August 6, 2012 |
Inside some of the busiest beauty salons in Los Angeles, you won't find scissors, hair dye or perm solution. What you will find is women packing the shops as early as 7 a.m., clutching cups of coffee and dressed for the office. After a quick wash, their locks are brushed and styled amid the steady hum of blow-dryers. Half an hour later, coiffed to perfection, they rush out to start their workdays. "I like to either start my workday in this salon chair or end it here," said Lauren Levin, 31, a regular at Drybar in West Hollywood, where 10 chairs were all filled on a recent Tuesday morning.
April 4, 1993 |
Amy Fisher wore a dark suit to court, with her long brown hair parted in the middle, hanging slightly frizzy around her face. Wrong, wrong, wrong, say experts in such matters. "I would have put her in a French schoolgirl dress with a big collar, a dark color, ribbon in her hair, no makeup," says Harry Munsinger, a San Antonio attorney and trial consultant. "Make her look as young and innocent as possible." And if Munsinger had been advising Mike Tyson, convicted of rape last year, he would have played down the boxer's size and strength by dressing him in pastels and looser-fitting suits.
January 29, 2012 |
For most men, it's about staying competitive in a youth-focused workplace. For others, it's a need to keep up with new young wives. And for some, well, they just like the sleek black tops on those "Jersey Shore" boys. These are among the reasons stylists say that more men - including those in their late 40s and older and those at senior corporate levels - are dyeing their hair, shedding the shame that was once attached to the practice. Hair salons across the board - from inexpensive chains to ritzy Beverly Hills places - are noticing a rise in the number of men coming in for color treatments, hoping that covering the gray will help them hang onto jobs or put them on the fast-track at work.
January 22, 2012 |
If you're thinking about trying out the latest trend in men's hairstyles, here are a few pointers from the experts on how to do the 'do. What should I ask for? Some folks refer to it as an undercut. Others call it the Jimmy, the Darmody or the Michael Pitt. J.P. Mastey, who owns the Baxter Finley Barber & Shop, says requests even include "the haircut like the young guy with the limp on that old-timey HBO series. " Although most barbers and stylists will probably know what you're talking about, Supercuts senior artistic director Melanie Ash offers a concise description: "Ask for a cut that's shorter through the sides, clippered up all the way, disconnected and left with length through the top. " Or take in a photo of the style.
October 25, 2009 |
When it comes to beauty products, sometimes ignorance is bliss. Snake venom, bird droppings, snail serum, cow dung and whale vomit are but a few of the industry's extreme and off-putting ingredients that one might be shocked to know can be slathered about your body. Hair products are no exception to this somewhat creepy phenomenon. Consumers hoping for a hair miracle are willing to pay extra for deep conditioners and conditioning "treatments" that promise an enviable crowning glory -- even when they contain rather odd-seeming ingredients such as placenta, caviar and hemp.
June 2, 2012
Woolly trivia: • The hair on your head grows at about 0.00000001 miles per hour. That's a half-inch per month. • Every day, the 5 million or so hairs on an adult's body add about 40 yards of new growth. • At any given moment, about 90% of the hairs on your head are growing and 10% are getting ready to abandon ship. • Even on a good day, about 100 hairs from your head will fall out. • The average person could lose tens of thousands of hairs from their scalp without really noticing a difference.