Want to make some waves? Introduce your clients to "Marcelling"
This column appears in Volume 1, Issue 3 of AHP Indie Stylist magazine
The Marcel Wave is named for French hairstylist François Marcel, who invented the process in 1872. Created with the help of heated curling irons, the wave remained popular for more than five decades—and it still works today.
Marcel styled the hair of popular actress Jane Hading with his waving technique, generating enormous publicity, which he promptly capitalized on. His first patent for a “curling iron” was granted in 1905. The look took off in the 1920s, when bold women started cutting off their long locks after seeing the waves on Hollywood stars like Josephine Baker, Mary Pickford, and Claudette Cobert.
Like many glamorous hairstyles of the past, women can still pull off this sleek and gorgeous style, especially for special occasions.
AHP Indie Stylist is AHP's bimonthly publication, created to speak directly to you, the independent hair stylist and barber. In this issue:
- Big Hair Energy
Stylist Ammon Carver talks inspiration, trends, and the world of editorial hair
- Waiting for Linda
Let's get down and dirty about cancellation policies
- Long & Lush
The benefits of offering hair extensions
- Adapt and Grow
Overcoming complacency to keep moving forward
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