Happy January! It’s Friday the 13th, 2012, so get your running shoes on,’cause the rumor mill of conspiracy theorists says it’s going to be a rough day. We’re still here though, and itching with excitement about the upcoming year!
Things to expect from us in 2012:
More exciting art/music/and events! Charity events, pet photography, live paintings, more singer/songwriters, shadow boxes, trunk shows, and who knows what else? Something you’d like to see? Let us know!
Apocalyptic Specials: Are you torn apart with anxiety about December 21,2012? Never fear! M Bird has everything you need for an apocalyptic lockdown: wine & beer, tootsie pops, and a scissor wielding team of talented stylists! Plus, we have a real live Mayan on staff available for consultations on what’s to come.
The New Culver City Metro Train Stop It’s coming in March, or so we hear – the first train line from Downtown to the Westside! Plus, two new restaurants are in the works for the Helms Bakery Complex. Keep your eyes open for new developments in the surrounding area!
For those who have yet to experience this, be forewarned: We LOVE dogs. Big, little, messy, and prim – we really do love them all. You may not realize, but our very name was inspired by a dog! Yes, it’s true, Bird was a dog, and Jen is a dog-lover. We thought we’d start a section devoted to the canines who visit us here (and yes! We now have treats at the desk for them!). Below are a few shots of dogs who have stopped by to lounge and lick our faces. Stay tuned for a section on our Facebook page for these furry friends of ours!!
Jen’s dogs, Fox, Vinnie, and Einstein
Vinnie likes long walks on the beach and California sunsets
Fox likes tummy rubs and treats
My Surrogate Dog
Actually he’s my roommate’s dog, Bruce.
He likes causing trouble, eating people food, and defending his mom from would-be attackers.
This is Pete!
He’s the most laid-back dog ever. Brianne rescued this Greyhound from his racing days!
Also, stay tuned for a charity event we’ll be doing in the new year to support canines everywhere!
We’re having them, YOU’RE having them, everyone’s having them, ’cause the holidays are a favorite excuse for little indulgences. To help you get ready for the holiday rush, we’ll be offering $40 blowdrys Tues – Sat in December with Josh H. Stop by, have a glass of wine, a sweet tasty treat, and let us bring out your inner beauty. What could be better?
December’s Favorite Indulgences:
$40 Blow-drys with Josh
Sam Adams Holiday Brews (yes! We’ll be serving them all month)
Baked Goods by Jen Bender (M Bird Bakery Division)
As promised, there are Lemon Tartlets in the house today!! Also, the very special Candy Cane Green Tea, a holiday treat courtesy of those geniuses at Trader Joe’s. We even have the holiday beers from Sam Adams (in addition to the ever-popular Boston Lager of course!) including the Chocolate Bock (my fave!) and the Winter Lager.
Some other treats include:
Perfect for the gym bag, carry on luggage, or a stocking, these travel sizes of the Davines Essential Haircare Line are going quickly! For $20 mix and match any travel size shampoo and conditioner and we’ll gift wrap it for that special someone.
Authentic Gift Boxes
Aren’t they beautiful? These sets make the perfect gifts for the holidays – the boxes are gorgeous and this line is one of our most loved! Each of these four products is 98-100% naturally derived and formulated for use on face, hair, and body. This makes them great for the gym or travel – just one bottle has many functions! Each product is sold separately, but gift boxes of all four may be purchased through December for a 20% discount.
Today officially marks our 6 month anniversary! How time flies when we’re having fun. Thank you so much to everyone who has been so supportive throughout the last 6 crazy months. Clients and friends old and new, we salute you! Jen made cupcakes today to celebrate the occasion (much to this fat kid’s dismay…) and we thought that we’d keep up the tradition over the next month. To celebrate the many holidays this season we’ll be offering baked goods on a regular basis, so stay tuned!
It may seem a bit counterintuitive, but we are LOVING short styles for fall!
Your hair is the one accessory you have at your disposal at all times, so it’s important to have a cut that reflects you personal style and makes you feel great! Long, beachy waves are great for summer , but when temperatures drop and fashion week hits, many of our clients are in the market for a brand new ‘do.
Below, one of Josh’s clients takes the plunge from long to short – we LOVE the way the new cut frames her face. If you’ve been thinking about going short, this is the season to do it!
*Note: This client generously donated the lost locks to Pantene’s “Beautiful Lengths” program, which makes wigs for the American Cancer Society. We will happily prepare and ship hair for any clients who wish to do the same.
The holidays can be stressful, but they don’t have to be! We’ll be offering daily treats for our lovely clients during the week of Thanksgiving. While we will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, we’ll be open regular hours throughout the rest of that week, so stop by and enjoy a little holiday cheer.
Tuesday November 22nd & Wednesday November 23rd:
Regular Salon Hours noon – 9pm
Getting ready for a big Thanksgiving feast? Let us help you look gorgeous!
Book a blowout with on either day for $35. Must mention at booking.
Thursday November 24th:
Closed for Thanksgiving.
Friday November 25th:
Regular Salon Hours 10am – 6pm
Black Friday!!! It may be crazy out there, but at M Bird we’re ready to pamper you! Mention Black Friday at booking and receive 10% off your haircut on this day.
Saturday November 26th:
Regular Salon Hours 9am – 5pm
Small Business Saturday
American Express cardholders can receive a $25 statement credit after spending $25 or more with us on this day!
Card must be registered in advance at https://sync.americanexpress.com/sbs2011
Just a sampling of the fantastic work we have up at the salon right now. This weekend’s event was a resounding success – many thanks to Ryan Garton and everyone who came out to celebrate! This show will be up through early December, so please stop by to check it out! I’ll post pictures of the actual event soon.
In other news, we have some fun stuff lined up as the holiday season approaches! Stay tuned for live music, tasty treats, and specialty drinks to be served up in the coming months!
Since 1810, the heart of Bavaria has taken deep pride in the annual Oktoberfest, a two week tribute to German culture. What started off as a wedding celebration has turned into a gigantic carnival-like affair that draws crowds for miles. Spaten, one of the oldest breweries in Bavaria, makes the trademark beer for the festival, and sells it worldwide every Autumn.
In tribute to the greatest Beer Garden in the world, we will be featuring Spaten Oktoberfest beer this month. Come on in and have a delicious taste of Germany’s best while you wait. And bring your lederhosen.