The Beauty of Avocados

Ah, gorgeous, healthy avocados. I put a tree in the backyard around five years ago. Last year I got the first fruit and it was only about seven avocados. This year the thing went crazy. While “storing” avocados on the tree is best because they will not soften while they are there, I woke up one morning to about ten that had fallen on their own. TEN. What do I do with TEN avocados all getting soft at the same time? There are only two of us two legged people living here.

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I love avocados. I really do but I can’t see myself eating them for every meal. Anything can get old. Here are a few things you can do with an over abundance of avocados whether you grow them or you find them soft and cheap at your local grocery store…

Body moisturizer The natural oils in an avocado can penetrate deep into the skin, helping to soften and hydrate dry and flaky patches. Simply spread it across your body, leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, shower or bathe in lukewarm water and pat dry.

Sunburn pain Most of us LOVE the beach until we wake up the next morning with a sunburn. Ease pain and prevent chafing by applying avocados directly to the spot.

Reduce wrinkles Use a Haas avocado to whip up an antioxidant and amino acid-rich mask that will target fine lines, crow’s feet and other signs of aging.

Nourish dry facial skin Try a facial mask made from avocado, raw honey and yogurt to slough away dead skin cells and restore a more youthful glow to your face.

Condition your hair Try an avocado, olive oil and egg hair mask. Sure, it’s pretty sticky, but you won’t regret slathering it on when you end up with super smooth and luminous strands.

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Healthy Hair Never Looks Dated

I have been the lucky recipient of this horrible flu going around this year and that is in part why I have not been here much at all. I happened to catch an old movie yesterday. The First Wives Club. Though this was made back in 1996, Goldie Hawn had the best hair. Loved it so had to go search for pictures. Great shape and beautiful color. Soft and touchable. These things never go out of style.

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Randomness

It was such a gorgeous day in the Arden Fair area of Sacramento today. This is the salon (Hair Formations) in which I practice my craft in Sacramento. Parked on the left is Ruby my favorite mode of transport to work and home on beautiful days. Or any days as long as there is no rain…lol

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Best of Both

Having had the good fortune to have done my apprenticeship and worked most of my professional life in San Francisco with some of the most talented people in the business, I am truly grateful that since my move to Sacramento I still have many wonderful and loyal clients to service in my former city. While I work in the bright cozy little Hair Formations in the Arden Arcade area of Sacramento with some very talented folks, San Francisco affords me a station in one of the most gorgeous spaces I have had the privilege in which to practice my craft. I have some pictures of the newly renovated and still progressing design at Follicle Hair Salon on Sutter Street where I am just off of Union Square. The building is awesome and it was once the Yves Saint Laurent store. Pictures are great but it is impossible to do justice to this stunning space with pictures alone.

I am so grateful to have the best of both worlds.

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