SALON CONFIDENTIAL: Crazy for you Farrah

Posted: June 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

I’m excited today to write my blog and I have a few little gems for you that I hope you’ll share with all your family and friends. Today I’ve got a story, a song AND a recipe!

Some of you may remember the hit show Charlie’s Angels starring the beautiful Farrah Fawcett. She was every man’s heart throb, myself included. I was CRAZY for Farrah! Not only was she drop dead gorgeous, but she had an iconic hairstyle, to the point that every woman wanted to look like her…maybe even be her. As a hairdresser I had the opportunity to create “Farrah” look-a-likes on a daily basis. Not only was this a great money maker, it was also a very fun hairstyle to do, and I prided myself at being able to do it very well.

It was such a “craze” that News Day, one of New York’s daily newspapers, dedicated its first color edition to have a spread of Farrah Fawcett on the cover. Let me explain, by cover spread I mean the front and back page of the paper opened up to expose a large full color image of this beauty with her coveted hairstyle. Dots followed the frame of her face so that you could cut it out and try her hairstyle on. I am wondering if any of you New Yorker’s remember this edition?

Here’s my story and I’m sticking to it! (Don’t forget to share this with your friends and family)

I’m on the floor at Sassoon in New York and looking out the window onto Madison Avenue I see a woman walking towards the salon with the cut out newspaper picture of Farrah taped to her head. “OH MY GOD, IT’S MY CLIENT!” is all I could think.. Seriously? This woman is strutting down the avenue with a newspaper taped to her head! You can’t make this shit up! Every hairdresser in the salon was dying laughing as she confidently asked for me! I had to keep a straight face and endure the consultation, all the while agreeing that she would look “just like Farrah” in her new hairstyle.

As I styled her hair, she expressed how she had been feeling lonely and blue and that she felt like her husband would leave her for somebody new. So now let me ask you……(lightbulb goes off in my head) didn’t Willie Nelson write a song about this for Patsy Cline?

It’s fascinating to me how these iconic hairstyles leave such an impression in the industry. Here we are In 2014, and we are doing an updated version of this same hairstyle. “My hats off to you” Farrah and I’m still “CRAZY for you”.

So, we’ve got the story and the song… for your recipe!

Joseph’s Fast & Easy Pasta Fagioli (otherwise known as fazool):

1 can of cannellini beans (drained)
1 can of kidney beans (drained)
1small yellow onion, chopped
1 large head of escarole- torn into bite size pieces
1 head of garlic- sliced
1 pound of ditalini pasta
1/3 cup of olive oil
1-1/2 cups of chicken broth
1-1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp red pepper flakes
Fresh grated Romano cheese to taste.

Boil the pasta and drain. Sauté garlic and onion in olive oil. Once onions are clear, mix in both cans of beans. Add chicken broth, escarole, salt and red pepper into mixture and simmer till escarole is tender. Pour over pasta and top with grated Romano cheese. Enjoy with a glass of wine!


And when you share this blog with your friends and family I will toast a glass of wine to you!

  1. Art says:

    Good story. You definitely can’t make this shit up!!!!!

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