Whittemore House Movie

Posted in News on October 11th, 2012 by Reagan

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A few months after I started at Whittemore House, we filmed this movie to tell the story of the salon. You think you’re going in to any old salon to get your hair done, but crazy things happen in that place! I had fun playing the part of the waitress, a color client, one of the leg ladies, and a dancing girl in the mirror. It’s fun to remember the two days of filming and how silly we all got by the end of the second day.


Also, Hey Anna and Rubi!

NYFW: Backstage at Joseph Abboud SS 2013

Posted in Products on September 7th, 2012 by Reagan

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For a number of reasons, I don’t do backstage hair at NYFW too often, but I was asked by Larry Raspanti (Whittemore House Salon co-owner) to join the hair team for Joseph Abboud SS 2013 and I just couldn’t say no. The inspiration was a little bad boy, a little 1950s Americana, a little just jumped out of the shower wet look.

We slicked the sides of the hair back until it was tight against the skin, and had the front and top looking like they’d run their fingers through their hair while wet. We took tiny sections of the hair and covered the roots completely with wax before combing and shaping the look, finishing off with hair spray and loads of shine spray to keep it looking wet. I think we each went through about two jars of wax by the end of the show!

The chaos of backstage just after the models left to get lined up….

Here are two of the models I worked on.

Bryce Mathias with Ford Models

Demy Matzen

More backstage..

The show was at the New York Public Library which was a beautiful venue. The runway was a in the shape of a square with a symphony in the center that the models walked around. I love runway shows for how much of a presentation they have become. It’s not only inspiring to see beautiful work by the designer, hair and make up team, but to also be entertained by all the other effects, music and lighting.

Here are some of the products we used.

Wetting down the hair with the foundation mist, prepping each section with the Pomade, and finishing off with the superfine strong (which is the strongest hair spray I’ve ever used.

It’s quite difficult to find the original source of photos for these events with all the cameramen around. If any of these photos are yours, please notify me and I’ll credit you properly!

Whittemore House featured in The Cut.

Posted in Press on September 3rd, 2012 by Reagan

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New York Magazine’s blog “The Cut” did a little write up about my salon last week. They interviewed my fellow stylists/colorists and myself about our beauty routine and called us “The Hot Girl Factory”. I don’t mind a description like that one single bit!

There’s a cool little slideshow of all my amazingly stylish Whittemore Teammates, go here to see the photos and read the whole story!


Photos by Elizabeth Lippman

Story by Christina Han

PS I’m wearing this lipstick in the picture.

CASTING CALL models and extras for Whittemore House Salon video shoot on April 17 and 18th

Posted in News on April 6th, 2011 by Reagan

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Hey everyone! My salon is doing a video shoot in the next few weeks and there will be an open casting call tomorrow! Hope to see you there! Details below:

CASTING CALL models and extras for Whittemore House Salon video shoot on April 17 and 18th.  PLEASE come to 45 Grove street on APRIL 7th between 3pm and 8pm.

-Contact and Directions-

New Salon and HDOF Anniversary.

Posted in News on March 11th, 2011 by Reagan

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There has been so much that I’ve wanted to talk to you all about! I’m really pretty excited to share the news!

Last month I started at Whittemore House in the West Village as a stylist. I’d love for you to come in for a cut and see my new place. It’s a beautiful salon and I’m so excited to be there.

Next up, April marks the one year anniversary of Hairdresser On Fire! I am cooking up some different ideas on how to celebrate, but I keep thinking a big giveaway with my favorite products would be the best way to thank you all for coming back and supporting the blog. Your emails and comments are so fun to read through, and your participation in the blog means so much to me. I’m proud of the growth of this blog throughout the year, even though I haven’t always been completely on top of it. Let’s celebrate and look forward to another great year!

How would you like to celebrate? What are you looking for on HDOF? More tutorials? More product discussions?