Monday, August 10, 2020

Comcast/Xifinity issues continue



So we have spent a great deal of time online over the past two weeks trying to get the HHoF off the naughty list with Comcast/Xfinity.

And today is the first day that Cookie could to the blog without an issue.  So the SS Hair Hall of Fame has been patched, but I still don't know if others are having issues.

You can help, if you are still having connection issues, please leave a comment. 

We really are grateful for your support.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Well, answer the woman:



During COVID-19, are you practicing safe hair care?  Are you moisturizing? Are you not over drying?  And are you doing as Jose Ebert recommends: "You must shake your hair. Shake, shake, shake."

Well?

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Even Noreen feels uneasy...


When you're with your "POD", just remember, Noreen can't save you from a bad dye job.  I mean would you trust anyone in this group with a secret?  With your boyfriend?  With your boyfriend's secrets?



Remember, that bit of advice was brought to your by the tHHoF and NOREEN color rinses.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Fixed, kind of. Well, not really.



Well, the Hair of Fame links have been fixed if you visit through blog address.

It is NOT fixed 100% if you go to www.thehairhalloffame.com which is our domain.

The struggle continues.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Well, this jumping through hoops and half truths is annoying



An update on the progress with Comcast.

Tuesday: Spoke with Comcast in their President's Office.  Cookie gave "E" an in-depth explanation of what was happening and how it was hurting the HHoF.  Took the case number, and was promised that someone from engineering would call me.

Tuesday afternoon: Comcast specialist "B" calls and asks what the problem is, and asks for a detailed explanation.  Cookie asks for the person to read the notes, but the Comcast Specialist would prefer if Cookie can again explain what is going on so they can verify what the notes say.  They promise a call the following day from Engineering.

Wednesday: Someone calls from Comcast/Xfinity and announces that Cookie's internet and TV cable is fixed and she tries to shut down the call before Cookie can get a couple words out.  Nevertheless, Cookie persisted.   She asks what is happening.  Cookie asks what is in her notes.  She claims there are none.  Cookie restates the problem, again.  The rep says that she cannot help, but that someone will call, and that Cookie is not to leave because whoever calls will need to speak with Cookie.

Thursday: No call.

Friday: The phone rings at noon, with a Robo call from Comcast, calling back about the trouble ticket.  "To speak with an agent, please press one."  Cookie does and is dumped into the torture chamber that is Comcast's Hellish and famous Telephone  Tree, which has to be a descendent of HAL.   How bad is the telephone tree?  It doesn't give a damn why you are calling, because it's going to tell all sorts of things that you don't want or care about.   And that call goes nowhere because the tree doesn't have a number or voice option for "YOU CALLED ME ABOUT AN OUTSTANDING SUPPORT TICKET."

Friday: Cookie again dials Comcast President Office and the call is answered by "P".  Cookie explains that he has been passed from agent to agent to agent, none of which wants to do anything to fix the problem, except transfer the call.  Furthermore, Cookie has been lied to and mislead by a caller in Comcast's overseas call center. And what does "P" do? "P" confirms that the notes exist and that they are in fact detailed and clear - two steps forward - but that he needs to pass the call back to "E" so he can look into what is going on.

Friday: Feeling a bit perturbed Cookie calls Comcast and verified that "E" is working on the issue, and received assurances that the Merry-Go-Round should end with "E" and that he will do his best.







Thursday, July 23, 2020

Problems accessing our blog, The Hair Hall of Fame



We have become aware of an issue that is scaring off people trying to access The Hair Hall of Fame. 

Evidently, a background program that appears to be an Xfinity add on called "safebrowse.io" has decided that The Hair Hall of Fame is in some way deploying malicious content.  Xfinity has been made aware of the problem in THREE phone conversations, each on guaranteeing a solution to the problem.

So far none have.

Apparently, "safebrowse.io" has caused numerous problems with many sites - almost all are clean.

Cookie is telling you that we have never, and will never knowingly uploaded malicious content, spyware, spam ware, dump ware, trojans, or any other file that could possibly harm your computer. 

All we do is share pictures of big hair or the occasional video through youtube about hair. 

The Hair Hall of Fame wants everyone to practice safe browsing

Unfortunately, everything that Cookie has read up on this "safebrowse.io" says that the only way to by-pass its actions with regard is to disable the program, and we are not going to recommend that you do that because we believe that on some level this program does what it was designed to do.

This problem tends to affect people who browse with either Chrome or Safari, and use XFINITY as their internet access.  The problem also resurfaces every few hours IF you close out your browser and reboot.

What we know and what we think.
What we also know about safebrowse.io is:

1)  That we cannot find a site, company or other organization that claims to have invented the program.
2) That there is no way to appeal to the minds behind this program that they reevaluate The Hair Hall of Fame as a sight.
3) There is no way for us to find out which post they have flagged as objectionable.

What we think is the problem is that The Hair Hall of Fame owns the domain name "thehairhalloffame.com" and uses Google's blog forwarding system to take people to that address.  We think safebrowse.io may see this as a hijack instead of a "forward to" action.

So we are working on this, and want Xfinity to undo the damage if in fact they are the reason why this program was launched through them blocks the site.

Again, your patience and faith in the HHoF is appreciated.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

We're still here...



We're just having a crawdad boil out back.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

We love children...



....but we will put them to work.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Like Mother Like Son.



Now be a good son and put that back in Mommy's wig case.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Monday, April 20, 2020

Housebound Beauty Tips No. 1 "Glowing Lips"



Tangee, the lipstick that is orange in the tube, but evolves into a lovely, and flattering shade on your lips.

Because girls, when this is over, men are going to want companionship and oral arts*.  Our very own Norma Desmond is giving online courses on how to satisfy your man.  Norma as lots of experience in that field.

*Unless you are Norma, this means pleasant conversation and appropriate kisses.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Gettin' Wiggy With It


Our wig stylist Damanda Dynel is only too happy to fit you. 

Monday, January 13, 2020

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the Hair Hall of Fame beauticians...


Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas Wishes



From all of us to all of you.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

Beehive or Behave!



Don't fuck with her - that look on her face is nature's way of saying "Do not touch."

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Sandra's been in the break room a bit long...



Sandra has been in the back for a long time.  Whatever could she be up to?

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Justin Trudeau: Does He or Doesn't He?

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...
Before (left) and after (right)

Is he using Miss Clairol?

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Sarah Turns Sixty

Sarah Ferguson aka The Duchess of York turned 60 on 15 October 2019.


Here we see Fergie, flogging her anti-friz products on the QVC network...

Monday, October 14, 2019

Sixth-Grade Stylist

An eleven-year-old boy is making waves in his basement hair salon in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Vincent's Hair Art already has 25 clients.


Vince Weishaus has been interested in hair since he was a toddler. His mother said, “He would flip the hair of the dolls his older sister had back and forth, and he would take them wherever he went and brush their hair.” 

His dream is to become a celebrity hair stylist. “The only thing I don’t know is whether I’ll go to LA or New York.”

More about Vince here.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The best of intentions gone horribly awry


The time, the late 1960s.

The Toronado by Oldsmobile.

The customization by George Barris.

The caftan and shoes reportedly bought at I. Magnum.

The tropical flower, by Pier One, or Patty's Plastic Posies.

The female model? Well, we're not sure. 

Women have been posed alongside cars since the beginning of time. 

Then came the 1960s and they posed on the cars, with less and less on, and more and more cleavage.

That's why this is such a confusing photo.

The car alone is plenty to look at.

She seems like a bit out of it, from the way she was posed. 

She's isn't alluring, and that party tent she has on is really blocking the car.

Maybe she posed like that and they moved the car.

More likely, they had to have her slouch down. 

Yeah, let's pretend that's what was going on.

Yeah, let's just pretend.



Friday, September 13, 2019

World Afro Day

Today is World Afro Day!

Afro-hair is rarely celebrated, especially globally and World Afro Day seeks to change this.

More about World Afro Day here.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Meanwhile in the Hair Hall of Fame Wig Saloon



I'll have what she's having and pour me a glass too while you're at it.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Raquel Welch and her big special Special



It's 1970 and Raquel Welch is going to have a huge special on TV.  Everything about Raquel was bigger than life, and for this special, even her hair was a spectacular spectacular of backcombing, curls and cascades of rich auburn cascades.  You are looking at her hair, right?

And to sponsor this extravaganza, Motorola stepped up to hawk Raquel and its Quasar II TV - the televisions that feature "Works in a Drawer".  Because in 1970, if the TV conked out - and they did - then your TV repairman could access the guts of the set without befouling your raked shag carpets.

I mean, you can't miss Bob Hope and Raquel trading jokes, can you?





Thursday, July 25, 2019

You know what they say...



...big hair, even bigger earrings.   On loan from her friend's brothers bedroom. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Happy 50th Birthday, Jennifer Lopez!

Jennifer Lopez turns 50 on July 24th, 2019. Seen here with the late hair stylist Oribe Canales...


“He (Oribe Canales) was Cuban and I was a little Puerto Rican girl. He’d play with my hair and I’d dance around. I’d feel like a million bucks.”

Monday, July 8, 2019

Take Pride in the Height of your Hair


Pictured above is Eunice Christine Tiroff, a familiar face and head of hair around Lubbock, Texas.  Mrs. Tiroff manned the tea cart at Furr's Cafeteria and featured in a 1992 Texas Monthly article entitled "Hooray for Big Hair"  for her trademark teased tresses. 

Better known as "Chris," she passed in 2012, her obituary can be reached through the following link: Eunice Tiroff

We here at the Hair Hall of Fame salute this woman and her dedication to her work and to style which followed no trend but her own.  As such, she is hereby bestowed with the honor of Hair Hall of Fame Salon of Honor, our second highest accolade.

For those of you who are curious what the highest honor is, it in the HHoF Court of Honor, which Norma Desmond oversees.  How exclusive is this Court of Honor, reserved for the hairstylists that create only the best?  It is so exclusive that Norma has yet to admit anyone, save his own name.

Nevertheless: Eunice Christine Tiroff: Salute!


Sunday, July 7, 2019

Pellicules

Everything sounds better in French...


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Independence Day Hair



Fits most adults. Wig can be styled. Available at (where else?) WALMART.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Monday, May 20, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019

Stylists are Satin's Minions? Oh. Bitch. PLEASE!



Cookie is OFFENDED.

The Pope, Francis, has pissed Cookie off.

He has done NOTHING to clear the putrid stench of child abusers from the Catholic Church, but today, the Pope did this, per NBC News:

"The pope exhorted some 230 Italian Catholic hair cutters, stylists and beauticians - on a group pilgrimage to Rome - to "avoid falling into the temptation of gossip that is easily associated with your work".

Francis, look, you have  Benedict who did this crap in the years before he retired.  Cut the crap.

Leave the stylists at Stella's Smart Set and Style do what they need to do to make the world a bit more curly, and beautiful, and you do something about those Goddamned child molesters and Archbishops who are fighting reform.

Our Lady of this earth has a right to be beautiful and entertained while she is pampered.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019