Sunday, March 28, 2010

If you're looking for a new look, try what everyone else is wearing.

Posted by Melissa Colabella

The Pompdour - it's no longer reserved for hipsters and Elvis-lookalikes. Most every model in most every men's magazine is sporting this iconic 50's style. Classic, yet updated hair-styles remain the trend for 2010 as we see more textured takes on a variety of classic cuts like the "caesar", the Mad-men-esque overlapping side parts, and the rockabilly pompadour.

Want to grow out your messy crop and go modern classic? Details magazine recently published a great article on how to pull off the Pompadour. Done right, you can avoid looking like Rhianna.

How to Pull Off the Pompadour

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Maxim Gem - Timeline of Hollywood Hairpieces

Posted by Melissa Colabella

What to do when you've lost your hair? Cut it short? Shave it off? Don a comb-over? Wear a hairpiece? 

Our friends at Maxim have shared with us an interesting piece about some famous pieces. These guys endure constant media scrutiny and have chosen to go for the wig whether out of vanity, personal preference or job necessity. 

Maxim Special- Hollywood Hairpieces

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hair You Won't Find At Trumans

Posted by Melissa Colabella

It's not that our stylists aren't capable of pulling these off - we'd just like to think that our styling expertise prevents us from doing so. For your viewing pleasure, here are some notable hairstyles you won't see at Truman's:

Monday, March 1, 2010

My GQ Rebuttal

By Melissa Colabella

I was quite taken aback by  Adam Sachs’ article, ‘How To Choose a Barber”,  featured in the archives of GQ’s style section. 

He asks, “How do we not have robots to do this?” This comment made me wonder if Mr. Sachs has ever had a bad haircut because if he had, he would not suggest we replace hairstylists and barbers with machines. 

His first golden rule: “He should, first of all, be a he.” We at Truman’s, and the apparently the readers of GQ who commented on this article, do not agree. Not to discount our talented male barbers, of course, but I can’t think of a good reason why a man would ever make such an assumption. One respondent commented on his female barber’s attention to detail. Another reader suggested that we not stereotype women’s ability, especially if she’s the “creative” type. And another says “the best hair cutters actually treat your hair like an artistic medium.” 

This got me thinking about what sort of creative hobbies our talented female stylists employ in their free time. I asked three of our stylists if they had any creative talents other than creating hair-masterpieces. Lorraine knits on her free time. Annie creates hand made jewelry for her own jewelry line, Ann Siam. And 
Patricia used to design and sell vintage clothing for designers. 

Hmmm….Adam Sachs we anticipate your call and look forward to booking you with any of our female stylists the next time a robot screws up your lines.