Salon Eccentrics

December 1, 2011

After 30 years of standing behind the chair, the board of directors has given me approval to work in the salon in a way that also works for me. It’s a strange concept. Those in the salon industry are service providers and most years there is no shortage of service to provide. I think our […]

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The higher the hair, the closer to heaven

April 21, 2011

Another week in the trenches. It was like Christmas, Kwanza, New Years Eve, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah and the entire month of June all rolled into one big mombo event. The rapture is upon us my friends, and NO ONE wants to get plucked up for heaven with a hair don’t on their head. The salon was […]

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Check. Checkmate

April 18, 2011

Sometimes don’t you look at people and their hair and compare them to Chess Pieces? Me too. If you think about it really hard you probably date, live next to, or work with a Rook, they are like the folks I see  Triathlons, they’re the sporty people. They look fabulous in their gear, but then you […]

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Shear Vanity

December 29, 2010

Okay, this is CRAZINESS. There was a woman in my chair recently;  we’ll call her ‘Betty’. She is concerned that i am shallow, since i frequently talk about vanity (mine and others) – I mean, come on, it’s my JOB. I love and encourage and embrace vanity. Without vanity, I might have become a meat […]

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Younger every day

December 29, 2010

I had a grandmother who not only was a beautician but she was elegant and magical. She could lift the spirits of her customers with a cocktail, a smile and her laughter. She was a smart dresser, a great cook, a fabulous entertainer, a wild driver and a lover of life. She would occasionally wake […]

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Put on your Seat Belt

December 28, 2010

Put your seatbelt on. I have a lot to say. How crazy has life become? We are becoming more and more removed from human contact and hand-shake agreements. Life seems to be about electronics and SPEED now. Remember the old days when you just took a pill to move faster ? Remember when hi-tech was carrying […]

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Hair Traffic Control

December 27, 2010

Another airport. Another adventure. I sat across a computer charging bar from a young man I’ll call Bob Jr. he sat in the very center of the bar, perfectly positioned with his legs spread wide, leaving no room for anyone to sit on the 5 other stools. He was hunched over, jaw set, possibly drooling, […]

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Fart Day

December 24, 2010

Around these parts, 7 days is just not enough time to fit in all the beauties who wish to be further beautified or simply maintain their beauty. Long ago the 8th day was implemented at hair world. I applied for a special permit I found on the back of a match book and after taking […]

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'my dawgs are killing me', still

December 24, 2010

Well well, don’t we all come out of the wood work for the critters? (It’s sort of like a bad break up or a death in the family. Everyone softens and has soooo much to say.) Loving and caring for animals is at last vogue. It used to be illegal to have cats or dogs […]

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Felony Hair

December 23, 2010

There was such a curfuffle over my last blog i feel the need to delve in deeper to the issue of Hair Crimes. I know a cop or two (i think the more proper C.Y.A. term would be ‘Officer’………………but if you are really drunk and you happen to say ‘ossifer’ and he/she likes your hair, […]

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