Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Aunt Flow

In Your Dreams


They Smell Awful But It's Worth It

Of her Play Wigs, one woman said: "I received these as a gift from my grandmother and loved them! They did chafe your skin around the edges, and they smelled awful, but it was worth it to look like a Hollywood star! My sister and I used them when playing dress-ups."


Monday, July 30, 2012

I Had Nothing to do With This!

Collier deputies say a Golden Gate woman hit a stranger in the face multiple times and then walked across the street to finish a hair appointment.
The victim was sitting in her car at a service station Wednesday evening when an unknown woman came up and hit her in the face three times, according to an arrest report.
The attendant at Jiffy Lube, 4840 Golden Gate Parkway, recognized the woman as his ex-girlfriend, 26-year-old Dorys Leidys Quintana.
Quintana then left the service station and returned to a salon across the street where she was having her hair done, the report said.
Read the rest here.

Little White Lies.


And while you're at it, also say, "Please be gentle, it's my first time."

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Meanwhile, In The Lobby.......

Mimi, Fern and Jen have arrived early for Seniors Day.  I think they plan to camp out overnight!


Big British Bouffant


Friday, July 20, 2012

"It's Even Better When You Help"

Just ask me for the Bacall #1-4.  It's as easy as a whistle.

Hold My Calls

Mistress MJ is on vacation until early August.


In my absence, ten other fabulous beauticians are available here at The Hair Hall of Fame for your styling pleasure.

name this do

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Marylou Martinez and Mary Puga


I have to share this awesome fashion photo archive that I hadn't seen until yesterday. In a way, I'm glad I'm late to the party. The blog is over a year old and I'm having a great time looking at all of the photos on Of Another Fashion. 

Here's a Q&A with the founder of the archive. It's a crowd sourced project, so if you have  some cool vintage fashion images of women of color, why not contribute?


Our fashion sources indicate that Hair Flocking is going to be a big trend this season.

Also anything Raggedy Ann or Andy related.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


A woman's hair is her crowning glory.

Call Me Anytime

I'm sorry. What did you say? 
Oh, you mean that noise? That's my Max Hatter hairdryer by Gillette. This thing really gives me more freedom to move.
What? I can't hear you. 
Oh, you can't hear me, either? 
Well, thanks for calling me anyway...

[Via. See how it works here.]

Seniors Day

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Swimming Pool Sensation


Don't Do It Rita!!!

Every time I've ever read about this historic cut and color job that Orson Welles cooked up for Rita Hayworth before beginning "Lady From Shanghai", invariably it is mentioned that makeover was done without the knowledge of Columbia Pictures President Harry Cohn and he was furious.

Now I've spent the last few years researching and getting to know ol' Harry and I can say, with reasonable certainty, that no event with this kind of press coverage happened on Harry's lot without him knowing about it.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Claudine Longet

One time wife of Andy Williams, singer, French balladeer and marksman.

Vive la Frenchy!

Happy Bastille day.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

"Caption This" contest!

image via

The Pooch Pouch

If you don’t have a pooch, you need a shoulder-tote, right?


A beach bag?

A thing to keep curlers in?

It’s yours for $3.50 and a box-top from Nice ‘N Easy.

It’s wetproof inside!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Seniors Day

Ask for our can curlers special...

Homecoming Hair


Oh, what can it mean
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

45 Years Ago Today.......

Miss Bobbie Gentry

Walked that guitar

And that hair

And that Sass

Into the studio in the basement of the Capitol Records Tower on Vine Street in Hollywood and laid down the best damn country/pop crossover hit ever....
"Ode To Billy Joe".

Thank you Fancy girl.

Ask yourself, is your beehive high enough?

Or wide enough?

Should Women Be Spanked?

Let’s ask Frank Desiderio, a Brooklyn barber…


Friday, July 6, 2012

vroom, vroom!

The bouffant bikini bikers are coming to your town.

I'll Have a Shirley Booth Please...

Vacation Hair.

Miss Kansas

Miss Kansas 1968 (Jane Kathryn Bair) uses Keotane…


With that much hairspray, we recommend standing far back from the gas pump.

Thursday, July 5, 2012