To begin this Beauty Secrets blog I thought it would be nice to introduce you to my grandmother and the first hairdresser in our family, Lena, the namesake of our salon. Her family boarded a ship in Palermo,Sicily and landed at Ellis Island, New York around 1914. As most Italians she was an amazing cook. Her food was was simple and flavorful. My favorite dishes were spaghetti ,zuchinni casserole and her green swiss chard hamburgers. Yum! Her example as a woman before her time was always an inspiration for me. With her quiet determination she did what needed to be done in her given situation She experienced the death of 2 husbands, being a single parent and economic hardship during the great depression.She loved to travel, often alone, and before her passing in 1985 she visited her homeland in Sicily and visited all her loved ones. She is loved by many and will always be in our hearts.