Tuesday, 17 June 2014 22:31

Body hair

Why, oh why must we as women have facial hair? Don't we go through enough as women by giving birth? It is such a nuisance, and trust me ladies, all of us have it in some way. We don't like to talk about it, but it is there. I feel that it is my duty as a hairdresser to bring it up and/or recommend options to remove it. I think there is one reason that women don't do anything about it and that is fear - the fear of the lie you have been told: 'If I try to remove it, it will come back thicker and/or darker.' It is a lie, I promise.

Removing body hair does not make it grow more, faster or come in darker. The reason that it may seem it does is because the facial or body hair has been there and it has become 'damaged' if you will. It makes it appear softer and finer (just like damaged ends of your hair). Once you remove it, it comes back in as brand new hair, the edges of it are more blunt and it may feel rougher or thicker. This is especially true if your method of removal is shaving. A better options for removal is waxing. When you wax the hair, you are removing the entire shaft of hair down to the roots. The more you wax the same area consistently, the less the hair will grow back because of the damage caused to the roots. Think of your eyebrows and those of you who can't get them to grow back because you over-tweezed them. The reason is because you removed the hair by the roots and damaged it, causing it to stop growing.

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Tuesday, 10 June 2014 23:38


The 2014 wedding season is officially here and it is going to be a busy one. There are a lot of hairdressers who don't really love to do updos, but I am not one of them. Next to haircolor, formal hair styling is my favorite thing to do. It really allows me to be creative and each style that I do is different. I do find that each wedding season has its own trends, and they carry through the entire season. This year's trends are loose and romantic.

As much as I love formal hair styling, there are a few things about styling hair for weddings and events that I don't like. My goal with this article is to help you avoid those mistakes and situations.

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014 08:59

Tomato Tomata

You say tomato, I say tamato - so true in many areas of life, and most definitely with your hair. Many of you, I am sure, have gone to get your hair done and come out with something different than you expected. It can be frustrating on both ends. As a stylist, I want to make your day every time you see me. I want you to love what I did for you.

Communication is the key in any relationship, especially in your relationship with your hair stylist. And communication is a two way street.

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Tuesday, 13 May 2014 22:28

Shed happens

There have been a lot of beautiful pregnant ladies coming into the salon lately with beautiful heads of hair and the cutest bellies. Recently I was asked about hair shedding after that little bundle of joy showed up. I was amazed at how many ladies were not aware that this will happen and why. I hope this article gives you some more information and puts your mind at ease.

It is normal and expected that we shed up to 150 hairs each day. Our hair grows in three-month cycles. At one time 90 percent of your hair is growing and the other 10 percent is in resting phase. Every two to three months our hair is shedding to allow new hair to grow. This is just every day normal occurrence on our lovely little heads.

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Tuesday, 01 April 2014 14:46

Winter got you down?

Spring officially showed up on the calendar last week, but it sure doesn't look or feel like it out there. It has to come eventually, and in the meantime let's think spring and start acting like it is. Who knows, maybe mother nature will take a hint. 

I am willing to bet that your hair is dry and drab right now due to the extra long and dry winter. You can fix this easily. I suggest a fresh spring haircut. Not your average trim - I mean a new style. Try cutting some length, add face framing layers, cutting bangs or going short. Short is in for spring and summer. These haircuts are fun, fresh and so easy to style. There are some simple changes you can make to your style that will make your feel like you have a brand new look.  

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Tuesday, 18 February 2014 23:09

Don't do it!

How many times have you been standing in your bathroom mirror with a pair of scissors? How many of those times did you actually cut your hair? You are holding the scissors in your hand while thinking, 'My hairdresser is going to kill me for this.' You just can't stand it anymore, and you didn't make an appointment ahead of time - but you are going to need one after this. 

Are your bangs right in your eyes? Your hair won't do anything and it's driving you crazy? You think just cutting a little here and a little there will do for today? Stop right there and put the scissors down. Keep reading.

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Thursday, 19 December 2013 21:36

Party Hair 2013

The holidays are here, and that means parties, parties, parties! I get questions all the time on ways to style hair at home for that upcoming party. I think that this is a great excuse to make time for you. Give yourself a treat and make an appointment with your stylist to have your hair and makeup done for the party. In some situations, however, this may not be possible, so if you have to do it yourself, here are a few tips.

The key to success is to keep it simple. Don't try to make it perfect, and don't try to fight what it is your hair really wants to do. I suggest getting yourself some hot rollers if you don't already have some. Hot rollers are my secret weapon at home. When I want to style my hair quickly and easily with guaranteed results, I grab the hot rollers. They do the work for you. Other supplies to have on hand are bobby pins, hair tie, styling product (gel or mousse), hairspray and accessories (i.e. pretty clips or a headband). 

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Wednesday, 04 December 2013 15:21

Short is in

My clients are always asking me about the new trends. I tend to think that there is never just one trend in hair. I have, however, been telling everyone for the last year that this trend was coming and I think it is speaking for itself these days with many celebrities joining in. What is this trend you ask? Short hair is in, and in a big way. 

I could sense it was time for this trend to resurface after years of everyone wanting long hair and even spending tons on extensions in order to achieve this look. You started seeing celebrities cutting their hair, which most likely is them being forced to take a break from extensions in all reality. Either way, we have seen hair getting shorter and shorter.

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Tuesday, 10 September 2013 22:54

Dry enough for you?

Summer always goes by way too fast for me, and even though I love fall here in Maine, it is hard to say goodbye to warm summer nights and days at the beach. There is one area that I know is still telling us all how much fun you had this summer in the sun, and that is your hair. Is it looking a little dry, maybe a little too blonde? Summer sun, heat and humidity all take a toll on our hair. Don't fret; there are many options for you.

The biggest thing I see right now is hair that is just a little too bleached out from the sun. Even you brunettes suffer from this. I recommend adding some darker color back into your hair through foils to keep the dimension in your hair alive and well. Remember, we live in a three-dimensional world and your hair color should be too. When I say darker, I simply mean to add any color darker than what you have currently. This is also a fun way to play and maybe add a little bit of a color that you haven't tried. Fall is here, so bring on the shades of red, gold and orange. Go ahead, try it!

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