Saturday, April 19, 2008

Bridal Hair at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

I have some really great news to share with all of you!

As all of you know, The Ritz-Carlton at Half Moon Bay is one of the premier wedding venues in Northern California. Well how's this for exciting? A hotel that represents the best has asked me to be their preferred bridal specialist. They said it wasn't just the quality of my work, but my passion for working with brides that convinced them I was the right person to turn to when it comes to recommending a bridal hair specialist to their clients.

So this summer if you call me and I'm not at home on the weekends? Chances are I'll be over in Half Moon Bay, creating my signature gyDOu updos.

That sounds so posh doesn't it? I'll be spending my weekends at the Ritz. Sure it's business but I have a sneaky feeling after I'm done working I'll be spending a few Saturday nights there as well, enjoying the amenities visiting their spa and having some great dinners when I need a little "me" time.

If you're a bride and want a beautiful oceanfront wedding in a classic gazebo... Be sure to check out the The Ritz-Carlton at Half Moon Bay. Your guests will love the hotel also has it's own golf course and just down the highway there are plenty of quaint restaurants and cute shops they can peruse over a weekend stay. They're also 40 minutes from San Francisco and with a magnificent coastal drive down HWY 1 they can also visit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Monterey Bay Aquarium or go take the 17 Mile Drive in Carmel.

The Original “get your Do up!” Bobbi Pin Business Card

Photo by: Geoff White Photgraphy

The Original “get your Do up!” Bobbi Pin Business Card

With the recent re-launch of my new website I needed a new business card to go with it. But what to do? I didn’t want a typical card. I wanted something different and distinctive.

While brain storming I went out shopping for elastics for my wedding kit and came across some bobbi pins for sale on paper cards. Inspiration struck! There in front of me was my new business card concept! I would design a card that would also be an accessory. Eye catching cards that would look great, include all of my contact info by using the front and back, and be useful to my clients and potential clients all at the same time.

Since their introduction they have become an industrywide hit. At the last event I attended guests were wearing my cards in their hair. I had to make a trip back out to my car for more cards as I gave away over 80 cards in 3 hours. In the past at a typical event I’d give out 7 to 12 business cards. However, at the last Martini Madness I had people coming over to me introducing who they brought over and were saying you have to meet Armando and get one of his cards.

Stylish, memorable and very unique. The original, “get your Do up!,” Bobbi Pin, Business Card by Armando

At a recent Martini Madness event my new business cards became the latest in hair accessories.

Photo by: Andrew Hsu


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