Leonard of Mayfair the Creator of Twiggy’s famous do’

In 1966, Leonard Lewis celebrity hairstylist, also known as Leonard of Mayfair, Britain’s most influential hairdresser, created a very distinct haircut for model, Twiggy.

Twiggy was the ambassador for L’Oréal and that innovated cut launched her modelling career.

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Leonard of Mayfair sparked a new wave of short cuts for women and helped the careers of many other hairdressers.

Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

HAVE you read my ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry?

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients.

Guaranteed to make you laugh you ass off and shed a little tear.

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Hiram Maxin and Marcel Grateau

While Hiram Maxin, inventor of the machine gun, is known to have obtained the first patent for a curling iron in 1866, it’s Marcel Grateau who is credited for actually inventing the curling iron in 1990.

The Marcel iron, was a revolutionary breakthrough for women and their hair

. Salons boomed with business from woman wanting the new hair trend.

Little did Hiram Maxin or Marcel Grauteau know was, that for one hundred and thirty years and still counting, the curling iron revolutionized the way women do their hair.

Have a look at my photo Museum of Hair History to look at some cool pictures of the past tools used in the Beauty and Barber industry.

HAVE you read my ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry, yet?

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients.

Guaranteed to make you laugh you ass off and shed a little tear.

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Foundation for mature skin

Wearing foundation softens the appearance of fine lines, brightens skin, and hides discoloration that comes along with mature skin.

Choosing the right foundation and color are crucial to the outcome of younger looking skin.

Have you ever seen someone wearing the wrong shade of foundation and you can see a distinct line of demarcation along their jawline?

Picking the right shade will give you a natural look rather than a caked on look.

Mature skin needs color and concealment. When choosing a foundation, remember, it comes in two basic formulas, oil and water based. Water based foundations are sheer but don’t necessarily cover blotches or discoloration. Oil based foundation has the best coverage for evening out the skin.

Choosing the Right Shade:

For ruddy skin, Yellow based shades such as golden beige or honey beige are the most flattering.

For sallow complexions, Rose or ivory undertones look best.

Very pale skin, looks best in ivory, rather that yellow undertones, such as alabaster.

Always remember before applying foundation it is imperative to hydrate the face prior to using any foundation.

Seal your foundation with a loose or pressed powder geared for mature skin. Powders for mature skin contain more moisturizers and don’t make your skin look dry. Follow with blush. follow my next blog post on blush for mature skin!

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I want to share something UPLIFTING with you all, especially in these trying times, that will cure your stay at home blues and make you feel so proud of our profession!

You HAVE to read my ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry!

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients.

Guaranteed to make you laugh you ass off and shed a little tear.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Or your favorite ebook store

View the book trailer: www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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Blush For Mature Skin

My last two blog posts, Conceal Age-related skin Imperfections and Mature Skin and Foundation, talked about the best way to conceal undereye dark circles, broken capillaries on the cheeks and choosing the best foundation for mature skin.

As we age older skin becomes more sallow. Blush can help mature skin recapture the rosiness of youth.

Blush comes in three forms: cream, powder and cream-powder. cream blush works best on dry skin because it adds a little more moisture. Powder blush is great for normal to oily skin, reducing shine and giving more holding power on the skin.

Warm shades of blush contain more yellow and red such as peach and pink. They are more forgiving on mature skin.

Gray or white haired look best in pink, rose, plum, mauve because it compliments cooler skin.

To minimize wrinkles, be sure to apply blush to the apples of your cheeks.

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I want to share something UPLIFTING with you all,especially in these trying times, that will cure your stay at home blues and make you so proud of the hairdressing profession!

You HAVE to read my novel, Towel Dry and a Good Cry! It’s about two Italian BFF’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients. Guaranteed to make you laugh your ass off and shed a little tear.

Purchase at your favorite ebook store.

Book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Conceal age-related imperfections

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Under eye concealer erases dark circles and hides broken capillaries on the cheeks.

First and foremost, choose a concealer that is going to do its job. If you have dark circles, choosing a concealer with an orange or peach base helps to cut the purple undertones.

Always begin your routine with an undereye moisturizer to guarantee an even look and to help in concealing age-related imperfections. Using a little foundation, dab a little with your ring finger, in the inner eye area close to your nose and on the under eye crescent. Let dry.

Apply your concealer, in the same fashion right over the foundation. Always drag the concealer past the under-eye crescent to your cheekbone. Keep patting with your ring finger until the concealer is well blended. Let dry.

Here is the part that lots of people make a big mistake in, sealing your concealer with powder.

Pressed or Loose powder make the under-eye eye look dry, drawing attention to lines and wrinkles and all the other imperfections.  Instead, use a powder set. This is a specific product to seal in your concealer without having the product seep into fine lines. Using a sable brush, dust powder set over your concealer.

I want to share something UPLIFTING with you all, especially in these trying times, that will cure your stay at home blues and make you feel so proud of our profession!

You HAVE to read my ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry!

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients.

Guaranteed to make you laugh you ass off and shed a little tear.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Or your favorite ebook store

View the book trailer: www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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Huh? Glycolic Acid, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, on my skin?

Huh? Glycolic Acid, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Salicylic Acid, on my skin?

Get a simple answer to what this all means and the benefits for you.

With so many skincare products on the market it is difficult to choose what is best for your skin type. Let’s shed some light on these confusing terms. Just the word acid sounds scary but these three acids, Glycolic, Beta Hydroxy and Salicylic all serve a purpose.

Glycolic Acid is the most common over the counter anti-aging product ingredient. Derived from sugarcane, the chemicals found in Glycolic Acid sloughs off and exfoliates the build up of dead skin cells on the top layer of the skin.

The percentage of Glycolic Acid in a product determines how much benefit you will get from it. 10%, which is a low concentrate, won’t do much for fine lines but can make the skin smoother. A higher percentage of Glycolic Acid may stimulate the formation of collagen, which is the connective tissue in the skins second layer (dermis) that gives your skin its youthful plumpness and strength.

Dermatologists can offer a variety of products that contain 25% of Glycolic Acid, more likely to benefit aging skin. If skin becomes sensitive after using Glycolic Acid, try a gentler wrinkle fighter.

Salicylic Acid, also known as, Beta Hydroxy Acid, is found in the bark of willow and sweet birch trees. This Acid, works at much lower concentrations than Glycolic Acid.

Those battling breakouts along with wrinkles may want to use Salicylic Acid. Like Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid exfoliates the top layer of skin penetrating the pores liberating trapped dirt and oil that can lead to acne.

I want to share something UPLIFTING with you all, especially in these trying times, that will cure your stay at home blues and make you feel so proud of our profession!

You HAVE to read my ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry!

It’s about two Italian bff’s doing hair in the 80’s and the lives they touch through their clients.

Guaranteed to make you laugh your ass off and shed a little tear.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry

Or your favorite ebook store

View the book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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COVID Hairdressers blues

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Hairdressers and alike! Not only are we missing being creative but we are missing our social relationships with all our clients, yet, hairdressers always unite and stand by each other for important causes.

I want to share something uplifting for all us beauty industry people!

Something to give you such pride in our profession and the relationships we have with our clients.

You HAVE to read the ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry

It’s about two Italian BFF’s doing hair in the 1980’s and the lives they touch through their clients.

Guaranteed to make you laugh your ass off and shed a tear!

But most of all, what our profession truly does for humanity.

http://www.amazon.com/toweldryandagoodcry  or your favorite ebook store

view the book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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We all have to take care of each other because we are all in this together. I want to make a HUGE thank you to everyone that has participated in helping us all through this corona virus.

 

 

 

 

Margaret Vinci Heldt Creator of the Beehive Hairdo

I recently read the obituary of Margaret Vinci Heldt, the creator of the infamous Beehive hairdo. I love to commemorate the trail blazers of the Hairdressing profession.

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Margaret Vinci Heldt had been a salon owner when she won the National Coiffure Championship in 1954. The editors of Modern Beauty Shop Magazine asked Margaret if she would create a new hairdo for the up and coming season.

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While trying to be inspired in creating her new trend, Margaret Vinci Heldt spotted a hat of hers and got the inspiration she was looking for.

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Working on her mannequin, she teased and lacquered an updo in the shape of her hat and for an extra adornment she added a stick pin she had of a bee.

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When a reporter saw the final hairdo, he told Margaret that the hairdo reminded him of a beehive and asked if she minded if he called her new creation that.

In this photo taken Jan. 19, 2011, retired hairstylist Margaret Vinci Heldt, 92, is seen at her apartment in Elmhurst, Ill. Heldt developed "the beehive" hairdo when Modern Beauty Shop magazine was looking for a new design, something new and different to feature in its February 1960 issue. The black velvet hat on the table was the inspiration for the hairdo. (AP Photo/Caryn Rousseau)

The beehive today is still popular and worn by many celebrities. Later the beehive was also called the B-52 because of the resemblance in silhouette to the conical nose of the Boeing B-52 bomber airplane.

Margaret was one of the Cosmetology icons that deserve the remembrance and respect that she worked so hard for throughout her career.

Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

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Paraffin Wax Treatments

Paraffin wax treatments are beneficial to the skin in providing hydration. Paraffin wax is a mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from crude petroleum used to make candles, wax paper, lubricants and waterproof coatings.

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Having a professional paraffin treatment can serve many benefits in hydrating dry skin. The wax works by locking-in moisture and the heat causes blood circulation and opens pores.p2

 

 

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When doing the hands or feet the warmed wax is applied and a heated mitt is put over the area. 

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However, if you have poor circulation, skin irritations such as, cuts, burns, warts or eczema, paraffin wax treatments are not recommended.

Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

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Washing The Hair of The Bedridden

Washing the hair of the bedridden can be quite a challenge. Years ago a basin would be held under the patient’s neck and pitchers of water would be poured over the head to wash and rinse the hair. Then, the invention of waterless shampoo’s came out. These products were great because it didn’t involve messy water issues.

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It has recently come to my attention of a great new way to wash the bedridden’s hair. It’s called a no rinse shampoo cap. It basically is a shower cap that has shampoo and conditioner in it. The cap can be heated or not. The no rinse cap is placed on the patients head and massaged in. It is amazing how clean and conditioned the hair comes out. I was very impressed.

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Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

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Fingernail Shapes

There are so many fingernail shapes to choose from. Usually a professional manicurist will ask what nail shape you would like. Here’s a list of nail shapes to help you choose which shape you might like to try.

The Oval

nail shape oval

The Square

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The Round

nail shape round

The Almond

nail shape almond

The Coffin

nail shape coffin

The Dragon

nail shape dragon

Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

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Standing For a Living

As a long time hairdresser, I know what it’s like to stand for a living. Standing for a living causes a lot of body fatigue especially in your feet, knees, back and legs that can cause unsightly spider veins and varicose veins.

I’ve found, through experience that support hose, good shoes and an anti-fatigue mat help a lot!

Support hose these days don’t look like your grandmothers opaque stockings. Wearing support stockings can help improve circulation and energize your legs.

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Most importantly, hairdressers or anyone else that stand for a living should always work with a good supportive shoe and an anti fatigue mat for posture and to help prevent  back, knee and foot pain.

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If you take the precautions early on in your career you can help prevent spider veins and varicose veins and improve your energy.

 

Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

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1920’s Lipstick Design

In the early 20’s nothing spoke more loudly of women’s independence than red lipstick! Elizabeth Arden’s design of the lipstick tube was based on the bullet shape of a WWI shell casing.

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Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

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Greta Garbo’s Makeup Technique

Greta Garbo was famous for her beauty. She was the originator of the thin line of kohl eye liner in the crease of the eyelid in the 1960’s.

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Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

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1930’s Type of Manicure, The Half-moon

 

In the 30’s women began to get professional manicures. One of the polish techniques that was popular at the time, made famous by Cutex, was the half-moon manicure which is popular today. The half-moon manicure was made popular by Hollywood. The half-moon and tip of the nail were left unpainted, showing the skill of a professional manicure. The idea stemmed from keeping enamel from the cuticle and the tip of the nail to avoid chipping.

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Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novel

Towel Dry and a Good Cry is about a young girl, new to the hairdressing business, that learns all too quick that there is more to standing behind the chair than just cutting hair.  A story full of laughs and tears lies and fears with characters you’ll love, hate or will leave your jaw hanging open!

Available at your favorite ebook store

www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

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