Monday, November 29, 2010

before/after

Hair Salon Havoc

Beautician Mistress MJ is back and shocked by the state of this salon.

I can’t turn my back around here for a minute, can I?...

To Our Customers


Beautician TJB has been neglecting his chair lately, due to the pressing demands of his other gig as resident mixologist at SSUWAT; he kindly requests that his clients slap on a wig of their choice until he can attend to their tresses.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I'm envisioning ...

a Criswell curl, perhaps?


thanks, PZ

wig off the old block


Please Remember...

...to schedule all your beauty appointments in the hours before 12 noon or after 2pm, as the noon till 2 block is the style experts' lunch break.


As our regular clients can tell you, some especially creative work is done in the afternoons!

Friday, November 26, 2010

My Hair Lady

Fredericks of Hollywood: Wig Your Way


In Mistrees MJ's abscence, if you are in need of an immediate head job, may we suggest Fredrick's of  Hollywood?

Guilty or Innocent?


The verdict is up to you.



(thanks to hughman!)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

FYI

Mistress MJ will be away until next week. Please book an appointment with one of our other fine beauticians.

And don’t forget to water the plants…

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

500th Posting!

Let’s celebrate!

A toast to salon proprietor Mr. Cookie for creating The Hair Hall of Fame.

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We, the THHoF beauticians, applaud you and thank you for keeping us gainfully employed.

Monday, November 22, 2010

under a bushel




"Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all..."

Mat. 5:14

Hair and Intellect

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Source: The Phrenological Journal and Science of Health, December 1905

Miss Lidia's Makeover to the Stars


Hair Care

Your hair should be washed ONCE every two weeks.


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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Never Try To Cut Your Own Hair...


...Accidents can happen.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Power Tools

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Attention, Shoppers

Which one of you is responsible for this hairdo?


We suspect it’s one of Jason’s clients.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Don’t Be A Plain Jane

Are YOU guilty of one of these fashion crimes?

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Old Brush, Back Combed

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Time-Lapse Barbie Hair

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Mari Wilson

Thanks to Mitzi for bringing English singer Mari Wilson to our attention over at Clutter From The Gutter.

See and hear Mari in action here…

The Country Music Awards Pay Tribute To Vampira...

Jeannie C. Riley

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Secrets of a Beauty Parlor

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What are the secrets here at The Hair Hall of Fame?

The Everyday Housewife

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Friday, November 12, 2010

If I've told her once, I've told her a thousand times...

Don't fall asleep while getting your weave done. It never works out. Now she's walking around town sporting something which looks like the cat laid it on the porch first.

Poor Brit Brit. Such a sad existence. The demin outfits. The marriages and divorces. The trips to gas station bathrooms sans shoes. The drugs. The shaved head. The public freakouts. It makes the place where my heart should be feel something akin to sadness.

Wait, that's my cheese danish repeating on me.

But there's hope for her yet. Pick yourself up Brit. Lick that Cheeto dust off your fingers and seize the day. Viva Brit Brit!



(Note: Let's be serious, I only support her when she's in the salon. The moment she leaves, I rush to the break room to dish on her tragedies with the other stylists.)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wonder Wigs:














































"Of shining Dynel that looks like real hair..."

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Jayne!


"Jayne Mansfield, seated, and Helen Turpin, head hair stylist at 20th Century Fox Studios. On eve of Jayne's wedding, 1958."

Our Miss Brooks


Louise Brooks was perhaps the first Hollywood star to intermingle her acting talents with her daring do.  Other Hollywood stars had started fashion crazed - Mary Pickford with her sausage curls to name just one, but Brooks' hair was different and it started a revolution among the sytle conscious in the roaring twenties. With it, Brooks could be a girl, a lady and a woman, and sometimes all three at once.

Women's hair had been prized for its length and volume before the 1920s, but as the Jazz Age began to burn bright, short hair for women became the rage.  Brooks bob, which broke through at the crest of the maddess that was the 1920s, took that short hair fad and turned it into a frenzy.  No curl, all straight, with the only flourish being a semi curl that cut the cheeks beneath the facial bone.   And unless their customers had the exact type of hair as Brooks, the results were never quite what their clients expected.

In fact, the look was difficult to dupicate because of the hair straightening techniques of the day (which cooked the hair leaving it dry and crispy) so while many aspired to Brooks look, few, if any could pull it off then, and almost no one chooses to try it today.

Monday, November 8, 2010

All That Matters


And don't you forget it!



Cluster Puffs

The most popular hair dressing of the hour!

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The Age of High Hair is Us

Blow jobs, part duex
























it's especially fun if you're having chemo.

Blow Jobs: LPGA Regulation Hair 1970-1990s



"It" required no hair stylist, just a cut every now and then, a hand held blow drier and a a roller brush. "It" could be quite fem, or all business. "It" could be short or longish.

What is "it"?

"It" started with Dorothy Hamill's "cute bob" at the 1976 winter Olympics, and was quickly adopted by every "lady" golfer in the world, and it ushered in an era of sexually ambiguous "Womens Golf".  Gone were sponsorships by the dainty makers of "White Rain" and "Adorn", replaced by the makers of something called "Ping" and worse, "Levi's".

Once they adopted it, dare I say it, golf skirts died a silent death, and coaching shorts seemed like a natural accessory, followed by golf shirts.  The "ams" were no longer the wives of professional husbands: now they were career gals. And talk on the course was no longer about their children - replaced by fervent discussions of the past womens basketball season and the season to come.  Bitchy behavior was defenestrated and butchy back slapping was in.  And you just know that in the locker room, daintiness gave way to towel snapping, and Holly Near singing songs of strong "womyn"over the Muzak.

This, my friends is what happens when you sacrifice style for carefree.  What was once a ladies round, has become a women's game.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

For use on short hair, but not your short hairs.



Please note that one this video's reviews on YouTube states the following:

"Do NOT mistake Dippity Do for Vaseline or personal lubricant, or it will turn your bush into an afro"

Feel The Vibrations


That new "psychic" hairdresser we hired is starting to get on my nerves.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Just Another Friday Afternoon at the HHOF

Salon Shrinkage

Our Gum Popping Trainee Stylist, Mr. Wesley has a lot to answer for…