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30Nov

Can You Hide A Receding Hairline?

posted by Lissa Logan
Can You Hide A Receding Hairline?

Can You Hide A Receding Hairline?

A receding hairline is common to many men, so you’re not alone. And yes, it can play on one’s insecurities.

So here are some tips to minimize the appearance of a receding hairline or thinning hair.

1. Get a Haircut. A short haircut is almost always a good option.

2. Shave Your Head. With a total lack of hair, nobody will notice you’re losing it in the first place.

3. Get A Hat. Wearing a stylish hat (on either formal or casual occasions) is an easy trick for concealing a receding hairline.

4. Grow it Out. If your hairline is receding, but your hair is otherwise full, you may also consider growing it out a bit and wearing the style loose and shaggy with the bangs forward a bit. This will help conceal the receding part at the front. Just make sure, at all costs, to avoid the comb-over effect.

5. Go Easy on Products. Avoid using too much products that cause the hair to separate and expose scalp. Use just a small amount of a light cream on dry hair.

These are just a few ways men can make the most of thinning hair.

Source: David Alexander, Men’s Hair Expert, About.com

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20Nov

There are a lot of practices that talk about hair care. But not all of them are truly effective. Be careful when taking these rules to heart as some might do more harm than good.

Let’s take a look at some of these false “hair care” advice.

– Apply your product to sopping wet hair. Product + water = less efficiency. Blow dry your hair until it’s damp, then apply your styling products.

– Brush 100 strokes a day. Excessive brushing causes breakage and can activate your oil glands making hair greasier. Do brush your hair but don’t go overboard!

– Hair colour damages your hair. Salon colours today are loaded with extra conditioners. If you want to colour your hair, go right ahead.

– Only thick, dry hair needs deep conditioning. All hair types benefit from proper conditioning. The key is to get the right formula.

– Always use a comb on wet hair. Not so. If you spray your hair with a leave-in conditioner, it will allow your brush to slide through easily.

– Blow dry from back to front. Starting in the front reduces potential frizz. And this is the area people see first, so it makes sense to start there.

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10Nov
How To Keep Straight Hair Looking Great

How To Keep Straight Hair Looking Great

You got your hair straightened and it looks absolutely amazing. But while your hair is still getting used to being stretched, you’re worried about what to do to keep it looking that way.

If you want to keep your newly straightened hair looking tiptop, it’s critical that you get a fabulous haircut to go with it. A good haircut every few months is essential for chemically treated hair.

Aside from a haircut, let us show you what other cuts and easy styles we can do to make your hair look even more stylish. Is there a hairstyle you always wanted to get but couldn’t due to the texture of your hair? Well, now you can.

We know you’re thrilled with finally having hair that doesn’t take up a lot of time to style. You love the freedom of it all. So let’s work together to keep it that way. After all, gorgeous is what we do best!

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30Oct
What Commercial Models Aren’t Telling You

What Commercial Models Aren’t Telling You

Models and actresses are getting hundreds of thousands, some even millions even, to advertise brands. The same goes for hair colour.

You’ve seen Eva Longoria, Gwen Stefani, Sarah Jessica Parker, Beyonce and many more promote these products with promises of how gorgeous and shiny your tresses will be from an $8 box of hair colour.

But the question is, do you believe it? Unfortunately, these people were made to say these things.

The truth is box colour strips the life out of your hair and leaves it looking like straw.

With salon colour, you’re investing in custom colour and expertise. We’ve spent thousands of hours studying and learning about hair and colour. Then, we had to pass the state exam to get licensed so we can formulate that colour for your hair.

The companies who sell drug store hair colour design them for the masses. There is no consideration for:

  • The natural colour of a person’s hair and the underlying pigment
  • Skin tone
  • Level of porosity
  • The use of previous artificial pigments
  • Percentage of gray, if any, and how resistant to colouring it may be

And worse, box colour formulations change and the company doesn’t tell you. That means you buy the same colour but get tragically different results. That’s when we hear,

“I don’t know what happened. It’s the same box colour I’ve always used.”

With salon colour, we evaluate the condition of your hair each time you come in. That’s why your formulation may change from time to time. Or, why we recommend a glossing or deep conditioning treatment. We see to your hair’s needs to make it healthy and beautiful.

Just say no to box colour!

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20Oct

The Return Of The Twist

posted by Lissa Logan

The Return Of The Twist

 

It’s official. The twist has made a comeback.

But it’s not that stuffy old French twist you’re thinking about. The new hair style has lots of variations to make them interesting and beautiful!

Here are three of them:

Textured Twist- Stylists add texturizing spray to the roots of damp hair to create this look. Nothing boring about it!

Go Messy!  Dishevel a twist by pulling a few hairs out here and there. Then  scatter a few strands around the face to create that beachy look.

Add A Bun- It’s fun to combine two styles together. A chignon coiled on top works well with the French Twist for an unusual and beautiful do.

Want to see other versions of the twist? Come by the salon and we will gladly create it for you!

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9Oct
Clever Hairstyles For Fine, Thin Hair

Clever Hairstyles For Fine, Thin Hair

Fine, thin hair can appear dull, flat and limp. Luckily, there are a variety of volume-enhancing styles suited for this hair type.

We know a handful of tricks when it comes to giving life to fine, thin, and often shapeless cuts. With these hairstyling tips, your hair will not only look thicker, it will look chic and fab as well!

– The bob. The bob will always look great on fine, thin hair. Go for chin-length styles to give your hair the illusion of thickness.

– Medium length cut. When you want hair that’s slightly longer, medium length is always the smarter choice. This length is so versatile that you can still experiment with different hairstyles even if you have fine, thin hair. Braids, updos, ponytails… the possibilities are endless.

– Beach waves. Yes, even if you have fine hair, you can also have that glamorous beachy waves you only see in fashion magazines! Ask our stylist for a layered cut and a subtle side fringe. To style, apply an ample amount of volumising mousse to still damp hair. Divide hair in sections and then curl with a curling iron and then run your fingers through your hair to loosen curls.

Do you need more hairstyling and hair care tips? Visit us at the salon today!

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29Sep

Whose Boyfriend?

posted by Lissa Logan
Whose Boyfriend?

Whose Boyfriend?

Proving once again that short hair can be sexy at any age, the Boyfriend Cut is girly with a little edge. Great for fine and medium textured hair, it also rocks if you have a bit of wave.

It’s especially flattering on heart-shaped and oval faces. To keep it more feminine, ask for longer sides. Both Cate Blanchett and Carey Mulligan show their softer sides with this cut.

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18Sep

Preventing Breakage With Braids

posted by Lissa Logan
Preventing Breakage With Braids

Preventing Breakage With Braids

Hair breakage can be very frustrating especially if it’s the reason why you can’t grow your hair out.

But there is a way that you might be able to prevent it; with braids.

Braiding your hair at night could help reduce breakage because when you wrap your locks in a tight style, the fibers are immobilized and can’t rub against the pillow as you sleep. By reducing the fiber-fabric friction you can reduce damage to the hair. Therefore, the ”best” hairstyle to wear while sleeping is the one that reduces damage-causing friction the most.

While braiding may reduce the friction against the pillow it doesn’t prevent fibers from rubbing against each other inside the braid. Theoretically, the best thing to do is oil your hair to reduce fiber-fiber damage. Of course this creates another problem: oil will transfer to your pillowcase. So perhaps the best option is to wrap your hair in some sort of bun cover.

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8Sep

How To Treat Dandruff

posted by Lissa Logan

While controllable, dandruff can be persistent and requires consistent treatment. There are several types of over-the-counter shampoos available for treating dandruff. If you try one and it doesn’t have the desired effect, move on to the next.

Listed below are the four common types of dandruff shampoos:

• Zinc pyrithione shampoos contain an antibacterial and antifungal agent (zinc pyrithione) which has been shown to fight the fungus that causes dandruff.

• Selenium sulfide shampoos can prevent cell turnover and may help control the malassezia fungus. These types of shampoos may discolour blond or grey hair and can cause significant discolouration in chemically treated hair as well. So follow the directions carefully and rinse well.

• Ketoconazole shampoo contains a broad antifungal agent.

• Tar-based shampoos contain coal tar, which slows cell turnover and reduces the formation of dandruff’s scaly flakes.

Use of these shampoos above is recommended daily until dandruff is controlled. Once the dandruff is under control, use dandruff shampoo two or three times a week, alternating with a good moisturizing shampoo.

If the dandruff shampoo loses its effectiveness, switch to another type of shampoo or try alternating between types. Be sure to follow directions carefully.

Should over the counter treatments fail, see your dermatologist. Stronger treatments are available by prescription.

In addition to using the proper shampoo, other steps can be taken to control dandruff, including: eating right, exfoliating the scalp with a facial scrub, managing stress, and reducing the amount of styling products used.

Consistently following a dandruff control routine should keep your hair and scalp looking healthy and flake free.

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31Aug

Getting Rid of Hat Hair

posted by Lissa Logan
Getting Rid of Hat Hair

Getting Rid of Hat Hair

The best way to avoid hat hair is simple: don’t wear hats. Taking a shower and washing your hair will also get rid of that.

But sometimes, hats are necessary, especially in cool weather. And once you take it off, hat hair is back.

Here are a few easy steps you can do to get rid of that hat line.

1. Avoid putting a hat on damp hair.

2. Carefully place the hat on your head in a way that does not mess up your hair too much.

3. Once you take it off, soak a small towel with the hottest tap water you can stand. Wring it out well and wrap it around your head. Keep it there for a minute or two. This will help “iron out” the indention left by the hat. Run the towel over your entire head and then re-style.

4. If you don’t have access to a towel, use your hands to dampen your hair a bit and brush it upward for a few moments. This will also help eliminate the hat head.

5. A bit of styling product like a styling paste works as well. It can be used to restore body and get your hair back in place.

No more hat hair.

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