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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkHealth & Beauty | November 2008 

It's Party Time ... blu Style!
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Here we are again, the Saturday after American Thanksgiving and blu is having another one of our little soirees ... tonight, 29 November. Never, and I do mean never, have I ever run out of invitations so early. Not to mention felt such a buzz in the air. It feels good. The weather changing, the old friends coming back to town, the feeling of new beginnings in our salty air. It all feels good.

I know that most of you are sick and tired of hearing about "change." Especially you Republicans. You lost, so get over it like the South had to after the Civil War and get on with life. But that's not the point here.

There's always a certain amount of fear and mistrust when change stares us in the face. There seems to be nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. I believe that times like this can be our defining moments. When something so big or so obvious is going to rock your world, and you know that there is simply no stopping it, just change with it! Give up the fight and stay in the flow. You'll be surprised how comfortable that can feel.

If you are reading this week's issue even a day after its publication on Saturday, Team blu and I will have already had our defining moment: our huge Phase 4 Begins Now street party and fashion show from 8:00 to 10:00 on 29 November. It will have, in my estimation, signaled the biggest change in our relatively short history. Not only does Phase 4 mean the beginning of a new year of beauty and glamour for you and us, but it also will redefine what blu offers you and the community around us. I hope you enjoy(ed) what you see (saw) at the party/show tonight (last Saturday), and I hope you take advantage of what this little band of incredibly talented professionals has to offer you all through this, our fourth high season. They are an amazing team, and I am so proud of all of them.

Now, moving on to you and what you are going to do about that little nagging feeling called change. The holidays are here and, as usual, my cry for you to do something about that tired look you've had for too long is pressing down upon you. You and only you are in charge of shaking it up a little, and bringing in 2009 with a bang. What are you waiting for? All the "looks" that are possible are out there just waiting for you. There is no magic pill that will help you get your curly hair to turn straight. Jack has no magic beans that will bring fine limp hair to a thick, wavy, alive looking mane. But a good restyling, maybe a straightening treatment and some good product for daily use can seem like magic. It is time for you to do something about it. Your first stop should be your favorite stylist's chair.

I personally had a client the other day who could not believe how much re-growth she could see in the mirror. This particular client and I have a great relationship, so you can imagine what I said to her: "Duh! It's been three months since you had your roots done, Girlfriend. What do you expect?" This was when three scantily clad, extremely well built men came into the salon promoting their late-night cruise on the bay, so I suppose my slam was lost in this sea of beefcake, but my point is valid. It is futile to color your hair if you are not going to keep it up. It's just that simple. Would you stop halfway through a face lift, so it could all grow saggy again in no time? I didn't think so. When you finally decide to throw out that cheap drugstore box of color and let the professionals do their job ... then let them do it, at least once a month! Your life will be so much easier, and so will ours.

Now, I am sure there are a lot of you saying, "I simply don't have the time." Blah, blah, blah. This is the most ridiculous excuse I have never heard. As I have said a thousand times before, and I'll say it another thousand times in the future, if you cannot find the two hours every 4 weeks or so to take care of yourself and your hair, then it's time to re-evaluate your life priorities. You have to personally be worth two hours every month ... worth it to yourself. Please tell me you have this much self-confidence, this much self-worth. Please?

In the words of the comedienne, The Cable Guy, "Get-r-done." It's just that simple.

This column is shorter than usual. Frankly I'm exhausted. With all the planning and running around and working on the inauguration of Phase 4 with the big party and show behind me and the Holiday season ahead of me, well, rest is what this boy needs. And, quite frankly, deserves. Why? Because I'm worth it ... to me. See how easy it is to think of yourself? Thanks for listening; thanks for coming to our party and fashion show blast; but, thank you even more for your continued support and for making me laugh. It is truly the best way to live: laughing. It feels good, it keeps you young and, most importantly, it keeps you happy.

Stay tuned for even more excitement in this exciting new high season, being a part of Len's Life!
Given that Len's very first word was "more," and the second one was "pretty" it is no wonder that he now is the Stylist Manager in the #1 salon and spa in Puerto Vallarta, blu, but also writes an entertaining and informative beauty column, "len's life." Whatever you hair may or may not need, Len will know exactly what to do or where to go to find the answer - just send him an email at len(at)

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