Sunday, November 19, 2017

Tallahassee Lassie or the Florida Flip

Portrait of Juanice Hagan of Tallahassee, Florida, 1969...

[Photo by Richard Parks]

Hairy Situation in Washington, DC

News out of Washington, DC that does not involve Donald Trump's hair.

Apparently, parts of the Washington, DC metro rail line have become so caked with layers of human hair that it presents a fire hazard.

Close-up of hair fibre accumulation

“I was flabbergasted — flabbergasted — at the amount of hair that’s in the Metro,” said Brian Sherlock, a safety specialist for Amalgamated Transit Union.

“Hair literally comes off of people and off of clothing and gets sucked up."

The hair gets sucked up into the tunnel, and collects on insulators that house the electric third rail. The felt-like lining is 1/8 inches thick in some places, and could pose a fire risk by trapping heat.

“The amount of debris is just beyond vulgar to think of,” Sherlock said.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

And the Password is....

Poseidon's Underworld has an adorable post filled with screen grabs of lots of glamorously coiffed dames that graced that game show back in those good old mid-century days. 

Here's but one of many you'll find.

I'm especially fond of Joan Fontaine's glorious Haddasah flip.


With Bu-Tee-Wave, there's no mess and no soaking your head for hours.

Source: Life (magazine) 26 April 1948

Friday, November 10, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Jet Set Wigs

Source: Published in Ebony, October 1966 - Vol 21, No. 12

100% human hair. All wigs accompanied by Certificate of Origin.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Bob and Meri Gabriel

The King is Coming...

Track List:
A1 My Tribute (3:07)
A2 You Should Have Come Sooner (3:34)
A3 Why Me Lord (3:08)
A4 Dear Jesus, Use Me (3:36)
A5 The King Is Coming (2:55)
B1 Silcam (2:17)
B2 The Lighthouse’The Way, The Truth, The Life (4:30)
B3 Here Comes The Bride (2:52)
B4 I Don’t Know Why (1:58)
B5 Didn’t He Shine (3:33)

Recorded at Rainbow Sound Studios. Dallas, Texas.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Meet the Malones


Jack and Sharon Malone hailed from Troy, Missouri and toured locally, spreading the gospel.  Jack played electric guitar while Sharon played the accordion and sang spirituals.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


It's Movember. Are you growing a moustache?

Grow a moustache this month and do your part to raise awareness for men's health. You can shave it off at the end of the month. Or you can leave it forever and, like Salvador Dali's moustache (above) it may remain intact forever!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Males With Long Hair Will Be Attended to Last

In the early 1970s, the Singapore government clamped down on men with long hair because it spelt gangsterism.

Story here.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Secret's in the Slot

Mamie's Magic Slot Roller...

Mamie Scott (1920-2010).

Katy Perry's Hair

Katy Perry (born Katheryn Hudson) turns 33 today...

"I'm really strong as Katy Perry and then sometimes I'm not as strong as Katheryn Hudson."

"People like talk about my hair, right? They don't like it or they wish that it was longer. I so badly want to be Katheryn Hudson that I don't even want to look like Katy Perry anymore sometimes."

"That is a little bit of why I cut my hair, because I really want to be my authentic self 100%. It hurts when I don’t feel like I can.”

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Artichoke

Models sporting "The Artichoke" hairstyle in Paris, 1958...

Mr. Kenneth of Lilly Daché shows us how to get the look...

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Duke and the Duchess

Now available in HHoF Product section. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hot is one thing...

Because the volumes of Caryl Richard's Just Wonderful Hair Spray we use to give that weatherproof bouffant, the Fire Marshall has asked that all patrons smoke outside to prevent an explosion.  We want you to be hot, but not crispy. Your help in meeting safety standards is greatly appreciated. - The Management.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Just a reminder...

We DO provide hairdryers.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

How to Survive a Nuclear Attack? Prepare Your Hair

The United States government has issued a two-page fact sheet on how to survive a nuclear attack.

One of their suggestions…

Wash your hair with shampoo, or soap and water. Do not use conditioner in your hair because it will bind radioactive material to your hair.

Liliana Orsi and her atomic hairdo from a 1951 Acme Newspictures feature.
[image via]

Friday, August 11, 2017

1950s Hairstyles

Smooth Little Puff
Fashioned With Fullness
Close Curves
Briefly Bouffant

Which one is YOU?

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Simple Mystery

Try it.  We have no idea how it ends.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mexico & USA Unisex Barber Shop

5407 Allendale Road, Houston, Texas.

Cheryl Ladd's Birthday

Cheryl Ladd was born 66 years ago today on July 12, 1951.

Best known for her role as Kris Munroe in the TV series Charlie's Angels, she was hired amid a swirl of publicity. Prior to its second season in 1977, she replaced the departing (and very popular) Farrah Fawcett-Majors who played Jill Munroe, the sister of Ladd's character.

Ladd also appeared in Wella Balsam conditioner advertisements and TV commercials...

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Houston, We Have a Problem

Here's something you don't see every day -- a woman running around in the ceiling like a squirrel on the loose ... as cops yell at her to come down.

Houston PD responded to a burglary call at Hall of Fame Hair Studio last week after the manager reported a mostly-naked, bleeding female locked in the bathroom.

When cops showed up, the woman allegedly climbed up into the ceiling ... and ran around like a maniac. Eventually she came down and was arrested for criminal mischief.

We're told she had run into the shop after getting into a confrontation with a woman at a nearby apartment complex.

Story and photo source: TMZ.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Biker Babes

“Outside the Blackboard in Bakersfield, Hells Angels, hangers-on, and their old ladies conduct a seminar in advanced loafing.” –photograph by Bill Ray © Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Monday, July 3, 2017

Blorange is the New Black

“Blonde Orange” or “Blorange” as seen on Georgia May Jagger, who started this hair colour trend…

And Gigi Hadid…

And Lady Gaga…

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Happy Birthday, Jerry Hall

Happy 61st birthday to the former Mrs. Mick Jagger...

Her secret? Olive oil.

I only wash my hair once a week and I give it a treatment each week with olive oil.

On Sunday nights I massage it in, like my mother taught me, tuck my hair under a shower cap, tie a scarf over it and leave it as long as I can. Overnight is ideal, but it can stain pillow cases, so I tend to let it soak in while watching a film, before washing it out using Philip Kingsley’s shampoos and conditioners.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy 150th, Canada!

To all our Canadian clients...

Happy Canada Day from your only Canadian Hair Hall of Fame beautician, The Mistress.