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What the Pros Use

December 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

When you walk into the hair salon, all of the hair stylists have their stations set up with the various tools of the trade, and cords running everywhere. But what hair tools do they have on those stations. No one usually gives it much thought, you simply sit in the chair, let your stylist get down to business and leave with a beautiful head of hair. But there are many things at work to get your hair looking that beautiful; not least of all are the tools that your stylist uses to create those stunning hair styles.

Taking a closer look at what is on those hair stations you will find a wide range of products, but there is one thing that every single hair stylist’s station has in common. They all use high quality hair tools. And you should expect nothing less from a hair stylist. If you walk into a salon and see a low quality metal plate hair straightener, run out of there fast!

So what does a hair stylist look for in a quality hair tool? That’s an excellent question, because obviously you want what the professionals use so you too can have stunning hair at home. Let’s start with the hair dryer. Hair stylists are usually in a hurry, they have a lot of clients to see and they need each one looking their best – quickly.

An ionic hair dryer is usually the dryer of choice because of the use of negative ions. Negative ions penetrate the hair shaft and dry the hair from the inside out, instead of the outside – in, like other hair dryers. The result is that hair dries quicker which means that stylists can move on to the next phase of styling faster and as an added bonus, your hair is exposed to the heat for a much shorter period, which means you won’t experience damage.

When it comes to hair straighteners, this is probably one of the most popular tools for most stylists right now so they need a high quality tool that will stand up to repetitive use and provide the best shine and finish to each clients hair.

The number one thing that stylists look for in a hair straightener is ceramic plates. Because many stylists leave their irons on for long periods, the ceramic plates will hold the heat, keeping the temperature consistent for the entire period. You don’t have to worry about the plates cooling off, or getting hot spots.

Another popular feature in hair straighteners right now is the use of silver or Nanosilver technology in the plates. This fairly new technology utilizes the power of natural antibacterial elements which actually fight the bacteria and germs that can collect on your hair straightener and your hair. This is perfect for a salon environment where tools are being used on multiple people.

Tourmaline is also a very popular feature for hair straighteners because the tourmaline infuses each hair, closing the cuticle and making the hair look shiny, healthy and beautiful. Which is ultimately what the hair stylist wants for each client.

So now that you know what the pros are using, what’s stopping you from enjoying the same benefits for your hair at home?

FHI Ceramic Curling Iron

November 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The creators that brought you the best in ceramic hair straighteners have now invested their extensive knowledge and millions of research and development dollars to bring you the best in curling iron technology. The newly launched FHI Ceramic Curling Irons are sure to become top sellers and some of the most widely sought after curling irons in the industry.

When FHI Heat first started out, they simply strove to create the best flat iron that they could. They quickly achieved this goal by selling some of the top performing irons in the business. The FHI Ceramic Curling Irons are no exception. Using the same sophisticated thermal technology, these curling irons create the perfect style every time.

When you already have naturally curly hair, curling irons are perfect for defining curls and making each one pop. It’s important to be especially careful when you are dealing with this naturally curly hair because it tends to be more prone to breakage and damage than straight hair. FHI’s advanced technology is perfect for this fine, damage prone hair because it conditions each hair as you style preventing breakage or any frizzies.

FHI Heat is one of the industries leaders when it comes to utilizing ceramic, tourmaline and the newly discovered Nano-Fuzeion technologies in their hair styling products. Ceramic has long been known to be the material of choice for hair styling tools. This is because of the constant and even heat that ceramic creates. This means that there will be no hot spots on the tool, so you won’t have to worry about burning your hair. Ceramic also uses a moist heat that seals in the moisture into each hair, so you don’t get that dry, frizzy damaged look as with other tools.

Tourmaline is a naturally occurring element that is a natural source of negative ions. Negative ions are great for your hair because they allow each hair to keep its natural moisture and oils and they actually seal in moisture closing each cuticle. The hair then lies flat against the head instead of standing straight up with a dry, damaged look.

When it comes to the new Nano-Fuzeion technology, this is a unique development that actually helps to eliminate any bacteria, toxins, static and bad odors that are on the hair or on the hair tools which creates naturally healthy hair.

The FHI Curling Iron is available in a variety of sizes from ¾” to 1 ½” so no matter what type of curl you are trying to achieve, you will be able to create it using this fabulous technology. There is a swivel cord that lets you style without getting tangled up, it’s easy to handle and sports an ergonomic spring grip handle and kickstand for safety. A digital LCD display is easy to read and lets you adjust the temperature from 266 degrees F to 410 degrees F. So no matter why type of hair you have, you don’t have to worry about damaging it.

For the best in hair technology, utilize the powerful technology in the FHI Ceramic Curling Irons for perfect curls every time.

Hair Straighteners – 10 Quick Tips for Straightening Hair

November 24, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Here the top 10 hair straightening tips to make sure you get the best results from your flat iron, every time!

1. Always make sure your flat iron plates are clean! Use a soft damp cloth on a cool iron to wipe away any residue.

2. Allow your flat iron to fully heat up to the set temperature before styling.

3. Blow dry hair straight before straightening hair and make sure hair is completely dry before hair straightening to avoid burning hair.

4. Use a heat protectant styling aid to keep hair healthy when using heated styling tools.

5. Section hair into layers so you can start with the back bottom layers of your hair and work your way up and around the head.

6. Straighten 1 inch sections of hair at a time.

7. Glide the iron SLOWLY down the section of hair for best results and to avoid having to go over the section of hair more than once.

8. If your hair is super curly, follow a comb with your flat iron down the section of hair during straightening to help smooth the hair.

9. Do not clamp the flat iron plates too tightly but do make sure you have a good grip on the hair as the pressure of the plates combined with the heat of the iron is what straightens the hair.

10. Make sure you are using a professional hair straightening iron! Checkout Choosing the Right Hair Straightener for You.

Avoiding Too Many Hair Products For Heathy Hair

November 13, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

So many women use many types of salon hair products on their hair and they neglect to realize that all the chemicals and agents in these products may be bringing their styles down instead of bringing them up. Too many different chemicals on a daily basis will not only build up in your hair and leave it heavy and unhealthy they will also take away the soft touch that you want in your hair. Too much styling with products and tools can leave your hair looking so unnatural so more women need to take the time to find styles and looks that will enhance the best natural qualities of your hair.

Trendy Men’s Hairstyles

September 24, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Men’s haircuts have come a long way over the years to be just as intricate as those of many women. In the past most men opted for a very short cut, which could be easily achieved with a set of electric hair clippers. Now many men have full on hairstyles that do not even use a pair of clippers but are cut and styled with scissors exclusively just as the popular women’s styles. This has meant a boom in business for the stylist and many clippers are sitting unused in a dryer only to be used to trim around the sideburns and neck area.

Tips On Cutting Your Own Hair

September 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

So many women cut their own hair and it really is not as hard as it may seem once you get used to the feeling. Of course this is one task that you do not want to experiment with and get wrong since it is your hair. If you are not experienced with cutting hair than practice cutting the hair on dolls and practice heads to make sure you have the feel of the scissors on hair. Once you feel you are ready to give it a try take your time and follow some of these tips from a beauty pro.

    Always use sharp high quality salon scissors for the best cutting action.
    Ensure your hair is damp before cutting, dry hair tends to flyaway and does not stay together as well to cut.
    Attempt simple styles that are easy to cut as well as easy to maintain that will look great on you.
    Use a comb to manage how the scissors contact your hair to give definition to your hair.
    If in doubt about how long you really want your hair to end up leave a little on the long side.

It cannot be stressed enough despite how good you are at cutting your hair or anyone else’s you are only as good as your scissors. Having a good sharp pair that is well maintained will go a long way to making your styles successful.

Options for Straightening Hair

September 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

So many women want straight luxurious hair right now and the stars in Hollywood and models on the runway only encourage this by keeping the look in fashion as the in style to have. Of course if you are not born with naturally straight hair you can either get it chemically or by using hair straightening irons. 

Of course the option to chemically straighten your hair will not be available if you use permanent coloring on your hair even if there is just a little at the ends left this must be gone before you can use chemical straighteners. Also those who swim in pools a lot cannot use these chemical straighteners as the chlorine in the water will have very negative effects on your hair.

If the above conditions apply to you or if you just do not want to subject your hair to those nasty chemicals then hair straightening irons are the more effective way to get that straight hair. The drawback to this method is it does not last long at all so the most cost effective way is to purchase quality salon hair straighteners and do the work yourself as opposed to going to the hair dresser every time you want your hair straightened.

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