Hair Or Wig Styling Patents (Class 434/94)
  • Publication number: 20150118654
    Abstract: A cosmetology training mannequin securing device for securing the mannequin to an edge of a wash basin in a non-vertical position for shampoo training includes: a) a mannequin neck strap, adapted to extend around the mannequin neck; b) an intermediate connection component connected to the strap and to a clamp; c) the clamp, connected to the intermediate connection component and in a position so as to attach to the wash basin with the mannequin in a shampooing non-vertical position. There is also a mannequin and securing device combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Vanessa Phillips
  • Publication number: 20150053225
    Abstract: The presently disclosed technology teaches a hair accessory for receiving and restraining a bundle of hair, a method of making the hair accessory, and methods of styling hair and instructing others to style hair using the hair accessory. The hair accessory comprises a pair of opposing ductile metallic members. In one implementation, the ductile metallic members are generally rectangular and each has a pair of longitudinal ends. The ductile metallic members are covered by at least one backing member. The ductile metallic members are generally configured in an opposing relationship to each other with at least one closed end. The ductile metallic members may be separated from each other along a portion of their longitudinal lengths to define an opening for receiving a bundle of hair. The opposing ductile metallic members may also be closed about the bundle of hair to secure the hair accessory within a wearer's hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Philis A. Harvie
  • Patent number: 8960205
    Abstract: A method of imparting hair strand effects may include identifying each of a plurality of hair strands to which to apply a hair strand effect product independently and individually, the plurality of hair strands associated with an illustration of at least one type of hair strand effects and one of a plurality of hair styles, and applying the product to each of the plurality of hair strands independently and individually subsequent to identifying the plurality of hair strands. In the alternative or in combination, a hair instruction guide may be consulted, the guide having at least one strand size associated with one of the plurality of types of hair strand effects, and a strand of hair may be identified according to the at least one strand size. A system for creating a hair strand effect may include a hair strand effect product and such a hair instruction guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dennis Joseph Boyle, Natasha Jane Evans, Betsy Charlotte Fields, Simon Paul Godfrey, Mark Thomas Lund, Emily Joyce Ma, John Edward Sheppard, John Wallace Smith
  • Patent number: 8721338
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and device to teach hair coloring. In particular, the present invention provides a three dimensional mannequin head with hair dyed to correspond to a traditional two-dimensional color wheel, i.e., in the configuration of a three-dimensional color wheel that is used to teach others, such as, for example, hairdressers, beauticians, or any person who may have occasion to color hair, how to select the appropriate dye colors to achieve a desired hair color. The present invention also provides teaching methods utilizing the three dimensional mannequin head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Annabel Pagana-Lausch
  • Patent number: 8702426
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for teaching cosmetology. The apparatus includes a sensor and a computer-based controller. In operation, the sensor senses a cosmetology student performing a cosmetology operation and generates a sensor signal in response thereto. The controller processes the sensor signal and based thereon generates a control signal for displaying the cosmetology operation in a virtual manner on a video display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Inventor: Charles Marion Soto
  • Publication number: 20140069455
    Abstract: A hair accessory for receiving and retaining a bundle of hair, a method of making such a hair accessory, and methods of styling hair and instructing others to style hair using such a hair accessory are provided. The hair accessory comprises a thin, resilient, continuously formed, ductile metallic member. The continuously formed ductile metallic member is covered by at least one thin sheet-like backing member. The ductile metallic member and the one or more backing members form an opening for receiving and retaining a bundle of hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Philis A. Harvie
  • Patent number: 8590543
    Abstract: A hair extension kit may be packaged in such a way that patterns may be readily printed onto the hair using a standard printer. The hair extension may be removable from the kit to easily accessorize a girl's or doll's hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Goff, Joy Lyn Burns, Paul Tsu-Peng King, Craig Stock, Eric Edward Skifstrom, Carolyn Holden Buse, Natalie Repp Zigal, Thomas Earl Washington, Abimael Cordova
  • Publication number: 20130230828
    Abstract: A hairdressing training headform has features simulating a face and neck of a human. A flexible scalp with hair has a peripheral lip. A vertex is configured to simulate an upper portion of a human skull and has a periphery with which the peripheral lip of the scalp engages when the flexible scalp is placed over the vertex. A releasable locking means remote from the vertex periphery biases the vertex toward the headform such that the peripheral lip of the scalp is sandwiched between the vertex periphery and the headform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: PIVOT POINT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Kam Chiu Pang
  • Patent number: 8522794
    Abstract: A method of imparting hair strand effects may include identifying each of a plurality of hair strands to which to apply a hair strand effect product independently and individually, the plurality of hair strands associated with an illustration of at least one type of hair strand effects and one of a plurality of hair styles, and applying the product to each of the plurality of hair strands independently and individually subsequent to identifying the plurality of hair strands. In the alternative or in combination, a hair instruction guide may be consulted, the guide having at least one strand size associated with one of the plurality of types of hair strand effects, and a strand of hair may be identified according to the at least one strand size. A system for creating a hair strand effect may include a hair strand effect product and such a hair instruction guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Dennis Joseph Boyle, Natasha Jane Evans, Betsy Charlotte Fields, Simon Paul Godfrey, Mark Thomas Lund, Emily Joyce Ma, John Edward Sheppard, John Wallace Smith
  • Patent number: 8496481
    Abstract: A teaching and training head model for haircutting and hairdressing includes a soft and flexible synthetic resin casing, a shape keeping arrangement mounted in the casing to keep the shape of the casing and a support stand for supporting the shape keeping arrangement. The support stand includes: a base board; and a guiding bar, a pushing cylinder for lifting plates and a pressing cylinder which are centered about the center of the base board and sequentially positioned on the base board from inside to outside. A fixing ring for fixing the casing is provided at the periphery of the pressing cylinder. The shape keeping arrangement includes components fitted with the support stand and umbrella-shaped supporting components for supporting the casing. The shape keeping arrangement has a simple structure, and it will expand to keep the shape of the casing when the shape keeping arrangement mounted in the casing is inserted into the supporting stand. The shape keeping arrangement is simple to assemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Qingdao Jifa Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingxian Li, Guangwei Fan, Jiankai Zhao
  • Patent number: 8474466
    Abstract: A graphic cutting device for cutting a graphic design including a first track on which the graphic cutting device is motor-drivably slidably and transversely mounted, a second track on which the first track is motor-drivably slidably mounted, an electronic controller which automatically controls the movement of the graphic cutting device on the first track and the movement of the first track on the second track so that a selected graphic design is cut into a user's hair so as to be defined by bordering hair and so as to extend from the user's hairline and/or be spaced from the user's hairline, and an input interface which enables input of said graphic design to the controller. The input interface includes at least one of an internet connection, an electronic memory card reader, and a peripheral device connection, and the controller includes an electronic memory storage device which stores electronic movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Paul Willaim Charles Lakin
  • Publication number: 20130032162
    Abstract: A customizable wig can be reversibly altered to create a wide variety of hairstyles. A customizable wig comprises a single base shell having an outer surface, a plurality of fasteners affixed to its outer surface, and a plurality of hair segments that can be fastened to the shell. The hair segments comprise at least one crown segment, at least one mid-section segment, and at least one nape segment. The segments can be removably attached by a variety of fasteners such as hook and loop fasteners or snaps. In order to provide even more options for alternative hairstyles, the crown, mid-section, and nape segments can comprise more than one segment. Enhancements such as feathers, hair wefts, or beaded strings can be easily attached to create additional styles. A box is optimized for protection during storage and transport, as well as for display of the wig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventor: Tré MAJOR
  • Patent number: 8366450
    Abstract: Methods of previewing a representation of a costume are provided. The method includes removably affixing two or more cling elements to a smooth surface in a non-overlapping manner, the two or more cling elements being disposed concurrently on and directly contacting the smooth surface, and the two or more cling elements comprising a portion of the representation of the costume to allow one of the following: a first person to view a semblance of a costumed image comprising a reflection of the first person with the affixed two or more cling elements each positioned over the reflection of the first person, and a second person to view through the smooth surface a portion of the first person with the affixed two or more cling elements each positioned adjacent the portion of the first person viewed through the smooth surface. The method also includes displaying the smooth surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: William L. Brown, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8262392
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a hair dressing and beauty technique training device by which the presence or absence of twist or angle shift in a horizontal direction when drawn by sandwiching between the fingers is easily found, thus a proper posture for haircutting and winding etc., may be determined by oneself, furthermore the proper posture and stance and positions of hands and scissors etc., so as not to cause twist or angle shift may be acquired and one's habits and what techniques he/she lacks may be determined objectively, thus basic techniques for proper haircutting and winding may be acquired in a short period of time, and moreover when artificial hair runs out, if hair is exchanged for new hair, the head model may be used repeatedly, and thus running costs may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hair Salon Zero Ltd
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kubo
  • Patent number: 8226413
    Abstract: A human head model for hairdressing and beauty training is disclosed. The head model comprises: a head component having a neck portion; a skin portion covered over the head component; and a plurality of connecting assemblies provided on the neck portion of the head component and the skin portion; wherein the skin portion is fixed to the head component via the plurality of connecting assemblies. The connecting assembly may be a rivet or a snap button. The present invention is of stable structure. For the skin portion and the head model are separate parts, and the head component is reusable, which saves materials and caters for environment protection. Meanwhile, the skin portion is of light weight, and occupies small space, which saves costs of transportation. The head model is adapted for use in haircut practice and also in dressing practice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Wai Mun Linda Yip
  • Patent number: 8215318
    Abstract: A system for coloring hair includes a specialized brush having a narrow tapered end and an elongated handle portion and an opposite bristle head consisting of at least three bristle grouping. Each bristle grouping is separated by a gap. The bristle groupings align with corresponding channels on a color tray. The color tray consists of at least three parallel and elongated channels, each channel can retain a separate color chemical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Margaret Jacob
  • Publication number: 20100304339
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for teaching cosmetology. The apparatus includes a sensor and a computer-based controller. In operation, the sensor senses a cosmetology student performing a cosmetology operation and generates a sensor signal in response thereto. The controller processes the sensor signal and based thereon generates a control signal for displaying the cosmetology operation in a virtual manner on a video display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Denise J. Soto
  • Publication number: 20100227300
    Abstract: A human head model for hairdressing and beauty training is disclosed. The head model comprises: a head component having a neck portion; a skin portion covered over the head component; and a plurality of connecting assemblies provided on the neck portion of the head component and the skin portion; wherein the skin portion is fixed to the head component via the plurality of connecting assemblies. The connecting assembly may be a rivet or a snap button. The present invention is of stable structure. For the skin portion and the head model are separate parts, and the head component is reusable, which saves materials and caters for environment protection. Meanwhile, the skin portion is of light weight, and occupies small space, which saves costs of transportation. The head model is adapted for use in haircut practice and also in dressing practice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Inventor: Wai Mun Linda Yip
  • Patent number: 7758347
    Abstract: The hair color simulation system for simulating a dyed hair color that results from dyeing hair with a mixture of two hair color preparations includes a base screen with a first through fifth layers and an intermediate layer. The first through fifth layers and the intermediate layer are superimposed over one another so as to display a simulated hair color that is produced when the first hair line, the second hair line, the colors of the two hair color preparations and the original hair color are displayed on the layers with respective transparencies and superimposed over each other. The RGB values of the superimposed colors produced by the two hair color preparations and the original hair color are stored in data storage sections. Input sections receive choices of the two hair color preparations and a mixing ratio for the simulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Wella AG
    Inventor: Daisuke Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20090275001
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a hair dressing and beauty technique training device by which the presence or absence of twist or angle shift in a horizontal direction when drawn by sandwiching between the fingers is easily found, thus a proper posture for haircutting and winding etc., may be determined by oneself, furthermore the proper posture and stance and positions of hands and scissors etc., so as not to cause twist or angle shift may be acquired and one's habits and what techniques he/she lacks may be determined objectively, thus basic techniques for proper haircutting and winding may be acquired in a short period of time, and moreover when artificial hair runs out, if hair is exchanged for new hair, the head model may be used repeatedly, and thus running costs may be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Hair Salon ZERO LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Kubo
  • Publication number: 20080223389
    Abstract: A hair accessory for receiving and retaining a bundle of hair, a method of making such a hair accessory, and methods of styling hair and instructing others to style hair using such a hair accessory are provided. The hair accessory comprises a thin, resilient, continuously formed, ductile metallic member. The continuously formed ductile metallic member is covered by at least one thin sheet-like backing member. The ductile metallic member and the one or more backing members form an opening for receiving and retaining a bundle of hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventor: Philis A. Harvie
  • Publication number: 20080196732
    Abstract: Disclosed is a quality controlled artificial eyelashes extension system having a method and materials for the application of artificial lash hairs onto existing natural eyelashes of a human subject to extend the length of the natural eyelash. The system provides the training and materials to attach the eyelash extensions on a hair-by hair basis to a subject's existing natural eyelash, as well as a quality control feature which provides for assuring that practitioners of the system are appropriately trained, and the consumable materials utilized by the system are safe for human use. Included in the system is a fluent eyelash glue which forms a flexible, bio-compatible bond between two hairs to be adhered together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventor: Sophy MERSZEI
  • Patent number: 7410358
    Abstract: An apparatus having a support base and a removable hair portion for training personal appearance workers. In one embodiment, the releasable hair portion is the crown of a mannequin head and is detachably fixed to the support base of the mannequin head, which is adapted to be fixed to a work surface or mount. In another embodiment the releasable hair portion is the chin and surrounding area, which is detachably fixed to the support base of the mannequin head. The removable hair portion of the mannequin attaches to the support base of the mannequin head with a latching system that securely fixes the hair portion to the head. The latching system includes at least one fastening tab and a releasable clip that engages an opening in the support base. In another embodiment, a detent system is positioned between a fastening tab and the locking clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Mane Attachments
    Inventor: Shawn Morehead
  • Patent number: 7164347
    Abstract: A mannequin suitable for use as a hairdressing training tool including a head component, a hair portion, sensors for sensing undesirable characteristics such as high temperature or rapid movement, and signalling means for indicating the same to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Inventor: Beverely Nita
  • Patent number: 7093602
    Abstract: A beauty cap has a plurality of sponge rollers, and a strip of material simulating hair wrapped around each roller and attached to the cap to simulate a user having her hair wrapped in curlers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Inventor: Rosa Edwards
  • Patent number: 6994552
    Abstract: As shown in FIG. 1, a hairstyle design system comprises an image-processing device 1, an input/output device 2, a graphic system 3, a display device 4, a head-development drawing information-storage device 5, and a hairstyle-design information-storage device 6. In other words, the beautician or the customer designs a desired hairstyle while looking at the display device 4. Information on the designed hairstyle is stored in the head-development drawing information-storage device 5 as numerals and/or symbols assigned to each of a plurality of divided sections. When processing hair, the beautician displays a head-development drawing on the display device 4, and by referring to the drawing the beautician cuts or applies permanent wave to the hair in order to design a hairstyle precisely as desired by the customer and reproduce a predetermined hairstyle accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Phild Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Hirata, Yuko Yamashita
  • Patent number: 6980888
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for predicting the result of the coloration of a substrate by a coloring product. The method and apparatus involve the use of micro-processing system and are especially suitable for quickly and easily determining the result of hair coloration by a commercial hair dye product. Preferably a bar-code scanning device is used to input information relating to the product into the micro-processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Assignee: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Edmund Baker, David Richard Hayman
  • Patent number: 6955261
    Abstract: A device for displaying at least one hair swatch upon a support having a noncylindrical dome shaped portion. At least one hair swatch is held securely on the device, such that it extends over the dome shaped portion and such that it is shaped by the profile of the dome shaped portion. A cover can be provided to conceal one or more locations at which the swatch or swatches are fastened to the support. The cover can have an opening through which the dome and swatch extend. A plurality of the devices can also be arranged within a display having, for example, rows and columns of the display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Dominique Ploix, Nathalie Eskenazi
  • Patent number: 6918767
    Abstract: A device includes a support, a lock connected to the support, and a protective element configured to protect the lock. The lock includes a plurality of strands. At least a portion of the protective element is transparent. The protective element is mounted to the support so as to permit movement of the support between a first position and a second position. When the protective element is in the first position, the lock is at least substantially contained inside the protective element and, when the protective element is in the second position, at least a portion of the lock is at least partly accessible to touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: L'Oreal S.A.
    Inventor: Dominique Ploix
  • Patent number: 6824387
    Abstract: A mirror for checking dyed hair color has a mirror and a colored filter formed on part or the whole of the surface of the mirror. The colored filter is formed such that the color of the reflected image of hair from the colored filter is the same as the dyed hair color for when the hair has been dyed with a particular hair dye. By using this mirror for checking dyed hair color, it is possible to easily predict hair color after dyeing for any given initial hair color, thus making it possible to easily select a hair dye for obtaining a desired dyed hair color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiko Sakai, Satoshi Onitsuka, Mitsuo Asano
  • Patent number: 6719565
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to build a simulated image in which a subject's hair is changed to a desired color, and to accurately suggest the hair dye needed to dye the subject's hair from its existing color to the desired color. To achieve this object, the hair color advice system according to the present invention includes (i) an image memory into which image data regarding the subject is input and stored, (ii) a processor that finds the hair area in the input image of the subject and builds a simulated image in which the color of the hair area is changed to any color, and (iii) a monitor 4 on which the input image of the subject and/or the simulated image are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2004
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimichi Saita, Tomohito Koshika, Manabu Yanagiya
  • Publication number: 20030175663
    Abstract: The invention relates to a three-dimensional head model (1) to be used as an instructional aid for hairdressers, including a plurality of elements (3) constituting hairs, which elements (3) are detachably connectable with the head model (1). In order to develop such a head model (1) which enables the visual and reproducible instruction of future hairdressers and which is to be handleable and producible in as simple a manner as possible, it is provided that the elements (3) are made of a plastically deformable material. The plastic deformability enables both the representation of the desired hairstyle in any desired position and the projection of the cut pattern in any desired direction. The invention, furthermore, relates to the development of as cost-effective a method as possible for producing such a head model (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Inventor: Manfred Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20020119428
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer-assisted haircutting method, comprising:
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventor: Jean-Jacques Vitale
  • Patent number: 6141431
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus has a hair region selecting part 11 for selecting hair and shade of the hair in a front face image 13, as a removal region 15, on the basis of each pixel value of the front face image 13 which is a front image of a face, and a face surface model 14 showing structural information relative to a surface of the face in the front face image 13, and a removal region changing part 12 for changing each pixel value in whole or part of the removal region 15, on the basis of the structural information in the face surface model 14, and at least one pixel value in the front image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2000
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Munetsugu, Masamichi Nakagawa, Yoshiyasu Kado, Fumio Maehara
  • Patent number: 5937081
    Abstract: The image composition system includes a display device coupled to a central processing device for displaying a user selected image. A camera coupled to the central processing device enables a real subject to be incorporated into the user selected image. Accessory items are stored in a memory device coupled to the central processing unit for combining with the subject in the user selected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Inventors: Michael R. O'Brill, William J. Cloutier
  • Patent number: 5779479
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for illustrating and teaching hair coloring techniques. More particularly, this invention relates to a unique method and apparatus for educating a person on hair coloring procedures, and determining in advance appropriate proportions of hair coloring to be added to the basic hair color of a person in order to achieve a desired color effect on the basic hair color. An apparatus comprising a holder for releasably holding one or more colored filament swatches; a swatch comprising a group of elongated colored filaments, held together in parallel relationship with another, and secured together at one end by a filament base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1998
    Inventor: Andrea S. Hawiuk
  • Patent number: 5609484
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for illustrating and teaching hair colouring techniques. More particularly, this invention relates to a unique method and apparatus for educating a person on hair colouring procedures, and determining in advance appropriate proportions of hair colouring to be added to the basic hair colour of a person in order to achieve a desired colour effect on the basic hair colour. An apparatus comprising a holder for releasably holding one or more coloured filament swatches; a swatch comprising a group of elongated coloured filaments, held together in parallel relationship with another, and secured together at one end by a filament base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1997
    Inventor: Andrea S. Hawiuk
  • Patent number: 5586696
    Abstract: A hair growing mannequin head for practicing hair styling and hair cutting. The inventive device includes a mannequin head having a removable hair supply assembly mounted thereon for dispensing hair from an upper portion of the mannequin head. The removable hair supply assembly includes a pair of perforated helmet portions pivotally mounted together and a reel supplying hair for protrusion through the perforations. The helmet portions are biased into an offset position to lock the hair extending through the perforations for permitting cutting and styling of the hair exterior of the hair supply assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Inventor: Evelyn R. Martinez
  • Patent number: 5358407
    Abstract: A selection of scaled photographic images of appearance modifications are printed with opaque backing on clear transparent overlay sheets. An instant color photograph of a user is removably attached by Velcro to an opaque carrier page. The overlay sheets each overlay the carrier page one at a time to view what the user would look like with the appearance modifications. Overlay sheets are bound together in a spiral binder to permit ease of use and storage and updating with replacable pages. A scaled viewing guide slides removably into a slotted U-shaped holder around the camera viewfinder. Additional views of the appearance modifiers viewed from different angles and information and images of products related to the appearance modifiers may be printed on each overlay sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1994
    Inventor: Lisa M. Lainer
  • Patent number: 5252074
    Abstract: A magnetic three-dimensional analysis system for use as a tool in the demonstration of hairdressing techniques by an instructor and to aid a student in learning and practicing such techniques. In one form, the system includes four magnetic grid head forms: a left profile grid head form, a right profile grid head form, a front section grid head form, and back section grid head form. The grid head forms have flat backs which are magnetized so they can be attached to a magnetic blackboard or metal sheet. The system also includes numerous flat magnetic or adhesive strips with pointed ends. The strips are cut to certain lengths and color coded to represent different hairdressing techniques. In a preferred embodiment, a grid head form is attached to a magnetic board and the flat magnetic strips are then attached to the board around the grid head form to both define cutting lines and show proper hair length for a plurality of prescribed hair styles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: Pivot Point International, Inc.
    Inventors: Leo Passage, Robert Passage
  • Patent number: 5160265
    Abstract: A hair piece selection kit for aiding a person in the selection of a desired hairstyle is disclosed having a plurality of generally square-shaped flat members. A facial hole is cut generally centrally in the flat members, each of the flat members having a different hairstyle printed thereon about the facial hole to depict a hairstyle, and a reflective surface for viewing each hairstyle when said person inserts the face into the facial hole to view the hairstyle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1992
    Inventor: Jin S. Kim
  • Patent number: 4979324
    Abstract: A board game on which the players simulate a shopping trip to a mall by moving their distinctive markers along a route defined by rectangles depicting stores of various types. A spinner determines the number of squares a player moves her marker during a turn. Playing cards having decorative portions of different designs are stacked in storage areas, each associated with a rectangle of a store. Each player has a frame with a plurality of cavities for receiving and depicting the decorative portions of the cards. A player wins the game by being the first to fill all of the cavities in her frame with cards having decorative portions of the same design. A replica of an outfitted mannequin is formed on the front face of the frame. Several windows of transparent material are formed in the front face of the frame within the replica of the mannequin so that the decorative portions of the cards which are inserted in the frame will be visible as portions of the outfit of the mannequin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1990
    Assignee: Pressman Toy Corporation
    Inventors: Carol A. Rehtmeyer, Craig F. Yoe
  • Patent number: 4976621
    Abstract: Apparatus for styling a hair replacement, the apparatus consisting of a headblock, in two forms, each form presenting an edge which simulates the front hairline of the ultimate user of the hair replacement whereby the edge may be utilized in styling the hair replacement when it is placed in overlying relationship to the headblock after manufacture and for styling. In one form, the edge is created by forming a flat face on the headblock and on the other form by defining a concavity in the face area of the headblock, the concavity having an upper wall which presents an edge for use in styling. The method of using the apparatus involves utilizing such a headblock by placing a hair replacement over the scalp area of the headblock with a portion of the hair replacement extending over the edge and then styling the hair replacement and leaving a portion of the hair replacement extending over the edge after styling so that when placed upon the head of the user the hair replacement will have a natural appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: Apollo Hair Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Wieneke
  • Patent number: 4874676
    Abstract: A piece of sculpture representing an animal having hair includes a rigid body and a plurality of thin, elongated metallic link chain strands attached by a first end of each chain to the body, leaving the second end hanging free and representing hair. A preferred embodiment includes some of the chain links rigidized with solder between adjacent links, which may be in the form of waves, curls or braids. Another preferred embodiment uses lengths of chain that are rolled and diamond cut wherein at least one surface along the length of a chain is a relatively flat reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1989
    Inventors: Ruth E. Miller, Jack V. Miller
  • Patent number: 4823285
    Abstract: A method for previewing a subject on a computer screen. Prior to such preview, a plurality of new hairstyles is stored in a disk associated with the computer. The subject's face is outlined and the subject's hair is removed and replaced with one of the new hairstyles stored in the computer's databank. Various modifications can be made to the image of the subject with the new hairstyle to complete the picture. A graphic printer provides a hardcopy of the subject with the new hairstyle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1989
    Inventor: Vito L. Blancato
  • Patent number: 4810196
    Abstract: A mannequin for use as a tool in demonstrating a variety of hair styling techniques such as hair cutting, permanent waving, blending, texturizing and the like includes a simulated human head having a skull, scalp, and human hair attached to the scalp. The hair is of a length and thickness approximating that of an individual of a prescribed sex, size, and type. In a preferred embodiment as used for demonstrating hair cutting techniques, a plurality of variously colored line diagrams are applied to the hair to defined a plurality of cutting lines to be followed to accomplish a plurality of prescribed hair styles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Inventor: Mary E. Walker
  • Patent number: 4776796
    Abstract: A selection of photographic images of hairstyles are each secured on three edges to a viewing sheet. A see-through viewing space in any one of a number of common facial shapes is provided on the image where the face should appear. An instant photographic image of a user is inserted under the fourth side of one of the hairstyle image to view what the user would look like with the hairstyle. A tinted transparent sheet is inserted in three corner holders positioning the tinted sheet over the hairstyle image to change the apparent color or tint of the hairstyle image. A scaled facial outline viewing guide having a common facial shape is provided in the camera viewfinder to outline the user's face in the field of view when taking a picture of the user. Additional information such as appropriate hairstyling products may be printed on each viewing sheet. A series of viewing sheets are removably bound into a book form for ease of use and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Inventor: Lisa M. Nossal
  • Patent number: 4731743
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for previewing a subject on a computer screen. Prior to such preview, a plurality of new hairstyles is stored in a disk associated with the computer. The subject's face is outlined and the subject's hair is removed and replaced with one of the new hairstyles stored in the computer's databank. Various modifications can be made to the image of the subject with the new hairstyle to complete the picture. A graphic printer provides a hardcopy of the subject with the new hairstyle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 15, 1988
    Assignee: Combputer Images, Inc.
    Inventor: Vito Blancato
  • Patent number: 4669985
    Abstract: An aid for use in instruction within the hairdresser profession includes a template-like piece of plate or sheet material on which there is drawn a head shape seen from the front, from the rear or in profile, i.e. right and left profile. Hair in the form of one or more hair tresses is glued or adapted to be attached with at a root portion thereof along a line on the head shape. The sheet material may be in the format A4 and preferably is transparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1987
    Inventor: Lise L. Hvalsbraten
  • Patent number: 4583562
    Abstract: A method of testing a plurality of hair strands (locks) with chemical formulations, either with cut and taped (at root end) hair strands, or with hair strands wrapped on a rod or roller, securely fastened in the clip of a small folding clipboard Tester, comprising a clip at the top of a dark colored inside back surface of Tester for testing, examining and comparing hair strand samples, and a vertically hinged light colored front, for when this light color facilitates examination; there being 1/2 inch space between clip and cover to lift strands onto cover while still fastened in clip. Keeping records of the multiple strands, clients, tests, products, formulations, timings, desires and results involving a complete multiple Hair Test Record Card, its reverse side having a release or waiver; which is incorporated in a transparent pocket on the inside back of the cover, which also has a small identification card and pocket for student or owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1986
    Inventor: Elliott B. Stewart