Raymond Bessone A.K.A. Mr Teasy-Weasy was the first TV hairdresser and kick-started the concept of celebrity stylists. He was born in London Soho in 1911 and worked hard in his father’s barbershop, mastering his craft before opening his own salon in exclusive Mayfair. In my view he was a sculptor of sorts as he created most […]
Founder of Nina's Hair Parlour, UK's 1st Vintage makeup and hair salon. Expert colourist, hairdresser, educator and vintage hair styling specialist. Works in feature film, theatre and TV. Hair obsessed.
Today I’d like to talk about Permanent Waves A.K.A. The Perm. I am fundamentally against permanent waves as they are not permanent at all! 1970s and 80s were the decades when the perm had it’s biggest revival since 1917. Of course, I had my hair permed, as did my aunt, my neighbour and pretty much the […]
The following advice is given as a result of significant increase in poorly washed hair yours truly encountered in the recent years. ‘For the love o’ Gaaad!’ you cry. Wet your hair, shampoo twice, rinse, condition, dry, done. Sounds simple enough… but is it? Slapping a handful of shampoo and swirling it through your hair […]