Thursday, January 19, 2017

Just breath and think of Robert Conrad

Stressed with all the POTUS-e BS?

Then join me in thinking about something nicer, someone the complete opposite of the fat assed Cheeto taking the oath of office tomorrow.

Think about Robert Conrad, instead.  And his chest hair.

Think about his smile.  His youth.  His body.  His chest.

Think about his skin, delicious to touch.  To run your hands over.  Think about his chest hair, after all this is a blog about hair, think about his chest hair.

Think about his pecs, his butt and his dimples, all of those dimples.

Now imagine him in his youth, at your beck and call and only for you.

Think about him, tied up, like on his TV show, Wild Wild West.

Just think about that.

There now, better?

Big Hair, Big...Heart

Happy 71st birthday, Dolly Parton.

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Reception is a wee bit understaffed.

If you can't get through to make an appointment , keep trying.  Enid will eventually answer.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama, a woman of grace, good humour, style, intelligence and integrity turns 53 today.

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964).

Monday, January 16, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Swedish Moustaches

Swedish beards, moustaches and a model, Christina Lindberg...


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Mullet Boy

Your Hairbrush is Listening

The Internet of Things (IoT) has reached the hair care industry.

The “world’s first smart hairbrush” goes on sale in mid-2017, retailing for under $200.

The Wi-Fi enabled, app-connected Kérastase Hair Coach contains a microphone that listens as you brush your hair, “providing insights into manageability, frizziness, dryness, split-ends and breakage”.

However, it can’t style your hair so you’ll still need to come on down to The Hair Hall of Fame Salon and book an appointment with one of our smart beauticians.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Happy Birthday, Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart (born 10 January 1945) turns 72 today.

In Rod: The Autobiography, Rod devotes a complete chapter to his crowning glory.

"I started having my bouffant hairstyle, as I used to call it, way back in the late '60s. ... I just [thought] people would be interested. I'd never heard of hair lacquer around my way, where I lived in those days, and even a hairdryer was considered absolute luxury. My sister had a hairdryer, and I remember I used to have to put warm water and sugar on my hair and then run up to my sister's [house], about 50 yards away, in the middle of winter, and blowdry it."

"Can we talk about the hair?" "Late Late Show" host James Corden asked of Stewart's signature hairstyle. "'Cause it's a work of art. How long does it take to get that — to get 'the full Stewart'?"

"It's 10 minutes," Stewart insisted, at which point Cordon couldn’t resist running his fingers through Stewart’s hair.

Cordon called it "a beautiful moment between two open-minded, broad-minded guys."

Partying in 1975. Rod Stewart with David Bowie. Bowie died on Rod’s birthday, a year ago today.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Dyed and Fried

Finally, you can perm ultra-light blonde hair with complete confidence. Introducing Gentle Motion™ Hydro-Active™ Wave.

It is so dramatically different you'll find yourself saying 'yes' to clients you wouldn't have dreamed of perming before.

Note: Shoulder Pads Not Included.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Happy Birthday, Yvette Mimieux

Yvette Mimieux in The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, 1962...


Actress Yvette Mimieux shares a birthday with Elvis Presley who picked her from a beauty contest to compete for a bit movie. She wasn't selected.

However, she went on to appear in the teen movie Where the Boys Are (1960), The Time Machine (also 1960) and many other film and TV roles.

Mimieux turns 75 today.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

While You Were Out, I Was Out

I know I haven't had a post in the last three years, I've been on my break.
This guy fell through the front door and said he was your "date" from the other night and that you promised to finish his do.  I told him to wait in your station.  There's been some break-y noises form back there and Norma's 3:00 is on the phone with the cops right now.

So I'm going to be off the rest of the afternoon on my break.  I'll be back, you know, sometime.


Thursday, January 5, 2017



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Year - New You!

Still on the lookout for a New Year's Resolution? Why not make 2017 the year you go All Out For Glamor? Ditch the natural look for something a little more dramatic! True, it may be a little more high maintenance - but you're worth it. In a tough world, turn yourself into a tough gal!

And the beauty operators of the HHoF are here to help.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year from The Hair Hall of Fame

Sadly, one of our beautician’s chairs sits vacant...


But we’re still open for business here at The Hair Hall of Fame and we wish you a Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Kabuki Zero has left the Hair Hall of Fame.

Truth be told, Kabuki Zero, has left us all.

It is with heavy heart, and tears welling in my eyes that I must report that one of our own, Kabuki Zero, aka Billy L., has died following post surgery recovery.

In the pantheon of that is made up of our friends, there are many we love, but their was only one Kabuki.  Kabuki joined the HHoF, and made a couple contributions, lots of comments, and several proclamations.

He was brilliant, he was often times moody, he was creative, he was joyous, he was funny, he could often times be biting (with his words and sometimes with his teeth), he was petulant, and he could transform himself into just about anything he wanted.

But the man I choose to remember was the man he revealed when his beloved, age, dog was dying and how he stayed with his beloved little one and expressed it in his own words.

I will miss him with all my being.

2016 really has taken too many good people.

My only comfort is that Zsa Zsa got to Heaven before him, so now he is telling to moved her ass over and make room for Kabuki.

In his honor, the blog "flag" image is Kabuki for the time being.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

If you haven't made your appointment for holiday hair, yet... could be shit out of luck.  Only two driers are open and all that heat is making Norma pant like a dog.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Zsa Zsa, Dahlink

Zsa Zsa Gabor (February 6, 1917 – December 18, 2016)

This post is dedicated to Miss Normadesmond.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas in Curlers

Curlers on your head on Christmas morning?

Don't make us shame you.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Spray and Kiss


Guitarist Paul Stanley from the American rock group Kiss sprays his hair with a can of hairspray on stage at Cobo Hall in Detroit during the concert recording of Alive! on 16th May 1975. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)

Monday, December 12, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Viola Desmond

Viola Desmond’s ambition was to set up a hairdressing business of her own. The first hurdle was training. Beauty schools in Halifax, Canada restricted Black women from admission, so she travelled to Montreal, New York and New Jersey to pursue various courses, eventually receiving a diploma from the renowned Apex College of Beauty Culture and Hairdressing in Atlantic City.

In 1937, Desmond set up Vi’s Studio of Beauty Culture in Halifax, which became a gathering place for women in the community. But her vision didn’t end there. Within a few years, she established the Desmond School of Beauty Culture, which drew students from across the country. Another venture was manufacturing and marketing Vi’s Beauty Products. She made positive inroads as both an entrepreneur and a role model in her community and was an inspiration to her clients and students alike.

But Viola Desmond was no ordinary beautician; Viola Desmond was a civil rights pioneer.

Nine years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white person on a bus, Viola Desmond defied the colour barrier at a Canadian movie house.

On Nov. 8, 1946, trying to see a movie in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia’s Roseland Theatre, she was told that, because she was black, she would only be allowed to sit in the balcony.

Refusing to bow to segregation, 32-year-old Desmond took a seat on the main floor of the theatre, normally reserved for whites. When confronted by the theatre manager, she refused to move.

Desmond was arrested, jailed, and fined.

In the months following the incident, Desmond fought to have her charge reversed. Her case was taken as high as the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, and, ultimately, her appeal was dismissed in 1947.

Desmond died in 1965 at age 50.

In 2010, Desmond was granted a posthumous pardon and a public apology by the government.

In 2012, Canada Post issued a postage stamp bearing her image…

Viola Desmond Stamp
© Canada Post 2012

On December 8, 2016, it was announced that Desmond had beaten out four other finalists to be the new face of the Canadian $10 bill. Desmond will be the first woman who is not the Queen to have her face featured on Canadian currency.

We salute you, Viola Desmond, and welcome you with honours into The Hair Hall of Fame.

The Diana Wig

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Listerine: More than a Mouthwash

"Listen, wise guy," Buck says waving the coconuts in my face. ... "that bet — because what Listerine Antiseptic and massage did for me was nobody's business!"

"You've tried everything else and look at you! Are you crummy!"

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Nice Women DO Color Their Hair


Remember when rouge spelled "hussy," when lipstick meant "brazen," when nail polish branded you "common"?

Sunday, December 4, 2016

No Wet Spots! No Hot Hoses!

The new Lady Norelco Professional Home Hair Dryer gently circulates free-flowing air.

Dries your hair quickly, without hot spots or wet spots.

No hot hoses, no noisy blasts.

Plus adjustable, topple-proof hood!

Friday, December 2, 2016