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The following is from an article in the New York Times on January 8, 2019.

By: Linda Dyett

Among the few notable things about this year’s Golden Globes was that so many women dispensed with long curling-ironed hair or chignons or whatever other frippery and just chopped it. Saoirse Ronan had a lob, or “long bob,” styled by Ben Skervin. Claire Foy: mini-bob. Maya Rudolph: sharp medium-long bob. Lobs, too, for Lucy Boynton (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) and Irina Shayk, a model.
This major bob moment comes exactly 100 years after an avalanche of women — 20,000 per week, according to the Women’s Improvement League — scandalized the world by cutting off their waist-long, painstakingly coiffed Gibson girl dos.
They chose instead an ear-grazing crop cut that until then had been worn only by willful, freethinking renegades — Bolsheviks, the Bloomsbury set, the up-and-coming Coco Chanel, Greenwich Village radicals, the fashion-forward ballroom dancer Irene Castle, who catapulted the bob into the American mainstream.
Already alert to cultural disruptions, F. Scott Fitzgerald, then 22, promptly wrote a short story, “Bernice Bobs Her Hair,” about the power of this new haircut on a hapless girl from Eau Claire, Wis., sent east to acquire social skills. Faced with taunts and dares, she marches into a barbershop, gets a bob and overnight is transformed into a ruthless, avenging, slash-and-burn Jazz Age vamp.

Fitzgerald was prescient about this as so much else. The bob, while now a classic, has never quite lost its unladylike insouciance. Even today, “switching to a bob is a little bit like giving the finger,” said Yves Durif, the New York hairstylist.
As if on cue at the start of 2019, this cheeky haircut has resumed its role as a take-no-prisoners rebuke to those long tresses, cascading below the shoulders, that have dominated the opening decades of the 21st century.
Mr. Durif, whose clients at his Carlyle Hotel salon include MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and Kasie Hunt, called this Trump-era Lady Godiva look “clichéd and banal.”
“Long hair isn’t even interesting on the runway shows anymore,” said Julie Stahl, the C.E.O. of Blonde & Co., a New York creative content agency.
Ahn Co Tran, a hairstylist with a salon in Beverly Hills, said he cuts “oh my God, ever so many bobs.” They’re not a deluge (yet), but more and more are happening in the larger cities.

Antonino Salon-voted best salon by Hour Detroit, is located at 191 Townsend in downtown Birmingham-directly across from the Townsend Hotel.
Come visit us to see for yourself why at Antonino Salon and Spa “there are no bad hair days…ever”

The Antonino family met at Detroit Axe in Ferndale to celebrate winning the title of “Best Salon-2018” by Hour Detroit.

Everyone had a blast and learned the technique of throwing an axe (at a bullseye of course). We were treated to great food, drinks and friendly competition. In the end, however there could only be one official winner…Tony took the prize, with Heather a close second. Congratulations to our team for not only winning Best Salon, but for partaking in the hottest new activity in metro Detroit.

Antonino Salon is located at 191 Townsend (across from the Townsend Hotel) in downtown Birmingham.

Antonino Salon now offers the newest trend in hair styles, The American Wave.

The Arrojo American Wave is a quantum leap for people looking for volume, texture, curls and “beachy” waves by creating soft, natural looking waves and curl patterns.

Using an innovative, ionic waving lotion the product penetrates the hair shaft gently, without roughing the cuticle or making it swell, which is what old-fashioned perms used to do. The ionic lotion reduces stress on tresses, creates a smoother cuticle, and makes hair fabulous and full. Instead of setting hair with hard tools, the new technique combine soft tools with editorial techniques, so looks are fashion-forward, not frumpy.

With American Wave, the certified experts at Antonino Salon can now offer a permanent creation of wave and curl, volume and fullness. The service can also be done to make hair more or less wavy, to control frizz, add texture, movement or volume. It’s also long-lasting, with loose waves only needing a redo every three months. And instead of chemical perms, it smells of eucalyptus.

“It’s time to reinvent permanent waving and get rid of the fears,” says Nick Arrojo, creator of the revolutionary technique. “Rather than seeing every hairstyle as perfectly straight, we promote the graceful elegance and individuality of texture. We created a product to match our vision.”

To book a complimentary consultation to find out if an American Wave is right for you, call Antonino Salon at 248-258-5990.

Antonino Salon-Voted “Best Salon” is located at 191 Townsend in downtown Birmingham (across from the Townsend Hotel).

Antonino Salon-where there are “no bad hair days…ever”