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Charlize Theron gains fifty pounds for role as mother…I eat a roll and gain five.

I just saw a zahtig Charlize Theron in Tully, a movie about the torture of having an infant and being pulled in every direction and overeating and sleep deprivation and depression, but don’t get me started. I told my pregnant daughter to avoid watching it at ALL COSTS.

Charlize gained fifty pounds for the role, because that’s what she does. She gives her all. She confessed that the weight gain was brutal, and that the overdosing of sugar and processed foods made her fall into a deep depression. I fall into a deep depression when I gain two pounds, just looking in the mirror, so I feel for her.

But when I got my color done the other day, and a fresh cut and blowout, despite the fact that I judged myself staring at my reflection, wearing the slice of pizza I’d eaten the night before, I felt like a million bucks.

So go for the Geo Palette Hair System, get pristine color with Lumetrix and George Mennella, and you won’t see the weight gain. You will simply see gorgeous hair.

Charlize, on the other hand, is skinny again. I will have spinach and a piece of palm-sized chicken for dinner. -JC

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Searching for a Crocus

For some of us, the winter was tough. Sunless, cold, a barrage of snowstorms, too much shoveling, rain, and general gloom. Our senses are looking for a splash of color I call “searching for a crocus”. Just like we need a bit of bright sun to warm us, we need a splash of color to ease us into a feeling of well being. We need a pink blossom to emerge from the cold ground. A smile in the mirror to get the endorphins going. A simple compliment, told to us by a stranger. An act of kindness. A new lipstick. A hearty laugh.

Or maybe a change of hair color. The Geo Palette Hair System has joined forces with a dynamic new color brand, Lumetrix, to give you that luxurious burst of color in time for spring. We are excited by the results, which range from natural sunkissed highlights to bright beautiful runway hues.

No foil to bake the hair, reusable Clearviews, kind to the planet, brilliant results. Colorists, try it. Clients, you will never go back to foil again.

Your choice, your pop of crocus, your invitation to a more gorgeous you. JC

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Tomato Love

photo-6  I looked at my tomato with love today. It had morphed in front of my eyes. It was red, my favorite color, but it had become a heart. So ordinary, yet so extraordinary, it was pleasing to the eye.

Change up your hair color. Make an ordinary red become extraordinary with the Geo Palette Hair System. Add some pumpkin, or spice, or mahogany or aubergine. A pinch of cayenne pepper, or a twist of paprika. A celebration of hair color, in time for Thanksgiving.

The Geo Palette team wishes all of you, everywhere, a sweet holiday full of love, and change, and and beauty, and art.

A tomato with heart. Something different. Be thankful and celebrate life, every day.

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James Brown: the Godfather of Soul

James Brown singer

The Great James Brown

Listening to some of James Brown’s band members…master trombonist, Fred Wesley, for one, James was a perfectionist, and yes, the hardest worker in show business. Christmas off? Maybe once in a while, but they were underpaid, and sometimes not at all, working every day and all day “until James got tired.” What came through the interview was their high regard for his artistry, that he could make a good band great, a mediocre melody totally new. He made his mark, time and again, despite the troubling reports about his abuse of women, despite the fact that his mother and father had abandoned him, despite his oddball politics…he was an artist.

Watch the special on HBO about the Godfather of Soul, on tonight. We need to remember what came before rap, what led the way in popular music, what we still go back to.

While you are at it, make your mark in hair color. The Geo Palette Hair System strives for perfectionism in the world of hair color…creative, innovative, cutting edge, whether it’s conventional or outside the box. Jimi or James, Basie or Ella, Mozart or Bach, Picasso or Modigliani, they all made a name from perfecting their art. Take the leap and get Geo Palette color.  -JC

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That coat was calling my name…

I am not an Ann Taylor Loft kind of girl. It’s my sister’s favorite store. I’m a small boutique with an eclectic mix kind of person, anything anti-mall. But I was out shopping with Bara and when I walked in, a blue leopard coat looked me straight in the eye, and called my name. “Try me! Buy me!”
And I did.
Which brings us to my hair. If a day goes by, and no one compliments my hair color, I need another Geo Palette. Because my hair and my lipstick are my signature style, and I need the supermarket checkout girl, the stewardess, the banker teller, and the pharmacist to compliment me every day.
Get Geo Palette color. It is calling your name. Embrace your vanity.

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Art movement rises: the Geo Palette

palette_intro_background_picI just read an article about Raymond Spillenger, an artist who died recently at age 89. His sons found hundreds of canvases and drawings under his bed…an undiscovered abstract expressionist who thought he was a failure.

Great art has movements that rise and fall…Abstract Expressionism was overtaken by Pop, then Super-Realism, Minimalism and so it goes.

So does great hair, from geometric to shag, shaken and shattered  to super straight, punk to gothic, tribal to disconnected. Join the next evolution of hair form merged with color…the Geo Palette.

You won’t have to look under the bed for us. We’re here. Please join us for an adventure in color. -JC to purchase the system or to find a salon near you, or call us at 516 374-1490.

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Peacock prefers Geo Palette color…

Peacock preens with Geo Palette color!

Peacock preens with Geo Palette color!

A friend of mine recently told me that she is very vain…that when she leaves the salon with Geo Palette color, she expects to be looked at with admiration…she feels that good. I said, why is that bad? I told her to embrace her vanity, and just look fabulous!

So join the throng of peacocks that love their color. Tell your colorists to go to our website and purchase a Geo Palette kit so that they can get started on a fabulous color journey,  past highlights, and into the future of hair color. Or call to make an appointment with a Geo Palette certified salon in NY, Texas, California or Florida. Now start preening! -JC

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TAKE A SELFIE when you get Geo Palette color…

photo_1.PNGMy kids make fun of me when I post a selfie. I know why. I’m 62. It’s unseemly that someone my age has so much vanity. But it’s not my fault. It’s my friggin’ Geo Palette hair color. Color that’s so good, I get stopped in the street by teenagers whose eyes would normally glaze over at the sight of a “mature” lady like me.

But I’m immature, and I post selfies of my hair.

Get the Geo Palette. You’ll look so good, you’ll post a pic. -JC

Get Geo Palette color at Bewitched in Woodmere, NY by calling 516 374-1490, C3 in Port Washington, the Beehive Salon in Islip, Karizma in Tampa, Blush Salon in California, or Garbo in Austin, Texas. Salon professionals, check out our website at for the color adventure of a lifetime! Your clients, young and old, will be snapping selfies.selfieone


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“I’m a writter, too,” he posted. Really?

"A rose as sweet..."

“A rose as sweet…”

I’m a spelling snob. Misspellings make me crazy, and help me decide if the email from supposed Citibank is REALLY Citibank! One misplaced space, and I send it straight to the fraud department. And I’m always right.If a playwright calls himself a playwrite, is he just a poor speller? My ex-husband couldn’t spell, and defended himself by telling me that the poet W. B. Yeats couldn’t either.

So perhaps my writter friend is really a writer. But it’s such a fundamental word to get wrong, isn’t it? Does he read, I wonder?

The Geo Palette is often creatively spelled. “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Juliet believes that the name doesn’t really matter…does the spelling?

Get the Geo Palette Hair System for the best color on the planet…spell it any way you like, as long as you experience its’ glorious color. I promise to keep my mouth shut. -JC



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Lillie Langtry, Beauty, and Kim K.

I’m watching an old British series about the professional beauty/actress, Lillie Langtry, born in Jersey to parents who believed in higher education for their daughter. Dressed in a plain black mourning dress, her beauty and wit made the aristocracy take notice, particularly the Prince of Wales. Painters made portraits of her, photographers clamored and she even made one of the first advertisements using her image for Pears Soap.

She became an actress not because she had a strong calling to do so, but because she needed money to maintain her lifestyle. She was mobbed wherever she went.

Much like Kim Kardashian. Except that Lillie held her own in conversation with Gladstone, the prime minister, knew about art, music, literature, and politics. She was beautiful, yes. An opportunist, possibly. Well read, absolutely.

Kim is sweet and successful. A professional beauty of a different kind. You spot the differences.

Lillie went on to become an American citizen so that she could obtain a divorce, owned race horses, performed in vaudeville, and died in Monaco after living a rich life. Lillie left her mark.

Kim has left her mark as well, along with her family. But it’s a different kind of mark.

Go to for hair color that is one of a kind. Like Lillie. Call 516 374-1490 for an appointment, or consult one of our Geo Palette salons in Texas, California, Florida, or New York. Leave your mark. -JC

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