29
Nov
10

Here are two more of my favorite things…this one is for the ladies and the guys that buy Christmas gifts for them!

Lets talk ladies. Lets talk ladies that ride. At some point when you talk ladies that ride, the subject of hair is going to come up.  That is where we get the next two of my favorite things. Hair help!!

I have had the pleasure of meeting some extremely talented and creative women in the world of motorcycles and I don’t understand why we all don’t “OWN” the world!! But, that’s a whole different subject for a totally different blog..LOL

The first of my favorite things is a hair wrap called the “Wrapter”, a condom like thing (her words not mine..LOL) that holds your pony tails and, in my case, braids. They are the designs from a woman named Andrea D’Assis who made them for herself because of her long, gorgeous hair! Riding that Ninja 650 means you need to keep your hair out of the wind.
Andrea grew up in a little town called Norco, California and later moved a couple of miles away to a town called Corona.. the town I was born in. This is a part of the country that has it all…small town feel yet close enough to everything Southern Cal has to offer. Listening to the story of her life made me miss my past! It’s the part of the country that teaches you to love your surroundings and the great outdoors. It also allows you to get really dirty..something I do really well!  Keeping long hair out of the mix is a blessing! That’s what Andrea managed to do, creat a blessing.

So, with some challenges to find a way to keep her hair safe and sound, learn how to sew… she describes it so well.. “I had no idea how to sew. But, I bought a cheap sewing machine, read the instructions, cursed at it, hit it a few times pulled out some of my own hair trying to figure the thing out and when I finally did figure it out, I came up with this open pillowcase type thing with a drawstring.   It was a total embarrassment! But I was determined and I finally got that “Eureeka” moment when I thought to make something that works similar to a condom. I made a prototype, tested it out and it worked! Not only did it work, it worked great! and other riders would ask about it and want to know where they could buy one too.”  See, I told you the condom thing was her words!! She finally came up with the perfect solution. And the rest is history.
With the help of two partners, The Wrapter has been making a splash with the ladies and there is much more in the future of the pony tail protector. I wont reveal the marketing plan but the amount of different people who would benefit from this product will keep Andrea and her partners busy for a long time to come.

So, check out the Wrapter at  WWW.Wrapter.com and take care of the pony tail dilemma for all the ladies and even the gentlemen motorcyclist, dirt bike riders, outdoors people. They make a really good stocking stuffer , too…

 Now, another clever girl in my life is my friend, Cindi Servante. This girl is a talented hair dresser who rides a motorcycle   and wants her hair to look as good after she gets off the bike as it does when she finishes fixing it. All you have to do is give a girl a dilemma and she will find a way to get around it…especially if its her hair!!

Cindi has a patented product called the Style Saver Scarf made of a special silk material that keeps the helmet from musing and flattening the hair. Once you take off your helmet and the scarf, a little shake of the head and you are ready for that date, that luncheon, that meeting at the track. In fact, you could certainly manuever around the corporate world  on your motorcycle and look good enough for the board room with one of these scarves.
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Cindi (motoette on Twitter) lives down north of San Francisco where she owns he own salon, rides whenever she can, writes a blog called “Motoette-in forward motion” about the world of motorcycle racing, and also writes for Girl Racer, UK. She is a very busy girl! If you want something done right, find a busy person to achieve it. And if you want to look good even after you have ridden hard, find yourself a hairdresser to show you how. For all those stylin-estas in your life, this is a great product for them. They make a great stocking stuffer, as well!!

Next on the list of my favorite things… games and books, always a crowd pleaser!!

Lady Godiva on wheels with a few more ideas comin…..

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