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Carrie White

Entries by Carrie White

Bad Day for Disco

(9) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 1:35 PM

I've been telling all my friends that when I die, I want to be cremated, my ashes put in a disco ball that can be bounced and passed around the room during my funeral while Donna Summer's "Last Dance" is blaring over the...
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Got Hair?

(15) Comments | Posted May 3, 2012 | 2:31 PM


Me and Kris Levine in mock cutting. (Photo: Aloma Ichinose)

It's hard to be a hair rebel today. Today, we can have any kind of hair we want. Any style. Any color. And all are acceptable.

Even dated or ginormous hair (hellooooo Adele!)...

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Inspired Attire Encouraged

(4) Comments | Posted April 5, 2012 | 3:09 PM


© William Claxton Photography

I received my MOCA West Members Opening invitation to The Total Look exhibit, a collaboration between designer Rudi Gernreich, model Peggy Moffitt, and photographer William Claxton.

The invitation read: Inspired Attire Encouraged.

I asked my receptionist, Erin Bridges, to...

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It's The Little Things In Life That Count

(15) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 2:22 PM


Friday night socializing events aren't my favorite. I work Saturdays, and my recovery time isn't what it used to be. But Jeff West, my dear friend, is back in town after working a few years in Ojai. And it's his birthday.

The party...

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Vicious Circles

(12) Comments | Posted February 22, 2012 | 2:39 PM


I meet my beautiful friend, Bird, at Peet's coffee in the posh Ventura Boulevard valley area.
We have our lattes and oatmeal with dried blueberries and hop into her car and onto the freeway. Bird is driving because I always get lost...

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And the Winner Is...

(13) Comments | Posted February 2, 2012 | 11:38 AM


My hairstyle design used for Nurse Ratched in the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Courtesy Peter Sorel)

And the winner is...

What an exciting phrase. It makes me hold my breath. New scripts will be bought. New roles will be booked. New...

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You've Come A Long Way... Oscar

(16) Comments | Posted January 26, 2012 | 1:40 PM

I'm from Hollywood. I longed for an Oscar when I was ten years old. I still get choked up when the winners are announced, I see their reactions, and hear their speeches.

In my few decades of doing celebrity hair, I have done many who were...

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The King and I

(21) Comments | Posted January 9, 2012 | 2:03 PM

It was 1989. Adam, my son, was 23. His band, Grace Period, was about to play at the Whisky A Go-Go for the first time.

I remembered the big buzz on the Sunset Strip in the early 60s. The Whisky A Go-Go is coming. When? What was a Whisky A...

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Let's Cut Heads

(12) Comments | Posted December 12, 2011 | 3:49 PM

I work in my salon until late afternoon, dash home, then prepare for an evening at the Taschen launch party for Norman Mailer/Bert Stern's Marilyn Monroe book. It's Dec 6th, 2011. I haven't seen Bert in over 40 years.

I arrive in all black -- and...

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