Tammy Kranzo carefully applies the special color to my hair chatting the way hairstylists do with women who have their clients for nearly two decades. We talk about Hawaii, which we both love, her trips to Cape Cod and the big score, tickets to the NFL season opener in Boston. We also talk shop. She works at an adorable flower child throwback like shop in Woodland Hills, that once was hers but she decided to well give up shop and just work her mane magic there. And she does, but that’s another story.
After my color and shampoo, Tammy detected how dry my hair had become and put on the cellophane, while I sat under the dryer I started to think (speaking of talking shop) about permanents that my mom always go and wondered does anyone get them anymore? Then while leafing through
Allure magazine I saw a piece “Love Story” that said, “It’s a relationship bound by trust, and nearly as intimate as marriage. In the sanctity of a stylist’s chair, we offer our faith. In return, we get our very best selves.” That’s my relationship with Tammy in a nutshell, she is simply one of the best hairdressers in the business, up to date on all technology, savvy from years working with the famed Sebastian company, models, industry people, celebrities and ordinary people. She doesn’t have a web site but you can call her at 818-347-1900.
Now sorry for all digressing but well we’re chatting and when that happens we bounce between topics. So back to perms. Tammy says that while she has three elderly clients who come in a few times a year for them, the procedure has lost its luster and given way to curling irons, flat irons, mousse, gel and other styling aids. “People want different styles they don’t want to be stuck in one and today with all the techno tools they can,” she explained. She also said that in LA we subscribe to more a BoHo chic attitude, casual, hair that falls in silky folds, California girl looks.
“Hairstylists are mainly here to cut and color,” Tammy went on, “with a good cut and color you can wear your hair anyway you like. And she knows her way around both as well as Brazilian blowouts, Keratin treatments and cellophane. After my cellophane wrap and the blow dry my hair took on new life and shine, I love this woman just like the Allure article says. “It’s funny,” mused Tammy, “I’ve been in relationships with many of my clients longer than they have with partners or husbands.”
The moral of this tale is when you find a good hairstylist stick with them and they will help you stay on track with the trends and changing times. Although today, just like fashion, anything goes n your head as long as you have a well-done cut and color.