CALIFORNIA COVER CONTEST 2007 NEW!
LOVE IS IN THE HAIR
She designs 'dos for "I do's"
HAIRCUTS FROM THE HEART
LONG ON LOVE
Independent Journal, January 2004
IT TIME FOR YOU TO CREATE YOUR OWN WEB SITE?
OF THE BLONDE
REACHES NEW HEIGHTS
A VALENTINE ROMANCE HAIRSTYLE
Magazine, January 2001
Salon, October 2000
TRESSED FOR SUCCESS
Independent Journal, May 1995
Kathie Rothkop of Trico Salon in Petaluma, California, researched
one of the early eras of hairdressing (circa Louis XVI and his
mistress, Madame de Pompadour), she was inspired to recreate
fantasy versions of some of the fabulous "do's" of
the French Court.
her "Flower Tower," along with some of the trivia
Wig makers were already prominent, but it wasn't until women
of the French Court started hiring artists to adorn their hair
with ornamentation that paid, "professional" hairdressing
In 1767, more than 1,200 hairdressers were reported working
in Paris; a few years earlier, none.
It was common for these professional hairdos to reach four feet
in height, which caused severe backaches and awkward travel
to parties (in covered carriages).
With no firm-hold gels or hair sprays available, hairdressers
concocted their own "all natural" pomades to keep
their work in place.
One recipe: "Take some beef marrow and remove all bits
of skin and bone. Put it in a pot with some hazelnut oil and
stir well. Add a little essence of lemon. Bear grease can be
substituted for bone marrow."