies or his own beauty shop and frankly I’m glad they went with the former. I don’t need the extra competition in this town and besides, Larry’s a wiz with a rat-tail comb and don’t get me started with his Bouffants…pure magic! Thanks to Larry, I’ve seen his mother Maude with hair so big I was surprised she had the strength to keep her head up on her own neck! Maude really loves big hair though. She always says “The bigger the hair, the smaller the hips look!” I have to agree…words to live by. Maude and her son/personal hair stylist Larry…no, I don’t think Daffy’s going to be able to break those two apart any time soon. Did I mention, Larry collects antique Shirley Temple dolls? Last count, I think it was something like 75 or so in his collection. And their all in perfect condition. He displayed them at the library once and he treated the crowd to a very informative lecture on little Shirley’s film career and his dolls. No, I’m afraid there’s not enough room left on the Good Ship Lollypop for you Daffy! There’s only three seats…one for Momma, one for Larry and one for Shirley! Oh, and by the way, you didn’t hear any of this from me…remember I’m not one to repeat gossip…so you better be sure to listen close the first time!
Anyway, enough about Maude, Larry and Daffy’s love triangle. Back to my client!
Here’s a shot of her hair from behind…
With her hair having been cut in the front, I was a little afraid the rest may have been trimmed as well. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see when I complete the styling. Where is that girl anyway? Maybe she’s getting the nickel tour of Larry’s collection! Well, when Daffy finally returned with the hair, I got to work!
16 hair plugs later (as well as a wash, set and style) was all that was needed to return her hair to its former “Swirl” glory. Though the length of her hair may have been trimmed slightly, it turned out just beautiful. The color-match was perfect! An added touch of color on her lids and a bit of blush completed my work.
I challenge Mr. Frederick to tell me where the new hair starts and ends! Judge for yourself with the “Before & After” photos posted below. The ever helpful Beatrice, (who as you know by now works on commission) assisted our client in the selection of the final touches of her “Safety-First” replacement pearl earrings and a sunny yellow hair bow…both available by the way in our gift shop.
I think we can all agree that Jeneva and her restored Swirl hairstyle are both more than ready to greet the season in style! Lucky will be the young fella who accidentally winds up under the mistletoe with this lovely lass!
Thanks Karen for sending Jeneva to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa for her hair restoration needs! We wish you both, as well as all of our readers, the happiest of Holidays!
P.S. Don’t forget, we do have appointments open. Treat your own doll to a day of beauty at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!
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Have a great weekend everyone!