A Pink Bubbles Swan For Spring!

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“After many a summer dies the swan…” or so the saying goes, but not when she wisely books an appointment with Vera here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

Well dear readers, Spring has finally sprung here in sunny California and while Dame Nature is certainly busy outdoors awakening the blossoms and trees, our staff is working just as hard indoors reviving the long dormant beauty of our clients. Like a little ugly duckling or a sleeping garden, sometimes you never know what lies just beneath the surface waiting to bloom, but when it does…it can be a thing of beauty indeed!

Though the bloom may have been off the rose so to speak for a recent guest, our Pink Bubble’s Swan for Spring has reemerged as fresh and lovely as ever!

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Sometimes, you just have to roll up your sleeves and get to work…and that’s just what we did for Mateo’s #4 Ponytail Barbie! She was pampered head to toe here at Pink Bubbles and enjoyed all the services included with her spa package visit.

Assisted by Daffy, Miss Roberts enjoyed our Pink Bubble’s Beauty Bath followed by “Body-Brite!” vinyl service which not only addressed the darkening of her complexion but also took care of some pink staining that had unfortunately spread well away from her lips…

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Next, a fresh hair set was in order with Barbie’s requisite bang curls returned to their former glory!

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On to to the make-up department where everything from brows to lips were discussed with Bab’s and re-painted with care…

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The finishing touches of a fresh manicure and pedicure were left in the capable hands of our manicurist Madge, while Beatrice went through her stock of pearl and golden hoop earrings for the perfect finishing accessory…Barbie chose hoops!

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A picture’s worth a thousand words they say and Barbie’s final results left us all…well, speechless!

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“Happy Spring!” P.B. followers and until next time always remember:

 

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Never give up hope!

Many thanks to Mateo for sending in your girl to Pink Bubbles and for sharing her results with our readers!

Who will be…

“NEXT!”

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Episode Two of…The Secret Storm!

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Hello Pink Bubbles Doll Spa followers…thanks for tuning us back in!

After a very busy morning on the floor, the girls and I have finally flipped over the “Out to Lunch” sign hanging in the front window and positioned ourselves in front of our little black & white T.V. here in the break room. Of course we’ll have our lunch but more importantly it’s time to escape reality once more and lose ourselves in our favorite afternoon story… “The Secret Storm!”

(Many thanks to Kathleen for the promised follow-up episode since her girls arrived home from their extended stay here at the spa!)

So sit back, kick those shoes off and enjoy…you know you want to!

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When we last left the Gabrielski sisters they were in route home, fresh from their dazzling transformations here at Pink Bubbles..

The gorgeous weather of California was quickly becoming a fading memory for Dr. Marcia as she tippy-toed through the freshly fallen snow of her native New Jersey and slipped into the passenger seat of Angelo’s rumbling red Buick at the airport. Abby and Bobbi Sue settled into the back seat while Marcia’s “boy-toy” tended to the bags. The wolf-whistle Angelo gave the sisters when they first got off the plane was confirmation to all that their fresh looks were indeed a hit!

Heading straight to the office was a must as after all Dr. Marcia had a business to run and trips to Los Angeles weren’t cheap. Arriving at the dental office, Angelo put the bags in the storage room while Bobbi Sue checked the messages. Two emergency root canals took priority…Father John from church and Harry the neighborhood plumber…yet another divorced “man about town” who many of the single…and even some of the married local ladies have their hungry eyes on…

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“Hire him Dear…he’s absolutely perfect! I mean…these dirty dishes ARE stacking up…”

With appointments made and the work completed, a grateful and pain-free Father John gifted the sisters with six tickets to the St. Valentine Dance held at the church that coming Saturday night. After all, the girls were knock-outs and his congregation who were mostly over sixty would enjoy a bit of valentine eye-candy he was sure! In quiet celebration of the news Bobbi Sue took a little hit of laughing gas unbeknownst to her sisters…she is going to “try to change” she silently promises herself once again…

On the morning of the dance, the Gabrielski sisters went shopping for new gowns at “Lora Lee” the best dress shop in town:

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With the help of their little cousin Casey who works there part-time as a sales girl, the debut looks were selected…and were quite stunning!

By the way, Casey too actually had her own appointment at Pink Bubbles and really digs her results!

With the gowns selected and the sisters looking better than they have in years, the only thing left to do was decide who their lucky escorts would be…

Will Dr. Marcia be on the arm of the dashing Angelo that evening…or will she attend with her possibly soon to be estranged husband? Will the Valentine’s dance inspire Sean to finally propose to an increasingly impatient Abby? And finally, will Bobbi Sue find the strength to resist the laughing gas, the wine bottle…not to mention the prescription pain killers and find a decent man of her own…wait a moment, does Harry the plumber like cats?

We’ll all have to wait and see what happens on next episode of… “The Secret Storm!”

Oh my, I swear I can’t believe how fast thirty minutes can fly by! Oh well, it’s back to reality as I’m off to my station once again. The clients are getting restless in the lounge and Vera says I’m booked solid till six…I better get a move on!

“Who’s Next?!”

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“The Barbie Look” – American Girl Style!

 

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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!

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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!

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

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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!

“Who’s Been In?” Pink Bubbles “Clients Of The Week” That’s Who!

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P.B.D.S. Clients – #0055, #0056, #0057, #0058

From the collections of Gary & Steven!

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

Welcome back everybody, I’m so happy you’ve all dropped by!

The spa has really been hopping this week and with so many gorgeous faces coming and going, I’d thought you’d all like to take a peek and see who answered the “Beauty Roll Call” this week at Pink Bubbles!

First up were Gary’s girls, three beautiful Fashion Royalty ladies in need of hair consultations. With the exception of a quick eye color change for one of them, there was no need to touch their lovely faces…they were already perfection!

The first gal is “Sophia” who requested a classic Sophia Loren style. I tried my best to pay homage to the Italian screen goddess as shown in the photos below.

Here’s Sophia before:

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“Bella!”

 

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Next up is a style we dubbed “Cheers!” named for its inspiration…the beautiful Carmen Dell’Orefice who toasts us with a delicious cocktail at the bewitching hour of midnight!

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Here she is before:

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And after:

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Here’s the mysterious and elusive “Dark Swan” Elise Jolie as she looked when she arrived:

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And again (Gasp!) sans braid:

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To round things off, a sassy Bubble Cut with an identity crisis from the collection of Steven!

A brilliant concept of a #1 Barbie face-paint on a Bubble Cut…reinterpreted by the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa staff!

Here’s how she looked when she arrived:

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And after:

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Needless to say, it was a busy afternoon!

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Thanks as always for dropping in and do so again next week for another peek into the lives of some of your favorite fashion dolls!

Thank you Gary for sending your beautiful Fashion Royalty girls in to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

And another thank you goes out to Steven for sharing his #1 Bubble Cut with us as well!

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 Baker’s Dozen For Holly!

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From the collection of Rachel!

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

Hello everybody and welcome back to Pink Bubbles!

I’d like you all to meet Holly, our latest spa make-over client. Now Holly’s as sweet as they come, in fact she’s just as sweet as the delicious glazed doughnuts I pick up every morning from the family owned “Hole-In-One Doughnut House” on my way in to work. I tell you we just couldn’t start our day here at the spa without them and heaven forbid if Vera doesn’t have her coffee and Bear Claw before the phones start ringing at her desk!

I was delighted to find her name as I scanned Vera’s appointment book and looked forward to seeing her in my chair at 10:30 that morning. Of course she came bearing extra tasty treats packed inside the pale pink box we’ve all come to know and love. It looks like my Playtex Living Girdle is going to have to put in some overtime this week:

 

Holly’s already a very pretty girl and unlike me needs no help in the figure department either! Her svelte T-N-T waistline is still intact which is amazing considering the line of business her families in.

Her mother Faye is also a client of mine and of course you know how mother’s are…she can’t help but keep me updated on her daughters social life. Quick over the counter reports are common as I pay for my doughnuts and even more detailed accounts while sitting in my chair once every two weeks. Now as you all know I’m not one to repeat gossip…so you better listen close the first time!

Now according to Faye, Holly has eyes for Steve…he’s that great looking delivery guy who drops off the flour, sugar and yeast to the bakery on Thursday afternoons. Well, today happens to be Thursday so by my own calculations Holly has to be out of here by 12:30 at the latest so she can get home, change and be back behind the counter by 2:00 looking gorgeous! (Not that I know anything about what’s going on with Holly wanting to be asked out for a date by Steve…I have always prided myself in minding my own business!)

Here’s Holly as she looked when she first arrived:

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Starting off with all the right ingredients already, Holly I know will be a sweet vision indeed for Steve when I’ve finished…I’m just saying!

Daffy escorted Holly to the back where she began her treatments with our Pink Bubbles Beauty Bath for Face & Body. Her long blonde hair was washed, conditioned and re-set in the youthful style Holly loves. She requested and was given a pretty red hair bow, leaving me wondering what she was going to wear that afternoon for Steve…which is none of my business.

Her lashes were in need of some attention so they were tidied up a bit. I saw that her nose and chin were beginning to fade to yellow (which seems to be common occurrence with the younger Mod set) so a light color-wash was done that evened out her complexion. I soon discovered that little spot below her eye was indeed a beauty mark embedded in her skin and wouldn’t budge!  Fresh eyebrows were next and were re-done in a pale blond. She also needed  an application of fresh pink to her lips so I color-matched a shade just for her. A bit of blush repair ended my work and she finished her Pink Bubbles visit at the manicurist table with Madge.

A quick reminder of Holly’s “before” look:

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And the fresh Pink Bubbles version:

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An overview of her “Before & After” pics:

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Wow! What a knock-out!

Well according to mother Faye, a baker’s dozen of pretty pink roses were delivered to Holly at the “Hole-In-One Doughnut House” before closing! Of course they are now proudly displayed right next to the cash register, tended to lovingly by her mother who tells everyone who comes in that they were sent to her daughter. I saw them this morning and they are indeed lovely and smell wonderful. In fact, I noticed they were the exact same color as Holly’s fresh lips! I only counted twelve in the vase though…the thirteenth I soon discovered was tucked neatly behind Holly’s ear as she carefully placed Vera’s Bear Claw inside that very familiar pink pastry box!

Thanks again Rachel for sending “Holly” to The Pink Bubbles Doll Spa! The staff looks forward to meeting more of your girls 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!

Spa packages as well as individual services are available.

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!

Spa packages as well as individual services are available.

Please visit us again next week for another dolly adventure!

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

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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!

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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!

Spa packages as well as individual services are available.

Please visit us again next week for another dolly adventure!

Tomato, Tamato!

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P.B.D.S. Client – #0040

From the collection of Ernesto!

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

The busy week began when our receptionist Vera received an urgent telephone call from Ernesto, a dear friend of the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa.

Ernesto is not only a brilliant photographer, he’s also a wonderful writer and the creator of DOLLDOM one of my very favorite fashion doll sites! If you haven’t already, you must drop in…I’m sure you’ll all love it! In fact, the spa clients in today’s post are all in- house fashion models who work exclusively in his studio…and this is their story!

Vera informed me that Ernesto’s Silkstone models needed appropriate hairstyles for the elegant couture wardrobe that was to be featured in an up-coming DOLLDOM pictorial. He had scheduled hair appointments for his selected models with her…and she was very excited to have this elite group of supermodels visit us here at the spa. As some of you may know, Vera’s a bit high-toned and is always looking to add another fabulous feather to the Pink Bubble’s Doll Spa cap and informed us all that the models visit would “bring up the tone of the place!”

Now according to the plan, the seven girls were going to be driving down the coast very early the next morning for their hair appointments, giving them plenty of time to return that evening for the scheduled fashion shoot. Well, in a perfect world plans go…well basically as planned! Unfortunately, this was not the case in this instance and I’m afraid our dear Vera got caught up in the cross-hairs!

It all started when the models car broke down about half way down the coast. Fortunately they were able to call us from a garage to let us know of the delay. Now Vera, already knowing of Ernesto’s shooting schedule, wanted to make sure their visit went off without a hitch, so she decided to drive up and give the girls a lift the rest of the way in her Chevy convertible. You may have seen it about town. It’s hard to miss…baby pink with “Pink Bubbles Doll Spa” logos painted on both the doors!

Now that would have been a happy ending to a slight bump in the road…except Vera’s usually dependable Chevy overheated as well on the way back! Well, as you can imagine with a group as large as that; seven lovely young girls…as well as we’ll say, a very well-preserved Vera…rides to accommodate them all were hard to come by! The best the stranded group could do in this pinch was…are you ready…a lift in the back of an open-bed tomato truck inward bound to L.A.! Well, a rides a ride and the girls convinced a very skeptical Vera that they should take it.

So, with the Chevy hitched securely to the back bumper, off they went!

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Back at the salon Daffy and I were beginning to worry about our clients whereabouts when suddenly, a big red truck full of tomatoes pulled up in front of the spa! Surprised, we both watched as the girls jumped out of the back, laughing as they headed towards the doors of the spa. Last to emerge was our very own Vera…hair askew looking a little windblown after the trip down the scenic coast of the 101 Freeway! And you should have seen the expression on her face as she hopped down out of the back of that truck and removed a very ripe tomato from the back heel of her shoe!

Well, with their road trip adventure behind them, each girl took their turn in my chair.  They each received an elegant new hairstyle more suited to the classic couture they were soon to wear. A happy ending after all as the girls indeed made it back in time for the shoot! 

Enjoy their hair transformation results below!

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Now that’s what I’d call a lovely bunch of tomato’s!

Make sure to visit DOLLDOM where you can view the stunning results as the models take their turns in front of Ernesto’s lens!

Thank you Ernesto for sending your lovely troupe of models to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa and featuring them on the pages of DOLLDOM! They look divine!

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

Spa packages as well as individual services are available.

Have a great weekend everyone and look for a new make-over tale next week!


Automat Annie!

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From the collection of Victoria!

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

Annie’s a new client here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa and we have Madge, our world-renowned manicurist to thank for introducing all of us to her. Now being in the nail business all these years, the absolute first thing Madge notices about anyone is the state of their manicure. She just can’t help it. I tell you your hair could be on fire and she’d be checking your fingers for chipped polish!

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Now Madge always visits the Automat in the morning for a quick cup of coffee and a danish before she clocks in. According to her, she had just dropped a quarter into the slot for her pastry and was opening the little glass door to take it when the plate holding her breakfast suddenly began to slide inwards away from her! Now no one keeps Madge from her morning Bear Claw, so she gave the plate a rather firm tug back and out it came…with the server’s hand still holding onto the other side of the pretty jadeite green dish! Quickly letting go, it disappeared back into the compartment and out of sight.

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Peering into the little opening, Madge shouted “You there! What’s the big idea…and what’s going on with those nails!” Reaching into her handbag, she took out one of her cards and placed it inside the compartment. Leaning in, she shouted “Come see me!” before closing the tiny door. Well according to Madge, not more than ten minutes later, a young girl clutching her business card appeared at her table where she sat finishing up her breakfast.

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“Hi, I’m Annie.” the girl said. “I want to apologize about the danish…I was just trying to swap it out for a tuna on rye for the lunch crowd.” “Don’t worry about it Honey, frankly I’m more concerned with the state of your nails. I’m down the street at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa…you should come in. In fact, we have a special spa package deal going on right now that not only includes my services, but the works… skin, hair, make-up…anything you need. Come on by. Ask for Madge!”

And guess what? She did!

As you can all see, Annie’s nails were the least of her beauty problems! She did end up taking advantage of our special spa package which included everything she needed for her day of pampering. After her relaxing Pink Bubbles Beauty Bath for Face & Body, Daffy noticed and removed a broken earring post in Annie’s ear that had begun to corrode. Thankfully, the dreaded “green ear” had only just begun to form and she was saved from that fate in the nick of time! She then had her hair washed and deep conditioned, which was a good thing as it took quite a while to untangle.

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I’m always amazed at how lovely a girl’s hair can actually become with a little effort! (Well, maybe more than just a little!)

Picture3cWith her pretty red hair returned to its former glory, I then addressed her make-up needs. For starters, she had no trace of eyebrows left at all, so I had to start from scratch, which is always a challenge. Shade and placement being key, I think hers turned out quite lovely. Next, I repaired her shadow and lids. Satisfied with these results, I moved on to her lips. A new application of red, mixed to match the remnants of her original shade, did the trick. And for a finishing touch, as always, a light application of blush. She then left my station and reunited with her new best friend Madge, where she spent the remainder of her visit just “soaking in it!”

Below are Annie’s amazing results!

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Annie was so pleased with her new look that she promised to tell all her girlfriends about our spa. And as a very special thank you, she gave each of our staff five shiny new tokens each, good for anything our hearts desired that may lay behind the shiny glass compartments of Madge’s favorite morning stop, the Automat!

Thanks Annie, we’ll be stopping by soon!

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Thank you Victoria for once again sending one of your “wayward” girls to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

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!

I’ve listed specially priced spa packages on eBay this afternoon, so check them out. Just search for “Pink Bubbles Doll Spa” under “Dolls” in the search engine.

Have a great weekend everyone and look for a new make-over tale next week!