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Open Toe Shoe Pledge

Ladies & Gentlemen, the season is changing & it is changing to more warm beautiful weather. We all know we like to show our bodies, including our feet, when the weather is nice and warm out; however, there are a few things we must do before we can start wearing sandals.

The Open Toe Shoe Pledge

As a member of the Cute Girl Sisterhood,
I pledge to follow the Rules when wearing sandals and other open-toe shoes:
  • I promise to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang over and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs. And the sides and tops of my feet will not pudge out between the straps.
  • I will go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and chip-free. I will not cheat and just touch up my big toe.
  • I will sand down any mounds of skin before they turn hard and yellow.
  • I will shave the hairs off my big toe.
  • I won’t wear pantyhose even if my misinformed girlfriend, coworker, mother, sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if I tuck it there.
  • If a strap breaks, I won’t duct-tape, pin, glue or tuck it back into place hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it.
  • I will not live in corn denial; rather I will lean on my good friend Dr.. Scholl’s if my feet need him.
  • I will resist the urge to buy jelly shoes at Payless for the low, low price of $4.99 even if my feet are small enough to fit into the kids’ sizes. This is out of concern for my safety, and the safety of others. No one can walk properly when standing in a pool of sweat and I would hate to take someone down with me as I fall and break my ankle.
  • I will take my toe ring off toward the end of the day if my toes swell and begin to look like Vienna sausages.
  • I will be brutally honest with my girlfriend/sister/coworker when she asks me if her feet are too ugly to wear sandals. Someone has to tell her that her toes are as long as my fingers and no sandal makes creepy feet look good.
  • I will promise if I wear flip flops that I will ensure that they actually flip and flop, making the correct noise while walking and I will swear NOT to slide or drag my feet while wearing them.
  • I will promise to go to my local nail salon at least once per season and have a real pedicure (they are about $30 or $35 and worth EVERY penny). (I suggest every other week or at LEAST once a month)
  • I will promise to throw away any white/off-white sandals that show signs of wear… nothing is tackier than dirty white sandals.

Ladies if you have taken this pledge, please sign your name in the comment section.

By signing this pledge, you are acknowledging that you will abide by all the guidelines set forth above, and will abruptly let a woman know if she is in violation. Let’s keep this Summer crusty feet free!! Not only will the fellas appreciate it, but those of us that do take care of our feet will too.



If you are need of some TLC, please make your appointment ASAP with your nearest nail salon. For those in Memphis, TN, Salon de Sol is a great place to get pedicures. Make your appointments at .

Ladies, don’t put this off another second, call and make those much needed appointments.


What is your hair type?

Its time to change your hair regimen due to the change of season. To determine the right regimen, you must know your hair type. Most people will classify their hair in three categories: coarse, straight, or curly; however there is more to determining your hair type. Actually, knowing your hair type will help in deciding the correct products to use on your hair to maintain or grow healthy hair.
When determining your hair type, please remember the following:
  • New growth is very important. At least 3-4 inches of virgin new growth is ideal.

  • Dry hair

  • If you relaxed your hair and it “reverted”, it has still been chemically processed and hence its texture has been altered

  • If you are transitioning from a relaxer to natural, make sure all the relaxed ends have been cut off..if not it will distort your view of the new growth & determining your hair type.

Use the below hair classification system to determine your hair type:

FIRST CLASSIFIER – Your curliness (or lack thereof)

The straight ones
1a – stick straight
1b – straight but with a slight body wave, just enough to add some volume, doesn’t look wavy
1c – straight with body wave and one or two visible S-waves (e.g. nape of neck or temples)

The wavy ones
2a – loose, stretched out S-waves throughout the hair
2b – shorter, more distinct S-waves (similar to waves from braiding damp hair)
2c – distinct S-waves and the odd spiral curl forming here and there

The curly ones
3a – big, loose spiral curls
3b – bouncy ringlets
3c – tight corkscrews

The really curly ones
4a – tightly coiled S-curls
4b – tightly coiled hair bending in sharp angles (Z-pattern)

SECOND CLASSIFIER – What (most of) your individual strands look like

F – Fine
Thin strands that sometimes are almost translucent when held up to the light. Shed strands can be hard to see even against a contrasting background. Similar to hair found on many people of Scandinavian descent.

You can also try rolling a strand between your thumb and index finger. Fine hair is difficult to feel or it feels like an ultra-fine strand of silk

M – Medium
Strands are neither fine nor coarse. Similar to hair found on many Caucasians.

You can also try rolling a strand between your thumb and index finger. Medium hair feels like a cotton thread. You can feel it, but it isn’t stiff or rough. It is neither fine or coarse.

C – Coarse
Thick strands that where shed strands usually are easily identified against most backgrounds. Similar to hair found on many people of Asian or native American descent.

You can also try rolling a strand between your thumb and index finger. Coarse hair feels hard and wiry. As you roll it back and forth, you may actually hear it.

THIRD CLASSIFIER – Your overall volume of hair

Put your hair in a ponytail with as much hair as possible in it. Don’t bother with the way it looks – the goal is to have most/all of your hair in there. If it means it sits smack dab on top of your head, put it there.

Measure the circumference of the ponytail. If you have bangs and/or you can’t get all of your hair in there adjust according to how much of your hair you have measured.

i – thin (less than 2 inches/5 centimeters)
ii – normal (between 2-4 inches or 5-10 centimeters)
iii – thick (more than 4 inches/10 centimeters)

Now what is your hair type?


Sally’s Beauty Supply sale


Hello all you beauty professionals. Sally’s is having a buy one get one free sale on some salon equipment. If you are needing to remodel or furnish a new salon it may interest you to check out sally’s sale. Visit www.sallybeauty.comand register or log in under professional and you will be able to view the sale. If you are not able to find the sale on the website it would be advantageous that you visit your nearest Sally’s.

This is a great deal for me since I am opening a new salon soon. I need all the specials I can find. You know I am opening the salon debt free. So any and all good specials or sales I am looking for them and checking them out.

Have a beautiful week…