I’m as free as my hair.

Posted in Celebrities on September 26th, 2012 by Reagan

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I love this behind the scenes video of Gaga’s Vogue cover shoot. I’ve loved her “Hair” song so much over the last year and a half, but haven’t been able to find a video that could be posted on my blog until now. I love the hair pieces, wind machines, and light heartedness of the video. And most of all, I love how hair gives you such an endless way to express yourself!

I’m as free as my hair!

Wigs for a styling event

Posted in News on December 7th, 2011 by Reagan

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Last month my salon participated in an event in Brooklyn for stylists and colorists. Some platform work was done (cutting and styling), and the owners of my salon both had their work showcased (one for color, one for wigs). We spent a few weeks working our fingers to the bones on the wigs my boss, Larry, designed. He is really an artist and it is so fun to learn from him. He comes up with these ideas, and works with us between clients, asking for our advice and welcoming any ideas. It’s so great to make such beautiful pieces as a team!

This is literally a swimming cap that he hammered spikes into. He carved out one side and added diamonds, and the other side is wiry braided extensions.

Here are some wefts I turned into wide, thin fishtails that we never ended up using.

I only worked on this beautiful braided mess for a little bit. It is braids of all different shapes, sizes and textures. Some are uniform, some are uneven and messy. There is also rope in there and some of the hair has been burned. I tried it on and it was so heavy and cool feeling. It is kind of a modern artsy take on the Victorian era.

I helped make this wig earlier in the year for a different shoot. I sewed approximately one million wefts of extensions including the blue and yellow/green ones. It’s actually a normal wig turned inside out with extensions sewn underneath. The feathers are actually a trimming from Mood that we made look like a cap. This wig was hard work, but my boss had a completely new vision for it with this event. I got to wrap and set it in perm rods, which we all know I love to do!

Here is the final product at the event. I wish I had some closer shots of each piece!

I love this one so much. It looked perfect on the model.

Work friends, hooray!

Sometimes it’s so nice to do some non-traditional work like this. I gets that creativity flowing!

Nicki Minaj

Posted in Celebrities, News on September 20th, 2011 by Reagan

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What do you guys think about Nicki Minaj? I saw her at the Betsey Johnson show last week and I love her. I think it’s so fun, all the wig wearing in the music industry these days. Wigs are so expensive, but I hope fab wigs can trickle down to us common folk so that I can enjoy some temporary colorful hugeness. Thanks to Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj for being so gutsy with their style!

(Plus did you see Nicki Minaj on SNL last year with Jesse Eisenburg? They were hilarious in the Bride of Blackenstein sketch!)

PS the Tony Hair Tutorial was supposed to be posted today, but Jake decided he wanted to edit it again. Sorry! It’s coming soon!

[Photography: J. Breinholt]