Posts Tagged ‘hair’

Big break up

Somewhere out there my hairstylist is shouting from a mountain top. I finally did it. After decades of being a loyal Herbal Essence devotee I have kicked the bottle to the curb. I knew it would take something good, really good to make me switch shampoo. I loved Herbal Essence… ever since it came in this bottle on the right.

MORE: PR at Partners WELLA Show

Then I stumbled on these. It’s WELLA’s Enrich line of hair care. The first time I used it… I had a couple co-workers say “You’re hair looks really good today.”  It took me by surprise. Then I decided to try it again.. and started to like the bounce but control my normally heavy coarse hair had.  The shampoo is  $13 and the conditioner $14 so yes pricier than your average supermarket brand.  There are a few different types of the Enrich line.. for coarse hair, for fine hair, normal hair and more. Ah, breaking up is hard to do… but after a good blow dry trust me you’ll be so over it. WELLA’s Enrich line is available at PR at Partners salons.

Busy baby GAGA

Adora is such a trooper. She made the rounds with a day that started with an early brunch with my AOII sisters at Clyde’s in Ashburn. The place was really neat. My friend Jen told me the entire restaurant was made out of old barnes. Then it was off to DC to The Heights for an afternoon brunch with some of my former TV co-workers. That’s where we ran into WUSA producer Jessica Glasser who just had a baby too.. little Maya! We weren’t done yet. When I arrived for my hair appointment with the fabulous James Cornwell.. he exclaimed “OMG it’s baby Gaga” – referring to my baby tucked inside her stroller. It was hilarious.

Together again!

Fit for a legacy!

Then we were off to DC to meet up with some former co-workers from news stations elsewhere!

Doing the rounds

WUSA’s Jessica Glasser and hubby show off beautiful Maya

Baby Gaga arrives to PR at Partners! James says he’s got dibs on Adora’s first haircut.

James in action


Chestnuts Roastin' on my Roots

He hates me for my refusal to give up washing my hair with Herbal Essence but he still sees me and does whatever it takes to make me feel great!

The dashing James Cornwell (who’s single ‘wink’ ‘wink’)  at PR at Partners in Chevy Chase always knows when I need a change.

He also knows I like to try new stuff so after Dr Oz told me it was safe to dye my hair… voila… I give you Cellophanes in Deep Brunette by Sebastian Professional. Not only is the color difference subtle how I like it.. it’s protein rich and amonia and peroxide free. Baby likes that.

Local Girls 'Scout' Style Secrets!

Circe Salon in Alexandria rewarded merit with makeovers!

These Girl Scouts got free haircuts and style lessons as they embark upon the time of make-up experimentation! So cute! Read the full story

WHS: Gettin' Pretty for the Pooches

By Rachel Demita, Special to OMG

One80 Salon joined forces with the Washington Humane Society for a Fashion for Paws fundraiser event on Sunday.  Loyal clients and animal lovers flooded the salon for blowouts, cuts, color and manicures, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Fashion for Paws

Stef Woods isn’t the only one who got some star treatment

Fashion for Paws Exec. Director Tara deNicolas with WHS’ Stacey Severe

MORE F4P: Perino, Portis and the Paws Come Out

Alongside the salon services, customers bought raffle tickets, participated in a silent auction, and over cupcakes and cocktails. Salon manager Shannon Cusello said “It’s a little hectic, but hectic is good; it means there are more people coming to help out.”

With such great feedback and support, Fashion for Paws is already planning upcoming events to benefit the WHS. “Our goal is to raise $12,000 for the Washington Humane Society,” explained Fashion for Paws Executive Director Tara de Nicolas.  Can’t donate.. maybe you can adopt 😉 


Whoop HAIR it is… highlights!

My friend Souny West invited me to check out her new hip & happening salon nestled in the town of Burke, VA.  It’s called W Salon and they do everything from cuts, style, waxing, manis .. you name it! While I was there her rockin’ sister Sue convinced me to try some highlights around my face.

I’ve never done that (with exception to my middle school Sun-In days) and I was scared. She promised she would make them very faint, almost unnoticeable until the sun hit them. I went for it and just love the sun-kissed outcome! (To all who may be concerned… dying your hair is not harmful during pregnancy- that’s a myth!)

Facebook: Check out W Salon’s page for deals and promotions

Salon sisters Souny & Sue

Baby OMG even got a gift from the team- mini Uggs

The W team

Love love love the gift boxes

Color Discovery Tour Comes to DC

Ladies: Ready, Set, Blow… color, style whatever! Wella Professionals brings the Color Discovery Tour to Washington, DC, partnering with PR at Partners salons to help the women of Washington, DC discover their best haircolor.  My fave James Cornwell, celebrity/editorial colorist from PR at Partners, will be one of the expert colorists on-site giving one-on-one consultations!
Participants will receive FREE customized haircolor consultations, a coupon for $25 toward a Wella color service at a one of the 15 locations of PR at Partners salons and be able to enter the Wella Facebook sweepstakes online for a chance to win a VIP beauty makeover in NYC. 

There will also be gift card giveaways throughout the day – 14 women will be selected at random and receive a $250 gift certificate to PR at Partners!
The Wella Professionals Color Discovery Tour comes to Washington on Saturday, July 10th – Sunday, July 11th  from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m at The Shops at Georgetown, next to J. Crew.

Correspondents Dinner & BBC Afterparty Pictures

Loyal viewers may have noticed OMG was not on TV this morning and for good reason. We joined Vice President Joe Biden and the creme de creme of journalism at the 66th Annual Radio & TV Correspondents Dinner. Biden performed well in my opinion wrapping up with a hilarious slideshow demonstrating what it’s like to always be #2. The crowd roared with laughter when the infamous picture of the Veep flanked by Michaele & Tareq Salahi popped up. After laughing our brains out at comedian Joe Wong and downing some darn good lobster ravioli it we headed to the BBC World News America Afterparty at the National Museum.

[Pictured right: CNN’s Brianna Keilar & Angie Goff]

WUSA’s  Stephanie Wilson, Lesli Foster, Angie Goff, Surae Chinn, Marlene Dela Cruz Right: WUSA9’s Gary Nurenberg

Gamecock Gals WIS-TV’s Jackie Faye with anchor/author Rita Cosby Right: NBC’s Tom Sherwood, Bill Hall, Dorothy Ramienski, WTOP’s Mark Segraves & Federal News Radio’s Amy Morris


 Catchin’ up Kathy Griffin after dinner (She is TINY in person). Shout out to James Cornwell for rockin’ my hair out in beachy messy waves! Right: CNN’s Sandra Endo and political analyst Roland Martin

NBC’s Luke Russert with Surae Chinn & Jackie Faye. Middle: We spoke with MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer about twitter. Right: WJLA’s Cynne’ Simpson and Miss DC 2009 Jen Corey.

Black Barbie Not Black Enough?

Princess TiannaBetween commercials breaks this morning I was chatting with my buddy, anchor Andrea Roane about how I had a lot of black dolls when I was little and I never thought anything about race or why they looked different than me. The conversation came after we aired a story on the debate over Disney’s Princess Tianna’s prince.. and those angry that he does not appear “black enough“. My response? You didn’t see me complaining when Walt didn’t match Mulan with an asian man.  Come on people… can’t we just let the doll drama go.

 Well now this… Mattel has a new line of Barbie called So In Style that is also coming under fire.  They’re not the first African-American dolls by Barbie but they are the first made with “ethnic features.”  Designer Stacey McBride-Irby is photographed on the back of the Barbie box.. says the dolls are finally a Barbie that her 6-year-old daughter would recognize. The dolls have hair that can be straightened or curled.

But some critics are blasting the company for once again, not getting it right – especially the hair part. Barbie Under FireAccording to this story at wusa9 an upset mom says “What companies have done is they’ve taken the same mold for the white doll, they’ve made her brown and presented that to us as the African American option.”

Those who disagree argue that Barbie blonde or not never really did look like many of the girls who owned her.

I have to agree.  I had size 10 feet by the 6th grade and an overbite that earned me the name “Bucky”. And the boy I had a crush on named Enrique’  who was rumored to “pick his nose and eat it” was a far cry from Ken.

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