Sister, Sister, Sister So Fair!

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Happiest of greetings Pink Bubbles Doll Spa followers…if there are any of you still out there! I do hope so but I’m frankly slightly afraid I’ll hear nothing but crickets after such a long absence…but I’m posting this entry anyway!

I know my dears, it’s been ages since I’ve sat down and given you all a “fly on the wall – behind-the-scenes” glimpse inside these pink velvet and golden foiled flocked walls of Pink Bubbles…so let’s just jump right back in!

To come up to date with all of you, the spa is still very busy with clients constantly coming and going…almost too busy at times with no rest for the wicked or obviously any time for blog posts either apparently! Our staff continues to work very hard keeping this cruise ship afloat and all our Pink Bubbles guests looking their absolute best. By the way Vera, Daffy, Beatrice and Madge asked me to send all of you their love!

Speaking of staff, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the newest member of the P.B.D.S. family “Bunny” who’s come on-board as our official spa photographer…so big “Pink Bubbles Hugs!” to  our very own Bunny! Such a sweet girl who really knows her way around a flash cube I can tell you that! A long-time “shutterbug” Bunny happens to have been a former model herself whose infamous pin-up poses in certain gentleman’s magazines (which I’m sure none of you have seen but your husbands might very well have!) were quite the talk of this small community some time ago…but I in good taste refuse to bring up her sordid past as to keep her personal business private and rely on you to do the same! Bunny brings her “assorted” experiences as a model and her deft work handling a Brownie to the Pink Bubble’s table while working with our sometimes camera shy guests during their very own before & after glamor sittings featured on this very site! I do admit that most guests are hesitant in taking those sometimes god-awful “before” snaps but I must insist as it’s the only way to really see how far they’ve come in the looks department after completing their visits. I’m afraid it’s the price you must pay to become a Pink Bubble’s Girl or more commonly known in this town as a traffic-stopping eyeful!

To start off my hopefully “resuscitated-from-the-dead” posts, I’d like you all to meet the soon to be lovely Gabrielski sisters who flew in all the way from New Jersey!

Dr. Marcia, the eldest of the trio owns and operates her own very successful dental practice:

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Middle sister Bobbi Sue is the dental office receptionist:

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And finally the youngest Abby, the Dental Hygienist:

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As all of you know very well I’m not one to repeat gossip…so you better listen very closely the first time! To tell the truth Daffy is really responsible for most of this information since as you know clients tend to spill at the wash bowl…it’s either Daffy’s skilled hands at “suds-ing up” or the effects of those ever-flowing Apple-tini’s she mixes up in the break room for our guests! Anyway spilled to Daffy and now spilled to you…

Now according to Daffy, Dr. Marcia decided to treat her sisters to this cross-country jaunt, destination Pink Bubbles for Christmas…what a generous Sis! Marcia is MARRIED with two perfect children, perfect business and of course a PERFECT BOYFRIEND (that’s right readers!) who is many years younger than she and works at the deli down the street from her office. She really wanted a spa make-over as she thinks her boyfriend Angelo is getting bored lately and has been making googly eyes at her sister Bobbi Sue!

Remember now, middle sister Bobbi Sue is the receptionists in Dr. Marcia’s office…that is when she shows up…according to Marcia/Daffy/Me and now you! Known as “wild one” Bobbi Sue has never really settled down and currently lives with three cats and two on and off again boyfriends…(Lord help her now possibly three!) Bobbi Sue said she wanted to come to Pink Bubbles because she is so tired of all the men in her life and wants to be able to support herself and the cats on her own. She really needs a raise to do so and thinks this is the perfect time to ask for one during this sister-bonding trip with Marcia…

Now Abby, the youngest is the sweet, smart, quiet one.  She’s the dental hygienist in Marcia’s office. Abby has lived with her boyfriend Sean for ten years now! Sean is very sweet…but there still isn’t a ring on Abby’s finger which is why she wanted to get away to the spa for a “new do” and talk with  her sisters on how to get Sean to propose! Heaven’s to Betsy! I swear I’ve seen this story line on “The Secret Storm!”

This is good stuff readers and just a small sampling of what we hear around here on a daily basis! Now we can’t solve our clients personal problems, all we can do is lend an ear, fill their empty glasses, make them beautiful and of course report back to you!  I don’t know how all this is going to end up but I’ve been promised an update from New Jersey once the gals get home so stay tuned…

For now let’s take a look at Bunny’s before & after portfolio of these “never a dull moment!” sisters:

First up Dr. Marcia Gabrielski:

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Bobbi Sue Gabrielski:

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Abby Gabrielski:

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Will Dr. Marcia find perfect happiness balancing home, husband, children and toy-boy Angelo? Will Bobbi Sue find independence for her and her cats and reject the roving-eye of Angelo? Will Abby finally wear Sean’s ring?

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Tune in tomorrow for the next installment of “The Secret Storm!”

Many thanks to Kathleen for booking her girls in to Pink Bubbles and inspiring this post with her wonderful bio’s of the Gabrielski sisters! Looking forward to hearing how it all works out Kathleen…keep our readers posted!

Till next time…stay beautiful dolls!

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A New Year, A New “Do”, A New You!

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P.B.D.S. Clients – #0074, #0075, #0076, #0077, #0078, #0079

From the collections of Fazal, Len & Gary!

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

Happy New Year Pink Bubbles Doll Spa readers, I hope all your holidays were wonderful!

The girls and I have finally returned to our stations at long last and are very excited to see what beauty challenges await us in the coming year. Imagine, twelve whole months of helping many a “poor thing” return to her former glory…my feet hurt just thinking about it…but as you all know it’s what I and all our staff live for!

So I hope you’ll all join us in future posts as we “meet and treat” the newest Pink Bubble’s patrons who wisely decide to make appointments with our receptionist Vera…who by the way is at her desk right now ready to accept calls on her brand new pink princess desk phone that we all chipped in to get her for Christmas…

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“Good afternoon, Pink Bubbles Doll Spa, this is Vera, how may I help you?”

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 But before we begin anew, let’s take a quick look back at some very recent clients who ended 2014 on a beauty high-note…

Of course all our guests appointments start in the capable hands of Daffy who always begin their hair transformations with a relaxing Pink Bubbles Doll Spa shampoo!

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Now nothing sets off a beautiful face better than an equally dazzling hairdo! And speaking of beautiful faces, these Fashion Royalty ladies all came in requesting fresh hairstyles to start off their new year on the right foot. Here are some F.R. client highlights…

First up is Vanessa from the collection of Fazal:

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Frankly, it looks like her hair’s seen things and been places, but don’t fret V., an elegant up-do will make things right!

May we present a style I’ve dubbed “Lora” an homage to Miss Lana Turner and one of Vera’s very favorite films “Imitation of Life”…

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Yes ladies, this one’s a real man-trap…see below!

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(And this was before she even got the chance to leave the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa client lounge!)

Next up is Adele who was sent in by Len:

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If only we could turn back time…guess what, we can!

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She’s “Paparazzi Bait” once more!

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Here’s Len’s elegant Simonetta…

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Another one of Gary’s girls dropped in for hair help…here’s Eugenia before:

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And after…

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Gary’s “Red Zinger” Dania also came in for an up-do re-do!

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Lovely!

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And finally Victoire Roux giving us a little “Dah-ling I Love you but give me Park Avenue!” glam…

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So as we put away our aluminum trees for yet another year…

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lets all look forward to many more fun visits here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

Now who’s next?

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My money’s on the little lady in the blue dress and hat…(look down, the pretty brunette sitting on the floor quietly under the tree)…give Vera a call sweetie, she’ll pencil you right in!

Thank you Fazal, Len & Gary for sending in and sharing your dolls beautiful hair transformations with all our readers!

Please 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!

 

An Over-Due Pink Bubbles “Clients Of The Week(s)!”

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P.B.D.S. Clients – #0068, #0069, #0070, #0071, #0072, #0073

From the collections of Rebecca, Spring, Steven, Barbara & Jaime!

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

Hello Pink Bubbles Doll Spa readers!

My apologies for yet another delayed post due to an over-crowded client lounge…but I’m not complaining! Business is brisk, much like the approaching winter weather and the spa’s staff has been super busy helping many a poor thing put her best face, hair and manicured foot forward for the upcoming holiday season.

Our Pink Bubbles header girl may look familiar to many of you but you just can’t place her face…

Why it’s Darrin Stephen’s “Pre-Samantha” girlfriend Sheila Summers of course! What a *itch (and I don’t mean witch!) she was to our sweet Sam!

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Watch it Sheila, you don’t know who you’re messing with!

“Tinkle-Tinkle-Tink!”

Later in the series actress Nancy Kovack turned up again as her naturally blonde self playing the Italian vamp “Clio Vanita” whose sights were once again set on Sammy’s Darrin!

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As a blond or brunette, Ms. Kovack was and still is fabulous…and of course the perfect choice for our Pink Bubbles header girl!

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Now on to a little peek at just a few of our memorable clients who’ve been in to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa these last few weeks…

Here’s another favorite “take-charge” (to say the least!) brunette to start the Pink Bubbles client tour…so take it away Mommie/Joan/Faye!

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First up is a classic #3 ponytail from the collection of Rebecca in need of a little “me” time…

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Time well spent for sure!

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Here’s some “before and after” result pics…

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(She’s on her way home Rebecca!)

Next up is a pretty and pert T-N-T who stopped by for hair service and repair of her lashes…both which were done and set the clock back at least 47 years I’d say!

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Here she is Spring, ready for another five decades at least…

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Speaking of going back in time, here is a drop-dead gorgeous #2 from the collection of Steven who stopped by for a little work on her hair only…her make-up is all original and stayed that way!

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F-I-E-R-C-E!

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Barbara’s #3 needed “the works” in the hair department. So much so that a complete re-root was requested and we delivered!

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Cut too short and with shorn bangs, a brand new head of hair is a dream-come-true for many a girl in hair-distress!

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And speaking of re-roots,

“Send in the clones…don’t bother…they’re here!”

Meet Jaime’s clone sisters “Margaux” & “Margaret”…one’s good and one’s wicked…but I’ll let you all guess which witch is which!

Here’s Margaux “before and after”…

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And here’s Margaret!

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Re-rooting of these two lovelies was done by Jaime himself…hair styling and fresh make-up courtesy of the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa Staff!

Well, we hope you’ve all enjoyed your visit to Pink Bubbles and look forward to seeing you all here again…hopefully very soon!

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Thank you Rebecca, Spring, Steven, Barbara & Jaime for sharing your dolls wonderful results with all our readers!

Please 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 Clients Of The Week!

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P.B.D.S. Clients – #0063, #0064, #0065, #0066, #0067

From the collections of Carla, Ann, Julie, Fazal & Lavina!

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

What’s the latest? Who’s had what done you may be be wondering? Well come on in for a little peek inside the walls of the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa and see for yourself!

Our clients of late have all returned home of course, but their fabulous before & after results remain in our files as inspiration for even the “poorest of things” to never give up hope!

Lets take a look:

First up we have a marvelous example of what a fresh head of hair can do for a gal. Carla’s Julia came in needing the works in the hair department and needless to say our staff agreed and got right to work…

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Why go for what’s expected?

A tribute to Miss B.’s 1969 “Marlo” hairdo, complete with forehead spit-curl is a perfect choice to turn a few heads!

Look out Christie, Brad’s gonna flip! (Pun intended!)

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How about a little under-cover action from

“The Girl From Integrity”…

Ann’s Poppy needed a little help with her Vidal Sassoon inspired bob and decided to “Get Smart” about it and make an appointment at Pink Bubbles!

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“Agent 99” anyone?!

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A classic never goes out of style…but that doesn’t mean you should never tune it up!

Julie’s vintage #5 arrived needing a little attention from our staff…

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…and got it!

Yes, it’s the same girl!

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The always gracious Victoire Roux from Fazal’s collection kept her hair appointment and opted for a little side-swept glamor…

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Channeling Jane Russell, V.R. makes the look her own!

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And finally, here’s a lovely side-part American Girl from the collection of Lavina…

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Going back in time, Barbie recaptures the look she wore in 1965…what a knock-out!

Well, I hope you’ve all enjoyed this little peek at just a few of the memorable guests we’ve helped look their best these last few weeks here at Pink Bubbles. As always appointments are available for your special gal in need and remember, Vera’s always happy to pencil you in!

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Till next time ladies and gents…

Keep on swingin’!

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Thank you Carla, Ann, Julie, Fazal & Lavina for sharing your dolls wonderful 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!

 

 

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

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

From the collections of Sheryl & Barbara!

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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:

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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!

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Next a Bubble Cut from Sheryl’s collection…

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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!

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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:

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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!

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From Barbara’s collection comes this pretty brunette ponytail…

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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!

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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!

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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:

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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!

A “Torch Song” From Miss Joan Crawford!

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P.B.D.S. Client – #0054

From the collection of Rosanna!

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

Welcome back to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa! I’m so happy you’ve all dropped in this week as we had a very special celebrity client come in…Miss Joan Crawford!

Now Joan Crawford is truly one of my all-time favorite actresses and as you can well imagine the girls here at Pink Bubbles were very excited to meet this silver screen legend in the vinyl flesh!

Vera took the phone call of course and excitedly repeated her conversation with the Academy Award winner back to me…

 “Good afternoon Pink Bubbles Doll Spa, this is Vera Frost…how may I help you?”

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“Hello Vera, this is Joan Crawford. I’d like to come in tomorrow for a hair dressing consultation…is there an appointment available? Your spa has come highly recommended to me by my dearest friend Elizabeth. Now Vera, it’s so very important that I look my absolute best as I’m sure you’ve read in all the papers that I’m going to begin rehearsals for my first Technicolor film “Torch Song” this week. I need a fresh new look that suits my character “Jenny Stewart…Broadway star!”

“Of course Miss Crawford, we’d be happy to see you at 10:30, would that be a good time?”

“That’s absolutely perfect Vera, we’ll make it 9:00 a.m. sharp then! I’ll be bringing a few of my costumes along so we can see how everything works together. I’ll see you tomorrow, Good-bye dear!”

“Well, I guess we’ll be starting our day a bit earlier than we thought!” I said to Vera, anticipating the following days arrival of the illustrious star.

Unlocking the front door at 8:00 a.m. the following morning to prepare, Daffy and Beatrice were already making their way in from the parking lot. Vera pulled up in her pink Chevy convertible at 8:20 which was a good thing as Miss Crawford’s sleek black limousine pulled up at precisely 8:30! Obviously keeping one step ahead of Joan Crawford wasn’t going to be easy!

Vera barely had time to check her lipstick and stow-away her pocketbook before Joan’s driver opened the door allowing Miss Crawford to make her entrance. “Vera dear! I’m so excited to meet you!” said Joan taking her hand. “Oh what a charming room…all shades of pink, so flattering for your raven hair and I just adore that pop of color in the front…is that lavender? How…unique!”

“Why thank you Miss Crawford, I…” was all Vera managed to say before Joan turned to greet the rest of us who had gathered at Vera’s well-appointed reception desk. “Hello everyone, I’m Joan!” she said smiling, introducing herself to the staff while shaking all our hands. A pretty exciting morning I must say!

Taking off her stunning black sable coat, white satin head scarf and matching gloves she handed them all off to her driver. “I know we’re going to have a marvelous morning together ladies! John, please take those things to the dressing rooms, and be careful of those costumes…Daffy dear can you show John the way? I just can’t wait to get started…shall we?” Hooking her arm into mine, “Mildred Pierce” herself escorted me towards my station!

Seated in my chair, Joan described what had led her here to us in the first place. She was very unhappy with the hairstyle options presented to her at the studio for her upcoming film and after a luncheon with her pal “La Liz” (who by the way raved about Pink Bubbles!) knew she had to come see us!

Always re-inventing her image, Joan instructed me she wanted something sophisticated and fresh. Something new, exciting and young…well, mostly young!

Sitting in my chair, she told me it was time her public met a new Joan Crawford…a Joan Crawford ready for a new decade…a fresh look that says:

“Welcome to the future!”

“Welcome to Technicolor!”

“Welcome to 1953!”

And with that we said goodbye to the old Joan…

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and “Hello!” to the new!

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New hairstyle, enhanced eyebrows, fuller lips and added glamor lashes all come together to create Joan’s latest version of herself…and she loved it!

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Joan couldn’t wait to see how her new look worked with the films wardrobe and gave our staff a private fashion show of a few of her “Torch Song” costumes designed and made for Joan by her favorite designer Liz Cole of LizRetros!

Here’s Joan in her rehearsal costume:

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Joan can’t help being a “Two-Faced Woman!” treating us to a few steps from her dance routine!

 

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A day none of us will soon forget came to an end as Joan packed up her things and bid us all farewell! She promised Vera to messenger over a signed portrait for the “Wall of Fame” very soon as well as some movie tickets for the films release.

True to her word it wasn’t long before the whole Pink Bubbles staff consisting of me, Vera, Daffy, Beatrice and Madge had a “girls night-out” at the movies…courtesy of my favorite “Screen Queen” Miss Joan Crawford!

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As the theater lights began to dim, I settled into the comfy velvet seat, fresh popcorn in hand. With the opening credits beginning to roll, I couldn’t help but recall Joan’s recent visit to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa and the words she spoke from my chair:

“Welcome to the future!”

“Welcome to Technicolor!”

“Welcome to 1953!”

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Thank you Rosanna for sending your Joan Crawford doll to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

And a special “thank you” to Liz for the wonderful “Torch Song” creations! They are truly amazing!

Please visit Liz at:

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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 another dolly adventure!

Pink Bubbles New “Clients Of The Week” Feature!

Greetings Pink Bubbles Doll Spa readers!

I hope this weeks blog post finds you all doing well and that you’re enjoying the summer months so far.

The spa has been so busy with new clients coming and going lately that finding the extra time to post weekly is becoming very difficult indeed. Vera suggested that a “Clients of the Week” posting might be fun and I must say in a “time-pinch” like the spa is experiencing at the moment, I really like the idea. I’ll of course be sharing more “in-depth” postings with you as soon as I can!

Till then, here are some make-over highlights to enjoy of  just a few of our clients who answered the “Beauty Roll-Call” here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa these past weeks…

 

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From the collection of Fazal!

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From the collection of Lisa!

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 P.B.D.S. Client – #0052

From the collection of Lavina!

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Look for another “Clients of the Week!” posting next week.

Till then,

Vera, Daffy, Beatrice & Madge all send their love!

 

“Ladies And Gentlemen…The Baby Dolls!!!”

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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!”

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“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:

Here’s Beth:

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A shot of Ginger:

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Susie is ready for a fresh look:

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Jo-Ann’s “before” look:

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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:

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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:

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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!

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!

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Please visit us again next week for another dolly adventure!


 

 


Making Their Dreams Come True!

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P.B.D.S. Clients – #0044 & #0045

From the collection of Greg!

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

“Give ’em any chance they’ll take it, read ’em any rule they’ll break it!” is exactly how I would describe the next two gals who recently visited us here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

Laverne and her best pal Shirley are actually tenants of our very own Beatrice who rents the girls the up-stairs of her duplex in Burbank. Originally from Milwaukee, the two best friends decided to throw caution to the wind yet again (which is not unusual for these two by the way!) and leave their dreary jobs and the smell of hops behind them to chase their dreams here on the west coast.

Now Shirley will tell you her fondest dream has always been to marry a doctor and trust me, she intends to make it happen. With a fresh start here in California and with so many hospitals in the area, she hopes her volunteer candy striper days will soon be behind her! Independent minded Laverne dreams of opening her own business one day, much like her Pop’s “Pizza-Bowl” back home. Of course, a little “vo-dee-o-dodo!” with a certain Troy Donahue runs a close second!

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Like everybody else though, till their dreams actually do come true they gotta earn a living! These girls will try anything once and their recent gig as professional stunt women is proof of that! In fact that’s how they ended up here at the spa, needing to clean-up after their turn as body doubles for a couple of cave women in their first foray into acting. Let’s face it, Hollywood can be a dirty business…just ask Daffy!

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As you can all imagine, being carried off in the claws of a prehistoric pterodactyl and then being dropped into its nest as intended baby bird food for thirty-seven takes can be hard on a gals looks!

Witness it for yourself below:

They showed up here at the spa not only exhausted from the days filming, but in desperate need of practically all our beauty services.

Take a look…yikes!

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After their much-needed Pink Bubble’s Beauty Bath for Face & Body, they both had their hair washed and then conditioned by my assistant Daffy.

Shirley’s hair in particular was a matted mess and it took me a while to de-tangle her own “birds nest” she had going on!

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Of course refreshed make-up was also needed for both girls. Shirley received touch-ups on her lids and then a pretty shade of coral pink was mixed and applied to her lips. Her complexion was a little pale so I add a bit of blush as well.

Volia! Shirley’s now pretty as a picture!

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While Shirley chatted with Madge at the nail station, I turned my attention to her best pal Laverne. Her bubble-cut hairdo had seen better days as well:

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She benefited from a fresh hair set with the addition of some pretty curls added to frame her face. She also needed some attention to her chipped lids and her eyeshadow was repaired as well. By special request, her lip color was kept the lightest of the faded pinks it had become. It’s a great choice for her I must agree! Her frosty lips were contrasted by a kiss of warm pink blush to the cheeks followed by her turn at Madge’ manicurist’s table.

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Both girls were given Beatrice’s special forty-percent discount when it came time to select their “Safety-First” pearl earrings from Beatrice’s tray. The girls knew better than to refuse their landlady’s generous offer and selected matching sets!

Let’s take another look at the girls fabulous transformations:

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 Looking like brand-new dolls, the girls bid us all a quick goodbye and settled their bill with Vera. What a day these too had! Since they were both really tired, it was time to head home and get some much-needed rest. They’ll need it too. Shirley told us she was teaching Laverne to drive the very next day.

Listen up kids, take my advice and just stay off the streets…and the sidewalks for that matter!

Laverne & Shirley are once again on the loose!

Thanks again Greg for sending Laverne & Shirley to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa! Keep an eye on those two!

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!

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“Now You See It…Now You Don’t!” It’s Color Magic!

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P.B.D.S. Client – #0043

From the collection of Barbara!

 All dolls have secret lives as we all know.

Here’s a peek into one of them…

Hello Pink Bubbles Doll Spa readers!

I hope this very belated blog post finds you all doing well! I must tell you I literally haven’t had the extra time needed these last few weeks to pop in and say hello and share what’s been going on here at the spa as we’ve been so busy lately. I’m not complaining mind you, business is booming, and I’m grateful…swollen feet and all!

New clients have been coming and going so quickly around here that I’m going to have to give Vera and Daffy a raise…they’ve earned it! Of course dear Beatrice from our gift shop works solely on commission, so I’m afraid she’s on her own. But don’t worry about her, she’s doing just fine. Believe you me, no one escapes the spa without making a selection from her assortment of baubles and beads…she makes sure of that! I always say you can never fault a girl with ambition and Beatrice has it in spades.

This week, I’d like you all to meet Cindy, a very sweet girl from New Jersey who flew out special just to visit us here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa. She’s a dear friend of Barbara’s who treated her to this trip to California. Now Barbara just loves Cindy (who I learned was named after her daughter!) and just couldn’t bear to see her face another day with her hair in such a state. A beautiful Color Magic, Cindy obviously had seen her fair share of hair play in the past. Lets face it dolls, there is a limit to how many times you should add those “special” Mattel solutions to your hair!

DSC00699The remains of Cindy’s golden-yellow hair were in high distress and in dire need of tender care. She really wanted me to save as much as I could of what remained and of course replace what she had lost. Luckily for her, the very special blonde shade needed was in stock in our supply closet. So I set about preparing my station for the follicle challenge that lay ahead while Cindy left with Daffy to enjoy her “Pink Bubbles Beauty Bath for Face & Body”. Afterwards a good shampoo and a special deep conditioning treatment were in order.

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Now I had barely finished laying out my “tools-of-the-trade” when Daffy suddenly came rushing in from the back, ushering me to her wash bowl without saying a word. I’m very proud of Daffy, she didn’t utter a thing out loud, following our number one rule here in the spa; “Never panic in front of your client!” As you can imagine, it only upsets them and you immediately lose their confidence and trust.

Casually leaning over Cindy whose eyes were thankfully closed, lost in the fragrant smell of our delightful “Pink Bubbles” shampoo, I immediately saw why Daffy herself was also in a lather. The remains of Cindy’s original sunny blonde hair had turned a very pretty shade of “Flame-Red” amongst the bubbles!

“How is everything Dear?” I nonchalantly asked our guest, being careful not to alarm her. “Wonderful! I just can’t wait to see my new look!” Cindy chirped. “I’m sure you’ll never believe it!” Daffy added, offering an unsure smile. Patting Cindy’s shoulder I said “Now you just relax and Daffy will take very good care of you. I’ll see you soon!” I silently motioned to Daffy to meet me out front.

 “Now that’s one for the books!” Daffy said when we were out of ear-shot. “I’ll say…” I answered, “I guess that hair still has some “magic” left in it, even after all these years. Well, our next trick better be turning it back…but-quick!” “Or convince her she should become a redhead!” said Daffy “What’s next Boss?” “Well, just rinse and move on to the deep conditioning…and for goodness sake, don’t turn her to the mirror…not yet!”

Playing over the different explanation options I was going to have to soon deliver to our new client in my head, I sat down in my own chair to think it through. Luckily I didn’t have to think long though as Daffy suddenly peeked around the corner and silently signaled me with her finger to come back in. “Oh Geez, now what!” I thought, “I hope the rest of her hair hasn’t fallen into the wash basin!”

Eyes still closed, Cindy’s head lay peacefully in the rinse bowl. She was still oblivious to the color changes happening on her own head…instead she was just relaxing, enjoying her deep-conditioning treatment. To my surprise and I must say relief, her hair had turned from “Flame Red” to a lighter carrot-orange color. As we both watched, it faded even further…from light-orange to gold and then finally back to its original butter-yellow blonde tone…yes, all before our very eyes! I looked at Daffy who simply shrugged her shoulders. I deducted it was first the warmth of the water as Daffy was washing her hair and then the coolness of the conditioner sitting in her hair that was making the changes. Obviously Cindy’s original “Color Magic” hair was temperature sensitive. As I walked back to my station I quickly made a mental note to only use the “cool” setting on my hair dryer. I then decided to take a quick detour towards the break room and poured myself an overdue cup of “Joe” to calm my nerves!

To tell you the truth, when Daffy brought Cindy back to my station, I was a bit anxious removing the pink terry cloth towel that was wrapped around her head…no telling what I, and Cindy for that matter may see. Thankfully, yellow blonde hair fell from the towel and I commenced with the comb-out, silently thanking my lucky stars!

Cindy was very patient as I added the missing hair to her hairline and inner scalp areas that needed it. The color-match was near perfect and though the newer tresses were smoother and softer, the original hair had benefited immensely from all the pampering and blended right in. I then re-set the new hair close to the head and added the pretty pink hair barrette Cindy had brought with her.

Take a look at the results of her hair transformation below:

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For a gal whose hair had seen better days, Cindy’s factory original make-up was remarkably fresh looking. The only help she needed was a light touch-up on her black lids. Madge moved in for a quick manicure as well. I’m sure you’ll all agree that Cindy’s final reveal in my mirror was definitely worth her cross-country trip. She just loved her freshened appearance and exclaimed “It’s like magic!” “More like “Color Magic” if you ask me!” Daffy added giving me a quick wink.

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Here’s a look at Cindy’s “Before & After” Pics:

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When she returned from the dressing room in her colorful play suit and turquoise blue mules, I helped her adjust her matching head band. How cute she looked for her journey home!

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Before leaving, Cindy thanked us all again and promised to take good care of her hair…old and new! She also vowed to leave the “magic” hair potions to the professionals!

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Thank you Barbara for treating Cindy to a day of pampering and hair service at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa! We look forward to meeting your next gal “Stephanie” soon!

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!

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