Author: Ken Vigue

Celebrity Style
HAIR HISTORY: THE IMPACT OF THE RED CARPET

No singular event impacts hair trends more so than the tradition of the Red Carpet. The brightest stars of stage and screen carefully select with their stylist the perfect hairstyle to complete their overall ensemble. So carefully watched, talked about and dissected, the best looks will ripped out of magazines in the months to come […]

Hair Science
What’s the deal with the “cowlick”?

Do you ever wonder what a cowlick really is? As we all know hair is produced below the skin of the scalp in follicles. The size and shape of these follicles affects the texture and wave pattern of our hair as it grows outward. Hair follicles aren’t perfectly vertical…they’re actually slighted tilted, causes hair to […]

Hair History
HISTORY REWRITTEN BECAUSE OF A SINGLE STRAND OF HAIR

En route from Sydney to Perth, Australia, in the early 1920s, British ethnologist Alfred Cort Haddon acquired a tuft of human hair from a young Aboriginal man. He added it to his sizeable collection of hair from people living around the world….where it sat for 90 years. Flash forward and international team of scientists, including […]

Hair Extensions
SURPRISING HAIR EXTENSION HACKS

Sleep on pillow with a silk pillowcase?! Especially in winter months, keeping your extensions frizz free and natural looking can be a chore. We’ll bet you didn’t know that swapping out your cotton pillowcase with silk can make a big difference! Because of the finery of silk, as you sleep the fibers won’t cause your […]

Hair Science
Hair Myth or Fact?

Frequent shampooing can dry out your hair. MYTH! Frequent shampooing does not dry your hair. Shampooing, if done correctly and with the right products for your hair texture, actually re-moisturizes. It’s often thought that frequent shampooing ‘dries out the natural oils’. However, oil flow does not control the hair’s dryness, it’s your hairs moisture content […]

Hair Science
Hair Myth or Fact?

Hats can cause or exacerbate hair loss. MYTH! This myth concerning hat wearing about during the First and Second World Wars when, after returning home from wearing helmets for months or years, it was noticed that many of the soldiers’ hair had thinned considerably. However, this hair loss was due to stress and also to […]

Hair Science
Hair Myth or Fact?

If you are in shock or frightened, your hair can turn white. FACT! It is possible for your hair to turn white from shock… but not overnight! Hair pigment is produced in the hair shaft beneath the skin, so it would take about 13 days for any white hair to show.

Beauty News
COLOR MELTING IS BREAKING INSTAGRAM

The break out trend of 2015 is getting bigger! 5 of the most likes & shared before & afters Instagram provides snapshots of the most interactive trending topics on all manner of subjects. One of the biggest Instagram shares from beauty pros last year is still going strong: Color Melting. Color melting is a technique […]

Beauty News
R.S.I. COULD END YOUR CAREER

R.S.I. COULD END YOUR CAREER…AND YOU’VE PROBABLY NEVER HEARD OF IT. R.S.I., or Repetitive Strain Injuries affect hundreds of thousands of American workers every year, one type of which you probably have heard of, or worse experienced…carpal tunnel syndrome. Here’s some sobering stats we discovered: The average hairdresser makes 5,000 wrist rotations per day. There […]