Desairology: This odd profession will curl your hair!

It's her word, it's her work and nothing else like it in the world.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - May 9, 2016 - PRLog -- In 1980, Noella Papagno invented the term and wrote the book "Desairology: The Dressing of Decedents' Hair."

The book, revised several times also includes skin and nail care on family request and helps make decedents look as good as they were remembered. This highly specialized service helps assure there can be dignity even in death.

The study Desairology is a post graduate elective offered as a distance learning course, although it is not common in school curriculum. After registering, Desairologists are qualified to perform these services in a funeral home preparation room. They also assist funeral practitioners with non-cosmetic items.

Had it been commonly known throughout all these years, a majority of family members could have requested Desairology services at the time of funeral arrangements.

At times, families who requested that a salon cosmetologist perform these services have been disappointed when employment was denied from some conglomerate franchisees. They were told in many cases that cosmetologists were not OSHA certified and could not work in their prep room. When questioned, OSHA's official reply was "We do not certify". In these cases, care is left to the practitioners to perform as best they could even though the practice of Desairology is legal according to the "Decedents Bill of Rights".

Funeral homes require that Desairologists adhere to certain operational procedures and must sign a waiver of liability to reduce the risks in the preparation room. Acknowledgment of Desairology would prove as a worthwhile service to comfort the bereaved at a loved one's casket side.

Please contact Noella 954-929-3559 /

Noella Papagno

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