Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Sunbeam For Moonbeam

"I'd hand you the phone, but ever since shoulder removal surgery, it's difficult to reach.  Gosh, the Lobotomy was a breeze compared to this."

Bad Hair Day

From "The Hypnotic Eye" - one of my favorites.

Meet the Paisleys

The pretty one, the blonde one.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Derek J

Please read all about him at Lethal Dose.

I'm really tempted to change my name to "Cockade." It sounds like a cool summer drink, doncha think?


Cut 'n Color Means Profits 'n Patrons!

Alexandre de Paris

Elizabeth Taylor and Alexandre for "The Taming Of The Shrew"

When Elizabeth Taylor fell dangerously ill during the filming of Cleopatra in London, her husband, Eddie Fisher, asked her what would cheer her up more than anything in the world. The actress's answer was sharp and simple: "Bring me Alexandre!"  Frankly, it's understandable.

Alexandre and Princess Grace of Monaco

Alexandre and Sophia Loren

Alexandre and Taylor

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Virna Lisi

To Increase Your Glamour and Charm

Beauty starts at the top!

Fab Four



The Higher the Hair, The Closer to God

It takes a few seconds for this to travel back in time, when Vestal's hair was in its prime. But you would think that if they had all this faith in God, why couldn't He do anything to help her fashion sense.

Baby Evelyn practices her resolve...

...for a lifetime of sitting under the hair dryer in the years to come.

The Fall and Decline of Civilized Television

We're primarily interested in the falls. Here, four lovely lasses duke it out for the highest ratings and the highest hair on What's My Line? For your consideration:

Miss Jayne Mansfield

Miss Raquel Welch

Miss Jayne Meadows

Miss Joan Crawford

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dare to dream


Even the biggest, most fabulous head of hair has to start with something, even if its just a tiny sprout like this.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Everything That Uncle John Needs

In watching the above clip, two thoughts occurred to me.  The first is, how odd is it that Little Richard had so much more appeal to white audiences than black.  I also noticed at about the 1:19 mark, there's a brief cutaway to Bill Hailey sitting at a table.  My other thought was, that if I were an entertainer, my idea of living hell would be to have to follow Little Richard on stage!

What, really can anyone say about The Architect Of Rock And Roll, other than in addition to his extraordinary talent, he will always have a place of honor in The Hair Hall of Fame.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

The OTHER Mr. Ray

I'll let him speak for himself.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Blonde Ambition

{fotos: clive arrowsmith}

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Birthday Girl!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Just passing by...

No, Phil Spector is not in the Hair Hall of Fame, he's just visiting. Weeee!!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Oh, Boy

This was George's reaction when told that 25 years later he'd be in jail.

Summer Blonde/Hair So New

These aired during an episode of "Where The Action Is."

Thanks Spike!

Zombie Hair

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Handy Around The House.

I had one of these in my living room in Adams Morgan, Washington DC, in the early eighties (if you don't believe me, ask kabuki zero).   I purchased it for $18 from a junk shop down the street.  I couldn't believe my good fortune and promptly rolled it a block up the street to my apartment!  It was very handy as a holder for the daily mail, and at Christmastime it looked beautiful in it's festive decorations.  Sadly, when I moved to LA; it stayed behind.

My Hair Of Many Colors That My Momma Made For Me.

This model won First Prize at the Hairdressing Fashion Exhibition in London 1935. The trend to shorter hair has progressed exposing the neck and ears. The color effect was achieved by incorporating pigments in the setting lotion.

Simply. Must. Have.

Star Trek Hair

Lieutenant Uhura asks, "Do YOU know how hard it is to find relaxer in outer space?"

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Such a doll!

Crissy Doll, ca. 1969.

Push her belly button and pull on her hair and it got long.  Want a shorter do? 
Turn the wheel on her back and it winds back up.

Whats not to love?


Gettin' wiggy with it.

The World According to Tressy

"Tressy" rhymes with "messy", and that's why we like her!

The Braidy Bunch


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hairbox Thrillers

Not bad. Thought it appropriate to appear within these hallowed htmls.

[via worldofwonder]

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Demi Hair from Bobby

Lounge act Virginia (Demi) downs a few stiff martinis and smokes some Parliments while gossiping and kvetching with her Beautician Miriam Ebbers (Sharon Stone).

Though its dark, Miriam's creation crowning Virginia's head is the biggest head of hair to hit Hollywood since Norma Shearer in Marie Antoinette.  Its amazing that Demi's eyes weren't pulled over the top her head from the weight of the wig. Shear (rim-shot) genius.