Three Women Walk into a Salon and Leave Looking Like a Million Dollars

Three pretty women  walked  into a New York salon the other day and left  looking like a million dollars. An episode of “Sex and the City”?   Not quite.  But I could see Carrie and girls there.

The transformation took place at Alma G. Salon in NYC’s Flatiron district. Ourr heroines are pretty close in profile to the sexy and talented gals from the show that defined what it means to be feminine, feisty and fashionable in the most glamorous city on the planet. 

If you can makeover here like the one these three beauties received from Alma G and her talented team of stylists, well you can take it anywhere! 

Here we go: Angie Bolivar,


a petite brunette law student currently interning with a law firm in New Jersey, a makeover that was pretty drastic in its scope with a result that was nothing less than cutting edge chic. Angie arrived at Alma’s salon early in the day to consult with the team about the direction she was open to going in.

Angie befoe

Alma described her vision to Angie with her trademark confidence and passion for what she sees as the beauty in the raw that her talents can draw out of an individual. Angie at first seemed very hesitant to commit to this radical change because she justifiably was concerned about the conservative nature of her profession. Alma wanted to take Angie’s look to the extreme with an asymmetrical cut and a shock of vivid blue color. Angie’s hesitation was completely erased by Alma’s assurances that the result would highlight and help define her already gorgeous cheekbones and bring out her inner gamine.





Meet Meridith–


a lithe and lovely  dance instructor from NY’s  Upper West Side, Meridith was committed to keeping her hair long and was reluctant to lose more than a couple of inches of dry split ends. She too couldn’t resist the  team’s charm. An voila, her brunette locks were changed into  lustrous honey blonde and sunny highlights that brought out her gorgeous eye color and enhanced her rich skin tone.

Photography by Linda Covello

Meridith is a natural beauty but the make over made her even more stunning

A  manicure with hand painted floral detail by the patient and methodical manicurist Maritza completed Merdith’s transformation from beachy frizz and chipped nails to well tended glamour goddess.


And for our youngest transformed lovely we have the sexy Tamy Cruz, a recent high school graduate with plans to attend college this fall to study Marine Biology.   She walked into Alma’s salon defiant to keep her tresses long. She quickly also succumbed to the will and artistry of the woman who knows what is best for personal beauty statements and now sports a super sexy. Alma’s team is very tight knit that aspire to artistic beauty. 


 Makeup by Veronica–highly skilled stylist who has mad skills with color as well as cut, but she was the maestro behind the makeup for all three women. Hair styling: Ryan did the cuts for Meridith and Angie, while Alma G. took are of Tamy’s tresses. 
Clothes:  by Don O’Neill for  Theia, the Goddess of Light herself, shimmering creations. 
Photography:  The impossibly talented Linda Covello (
Linda Covello, who also shot the photos.
Salon:  Alma, –The hair salon and spa of choice for many celebrities … 38 E 21st Street, 212-353-0600.

Designer Duds To Diet For From Theia

And in my size too

Okay don’t hate me, I wear a size “O” so these will fit me, if only the Theia designer would send some my way, wish, wish.  Well Linda Covello (  is going to shoot super models in these fabulous fashions by Theia, tomorrow at Alma, a top hair salon in New York City, and it will appear right here on the Divaonthego. Some come back and have a look

A Day in the Life of A Diva On The Go

She rises late, like 8 ish, stretches out on a mat in her home  office, does some body toning work with weights and resistance bands and heads out for a hike up Runyan Canyon–a popular spot for local denizens, celebs, industry-types and dog lovers.  Back home, quick laps in the pool before breakfast of fresh melon and raspberries topped with almonds.

Off to her see her hair stylist, Tammy Kranzo, owner/operator of  three6Nine,pattiandtammy2 a charming Valley salon–with a Big Sur meets Provence ambiance– where the super talented Tammy Kranzo works mane magic on clients from far and near.   She’s  been snipping, coloring and doing her hair for more than a decade and is hands down  one of the best stylist in Los Angeles. tammyandric2 Which is why a loyal coterie drive over the hill from Beverly Hills, take the freeways from Palm Springs and  even fly in  from New York to have her do their hair.  Her allure is an eagle eye  for creating personalized hair styles that fit each customers’ personality. The charming shop has none of that Beverly Hills attitude or for that matter prices and what’s more, each styling comes with a heavening shampoo and head and neck massage.


Three6Nine, 21132 Costanso St., Woodland Hills, CA, 818-347-1900, fax: 818-347-2182

Coiffed and feeling fine the Diva does the usual grocery shopping with a sidetrip to the mall and ends up at her favorite jewelers, Valley Discount Jewelers, a family-owned business and neighborhood favorite where ordinary people, celebrities and movie set directors head when they need  bling cleaned, repaired, or specially created for themselves or film and TV sets.  A jeweler you can really trust,  Greg Kalajian, creates exquisite pieces out of anything. I  brought him two  diamond rings and a broken diamond pendant which he transformed IMG_0444 into two exquisite necklace pieces for me. He extracted  the diamonds from my rings and made this beautiful pendant….IMG_0445He has also restrung  my pearls, repaired broken rings, bracelets and earrings for me,  and is my main squeeze for watch batteries. I have lots of watches and he charges the least of anyone in town, $4.50.  They also carry a large assortment of jewelry, clocks and collectibles. GreginshopGreg behind the window where he designs, creates and repairs bling.

Mrs. GregAnd his pretty wife.

Valley Discount Jewelers, 12119 Magnolia Blvd.m Studio City, 818-761-8832. 

The Diva was happy with her new bro0ches. Then a little more shopping and home to feed Elmo, the cat, work on my blogs,  do laps in the pool, join hubby for cocktail hour, followed by a cozy  dinner (he made) and TV. It’s all good.