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Hair History
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#TBT: The Hawaii Themed Salon ~ 1956!

#HAIRHISTORY: THE HAWAIIAN THEMED SALON…WITH BEER “SHAMPOO”? That day in 1956 when Leonard Poutney gutter his hair salon to reinvent as is Hawaii! What about that day in 1956 when whacky hairdresser Leonard Pountney reopened his salon after another successful remodeling into a Hawaii themed beauty parlor? One of our favorite and unorthodox hair legends…

Hair History
A Haircut in A War Zone 1945

Few people realize that many of the early legends of hairdressing earned their craft not in school, but as a barber in the battlefield. As part of daily life…many soldiers would take opportunities for grooming whenever they could. In this stunning photograph from Sunday, June 10th, 1945…Private First Class Troy Dixon, Leadhill, Arkansas, uses a Japanese […]

Celebrity Style
Beauty Icon: Veronica Lake

To this day she is still the most stunning & iconic femme fatale…side swept, tumbling waves of hair. One eye always covered, creating a hint of allure and mystery…she was Veronica Lake, Paramount’s #1 female star through the 1940’s. Born Constance Frances Marie Ockelman in Brooklyn, New York, even as a young girl her mother […]

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The $500 Million Dollar Hairdo!?

The most priceless hairstyle ever created: valued at $500 MILLION! In 1970, world renowned diamantaire Laurence Graff OBE created Hair & Jewel – an ornate coiffure comprising one million dollars of diamonds and precious gems. The hairstyle made headline the world over. Flash forward 40 years later. To mark the success of Graff Diamonds globally […]

Beauty News

What if you could create the most expensive hair extension piece in history? LOT# 89135 is 8 days away from open auction. The object? A lock of hair…approximately 4”, containing hundreds of strands of hair. Whose hair? John Lennon’s! Harvested by hairdresser Klaus Baruck in Hamburg Germany in 1966, Lennon had his hair cut in […]