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!

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 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!

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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!

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 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:

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And here’s Helen:

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

 

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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!

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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 more dolly adventures!

 

 
 

 

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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!

“Saluto della dalla Svizzera!”

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P.B.D.S. Client – #0042

From the collection of Roberta!

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

Saluto della dalla Svizzera! Il mio nome è Alina!” followed by a kiss on each cheek was the warm greeting I received from my newest client as she was escorted to my chair by our receptionist Vera. Not missing a beat, I took her outstretched hand in mine and answered back “Welcome to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa my dear!” I immediately noticed that Vera seemed to be enjoying my unfolding communication dilemma just a little too much! 

Jumping in to keep the coversation afloat, Vera suddenly said “Benvenuti Alina al nostro benessere! Come possiamo aiutarvi oggi?” to our pretty guest.

Well, you could have knocked me over with a feather!

“Vera, you’ve been holding out on us! I didn’t know you spoke anything other than English!” I said very surprised. Ma naturalmente!” she replied, waving her hand dramatically above her head, quickly adding “I mean…but of course!” clearly for my benefit. “I spent my entire youth traveling abroad!” she stated proudly in a tone that made it sound as if it should have been “oh so obvious!” “She’s come all this way from Switzerland to see us. As a matter-of-fact, I spent my honeymoon in Switzerland!”  she said as she smoothed the back of her stylish black hair.

“Was that your second or third dear?” I not so innocently asked. “Third!” was her curt reply.

Well, that’s our Vera! So full of…surprises!

“Anyway,” she continued, “did you know that four different languages are used in Switzerland? Italian, German, French and English. Alina and I are speaking Italian!”

Vera was clearly at ease in her new role as teacher!

“No Kidding!” I said. “Well?”  “Well what?” replied Vera. “What did you say to her?” I continued. “Oh…I asked how we could help her of course!” Vera said. And at that precise moment, my new client removed her stylish Pucci print head scarf revealing exactly why she was here to us both!

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Sono venuto tutta la strada da Switzarland nella speranza si può ripristinare il mio bei capelli! Ho sentito i Pink Bubbles Doll Spa è il migliore!” she said looking at me as I stared back wide-eyed at her reflection in my mirror. Ecstatic to be coming to my rescue once again, Vera translated, “She says, “I came in hopes you can restore my beautiful hair! I’ve heard the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa is the best!” And with that, Vera turned and began to scurry back towards her desk to answer her ringing phone. “By the way, her name is Alina!” she shouted over her shoulder before she disappeared behind the frosted glass partition that separated her desk at the entrance from the rest of the spa. Peeking from around the partition, Vera gave me a quick wink and said “Good luck!” before disappearing once again.

Looking back at Alina’s reflection, I softly patted her shoulders and said “Well, I guess we’re on our own now Honey!”

Now I didn’t need any translation to know exactly what was needed in the beauty department for Alina. It was already clear she needed “the works” as far as her hair, but I also knew she would benefit from starting off her visit with a relaxing Pink Bubbles Beauty Bath for Face & Body. So I called in Daffy and handed my client over to her and spent the needed prep time laying out my hair tools. In any language, it was going to be a lot of work!

When Alina returned, I showed her my sample ring of hair colors to choose from and she immediately went for the Blond tones. “Perfetto!” she said as she pointed her choice out to me. It was the lightest of the platinum blond’s. “Perfect!” I said. “, perfetto!” she agreed with a big smile. Yes, we were gonna get along just fine!

Well, I won’t bore you with the details, but I will say after several hours in my chair, including a lunch break with Alina and the girls, I finished the hair process and then moved on to the styling. After thumbing through our latest issue of “Modern Beauty Shop” magazine, Alina chose a classic swirl style. And as far as her make-up needs, with a beautiful face like Alina’s, I knew any color palette would work. Again, using our system of communication, I just showed her the selection of colors as far as lip tones and blush, and she chose a pretty matching pair in coral pink. A bit of “Noir-Black” for her lids and the job was done.

When turned to the mirror for the final reveal, I knew immediately Alina was pleased! Turning her head side to side, I could see from her expression that it was a job well done. “E ‘perfetto! I love it!” she exclaimed. Rising from my chair she gave me the biggest hug followed by an extra set of kisses to boot. To prove her point, she took the Pucci scarf from her purse and gave it a kiss as well…a kiss goodbye, as she dropped it into my waste can. Addio vecchio amico!” she said, which I assumed was “Adios!” “Thank you, thank you!  Grazie! Addio miei amici!” were her parting words.

With another hug goodbye to Daffy and I, Alina stopped and settled her bill with Vera. The two chatted for a time, laughing and carrying on. With a final wave goodbye to us all, off she went.

What a lovely girl! I do hope to see Alina again. Who knows, one day I may get to travel…maybe even to Switzerland! Why not? After all, I now have a new friend who lives there!

Till then, “Arrivederci! dear readers, “Arrivederci!”

Please enjoy Alina’s transformation pic’s below:

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Grazie Roberta per inviare la vostra bambola Barbie Pink Bubbles Doll Spa! Spero che ti piace lei per gli anni a venire e guardare con impazienza di sentire da voi presto!

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.

Please visit us again next week for another dolly adventure!

Holiday Hair Happenin’s!

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P.B.D.S. Client – #0031

From the collection of Karen!

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

Winter greetings everyone! Brrrr! Is it ever beginning to get nippy outside! I know, I know…California’s winter weather is so much easier to take than in other parts of the country, and no, I wouldn’t want to trade…but trust me, we’re definitely starting to feel the chill here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa! My receptionist Vera has been driving with the top up on her baby pink Chevy for weeks now, windows tightly shut and the heater full-blast. And though I think she’s nuts, Daffy still insists on wearing her uniform skirts a bit too short for the cold…you know, just in case a casting director or producer’s wife happens to be picked up from her appointment by her well-connected husband. I swear, what that girl wouldn’t do for a good part! She just knows she’s bound to get discovered sooner or later. She’s a “go-getter” if you know what I mean. In fact, she just recently landed a gig in a Coke commercial! Look for her, she’s the blonde on the back of the bicycle built for two, drinking the soda pop with her feet propped up on the handle bars while her boyfriend does all the work peddling! Don’t blink, you’ll miss her!

  At any rate, I’d like to share a story with you about a recent client who dropped by just this last week. Jeneva was a first-time guest here at Pink Bubbles and let me tell you just as sweet as they come! A gorgeous young thing with beautiful all-original face-paint. Didn’t need a bit of make-up outside of a touch-up on her lids and a just kiss of blush. Besides, that wasn’t why she ended up in my chair. Unfortunately, lovely Jeneva suffered a horrible hair mishap. Someone, obviously without a beauty operators license, had treated her to an “at-home” haircut. Clipped her pretty blonde swirl bang hair right down to the roots, not to mention smack-dab in the middle of her forehead. I know, we’ve all been there. Who amongst us hasn’t fallen into the wrong hands at one time or another and had to wait months for their bangs to grow out?!

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Let’s face it, with the Christmas holidays just around the corner, she just didn’t have that kind of time to wait. She had parties to attend and pictures with her family and friends to take. Now I don’t care how pretty head scarves are these days, even the ones with poinsettia’s printed on them, the season just calls for beautiful holiday hair! Luckily for Jeneva, the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa had a quicker solution available!

Now initially she had come in for one of our complimentary wig fittings with Beatrice (sorry Bea about the lost commission!) to deal with the problem. She even showed me this clipping she pulled from her purse with s few styles she liked. Take a look:

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Now I don’t care what Mr. Frederick says about “Wigging your way to glamour.” I knew I could do one better for my new client! In fact, I too was going to make sure she couldn’t tell my work from her own hair, and there was going to be no need to send anything back to Mr. Frederick anytime soon! (Though I have to admit that #C, the “Lucky Streak” wiglet is pretty fab! I may have to whip that look up for myself for New Year’s Eve!)

So off I went to my hair supply drawer, and wouldn’t you know it, I didn’t have the right color in stock. I had to send Daffy down to “Maude’s Hair Supplies” to pick up the perfect shade after checking my hair swatches and consulting with Maude on the phone personally. Of course, Daffy couldn’t wait to get out and grab a breath of fresh air. Besides, she’s got a mad crush on Maude’s son Lawrence. I think she may be barking up the wrong tree though since little Larry does better hair than I do! In fact he’s the one who encouraged his Mother to go into the hair business. It was hair supplies or his own beauty shop and frankly I’m glad they went with the former. I don’t need the extra competition in this town and besides, Larry’s a wiz with a rat-tail comb and don’t get me started with his Bouffants…pure magic! Thanks to Larry, I’ve seen his mother Maude with hair so big I was surprised she had the strength to keep her head up on her own neck! Maude really loves big hair though. She always says “The bigger the hair, the smaller the hips look!” I have to agree…words to live by. Maude and her son/personal hair stylist Larry…no, I don’t think Daffy’s going to be able to break those two apart any time soon. Did I mention, Larry collects antique Shirley Temple dolls? Last count, I think it was something like 75 or so in his collection. And their all in perfect condition. He displayed them at the library once and he treated the crowd to a very informative lecture on little Shirley’s film career and his dolls. No, I’m afraid there’s not enough room left on the Good Ship Lollypop for you Daffy! There’s only three seats…one for Momma, one for Larry and one for Shirley! Oh, and by the way, you didn’t hear any of this from me…remember I’m not one to repeat gossip…so you better be sure to listen close the first time!

Anyway, enough about Maude, Larry and Daffy’s love triangle. Back to my client!

Here’s a shot of her hair from behind…

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With her hair having been cut in the front, I was a little afraid the rest may have been trimmed as well. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see when I complete the styling. Where is that girl anyway? Maybe she’s getting the nickel tour of Larry’s collection! Well, when Daffy finally returned with the hair, I got to work!

16 hair plugs later (as well as a wash, set and style) was all that was needed to return her hair to its former “Swirl” glory. Though the length of her hair may have been trimmed slightly, it turned out just beautiful. The color-match was perfect! An added touch of color on her lids and a bit of blush completed my work.

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I challenge Mr. Frederick to tell me where the new hair starts and ends! Judge for yourself with the “Before & After” photos posted below. The ever helpful Beatrice, (who as you know by now works on commission) assisted our client in the selection of the final touches of her “Safety-First” replacement pearl earrings and a sunny yellow hair bow…both available by the way in our gift shop.  

I think we can all agree that Jeneva and her restored Swirl hairstyle are both more than ready to greet the season in style! Lucky will be the young fella who accidentally winds up under the mistletoe with this lovely lass!

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 Thanks Karen for sending Jeneva to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa for her hair restoration needs! We wish you both, as well as all of our readers, the happiest of Holidays!

P.S. Don’t forget, we do have appointments open. Treat your own doll to a day of beauty at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

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!

“Up”-Town Girls!

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P.B.D.S. Clients – #0029

From the collection’s of Lisa, Jaime & Victoria!

 All dolls have secret lives as we all know…here’s a peek into three!

Though they’ve never met, these three Pink Bubbles Doll Spa clients all have one thing in common…a run-in with a pair of scissors! Yes, each one of them had the unfortunate experience of having their long ponytails lopped off, leaving them a little “short” on styling options. Whether hacked off above or just below the shoulders, they all faced the same problem… to do the best with what they had (left!) That’s where I come in, adding the second thing they all have in common, taking a seat in my chair!

Now, we all know that a gals hair is her crowning glory, but when that crown has been irrevocably altered by a little “beautician-in-training,”  it can be quite upsetting for the doll forced to live with the results. Don’t worry ladies, when a hair tragedy strikes, there’s always hope here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa! 

Our first example is Paige. This striking brunette was in dire beauty straits when she first arrived, as you can see from her “before” picture below. After a day of beauty services to her face and body, the last thing to tend to was her cut hair. It was decided an elegant up-do was the way to go and she, and her owner Lisa, were thrilled with the results. You’d hardly guess it was the same girl!

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Lottie, from the collection of Jaime, faced  the same hair challenge. A lovely #3, she was nearly perfect…except for her hair. Cut off at the shoulders, the remains of her blonde ponytail were fashioned into the elegant bun style seen below.

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What a difference a day at Pink Bubbles can make! She’s now the perfect fashion model for “Gay Parisienne” one of the rarest of all vintage Barbie doll outfits. Magnifique!

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When this blonde bombshell is spotted out on the town, admiring gentlemen call out, “Ooh la la…it’s Lottie!”

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Our third example of a cut ponytail fix is Edie, a Swirl with a very pretty shade of red hair. So pretty in fact, her owner Victoria wanted to save it, so we took on the challenge! Luckily, her swirl bang hair was still long enough to make it around the top wrap. After that though, there wasn’t much to work with. The solution? A double curled topknot! And as a tribute to the classic yellow ribbon that would have held the bottom of her ponytail in place, a charming decorative bow is added as the finishing touch.

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So there you have it. Three examples of hair mishaps with happy endings! So the next time you come across a gal with “cut” hair, don’t just dismiss her, she may actually be a “diamond in the rough.” Take a moment and think back to this fabulous trio. Who knows, you may have found your own “Up”-Town Girl” who, with a little help, could soon be ready to model the most elegant evening gown in your collection!

Thank you Lisa & Paige, Jaime & Lottie and Victoria & Edie

for visiting the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa!

Come again soon!

P.S. Don’t forget, we have appointments open. Treat your own doll to a day 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!

 

“I’m A Red-Hot Mama!…But I’m Blue For You!”

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P.B.D.S. Client #0024

From the collection of Steven!

It was the hottest day of the summer and the mercury in the spa’s thermometer left the 100 degree mark behind and continued right on climbing. On top of that, the air conditioner went on the fritz which only added to the merriment. I had Daffy find and plug-in all the fans we had stored in the back. Of course Vera complained the most about the heat as she doesn’t like to be uncomfortable, AT ALL! Beads of sweat, mixed with Aqua-Net trickled off her forehead, which she continually dabbed at with her lace hankie. Mix that with the smell of “Ambush!” her latest signature scent, and boy howdy!

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We all sat cooking in our own juices waiting for Herb the repairman to show up and fix the darn cooler, which I’m sure is on its last legs. Now, just when you thought it wasn’t going to get any hotter, in walks our latest spa quest. This red-hot redhead certainly got your attention, bringing her own kind of heat! I swore the temperature jumped up ten more degrees when she entered the spa! Her Lava-Red hair and not so subtle make-up palate, complete with shiny as glass sealer, wasn’t exactly screaming “Sandra Dee” innocence. She was “all-woman” alright and I wouldn’t recommend leaving your Husband lying around out in the open with her in the vicinity, if you get my drift!

She climbed into my chair and after welcoming her to the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa, I asked how I could help her. “Well, I guess what I’m looking for is…you know, to tell you the truth, I’m not sure!” she said with a laugh. “I guess we can start at the top and work our way down honey!” 

She had a great attitude with a terrific sense of humor to boot so I liked her immediately! “Your hair color sure is striking!” I told her. “I don’t think I have a swatch in this color.” “Well, snip off a sample with my compliments!” she laughed. “It might catch on.” “Or might catch fire!” I said as I gave her a wink. “I decided to become a red-head, and I don’t do anything half-assed!” she said. “If you’re looking for the girl next door…” “I know”, I said holding up my hand, “…go next door!” we both said in unison, laughing. Vera looked up at us, not amused!

“I guess I’d like to tone it down a bit…not my hair color mind you, I love it, but my overall look.”  she told me. “I’m a singer, and I’m gonna try breaking into some of the high-brow joints uptown.” “I wanna stay me, but class it up!” were her instructions.

I handed her off to Daffy who escorted her into the back where she relaxed in a “cool-down” version of our Pink Bubbles Beauty Bath for Face & Body treatment. With her hair in a towel, she hopped back in my chair and my work began. I tamed her mass of locks, shaping them into a classic swirl hair design. With her hair now perfectly set, I finished her make-up, giving her a more elegant look. When I finished, she looked in the mirror and said “This is perfect, your some kind of magician! I sure could use you in my dressing room opening night!” “Well, I’ve been known to make house calls, why should nightclubs be any different! You know, I swear I’ve never seen shinier hair. What’s your secret?” I asked. “Just got lucky!” she said. “My hair has become my trademark, it really reflects the spotlights.” she told me.”Let me show you!”

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Suddenly, she stood up and gave us an impromptu night club performance right on the spot! “You see, I always open up my set with this number! It’s called “That Terrific Rainbow!”

“Imagine me bathed in a hot red light!” she said. Raising her arms straight up, she began her song, a cappella. “I’m a red-hot mama!”…  picture it, they hit me with a blue gel when I sing this line,… “but I’m blue…for you!” ….get it?…then comes the purple gel… “I get purple with anger…at the things you do!”…then a green gel bathes me in its light… “but I’m green with envy, when you meet a dame!” …here comes the orange hue… “and you burn my heart up with an orange flame!”…again with the red…”I”m a red-hot Mama, but your white and cold… white light… “Don’t you know your Mama, has a heart of gold!” …hit me with gold!… “Though we’re in those grey clouds…someday you’ll find, a terrific rainbow, over you and I!”

Myself, Daffy and yes, even Vera, gave her a round of applause. But the loudest clapping of all came from the entryway. Herb, who had finally showed up to repair the air conditioning, was the most appreciative of our floor show. “Put your eyes back in their sockets and get that thing working Herb!” scolded Daffy. Picking up his toolbox, he shot back a glance at our fiery songbird and let out a long wolf whistle! Laughing, he headed towards the back. “A typical man!” shot Vera.

Our new friend was a Red-Hot Mama alright! I think we’ll try to schedule an appointment for her in December, you know, when the furnace goes on the blink. We’ll need the heat!

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Picture101Steven’s gorgeous Swirl Barbie had an attentive audience here at the Pink Bubbles Doll Spa! She began with our wonderful P. B. Beauty Bath for Face & Body. Her shocking red tresses were styled into the classic swirl hairdo. A softer hand was used to give her an elegant new make-up, fit for the classiest of nightclubs. I doubt you’ll find a more scintillating siren anywhere!

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N!…Connie Francis – 1962

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P.B.D.S. Client File – #0006

From the collection of Robin!

You never know what can happen when you finally get to go on a vacation! Just ask Robin’s Swirl Barbie!

This is her story, as told to me, straight from my styling chair.

When Robin’s pretty Blonde Swirl heard she was going to a real Barbie convention, her head started swimming with thoughts of Connie Francis, fun, new friends and a chance to finally get out of the house and live!

Plane trips, hotel rooms, room shopping, everything sounded so dreamy! Swirl Barbie couldn’t wait to hit the convention floors and mingle with other dolls. It was going to be so amazing, so exciting! Things were going to happen to her that she had only read about in the pages of Barbie Bazaar.

She waited and waited. Finally, it was time to go! She was lovingly packed away in Robin’s suitcase with the other specially selected dolls and she was off!

Swirl Barbie loved being at convention, and was super excited when Robin took her to her very first workshop!

“Re-styling and re-painting 101” “Yay, …..I think!” thought Bab’s.

Everything seemed fine at first. Everyone got out their Barbie’s and listened carefully as the instructor told the crowd what to do. Paints and supplies were handed out and everyone was so excited!

Robin, always looking out for others, noticed someone sitting there without a doll to re-style and readily offered up Swirl Barbie!

“Hey, wait a minute!” screamed Barbie “I don’t want to go…..” But it was too late.

“First, we carefully comb out all the tangles!” said the instructor. “AHHHHHH!” Barbie screamed as the comb was pulled through her hair, root to ends by the clueless workshop attendee holding her. “Be careful!” she cried. She could feel her beautiful hair strands snap and tear, being pulled from her head. This went on forever, or so it seemed to Barbie. The comb was full of blonde hair when they were done and Barbie’s scalp was on fire! When Robin looked over, she was as mortified as Barbie!

Looking like someone had styled her hair with their feet, the disastrous hair lesson was finally over. It was now time for a make-up session!

“Oh my Lord!” Barbie tried to scream for help, but the crazed first time artist slathered her lips with the sticky goo they had mixed on the plate. Unhappy with the first attempt, it was wiped away roughly only to be re-applied again and again, staining her face. “How can this be happening?” Barbie thought, “Is this a dream? Is this a nightmare?”

So overtaken with grief, Barbie thankfully passed out and doesn’t remember any thing else from the workshop.

When she awoke some time later in the hotel room, she ran to the bathroom mirror and shrieked in horror at her own reflection and then fainted again!

When she came to for the second time she started to cry and refused to leave the room for the rest of convention.

She has been in this state ever since.

Till now.

She’s finally been booked at The Pink Bubble’s Doll Spa!

The nightmare has ended.

Here she is…..the refreshed and renewed, Miss Blonde Swirl Barbie…….

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Robin’s blonde swirl started her morning at the spa with our luxurious Pink Bubble’s Beauty Bath for Face & Body. Her hair was then de-tangled, washed, set and styled. A pretty yellow replacement ribbon was added. Her eyebrow and lip make-up was refreshed and afterwards she visited with Beatrice in our gift shop to replace the dangerously rusting stick pins with “Safety-First” earrings.
 

Thank you Robin and Barbie for visiting The Pink Bubble’s Doll Spa!