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The Lob

The lob is taking hairstyling by storm and is the new trend for 2015. You may be thinking “What the heck is a lob?” Chances are that you’ve noticed them already because a long bob cut is a lob. It’s not your mother’s bob cut. It’s fresh and it’s very now. But, is it right for you?
The lob is a very versatile cut that nearly everyone can wear. A good stylist is the key to this look, however, because they’ll let you know if you and a lob are meant to be. The interesting thing about a lob is that it relies very little on face shape for how good – or not good – it looks. The lob is more about texture. If you have a super thick strands and masses of hair, or conversely extremely thin, baby fine hair, then the lob is not for you. Otherwise, straight, wavy or curly – a lob can work for you.
If you have your eye on a particular lob, make sure you bring pictures to show your stylist. Stylists are great, but they aren’t mind readers. They want you to get what you want and they want to give it to you, so pass along those snapshots to make sure you’re both on the same page. If you’re a gabby gal, you can best describe this cut to your stylist as a shoulder length lob with lots of texture throughout, but is a bit shorter in back than in the front. Party in the back, ya’ll!
So, how much maintenance is involved with a lob? The implements are fairly simple. If you have a wave wand or a curling iron, you’re covered. As far as product goes, mousse applied to wet hair and a water-based pomade to finish will keep your lob looking aces.
To keep your lob lavish, a lob needs to be trimmed about every six weeks. If it grows longer than your collar bone then it tends to flip out at the ends. Sadly, it is then a lob no longer. Plus, if you’re going to pair the lob with bangs (which you totally can do, just make sure it blends well with the texture) and you don’t want to look like you’re trying to channel Cleopatra and her wig, you’ll need it trimmed regularly.
So what are you waiting for? The lob is waiting for you!

Award Winners

Just getting a great cut and color is not enough to ensure your hair stays healthy and happy; the product you use on your hair makes a difference too.  Here are a few award-winning products to add to your mane repertoire that have proven they go above and beyond average hair products.

Looking to get a little rise out of those roots?  Well, look no further!  Kérastase has Lift Vertige, a long-lasting and touchable root lifting gel, to help give you a boost without leaving your hair stiff.  It also adds shine and UV protection to keep those strands strong and healthy!  As an Allure “Best of Beauty” award winner in 2013, the experts think this is the cream of the crop when it comes to adding a little lift to that mop.

Need to add some shine and softness to those strands?  Well, Elixir Ultime is here to rescue those locks from the stresses of everyday styling.  Elixir Ultime is a versatile oil that can be used on all hair types before or after styling to inject luster, strength and suppleness. Another Allure “Best of Beauty” Award winner in 2012, Elixir Ultime will take your hair from ordinary to extraordinary.

Everyday styling paste can lead to stiff, sticky hair that no one wants to run their hands through.  It’s a good thing that Pate Capital Force is no everyday styling paste.  It delivers a medium moldable hold while still respecting your hair, delivering a special Taurine and D-Biotine technology that helps to fight against the enzymes responsible for men’s hair loss.  The boy’s over at Esquire agree that it’s a keeper, bestowing upon it their Grooming Award in 2010.

Ask your stylist at your next appointment about these phenomenal products!

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The Important Eyebrow

Eyebrows are one of those facial features that can have an impact on your entire face, for better or for worse.  They’re underestimated and sometimes overdone, but the eyebrow is kind of the unsung hero of facial features.  Purposeful as well as decorative, their use goes beyond just how they look!  Here are a few facts you may not know about your eyebrows.

Have you ever thought about what eyebrows are for, exactly?  They’re basically like umbrellas for your face!  They protect your peepers from sweat, rain and other things that could possibly run down your face and get into your eyes.

Psychologically speaking, your eyebrows play a part in facial recognition.  MIT did a study where participants were asked to recognize digitally altered faces of celebrities; some were without eyes while others were without eyebrows.  And guess what?  The participants were more likely to recognize the faces without eyes than the faces without eyebrows.  So, don’t freak out your friends and family by over-plucking and taking away a feature that, in their minds, makes you more you!

Brows have a pretty impressive life span too.  In an unplucked brow there can be up to 1,100 hairs.  The average lifespan of a brow hair is about four months from the time it takes to grow back in and fall out.

Since brows seem so important to your face, you should know how to pluck them.  For example, the best shape for your brow depends mostly on your face shape.  If you have a round face, you don’t want a rounded brow arch, but should instead opt for a more dramatic arch.  Heart shaped faces should go for a soft arch.  Square faces should have a more angular arch and oval faces do best with a defined brow.

If you opt to change your hair color did you know that you can change your brow color too?  Your colorist can dye your eyebrows to match your hair color or you can use pencils, pens, powders and gels to change your color.

Just like the hair on your head eyebrows can thin with age, so beware of how much your pluck!  Thinning brows can also be caused by hormonal changes, medical treatments and nutritional deficiencies.  So, care for and consider your brows just as much as you do the hair on your head!  They’re important!

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