P.B.D.S. Clients – #0046, #0047, #0048 & #0049
From the collection of Lavina!
All dolls have secret lives as we all know. Here’s a peek into four of them…
Beth, Ginger, Susie and Jo-Ann have been best friends since they were all kids. They did everything together growing up and shared a common passion for singing and making music. You could always find the four girls in the isles of our towns record shop on Saturday afternoons picking up the latest hits from girl groups like “Martha and the Vandellas,” “The Shangri-Las” and of course their absolute all-time favorite…”The Ronettes!”
“The Ronette’s”…60’s Hair Heaven!
Well I guess it was just inevitable that the girls would form their own all-girl band in high school. Often dressing alike and wearing their hair in the same high elaborate styles just like their idols…much to the dismay of their Mother’s on some occasions!
Calling themselves “The Baby Dolls” they made the rounds of school dances, talent shows and of course our own county fair. Gifted with beautiful singing voices and with the unique addition of playing their own instruments, they soon gained their own following among our local teen set.
With jobs after school they saved up all they could and with a little help from their parents, were eventually able to cut a few singles. “What’s So Sweet About Sweet Sixteen?” and “You bet I Would!” were even played here on the local radio station for a few weeks! Now I’m not really one for all that loud music as you all know, but Daffy would always run and turn up the radio here in the spa whenever their songs were played. I have to admit it…they were good! I even spied Vera, who claims she only cares for classical music, tapping her foot to the beat under her desk!
After graduation, the four girls escorted by some of their parents of course, took a trip to New York to try their luck and soon found an agent eager to promote their unique sound. With Beth, Susie and Jo-Ann on their electric guitars and Ginger’s deft handling of the drumsticks, it wasn’t long before they were booked on popular T.V. dance shows like “Shindig” and “Hullabaloo!” The rest I guess you can say is history. Local girls make good!
Now I don’t care where your going or where you’ve been, if you’re a home-town girl, all roads eventually lead back to The Pink Bubbles Doll Spa…it’s just tradition! The girls Mother’s have been clients of ours for as long as I can remember and of course their daughters always accompany them for a day of spa pampering whenever they’re back home for a visit. You can count on Daffy not wanting that particular day off if she spies their names in Vera’s book of appointments! In fact, we suddenly become the “hip” place to be with the younger set like Francie, Becky, Gidget and her best gal pal La-Rue on days like these!
Every girl, famous or not always leaves Pink Bubbles looking their absolute best. They may not arrive that way but they sure leave us refreshed and glowing! Here are some quick shots of how the “Dolls” looked when they showed up for their appointments:
A shot of Ginger:
Susie is ready for a fresh look:
Jo-Ann’s “before” look:
As you can see, being in “showbiz” is hard on a girl’s hair! Hot lights, teasing, hair pieces and tons of hairspray can take their toll on your crowning glory. In the capable hands of Daffy they each enjoyed a good wash and deep conditioning of their locks, prepping them for their time in my styling chair. Needless to say, they wanted their hairdo’s to all be the same! The ponytail hairstyle was a perfect choice and is also a very popular and much requested look here at Pink Bubbles. Each girl wears it in her own unique way!
Next it was time for some fresh make-up. Each gal had her own beauty needs and the color palate was different for all four. Of course what’s a new look without a stop at Madge’s manicurist table! There, each girl was giving a nail polish specially matched to her lip color.
Check out their “before & after” pics below:
Far from the stage lights and cameras, their wholesome “girl next door” looks are once again restored much to the delight and appreciation of their grateful Mother’s! Enjoy it Mom’s…well, for the moment anyway!
The girls and their Mother’s all with fresh make-overs informed us they were heading out to lunch next. I hope they don’t mind being followed by their “groupies” who had been hanging out in our reception area all that time, driving poor Vera nuts!
Of course we couldn’t let them leave without a request for an autographed photo for our “Wall of Fame.” They promised to send one soon. In fact, here’s a surprise we received in the mail just a few days later:
Oh my, I hardly recognized them! Not typical “Pink Bubbles” make-overs at all if you ask me. Cute outfits though…you can never go wrong with gold lame in my opinion! Oh well, I guess I had better “get with it!” as Daffy is always telling me. Music, fashion and yes hairdo’s are always changing with the times. Well maybe so, but I must admit it…I just love my own little time capsule here within the walls of The Pink Bubbles Doll Spa and I hope all my clients and readers do too! Come by and visit us anytime, you know you’re always welcome…but please do remember to book any of your gals beauty needs directly through our receptionist Vera, because as you know, she’s a real stickler about her darn appointment book!
Thanks Lavina for sending the “Dolls” to The Pink Bubbles Doll Spa! Our staff wishes them all much continued success and hope they’ll always follow their musical dreams!
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Please visit us again next week for another dolly adventure!