Something for the Museum

Every fourth weekend of the month the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, in Nashville, hosts a flea market and sellers come from all over the area bartering for their treasures.  This past weekend’s October flea market is known for being the largest of the year.  This is an event I always look forward to. I never go to the flea market with the intentions of buying anything in particular, but I always manage to pick up a little something, for the right price.

The junk or the rusty gold is my favorite to look at. Everything has a past and a story to be told about it.

In my novel, Towel Dry and a Good Cry, Old Lady Cavendish tells Josie and Sadie a story about each piece of her furniture as they walk through the old lady’s apartment.

Here’s the little something I picked up at the flea market for my photo Museum of Hair History on my website.

Minipoo Dry Shampoo, circa 1947

Davant Men’s Talc, circa 1945

Paris, Tennessee

 

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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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Interesting Beauty History Tidbits

Did you know, in….

1890  The first Hairdressing Academy opened in Chicago

1901  First face-lift was performed in Berlin and the hairpin was invented

1920  First electric curling iron

1941 Pedicures become a new salon service

1950 Red haircolor becomes popular thanks to Lucille Ball1960 Revival of wearing wigs

1972 First plastic nail tips

1978 Disco and Punk make an impact on hair and fashion

1990 Grunge

1994 The “Rachel” cut1998 The phrase “bad-hair day” is added to Roget’s Thesaurus

2001 Japanese hair straightening arrives in American salons

2009  Barbie turns 50

2010 Sebastian Shaper Hairspray turns 25

2011  Blow Dry Bars open across the country offering affordable and quick blow-outs

If you like looking at antique hair and barber memorabilia I invite you to look at my Museum of Hair History on my website.

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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Beehive hairdo / B-52 bomber

How about this piece of trivia?  The beehive hairdo was also known as the B-52 for its resemblance in silhouette to the conical nose of the B-52 bomber airplane.

Stars like Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren made this style popular throughout hollywood and salon’s across the globe in the late 50’s and 60’s.

In the 50’s the bouffant emerged and morphed its way over the years into the beehive ‘do.  I don’t think this style will never die because it keeps morphing its way through time.  The group B-52’s made the hairdo popular again in the 70’s.

Marge Simpson gave it a new twist in the 80’s!And my favorite modern-day beehive so far, of all time, was Amy Winehouse.

Many musicians such as Adele and Jennifer Lopez are still sporting the ‘do…keeping it alive, and keeping it real.

 

 

 

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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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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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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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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Ombre

Haircolorist’s have much more freedom to be creative, these days than ever before, because of the evolution of hair color. It’s all thanks to a French chemist, Eugene Schueller, for developing the first synthetic hair dye in 1907.

In 2012 a gorgeous new way of coloring the hair emerged, called Ombre, French for shading.  As a colorist myself, I adore this look. This technique of haircoloring is deepest at the roots and softly graduates lighter and lighter trailing down the hair shaft until the ends are the lightest shade.

This way of coloring can be done with subtly or with boldness.

 

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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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