No, I’m not talking about hair plugs, but I am talking about giving a shout out, a plug to my new favorite local hair colorist, Ginger Vaughn of L’Atelier on Pearl Alley in Downtown Santa Cruz. I approached Vaughn a few months ago at the recommendation of a colleague, and we discussed her touching up my roots in between my regular color sessions with my out-of-town stylist George Garcia, a Redken International Performing Artist and educator who teaches Redken color techniques around the world, works the New York runways during Fashion Week, and has tended to the tresses of people like Katy Perry, Rachel Zoe, and many other celebrities. Garcia is at the top of his game, and I needed someone locally who could manage my grey roots in between my regular six-week sessions with him. That meant this local colorist had to be extraordinary. And extraordinary is exactly what I got when I recently saw Vaughn and she matched my roots (which I had been unfortunately trying to fix myself) to the rest of my hair. She did a brilliant job color correcting my mistakes and matching my hair color. I plan to go to her every two weeks henceforth to cover up my grey and send me on my way. I’m giving her a whole-hearted hair “plug.”
Ginger Vaughn, L’Atelier, 423-4247, lateliersalon.com.