Thursday, April 23, 2009

On My Days Off...

When most of us have a day off, we plan on doing something productive and meaningful. Maybe we want to hang out with family, read a book, do some paperwork, clean the house, draw pictures...even meet up with some old friends. On my days off, I usually do a little of this and a little of that. Reading , cleaning, and If I'm lucky, I get a chance to create something, maybe even draw or paint a bit! But this past weekend I started doing something that even I can't believe. I made up a new humor website.

I love creating. That is why I love doing hair. I consider what I do on your child's head a sculpture, and I have always enjoyed doing sculptures. Once someone asked me if I had ever sold any of my artwork, and I thought about it and realized that I sell my artwork every day on your children's heads! Even the way I try and calm a scared child draws on my creativity!

So the other day, on my day off, just for fun, I started working on a new website called There is still alot more for me to do, but I invite you to come take a look and maybe have a good laugh. I had a few chuckles working on it!

There are videos and photos of children and adults making funny faces, and even some of cats and dogs with funny expressions. There is also alot of chin business (if you don't know what that is, take a look and see!) In the future I hope to keep adding interesting and funny new posts.

I'd love for you to join me and send me photos, drawings, videos, and anything else you might like to share. If I can add them I will. Let's all have a great time with this!

Send any submissions to and please join me in the fun!

Can you make a funny face?

Monday, April 20, 2009

How Is Cutting Hair Like Playing A Violin? Practice, Practice, Practice!

Hi All. Just thought I'd check in.

Hope all of you have enjoyed your holidays and have taken advantage of the glorious weather we have been having on and off. Off today, I might add!

I had a few interesting moments the other day and It set me to thinking that cutting hair is like playing a violin. You have to practice often, and have a feel for it, and when it comes to cutting children's hair, even more so.

One adorable little girl, about five years old came in and she was so scared. I used the art of distraction to the utmost. Jumping around, saying silly things, making jokes. You have to have the feel...some children you go slowly to make them comfortable...some children you get goofy to distract them. Sometimes I am wrong...but not often.

I never shut up during her whole haircut, I did that with a girl a few years older a week ago, another beautiful kid. I never stopped talking and dancing around when I did those haircuts. I had them totally distracted, and I got the jobs done. And they both looked good too!

Now for those of you who already know me, don't laugh at the way I toot my own horn! I want to get the word out to the folks who do not know me so they can see that there is an option for their children who have trouble getting a haircut.

I can never guarantee, and maybe there is alot of luck involved, but like the concert violinist, I too practice my skill on a daily basis. 10am till 6pm (I'm flexible if you call ahead,) 5 days a week, Wednesday thru Sunday.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Friday, April 3, 2009

It's Our Birthday!

Hard to believe, but today April 3rd, is the 7th anniversary of Someplace Special, Haircuts and Toys for Kids. I want to thank all of you for your support and friendship over the years.

As you all know, I have tried to make Someplace Special into a place where kids WANT to come and where kids feel comfortable. Where they feel respected and taken care of. A right that every child in this world should have.

In the past, I have had birthday parties in my store with between 200 and 300 people in and out through the course of the day, now my store is much smaller and there is no room for that, so if you are passing by, please join me for a slice of birthday cake (kosher of course).

I couldn't have done this without ALL of you, my customers....past...present...and future.


I may be a bit of a kvetch sometimes, but I am truly a lucky person, and I know it!