La vie en rose for artist Judy Judy Judy

The desire to help improve the lives of women drew Judy to her profession and inspired her to begin her own La Jolla business in 1991, she said. As the owner and operator of the salon, Judy Judy Judy on Herschel Avenue, Judy was the first to bring hair-loss treatments for women to the area. She was trained in Paris at the Rene Furterer Institute and in London at Vidal Sassoon.

Judy Judy Judy

Her passion for life, art and beauty are apparent in her studio and shine outside her business as well. Currently, she is vice president of the La Jolla Art Association, and her award-winning fine art is displayed in her studio and throughout La Jolla.

For several years, she volunteered for the American Cancer Society’s “Look Good Feel Better” program, where she helped women undergoing cancer treatments improve their self-esteem through hair and makeup sessions.

What brought you to La Jolla?

I wanted to open a business and live by the ocean in a small village atmosphere. I have had the pleasure of doing that now for 22 years.

What might you improve in the area?

I would like to see all of the business vacancies filled in the Village of La Jolla, see our community thriving, and always be able to find a parking spot.

Who or what inspires you?

The late Sebastian Capella, my oil painting teacher, inspired me in both my painting and my daily life. He taught me keep painting and never give up.

I have a lot of energy, so I’m inspired by colorful and interesting people, places and things. When I see different people or events, I like to paint them in an imaginative, lively and vivid fashion.

Right now, I’m using that inspiration to paint wearable silk art for the La Jolla Art and Wine Festival in October. All profits raised benefit the local public elementary and middle schools. These proceeds are for underfunded programs and onsite medical care.

If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite?

William Shakespeare, so we can ask him, ”To be or not to be?” Mother Teresa, for her selfless devotion to the poorest of the poor. Salvador Dali, for his imagination. Truman Capote, for the people he has interviewed and written about. Coco Chanel, for her fashion is timeless and has inspired women for decades.

Cary Grant, so he could quote (or miss quote) the Judy Judy Judy line, which was really ‘now Judy’ from the movie “Only Angels Have Wings.” Zandra Rhodes, for her amazing work with set design for San Diego opera, Sidney Reilly, the British spy and debonair playboy who was Ian Fleming’s inspiration for James Bond.

What are you reading?

I am an avid reader, so I usually read two or three books at a time. For my French book club at UCSD, I am reading “Les Fantomes Du Chapelier” by Georges Simenon and “La Delicatesse” by David Foenkinos.

What is it that you most dislike?

Loss of personal freedom. In the works is a personal project to help the La Jolla Soroptimists with their goal to stop human trafficking in San Diego.

What is your most-prized possession?

My scissors and my paintbrushes; I can’t go anywhere without them.

What is your dream vacation?

Visiting Essaouira, Morocco, painting and doing yoga while following the trail of Jimi Hendrix.

What do you do for fun?

I paint, travel, take cooking classes in Paris, and French classes at UCSD.

What is your motto or philosophy of life?

If you can’t change your life, change your hair color.

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