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.

cutex

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

www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

Follow me on Pinterest for more beauty info and tips.

Best Way to Long Lasting Perfume

Do you feel like your perfume doesn’t last long enough? Stop spraying your clothing! Don’t simply spray your clothes with perfume on your way out the door.

woman-spray-perfume-on-her-wrist_article_new

Perfume needs the warmth of your skin to interact with your own body oils. Scent should be worn directly on your skin under your clothing for lasting effect. Put perfume on your pulse area’s low on the body as it will rise with your body heat!

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

www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

Follow me on Pinterest for more beauty info and tips.

 

 

The Reason For Green Hair In The Summer

Why does blond hair get that tinge of green to it from swimming in pools?

blondproblemss9.png

It’s the chlorine and copper in the water.

pool

Copper is used in swimming pools to keep the algae under wraps. We’ve all seen what copper does to roofs and other copper things over time.

copper roof

Chlorine, sun and air oxidize the copper, which gives the hair a greenish cast.

Always be sure to use clarifying shampoos or swimmers shampoo’s to help combat getting green hair.

Check out my post on: Home Remedy For Green Hair Caused By Chlorine And Copper

https://judydeluca.com/2015/04/14/home-remedy-for-green-hair-caused-by-chlorine-and-copper/

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

www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

Follow me on Pinterest for more beauty info and tips.

What’s the Difference Between a Facial Serum and a Moisturizer?

 

 

s65

A moisturizer is an emulsion that hydrates the skin.

serum-01

 

A serum is lighter and contains “active” ingredients that claim to do something extra for the skin such as, reducing wrinkles or brighten the complexion. Serum’s work well underneath your moisturizer for added benefits.

Face with closed eyes of a beautiful woman

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

Madam C. J. Walker

Most of you that know me, know I love the history of the hairdressing and barbering profession.

I recently came across a remarkable woman of the past, Madam C.J. Walker. I highly recommend reading her book, On Her Own Ground.

bood

Madam C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove December 23, 1867, on a Louisiana plantation. She transformed herself from an uneducated cotton field laborer and laundress to the first female self-made millionaire in America.

Madam CJ Walker

During the 1890’s, Sarah began to suffer from a scalp ailment that caused her to lose most of her hair. She experimented with many homemade remedies and store bought products including those made by Annie Malone, another black woman entrepreneur.

After working as a sales rep for Annie Malone, Sarah married her third husband Charles Joseph Walker in 1905.  Changing her name to Madam C.J. Walker she founded her own business selling her own product Madam Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower, a scalp conditioning treatment.

images-19

By early 1910, she had settled in Indianapolis, then the nation’s largest inland manufacturing center, where she built a factory, hair and manicure salon and training school.

Not only did she promote her business through dedication and hard work she was also a philanthropist, using her money to make a difference in causes she felt were important.

If you are as interested, as I am, in past beauty history, I highly recommend reading Madam C.J. Walker’s story. She was an incredible woman.

Check out my photo Museum of Hair History at judydeluca.com

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

youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

Follow me on Pinterest for more beauty info and tips.

The History of Wigs, Wiglets, Falls and Extensions

From 30 BC onward, wigs and wiglets have always been a part of society. In Cleopatra’s day wearing a wig meant you were considered an elite member of society.

Cleopatra

In 1812, thanks to Rapunzel, long lavish hair introduced the public to hair extensions.

rapunzel

As time moved through the 1830’s to the turn of the century, Hairdressers used padding and forms to create the luxurious Victorian hairstyles.

victorian hair

By the time the twenties rolled in women were crazed for the flapper bob cut.

Flapper bob

Falls, a weft of hair that was clipped onto the back of the head, created length and more volume were popular from the forties to sixties.

fall hairpiece

The seventies brought a weaving trend in.  African American women were sewing hair onto cornrowed braids.

extensions

And as time still passes, wigs, wiglets, falls and extensions are still popular today.

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

www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

Follow me on Pinterest for more beauty info and tips.

 

The Gibson Girl

 

Charles_Dana_Gibson_01

Charles Dana Gibson 1867-1944, an American artist, was best known for his pen and ink sketches of his own creation, the Gibson Girl

1279156490_4157-1024x775

.  His drawings of the ‘Gibson Girl’ showcased women with pompadours and impossibly tiny waists.

gibson17a

The Gibson Girl look started a new standard of feminine beauty.

GG6-2-The-Gibson-Book-vol-II

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

www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

Follow me on Pinterest for more beauty info and tips.

How To Cover Greasy Blond Roots

Here’s a cheap little trick to help your greasy blond roots.

p15

Using talc powder can make blond hair hair look gray and dull.

p14

Dig in that makeup bag of yours and try using some loose powder on a makeup brush to dab those greasy roots with. The color of the powder is likely to be closer to the color of both your scalp and hair and will help soak up the excess oil on those greasy blond roots.

p12

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

www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

Follow me on Pinterest for more beauty info and tips.

 

Do I Really Need Separate Day and Night Creams?

 

s78Do you really need separate day and night creams? The answer is yes! Day creams provide a barrier to moisture loss, protect against sun and environmental damage, and work in tandem with your make-up. The role of a night cream is different.

s99

Richer in texture, a night cream usually contains higher concentrations of active ingredients designed to repair the skin while you sleep and a day cream won’t give you that full replenishing benefit for night 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

www.youtube.com/toweldryandagoodcry

http://www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

 

How To Get Volume Back In Day Old Hair

Waking up with flat bangs and need some quick volume in day old hair?

r43

Apply a small amount of volumizing mousse and roll your bangs on Velcro rollers. With your blowdryer, blast with hot air followed by a cool shot of air.

Getting volume back in day old hair can be easy with hair-refresher products such as dry shampoo’s.

q44

Apply dry shampoo to the roots of your hair to absorb any excess oil. Blast the roots of your hair with a blow dryer while turning your head upside down and massaging the scalp to give roots a good volumizing boost.q11

 

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

www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

Follow me on Pinterest for more beauty info and tips.

 

Want To Stop Mascara From Clumping?

mascara

Here’s a little tip I heard a long time ago about stopping mascara from clumping and I do this everyday.

Never pump the wand in and out of the tube. As air gets inside, it dries out the liquid leaving you with clumpy mascara.

Always wipe away any clumps of mascara on the wand to be certain of clump free lashes.

eye round

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

www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

Follow me on Pinterest for more beauty info and tips.

 

 

 

What To Do When Your Favorite Makeup is Discontinued?

l12

We all have that favorite lipstick, blush, shadow or foundation that is absolutely perfect for us and then it gets discontinued. You’ve tried a half-dozen other brands and shades and none are like your good old faithful. Well, there is hope. f58

A New York based company, threecustom.com, keeps a bank of discontinued colors of all kinds of cosmetics. You can send them a sample of the makeup you are looking for and they will remake it for you and keep it on file for when you need more.

b90

How cool is that!

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

www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

Follow me on Pinterest for more beauty info and tips.

 

 

 

Keep Elbows and Knees Streak-free When Self-tanning

Keep elbows and knees streak-free when self-tanning.

t99670px-Remove-Self-Tanner-Step-6

Elbows and knees are dryer and more uneven in these places. Sometimes self-tanning can make those area’s look dirty or streaky.  After exfoliating well,

t79

apply some olive oil over the rough patches to help the tan glide on more smoothly. It really works!

t43

 

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

www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

Follow me on Pinterest for more beauty info and tips.

 

 

 

Glued Shut Nail Polish Top? Easy Fix

4566666

How many times have we bought the perfect nail polish color only to find after a few uses the top has been glued shut from the caked on polish. In the past, I’ve tapped the top on the counter, soaked under hot water and even used pliers to get the polish to open.

Here’s a neat trick that really works. Put a little petroleum jelly around the grooves of the bottle and the cap. If you do this every so often you’ll never be frustrated again trying to get the cap off. It really works!

Follow me on Pinterest for more beauty info and tips.

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

www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

From The Farrah Haircut To The Bi-level aka Mullet Haircut

I set the time of my ebook, Towel Dry and a Good Cry, in the late seventies and early eighties because it was a crazy time for hair and I was a working hairdresser through it all! In this scene, Josie, the main character, attends the New York International Hair Show. There she learns all the newest trends, including the latest rage in haircutting, the Bi-level aka the Mullet. Until this new trend women wore their hair in the Farrah, long, full, permed and feathered back.

Farrahmullet

This is the scene from Towel Dry and a Good Cry:

Further down the row I was in, I saw a crowd gathering. A mini stage was set up, and a haircut was going on. The bi-level. I was trying to concentrate on every snip. Someone dressed in black with a headset microphone said to me, “Excuse me. Do you mind if I feel your hair? I’m Michael, with the cutting team.”

“Go for it.”

He ran his fingers through my hair and began scrunching it. “You have the perfect hair for this cut. Would you be my model for it?”

“Really? When, now?”

“Right now.”

I had to make a split-second decision. I thought it would be crazy and fun.

An assistant escorted me to a private area. Lots of models were running around in their underwear trying to find what they were supposed to be wearing. Makeup artists were applying, and assistants were washing colors out and blow drying. I was caped, shampooed, and brought up to the stage.

“What was your name again, darling?” he whispered.

“Josie.”

“This is Josie, everyone. She’s about to let me cut off some serious hair.”

Gulp.

Judy DeLuca’s Latest Novelbook-cover04

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

www.facebook.com/judydelucaauthor

Follow me on Pinterest for more beauty info and tips.