Happy 4th of “Hair” Day!!

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On the eve of the 4th of July I thought I would dedicate my post to the some Americans that have great hair or have influenced the hair world!!!

 

 

 

 

Chris McMillan

Chris McMillan: McMillan is responsible for creating “The Rachel” haircut that was on everyone from Jennifer Aniston to a housewife. He remains Jennifer Aniston’s mane man, however has evolved from that layered haircut and creates some beautiful hairstyles now that are very feminine and have a laid back California style. His most recent hair success was creating Michelle William’s pixie haircut.

 

 

 

 Ted Gibson: Gibson is one of the most influential stylists of our time. He made a huge buzz when his haircuts at his NYC Flatiron salon became $950! Women still flocked to have him do their hair. He creates ultra feminine styles that seem effortless but high in glamour. He has moved on from just being a stylist to creating an entire brand, however he still remains humble and leaves his stamp on every women he touches.

Scott J.

Scott J: Scott started out as an apprentice in a Long Island salon and has now 3 Aveda/NYC salons and is one of the few Aveda platform artists. His salons and career are highly regarded in the Aveda network and amongst his peers. He has created salons that cultivate young talent and allow them to thrive.

 

 

 

 

 Sally Hershberger: Sally is famous for creating the Meg Ryan shag haircut. She has a very cutting edge style, however with a mix of beachy California cool-an ode to her roots. Her NYC salon is one of the most sought have salons and bodes a very long waiting list. She also partners with Chris McMillan and works at his salon in California. She is a huge influence in the hair world and has been able to create a product line and brand amongst all her male counter parts. I have such respect for Sally and her style.

 

 

 

HAPPY 4th OF JULY everyone!!!! I hope you celebrate with bbq’s, fireworks and great hair!!!!!

xoxo Jessina

The Art of Hair

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The Art of Hair

This weekend I saw the new Ice-T documentary “The Art of Rap: Something from Nothing”. The documentary discusses the origins of rap/hip-hop and what inspires each artist and how they influence the musical culture.

It got me thinking of “The Art of Hair”. There are so many stylists that have gone thru the hair world that have left a large imprint in the way men and women look. I can go as far back as the 17th century and mention the hairdresser Champagne. He was history’s first “coiffeur” and designed signature looks for royalty and aristocrats. Lets move on to Kenneth Battelle. He was famous for giving Jackie Kennedy her bouffant and created a very structured but feminine look. And of course when discussing famous stylists only one name comes to mind and that is the late, great Vidal Sassoon. Vidal was an amazing stylists that looked at hair as shapes and created geometric styles that are still part of the hair culture today. He made it ok for women to have shorter & interesting hairstyles that still looked feminine and made women feel like rockstars. Vidal has been a great influence on me and is the main reason why I have been moved into working in the hair world and even the way I look today. You see his signature Mia Farrow pixie even to this day on celebrities like Michelle Williams and Ginnifer Goodwin. While it is a month later I still want to say that Vidal Sassoon was one if not the only greatest stylist, whose vision and passion for making beautiful hair will be missed but admired and replicated for years to come.

So when thinking about hair you have to remember that your stylist is a true artist. To look at someones head and help them realize what cut or color would work for them is a true art form. You have to know color, shapes and how the person wants to maintain their hair. You can influence someones mood or personality just by their hair. I love hair and love to make people happy and I hope with my postings every week I can help guide you towards the look you want or maybe the look you never knew you wanted. Because happy clients are the best clients!

Jessina