Meet the Beauty Experts
By Genevieve Monsma
FIRST LADY OF HAIRCUTTING: Sally Hershberger
THE COIF COPIED AROUND THE WORLD: Meg Ryan's ubiquitous short shag? It was Hershberger's creation.
THE GENESIS OF HER CAREER: "I never wanted to do hair, but at 19, I left college, and my mom said, 'Go back to school or get a job.'"
HOW TO LAND AN APPOINTMENT WITH HER: Get on the waiting list for a $600 cut at one of her two salons (in New York and L.A.). No can 'do? Try the next best (and cheaper) thing, and pick up her namesake hair care line, due in drugstores sometime in the next two years.
TO LOOK LIKE A HERSHBERGER CLIENT:
*Wash your hair less often (every three days is ideal). The secret is to give yourself a good blowout that lasts. And when you do wash, stick to bodybuilding cleansers, like John Frieda Sheer Blonde Shampoos.
*Avoid thin, stripey highlights. "They look homemade, like you pulled your hair through a cap." Also avoid "cuts that are big on the sides--they're frumpy." Layers are the key to keeping your cut streamlined.
HAS WORKED WITH: Meg Ryan, Kate Moss, Michelle Pfeiffer.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit johnfrieda.com.