A Philip Pelusi “Did You Know?” ~ 55 Years ~ Sizzling Shattered Cut!

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This fabulous style was created in 1981 by Philip Pelusi and his Trend Team!  A stunning Volumetric Haircut created by Philip featuring Volumetric The Pelusi Methods techniques Bi and Tri Slicing!  So versatile, it’s really 3 haircuts in one that can be styles 3 different ways!

Philip shares, “This cut was achieved with the scissors and not a razor.  Check out the intricate interior cutting that created this shattered look while maintaining the health of the hair fabric and a strong design shape.”

The beautiful color?  This Tri Color Technique was created by then Philip Pelusi Trend Team Designer Toni B.

Photo by Philip Pelusi

Philip Pelusi products:  P2 Color Guard Shampoo and Conditioner, P2 Glaze to blow dry style, and P2 Fluid Spray

55 Years graphic and layout designed by John O’Neil

Did You Know? are fun facts and photos about how Philip got started in the industry, his salon journey, the history of his products, with more adventures on the horizon!  See ALL Did You Know? on Did You Know? – Busy Stylist

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A Philip Pelusi “Did You Know?”~ Ballet Goes Haute Coiffure

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We are going back to the early days of Philip’s prestigious career with an exclusive snapshot of Philip backstage at the Pierre Hotel in NYC!  The year was 1970 and Philip was commissioned to do a presentation for Intercoiffure America.  Such a major coup for someone so early in their career.

The hair and design were created by Philip on 2 principal dancers for the NYC Ballet Company pictured here!  And how about Philip’s hip retro look?!  Those sideburns?!  The suit and tie?!  He was channeling his inner Tom Johns circa 1970 for sure!  Very hip in that era. 

And this photo also harkens back to the beginnings of the Philip Pelusi Trend Team with then Philip Pelusi Stylist, Tom Wilson, who assisted at the show, in the background on the left with the mustache!  So groovy!

Tom Jones circa the 1970’s… so groovy!

Did You Know? are fun facts and photos about how Philip got started in the industry, his salon journey, the history of his products, with more adventures on the horizon!  See ALL Did You Know? on Did You Know? – Busy Stylist

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A Philip Pelusi “Did You Know?” ~ 55 Years ~ Moody Blues!

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This 1992 Italian style polished Pixie and Makeup aptly reflects very early 90’s chic!  Philip’s “Moody Blues” theme is reflected in the background, photo, and lighting created by Philip and in the midnight blue hair color created by Philip and Jeffrey.  The smoldering makeup was created by Nikki B. complete with classic early 90’s smoky winged eye, matte skin, and brick red lip. 

Volumetric™ Haircut and design created by Philip

55 Years graphic and layout designed by John O’Neil

Did You Know? are fun facts and photos about how Philip got started in the industry, his salon journey, the history of his products, with more adventures on the horizon!  See ALL Did You Know? on Did You Know? – Busy Stylist

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A Philip Pelusi “Did You Know?”~ 55 Years ~ Luminescent Angel

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This luminescent angel was created by the dynamic Trend Team of Philip, Lisa, and Jeffrey!  The phenomenal luminous makeup was done by Lisa, the glowing hair color created by Jeffrey, and the edgy Volumetric Haircut and photography by Philip Pelusi!  Styling by Lisa and Jeffrey.  What a fabulous trend trio!

Did You Know? are fun facts and photos about how Philip got started in the industry, his salon journey, the history of his products, with more adventures on the horizon!  See ALL Did You Know? on Did You Know? – Busy Stylist

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A Philip Pelusi “Did You Know?”~ 55 Years ~ A Philip Pelusi Selfie!

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This 1981 Philip Pelusi “self-portrait” features Philip’s Volu-Raising Volumetric™ Haircutting Technique on his model and Philip’s self-described “the natural” hair.  Both Philip and his Model are picture perfect for this Philip Pelusi timeless selfie!  The 80’s hair?  The bigger the better!

Volumetric Haircut and hair color by Philip

55 Years graphic and layout designed by John O’Neil

Did You Know? are fun facts and photos about how Philip got started in the industry, his salon journey, the history of his products, with more adventures on the horizon!  See ALL Did You Know? on Did You Know? – Busy Stylist

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A Philip Pelusi “Did You Know?” ~ Timeless Victorian Punk

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“Girls Just Want To Have Fun” sang out Cyndi Lauper in 1983 as does this same era rockin’ hairstyle created by Philip Pelusi!  Philip says this abstract backdrop, clothing, photo, and hairstyle were inspired by the punk scene of that time personified by Lauper, David Bowie, Debra Harry, and early Madonna.

Local Pittsburgh fashion designer Mark Paterson commissioned Philip to create this unique look to capture the mood of the times and of his beautifully tailored, sophisticated clothing collection worn by the model.  Paterson had just won the Cody Fashion Award recognizing him as the top up and coming fashion designer and was honored with a ceremony at the at Lincoln Center in NYC where this collaboration was showcased!

This photo itself was shot at the Philip Pelusi Bank Center Salon in his 3rd floor photography studio.  The Philip Pelusi Bank Center Salon was a cool spot, 3 stories high with a gorgeous stained-glass ceiling.

Behind the Scenes…

Haircut and Design: Philip Pelusi

Lighting Staging and Photo: Philip Pelusi

Makeup: Cathy Cappiola 

Philip Pelusi Products: Volumize Shampoo and Conditioner, P2 Gel, finished with P2 Industrial Spray

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A Philip Pelusi “Did You Know?” ~ Timeless NYC

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Philip Pelusi redefined curl and texture with his “Girls Who Love Curls Collection” presented at NYC Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in 2009!  This exciting collection introduced Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi Curl Of My Dreams Weightless Anti Frizz Curl Boost, showing once again that Philip Pelusi has always been ahead of the trend curve when it comes to curl and texture.

These standout models complete with textured hair and smokey eyes were all created by the Philip Pelusi Talent Team and photographed at The Philip Pelusi Tela Design Studio and Salon in NYC Meatpacking District.  This exciting day had a spectacular ending with the models and Philip ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange that day!

Behind The Scenes:

Photo by Philip Pelusi

Hair design and color, under the direction of Philip, created by National Creative Director Jeffrey and the Pelusi Runway Talent Team

Clothing by Julien Lewis a Finalist for Project Runway

Philip Pelusi products: Tela Beauty Organics Curly Shampoo and Curly Conditioner, P2 Xtreme Liquid Hair Repair (the 3 Minute Miracle), Tela Beauty Organics Curl of My Dreams, finishing with a lite mist of P2 RefresHair

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A Philip Pelusi “Did You Know?” Timeless ~ Somewhere London

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The year 1966, only 16 months after Philip opened his first salon called “The Studio Of Elegance” on Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill.  Philip just turned 22 years old and of course was totally in tune with the hottest fashion and pop culture trends of the times.  The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Carnaby Street, London, Mod style, and Philip Pelusi were bursting onto the scene and wildly influenced hair and fashion trends.  The common thread?  They were all part of one of the most dramatic movements in the world of fashion!  So, the arts (Andy Warhol/Edie Sedgwick), movies, plays, the street scene, and graphic shaped hair designs became all the rage!

Philip shares, “I was invited to present my Mod Bod Haircut and Design inspired by the times.  And this is the only photo from that show!  We blow-dried the hair with a 350-degree dryer, that was the highest wattage you could get back then.  Hairstyles were dramatically changing!  And we went from using 12 cans of hairspray a day in the salon to just 1 a day.  No more teased hairstyles to last a week, hair instead was swinging along with all the swinging artistic trends.  The haircut ruled those new times; hence the Volumetric Pelusi Method was devised!  Like Bob Dylan’s song (1964), ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’!”

Behind The Scenes:

Haircut Concept and Design by Philip Pelusi

Photo credit is unknown, shot at a boutique on Carnaby in London

Hairstylist in the background is Peter who was part of Philip’s team at that time

Clothing Coco Channel suit and go-go boots!  (today only available in vintage stores)

Philip Pelusi Products were at the very first stages of product development!!

Philip Pelusi La Crème Shampoo and Conditioner and Glaze for the blowout

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A Philip Pelusi “Did You Know?” ~ Lisa & Nikki @ WHIRL Holiday Issue!

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The year was 2009, the phone rang with Pittsburgh’s WHIRL Editor asking for a Philip Pelusi hair and makeup duo for their Holiday issue.  Philip tapped his dynamic duo Lisa K. (currently our Director of Talent Acquisition) and Nikki B. (currently our Product Education Director) for the task! 

Lisa created the intricate updo and Nikki created a series of makeup looks on the model’s face.  They put together one of the most dynamic looks WHIRL Magazine has ever seen!

Lisa shares… “We had so much fun that day!  Her hair actually had wire cable from Home Depot in it to make it stick out like that!!!  I think I had like 6 separate hair pieces, all different textures that I made in it, and some of Philips vintage hair coils!  Then they asked me to add jewelry (real diamonds, gold etc.) to the hair.  I remember weaving jewelry through all the pieces!  And Nikki’s makeup was phenomenal!!  What an exciting memory!”

Nikki shares… “They asked for several makeup looks to juxtapose the bold body art a painter was creating.  I started with a fresh shimmery holiday face then worked up to the smokey eye look that made the cover.  No photoshop so I loved the challenge!  I mostly remember how much fun Lisa and I had working together that day!  We were in that room working on that model for like 10 hours, all while the body art was being painted at the same time!  So fun!!  Lisa’s updo was absolutely spectacular!  The beautiful model had very fine hair and Lisa literally built that updo with all that heavy jewelry!  I think I handed her about 1,000 hair pins that day.  It was a blast!”

Check out these images scanned from the actual WHIRL 2009 issue and the fun image of Lisa and Nikki!  Wow how time flies while you are having fun!

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A Philip Pelusi “Did You Know?” Timeless ~ Somewhere in Florence

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Timeless indeed!  In 1982, Philip was selected by the prestigious Milan Italy Hair and Fashion Magazine Lo Zeffiro as the #1 International Haircutter and Hair Designer in the World!  This design and photo, titled by Philip as “Punk meets Ballet”, was part of a hair collection Philip presented at the Lo Zeffiro Awards Ceremonies in Milan and Florence. 

Philip shares, “Note the delicacy of this hard-edge look where beauty and rapture meet unspoken strength.  It captures the mood and spirit as well as transcends decades of design.” 

Philip was featured along with top fashion clothing designers Krizia, Versace, and Armani.  Cool fact… this cut was dried by a hand-held heat lamp as Philip cut the hair, literally cutting and sculpting the cut as it dried!

Behind The Scenes…

Volumetric Haircut, Design and Photo by Philip Pelusi

Background Art by John Patton

Hair and Photo assistant Jeffery Reitz

Philip Pelusi Products ~ La Creme Shampoo and Conditioner, 3D Modeling Glaze and Modeling Conditioner

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