"Thank you for all of your hard work and TALENT! Your love and caring towards people is overflowing. I'm so grateful you decided to start your own salon and share all of your wonderful gifts. Bless you."
–Mona V, Granite Bay, CA - May 2009
"When I called you about my daughter's hair you exceeded my expectations. And because of you, her return to college was a great success. No amount of moey could have given her what you gave her and for that I will be forever grateful. Please accept my sincerest gratitude for the special person that you are!"
–Annie C, Carmichael, CA – Sept. 2009
"I want you to know what you did for me. When I first came to you last March I was feeling very frumpy and not good at all about my appearance. Your haircuts worked wonders and your color brightened my mood as well as my hairstyle. I loved reading your book and it inspired me to go back to the gym and get back in shape. Thank you again for boosting my confidence this year!"
–Lynn W, Roseville, CA – Dec.2003
"Thank you for the great 'bob' haircut today but more importantly – thank you for your wonderful attitude and uplifting words of wisdom about moving on with life. It was timely and really helped a lot."
–Susan – Aug. 2001
"Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Laura, you have jump started my life with your unreal kindness. May God bless you now and always for the totally unselfish charity you have shown me!"
–Ginny, Elk Grove, CA - 2002
"I thought I chose your salon from the Yellow Pages but I now feel greater powers directed me your way... I thank you for all you did for me, reaching out to what you knew I needed. You did it all with dignity and compassion. My tears were a rejoicing that someone understood me and cared to show it – no questions and no explanations needed. You are a very unique woman and person of rare quality. Deepest thanks everything with great respect for you."
-J.V. San Francisco, CA - 2005
"After seeing you last week I have a fabulous new haircut and more confidence as I anxiously await finding a career path. I thank you for your kindness and immense help. It certainly isn’t hard to understand why you’re so successful. Thanks."
-Pat T, Sacramento, CA – Sept. 2010
"I just wanted to say thank you for doing such a wonderful job on my hair. I'm so happy I found you and cannot imagine anyone else doing my hair. I'm so thankful for your dedication when I'm sitting in your chair! You make me feel like a million bucks and I walk out of your salon feeling like a celebrity every time... my hair ALWAYS looks so beautiful!"
–Kim F. Vallejo, CA - Jan. 2009.
"Laura DuPriest saved my hair! After a bad experience with my previous salon, I came to Laura who immediately went to work on the damage my hair had sustained. My hair became radiant once again and I can't imagine trusting my hair to anyone else. She not only took care of my hair but my inner well-being and self-esteem. Even my husband loves my hair more than ever!"
–Dara Gibbs, Sacramento, CA - Nov. 2007
"...just wanted to thank you for the attentive and excellent services you provided to my sister Caryl on 9/30. Caryl has had some challenges finding a good look and style for herself. She left your salon walking on air because she was SO happy with her new look. Thank you for all of your kind words regarding my cancer situation. I look forward to checking out your salon whether I have hair or not!"
–Nancy S. Roseville, CA – Oct. 2009
"Thanks for being here! I know my hair is in Magical hands!"
–Karie R. Granite Bay, CA - Dec. 2010
"I just wanted to thank you again for my new hair-do. Since you relaxed it, it moves, it's soft and shiny. I love it and I've had many compliments on it. My favorite one was that I look younger! Every woman loves to hear that!"
-Debra G. Sacramento, CA - Dec. 2009
"Many thanks for my new look. I can't believe how uplifting it has been. And the color is the best part. I wish I had done it long ago! It is so much fun seeing people's reaction to my new look. They love it too."
-Pam S. Loomis, CA - May 2009
"Thanks for the most exciting day I've ever had at a salon! I thank you for continuing to work on me even during the chaos of employee absenteeism and celebrities showing up a week early. Best of all, today is the first day of 'styling without Laura' and I can do it. I love my cut and style."
-Elaine K. Sacramento, CA - Nov 2005
"Thank you for taking the time to meet with me last Wednesday. I LOVE my new haircut and I'm trying to maintain it as best I can. My co-workers and family have all given me wonderful compliments – none of which I can truly take credit for, of course! So, thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart!"
-Kirsten G, San Francisco, CA - Feb. 2006
"Thank you so much for helping me start my make-over this morning. My husband loved the fact that I still have long hair and really liked my haircut! I have read about 1/3 of your book and like you said, I see myself in almost every page. With just this haircut I feel more beautiful and sexy! I look forward to my new 'self' and becoming 60 next May won't be so bad after all."
-Sue T, Sacramento, CA - Sept. 2006
"Laura, remember me? I came in with the Farrah Fawcett and left looking like Heather Locklear. Wanted to let you know that I've had so many compliments on my hair... mostly being told that I look much younger! I just wanted to say thank you."
-Susan B, Vacaville, CA - July, 2005
"Last Friday you cut my hair. I do not know how you managed, but the natural curl has returned. You can't imagine how many compliments I have received in the last week since returning to Chicago! If I happen to see Oprah jogging in the park, (which occasionally happens), I'll be certain to mention your book."
-Laura L. Chicago IL – Aug. 2004
"Thank you so much for squeezing all of us 'sisters' in... in one appointment. You are so kind and you can tell you love what you do. We all love our hair color and styles you gave us. Bless you!"
-The "PA Sisters", Gladys, Donna, Pat, Barb, Philadelphia, PA - Feb. 2003
"I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for making me feel special today. I needed to hear the things you said to me. I love the color and cut of my hair. My husband does also. I feel confident that I will be alright with my recent surgery and I want to help you again for helping me during this time."
-Kimberly B, Sacramento, CA - Sept. 2001
"I just wanted to thank you again for my wonderful experience at your salon. I love my new color and you treated me like gold—especially going out of your way to bring me a sandwich tray and have your therapist massage my neck. It feels so much better! I really appreciate all that you and your staff did for me today!"
-Jennifer F. Citrus Heights, CA Sept. 2000
"Thank you for the wonderful 'gift of hair'. I'm glad that I found your salon but most of all, YOU. You are truly a gifted, intelligent, genuine human being. You are doing all the right things!"
-Rhonda H. Davis, CA - Sept. 2000
"I don't know if you remember me, but I was the lady that came to you for the highlight on my way to give a candidate's speech. Well... I was elected for the office I was running for and I swear it was the hair! I felt like a million and my confidence couldn't have been better. You were so sweet and professional. If I can't get you to come down to Santa Cruz, I will be back up your way to see you again. My husband loved my hair and that is a true test! (He doesn't like change). Many thanks to you, you made a difference in this girl!"
-Brenda R, Santa Cruz, CA- June, 1998
"I can't tell you how much I miss your salon. After searching for a salon that has the professionalism and services that yours has to offer, I've come to the conclusion that one does not exist here in Jackson, Mississippi area!"
-Lynn K, Jackson, MI - 2006
"Thank you for teaching me the 'eye lift' during my make-up lesson. I can't believe the difference!"
–N.D. Newport Beach, CA - 2011
"Words cannot truly express my thanks for my visit with you last Friday. It was such a pleasure to meet you and I appreciate your honesty and knowledge. Not a day has gone by without a compliment, it's just amazing! I look forward to my journey and the adventure and transformation it brings!"
–Brenda R. Auburn, CA – May 2010
"I feel like you are a fairy Godmother who bestowed upon me a wonderful gift! Thank you so much for the wonderful makeover!"
–Debbie S, So Lake Tahoe, NV – Jan 2007
"What a treat! To have an expert make-over by the best in Sacramento! Thank you so much for the new look."
–Kathy H. Fairfield, CA - Aug. 2002
"Thank you so much for taking care of such a large pack of us! We had many compliments and have so many pictures to prove that you did such a great job for us... you made Dave cry!"
–Heather G, Sacramento, CA – Oct 2000
"Thank you so much for my beautiful hair and for bending over backwards to work me into your very busy schedule! You're the best in the country! Everyone wants to know who did my hair- sorry, not avail in the Last Frontier, but I recommend your book or a plane ticket down to Sac!"
–Joy B, Anchorage, Alaska - Aug 2010
"It was so wonderful meeting you and working with you. You made me feel beautiful and confident to face the camera. Not only are you an expert that can work quickly, you project a soothing and reassuring energy. It also made a big difference for me that you understood the concerns and needs of a performing musician. You make the planet a better place to be."
–S.C. Beverly Hills, CA - Feb 2007
"I'm writing to let you know how impressed I am with you. Your expertise is provided in a courteous and professional manner. You take an extra step to establish rapport, know your client's needs and individualize your care to their satisfaction. You always have sound recommendations and have provided customized products for me."
–Dr. M. O. MD – July 2009
"Thanks for the exhilarating experience on the Mid Day Show! You continue to inspire me!"
–Author Tomi Tuel –June 2005
"Many thanks for all of your help. You are a true professional and we really enjoy having you at KVIE. Thank you for being a good friend to all of us... a talented one as well. We're lucky to work with you!"
–Melissa C, KVIE TV -Sept 2002
"A very special thank you for the beautiful job you did on Jeanette's hair and make-up for the Debutant Ball. As you can well imagine this is a difficult evening to anticipate for 18 year old ladies. However, your warmth, gracious manner and professional expertise put Jeanette at ease immediately. As a mother, I couldn't have asked for more."
-Tina C, Dallas, TX – December 2004
"I was married on May 12th and you did my hair in a lovely up-do. My trigger word was 'Grace Kelly'. I could not have been more pleased with the results! All of my bridesmaids look wonderful too. Thank you for the beauty and style you brought to my day."
-Jennifer H, Sacramento, CA - June 2009
"You did it! Before any more time passes on behalf of our entire family we wish to sincerely thank you for transforming Katherine's very fine hair into a hair style worthy of a bride. Katherine very much wanted to wear her natural hair without the benefit of and extra synthetic hair for her wedding. I can't think of anyone other than you who could have made her more beautiful. You are truly a professional and as a family we salute you! (P.S. your hairstyle lasted all evening to the final dance!)"
-Mary L, Mother of the Bride, Folsom, CA - July 2009
"Laura, I want to thank you for taking care of my cousin, M.K. last Saturday for her wedding. Her hair looked fabulous and so did her make-up. Nobody could believe it was her!"
-K.B., CA – July 2005
"Thank you so very much for coming to our home and working magic with Rachel and the bridesmaids. You were just terrific and so accommodating to help all the girls with their make-up, hair and numerous beauty questions. I want to also thank you for your enthusiasm and calming support. Rachel and I received many compliments and we were happy to say that Laura DuPriest was our stylist and had done our makeup."
-Karen D, Granite Bay, CA – June 2002
"May I say thank you for all of your professional efforts and expertise. Most impressive was your ability to stay so calm and collected under such a short time for so many people... the results were excellent! We were so very pleased with the end result."
-Saundra O, Mother of the Bride, Sacramento, CA – June 2008
"Just a note to let you know that you and your wonderful staff played such an important role in making my wedding the best that it could be! We all loved our hair and the chance to get ready in your warm and friendly salon."
-Jennifer, Cindy, Dani, Jen, Karen Dee and Melissa, Sacramento, CA – Nov 1999
"Like most guys, I don't like stuff in my hair but your blue conditioner has changed my mind completely. What a difference it makes."
–.W. Huntington Beach, CA - 2010
"Hurricane Hold saves my life especially on windy days, very important when you live in the windy city!"
–J.G. Chicago, IL - 2011
"Any other face creams break me out, but not Day Moist. I love Laura DuPriest skin care!"
–H.H. Boston MA - 2011
"I love how soft and smooth my skin feels after washing with Daily Cleansing Milk. I love the natural citrus fragrance. The Day Moist is wonderful because it moisturizes thoroughly and does not leave my skin feeling heavy or greasy with product. My skin feels clean without heavy aromas and at a cost below most high quality skin care. Thanks Laura!"
–R.B. - Citrus Heights, CA - 2011
"Your beauty products are the absolutely the best! My favorites are Voila and Ultra Body... I can't comb my kids' hair without the 'blue stuff'."
–D.L. Sacramento, CA - 2009
"For my birthday my husband treated me to a spa day in your salon. I wanted to thank you and your staff for the lovely experience. I left that day with many products to try. Your generosity on sample products did not go unnoticed. Since that time I've ordered your products and after three weeks even my stylist noticed a difference in my hair texture! Thank you, thank you for understanding the need for quality products that performs with a noticeable difference! I've tried shampoos, conditioners, and styling products on my fine hair without consistent success. I love the lotion, sea scrub and body wash as well."
–Michelle L, Chico, CA - Oct. 2003
"May I say that your book has been such an inspiration to me. I have read many books but yours I have loved the most. I have rejoiced with the victorious stories of your women, their weight loss and their own improvement. What a pity for us in the South that we do not have the pleasure of enjoying you here in person! Keep inspiring women! It is such a blessing, such a need! We are all so different, yet so similar."
–T.S, Alabama - Aug.2005
"You have no idea how timely and welcome your most recent book is to me. I happened upon your book in the library. The funny thing was, I knew I was holding something transforming in my hands……I can't thank you enough for your honesty and insight that I have discovered in A Beautiful New You, You have "hit the nail on the head" so many times I find myself nodding in agreement as I read. I wat you to know how much your words have empowered me to use my own ruby slippers and get off the yellow brick road! Many congratulations on your accomplishments and thank you again for your inspirational words."
–Connie P, New York, NY - Aug. 2005
"I run an eight suite operating room. My whole life has been about taking care of other people. I have read so many self-help books I could start a library. I bought your book (A Beautiful New You), on a whim. This will sound trite but your book changed my life. Perhaps it was the perfect message on the perfect day. You speak of epiphanies and that was the day I became as important as the many that I make a priority over myself. I felt a tremendous sense of relief and purpose. Thanks so much... I bought copies for all of my friends."
–Kerry M., USA - April 2005
"I am writing to thank you for sharing your life in your book. I am reading it and doing all the assignments you suggested. I saw myself in your book - the preconceived ideas about what will and won't work, the burden of being "under served" by myself, etc, etc. I have started doing my homework and Good Lord!... the compliments are non-stop. The last time I received a compliment was 3 years ago"
–Gloria M, Stockton, CA - Aug. 2006
"I have been reading your book Natural Beauty and wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed your no-nonsense approach to skin treatments I was involved in the management side of the spa industry for several years and often found myself cringing at what women were being encouraged to do to their skin at great cost without many results. Thanks!"
–C.H. USA - Feb. 2008
"I want to thank you for your wonderful book about New You makeovers. In has helped me immensely. What a God Send!"
–L.A. USA - June 2005
"Thank you so much for your book Natural Beauty. I have found it to be one of the best beauty books I have read in a long, long time. It has been a great tool for helping me come out of (as you call it) "frumpitis"! Your book helped focus on me for a change and I do feel much better."
–Lydia M. USA - April 2003
"I was inspired by your book. A friend gave me A Beautiful New You and I have not been able to tear myself away from it! I had stopped taking care of myself until I received your book. Upon reading it, I started exercise and buying fashionable outfits. I feel better... I am doing something so simple but incredibly important. Thank you. I love your book."
–S.D. Berkley, CA - Aug. 2006
"Your book changed my life! I spent WAY too many dollars chasing potions and scrubs at the cosmetic counters for 20 years and not getting the best skin I was hoping for. Your book made me realize the reality of the markups in the cosmetic industry. I really hated spending that kind of money on something that I was not sure was going to work. Thank you for writing a book that spoke to me!"
–J.S. Sacramento, CA - Sept. 2003
"I have your book and it's great!! I have tried so many things in it. Thanks for helping Public Television. Keep up the good work!"
–Anita USA - June 2003