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Finesse Launches New Shampoo and Conditioner

New Revitalizing Shampoo and Conditioner from Finesse Hair Care Products

The UK giant beauty products player Lornamead, has announced a new revitalizing shampoo/conditioner to their popular Finesse hair care products brand.

“Know a Hairdresser who would like to write?”The new product is especially formulated to strengthen and protect hair color. They don’t reveal too many details on the chemical formulation nor exactly how the product will perform those feats.

Non the less, the Finesse self-adjusting formula has always been a popular brand with American consumers, so those of you who are loyal to the brand and color your hair should welcome this addition to their line.

Send us a heads up if you try the new Finesse revitalizing shampoo/conditioner product and have an opinion on it one way or the other. If you are in the business, I would love to give you and your hair care salon some free publicity by posting your review in one of my articles.

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Dog Shampoo? Can I use My Hair Care Products?

Dog Shampoo

Dog Shampoo Tips, Even an Expert Can Get it Wrong

The other night while my husband was putting our TV remote to the test once again, we landed on one of the “Best of Show” specials. The dogs were looking soo proud of themselves prancing around and strutting their perfectly coiffed coats. They looked their best . . . and they knew it!

This brought to mind a funny story and a question some of you dog lovers may have pondered. My good friend and hairdresser coworker Bud, had a big, huge, gorgeous white and gray English Sheepdog named Coty, who looked well groomed any time I saw him.
Bud decided he would show him in his first big event in downtown Minneapolis, at a show with hundreds of other beauties. Of course he could take care of Coty’s last minute grooming needs, he was a much sought after hairdresser after all and had a knack for these things. So when shampooing Coty the day before the big event, he thought, why not give his white fur a boost and use a bluing shampoo to make it a more brilliant white? Need I say more?

“Dog Shampoo Tips”He made me laugh more though when he said, try to picture this. He had to carry Cody, 160 lb. ball of blue tinted fur, into the auditorium for the show because it was raining out and his paws would get all scraggly if he walked through the puddles.

So, is it safe to use human hair care products on your pet? Well I asked around for some dog shampoo tips and this is what I got:

  • Deb, from the dermatology department at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Hospital, says it’s fine to use a gentle shampoo. She mentioned Aveeno Oatmeal Shampoo as one that works well.
  • Even though Vet Smart Pet Hospital in Shoreview, Mn. carries their own brand name products, the employee who answered my questions was certain it was fine to use our more gentle shampoos and conditioners. She cautioned to be sure to avoid getting soap in their eyes.
  • Last but not least, Sue from our local Petsmart grooming department gave up a few tips about grooming your pet. Her first recommendation was to use doggie shampoos and conditioners that are made for them. (Of course they sell these at their stores all over the country) She then said gentle products are fine to use, like products with Pantene which she believes leaves more softness and elasticity. She also said detanglers are good to use on your long haired friends.

I told Sue my Bud and Coty, little boy blue story, she laughed and said, “Oh yeah, that’s happened here a time or two also.” Certain dogs may have more porous fur and the bluing shampoo will just grab and hold. They will sometimes use a light bleach to whiten the dog’s fur. Chalk is also used as a quick fix. But I liked her tip that they use Kool-Aid to tint some of those cute little doggies into pastel colors for that special occasion . . . Easter!

  



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Hair Salon and Spa Owners Who Need Ethics

Hair Salon and Spa
Come on Folks! Let’s Leave our Little Girls out of the Hair and Beauty Salons

Like many of you, I watched in horror this week as the sorry tale of 18 teen aged girls in Massachusetts who were engaged in a pregnancy conspiracy unfolded. It wasn’t long ago and we watched a group of teen aged girls savagely beat a one of their own on video on the evening news

“Hair and Beauty Salons for Children Only???”The epidemic of bizarre eating disorders of young girls is spinning out of control. All the while I kept shaking my head wondering what is going on with parents these days. Now I find out that my own proud hair styling profession is engaged in an insidious campaign to market hair and beauty salon service to girls as young as two years old. Give me a break.

From the UK I ran across this article which quite frankly stunned me. I am ashamed by the behavior of some of my hairdresser peers and I beg forgiveness on their behalf.

It seems that a new trend has evolved right under our noses that I feel has some serious cultural consequences for our girls. A new breed of hair and beauty salons is cropping up on both sides of the Atlantic catering to children only.

Cozy’s a chain of glamorous child hair salons is busy cranking out “Hannah Montana” look alikes while goolishly pocketing the profits from bizarre well healed parents. If this isn’t child abuse, I don’t know what is.

I’m sorry, but my heart bleeds for these poor innocent kids who simply have no way from protecting them selves from a cultural madness that seems to have no shame whatever.



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