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'Your Colour Palette' goes Great Lengths with Dina Alon Hair and Make Up Studio


Perhaps this really is the most wonderful and magical time of year when we Celebrate-Appreciate-Reflect-Express (in Lainiology, CARE) and welcome the 2011 holiday gift giving season as we go to the greatest lengths to give back to others to ensure a smile and twinkle in their eye.  What could possibly warm the heart more than sharing in another’s joy?

I recently had the pleasure of sharing the joy and celebrating the one-year anniversary of a hair and make up studio quietly tucked away in Rittenhouse Square at 2042 Sansom Street in Philadelphia.  

As in life, “Don’t Blink,” you may walk by this tiny street and fail to experience the incredible amount of talent inside Dina Alon Hair and Make Up Studio.  

Unlike the classic 1961 Hollywood movie, Back Street (starring the incomparable Susan Hayward), all of my Colour Palettes from Catwalk to Sidewalk reside visibly on Front Street where they will always receive the credit and praise they deserve.  And Dina Alon is certainly one of these women.  

Dina Alon is the beautiful owner and visionary of Dina Alon Hair and Make Up Studio where the littlest treasure created the biggest surprise.

Dina and I sat down and chatted for a while.  It was so exciting to learn of Dina’s accomplishments over her 22 years in the business and listen about the dream to own her own salon.  It took lots of time, money and sacrifice but now Dina owns her salon and wants to “make every woman look and feel beautiful and be happy.”  

What impressed me more than anything was how modestly Dina told me and how humble she remained through our interview.  I had no idea that I was interviewing a celebrity hair and make up artist to Carol Alt, Nicolette Sheridan and Christina Pirello (“Christina Cooks”),  just to name a few, and freelance hair and make up artist for on-air talent at QVC.

I may not have known Dina before I walked into this charming salon (where a picture with the words “follow your dreams” sits on the mantle) on its one year anniversary, but I was very familiar with the talent, particularly that of the beautiful Tiffany Schaffer.  

Tiffany is an extremely talented stylist who is certified in Great Lengths® (100% natural human hair) Hair Extensions.  Lucky me!  As if I am not over-extended enough…..this is one aspect of my life and perfect time of year when I welcome going to great lengths.  

Holiday hair is the ornament, the icing on the cake and your personal gift wrap. It’s no different than the ribbons, bows, garland, wrapping paper, tissue paper, gift bags and tags that you so anxiously seek for giving gift perfection.   

My hair is much longer, lustrous and voluminous thanks to Tiffany’s detailed strand application in the bonding process.  Most important, “your own hair is not damaged.  This patented attachment to your own hair offers you perfect freedom in organizing your leisure time and in your freedom of action but in no way compromises the quality of your own hair.”

Dina Alon Hair and Make Up Studio is style personified from the front door to the fresh flowers to the garden patio and everything and everyone in between.


Cheers to making it count and going to great lengths again in 2012.  Merry Christmas, happiest of all holidays and happy and healthy New Year!

With fashionable gratitude,

Laini Bianculli – The Style Maestro
Your Colour Palette by: Laini

Twitter @LainiYCP


I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all of my Colour Palettes, family and very dear friends for their support, generosity and sincerity throughout this amazing year.  

Every Thursday is “treat your tresses Thursday.”  Colour Palettes receive 20% off all services at Dina Alon Hair and Make Up Studio.  

A special thank you to the beautiful Tiffany Schaffer.

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