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And Summer Begins......


Here it is June already! Where does the time go? I'm so excited that the warmer weather is here! When I was little I couldn't wait for the weather to break; it meant being outside with my friends all day swinging on the swings, riding our bikes, digging in the dirt piles that our parents made for us, and spending long summer days on the beach digging in the sand (of course!) and riding in the waves.

Now that I'm all grown up, the outdoors is my place of solitude, meditation and reflection; I love taking our dog, Benni, for a walk, and forming that loving connection with him and the outdoors. I have replaced digging in the dirt from my childhood, to working in my vegetable garden as an adult. (There's something so calming and zen about pulling weeds!) I still swing on the swings every chance I get, and I always have my yoga mat, beach chair, umbrella, and boogie board in my trunk for the days I want to get up early and take a ride to Stone Harbor to enjoy an early morning of journaling and solitude on the beach. Ahhhhh! Summertime!

In May I was in New York at the Redken Exchange for their four day cutting workshop, Cut And Know Why; all I can say is, "WOW!!!" It was such a great experience! Being in the industry for over 30 years, I have been to Foundations Cutting Classes before, but this one was, by far, the BEST EVER! It is so inspiring to learn new techniques that I can introduce to you while collaborating with educators and fellow hairstylists who are passionate about what they do; their enthusiasm is contagious!

My next trip to New York will be in July; I am heading to the Goldwell Academy for their Signature Color Series; Blondes, Brunettes, and Redheads! This one is really going to be fun because although I've been to Color Classes, I've never attended the Goldwell Academy for such a specific set of classes; each day is devoted to a specific hair color! I will let you know all of the details in an upcoming blog post!

What's new at the Yoga Studio?

If you haven't taken a class with me, come on out and join the party- Tuesday's, 5:30 pm!! Peace Love Yoga has such a warm, friendly, and non intimidating atmosphere; I am truly blessed to have met such loving, dedicated, and inspiring people through PLY. We have classes that range from gentle to vigorous so everyone can find a class that fits their style and level. We are also offering a Summer Series Family Flow on June 11, July 16th, and August 13th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. What a great way to exercise and bond together! For more information plus more workshops in June, go to peaceloveyogavineland.com .

Getting back to summer, how's your travel bag looking? A great idea is to keep your toiletries bag stocked and ready to go so you can just throw it in your suitcase; I do this and it saves me so much time packing! Another great tip is to make up a list packing list and save it in your computer. Print it out when you need it, and check things off as you go. Put the completed list in your suitcase so you will be sure to take everything with you when you're packing to go home!

Summer can be a relaxed and laid back time of year, as it should be. But all that summer fun can reap havoc on your hair! Prep your hair for the warm and sunny season ahead with an Olaplex Restructuring Treatment; it rebuilds and restructures your hair to make it stronger and healthier! For you curly girls, Olaplex brings your curls back to life!

Or try a MalibuC Conditioning Treatment; custom blended for your hair's specific needs and adds shine, strength, and/or moisture! Give Utopia a call and book these treatments today or ask about it during your next hair service with me!

Sneak Peek........Goldwell is coming out with a new treatment called Kerasilk; it is customized to add body and superb conditioning benefits to your hair..... I can't wait to try it; more info on an upcoming blog! (Stay tuned; I might be so excited that I won’t be able to wait until July’s blod to tell you all about it!)

That's all for this month! Thank you for being such an important part of my life; your presence and support gives my life purpose and a way to express my creativity, both as a hairstylist and a yoga teacher. Your compliments and referrals mean the world to me; be sure to leave a review on my Facebook Business Page facebook.com/cindyholtsmith and let me know how happy you are with everything that I do for you!

Til next month!

Love, Cindy xoxo :-)


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