WHY? Breaking Vidal Sassoon News – 2013

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Helen's Blog | 5 comments

WHY? Vidal Sassoon News - 2013

Setting the Record (and the Hair) Straight

Reposted because the record is not yet straight. Here is the  true story.
From an article by “Your Invaluable Sleuth of Hair History” in the Style Section of the New York Times, January 24, 2013.

Those in the know have known that Vidal Sassoon was not the first to cut Mia Farrow’s hair to that famous pixie cut, and that she cut it herself, then – not mentioned in the New York Times – then, Christopher Brooker re-cut it – all before the famous $5,000 hair snip that helped make Vidal Sassoon famous.  Read the article, a letter from Mia Farrow herself.  Why didn’t she – or Vidal – speak out before?!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/24/fashion/setting-the-record-and-the-hair-straight-mia-farrow-weighs-in-on-her-60s-pixie.html?ref=fashion&_r=0

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Mia Farrow Frank Sinatra

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Why?

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

WHY?

Now? Wait?

 

 

 

Why is it so hard? When photos are posted all over the internet, it is a lesson in frustration being an editor of a print magazine now. Because photos are posted all over the internet, fast, but I have to wait at least 3 months or more to publish the same photos. True, they come and are gone on the Internet, and a full page or two or three or more can be printed in Peluquerias Magazine. Then, anyone can post on the Internet with the page(s) but everyone wants … now. Some do decide to be patient and wait. But most do not. I try.  Take the case New York Fashion Week photos, New York Bridal Weeks, NAHA, Museums, other events. Post? Or wait? Most just post.  So here I am with lots of great cool photos I either can’t publish yet or can publish rather late. I tell myself, better late than never. And how it was worth while waiting for some many reasons, not the least of which is that the photos can look fantastic in the magazine.  But it is hard.  It should be noted that if I see a photo all over the internet, I must admit I do think twice about publishing it in the magazine months later. Sigh.
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WHY?

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

WHY?

Why do conditioners require so much hassle to come out of the container?  I went through 3 today before I found one I could use, the 4th one I tried.   And all were from major professional hair care product companies I really like but, even when I had the container upside down for a few days to make my next shampoo and conditioner experience better, the conditioner still did not budge. I do tend to give up on the shampoo that goes with the conditioner. As an Editor, I can, because I have many  more conditioners to test, but what do mere mortals who spend a lot of money on conditioners do?

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WHY?

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

WHY?

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Why don’t more know how easy it is to cover up roots, regrowth, between salon visits when going grey or in need of a touch up? Many people are discovering new products with new technology that not only covers the grey, or whatever, but also make the hair feel as natural as their own hair.  Something that didn’t happen with the cover-up products of yesteryear, when they made the hair feel somewhat sticky or there was residue of some kind. The best so far are powders which are stroked on. Easy peasy. Not messy. Of course, hairdressers and hair colorists with smarts know to recommend these products to clients to use between salon visits because there is often an emergency, or a client can’t get an appointment at the salon when needed desperately, or it is just too expensive to go every 3 weeks when 4 weeks makes more economic sense. These cover up products can give a client that much needed extra few days or even a week, Of course, they vanish with a shampoo but what a great stop gap they can make. Haircolorists who think they are doing themselves harm don’t really care about their clients and do themselves harm in the long run when they think these products will spoil their  business.   Salon owners who are smart actually don’t fight the new technology, the trend, and sell the product at their reception areas because they know there is a need and clients will buy them on the Internet or on Amazon if they don’t sell them!   A few recommended are WOW Color Root Cover Up … RUSK Deepshine Color Touch Up … ORIBE’S Airbrush Touch-Up Spray … and there are more …

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Why? Lipsticks That Fade Fast

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Why? LIp Colors That Fade Fast

Why do so many cosmetic companies say their lip colors are long lasting when they are not? My very favorite colors, Mac Pro Longwear Lip Cremes in Unlimited and Sweet Ever After, have been discontinued. I have bought them all up, and they sell for over $40 on Amazon, which I refuse to pay! They did last – even through a dinner – and they must be popular but are still discontinued! Why? Maybe they lasted too long!!

So I have been on a frustrating quest to find replacements which look modern and work.  Not doing very well.  L’Oréal’s Infallible Pro Matte Gloss Bare Attraction is a color similar to Mac’s Sweet Ever After, although not as flattering to me, a bit pale, the texture is good – but it  definitely does not last long.  Maybelline’s Vivid Matte Liquid Nude Thrill is too blah for me, it feels good but doesn’t last long either.  Inglot’s 199 is the perfect shade to replace Mac’s Unlimited, not too light nor too bright but flattering, looks good, feels good, but lasts 2 seconds.  I looked at Mac’s Retro Matte Liquid shades, and can’t find the one I want, the pinks are too bright or too pale for me.   I did try a beautiful bright red, Fashion Legacy, and everyone said how good I looked in it, but I don’t think the texture flattered my mouth in red – too matte.  It did last, however. I do not want to experiment with expensive department store lip colors to find they do not last so I have stuck to  drug store lipsticks, for now.  Anyone got any ideas, let me know.   Stay tuned for more, click Comment every so often.

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Why? Messy Hair Is Now Booooring!

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Why? Messy Hair Is Now Booooring!

Why do so many editorial and lead hairdressers at Fashion Weeks and in the major magazines still mess up beautifully finished hair to look like the model, client or celeb did it themselves or just got out of bed? Surely this undone often-too-messy-for-words look has had its day and is bad for biz?  If clients can do it themselves, there’s no need to go to a hairdresser to do it. Editorial stylists and editors and all involved seem to be fighting the hairdresser in the salon, out to make a living.  Why?  It’s not kind, it’s booooring.  And don’t get me started on the so-called oily, greasy, dirty-looking hair trend still raising its ugly head!  I don’t think smart people want to look like a train wreck or as if they just got caught in a thunder storm.  It’s not that fashion-forward to have horror hair, like on a bad hair day, especially when worn with some of the great fashions out there and on the runways. How many fashion innovators do you see looking like this themselves? Unless they have a lousy hairdresser looking after their hair. But that’s another story.  So why is the fashion world continuing to promote these looks? So many see this feeling as the style of the moment, that they think it is the way to look.  It is not. Come on dear Hairdressers, can’t you start a new trend, and try to motivate editors and fashion stylists/designers with looks that are new, flattering and, dare I say it, creative?

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Why?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Why?

Why do so many famous editorial and lead hairdressers at Fashion Weeks and in the magazines still mess up finished hair to look like the model, client or celeb did it themselves or just got out of bed? Surely this look has had its day and is bad for biz. If clients can do it themselves, there’s no need to go to a hairdresser to do it. And don’t get me started on the so-called oily, greasy, dirty-looking hair trend still raising its ugly head! If one more hairdresser tells me any of this nonsense is the look with all seriousness, I will bonk them, I really will.

Why are so many still wearing the same long hairstyle – and looking like everyone else?  Why aren’t top talents doing more to motivate too many fashion designers who just don’t care enough about the hair.  Isn’t it time we had a serious and strong hairdressing association, who can work together on trends, just as fashion designers do?

Why is someone we all love in the hair world over $10 Million in debt?

Why are so many on Pinterest now with just their names.  No idea who they are.

Why do too many not so slim people wear leggings? They do not look good on those not so slim. And showing a bum when not so slim is really, well, obscene. I am fed up with leggings, the whole look, except on the very very slim!

Why don’t any stores in the US have really lightweight umbrellas for us to carry around? Please someone get the Fulton very lightweight umbrella so I can replace mine from years ago, bought in London.

Why do hardly any fashionable evening gowns, especially long ones, not have long sleeves? Not everyone wants to –  or should – wear sleeveless or short sleeves. And isn’t it about time, major designers did more cool gowns and everything over size 10?

Why do even long nightgowns, which can be very sexy, end mid-calf, which is not sexy at all?

Why do so many winter boots and sneakers have white soles this year? The trend is so impractical. And they will be last year’s has-beens next year for sure.   For more Why Blogs, click here

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Why?

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

WHY? Wigs
Why does anyone let anyone wear a wig that looks like a wig?   Unless it is a blue or colored wig for fun. Seriously, I see so many wigs on the street that are painful to look at. Many are for religious reasons, some for medical ones. Men who wear wigs just must find the right wig, Not one obviously a wig. For one thing, stay away from a style with a part, guys. Who is selling these people these dreadful wigs? There is no excuse, even less expensive wigs can look natural, especially with a good hair shape or cut.  No one need look like they are wearing a wig, not now. Not unless they want to.  For more Why’s on this website, click:

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