Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ya, I want it to last, but will hairspray make it stiff?

via WOW

Not Recommended

Seriously, this is never a good idea.

We would love to get our hands on *that* hair



Ready for their coming out parties, following their blow-outs at Debbie's Curl-Up-'n'-Dye in Bayonne, New Jersey.*

* Thank you, Paul Rudnick!

Afro Love

Monday, August 30, 2010

To Make You A Glamour Queen

This is Spinal Tap

Between the earrings and the 'do, this dame is going to have serious osteoporosis.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sister Act

Lynn and Vanessa Redgrave, and their hair.

Sharmella does it again!

"Fatty, Fatty two by four," we thought we heard her sing ... oh dear, we told her to be-have! And now it's all over the news! Names and locations changed to try and stop the protesters outside of our door.

Michelle Fonville said her experience at _________ turned from pleasant to painful in a matter of moments.

“I was humiliated. I almost cried. Tears were forming in my eyes,” said Fonville.

She said things went downhill on Monday after the salon manager gave her the bill for her manicure, pedicure and eyebrow arch.

Fonville realized that she had been overcharged by $5.

“I said, ‘I’ve been overcharged. She may have made an error,’” said Fonville. “She broke it down, then told me she charged me $5 more because I was overweight.”

Fonville said she couldn’t believe what was happening and recounted the experience with Channel 2 Action News reporter Eric Philips.

“I said, Ma’am, you can’t charge me $5 more. That’s discrimination because of my weight,” said Fonville.

Sharmella told Philips that the surcharge was due to costly repairs of broken chairs by overweight customers. She said the chairs have a weight capacity of 200 pounds and cost $2,500 to fix.

“Do you think that’s fair when we take $24 [for manicure and pedicure] and we have to pay $2,500? Is that fair? No,” Sharmella told Philips.

Sharmella said she refunded the $5 surcharge, and told Fonville to take her business elsewhere.

“I didn’t want to argue with her about $5. I wanted to make her pleased with her service,” Sharmella said. “I screamed … I said, ‘I’m sorry, next time I cannot take you.'”

“The word has to get out there that these people are discriminating against us because of our weight. I mean come on, we’re in America. You can’t do that,” said Fonville.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Introducing Donna & the Lethals

They sound as good as they look!

(thanks to marc!)

Help Yourselves to the Tip Jar

While Mistress is away her assistant, Sharmella, will be giving her standing appointments free Brazilian’s and tucking lessons.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Just Don't Give Me a Fredo ...

Yes, it's for real - see their website here.

Two for Tea

Edwardian hair hoppers and fans of Wild Thing.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Pomp and Roll

listen here

Tired of Beauty

Mistress MJ must put lay down her rattail comb as it’s time for a break ‘til September.


Please see to it that Mean Dirty Pirate (Ayem8y) doesn’t steal my clients nor help himself to my tip jar in the meantime.

Just Another Day...

...at the Hair Hall of Fame.


Go from flat to fabulous with Bumpits

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Her Mother's Daughter

Poor Lourdes...

(thanks, marc!)


It's never too soon to start doing drag.

She's Back!


Beautician TJB has returned!

Victory Hair

Because it’s Sunday…

Friday, August 20, 2010

Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry

Proud Mary, Dirty Harry

"Come play with us."


From The HHOF Library

The peppery memoirs of Jason:

And a very thin volume written by Ayem8y and MJ:

I was thumbing through Jason's book recently and found this tucked inside:

*pictures courtesy of Client Julie

Regal Helmet

Today's continuing beauty education class in the art of ‘Regal Hair’ will be conducted in the red room by Doña Letizia Maroña Isabella Lucretzia Marbella Maria Manuella Sophia Conchitta Estrella Adilla Conchatta Quintilla, Countess of Coiffure.

Tea and cake will be served.

Ooh Poo Pah Doo

Ike and Tina Turner…

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Singin' 'Bout Some Country Hair

Lynn Anderson, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Dottie West and Tammy Wynette

Hey, It Could Happen

Salon Singer:

MJ (Mistress) has been demoted to Salon Singer...

Salon Sweeper

Mean Dirty Pirate (Ayem8y) has been demoted to floor sweeper…

My Lipstick Shade? Barely Pink.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Inspired by a late late night viewing of Cleopatra and a hasty product licensing deal with Van Cleef and Arpels and Revlon cosmetics I am legally compelled to only give clients the Cleopatra look today. Followed by a full beauty application using their new line of ‘Shockingly Chic’ cosmetics featuring ‘Sphinx Pink’ the newest shade for lips and matching fingertips.

The Cleopatra ‘Look’ as modeled by RASHIDA

All clients will receive a ‘Sphinx Pink’ lipstick in ‘Sphinx Doll’ sarcophagus case.

So sleek, so chic, so sultry, your man cannot resist the sloe-eyed advances of the world‘s most seductive succubus!

Before he was Ziggy ...

David (Jones) Bowie showing off his lovely long hair to Barry Langford, 1965.

Thanks to Mr. Philip for sharing.

Ziggy Played Guitar


Ziggy really sang, screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo
Like some cat from Japan

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Stylist for the Stars

Can anyone shed some light on the career of Ernest Adler: Stylist for the Stars?


STYLIST FOR THE STARS: Ernest Adler, visiting New York hairstylist whose clients comprise top stars of the Broadway shows, works his art with Judy Garland, who opens her own show at the Philharmonic tonight. Adler came to Hollywood especially to dress Judy’s hair during her local engagement.

Military Discount

In honor of our country's armed forces all beauty operators will be giving a 25% military discount on all services. Now through Labor Day.

Just present proper military I.D. to June our receptionist at the front desk.

Bobbie Pinz, Salon Manager

Your Beauticians – Group Photo

In no particular order: TJB, Normadesmond, Mistress MJ, Jason, Donna Lethal, Thombeau, Ayem8y (Mean Dirty Pirate), Ask the Cool Cookie, Felix in Hollywood and our receptionist June...


Monday, August 16, 2010

Hair Hall of BLAME!

BRUCE, Miss. (WTVA) -- A trip to the hair salon leaves one customer partially bald. Now owner of the shop and the power provider are in a debate over who is to blame.

When a woman goes into a salon, the last thing she probably expects is to come out partially bald .

"I was getting color put in and the lights went out and there was no way to get it out of my hair in time," the woman, who did not want to reveal her identity, said.

Tessa Mingo, the owner of People's Choice Hair Salon said her customer's hair is the end result of her salon's power being cut off by mistake without warning.

"I know I just paid my bill on the 19th so there was no reason for my power to get cut off," Mingo said.

Mingo showed WTVA News the papers to prove she paid, but she said the money she gave the power association was applied to her residential account rather than her business account. That led to her power being disconnected, and she said it leaves her credibility in question.

Mingo said, "If she goes home to try to explain it to her friends and relatives and family, will they come back?"

WTVA went to the Pontotoc Electric Power Association to get the other side of the story.

WTVA News reporter Kalisha Whitman said, "We received a complaint from a customer saying that her power was cut off at her beauty salon by mistake. Do you have a statement regarding that?"

Bob Wells, the district manager of the Bruce location of the Pontotoc Electric Power Association said, "Only that the fact that we can't discuss customer accounts because a privacy act is involved that would be as far as I can go. I'm sorry."

For the customer the issue is not about who is at fault, but rather the price she had to pay.

"I feel terrible about this situation because I came in and I wasn't expecting to leave out like this," the woman, who did not want to reveal her identity, said.

The power has been restored, but the debate over who is to blame has yet to be resolved. However, the customer said the price she had to pay drastically changed her life.

Pontotoc Electric Power Association does not service the water, however the owner of the salon said she needed the hot and cold water properly remove the chemicals from her customers head. The owner said the hot water did not work as a result of the power being disconnected.

photo: Alvin Ivy, WTVA./Story by Kalisha Whitman, WTVA.

From the Eva Gabor Collection

[pics via]


Who rang that bell?!


No one here wrote this, did they?