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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 […]

Hair Science
What Dandruff REALLY Looks Like

HAIR MYTH OR HAIR FACT?: Dandruff is Caused By Dry Scalp MYTH! Dandruff and dry scalp are two very different hair conditions. Dry scalp is characterized by small, white flakes of the scalp, which is basically caused by dehydration on the scalp, which in turn makes the scalp shed. It can be caused by lack […]

Hair Science
A HUGE Breakthrough in Grey Hair

BREAKING: SCIENTISTS JUST FOUND THE “GRAY HAIR” GENE In a few decades can gene therapy find the “off switch”? Genetics have always been to blame for gray hair (thanks mom and/or dad!), but scientists have now found the specific gene that leaves many looking more salt than pepper as they get older. According to CBS […]

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 Science
THE MANY FACES OF HAIR DAMAGE

Healthy hair: This is healthy hair. In a perfect world our hair under the microscope would look like this all the time. The cuticle (the outer layer) lays smooth with all of its “scales” lined up and flat, one on top of the other. Flat cuticles = smooth surface. Smooth surface = light reflection. Light reflection […]

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 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 […]

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