Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Oriental Trading Company Comes to the Bronx!

As you know, I am closed today, as I always am on Tuesdays, and I will also be closed tomorrow Wednesday, for the Jewish holiday.

For those of you who are interested, on October 29th, time to be announced, I will be having representatives from Oriental Trading and from USAIM at my store. I'd love to make it a party, and you are all invited. Too bad I am not in my former large spot! But of course, this is all for a wonderful cause, so I am hoping to get some kids from the local schools, and maybe even some reps from some of the churches and synagogues in the area. Any ideas you have, please email me!

Of course it goes without saying that to host people from USAIM and Mr. Peasah from Ghana at my store is a dream come true, as I am trying to expand on my work with Ghana and the children there. It has truly made me feel more fulfilled in my life. But something about hosting the Oriental Trading Company is real cool too! Who ever thought that would happen? After all of these years of buying things from them for my store, for the kids in Ghana, and of course for all of the birthday parties and other events I had for my own children over the years!

What they are doing for the children in Ghana is so wonderful. $5,000 in cash, and $5,000 in prizes goes a long way in Ghana! Thank you OTC!

I hope I can make all of their experiences good ones in the Bronx!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Holiday Schedule

Just want you all to know that I will be closed for Rosh Hashanah Tuesday, September 30 and Wednesday, October 1. One extra day more than my usual Monday and Tuesday.

I will also take off Thursday October 9th for Yom Kippur.

Remember to call and make an appointment before the holiday. See you soon!

Monday, September 15, 2008

News and Thoughts From My Busy Shop!

Still waiting to hear about the fun things that might happen with Oriental Trading! My fantasy...they will actually send me to Ghana to present gifts to the kids! I have become very involved with the situation in Ghana. Then I could meet the two children I sponsor, and the other children too.

I was turned on to an interesting website City of Refuge Ministries that illustrates more of the problem and the work. There are many Christian organizations working in Ghana. The Organizations I work with the, IOM and USAIM are not Christian ministries. They are governmental agencies.

On to things that actually have something to do with the store!

This week has been moderatly busy. As you know, the last few weeks have been a crazy crazy BUSY wonderful time in the shop. I had to turn away many because I was already over booked. I always say that you have to have a sense of humor to come into my place! and an appointment if I am that busy! I am crawling on the floor trying to catch a toddler, my message machine is answering phone calls, and there is a general feeling of fun in the place along with hair on the floor! Please Please make appointments! I am willing to come in early and stay late if I know you are coming! I LOVE what I do!

Still, I have interesting seasons in my store. Right now with the back to school rush not quite so rushed, people are starting to wait until right before Rosh Hashanah ,so things have slowed down a bit, although the weekend was pretty busy. The holiday begins at sundown on Monday September 29 and ends at nightfall on Wednesday October 1. Right before it starts I will see another surge. Call soon! Also, you never know when someone will cancel. I PROMISE I will get all of you done!

I have been thinking about the toys in the store.

Everyone, tell me what kind of toys you want. You can email me at someplacespecial@gmail.com
Green stuff? Batmans? More art supplies? Educational toys? You tell me!

Remember, you are invited to come and play with my Thomas the Tank Engine play table anytime, so come in even if you are not getting a haircut or buying a toy!

See you soon!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A Fun Job Waiting For YOU!

A Great photo of me and a pretty little customer that was taken by her nice dad. The mom is real nice too and it makes me think about how lucky I am to be able to work in the environment I do. Great kids, great parents, and I really enjoy my job and have alot of fun. So I was wondering...

Is there anyone out there that might enjoy working in a great place like this? Are you a licensed hairdresser with some experience? Do you love kids? Are you willing to crawl around on the floor to make them comfortable? If not, I will!!

Do you have a special skill? Braiding? Chemical work? Do you want to rent a chair? Do you NOT want to rent a chair?

Do you want to stay away from braiding, chemical work and just want to concentrate on great haircuts?

Whatever you want to do, lets talk!

Here you can have a flexible schedule, a fun place to come to, and alot of new friends.

Give me a call if you happen to read this and are interested. I'm waiting to meet you!

Remember, Licensed hairdressers only!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Bunch of Stuff!

Someplace Special

Keep your eyes open for the new Oriental Trading Company Catalog. They say I will be somewhere in the Halloween issue. Wild! Huh? Not a place I ever thought I'd be!

By the way, I will be closed Sunday. I am sorry about that. I know that it would be a very busy day if I were there, but family obligations take precedence this Sunday. My mother in laws 80th birthday party! After the busy weeks I've had getting all of the children ready for school by making them look good, I need a good party!

I want to remind you all that if you have a child with special needs, please come visit my shop. As you can see, big or small, I will make your child's experience as pleasant as I can. If you want any information about the organization that this young man's father runs for parents of autistic children, go to www.bxangels.org Looks like a great organization.

He's a handsome boy and a good dresser too! A bit taller than most of my customers, but as you see, I'll do anything I need to do to get the job done. Even stand on my tippy toes!

There is one more photo I'd like share with you. A beautiful girl who comes to me, and I was lucky enough to have my camera in the store! I've actually taken alot of pictures, and over the coming days I will download more. But for now...

See you soon!