After eons of denial, the beauty industry is finally attacking the taboo topic of female hair loss with both glamour and science.
Photograph courtesy of Gregory Harris/ Trunk Archive.
If you have never had your hair vacuumed, I recommend it-at least when it's performed in a glittery-chandeliered atelier and accompanied by a robust scalp massage and a series of deliciously scented oils and masks. But while this particular treatment, which the stylist Ricardo Rojas started offering last June in his salon off Manhattan's Park Avenue, feels like a dose of glamorous pampering, it targets a highly unglamorous woe: hair loss. The tingly protein-and-ginseng-infused potions, concocted by the haute Parisian hair care line Leonor Greyl, "clean out" the follicles, as Rojas explains, and the suctioning-conducted with a bell-shaped glass cup connected to a box only slightly quieter than my Dyson-enhances circulation. When Rojas saw that the treatment, which was developed in France, could encourage new sprouts on previously barren regions