Barbie Gets Dolled Up by The Doves and Hairdreams

By Anne Moratto | 12/13/2012 1:28:00 PM


It’s easy to be envious of Barbie.  Tons of clothes, cool cars and a Dream House.  Now, she also has the talents of Christopher and Sonya Dove’s salon team working on her plus Hairdreams hair extensions making her tresses that much more Malibu-marvelous. Nicolas Troncin

The Doves held their second Glam Barbie Competition at their salon, in which their salon team members each style a Barbie doll and this year Hairdreams was incorporated into each design.  The results would make Ken’s head spin.  These Barbies sport mermaid tails, brandish whips, rock stilettos and, of course, have incredible hair. Nicolas Troncin

“Last year, I didn’t want to get rid of them, so we came up with this contest,” said Christopher Dove.  “It has been so much fun and everyone takes it very seriously.  The results are amazing.”

Salon clients and others may vote on their favorites and this year, the Barbies will be auctioned off with all the proceeds going to The American Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. 

“Even though the Barbies are displayed without any names attached and you have no idea who did which doll, our clients have been able to guess just by the designs,” said Sonya Dove.  “It showed us how well our stylist and clients have come to know each other.”

Hairdreams extensions were used not just on Barbie’s head but a cape was made of Hairdreams on one doll, a cummerbund on another.  Elegant updos, lush side pony tails and colored accents were all compliments of Hairdreams while the dazzling designs were all from the impressive imagination of The Doves and their team. 

Votes will automatically be entered to win a $2,000 Hairdreams hair extension service at The Doves Studio Santa Monica and stylists who vote have a chance to win a Hairdreams Quikkies start-up kit.   All Barbies will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to The American Red Cross.

To see ALL THE DOLLS, to vote or to bid visit:

The winning dolls will be announced January 1st 2013.







Anne Moratto’s well-rounded beauty career includes years in beauty public relations, beauty marketing, beauty manufacturing, and now, with MODERN SALON, in beauty publishing. The through-line has been an intense interest in all things beauty and a sincere appreciation for the skilled artists and entrepreneurs who make the industry so vital, compelling and creative. Anne, a native of Wisconsin, lives with her family in Los Angeles, CA, and is MODERN SALON’s West Coast Beauty and Special Markets Editor. She can be reached at


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