Scientists are learning more and more every day about what really causes hair loss, and how we can fight it. One of the newest developments is the observation of how a hormone called DHT effects our hair's follicle. When DHT levels rise in our bodies it binds to the hair's follicle, causing stress to the hair. Read on to learn how we can block DHT naturally, and help our clients battle hair loss from the inside out.
Curly hair eludes some stylists. It's completely different than straight hair, and not just visually. Care and maintenance also varies when it comes to straight or wavy hair. Having a big head of curly hair myself, I've been lucky to experiment, and find, products that I really love. Below you'll find some of the best options in shampoo, conditioner and styling products for curly hair
Clients are always looking for fast, easy ways to style their hair. We all know they'll never take the time to style their like we will, nor should they have to. It's part of our job to educate and share easy tricks that they can try at home. One of the easiest ways to get the job done is to teach your clients how to style their hair in their sleep. Confused yet? Read on to learn a few easy tricks that will have your clients waking up with fabulous hair in no time.
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Have you noticed how everyone in Hollywood is aging backwards these days? Injectables and mini-facelifts have a lot to do with it, but often times it's laser facial rejuvenation treatments that are behind these drastic transformations. Blasting hot, powerful lasers at your face is no less risky than taking a scalpel to it, but with less downtime than surgery, and often times more natural results, lasers are quickly becoming the must-have anti-aging treatment. Making Sense of Laser Facial Rejuvenation Treatments
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The Summer is coming to an end and clients will soon be pouring in to cut and color those sun-ravaged locks. This time of year is great to stock up on new tools and hair products. Back to school sales at sites like Folica and Sephora can save you hundreds of dollars on new equipment that will start the season off right. Check out the lists below of best products and tools to get you started.
One service that booms during the summer is keratin treatments. Clients are pouring in looking for a reasonable way to battle the fuzz and frizz that comes with all of this humidity. Keratin products have come a long way in the past few years. The formaldehyde levels have come way down, with most of them containing none at all, and now more than ever, there are numerous choices when it comes to deciding which product to use. Check out this list of the top keratin products that stylists are using in the salon.
Slow summer got you down? Unfortunately the summer months can lead to a decrease in sales. Clients are throwing their hair back and skipping color services, which can lead to holes in our books.
Add-on's and specials are a great way to keep your chair filled throughout the summer. Offer your clients a moisturizing hair treatment for their thirsty locks, or this could be a great time to try out that ombre color they're always talking about. Educate your clients about products that contain sunscreen for overall hair-health and color protection, and show them creative ways to braid and style their hair while they're lounging by the pool. Get creative and this will inspire your clients to get themselves into the salon all year long.
Another tactic that some stylists use is they choose to raise their prices in the summer months when times are slow. Even if you don't have as many clients coming in, the price increase will balance that out a bit. I wouldn't raise your prices every year, but this can definitely help when times are tough.
It's extremely important for a stylist to have a focus on continued education. It's easy to get into a rut, continuously doing the same hair cut and using the same techniques. Snooze fest! This is a surefire way to induce bordom for both you, and your clients. Brush up on your skills and get inspired with this list of the best online cutting, coloring and styling courses.
Let's face it, doing hair isn't easy. Long hours on your feet and coming in contact with so many different people all day can really take its toll on your mind and body. Luckily, there are steps every stylist can take to boost their energy, reduce stress and sooth their tired bodies. In our industry we're always taking care of everyone else, it's a good idea to think about yourself every once in awhile. You'll be a happier hair stylist, and it will make doing your job much easier and more enjoyable.
The hot, sticky month are upon us and that means it's time to switch up your client's product routine. Just like our skin, hair requires different products throughout the year. Sunscreens, beach sprays, color preservers and moisturizers are all must haves during the summer months.
Not only is it a great idea to switch up your client's products, you can also share some summer styling techniques. Show your clients easy buns and braids that they can take from the beach, to an evening BBQ.
Check out this list of the best summer hair care products and keep your clients cool and protected throughout the summer months.