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thisismysecretyuniverse  asked:

Hello ^^ I saw that you have a beautiful pink hair and I'd love to dye mine. I want to dye with blue but I don't know if it's secure. My hair is brunette and I'll have to do a lot of chemical if I want to dye, so how do you dyed your hair and how do you maintain that, is it expensive or hard to do? Sorry if I'm bothering~

hi! mod euphie here~ i assume you were talking to me, but i’m sure our lovely anon with the short pink hair could help too! 

response is under the cut since this isn’t regression-related haha~

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Investing in yourself as a Sugar Baby!

Taking care of your mind and body is important especially when you expect men to drop thousands of dollars on you every month for the pleasure of your company! Personally before even thinking about becoming a sugar baby this year, I’ve been taking care of myself for years because appearance is very important in my line of work. Keep in mind that I’m in my late 20s so some stuff you might not even need at this point since most of you are in your late teens or early 20s. Enjoy those years haha well I can’t complain, I have a baby face ;) So here is a list of things I’ve done or I will be starting this year that keeps me looking good and feeling awesome plus it makes for a hot SB:

  1. Manicure + pedicure - I do them professionally in a salon every 3weeks.
  2. Laser hair removal - I’m doing my whole bikini and underarms right now and will start my legs in the next year..shaving is a pain and too much work..laser is painful especially the whole bikini but worth it!
  3. Removing stretch marks - I will do laser for that when I move to LA because those stupid marks on my butt are a pain in the ass for my confidence sometimes..I have awesome 34DD natural breasts but my ass needs some perfecting to be at the same level lol
  4. Removing cellulite - I just finished a 10 weeks treatment with the Velashape 2 in a beauty clinic for my thighs and butt..I think it helped although I only had a low amount of cellulite and it’s still not perfect or all gone..I think I was expecting too much of a VS model’s perfect ass haha drinking water, exercising and eating healthy plus putting firming body cream (I use an expensive one from my clinic with 10% caffeine) everyday helps plus I’ll need to do maintenance treatments every year to maintain the results.
  5. Removing spider veins on legs - I started treatments this year, it helps but spider veins are a recurring issue for women especially with age so I will have to do maintenance treatments every year but it’s very good that I started young even if I didn’t have a lot but the ones behind my knees were bothering me a lot. I have very white skin so my veins show easily haha I need to tan more!
  6. Dermabrasion - I started dermabrasion aka removing dead skin on your face this year..I used to have bad acnee when I was young but now my skin is much better although I still get occasional pimples and don’t have perfect skin without makeup.
  7. Acnee creams recommended by my dermatologist that I apply every day or 2 days - I mostly only have some redness and occasional pimples but the products help for that and to make my pores less visible.
  8. Laser eye surgery - I wear contacts and I’m thinking of doing the laser surgery but I’m not sure since lots of people have horror stories so I’m still thinking about it but being free of glasses and contacts would be awesome..I’m just scared of surgeries and try to avoid them as much as possible.
  9. Spray Tan - I don’t want skin cancer so I prefer spray tan when I need to have a nice tan although the maintenance is a pain in the butt..I sometimes do tanning creams at home since I’m pretty good at applying it but that’s annoying to maintain also.
  10. Gym membership - I started going to the gym finally this year although I have always had a pretty athletic body but since I like to eat wtv I want and I’m getting older lol I need to watch out!!
  11. Personal trainer for the gym - I’m going to get one soon so I can learn what to do to target the issues I want to work on plus it’s good to have someone to motivate you since I’m lazy lol
  12. Martial arts or self defense classes - Personally I do martial arts because it’s for my line of work but also because I love to kick ass. I took some self defense classes years ago and it was amazing..I think every woman should do that especially sex workers and SBs..I actually need to brush up on those moves especially the ones when your assailant is on top of you.
  13. Hair and eyelash extensions - I need to get new hair extensions because the hair dresser messed them up when she cut them although I basically never wear them lol too lazy to put them on every time so I’ll look into other options soon and get a SD to pay for it and for eyelash extensions. Never tried that and want to see how it will look and feel.
  14. Makeup and hair tutorials or classes - I started watching more videos on youtube to learn more tricks especially with hair since I suck but I’m getting a lot better..I might get a future SD to pay a hairstylist to show me 5-10 ways to do my hair haha.
  15. Good hair products and makeup - Start investing in good products that don’t ruin your hair and face..When you can it’s good to invest in more expensive products when they are better quality and less chemicals.
  16. Keeping your body soft like a baby’s skin - I put cream every night on my body to keep my body all smooth and soft plus to keep my boobs, stomach, thighs and ass all firm..better to start young!
  17. Facial creams - Very important to keep your face moisturized plus eye cream is always good to start young..those SDs want a baby face not a face ruined by sun and age.
  18. Drinking lots of water - You need minimum 2 liters of water everyday..I basically only drink water..no coffee or soft drinks but juices on occasion and I do love wine when I go out.
  19. Eating healthy - I need to be more disciplined for that because I like to eat wtv I want although I do eat vegetables and fruits everyday.
  20. Be happy and confident - Keep yourself healthy mentally..those men pay for no drama..I actually tried hypnotherapy by curiosity this year..only did 4 sessions to work on my self-esteem and confidence and it was pretty interesting to realize how I bring myself down sometimes.
  21. Teeth are very important! Having a nice smile attracts people including SDs! - Keep your teeth clean and white..I do my teeth cleaning every 9 months now (instead of 12) plus I bought a whitening kit made for me from my dentist to use at home although my teeth are pretty white already. I had braces when I was young so I have perfect teeth..I wear my night retainer occasionally to keep them straight and perfect. 
  22. Massages and acupuncture - I did both this year and need to start doing massages every 2 weeks for my back lol I’ll get a SD to pay for that!
  23. Investing in a new wardrobe - Dressing the part is important and you need something to wear for all those awesome dates you will be going on! Get a SD or POT to take you shopping and choose classic pieces that you will be able to mix and match and pull off multiple outfits with. If you don’t have anyone to pay for it, take some of your money and start buying some nice pieces or even just adding an accessory to your outfit might make the difference. You don’t have to buy expensive brands (wait for a SD to do that for you), until then buy pieces that are good quality and in solid neutral colors. Go for classy not trashy!
  24. Reading more about current events, finances and how to invest money but also some of those self help books. Be aware of what is going on in the world. - I need to start doing this more because I personally don’t follow the news or politics (too depressing) plus I want to learn how to manage my money. It’s always good to be able to hold a conversation with a SD especially if you go to events with him! You want to be the whole package of looks, brains and personality!!
  25. Learning new skills is important in my opinion plus it keeps you busy and SDs will be impressed by your hobbies, interests and skills. - Personally I love reading, cooking (I want to take some classes to get even better), dancing (I took a lot of different dance classes but I want to learn the waltz and other more conservative dances for black tie events), learning new languages (I speak multiple languages and it always impresses people especially in the US for some reason), etc.. With my line of work, I like to acquire new skills as often as I can so I can add them to my CV and stand out..plus it’s fun!

Ok so I’m going to stop here because this post is freaking long lol I’ll add more if I think about something else but just remember that you are selling a product which is yourself and you need to stand out! Being a SB is not just about looking pretty..you have to be interesting too! I see a lot of SD’s profiles that mention personality and not just looks. So take care of yourself mentally and physically :) You got to invest in yourself (the product) to make money..that’s how marketing and business work and it’s the same with sugar dating! Pay your bills and then use some of that allowance on bettering yourself to catch an even bigger fish (or whale lol)!! Go get them girls! xoxo

Things your esthetician/stylist wishes they could tell you...

I’ve worked in a few different salons. I have fond memories of working with strong women, harsh chemicals, and tedious tasks. Don’t get me wrong here- the people working on your hands, feet, faces, hair and body parts LOVE THEIR WORK- but there are a few things that you should know, that will make their lives a little bit easier. Now that I’m not working in the industry, I have nothing to lose by writing, and sharing this with you. I hope that my former coworkers, some of the most amazing people I’ve ever known, will benefit from it. 

1.) PREBOOK YOUR APPOINTMENTS
If you have a positive experience and like the person who does your service- book your next appointment with her before you leave the salon/spa. I cannot stress this enough. Many of the shifts in the salon industry are given based on appointments booked- so if this awesome stylist/esthetician that you just had doesn’t have pre-booked appointments- she also might not have work. I know you’re busy- and you don’t know what your schedule is going to look like in the next few weeks/months… but by prebooking (you can always change your appointment later) you could be ensuring that your esthetician has a job. Even the greatest, most experienced salon professionals depend on their repeat clients. Plus- you’ll only be able to blame yourself if you don’t pre-book and suddenly you can’t get your christmas-tree nail art done on Christmas eve because the ONLY girl who does nail art is totally booked. BE THE REPEAT GUEST!

2.) SHOW UP
If you make an appointment- show up for it. If you can’t make it- call to cancel. Often times, if you don’t show for a 2 hour hair appointment, it means that your stylist loses 2 hours of pay. If you call to cancel, your stylist will likely be able to find someone else to take your spot, and not lose money. I would hate to think that my actions directly impacted someone’s ability to pay their rent, but when you don’t come to your appointment, and you don’t give heads up, that’s exactly what can happen. Not to mention, if you make a habit of it, you could get blacklisted and not be able to get your favorite person to work on you next time. 

3.) DON’T EXPECT MIRACLES
These people WILL do their best. You are literally a walking advertisement for these professionals. So, when you ask for something, they will do everything in their power to make it happen. HOWEVER- if you box-dye your hair black, and are expecting to leave the salon as a platinum blonde, you are likely to be disappointed. If you want a beautiful french manicure but you pick at your cuticles and bite your nails, you are likely to be disappointed. If you tweeze your eyebrows between visits, but want to look like Kim Kardashian, you are likely to be educated in the wonders of makeup (and possibly disappointed). 
Realistic expectations aren’t always easy- but they’ll make everybody’s life better. TRUST these stylists when they advise against something, and know that if an esthetician says that a french manicure might not turn out like you hope- she’s going to try her darndest to make it happen anyway.

4.) WAXING ETIQUETTE 
Body hair needs to be long enough to lay flat, or it won’t get picked up by the wax. HAVING SAID THAT- if you your hair is long enough to curl around your finger… it’s too darn long. Hair that is too long WILL wax but it will hurt about 13,250,000x more than if the hair was the appropriate length. What’s that length? About as long as your pinky fingernail, or the eraser on a pencil. That’s the sweet spot. Too much longer, and it’s gonna hurt significantly more- too much shorter, and the hair won’t lift.  If your esthetican provides you with a wipe or cleansing option- use it. I don’t think I need to explain that one- just be considerate. If you have questions about waxing- ask them. DO NOT TAN! For goodness sake! This might sound like anti-cancer propaganda (but seriously- it’s 2015), but your skin can legitimately lift right off… leaving you AND your esthetican scarred for life. Don’t tweeze between appointments unless advised otherwise. There’s probably lots more- but those are the main ones, I think.

5.) TELL THEM WHAT YOU WANT
Some people like things to be done ‘Just Right’. Nothing wrong with that, folks. You like your french lines thick? Like your bangs SUPER-blunted? Want light pressure during your massage? GREAT- give your service provider a heads up. They might be great at chit-chat, and remembering how you like your coffee… but they’re not mind readers. They would MUCH rather (I promise) have you give explicit detail as to what you want, then have you ask them to redo their work after completion. I can verify that there is honestly nothing more frustrating than finishing a job to a point where you are satisfied and having your client say- “Oh… those french lines are really thin- could you make them thicker?”
If you notice that something isn’t quite what you like- tell them right away! 

6.) IF YOU ARE VERY SICK/CONTAGIOUS- CONSIDER RESCHEDULING
Massage therapists and estheticians especially work in very close, closed-off quarters. If they’re rubbing your face/head/etc and you’re breathing your very thankful, but infected breath all over them… they’re going to get sick. They know it too, as they’re sitting there. You’re breathing through your mouth, or dripping from your nose all over the place- and they’re thinking *I can feel myself getting sick already*. 
They 100% can’t afford to be sick, I promise. So if you’re a walking illness factory- rebook for when you’re feeling better.

7.) CASH TIPS
Tip with cash. Tip with cash. ALWAYS try to tip with cash! This doesn’t just apply to the salon environment- but every environment. Cash tips are easily accessible, and often can be spared the vigorous taxation process that debit/credit tips go through. Also- try to remember to bring a tip, even if you’re using a gift card. **If you’re not tipping, start tipping**

8.) IT’S NOT ALWAYS THEIR FAULT
If you are late, for example, and are booked for a manicure.. and you request a french manicure, with extra glitter and a painting of the statue of liberty on your index finger, and your middle name spelled out in Hebrew on your thumb… your nail tech/esthetician will do their best to make it happen. IF, however, they can’t- it’s probably not their fault. There’s a good chance that she’s already running late for her next client, has had to skip/shorten her lunch, or was done her shift 20 minutes ago. Try hard to be patient and understanding. They will always try to make you happy- but some things just can’t be done.

9.) TELL YOUR FRIENDS HOW GREAT YOUR EXPERIENCE WAS
There’s nothing more flattering than a client referral. Word of mouth is a salon professional’s best advertising. Spread the word. Post pics on instagram/facebook/tumblr… tell the world that YOUR STYLIST/NAIL TECH/MASSAGE THERAPIST/ESTHETICIAN is the best!

10.) GIVE THE FRONT DESK A BREAK
If your esthetician nips your cuticle accidentally or doesn’t quite capture the brow shape you want… or your hair stylist just can’t quite match the Jennifer Anniston picture you brought in (she’s probably crying about it in the staff room), it’s totally okay to let front desk know. It’s SO NOT OKAY to give front desk a third-degree about customer service, standards, business, or anything else. The front desk people who work in spas and salons have to deal with SO MUCH MORE than you will likely ever know- so just be patient and kind to them, and it’ll pay off.

11.) LISTEN TO THEIR ADVICE
If they’re giving you product recommendations, lifestyle tips, food recommendations, service recommendations… listen to them! They want what’s best for you, I SWEAR. If your nail tech says 'hand lotion would really help with your hangnails’- she means it. If your stylist says 'you really should try to come in for a cut more often, it would help your hair to grow longer’- she means it. If your esthetician says 'drink more water and your skin won’t be as flaky’- she means it. If your massage therapist says 'practice some deep breathing and stress relief techniques to help your tense shoulders’- she means it. You see what I’m getting at here? They don’t have a hidden motive. They really just want to see you be the best you can be! Listen to their advice, and ASK for recommendations if you need them.

12.) BE KIND
Okay, last one. This applies to everybody all the time, of course- but I’m speaking specifically about salon/spa professionals here. Think for a moment about the work they’re doing for you. Clipping your toenails because you just haven’t had time? Washing your hair for you and doing that amazing scalp-rub thing? Rubbing the stress-knots out of your butt-cheeks? Try not to drop lines like: “Ugh.. if I had to touch feet, I’d gag.” or “I don’t know you can put your hands on people’s bare skin like that.” or “I could never wash someone’s stinky head.” - That’s actually really insulting. These people have CHOSEN this career path, so respect it. These people do some incredible things for us. Let’s all be nice to them. 

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OLAPLEX: eliminating breakage with EVERY color service

Highlights, Ombre, Balayage, Double process, and color correction will never be the same, thanks to Olaplex.

What it is: A three step system designed to completely rebuild and multiply bonds in the hair during a color service (particularly lightening).
Step 1- a bond multiplier that your stylist mixes into lightener or highlift color.
Step 2- a bond perfector applied after rinsing the hairStep 3- a take-home product clients use once a week to maintain results

What it does: Lightener (or bleach) is designed to break the bonds of hair to lift the pigment out and open the cuticle (outermost layer of the hair strand). Olapex works by penetrating the cuticle and multiplying the bonds that make up a strand of hair while lightener is lifting. Amazingly, it leaves the hair stronger, shinier and healthier than BEFORE lightening!

Why it’s so great: Olaplex has been tested on EVERY hair type and texture, and it works on everyone. That means it’s safe to use on any client, any time. Not only does it improve the hair after each and every color service, but it also makes it safe to lighten hair up to four times in one salon visit and still manages to leave hair healthier than before the service.

We just received a shipment of Olaplex at Green Lotus and we’ll be experimenting on ourselves before we offer it to our clients in-salon. Stay tuned and browse the internet for more photos and information!

Here’s some great photos of the results

Listen at this point im practically a hair dye expert so heres some advice (feel free to reblog and add on)

·If youve never dyed your hair before, start small. Dont go from blond to dark brown or black to bleached, etc. Your hair will not take kindly to that, and neither will you (youre going to hate it, i promise). Try going to a slightly lighter or darker shade than your natural color.

·Dont bother splurging on expensive dyes unless theyre an unnatural color. You can find a dye for $3 at a drugstore that will give you the same color quality as the “professional salon colors!” that cost $14.

·If your hair is past your armpits, youre probably gonna want to buy 2 boxes of dye just to make sure you get a good coverage.

·Wear clothes you dont mind getting messy when dying

·Start applying at the roots, not the tips. Do all the roots first, then spread to the ends of the hair.

·When going from light to dark, make sure you keep the dye in for at least the set amount of time, if not slightly longer, otherwise youll end up with light patches in your hair. (same principle from dark to light.)

·You CAN use petroleum jelly along the hairline to keep dye off of your skin, but if you dont like the way it feels or are allergic to it, dye will come off of your skin with a wet piece of toilet paper.

·You dont have to use the packet of conditioner that comes with the dye. Normal conditioner will do just fine. But make sure you condition afterwards! Dye is very harsh on your hair, and conditioner will help it stay soft and healthy

·If you arent happy with your color result, wait a few days and wash your hair everyday. Chances are that color will fade into something else that is less harsh and dyed-looking/more natural.

Im probably forgetting some stuff but yeah be smart when dying your hair kids!!

Girls Night | Ashley/Aisling

Aisling stared at Ashley’s fingernails, holding the younger woman’s hands in her own. “You painted them yourself? Wow…” She touched the shining nails gently, almost afraid she’d smudge the already dry polish.

“I used to get pretty colors at a salon but now I spend so much time cooking and cleaning there’s really no point. The most I do is a clear coat and basic maintenance.” She held her hand next to Ashley’s, comparing their fingernails. Ashley’s were longer, coated in bright polish with pretty nail art that was on the level of a professional salon.

“… Could you do mine? Since we’re having a girls night? I’ll curl your hair, and I have face masks in my bathroom.”

anonymous asked:

Can we get UshiTen movin into their new place, all the fluff in the world pls 😍😍

Remember in the manga when Tendou burst into Waka’s room and found him reading the ads in the magazine? I rolled with that idea. And it’s shortly after the move in, but I just really liked this. Hope you like it too! -Admin Mom


Tendou was always one for a dramatic entrance, and today was no exception as he threw open the apartment door and vaulted over the threshold, arms open wide. “Wakatoshi-kuuuuuuun,” he sang. “I’m hooooo~oooooome!”

Since he and Ushijima had moved in together almost two weeks ago, Tendou had grown used to seeing his boyfriend sitting on the couch at night watching volleyball or weird nature documentaries, waiting patiently for Tendou to come home from his night class. Ushijima’s practices were during the day, so he was always home when Tendou got there. Soon Tendou would be spending his nights alone when Ushijima left for his international tournaments. So for now, he had to soak up every minute of Ushijima he could get.

However, his grand entrance was all for naught. His usual audience wasn’t in the living room—the spot where he usually sat on the couch now empty. As Tendou slid his shoes off and stepped into his slippers, he dug into his pocket and pulled out his phone. No new messages. Weird.

“Wakatoshi?” Tendou called a little louder and with a little less preamble.

“YES.”

Ah, so he was home. Tossing his messenger bag onto the couch, Tendou padded down the hall and toward the bathroom. “Wakatoshi, are you pooping? I mean I’m glad you feel comfortable enough with me to do that, but I’m not sure I’m ready to see you at your most…”

His voice trailed off as he stopped in the doorway of the bathroom, eyes widening as he took in the sight before him.

Of all the things he had expected to see, the sight of Ushijima sitting on a stool, spreading hot wax below his right eyebrow was decidedly not on that list. Ushijima leaned forward and dipped the stick he was holding into a large wax warmer on the counter, then continued to spread more wax onto his face before turning his gaze on Tendou. “Welcome home, Satori.”

“Um… Wakatoshi… What are you doing?” Tendou asked slowly.

Ushijima grabbed a strip of paper off the counter and pressed it methodically below his eyebrow, the paper adhering to the wax. “I am applying the pre-cut fabric strip over the area where I have placed the wax,” Ushijima explained. “Now I will let it rest for a moment to properly adhere to the hair. And then,” he reached up, gripping the strip between his thumb and forefinger, “I will quickly and efficiently pull the strip in the direction of the hair growth.”

Rip.

Ushijima didn’t even wince as he pulled the strip off of his face, but Tendou’s face contorted in secondhand pain. “Oh my god, like I can follow the sequence, but why are you doing this?” he asked.

“Self-care is an essential step in the mental health process, Satori.”

Tendou shook his head, watching wordlessly as Ushijima moved on to the other eyebrow. He applied the wax with the little wooden stick, pressed the strip to his face, waited a few seconds, and ripped it off the same as the first. This time Tendou only grimaced a little bit. “So like, have you always worried about your eyebrow game?”

“My eyebrows are not games.”

“It’s a euphemism, you goober,” Tendou chuckled, finally stepping into the bathroom and hopping up onto the counter. “Seriously though, what on earth could have inspired this?”

Ushijima picked up the tweezers off the counter, held up a small, magnified mirror, and began plucking at the stray hairs. “When we first started traveling for training, I discovered a delightful magazine entitled Skymall on the plane,” he explained. “It was full of fascinating products. Did you know that there was such a thing as inflatable travel weights?”

“How is that even a thing?”

“According to the product description, we need to simply add water,” Ushijima said. “They should be here within the week.”

“Wait,” Tendou narrowed his gaze. “When did you order those?”

“Last week.”

“You haven’t been on a plane in months!”

“I have a subscription to the publication.”

Tendou threw his head back and barked with laughter. “You’re so weird!” he shouted. “I didn’t even know you could subscribe to Skymall!”

Taking one last surveying look in the mirror, Ushijima nodded to himself and set it and the tweezers back down on the counter. He turned to Tendou with a serious expression. “The wax warmer was my first purchase after reading a very convincing product review. This brand is a favorite for salon professionals around the world.”

“I had no idea brow maintenance was so important to you,” Tendou said, his voice shaking with poorly suppressed laughter.

“We have not all been blessed with eyebrows like yours,” Ushijima noted, standing up and taking a few steps so he was standing right in front of Tendou. “A young child once referred to my original eyebrows as caterpillars.”

Tendou couldn’t hold back his laughter anymore, a fresh wave making his shoulders shake. He leaned forward and pressed his forehead to Ushijima’s shoulder. “Aww, you like my eyebrows, Waka?”

“They are indeed nicely shaped.”

“Such a romantic,” Tendou cooed, looking up at Ushijima. “You know just how to make me swoon.”

Ushijima’s nicely arched eyebrows furrowed as he looked down at Tendou. The expression was a bit concerning, but Tendou said nothing, just waited with some anticipation. He knew there was something coming. With Ushijima, there always was.

“Your t-zone appears to be a bit oily,” Ushijima said suddenly. He lifted a hand and traced a finger across Tendou’s forehead and down his nose.

“Wow, you sure know how to take me on an emotional roller coaster,” Tendou squawked, batting the large hand away from his face. “Build me up just to knock me down, huh?”

Without a word, Ushijima pulled back and headed out the door. Tendou could hear the door to their bedroom open, and distant sounds of drawers opening reached his ears. A moment later, Ushijima’s footsteps drew closer and he returned to the bathroom holding a small black jar. He held it up for Tendou to see.

“What’s a… ‘Mud mask’?” Tendou squinted as he read the outside of the jar.

“It is a salve-like product that draws out excess oils, impurities, and grime from your skin while simultaneously infusing your skin with minerals and essential oils,” Ushijima said, uncapping the lid and showing Tendou the black substance inside. “It has been renowned for centuries as a natural beauty remedy.”

“Seriously, you’re like a walking, talking Skymall.”

Ushijima dipped two fingers into the jar and collected a small amount of the black goop. Without warning, he reached up and smeared it across Tendou’s forehead, working the product in above his eyebrows, down his nose, and over his chin. It felt strange, a bit gritty, but actually kind of nice. Though that might have been from getting Ushijima’s full attention.

“You must leave it on for 10 minutes to allow maximum mineral absorption,” Ushijima said with a final dab.

“This is really weird. And it smells terrible,” Tendou muttered, turning over his shoulder to look at his reflection in the mirror. “Wait,” he whipped back around, “where did you get this?”

“I discovered it in a publication entitled Glamour.”

Tendou threw his head back and laughed again. “Waka, oh my god, you’re so weird!”

“You can laugh, but in 10 minutes, your skin will be clean, fresh, and glowing with youth,” Ushijima replied without inflection.

That only made Tendou laugh harder. “You gotta do it with me,” he ordered. “I’m not gonna be the only one wearing the sulfur goop.” He snatched the jar from Ushijima’s hand and smeared a generous amount over Ushijima’s forehead.

“We will have luxurious skin together,” Ushijima said.

“That’s all I’ve ever wanted.”

Barduil Haircutting

Barduil Modern AU. Bard works in a professional hair salon and gets a call from a nervous customer booking an appointment. The customer, Legolas, tells him he’s bringing his father in, that an accident happened that can only be fixed with a dramatic haircut. Legolas stresses the fact that his father’s hair is very important to him and that he’s an utter wreck over having to get his hair cut. Bard reassures him and tells him to bring his father right in.

Less than a half hour later, two gorgeous men arrive, one more distraught than the other, eyes red and puffed from crying and his hair hidden under a hat. Bard knows right away that this is his customer and approaches them very gently. He speaks with the Legolas and his father, Thranduil, for some time at the desk before inviting him to remove his coat and come back to his station. They sit and chat some more before Bard carefully removes the hat. A fountain of long hair comes spilling out and he sees the problem right away: the most horrid knot he’d ever seen, the result of a hairdryer malfunction. 

Thranduil starts crying and cursing in frustration, so Bard puts the hat back on and sits with him, holding his hands, handing him tissues, and calming him down. Once ready, Bard looks through books and magazines of styles with Thranduil. It takes quite a while, being that Thranduil is picky, but Bard understand and quite enjoys the mans company anyway. 

Every cut and snip was especially precise, and he kept checking Thranduil’s expression in the mirror and asking him about his son and his work; keeping Thranduil talking would keep him distracted.

In the end, Thranduil’s hair is still shiny and beautiful, but remarkably short. He’s in shock when he leaves the salon and Bard worries about him for days, until he hears from him again. Thranduil thanks him excessively, saying that he was so grateful for Bard’s patience and tenderness and that his hair couldn’t have come out any better at the hands of anyone else in such a predicament. He insists Bard becomes his permanent hair stylist, so over months of hsi hair growing back, Bard continues to trim Thranduil’s hair…when they weren’t going out on dates, that is. 

Even when they moved in together, Bard still shaped up Thranduil’s hair and even played with it, fixing it into different styles just for fun. Thranduil never complained, feeling utterly relaxed in Bard’s hands with not just his hair, but everything important in his life.

anonymous asked:

if the l word decided to have a reunion episode, movie, or season, what would you like to see? if you were writing it, what would happen to all the girls? where would they be in life? just curious what your views are on it. xx

This is a really good question. First off all, they should do it Skins season seven style. A few different storylines that cover each of the characters. Maybe there could be a Bette/Tina episode, an Alice/Shane episode, and a Jenny episode. Helena and possibly Max and Tasha could be featured in the Alice/Shane episode, and Kit in Bette/Tina’s (kind of like how Naomily was featured in Effy’s series). 

To me, Bette/Tina’s storyline would be the easiest to tackle. I wouldn’t have them break up or anything because that’s been done to death. Maybe some parenting struggles, Angelica being bullied for her two moms, another child (now in preschool) maybe requiring more attention than they have to give. Maybe this would cause a move back to LA from New York and a reunion with all their friends. This might sound boring but I’ll explain why it won’t be when I get to Jenny’s story.

Alice and Shane would still be best friends living in LA, hanging out almost daily. Except now, Alice is engaged, and not to Tasha. During her nearly year long stint in prison (being falsely convicted for Jenny’s *murder*), their relationship again fell apart. The thing is, she’s been engaged for two and half years and the wedding planning hasn’t moved forward much at all. Her fiancee is everything she thought she wanted, but she can’t help but think about Tasha and worry if she’s settling for comfortable but boring in lieu of passionate yet imperfect. Quickly approaching 40, Alice also feels pressure to think about having her own children (possibly going to Tina for advice). She ends up deciding to break off her engagement and has Tina accompany her to a fertility clinic. As they get out of the car, they’re spotted by Tasha who happens to be just across the street. Does Tasha approach Alice or does she let her go for good? (Dun dun dunnnn…….)

Shane is still single and with her closest friend making more and more grown up decisions, she’s starting to feel pressure to make some of her own. But she’s still the same old Shane and gives in to temptation over and over again. Clearly the audience doesn’t get sick of Shane just boning different girls over and over again (neither do I really I mean do you) but the real story line begins when Helena comes back from a three month long vacation in the Bahamas. Tan and sexy (late season five looks ahem) and irresistible to all (as per usual), Shane tries to forget that stir inside she felt the first and only time they kissed, nearly six years before. After a convoluted talk with Alice (in which Alice has no idea what she’s talking about but tries to help anyway), Shane holds on to a very specific piece of advice. Alice told her that some of the best and most lasting relationships are the ones that start out as friendships (enter a very Alice-like quip about Jenny to sort of lead into her episode). 

Jenny is alive and well. In fact, she’s better than ever, and all of her ex friends are aware of this. The difference is, Jenny’s now living in New York City, writing a column for a top fashion/lifestyle magazine (let’s say Marie Claire)(let’s also have a Carrie Bradshaw-esque sequence because happy stylish Jenny is my favorite Jenny) and compiling a book of mini memoirs that detail the lives of compulsive liars and sufferers of Borderline Personality Disorder. At first wanting to purely curate, she decides to add her own story. But not having written a book since Lez Girls, she’s suddenly forced to think about her old life in Los Angeles. 

Jenny decides to write all her old friends, beginning with Bette and Tina. She’s heard lots of things about Bette’s new gallery and was even invited to the opening a year or so prior, but declined. She knew the invitation wasn’t from Bette, but from Tina, and refused to interfere with their lives again. She writes to them to ask for permission to use their names or likeness in her memoir, something she tries to not feel regret for neglecting in the past. The new Jenny is not apologetic about her past, but at the request of her therapist, simply chooses to focus on the present and future. 

Upon receiving the letter, we get a flashback from Bette’s point of view on the night of Jenny’s “death.” This is what makes it possible for her to be alive, because in Bette’s flashback we’ll see that Jenny never actually died. She fell into a coma and was presumed to be the victim of an attempted murder. But defying all odds, she awakened, and after a short period of rehabilitation, packed up and moved away without a word to anyone. Anyone except the authorities, which is how Alice finally was released from prison.

Jenny ends up receiving a reply from Bette and Tina, a short note saying they would like to meet up in person. In Los Angeles.

Then we could have a flash forward. It’s six months later. Alice is pregnant and deciding to raise the baby alone, but has only recently began dating Tasha again. She’s optimistic about her future, but finally at peace, knowing she’s made the right decisions. Shane had developed a crush on Helena and after a night of drunken sex (which we don’t get to see, because you should always leave them wanting more), they decide to try romance, but it fizzles quickly. Thankfully their friendship is not negatively affected at all, and they move forward closer than ever. Shane’s newfound sense of responsibility comes from her new career (owner of her own salon, professional portrait photographer), and the purchase of her first home. We could have her walking into it, completely empty, having the camera pan up from her hand (holding the keys to the front door) to her face, which is smiling and satisfied. Bette and Tina return to West Hollywood and settle into their old neighborhood. Tina finally becomes the head of the household, and Bette’s maternal instincts come out in full force now that she’s a full time stay at home mom. Imagine a sequence where we see Bette on the floor in loose fitting linen pants with their son, finger painting (rip my heart out tbh). And then we see Jenny, back in NYC, walking out of a bookstore with her new memoir in hand. The camera zooms in to the words “New York Times best seller” and the episode ends as she walks into her apartment and presses her answering machine button. 

“Hey Jenny. It’s me.” Jenny hears Shane’s voice and stops dead in her tracks. What could she possibly want?

And the screen fades to black.