Just another day of primping and pampering.  This past Sunday, September 18th, 2011, we headed over to Rare by F.S. Charlie for a successful beautifying session: Beauty & the Beats, Part II!  Part I was held back in June, and the salon has vowed to continue this quarterly.

Powered by Rawthentix/RAW Creative Group, guests had a full day’s access to Rare’s specialty services: shampoo/condition treatments with luxury Oribe products; scalp massage and blowouts; “Zoom Groom” for gentlemen; professional make-up application by Ashley Spedale; and fantastic custom manicures by celebrity nail artist Naomi Yasuda.

Let’s get into this further.  Naomi Yasuda hails from Japan, where most of the girls are shameless in the number of colors, accessories, glitter, and bling they can wear at once.  This leads to artists coming up with their own unique style and awesomely creative designs, and Naomi’s canvas is on her clients’ nails, drawing attention to our talons.  Her celebrity client list includes Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin, Estelle, Monica, Steven Tyler, and Keri Hilson, among many more, and she’s been included in various magazine editorials.  Check out some of her fantastic work!

In between sessions, we were treated to mimosas, fruit, and delicious mini gourment cupcakes from Glittle Cupcakes in cinnamon toast, vanilla, and of course, red velvet.

Along with the beauty services and food, we enjoyed music by DJ and Producer Lucas Fable of OneSound Label spinning hip hop, house,  and funk for everyone to enjoy.  Celebrity sneaker artist Mike Cole of Mike Likes It was also in attendance.  We also had the opportunity to sample and purchase the new t-shirt and jewelry line division of Hardbody, NYC created by designer Irmak Ayverdi set to launch this Winter 2011.

Gifting was made possible by sponsors including: D.Brand, who provided a custom selection of denim jeans; Reed Space supplying keepsake graphic/logo tote bags; Tough Love with their signature heat pins; Oribe hair products; Kiss with nail tips.

Stay tuned for Beauty & The Beats Part III coming to us in mid-December.  We’ll be sure to keep you updated here on Socially Superlative!


Special thanks to the Rare by F.S. Charlie Style Team!

Ruth Roche – Founder/Creative Director
Fatima Sheikh – Owner/Master Stylist
Kevyn Bridgeman – Senior Stylist
Tammy Reynolds – Master Stylist
Rocio Briceno – Apprentice/Stylist

Images by Zehra Kazmi and Socially Superlative