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Am I too old for long hair?

As I was preparing for this blog I googled it . I was amazed how many articles were written around this question. I still decided to write this and voice my personal opinion on that. I have had over 17 years in the industry and I can say I have not had one moment that I doubted if this is my calling in life. I believe that beautiful transformations happen everyday and the extension of a person’s beauty should be an extension of themselves. It should be real. It should last and stay with them. And it should suit them perfectly , both internally and emotionally.

A lot of us start feeling better about ourselves as we get much older. That is usually when we get to know who we are as a person and know what we want. That is usually when we are independently thinking of ourselves as individuals but this journey usually don’t usually begin till we are in our 30s or 40s and that is usually when we start aging.
I still don’t know who created the idea of if you are older you are not suppose to have long hair. Look at Madonna at 56, Goldie Hawn at 68 , Christie Brinkley 60.

They all have long hair but the key to long hair is healthy hair.

As far as the kind of the style you choose is all depends on how manageable it will be and based on your height and body shape and the face shape . Another major key to consider is whether the overall appearance is ‘work-appropriate’
I always believed that the longer hair that hangs between the collarbone and the top of the chest is generally most flattering.

It is a lot easier to style and manage that length rather than longer.

A lot of people experience hair thinning after certain age. That is when we usually add hair extensions to give the hair the volume and thickness they use to have. I have many women who come to see me and just bring their old photo of themselves and want that back.

Brenda came to see me a few weeks ago. She should be in her mid or higher 50s. She came to me with the same question and was asking if it’s possible to give her back what she use to have. She is naturally dark blond but she had of mature hair around the top and the side if her hair line and throughout the hair. Her last styling was only highlighting her blond which made her look very washed out and whiter. I kept her blonds light but I added some darker blond lowlights through the top and the sides and color her base to camel flash the gray hair. After the process I choose 4 different shades of blond from darker beige blond to light gold blonds for her extensions. The result was exquisite. Brenda looked 12 to 15 years younger.

I don’t know about others but I learned not to believe In the society’s norm because I have always dared to be different and live beautifully and I encourage you to do so by not falling for statistics and dare to see life through your own lenses not anyone else.

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10 secrets that make your extensions last longer 

Knowing how to care for extensions should be a big part of the decision making when getting  extensions. At my salon we work with extension clients everyday. After all it still surprises me when some clients come with giant matted patches all over their head and it’s just then that they ask me what should they have done to prevent hours of removal time and possible damage to their natural hair. Low quality hair care products and improper maintenance is the number one reason that extensions don’t last as long.

1- Don’t shampoo or get the hair wet for 48 hours after the application. It takes 48 hours for bonding process to complete. Start by tilting your head back not forward and use your finger in circular motion to shampoo.

2- Brush,brush, brush. Everyone has natural shedding between 50 to 100 strands a day. It is common to loose a few strands of extensions over time . That is due to natural shedding or seal opening of each bond. Brush hair thoroughly ,starting from the bottom and working your way up.

3- Use high quality extension friendly shampoos and conditioners. Your products need to be sulfate and silicone free.

4- braid your hair before going to sleep or before going into chlorine or salt water.

5- Never sleep with your hair wet. It cause your extensions to tangle and mat with your own hair

6- Thermal protecting spray before using curling iron or flat iron help to minimize the damage.

7- Apply hair treatment from mid-shaft of the hair to the ends once a week.

8- Satin or silk pillowcase is the best thing to sleep on. It helps to protect hair and hair extensions from damage while sleeping.

9- Coloring and any kinds of chemical on your hair needs to be done by a trained professional who knows how to work with extension.

10-Make an appointment with your stylist every 6-8 weeks for slight trim to keep the hair looking healthy and shiny. Getting hair extensions is a huge investment and requires a bit different TLC.I hope these tips helps to have beautiful hair day everyday.

 

 

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How do I know which type of hair extension would be best for me? 

There are some factors to consider when you decide to get hair extensions.

First, you need to decide if you want to get them done on a short or long term basis. Usually, short term extensions are used for things such as an event , photo shoot or maybe just giving your hair some time to grow out longer.  Or, you may wanting them for long term because your hair is naturally fine and thin or your hair never grows out past a certain length.

If you read my previous blogs you would understand how important it is to choose an expert to do the application process. You have to look at it as you would going to a doctor. If you have a heart problem you wouldn’t just go to any physician. You want a cardiologist who is familiar with the most advanced technology to treat you . The same goes for hair extensions.  An expert in hair extensions will be able to tell you what your choices are. The best way to get the most options is to find a stylist who is familiar and has experience with various methods and brands. They don’t just do one method or use one company as their supplier.

To sum all this up:

1- Determine if you want the extensions for very short time, a longer time or for as long as you care about your appearance.
2-Find an extension expert, even if you have to travel to her/him.
3-Have a clear budget considering your maintenance and products needed for up keep.
4- Trust the expert’s suggestions.

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How do I find the BEST salon?

One of the most important decisions in any woman’s life is her choice of salon. While most people will say it has to do with who she marries, or what she wears on her wedding day, but to even get to that point, she has to look good.  Above that, how does she feel?  What woman would go out of the house, let along on her wedding day, not looking and feeling her best? This is why we say a woman’s choice in salons is such an important decision to make as her hair affects every part of her daily life.

Whether you are new to the area or just looking to make a change, finding your new hair home can be a challenging task.

You could just Google, “Best hair salon near me” and choose the very first name to pop up but what makes that the best? Who wants to gamble when it comes to their hairstyle or hair extensions?

Your hair and confidence in that should be just as important to our stylists as they are to you; keep reading to find out what key indicators will truly reveal the best hair salon for you.

What to Look for When Finding the Perfect Salon:

How receptive is the salon team? Are you greeted warmly when you walk in? Do you feel welcomed and is the team available to answer any questions that you might have?

Location. Do you want a salon that is close to your home? The added convenience of having a salon that is local and close by can make it that much more convenient.

Does the salon or stylist offer consultations? You have a lot of options when it comes to your style.   With options comes questions, especially if you’re on the fence about your next hair color or hair extensions. Ask if one of the salon stylists can provide you with a consultation to sit down with you, really listen to your needs and offer the best solutions for you and your hair goals.

 

Ask about their tools & styling process. There’s almost nothing worse than taking your style home and realizing you don’t have proper tools and knowledge to recreate your hair outside of the salon!  Be sure to ask questions of your stylist.  What tools and products are being used and why?  Don’t be afraid to get in the mix and allow your stylist to show you tips and tricks for your hair at home!

Read Reviews. Visit the salon’s Facebook page and search online for Google and Yelp! reviews to see what guests have to say.

For more tips on how to find the best salon for you, visit Zoya Salon today and let our stylists show you why we are chosen by more women when they want to look and feel their very best!

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Whether you are new to the area or just looking to make a change, finding your new hair home can be a challenging task.

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How To Grow Hair Faster?

Whether you are trying to grow your hair out for a new style, or your old style didn’t quite turn out the way you wanted and you need your hair to grow back fast, the hardest part of the hair growth process is being patient. It can take some women months to grow their hair down to their shoulders and longer if they are prone to breakage and split ends. If you have been searching for some effective ways to make your hair grow faster, keep reading as we are going to share some of our favourite tips on how you can grow longer, stronger, healthier hair in no time.

Here are some of the best ways to grow hair faster:

Drink more water- water is one of the most important things we can put into our bodies. It cools us down, it gives us life and it helps to regulate our bodies’ systems. The healthier we are, the faster our hair will grow.

Eat healthy- eating a healthy, balanced diet will give your body the nutrients it needs and will even help your hair grow longer and stronger.

Reduce stress- by reducing your stress levels, your body will become much healthier and it will be able to use more of the nutrients you take in. Stress can affect your body and mind and can slow down the body’s systems, especially hair growth.

Frequent Scalp Massages- massage your scalp thoroughly every time you wash your hair. This will stimulate the hair follicles causing your hair to grow.

Take your vitamins- high quality vitamins and specialised supplements are available that can provide your hair with the nutrients it needs for new hair growth.

Cut your hair- while cutting your hair doesn’t sound like a good way to help it grow, it actually is. Cutting your hair removes some of the weight that is being placed on your scalp and on the existing hair follicles. Without the additional weight, your hair can grow healthier and faster.

Stop washing your hair every day- instead of washing your hair daily, try washing it every other day or use a dry shampoo. Washing your hair too frequently can wash away some of the important oils and minerals it needs to grow.

Be patient- patience is the key to any time consuming process. Growing your hair can take time even if you follow all of the steps above so it is important to be patient.

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