A nonfiction beauty, health, and awareness manifesto, Mr. Haute Coiffure pierces the underbelly of a beauty industry unchecked, and denounces associated corporate overlords.
Jehr Schiavo, a celebrated nonconformist-hairstylist-raconteur, began his revolutionary ride four decades ago in San Francisco styling punk rock’s aristocracy for stage, print, music videos, film, television, and runway. He and his work have been recognized in such publications as Allure, Details, Elle, The New York Times, and Vogue Italia.
Schiavo’s acerbic wit and memorable turns of phrase carry Mr. Haute Coiffure’s readers through a series of vignettes which challenge the hypocrisy and excesses of the international beauty-industrial complex. Schiavo, writing under the nom de plume Gerard Saint d’Angelo, proposes a radical shift to the current state of affairs, in which women (and men) are force-fed powerful messages by society and media to turn themselves into unattainable images, their insecurity the fuel which powers the capitalist machine.