A Toast To Judy & Connie Champagne!

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P.B.D.S. Clients – #0063 & #0064

From the collection of Connie!

 All dolls have secret lives as we all know. Here’s a peek into theirs…

Hello everyone and thanks as always for dropping in!

This weeks featured clients both hail from that great city by the bay, San Francisco!

Best friends Esther and Helen made a holiday out of it and took the train down the coast for a bit of shopping and sight-seeing here in Los Angeles for a few days. Now not only had they made appointments at Pink Bubbles Doll Spa for an upcoming special occasion, but they were also on a mission. You see, the girls are collectors, something I’m sure none of us can relate to at all…or am I wrong?!

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Long-time fans of the legendary Judy Garland, these two gal pals make a yearly pilgrimage to Hollywood, hunting for treasures to add to their ever-growing Judy collections. Local movie memorabilia shops can sometimes hold a hidden Garland gem or at the very least, an unseen 8 x 10 portrait of their favorite star!


 Of course they always visit Judy’s footprints at Grauman’s Chinese Theater and never fail to continue their fun tradition of having their picture taken standing in front of the gates of M.G.M. Studios every year!


Their visit to the spa was of course also Judy related, how could it not be! The girls excitedly told me they had tickets to see “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” starring the fabulous Connie Champagne as Judy Garland when they returned home and wanted to look their very best…just in case they got the chance to meet Ms. Champagne after her show. Who knows, they might even get to have their picture taken with the talented songstress and if they did, they promised to send me a copy!


 Still chatting excitedly about Ms. Champagne’s upcoming show, the girls started their beauty appointments with a trip to the back with Daffy who assisted them with their Pink Bubbles Beauty Bath for Face & Body of course!

While we wait, lets take a peek at what they looked like before they began…

Here’s Esther:


And here’s Helen:


When the girls returned I began with Helen as I instructed Daffy to give Esther a special treatment for her darkened skin-tone.

A reset of Helen’s brunette bobbed hairstyle was done and I followed with fresh applications of eyebrows and needed touch-ups of her shadow and ridges. Colorful lips and a kiss of blush brought much-needed color to her pretty face!






With the lightening treatment on Esther’s complexion a success, I re-styled her hair in the classic Swirl hairdo she’s worn for years…and why not, it suits her beautifully! I followed with all needed make-up repairs but chose to  leave her brows alone to keep them original. A pretty yellow hair bow and a pair of “Safety-First!” pearl earrings from Beatrice’s counter were the finishing touches. Of course both ladies had their finger and toe nails done by Madge!






I’d say both Esther and Helen’s trip to Pink Bubbles was a triumph! As they gathered their coats and said their goodbye’s to the staff, I shared in their excitement in seeing the upcoming show celebrating their favorite star in song and admit I felt a bit jealous! As they settled their bill with Vera, I wished them both a safe journey home.

They promised to try to get me an autograph from Ms. Champagne if they could as I too am a long-time fan of Judy and truly appreciate any artist who keeps the magic of Ms. Garland alive for us all to enjoy! The girls didn’t disappoint either, because within a few days I received a gorgeous lobby poster from the performance signed in person to me from Connie Champagne and I just love it! I really look forward to seeing these gals again next year here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

Client Up-date!


Here’s a lovely candid of our Pink Bubbles clients Ms. Esther Smith & Ms. Helen Lawson at home sent in by Connie! Don’t they both look gorgeous!

Till next time P.B.D.S. readers, please enjoy this clip of the wonderful Connie Champagne as Judy Garland!




A champagne toast to Connie for sending her dolls to Pink Bubbles and for sharing her marvelous talent with us all! And of course another toast to Judy Garland, thank you Judy for all the joy you’ve brought to your fans lives these many, many years. You’ll never be forgotten!


Visit the “Book An Appointment” tab at the top of the page to treat your own doll to her own day of beauty at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

Spa packages as well as individual services are available.

Please visit again soon for more dolly adventures!




Wondering Who’s Been In? Pink Bubbles Doll Spa “Clients of the Week” Revealed!


P.B.D.S. Clients – #0059, #0060, #0061, #0062

From the collections of Sheryl & Barbara!

 All dolls have secret lives as we all know. Here’s a peek into a few…

Hello everybody and welcome back to Pink Bubbles!

This weeks clients have all come and gone but their wonderful “before & after” results remain in our files for us all to enjoy!

So if you’re ready…


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First up, from the collection of Sheryl comes “Cupids Kisses” Barbie:


Unfortunately “C.K.” didn’t live up to her promo pics and needed a little help after an initial at home comb-out. Using her official Mattel glamor shot for reference, I started from scratch and whipped up a sweet confection of a new hairdo for her.

Looking closer to her original promo pics, this “Holiday Hostess” is now ready to greet her guests…including her sweetest valentine, Ken!





Next a Bubble Cut from Sheryl’s collection…


A relaxing afternoon at the spa with services that included hair plug replacements, fresh brows, shadow, ridges, lips and a touch of cheek blush ended with a “high-color” Bubble…as requested by her owner!






Sheryl’s childhood friend Skipper came along for the trip to Los Angeles and also received her fair share of attention from our Pink Bubbles staff:


A refreshed version of her formal self, Sheryl’s faithful childhood playmate’s day dreams of a “high-color” face finally came true…just like her big sister Barbie’s!



From Barbara’s collection comes this pretty brunette ponytail…


In need of a day of beauty, we started with her hair, returning it to its former days of glory! Special attention was paid to her bangs per her owners request…

They look beautiful now I’d say!


Barbara’s girl came in with all the basics, including the remnants of her original lip color which was color-matched to keep her as original looking as possible. Fresh brows, shadow and touch-ups to her lids made Barbie feel like her old self once more! Of course a kiss of blushing to the cheeks and a pair of “Safety-First!” replacement pearl earrings from Beatrice’s tray added to this beautiful finale!





We hope you have enjoyed this little peek at some of the foot traffic that came through our doors this week and look forward to seeing you all here again very soon!

Till then, we’ll leave you with this:


Thank you Sheryl & Barbara for sharing your dolls results with our readers!

Visit the “Book An Appointment” tab at the top of the page to treat your own doll to her own day of beauty at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

Spa packages as well as individual services are available.

Please visit again soon for more dolly adventures!

“The Barbie Look” – American Girl Style!



P.B.D.S. Clients – #0059, #0060, #0061, #0062, #0063

From the collection of Steven!

 All dolls have secret lives as we all know. Here’s a peek into a few…

Who’s been in to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa of late? A whole slew of American Girl’s, that’s who!

There’s nothing that can take ones breath away quicker than the sight of a pristine, mint in the box American Girl Barbie…unless of course you happen across four lined up in a row, each with a different hair color!


Whether she’s a blonde, brunette or a redhead these lovely ladies with the “Life-Like” bendable legs and sleek, chic and oh so magnifique bobbed hairstyle are the crowning jewels of any collection!


Now finding an American Girl who actually never left her lidded cardboard apartment since 1965 is always tough. Most escaped their tiny pink-walled singles, throwing their clear plastic headbands up into the air like Mary Tyler-Moore and lived life to the fullest. Parties, friends and most importantly, dates with her best beau Ken were all well worth it!

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At any rate, a life “well-lived” is the case with our next batch of Pink Bubbles clients, all who made their appointments on time…much to Vera’s delight!

As with anything, real-life experience comes with a little wear and tear along the way…especially on our make-up and hairdo’s, am I right girls?! So please enjoy this retrospective of all the A.G. clients who’ve found their way into my chair these last few weeks. They’ve all lived a little, but just how much…only their hairdresser knows for sure!


























Thanks again for visiting us here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa and as always feel free to “pop-in” anytime!


Thank you Steven for sharing your beautiful American Girl collection with us all!

Visit the “Book An Appointment” tab at the top of the page to treat your own doll to her own day of beauty at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

Spa packages as well as individual services are available.

Please visit again soon for more dolly adventures!