Women rule; boys drool! :) Check out these divinely daring Divas:

Lorraine Massey, Devachan Salon & Departure Lounge, NYC

“Once upon a curl, a curly-haired teen in England began working in a hair salon. Lorraine Massey quickly became addicted to care of the hair and proceeded to take her scissors around the world…During her travels, Lorraine realized that curls existed everywhere–and so did curl care confusion!

“Armed with this rich experience and a unique perspective on curl types, curl challenges and curl solutions, Lorraine opened the Devachan Salon and Departure Lounge in the trendy Soho neighborhood of New York. The salon became a sanctuary where clients could develop a pro-curl attitude…and celebrate their curls. ‘It’s liberating when you learn to love your natural curls and not work against them,’ says Lorraine. With tens of thousands of enthusiastic clients as curly-girl devotees, Lorraine and a talented CURL-fessional team developed a complete collection of products for the curly lifestyle: DevaCurl.”

*Devachan-trained professionals might be available in your area, like Madusalon owner Marie in San Francisco! See? Women entrepreneurs beget MORE women entrepreneurs!

Playful Chef; Playful Life!

Lisa Ligon has created a Playful Life for fabulous Playful Chefs of all ages! “You want your kids to appreciate good food and form healthy, life-long eating habits. Your kids want to play with their favorite grown-ups. Playful Chef encourages children, and the adults who love them, to roll up their sleeves and engage in fun cooking adventures together.

What can a 3-year-old do in a kitchen? A lot. We’ve designed Playful Chef Kits for 3-11 year-olds to help you tap into your kids’ eagerness to help and to learn from an early age. We’ll outfit you with the nutritional know-how, tools of the trade, and fun food facts you’ll need to get your little one cooking! ”

*Available at retailers and in catalogs across the country!

Haute Jeweler LIZASonia!

Custom-made and haute pieces from Liza Sonia jewelry and accessories for men and women! “LIZASonia’s design philosophy is simple: Start with the best quality materials, listen to its simplest design, then add elements of surprise.

“Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Liza always embraced art. Liza’s passion shows in every piece. She can look at a person or even hear him or her described, and pick out exactly the right design and color he or she would cherish. Highly intuitive, she uses this skill to design from within the materials. Picking up a rare stone, she adds, “I look at a stone and it tells me what it wants to be. The design is hidden, to be discovered along with its owner.”

*Check her out online as well as in Montclair Village Shopping Center, or contact her to make a personal appointment at her private studio in San Francisco!

Spark’s Black and Pink Ball

Celebrate women the world over at Spark’s Third Annual Black and Pink Ball on Friday night, September 12 in San Francisco! Empower more women around the world with your generous participation in this unforgettable night.

All you have to do to save the world is party with us! Proceeds benefit two incredible global women’s causes: The Center for Young Women’s Development in San Francisco and the first legal aid clinic in Chad. Both of these projects provide training in violence prevention and civic participation, which have improved the lives of thousands of women and young girls here in San Francisco and abroad in Chad.

Tickets available online NOW!
Spark’s Third Annual Black & Pink Ball!
Friday, September 12, 2008
444 Jessie Street, San Francisco
VIP Reception and Lounge: 7 – 9 PM
Gala: 9 PM – 1 AM
Tickets: Members $85, Nonmembers $120,
VIP Members $150, VIP Nonmembers $175
Website: www.sparksf.org.