The Rise of Yamaguchi in Ventura Four hundred and sixty years ago on November 17, 1558, Queen Elizabeth I ascended to the throne and ushered in what we now call the Elizabethan Era. Anyone who has read history knows that she had quite a tumultuous path to power. Her mother, Anne Boleyn, was beheaded by her father, King Henry VIII when she was a small child.Queen Elizabeth, I was known as the “Virgin Queen” declaring that she would never marry when she was 8 years old. One plausible explanation is she might have noticed that the personal hygiene practices of that time were practically non-existent, and some practices were even disgusting by any standards. One example was the use of lard (refined pig fat) to “set” one’s hair. While it might have been an effective hair treatment, a cage-like device placed over the head while sleeping was needed to prevent rats from getting to the lard saturated curls.The Feng Shui IngredientThe chemical derivatives from lard are still used today in eyebrow pencils, eyeliner, and lipstick. Modern hair care products contain no lard, but they have evolved into the rows and rows of conditioners, shampoos, rinses and other products we see every day at grocery stores and salons. The manufacturers of these products strive to come up with new and innovative ways to improve them and modern advertising creates the glamorous image that is supposedly gained by their purchase and use.Modern chemistry can create many wonderful products but there is a missing ingredient from health and beauty products that Billy Yamaguchi has added to his Yamaguchi Lifestyle brand of hair care products and salons. That missing “ingredient” is Feng Shui, thus, the rise of Yamaguchi in Ventura. It is not a chemical ingredient but rather a philosophy that originated in China about 3000 years ago.Feng Shui is all about energy or the life force called “chi” that flows through our surroundings. Its most familiar applications are with the design and placement of items like furniture and the location of doors to create a balanced energy leading to wealth and well-being.Five Elements of Feng ShuiFeng Shui embraces the principle of the five elements of earth, fire, metal, water, and wood that each has their own kind of energy. Yamaguchi in Ventura has taken those five elements and applied them to human characteristics.Every one of us has a predominate “element” that defines our personality. If your energy is water, for example, you are said to have visionary qualities, are intellectual and a bit bold. Innovative and inspirational are other qualities of people with water energy.Yamaguchi Lifestyle Salons feature the Yamaguchi brand Soy Shampoo, Mochi Conditioner and Nori Hydrating Shampoo and are found in six locations in the USA including the Yamaguchi Day Spa & Salon located in Ventura, California. The stated intention of Billy Yamaguchi is to “help everyone express their personal powers and inner beauty”. The first step is to identify your predominate energy type and then let the Yamaguchi Lifestyle salon perform its magic to give you the peace and tranquility you deserve.