Archive for April, 2009

Some big hair art

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

The International Fantasy Hair Competition, held in Manchester, NH, is about turning hair into art. But as it turns out, this isn’t just a beauty show but a good cause too. All proceeds for the night went to the New Hampshire Food Bank.

Stylists compete to make what look like the most absurd hair hats they can dream up. And the prizes range from $1000 to $7500. But the real work is done perhaps by the models, whom say the main ingredient for them is “Pain. Lots and lots of pain,”. And i guess its understandable. Melody Longobardi, 26, was forced by the 3-foot cherry tree on her head to stand at a 45-degree angle.

Grand prize winner was stylist Kevin Carter for his “Proud Peacock,” which involved actual feathers to look like the bird itself. And the model of his winning creation was Amaris Brown.

For more information and photos go to: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jtTsMmQk_G9fJuyBisdqlC7V7LhwD97RGC8O0

Britney’s Hair Ripping Show

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

I suppose one never can guess what might happen in the presence of Ms. Spears. Especially when it comes to her hair. And her most recent act was certainly as surprising to her as it was to us.

During her most recent Circus tour stop in Oakland, California the star was laying on a chaise lounge during one song, preparing for the next acrobatic stunt. Her dancer, suspended above, picked her up to come into the air with him. However one of her hair extensions was stuck to the chair she’d been lounging on, ripping the hair out of her head on her way up.

Despite how incredibly painful it must have been, Britney kept her composure.

To see the YouTube Video go to: http://www.kansascity.com/stargazing/story/1163544.html

Relay For Life

Monday, April 27th, 2009

The sixth annual Yucaipa Relay for Life will be held on May 9 and 10 at the Yucaipa Community Park. For those of you who don’t know about this event, it is a family friendly overnighter hoping to raise money to support the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving missions.

Not only are they hoping to raise money, but awareness and strength to cancer survivors and fighters. Survivors can register to win all kinds of prizes and new survivors will receive a 2009 Medal. This event is all about empowering cancer survivors and celebrating their lives. Locks of Love will also be there. Anyone with a minimum of 6 inches of hair can donate it to make wigs for cancer patients. And the those who donate will be treated to a free styling.

Entertainment:

  • Check out Cookie Lee and the Discovery Shop
  • Massages
  • Teen Pulse
  • Belly dancing, salsa and line dancing demonstrations
  • Food Court: hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwursts, potato salad, pretzels, funnel cakes, fresh squeezed lemonade and sodas from Carl’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Maui Wowi, Pop and Mama’s Organic Kettle Corn.
  • Midnight Movie Marathon: The teams are even planning to show movies starting at midnight so bring your PJ’s and favorite blanket.
  • Live Jazz Music

There is fun for everyone. For more information or to donate visit www.relayforlife.org/yucaipaca or call Debby Lowe at 534-2571.

If you are a survivor and want to register for prizes call Traci McAughty 446-2856 or Debby Lowe 534-2571.

http://www.newsmirror.net/articles/2009/04/24/news/doc49f09ebcd43b7648437744.txt

Check online for events like this near you.

Hogan Hair

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

When I was little I was terribly afraid of Hulk Hogan. He was what my nightmares consisted of. And when I think about it now, it makes perfect sense. Because 1. I didn’t know he was human. I thought for sure “That’s what Satan must look like.” and 2. I didn’t know his act was fake, or that his show was for entertainment. I thought it was a glimpse, like a news broadcast, of what Satan had recently been up to or whom he’d been beating up.

Now in my later years, and thanks to his reality TV show, I realize he is just a lovable, over-protective, goober of a dad. Who wears neon Speedos and gets hair extensions, yes hair extensions. But the hair thing is a new development. His Ex wife used to color his hair that ever-glowing snow white he is known for. But since they split he had to do it himself, which didn’t go so successfully. Causing what very little hair he had left to fall out of his tan scalp, he has resorted to extensions! Ive heard that he is hoping to have a comeback in his career. If that’s the case perhaps he should have kept the extensions a secret. It’s gonna be hard for him to get his fellow wrestlers to take him and his hair seriously!

For more Hulk gossip go to: http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/specialevent/wrestling/2009/04/what_i_learned_about_hulk_hoga.html

Best and worst hair

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Totalbeauty.com has put together a list of the best and worst hair cities in America. The list is built off a number of variables collected from each city’s annual reports, to determine which cities have the best conditions for beautiful hair. And it includes: humidity levels, pollution, rainfall, wind speeds, water hardness, demographics and the number of beauty salonsper capita. To find out if your city falls into the best or worst category, see below.

Best Hair Cities:

1. Santa Barbara

2. Honolulu

3. San Diego

4. Anchorage Alaska

5. San Francisco

6. New York

7. Miami

8. Los Angeles

9. Denver

10. Boston

11. Chicago

Worst Hair Cities

1. Corpus Christi, Texas

2. Olympia, Washington

3. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

4. Las Vegas, Nevada

5. Phoenix, Arizona

6. Pensacola, Florida

7. Fresno, California

8. Houston, Texas

9. Tucson, Arizona

10. New Orleans, Louisiana

11. Cincinnati, Ohio

12. Albuquerque, New Mexico

13. Eugene, Oregon

Matter of Trust – Cutting hair for a cause

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Earth Week is coming up very quickly. April 20-24th. And this year we are bringing something special to your attention. Are you in need of a hair cut? Because nearly 100 Paul Mitchel Schools across the U.S. are participating in a hair donation for a special cause. Come in to one of these locations and get your hair cut for just $10-$15. Your hair, along with all the other hair they collect, will be donated to a non-profit organization called Matter of Trust.

Matter of Trust uses recycled hair to make products used to soak up spilled oil. They have been doing this for 7 years now and will take human hair of any type. Straight, curly, processed or not. Some of their products include these mats. [picture above] Which were used onshore in San Francisco after the container ship Cosco-Busan collided with a pylon of the Bay Bridge in 2007 and spilled thousands of gallons of bunker fuel. Another product they call “booms,” which are made by stuffing hair clippings into donated nylon stockings and are used to help ring spills into a confined area.

But Matter of Trust doesn’t just want your hair. They are looking for innovative ideas on how to perfect their production processes. Currently they use clothes dryers to matte the hair. There are special machines available, but they are extremely expensive and come with no resources for repairs and replacement parts. So if the machine breaks, its useless. So, if you have special knowledge or possible ideas on hot to matte large quantities of hair, they’d love to hear from you!

Matter of Trust Facts:

  • It takes about a pound of recycled hair to make a hair mat that’s a foot square and half an inch thick.
  • A square foot mat can soak up a quart of oil. And can be rung out and reused 100 times.
  • Each of the Paul Mitchell Schools can yield as much as 5 pounds of hair a day.

To learn more please visit: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2009/04/16/recycled-hair-made-into-mats

Paul Mitchel Schools: http://www.paulmitchelltheschool.com/pmsp/

Matter of Trust: http://www.matteroftrust.org/

Supermodel Horses

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

If you think your eyes are playing tricks on you, they’re not. You are in fact looking at horses with glamorous hairdos. And they’ve not been photoshopped either.

Courtesy of Australian advertising photographer Julian Wolkenstein, these photos recently hit the web in full force. To help get the horses camera ready, Wolkenstein enlisted the magical powers of celebrity hairstylist Acacio da Silva.

Neither having worked much with horses in the past, each customer took several hours. And while the horses seemed to enjoy the grooming part, the camera and lights were not as thrilling to them.

When asked about the purpose of this project, Wolkenstein said “It is important to do personal projects just for fun, not to sell anything, but just to remind you why you make images, but mostly, and simply, to make you smile,”

Well it certainly made me smile. But I am wondering if it isn’t silly projects like these that are causing the rise in horse tail thefts in farms across the country!

http://www.koaa.com/wacky_stories/x1631172590/Whoa-Horses-get-hair-extensions

For more information on horse tail thefts visit: http://www.donnabellahair.com/wordpress/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=351

I’m not a believer

Monday, April 13th, 2009

These days it seems that every celebrity has come out with a product or two. But Jessica Simpson, shes got a whole list. With everything from clothes to handbags to fragrances and now hair extensions. Offering fans the possibility of obtaining her famous cascade of champagne colored curls.

However it has been said that Jessica’s line of hair is made of Kanekalon Vibralite® mod acrylic fiber, and to those whom do not own their own line of extensions, that is the phony, plastic looking, synthetic hair.

Now, I hate to be the one to state the obvious, but I will anyways. I have never seen Jessica sporting hair that looks anything but expensive and polished down to every curl. In fact it has been said that she often spends up to $2500 dollars on her own head of hair. So it becomes hard for me to believe that she herself would ever wear her own line. And well, if the creator isn’t a believer, then its hard for me to be as well.

In home Hair Extensions

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009


Too busy to get into the salon these days? Have no fear, Goddess Hair Extensions is a mobile salon whos stylists are known for coming directly to your place to make you beautiful, at whatever time is convenient for you. It may seem a little strange, but afterall having your pizza delivered has been a popular service for many years now, so why not have your hair delivered too?

They offer a free consultation and quote in your home to help you understand extensions and make the best choice for your hair. And you don’t have to go anywhere!

Goddess Hair Extensions covers Emerald, Belgrave, Monbulk, Cockatoo, Lilydale, Upwey, Tecoma. Look around in your area for salons willing to or specializing in bringing the service to your home.

For more information on Goddess Hair Extensions go to: http://www.senews.com.au/story/72545

Unhappy Horse Tales

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Or should I say a unhappy horse tails? Allow me to explain. Several recent incidents have occurred in farms across the country, which involve thieves lopping off the hair from the horses tails and manes. Strange but true.

Perhaps the weirdest part of all is that the exact reason for such a crime is unknown. Although there are many possible motives. Here are just a few they have come up with:

1. Financial gain: horse show rules allow for hair extensions. and horse hair extensions cost between $150-$600. [same price for human hair extensions done in salons.]

2. Manufacturing: Horse hair is used for a number of different products. Like making belts, hat bands, tail extensions, violin bows. Although for such, the manufacturers usual buy the hair in bulk from china. And it is unlikely they would buy such a small quantity from an individual.

3. Shortage of hair: Many slaughterhouses in the U.S. have been shutdown. Perhaps causing a new demand for horse hair.

You will be happy to know that no horses were hurt during this recent crime spree or during the writing of this article. Unless you think bad hair dos are painful. To read more on these hair thieves please go to the following sites:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2009/04/weird-crime-horse-tail-theft.html

http://www.whmi.com/news/article/8119