Category Archives: @ the JstranD

fantasy football: it’s back! -jake Shlofrock

    The Shlaef Says… You smell that in the air? Yeah, that’s the sweet smell of the leaves changing and that means only one thing: baseball is finally over. Although I’m a rather avid baseball guy and live and die for my Chicago Cubs, it doesn’t even do my fantasy football fetish justice. Fantasy… Continue Reading

Thankful Thursday and Magdalena’s European Med Spa!

It’s Thankful Thursday! It wasn’t a coincidence when I ran into Magdalena at Moishe & Isaac’s grocery store grabbing our green drinks two years ago. Prior to that, we were working out, pumping iron in Marney’s class at Bannockburn. We just smiled and competed for the best spot in the class, (Magdalena only front and… Continue Reading

“Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” – Ally Condietry

    To the strands that connect us all… Many moons ago, I had the privilege of taking a teacher training class with Sharon Gannon and David Life. To begin, Sharon addressed the class and invited us to bow our heads in reverence to the Gurus we seldom acknowledge nor think to honor. She continued,… Continue Reading

Embrace Matronly?

…Never. And that’s a very long time. A beautiful woman, early sixtyish, elegantly saunters in to the salon.  So happy to see each other after having not seen her in a few months, (her usual lapse between haircuts,) we embark on the plan for her long tresses. Almost pleading, she says to me, “I just… Continue Reading

Loooong Layerrrrs…

Being a native Chicagoan and living and loving it… this winter of course, I am not complaining! Well, maybe a “hair,” pun intended. nKeep your length, and change it up. It’s just the thing you need to get through the few weeks we have left of winter! Add some excitement to your game! Abandon the little girl all one length and… Continue Reading

I have a Zen approach…

Trying to describe how you want your hair is somewhat like trying to describe a color. Virtually impossible. I feel very strongly about conversing in a visual language when it comes to describing the vision you have, for the look you’d like to acheive. I often wonder why a client feels intimidated at times, to show… Continue Reading

new hair ideas for 2011:

Someone must have dug this up from the archives, and it wasn’t me! Fortunately I came across it just now! The ponytail is still hot for fall and so is the side LOOSE braid.  If you’re thinking, “my hair is too fine for a braid!” Try this one.. 1. Flip your head upside down 2. bust… Continue Reading

Samson and Delilah

Dating as far back as the bible one can find evidence or references to the importance of a well coiffed woman and man. According to one of the original stories about Samson and Delilah, in the bible, it has been told though stories of folklore, that Samson lost his strength and power when Delilah rendered him intoxicated and then cut off ALL… Continue Reading