nights are nothing new, but when the silver screen’s hairstyles are the main
(or shall we say mane) attraction, the idea takes on a new twist.
concept behind Hair
Movie Night, held the last Monday of every month at San Francisco’s Morphic Salon. The event brings
together a small but loyal crowd of industry professionals, clients, friends and
movie buffs that comes to socialise, learn and experience something salon owner
Mishi Nova described as “very San Francisco”.
Nova and her staff don costumes related to the film, and she invites guests to
do the same, though it’s not mandatory. Screenings starts at 7 pm with a brief
introduction of the film and the featured “do”. Then blankets, pillows and
chairs are spread out for lounging and Nova serves popcorn and soda, though
people are free to bring their own wine and food.
Night launched in January with the film Some Like It Hot starring Marilyn
Monroe’s wavy bob. On 25 March, Nova will show I Married A Witch and shine the spotlight on Veronica
Lake’s glamorous locks. April’s film, Blade Runner, highlights robots that
sport Victory Rolls, a
1940s coiffure named for the V-shape the rolls create.
a casual and fun way to bring together a community as well as collaborate with
fellow stylists who share my same passion for hair,” Nova said.
first Monday of each month, Nova also hosts “Style Night” at the salon, where
stylists and curious hair fans can learn how to create the previous month’s iconic
dos. Video tutorials
are also posted on the Morphic Salon website.
Nova’s one-of-a-kind idea was born from not knowing a thing about classic films
“I had been
taking a lot of hair design classes in New York and noticed that the
instructors would often refer to actresses and certain eras,” explained
Nova. “Sometimes I had no idea what they
were talking about so I started watching these films and studying the hair,
really to educate myself.”
is free and anyone is welcome. Reserve a spot via the salon’s Facebook page.
Lovato is the San Francisco Localite