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Rihanna’s New Cut – Yay or Nay


We’re kind of loving Rihanna’s new do. Her ever evolving hairstyles set the trends and keep people talking. Now Rihanna is giving us a bowl cut in a bright red hue. We give it two thumbs up for precision and orginality. What do you guys think? Yay or nay? We’re just wondering how ever does she keep it healthy with so many frequent style changes.
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May 13, 2010

> On May 7th and 8th, Wellington Hair Spa celebrated the beauty and essence of women by hosting an intimate “Mother’s Day” tea event. In addition to refreshing teas and desserts, clients were provided with superior service and special treatment on their designated day of beauty. So, in celebration of mothers everywhere, we want to say thank you!

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WHS and Memphis The Musical Cast Makeovers

>I had the pleasure of making over cast members from the critically acclaimed “Memphis the Musical,” which is currently playing on Broadway.

Cast members dropped by the Wellington Spa here in Chelsea to undergo a total makeover experience. The Wellington team made their already gorgeous locks even more camera and stage ready.

View the before and after photos and tell us what you think.

I also got a chance to check out the musical, and there is only one word describes it: AMAZING!!!
Be sure to check it out. For more info on the show, go to:
Until next time,

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Getting Beautified! Pre Fashion Week Pampering Party!

With fashion week coming to a close 🙁 , I thought I’d share some pictures from a Pre Fashion Week Pampering Party for editors that was held at my salon.

In the midst of a hectic snowstorm, I joined up with M2M Nail Polish to give some of NY’s most respected editors a night of pampering before they hit the Bryant Park tents. The night included manicures by M2M and Wash & Style/Blow Outs courtesy of myself. With champagne and cupcakes to accompany these beauty services, this night was filled with fun, food, fashion & FABULOSITY! These editors left Wellington Hair Spa ready to take the tents by storm with coiffed “do’s” and perfectly manicured nails, looking nothing short of perfection.

Check out some pictures below. Unil next season…


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Q& A’s with Patrick: Visible Roots: HOT or NOT?!?!


A growing trend in celebrity hair, visible roots leaves many asking the question, Is this style Hot or Not?!?! Recently, clients have been asking questions regarding Visible Roots, so I compiled a list of the most common questions and answered them below:

How did visible roots become trendy? In a shaky economy, highlights are a pricey luxury that many people can’t afford, so most are leaving the “just left the salon” look alone and going for a more relaxed look. Not to mention, some of today’s hottest celebrities are rocking visible roots. It’s trendy, daring and on the edge, which is in right now!

Which stars are rocking visible roots? Stars like Beyonce, Jessica Simpson, Mary J. Blidge and Shakira.

Who can wear visible roots? A younger trendier woman and teenagers opposed to middle age and sophisticated women.

Who should avoid visible roots? Women who work in a corporate environment, or business setting, as visible roots can be seen as unkempt and unprofessional, rather than edgy and stylish.

On what styles and colors of hair do visible roots work best? Bob’s and choppy haircuts look great with visible roots! All colors can work with visible roots, as long as the roots don’t clash with the hair.

Do you have any tips for maintaining the visible roots look at home? Like any other style, I recommend that you keep your hair moisturized with conditioner and get treatments as often as you visit the salon.

So, here’s my question for you, are Visible Roots Hot or Not??!?


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2010 Spring Hair Forecast


The modern pompadour: A modern twist on something classic, The always uber stylish , Gwen Stefani shows us the modern pompadour with a funky fresh add on of her own.

Long Curls: This timeless romantic hairstyle, will never go out of style. Vanessa Hudgens looks simple but remarkably beautiful in this style that can be worn by any lady with long locks, regardless of face shape, and hair texture.

Laser straight bob with bangs: This easy to maintain style is so chic and straight forward. Katie Holmes glams her bob up with gorgeous makeup and subtle highlights.

Short Pixie Cut: A short Pixie cut frames the face beautifully, accentuating your features. Fab chick Halle Berry, shows how to do it right.

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Sophisticate’s Black Hair!

Check my work out in the November issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair!

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Natural Hair Care: A Trend thats HAIR to stay!!


Transitioning from relaxed to natural hair amongst women of African descent has been a growing trend over the past few years. Though some are skeptical about taking the leap from chemically treated hair to natural, so many women are making the change. With the huge success of the movie “Good Hair”, clients have been asking me about making the transition. Check out my tips on going natural:

There are a few basic ways to make the transition to natural hair. The simplest is to just cut off the relaxed hair and live with a short hair style for several months. This is the most drastic approach ; however , it takes the least amount of work and there’s no worry about breakage. I prefer two strand twists as a great transtition style, two strand twists are one of the most popular hairstyles among women with natural hair. They are easy to do, look good on everyone, and they can be the basis for many different styles with slight variations. You can easily do two strand twists (aka double strand twists, twists, or twisties) on your own natural hair. They can be done on short hair or long hair; you only need about one inch of hair to wear two strand twists.

There are tons of products on the market for natural hair, but my top choice is by Mizani’s Coconut Souffle.

With it’s “whipped-texture, Coconut Soufflé Light Moisturizing Hairdress disperses evenly and absorbs quickly for touchably soft waves and curls. Using a concentrated, natural-oil blend of coconut and camellina oils, it instantly envelops each strand and infuses it with uniform moisture from the inside out. Additionally, coconut oil helps strengthen hair and reduce breakage. The result is targeted moisturization, along with extra protection at the “stress” points of curly strands.

Especially formulated for multi-textured hair, Coconut Soufflé Light Moisturizing Hairdress revitalizes and restores curl’s natural luster without building up or weighing hair down.”

I’ve been so busy these days, doing what I love & getting great recognition. Be sure to check my work out in the November issue of “Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine” in the ‘Gorgeous Hair Care’ Section

Also, check out the November 2009 issue of Essence Magazine for more tips on styling relaxed.

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Celebrity Hair Spotlight: Alani “LaLa” Vazquez

>Never afraid to try something new, even if that means shaving half her head and donating her gorgeous locks to “Locks of Love“, Alani “Lala” Vazquez is in the spotlight this month, for her everychanging look! Whether her hair be short, long, curled, straight, pinned up or half shaven, this chick know’s how to rock any “do” and make it look good. With the right amount of hair spray and confidence, you too can make any hairstyle work for you!

Check out Lala’s everchanging hairstyles!!

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>A few Sundays ago, I had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by one of my vendors and favorite product lines– “Mizani’s” Independent Distributor event in Soho, NYC. This event was amazing; it showcased some of Mizani’s new products including Moisturfusion, Renew Strength, Butter Blend and Thermasmooth. The event was filled the hair industry’s top stylists, trendsetters and tastemakers, including my mentor and friend John Atchison. Check out some of my pictures from the event.

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