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HOT NEW HAIR TREND “reverse washing”

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Have you tried the latest trend in shampooing?  It’s called “reverse hair washing.”   Behind the chair,  I talk about how to “properly” wash your hair to someone DAILY (read through for proper shampooing instructions ) and this throws a little bend in my usual instructions but it makes some perfect sense.  Let me explain.

MOST PEOPLE  shampoo (sometimes twice) then massage conditioner from roots to ends (a big no-no) and waited two minutes before rinsing.  Fans of this hot new trend will supposedly leave even fine hair looking with va-va-va-volume without product and blowout.

What they are discovering is no matter how well you rinse your hair after conditioning, you never quite manage to get it all out and the residue weighs your hair down, making it limp and dull.  How is this possible?  I’ll tell you why. Cheap shampoos and conditioners.

The advocates of reverse shampooing are using OTC shampoo and conditioners that are full of sulfates (detergents) and wax that coat hair and make it flat and limp. So when you shampoo your hair after conditioner, you’re actually washing aways a couple coats of that waxy conditioner and your hair is POOF, like magic, more voluminous.

BUT that’s not the big deal.  The big deal is that the only thing alive in your hair is the hair follicle, which is located under the skin.  How you nourish that is through a healthy diet, vitamins, water and exercise.  WHat grows out is technically “dead.”  So if you want shiny, frizz-free, breakage-free locks and they’re not growing out of your head that way you need GOOD QUALITY PRODUCTS, low heat styling and timely haircuts on those locks.

This is how I look when I shampoo my hair, don't you?

This is how I look when I shampoo my hair, don’t you?

To properly shampoo your hair you should:

1. COMB – Detangling now, helps you later.

2.RINSE, RINSE, RINSE – lots of that superficial dirt and oil can be rinsed done the drain without anything touching it at first.  Not to be gross, but back in the 90s when I was in beauty school and I would wash those 1-week shampoo clients, woah! WHen I first started rinsing the water would BEAD off their hair because of the oil, then when it would penetrate the water looked like a foamy mess going down the drain BEFORE shampoo was ever introduced.  Doing this will save you scrub time and not to mention $$$, now you use LESS shampoo.

3. SCRUB, SCRUB, SCRUB – This scrubbing motion helps to loosen dirt and clean your hair. Don’t massage!  SCRUB.  If you are sudsing, guess what?  you don’t need another shampoo.  Suds are a clear sign your hair is CLEAN.  Scrubbing also helps  stimulate blood-flow to the scalp encouraging healthy hair and scalp by delivering that nutrient rich blood from your healthy diet and vitamins you’re taking, right?

4. RINSE – all of it. OUT!

5. CONDITION ENDS ONLY! – Your scalp doesn’t need conditioner, usually.  Your scalp produces oils and conditions your hair naturally.  If you put conditioner on their, plus your oils- BOOM!  greasy, flat hair.  SHort hair, doesn’t even need conditioner in most cases every day, just occasionally.  If your scalp is super-dooper dry, I recommend a monthly scalp treatment with your haircuts and scalp soothing oils.  Conditioner might help temporarily relieve this issue but it’s too thick to nourish the scalp.

6. RINSE, AGAIN – but this time, after it’s all out rinse yourself with cool H2O. This will close the cuticles and give your hair added shine.

7. TOWEL DRY – Never rub the hair. ESPECIALLY curly or fine hair.  And if you have both?  Woah! More of a reason to stop rubbin’.   This causes tangling and damage the cuticle of the hair. You need to tak ethat towel and pat and squeeze the water out. Ladies and Gents – perfect your turbans.

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WIDE TOOTH COMB – no brushes please!

NOTES:

1. Washing too often will dry your hair out.  Start by washing every other day.  SO your hair is greasy by the end of the day?  That’s because you’re over washing. It happens to your skin as well.  You body naturally produces more oil to keep you moisturized because it knows your leaving it with nothing by over washing.

2. Professional products only require a quarter or less sized amount of shampoo and conditioner.  Higher end lines like #Oribe and #ShuUemura say only a dime. AND THEY MEAN IT.   Yeah, that cheap OTC stuff you use is actually costing you more money because you glob it into your hair and buy it every week.  My shampoo usually lasts me about 5-6 months and when my hair is short- probably a year.  I know it’s sometimes a big initial sticker price, but it’s sooooo worth it  to use high quality ingredients.

3. WET HAIR IS FRAGILE.  It can break!  It’s also more elastic (that’s why your hair is longer when it’s wet!  WOW- just blew your mind, I know)  Be gently when you comb (wide tooth, preferably) through it – no brush ! Because you can be the reason you get breakage and split ends. And to my Rapunzels out there – I don’t like round brushes that much, but if you’re going to use one, finger dry your hair 80% before using your round brush.  That brush has lots of tension and your wet,fragile hair loves to SNAP under pressure and 380F blow dry heat.

Thank you, and have a nice day!

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HAIR WARS Chicago – APRIL 17th, 2011

Hair Wars Supreme Salon Tour 2011

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Chicago – Enclave Nightclub will be home to salons from across the Chicagoland area this month with the 11th Annual Hair Wars Supreme Salon Tour competition on Sunday April 17, 2011, sponsored by SEBASTIAN. Hosted by BRAVO’s Shear Genius finalist Ben Mollin, top-notch Chicago salons will take it to the catwalk to showcase their creative talent in the ultimate hair competition. Ten salons will be competing for the coveted national title of Supreme Salon.  Alex Goykhman will not only be snapping pictures of the eccentric hair styles coming down the runway, he’ll take your glam shot too!

Each salon will feature its own theme, routines and distinctive hair styles which best represent their artistic abilities.Chi-town Salons participating in this year are:

  • Aniko Salon & Spa
  • Michael Allan Studio
  • Juan Daniel Hair Salon
  • Colloriffic Coffure
  • MGo Fashions
  • Suite 115 Salon
  • Verto Salon
  • Planet Color Salon
  • Lisa Thomas
  • Rockstar Fades
  • Aqua Salon.

The Supreme Salon tour travels through Scottsdale, San Diego, Chicago & Washington D.C. searching for top salons that display superb creativity and style within their region. The top three salons will proceed to Las Vegas for the chance to win the NATIONAL Supreme Salon title and a cash prize.

Guests that arrive between 9p.m. and 10p.m. will receive complimentary entry with an event invite that can be picked up at any of the participating salon locations or printed from home (see promo flyer)  In addition, the first 200 guests before 10p.m. will receive a gift bag.

Over nine years ago, event producer Benjamin Moline, brought this exciting show to life at a top night club in Chicago. Since then, the Supreme Salon Tour has traveled to and conquered Scottsdale,Arizona and Las Vegas. This show has had over 150 salons competing since 2000. Salons that place in the top three of their regional show have the opportunity to move on to the Nationals.

Recently, the first ever National finals was held in Las Vegas at Wasted Space in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The show was filmed and edited for pilot purposes. We have submitted the pilot to all of the major reality channels in the U.S. The Supreme Salon Tour has been approached to do this production in other countries as well, which is under consideration.

The Supreme Salon Tour “HAIR WARS” is a runway hair and fashion competition, that is judged and awarded. This show consists of top salons all over the country, displaying their creativity and style within their region. The top three salons in each city will move on to a National Finals.

Our goal is to host this industry night throughout the world searching for top salons, stylists, makeup artists, models, accessories, costuming, fashion lines & designers. Each show is filmed for pilot purposes with intentions of obtaining major sponsorships and media partners.– via SUPREME SALON

VISIT : http://www.supremesalon.com/ for more details

CHECK OUT THE GALLERY FROM THE ARIZONA HAIR WARS on January 30, 2011

I feel like some people at these things actually have talent while others are just messy. I think I’m going to go to this Hair Wars and check out the “competition” and have Effigy Salon (my salon)  compete in it next year. THE BAR NEEDS TO BE RAISED!

But for $250 and
• Salons can have no more than 10 artists back-stage for this competition
• Salons will have to provide their own models (10 total )
• Salons must not use full wigs
• Salons can use extensions and props (props will have to be cleared by Windy City Media)
• Salons are responsible for their own music and routine (5 -10 minutes)
• Salons are responsible for their own clothing or costuming (no genital nudity)

you can compete.  I think you might be late this year- but see you in 2012!


9PM-2AM
Age: 21+ | Capacity: 1000
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Hairbrained

Hairbrained is a social network of Hair Stylists, Salon Owners, and Educators from around the world. All together on one website to bring you the latest in the industry.

Some people compare it to facebook for hairdressers, but in reality it’s more than that.  It’s an amazing resource: Great member blogs, groups and forums which give us tons of insight on equipment, tools and products as well as inspirational photo galleries (my fav) for your viewing pleasure.

Currently Hairbrained.me has 10,000 members with a new goal of 20,000 (maybe next year)

Here’s a video of Paul Mitchel’s Robert Cromeans (Video by Takashi Kitamura)

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If you’re into hair the way I am and haven’t joined hairbrained, go now!

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Pink hates her new ‘do

Pink, 31, showed off her new hairstyle at the premiere of The Lincoln Lawyer in LA on Mar. 10, 2011.

On Mar. 12, Pink tweeted, “The woman that did my hair butchered it. I hate it.  Thanks for pointing out how much you all hate it, too. Helpful.”

Yeah- it’s bad.

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Corey Feldman- really?

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2011 Grammy Hair- Why?

If you make a movie and your embarrassing to the craft, you get a Razzie.  When you wear an outfit that offends even the blind, your on worst dress lists all over the place.  Is there an award for horrendous hair?  THERE SHOULD BE!  and can the award be a 12″ Good Luck Troll?  What were these people thinking:

Nikki Minaj, The inspiration for this post. WHAT IS SHE THINKING? and I don’t mean the pose! Bride of the Frankenstein Monster meets a cheetah at the Jersey Shore meets ugh just gross. Now I know that her ensemble came straight off the runway. Why didn’t she stick with solid long black, blond or red hair? This is just too much- and the lipstick just adds to the hot mess.
Florence+The Machine / Could Florence at least tried a brush for the big event?

 

Neil Young, Grammy Awards 2011
Neil Young, Grammy Awards 2011 – I know he’s a legend and I feel a little bad, but not bad enough to not mention it! He hairline is barely visible and his ends look like a rabbit chewed them off? Get a haircut! I don’t care if you’re a rocker he would look better with a crop. AND TRUST ME, no one will think you sold out.
Kathy Griffin, 2011 Grammys in LA- Her red seems really faded but her haircut is a worse offender. If she sat in any of our chairs, most of us would tell her to grow out those too short layers on top! This is NOT a fashionably inspired mullet. It’s just bad!

 

BT, Grammy Awards 2011 LA- I didn’t know Kate Gosselin had a little brother! 🙂
Marky Ramone &  his Lifetime Achievement Award, Grammy Awards 2011 LA-   Lifetime Achievement Award  and his hair is frizzy and uneven.  AND why are his bangs halfway up his head,  STILL?

 

 

Access Hollywood 2011 Grammy Awards Red Carpet, LA- Now all you Jersey Shore fans don’t start beating down my door.  It is, what it is!  He has horrible hair and you know it.

 

Her hair is frizzing and it looks like all she cared about was getting her fringe straight. If that's the case, wear a smooth side pony or something.

I just don’t get it!?  You’re at a black tie event where everyone is going to see you and cameras will be flashin’ away!

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