Friday, April 30, 2010

Hairstylist Appreciation Day

April 30th is Hairstylist Appreciation Day!

What are you doing to celebrate?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

California Blond

California 80s porn star blond, that is.

The legendary Leo Ford.

Overheard by Lucy Lickerpenis

 Wherever did you get that cut and blowjob? It looks so easy to care for! 

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Like Father, Like Son

I see London, I see France...

...I see Yuki's underpants!

Fran Jeffries

I'm not sure if I'm glorifying the hair we see, or the hair we don't.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Miss Tammy Wynette

Tammy was a one time hairdresser and did her own hair for years.  I met her back in 1995 when she performed at the Banquet at the Annual Meeting for the company that I used to work for.  She was a tiny, tiny woman, really no bigger than a minute, but she sand for two solid hours, backup up by a huge band.  She was a true professional - one of my favorites.

Frosted flair

Scatter Perm

Cheryl Tiegs, Erin Grey, Some-Model-Who-We-Don't-Know and Ali McGraw being beautified by Scatter Perm. Now watch, rinse and repeat. Watch, rinse and repeat

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Shelf Life

Why Not?

How you look can be more important than how you see!

That's Right, Bitches!

Someone's got grits that need kissin'.

Hair - The Minimalist Approach

In the middle of the 1920's while American college Sheiks and Shebas were swallowing goldfish, cramming into telephone booths and guzzling hooch in speakeasys, France capitalized on an opportunity that the US (due to the restrictive and ignorant attitudes of race) had missed out on:


There are limitless reasons to celebrate La Baker, but since we're here to talk hair,  her extremely short, pasted flat to the skull, and shiny as a mirror hairdressing was a revelation for it's time.  And it was a sensation (what about Josephine wasn't?).  No one had seen anything like it and many thought she had actually shaved herself bald and painted it on!

Exploiting the rage to the fullest, a brilliantine pomade came on the market called Bakerfix.  By the thousands, men and women, black and white, snatched it up.

This retail counter top display unit recently came up for auction:

Only a ridiculous lack of expendable funds kept it from residing with me!

Two more notes of interest.  Firstly, simultaneous to the birth of The Josephine Baker Experience in Paris was the Exposition des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels, aka The Art Deco movement.  The two will always symbolize one another in my mind.

I would take another fifty years for a "lack of hair sensation" to occur again.  Ironically, it was another black American (though born in Jamaica) girl who had to depend on Paris for her initial discovery:


And as newer generations seek to outdo their predecessors,  Baker had a leopard:

while Jones enacted Jones-As-Baker-As-Leopard:

Before Cell Phones, We Needed Antennas.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Bitch With The Big Hair!

more fab covers here.

Alright, Since Everyone Else Is....

Many moons ago, on Felix In Hollywood, I posted this photo of myself and the lovely Kabuki Zero from our youth:

Felix and Kabuki Zero, 1980

Now at great personal embarrassment cost, here's the rest of the collection:

From 1984:

From 1991:

It is with a sense of tremendous pride (particularly considering the nature of this blog) that I mention that in every photograph you are seeing my own hair.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Hair Hall of Shame

Its just so sad...even Dippity Do and a trip to Wal-Mart couldn't help these women

I'm not saying who, Halloween 1995

I blame Normadesmond for this.

For Halloween, Jacob Neil did the hair and JCPenney Catalog Returns the Dusty Rose Mother of the Brides Dress.  But the goatee, that said class. So did the hairy legs through the hose.  But damn it, Jacob would have charged anyone off the street $200 for this.  And it was boucin' and behavin' hair!

Towards the end of the night, all bets were off.  But the wig looked fabulous!


or, as I call her, Saint Zsa Zsa of Gabor.

Normadesmond 1980

Stopping just long enough for a quick snapshot before a night on the town!

Warm personal regards "CB Widow"

We Endorse:

The Lesbouffant!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Putting The "G" In Gel

Just stumbled on a brilliant blog called Found @ Bookmans. It's dedicated to showing things found in books at an Arizona used book shop. Below are some taste tempting examples:

 And finally, couple number one:

It's a great blog, do pay a visit.

Priscilla Presley – The Elvis Years

Single-handedly keeping the cosmetics industry afloat during the 1960s …