Disaster of Monumental Proportions

April 19, 2007

This week's celebrity hair challenge was a disaster of monumental proportions—I honestly almost fell off my stool a few times, which, granted, wouldn't have been hard considering that my ass barely fit on it.


I couldn't understand what the stylists were thinking. Did they forget what it's like to work in a salon? Hairstylists are bombarded every day with pages torn from magazines—you know you've gone there. The expectations may be unrealistic, just as they were on the show, but a real pro can home in on what is possible—adapting the cut and color so you emerge feeling fabulous even if you don't look exactly like Gisele or Gwen or Gwyneth.


Daisy spent 40 minutes hemming and hawing, looking like a deer caught in the headlights—then wildly attacked the model's hair and, in the frenzy, seemed to forget the goal. Real pros take a moment, consider the options, lay out a plan, and let the client have a say in what happens next.


They also don't, as Jim did, promise the world—like Donald Trump with scissors. If it sounds too good to be true, honey, then it is—and if you don't get out of that salon chair before they get their hands on you…well, you saw the horror of what can happen.

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