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Blowout (Hello, Gorgeous! #1)

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Now that she's had her thirteenth birthday, Mickey's finally old enough to work at her mother's super glam hair salon-Hello, Gorgeous! And true to the old clich? about people confiding in their hair stylists, Mickey starts getting an earful right off the bat. Customers love talking to her because she's so empathetic, but what happens when she starts getting overly involved ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 14th 2011 by Grosset & Dunlap
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Ms. Yingling
Aug 12, 2012 Ms. Yingling rated it liked it
Mickey loves to hang out at her mother's upscale salon, Hello, Gorgeous, so is very excited when she is old enough to be hired as a sweeper. She likes the work, but has a lot of mishaps and feels she isn't doing her job well. Mickey is also having a hard time adjusting to middle school and making friends there. When Lizbeth and Kristen, popular girls in her class, come to the salon, Mickey tries to become friends with them by promising them bottles of their new favorite nail polish, and by shari ...more
Erica
Aug 17, 2011 Erica rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Blowout was a cute read, and a promising start to the series. I love the setting at the salon for so much of this book, it really makes for a fun read. Blowout is a fun read that you will simply breeze through.

I was not crazy about the choices Mickey was making in this one so she could ride the train to popularity. Stealing, telling people about private conversations at the salon? This was not the Mickey I had met in book 2, Foiled. Same goes with Lisabeth, she was an absolute monster
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Susann
Jun 22, 2011 Susann rated it really liked it
Blowout is great start to this new series called 'Hello, Gorgeous!'. Mickey's mom owns the swankest salon in town and, once she turns 13, lucky Mickey gets to start working there. That luck starts to fade, though, as Mickey makes some serious mistakes - both at the salon and with her friends. I like how Morris shows how even unintentional acts can have major consequences, and I really like how Mickey eventually owns up to her deeds and figures out a way to fix things.

The hair and fashion stylin
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Katie Fitzgerald
Dec 18, 2016 Katie Fitzgerald rated it liked it
Blowout is the first book in the Hello, Gorgeous series, about a girl named Mickey whose mother owns a high-end beauty salon. At the start of this book Mickey celebrates her birthday and gets hired as a sweeper in the salon as part of her present. She really wants to do a good job and impress her stickler mother, but a few things get in the way. For one, a couple of popular girls visit the salon for manicures, and Mickey steals them some nail polish in order to impress them. When she overhears j ...more
BookChic Club
Feb 01, 2012 BookChic Club rated it really liked it
It has been TOO LONG since I had a Taylor Morris book (her previous book came out in 2008) and I'm so glad that I can binge on three of them in a month. Blowout and its sequel Foiled are already out in stores, and BFF Breakup will be out May 10. Today though, I'm talking about Blowout, the first in a four-book series set around a girl working in her mother's salon. I don't think I've ever read a book set in a salon and now I kinda want to read more, lol. Morris sucked me in as usual with her fun ...more
Zia
Feb 04, 2014 Zia rated it liked it
I got this as a "girly" book to read, because we get many requests for such, and I am not good at "girly" books!

It is about a young teenage girl, who's mom owns a really swanky hair salon. She has wanted to work there her whole life, and as a present on her 13th b-day, gets a free pamper day, and a chance to be the hair sweeper.

Her best friend forever is a boy, and she is longing for some popular girl friends. Through the salon, she gets her chance. But things go awry when she overhears conversa
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Author for celebrity chef and Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis' series, RECIPE FOR ADVENTURE, about how food can take you places, published by Penguin's Grosset & Dunlap. The books are, "Naples!" "Paris!" "Hong Kong!" and "New Orleans!"

HELLO, GORGEOUS! is a series about a well-intentioned blabbermouth who works at her mom's hair salon. The book
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Other Books in the Series

Hello, Gorgeous! (5 books)
  • Foiled (Hello, Gorgeous!, #2)
  • Tangled (Hello, Gorgeous! #3)
  • Swept Up (Hello, Gorgeous! #4)
  • Do's and Don'ts (Hello, Gorgeous! #5)

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