CALIFORNIA COVER CONTEST 2007 NEW!
LOVE IS IN THE HAIR
She designs 'dos for "I do's"
HAIRCUTS FROM THE HEART
LONG ON LOVE
Independent Journal, January 2004
IT TIME FOR YOU TO CREATE YOUR OWN WEB SITE?
OF THE BLONDE
REACHES NEW HEIGHTS
A VALENTINE ROMANCE HAIRSTYLE
Magazine, January 2001
Salon, October 2000
TRESSED FOR SUCCESS
Independent Journal, May 1995
2006 (reprinted with permission)
IS IN THE HAIR
designs 'dos for "I do's"
easy for brides to let romance go to their heads
with Kathie Rothkop to help them style their wedding tresses.
always say your hair is your most important accessory. It helps
you feel good about yourself, notes Kathie, a stylist
for 37 years. My specialty is wedding and special-occasion
hairdos. They allow so much room for personal creativity I consider
them to be an art form.
For someone who fixed all her friends hair for prom and
slept on rollers regularly, becoming a stylist was a natural
choice, Kathie adds with a smile. Currently, she works at a
popular salon in Novato, California, near the country acreage
she shares with husband Alan.
of my customers are rural women who have to travel a long
distance to a professional salon. That can be quite a challenge
on your wedding day, Kathie writes. This prompted
me to make a video with easy techniques that a girlfriend,
mother or even the bride herself can use to create a dazzling
four engaging coifs, the video shows how simple twists, braids
and knots can produce a look that will live happily ever after
in any wedding album. Kathie relates, Brides have told
me my step-by-step instructions saved them time and money
and took extra stress out of their big day."
touch is what Kathie Rothkop (top) puts on a bride's
big day with her bevy of beautiful and doable hairstyles.
also includes hair-decorating ideas using inexpensive items
that can be found in a craft shop or thrift store. A
hairpin trimmed with silk flowers or beads makes a lovely
accessory, as do clip-on earrings and brooches, Kathie
fun, I give a brief introduction to the history of hair styling.
(Thanks to years of research on womens hair through
the eras, Kathie has become a hair historian. She shares some
fascinating hair facts below right.)
As a cutting-edge stylist, Kathie has learned an exciting
new use for the hair Net. I recently launched
a Web site with lots of hair information and styling tips,
she notes. Not only have I heard from ladies from across
the U.S. and Canada Ive received E-mails from
China, France and Saudi Arabia. Women worldwide care about
As much as she loves her work, Kathie always leaves time to
let her own hair down and enjoy life with her husband, sons,
grandchild and three horses. My favorite hobbies are
riding and competing in equestrian parading, she says.
Even then, Im getting new ideas for hairdos. I
style quite a few country brides who are married on horseback.
First, I put flowers and ribbons in their hair and then braid
their horses manes and tails to match!