The Daily Scoop from Charlotte Shaff


Statistics from the 2010 census show there is a big jump in interracial couples. Coco Sanders, hair stylist and owner of Appearances Hair Design in Glendale, AZ says because of the increase in couples having children who are multicultural and more adoptions of children outside of the parent’s race, she is seeing a big demand for assistance in caring for their special hair issues. Many times a child will be frustrated with the coarseness of their hair or challenges to maintain it. Parents are confused because they don’t always have the same experiences with their hair and need help. That is where Coco comes in.

She has been styling hair for almost two decades and loves to help these families feel better about themselves by making their hair beautiful and stylish. Here are a few tips from her on how to deal with multicultural hair:

  • How do you find the right stylist for your hair? Be honest, open and very descriptive of what your hair issues are, what you want to do and what you are confused by. If the stylist can’t answer your questions, or just seems to guess at what to do, find someone else. It is totally fine to just “interview” stylists first.
  • What styling tools and products should you use/avoid? Depending on your hair type, a relaxer or harsh color may not be best. (leave it to a professional). A basic straightening iron is fine to start for most any hair type. Don’t shampoo a lot!
  • What are the basics of hair care for multicultural hair: A good conditioner, serum product. Moisture is key!

I also came upon this article while doing research and it includes things Coco has told me, plus more!

Do you or someone you know having struggles with your hair?

Contact Coco!
Appearances Hair Design
19420 N 59th Ave Suite A-5
Glendale, AZ 85308 (Inside Vivaldi Salons)
(602) 206 1235


TRADE IN YOUR OLD MAKEUP AND GET $5. Plus, Mother’s Day Spa Specials April 25, 2012

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Zethina Mineral MakeupDo you keep track of when you purchased and started using certain types of makeup? If not, you could be putting your skin at risk for developing breakouts, having an allergic reaction, or becoming discolored. We are here to help! Stop by and toss out your old stuff with us and in return we will you give you $5 for each old cosmetic item*. (no sample-size products.)
End Date: May 5, 2012
  • Brighten Mom’s Day! Give mom a brightening facial with eye treatment, mini make-up lesson and get up-to-date with spring/summer trends. Includes a new lip color and eye shadow of her choice.   Priced at just $175  ($260 value)
  • Relax and Unwind! Mom deserves some R&R. Treat her to a 75-min massage/reflexology combo, 45 minute enzyme facial  for just $145 ($185 value)
  • Me Time! 1 hr pedicure w/ hand treatment, 45 min enzyme facial w/ eye treatment. Just $110  ($135 value)

Book your appointment today or buy a gift certificate. Expires 10/08/12.

*Receive $5 for each traded in old cosmetic item.  The $5 applies to the purchase of each new cosmetic item.  Trade in as many old items as you like and stock up on new make-up for $5 off each.  (For example, trade in 6 items, buy 6 items for $5 off each item.) Some restrictions apply.
Zethina Cosmetics and Skin Care
19420 N 59th Ave E-510
Glendale, AZ 85308
Call: 623.979.4444 


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BUSY BODIES Planned Play is Glendale’s premier educational play program offering classes to children ages 4 months to 5 years of age. Unlike other programs, BUSY BODIES classes are led by educators who understand the importance and value of active play. West Valley Mompreneurs Robin Dieman and Ardelle Kanode developed the business. Classes are age-appropriate and involve song, music and movement. Their Motto is a simple one, “We Make Learning Child’s Play.”

“BUSY BODIES is not only about the children learning through play, but the adults as well”, says co-owner Ardelle Kanode. Each class offers an enormous amount of information as to the benefits of the many songs and room full of equipment. The ever-changing themes challenge not only gross motor skills, but eye-hand coordination, peripheral vision and spatial awareness. “Your child may think they’re just tossing a beanbag, but we know they are developing eye-hand coordination, depth perception and motor skills,” adds co-owner Robin Dieman.
A variety of weekly classes are currently open for enrollment, along with a summer camp program that runs Tuesday through Friday from 2-5 p.m. especially designed for children 3.5 to 5 years of age. Birthday parties are a popular option for parents looking for a one-of-a kind interactive birthday experience.
BUSY BODIES Planned Play’s Mission: To provide a fun, safe, planned play environment which encourages physical development while promoting self-expression and fostering positive self – esteem through fitness, fun and learning. BUSY BODIES Planned Play is located in the Citadelle Shopping Center, conveniently located just south of the 101 off of 59thAvenue at 19420 North 59th Avenue, Suite A103 Glendale Arizona 85308. For more information, call 623-847-4090 or go to



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SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM at Busy Bodies Planned Play in Glendale, AZ

Swing on in to Busy Bodies Planned Play for our Summer Camp Program. Designed especially for children 3.5 – 5 years of age. Keep your child active while indoors! Come play with us as we dance, create, play and sing! Activities include games, art projects, stories and endless fun in our big, bright studio. Come once, twice or five times each week. Tuesday through Friday, 2-5pm. Maximum of 20 children each day.

OPEN ENROLLMENT – Sign up anytime.
Summer Camp Session 1 – May 11 through July 5, 2010
Summer Camp Session 2 – July 6 through August 30, 2010

Busy Bodies Planned Play
19420 North 59th Avenue, Suite A103
Glendale Arizona 85308
REGISTER or for more info: 623-847-4090

  • $22.50 per day for an eight week session
  • PRICEBREAK $80.00 per week for an eight week session (Save $16.00 each week!)
  • Tuesday through Friday 2-5pm (late pickups available at an additional cost.)
  • Split payment plans available. You may enroll at any time.
  • All children must be potty trained
  • Enrollment for children not yet in Kindergarten
  • Able to separate from caregivers
  • Siblings Discount 20% off

Famous Dave’s BBQ Stimulus Package – Free Lunch for Northwest Valley May 29, 2009

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Look for a Famous Dave's Catering Truck on June 2!

Look for a Famous Dave's Catering Truck on June 2!

WHO: Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que in Peoria

WHAT: Five of their Famous Dave’s Catering Trucks will be blasting through various busy areas of Peoria, Glendale and Surprise on Tuesday, June 2nd with free lunch for hard-working folks. If you see a Famous Dave’s Catering truck and flag them down, you’ll get a free bbq sandwich, coupon for free wings, and a bottle of their award-winning Rich n’ Sassy BBQ sauce.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 2nd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Keep on the lookout and listen for bullhorns or should we say “Pighorns”

WHY: Because everyone deserves a free lunch once in a while, and Famous Dave’s wants to show some west side love to our “saucesome” neighbors in Peoria, Glendale and Surprise.

For more information on Famous Dave’s in the Valley, go to:

*please note this event does not apply in restaurant.*


Two NARPRO shops win BBB 2009 Ethic Awards May 1, 2009

Howard Fleischmann of Community Tire, Charlotte Risch of The Media Push and Nadine Grobmeier of Airpark Auto Service

Howard Fleischmann of Community Tire, Charlotte Risch of The Media Push and Nadine Grobmeier of Airpark Auto Service

Two quality auto repair shops that are a part of the NARPRO network were honored with a Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Central, Northern and Western Arizona 2009 Ethics Award last night at ceremonies at the Arizona Biltmore.

Nadine Grobmeier, owner of Airpark Auto Service and Howard Fleischmann, owner of Community Tire and Auto Service Specialists were winners in their categories. Both owners go above and beyond to provide the most ethical, quality service to their customers, while also staying very involved in local community events and causes.

What is a Business Ethics Award?
BBB’s Board of Directors and its Foundation have established the BBB Business Ethics Awards to recognize those firms whose business practices and related activities exemplify the BBB’s mission and principles, and to ensure that our marketplace remains fair and honorable.
These awards consist of an annual program to gain public recognition for businesses that maintain a solid commitment to conducting their business practices in an ethical fashion. Companies of different sizes are selected by an independent panel of volunteer community leaders based on criteria established by the Council of Better Business Bureau International Torch Award.

NARPRO only recommends independent, family-owned, full-service auto repair shops that have passed 26 rigorous tests of their certifications, customer service, performance, facilities management and auto repair standards record of service to the community. Drivers may visit to find recommended shops near their work or home. Or they may simply call (602) 257-0033 and talk to someone who will connect them to find a top-quality shop in their neighborhood. Either way, NARPRO is the easiest way to find an honest mechanic


Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists to Become Phoenix’s First Certified Female Friendly Service Location April 28, 2009





Howard J. Fleischmann Sr., Owner, Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists.

Howard J. Fleischmann Sr., Owner, Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists.

Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists to Become Phoenix’s First Certified Female Friendly Service Location
New Services Designed with the Women Consumer in Mind

(Phoenix, AZ) – Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists is pleased to announce they have made a significant commitment to the woman consumer to become Certified Female Friendly, through the exclusive training and certification program. Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists will be the first Certified Female Friendly tire and service center group in Phoenix, AZ.

An Ask Patty certified service center creates an inviting and comfortable environment where women feel welcome. They guarantee that the experience of repairing and maintaining a vehicle will be a pleasant one. trained and certified associates are held to a high level of customer satisfaction with women consumers.

In support of this commitment, Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists is announcing their Mother’s Day Service Specials and Coupons. To all customers who bring their vehicle in for service, or make an appointment for service, during the week leading up to Mother’s Day, May 10, 2009, they shall receive a Coupon for a Free Nitrogen fill/Five tires ($39.95 value), and be entered in to a drawing for a month of free house cleaning. The Free House Cleaning Service (Maid Pro North Phx) can be awarded to the winning customer, or they may present it to a deserving person of their choice. Anyone who comes to one of the 5 locations will be entered in to the drawing, May 4th through May 9th. No purchase necessary to be entered in to the drawing. Winner to be announced through the Community Tire eNewsletter on May 14th. Any questions, please email us.

“Up until now, like many automotive businesses and service centers, we thought the obvious goal was to ensure that women were treated the same as men. Through the AskPatty program, we’ve learned that treating women the same as men does not necessarily yield the ideal experience for women. This may not sound profound, but with an increased awareness of what elements women seek in a positive automotive servicing experience, our service centers are better prepared to meet and exceed the expectations of our female customers” stated Howard J. Fleischmann Sr., Owner, Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists.

Service Coupons and drawing will be offered at all the Community Tire and Automotive Service Specialists locations: 15812 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85032; 12251 N. 51st Ave., Glendale, AZ 85304; 2424 E. Buckeye Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85034; 4139 E. University Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85034; and 945 Cove Parkway, Cottonwood, AZ 86326.

Visit Community Tire and Automotive Specialists here.

Our facilities are full service operations offering complete automotive service and automotive repair and tire repair and tire service on both domestic and import vehicles. For the highest quality automotive service and only the highest quality tires and tire products, and wheels, call the people you can trust. Trust Your Community Tire and Auto Service Specialists. We are an A+ Rated BBB Facility with You in mind!

About, Inc.
The, Inc. website and blog is a safe place for women to get advice on car buying, maintenance and other automotive related topics. Women can shop for vehicles at our network of Certified Female Friendly retailers across the U.S. is a member and 2009 corporate sponsor of the Women’s Automotive Association International based in Detroit, MI, Board member of the, Member of the California board, on the Women’s Board of the Car Care Council, a SEMA member and a member of the SEMA Business Women’s Networking Group. is partnered with,,,,, NIADA,,, MyAutoLoan, Aware and

Ask Patty Certified Dealer Program:
Properly armed with the right tools and training, automotive retailers can increase their share of the largest and fastest growing demographic of new vehicle buyers in the US — Women. The Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly program was designed specifically for automotive retailers to attract, sell, retain and increase loyalty with women.

What Is An Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly Automotive Retailer?
An Ask Patty Certified Female Friendly automotive retailer creates a safe and comfortable environment where women feel welcome and make the experience of purchasing and maintaining her vehicle a pleasant one.

Ask Patty trained and Certified Female Friendly retailers are held to a high level of customer satisfaction for women consumers.

Go here to learn how to become Certified Female Friendly: