Hairstylist: (holds up some hair) “maybe about this much?”
Client: (horrified) “No, not that much.”
Hairstylist: “Did you know, there are different types of feathering?”
Client: “What do you mean?”
Hairstylist: “Everything depends upon how much you decide to have taken off, if you have your hair cut shorter, your hair will glide
smoother when you use the blow dryer and brush it. If you keep it longer, you will have an entirely different look and you will have
to use a curling iron and it will be more of a roll, than a feather.”
Client: “Will my hair look feathered like Farah‘s?”
Hairstylist: (smiling sweetly)“Yes, your hair can resemble Farah’s, if that is what you would like.”
At night all I could hear in my mind, were the words f-e-a-t-h-e-r-e-d or f-e-a-t-h-e-r-i-n-g, because, that is all I heard in the
daytime. Who invented that term anyway? I’ll tell you who, it was Jose Eber who gave Farah that infamous haircut for $500.00 a whack!
Feathers, if my memory recollects, has something to do with a bird, not hair! No offense Mr. Eber, but I’d like to know the connection
with birds to hair or feathers to hair? Was there a link to the terms featherbrain or birdbrain when styling the hair?
And so it went. What is the secret to feathering? Layering of course, then using the blow dryer and the use of a round brush to direct
the hair into the round look, moving away from the face. Afterwards, you glide your hair through the hair and presto, you are one
feathered baby! Feathering was considered an ultra smooth look. Look, at the Donald! He’s still “feathering” his hair! Speaking to
all hairstylists right now, wouldn’t we love to get our hands on his hair! He’s not about to give up his trademark look at this time
in his life! Even if we were to promise him, we could make him look at least a whopping ten years younger at that!
I for one, would love to see the eighties short coifs come back into style. It is remarkable the way a woman, stands out in a crowd
when she has a clever stylish haircut, and if you think about it, everyone remembers the lady with the short smart coif. They do not
remember the one who had her hair sloppily twined up in a hair comb or falling down her back. Which way would you like to be
remembered? We only have one chance to make that good first impression.