Yearly Archives: 2018

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Five Reasons to Consider Hair Extensions

By |2018-08-28T12:43:39-05:00July 13th, 2018|Female Hair Loss|Comments Off on Five Reasons to Consider Hair Extensions

Five Reasons to Consider Getting Hair Extensions There are many reasons why women might want to give hair extensions a try. If getting hair extensions is something you have been on the fence about, then here are some reasons you that might just help you make the decision to finally try them. Getting in a Vacation or Party Mood One of the best reasons to get hair extensions is to give your hair a glamorous look for a party or for when you’re going on vacation. If your hair is thin or flat, then hair extensions can instantly add extra body and volume that will give your hair that extra glamor factor. Fixing a Bad Hair Day Let’s face it, just about everyone at one time or another has had a bad haircut. One simple and quick way to fix that problem is hair extensions. Hair extensions can make your hair look simply great. Who knows? Maybe it’s a look you might want to keep on a more permanent basis rather than simply a way to get through to your next salon appointment. After all, hair extensions can give you great length, body, fullness and beautiful style. Wo why not? Giving Yourself a Mood Booster Every woman from time to time enjoys a little pampering. Whether that includes a day at the spa or a makeover, there is nothing quite like a beauty treatment to brighten your day. One of the greatest and most long lasting ways to enhance your mood is with hair [...]

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Female Hair Loss and Self Esteem

By |2020-10-20T10:09:03-05:00June 27th, 2018|Female Hair Loss|1 Comment

Female Hair Loss and Self-Esteem: Transform Yourself One Day at a Time Cultivate & Meet Friends Our identity is constructed by and large, on how we see ourselves, and even greater impact on your identity is how we think others perceive us. The irony of course, on how others perceive us is totally influenced by the way we see ourselves. This is why making friends that bring out our best side and are supportive and understanding is so important to us. Start Exercising We all know that getting in better health means we need to get off the couch and exercise more to feel strong and confident. When you start on an exercise routine and stick to it, what you’re telling yourself is that you consider yourself to be important. Remember, start slow. Start with an exercise routine you can handle fairly well. Perhaps start with just 30 minutes a day, once a week and increase from there. If health issues develop and hamper your efforts, adopt a meditation or yoga practice. The mere act of committing yourself to following through will raise your self-esteem. Taking Control of Your Hair Loss Women’s hair restoration has come a very long way in just a short amount of time. Talking to a hair specialist can help you make important decisions if you are considering whether to get a hair system or wig. Women, more than men look to their hair as a big part of their beauty. If their hair begins to thin, it can have a [...]

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Will Hair Transplants Work for Me?

By |2020-06-19T19:00:55-05:00May 4th, 2018|Hair Transplants|Comments Off on Will Hair Transplants Work for Me?

Will Hair Transplants Work for Me? The other day I was reading a forum on hair loss and the question was posed, “when is the ideal time to get a hair transplant?” It occurred to me that if one person is asking this question, there are probably thousands who are wondering the same thing. But the answer isn’t a simple one. If you are considering hair restoration, there are a host of factors that make this a particularly personal and unique question that is different for every individual. Most people don’t just wake up one morning and decide that today is the day to get a hair transplant. Each of us have a different point that we reach when we come to that decision. It all depends on several factors: your existing state of hair loss your age the robustness of the harvest site your expectations Measuring Your Degree of Baldness For measuring the amount of baldness one has, there is a scale that is used called the Hamilton-Norwood scale. This gives a visual depiction of the many stages of hair loss. Each visual depiction has a level associated with it and the higher the level, the greater the amount of hair loss. Existing State of Hair Loss Your existing stage of hair loss can be related to many factors in your family history. If there are a number of individuals that have extensive hair loss, then there is a likelihood that you could suffer the same hair loss. If your hair loss has [...]

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What Facebooks News Feed Changes Mean for Your Business Page

By |2018-04-19T11:50:22-05:00April 19th, 2018|Digital Marketing|Comments Off on What Facebooks News Feed Changes Mean for Your Business Page

What Facebooks News Feed Changes Mean for Your Business Page Facebook recently shook the digital marketing world with the announcement of their News Feed algorithm change which puts a priority on personal accounts over business pages. This understandably meant a lot of anxiety among business owners who have invested a lot of time and effort in their Facebook business page. While the Facebook news feed changes that have just been rolled out will definitely decrease your page’s organic viewership, that doesn’t mean all is lost in terms of your company’s Facebook marketing and viewership. Here’s a brief overview of what Facebook’s news feed changes mean for you and your business and how you can still survive and thrive in the new world that Facebook is becoming. With their latest news feed update, Facebook is essentially prioritizing personal interaction and “meaningful conversations” over business “broadcasting.” According to Mark Zuckerberg, “As we roll this out, you’ll see less public content like posts from businesses, brands, and media. And the public content you see more will be held to the same standard – it should encourage meaningful interactions between people.” Facebook is starting to adjust their News Feed in favor of: Personal posts from family and friends Personal posts looking for advice or recommendations from family and friends Posts from Groups, since this is where a lot of person-to-person interaction occurs Posts that generate long comments (in other words, posts that someone took the time to respond to and didn’t just hit the like button… a thoughtful, length, [...]

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Google Reviews: Why They Matter So Much

By |2018-04-12T14:26:11-05:00April 11th, 2018|Digital Marketing|Comments Off on Google Reviews: Why They Matter So Much

The Importance of Google Reviews in Your Local SEO & Marketing Strategy Have you ever searched for a product or service and found a company that looked like they could meet your needs? Did you take it one step further and see what kind of reviews the company had? The product or service might look great, but if the reviews are questionable, did you look for another company to help you? Reviews can literally make or break a local business. Most people who search online for the products and services (and who doesn’t) rely on online reviews to help them make buying decisions on everything from vitamins to mobile phones, to collector vintage cars. Reviews for local small businesses can also be a major contributor to ranking higher in local search results in addition to other online marketing efforts. In the case of Google, the search engine giant clearly places a high value on local businesses that have consistent reviews. And along with other contributing factors, Google places these businesses in the search results map area with pin drops on the map to show you where those local businesses are located. Local Search Engine Ranking: Why Google Reviews Matter In an area like Pittsburgh, for example, there are literally hundreds of hair salons with countless studios offering virtually the same products and services. Reviews are a major factor in setting one studio apart from another and ultimately leading consumers to a purchasing decision by attracting potential clients to your studio’s website where they can learn [...]

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Integrating Hair Restoration Into a Full Service Salon

By |2018-04-13T09:25:41-05:00March 28th, 2018|Business Matters|Comments Off on Integrating Hair Restoration Into a Full Service Salon

[memberonly folders="Members,Vendors,Sponsored"] Integrating Hair Replacement Into a Full Service Salon The Rewarding Transition by Rosario Greco, Owner, Rosario Greco Styles Ltd., Port Perry, Ontario Some people want money, clothes and cars, but some just want hair more than anything. A few years ago, my wife realized she was losing a little bit of her hair. And as scary as it can be to admit, she did. And she needed a solution. At the time, our salon didn’t have the proper resources to help her. It’s hard to truly understand the importance of having attainable resources for hair loss until you’ve been pushed into the world of hair loss. And that’s when we decided to integrate it into our business. Integrating a hair loss clinic into an already existing hair salon was simple, but it wasn’t’ exactly easy. Being a hairdresser for over 30 years, I only thought one way. These clients won’t be coming in for a look, they’re coming in for hair. And you’ll be offering hair options to all sorts of different people, of different ages, with different ailments and situations. Merging hair loss into your expertise challenges you in many ways. First of all, you have to know how to advertise for it. Local magazines, word of mouth, mention it to your clients. Trying to get clients or potential clients to admit they have a hair loss issue is the first obstacle. It’s hard to build a clientele when no one is comfortable enough to come out about it. They might not [...]

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Google Page Speed Becomes Ranking Factor July 2018

By |2018-04-12T14:53:27-05:00March 26th, 2018|Digital Marketing|Comments Off on Google Page Speed Becomes Ranking Factor July 2018

Website Page Speed to be a Google Ranking Factor: July 2018 When you Google your business and click on your search listing, how long does it take your home page to load on your computer or smartphone? It was recently announced by Google that they will be using website page loading speed as an official ranking factor for mobile searches beginning July 2018. This is when the speed update will take place. This news from Google is big for SEO specialists and business owners alike. The Google page speed update will have a focus on mobile search results and according to Google, it will only affect a small number of keywords or search subjects. What does this mean for Search Engine Rankings? For search engine optimization specialists, this news is nothing unexpected from Google. In 2010 Google had a similar factor for page speed on a desktop web version, so this doesn’t really come as much of a surprise. In recent years, Google has made it clear that fast loading websites are a must if you are to rank well in organic search and get more traffic to your website. When the July 2018 Google page speed update goes into effect, some websites that are currently getting a lot of organic traffic, but have a prolonged loading time will more likely than not find that they will be penalized in Google’s search results (if you were at the top of the first page of Google search results, you may find that you’re not there any [...]

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Folliculitis Can Cause Permanent Hair Loss

By |2020-10-20T10:07:04-05:00March 26th, 2018|Hair Loss, Healthy Hair|Comments Off on Folliculitis Can Cause Permanent Hair Loss

Folliculitis Can Cause Permanent Hair Loss Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicle. Folliculitis can occur anywhere on the body that has hair. When it occurs on your scalp though, it can put the long-term health of your hair in jeopardy. The inflammation that occurs can cause permanent hair loss, but most cases of folliculitis only cause temporary hair loss. The hair quickly grows back with proper treatment that works to prevent hair follicle scarring. How to Identify Folliculitis When folliculitis appears on your scalp, it often looks like raised, small, red bumps. These bumps can be itchy and even though they can appear anywhere on your scalp, they often can be concentrated along your hairline. When folliculitis beings, you can expect to see a red ring around the base of your hair follicles. As the condition worsens your hair will begin to fall out. Like rashes, you never want to scratch these bumps. Doing so can cause them the become more sore and that can cause them to form a crust over the bumps. Because this condition can cause hair loss it is not uncommon that you develop areas of patchy hair loss. If you develop scalp folliculitis at the base of your scalp, you many have a type of folliculitis known as keloidalis. This uncommon condition is a combination of cicatricial alopecia and folliculitis. If left untreated this can develop into hairless keloids to develop on the scalp. There are a few known cases that a condition called acne necrotica has developed. [...]

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40 Years & Counting: How to Throw an Open House to Remember

By |2018-04-17T07:44:04-05:00March 14th, 2018|Business Matters, Customer Relations|Comments Off on 40 Years & Counting: How to Throw an Open House to Remember

40 Years & Counting! How to Throw an Open House to Remember We have all heard it a million times. Where did the time go? It’s been a labor of love, laughter, pain and tears and there we were, planning Hair Styles Unlimited’s 40th Anniversary Party. We had a few hurdles to overcome before we could seriously think about such an event. Even though we have 3,000 sq. ft. of working space full of equipment, I figured we would need more space for the celebration. How will we entertain our guests? What food should we serve? Plus, we are short a stylist and a nail technician, so we have less people to help. I really had my doubts as to whether I wanted to tackle this on an already hectic schedule, but we live in the New Orleans area, but “What the Heck,” we never pass up a chance to have a party. The day of the party came and aside from caterers being late (they were coming in the back door as our guests were walking in the front) the event was a huge success. We sold a ton of product, makeup, hair and skin care products and gift certificates. We gave away door prizes every 10 minutes, and shared information with everyone present.  READ MORE

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How to Go Vegan Without Losing Your Hair

By |2018-02-21T11:02:42-06:00February 21st, 2018|Hair Loss, Healthy Hair, Public|Comments Off on How to Go Vegan Without Losing Your Hair

Going Vegan & Hair Loss: A Few Things to Consider So you have decided to go vegan. There may be some health concerns that you need to be aware of. One of the common issues that is associated with going vegan is hair loss. For those that decide to go vegan, during the initial transition period, hair loss is often something that is experienced. There is good news and that is hair loss due to going vegan is preventable. Here are some of the reasons vegans lose their hair and how to avoid it happening to you. Hair Loss Causes Low Protein Going vegan means cutting all meat out of your diet as well as all animal byproducts. This change can lead to a sudden drop in protein intake. When your body has low protein levels, one of the first things your body does is to stop hair growth to conserve energy for more essential body functions. If you have a severe loss of protein from your system, that can cause you lose hair. Deficiency of Nutrients When you go vegan, your diet takes on some drastic changes and some of those changes can result in nutrient deficiency. Iron, which is commonly found in whole grains and red meat, is often an issue for those that go vegan. Having an iron as well as other vitamin deficiencies can lead to you having hair loss. Your body will cut hair growth to save energy for other body functions, so it is very important to watch your [...]