Sally Hershbergers client namedropping backfired on her!
On one of her shows, she was talking about not being able to keep her 24K paste in stock — and said "Meg was just in and asked for some more, but I told her I had run out" – then she got interrupted by the host and talked about the product some more. Then she went back to the same story, and said, "and that’s when I told, err, Jane that she’d have to go on HSN to order it". She clearly couldn’t remember which celeb she had namedropped so just threw out another one.
The sad thing is that Meg is no longer relevant. Jane just did a movie with Lily Tomlin but it’s been years since she’s been known for her hair. I’m sure that Sally’s newer clients aren’t so happy to have their names dropped on a shopping network but it would really help her to be able to mention more current celebs than those that were known for their haircuts 20 years ago.
I love Sally’s products and the 24K line is fantastic. I have medium length hair with layers and it really defines the layers and works exactly as advertised.
Cloud99, you’re right – Jane has been in magazines recently – she’s usually in the "looking good" sections for how great she looks at 78.
I’m 59 and have used Sally’s products since she formulated them (and sold them in her NYC salon). The point I was trying to make with this post originally is that many of the "anecdotes" that vendors share while selling their products are made up as they go just to get people to buy, buy, buy. I would (jokingly) like to see Sally updating her anecdotes to include the Gen Xers and Millenials with more relevant A-Listers (i.e. Sofia, Charlize, etc).
I must respectfully disagree with your assessment that Jane Fonda was only known for her haircuts 20 years ago. A quick online search found that her current hairstyles were featured in recent Allure & GoodHousekeeping issues. The Allure issue credited Sally Hershberger specifically for Jane’s hairstyle. So she’s still known for her hairstyles and despite what I think of her past, she’s in amazing shape for 78 years old. As for Meg, she’s at least a generation younger than Jane. Maybe 24K is trying to attract more than one demographic. Those of us over 55 still have hair to style and money to spend.
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06.08.15 9:06 PM