Thursday, September 29, 2016

Whisker's Man's Best Friend

Nothing can reshape a face or add a dramatic look like whiskers. All facial hair styles, “Sideburns, Mustaches, Goatees and Full Beards" are determined by the natural growth pattern and density of our facial hair. 

Whiskers can be shaped and styled to cover a ruddy complexion, shorten a wide upper lip, add width to a narrow face, balance a large nose, soften or accent sharp features, cover a scare, strengthen a weak chin or cover a double chin, make receding hairlines less noticeable and add a mature look to a young face. Wearing facial hair can give you a mature, stylish, artsy, rugged, dashing, sexy, intelligent, friendly, decisive, bold, aristocratic and distinguished look. What more can I say about man's best friend___ whiskers?

If your up for a totally new look, before you start “sprouting whiskers” take a look at how many notable Hollywood actors use facial hair styles for the rolls they play and to enhance their personal appearance. Throughout his career Errol Fynn used a thin "mustache" to complement his angular features and a stylist small goatee for rolls as a dashing buccaneer. The handsome Clark Gable sported a shapely “chevron style” mustache to shorten his wide upper lip and full sideburns to frame his large ears.

A Goatee is a “stylish way” to cover a double chin or widen a narrow or weak chin and add a mature or artistic look. To give his boyish good looks a mature look Leonardo DiCaprio sometimes wears a mustache and goatee. When Johnny Depp added a  mustache and goatee for his roll as the swashbuckling pirate young men begin sporting his “style pirate look”.

Wearing facial hair is a quick way to add a mature look and balance facial features. To accent his angular chin Sean Penn often wears a stylish thin mustache and small goatee. Ashton Kutcher's baby face gets a mature rugged look with a close clipped beard. To keep it up use a clipper on the closest setting twice a week and shave around the edge to accent the shape.

For a Wild West Style Sam Elliott let his thick whiskers grow and shaped into a classic handlebar mustache. And Viggo Mortenson sports a full mustache with wide lip goatee both popular western styles. Both of these styles were considered stylish for the time. If you’re the urban cowboy type or the real deal either of these stylish looks would be an excellent choice.

The Mustache in all sizes and shapes has always been a popular facial style. When the Beatles showed up sporting mustache's in the 70's the mustache was introduced to the next generation. Most would agree that Tom Selleck’s trade mark mustache is widely considered the gold standard among mustached celebrities.  Jack Black puts on a happy face and gives his round features a slimmer and stylish look with a mustache. Sporting a Stache’ can be a "stylish way” to cover a wide or narrow upper lip and also balance both large and small facial featured.

For those with thick breads and large and angular facial features wearing a Mustache and Goatee can add interest and make it less note worthy. To balance his large nose and add an artistic look Adrian Brody often sports a stylish Anchor shaped Mustache and Goatee.

For those receding hairlines and thick beards shaving or clipping hair super short with a (close clipped beard) is a stylish masculine look and helps make hair loss less note worthy. Action hero’s Bruce Willis and Jason Statham keep their hair and whiskers clipped close for their rugged tuff-guy image. Because the beard grows quickly you’ll need to use a styling clipper every other day for this ruff and tumbled look.

Wearing a shapely (full or close clipped) beard can be a handsome look for both young and older men. When a movie roll calls for a distinguished look Anthony Hopkins wears a full brushed beard. George Clooney’s close clipped beard (5 day growth) adds a rugged look and plays up his strong chin and jaw line. Blessed with movie star good looks and a thick beard to boot Mel Gibson often uses his whiskers for the many characters he portrays. 

Vote the sexiest man alive the handsome Sean Connery is well known for his stylish whiskers. To define the shape Sean has always colored his mustache and eye brows and wears full sideburns to mask his large ears. This secret agent is loaded with panache'.

If this is your first time growing whiskers you may be surprised to see it has grayed in spots. For some this can add a distinguished look. If you don't like the look you can use a eye brow pencil (use the same shade as your natural color) with a make-up brush to temporally cover over the gray spots or darken the edge to accent the shape. Because facial hair is course and resistant to hair dye its best to visit a salon colorist if you chose to use a permanent hair color. They can guide you through the process and select the best shade to match you natural color.

Are Whiskers Sexy? When asked, women for the most part say they like the look of men with facial hair as long as it was clean and well groomed. To keep those whisker's clean and soft to the touch avoid bar soap. Instead use a "shampoo and conditioner after to soften and moisturize the skin under it. If whisker's look or feel a bit dry or frizzy a dab of moisturizing styling cream or lotion will tame it. 

Because whiskers grow quickly it only takes 7-10 days of growth to get started. Shaving around the edge will keep looking clean while growing out. If you like the look of a close beard use a clipper on the closest setting twice a week for a 5 o'clock shadow look. At this point you can begin experimenting by removing the sides and keep a  mustache or include the chin whiskers for an artsy goatee. If you’re up for totally new look grow your beard out for week or so and visit a salon / barber hair stylist to find the best style for your unique face shape, facial features and personality.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

George Caroll Hair Salon For Sale


George Caroll
Toluca Lake Hair Salon for Sale
Amazing stories and a tremendous track record will go to the lucky buyer of this legendary hair salon. It opened in 1969 and has remained the passion of an award-winning stylist all this time. Located within minutes of the Disney, Warner Brothers and Universal Studio's, the salon has catered to loyal San Fernando Valley customers and steady entertainment clients for decades.

With 10 stylist stations, two manicure tables and private styling room spread across a two-story townhouse, that feels like Hollywood movie studio. The owner has made many television appearances over the years on home shopping networks, promoting his own line of hair care products and styling accessories. He was one of the first celebrity stylists to make regular appearances on QVC.

The salon is move-in ready for a new owner wanting to put a fresh face on an established winner. There are currently 9 commissioned stylists whom the owner anticipates will remain in place upon a change of ownership. The asking price $54,000 includes all fixtures and equipment, hair color, back bar and retail inventory. If you’re looking for a long tradition of style success in a great location, this salon is perfect for your needs.

George Caroll / 818 903-9054
4448 Forman Avenue, Toluca Lake, CA 91602

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Ponytail / World's First Hair Style


The statuesque Greek Goddess with her high flying Ponytail and sophisticated Chignon reminds us of the staying power of this simple classic hairstyle. The reason for its longevity is that the vast majority of women (75%) prefer wearing long hair and this simple up-do is suitable for any age, face shape and hair texture. You might say it’s the “work horse” of all hairstyles thus it has been appropriately named “The Ponytail”.

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Take a cue from these celeb red carpet moments to upgrade your ponytail from gym staple to stunning style essential. The ponytail is often the hairstyle of choice for many time challenged celebrities and fans alike. Stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Scarlett Johansson, Kate Beckinsale, Angelina Jolie, and many more have been seen with this classic hairstyle in one form or another on the red carpet.

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Its such a classic style that it never grows old and its versatility is endless. It can be arranged to look messy, sexy, sleek, knotted, frizzy, braided, rockin, casual, romantic, sporty and seductive looking.  The Pony Tail and Chignon is a great look for anyone who’s short on time and when arranged for a dressy look is suitable for any occasion. If you’re looking for an easy any time hairstyle that’s always fashionable and never out of style, pull your hair back (high or low) and this timeless classic is good to go. Can't grow your hair...need extra length buy a clip-on ponytail.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Famous Hairlines / Hair Restoration

Some Hairlines Are Headlines

Celebrity hairlines has become a hot topic in the tabloid's in recent years. When Sir Elton John had his hairline restored the tabloids read; “Tonsorial Wizard Grows Hair on Rock Man”. Elton is perhaps the most famous hair restoration / transplant recipients. He underwent a series of replacement procedures after becoming fed-up with years of wearing toupees and wigs. 

Hollywood heartthrob Mel Gibson had his thinning and receding hairline restored. Today he is the proud owner of a full head of hair. While Mel has not publicly admitted to having had a hair transplant, he is not the first celebrity to undergo this hush-hush procedure. Kevin Costner known for his movie star good looks has always had a thin head of hair. Not liking the way his thinning crown looked on film and spending thousands of dollars having it “digitally added” in the editing room Kevin is said to have been consider the real deal with a hair restoration procedure. 

Jokes about hair loss are as old as dirt, but not as old as rocks. Two famous comedians, Tom Arnold and Dennis Miller are the first to tell you they’ve had it done and that it was a “hair razing experience”. Both look much younger with thicker hair and lower hairline.
Known for their handsome boyish good looks both Mathew McConaughue and Jude Law showed early signs of hair loss. Both have spent thousands of dollars on hair loss treatments to slow the process. Mathew  finally settle for the real deal “a hair replacement procedure” and it looks totally natural even up close.
Hair Restoration is not just reserved for film and television stars. Politicians, fashion designers, musicians even top business executives now recognize the importance of hair to their image. Move Stars John Travolta and John Cleese filled in there fading hairline for a youthful looking hair style and you can also. Recent medical breakthroughs and lower costs has made what was once an expensive procedure affordable for anyone. 

Having had this procedure myself and can tell you first hand it was painless and well worth the expense. Hair restoration is a simple out patent procedure that involves hair follicles being taken from the back and side of the head, where hair is naturally thickest and resistant to loss, and inserted seamlessly into the thinning spots for a totally natural look even up close.  
With today’s modern technology, it's now possible to do something about it male hair loss. Hopefully, this information will help you to make a decision or at least gives you a starting point for your personal search. My procedure was done here in Hollywood by world's foremost hair restoration specialist, Dr. Michael Elliott. For more information see

Monday, June 27, 2016

Tax Deductable HairCut



With the high cost of salon  and barber styling visits today the vast majority of American's can’t afford to have their hair styled on a regular basis. I have the solution, how about a tax deductible hair cut? It would jump-start the economy, stimulate the beauty industry and improve America's face value.

A $250 per year (tax deduction) for grooming would go a long way to cover the cost for this healthy personal care service the professional beauty industries provide. It’s much more than a hairdo or an accessory to fashion. As the saying goes, when you look good, you feel good, it’s the essence of what we professional's provide.


Research has shown that only a small percentage of the population can afford to visit a salon. As a result the vast majority of people have never experienced what a salon visit can do to build confidence and improve their appearance both physically and emotionally. .Think of what this would do to stimulate the economy and help every American afford to look their best.

Many of you reading this thought provoking beauty blog may get a "few giggles" out of it, but people in the public eye and entertainment industry have been deducting personal care services for years, legally. And many corporations require their employee's to look well groomed at their own expense and hair styling is an expensive part of that.

We've been getting clipped for years, isn’t it time for a trim?
How about a tax deductible haircut !!!

4448 Forman Ave, Toluca Lake, CA 91602

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Beautiful Hair Color Inspired by Art

It's a Brave New Colorful World!
Hair styling has evolved into a "LIVING ART FORM" and "Alternative Hair Color" is leading the way. There was a time when hair color was mainly used to cover up the signs of aging hair. Today its no longer "does she or doesn't she". Instead its (wow) what amazing beautiful hair color. Take a look at what creative salon stylist's / colorist's around the globe are showing.  # Click on style pictures for enlarged view.



George Caroll
Hair Styling Studio
Beautiful Hair Color, Cuts and Styles
Toluca Lake, CA / Tel: 818 980-3210818 980-3210
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