Tuesday, 04 February 2014 20:06

Bad hair day

I chose to become a cosmetologist because the most important thing to me was loving what I do and wanting to get up for work every day.  How many of us have heard that line, 'Do what you love and the money will follow'? I think I only really absorbed the first line. I can honestly say, as I approach the 12-year mark in my career I still feel that way. Being able to impact people's lives, make their day and give them confidence by making their hair look its best really is the best job in the world. I have met some pretty amazing people in the last 12 years and many of them have been my loyal and loving clients since day one. 

There is however, one part of my job that I can say I really hate. I hate shaving the heads of beautiful, strong, amazing woman faced with the battle of their life after being told, "You have cancer." 

Published in Get Ginafied
Wednesday, 08 May 2013 15:30

Bad hair day? Give your hair a break

Our hair sure does take a beating with all that we do to it. Most of you wash it every day (you need to stop doing that), blow-dry, curl, flat-iron and spray hairspray on it. How many of you really give it a day of rest? Let's start this Sunday - every Sunday from now on, try giving your hair a break from all of that.

Hair products, minerals in the water and toxins in our environment build up on our hair. Even though I don't want you to wash your hair every day, I do want you to use a clarifying treatment once a week to cleanse your hair of all the buildup. This buildup will cause you to have bad hair days and will also leave your color looking dull and even brassy. With summer coming, this is definitely something you want to include in your hair care regime right along with your kiddos who swim in the pool. Using a clarifying shampoo will gently cleanse your hair from the inside out. I do warn you to either ask your hairdresser what they recommend or simply use a baking soda rinse at home (baking soda paste mixed with water or your daily shampoo). Don't just get any old clarifying shampoo from the store down the street. Many of those are way too harsh on your hair. The point of clarifying your hair is to properly cleanse it, not 'strip' it and make it dry and brittle. Always ask a professional.

Published in Get Ginafied


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