Red Hair Making a Comeback!

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Get your red on! Thanks to the advancement of haircolor technology, red hair is making a comeback.  Reds of the past used to fade so quickly.  For hairdresser’s, fading was always a challenge because there were so many factors to consider in formulating but, that’s where chemistry and skill come in handy!  Today, haircolor chemists have made a major breakthrough with a no ammonia permanent haircolor.  Instead of the traditional water based haircolor this new technology is oil based allowing the color to go directly to the core for more intensity, long lasting wear, spectacular shine, perfect gray coverage and gentle on the hair and scalp. As a Haircolorist, I was thrilled to dabble in a new line and let me tell you, I love this stuff!  Shiny no fade haircolor, true to its tone.  If you’re scalp has ever been sensitive to permanent haircolor this no ammonia permanent color is a blessing.

Everyone can wear red haircolor but it has to be the right tone.  A hair colorist would know whether a blue red or an orange red would suit your skin tone.red 7red 5red 2red 3red 4

Always consult a professional when it comes to coloring your hair.  Remember it costs twice as much to fix!

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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!

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Lip Tip

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 Putting a little eye cream above the lip helps fight wrinkles and lipstick bleeding.If you lip

line all around the lips and color it in before applying your lipstick it will help the lip stick stay

on longer and helps with the lipstick bleeding.

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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!

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Clarifying Shampoo

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Strip it baby!  Don’t forget to clarify your hair!  In today’s world of hairstyling a lot of products are being used on the hair to create the looks of today. Gels, mousses, wax, pomade’s and sprays build up on the scalp and need to be deep cleansed off. Clarifying shampoos are designed to deep clean the hair and scalp and remove the buildup. There are clarifying shampoos safe for color treated hair. Removing buildup on a regular basis not only restores body and luster to the hair it also helps color treated hair from fading as quickly. Clarifying the hair once a week is a good rule of thumb.

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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!

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Water-proof vs Water-resistant Mascara

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Water-proof mascara is really harsh on the lashes.  It coats the lashes and as it dries it shrinks around the lash.  This shrinking can cause breakage and lashes to fall out.  Waterproof is also a lot harder to remove resulting in more rubbing of the eye area.  Stick to water-resistant which is much easier on the lashes.

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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!

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A Photo For My Museum of Hair History

This 1930’s hairdryer is my latest flea market find and is now displayed in my photo museum of hair history on my website.

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Helene Curtis has been around since 1927.

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!

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“Grooming The Shrubbery”

Standing behind my chair day in and day out, a lot of topics get discussed. This particular question comes up a lot from young and old clients.  Who better to ask than your hairstylist when it comes to questions about “grooming the shrubbery”? These are the three most asked questions I get, 1) what is the best way to cut the hair, 2) does it turn gray and 3) can I color it and what do I use?

It’s all a matter of preference but this is usually the answers I give.  Besides shaving, using a clipper with an attachment is the easiest and most accurate way of “pruning”.  Yes, unfortunately, it turns gray.  There is a special hairdye called Betty Beauty Down There Hair Color that you can buy online for $14.99.

Choose from eight colors…..how fun!  Brown Betty, Fun Hot Pink Betty, Sexy Lilac Betty, Blonde Betty, Auburn Betty, Love Red Betty, Lucky Green Betty and Malibu Blue Betty

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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!

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Clairol…the beginning

A chemist, Lawrence M. Gelb, set off from New York to Europe with his family in 1931 in search of a new product to launch and market in the United States. The country was in the midst of the worst depression in history but Gelb was an energetic businessman and was determined to beat the depression.

During his trip, Gelb examined dozens of cosmetic and fragrance products, but his interest was not piqued until he came across  a European haircolor preparation named Clairol. Unlike other haircoloring products which coated the hair, Clairol actually penetrated the hair shaft, producing softer, more natural looking tones. Gelb’s wife, a woman with a strong fashion sense, saw the potential for this new haircoloring product in America. The Gelb’s brought Clairol back to the States and demonstrated it to a spellbound beauty salon audience.  Hairdresser’s were delighted, Clairol was endorsed, the Gleb’s were in business, and hairdresser’s enthusiastically added haircolor to their menu of services.

The new haircolor that would change the look of America was called, Instant Clairol Oil Shampoo Tint. Not only did Clairol’s sales soar, but salon haircolor service sales began to soar, as well.

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In 1950 after seven years of research and development Clairol introduced Miss Clairol Hair Color Bath. It lightened, tinted, conditioned and shampooed the hair in one step and took only twenty minutes to complete.  Within six months of Miss Clairol’s introduction, the number of women going to the salon for haircolor increased by more than five hundred percent.

Clairol’s professional products and education are still a major part of the salon industry today after seventy one years.

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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!

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Product History

Jheri Redding, a hairdresser and chemist invented modern day ph balanced conditioner. He founded three major national haircare companies, Redken, Jhirmack and Nexxus.

He was best known for inventing the Jheri Curl which was popular in the early eighties.  Michael Jackson sported this look very well.Drug store shampoo’s and conditoners were popular, as well, around that time and were endorced by celebrities. Here are a few I remember using, Wella Balsam, Agree, Herbal Essence, Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific and my personal favorite, Short and Sassy, to name a few.

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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!

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The marcel curling iron

Josie Capelli, the main character of my book, landed herself a job at a swanky hair salon.  She was told by Deolena, her new boss, that she was required to use a marcel curling iron. Josie hadn’t quite mastered the hang of that thing yet and she had to master it in a hurry.

In the early eighties everyone was using a curling iron and women that were used to going to the salon for a weekly roller set were starting to branch out and get a weekly curling iron set. (The beginning of the end of roller sets for anyone who wasn’t ancient)

The marcel curling iron had no temperature dial.  It was unbelievably hot and used with the right setting spray, resulted in a pretty firm curl with no roller marks to tease out.

If you touched any skin with this iron, such as an ear, either your own or a client that’s talking a mile a minute bobbing her head around, even for a micro-second, a blister would appear immediately!

This is a picture of my 80’s marcel iron I had back in the day. (We also used it in the video book trailer)  This particular iron, a Helene Curtis, was considered a state of the art tool at that time.

 

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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