Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Kabuki Zero has left the Hair Hall of Fame.

Truth be told, Kabuki Zero, has left us all.

It is with heavy heart, and tears welling in my eyes that I must report that one of our own, Kabuki Zero, aka Billy L., has died following post surgery recovery.

In the pantheon of that is made up of our friends, there are many we love, but their was only one Kabuki.  Kabuki joined the HHoF, and made a couple contributions, lots of comments, and several proclamations.

He was brilliant, he was often times moody, he was creative, he was joyous, he was funny, he could often times be biting (with his words and sometimes with his teeth), he was petulant, and he could transform himself into just about anything he wanted.

But the man I choose to remember was the man he revealed when his beloved, age, dog was dying and how he stayed with his beloved little one and expressed it in his own words.

I will miss him with all my being.

2016 really has taken too many good people.

My only comfort is that Zsa Zsa got to Heaven before him, so now he is telling to moved her ass over and make room for Kabuki.

In his honor, the blog "flag" image is Kabuki for the time being.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

If you haven't made your appointment for holiday hair, yet...

...you could be shit out of luck.  Only two driers are open and all that heat is making Norma pant like a dog.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Zsa Zsa, Dahlink

Zsa Zsa Gabor (February 6, 1917 – December 18, 2016)

This post is dedicated to Miss Normadesmond.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas in Curlers

Curlers on your head on Christmas morning?

Don't make us shame you.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Spray and Kiss


Guitarist Paul Stanley from the American rock group Kiss sprays his hair with a can of hairspray on stage at Cobo Hall in Detroit during the concert recording of Alive! on 16th May 1975. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)

Monday, December 12, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Viola Desmond

Viola Desmond’s ambition was to set up a hairdressing business of her own. The first hurdle was training. Beauty schools in Halifax, Canada restricted Black women from admission, so she travelled to Montreal, New York and New Jersey to pursue various courses, eventually receiving a diploma from the renowned Apex College of Beauty Culture and Hairdressing in Atlantic City.

In 1937, Desmond set up Vi’s Studio of Beauty Culture in Halifax, which became a gathering place for women in the community. But her vision didn’t end there. Within a few years, she established the Desmond School of Beauty Culture, which drew students from across the country. Another venture was manufacturing and marketing Vi’s Beauty Products. She made positive inroads as both an entrepreneur and a role model in her community and was an inspiration to her clients and students alike.

But Viola Desmond was no ordinary beautician; Viola Desmond was a civil rights pioneer.

Nine years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white person on a bus, Viola Desmond defied the colour barrier at a Canadian movie house.

On Nov. 8, 1946, trying to see a movie in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia’s Roseland Theatre, she was told that, because she was black, she would only be allowed to sit in the balcony.

Refusing to bow to segregation, 32-year-old Desmond took a seat on the main floor of the theatre, normally reserved for whites. When confronted by the theatre manager, she refused to move.

Desmond was arrested, jailed, and fined.

In the months following the incident, Desmond fought to have her charge reversed. Her case was taken as high as the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, and, ultimately, her appeal was dismissed in 1947.

Desmond died in 1965 at age 50.

In 2010, Desmond was granted a posthumous pardon and a public apology by the government.

In 2012, Canada Post issued a postage stamp bearing her image…

Viola Desmond Stamp
© Canada Post 2012

On December 8, 2016, it was announced that Desmond had beaten out four other finalists to be the new face of the Canadian $10 bill. Desmond will be the first woman who is not the Queen to have her face featured on Canadian currency.

We salute you, Viola Desmond, and welcome you with honours into The Hair Hall of Fame.

The Diana Wig

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Listerine: More than a Mouthwash

"Listen, wise guy," Buck says waving the coconuts in my face. ... "that bet — because what Listerine Antiseptic and massage did for me was nobody's business!"

"You've tried everything else and look at you! Are you crummy!"

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Nice Women DO Color Their Hair


Remember when rouge spelled "hussy," when lipstick meant "brazen," when nail polish branded you "common"?

Sunday, December 4, 2016

No Wet Spots! No Hot Hoses!

The new Lady Norelco Professional Home Hair Dryer gently circulates free-flowing air.

Dries your hair quickly, without hot spots or wet spots.

No hot hoses, no noisy blasts.

Plus adjustable, topple-proof hood!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Move Over, Movember

Movember’s over. Time to shave off that tache.


Unless, of course, you’re diggin’ the look.