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Pastel Posse

Yes, Hillary, in my case (or that of my hair) it DOES take a Village.
I generally pay homage to Sakai-san at least twice weekly while in Tokyo. As the trip wears on, my extensions wear out–so, let’s just say I’m thrilled to have someone as skilled (with as much patience) as “Yuta.”

Sakai-san takes special care at Pastel Salon

It takes a solid two hour clip of time each session, but truly priceless (and, hey, at least I can sleep). He’s even given son Lucien a clip.

Kudos again to the Pastel Team.

With Mr. Sakai at Pastel Salon Shibuya

所在地 東京都渋谷区宇田川町30-7 アンテナ21ビル 6F

TEL 03-3461-4414

定休日 毎週火曜日

営業時間 AM 11:00~PM 9:00(日曜日のみ~PM 7:00)

受付時間 カット/PM 8:30まで(日曜日のみPM 6:00まで)
パーマorカラー/PM 7:30まで(日曜日のみPM 5:00まで)

Minx nail coverings

Minx nail coverings. Think ‘press on linoleum for your fingernails’……

Minx nail coverings rainbow pattern selection

Okay, the idea is trendy and innovative. Minx offers nifty little dots and colours of foil that ordinary polish doesn’t achieve in affect. (See ‘Pink Cheeta’)….

Minx Nails pink pattern choices

My ‘nail tech’ (whatever the new politically correct term for manicurist is these days) claims that for $1250 the Minx instructor came to the salon (ostensibly with the heat lamp…whoopee) and taught the application of these babies to the participants who then received certification.

You get a sheet of pre-shaped (trust me, none will fit your nails….) appliques. You warm them up. Cut them with ’stork scizzors’ and away you go. The MINX instructor ‘recommends’ NO TOP COAT (too time consuming after the tech has blown her brains out cutting and pasting that ‘royal stuart’ tartan on your tootsies). That’s Classy.

Minx Nails Pink Cheeta pattern

Pardon my skepticism, but it’s basically a sticker. I mean, with time, even my six year old son could slap these on (If I let him play with scizzors). Matching plaids, however, is another story, but if Minx really wants to impress me, I’ll pay their instructor $1250 to re-paper my kitchen walls. AMEN

Check out their competition.
Apparently patent pending, read ‘em and weep.

Trend: Permanent Eyelashes*

EVER Want those luxe ‘Bambi-esque’ eyelashes that only young deer and little boys seem to possess with equal ease?

With Jessica at Glam Hair salon

North Miami’s Jessica at GLAMHAIR Salon may have the secret to batting your baby blues (gorgeous greens, haunting hazels, beautiful browns….) with more swish.

There have been scores of topical products approved lately—sort of a ‘Rogaine’ for your eyelids. A few are available by prescription only–probably a good idea since becoming BLIND but having great lashes won’t really accomplish your likely desired result.

We did have one friend (who due to the needless potential for wasteful litigation shall remain nameless) who used one dermatologist-recommended mascara. We at YYC were unaware that she had begun this protocol; actually, we just thought that she had been on a two week
crying jag. The rims of her upper and lower lids were iodine stained this brownish rust hue that is noted as a side effect of the ‘treatment’…..she did maintain, however, that her lashes were longer. Isn’t that special….

Jessica prepping to apply permanent eyelashes

Anyway, we opted for method two–the Faux FIX as it were. For $150 and an hour of ‘upclose and personal’ time–Jessica was able to painstakingly apply my new fringe lash by lash. You have an option of selecting lengths and colour as well as style.

Jessica applying permanent eyelashes

Jessica (cell: 305 494-6867) uses En Vogue lashes and recommends water-based mascara such as Ardell Lash Magic (available at Sally’s) after application.



Tokyo Lash Bar—Here I come! Ikimasho!

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