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Losing My Hair: The House of Estrada
wow! a real live hair guru with advice that worked! can hardly believe it! :)
By: TexWisGirl on September 2, 2013
OK, I was expecting a repeat of a Dick Vandyke classic, or that the hair in the comb and the clumps in the drain were really from your new wife. I should have seen Oscar...oh well the bald with a rat tail look helps me blend in with liberal groups...an undercover right winger.
By: Cranky on September 2, 2013
I'm so glad that (most) women don't go bald!!
By: fishducky on September 2, 2013
He spared your fur, priceless!
By: Daniel LaFrance on September 2, 2013
Well, the end result was good, at any rate! Somehow, I think my husband would have seen the purple and run out screaming, and deciding the tonsured look was more his style... Cat
By: Cat on September 2, 2013
I'm sure you're gorgeous, with or without fur. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on September 2, 2013
Stephen: You reminded me of a true story. During the filming of "The Magnificent Seven", Steve McQueen knocked on Robert Vaughn's trailer and said, "Did you see the horse they gave him (Yul). He's got a bigger horse than I do. Everybody will see that bald bas&*$# on the screen and not me". Women,as we know, loved Brynner, and Telly Savales! :)
By: Michael Manning on September 2, 2013
Perfection isn't cheap. I love that line, and I can just picture the "Count" saying it! I really enjoyed your story, am glad your hair situation got resolved, and wish you a happy Labor Day, too. :-)
By: Lexa Cain on September 2, 2013
The line about "...hair making a pilgrimage to the shower drain..." made me laugh out loud. Women have the same fear about certain body parts getting closer to the shower drain as opposed to the shower head...
By: Pixel Peeper on September 2, 2013
I hope the hair has gone from strength to strength since 1974. If so then $150 was a bargain !
By: Jenny on September 2, 2013
s usual with many of your stories I don't see the end . This ending really woke me up. I was worried about the poor guys hair and forgot all about how it might end.
By: Red on September 2, 2013
Hm, i just wish i could send my dad to him!
By: mimi on September 2, 2013
My pate is more like the the lucky object the football team rubs for good luck as they exit the dressing room for the field. I think I'm way too for gone for even Oscar to salvage. Glad you found him when you did.
By: Scott Park on September 2, 2013
Connections make the world go round. It's who you know.
By: Val on September 2, 2013
Oh, vanity. I'm just letting my hair go and slowly it is going.
By: Catalyst/Bruce on September 2, 2013
Since my grandpas were both bald I've long known I was going to lose my hair, thus I haven't really tried anything to save it.
By: PT Dilloway on September 2, 2013
I was fascinated by your hair raising tale, Stephen! It's a great post, thank you. I really enjoyed it.
By: Sharon Bradshaw on September 3, 2013
What a great story. Oscar sounds like he was an absolute freak who wasn't above scaring the hell out of you in order to sell some products but ...I guess if they worked it was worth putting up with him.
By: Cheryl P. on September 3, 2013
Call me primitive, but I'm still struggling to get beyond "best cheerleader beavers!"
By: Bryan Jones on September 3, 2013
So, whatever happened to Oscar? Did he get famous? Did he get rich? Are you still using the product? Inquiring minds want to know. Great post.
By: Venita Louise on September 3, 2013
Did Oscar open a franchise? Must have been a good product though. Great post. Loved the description of the Salon...
By: Tom Cochrun on September 3, 2013
So what were these products? do you still have your hair? :)
By: Rita McGregor on September 4, 2013
so- I want to know- do you still have the same regimen for your hair? He probably saved you becoming bald.
By: Kathe W. on September 4, 2013
I wish my hairdresser gave me magazines like that to read.
By: LL Cool Joe on September 5, 2013
You know what? You are a really fantastic writer. It's not that I haven't thought it before, but I'm usually just enmeshed in the story and don't express it. But you tell a superb tale, Mister Chatterbox :)
By: Kianwi on September 5, 2013
If I lived near you I'd be asking for his address. It is getting to near the polish stage instead of a trip to the hairdresser for me!
By: John on September 6, 2013
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