Monday, August 28, 2006

Modern day 1940's

The 1940s was such a remarkable time for style and class. We're seeing it a lot today in hair and fashion. While Gwen Stefani has been wearing a classic 1940's style for years, Christina Aguilera has been pulling it off lately looking hotter than ever. Get rid of that center part - throw in some hot rollers and you're on your way to having a better-than-ever look that's easy to achieve. Using hot

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Clarify your hair!!!

As I write from Southern California, I realize that not everyone that reads my notes lives here - or is able to enjoy the sand & the surf year round. So as we near the end of summer and move into cooler weather - it's time to focus on getting hair back to normal. However, I wanted to address a few tips on prevention of build-up - especially relating to swimming pools or ocean water.Chlorine is

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Concealing Regrowth

December 2006 - Hairstyling Magazine features a brief couple of paragraphs on me - discussing ways to conceal your regrowth (aka - roots). I shared quite a few tips - tho only a few ever get used - but here are my best ideas for disguising regrowth. 1. STYLE YOUR HAIR. When we're frustrated by something - we have a natural tendency to draw attention to it. That includes our hair. "Look at

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Soft tousled Curls. How do I do it?

Dear Billy, I have bone straight hair. How do I get that soft curly look?(An actual question from a client).The look is as classic and beautiful this season as ever. And we'll be seeing more of it, and variations of it as the year goes on. The technique is simple.1. Shampoo and condition as normal2. Towel Dry3. Apply a root lift at the root area4. Apply a body/volumizing serum through to the ends

Friday, August 11, 2006

The Price of a GREAT hair cut

I've been questioned many times about the price of a haircut. Is there really a difference? Does a high-end salon or stylist really know more? What about your friendly neighborhood $30 haircut?These are great questions, and great concerns. Let me begin by saying that a high-end haircut doesn't necessarily mean a $30 haircut is bad. But it does mean quite a few things. Chances are a $100 haircut

Wednesday, August 9, 2006


The dog-days of summer are in full swing and our tresses have been torn and tousled by the wind & the sun. What better way to treat them than to a refreshing organic banana mint masque. Bananas are high in moisture content and when blended into a hair masque, they make the best conditioning agent - working from the inside out to make hair look and feel silky soft. A series of 3 treatments (once a