By Glen Goldbaum
Up-close and personal from behind the chair with Glen
First things first, I want to thank this amazing community for allowing me to hang out with them. For the next few months, I am going to be inspiring you to evolve with your hair; update it if needed, celebrate what is working and transform what is not.
Even if it’s a small transformation, I want you to get an idea from this column, bring it to your hairdresser and walk away with a “Wow!” That is my goal.
Let me introduce myself for those of you who are not familiar with me: My name is Glen Goldbaum and I am the proud owner of two successful salons in Red Bank. Hair is my passion! I have been mentored by the most amazing people in the hair industry. I spent my first 10 years working my way up to master stylist and head educator for Vidal Sassoon in New York City and spent many years traveling extensively teaching stylists for Paul Mitchell.
Now let’s talk some hair. It is by far your biggest accessory and that is why it all starts with the cut. Have you ever noticed when your hair is right the world makes more sense, husbands look more attractive and wives even hotter?
There is definitely a connection to your hair and how you feel. What I try to do with each season – especially with spring coming this week – is give my clients a change in their look. Even if it’s just giving them an edgier bang with a more geometrical shape or educating them on how to use their own texture to create beautiful beach waves.
The trend for this season is classic shapes with modern twists; bobs are looser and flowing, and bangs are stronger and sexier. Whether it is short or long hair with the right texture, one subtle tweak can make the biggest impact.
And for those who are more daring, take a look at the Oscar’s celebs. Charlize Theron and Anne Hathaway are rocking the new short, cropped hair for spring.
Together you and your stylist can conspire for a fresh, new look. If your hairdresser isn’t up for the challenge, find a new one. As we say at my salon, Don’t be boring. It’s only hair!
Questions can be emailed to Glen Goldbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glen Goldbaum is the owner of Glen Goldbaum 72 at 72 Bridge Ave., and Glen Goldbaum’s Lambs & Wolves Den of Beauty, 66D Bridge Ave, both in Red Bank.