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Featured Artist – Lisa Sanders

Lisa Sanders was born in New Zealand where she was influenced at an early age by Maori art,especially their wood carving and woven cloaks and skirts. She came to the United States via Europe in the early ’60s residing first in the Bay area then settling in the Central Valley. Formal art studies include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from California State University Stanislaus.

Lisa has worked with many media including fiber, watercolour, printmaking, metal and oils. Her current work is figurative expressionism in acrylic, assemblage and mono-printing.She is interested in colour, movement, rhythm and texture. She is especially interested in faces and the human form. The central theme of her work has always been various interpretations of the human figure with a strong emotional content. The viewer is intrigued and challenged to experience the impact of her work and its imagery of the human condition. But in every medium she wants to leave enough ambiguity so the viewers can interpret from their own experience.

Summer Hair in San Francisco

As I was doing my research on summer hair it occurred to me, that  summer hair  in San Francisco is a  whole different story than anywhere else.  As Mark Twain said “The  coldest winter  I ever  spent  was the summer in San Francisco”. That being said, whether you are a newbie in our fair city or  have been  here  for a  while  you are going to need some San Francisco Summer  Hair tips.

First of all, you will notice that it is not unusual for you to want to put on a  heavy coat,  a scarf  and even some boots  for our summer.   It can  be very foggy and windy, hence “styling products” are  the key. 

To start you will need  a “blow drying aid” to keep the frizz away!  One of “Carmen Electra’s” and my favorites are  “Phytodefrisant”. It smoothes and moisturizes while keeping  your hair from getting frizzy. Followed by “Phytolisse” a finishing serum for lots of shine. Voila you look like  a movie star!

If you have curly hair like me you may love this  weather.  A moisture absorbent towels from “Bed Bath and Beyond is a must”.  Blot your hair by gently scrunching it when you get out  of the shower. Then using “Curl Refiner” by Redken scrunch in and distribute evenly though out your hair. Do not comb! On a windy day follow with “Curl Boost” also Redken and scrunch some more.  5-10 minutes to Goddess Tresses!  

For you manly men, “Crew” is the  way to easy San  Francisco  Summer hair.  My three  favorites and our best sellers are  “Molding  Clay”, a high hold with medium shine.  “Defining Paste”, with medium hold and low shine or  “Fiber” with high  hold  with low shine.  If choosing the right  on is confusing, stop by and we’ll make sure you walk  out  with  the  right  one.  

So there you  have it.  Stunning summer hair here in  San Francisco is yours!  Now that  you know which dab will do you go forth and be  beautiful  and be  handsome!