BuZZworthy @ Philip Pelusi ~ Twist & Turn

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These incredible hair sculptures were created by Philip and his Design Team in 1983.  All handcrafted, some were flexible twists created from the model’s own hair while others were created by twisting real or artificial hair around a pieces of wire.  Truly works of living art!

Philip shares, “We were invited by Modern Salon Magazine to be featured as part of a continuing series by Philip Pelusi.  So we created these sculpted twisted looks for the feature.  We used P2 Soft Wax gently heated with a hairdryer to spread through the hair with a touch of P2 Fluid Spray as well, then twisted and placed under a hooded dryer for 15 minutes.  Interestingly I shot these photos in black and white with an old Polaroid camera!”

Behind The Scenes…

Photo and Lighting by Philip Pelusi

Hair by Philip Pelusi assisted by Jeffrey R

Makeup by Unknown, hired by Modern Salon

Philip Pelusi Products ~ Ultra Shampoo (now P2 Moisturesheen), Moisturizing Conditioner (now P2 Moisturesheen), P2 Soft Wax, P2 Fluid Spray

Shoot location ~ Rooftop of the Philip Pelusi Center for Talent Development

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BuZZworthy @ Philip Pelusi ~ Crimptastic Hair

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Crimp ironed hair headlined the hottest hair trends back in the 1980’s.  Boy George, Madonna and more rocked this totally rad do!  LOL Google it!  As always ahead of the trend, Philip Pelusi and his trend team circa the 1980’s created this elegant look sporting several crimped textures.

Philip shares, “We created this look and shot the images at an incredible dance and concert venue Metropol in the Strip District in Pittsburgh in 1980s.  The design team did the styling for a standing room only audience.  We were a hit!”

Behind The Scenes…

Photo and Lighting by Philip Pelusi

Hair by Philip Pelusi

Photo Styling by Philip Pelusi, Jeffrey R, Sam C and Toni B

Makeup by Philip Pelusi

Philip Pelusi Products ~ Lustre Shampoo, Lo Soft Conditioner, Liquid Mousse and Rivet Holding Spray

Shoot location ~ Metropol

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BuZZworthy @ Philip Pelusi ~ Natural Beauty

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This stunning model with the most incredible natural texture hair was the subject of a Philip Pelusi photoshoot in the 90’s.  Keisha’s beautiful hair was a much-welcomed outlier in that she wore her hair in it’s perfect natural state during a time, the 1990’s, the hair trends definitely leaned mostly towards relaxed and blown out textured hair.

At Philip Pelusi, we love natural texture so there were many photos taken with this full voluminous look and others with this intricate coiled updo created by Sam C, circa somewhere in the 90’s.  Sam twisted and coiled her natural hair in and around these Italian hair coils, literally sculpting the updo like a renaissance sculpture.  It was a true work of living art!

Philip shares, “I am so honored and proud of the awesome contributions of our creative group.  And everything generated around one goal to elevate hair, our creative edge, to elevate the hair designer, and being part to a revolution that put hair dressing on the map!  We always thought of hair as a fabric and designed accordingly.  I am also so proud or our present Trend Team @ Philip Pelusi and all of our Talent Development Leaders and Designers for continuing to raise the bar of our salon collective.”

Behind The Scenes…

Photo and Lighting by Philip Pelusi

Hair Collaboration by Philip Pelusi, Sam C and Jeffrey R

Photo Styling by Philip Pelusi & Jeffrey R

Shoot location ~ Philip Pelusi Center for Talent Development

Makeup by Nikki B and the Philip Pelusi Design Team

Philip Pelusi Products ~ P2 Moisturesheen Shampoo & Conditioner, P2 Decrease Smart Styling Treatment, P2 Brilliant Hair Smart Styling Treatment, P2 Polish, P2 Honey and P2 Fluid Spray

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BuZZworthy @ Philip Pelusi ~ 80’s Haute Coiffure

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Move over Belinda Carlisle (lead singer of The Go’s Go’s), your rad fauxhawk 80’s ‘do’ went upscale in the skilled haircutting hands of Philip Pelusi!  Philip, pictured here with his model, plied his mad Volumetric The Pelusi Method Haircutting Techniques to create a graduated laying system to uniquely support this upward direction of the hair. 

This allows the Guest easier, faster styling replying more the cut itself instead of solely on products.  The hair looks healthy, soft and lux.  Philip set this trend early with this look circa 1980’s yet it remained popular for most of that decade…believe me know LOL.

Philip shares, “The Volumetric Haircut Techinique was the VoluRaising Razor Cut which created the great lift to the hair.  Such a unique way of supporting the direction and jump to the hair.  And the makeup was done by Kathy Cappello who toured with Prince for a seasons doing makeup for him and others in the band.  She is also the model in the photo with the longer big hair.”

Behind The Scenes…

Photo and Lighting by Philip Pelusi

Haircut by Philip Pelusi

Shoot location ~ Philip Pelusi Bank Location 1980

Clothes by Max Alto

Makeup by Kathy Cappello (model with the longer hair)

Philip Pelusi Products – Philip Pelusi Lustre Shampoo and Lo Soft Conditioner, wet hair styling with Philip Pelusi Liquid Mousse, dry finish styling with Philip Pelusi Fluid as a working spray, and Philip Pelusi Industrial as a finishing holding spray

Check out these amazing images and hair artistry from the shoot…………………..

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BuZZworthy @ Philip Pelusi ~ Glowing Angel

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There are so many beautiful elements to this Philip Pelusi image from the late 1980’s.  Soft glowing makeup and lighting, feminine upswept hair, glossy bold lip color, the models elegant pose with seemingly praying hands and angelic expression.

And the most interesting element is the hairstyle, not a long hair updo that one might first surmise from the photo but instead an upswept shape created from a somewhat shorter layered Volumetric The Pelusi Method Haircut.

Philip shares, I used warm lighting for this to soften and reflect the mood to showcase the model’s inter as well as outer beauty.  The Volumetric Haircut layers refers reflect the versatility of the Pelusi Method Layering System on a mid-length bob with a 1 inch undercut to allow the hair to swing and be styled different ways.

Behind The Scenes…

Photo and Lighting by Philip Pelusi

Haircut by Philip Pelusi

Philip Pelusi Products ~ Philip Pelusi Volumizing Shampoo and Gloss Conditioner (now P2 Volumizze Shampoo and P2 Long gev ity Conditioner), Philip Pelusi Styling Lotion and Liquid Mousse for styling, style finish with P2 Fluid as a working spray and a light mist of P2 Industrial Spray for final hold

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BuZZworthy @ Philip Pelusi ~ Ultra Modern Wedge

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The year was 1969 when Philip got inspired to create this ahead of its time short wedge haircut on this beautiful natural texture hair.  The hair is a soft, structured sculpture that pairs perfectly with this model’s delicate feminine facial features.  Exquisite! 

The wedge haircut was one of the hottest looks of the 70’s but as always Philip was designing this beautiful look years before plying his mad Volumetric The Pelusi Method Haircutting skills to achieve perfection!

Philip shares, “My inspiration was the natural texture haircut movement of the 70’s which was creating dynamic shapes uniting the hair shape with the fabric of the hair.  The natural curl trend exploded in popularity from the late 70’s into the 80’s.  It was a new beauty aesthetic pioneered by models and artists like Grace Jones.”

Behind The Scenes…

Photo and Lighting by Philip Pelusi

Haircut by Philip Pelusi

Shoot location ~ Philip Pelusi Bank Location 1977

Clothes by Max Alto

Makeup by Philip Pelusi

Philip Pelusi Products – P2 Div city Shampoo and P2 Moisturizing Conditioner (now P2 Moisturesheen Shampoo and Conditioner), Philip Pelusi Pelusi Styling Lotion (similar to Tela Curl of My Dreams), and P2 Polish

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BuZZworthy @ Philip Pelusi ~ High Life

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We are going back to the early 2000’s with this iconic photoshoot with Philip, Jeffrey R and Nikki B.  One model and 6 different looks with otherworldly hair and makeup.  Each look portraying a different mood and persona.  Simply put, a shapeshifter wearing multiple styles of hair, makeup and clothing. 

Nikki shares, “This was one of our most creative shoots with makeup.  We wanted the looks to have an otherworldly feel.  I got a lot of inspiration from the original Blade Runner movie.  I loved Sean Young in her role as Rachael, a replicant.  The collaboration between Philip, Jeffrey and me, all of us such perfectionists, was so fun and we had an amazing time transforming this beautiful model into so many different looks.  She was like a chameleon with each outfit, hairstyle and makeup.”

Many of the images pictured below were published in print, with this live link as one of the only still on the internet back in the day… Philip Pelusi’s The High Life – Behindthechair.com

Behind The Scenes…

Photo and Lighting by Philip Pelusi

Hair by Philip Pelusi and Jeffrey R

Shoot location ~ Center for Philip Pelusi Talent Development

Makeup Artist ~ Nikki B

Philip Pelusi Products – P2 Long gev ity Shampoo and Conditioner, P2 Xtreme, P2 Potion to we to dry style, then P2 Honey, P2 Fluid and P2 RefresHair to style and restyle her hair throughout the 8 hour shoot

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BuZZworthy @ Philip Pelusi ~ Iconic 80’s Image

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It’s been said “a picture is worth a thousand words”!  This singular image is one of the most iconic looks photographed by Philip and created by Philip Pelusi in 1989.  Intricate feminine twists juxtapose 80’s rock star makeup, this image is one of most well know in Philip Pelusi history.

Philip shares, “We flew to New York invited by Modern Salon Magazine to create the hair for the cover.  We were honored to be asked.  And the makeup was absolutely incredible.” 

Behind The Scenes…

Photo and Lighting by Philip Pelusi

Hair by Philip Pelusi

Hair Assistant ~ Jeffrey R

Shoot location ~ New York City

Makeup Artist ~ provided by Modern Salon name unknown

Philip Pelusi Products – P2 Soft Wax and P2 Honey to create the twists

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BuZZworthy @ Philip Pelusi ~ Le Petite Bob circa 1970’s

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This look was created and photographed in the 1970’s but equally looks like it could have been created this week!  Philip’s work is so timeless, this look is all the buzz in today’s beauty blogs.  This also marked the introduction of the Philip Pelusi VoluWave Collection of perm formulations and techniques designed by Philip himself.  The Voluwave gave the texture but Philip created the cut with his Volumetric The Pelusi Method Haircutting System.

Philip shares, “This look was inspired by the Grecian and Roman Goddesses.  Creating modern and intricate shapes with texture and precise haircutting.  This design was natural dried using our Pelusi Styling Lotion which was similar to our Tela Curl of My Dreams and P2 ReCurl of today.  The rerm wash and wear hair was born!”

Behind The Scenes…

Photo and Photo Styling by Philip Pelusi

Volumetric Haircut, Voluwave Perm, Styling by Philip Pelusi

Shoot locations ~ Milan, The Philip Pelusi Bank Center Salon and Training center circa 1976/1977

Philip Pelusi Products – Color Guard Shampoo, HiPro (today P2 DailyHaiRX), Lo Soft, Styling Lotion

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BuZZworthy @ Philip Pelusi ~ 80’s Crimped Coiffure

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Stars and trendsetters from Janet Jackson, Demi Moore, Boy George to Madonna and more where crimping their locks in the 80’s, making it one of the most sought-after hair trends of that decade.  And as always Philip Pelusi was part of this mega trend with this vivacious double processed blonde model.

Besides the chic clothes, hair and makeup, this shoot location was also so awesomely 80’s, taking place at the old Iron City Brewery located on the South Side of Pittsburgh.  Totally tubular dude!  Just Google it, LOL, it’s totally spot on.

Behind The Scenes…

Volumetric Haircut, Hair Color, Styling and Crimping by Philip Pelusi

Photo and Photo Styling by Philip Pelusi

Clothes by Max Alto

Sunglasses ~ Model’s own

Shoot location ~ Old Iron City Brewery located on the South Side of Pittsburgh

Shoot location ~ Old Iron City Brewery located on the South Side of Pittsburgh

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