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Chill Out LA

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Spas, Salons and Yoga - OH MY!

Yes, it's Hollywood. We live in a world where there's a spa, a salon or a yoga studio on every corner with each one offering a plethora of services, treatments, gift cards, memberships, you name it. But whether you're a local, a new-comer, or a visitor, how do you choose which one is right for you? Enter Chill Out LA - a phenomenal website featuring articles, reviews, testimonials and more on local services here in Hollywood-Land.

Started by Erin Mahoney Harris, chilloutla.com has thousands of viewers every month, and hosts a variety of spas, salons, and yoga studios throughout Los Angeles, complete with maps, brief descriptions, special offers, etc. What's more, is that the website offers a fantastic keyword search option that will help narrow down your searches, and help you find the ideal location that fits your needs. With so many search engines to choose from, why not save time, energy and effort in finding the perfect spa, yoga stud…

FAB OR NOT? What makes a great haircut?

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Billy Lowe styles the Shanghai Ladies for a Hennessey Liquors special event.

Over the years, I've heard so many clients say different things when describing what they are looking for.


I WANT A GREAT HAIRCUT.LOOK AT THIS PICTURE, I WANT MY HAIR LIKE THIS. I WANT TO LOOK LIKE HEATHER LOCKLEARGreat. Let's get started. I have 3 questions for you.

How much time do you have in the morning?What do you do for a living, in your spare time, etc?Did you know that magazine photo you're looking at is 5 hour hair prep and hundreds of photos just to get that one perfect shot? Finding a style that's right for you is so much more than face shape or looking at photos. It's really understanding what you're willing to commit to, how much time you have, and a true understanding of your lifestyle. I can give an A-line bob to every client that walks in the door if they want, but if they don't know how to recreate the style at home, or if they simply don't take the time to do …

Traveling made easy!

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Spring has sprung, sprouted, sprooted and it feels like it's completely over here in Southern California. Yesterday temperatures reached close to 100 degrees and I must have had 4 servings of ice cream (amidst my daily shopping). Nonetheless, the beaches were jammed with volleyball players, bikers, roller bladers, and thousands of people eager to get some Vitamin D.

As spring break and summer are here and right around the corner, travelers everywhere are making their plans for their vacations. Everyday, everywhere, there will be thousands of travelers who over pack, over stuff, and sit their fannies on those poor little suitcases just to squeeze everything in. One less beauty product please.

This year, keep it simple. Here are my summertime travel tips.

1 - Your favorite pair of pants in Nebraska may not look so hot in Miami. Think about where you're headed. If it's Miami, California, keep it light, keep it breezy, but yes, do bring a light jacket. If it's New York, th…