Monday, December 5, 2011

WHS Trend Report- Blond Ambition

If you are now in a state of preparing for the New Year, it’s time to take the fact that “Blondes have more fun” into consideration. While, it has been taboo for women of color to go blonde, it’s also the ultimate statement of individuality and fun! Obviously, it would be wise to have this professionally done.

Anyone making this drastic change should have experienced hands in their hair. Horror stories of hair turning green, orange or yellow are all too common. Since, you are actually bleaching your hair first for the color to take; your hair has lost all pigment. Consequently, you need the correct amount of color to get the hue you want.

Professionals have the equipment, experience and knowledge to pull this off; you or your best girlfriend may not!!!

Take a look at the ladies of Hollywood going big and blonde!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

WHS Education- ‘Evolution of the Hot Comb’

Hot, Pressing, or straightening comb, which one do you call it?

Either way, this magical device with multiple names has only one function; which is to controllably straighten and style your hair. Most might think, the ‘Hot comb’ came about in the back towns of Louisiana or some other popular southern town, known for black women with kinky, curly hair. However, this device was invented in France. The 19th century tool was huge for groundbreaking trends and individualism. Marcel Grateau was one of the first hair stylists in Paris to use the hot comb in 1872. This started a new wave of styles and expectations!

It wasn’t until the hot comb; made it to the United States in the 1900’s, did Madam CJ walker add her patented revisions. Widening the teeth with a few other modifications made the ‘hot comb’ the most popular tool amongst women of color. Although, a portion of the black community saw this more as detrimental then beneficial, the movement went on forth!

The comb helped facilitate the infamous salon method of the ‘bump n’ Curl’. A simple, yet efficient hair routine that we get to enjoy at least once a week, in our local salons. It is clear that as time has passed the ‘Hot Comb’ has revolutionized with the women it services. Different gradients and materials make this device universal to all women.

Natural hair has grown extremely popular over the past few years. This has made the demand for the ‘hot comb’ even greater. The rise and fall of the relaxer, has claimed many hair and hairline casualties, which has made the transition that much easier.

Keeping the hair manageable for the women on the go, consistently begs the question….could we live without the ‘Hot Comb’????????

Thursday, October 13, 2011

WHS Hair Awareness: Bold the Cold

Hot cocoa, Ice skating, sitting by the fire and DULL HAIR??????? Women usually are not thinking about their hair, when it comes to cold weather. However ladies, when the air begins to get dry and frigid, so does your hair. Moisture is the first thing to go, once you hit that chill, so it’s wise to prepare yourself. Sustaining healthy hair throughout the winter is extremely crucial, as it can determine your hair’s strength and weaknesses for quite some time. Unlike heat damage that can be clipped off and repaired, the cold can damage from the root; leaving the scalp dry and itchy, promote dreary hair color, and create breakable ends. Here are a few tips, to get you through these winter months.

Do not wash your hair as often in the winter time:
This may sound a little odd, but again moisture and nutrients is very important to conserve. When you wash your hair too often, especially in the winter, this can cause you to lose those needed components to keep your hair healthy. It is easier to maintain clean hair in the winter, as you’re not sweating as much. Use dry shampoo!

Vitamins and Nutrients:
Take your vitamins ladies! Be proactive in protecting your hair, skin and nails. Use shampoos with Keratin and Vitamins. This will enhance strength and moisture in your hair and helping you to reinforce health.

Use light oils to grease your scalp:
This will assist your scalp absorb moisture and keep it. Dandruff is embarrassing and annoying; this is a sure shot way to prevent this!

Use a silk scarf when wearing wool and knit hats:
This will prevent the infamous hat hair fiasco. Also, these materials will pull and rip out your hair, which can cause large amounts of breakage and fly-aways.

This are brief but healthy tips to get your hair winter time ready. So bundle up and get ready to brave the cold!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

WHS Fashion Week

Well ladies and gents; we just made it through the infamous Mercedes Benz Fashion week. While, apparel and accessories were the main contenders this season, you can’t complete a fashion runway show without excellent hair. Whether sleek or avant garde, hair styles assist in bringing life to every garment presented. While attending and participating in shows, WHS choose several looks that caught their eye!

Take a Peek!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

WHS Trend Report- Time for Autumn

That time of the year is here, when you can just relax and have fun with your look. Fall is a season that allows your hair to breathe, because the weather months are neutral; not too hot or cold. Ladies; this is a great month to find a new look or enhance your original one. Whether, your hair is short, medium or long, you have the freedom to play with various styles, without the repercussions of the evil sun or the frigid cold. Celebrity starlets have already taken this idea to another level, with the new looks they’ve transitioned into.

Take a look!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Jill Scott Hair Transformations

Jill Scott is without a doubt, one of the most influential artist of our time. As a singer, songwriter, poet and actress ;this women has the talent and influence to remain contemporary. It’s amazing to witness her star power grow, but even more compelling to witness the evolution of her style. Through-out Scott’s career, her style visually complements her movement of music.

Take a look at the Hair Transformation of Jill Scott:

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tips and Tricks- SEX UP your hair

Do you ever sit in the mirror for hours and wonder how to do your hair for that first date or night on the town with the girls. Well, if so, this article is for you!
Ladies, dry ponytails, expired weaves, rubber bands, exposed bobby pins and the list goes on (TRUST), can make your look; cheap and lazy! Whether your locks are down your back or short and sweet, there is no excuse for inexcusable hair.

It is high time to learn how to SEX up your hair.

Tip One: Simple flips, curls and swoops can make all the difference. Carry around a light portable holding spray for that sporadic trip to the ladies room.

Tip Two: Leave the scrunchy at home!!!!! I’m assuming you’ve already taken the liberty of washing your face (I hope) before heading out. There is nothing sleek about a scrunchy, they're big, usually a horrific color and outdated!

If you’re gunning for that chic ponytail look, use black Goody’s ouch less elastic bands.

Tip Three: Use styles and colors that complement your face and skin color. Stay true to who you are when trying to duplicate styles. Be creative, but also be real with yourself. Take pictures of your new creation and send to a friend, for a second opinion. A real friend always tells the truth!

Sorry ladies, but not everyone is going to look as good as Rihanna, with Fire Red Engine hair…Just saying!

WHS searched for the sexiest styles around and provided them in our SEX UP hair gallery!