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POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 2, 2012 Page 9 I 6 1111 by jdngela Cornacchio Hairo owner Johnny Marchio and receptionist Michele on site at the StyleFixx shopping extravaganza. (Photo by Angela Cornacchio) I Got Style Fixxed .... A few weeks back I wrote a preview to an event being held at the Boston Center for the Arts on Wednesday and Thursday of last week. The event coordi- nator Aria Walker was so gra- cious to extend an invitation. When I arrived there was a classy red carpet walkway with a brand new car being given away, it was then I knew this was going to be a great time. The shopping hours were from 5:00-10:00 pm and I figured if I was there by six, all should go well. They labeled it a shopping extravaganza and that it was. With what I thought was a nice quiet time to arrive, the lines were already wrapping around corners and ladies jumping from booth to booth. Through most of the night I found the longest of lines to All the way from Russia .... Sveinhildur Vilhjalmsottir and business partner travel with their winter warmers in the StyleFixx show even though being based from Russia. (Photo by Angela Cornacchio) Matt o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals Real Estate 376 North Street Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530 be for the complimentary glass of wine or champagne from Yellowtail Vineyards and of course the onsite sa- lons offering free services. Iconic member of the salon industry Johnny Marchio from Rock Paper Scissors Salon was on hand doing hair himself to promote Hairo's new venture on Newbury Street. Hairo is an innova- tive wash and blow-dry only salon. It has become a high demand and such a great idea for that quick fix. I couldn't pass up the opportu- nity to get my hair done by such a well-known stylist that while waiting I got a chance to chat with his re- ceptionist, Michele. She mentioned, "The concept of a blow-dry bar is awesome. Being right on Newbury we have women who are in town on business and come in for a blow-dry that will last them through the meetings. We even have a great following of women who will come in for a session that will last them a week." She explained to me the little tricks of the trade on making it to the gym and keeping that lus- cious blow-dry intact. Sorry ladies, can't reveal those secrets here but Johnny and his Hairo team will be happy to. You can find them at 135 Newbury Street. Call to book an appointment at 617-266-1199, or check out all they have to offer at www. washandblowdry, com. As I continued to travel through the room each booth I passed seemed to offer so much. L'ecole Nuit was a cou- ture lingerie line, The Euro- pean Wax Center was offer- ing free eyebrow service and Finale Desserts were there tempting with their flourless gluten free chocolate as well as Bad Kat KupKakes and in my opinion the best in Soprano Olga Peretkyo wowed the audience with her performance in BSO's The Nightingale. (Photo by Stu Rosnin) has set sail to LA, StyleFixx will return to Boston for its 12t~ consecutive show next year. You can check dates or even see if you can catch it in another major city at www.stylefixx.com. Boston Symphony Orches- tra .... I was graced with my first opportunity to enjoy the "Arts Around Town" last week with the BSO and the stun- ning Charles Dutoit as con- ductor and elegant Olga Peretyatko, soprano per- formed "The Nightingale" and it took all I had to hold back the tears for such magnifi- cent artists. With Symphony Hall being so enriched in cul- ture and always having leg- endary performances this one coming is nothing short of a mega-hit. On Thursday, November 1st Saturday, November 3ra, and Tuesday, November 6t~, at 8:00 pm and Friday, November 2nd at 1:30 pm. Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in four concerts with a program featuring the American premiere of influ- ential Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's Circle Map Boston. Classic studio's like Candice Wu on Albany Street, Boston had their finest to offer, yet not everyone was Boston-based. There was Jarm Knitwear Designs all the way from Russia and Confabulous Cases for all your cell phone needs that are web-based only. With over 55 indepen- dent designers, the fantastic StyleFixx tote you receive, the free facial, hair and make-up services available and most importantly pro- ceeds benefiting One Angel Foundation and Susan G. Komen. It's an event you don't want to miss next fall in Boston. Although the show de~igrfeYT:~Zii'kl ~Iong with Violinist Gil Sl~aham, a frequent guest with the orchestra. Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's Circle Map, a new work for orchestra and electronics organized around text by the 13a-century poet Rumi, receives its American premiere to begin the pro- gram. Saariaho, known for her exotic, unique sense of musical color began her ca- reer with the BSO in Octo- ber of 2000. The poems fea- I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 tured in Circle Map include Rumi's "Morning Wind," "Walls Closing," "Circles," "Days are Sieves," "Dialogue" and "Day and Night, Music." Juanjo Mena made his BSO debut at Tanglewood in 2010, when he filled in for James, LeOne and led the BSO~n a program of Berg, Strauss and Mahler. He made his Symphony Hall debut in 2011, on a program including Bart6k's The Wooden Prince and DvoY~k's Cello Concerto, featuring soloist Yo-Yo Ma. Juanjo Mena is one of the most re- nowned Spanish conductors on the international circuit. He is currently Principal Guest Conductor of the Bergen Filharmoniske Orkestra (2007- 2013) and Principal Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra from 2011- 2012 season. He has conducted prestigious Orchestras in Europe and Asia, as the Oslo Philhar- monic and Orchestre Na- tional de France. Kaija Saariaho is a promi- nont member in a group of Finnish composers and performers who are now making a worldwide impact. Born in Helsinki in 1952, she studied at the Sibelius Academy with the pion- eering modernist Paavo Heininen and Magnus Lindberg. She founded the progressive 'Ears Open'group. She continued her studies in Freiburg with Brian Ferneyhough and Klaus Huber, in the Darmstadt summer courses at IRCAM research institute in Paris that have polished the career she has today. Gil Shaham is a regular guest artist with the BSO since his debut with the orchestra at Symphony Hall in 1992. Shaham last ap- Peared with the BSO during Tanglewood 75t~ Anniversary season last summer. Gil Shaham is one of the most fascinating violinists of our time, combining flawless technique with warmth and a generosity of spirit. He is sought after throughout the world for concerto appear- ances with leading orches- tras and conductors, and he regularly gives recital and ensemble appearances on (Continued on Page 13) JUSTINE YANDLE PHOTOGRAPHY 781.589.7347 j USTINE.YANDLE@GMAIL COM wwwJ USTINEYANDLEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM