The Reality Of Extensions

Extensions can be a life changing investment.  

When done correctly, you can have a whole new head of hair. They can be used to add length, volume, color, texture -  one of these or all of these things! Also, it's the perfect tool to help you grow out your own hair. When done correctly.

When done incorrectly, you can end up with thinning, breakage and even bald spots. Eek!!!

As beauty experts, we see...

RA_ Rituals // Baths

Let's just start by saying.. 

If there's one emotional cure-all; let's call it a bath.

RA_ Rituals // observed ceremonial acts of honoring yourself

Bathing is a very ancient ritual and traditionally, a big communal to-do. But whether you go soak at the spa with friends or at home alone, it's always a great way to take time for yourself and cleanse body, mind and spirit.

Here are some of our...

Dr. Youdim

We just had the magnificent pleasure of spending time in a two hour workshop with Dr. Adrienne Youdim! She is such an inspiration to us because of her incredible family, career and charisma. We asked her to come to RA_ RETREAT where she lead us in deep explorations of the 'WHY's of our lives and regain our sense of purpose. She then gave us tools to use to maintain balance and achieve our goals. 


Craving Balance?


Most of our RA_ Babes know our good friend and fitness guru, Amelia Didomenico. If you haven't experienced all her wondrousness personally, you will have a chance to at our Ojai Retreat! 

Amelia will being leading us through Yoga + Mediation. So, we thought we'd check in with her about her thoughts on the practice!

What does balance mean to you?
Balance to me is finding peace and...

What's Your Vision?

This beautiful soul will be joining us at RA_RETREAT in Ojai to lead us in making vision boards! Creating a vision board can be the first major step into manifesting your reality. 

And Amber will show us the way! We interviewed her to get the scoop. 

Explain briefly the significance of creating a vision board.

The significance of a visionboard is quite a beautiful spectacle of how [able]...

Betsy Parker // The Strength Of A Woman

Meet Betsy!! 

This inspirational woman is a long time mentor for us RA_ Babes which is why she is a staple at our upcoming retreat! 
Learn more about her and her successful career as a pilates instructor in our interview. 
And to experience her expertise, join us in Ojai!

Of all the training methods, why did you choose to teach pilates? 

I chose to teach Pilates back in 1991 when...

Eagle Woman // Everyone Could Use A Dash Of Healing

Next month, we are doing something very exciting! We are hosting a Woman's Retreat in Ojai! 

So, we must introduce you to the amazing shaman who will be leading our opening ceremony. Her name is Eagle Woman.

She is a magnificent healer who we are blessed to have doing her work under our West Hollywood location.

How did Eaglewoman first realize her gift?

When Sara Eaglewoman was quite...

RA_ Ritual // Work Outs

RA_ Rituals // observed ceremonial acts of honoring yourself

You're little irritable. A little blue. When's the last time you've done something for you!

If we know one thing, it's that physical activity can be a HUGE release. So if you don't have a work out ritual..

 You need one.

Don't panic! This can be as simple or intense as your body and mind crave. Just remember; your body was crafted to move!...


So what is reality for the entrepreneur?  

It's non-stop. It's exhausting. It's draining even on good day. There is always something to start, something to finish and something you're right smack dab in the middle of. The lists and lists of things to do consistently have more being added to then scratched off.  

Then why would anyone want to be their own boss?? Well, it definitely has it's perks...

Affiliate Spotlight // Iluminar Nail Spa

We are so excited to announce our newest affiliate at our downtown location!

Iluminar Nail Spa. 

An upscale, appointment only nail spa with custom treatments that will make you melt into your pedi chair!

Check out what co-owner Jessica Land has to say.

How did Iluminar come to be?

Iluminar started as an idea of a nail spa that my sister and I would imagine. We wanted to open a place that we would...

Apricot Oil! You Need It.

Apricots are greatly under appreciated in the Western world. There are so many amazing benefits from the oil of these little guys!

In traditional Chinese medicine, it's even used to treat tumors. How's that for some healing power?  

It's rich in vitamins and fatty acids making it an ideal moisturizer. It easily absorbs into the skin, builds elasticity and has anti-aging properties. It's also an...