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    STYLING 101: Bangs Are Beautiful…But Make Sure They’re The Right Ones! There’s nothing quite…
    STYLING 101: Bangs

    STYLING 101: Bangs Are Beautiful…But Make Sure They’re The Right Ones! There’s nothing quite like bangs to shave years off your face or update a boring hairstyle. And the good news is that bangs are hot right now….from thick, blunt bangs to side-swept bangs. Here’s a quick cheat sheet for the best bangs based on…

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    HAIR HACK: LESS DAMAGE FOR YOUR EXTENSIONS Researchers have determined that 8 out of…
    Extensions Hair Hack: Watch that Water!

    HAIR HACK: LESS DAMAGE FOR YOUR EXTENSIONS Researchers have determined that 8 out of 10 people wash their hair the WRONG way, leading to damage to hair extensions and even your natural hair. Instead, do this: Shampoo the scalp, rubbing in circular motions, and not the whole head of hair. Be gentle on bond sites.…

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    Client tips for better wear with their add-on hair: “Before washing, hair should be…
    Extensions Hair Hack: Detangle!

    Client tips for better wear with their add-on hair: “Before washing, hair should be detangled with a detangling brush, starting from the ends and working up to the roots. Strands should then be washed in a downward motion from the roots to the ends. It’s important to remember that rubbing can cause the hair to…

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    OCCASION HAIRSTYLE: “GENTLY TOUSLED” Paired with an elegant evening dress, these is perfect no…
    OCCASION HAIRSTYLE: “GENTLY TOUSLED”

    OCCASION HAIRSTYLE: “GENTLY TOUSLED” Paired with an elegant evening dress, these is perfect no hairstyle that is less fuss-free than gently tousled hair that just looks SO natural. Ideal for any holiday event…or even for every day! STEP 1: For this style, apply a leave-in conditioner to dry hair and rough dry it in an…

  • STYLING 101: Bangs Are Beautiful…But Make Sure They’re The Right Ones! There’s nothing quite…
  • HAIR HACK: LESS DAMAGE FOR YOUR EXTENSIONS Researchers have determined that 8 out of…
  • Client tips for better wear with their add-on hair: “Before washing, hair should be…
  • OCCASION HAIRSTYLE: “GENTLY TOUSLED” Paired with an elegant evening dress, these is perfect no…
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MAKE SURE TO PRESCRIBE EXURE THIS HOLIDAY It dramatically impacts your retention rate with…
MAKE SURE TO PRESCRIBE HOMECARE THIS HOLIDAY

MAKE SURE TO PRESCRIBE EXURE THIS HOLIDAY It dramatically impacts your retention rate with new customers! Did you know that Mintel, a global company that frequently does demographic studies into our industry last year released a report on the importance of retail recommendations? ~ If a new client purchases two or more retail products from…

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COLD WEATHER? DRY THAT HAIR! We’ve all heard the wintry warnings before: don’t go…
COLD WEATHER? DRY THAT HAIR!

COLD WEATHER? DRY THAT HAIR! We’ve all heard the wintry warnings before: don’t go outside with wet hair, you’ll catch a cold. While you won’t catch a cold…you will damage your hair. Cold weather can exacerbate hair breakage in wet hair, causing strands to snap off. The water penetrates the hair shaft, and if that…

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#TBT: HOLIDAY PARTY STYLE: LONDON, 1958
If you were headed to a formal affair such as a holiday party in the 1950s, it was the work of visionary hair artists working with hair you turned to.

At the Mayfair, London salon of hairdressing icon Freddy French, father of Nicholas French in London in the 1950’s special wigs, extensions and hair pieces everything was hand stitched and totally custom.

In this rare lost footage that lay in BBC archives, we get an incredible look into how add on hair was really like in the 1950’s.
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GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: THE SEARS CATALOGUE
It was a holiday tradition for many to eagerly await the Sears catalogue for the holidays to mark and circle their fondest wishes to be found under the Christmas tree. But if you stroll back in time, the 1950s was the true golden age of the hefty volume of mail order goods. You could buy appliances, an ACTUAL house kit ready to build on your land…and even HAIR EXTENSIONS!

Before the Internet robbed retail stores and catalogues of their century dominance of how we shop, the Sears catalogue reigned supreme as the go-to source for anything you could ever possibly need for everyday life. From boats, cars and even modular house kits that could be delivered by train, the catalogue created by Richard Sears in 1888 also featured hair extensions in their 1956 catalogue!

By 1956, hair pieces were becoming more available at home and in salon. Used to add a detail like a chignon or plait, these advertised hair pieces were also used to “add length or volume as fashions changed quicker than hair could grow, or to be able to turn short hair into an updo for the evening.”

Made from real hair, the pieces came in all colors so could be matched to the wearer’s own color if you mailed in a lock of your hair with your catalogue order! Some pieces came ready curled and styled – they simply needed pinning onto the head and dressing in with the natural hair.

The last Sears Catalogue rolled off the printing presses in 1993, but each back issues serves as a unique peek into the times, reflecting our desires, habits, customs and mode of living through the 20th century.
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