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Salon Adventures! Smocks, Garret Markenson REVERIE and Oribe Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray

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garrett markenson reverie

OK, so…you know those smocks that you put on before you get your hair cut at a salon? Well, at the place where I get my hair done (Fox + Stone in Corte Madera, California), they hang them in a tiny private changing room, so that when you walk in, you take off your jacket (or your shirt, if you’re feeling so inclined), and put on your smock before you sit in the chair.


They’re just the regular ol’, basic smocks. You slip into them like a jacket and tie the front.

Anyway, when I walked into the salon today to get my bangs trimmed, I went into the little room, put on my smock, and then walked back out into the sitting area and sat down.

I was playing with my phone when I got that prickly feeling… You know the one, when you feel like somebody is intensely staring at you?

I looked up and there was this dude sitting in the corner looking at me, but he wasn’t, like, checking me out or anything. He was just staring and looked really, REALLY confused.

So, of course I had to stare back at him with my confrontational “What the heck are YOU staring at, homie?!” eyes. Then he said, quite loudly, “OHHHHH!” and stood up abruptly.

Turns out he’d put on his smock backwards, like a hospital gown! He realized it when he saw mine. 🙂

We both cracked up laughing. “Oh, don’t feel bad,” I told him. “You learn something new every day.”

In other news…I ran into some interesting products while I was there at the salon today, like this hair serum and leave-in treatment by Garret Markenson REVERIE.

garrett markenson reverie

Have you heard of this line?

They’re a niche luxury haircare brand based out of Cali. CAKE ($72, OMG) is their anti-aging growth serum, and MILK ($42) is a moisturizing, anti-frizz treatment. If you’re ever out here in the area, they sell the line at Fox + Stone (it’s also available from

garrett markenson reverie

My roots did a little dance (I can seem my roots doing the Robocop for some reason, don’t ask me why!) when I saw Oribe’s new Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray.

Did I mention that everyone in my family goes gray early?

Yeah, it’s one of the reasons I haven’t gotten down with the whole silver dyed hair trend. I’m like, “Why would I pay $$$$ to turn my hair silver when it’s gonna do it naturally in the next 10 seconds anyway?”

These sprays temporarily cover the gray and absorb oil and dirt at the roots, kinda like a combo hair concealer/dry shampoo.

Speaking of bottles, these are tiny — just 0.7 ounces at $29 a pop.

Yeah…ouch. I’m still intrigued, though. Oribe is usually worth the price. Everything I’ve tried from them works really well. It’s available now at Fox + Stone (while you’re there, say hi to Alis for me, and tell her I said “wassup?”) and online at in five shades — Blonde, Red, Light Brown, Dark Brown and Black.


oribe airbrush touchup spray

oribe airbrush touchup spray

oribe airbrush touchup spray

oribe airbrush touchup spray

oribe airbrush touchup spray


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  1. This is the good thing when you are blonde: Your great don’t how until one day, like over night, balance flips and your blonde doesn’t show anymore. Happened to my mother and grandmother, but luckily very very late.
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  2. heheh.. that guy was just figuring out whats wrong with his smoke.. gosshh!! such incidents kinda make me smile whole day 😉

    The products looks pretty good but the prices.. Ouuchh! 😛
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  3. Alison M says:

    Hey girl, heeeyyyy!!! /huge waving arms/ I’ve missed you! My family goes gray early too!! I feel like all of me is trying to quit at the same time. While I’m not seeing grays yet (knocks on all available wood), I got bifocals a few weeks back and I’ve noticed I need to up my anti-aging skin care game with forehead wrinkles popping up (caving in?). I’m intrigued by Oribe’s airbrushing too and feel like they offer way more shades than I’ve seen from other brands which is a huge plus. I’m more likely to spend money on a brand with a shade range than one without.
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  4. I already dread the day that I’ll go gray. I don’t like the idea of having to color my hair and go for regular touch-ups all the time… So yeah, there’s no way I’m gonna deliberately go gray with silver in a bottle, lol.
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  5. Erin says:

    Luckily my gray is a platinum color and it’s still very fine hair. I don’t have a lot but I have enough to make me need to dye it. Most people think it’s blonde hairs mixed in with the red/brown color but it most certainly is not! I have about 15 on each temple.

    God, I need to get my hair done. It’s been over a year!
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  6. Chelsea says:

    My mom and her sisters went gray early, but I’m a ginger, which throws everything off! We tend to turn a sort of lighter color of ginger, and then just white.

  7. I’m always on the hunt for gray cover! Thanks for showing this, I’ve never tried this one. The joys of getting older 😉
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