July 28, 2013
On Saturday, Aug. 10, Patrick Lomantini, a master stylist and owner of a salon in Wichita, Kan., will cut hair at Bel Air's Persona Salon & Spa to bring attention to and raise money for the animals at the Humane Society of Harford County. On this, his third annual tour, Lomantini will travel to all 50 states in 50 days to complete at least 50 haircuts per day to show his love and passion for saving the nation's homeless animals. It's expected to take 12 hours for Lomantini to complete 50 basic haircuts with appointments beginning at 9 a.m. and the last cut at 9 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling Persona at 410-569-0101.
December 14, 2011
Hairstylist Reggie Dowdy has found himself time and time again doing emergency hair repair on women whose tresses have been damaged by weaves and extensions. They come in with bald spots, also known as alopecia, and thinning hair caused by heavy weaves pulling at their scalps. Sometimes their real hair is so unkempt underneath the weave that it becomes matted and breaks off if they try to comb it. Or they break out in rashes because of the glue some stylists use to apply weaves. Dowdy doesn't oppose weaves and extensions — the hair practice makes up 50 percent of the business at his salon, Geometrics Hair Studio in Canton.
September 6, 2011
In addition to training about 5,000 men and women to become barbers and stylists over the last half century, Simon "Cy" Avara saved the careers of countless older colleagues who believed they were doomed by the Beatles. Mr. Avara opened his first hair academy in West Baltimore, where he grew up, in October 1960. In those days, male hair was short - low-maintenance, "Mad Men" hair - and American barbers, armed with clippers, kept it that way: crew cuts, buzz cuts and wiffles. Aside from minor mood swings here and there, American male hairstyles had not changed in a generation or two. But then the Beatles arrived, in 1963-64, and suddenly long hair was the rage.
August 11, 2011
The button-down gingham shirt was accented by a maroon paisley bow tie. Her loose-fitting black jeans slightly covered her black-and-white squared leather shoes. Felicia "Snoop" Pearson's nerd-chic ensemble, accented by geeky glasses, seemed almost red-carpet-ready when she exited Baltimore Circuit Court on Monday. But "The Wire" actress' duds were more likely a calculated legal move than a fashion statement. In fact, Pearson is among a growing list of celebrities who turn to stylists or high-end designers for spiffed-up makeovers when they land in court.
July 27, 2011
Are you a Daffodil Blonde, Sangria Red or Bronze Goddess Brunette? You can figure it out a Zen Head Salon, where stylists take a decidedly feng shui approach to hair color and style. The process of finding the best 'do for each customer at this Ellicott City salon starts with a consultation and a quick read of “Feng Shui Beauty,” by Bill Yamaguchi. Yamaguchi, owner of a salon in Carlsbad, Calif., is credited as the first stylist to relate feng shui to contemporary hairstyling.
October 15, 2010
Yes, it's real. And no, Stacy London is not getting rid of her signature gray streak of hair. She tried to do it once before, with disastrous results. London, co-host of the TLC series "What Not to Wear," is inundated with questions about the origins of her premature silver strands almost as much as inquiries from the fashionably challenged seeking couture counseling. When the former fashion editor of Vogue comes to Annapolis this weekend for the Westfield Style Tour, an event that features private consultations with professional stylists, including London, and discounted shopping, the raven-haired fashionista hopes to field questions that will lead to an end of common wardrobe missteps that many women make.