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By Christine Aguilar via shelookbook.com
Fashionistas are on alert: the new hair trend of the moment plays in the tray dyeing – the shaded hair also known as tie and die.
The Shaded Hair A Subtle Gradation Of Colors
The shaded hair, it’s just a color in two shades, one clear and one dark. Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Jessica Biel, Daphne Burki and other beauty addicts are already followers of this new fashion … suits us well because it is convenient and economical!
Indeed, to adopt it, just let her push natural hair root. Needless to spend astronomical sums run to the hairdresser to catch a color, the dark roots are all the rage!
The Two-Tone Hair, A Trend That Moves
To find the origins of the shaded hair, we must go back to the 1970s, at the time of hippies, when the wind hair, double tone was so trendy with a crown of flowers on her head and a necklace and Peace love around the neck.
Today, without all these accessories, shading hair resurfaced. Already last summer, the two-tone trend had pointed the tip of her nose and at the latest fashion shows, this trend was still valid. Since then, we see more and more young women wear this casual, especially in late summer & a trend that will fall? It is very probable, especially for those who do not have colored hair, this hairstyle is easy to achieve at home.
The Shaded Hair House
It is easier to let its natural roots push retaining its old stain on the tips; you can also achieve the same effect by starting with a natural base. The technique is for everyone and very easy to make at home: just purchase a product dye lambda and apply only the tip of the hair for those who are a little afraid of the results, do not apply the product about 5 centimeters for a slight effect For the more adventurous, 10 cm ensure an ideal contrast between the two colors. In your dyes!
You like the look and would like to create it but don't want to color hair permanently? No problem. You can still achieve the look with light Ombre hair extensions. It highlights the ends and adds thickness. To find out more about Hair Extensions please contact HRC at 310.477.2320 or visit our website at www.hrc4hair.com
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By Ariel Kaiser via yahoo.com
Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Image - Taylor Hill/WireImage
Ladies and gentlemen, just one month into 2013, we have a new official haircut! The New York Times calls model Karlie Kloss' chin-length chop the "haircut of the moment," after a four-page spread appeared in Vogue.
Kloss' cut is defined by its just-above-the-shoulder, uniform length, which is a big contrast to her previous long and wavy hair.
Her hairstylist, Garren Defazio, is responsible for the idea, and a phone call from Vogue sealed the deal. “Her hair had been worn out from shows and shoots,” Defazio told the New York Times. “Vogue called and said, ‘Would you do a cut?’ and I said Karlie should be the one to do it on.” Kloss was a little reluctant to chop it all off, as she hadn’t had short hair since grade school, but her jaw-skimming cut with Jane Birkin-esque bangs is not only healthy, it’s setting a huge trend. Michelle Obama and Kylie Minogue have already been spotted with the chop.
It was a pretty bold move for Kloss, who, like all successful models, generally tries to present herself as a clean slate; this makes it easier for designers and hair and make-up teams to create their of-the-moment vision.
Could this be a sign that the "MTV House of Style" co-host is trading the modelling world for full-time acting? She did tell Vogue: "It’s been a year of big change for me. Now feels like a good time for a fresh start.”
Will this trend die out? It is only January, the month of big changes. Or will it take off like the "Rachel" did, driving hairstylists into a frenzy to recreate the look on women all over the country? Only time will tell.
One thing's for sure: it will be interesting to see how the "Karlie" gets styled during New York Fashion week, which begins February 7.
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30 million American women are seeing scalp, and it's often a symptom of a serious illness. By Ning Chao via marieclaire.com
Photo Credit: pidjoe/iStock
Stylists always gushed, "Wow, you've got a lot of hair." I took my lush mane for granted, perming, straightening, and bleaching my way through my teens. But during my sophomore year of college, as I found myself pulling more and more tangles out of my brush and strands from the shower drain, the compliments stopped and the worry began. I jealously examined the girl next to me on the subway — why couldn't I see through to the roots on her scalp, too? Once a sheet of shiny darkness, my hair had taken on an alarmingly transparent quality. I spent hours every week staring at my scalp in the mirror, parting and reparting my hair to see which side looked fuller. I drenched my head with volumizing sprays, detoxifying tonics, and shampoos for "weakened hair." Remedies were thick on the ground — but my hair kept getting thinner. I was molting. And I was scared.
Like a peacock's brilliant feathers, hair is a secondary sexual characteristic, explains London trichologist Dr. Philip Kingsley. "You don't need it to keep you either warm or cool, so its primary function is to increase attractiveness." We live in a culture of hair, coveting Victoria's Secret supermodels' voluptuous waves as much as their curves. So closely linked are sex appeal and self-esteem that a 2004 Rogaine survey of more than 500 women across the U.S. revealed that 24 percent equated losing their hair to losing a limb. Since 30 million women in America — roughly one in four — have thinning hair, there's a serious portion of the population at risk for an emotional crisis.
When I brought up my hair issue at an annual physical, my doctor tested me for lupus. Fortunately, the tests came back negative. Then I was told that since I wasn't completely bald, I really didn't have a problem. So I began to wonder if it was all in my head. When my boyfriend ran his fingers through my hair, all I could think of was whether I was losing strands. Did this gross him out? Or more importantly, was a lot coming out? Needless to say, that relationship didn't last long, lacking trust and the basic belief that he could find me attractive in this condition. I didn't dare ask my friends for a second opinion, because I didn't want them to scrutinize my scalp. After another frustrating physical (with no answers), I consulted my dermatologist, Dr. Fredric Brandt. Instead of dismissing my concerns as mere vanity, he immediately wrote up requests for endocrine blood tests, which prompted my general practitioner to finally cave and grant me a specialist referral.
There are many causes of shedding, from stress to chemotherapy, but 90 percent of hair loss is genetic and needs to be treated with medication. It can also be a sign of a thyroid disorder, says my endocrinologist, Dr. Emilia Liao, who diagnosed me with mild hypothyroidism. "It's a good thing you came in when you did," she told me on my first visit. "It gets more complicated — and possibly dangerous — the older you get, especially if you want to have a baby." Apparently, hair loss during pregnancy is a big red flag. "One out of 50 women is diagnosed with hypothyroidism while pregnant — it's still the most common cause of mental retardation in children," says Liao.
The average age for women dealing with thinning hair is 25 to 35 — that it's just another "gift" of menopause is a myth. Also, we can't simply blame our mothers, as previously believed — if there's baldness anywhere in your family tree, you're at risk. Unlike male-pattern baldness, where patches of hair fall out over time, female hair loss means a reduction in hair volume, making transplantation extremely difficult. "The total number of hairs doesn't always decrease, but the diameter of each strand shrinks," says Kingsley. And too-thin hairs won't grow past a certain length — which explains the baby fuzz around my hairline.
Kerastase Nutrients Densitive Daily Anti-Hair Thinning, Anti-Hair Loss Dietary Supplement
Photo Credit: Jeff Westbrook/Studio D
The key to successful regrowth? First, admit you have a problem. Each day you dwell in denial, you're losing precious time. The more hair you've lost, the less likely it is to all grow back. Telltale signs, like a wider part or a smaller ponytail, don't show up until you've lost nearly half your hair! Seek out trichologists and dermatologists or endocrinologists who specialize in hair problems. (A good place to start www.americanhairloss.org.
Last summer, I started visiting the Philip Kingsley hair clinic in New York City every week to strengthen the fragile wisps that were starting to sprout along my hairline as a result of my prescription treatments. There, I learned that physical as well as emotional stress can cause temporary thinning and make genetic hair loss worse. When 44-year-old fitness instructor Maria Santoro was hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to her pneumonia medication, she lost 20 pounds in 10 days, and her chestnut waves started falling out in clumps. "People assumed I was anorexic," she says. "My body was in shock, and I felt really insecure because of my weight loss and thin hair. It was devastating."
Hair loss has a direct impact on psyche and morale, says Kingsley, who coined the phrase "bad hair day" 40 years ago. I spoke to 34-year-old breast-cancer survivor Courtney Hagen, who revealed that when she heard her diagnosis, her first fears were for her golden locks. "I had a double mastectomy, but I was more traumatized about losing my hair," she admits.
As for me, thanks to two years of regular treatment, I've finally reached the phase where regrowth is thicker every day. But the process has been arduous and pricey: Rogaine requires diligent use and $30 a month for the rest of my life. And some of my hormone-regulating prescriptions — like Avodart, which I credit most for my good results and which costs more than $200 a month — are not covered because if you take them while pregnant, they can harm the fetus's development. But I continue with my regimen because, for me, the risk is worth the remedy — I'm not planning on pregnancy for a long, long time anyway. I also figure it'll be a lot easier to find a potential father with my full head of hair.
When it comes to hair, thin is never in. Thicken up with these hair helpers:
1. Kérastase Nutrients Densitive Daily Anti-Hair Thinning, Anti-Hair Loss Dietary Supplement
2. Nick Chavez Plump 'N Thick Leave-In Thickening Crème Conditioner
3. Shu Uemura Fiber Lift Protective Volumizer
4. Men's Rogaine Foam (many derms recommend it for women, too)
5. L'Oréal Professionnel Age Densiforce Shampoo
6. Philip Kingsley Scalp Tonic
To find out about the latest in Hair Re-growth and Hair Replacement for women and men, or to meet with a hair loss expert for an in depth hair analysis please contact HRC at 310.477.2320 or visit our website at www.hrc4hair.com