Indulge: What was your most memorable haircut?
Allen Edwards: I am the original creator of the Farrah Fawcett signature layered cut which started a trend that still exists today. Also, 'scrunching' hair was very popular -we did it on Donna Mills for 'Knots Landing.'
Indulge: What styles should women or men avoid?
Allen Edwards: You want to avoid styles that emphasize your bad features. For example, if you have a high forehead, make sure that you wear bangs. If you have a long, thin face, make sure your hair is not too long. If you are heavier, don’t wear hair that’s too big.
Indulge: Any secret tricks you use?
Allen Edwards: I cut hair with tapering scissors and a razor. It takes away a lot of weight, makes the hair more fluid and makes the hair more interesting.
Indulge: What are the newest styles this summer?
Allen Edwards: Bobs have been big so far and now we’re going in with a razor and making them shaggier but still with the bob line. We call them 'Shabobs.'
Indulge: Who are your favorite celebrity clients?
Allen Edwards: Rene Russo, Sally Fields, Rachel Welch, Anne Bancroft, Donna Mills and Suzanne Somers.
Indulge: What is your secret to staying on top?
Allen Edwards: This year we are celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Allen Edwards Salon + Spa. The secret to the success of my salons is education. We are always thinking creatively and out-of-the-box. I try to enforce the idea of endless array of change. My stylists change styles on a client every 6 months or as often as possible.
Allen Edward's team (left) works on E!'s Ashlan Gorse
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