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September 21, 2007
Happy birthday, Serendipity!

MAJ-FASHION.jpgIt's five candles to blow out on the giant cupcake at Sacramento's own Serendipity Boutique. That's right. Five years open, five years of fab fashions!

But they're not resting on their laurels over there. Even as I post this blog, owner Barbara Lym is walking the walk in New York City, no doubt looking for the hottest fashion trends for next spring. What will she return with?

Anyway, I love a birthday party (as long as it's not my own). And the cherry on top of this cake: 10 percent off everything in Serendipity today and Saturday. Great way to get a jumpstart on your fall wardrobe.

More details: Serendipity is at 5362 H St. (next to Selland's Market). The store is open until 6 tonight, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

* On a hair-raising note: Saturday night is the second semi-final round of something called Hair Games 2007, which features 12 of Sacramento's top salons in a competitive fundraiser to coif the best style - and to raise funds for the Active 20-30 Club, which, in turn, will turn the proceeds over to the Sacramento Children's Fund.

This round of the styling competition kicks off at 9:30 p.m. at the Empire Events Center, 1417 R St. It's being coordinated by Jo Ann Baumert, owner of Bella Toscana Salon. Each participating salon plunked down $300 to enter, plus they're selling 20 event tickets and ponying up a prize basket at their individual salons.

Tickets are $10 (admits two people) and can be purchased at any of the 12 salons: Frumoasa Salon & Spa, GS Hair, Jerry Lee Beauty College, Salon 360, Enchante Grand Salon, Pearl Salon, Beauty Secrets Salon & Spa, Hair Phases International, Space 07, Hair Gone Wild, Chet TJ and Andrea Avilla and Erin Marquez from Carmichael.

The final two rounds will be at the same time, same place next Saturday (Sept. 29) and Oct. 6, with the grand finale on Oct. 20.

What will the winning salon receive? A prize valued at $2,500, five tickets to the 2008 Matrix Destination Event in Viva Las Vegas. And, of course, bragging rights to the best style in town!

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