Archive for May, 2009

Principal Goes Purple

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Students of the North Coventry Elementary School recently participated in the local Relay for Life through the Kids For A Cure program. And as a way to challenge the students to meet their fundraiser goal, which would ultimately go to the American Cancer Society, the principal, James Melchor, and many teachers promised what they called “The Purple Hair Dare and Bare Dare”.

Well, the students raised more then $4,000. So on Wednesday morning the kids all watched, with shrills and bubbling laughter, as their principal and three faculty members had their hair dyed a brilliant shade of purple, while two other staff members shaved theirs all off.

Along with the execution of “The Purple Hair Dare and Bare Dare” promise, students were introduced to Anthony Nucifora, a kindergarten schoolmate of theirs. Anthony underwent chemotherapy for his Stage 4 hepatoblastoma, a rare liver cancer. And while he lost his hearing during the chemotherapy process, he won his battle with the cancer, and today is cancer free.

The school nurse spoke about healthy living and steps we can take to avoid getting cancer. Like eating healthy and not smoking. And the assembly demonstrated that even children can get cancer. But children can beat it as well.

For more on this story go to: http://www.pottstownmercury.com/articles/2009/05/28/news/srv0000005443991.txt

A possible Cure

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

By the age of 60, two thirds of men are effected by hair loss. But currently scientists have made some big steps towards finding a possible cure in the near future, and all because of some mice.

Its called the Sox21 gene. In the past it has been linked to the development of nerve cells. But more recently scientists have discovered it also functions in hair retention. As in, keeping hair from falling out. Mice, like us humans, carry the Sox21 gene. Researchers discovered that mice start to loose the hair on their heads within 15 days of birth, if they block the activity of this particular gene. And that the mice would be completely bare within a week.

The average person looses about 100 to 150 hairs a day, just through natural shedding. And typically these hairs start growing back right away. The theory is that as men get older, The Sox21 stops functioning. Which means men’s hair starts to fall out faster. Much faster then it can regrow.

Researcher hope this new found information can help them discover what men will most likely be victim to hair loss, which means they can prevent it before it starts. As for the men who are already starting to bald, hold on tight, they are working hard to find you a cure!

For more information go to: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/science/sciencenews/5387944/Gene-linked-to-hair-loss-brings-cure-for-baldness-nearer.html

Hair Tinseling

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

tinsel [tin suhl]  noun: a glittering metallic substance, as copper or brass, in thin sheets, used in pieces, strips, threads, etc., to produce a sparkling effect cheaply.

While I am sure everyone is familiar with the use of tinsel on a Christmas tree or as party decorations, this is the first I have heard of it being used to spice up ones hair do.

Hair tinsel is tied into hair to create a dramatic sparkle with any look, color or style. It comes in 24 different colors, and in packages of 100 strands. Hair tinsel is perfect for any everyday sparkle or for a special event such as prom, birthdays, weddings, holidays or a night out on the town.

Hair tinsel is great for kids because its not damaging like many other salon treatments. And parents don’t mind letting their children get their hair tinseled because it is temporary and affordable.

To find out more about this project go to: http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/51182/

To order this product go to: HairTinsel.net

Amazing Hair Story

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Three young girls, two kindergartners and a 4th grader, donated their hair to Locks of Love. This was the 4th graders 3rd time donating. As this is the 3rd year their school has held a drive for Locks of Love.

If you want to donate to a good cause too, and happen to live in the Atlanta , Ga area, the third annual “It’s Just Hair” cut-a-thon will take place on Monday, May 18 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Taylor Brooks Salon, which is located at 11550 Jones Bridge Road in Alpharetta.

The cut-a-thon was started by a young girl named Jenna Cooley and her mom Diane, when they decided to do something to help other young girls like Jenna, whom was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata, an incurable auto-immune disease that causes hair loss.

For find out where you can donate in your area go to: http://www.locksoflove.org/

Jon and Kate plus Kates hair

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

It seems everyone’s gone wild over Kate Gosslin’s hair! People are comparing its popularity to that of the Jennifer Aniston “Rachel” cut. But i kinda think the hair-do is getting so much attention because it is such a drastic change from where her hair was at the beginning of Jon & Kate plus 8. She started out as somewhat a frumpy mess, and has turned into a bit of a fashionista!

Kate calls her hair “her attitude” and recently said “Everybody wants it” and that “it’s work. I have very, very thick hair, so it’s not going to work for everybody. I’ve seen people…with thin hair and it just won’t work. My hair stylist gets calls from all across the country.”

Although I greatly admire any women with the courage for such a short do, I am not personally a fan of this particular ‘front mullet’ bob. While I love the spikes in the back, I am thrown off by the huge straight chunk that hides the entire side of her face. Maybe it is meant to work as a shield to hide from paparazzi? Well everyone else can go ga-ga over this one, but I have a good feeling it will be one of those “What was i thinking?” hair-styles for her and all of her hair followers.

For more information on the hit series Jon & Kate plus 8 go to: http://tlc.discovery.com/tv/jon-and-kate/jon-and-kate.html

Dos and Dont’s of Hair Extensions

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Just like any beauty treatment, hair extensions come with a list of dos and donts to keep them looking their best.

1. Use a stylist-approved hairbrush, making sure to brush your hair from the scalp to the ends daily.

2. Separate your hair by hand.

3. Before going to bed, tie back hair loosely.

4. Before washing, brush and sort the hair properly.

5. Don’t wash or brush hair upside down for the first month. The attachments are still new and the hair can be torn out.

6. Shampoo hair gently, being careful not to rub the hair against each other.

7. Don’t rub hair to towel dry, squeeze excess water out.

8. Sort hair with your fingers, and gently remove any tangles, especially at scalp.

9. Always dry the bonding points immediately and thoroughly.

10. Don’t apply flat iron or curling iron at bond points! Always start just below bond point.

11. Avoid getting into mall fights when you have extensions. Although perhaps I should go into a bit more detail with this one… A 15-year-old, Fort Walton Beach, girl was charged with battery and disorderly conduct after starting a fight with another girl. The victim and her mother were standing outside the mall when the suspect confronted them and started talking about a incident that happened earlier that day. The suspect then precedes to take off her shoes and says “Yeah, I want to fight,” and struck the victim, according to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. She then grabbed the victim’s hair and pulled out her hair extensions. Which were later found on the ground. The victim then drew a knife and stabbed the defendant, the report said. They did not say whether she was charged. Yikes, I guess the suspect picked the wrong hair to pull out.

For more information on the mall fight go to: http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/victim-17226-hair-fight.html

A lesson to learn

Monday, May 11th, 2009

I would assume that anyone who has hair extensions or who spends top dollar at fancy salons would know that at home hair care is of up most importance in keeping their salon job in good condition. So when I heard this story about a woman named Sarah Ward, a 36-year-old mother of two, i was certainly surprised.

Sarah sued Rumi Simone Inc., claiming that they are responsible for the bad hair day she has been having for the last year and a half because of her hair falling out. Her hair has been snapping off at the scalp, and she claims the services she got at the salon are to blame.

And the attorney for the Lake Oswego salon emphasized that Wards failure to follow salon advice caused it to fall out. Ward sought $50,000 for “humiliation, depression and the cost of hair extensions.” But she didn’t receive a penny of it. They jury concluded that the salon was not at fault for Wards poor at home hair care.

The Lesson here is simple. If you are going to have hair extensions or pay professionals to do your hair, make sure you listen to their advice and take care of it after you leave the salon. Afterall, the hair stylists certainly cant follow you home and make sure you are doing your part to keep your hair attached to your head.

Eyelash Extensions, still a booming business

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

The creators of Xtreme Lashes, a company whom provides high quality eyelash extensions, claims their business is continuing to grow, despite the hard economic times. They say that although salon goers have cut out other luxury procedures, like massages and facials, their eyelash extensions is a luxury they refuse to give up.

And not only are they growing in clientel but they also continue to create career opportunities. “I believe that Xtreme Lashes has remained viable and will remain viable because we are creating jobs and careers while remaining dedicated to quality, safety, and support,” says Mousselli, founder of Extreme Lashes.

So whats in store for their future? Recognizing that harder times may be on their way, Mousselli is still confident they will continue the way they are going now, with the help of open and honest communication.

To learn more about Extreme Lashes go to: http://www.xtremelashes.com.

Rapunzel Barbie

Monday, May 4th, 2009

In honor of Barbie’s 50th Anniversary she is introducing who else, but the ever popular Rapunzel.

The Rapunzel doll has been paired with the field of Hair and Beauty to launch new activities and promotions. And not only does she come dressed in a beautiful lavender gown, but this modern day princess brings long golden locks and a salon play set too.  Which will allow girls to play out the fairy-tale, and style her hair as they please!

After making her premiere at the Lakme’ Fashion Week, Barbie as Rapunzel is ready to entertain girls all across the world.

To learn more go to: http://www.indiainfoline.com/news/innernews.asp?storyId=100535&lmn=1