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Five Reasons to Consider Hair Extensions

2018-08-28T12:43:39-05:00July 13th, 2018|

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

2020-10-20T10:09:03-05:00June 27th, 2018|

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?

2020-06-19T19:00:55-05:00May 4th, 2018|

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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Integrating Hair Restoration Into a Full Service Salon

2018-04-13T09:25:41-05:00March 28th, 2018|

[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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Folliculitis Can Cause Permanent Hair Loss

2020-10-20T10:07:04-05:00March 26th, 2018|

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

2018-04-17T07:44:04-05:00March 14th, 2018|

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

2018-02-21T11:02:42-06:00February 21st, 2018|

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 [...]

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Focus on Trichology

2018-02-19T09:29:20-06:00December 15th, 2017|

[memberonly folders="Members,Vendors,Sponsored"] Trichology: Expert Opinion Business Survey Today, there is a growing confusion in the marketplace. Our customers are reporting it. Our members are struggling with it. Yet, it seems that nobody wants to talk about it. At the risk of mixing metaphors, we feel that it’s time to acknowledge the pink elephant in the room. What is a Certified Trichologist? Traditionally, it took years of intense dedication and study to earn the title “Certified Trichologist.” Now, one may become certified by any number of official bodies, in as little as just a few days. This, combined with the myriad of similar-sounding certifications currently being offered only adds to the confusion of the market. And as a result, people suffering with hair loss simply can no longer make an informed decision as to where to get help. Meanwhile, those who have put in the years of necessary study are finding themselves in a frustrating situation, unnecessarily competing with technicians, armed with fresh certifications from a weekend class. Expert Opinion Panel Discussion - Unedited The Link asked our experts: Do you recognize this as an issue today? How does this affect the hair restoration industry? How does this affect people seeking help with their hair loss? What should be done about it? Should there be some form of standardization? Hit the link to read this complete article and see the results of our Trichology survey.  https://issuu.com/ahlc/docs/thelink23/27 Browse the complete digital edition of  The Link magazine at issuu.com/ahlc [/fusion_separator]

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Trichotillomania – What Can Be Done About It?

2020-06-19T19:01:17-05:00December 14th, 2017|

Trichotillomania: What Is It & What Can Be Done About It? What is Trichotillomania? What can be done about it? Trichotillomania is probably one of the most misunderstood conditions for those who find themselves affected by it and their family and friends. You pronounce it trick-oh-till-oh-MAY-nee-ah, the long official name is often shortened to Trich (TTM). The disorder is a repetitive behavior of pulling your own hair. Each person with this disorder is different. The location of the hair that is pulled, the extensiveness, disruptiveness of the urges, and the duration all differ. Trichotillomania can involve hair pulling from the scalp, eyebrows, arms, pubic area and legs. This hair pulling can lead to hair being pulled out, causing bald patches to develop on the scalp. For many affected with Trich, they are often unaware that they are pulling their hair and find treatment quite manageable but some find the urges to overwhelming to ignore and they can’t think of any think else. The awareness of trichotillomania is rather new. The classification and definition are still evolving as the experts in the field continue to understand and learn more about Trich, and continue to have discussions about the disorder with other professionals. Trichotillomania is categorized as a BFRB (body focused repetitive behavior). It is a way of approaching the subset of impulse control disorders that are specifically, consistently, and compulsively damaging to one’s body. Things like nail biting and skin picking also fall into this category. The classification recognizes the disorder that resembles habits, addictions, [...]

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I Have Alopecia Areata

2019-09-20T15:15:13-05:00December 14th, 2017|

My Doctor says I have Alopecia It wasn’t until recently that I learned the word alopecia means “hair loss.” It was after complaining to my doctor about the clumps of hair that were falling out, and the bald patches developing around my ear. She diagnosed my condition as Alopecia Areata. I was told that Alopecia is a common form of hair loss for women over 50, and that there really isn’t anything to get worried about. I couldn’t help being worried and upset, my hair has always been one of my finest features, I want to keep it. I dove into doing research on Alopecia. I found that there is a lot of information out there on all types of alopecia and how it affects men, women and also children. There are various remedies that are used. Most importantly, I found a hair loss replacement center that recommended the best possible way to manage my type of alopecia. Alopecia Alopecia Areata affects about 5 million people in the United States, that includes both female and males alike. It’s an autoimmune disease where the bodies own immune system attacks the hair follicles in the scalp which causes them to fall out. It is not uncommon to also have a tingling sensation in the balding areas of your scalp. A person’s genetic makeup, stress, an illness that can bring on the hormone fluctuation levels and be factors that cause alopecia. The result can be a single bald patch, or patches of tremendous hair loss. On occasion [...]