As the seasons go by, so do the hair styles. And while there are some styles that will always be ‘in,’ like beach waves, loose up-do’s, the messy lob, and voluminous cuts, sometimes a girl just wants to shake things up. It can be hard to keep up with all the latest trends, but luckily, we’ve done all the work for you so you don’t have to.
If you’re ready to try something new, you’ve got to consider these 5 styles that are having their moment right now: the highlight, the chop, warm caramel/copper hues, fringe, and the bob. Below, we break down the pros to these styles, how to describe them to your stylist, and how to rock them.
Highlights. While there’s many techniques of highlighting hair to add dimension, this trend is centered around deliberate and in your face (literally) color. Highlights in Fall 2017 are more centered around the face, in a technique known as face framing. Bonus: this trend leaves more of your natural hair color which means less damage.
The chop. This trend requires a love of geometric shapes. These cuts are blunt and graphic. They can range in lengths and compliment your face’s features in a unique way. Ask your stylist about the best shape and length for your face. Bonus: this trend works for bangs too.
Warm hues. Warm caramel, blonde, and copper tones always make an appearance come Fall time. And we’re not complaining. This trend has easy maintenance, and an easy grow out, meaning less work for you. It can give you a sun-kissed look while being festive for the changing seasons. Make sure your stylist picks a color complimentary to your skin tone.
Fringe. Fringe or curtain fringe is having a big moment right now. This trend can be applied to bangs or to face framing. This look is loose, relaxed, and chic. The bangs blend perfectly into your layers so you can have bangs without the big commitment. This trend is tailored perfect to your hair’s unique texture.
The bob. While this isn’t a ‘new’ trend, its one that we just can’t get enough of. This cut is flexible and universal; it can be molded to your face shape, hair texture, and desired length. It’s the perfect cut you just can’t go wrong with this season.
It’s that time of year again – colder weather (unless you live in southern California), changing scenery, pumpkin-flavored everything, and new style trends. While it can be hard to keep up with the latest fashion trends, we’ve made it a bit easier for you by compiling a handy list of the hottest and easiest fall trends to track this year. You killed it in the summer, now bring your fashion into the fall.
Jackets. Quilted jackets are warm and fashionable. They come in many styles, bombers, motos, and blazers, and can be dressed up or down. These jackets will take you from the office to a night out effortlessly. Opt for a classy solid color (like black) or a two-tone for more attitude.
Fur. Hear us out: its warm and tough (Game of Thrones anyone?) and best in small doses. Incorporate some fur this season by adding a fur collar or scarf to your outfit. You’ll be different, trendy, and an instant statement-maker.
Graphic knits. The ugly Christmas-sweater trend has morphed into the graphic knit. Which is better because now you can wear your pun-ny, comfy sweater all season long. They’re a great conversation-starter and can be dressed up (add a collared shirt underneath) or down (pair with jeans and boots).
Funner suits. The suit is timeless, classic, and a necessity. But suit trends definitely change with the seasons. This year, people are favoring more adventurous colors, patterns, and cuts. If you’re worried about going overboard, dip a toe in the water first by incorporating subtle patterns and colors (like a low-key slim-line plaid print or a warm burgundy-black).
Turtlenecks. That’s right, neck sweaters are back. But this time, they’re more sophisticated and less-grandpa-y. The cowl-neck is a big hit, with more material and a looser neck.
A full head of hair is always in style. If you’re suffering from hair loss, schedule a consultation with us today. We can help you find the cause and the solution so you can feel confident and trendy in every situation this season.
The in-between stages of hair growth when transitioning from a shorter to longer hair style can be extremely awkward and unpleasant.
You may have to hold off on the regular trims in order to allow the hair to gain some length, which often equates to uneven layers and lack of shape. None of this sounds very appealing, and may even be enough to turn someone off of growing out their hair altogether.
Thankfully, there are some proven tips and tricks to help you navigate the awkward stages gracefully, so you can arrive at your long-haired destination once and for all.
Tip #1 – products are your best friend
If your hair isn’t falling the way you’d like it to naturally, force it your way with styling paste or hairspray. You can smooth hair, style it, add volume, texture, and change the direction all by utilizing hair care products. The products will also help tame frizz and flyaways that sometimes go awry during growing out your hair.
Tip #2 – try strategic trims
Strategically focused trims can help your hair retain some sense of style. Trimming around the edges of the cut or in the back give you a put together look without compromising the desired length you’re trying to achieve.
Make sure to communicate with your hair stylist and let them know your hair goals. Together, you can come up with a plan on how best to transition to the next stage, while still looking your best too.
Tip #3 – worst case, hats are never out of style
While throwing on a hat may not be the best or most versatile hair styling option, it works to get you through the tough days when your hair just isn’t cooperating. You just have to hold out long enough. It’ll be worth it in the end!
Have you heard about dry shampoo? Dry shampoo is a hair-care product that allows you to stretch the time in between hair washing sessions.
How does it work?
Dry shampoo works by absorbing excess oils in your hair. It comes in the form of power or sprays which utilize brand-specific oil-absorbing, cleansing components. It essentially ‘washes’ your hair without any water, hence the name ‘dry shampoo.’
Why is this helpful?
Too much washing contributes to dryness and dullness in your hair. This is because washing hair strips the hair of its natural oils which add the much-needed shine and nutrients your hair craves.
Many factors play a role in how often you should wash your hair, such as sweat, curliness, fineness, and genetics, which determine how much oil your hair secretes and how fast it travels down your hair shaft. Experts suggest washing your hair no more than 3-4 times per week, less if you’re able.
In addition to allowing you to lower the amount of times you need to wash your hair per week, dry shampoo is a great styling product.
Dry shampoo adds texture to your hair, making it easier to style and set your look. Additionally, it adds volume, allowing you to achieve the looks you desire.
Dry shampoo comes in two main forms: the powder and the spray. The powders work great at absorbing oils. The sprays work great at adding volume and setting styles, while also drying out areas that over-saturated with oil.
These products typically contain vitamins and nutrients that are beneficial to your hair. And an added bonus – they smell nice too. Dry shampoo is a smart hair washing and styling alternative, that saves you time and money. Try it out today and let us know how it works for you!
If you’ve been researching hair transplants, you’ve likely come across a picture or two of a sparse, plug-like looking hair transplant. When there’s lots of space in between hair follicles, more scalp shows through, creating a balding or thinning appearance to the hair. If you’re looking for a hair transplant, you’re likely looking to resolve balding or thinning as much as possible, not highlight it further by having scarcely place follicles across your scalp.
But just how dense should transplanted hair be?
Well, there isn’t a simple answer to this question.
The density of transplanted hair depends on two factors: the density of the surrounding healthy native hair and the hair transplant surgeon’s technique and ability.
With hair transplants, we strive for natural looking, full hair coverage. Therefore, you’d want the transplanted area to fit in and flow nicely with the surrounding areas, matching the density of the full, healthy-haired areas. This will keep the hair looking natural and keep you from looking like you had a procedure done.
That leads us to our second factor in density: the surgeon’s abilities. If a surgeon’s abilities or experience are lacking, you’re going to get the best hair transplant s/he can give you rather than the best hair transplant for you. This is why experience and techniques are so important when searching for a hair transplant surgeon. The punch size, placing by hand versus robotic assistance, and involvement of the surgeon will directly affect the density of the transplanted hair and the overall hair appearance. Over-sized punches, robotic tools, and the absence of surgeons during procedures are directly correlated to poor results such as a plug-like or thinly covered recipient zone.
Don’t let this happen to you. Ensure your hair transplant looks natural and appropriately-dense. Give us a call for a consultation today.
Many men who experience hair loss decide to cut their losses and go for a complete shaved head. This allows them to maintain a clean look without dealing with bald spots and the worry of what continued and future hair loss will look like.
If you’ve found yourself on this page, you’re likely going through the same thing. Whether you’re ready for a shaved head, or are still exploring your hair restoration or transplant options, we’ve got you covered.
The first thing you should know is that there’s a right way and a wrong way to shave your head. Do it right, and you’ve got a clean, easily-maintainable look. Do it wrong, and you’ve got a messy situation.
The right way:
Trim your hair first. It’ll be much easier to shave your head once you’ve got the hair to a manageable length. Get it as short as you can with clippers, then proceed to the wet shave.
Wash your hair with hot water and soap. This will soften the hair, making it easier (and more comfortable) to shave.
Use your favorite shaving cream. It can be the foam type or lotion type, which ever your prefer. Make sure to cover the scalp completely. This will allow a smoother glide of the razor, allowing you to get all the hairs and reducing the chance of nicks.
Use long strokes. This is how you prevent patchy or uneven spots. Make sure to go around the ears a few times, carefully. This area can be tricky even for the most-experienced head shaver.
Rinse and touch up! Rinse off the shaving cream and excess hair. Feel around and use a mirror to observe any fuzzy patches left behind.
The wrong way:
Going in cold turkey. Skipping the prep step could leave you with patchy, uneven hair that actually hurt you during the process. Trimming and showering in hot water allow you to get closer to scalp with less pain. Take your time and you’ll be glad you did.
Skip the hand mirror. Some people like to use a hand mirror to see the back of the scalp while shaving. Most likely this will confuse you (image appears reversed) and could lead to more damage.
Ingrown hairs are a pain. Use a hot towel draped over the head post-shave to prevent ingrown.
Don’t forget the sunblock and hat. Now that you’ve got added surface area on your head, you want to protect it. Scalp sunburns hurt real bad so make sure to always have sun block and a hat on stand-by. Added bonus – the hat doubles as added insulation once the sun drops.