There is a saying: “Find something
that you love and you will find success”.
Life has produced many memorable moments for
me from the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City to having a
four star Admiral holding my crying newborn as I cut his hair
in my kitchen while living on a Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan.
I take nothing for granted. My husband Jeff of twenty-five years
is the true love of my life. Our daughters, Roxy and Jillian are
both busy forging their own way in the salon industry in Boston,
MA. We are so proud of the independent, intelligent and resourceful
women that they have grown to become. I look for the good in each
and every day and surround myself with those people who share
in that philosophy.
Upon developing a severe sensitivity to the toxic ingredients
found in hair color and many other traditional salon products
it was necessary to remove myself from the “traditional”
salon environment for the sake of my own health. After realizing
that mine wasn’t an isolated case and that there were actually
many other people with similar sensitivities and concerns I was
inspired to create not only a safe place for myself but for my
clients as well. I needed to find a way to continue working in
the profession that had brought so much joy to my life and has
allowed me to meet so many wonderful people. Welcome to WhatsMomDoing.com
(WMD) - a true “Chemical Free” salon.
In my journey to be green I have learned so much and have consciously
made an effort to use recycled materials. The waiting area is
a rescued restaurant booth that has been reupholstered. I do feel
that every little bit does help our fragile environment. Even
the capes that I use are made from recycled material
I have carefully selected the products used and sold in the salon
based on “cruelty free”, no animal testing for me!
For example the cosmetic brushes are Talon bristles (synthetic)
with bamboo handles and incorporate recycled aluminum. They are
soft and beautiful and its comforting knowing no animal has been
harmed in the process.
My makeup line is also a “cruelty free” and “chemical
free” natural mineral product. WMD mineral makeup is free
of Bismuth, a Pearlizing agent that gives mineral makeup a candlelight
glow. Bismuth Oxychloride is a mineral, but it’s not found
in the earth. Bismuth is a byproduct of lead and copper processing.
It is often used to "bulk up" or bind products. It is
considered a skin irritant and can cause itching and rashes.
Soma™ is not only cruelty free but also a true vegan line
of hair products. DermOrganic™ with Argan oil is rich in
omega-6 antioxidants and sulfate free with no parabens or dyes.
These are just some of the products available at WhatsMomDoing.com.
WMD is the first salon that allows everyone an opportunity to
enjoy the intimate salon experience with a continual visual and
audio of everything going on. There are no behind the scenes at
WhatsMomDoing! You will see it all at WMD, from educational to
theatrical with the possibility of anything at anytime. Stop by
for a minute or stay for the day.