The Hair Hats in our recent Annals of Hair Design reminded me of the great “platter” do, Patti LaBelle wore when performing her album Nightbirds in the 80’s. I loved watching her perform it and wondered how she got that hair to STAY.

Years later, she came to my old studio for a photo shoot and I asked her how she got her hair to make those fabulous platters.

“Aqua Netta, honey”, she said referring to Aqua Net Extra Super Hold Hair Spray. In those days it was prized by stylists for its “Extra Super Hold provides added holding power for hairstyles that demand superior control”.

?
?

That bit of info is going to come in useful some time…

In the meantime, here’s the great full-of-wisdom anthem What Can I Do For You? from the album:

People want true things
Or nothing at all
People want sincerity
And nothing more
People need happiness as land needs rain
We need rain we need light we need love
Yes you’ll find it so hard
To live without love love love
Love love love
Love love love
Whoa just say yeah (oh yeah)
Yeah yeah yeah yeah

People want to live (uh huh)
Not merely exist
People want to enjoy
Not suffer and fear no no no
People need understanding
Not tensions or confusion no no
Oh I wonder should the people who present us this solution talk about love love love
Love love love
Love love love
Oh yeah
Just say yeah (oh yeah)
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Say yeah
Ooh yeah

We need power
We need power
We need peace
Peace
Peace
Peace

I think we’ll all agree
I think we’ll all agree
That’s not fighting (fighting)
That’s not fighting
Because this ain’t war
This ain’t war
This ain’t war
This ain’t war
I know it’s not too late to love love love
Love love love
Love love love
Love love love
Love love love

What can I do for you
What can you do for me

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *