Author: Ken Vigue

Hair Trends
Hairdresser Creates Color From Art

A staple trend of the past few seasons…fashion color continues to reinvent itself. A hairdresser in a Wichita, Kansas salon captured national attention when she started to create color trends based on modern and contemporary artwork! Ursula Goff’s work is inspired by everyone from Monet to Georgia O’Keeffe! http://mentalfloss.com/article/74707/hairdresser-creates-styles-based-well-known-fine-art

Hair How-To
A Tip For Bangs

Keep bangs out of our your eyes! Sideswept bangs have the tendency to fall in your eyes (and in the way). The secret to keeping bangs over to the side requires just a little teasing at the roots. Use a rattail comb to backcomb the roots of the bangs in the direction you want them […]

Hair How-To
A Tip for Bouncy Waves Overnight

Want bouncier waves in less time in the morning? Braid your wet hair at night! Swap out your morning routine and shower at night, braiding your wet hair into a series of small braids or one French braid (depending on your hair type and desired style). Leave the braids in while you sleep. In the […]

Hair How-To
Why You Should Dry Your Hair With A T-Shirt

Challenged by frizz? Here’s a weird trick: reduce frizz by drying your hair with a cotton t-shirt instead of a towel, then blow dry on the cool setting. Regular towels can cause a ton of friction which disrupt the cuticle and create frizz, so cotton t-shirts absorb water without causing friction. Make sure to squeeze […]

Hair Science
Weird Hair Facts!

Did you know? Healthy hair can stretch up to 30% of its length, can absorb its weight in water and swell up to 20% of its diameter! A single strand of hair can hold a weight of 100g and an average head of hair twisted together can support 23 tons. However, this is only if […]

Hair Science
THE MANY FACES OF HAIR DAMAGE

Healthy hair: This is healthy hair. In a perfect world our hair under the microscope would look like this all the time. The cuticle (the outer layer) lays smooth with all of its “scales” lined up and flat, one on top of the other. Flat cuticles = smooth surface. Smooth surface = light reflection. Light reflection […]

Hair How-To
HAIR HACK: THE PERFECT PART

If you struggle to create a straight part every time, here’s a hair hack you’ll love! The trick to creating a super straight part is to zip the comb quickly from the hairline to the crown of your head. The slower you do it, the shakier your part will be.  

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 […]