Santa Monica Hair Salon: Salon D5 Review

I can’t believe how quickly the holidays are approaching, it seems like just last week it was August.  Ahh, the holidays…ladies, we know what that means: parties and lots of primping.  For all the moms out there, we usually take care of ourselves last.  Most of the women out there today fall into these categories:  Who has time to go to a salon?  I’m sorry, its how much now for a haircut…and color!?!?  I’m scared to find someone new.  Color out of the box is so easy!  I fell into most of those categories.  I was so spoiled by my darling friend Alina who does such an amazing job..I’ll give you her info if you are in the Glendale or Santa Clarita Valley – seriously A-M-A-Z-I-N-G but, I just don’t have time to drive up there anymore…even for a great deal.  I was desperate and in need of a color and cut…I called a lot of different salons, I looked at a ton of reviews (it is so hard to put your trust in someone new).  I decided to try Salon D5 on Ocean Park and 17th, I must have driven by it a thousand times, but never noticed..its kind of a hidden secret.  I took Ella there the day before school started (she was spoiled by Alina as well).  They were so nice to her and most importantly did a great job, plus as an added bonus New Clients get 50% off! I thought $25 was a deal in itself for a kids haircut, so take an extra 50% off…woohoo $12.50

My experience:   I called and spoke to Stacy South.   I was on my way to run some errands and asked if I could stop by so she could give me a quote on my hair.  She was absolutely lovely, totally no pressure, listened and said whenever I wanted to get it done, to stop by.  I said, well how about today…she was leaving that day in an hour, but on a Sunday she said she would stay (scored huge points with me).  The cut was fabulous!  The color…brought out my inner vixen =) and there is an enclosed and locked backyard for my daughter to play outside.  All in all a wonderful experience…but wait there’s more…the price.  I was a little scared to find out the damage, but was more than happy when my bill came out to be for a cut and color $70!  Seriously $70!!  Remember first time clients get half off =)  What I also love is that a portion of the proceeds goes back to a school’s PTA…

I have referred my friends to Stacy at Salon D5, check them out.  It is a salon you will feel comfortable going in to and look amazing coming out of.

Salon D5 is holding their Grand Opening on Sunday December 4th from 5pm-7pm at their location in Santa Monica at 1728 Ocean Park Blvd.  Click on this link for more information Grand Opening Salon D5

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A Perfect Rainy Day for a Picnic…an indoor picnic!

Its been a busy past few days for us, new washer & dryer installed, water heater relocated, our first parent teacher conference, and the most exciting news…Ella’s first loose tooth!  As all of our outdoor plans had to be squashed today as the rain was seriously coming down, I figured it was the perfect day for a picnic.  I grew up in Wisconsin, which is not known for its good weather, (its known for the entire state being obsessed with football and cheese…)  So I am quite accustomed to inside activities such as turning the entire house into a “fort”, spa & movie days and my personal favorite…the indoor picnic and the indoor roller skating rink (but that is for another post).

For the indoor picnic, what you need is a blanket, some goods tunes, a board game or cards for after eating, picnic basket if so desired, a good attitude and time.  The wildlife (pets) will most likely join you  so makes sure you have a little nibble for them as well.

We enjoyed our picnic lunch on the floor laughing and enjoying the great indoors.  I’m thankful for these precious moments.  Laughing under the skylight eating picnic pizza as the rain is falling.

I am working on the following posts that will be up soon:  Kid Friendly Restaurants/ Days-Restaurants where children eat free, Recipes, Kids Clothing/ deals, Shopping Deals, Reviews, Salons and Openings…I hope to have a little something for everyone.

On a side note…the Westside Thanksgiving, Community Dinner & Celebration is still seeking donations and volunteers for set up and clean up.   Please check out the link, it is such an incredible organization.  Last year more than 1,200 volunteers served 2,500 meals and distributed tons of clothing and blankets.  They provide hundreds of children’s immunizations, haircuts and free medical consultations.   All by donation!!

The Westside Thanksgiving Community Dinner & Celebration is open to everyone. No reservations are necessary… just come to the
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Thanksgiving day.  Dinner from 11am – 3pm

Stay dry friends and drive safe today!

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