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FEATURES Summer 2011

10 | DAY


Join us as we explore America’s Finest City in DAY

From Mission Beach to the Gaslamp District, we will show you the must-see places in sunny San Diego, California.

26 | SPROUTED KITCHEN Eating your greens never tasted so good Veggie lover/food blogger Sara Forte shows us some mouth-watering, good for you food that anyone can make!

42 | AERIAL Flying High


We join high-flying aerial export Ruby Karen for a lesson in aerial arts. Warning: not for those afraid of heights!



Why the American Heart Association Wants You to Go Red

Raising awareness and encouraging heart-healthy lifestyles, Go Red for Women is making a difference in the lives of women.


Cover Photo: Gavin Von Karls

FROM THE PUBLISHER'S DESK Warm summer greetings from ENJOY LIFE and STYLE magazine… We invite you to relax and spend some quality time with our latest issue as you ease into Summer. As always, we've created articles and features that explore up to the minute trends in fashion and celebrity, inventive tips and tricks for your summertime kitchen, and, in our new “Get the Look” feature, we uncover the makeover and styling secrets of today’s most incandescent stars. Our Summer Travel Section features “A Day in San Diego” where you can experience America’s Finest City from sunup to sundown, hit the beach (and beyond) with everyone’s favorite Orange County Housewife, Gretchen Christine and so much more… We’ve expanded our circulation, updated our interactive site and made millions of new friends along the way. Whether you’re reading this in your favorite salon or spa, waiting to see your health care professional, or relaxing on vacation, Just remember to… E





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34 | Going against the Grain

72 | Rosa Blasi

From signs and symptoms of Celiac Disease to what the heck you can eat on a wheat-free diet, we explore the growing gluten-free epidemic.

Rosa Blasi confesses to her former addiction to pro athletes and gives us a glimpse into her hysterical, laugh-out-loud new book.

46 | Great Harvest Bakery Speaking of gluten-free, we chow down on some of the best mouth-watering, wheat-free bread around at the Great Harvest Bakery.

50 | Passing the Torch

Nicholas Ross Salon:

From blah to ooh la la, the father-daughter team at Nicholas Ross salon shows us a major tress transformation!

62 | Beach Bunny

Bold beach babes, we have a swimsuit for you! We meet up with Beach Bunny to explore what is without a doubt the sexiest swimwear around.

68 | Dr. Tess America’s Favorite Dermatologist shares her summer skin care tips.

Jock Itch:

78 | Gretchen Christine The Many Sides of Gretchen Christine:

Exclusive Photo Shoot. Plus, Gretchen shares her secrets for getting sexy for summer.

86 | Meet the Rollings

A look inside one family's struggle with autism. Plus, a makeover for mom!

94 | Radical Reds and Blonde Bombshells The how-to for summer’s hottest colors!

98 | Get the Look

From beachy waves to manly manes, we give you the how-to for summer's hottest star styles! Also see pages 8, 39, 60, 71, and 92





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How to: HOT HAIR


This summer the stars are turning up the heat with these warm weather cut, color, and style trends

Selena Gomez is rocking one of the hottest looks right now. This side braid is not only easy to do but is extremely versatile. This look can be worn for a casual or elegant feel. To create this chic braid, start by loosely combing hair over to one side, take hair into three sections and braid strands going toward the front of your shoulder. To give this look versatility, start with different textures of hair: straight, wavy, or curly. Also, try backcombing all three sections before loosely braiding hair or pulling hair outward lightly once braided to give more volume and separation.

For the days Vanessa Hudgens wants to have a shorter bob, she goes for the faux bob instead of making the commitment of cutting. Vanessa loves this look and wears it differently every time. Have fun with different textures by switching between straight and curly. In this look, Vanessa has a softer curl with a center part to give a more elegant feel to the faux bob. To create this look, first decide how much curl or wave you would like to see. For a softer look, take larger (four-inch) sections with a larger curling iron. For a curlier look, use a medium size curling iron and take smaller (one and a half-inch) sections. Once all hair is curled, take hair in a loose, low ponytail at the center-back of your neck letting pieces fall out toward the face for a longer look. Take hair right above ponytail and turn in toward scalp and secure in place with bobby pins. Finish by loosening hair to desired volume and length.



By: Tawny Pierce

BEAT THE HEAT Want to know what the experts use to keep their hair looking and feeling good all summer long? From thermal protection solutions to the hottest hot tool, here are the secrets we turn to for keeping hair in tip-top shape:

Heat Control Choose a flat iron that multitasks. The ENJOY Hairdresser Power Series flat iron smoothes, straightens, curls and flips while offering a revolutionary Automatic Temperature Reserve system, three temperature settings, sleek, ergonomic design with 360-degree swivel cord and auto shut-off. A must for the hot-tool obsessed! Works great with the ENJOY Keratin Smoothing Treatment!

Style Smart Keeping hair protected from heat, especially in the summer, is critical to the condition and appearance of your ‘do. So use styling products with thermal protection! ENJOY Thermal Spray, Hair Spray and Super Hold Hair Spray offer thermal protection while you style! Additionally, these formulas are sugar-free for styling without the stick!





SAN DIEGO Home to Shamu, the Chargers and even Ron Burgundy, San Diego is kind of a big deal. With a population of over 1.3 million, this seaside metropolis is the eighth largest city in the country and the second largest city in California. And since our headquarters happen to be located in San Diego County, we are giving you an all-encompassing, action-packed, in-the-know tour of our hometown‌in a day!

Mission Beach Ocean Beach Point Loma Old Town Balboa Park Coronado Island Embarcadero Downtown Credits:

By: Kiki Gee Photos: Allen Carrasco


Mission Beach Ahhhh, Mission Beach, with its boardwalks filled with tan college students on skateboards and bikini-clad girls on rollerblades, is like a perennial spring break. Even if you graduated decades ago, you will be screaming like a little kid after a whirl on the roller coaster at the historic beachfront Belmont Park amusement center. Or, for those who don’t mind getting wet but aren’t quite ready to face the Pacific Ocean, the Wave House boasts the FlowRider and FlowBarrel wave machines that mimic the thrill of riding an ocean wave. But the most famous place to act like a kid again in San Diego is Sea World, located just up the street.

Belmont Park 3146 Mission Boulevard Wave House 3125 Ocean Front Walk Sea World 500 Seaworld Drive



Ocean Beach Sun, sand, and surf. San Diego is well known for its 70+ miles of beaches. So a refreshing dip in the water and a moment with your toes in the sand is a must while visiting this beach community. Let your furry, four-legged friend run loose at the Ocean Beach Dog Park. Nestled at the end of Voltaire St. on the northernmost end of Ocean Beach at the mouth of the San Diego River, this is the perfect spot to let man’s best friend run, swim and play leash-free. And with the longest concrete pier on the West Coast, the Ocean Beach Pier is a prime hangout spot for anglers and tourists alike. Many come to this popular fishing spot with their rod and reel, no fishing license required. The top catch? Herring (also known as a Queenfish). Just below the pier, kids and adults can delight in hermit crab and anemone watching at the tide pools. On Wednesdays, the Farmers Market is not to be missed! Open from 4-8 pm in the summer months (4-7 pm in winter), the Ocean Beach Farmers Market boasts fresh local produce, flowers, art and more! While O.B. keeps visitors entertained year-round, the area comes to life in the summer months. In the summer, check out the Music and Art Festival on September 10th.


Point Loma The hilly peninsula bordered on the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, the east by the San Diego Bay and Old Town and on the North by the San Diego River, is Point Loma. The Old Point Loma Lighthouse, perched on the southern point, is a major landmark. And don’t miss the Cabrillo National Monument commemorating the landing of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542—the first time European expeditioners set foot on the West Coast of the U.S.!

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Old Town When you get to Old Town San Diego, rest your feet and have the good folks at Old Town Trolley Tours show you the sites. Soak in the charm and history during the guided tour of America’s Finest City, including some of these sights: Presidio Park: Home to the Junipero Serra Museum, Presidio Park is one of the most famous landmarks in San Diego. The Junipero Serra Museum is located at the top of the hill and is recognized as the site where Father Junipero Serra, a Spanish Franciscan missionary, established California’s first mission. Heritage Park: Boasting seven original Victorian homes from the late 1800s, Heritage Park is a popular venue for weddings and other private events. The Whaley House: Built in 1857, the Whaley House is classic example of mid-19th century Greek Revival architecture. Once the home of a prominent San Diego family, the Whaley House is the number one most haunted house in America, according to the Travel Channel. It is said to be haunted by Yankee Jim Robinson who was hung on the grounds prior to the house’s construction. Others say that the spirit of Violet Whaley, who committed suicide there in 1885, inhabits the Whaley House. Tours of the home, along with plenty of ghost stories, are available to the public daily from 10:00 am to 9:30 pm from Labor Day through Memorial Day. Visit for more information. If you are wondering the best time to visit Old Town, July and August are prime months as the history of Old Town comes alive during Stagecoach Days.

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Balboa Park

Home to a slew of museums, gardens and various performing arts venues, Balboa Park could keep you entertained for years! But since we only have a day, here are the must-see and do’s:

Attractions: Carousel: Since 1910, the Balboa Park Carousel has been delighting kids and parents alike. Open daily mid-summer through Labor Day. Miniature Railroad: Little ones will love this three- minute, ½-mile ride through Balboa Park! San Diego Zoo: The San Diego Zoo is home to over 4,000 rare and endangered animals from mischief-making meerkats to giant pandas.

Performing Arts: Old Globe Theatre: Founded in 1935, this internationally acclaimed, Tony award-winning theatre is made up of three venues and produces 15 plays and musicals each year. The Summer Shakespeare Series is among the theatre’s most popular productions.


Spreckels Organ Pavilion: Check out one of the world’s largest outdoor organs during the International Summer Organ Festival running from mid-June through August! Starlight Theatre: The Starlight Theatre has been entertaining San Diegans and tourists for 64 years!

Gardens: Japanese Friendship Garden: The perfect place to zen-out, the Japanese Friendship Garden boasts a Bonsai exhibit, koi pond and a Fujidana (wisteria arbor). Come on a weekend for sushi making or conversational Japanese lessons! The Botanical Building: Home to more than 2,100 permanent plants and a gorgeous lily pond, the Botanical Building is a definite must-see. Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden: The best place to stop and smell the roses. Voted by the World Rose Society as one of the top rose gardens in the world.

Museums: San Diego Air and Space Museum: Take a peek into aviation history at the San Diego Air and Space Museum, home to a collection of air and spacecrafts from all over the world, including the actual Apollo 9 Command Module spacecraft. They even offer a 3D/4D Theater and Interactive Air & Space Technology Kid Zone.

Centro Cultural de la Raza: Dedicated to preserving Mexican, Chicano and indigenous art and culture, this museum features murals, a 150-seat performance space, and a 2000-square-foot art gallery. Museum of Man: It’s all about people at the San Diego Museum of Man, where evidence of human development and archaeological objects are displayed to teach about people and their cultures. For a complete guide to all of Balboa Park’s offerings, visit



Coronado Island Get ready to live life on island time as you head toward Coronado Island. This affluent community first became a tourist destination in 1888 with the opening of the Hotel Del Coronado. Though also accessible by bridge, we recommend hopping on the Corona Island Ferry so you can breathe in the salty ocean air. Once docked, get ready to shop, eat and play with some of the finest boutiques, restaurants, art galleries and other activities in San Diego. For a fun way to get around, rent a bike from Holland’s located on Orange Avenue, between 9th and 10th Street. Then, check out a handful of our top Coronado picks:

Restaurants Primavera Ristorante

932 Orange Avenue Fine Italian dining. Entrees like linguini with clams and osso buco, along with an extensive wine list to wash them down with make this establishment a winner. If you can make it between 5 and 7 pm Monday through Friday, be sure to check out their happy hour menu. Burger Lounge

922 Orange Avenue (several locations throughout San Diego) Pure. Simple. Delicious. Burgers that cater to health conscious hamburger hankerings.

Boutiques The Attic

1112 Tenth Street Modern vintage mix of home décor and accessories. Blue Jeans and Bikinis

1113 Adella Avenue The two hardest items to shop for just got a whole lot easier. Bay Books

1029 Orange Avenue A great place to curl up with a variety of page-turners.


1201 1st Street Pacific Rim inspired seafood located on the water’s edge.

Galleries Dan McGeorge

1340 Orange Avenue Photographic art featuring waterscapes, tall ships and plenty of scenic San Diego pieces. Art for Wildlife Galleries

1201 First Street, Suite 101 Animal-inspired art.

Beach House Gallery

1213 First Street, #142 Photography based gifts (think notecards and prints)


daylight hours in San Diego, head to the embarcadero to enjoy some of the scenery and views of the San Diego Bay. If you still have the itch to shop, Seaport Village offers quality windowshopping. Seaport Village also draws a crowd in the summer during its summer concert series. Once you’ve shopped ‘til you've dropped, the Maritime Museum is the place to go to learn about sailing history and tour beautiful, classic ships. And the USS Midway Museum allows visitors to come aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier that served for 47 years.


As you approach the end of your


Downtown Next up: Downtown -Your last and final stop on your day in San Diego. The Gaslamp District received its name in reference to the gas lamps that were commonly used in San Diego during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Now, the 16 ½ block area draws locals and tourists alike with a vibrant mix of dining and entertainment venues and year-round events. And in September, the San Diego Film Festival brings celebs and big names to the city for four days and nights. As the sun sets, drink, dine and dish about your fabulous day at one of downtown’s many restaurants and lounges. For a decadent seafood dinner, The Oceanaire Seafood Room tantalizes taste buds with offerings like chili calamari and plump, meaty crab cakes (save room for the Baked Alaska!) For a more casual, but still festive experience, try La Puerta for delish Mexican food and bustling bar scene. And if you have it in you, feel free to dance to your heart’s content at the always packed Stingaree or eye-candy filled ALTITUDE Sky Lounge. Or catch a play or concert at the historic Spreckels theatre ( for ticketing info). From the beaches to the bars, San Diego is a pretty lovely place to blow 24 hours. Want to stay longer? Visit Until next time…. You stay classy, San Diego!

Sprouted Kitchen

Fresh Seasonal Loca These were the concept seedlings that grew, or shall we say “sprouted,” into the So Cal-based blog founded by self-described veggie addict, Sara Forte. Launched in May of 2008, Sprouted Kitchen brings a simple idea to the table: that pure, simple ingredients enjoyed surrounded by good company is not only healthful for the body but nourishing for the soul.


By: Kristen Gunther Photos: Allen Carrasco




Planting Seeds It was during her college years that Sara found her calling in food. While working toward her degree at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Sara picked up a job at an organic farm on campus where she was able to get her hands dirty planting, harvesting and eating fresh, seasonal produce. A plump, juicy peach or a handful of crunchy, green kale. Food in its purest form, a very simple pleasure that few of us between demanding work schedules, carpool pick-ups and ongoing errands make time to enjoy. Her time spent on the farm became something she looked forward to and delighted in, taking the fruits of her labor, literally, from farm to table.

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After graduation, Sara landed a job at a Bed and Breakfast cooking school/olive farm in Italy. There, her days were spent picking olives off the facility’s surrounding trees, filling basket upon basket to later de-leaf, clean and press to produce fresh olive oil. Evenings were reserved for the cooking classes where groups of hungry travelers would learn to prepare delectable dishes made using the abundance of local ingredients found in Italy: ripe, red tomatoes, rich, earthy truffles, a sprinkle of nutty parmesan. Her time in Italy further rooted her affinity for fresh, locally grown ingredients. The simple pleasure of a Caprese salad prepared with a drizzle of olive oil made from olives she had picked herself earlier that day not only tasted better but felt better knowing exactly where the ingredients had come from.


Growing Roots Post Italy, Sara returned to her hometown in Orange County, California and settled into a job that paid the bills, but she never lost her hunger for a career in food. She needed an outlet to fulfill her passion. Inspired and encouraged by Hugh, her photographer boyfriend (now husband), Sara decided to combine her fervor for cooking with her writing skills to create-what else-a blog.


I believe that eating fresh is better for our bodies and what we should do for ourselves,” Sara says, adding, “Not only is it healthier for you and the environment, but eating seasonally also tastes better and saves money.



Between Sara developing nutritious and simple to recreate recipes and Hugh photographing the culinary creations (and playing taste-tester/food critic), Sprouted Kitchen quickly developed thousands of foodie followers. With concoctions like Nectarine and Fennel Salad or Pear and Buckwheat Pancakes, and posts as pleasing to the eyes as they are the taste buds (thanks to Hugh’s photography), Sprouted Kitchen became a reputable recipe source throughout the blogosphere. Though the majority of her recipes feature the color green, Sara always weaves a sprinkle of decadence into the mix. Those with a sweet tooth can indulge without derailing their diet with seemingly sinful creations like Salted Caramel Ice Cream or Dark Chocolate Dipped Macaroons. And while her posts offer a little bit of this and a little bit of that, they all remain true to the key ingredients of the blog: fresh, seasonal and locally grown.

Spreading Branches After a string of unfulfilling jobs, Sara decided to pour herself fulltime into the blog. With her growing fan base and commitment to sharing tasty and inventive ways to make the most of fresh produce, whole grains (and the occasional splurge item), it was clear that Sprouted Kitchen was more than just a blog. It suggests a way of life. It wasn’t long before a book offer made its way to Sara’s inbox. Nowadays, Sara splits her time between her kitchen while testing recipes for the book and at the computer, maintaining the blog for her loyal readers. Hugh continues to photograph each dish and is, of course, first in line to sample the good-for-you goods (even if that means sampling four dozen variations of carrot date muffins). The duo’s hard work will come to fruition with the launch of the new book (title TBD), which will be hitting shelves Fall 2012. Sprouted Kitchen fans can expect to see an expanded version of the type of recipes featured on the blog and because Sara believes a meal is much better when shared with family, friends and loved ones, the book will have a clear focus on entertaining. Speaking of company, Sara also has plans to host cooking classes and dinner parties for private groups in the future. While it may be known as the Sprouted Kitchen, Sara is without a doubt planting some deep roots and helping to change the way we think about food, one bite of cruciferous veggies at a time. Don’t know what to make for dinner tonight? Head to now!


Questions with Sprouted Kitchen

1. Favorite kitchen gadgets: Microplane zester, food processor and scissors. Simple, I know, but I use them for anything from cutting herbs to cutting up a flatbread pizza…. I’m super professional. 2. If you were going to die tomorrow, what would you want your last meal to be? Caramelized leeks, Hugh's scrambled eggs with goat cheese and herbs, fresh grainy bread and a pint of coconut gelato. 3. Fave restaurant: Café Zoolu in Laguna Beach. Freshest fish around and owned by a very hard working couple. 4. Three staple ingredients you always have on hand: Meyer lemons, Greek yogurt and fresh herbs 5. Go-to meal: Chopped salads with a grain and protein to make them filling. Anything in a bowl. 6. Fave food blogs: Heidi of for wonderful food, for fabulous writing, whatkatieate. for photos. 7. Where do you shop for your ingredients? I get most produce at South Coast Farms in San Juan Capistrano, Trader Joes for pantry staples and organic dairy and the final stop is Henry's for everything in between. 8. Advice for those trying to cook healthy food using local and seasonal ingredients? Start with small swaps. For example, using the lighter more flavorful cheeses (feta, goat, parmesan), making dressing from scratch, working in whole grain flours and playing around with produce. Look for what is seasonal, or ask at a farmers market so you are getting the most out of your food. 9. Most popular blog posts: Red Grape Salsa on Goat Cheese Crostini, Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl and, though not food-related, our engagement post! 10. What is it like working with your hubby as your photographer and live-in taste tester? I think by working on this project together, we have learned how to communicate better with each other and refined our approach to constructive feedback. If I am developing a recipe, I know Hugh gives me an honest opinion because he wants the best for me (and knows sometimes I can go overboard on the lemon or be stingy with the salt by personal preference). Same thing goes with his photography. It's a great partnership, and I know we both respect each other’s creativity.

Inside the Sprouted Kitchen This colorful combo is perfect for a light lunch or can be paired up with a protein to create a nutritious and satisfying meal. Many of Sara’s recipes, like those below, cater to different food allergies and dietary restrictions. In this case, Sara made use of the high-protein, high-fiber grain, quinoa, in the salad and served up the hummus with some rice and bean crackers to satisfy gluten-free eaters. But with the fresh flavor and variety of textures, we promise wheat nibblers won’t mind being served this palate-pleasing meal!






Ingredients For salad • 1 CUP QUINOA • 1 1/2 CUP LIGHT COCONUT MILK




oing Agains the Grain Credits:

By: Kristen Gunther



What’s up G? According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, it is reported that more than 2 million people in the United States, or 1 out of every 133, may have Celiac Disease (CD). Grocery store aisles brimming with gluten-free goodies and CD-diagnosed celebs like Elizabeth Hasselbeck and Zooey Deschanel make the wheat-free craze hard to ignore. With the upswing in new diagnoses and the increased attention to a gluten-free diet, we decided to look into the growing g-free lifestyle.

It’s a G Thing What is gluten, you ask? Gluten is the common name for the protein found in wheat and related grains, rye and barley. Foods that contain wheat or related grains include bread and other baked goods, cereals and pastas. Gluten allows dough to rise before baking, helps bread keep its shape and offers a chewy, absorbent quality.

Defeat by Wheat If you experience discomfort such as bloating and gas when eating products containing wheat, barley or rye, there is a chance you have a gluten intolerance. Although harmless to long-term health, a gluten intolerance can cause mild pain or irritation that can be easily avoided by skipping the bread basket at dinner (and avoiding other g units, of course).

G.I. Woe Gas, bloating, diarrhea, weight loss, fatigue, weakness, and even male and female infertility and behavior changes such as depression and irritability are some of the primary symptoms of Celiac Disease. Stools may be bulky, loose, and more frequent. The damage to the small intestine also makes it hard for your body to absorb vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, leading to anemia and/or osteoporosis and other disorders resulting from malabsorption.

Bootin’ the Gluten Think you’ve got a gluten problem? Talk to your physician. A specific celiac blood test and a biopsy of the small intestine might be recommended. A person seeking diagnosis must be following a daily diet that contains gluten for at least 4 weeks in order for test results to be accurate. Another tidbit about diagnosis: the onset of CD can occur at any time in a person’s life. Once a person is diagnosed, family members should be urged to get tested as well.


Giving up the Dough How to treat gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease? One sentence: adhere to a gluten-free diet. Going gluten-free means a lifelong commitment to intense label reading, menu researching, and nit-picking and diligent grocery shopping. Luckily, many food manufacturers and restaurants have hopped on the g-free bandwagon and offer CD friendly foods.

Where to Dine No need to skip dinner with friends… feast at one of these national chain restaurants offering gluten-free menus….but take responsibility for what you eat and don’t forget to ask questions. P.F. Changs • Outback Steakhouse Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar • BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse Bonefish • Chilis • Ruby Tuesday • The Old Spaghetti Factory Wildfire • Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill • Biaggi’s • Boston Market Carrabbas • Cheeseburger in Paradise • Garlic Jim’s • On The Border • Uno Chicago Grill • Great Harvest


Label Shark These food manufacturers offer gluten-free fare that is so tasty, even your non-CD friends might be tempted to raid your pantry! Amy’s Kitchen • Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods Food for Life Baking Co. • Cherrybrook Kitchen, Inc. Van’s International Foods • Pamela’s Products Nature’s Path Foods • Annie’s Homegrown Naturals Authentic Foods • General Mills Blue Diamond Growers • Sunshine Bakery

Breaking (up with) Bread In addition to restaurants and food manufacturers making an effort to ease the struggle associated with a g-free lifestyle, most grocery stores now provide labels on gluten-free finds to help CD shoppers navigate. You would be surprised by how many foods you can eat in your gluten-free diet! And just because you said bye-bye to bread, doesn’t mean you are stuck eating lettuce…Get your carb on with these g-free grains and starches: Corn • Potatoes • Rice • Tapioca (derived from cassava) • Amaranth Arrowroot • Millet • Montina • Lupin • Quinoa • Sorghum (Jowar) Sweet Potato • Taro • Teff • Chia Seed • Yam Bean, soybean, and nut flours Buckwheat (not related to wheat; pure buckwheat is considered acceptable for a gluten-free diet but shop with caution: many commercial buckwheat products are mixtures of wheat and buckwheat flours, and thus not acceptable) Gram flour (derived from chickpeas; not the same as Graham flour made from wheat) Oats (there is a bit of a controversy around the safety of oats for those with CD because many times the oats are contaminated by being processed on the same machinery as wheat. Check labels to see if your oats are guaranteed Gluten Free).

For more information about Celiac Disease, check out


How to: HOT HAIR


From short and sassy to long and luscious, these are the hottest cuts for this summer season.

Jennifer Aniston is wearing the hottest look for summer, the “LOB” (long bob). To achieve this look, Angel Del Solar shares his favorite time-saving cutting technique. Start by combing all hair straight down, then comb all hair behind the ears and cut a straight line at the bottom of the neck where it meets back. When hair is brought forward again, you will have a perfect line and don’t have to worry about the shoulders being in your way. Add a subtle, face-framing starting 3 fingers from the chin and connect with the length.

Halle Berry, who is known for her short and sexy pixie, has the perfect summer cut. Angel Del Solar suggests following the head shape and cutting an all-over, same length (two and a half finger lengths) cut to achieve this look. Once desired length is achieved, go through and add texture to the ends to get Halle’s wispy look . This cut has extreme ease of styling. Once hair is dry, use a nickel-size amount of your favorite pomade or wax and work through ends of hair. This look is all about controlled chaos, so have fun with it.


By: Tawny Pierce

BOOK REVIEW by Kelly Taggart

The Kind Diet


The New York Times bestseller, The Kind Diet, is touted as a simple guide to feeling great, losing weight and saving the planet. The author, actress Alicia Silverstone, is a dedicated vegan who made the conscious decision to stay away from what she calls “nasty foods” and instead made friends with grains and veggies for a healthier way of life. In her celebrity endorsed book, she describes her deep-rooted motivation for going vegan, her relationship with food and her journey to a better, more balanced lifestyle, offering real-world advice to those seeking to do the same.

Personal faves from the Kind Diet recipe selection: for breakfast, Quick Date-Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal, for lunch or dinner, Ginger Pasta with Zucchini and for an appetizer, Artichoke, Mushroom, and Leek Crostini with Pesto. Also looking forward to trying the Peach Crumble!



Alicia clearly states that food is not the only factor for a healthy lifestyle and substantiates claims about the health benefits of veering from an animal derived diet, avoiding processed foods, and opting instead for highly varied plantbased nutrition. She also illustrates how this dietary choice can help strengthen our immune systems, beautify our skin, increase our energy levels, and significantly reduce our risk of many kinds of diseases. With weight loss as a bi-product of her diet, and not the main goal, Alicia offers three different approaches to her healthy, feel-good plan - one for each level of readiness ranging from mild interest to vegan superhero. She supports her strategy with meal plans, detailed nutritional information and relatively easy to make recipes, even offering tips on ingredient shopping, setting up a “kind kitchen” as well as staying on-track when eating out. Alicia also touches upon getting fit physically and emotionally through exercise and meditation. The Kind Diet, which is even printed with eco-conscious soy ink on recycled paper, is an easy read for those looking to make informed decisions about what they eat and how it affects their health and well being. It offers an uncomplicated but well-rounded plan that can be personalized as needed to suit most any desired lifestyl e. Available through most booksellers, The Kind Diet is published by Rodale Books,, and retails in the U.S. for $21.99.

Guide to Summer Hair Between long days spent at the pool and beach, keeping hair healthy and head-turning all summer long can be a challenge. Luckily, HBL offers a range of pH balanced and stable hair care and styling solutions for every hair type without the use of sulfates, parabens, MEA’s, DEA’s, TEA’s, most PEG’s, Hydrogenated Oils, magnesium sulfate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Glycols, petroleum and sodium hydroxide. And because all HBL products are color safe, you can spend more time enjoying your summer and less time worrying about your hair. For no fuss summer hair care, start by choosing the daily hair care products that are right for you. To keep limp locks bouncy from summer through fall, make HBL Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner a part of your daily hair care routine. Packed with Jojoba Seed Oil, Keratin Amino Acids, Panthenol and Vitamins A, B and E, these bodifying formulas cleanse and condition without weighing hair down.Or, if the summer heat has left your hair thirsty, watch strands go from lackluster to luscious with HBL Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner. Soothing, moisturizing and strengthening ingredients like Keratin Amino Acids, Panthenol and a rich blend of antioxidants leave hair silky, smooth and soft to the touch. And, when the thermostat goes up, it’s important to treat hair with a little bit of extra TLC. We recommend using HBL Hair Masque once a week to supplement your regular hair care routine and keep strands shiny and radiant. This indulgent formula intensely smoothes, conditions and protects even the most challenging hair. Want to discover some hot summer styles? Visit for step-by-step styling instructions and video tutorials!

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Aerial Dancing Supported with nothing but a lightweight strand of silk tissue, suspended 30 feet in the air, heart pumping, then tumbling in a downward spiral, all while maintaining poise and grace, aerial dancing is anything but your average sequence of dance moves. To gain some insight to this high-flying art, we turned to Southern California based aerial expert, Ruby Karen.

All About Aerial While you might think aerial dancing is only for circus performers, Ruby ensures us that it is not as intimidating as it looks. Incorporating dance and fitness elements both on ground and on aerial levels, aerial dance is easily customizable to any fitness level and quickly gaining acceptance as a pedestrian-friendly activity. Ruby starts each aerial dance class with stretching, a warm-up on the ground, and a review of the moves learned from the previous class. Once in air, various apparatuses are used including silk (also known as tissu or fabric), a hoop (or a Lyra), a hammock and a trapeze apparatus to facilitate various moves and techniques.






The first time you experience that rush of falling through the air, you are in heaven. The feeling is similar to riding a roller coaster,the adrenaline rush is addicting, leaving you craving more and more!

Proponents of aerial dance are fans of the artistry and grace that ensue from regular practice, while also gaining posture, flexibility and strength. Additionally, aerial dance has been proven to be an effective, and fun, muscle forming and sculpting weight loss program. But really anyone can benefit from some time in the air. Ruby’s students come from all different backgrounds, ages, shapes and fitness levels. “For many of my students with desk jobs, aerial dancing is their therapy and something they look forward to coming to after work,” Ruby shares.

Up, up and away! Ruby Karen’s training in dance started in her early childhood. Coming from a family of nine siblings, the luxury of going to ballet class was not afforded to her. Rather, she saved up her school allowance to pay for her tuition, and graciously accepted hand-me-down dance attire and pointe (toe) shoes. Today, Ruby is a veteran in the performing arts industry with 35 years experience in the field of dance, circus aerials, sports, and fitness, having taught and performed continuously in at least 20 countries and 50 cities with repeated invitations. She has garnered three world titles, namely, the Ballet Pas de Deux (Dance for Two) and Acro-Gymnastics partnering with the highly established World Championship of Performing Arts, and The Mayan World Salsa Championship–Professional Division. She made her television debut on the reality show So You Think You Can Dance where she, as the assistant choreographer, not only taught and demonstrated the demanding salsa routine, but also shared with the contestants her secrets in the execution of the tricks.


Ruby Karen Project Ruby Karen, together with husband, Luca Cecchini, directors and faculty of the Orange County Aerial Arts, an aerial/dance school and production company, opened their school in 2009. Now, the Ruby Karen Project is the operating arm of the Orange County Aerial Arts. Currently, she can be spotted teaching throughout Southern California in Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley and Downtown Los Angeles.



I love to see my students improve. I ask them where they want to be and how far they want to take their practice and then implement baby steps to get them there.


In addition to aerial dance, Ruby also teaches acrobatic partnering (twice the fun of going solo!), ballet, jazz, modern, salsa (along with other Latin dances) and Danceflex: a combination of dance, flexibility and core strength. Bringing her experience and knowledge of dance to the mainstream, Ruby dedicates her time to educating others to pursue what is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful and artistic physical outlets available. For more information about the Ruby Karen Project or aerial dancing, visit


By: Kiki Gee Photo: Allen Carrasco

Start your day the Great Harvest Bakery Way Stacy wakes up early every morning and heads to her bakery to get a jump start on breakfast for the early morning commuters and weekend visitors, turning simple ingredients into fresh-baked wonders whose aromas fill the morning air. Stacy is the baker and proprietor, turning out fresh breads daily at Great Harvest Bread in Puyallup, WA and the locals couldn’t be more thankful for her early morning efforts. It is what you won’t find in the bakery’s most popular baked goods that make this place special for many people.




It was not that long ago that people with allergies to gluten and dairy had to become amateur pastry chefs, spending hours in the kitchen to turn out breads and baked goods that were nothing like the regular breads and sweets offered in bakeries, restaurants, and markets. As the demand for specialty items grew, the Great Harvest Bread Company saw the opportunity to offer their consumers delicious fresh-baked good that were free of the ingredients that were allergens for a growing percentage of the population.


We have a lot of customers that are very appreciative and thankful (for our gluten-free products). It makes it fun to help people and get them…to enjoy breads and sweets that they haven’t been able to in a long time.


Gluten free bread starts off much like traditional wheat bread. A blend of rice flour, tapioca flour, and potato starch are added to the mixing bowl. As for why they use a blend of flours, Stacy explains that they use a variety of gluten-free flours because it makes better bread. Even though the majority of the mixture consists of rice flour, the addition of the potato starch and tapioca flour creates a lighter, less dense loaf than one consisting of only rice flour. In order to help the loaf rise, Stacy adds xanthan gum and vinegar to the mixture along with canola oil as a substitute for butter and rice milk in lieu of regular cow’s milk. To add a bit of sweetness to the dough, fresh honey is added. Stacy explains, “We had a lot of customers (purchasing our gluten-free bread) request that we use honey instead of white sugar. We found no difference in taste so we went ahead and switched over (to honey).”


After one hour in the oven, the breads are ready for the lines of eager customers. On any given day, one can find several variations of their traditional gluten-free bread such as cinnamon chip as well as a seeded version with millet, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. As to why the bread is so popular, Stacy believes that freshness is key. “For gluten-free, it is a pretty good bread. A lot of gluten-free breads are really dry and ours tends to be (more moist)… because of the freshness of it.” In addition to breads, the bakery also prepares gluten-free muffins and rolls daily giving those with certain dietary restrictions the ability to enjoy foods that were once off limits. For more information, or to find a Great Harvest near you, visit


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Passing the Credits:

By: Kelly Taggart Nicholas Ross Salon – Laguna Niguel, CA Hair: Nick Flier Make up: Nicole Flier Photos: Allen Carrasco

Nick Flier, the proud owner of Nicholas Ross Salon in Laguna Niguel, California, has remained passionate about hair for over 30 years. He is a hair color and cutting expert with an eye for detail and an obsession for absolute perfection. Nicole, Nick’s eldest daughter and a fresh face on the beauty scene, has recently joined the salon. A hair cut, color and make up specialist, Nicole is pleased to work alongside of her dad in their thriving family business.


My dad is my mentor and I have always looked up to him. He is truly a great educator and is always teaching me new techniques. Someday I hope to be as busy as he is and eventually own the salon myself. I’d love to carry on the passion and knowledge he has instilled within me.


Although they both have a strong dynamic and ooze energy, Nick is quick to point out that Nicole is much more balanced than he is. When asked about their working relationship, they literally finish each other’s sentences. Nick says that he loves working with his talented daughter, boasting just how easy she is to get along with, as Nicole pipes in claiming that she keeps Nick in line and on schedule. It’s all done with a wink and a smile, while both continue working hard to make the ladies (and yes, a few men) of the O.C. look fabulously hip.

Teaching and Learning According to this seasoned salon professional, what makes an awesome salon owner and educator is the ability and fortitude to give back to assistants and peers, and in his case, his bloodline. As a mentor, Nick knows that he is not complete until the next generation learns and understands all that he knows. Nick reveals, “It has been great training Nicole, who is very motivated. To see someone go from zero to hero is really quite rewarding in and of itself, but to have your own flesh and blood really stretch her wings and take off, is beyond words.” Nick also feels that assistants and a great assistant program are so very important to a successful and forward-thinking salon. It shows that building up the youth is essential and respected while the benefits for the salon are tenfold. Nick knows that a good assistant is worth their weight in gold, as they relieve the hairdresser of various tasks and help keep them on time and able to cater to clients better. “At our salon,” states Nick, “we try and keep ahead of the game. Education is so important for hairdressers at all levels, as it motivates and keeps skills sharp and current. At the end of the day it is not about who you think you are, it’s all about what you can do behind the chair. You do have to have great customer service, but you really have to know how to cut hair well. People may think you are the nicest person in the world, but no matter how much they like you, they will go somewhere else if they think you don’t have the talent.“ Nick continues, “In my opinion, the best hairdressers are those that know how to find where the weight is in a haircut and take it out, which takes a good eye and really great finger control. It’s also important to put the right hair cut on the right person and to understand their face and head shape as well as lifestyle. We must make sure that all clients know how to work with their hair when they leave the salon. If they can’t recreate the style at home, we’ve failed them as hairdressers.”




I truly love doing hair and make up and I see it as a craft or art form much like my dad does. It’s great to put so much into a project and watch the results before your eyes.I especially love to see clients smile when they are happy with my work. It’s just such a great feeling.


Makeover Magic This father/ daughter duo team up for a makeover on Chris, a long-time client and friend who loves to change up her look. Nick produced a fabulous new hairstyle while Nicole finished with make up worthy of a night on the town.

For the cut, Nick opted to take an already great look and make it even better, helping Chris evolve from one short style into another with minimal effort on her part. He chose to keep the asymmetric quality of the cut, which works to expose Chris’ face and balance her features. He took the length shorter around the edges and removed much of the weight internally, but decided to leave a heavy and disconnected teardrop shape on top for emphasis and styling versatility. A handful of lighter beige-brown foils were placed through the already blonde hair to break up the solid lightness, add dimension and to allow it to move with the texture of the new cut. Instead of skimming the placement of the foils for a more solid line of color, Nick went for a more natural looking result by weaving sections in and out. This sort of placement is more sporadic and less perfectly placed, leaving a born-with-it appeal to the final color. In these foils, Nick applied ENJOY Hairdresser Power Hair Color 7B with Demi Gel Developer from roots to ends and processed for 15 minutes under low heat to speed the process. The foils were removed and then ENJOY Sulfate-Free Hydrating Shampoo and Hydrating Conditioner were used before towel-drying the hair and working in a small amount of ENJOY Leave-In Conditioner. To finish the style, Nick rough-dried the hair while moving it around with his fingers in the opposite direction as he wanted the style to eventually lay. After much of the moisture was removed, a round brush was introduced to add lift and volume. He rolled sections of hair around the brush, turning it a few times. This was done to add control and create a slight bend, especially on the heavy side. Nick misted the dry hair with ENJOY Shine Spray to add a little protection before flat ironing for control. ENJOY Shine Spray and Dry Wax were mixed together and worked through the hair, finger-styling the bits and pieces into place. To finish off the bold new look, a fine mist of ENJOY Hair Spray provided the perfect amount of hold. 54 | ENJOY LIFE & STYLE | SUMMER 2011

MakingUp Nicole stepped in and created a make up look for Chris that is perfect for evening. She started with a moisturizer to soften the skin and help the foundation to blend. A liquid foundation was applied next using a brush while blending in circular motions. Nicole points out how important it is to find a good match for the color and to apply below the neckline to avoid a demarcation line. She likes to provide fuller coverage for night make up, where she might use less foundation for a casual, more natural day look. To set the foundation and give a matte finish, loose powder is brushed on over the top. For the eyes, Nicole begins with a light color for the base and applies it up to the brow to provide a slight highlight. For Chris, she chose gold and coral eye shadow, which was brushed onto her eyelids. For a slight cat eye effect, dark brown eye shadow was mixed with a hint of black and brushed on to the triangle section at the outside corner of each eye. Next, dark brown liquid eyeliner was applied to the eyelid on both sides. Then a small brush was used to add dark brown eye shadow mixed with black right under the eye, which was lightly blended for a slightly smoky appeal. Mascara was used on the top and bottom lashes to add fullness and then a dark matte brown eye shadow filled in the eyebrows and completed the eyes. Nicole applied a pink-hued blush just under the cheekbone on either side and then added a shimmery white highlight on the top of the roundest part of the cheekbones. Using a slightly darker color, some contouring was done to the sides of Chris’ nose to help emphasize her features.

A natural rose lip pencil was used to outline the lips starting at the Cupid’s bow in the middle of the top lip and then following the line all the way around. Nicole notes that this line can be just slightly outside of the natural lip line to help lips look fuller. Lipstick was applied in a slightly lighter soft beige hue and then golden glitter lip-gloss was smoothed over the top to leave a hint of shimmer.

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RED Credits:

By: Greg Root & Kristen Gunther


Next time you find yourself in a room full of women, look to your right. Then look to your left. If left unchecked, there’s a strong possibility that one of you will be diagnosed with heart disease.

Sadly, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease each year making it the number one killer of women age 20 and over To put that 1 in 3 ratio in perspective, compare it to the 1 in 30 women that die each year from breast cancer. Even more alarming is the fact that an overwhelming 90% of all women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease. Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women have not been paying attention. In fact, in the past, heart disease and heart attacks have been predominantly associated with men.



Shockingly, more women die of heart disease than the next four causes of death combined, including all forms of cancer.

Historically, men have been the primary subject of research done to understand heart disease and stroke, which has resulted in the basis for treatment guidelines and programs.

This trend led to an oversimplified, distorted view of heart disease and risk, which has worked to the detriment of women nationwide. In fact, many women dangerously dismissed heart disease as an “old man’s disease” and remained unaware that heart disease was the number one killer of women.


Fortunately, in 2004, the American Heart Association said enough is enough and created Go Red for Women, a passionate, socially interactive initiative designed to educate women while empowering them to take charge of their heart health.

Heart to Heart Many of you have probably heard about National Wear Red Day…maybe you even participated this last February. But, the Go Red for Women campaign is much more than a bold fashion statement.

National Wear Red Day is always the first Friday of February. In 2012, it will be Friday, February 3rd.


In 2010, the American Heart Association set a strategic goal of reducing death and disability from cardiovascular disease and strokes by 20% while improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% by the year 2020

Here’s how you can get involved: take Action... Consult your doctor if you experience any of these risk factors for heart disease: • Existing coronary heart disease (heart attack, bypass surgery, heart stents) • Stroke or carotid artery disease (narrowed or blocked arteries that take blood to your brain) • Blocked arteries in your legs • Abdominal aortic aneurysm (weakness in the artery in your abdomen) • Chronic kidney disease • Diabetes



By encouraging women to know their risk factors and take the appropriate measures to lead a heart-healthy life, the Go Red for Women campaign has the ultimate goal of saving lives and eliminating heart disease.

• Cigarette smoking

What to be aware of…

• Poor diet

• Family history of heart or vascular disease

• Lack of regular physical activity (or can’t complete a treadmill exercise test)

• Blood pressure higher than 120/80

• Being overweight (Body Mass Index [BMI] 25-29.9) or obesity (BMI higher than 30)

• Heart or other vascular diseases

What to avoid…

• Abnormal cholesterol levels • Lupus or rheumatoid arthritis • Metabolic syndrome • Pregnancy complications including the development of high blood pressure or diabetes, delivering a pre-term infant

Start making these HeartHealthy Habits part of your lifestyle… • Eat well: Include high fiber fruits and veggies, whole grains, fatty fish. Pass the salt. Skip the butter. You know the drill. • Be active: Aim for 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. Up that to 60-90 per day if you are trying to lose weight. • Watch the scale: Maintain a healthy body weight to do your heart good. • Quit smoking: Not only is smoking so 1980s but it is also a major risk factor for heart disease. • Visit Your Doctor: Regular checkups with ensure you are keeping your ticker in tip-top shape.

How YOU can

GO RED • Participate in National Wear Red Day: Couldn’t be easier to show your support and inspire action than to wear red. National Wear Red Day is always the first Friday of February. In 2012, it will be Friday, February 3rd.

• Tell 5: Your mom. Your sister. Your best friend. Your daughter. That girl with the perfect hair at work. Telling just five women to visit can make a big impact about spreading awareness of heart disease. • Volunteer: Contact your local American Heart Association office to find out how you can get involved with Go Red for Women. • Donate: Open your heart and your wallet by making a donation to the American Heart Association. • Shop: Indulge in some retail therapy and feel good about it. Visit


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Go Red for Women encourages awareness of the issues surrounding women and heart disease.The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce those risks. It also gives them the tools to lead a heart healthy life.



By: Tawny Pierce


These Hollywood hunks are all embracing the 5 o’clock shadow and doing it in very different ways.

Justin Timberlake's tailored look is simple but classic. Starting with the cut, ask for slightly shorter sides and a tapered back with a little extra length on top to show texture and movement. With Justin’s natural curl, keeping the hair this short helps with ease of styling. Use a nickel-size amount of your favorite pomade or paste to give a soft hold and create separation; run fingers through the top pushing hair slightly off to one side.


Shia LaBeouf’s effortless sophistication is shown through this debonair ‘do. This is a great cut for guys with a thicker head of hair. By keeping the length on the top and gradually tapering down with subtle side burns and soft texture, Shia is able to avoid the just-cut look. To style this look, use a firm hold cream or wax and lightly push hair back from hair line in an upward motion to create volume.

To achieve Bradley Cooper’s bed head look, start with a highly textured cut that is slightly shorter around the sides. To style this look, use a nickel-size amount of wax and run it through hair with no particular method; just have fun with it.


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alling all bold beach babes, have we got a swimsuit for you! The brainchild of former swimsuit model, Angela Chittenden, Beach Bunny swimwear has catapulted from a small swim boutique in Arizona to a head-turning, celeb-endorsed, envy-inducing brand name in the world of swim apparel. We got up close and personal with what is undoubtedly the sexiest swimsuit around and we’re baring all, well…almost.

A Beach Bunny is Born

Having tried on hundreds upon hundreds of bathing suits in her former career as a swimwear model, Angela Chittenden knows what distinguishes a good suit from a bad suit. Having endured too many experiences with the latter, she combined her zeal for fashion with her knowledge of swimwear to develop her own line. As a woman who is confident in her own skin, she was inspired to develop high quality, figure-flaunting designs for the fashion-forward beach-goer. After countless hours spent poring over fabric swatches, various hardware samples and along with some elbow grease, Beach Bunny was launched in 2004.

About Beach Bunny

The brand has revolutionized swimwear from saltwater-specific attire into a serious fashion statement. While the name Beach Bunny conjures up images of Playmates on the sand, these suits require no bunny ears to exude full-bodied sex appeal. From itsy bitsy teensy weensy shirred bikini bottoms, to unabashedly sexy embellishments, Beach Bunny swimwear has set the bar for traffic-stopping bathing suits. “Whether in their early 20’s or late 40’s, college graduates or corporate VIPs, Beach Bunny is designed for couture-conscience women who are ahead of the curve,” says Public Relations manager, Cassie Palmeri, adding,


The brand’s fun-flirty attitude-daring, confident, independent and ripe with feminine allure-is a celebration of each woman’s own unique spirit.




By: Kristen Gunther Photo: Courtesy of Beach Bunny


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Making a Splash From InStyle to Us Weekly, People to Sports Illustrated, Beach Bunny is no stranger to the media. And with celebs like Fergie, Holly Madison, Avril Lavigne and Gretchen Christine rockin’ Beach Bunny on the sand, it’s no wonder that the brand has established itself as the quintessential sexy swimsuit. They even enlisted the style expertise of the fashion icons, Kim, Kourtney and Khloe to launch the Kardashian Collection: a set of ultra-seductive, curve-flaunting designs that show off each sister’s unique flair. “With names like Undercover Angel and Lade Lace-the bikini that unleashed the Beach Bunny sensation, the ultra feminine label appeals to the sophisticated woman’s sexy-chic side, be it glammed up Hollywood starlet or bombshell “Bond” girl. Not to mention what it does to men,” Palmeri explains.

Current Collections Beach Bunny keeps their fans hungry for more with regular releases of new collections, each with their own twist on the line’s signatures aesthetic.

Beach Bunny Bride Say “I do” with Beach Bunny’s first-ever bridal collection, offering the beachy bride everything she will need for that tropical island honeymoon! This exclusive line includes an array of swimwear and cover-ups adorned in hand beaded pearls, delicate Chantilly lace imported from France and Swarovski crystals. Always a bridesmaid? Beach Bunny Bride is perfect for shower gifts!

Flower Child Free spirits will love the Flower Child collection (launched just in time for Earth Day!) featuring plenty of floral designs and appliqués. The Sugar Magnolia design comes in a bandeau or lacy triangle top and your choice of bottom featuring either side braiding or lace detail. Available in lavender and seafoam, you can mix and match to your heart’s desire before slipping into one of these happy suits and peacing out!

La Dolce Vita One of the newest collections, La Dolce Vita, is exactly what you can expect from swimwear developed to embody “the sweet life”: rich prints with a hint of sparkle and lace. One of our fave styles, Cruel to Be Kind, features cheetah print tie-side bottoms and underwire top with a turquoise and gold overlay. Stunning. And perfect for indulgently lazy Sunday afternoons spent poolside sipping champagne and eating grapes. Shown: Beach Bunny Bride



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Rock the Casbah The summer 2011 collection, Rock the Casbah, has beach babes everywhere rocking the Beach Bunny label. Glittery, gold details, rich jewel tones and exotic textures combined with the line’s signature sexy cuts makes for one daring kickoff to the season! We love the Hips Don’t Lie bikini with Moroccan coin detail.

And coming soon, Beach Bunny will be introducing some very exciting items made specifically for their retail stores, including headbands, bangles, denim shorts and tees that are very California chic. The brand will also be launching cruise loungewear and swimwear in the fall!


Shop Beach Bunny Beach Bunny swimwear is available through and at fine retailers throughout the country. You can also visit one of their three dedicated Beach Bunny stores:


Beverly Center

Beach Bunny Swimwear

8500 Beverly Boulevard #669 Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 360-3994

Los Angeles

Beach Bunny Swimwear

136 S. Robertson Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 858-8588

Newport Beach

Beach Bunny Swimwear

950 West Coast Highway Newport Beach, CA 92663 (949) 548-0348


Beach Bunny Swimwear

15147 N. Scottsdale H139 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 948-1112

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Dr. Tess Mauricio America’s Favorite Dermatologist Credits:

By: Kristen Gunther Photo: Allen Carrasco



Dr. Tess Mauricio is an author, renowned international speaker, physician, educator and media personality

with appearances on nationally syndicated talk shows, including the Rachael Ray Show and The Doctors. She is also the Founder of Scripps Ranch Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in San Diego, Dr. Tess Dermatology in La Jolla and is currently expanding into Beverly Hills. Additionally, she is the past President of the San Diego Society of Dermatologic Surgery, not to mention a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and Summa Cum Laude graduate of University of California San Diego. With her extensive experience and her increasingly long client list, it’s no wonder that Dr. Tess Mauricio has been hailed as America’s Favorite Dermatologist. We caught up with Dr. Tess Mauricio for some summer-specific skin care advice. Don’t go to the beach without reading this first!

Summer Skin Tips APPLY EARLY AND OFTEN: Apply sunblock at least 15 minutes prior to sun exposure to ensure you are protected once you hit the pool, beach, etc. Reapply throughout the day. BE A SHADY LADY: Shy away from the sun and you might save yourself a few wrinkles. Whenever possible, snag the shady spot to avoid excess sun exposure in the summer months. Also, try to avoid getting too much sun between 10am and 3pm, when rays are strongest. USE SUN SMART ACCESSORIES: Floppy hats and oversized sunglasses not only look celebrity-chic but they double up as skin-protecting accessories while lounging poolside this summer. For active days, sport a visor and sunglasses with UVA/UVB protection. BE THOROUGH: Sneaky places like between your toes or above your lips are easily skipped when applying sunblock. Be sure to spend the extra time being thorough with your application and avoid a trip to the dermatologist later. SUPPLEMENT WITH SKIN-LOVING PRODUCTS: Treat your skin right with pH balanced and stable formulas. SKINJOY offers a complete skincare regimen boasting sulfate and paraben-free, antioxidant-rich formulas to keep skin healthy and vibrant long after the sun is gone.

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How to: HOT HAIR

By: Tawny Pierce


For summer, it’s all about change. Go more dramatic or lighter and brighter. Have fun with highlights. Gwyneth Paltrow has the perfect combination of blonde tones, alternating an ultra light blonde with a light buttery blonde, giving her a subtle dimension while keeping it from looking unnatural. Try alternating different tones of blonde that work best with your skin tone and use motion to create volume.

Jennifer Lopez has the perfect summer look for someone with a naturally darker hair color. Having multiple different tones running through her locks gives her summer brightness without washing her out. Try a tri-tone look: a medium warm golden tone with darker golden lowlights, and light beige blonde highlights. The key to this look is having an untraceable feel to it,which means the highlight pattern should be diffused so that you can’t tell wear the highlight or lowlight starts or finishes. This subtle multidimensional look is a great look for anyone and can be done with any tones you like.

Rihanna perfectly demonstrates that you can wear a bright tone and still look elegant. For those who aren’t as daring as Rihanna, try adding a little brightness to your hair with extensions for that pop of color without the commitment. Whether it is an extension piece or an all-over bright tone, make sure that you care for it properly; these colors can fade fast if not taken care of. Be sure to use color-safe products and protect your hair from the sun to help ensure the longevity.

Rosa Blasi: The Real Deal Credits:

By: Kiki Gee Photo: Allen Carrasco



The beautiful Rosa Blasi is probably not the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the words “jock itch” but that is exactly the title of her new book. Chronicling her misadventures as a former pro athlete addict, Jock Itch is her comedic memoir as witty and self-deprecating as the actress herself. Now retired from jersey-chasing, Rosa keeps busy promoting her new book, playing Ronnie Cruz on ABC’s Make it or Break It and keeping up with regular appearances on shows such as Dr. Drew and Jimmy Kimmel. Despite her packed schedule, the in-demand actress and author spent the afternoon with us to talk everything from getting red carpet glam to curing her jock addiction, making us laugh until we were blue in the face the whole time.

10 QUESTIONS with ROSA Blasi: 1) What is your book, Jock Itch, about? It’s a comedic memoir about the hilarious and often embarrassing events that led me to seek athlete sobriety. It’s also a journey through low self esteem and the result of questionable choices. Women will appreciate themselves in that we all have a "what was I thinking?!?" dating experience in our past.

2. On your website, you describe your past experience with jockaholism? What is that and does that really exist? It may exist, although I’ve never done a conclusive study. Some women are out there trying to define themselves as a trophy wife or just looking to win the sperm lotto. For me, I very much always have had my own career. I’ve always been incredibly independent. In some ways, that’s other ways.....I’m now being asked to pay the child support. For me, that "jockaholic" quality was the addiction to the competitive nature of being in a monogamous relationship and eventually a marriage to pro athletes. When life got all "Jerry Springer" on me, it was time to take a good hard look in the mirror....and then laugh. The book is mostly fun and funny. I make the biggest ass of myself, not necessarily others. 3. What qualities do you now look for in a guy? HONESTY and that pheromone rush. But mostly honesty.


5) What is the single best piece of dating advice you can give? Go with your gut. Don’t justify the red flags. If he is a cheater, it’s probably not a "this one time at band camp" situation....he's just a cheater. Accept it. Or leave.

6) How do you balance being an actress, single mom, and now a book author? Well, the only beauty of divorce is that when my daughter is at her dad's for his custodial visits, THAT’S when I can write, schedule most meetings, take care of things. I just got a babysitter for the first time when she was 4.

7) How do you stay in such great shape? Chad Mouton. Google him. He has trained everyone from Paul McCartney to Vanessa Marcil (General Hospital).

8) Any quirky pre-red carpet rituals? Just try hard as hell to remember if I have worn it, and maybe spray tan so I don't look like any character from Twilight.

9) You have amazing hair… any secrets? Yes, just clip it in. Most of it belongs to someone else. Smoke and mirrors.... fake hair. And having an outstanding colorist is worth the money.

10) What’s next for you? Just did a pilot for FOX called "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" and am now waiting to hear if it is going to be a new series. It was the most fun I have ever had filming. I am in awe of the writers (co-executive producers of a little show you may have heard of....called Friends) and Jamie Presley. Fingers crossed. The hours... would be a dream for being able to raise my kid and work!



4. Can you share a funny tidbit from your book? There’s a lot of goofiness in the book. Lucille Ball meets a lobotomy. Whether it was mailing puppy testicles (post neutering) to a boyfriend who claimed he "didn’t have any balls to tell me when he was unfaithful," a super TMI time at a Maxim shoot when I was supposed to be "sexy" but couldn't have felt more disgusting due to some ingested chocolate laxatives. Or, having my divorce diary stolen, Xeroxed, and used as a court exhibit. Specifically the page that read "I wonder if my vagina is stretched out" (post baby).


Red Carpet


To keep herself looking pretty, polished and red carpet-ready during marathon long days spent promoting her new book, actress/author Rosa Blasi turns to hair artist extraordinaire, Romi Cortier. Romi turned to some A-list approved volumizing products with a little bit of help from some custom hair extensions to keep this starlet looking lively from morning to night. First, Romi cleansed and conditioned Rosa’s fine strands with HBL Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner. After towel-drying and combing, he spritzed on HBL Spray Mousse throughout her hair to create lift, volume, texture and separation. Next, he applied ENJOY Spray Gel to add further lift with a flexible hold. Romi then blow dried using a large round brush to create volume and movement throughout her hair.

Once dried, Romi turned to one of the biggest red carpet hair secrets: hair pieces. After color matching and cutting to blend with Rosa’s natural hair, Romi applied clip-in hair pieces by parting her hair about 2/3 of the way down the back of her head, then backcombing at the scalp to give the clips something to hold onto. Once attached, Romi teased her at the root and finished with a mist of ENJOY Hair Spray.

HBL Volumizing Shampoo, Volumizing Conditioner, Spray Mousse ENJOY Hair Spray, Spray Gel (From Left to Right)


REBEL REVELATION Though she might be a target of TV and tabloid talk, this independent, self-made mogul is no damsel in distress. Smoldering eye makeup and her slicked-back pomp’ add just the right amount of “good girl gone bad” appeal to this seriously sexy, sultry look.



By: Kristen Gunther Hair: Victor Paul Make up: Carina Lindgren, Flawless Faces and Keesh Winkler-Smith Photos: Allen Carrasco & Gavin Von Karls

From reality TV to singing, cosmetics to handbags, Gretchen Christine is much, much more than just your average housewife. Best known as the bombshell blonde on the increasingly popular Real Housewives of Orange County, Gretchen’s life is basically an open book for the billions of viewers who tune in each week. Though the press likes to throw jabs, this multi-tasking media mogul is able to laugh it off with a wink and a smile. We caught up with this OC starlet for an exclusive photo shoot where we reveal several sides of Gretchen not seen on TV. From the fun and the fearless to the raw and unrestrained, these are the many faces of Gretchen Christine.




BABE : Underneath her girly exterior, Gretchen reveals a bold, brazen side to herself not often seen on TV. Teased tresses and loud lips show off Gretchen’s wild side.




Just Want to Have


Pigtails and a playful party dress exude Gretchen’s “girls just want to have fun” attitude. Delightfully disheveled locks give off a carefree and slightly mischievous vibe. Girl’s night out anyone?


This OC native rocks the beach blonde bombshell look like, well, it’s her job! With her signature bouncy blonde tresses and sun-kissed skin, Gretchen effortlessly pulls off the California girl look all year long.


Gretchen 's Sexy


1. You are in great shape. Can you share any summer fitness tips for a hot bikini body? Because my

schedule is so hectic, I don’t have the time to spend two hours in the gym. Instead, I stash weights all around my house so I can squeeze in exercise whenever I can. I also bring resistance bands with me when I’m traveling so I can tone on the go, regardless of where I am. When it comes to getting in shape for summer, I might step up my work out a bit… 50 extra crunches, a couple extra squats…it all adds up!

2. Any summer slim-down strategies when it comes to diet? I love to eat food, so everything in moderation is my rule of thumb.

I have been overweight and I have also struggled with an eating disorder. So I now take a very balanced approach to nutrition. I do find in the summer months I tend to eat a bit lighter, adding more salads to my diet.

3. What are your top beauty do’s for summer?

I love coral and tawny tones for the summer because they are soft and light, leaving you fresh faced with a bit of warmth. My Gretchen Christine Cosmetics Color Swirls and Lip Plumpers are perfect for achieving a glowy complexion and sexy pout without overdoing it.

4. Bathing suit shopping can be a drag… any tips?

First and foremost, get a spray tan! Dressing room lighting can be so bad that any hint of cellulite you have becomes magnified. A good fake tan will not only disguise cellulite but will also make you appear fit. (Hint-hint, wink-wink, keep your eyes peeled for a GCC self-tanner that Gretchen is working on perfecting right now!)

5. We know you get a lot of compliments and questions about your hair. How do you keep it healthy all summer long? When my hair gets dry from swimming

at the beach, lake, or pool, I turn to HBL Hair Mask to hydrate and condition. It’s important to treat your hair to some deep conditioning on a regular basis.

6. Do you have a favorite summer hangout spot? Palm Springs. When I’m not staying at my friends Victor and Robert’s place, I like to hide out at this little hidden gem called The Blue Pear. Connected to the Pool House, an intimate six room boutique hotel, this place offers seclusion and awesome Tex-Mex food!

7. What is your favorite summer vacation destination? Tahiti. It can best be described as paradise. If you plan on heading there, I highly recommend staying at an over-water bungalow!

Need some good tunes for chilling to at the pool or beach this summer? Don’t forget to check out Gretchen’s latest single, Revelation, available on iTunes!


Sassy Beginning Based in Woodbury, Minnesota, just outside of Saint Paul, Sassy Di’s caters to families and an upscale clientele. Owners Rusty and Wendy Rollings named their relatively new 18-station salon after Dianne Heins, a good friend who lost her battle with cancer in 2008. To pay homage to their friend and to help others stricken with this terrible disease, the crew at Sassy Di’s donates 3% of their sales to cancer research and hosts in-salon programs committed to bettering the lives of those affected by cancer. “We open up our salon on various Mondays to cater strictly to local cancer patients,” states Rusty. “We donate wigs and the time to cut, style and maintain them. Making it a special venue is purely for the comfort of our clients as it can be a very emotional time for them. It’s a difficult thing to remove your wig in front of others, even for maintenance, so things have to be handled carefully and privately. We’re so glad that we can be of service in a time of need and are dedicated to keep the program going for as long as needed.”

A Do Over

To showcase some of the talent their salon has to offer, Rusty chose to do a makeover on Wendy, his wife, fellow stylist and co-owner of the salon, who is also a busy mom. He started with shoulder length hair that was a natural level 4 at the roots with 45% grey and a demarcation line at about an inch out where previous level 3 color took over. She had old highlights that had grown out and been re-colored, but Rusty opted to go for a solid finish this round leaving a rich level 4/5 Mahogany hue.



We are getting away from the chunky, stripe-y color and going back to more solid hues, with healthy, shiny results.

Rusty used ENJOY Hairdresser Power Professional Hair Color with .5oz each of 5R and 4MV with 2 oz of 20-volume developer on the roots and then the same formula again but with Gel Developer from the demarcation line through the ends. A few pumps of ENJOY ColorKeeper, an Amino Functional Silicone micro-emulsion additive, were used in both formulas to help increase color penetration, shine and longevity. The roots were processed for 25 minutes and then Rusty applied the demi-permanent formula through the ends and processed for an additional 20 minutes at room temperature. He rinsed, shampooed with ENJOY Sulfate-Free Luxury Shampoo, conditioned with ENJOY Instant Reconstructor, processing for 5 minutes, and then rinsed again, towel-blotting the hair to prepare for the cut.





The cut involved taking some length off to caress the jaw line and adding a slight stacking in back for an almost Sassoon line. Rusty beveled the edge to neatly roll under and then texturized slightly so the cut was not too uniform. This left some room for bounce or play, which is best for when the hair is styled using curl. Strong baby-bangs were added to frame Wendy’s face and leave a very classic line, showcasing her beautiful eyes. To set a sleek style, Rusty layered on ENJOY Texture Spray and Thermal Spray and removed all moisture by blowing the hair dry using just his fingers to move strands around. Small sections were smoothed with a flat iron, rolling the ends under just slightly. A dab of ENJOY Creamy Pomade was emulsified onto Rusty’s hands and then he ran his palms over the surface of the hair to smooth down any flyaways, finishing with a fine mist of ENJOY Shine Spray for added luster.


By: Kelly Taggart Sassy Di’s - Woodbury, MN Hair: Rusty Rollings Make up: Wendy Rollings and Justine Wolden Photo: Allen Carrasco



By: Sally Stevenson Photo: Allen Carrasco and courtesy of Wendy Rollings

From social awkwardness to a complete inability to interact and connect, autism can present itself in many ways. Typically diagnosed before the age of three, symptoms can appear shortly after birth or later in infancy. Many children develop normally for the first year or two and then regress – some losing previously acquired motor skills and the ability to talk and interact normally with others. Although there is a broad range in the severity of symptoms, all children with autism have difficulties in three crucial areas of development — social interaction, language and behavior. Having one child with special needs can create havoc on a family and their resources. Among parents with one special needs child, the divorce rate is already well above national average. The Rollings Family has twin boys, both diagnosed with autism at age three. Not only has their marriage survived, it has thrived thanks to their positive one-day-at-a-time attitude and their appreciation for the unique and wonderful ways of their boys. A spiritual and optimistic pair who love each other deeply and raise their children in an active, often noisy and chaotic household, Wendy and Rusty Rolling seem to be parents of typical American children. But there is nothing typical about their sons Roman and Ramsey. There is nothing typical about singing in a language that has never been taught to you or reciting facts verbatim that most of us would have to take hours, days or even years to learn. These are atypical behaviors of autism that baffle even the most advanced researchers and doctors. Roman and Ramsey were born July 26, 1999 healthy and vibrant screaming baby boys. They developed normally for the first 18 months, at which time they went in for scheduled vaccinations. It was immediately after this doctor's appointment that Wendy Rollings says her boys changed dramatically. They refused to eat liquid food (formula, soups, or shakes) and their physical development began to regress. They stopped talking and making eye contact. They were no longer interested in interacting with each other and became quiet and withdrawn. After a year and a half of doctor appointments, searching for answers, and mounting frustration, Wendy and Rusty were told their boys had autism. Hours of research on their own and interaction with numerous doctors, the Rollings have concluded that the boys lack the ability to produce enough glutathione to eliminate certain toxins from their systems. Glutathione is a combination of three simple building blocks of protein or amino acids -cysteine, glycine and glutamine—which the body produces to eliminate toxins such as heavy metals. Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative contained in some vaccines which some believe may be a "trigger" for autism, especially in individuals who are glutathione deficient. (For more on vaccines and autism, visit


After receiving the diagnosis, Roman and Ramsey began intensive at home behavioral therapy which has greatly improved their development and social interactions. The Rollings have modified the boys' diet and have chosen to keep them medication free. Other than two hours a day, they have attended regular classes since kindergarten in a small private school, and their social and behavioral skills improve each and every year. Roman and Ramsey have grown into boys who are anything but exactly alike. A few minutes with them and you will be looking for similarities rather than differences. Both are bright, handsome, funny boys with savant-like characteristics who still have difficulty tying their own shoes, but most commonalities stop there. Ramsey taught himself Japanese and Chinese at the tender age of 9. He has perfect pitch, often going around the house singing in Italian the songs of Andrea Bocelli, his favorite opera singer. (He can also sing opera in German and French). He is fascinated by anything that involves Disney or Jeffrey Katzenberg, the longtime CEO of Disney. His passion is animated movies. He especially loves the credits of animated movies. You know, the part of the movie where most of us are moving out of the theatre already chatting about a new topic? Ramsey will sit quietly and watch every name. From the person who is the voice of the main character to the set designer, he can tell you all of them. He not only reads the names, but he remembers them without any effort. Roman is the quieter of the two. He is fascinated by animals and can tell you the official genus name and facts of every animal in the animal kingdom. Pickles are his favorite food and they are often used as a enticement to refocus his behavior. He is very spiritual and many have been witness to his unique ability to complete tasks before being asked. He is content being by himself and playing with his toy animals of every type and size. Even though he often appears removed from those around him, he is actually so in tune with others, he often "feels" their emotions even when they are not overtly displaying them. He enjoys giving unsolicited hugs when people need them most.

Sierra, Roman and Ramsey's younger sister by only 13 months, is the spitting image of her mother Wendy. She is fun, spirited and loves to be outside. Both of her parents describe Sierra as the boys' angel, forever watchful and in sync to their moods and needs. Rusty says she is the one who grounds the family in the "here and now" and gives them a little bit of normalcy. As a cancer survivor of 19 years who was told he would not live more than two and certainly would never have children, Rusty has instilled in all those around him a zest for life. The Marine motto of "adapt and overcome" that was drilled into him at the young age of 18 has served him well throughout his years. Combined with the endless supply of energy from Wendy, it seems there is nothing the two of them cannot overcome. Given the chance, Wendy is quick to share her story with others not to gain sympathy or attention, but because educating others about the link between vaccinations and autism has become an essential part of her life. Although they do their best to live in the moment, Wendy and Rusty both ponder their boys’ future every now and again. Ramsey they are sure will work in the animation field, although in what capacity, they are not certain. Roman will work in the field of animals possibly as a guide at a local zoo, or maybe a researcher out in the field. Whatever they choose to be, they most certainly will carry with them the valuable lessons modeled by their parents: remain positive, nurture your faith, and love life.

What is Autism? Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that generally appears before the age of three and is four times more common in boys than girls. Autism impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction, communication skills, and cognitive function. Individuals with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities.

Signs of Autism? • Lack of or delay in spoken language • Repetitive use of language and/or motor mannerisms (e.g., hand-flapping, twirling objects) • Little or no eye contact • Lack of interest in peer relationships • Lack of spontaneous or make-believe play • Persistent fixation on parts of objects


Various Treatment Options • Early Intervention • Chelation Therapy • Behavior Modification • Dietary Intervention • Vitamins and Supplements • Sensory Integration Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Physical Therapy • Speech Therapy • Music Therapy • Vision Therapy • Canine Companions • Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy




By: Tawny Pierce

Color Swap

From red hot to blonde bombshell and the other way around, these young starlets are switching it up for summer.

Blake Lively’s new copper strands make you forget that she was ever a blonde. Blake’s light complexion and blue eyes make her the perfect candidate for these varying cooper hues. When changing your color from blonde to copper, the concern will be fading so be sure to use a color-safe shampoo.





Known for her red hair, Emma Stone made a daring change and it paid off. Her new ultra-light golden locks have given her a fresh summer look. Her tone-ontone highlights of platinum blonde and golden blonde give her hair a lot of dimension and a subtle glow. Color changes can take a toll on your tresses so be sure to give your hair plenty of moisture.



Ten thousand. Five thousand. Twenty-five hundred. One thousand. Five hundred. Two-hundred and fifty. One-hundred and sixty-six. One-hundred and fifty. One-hundred and ten. No matter what the ___ is, the hope will never change.



Thirty years ago, Autism affected one in every 10,000 individuals. Today, it affects one in 110. At the National Autism Association, we believe environmental factors play a crucial role in its increase. You can do your part by donating to research that holds the most amount of promise and hope for children and adults affected by Autism. We know the puzzle can be solved. Please help us solve it. Learn more by visiting



By: Tawny Pierce Photos: Allen Carrasco

Hair Care for Reds

Prevent your red from fading by taking home ENJOY shampoo and ENJOY Conditioning Spray. Using one of our sulfate-free shampoos that is pH stable will prevent color being pulled from the hair while ENJOY Conditioning Spray, with the lower pH of 3.5-4.5, will help lock color in and provide moisture to your locks. These easy steps will guarantee your color will stay brighter longer.



To add some pop to the color, take one-inch face-framing sections and lighten with 1 part ENJOY Hair Lightener and 2 parts 20 volume. Achieve this bright copper with 7C.

Deepen it up with a dark base of 1V, and a pinwheel section foil of 6RI. This is guaranteed to make heads turn.

For the softest shades of strawberry blonde, try highlighting with 1 part ENJOY Hair Lightener and 2 parts 20 volume, using 9GC as a base tone.

For versatility, try taking a large triangle section below the parietal ridge on either side using 6R to give a bright red. Use 4MV as a base tone to give intense richness and depth. Keeping the triangle section below the parietal ridge will allow for different looks when the part is changed.



The key to keeping blonde (or any other hair color for that matter) beautiful is to keep your hair healthy and shiny. To do so, we suggest using ENJOY Intensive Reconstructing Spray (I.R.S), ENJOY Instant Reconstructor, and ENJOY Hair Mask once a week. Using this regimen after shampooing will help add protein to your hair and keep your blonde from losing its beautiful shine.



Heavily highlight hair, taking fine slices in horizontal sections. Section out three-inch horseshoe shape sections at the nape of the neck. Apply base tone of 1 part ž 6B + Ÿ 9GC to 1 part Demi Gel on bottom section and in between foils.

Lighten hair with 1 part ENJOY Hair Lightener with 2 parts 20 volume. Then take slices from crown forward and lowlight with 1 part 5BV and 1 part Demi Gel. Once hair is rinsed, tone with 1 part 9BV and 3 parts Demi Gel. This will produce the perfect icy blonde.

Alternate tones with 1 part ENJOY Hair Lightener with 2 parts 10 volume and 1 part 10G to 2 parts 30 volume, to give a tone-on-tone contrast of varying shades of golden blonde

Start by lightening hair with 1 part ENJOY Hair Lightener and 2 parts 30 volume. Once hair is rinsed, apply 1 part 10V to 3 parts Demi Gel to achieve platinum tones.



Summer weather wreaking havoc on your strands?

Reconstruct and repair weak, brittle tresses with the ENJOY Intensive Reconstructing System! This FIVE step treatment cleanses, conditions and reconstructs for healthy, gorgeous and shiny hair all summer long!


Clarifying Spray

Hitting the pool or beach this summer? This spray-in formula is designed to remove impurities in the hair. Great for swimmers, hard water areas, and medication. Color safe. pH 4.5 – 5.5. To Use: Wet hair. Spray in ENJOY Clarifying Spray, Work through, Do not rinse. Tip: May be used daily for swimmers and those in hard water areas.



Gently cleanse the hair while preserving sun-kissed (or salon enhanced) highlights with Sulfate-Free Shampoo. Give the hair strength, smoothness, shine and frizz control with Cleanse Sensor technology. pH 4.5-5.5. To Use: Wet hair. Apply shampoo and work into hair and scalp. Rinse thoroughly. For more intense lathering and conditioning, repeat the process. Tip: This product may be used as a gentle cleansing skin wash.

Intensive Reconstructing Spray (I.R.S.)


Don’t let the sun, sand and surf leave you with a damaged ‘do. This amino acid reconstructing booster bonds color, enhances chemical services and prevents damage. pH 4.5 - 5.5. To Use: Apply Intensive Reconstructing Spray (I.R.S.) to hair. DO NOT RINSE. Tip: Intensive Reconstructing Spray (I.R.S.) may be added to haircolor, bleach, or chemical straighteners to help preserve the integrity of the hair during the chemical process.

Instant Reconstructor or Hair Mask


Want to reconstruct sun-scorched strands? Instantly reconstruct and moisturize dry, brittle, weak or overprocessed hair, giving hair new life and vitality. Instant Reconstructor: pH 3.5 - 4.5. Hair Mask: pH 4.5 - 5.5. To Use: Apply ENJOY Instant Reconstructor or Hair Mask directly over I.R.S. and comb through. Leave in 2-5 minutes, then rinse. Tip: For best results, comb product through the hair before rinsing.

Conditioning Spray


All that time at the beach leaving you with tangly tresses? Detangle and protect with this lightweight formula. Leave in or rinse out. For all hair types. pH 3.5 - 4.5. To Use: Towel dry hair, spray in, then comb or brush through the hair. May also be used as a light detangling rinse in the shower. Tip: May be applied to skin as a moisturizer after shower or shaving. Excellent for reactivating product on dry hair.


Smooth skin is always in

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Ride the


It’s all about the wavy hair, from Taylor’s ringlets to Khloe’s barely there waves. Which wavy look works best for you?

Taylor Swift's signature curly hair helped start the wave craze. With her naturally curly hair, Taylor is able to create this look with ease. For naturally curly hair, start by applying you favorite type of curl defining lotion to damp hair to help eliminate frizz and define curl. Take two-inch sections of hair and twist hair from roots to ends away from your face and then dry hair with a diffuser. Once hair is dry, use a shine serum to add shine and soften the curl. For naturally straight hair, start blow drying hair upside down to add volume. Then, once hair is dry, take two-inch sections and lightly mist a styling spray or hair spray onto each section and wrap around a one-inch barrel curling iron or curling rod going away from face. Once all hair is curled, take a small amount of a shine serum and lightly finger through curls to loosen, and then finish with hair spray for a long lasting hold.


Amanda Seyfried has a deeper wave that is created by lightly spraying a texture spray throughout hair and using a large barrel curling iron on three-inch sections. Once hair is in desired wave, gather hair into a low loose ponytail and take a one-inch section from the bottom and loosely wrap around ponytail holder to disguise it and add more drama to a basic ponytail.

Julia Roberts’ soft curls can be created by using a flat iron curl technique. Start by taking two-inch sections and use your flat iron an inch away from scalp. Turn flat iron 360 degrees around section of hair and slide through until you reach the ends. Continue this same technique around the entire head until all hair is curled. Take a small amount of your favorite pomade and use to define curls by twisting them into place.

Ride the Whitney Port shows off the perfect beachy waves that can be worn for a formal event or a casual day at the beach day. To create these tousled tresses, blow dry hair without touching it too much; use a diffuser attachment on your blow dryer to bring out natural waves. Then, once hair is dry, take a one-inch curling iron and select small sections that need a little more curl and wrap hair around barrel starting four inches away from the scalp. Once you have achieved your desired wave, spray in a light hair spray to lock in the look with a soft touchable feel.

Gwen Stefani's look has a nostalgic feel with a modern twist. This asymmetric, elegant look can be created by applying a root lift or mousse to the roots at the crown and blow drying with a large round brush to create volume. Take a deep side part and sweep bang off to one side. On that same side, take a one and a half-inch barrel curling iron and begin to curl one-inch sections in alternating directions. As you go around toward the back of the head, slowly start increasing size of sectioning. Once you get to the other side, take a four-inch section from the hairline and curl away from the face. This will offset the heavy side swept bang on the other side and provide an asymmetric feel.

Khloe Kardashian's barely there waves give an almost tailored bed head look. Start by applying a nickel size amount of oil, and then start to blow dry hair with head upside down to create lift and volume. Once hair is dry, take a large curling iron and curl last four inches of hair in large sections. Then lightly run fingers through the ends to soften and create the most subtle wave possible.


By: Tawny Pierce