Have you ever stopped to wonder why your hair is a different texture than it was when you were a child? Or perhaps why one day it seems like your hair is falling out by the fistful and the next overgrowing? While many factors affect the health and texture of your hair, it’s your hormones that actually have a lot to do with it. Hormone levels can affect the quality and the quantity of hair. The texture of hair is directly related by hormonal issues that relate to thyroid as well as estrogen and testosterone levels. That’s why hair can be brittle, lusterless and slow growing during certain times of your life. Read More
Legend says that you should brush your locks 100 times a day, but we don’t remember any mention of which brush to use. With so many different styles on the market, it can be tough to know which brush does what, not to mention bristles! So i am going to try to decode the mystery of the hair brush, and tell you what you should really be using to tame your locks. First, lets start with the shape.
Use a round brush when blow-drying to create curl and volume, or to give some bend to the hair. For extra oomph, opt for a round brush with a ceramic barrel (not metal) it will hold heat for longer and extend the life of your curl. The smaller the barrel of the round brush the more curl you will get.
One of my favorites and the one I personally use is Ibiza (above) with extended cork handle for an easy grip. Does the job every single time. Read More
After I was badly portrayed on 20/20 interview due to network’s selectively chosen footage in order to mislead, I was contacted by Behind the Chair magazine to clarify my industry and my name. Hopefully the interview bellow will put everything in perspective.
There is nothing like a controversial news story to set opinions and hearts ablaze, especially when it involves one of our own. Recently, ABCs 20/20 broadcasted a segment called Confessions of a Hairstylist, which revealed the unpleasant goings-on of some salon practices.Hair Colorist Ilona Shine was interviewed for the episode and came under fire for negatively representing the salon industry as a whole. But according to Ilona, her intention during the interview was far from what was included in the broadcast. So we asked Ilona to give her side of the story, and to bare the facts that she says were left on the cutting room floor. Read More
A few of my clients have been taking Viviscal with some surprising results. I was so amazed to see new hair growth that I could not wait to tell you about this hair pill. Statistics show that one in two women experience hair loss at some stage in their lives. Hair loss is not just a problem for men. There are a whole range of factors which can impact the health of hair & existing hair growth. They are: stress, hormonal changes, over styling, poor nutrition, age, menopause, post-pregnancy, medication to name a few. Read More
Chemical peels first gained popularity in the 1960s when skin-care options were few and far between. Chemical peel treatments have remained a favorite because they can resurface and refresh the skin by diminishing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation and acne scars. Today, chemical peels are often coupled with other skin-enhancing treatments for maximum benefits. It is extremely important that the person administering these treatments is an experienced skin practitioner. If the peel is not left on long enough there will be no effect on the skin; if it is left on for too long, it can cause damage to the living cells. Read More
Almost everyday I find myself suggesting different types of oils to my clients to use for dry skin or hair. Using oils for beautifying purposes dates back hundreds, if not thousands of years. For centuries women have sworn by all-natural hair oils. Beauty oils once forgotten are experiencing a resurgence, quickly becoming a favorite. It’s no surprise that they are the first choice for fighting common skin, hair and body problems. So whether you have fine or coarse tresses, oily or dry skin, check out a few of Mother Nature’s best moisture-rich serums for your hair type. The best oil formulations are those that are “cold-pressed”- they retain integrity of ingredients and freshness. Beware of bad oils that are heavy and greasy and contain large amounts of heavier oils like mineral, lanolin, and petroleum oil, that sit on the surface of the skin and clog pores. Below are the oils to look for in your beauty and hair products. Read More