Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Tyranny of Hairdressers

McCall's Magazine, January 1966.

Monday, January 15, 2018

You want dandy hair, but no lyin'...

...never let your new do get seedy looking, which would be a shame.

Call the Hair Hall of Fame at KLinger 5-5555 for an appointment.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Scrunchies Return as “Hair Clouds”

Scrunchies, rebranded as "hair clouds" are making a comeback.

But did they ever really go away?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Both These Men Are 35!

Source: Everybody's Weekly - December 13th 1952

Months of Magic

Fashion Quick Hair Permanent from Richard Hudnut...

Goodbye tight permanents!

Lets you change hair styles as often and as easily as you change your mind!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Buffy Make-Up & Hairstyling Set

The swinging world of hairstyling & make-up fun...


Face can be made up like Buffy's face, fashion face, mod face, or even Mommy's face!

Produced by Amsco (Milton Bradley) in 1971, this was one of many merchandising products released for the American sitcom “Family Affair” in which Buffy (played by Anissa Jones) was one of the characters.

Happy Birthday, Shirley Bassey

Dame Shirley Bassey was born January 8, 1937 in Cardiff, Wales.
Source: Jet Magazine, November 28, 1963.

[via Jon at Dolores Delargo Towers Museum of Camp]

At age 81, she's proof that diamonds really are forever.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

We're Waiting for You

It's been a slow week so far.


We're waiting for you.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Class of '76

1976. Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Bottom left: Jim Binzer feels sort of helpless as he gets his monthly trim from Cara Ball.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Psychedelic Barber Shop

Cuban immigrant, Luis Fernandez of the Circle Barbershop in Coral Gables, Florida....


"This is a very swinging place," said Luis.

His plans for expanding his salon included a gallery of pop-op-mod art, underground music and a topless manicurist.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Closed for Christmas: Time for Home Remedy Beauty

If you haven't been beautified by the HHoF you are out of luck. Our employees have all been sent home with bonus checks, a Whitman's Sampler and a Bottle of Crown Royal to be with their families.

So it looks like its "home remedy" beauty time.  While mayo can be glopped into your wet hair and then your head can be wrapped in a warm towel, you do have to remember to wash it out.

Whatever you do, do NOT cut your own hair.

Just remember, whatever you do: Just because there is a plaster mask of Santa on the Wall doesn't mean that a plaster masque will work for you. 

See you after the yule log is snuffed out and the fruitcake is digested. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Blue Christmas

Normally, its fun and games here at the Hair Hall of Fame, but this Christmas season brings with it a sad note.

This time last year, one of our own, "Kabuki Zero"(in the picture above), whose real name was William, but was called Billy by his friends, was readying for necessary heart surgery.  And he was very fatalistic about the outcome.

Following the surgery, Kabuki demanded to be released from the hospital feeling as if he had to get home to his beloved pets, despite the protestations of the doctors and cardiac care, he signed the wavers and left the hospital to return to his home.

He died in the middle of night.  His body was found the next morning by a friend.

Sometimes, the people we know and love do things that may not make rational sense, and there is no sense to what happened other than he needed to have his way, for a reason really unknown to anyone but himself.

All of us miss you something awful, Billy.

Love the people who mean everything to you, because sometimes, it can be too late to show it, or tell them.

When Cookie's time comes - and I am not planning on going anywhere anytime, soon, one of the first people that I'll look up upon reaching the afterlife will be Billy.   He'll be sitting there, legs crossed, and fit to be tied "You have kept me waiting."

Perhaps, but I'll make it one day.  MYM.

Santa Visits The Hair Hall of Fame Salon

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Political Statement Haircuts

Helping straight white men look less fascist was the last thing Patty Suarez thought she'd be doing when she started cutting hair at a queer-owned salon in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Click here for full story.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Creepy Christmas

Christmas Coiffures

Most things get decorated at Christmas -- what about YOU?

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

Prince Harry is facing a losing battle with his hairline...

A GROWING bald patch on Prince Harry's head was visible during his first royal engagement with Meghan Markle – fuelling claims he could be bald before his wedding.

It has been reported that Harry has turned to caviar oil in an attempt to preserve his hair for the big day.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

All-in-One Toaster/Vacuum Cleaner/Hairdryer

Source: Popular Mechanics Handbook for Women, 1924

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Aren't you?

Only your hairdresser knows for sure, and here at HHOF we keep your secrets.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Girl from UNCURL

Before The Man from U.N.C.L.E. movie, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was a popular TV series that ran from 1964-1968. A spin-off from the series was The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.

In The Man from U.N.C.L.E. televison series, David McCallum played a spy, Illya Kuryakin...

According to this site, "Illya's black turtleneck and hairstyle became fashion icons as seen in the extensive coverage by magazines like GLAMOUR.
Clairol hair products, not be left in the dust, repackaged their hair straightener as Clairol's U.N.C.U.R.L." ...

Conditioner &
Uncurler for

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Wonderful Wigs from the "Wish Book"


Sears is bringing back its Wish Book holiday catalog.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Does it, really?

Beware of home cheap beauty treatments that promise to deliver the goods that only a professional colorist can ensure.

Barefoot Blonde from Barcelona


Jorge Pla (Jorge Pla Vallve de Aviles) born in Barcelona, Spain on the 8th of May of 1992.

Jorge is a talented professional fencer competing on a regular basis at various world championships, at the same time he studies agricultural engineering.His main passions are nature, literature, history, philosophy, painting and arts in general among a lot of others.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

When in doubt about your hair and appearance, ask...


Save for her appearance in Airplane and the cover of her disco album, the Merm was an expert at how to look her best.

Sure, she had a voice that could blast the skin off a ripe peach.  But she always looked her best.

So remember, if you see an outfit, or a hair style, tattoo, before you buy, ask, what would Ethel Merman do? 

I think you'll find yourself with answer of charm, poise and good taste.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Tallahassee Lassie or the Florida Flip

Portrait of Juanice Hagan of Tallahassee, Florida, 1969...

[Photo by Richard Parks]

Hairy Situation in Washington, DC

News out of Washington, DC that does not involve Donald Trump's hair.

Apparently, parts of the Washington, DC metro rail line have become so caked with layers of human hair that it presents a fire hazard.

Close-up of hair fibre accumulation

“I was flabbergasted — flabbergasted — at the amount of hair that’s in the Metro,” said Brian Sherlock, a safety specialist for Amalgamated Transit Union.

“Hair literally comes off of people and off of clothing and gets sucked up."

The hair gets sucked up into the tunnel, and collects on insulators that house the electric third rail. The felt-like lining is 1/8 inches thick in some places, and could pose a fire risk by trapping heat.

“The amount of debris is just beyond vulgar to think of,” Sherlock said.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

And the Password is....

Poseidon's Underworld has an adorable post filled with screen grabs of lots of glamorously coiffed dames that graced that game show back in those good old mid-century days. 

Here's but one of many you'll find.

I'm especially fond of Joan Fontaine's glorious Haddasah flip.


With Bu-Tee-Wave, there's no mess and no soaking your head for hours.

Source: Life (magazine) 26 April 1948

Friday, November 10, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Jet Set Wigs

Source: Published in Ebony, October 1966 - Vol 21, No. 12

100% human hair. All wigs accompanied by Certificate of Origin.