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Celebs 5 most popular Hair Colours this Autumn


Jet Black

All-black everything can be daunting, the Kardashian have made it very popular however for a fresh take on this Autumn favorite, try warming up jet-black with ribbons of chestnut highlights. A few piecey, cool-toned strands like Olivia Munn’s look especially stellar on olive skin tones.

Dark Bronde

Already have a darker brownish-blond shade like Khloé Kardashian’s? Ask for a glaze. “With exposure to summer sun, your hair tends to fade and get bleached out.

Warm Copper

Consider this a marriage between dusty rose gold and deep auburn, with a warm metallic spark all its own.

On the brighter end of the copper spectrum sits Emma Roberts’ “cayenne red,” because of the rich red gleam that runs through the color. The shade contrasts her light complexion, and, maybe it’s just us, but it reminds us of autum. If you choose to go this route, it’s vital to keep the red hue from falling flat, so follow these celebrity-endorsed tips for keeping your red as vibrant as possible.

High-Contrast Roots

For anyone who dyes their hair, you understand how annoying root touch-ups can be. Instead of rushing into the salon, let your roots work in your favor this fall. By growing out your hair without a salon touch-up, it takes on a naturally lived-in appearance that celebrities like Hailey Baldwinhave proved to be fans of.

The best part of high-contrast roots, like Joan Smalls’ chic look  is that there’s pretty much zero upkeep. Simply let your roots grow in and your blond ends grow out, and sooner or later—boom—you’ve got yourself ombré hair.

Ombré

If you thought ombré was over, think again, because it’s still going strong. Get Jenna Dewan Tatum’s perfect two-tone look by going cool on top, warm on the bottom. Have your colorist add a caramel-color tone from midlengths to ends in order to soften a natural brunette base.

Sandy Beige

Great news for those of you who love ultra-blond highlights in the summertime: By adding some beige-toned streaks like Behati Prinsloo’s to your hair for fall, you’ll end up with incredibly beautiful dimension and richness. Keep the color lasting longer with a few of our favorite shine-inducing hair products.

For a different take on the shade, like Jordyn Woods’ here, aim for a sandy allover color that gradually deepens, just a touch, at the roots.

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How your face Shape affects the hair Extension style you chose

Getting right hair extension style for face shape

Hair styles, hair extensions, hairpieces and wigs should compliment the shape of your face. If you not sure about which style will be most flattering on you, use the following suggestions as a guide to find a style that works with your face shape.

At need a Hair Makeover we discuss seven different face shapes during your free consultation, diamond, heart, oblong, oval, pear, round, and square, and what styles are most appropriate for those face shapes.

To determine your face shape, look into a mirror and pull your hair back. Compare your face shape to our illustrations.

Diamond

The Diamond shaped face has wider cheekbones with a narrow chin and forehead. A diamond-shaped face allows for lots of hairstyle options.

Diamond shaped faces need a hairstyle or wig styled with fullness or width in the forehead hairline and the lower cheekbones of the face near the chin.

Hair should be styled close to the head at the upper cheekbones where the face is broadest. Bands or a layered fringe will disguise a narrower forehead.

The fullness at the jawbone with a style such as a bob or a shoulder length cut with jaunty layering to add some movement will give the illusion of a more oval shaped face. hairstyle or wig styles that tuck in behind the ears also will work well, in addition to showing off your wonderful cheek bone structure.

Heart

Heart Face shape

The Heart shaped face has a large and wider forehead, high cheek bones, with sometimes a widow’s peak hairline, and a narrow v-shaped chin.

To soften the forehead width, look for a hairstyle or wigs that allows you to bring some hair across it. Keep the hairstyle closer to the head near the eyes and fuller around the jaw, as well as below and in front of the earlobes where additional width is desired.

A chin length bob is great for this type of face shape as it makes the jaw area appear wider and more balanced with the rest of your face. Longer, layered hairstyles also work well.

Oblong

Oblong Face shape for hair extension

The Oblong shaped face has an elongated rectangular shape featuring a long straight cheekline.

The hairstyle or wig style you choose should add width to help minimize the vertical length of your face.

Look for hairstyle or wig styles that are short to medium in length with longer top layers such as wedges and graduated bob cuts. Chin and shoulder length looks that turn under or flutter out also work very well to add width. Straight across bangs, feathered bangs, or half bangs with side parts soften the forehead.

Layered styles in medium and longer lengths with wavy and curly textures will flatter the face and neck while obscuring the straight long lines of an oblong face.

Oval

Oval Face shape for hair extensions

The Oval shaped face has no one area the is more dominant than another.

An oval face is well proportioned, with the length of the face longer than the width. The oval face allows for the most versatility in hairstyle or wig choices.

Most hairstyle or wig styles whether short or long, straight or wavy are suitable. Therefore, consider your best features such as eyes, checks, or mouth and then accentuate them with your hairstyle or wig style.

Pear

Pear Face shape for hair extensions

The Pear shaped face features a distinctly narrow forehead. The cheekbones and jaw line essentially broaden to showcase a wider look, while the chin adopts a rounded shape.

With a pear shaped face it is best to look for hairstyle or wigs that will add volume above the jaw line. Layers create fullness on the upper half of the face.

Don’t be afraid to show your forehead which draws attention upward and away from a full jaw line. If you have bangs, angle them slightly and tuck them behind the ears to frame the jaw line and draw attention upward.

Hair on the sides of your head and at the nape are best set and combed in a pattern close to the head since any style too voluminous will add weight to the bottom of the face.

Round

Round Face shape for hair extensions

The Round shaped face has a round chin and hairline with the widest part of the face through the cheekbones. Wig styles with a fullness and height at the crown, but not at the ears, are a good choice.

Off center parts help reduce the roundness. hairstyle or wig with short hair styles with a swept-back direction or with hair styles that are longer than chin length should be considered. hairstyle or wig which have layering at the top to achieve fullness while keeping the rest of the cut relatively close to the face, will help make your round face shape appear longer and narrower.

Square

Square Face shape for hair extensions

The Square shaped face usually has a strong square jawline with an equally square hairline. Look for hairstyle or wig that add height to the top and narrowness at the sides.

Height at the crown will elongate the symmetrical square shape. Short-to-medium length hairstyle or wig, especially with waves or roundness around the face or wispy bangs to soften the angular shape are also good choices. Off-center parts with height at the crown look great on square shaped faces.

Wearing a hairstyle or wig with layers and wispy looks around the face is another way to soften the shape of your face.

Conclusion

So the next time your considering changing your hair, just don’t focus on what’s trending but tale into consideration your face shape.

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How to become a Self Employed Hair Extensions Technician

Becoming a Self Employed Mobile Hair Extension Technician

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If you are currently working and are considering going it alone as a hair extension technician, working on a mobile basis can be a fantastic way to go about it. No matter how bad the economy gets, people will always need haircuts and, given the lower overheads involved in visiting people at home, mobile hair extension technicians can generally offer a more affordable service. Traveling to a location that suits your customers also gives you a far larger client base than you would have if you limited yourself to working from a single salon. Sounds good so far? Here’s how to get started.

article by Diane Shawe

What to do next if you have just qualified: the nuts and bolts

A. Create a Business Name
B. Identify the sector that you come under ( hair and beauty, Hairdressing, mobile business)
C. Consider a Trading address other than your private address
D. What services are you going to offer
E. Website with contact details and prices ( try http://www.wahanda.com free websites for beauty/hairdressing)
F. Open a Business bank account
G. Proof of qualifications or experience
H. Data Management registration
I.  Create a Facebook fan page
J. Create a YouTube channel
K. Cost and value of equipment

What do insurance company’s cover?

Insurance companies insure the following

  1. Businesses
  2. Public Liability
  3. Equipment
  4. Professional indemnity (need 5 years experience to qualify for this)

They do not cover specific certificates, however they will want to know if you are qualified or experienced in your chosen field.  But primarily they are going to cover a business and the services you provide.  Ringing up an insurance company without a business name etc as specified above will not get you very far.

How much insurance cover will you get?

AUTOMATIC COVERS WITH MOST MOBILE HAIRDRESSING INSURANCES

  • Public Liability – £3 million or £5 million
  • Products Liability – £3 million or £5 million
  • Treatment Risk – £3 million
  • Financial Loss – £10,000 or £50,000

OPTIONAL COVERS

  • Employers Liability
  • Money
  • Legal Expenses
  • Personal Accident for hands
  • Stock/Equipment
Think about ways to make yourself even more attractive to potential clients:

  • If you’ve specialised in styling hair, could you take a more advanced colourist course?
  • Could mastering intricate hairstyles and up-dos open a whole new market of wedding and special event clients?

There are also various other aspects of being self-employed to consider; it won’t only be about cutting, styling and colouring hair. You will need to learn about self-assessment tax returns, salon management and how to set your prices at a level which is affordable to your clients, attractive enough to have them switch from their current hairdresser and enough to cover your expenses and salary.

Of course, there are some further education courses you could take to help make your self-employment dream a reality – a diploma or even a BA in Salon Management could be perfect. Browse the websites and prospectuses of local colleges and universities to see what you could get yourself enrolled in.

From the beginning of your new venture

We cannot emphasise enough how important organisation is to the self-employed, no matter what industry you are working in.

As soon as you start working as a self-employed hairdresser, make sure to notify HMRC about your self-employed status. Keep an accurate record of every penny that comes in or goes out of your business; you’ll need it when it comes to completing your self-assessment at the end of the tax year, and also when reviewing your finances to make sure your prices and wages are set at an appropriate level.

Don’t forget to record your mileage!

This freelancer take-home pay calculator may also come in handy.

Always, ALWAYS, remember to keep back-ups of all of your records (including your appointments and client details). Don’t rely on any one type of recording – paper can get damaged and computer files or devices can be wiped or destroyed.

Drumming up new business

become a hair extension technicianAt first, you will probably find it easiest and most cost effective to promote your new found services on facebook to your friends for a special offer.

There are also quite a few other routes to explore:

  • Bridal/special occasion packages
  • School prom or university ball specials
  • Contacting local wedding or ball venues to inquire about becoming one of their preferred suppliers
  • Advertising on bridal or local message boards or forums
  • Delivering leaflets in your local area or advertising in shops, community centres and clubs
  • Working as a advisor with other specialist hairdressers

Remember that, the more you can offer your clients, the more attractive you will be to them. Would it be an option for you to train in nails, spray-tanning or eyebrow threading? This could open up a whole new market to you, particularly when it comes to bridal packages, pamper days and even pampering birthday parties girls Hen Parties.

You could also consider renting a chair in a salon for a day or two a week to give you some guaranteed business and income.

Going forward

The world is your oyster – all you need is a little imagination and a lot of hard work. Good luck in your new venture! Once it is up and running, it’s time to start working on your five year plan…

Online insurances to check out:

Direct Line for Mobile Hairdressers

Simply Business for Hairdressers

Association of Beauty Therapist

Salon Savers (need to be qualified hairdresser)

We are not affiliated to any of the above company’s this is just a guideline to get you going.

Hair pulling disorder (Trichotillomania) often unreported article by Diane Shawe

Silent Sufferers of Trichotillomania

Silent Sufferers of Trichotillomania

Compulsive hair pulling, understanding and treating with hair extensions.

article by Diane Shawe M.Ed

Trichotillomania (pronounced /ˌtrɪkəˌtɪləˈmniə/ TRIK-ə-TIL-ə-MAY-NEE, also known as trichotillosis or hair pulling disorder) is an impulse disorder characterised by the compulsive urge to pull out (and in some cases, eat) one’s own hair leading to noticeable hair loss and balding, distress, and social or functional impairment. It appears in the ICD chapter 5 on Mental and behavioral disorders and is often chronic and difficult to treat.

Trichotillomania may be present in infants, but the mis conception that the peak age of onset is 9 to 13 understated to say the least.  It is estimated that 3.4 % of women suffer this and around 1.5% men.

Crowning Glory hair extension technique

Crowning Glory hair extension technique

It may be triggered by depression or stress. Owing to social implications the disorder is often unreported and it is difficult to accurately predict. Common areas for hair to be pulled out are the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, legs, arms, hands, nose and the pubic areas.

I have been involved in the hair extension sector for over 30 years.  I have seen clients attend my salon and whilst waiting to get their hair extensions put in I have witnessed them pulling their hair out.

Often these clients are unaware that they have a disorder are sometime highly strung or very nervous.

So what are the symptons?

People who suffer from trichotillomania are said to often pull only one hair at a time and these hair pull episodes can last for hours at a time. Trichotillomania can go into remission-like states where the individual may not experience the urge to “pull” for days, weeks, months, and even years.

I had a client who would bit by bit feel the urge to snip of single hair strands at a time and could not stop snipping with her very small scissors.  It was vital for her to have these scissors at hand at all times.

Individuals with trichotillomania exhibit hair of differing lengths; some are broken hairs with blunt ends, some new growth with tapered ends, some broken mid-shaft, or some uneven stubble. Scaling on the scalp is not present, overall hair density is normal, and a hair pull test is negative (the hair does not pull out easily). Hair is often pulled out leaving an unusual shape. Individuals with trichotillomania may be secretive or shameful of the hair pulling behavior.

Hook & Latch Technique No glue, threads or cornrows.

Hook & Latch Technique No glue, threads or cornrows.

An additional psychological effect can be low self-esteem, often associated with being shunned by peers and the fear of socialising due to appearance and negative attention they may receive.

Some people with trichotillomania wear hats, wigs, false eyelashes, eyebrow pencil, or style their hair in an effort to disguise the probem. There seems to be a strong stress-related component and some individuals with trichotillomania may feel they are the only person with this problem due to the low rates of reporting.

Hair dressers are usually the first to work with clients who may have this problem, and whilst washing, blow drying and back combing with hair spray or using big rollers under a hair dryer to add volume, this does not assist the client in the long term.

Hair enhancement (hair extensions) techniques have come a long way.  Techniques such as Crowning glory, Hair to skin, lace wigs, the net weave and the hook and latch can provide instant gratification.

During this process I have also witnessed the clients change of habit in pulling out their hair because they pay much more attention to not pulling out their hair extensions.

Habit reversal Training can help.

Whilst I agree that certain Habit reversal training (HRT) has the highest rate of success in treating trichotillomania. HRT has been shown to be a successful adjunct to medication as a way to treat trichotillomania. With HRT, the individual is trained to learn to recognise their impulse to pull and also teach them to redirect this impulse. I believe that hair extensions speed up this process because the suffer has a completely different mindset to the hair that has been added to help disguise their problem whilst giving the appearance of a lovely healthy head of hair.

Net Weave Hair enhancement technique

Net Weave Hair enhancement technique

Any hair enhancement technique should be light, non intrusive, well blended and easy to manage.  One of the most effective techniques could be the Hook and Latch hair extension technique.  However if the client has damaged the hair line, the most effective system would be a lace wig applied without using any bonding agents.

The Hair Extension Training Academy offer five hair enhancement techniques designed to work with clients who suffer from alopechia, trichotillomania, hair loss due to medication or severe thinning hair.

Try out our 1 day hook and latch hair extension technique course and you can see for yourself the benefits to the client.

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