Meet Christopher, a gregarious friend, a supportive brother and loving son. His smile is contagious that lights up a room and is one of the most positive people we know. He enjoys the outdoors, yoga, walking, swimming and laughing every chance he gets. 

Christopher's journey began one and a half months before his diagnosis when he started experiencing strange symptoms: flu's, fever's, night sweat's, neuropathy (tingly feeling in his hands and feet), numbness in his jaw, joint pain in his arm and knees, molar pain and moving chest pain that started on the right side of his chest to the left side over the course of 1 week. He had seen a couple of doctors where each and every one of them offered the same diagnosis, that it was just the flu. 

Weeks after receiving his blood test results he was urged by a close friend to see a doctor do to a result that was overlooked (an elevated white blood count level of 47,000). Three hours after checking into the Emergency Room he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia also known as (ALL) Philadelphia Chromosome Positive on February 19, 2016 at the age of 32. February 19 was exactly one month before he and his partner were going to exchange their vows in Puerto Rico. After eight long rounds of aggressive Hyper-CVAD chemotherapy, he was in complete medical remission. Soon after getting the news he was in full medical remission he thought his cancer journey had ended, until he was urged to get a bone marrow consultation by a handful of doctors. 


It was until the bone marrow consultation, where he was told he needed a transplant because it would be tricky to treat the Philadelphia Chromosome Positive while on chemotherapy maintenance for the next few years. Three months after the bone marrow consultation he was told he matched with 1 person out of 25 Million bone marrow volunteers in the international marrow donor registry. The volunteer matched him 10/10, which is rare for a minority/Hispanic in the registry. The news was life changing. Two months after receiving the news, he was given a transplant date: Friday, March 17, which begins a new chapter in his journey. 

Please join us on Sunday, April 2 from 10am - 4pm at House Of Cabelo for a Cut-A-Thon! House Of Cabelo will be offering dry cuts, beard trims and braids for a suggested donation of $35. The event is benefiting the RiosStrongFoundation and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. House Of Cabelo will also be hosting a bone marrow drive to save others who are trying to survive this terrible disease. Hope you all can make it!

For the Love of Hair

As every year progresses with an unpredictable turn of events, so it has been here at House of Cabelo. With the move from First Street to our beautiful new location on Saint Mary’s Street, has come growth and a multiplying staff. With change always comes adjustment, but during this time we could not be more grateful for our loyal clients and friends. We could never have made it this far without them. 

Our new location is such a huge blessing for all of us here at House of Cabelo. It is in a prime location just off of main street in Pleasanton with an abundance of foot traffic that our old location lacked. The influx of new clients has been humbling and exciting. The new look of our business has been something we’ve very much enjoyed as well. Our brand has evolved along with us in the elegant redesign of the website and workspace. The larger work space has allowed us to be more involved in the community, hosting events and meeting other businesses. We strive to create lasting realtionships.

Since our move we have expanded our retail selection as well. We now proudly offer Oribe haircare and we are loving it. The line of products they have created is both sophisticated and effective. It has enabled us to offer the higher end to our clients and moved us up in the ever changing industry of hair care and color.  

Our clients are our life blood and source of inspiration in this creative environment. Our stylists come in contact with people of every lifestyle and trade which gives them a perspective few of them would have without this career. Every day they are motivated to be inspired as their clients give them the reins to create new looks. It doesn’t always go as planned but our stylists have learned to adapt and take note of their clients' ultimate needs.

At House of Cabelo we pride ourselves in a luxurious personal experience for each guest. Our excellent customer service encourages our clients to find the perfect stylist for their ever-evolving needs. Every one of our stylists offers their own style and individuality, which equips us to offer a wide range of customized services to fit the needs of each client. With the structure of our level system it offers availability in pricing and convenience. Our team environment allows our clients to be comfortable seeing any stylist without hesitation.

We are forever grateful to our growing staff and clientele, they are the heart and soul of House of Cabelo. 

Braids and blooms

This past month we had the pleasure of hosting The Petal Company at our establishment for a small gathering, it was a beautiful evening full of friends, food, and flowers! It was an event that was fun for ladies of all ages to come together, get their hair braided and make flower crowns.

As we all know flower crowns are sweeping the nation this very moment. From weddings to birthday parties, even to baby showers! A party of any kind can be topped off with the perfect flower crown accent. Right as our guests entered they saw our flower crown station, they were taught how to create their very own flower crowns with a wide array of different colors and styles. Perfect for hair of all colors and cuts!  

We also integrated our favorite Boho styles in braids and updos! Guests were shown to a styling station and one of our fabulous stylists finished them off with the perfect hair do to accent their newly made crowns. Creativity flowed, young and old alike left with the glow and confidence of a much needed salon visit. 

Over all it was a night of fun had by everyone, from groups of young ladies on a girls night out, to mothers and daughters looking for a fun new activity. Coming together as a community and meeting new faces is something we truly enjoy here at House of Cabelo! 

Keep an eye out for updates on our next flower party; taking place on October 28th, we are going to be getting in tune with our spookier side here at the house. Dia De Los Muertos face painting and of course, more flower crowns! 

Much love to our vendors of the night:

The Petal Company

The Tipsy Cakery

Danielle Poff 


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Prevent sun damage to your hair now that things are really heating up! We are all aware that the sun causes harm to our skin and that spf (sun protectant factor) is a must but what about your hair? Your hair is at risk of fading color, split ends, becoming dry/ brittle and losing shine and bounce. This is all caused by prolonged exposure to the sun breaking down the hairs protein (keratin). Those uva and uvb rays have the power to damage the cuticle (outside layer of a single hair strand) to inner structure of the hair. Ultra violet rays can also break down the chemical bonds found in the makeup of color causing fading.

Here are some helpful ways to be sure your hair looks great, feels great and stays healthy while enjoying the outdoors…

  1. Prior to going into direct sunlight spray your hair with a leave in conditioner.
  2. Prior to enjoying a day at the pool wet your hair with a non chlorinated water. Your hair will soak up healthy moisture rather than the chlorine drying it out. 
  3. Allow your hair to air dry once in a while. Using those hot tools along with the dry weather will help assist in the damage. 
  4. Be sure to keep up with your haircuts.
  5.  Accessorize with hats and hair wraps.
  6. Switch your shampoo and conditioner appropriate to the season.
  7. Visit your stylist for professional treatments every few weeks.
  8. Consult with your stylist for the products that best suit your level of dryness. 
  9. Always keep a deep conditioner in your shower and use it once a week. 
  10. Drink water! Stay hydrated!