Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Funny Stuff for the Styling Chair


If you’re not familiar with Steven Wright, he’s the world famous humorist. His off-beat mind sees things differently from most of us. Here are some of his observations that you can share with your clients for a few giggles.


I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Borrow money from pessimists – they don’t expect it back.

Half the people you know are below average.

99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.

82.7% of statistics are made up on the spot.


A conscience is what hurts when all of your other parts feel so good.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.
The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese

I almost had a psychic girlfriend, but she left me before we met
OK, so what’s the speed of dark? How do you tell when you’re out of invisible ink?

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.

Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now.

I intend to live forever. So far, so good.
If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends? 
Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.
What happens if you get scared half to death twice? 
My mechanic told me, “I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.”

Why do psychics have to ask your name? 
If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried. 
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. 
Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it. 

The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread. 
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research. 
The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
The sooner you fall behind, the more time you’ll have to catch up. 
The colder the X-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.

Everyone has a photographic memory; some just don’t have any film. 
If at first you don’t succeed, sky diving is not for you.
If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sir Mick Jagger / Star Hair Style

Drawing inspiration from the hair styles of our favorite stars and celebrities has become national past time. One star whose hair style has been on the must have list for ever is legendary rock star Mick Jagger. His full tousled hair style and rock star image is irresistible to ladies who are attracted to the wild side and quite the catch for those girls who go for the sensitive creative types.

TO GET THE LOOK: Are you never satisfied with the way your hair looks? If that’s the case, take a styling lesson from Mick Jagger and end your losing streak. Be forewarned, this tousled finger combed style is a "babe magnet". So be prepaid to take names and cell phone number when you show up with Mick's rock star hair style.  To get the look, let’s take it one step at a time; starting with a style cut and shaping.

LET’S SHAPE IT: To get the look, start with a face framing full contoured silhouette with hair stylishly over the collar. A few "love lock" dancing across the forehead puts a receding hair line stylishly under cover. This rock solid style cut looks great from all points of view, holds the shape as it grows and almost styles itself. With a few adjustments (trims) as it grows you can easily find the ideal length and shape for your Jagger style.

LET’S STYLE IT: To style, use a dab of shaping gel or mousse  or nothing at all. Just run either through damp hair and comb in place to dry au natural, or give it a quick blow dryer for a full tousled look. To turn up the sex appeal, when dry, add a dab of hair gel or hair polish through the top for shine and style support and you've got Mick Jagger’s star style.

Let's Add Accessories: What's a rock star hair style with out accessories. To get the total look add low cut slim fit jeans ( black or dark gray) with a contrasting rocker belt paired with a (slim-cut crew neck tee or dress shirt & tie) with colorful blazer... you've got the look. 

NOW, LET’S COLOR IT:  If you’re natural hair color is graying around the edge wash the gray away with a semi permanent light Auburn tint. After, a clear glaze seals-in the color and turns up the shine. To keep this youthful look the new growth is colored with every other style cut. It will take a little extra time and cost a few extra bucks but its a small price to pay for youthful look and all the attention you’ll get.

Mick's road tested rock solid hair style comes fully loaded with sex appeal and is sure to give you the style “satisfaction” you’re looking for. The face framing contoured silhouette, rock solid hair color and love lock dancing across the forehead is a babe magnet. You’re sure to get a positive reaction and drive the girls out of their heads when you show up on the dance floor a Mick Jagger “rock star” hair style.

For Mick Jagger’s star style,
visit the George Caroll Studio Style Salon
and make your hair shine like the stars

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wigs / Instant Hair Styles

Throughout history wigs have played a significant role in fashion. Depending on the era, wigs frequently were worn to demonstrate wealth or were associated with particular professions. Early Egyptian wigs were made with plant fibers, animal hair, or human hair cut from the heads of slaves. The Greeks and Romans also wore wigs for religious purposes, to show nobility and theatrical work. 

Today wigs are one of Hollywood's must have beauty accessories. Many actresses and celebrities have a wide range of custom shaped and styled wigs as part of their wardrobe; just look at Cher, Dolly Parton, Beyonce’, Lady Gaga and most notably Raquel Welch, the actress best known for her line of trendy high fashion wigs.


Unparalleled in comfort and natural appearance, the new Revlon Wig Collection provides a wide selection of styles while maintaining high quality standards. And Revlon's collection of wigs and hairpieces is now better than ever! They’ve improved on and renamed the most popular styles you know and love, plus added new trendy styles in both human and synthetic to round out the line. When considering purchasing a wig for the first time there are four things to consider: Style, Cap Size, Composition and Color. To narrow your search start with the length, texture and hairstyle. You may want to stick with a color or style you're familiar with or try a totally new color and style and have a hair stylist cut and shape it to fit your face shape and features.

As a Hollywood hair stylist I've always recommended having a custom shaped and styled wig as part of your wardrobe.  It's the best way to instantly change your hair style or hair color for any occasion. If you've always wanted to wear a short trendy hair style but were reluctant to cut your long hair, buying a short style is the perfect option. For others dealing with hair loss due to medical conditions wearing a wig can be a very emotional decision. Regardless of your reasons for investing in a wig making sure you’re wearing it properly can make all the difference. A visit to your hair stylist for a custom shaping and tips for care are well worth the time and investment.
Visit the George Caroll Toluca Lake Salon for custom wig styling



Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ellen DeGeneres / Star Hair Style

Drawing inspiration from the hair styles of our favorite stars and celebrities has become a national pass time. One star hair style is America ’s quintessential entertainer Ellen DeGeneres. Perhaps more then any Hollywood actress, Ellen has always made a point of wearing a versatile hair style for her time challenged life style. Ellen's trademark short easy breezy tousled style and buttery blonde hair color gives this Cover Girl a youthful stylish look in a grown up way.
TO GET THE LOOK: Are you looking for a shapely new hair style to complement your active "time challenged" life? If that's the case take a hair styling lesson from Ellen DeGeneres and watch heads turn when you show up looking ooh-so stylish and years younger. To get the look, let’s take it one step at a time; starting with a style cut and shaping.

To get the look, start with a contoured silhouette with brow brushing or picky bangs and feminine fringy collar length neckline. Say so long to bad hair days, this "wind blown" do' looks amazing from all points of view and almost styles itself. With a few adjustments (trims) as it grows you can find the ideal length and shape for your personal style.
LET’S STYLE IT: For style support start with a dab of mousse or shaping gel or nothing at all. Comb either through damp hair to dry au natural for a "get-dressed-in-a-dash" sort of way. Or give it a quick tousle with a blow dryer for a fluffy do'. After, add textured effects and  turn up the shine with a touchable finishing spray and your almost there.
LET’S ADD MAKEUP: What’s a star hair style without makeup and accessories? Ellen knows first-hand from her daily sessions in the makeup chair that many foundations can actually make you look overly made up and older looking. To create a youthful natural glow and flawless complexion Ellen starts Cover Girl ageless foundation. Followed with everything to make a Cover Girl glow (eyeliner, eye shadow, lash and brow mascara, pink lip gloss) and you’ve got the look. Top it off with a chic silk scarf, T-shirt, black blazer and jeans with high top tennis shoe’s and you've got the Cover Girl Look.
NOW, LET’S COLOR IT: If your hair has lost its luster and is beginning to gray around the edges give it a natural sun kissed look with a Buttery blonde tint for dimension and body. After, a clear glaze seals-in the color and turn up the shine. To keep it up, the new growth is tinted every six weeks. This extra step may cost a few dollars but it’s a small price to pay for a youthful look and all the attention you’ll get.
Ellen's shapely style looks amazing from all points of view and almost styles itself. Just comb and go or a quick blow dry and your ready for any occasion. The buttery blonde color has put the gray hair stylishly under cover and looks so natural it will have people wondering “Does she or doesn’t she”? The Cover Girl glow and ageless complexion has turned back the clock and pushed the style bar to the max. This perky wind blown’ do’ is sure to get rave reviews when you show up looking ooh-so chic and years younger in Ellen DeGeneres "easy breezy" Cover Girl style.
For Star Hair Styles visit the George Caroll Studio Style Salon in Toluca Lake
and make your hair shine like the stars.