Sunday, December 24, 2017

Closed for Christmas: Time for Home Remedy Beauty



If you haven't been beautified by the HHoF you are out of luck. Our employees have all been sent home with bonus checks, a Whitman's Sampler and a Bottle of Crown Royal to be with their families.

So it looks like its "home remedy" beauty time.  While mayo can be glopped into your wet hair and then your head can be wrapped in a warm towel, you do have to remember to wash it out.




Whatever you do, do NOT cut your own hair.




Just remember, whatever you do: Just because there is a plaster mask of Santa on the Wall doesn't mean that a plaster masque will work for you. 

See you after the yule log is snuffed out and the fruitcake is digested. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Blue Christmas


Normally, its fun and games here at the Hair Hall of Fame, but this Christmas season brings with it a sad note.

This time last year, one of our own, "Kabuki Zero"(in the picture above), whose real name was William, but was called Billy by his friends, was readying for necessary heart surgery.  And he was very fatalistic about the outcome.

Following the surgery, Kabuki demanded to be released from the hospital feeling as if he had to get home to his beloved pets, despite the protestations of the doctors and cardiac care, he signed the wavers and left the hospital to return to his home.

He died in the middle of night.  His body was found the next morning by a friend.

Sometimes, the people we know and love do things that may not make rational sense, and there is no sense to what happened other than he needed to have his way, for a reason really unknown to anyone but himself.

All of us miss you something awful, Billy.

Love the people who mean everything to you, because sometimes, it can be too late to show it, or tell them.

When Cookie's time comes - and I am not planning on going anywhere anytime, soon, one of the first people that I'll look up upon reaching the afterlife will be Billy.   He'll be sitting there, legs crossed, and fit to be tied "You have kept me waiting."

Perhaps, but I'll make it one day.  MYM.

Santa Visits The Hair Hall of Fame Salon

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Political Statement Haircuts

Helping straight white men look less fascist was the last thing Patty Suarez thought she'd be doing when she started cutting hair at a queer-owned salon in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Click here for full story.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Creepy Christmas

Christmas Coiffures

Most things get decorated at Christmas -- what about YOU?

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

Prince Harry is facing a losing battle with his hairline...


A GROWING bald patch on Prince Harry's head was visible during his first royal engagement with Meghan Markle – fuelling claims he could be bald before his wedding.

It has been reported that Harry has turned to caviar oil in an attempt to preserve his hair for the big day.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

All-in-One Toaster/Vacuum Cleaner/Hairdryer


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Source: Popular Mechanics Handbook for Women, 1924

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Aren't you?


Only your hairdresser knows for sure, and here at HHOF we keep your secrets.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Girl from UNCURL

Before The Man from U.N.C.L.E. movie, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was a popular TV series that ran from 1964-1968. A spin-off from the series was The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.

In The Man from U.N.C.L.E. televison series, David McCallum played a spy, Illya Kuryakin...


According to this site, "Illya's black turtleneck and hairstyle became fashion icons as seen in the extensive coverage by magazines like GLAMOUR.
Clairol hair products, not be left in the dust, repackaged their hair straightener as Clairol's U.N.C.U.R.L." ...



U.N.C.U.R.L.:
Unbeatable
New
Conditioner &
Uncurler for
Relaxing
Locks

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Wonderful Wigs from the "Wish Book"


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Sears is bringing back its Wish Book holiday catalog.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Does it, really?


Beware of home cheap beauty treatments that promise to deliver the goods that only a professional colorist can ensure.

Barefoot Blonde from Barcelona


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Jorge Pla (Jorge Pla Vallve de Aviles) born in Barcelona, Spain on the 8th of May of 1992.

Jorge is a talented professional fencer competing on a regular basis at various world championships, at the same time he studies agricultural engineering.His main passions are nature, literature, history, philosophy, painting and arts in general among a lot of others.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

When in doubt about your hair and appearance, ask...


WWEMD?

Save for her appearance in Airplane and the cover of her disco album, the Merm was an expert at how to look her best.

Sure, she had a voice that could blast the skin off a ripe peach.  But she always looked her best.

So remember, if you see an outfit, or a hair style, tattoo, before you buy, ask, what would Ethel Merman do? 

I think you'll find yourself with answer of charm, poise and good taste.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Tallahassee Lassie or the Florida Flip

Portrait of Juanice Hagan of Tallahassee, Florida, 1969...


[Photo by Richard Parks]

Hairy Situation in Washington, DC

News out of Washington, DC that does not involve Donald Trump's hair.

Apparently, parts of the Washington, DC metro rail line have become so caked with layers of human hair that it presents a fire hazard.


Close-up of hair fibre accumulation

“I was flabbergasted — flabbergasted — at the amount of hair that’s in the Metro,” said Brian Sherlock, a safety specialist for Amalgamated Transit Union.

“Hair literally comes off of people and off of clothing and gets sucked up."

The hair gets sucked up into the tunnel, and collects on insulators that house the electric third rail. The felt-like lining is 1/8 inches thick in some places, and could pose a fire risk by trapping heat.

“The amount of debris is just beyond vulgar to think of,” Sherlock said.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

And the Password is....


Poseidon's Underworld has an adorable post filled with screen grabs of lots of glamorously coiffed dames that graced that game show back in those good old mid-century days. 

Here's but one of many you'll find.


I'm especially fond of Joan Fontaine's glorious Haddasah flip.


Bu-Tee-Wave

With Bu-Tee-Wave, there's no mess and no soaking your head for hours.


Source: Life (magazine) 26 April 1948

Friday, November 10, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Jet Set Wigs


Source: Published in Ebony, October 1966 - Vol 21, No. 12

100% human hair. All wigs accompanied by Certificate of Origin.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Bob and Meri Gabriel

The King is Coming...



Track List:
A1 My Tribute (3:07)
A2 You Should Have Come Sooner (3:34)
A3 Why Me Lord (3:08)
A4 Dear Jesus, Use Me (3:36)
A5 The King Is Coming (2:55)
B1 Silcam (2:17)
B2 The Lighthouse’The Way, The Truth, The Life (4:30)
B3 Here Comes The Bride (2:52)
B4 I Don’t Know Why (1:58)
B5 Didn’t He Shine (3:33)

Recorded at Rainbow Sound Studios. Dallas, Texas.
[source]

Monday, November 6, 2017

Meet the Malones


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Jack and Sharon Malone hailed from Troy, Missouri and toured locally, spreading the gospel.  Jack played electric guitar while Sharon played the accordion and sang spirituals.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Movember

It's Movember. Are you growing a moustache?



Grow a moustache this month and do your part to raise awareness for men's health. You can shave it off at the end of the month. Or you can leave it forever and, like Salvador Dali's moustache (above) it may remain intact forever!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Males With Long Hair Will Be Attended to Last




In the early 1970s, the Singapore government clamped down on men with long hair because it spelt gangsterism.

Story here.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Secret's in the Slot

Mamie's Magic Slot Roller...





Mamie Scott (1920-2010).

Katy Perry's Hair

Katy Perry (born Katheryn Hudson) turns 33 today...



"I'm really strong as Katy Perry and then sometimes I'm not as strong as Katheryn Hudson."

"People like talk about my hair, right? They don't like it or they wish that it was longer. I so badly want to be Katheryn Hudson that I don't even want to look like Katy Perry anymore sometimes."

"That is a little bit of why I cut my hair, because I really want to be my authentic self 100%. It hurts when I don’t feel like I can.”

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Artichoke

Models sporting "The Artichoke" hairstyle in Paris, 1958...


Mr. Kenneth of Lilly Daché shows us how to get the look...