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False Eyelashes

Eyelashes are a focal point when people look at you

A great looking hairstyle is not enough. When you are talking with another person, everything above your shoulders is in peripheral vision including your hairstyle. But the star of the show is your eyes everything else plays a supporting role.

For most of us we do not pay enough attention to our eyes. For those of you who have the time and the funds here is the latest false eyelashes technique that the celebrities are spending their money on. For those of you who don’t have the money to spend, there are plenty of helpful websites like Woman Daily that give fantastic advice and tips on how to achieve fuller looking lashes with little cost. But for those of you interested in this popular technique, the procedure involves gluing individual eyelash extension on each one of your existing lashes. Sounds tedious and pricey at between $200 and $500.

False Eyelashes, extensions give lashes oomph
Baltimore Sun
By Tanika White
Baltimore SunBy Tanika White

Tired of their puny, wimpy eyelashes or the false eyelashes that make them look like Vegas showgirls, some women are opting for another solution: false eyelash extensions. In the last year, this new beautification process — gluing synthetic or animal hair extensions to natural lashes — has picked up steam in hair salons and spas in Baltimore and across the country.

‘It’s a very, very, very hot trend,’ says Victoria Kirby, beauty editor at Allure magazine. ‘Everybody from Lindsay Lohan to Jennifer Lopez has them. Madonna has false eyelashes that she puts on before a show that have diamonds on the ends.’

Most average women skip the bling, but even without diamonds, false eyelash extensions still are expensive. The semi-permanent eyelashes, which cost from $200 to $600 for a full application (depending on the hair salon), last up to two months.

Experts say the high price is justified because the process is painstaking, involving a kind of precision that its closest cousin, hair extensions, doesn’t. Applications can take anywhere from two hours to three hours to complete.

‘This is not a product that can be picked up by anybody and applied,’ says Matt Daoudi, spokesman for Houston-based Xtreme Lashes, one of a handful of companies that provide the materials and eyelash extension training for hair salons. ‘It’s a very, very tedious procedure. It requires a lot of skill and teaching to do it right.’

Here’s how it works: In a hair salon or spa, a trained aesthetician carefully glues anywhere from 20 to 80 individual lashes directly on to a woman’s own eyelashes. The synthetic or animal hair lashes — which are of varying sizes and shades — are glued near the lash base and extend out past the end of a woman’s natural eyelashes, creating a longer, fuller look.

Many women say they don’t need to wear mascara or eyeliner once they have eyelash extensions. And the look lasts anywhere from four to eight weeks, with intermediary ‘touch-ups’ every two to three weeks.

‘The results are wonderful,’ says Rena Marmaras, manager of Honey Bee Diner, who tried false eyelash extensions for the first time about a month ago at About Faces Day Spa and Salon in Towson. ‘They look very natural. My boyfriend hasn’t noticed. I get up in the morning and he just looks at me and he says, ‘Wow! You look so good.’ I love that.’

False eyelash extensions, unlike the stuck-on false eyelashes of yesteryear, have a more natural look, experts say.

‘That’s why the trend has really translated to the average person, because it’s so wearable. It’s not just a Hollywood look,’ Kirby says. ‘False eyelashes, they can tend to look too dramatic. They look a little drag-queenish. Whereas the eyelash extensions, if they’re done properly, they look exactly like real eyelashes. So it’s a much more realistic way to get that dramatic effect.’

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How much time do you spend styling hair?

Styling Hair

This article claims you spend 41 minutes on styling hair each day

This article is one of those that I have to do a reality check, most often the conclusion is . . . “I don’t think so”.“Styling Hair-I’m hard pressed to get anywhere near that number.”

I know, I know, this is a British study, but I’ve been in the UK and the lifestyle isn’t that dissimilar to ours, especially in the area of styling hair. I don’t know where these people come up with these kinds of numbers. I sometimes think they start out with a goal that the survey must prove, then they only include in the study those that prove their theory and disqualify the others. That’s the only way that I figure they could come up with these kind of numbers. In my business experience and circle of friends and acquaintances, I don’t know a handful of woman who would average 41 minutes, day in and day out, 365 days a year, to wrestle with styling hair into submission.

In almost every class I teach on, “Finding the Right Hairstyle For You,” the students get asked the question, “What is the average amount of time you spend/and are willing to spend, on styling hair in the morning?” I find the average time spent in coercion of hair in the morning comes in between 10 to 15 minutes a day. And for those who are spending more than 15 minutes . . . their goal is to do what is necessary in order to cut that time down.

Am I wrong? Post a comment on this one, how much time do you think you spend each day styling hair.

Women spend two-and-a-half years on styling hair

Talk about going back to your roots…

The average British woman spends an astonishing 36,903.75 on her hair in a lifetime, according to new research.

She will spend the equivalent of just under two YEARS of her life washing, styling hair, cutting, colouring, crimping and straightening her locks in salons or at home.

A whopping 650 days will be dedicated solely to creating a ‘salon look’ in her own bathroom. The average woman splashes out a monthly average of 10.08 on shampoos and conditioners, 14.03 on home styling products and 301.14 a year on haircuts and colouring.

She spends the equivalent of 41 minutes at home every day washing, styling hair and restyling. A third of women say their hair is the most important part of their appearance, and they spend more time styling hair than doing their make-up.

The poll of 2,500 women was conducted by Boots in conjunction with the launch of the UK’s first ever home lotion-based straighten kit.

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How To Prevent Hair Loss

If you’re looking at more scalp these days here are some things to try

Too young to be losing hair? A dermatologist may be able to help prevent hair loss. Any age feels too young for hair loss, but if you are only 20 something, it’s even more traumatic!

Hair loss is not unusual. On a normal day, we shed about 100-150 hairs, or so the experts say, who’s counting? So it’s not alarming to have a buildup of hair in your hair brushes, or to see a reasonable amount on your bathroom floor or shower. Considering there are many hair thickening products available on the market, there shouldn’t be any reasons as to why you can’t get your hair back to how it was before you started experiencing this loss and the thinning of the hair. But when you’re having serious concerns about how much hair loss you are shedding, consider a dermatologist for a possible solution. A dermatologist can determine if the kind of hair loss you are experiencing and whether it will respond to treatment. Also, if the hair loss you are experiencing is treatable, it’s better to get started sooner than later. Timing may save more hair!

Hair has a growth cycle and at any given time all the hair on your body is going through one or another of these stages. The three stage cycle is that your hair grows, rests, and sheds. The timing of these three stages varies for everyone. For example, someone like Crystal Gaye, who has hair past her knees, would have a growth cycle of many years before it goes to the next cycle of resting.

Some people can’t grow their hair past their shoulder, so the growth cycle of their hair is limited to a little over a year, before it stops growing and rests. After resting at its determined length hair loss occurs, it sheds as another hair growing in the same follicle, replaces it.

The doctor can narrow the contributing factors of your hair loss by examining the hair, asking good questions and possibly doing some further tests.

Another reason for your hair loss may be due to hormones. Hormones change as we age and it’s the male hormone that has to do with this type of hair loss. In women this type of hair loss can result in an overall thinning of hair, or, in more severe cases, it will thin dramatically on the top of the head, leaving a donut type effect of hair outlining your hairline.

Hormonal changes effect all women at menopause and I find almost every woman’s hair starts to thin at this time. This type of hair loss, is not usually respondent to treatment.

While hair loss in men starts to show up quite young, as thinning at the crown, and getting curly around the ears, a sure sign balding will result. This type of hair loss has less positive outlooks, but some can respond to these treatments . . .

  • Minoxidil, which is an over-the-counter treatment
  • Propecia is an oral tablet that’s designed for men’s use for male pattern baldness

  



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