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    Head Lice Pictures Help to Identify Nits

    Head lice pictures are creepy, but you should know!

    When kids go back to school, they are susceptible to bringing home many different ‘catchy’ ailments of one type or another and head lice is one of them. Having head lice is NOT a result of poor hygiene, so don’t beat yourself up! It’s an extremely contagious condition as the lice easily transport from one person to another. Signs of head lice can be itchy and tiny yellowish-white eggs or lice that look like small sesame seeds attached to the hair.

    If you have young children in school or daycare, you probably have received a letter from the school about head lice. Each year as soon as the weather starts to change and through the winter months, the cases of head lice start to appear. I have found it to be more common when children start to wear hats for the winter.

    Once the first case of head lice is reported at school, it can spread like wildfire if it is not nipped in the bud right away. Here is how to check your kids for head lice if you have the slightest doubt.

    About head lice, it is the active head lice walking around and hosting on the scalp that creates the itching. Often, it starts in the warmer places, behind the ears and the nape area. The active head lice lay eggs that are called nits. The nits attach themselves to the individual hair strands that hatch in 7 to 10 days, producing more active head lice. Here is what you should be looking for:

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    The nits are protected by a hardened shell around them, meaning head lice products will not penetrate the shell. When a specific product is used, the active head lice will die and the nits will need to be physically removed with a fine tooth comb. It is a tedious process, especially if the hair is thick. The nits are hard to spot, especially on lighter hair. They have a light pearly look and can often appear to look like dandruff in both light and dark hair.

    Hair remedies for head lice include the tried and true over-the-counter head lice treatment shampoos like Nix. Nix Complete Lice Treatment System has proven to be the go-to shampoo for head lice for years! After using the shampoo, run a lice comb through your child’s hair to remove any lice or eggs and then be sure to wash all bedding, clothing, hats, etc. in very hot water to make sure you are rid of all the little creatures!

    There are many other over-the-counter products for head lice that work quite effectively, as long as the directions are followed. Ask for the advice of your pharmacist, they stay on top of what’s new and what works best. I would not want to be held accountable if their child has an adverse reaction to the head lice product being used. I definitely would guide them in the process to follow to eliminate the little creatures.

    Now, if the eggs hatch in 7 to 10 days, the whole process must be repeated to ensure all the nits are gone and there are no longer active head lice. That is the biggest mistake parents often make – not repeating the process and thinking they are all taken care of. BIG MISTAKE!

    And parents, please don’t worry that you did something wrong that resulted in head lice on your child! Head lice do not distinguish between rich or poor, clean or not – it does not matter to them – they just want a host! (And I hope these head lice pictures didn’t creep you out too much!)

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    The Fashionistas Ultimate Guide 30 Funky Hairstyles!

    Not to be Outdone Brits Create Cute Funky Hairstyles

    Gotta hand it to our fellow hairdresser’s across the pond, when the creative genes for hairdressers were being distributed, they didn’t miss out on any!

    When searching my arsenal of hairstyle news to put up today, I kept coming up with the same old, same old,blah, blah, blah . . .and after all, if I can’t find you something NEW and UNIQUE in the world of hair once in a while . . .

    So here it is and I love it. Pictures from the winner of the”British Hairdressing Awards.”(Now note the word “hairdressing” which highly implies the most extreme of the creatives in the hair business as far as I’m concerned.) The art of “hairdressing” goes beyond the normal “hairdresser” work. You may have noticed”hairdressers” are hard to come by when trying to find someone to give you a great prom updo. In the dressing of hair there is no end to where the imagination can take the artistic hairdresser, especially with so many amazing products and accessories out there now, like nbr hair extensions which give you a whole new head of hair! Here are the funky hairstyles as proof of which I speak;

    Angelo Seminara, of Trevor Sorbie is British Hairdresser of the Year!! Great funky hairstyles Congratulations Angelo!!

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    Not so funky Hairstyle . . . but beautiful!

    Funky Hairstyle 3

    Funky hairstyle indeed!

    Funky Hairstyle 4

    Funky Hairstyle Grecian goddess

    Funky Hairstyle 8

    Truly funky hair . . . Bamboo-ish?

    Funky Hairstyle 5

    Classy funky Hairstyle

    Funky Hairstyle 6

    Cute funky hairstyle with a 30’s twist!

    Short Funky Hairstyles . . . Showing Up All Over Hollywood

    Short Funky Hairstyles

    Mena Suvari wore long hair for years, and the only thing that she changed about it was her hair color. So the new short funky hairstyle Mena is sporting these days is about as drastic a hairstyle change as it gets. You may remember her for her leading role in the Oscar Award winning American Beauty, but she has shown a versatility of talent to play a wide variety of roles, such as American Pie and Beauty Shop.

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    Mena-Suvari buzz cut

    Don’t you love it when women go fearlessly head on into a new short funky hairstyle? (Remember Demi Moore and Natalie Portman?) It’s so gutsy! Just last week, cameras caught Mena Suvari, in her new funky town buzz cut hairdo. She’s back in town to film her lead role in the “Garden of Eden”.

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    Charlize Theron

    She first showed up in a short funky hairstyle in her role as Furiose in the Mad Max series “Fury Road. Here she sports a boyish side part Ivy League look that is stunning on her.

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    Agyness Deyn

    Started wearing her hair short while still a teenager and her iconic short hairstyle even have a name of its own “the Aggie”. You know when you have a hairstyle named after you, you’re in the big-time. Agyness looks gorgeous in any hairstyle but she really turns heads when she steps out in one of her well known edgy short hairstyles.

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    Natalie Portman

    First went short for her role as Evey Hammond in the movie V for Vendetta and she got so much positive feedback on her buzz cut look that she showed up at the Saturn Awards where she received the best actress award sporting her now famous funky short hair style.

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    Demi Moore

    For her role in GI Jane, Demi had to shave it all off, but still looked terrific, (don’t you think?). It was reported that she hated the look and has never been seen with really short hair since.

    funky short hairstyle

    funky short hairstyle

    Let’s face it… The buzz cut isn’t for everyone, but if you want a funky, quick and easy hairdo, this may just be the funky short hairstyle for you. To pull this haircut off, you need a good self-image, a nice shaped head, preferably thick hair and honestly, a well proportioned body helps too! If you do decide to try one out at home, I wrote a step by step guide to a DIY Buzz Cut that you’ll want to read before getting the clippers out.

    Funky Short Hairstyle Trends From Framesi

    Funky Short Hair Style

    Can you spot how the Framesi designers have taken a new look into the next, funkier level? OK, so the majority of people may not run to their hairdresser tomorrow asking for one of these funky short hairstyles. But, if you watch closely, the trend that will trickle down, will be a less daring variation on these themes, a more subtle variation.

    Funky Short Hair Style

    For sometime now, we have seen the silhouettes of short hair styles become more rounded, more geometrically shaped. The Victoria Beckman (Posh Spice) funky short hair style, was probably the most influential in setting the trend. The basic idea is long layers, shorter in back and longer on the sides.

    But here, Framesi’s designer group, takes it to the next level with a more maverick look to it. Strong asymmetrical short hair style shapes, with a layering of hair color techniques, are showing up in both men and women’s funky short hair cuts.

    You asked for funky hair styles, so just take a gander at what these hair stylists give you!

    Crazy Hair Style From NAHA Hairstyling Awards

    I love it! I wait all year to see the novel creations that hairdressers will whip up for the North American Hair Styling Awards. The NAHA Awards Show was held last week at Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the most prestigious photographic beauty competition hair stylists can participate in. Give hair stylists a reason to create some funky hair styles and pair that up with some equally imaginative, photographers. . .And here you have it!

    Hair designers from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and Switzerland contended to become the best in a specific category of their choice. These dedicated hairdressers work extremely hard to compete and are recognized with unlimited networking, educational and professional growth opportunity, not to speak of the confidence boost this work gives them.

    Congratulations to all who participated . . . And may the force be with you!

    Funky Hair Style Winner of Master Hairstylist at NAHA Awards

    Master Hair Stylist of the Year

    Kris Sorbie
    New York, NY
    Photographer: Nico Iliev

    Funky Haircut Winner of Hairstylist of the Year at NAHA Awards

    Hair Stylist of the Year

    Eli Mancha
    Chicago, IL
    Photographer: Helen Berkun

    Crazy Hair Style With Waves Winner of the Best Salon Team at NAHA

    Salon Team of the Year

    Jackson Ruiz Salon
    Austin, TX
    Photographer: Tania Quintanilla

    Funky Hair Style of Editorial Hairstylist of the Year NAHA Awards

    Editorialist Stylist of the Year

    Dimitrios Tsioumas
    New York, NY
    Photographer: Babak

    Funky Hair Color of Student of the Year Winner at NAHA Awards

    Student Hair Stylist of the Year

    Giovanna Simington
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Photographer: Babak

    Winner of the Makeup Artist of the Year at NAHA Awards

    Makeup Artist of the Year

    Clarissa Luna
    Austin, TX
    Photographer: Tania Quintanilla

    The Crazy Haircut Winner of the Avante Garde Award at NAHA

    Avante Garde Winning Hairstyle

    Jake Thompson
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Photographer: Kevin Schidel

    Contemporary Classic Funky Hair Style Winner at NAHA Hairstylist Awards

    Contemporary Classic Winning Hairstyle

    Simon Chercuitte
    Montreal, QB
    Photographer: Ara Sassoonian

    Fashion Forward Hair Style Winner at NAHA Hairstylist Awards

    Fashion Forward Winning Hairstyle

    Zahir Ziani
    New York, NY
    Photographer: Ara Sassoonian

    Funky Hair Color Winner at the NAHA Hairstylist Awards

    Haircolor Winning Hairstyle

    Dimitrios Tsioumas
    New York, NY
    Photographer: Babak

    Hair Texture Winning Hair Style at the NAHA Hairstyist Awards

    Hair Texture Winner

    Carlos Cintron
    Lewisville, TX
    Photographer: Babak

    So, there you have it! If these funky short hair styles are a bit too “non-conformist” for you . . . it doesn’t mean you can’t change to something comparably new. If you have a creative hairdresser, leave it to them to create a similar, perhaps less daring shape for you.

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    Braided Hairstyles Dominate Hair Show

    Braided Hairstyles

    Not Your Mother’s Braided Hairstyles at Orlando Premier Hair Show

    As women we are constantly looking for ways to enhance our looks. Sometimes we try to curl our hair a different way, try a new roller set, or maybe even a new haircut and color. Then there is also the option of adding accessories to enhance what you may already have going on. You can go to your local beauty supply, Target, or even Walmart to purchase clips, bows, scarves, and other pieces that capture your personal creativity. There was even a fad of wearing colored feathers a couple of years back that took us all by storm. As we utilized these different accessories we began to feel more stylish in our own way.

    Braided Hairstyles

    However, as a professional hairstylist and makeup artist I am always open to learn and receive new ideas in the wonderful world of beauty. On a recent escapade to invoke the student in me, I headed to the Orlando Premier Hair Show. As always I left with a host of new ideas and a burst of creative energy. I was intrigued as I watched well-known platform artists take hair designing to new heights with braids.

    Braided Hairstyles

    You can make the looks as elegant as you like or contour a neat or messy everyday look. The versatility is what captured me.

    Braided Hairstyles

    These styles are great if you like to wear your hair half up and half down as well. You see, a lot of this has been done to a certain extent, but it was the new energy and techniques that captured me.

    Braided Hairstyles

    By the looks of things, your professional stylist will begin to offer more arrays of braid styles in the salon for all occasions.

    Braided Hairstyles

    You will begin to see that your own braided hair can be the accessory that you may be looking for. Your options vary with all the different 3 strands, twist, and coils to create the looks. With these nine basic formats you can create an endless variety of braided hairstyles.

    Braided Hairstyles

    So as we delve further into the summer months and you’re looking for ways to accessorize your look and stay cool, this can be an option that’s at the top of your list.

    Braided Hairstyles

    And if you’re heading back to school this fall, you’re likely to see lots of braids on showing up campus. And why not with when you combine the low maintenance of braids with the high fashion, well what’s not to like?

    Braided Hairstyles

    You have the gift of accessorizing yourself with your own hair strands. Talk to your professional hair stylist about trying one of these trendy braided hairstyles.

    Terae DeWitt
    Contributing author Terae DeWitt has become one of the industries most sought after hair stylist and makeup artist. Trained and inspired by some of the best, Vidal Sassoon and Paul Mitchell in her craft of hair and She was trained and certified through Flynt Makeup Academy. She is experienced in leading edge hair styling and makeup for print, television, commercial advertising, and weddings. You can follow Terae on Twitter and Instagram.


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