Archive for August, 2009

A Blonde Kardashian

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Typically known for her curves and long dark hair, [which seems to be the Kardaishian way.] Kim recently stepped away from her usual self and decided to test whether blondes really do have more fun.

Back in April she test drove a blonde wig, and i guess it must have done her good. Cause this time her highlights are the real deal. She will be debuting the new look at the Teen Choice Awards, which airs tonight.

As for how long this new look will stick around… I guess we’ll have to wait and find out if Kim decides it is more fun to be a blonde.

For more information go to: http://www.examiner.com/x-15343-Jacksonville-Celebrity-Headlines-Examiner~y2009m8d10-Kim-Kardashian-has-dyed-her-hair-blonde-pictures-inside

Hair Lice Salon

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Yep, you read right, there is a such thing as a hair lice salon. Just the idea kinda makes my skin crawl. But owner Judy Butters says “its very common. It’s not disgusting.”

Judy recalled treating her five children for lice when they were younger. “I used to line them up and treat them, one by one.” And she often wished there was someone who could do it for her. Well, now she it that someone!

Her salon is located in the basement apartment of her Queensland home. Judy opened up the salon as means to get out of a job she was no longer enjoying. And with nearly half the children in Queensland estimated to have head lice, it seems she made a wise career move. Business wont be slowing down anytime soon.

Prices range from $27 to $57, depending on the length of your hair.

For more information go to: http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,25897613-5013016,00.html

Easy Hair

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Whether you prefer to just let it grow, or to cut it short… There seems to be one common rule for summer hair… the easier the better.

Summer time is meant to be carefree. Right? It seems there is no point in spending hours doing your hair, if you are going to spend the day at the pool or beach. Plus, who wants to stand under a blow dryer when its scorching hot outside? Not me.

If you happen to have naturally wavy hair, go with it. Spritz a little texture spray and be on your way. And if your hair is long, you can always throw it up into a pony-tale. You’ll save a lot of time and money when you decide to work with your natural hair. For example: letting curls be curly and straight hair stay straight.

Using the right shampoos and products can allow you to go farther between hair appointments. It also keeps hair healthy, so that it still looks beautiful, even when you’ve done nothing with it.

For more information go to: http://www.wellandtribune.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1684596

The Hemline Index for Hair

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

A new trend in hair length has been spotted.

The trend: When money goes short, so does the hair. It seems that most recently women have been cutting back. Literally. From every day women to celebrities such as Rihanna and Rachel McAdams. It’s being said that the length of a woman’s hair is an indicator of consumer confidence. Sort of like your modern day Hemline Index. For those of you who don’t know what I mean, allow me to explain:

Hemline Index: In 1926, economist George Taylor presented a theory which stated that hemlines on women’s dresses rise along with stock prices. In good economies, such as in the 1960′s, miniskirts are all the craze. And in poor economic times, such as the 1929 Wall Street Crash, hemlines plummeted overnight.

When there is uncertainty in the economy, women realize they have less money and less time to spend on hair. So naturally, the scissors come out. If you are wondering why these trends arent measured on men, well, its simple… Women are typically the ones in charge of the budget. So they are more sensitive to fiscal change. It seems these days women have more to worry about then their hair.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/19/business/worldbusiness/19iht-19lewin.17068071.html?_r=1

http://www.canada.com/Hair+length+shear+economic+indicator/1849277/story.html

Michael Jackson’s Diamond Hair

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

After the recent death of Michael Jackson it seems everyone has been trying to get a piece of him. Perhaps knowing very well that whatever pieces they get will be worth quite a bundle some day. But the most interesting way Ive heard of freezing him in time involves something that is already worth a whole lot of money… diamonds.

LifeGem, a Chicago based company that has the ability to convert hair into diamonds, plans to do just that with a few locks from Michael’s head. For those of you who cant remember that far back, or who were too young at the time, Micheal’s hair caught on fire during a 1984 Pepsi commercial filming. Apparently some of the hair was saved by John Reznikoff, who helped extinguish the pop stars hair while on fire. This is the hair that will be turned to diamonds.If you look closely at the photo above you can see Michael’s hair on fire. [in the back.]

The process isn’t complicated. The hair will be heated to 5,400 degrees. “Reducing it to carbon so it can be crystallized and turned into diamonds.”  Greg Herro, CEO for LifeGem said. It is basically the same process that occurs naturally on earth, only sped up significantly. It will only take 6 to 9 months. Rather than billions of years.

Jackson’s diamonds will be sold privately. But the company does plan to to offer one of the diamonds to Jackson’s children.

For more information go to: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/chi-talk-michael-jackson-hairjul29,0,5500867.story

Virtual Hair Makeovers

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Do you ever wonder how a  certain celebrity hairstyle might look like on you? Celebrities are expected to change their hairstyles as often as the rest of us change our clothes. Whether its for a role they are playing or just to remain ahead of the crowd.  The good news is their frequent hair re-dos leave the rest of us with many different references and ideas for our own hair, when we head off to the salon for a change.

Unfortunately not all hairstyles and colors look good on all face shapes and personalities. But have no fear, now you can try the hairstyle on, before making the big commitment. And no, im not talking wigs here. But a virtual salon chair! Simply go to: www.instyle.com/instyle/makeover/ Upload a frontal head shot of yourself, with your hair pulled back, and then check out how you look in hundreds of hairstyles!

It may seem a little silly, but you don’t buy a car without test driving. Right? So, before you run to the salon requesting the “Kate Gosselin mullet bob”… you may want to try testing it out virtually before you make a big mistake in reality!

www.instyle.com/instyle/makeover/

The Take Down Remover

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

By now I think we all know that getting hair extensions can be a long and expensive process. While there are a number of different application methods, much time is always taken to be sure they are put on correctly.

But the same doesn’t go for the reverse of having the extensions removed. There are several different ways to removed the the extensions. And when they are not removed properly, extreme damage to the clients actual hair is often done. Typically salons know one removal method really well, and stick with it. Unfortunately if that removal method doesn’t coincide with the type of extension, the type of attachment method and the clients type of hair, it can leave them with severe hair loss.

There is a company called The Take Down Remover who specializes in proper removal of extensions and they offers training classes worldwide. They train in over 20 different removal methods, so that salons can practice many different techniques and use the right one with each client.

For more information go to: http://www.bignews.biz/?id=806831&pg=1&keys=Salons-hairglue-hairloss-hairextensions

The “Supreme Salon”

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

A national hair competition will be held in Las Vegas later this year to determine which salon is the “Supreme Salon.” Three salons are chosen from each city and then those three compete for the title. But even if they aren’t the winner, its a great chance to showcase your best work and get your name out there.

The judges don’t just look at hair. They also pay close attention to makeup and the performance put on by the stylists.

This is something the salons spend weeks preparing for. Choosing which style they’d like to show off and what style will best show their talent. But the competition it self only lasts 7 minutes per group. The salons do a great job of putting on a show by using props and other tricks to grab the audiences attention.

For more information go to: http://www.kvbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=10753935