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John Frieda Knows Hair

June 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

We’ve all seen the hair products on the market for John Frieda. His products are usually for some kind of frizz control and to help tame the beast in our hair. Lots of women buy his special serums over any other frizz products because of the name behind the product. Why wouldn’t you buy a product from one of the most well-known and knowledgeable hairstylists in the world?

Although Frieda’s most popular products are mainly focused on frizz, it doesn’t mean he just works with frizzy hair. As a stylist, he knows he must be well-rounded in many areas of hair like cutting, coloring, repairing, etc. So where does he begin with helping his clients? The expertise and how to get to perfection of course.

One of John Frieda’s most popular products is the serum for frizz. He began with this line because of the amount of humidity in the air and the amount of frizz women experience. It can be extremely frustrating when you try to use a straightener and all you get is a bunch of strands poking out every which way your hair falls. Frieda realizes no one wants their hair to look like that so he came out with not only a serum, but a whole line of products to help control frizz. That line now contains a shampoo, conditioner, a heat protection spray, and a lightweight spray to prevent frizz for days.

Another reason Frieda has so much fame is thanks to his line of products called Sheer Blonder. This line creates a new look for women whose roots are too overpowering for their blonde locks. Many women are looking to go lighter when summertime leaves. You see, in the summer women can easily sit in the sun and let it lighten up their ends as well as their roots. However, some need a little boost and that’s what these products are for. The whole package includes shampoo, conditioner and a lightening spray which can be applied before you use your straightener. 

There are many kinds of lines from the John Frieda collection and they all have different goals. Whether you need a little help with styling, lightening up, repairing damage, or preserving colors, there are many different products that will match what you need. You can always trust John Frieda, the expert stylist for all things hair when you’re looking for great styles.

Choosing Your Hair Stylist

January 14, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Women are very careful when choosing their doctor or even their tax accountant but many do not put the same thought into their hair stylist. More often than not though, they choose their hair stylist because she is a friend or maybe because she does a good job on someone else’s hair. This does not mean that the stylist will work out well for you though.

There is so much more to be a hair stylist than just having the right professional hair tools and a chair. Knowing which styles go best with which types of hair and looks that flatter the face of the client. Experience as well as listening to the client is essential to getting the look that the person in the chair wants to end up with.

Anyone can buy ceramic hair irons and professional hair scissors but it takes real talent to style hair so people look their best. Plus some stylists work best in certain areas. Some may excel at fine hair and making it appear to have more volume while others may be better at toning down really thick hair. If you are not ecstatic when you get out of the styling chair than maybe you should consider looking for a new stylist.

Resolve To Have Style In 2009!

January 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

So it’s a new year, and if you’re like most people, you probably have a New Years resolution or two. And if you are like most people, you may have already broken those resolutions by now, the first week of January. So why not make a resolution that you can actually keep? Make the New Years resolution that you are going to pay more attention to your style and give your hair the treatment that it deserves.

Too many people take their hair for granted. Giving it a quick brush in the morning, or throwing it up in a pony tail. But your hair can be so much more, and it should be. So why not utilize your hair to its full potential and use it to really show off your style. Your hair is actually an extension of yourself, and with a little bit of care and the right hair styling tools, you will easily be able to create whatever styles reflect your personality.

The first thing you need to do is to be sure that your hair is in optimal condition. And if you’ve been neglecting your hair for awhile, you may need a little bit of work in this area. The first step would be to visit a hair stylist for a trim and a little shaping. Tell them what you are trying to achieve and a good stylist will be able to create that for you. And if you don’t know what you want to achieve with your hair, simply let them know a little bit about your personality and your lifestyle and let them take it from there.

Once your hair has been trimmed and you’re ready to go, you will need to invest in a good hair straightener. The hair straightener is the way to go if you are new to hair styling because you don’t need a full drawer of styling implements to get started. This one hair iron should do the trick.

If your hair is curly or has a natural wave, you can use the hair iron to straighten it for a complete new look. But don’t stop there. You can also use the hair straightener to create flips and tucks with the ends of your hair, giving it a bit of style and pizzazz.

If you already have straight hair, use the hair straightener to add curls and waves to your hair giving it volume. Yes, you can curl your hair with a hair straightener!

It is important however when you are choosing a hair straightener to choose one that is going to treat your hair well. Because what’s the point trying to achieve beautiful styles when you’re just causing damage to your hair? And if you don’t pick the right hair straightener, that’s exactly what you will be doing. Look for a hair iron with tourmaline. Tourmaline works by infusing your hair with negative ions that actually seal the hair cuticle locking in natural oils and moisture so your hair looks and feels healthier and shiner than ever before.

You should also look for a ceramic plate hair straighter, or a titanium plate hair straighter because these plate types are the best for your hair providing you with the proper heat distribution, without snagging or pulling your hair.

So this year, make a New Years resolution that you will actually keep and invest some time and effort into your own personal style.

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?

Chemical Straighteners vs. Hair Straighteners

November 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s inevitable; you want to change your hair style from time to time everyone does. But what if you have curly hair and you want to make it straight? You do have a few options available to you depending on what you are trying to achieve with your hair. Some people choose a chemical hair straightener over a hair iron because they think that straightening the hair permanently is the way to go. But what about the dangers of chemical hair straighteners? Is it safe?

Safety is definitely a concern when it comes to using a chemical hair straightener, because you are putting chemicals on your head and when there are chemicals involved there is always a concern for your health as well as your hair. Before any stylist uses a chemical hair straightener they should do a strand test. And why do you think they have to do a strand test? Well, because chemicals can cause harm, and by doing the strand test they are trying to determine how much damage will occur.

When you use chemicals on your hair they will almost certainly cause damage to your hair. And why would you want to damage your hair in the quest to create a beautiful style? That seems a bit backward. You should want to create a beautiful style, not a dry, damaged, frizzy style.

So what’s your other option? A hair straightener of course. One simple tool can straighten your hair safely, easily and not only will you be able to create the style you are looking for but your hair will look phenomenal as well. That’s because using a high quality hair straightener, one that utilizes the power of ceramic, titanium and tourmaline will actually improve the look of your hair. A quality hair straightener will infuse your hair with powerful negative ions that work to lock in the natural oils and shine in your hair cuticle allowing it to lay flat on your head. So not only will your hair be straight, it will be healthy, shiny and more beautiful than before. Forget the frizzy, over processed look.

Some people think that it will be easier and more convenient to use a chemical straightener. That way they can wake up every day and their hair will be straight without any effort. However, despite the risks to your health and the health of your hair, there are other issues involved with chemical straighteners. Your hair will require touch ups every few months, and the look is permanent. This means that if you decide that you want to wear your hair curly for a change, you’re out of luck.

And if you think that using a hair iron is not easy or fast, you are wrong! A quality hair straightener will straighten your hair out quickly and effectively which means that you can straighten your hair out every morning achieving the style that you want with minimal effort. And as an added benefit, your hair will be shiny, and healthy as well as sexy and sleek.

You do have choices when it comes to straightening your hair, but the only real choice for straightening your hair in a healthy way is a quality hair iron.

Am I Doing it Right?

November 17, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Has this ever happened to you? You’ve gone to your hair dresser for your regular cut and style and the result is amazing. Excited to recreate the look at home, you buy all of the products that she recommends and spend the rest of the day enjoying your beautiful new look. The next day, eager to recreate your amazing hair style, you struggle with endless bottles of gel, hair spray a thermal spray. Your curling iron, hair straightener and blow dryer cords get maddeningly tangled and your hair ends up looking like a flat, greasy version of what it was when you left the salon.

 Why is it that you can never seem to recreate the style that your stylist so easily gave you? After all, it is your hair right? True, your stylist likely went to school and received a great deal of training, and he or she does do this every day, but still, you would like to do it for yourself too. Of course you would. But unless you are independently wealthy, you don’t have a stylist in your bathroom every morning to help you get your hair just right. So what can you do?

 The best thing that you can do for your hair style is to tell your stylist before she gets to work that you would like her to explain everything that she’s doing so you can do it yourself when you get home. Tell her what tools you have at home to work with. Do you have a hair straightener, a curling iron, a blow dryer? Let her know. Sure, some hair stylists might be a little annoyed by this, but at the end of the day, it is their job to make you look good and if they can teach you to make your hair look good on all the days between appointments, that’s excellent advertising for them. Most stylists won’t have any problem with this.

 While they’re styling your hair, listen carefully and ask questions if they’re doing something that doesn’t make sense to you or confuses you. You can even ask to try it yourself so the stylist can correct your technique. Be careful with this though. You don’t want to take up too much time because stylists usually have quite a few appointments booked.

 Be sure that you have all of the tools that you need and that they are the right tools. There is no point having a 1” barrel curling iron at home, if you need a 2” curling iron to create your look. Equip yourself with the proper gels, creams and sprays that you will need and be sure you know how much to use. Once you get home take some time to practice your look. Whatever you do, do not wait until the next morning when you are late for work and need to rush out the door. Give yourself some extra time until you get used to your look.

 With the right tools, a great cut and a fabulous stylist, you will have everything you need to look beautiful every day. Keep practicing and soon you will look like you just walked out of a salon everyday.

No More Uneven Bangs with the Right Shears

October 31, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you ever decided to give yourself a little trim in between salon visits? Perhaps you thought you could trim your daughter’s bangs for her so you could avoid a visit to the hair stylist? If you have ever thought that you could cut your own hair, or anyone else’s hair, you are probably guilty of scissor misuse. Come on. Admit it – you’ve done it.

 

If you’re like most people who think that they can trim their own hair, you’ve probably grabbed any old pair of scissors that you have lying around to do the task. Oh sure, you may have grabbed a “good” pair of scissors, maybe a brand new pair, or a pair that you only use for cutting fabric. Using the logic that these scissors are sharper than any other ones. After all, you wouldn’t cut your hair with the same scissors that your kids use for craft projects right?

 

Stop! If you feel the need to cut or trim your own hair for any reason, you must have the right tools for the job. Just like any other job, you must prepare yourself with the right tools. After all, you wouldn’t use a screwdriver to hammer in a nail would you? Just like you shouldn’t use your kitchen scissors to cut your hair. Instead, invest in a quality pair of hair cutting scissors or shears.

 

So what’s the big deal? Why do you need special scissors? Well for starters, a proper pair of hair shears will cut your hair cleanly and smoothly. Ordinary scissors will tear, or pull your hair. They won’t result in a clean, smooth cut. You’ll end up with damaged and jagged ends. And even worse, your hair will be uneven. Have you ever seen someone who has really short bangs, and they’re still uneven? Sure you have. That girl didn’t use the proper scissors and kept trying to correct her mistake until she ended up with awful bangs. Don’t be that girl.

 

A proper pair of hair shears will make your simple trimming jobs easy and smooth. You will be able to comfortably and easily make slight adjustments to your hair, take care of any split ends or trim your daughter’s bangs. Of course you should still visit the hair salon for major cuts and styles, but little jobs can be done very well with the proper pair of shears.

 

Look for a student set of basic shears. You don’t need anything fancy, or any special scissors for thinning your hair, or texturing your hair. Keep it simple for your first set of shears. Look for the right set for your hand. If you are left handed there are scissors that have been designed with you in mind. Try them out if you can. Hold them and get a feel for them before you buy.

 

Once you have the right tool for the job, the easy trims will be simple and enjoyable and you won’t ever have to worry about being the girl with the uneven super short bangs.

Making Sure You Use Quality Scissors To Cut Hair

October 17, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

As a hairdresser the styles you create on your clients and their happiness with these styles will determine just how successful you will be at your career. Of course the building block for any style is the cut itself and this can only be accomplished well with professional hair cutting scissors. A good stylist knows that you do not skimp on your hair cutting tools and get implements that will not perform as well and will not get the results you need for great hairstyles. Quality shears are a real investment for a successful career that will end up paying for themselves.

Getting Your Beauty Supply Needs Online

October 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Once upon a time a hairstylist had to make a special trip to the beauty supply store whenever they needed any new hair tools or salon hair products. But just as the internet has changed everything else and made it easier so has shopping for the busy hair stylist. Now they no longer have to take the time out of their busy day to head to the supply store to get those items they need, now they can point and click at their convenience and have those items delivered right to their salon. This frees up the professional stylist to more important things such as keeping up with the latest looks that their clientele will want.

Superiority of Ceramic Barrels

August 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

It has been said before and you will continue to hear about the superiority of curling irons with ceramic barrels over those, which do not have or are just coated with ceramic. A professional ceramic curling iron conducts heat so efficiently that they are the absolute best for getting great curl in your hair. Cheap curling irons heat up slowly and have hot and cold spots, which makes them ineffective at actually curling hair. Ceramic on the other hand is a perfect conductor of heat and the material of choice for the hair stylist who wants a great hair tool.

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