Tag: hair history

Hair Extensions
Hair Extensions: 1910

Check out this vintage ad from a 1910 ladies catalogue! “Biscuit coils”, Princess Leia like side buns, clip in hair extensions designed to give any woman the latest trend…whether they have the length of hair to create it or not!

Hair History
The Secrets of Sydney Guilaroff

If anyone had secrets…it was Sydney Guilaroff, the “Hairdresser to the Stars”. The man who created some of the most lasting and legendary styles during Hollywood’s Golden Age ALSO was one of the most incredible confidants celebrities had ever whispered to. As hairdressers, we’re one part creative genius…one part armchair psychologist. Clients open up to us […]

Celebrity Style
HAIR HISTORY: THE IMPACT OF THE RED CARPET

No singular event impacts hair trends more so than the tradition of the Red Carpet. The brightest stars of stage and screen carefully select with their stylist the perfect hairstyle to complete their overall ensemble. So carefully watched, talked about and dissected, the best looks will ripped out of magazines in the months to come […]

Hair Science
What’s the deal with the “cowlick”?

Do you ever wonder what a cowlick really is? As we all know hair is produced below the skin of the scalp in follicles. The size and shape of these follicles affects the texture and wave pattern of our hair as it grows outward. Hair follicles aren’t perfectly vertical…they’re actually slighted tilted, causes hair to […]

Hair History
HISTORY REWRITTEN BECAUSE OF A SINGLE STRAND OF HAIR

En route from Sydney to Perth, Australia, in the early 1920s, British ethnologist Alfred Cort Haddon acquired a tuft of human hair from a young Aboriginal man. He added it to his sizeable collection of hair from people living around the world….where it sat for 90 years. Flash forward and international team of scientists, including […]