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Halo At Cocktails & Couture

By on August 4, 2016 in About Halo, Community |

Halo will be supporting Cocktails & Couture, benefiting the San Francisco 49er Academy, again this year.   SHOP • SIP • SUPPORT Thursday, September 22nd, 5pm-8:30pm Private Estate, Hillsborough Shopping • Cocktails and Wine • Savory Bites • Raffle • Live and Silent Auction • Fashion Show Purchase your tickets at 49ersacademy.org/couture.   Halo will be the official hair and make up partner, providing hair and makeup for the fifteen models in the celebrity fashion show. Please, join us for an unforgettable evening of friends, fashion, and FUNdraising – and celebrating the San Francisco 49ers Academy’s 20th Anniversary!   HALO AT COCKTAILS & COUTURE 2015       Save...

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New Year, Why New? From Rosemary

By on January 12, 2016 in Community |

“As I move firmly into my mid–fifties, I spend more time asking myself what I want to ‘keep’ about myself rather than what I want to ‘get rid of.’ It’s a more positive spin on the same idea, but with a conscious focus on what is good about myself. Here’s my list of what I want to keep: humor, compassion, irony, recovery. Then I ask myself what I want to ‘add.’ Here’s that list: sleep, yoga, adventure.“ — Rosemary Camposano Founder, Halo Blow Dry Bars Owner, G3...

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New Year, Why New? From Savvy Spice

By on January 11, 2016 in Community |

Instead of focusing on a “new you” for 2016, I feel like it should be all about appreciating your talents and starting fresh for the new year. I have never felt lighter since moving across the world last month with only a couple of suitcases. I shed so much baggage and have moved forward carrying only what’s needed. I am starting the new year feeling fresher, focused, and more creative. My best advice is save precious memories and items or clothes you truly need, and donate the rest. When your work desk is clear, your thoughts and ideas can run wild. Cheers to a happy and healthy new year! Dale Janee – Founder and Business Entrepreneur – Savvy Sleepers and Savvy...

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Happy 2016

By on January 1, 2016 in Community |

Best wishes to you all for a happy and healthy New Year!  We’re looking forward to continuing our relationships with you in 2016. We hope that visiting Halo helps you build on your commitment to yourself to spend some time relaxing, to enjoy that fabulous feeling of amazing hair, and to treat yourself to the best hair and make up products. In this new year, we are also looking forward to continuing to participate in the positive change in Silicon Valley of providing wages and opportunity to our staff.  Thank you to our clients for empowering us to do...

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New Year, Why New?

By on December 29, 2015 in Community |

Have you picked up that pen to write your list of New Year’s resolutions?  We at Halo think that’s great, and of course, we’re taking this time of renewal to look inwards and consider how we may improve. But while you’re holding that pen, how about a list of what’s special and fabulous about you? This kind of intentional self-celebration is so good for all of us and probably a better way to lighten up a grey January than a list of pressure-laden resolutions. The “old” you has made it this far and you are doing – and looking – just great.  So why a “new” you? What’s on your list of self-celebration?  Successes?  Bringing joy to others?  Survivals?  Character strengths?  Charity?  Health?  Balance?  Inclusion and acceptance?  Accomplishments?  We’re sure it’s a far longer list than your resolutions. We’ve asked a few friends of Halo to send us a line on this thought of self-celebration and rejection of the unhealthy pressure to be perfect that overwhelms the New Year.  We’re looking forward to sharing them with you in...

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Halo’s wage and price increase

By on October 1, 2015 in About Halo, Community |

On Labor Day, Halo raised wages — company–wide — to a level deserved by workers in our part of the world. Q – What is inspiring the wage increase? A – I have lived and worked in the Silicon Valley for most of my life.  We are seeing an unprecedented increase in the cost of living in a circumference of 100+ miles.  A living wage in this area simply doesn’t compare to anywhere else in the U.S. right now.  We have lost a large number of employees who simply moved out of the area or took jobs in other fields.  In order to retain our employees and attract new stylists, we have to be willing to compete. Q – Is this a mandated wage increase? A – No.  Halo has led the way on wages from day one.  There is a national movement toward standardized wages and we do not want to wait for that wage to be mandated.  We want to take a stand for our employees now and attract amazing new employees so we can expand our services. Q – Price increases are not fun.  What’s happening? A – This increase is a straight pass-through of the wage increase.  Halo operates on a razor thin margin and will need our clients to help push this through successfully.  Though we have four stores, Halo still grows through investment, not from profit. Q – Is this the last price increase we’ll see for a while? A – YES!  We are jumping ahead of the curve in order to avoid any additional increases.  Many, many of our clients asked us if we were going to move our employees to $15/hr.  They see how hard the work is and what great employees we have and we want to be the leader when it comes to our employees! More info and the video. From Founder and CEO,...

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