5 Summer Hair Solutions from Sam Villa

Summer Hair Solutions from Sam Villa

 

By Lauren Quick | 07/01/2014 10:06:00 AM – Via ModernSalon.com

 

Maintaining healthy hair can be difficult in the summer. Between sun, salt and chlorine, your clients’ hair can take a major hit.

Advise him or her to change hair care habits with the season (hello, retail opportunity!) with help from Sam Villa, founding partner of Sam Villa and Redken education artistic director.

 

5 TIPS TO HEALTHY SUMMER HAIR

1. PROTECT
Oils can be hair’s best friend in the summer. Get one that’s light, like Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine, to deliver restorative and protective properties. Good for second- or third-day hair and adding shine.

2. SET
“Take advantage of the braid parade,” Villa says. The trendy style is great for a day by the pool or at the beach, and in the evening just unbraid for beachy waves and curls.

3. TEMPERATURE
Avoid high heat with tools in the summer–hair is already fragile during these hot months. “Stick to medium and color-treated temperatures,” Villa says. “And slow down to speed up. Slow down the pass with the iron so heat is directed to the sections of hair that need to be altered; it prevents unnecessary wear on hair and styles it much faster.”

4. SPRAY
Make sure your client doesn’t leave the salon without an anti-humidity, frizz-proof hairspray. Villa recommends Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile hairspray; it’s formulated with vitamins C and E to protect hair and prevent color fading, and it provides 24-hour humidity resistance and 8-hour control.

5. SHINE
Blondes especially tend to need help in this department. Pump up shine with a gloss (a la Redken Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist). It has vitamin B5 and camelina oil to boost hair’s natural shine and control frizz for an ultra-polished look.

Sam Villa

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Prairie – The Collection by Sassoon Academy

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Click the photo to see the entire new collection!

A hot desert wind blows through Sassoon geometry this season disturbing and provoking its iconic house codes!

Inspired by the expansive wilderness of the old American West, the Prairie Collection journeys through the arid deserts of Arizona; the wild open prairies of Nevada and the raw red earth of New Mexico meeting a series of the frontier’s pioneers along the way.

Geometric outlines are interrupted with sawtooth sectioning and barbered fades. Overlapping tousled lengths combine with extreme overdirection to create a tough texture with a storm-swept feel. Clear design is pointed into and blown about; edges are sketched and appear undefined.

Color sectioning is flowing and organic taking its shape from the desert flowers of artist Georgia O’Keefewhose palette of bone white and carbon is combined with the artisan jewellery of the Navajo. Turquoise and tourmaline meet silver and rose gold; dusty pinks combine with smokey quartz to create subtle shifts of tone.

  • Credits:
  • Hair: Mark Hayes & the International Creative Team
    Color: Peter Dawson & the International Colour Team
    Make up: Daniel Koleric
    Photo: Colin Roy

Pregnancy at the Salon

On Instagram #healthyhairdresser, @modernsalon asked how you managed your salon career while pregnant and, wow, did you respond! Even for those of you who had to cut your hours, you told us that the baby’s worth it, of course! Whether you add back those hours or you continue to work less once you’re a mom, children are a game-changer. Some of you had to go on bed rest, and some of you lost clients. We appreciate all of your comments, negative and positive, but here we’re sharing some of the encouraging messages to help anyone who’s currently pregnant see that there’s a career still there when the nine months are over!

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Make sure to check the print issue of MODERN SALON in April, where there will be a full Healthy Hairdresser article about the impact on your career as your life cycle continues to roll.

eileen_marie: Loved everything about it! I’m very fortunate to have a career in hair. Three babies later and still have my clients.

melissaannm: It was tiring, but I was able to work right up ’til the end. Helps to make the time go by faster….I talked about it with my clients for months and had them prebook all their appointments with one or two girls in my salon who knew and could easily attain their formulas. When I came back, I shortened my work week and worked longer days. Didn’t seem to lose many—maybe a few, but I think that’s the name of the game anyway.

ashleysaysno: I found some clients went missing after I came back from maternity leave, but they’ve come back a few months later when they realized that they weren’t going to get the same level of service and quality elsewhere.

jovita_gwilliams: I worked up until I went into labor—my husband was literally emailing and texting clients from the hospital to reschedule them. I was back to work after a month :( I love this business, but people don’t realize it’s difficult at times when u have children. We don’t have the luxuries that people have that clock in from 9-5—paid vacations, sick time, days off on Saturdays. Oh well…

duhsavannah: I worked right up until I went into labor. It was absolutely exhausting working being so pregnant, and on top of that I went back to work in 3 weeks. It was tough, but in our industry if you don’t work you don’t get paid. I’ve cut down my hours and days to have more time with my children, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I lost some clientele due to not working late nights, but I’ve gained back new people to replace those who couldn’t work with my schedule, so all in all it has worked out wonderfully!

nicolemoore: Just had my first baby. Worked until a week before my due date. Came back to work 3 weeks after delivery. During the busy season, I lost a few clients, but that’s inevitable. Now I’m as busy as I ever was and have a wait list. I work the same hours I did during my pregnancy so I can have some family time. It’s a good balance for me.

levitownes: I lost some clients when I went back to work after my maternity leave, but I increased prices and now work fewer hours. Clients will always be there, and now I have something that I can come home to. It’s also nice to go to work when you have a baby, because it gives you your time to do what you love.

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HAIR COLLECTION: A Wink and a Nod to ’70s Hair Styles

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Via ModernSalon.com

Salon owner, hairdresser, and owner of Cool Beauty ConsultingBennie Pollard has made it his mission to spin the positive among those who come in contact with him on a daily basis. Pollard, a multiple NAHA winner, is the owner of the award-winning Hair by Bennie and Friends Salon in Louisville, KY, and creator of BennieFactor andGAGE FOR MEN products.

In this hair collection created by Pollard called b Confident, it features integrated layering which provides freedom and movement to the hair, and perimeter layering which provides subtle graduations. Utilizing these advanced layering techniques showcases the brilliant tone-on-tone dimensional color. With layers, texture and personality, b Confident is a modern view of this pivotal decade.

CREDITS:

Hair: Bennie Pollard and his Cool Beauty Consulting Team: Paula Henson, Lindsay Simanek, Christy Sowder, Rachel Ehringer, and Brittany Griffith

Make-up: Lesa Miller

Photos: Ed Brown

TREND ALERT: Hair Cut Party

Haircut Party

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Jump on board by following quick tips to host a successful haircut party like T-Swift’s, including tips from George the salon in Chicago:

  1. Make a big change. No one wants to go to a public showing of someone having his or her bangs trimmed. Swift chopped off her gold locks for a dramatic new look (that kind of looks like Karlie Kloss; somebody had to say it). “Sometimes big changes are difficult for us, and the support of your friends and family makes it easier to go through a drastic cut,” says George Gonzalez, owner of George the salon.
  2. Give back. Gonzalez suggests connecting with a local charity and donating your hair.
  3. Location, location, location. Create a night out at the salon or travel off-site for special occasions.
  4. Make it fun! Obviously, not everyone is Taylor Swift, so most haircut parties probably won’t occur after a concert in London. That doesn’t mean parties can’t feature music (Taylor Swift if you’re feeling particularly inspired), refreshments and lots of pics on social media for encouragement and style suggestions.
  5. Get a good crowd. Everyone was very enthusiastic at Swift’s party, and we get it: She’s Taylor Swift. But hair cut parties for less-famous individuals can be equally exciting with a decent amount of people who are looking forward to a good reveal. Plus, says Gonzalez, friends can give the extra push a client needs to go through with a big change.

How Cancer Patients Benefit From Massage Therapy

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By: Ashley Reynoldswww.handsonthesoul.com

There is nothing worse than hearing you have a diagnosis of cancer, no matter what form it may come in. The words are undoubtedly something no one ever looks forward to hearing. However, researchers have found that massage therapy can be very beneficial for cancer patients. Below are some of the ways that patients can benefit from massage therapy:

Pain is one of the main symptoms that frequently accompany mesothelioma and other forms of cancer. There was a study conducted in 1999 by the National Cancer Institute. Approximately half of the cancer centers in the study offered massage therapy along with traditional cancer treatments. The results of the study were that the subjects who received massage therapy noticed that they did not experience as much pain.

A massage can also help improve blood circulation of the patient.  As a result, improved blood circulation allows more oxygen and nutrients to flow to the organs and tissues. This can help speed up the healing process.

On top of experiencing an assortment of body aches and pains, mentally many cancer patients suffer from depression. There has been evidence to suggest that regular massages can alleviate some of the symptoms of depression; however, researchers believe that since a massage can promote relaxation, it can also help a person feel better about themselves physically and mentally.

Both cancer and the treatments can cause a person to suffer from chronic fatigue. Massages have been shown to reduce fatigue and increase energy levels due to the release of endorphins. Additionally, a massage can also help promote restful sleep since insomnia is a leading symptom with cancer patients.

Researches at the National Cancer Institute have also found that regular massages can also help improve a patient’s overall quality of life. They believe that massage therapy helps improve a patient’s quality of life by reducing pain and increasing energy levels. Massage therapy gives a patient a chance to take their mind of off some of life’s every day stresses and gives them the opportunity to relax both their body and mind for a few moments.

All cancer patients need to talk to their doctor about massage therapy to find a treatment that will work best for you and your cancer’s needs. If massage can be beneficial to the healing process, why not soak up all that it has to offer? Give your mind, body and spirit a vacation and start feeling better about yourself from the inside out and go grab a massage today!

Eight Resources for the Professional Massage Therapist

A helpful read for any massage therapist out there. 

Finding the things you need on the web can be difficult and time-consuming. We have compiled a list of eight resources with websites that are easy to use so that you can find exactly what you need for your practice without wasting a moment of your time endlessly searching through innumerable sites.

Massage Supplies:

Got Your Back has everything a massage therapist could possibly need, all on one website. They have a large selection of tables and chairs, and many of them come with free shipping. They carry cushions, massage tools, oils, aromatherapy, decor, and more. You could set up your entire practice without ever leaving this website.

Massage Warehouse is jam-packed with tables (many with options), chairs, oils and creams, linens, and everything else to set yourself up in style. While they do not offer free shipping on any of their products, they make up for it with one-stop shopping and their aggressive pursuit of the lowest possible shipping fees for you. Like Got Your BackMassage Warehouse has everything you need in one place.

Massage-Tools.com offers a wide variety of things, but their selection of tables and chairs is particularly good. They offer free ground shipping on portable tables and chairs, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee on their tables. The savings off of the retail price tend to be on the low end, but the savings in shipping tends to make up for that.


Massage Oils:

Young Living Essential Oils offer therapeutic grade oils that have been researched in Europe.They have several pre-mixed oil blends, such as their Relaxation blend, which is a combination of tangerine, rosewood, spearmint, peppermint, ylang ylang, and lavender. If you prefer to do your own blending, they sell their deeply nourishing carrier oils and essential oils separately, allowing you to create something especially unique to your practice.

The Aromatherapy Place carries a wide variety of essential oils, blends, spa supplies, and massage oils. Their massage oils are entirely natural and have a wonderful glide. They come in many different sizes, and clearly explain the ingredients and recommendations on the website. Two examples are Renaissance, for encouraging creativity while relaxing the body, and Nourish is, as its name implies, for deep comfort when a great deal of stress has been experienced.

Massage and Bodywork Software:
Bodywork Buddy is geared specifically toward massage and bodywork professionals, to allow you to track your finances, clients, the medical history of your clients and notes on each session, and more. If you find yourself overwhelmed trying to keep track of everything, Bodywork Buddy should help you get sorted out.


Massage Laws for the United States and Canada:

MassageMag.com has listings for the forty-two states and four Canadian provinces that offer some sort of credential or licensure for professional massage therapists. Their listings typically include a website and a phone number, plus the number of hours you need to be properly licensed.


Liability Insurance:

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals is both a school and an insurance provider for massage therapists. Their liability insurance is extensive, offering coverage for legal defense, protection against late-filed claims, coverage for multiple work sites so that you are protected while preforming massage at another location, as well as covering you if you are instructing, and the list goes on. They have been managed by the same underwriter for nearly a decade, and they have the experience you need to feel safe.
Our guest contributor is Elise Degrass. Elise writes on Massage Therapy Schools for Massage Therapy.net

Men: Balding & Why You Should Watch Your Hairline

I always tell men in their late 20′s to start monitoring their hairline. This is because Male Pattern Baldness (MPB) is the main reason as to why men start balding and it is the hairline that is most commonly affected in the initial stages. Male pattern baldness, the most common hair loss condition in men, starts with thinning of the hairline in the temple area (top sides of your forehead), with the thinning transferring all the way back to the vertex (crown of the head). Most MPB cases follow this pattern although there are other rare MPB initial pattern manifestations such as overall thinning on the top of the head. I have written an introductory article on Male Pattern Baldness that I recommend you to read as part of understanding what MPB is.

Dr. James Norwood in the 50s and later Dr. O’Tar Norwood in the 70s pioneered a classification of MPB stages which predict the progression of male pattern baldness. This classification is known as the Norwood scale and is a good hint as to how MPB will progress over time. The Norwood scale consists of 7 progressive stages in which hair loss increments noticeably. The progression from Stage I to Stage II is manifested by receding of the hairline at the temples, with further recession as well as the forming of a balding spot on the vertex (crown) as MPB progresses.

The Norwood scale is used for men who are balding

 The Norwood Scale showing the 7 stages and sub-types of Male Pattern Baldness

The above is why I always urge men to keep an eye on their hairline once they are over the age of 25. MPB most commonly starts in the late 20s and early 30s and it is very subtle, one will not see the slow progressive thinning of the hairline unless one is actively checking it. By the time one notices the hairline recession, one may very well be on his way to a Stage III as it is very easy to conceal a Stage II if one has medium length hair or hairstyles which include fringes (e.g. Mop Top or the Side Fringe).

My advice to you is to simply take pictures of your hairline every 6 months if you are over the age of 25 and if any of the males in your family have or have had male pattern baldness. It is a myth that male hair loss only comes from the mother’s side; MPB can be inherited from both parents so search your family tree to identify any males in your family with MPB (go down a few generations). Wikipedia has a good stub on MPB which I recommend you to read here.

To keep an eye on your hairline, take pictures of your head from the side, front and top, with the hair pulled back so that the hairline is visible. I recommend every 6 months, even if you don’t have a family history of MPB. This check-up process will take you 5 minutes and will be worth its weight in gold as time goes by and you accumulate a log of documented photographs. Try to take them under the same light and position, as not doing so can skew the visibility of your hairline. In the case that you spot your hairline receding, then order some Rogaine and see a dermatologist who will very likely recommend you to go on Rogaine or some similar minoxidil preparation as such a product is proven to help male pattern baldness by either slowing it down, stopping it and/or regrowing the lost hair again!

  • If you’re interested in reading more about Rogaine or purchasing some, then have a look at this Amazon distributor selling Rogaine at a great price. Rogaine is over the counter and is the most popular minoxidil-containing product in the market.
  • If you live in the United Kingdom or outside the United States, then see this other Amazon distributor for a great source of Rogaine that delivers worldwide.

With regards to the above Amazon distributors, you should be at least aiming to be on Rogaine for 6 months as it takes months for the Rogaine/minoxidil to show its full positive effects. If your budget allows for it, grab at least year’s supply in one go as Rogaine, just like any other minoxidil-containing product, needs to be used long term so as to benefit from its hair-regrowing magnificent properties!

Remember that 50% of men are on their way to baldness by age 50 so don’t risk it andstart watching your hairline now to prevent future hair loss problems!

Sport Clips Announces $500,000 in Scholarships for Veterans

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Sport Clips Haircuts’ mission to provide active-duty military and veterans support for their post-military career goals was accomplished today when the franchise announced 43 scholarships for the spring semester. Sport Clips locations across the nation raised funds totaling $500,000 through its annual “Help A Hero” campaign, benefiting the Veterans of Foreign Wars-administered “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program. Through this contribution, Sport Clips and the VFW expect to provide more than 60 additional scholarships for the fall 2014 semester for which service members can now apply through April 30 at VFW.org/scholarship.

Since 2007, the Sport Clips Help A Hero campaign has supported the VFW’s Operation Uplink™ “Free Call Days,” making more than 2 million calls home possible for deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members. In this, its seventh year, the campaign expanded its focus to offer scholarships of up to $5,000 to active-duty military and veterans who are pursuing an education at post-secondary institutions, including trade schools.

Donations to Help A Hero were collected in stores and at local fundraising events in the fall of 2013 with efforts culminating November 11, Veterans Day, on Sport Clips’ “Biggest Haircut Day of the Year.” Stores donated a dollar from every haircut service to the scholarship program, and sponsors John Paul Mitchell Systems and Nioxin each contributed $10,000 to the effort.

“Reading just one of our Help A Hero scholarship recipients’ thank you notes is all it takes to recognize the need for this support as well as the generosity of our Sport Clips clients, team members, and supporters,” says Sport Clips Founder and CEO Gordon Logan, a U.S. Air Force veteran and lifetime member of the VFW. “Sport Clips continues to be a proud supporter of phone calls home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink, but we’re excited to be able to expand our focus to include scholarships, which will support our nation’s heroes and their families in the next chapter of their lives.”

“Student veterans can only stretch GI Bill benefits so far,” says VFW Commander-in-Chief Bill Thien. “We’ve heard from several active-duty service members and veterans that their financial needs aren’t being met to start or return to school for traditional, technical and advanced degrees. And, we’re learning that the scholarships we’re giving will allow them to pursue their education, when it otherwise would have been a financial struggle.”

Sport Clips is the Official Haircutter of the VFW, and its Help A Hero campaign is just one of the many ways it supports active-duty military and veterans. To find out more, visit your local Sport Clips or SportClips.com.

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