Haircuts that make you look older than you are

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A new haircut can make or break your day. A perfect hairdo can take off ages from your appearance or shift the focus towards a particular feature that you like such as your chin, eyes or nose. The wrong length, however, can add years to your age. Have a look at some of the haircuts that you should avoid and keep in mind that color and volume also play a significant role.

Worst haircuts that add age

While one and the same haircut can look pretty much different on different people, there are two haircuts that are not flattering mature women and only add years to their appearance. So, the next time you head for the hair saloon, steer clear of:

  • Too long hair

Long hair is attractive but to a certain point. If it grows as long as your ribs and beyond it stops looking youthful and healthy. Quite often this hairstyle is referred to as cat-lady long having a reference to an old woman staying home taking better care of her cats than of her hair. Make sure to cut your hair regularly and keep it at a length that makes it long healthy and shiny.

  • Same length with no layers

No matter if your hair is shorter or longer, if it has the same length without layers that will only add years to your age. Wearing layers adds a bouncy effect to your hair, makes it more vibrant and your overall complexion more radiant.

Be aware of color

Color is yet another nice way to express your personality. Keep in mind, however, that not all tendencies are to be followed because fashion doesn’t always look good on every one. Here are three color trends that may add age to your appearance if not properly done:

  • Gray hair

While in 2017 letting your natural gray hair grow was trendy, we should note that it looks good on more mature women and not on all of them. So, unless you are Helen Mirren, think twice before letting your natural gray hair grow.

  • Blonde

Blonde is a tricky color with many shades and nuances. You need to be very careful when choosing which blonde shade matches your skin color, face shape or your overall appearance. This beautiful color can make you appear much older than you actually are, so better consult a stylist about the perfect tone before dying your hair.

  • One-dimensional dark hair

If you prefer your hairdo one-dimensional and without layers, then avoid dying it in dark colors. It will leave the others with the impression that you have attempted hiding some gray hairs or just made an effort to look younger, which was not quite successful. Choose other dyeing techniques such as ombre or balayage.

Choose the right volume

Not only length and color determine the best look of a hairdo. Volume plays a significant role as well. As you can imagine going to extremes is not recommended for any age. Here is why:

  • Too much volume

While it is true that hair thins with age, adding too much volume is not the right way to cope with that problem. Adding excess volume and using too much hairspray reminds of the 80s and makes people think you miss the time you were young. For better results, ask your stylist about a good volumizing shampoo, get some layers next time you are having your hair cut or consider hiding your thin hair with hair extensions.

  • Too flat

While adding too much volume is not a good idea, having your hair too flat is also not complimenting your appearance. Avoid combing your hair too flat or constantly using the flat iron. This will add years to your age. Adding some waves will make your appearance softer and will add movement and vibe to your hair.

  • Too stiff

Stiff and unmovable hair doesn’t suit anyone and will make you look much older. The hair looks unnatural and the hairstyle is often compared to a helmet. In order to avoid that “effect” steer clear from hairsprays with “strong,” “firm,” or “ultra” in the name. Use light formulas and apply three quick spritzes at the roots at each side of the head and three more misted over all your hair. Thus, your hair will remain bouncy while holding the style.

Do not be afraid to experiment with different hairdos and styles, however follow the tips above if you want to look youthful and radiant. If you are not completely sure about the desired style, you can always try it with hair extensions and thus, keep your natural hair intact.

Flat Ironing Tips to Keep Your Hair in Perfect Condition

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No matter if you have long or short hair, you know that variety is one of the best ways to express yourself. Changing your color, adding extensions or simply sporting a new hairdo can be a mood booster and make you feel more confident. Therefore, we are in for some hair experiments as long as they are done in the proper way. Today, we are going to pay some attention to the flat iron – it is a tool that probably almost every woman has and uses either regularly or once in a blue moon. The trick, however, is to do it right.

If you are a bit tired of your kinky or curly hair, you can try flat ironing it once in a while. However, make sure to do it in a proper way in order to avoid overheating it or damaging it beyond repair. The flat iron as any other styling tool, should be used with care and not too often. Here are a few tips that will help you have a different hairdo, while keeping your hair in perfect condition.

Protect your hair from the heat

You may not be realizing it but your hair can burn the same way your skin does – you simply don’t feel the pain until you see your ruined locks. Therefore, you need to apply a moisturizer prior to using a flat iron. Any heat protection spray or lotion will do the trick but it is best to choose one that works for your hair and stick to it. If you want even better results, make sure that you use conditioner every time you wash your hair and that you wash it well from the shampoo.

Use the flat iron only on dry hair

Do not be tempted by the idea to use your flat iron for drying your hair. This is a big no-no in terms of hair care. While wet, your hair is very fragile and you will damage it quite easy with the hot tool. Therefore, you need to patiently wait until your hair is completely dry prior to strengthening it. It is ok to blow dry it if in a hurry but do not combine the two manipulations too often in order to avoid overheating and damage of your locks.

Straighten your hair slowly and in sections

If you want to achieve better results, separate your hair into layers and straighten each section. You can use clips to put the hair on which you are not working at the moment. In order to avoid damage, go over each section as slowly as possible. Focus on the quality and not on the speed of flat ironing your locks.

Always finish with a serum

Now that you have achieved the perfect hairdo with the flat iron, make sure that it will last longer by applying the right finishing product. Spray your hair with a serum that will make sure your hair will stay smooth and look shiny and gorgeous.

How to flat iron your human hair extensions?

Hair extensions are quite popular today and the majority of women choose natural hair extensions, since they are of high quality, easier to maintain and on top of that can be styled in various ways.

As the flat iron is one of the common tools used for styling hair, it is important to know how to use it on hair extensions. The best thing to do is to consult the hair stylists about main things such as the maximum temperature you need to use or which are the best products that you need to apply. Otherwise, you need to follow the practical tips as above. Keep in mind the following:

  • Always start with the lowest setting of your flat iron and adjust it gradually
  • Do not exceed 300°F to 350°F as this is the best temperature for flat ironing your hair extensions
  • Make sure your hair moisture is always at the right level, not only prior to flat ironing
  • After you are done with the flat iron, put a style sealant or serum to finish the hairdo

If you want to keep your hair extension in good shape as long as possible, refrain from using too much hair styling products or tools. The same is generally valid for your natural hair as well. Go for more subtle hair colors and do not experiment too often with nuances. Take good care of your hair and it will repay you back.

Keep your flat iron life span longer

If you want to use your flat iron as long as possible, you need to take good care for it. There are two simple principles to follow in order to have your tool in good condition;

  1. Clean the plates of your flat iron regularly – the hair products that you use to protect your hair can actually reduce the efficiency of the tool or even damage it. Use a cloth with rubbing alcohol to clean the plates from any accumulated dirt.
  2. Always wait for the flat iron to cool before putting it away – as with any heating tool, the flat iron can melt or singe something if left in the drawer while still hot. In addition to that, this can also damage the tool itself. Therefore, leave the flat iron at a safe place and check that it is completely cold before wrapping the cord around it and putting it back where it belongs.

Follow the simple tips above and you will be able to enjoy your straightened hair longer, while keeping it in good condition. Take proper care of the flat iron too, so you can have the results you want.

How to Make Extensions Look Real in Short Hair

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Women get hair extensions for many reasons. Some have a hard time growing their hair long and some simply are not satisfied with the outcome of their most recent change in style. Hair extensions are meant to enhance you natural beauty in a very discreet manner. In order for extensions to look unnoticeable and feel as close to your own hair as possible there are a few measures to be taken. By following the tips below, which are suitable for any type of extensions (sew-In, micro-link, clip-in, etc.), you are guaranteed that you will never be asked whether this is your real hair or not.

Use high quality human hair

In case you are thinking of purchasing fake or cheap hair extensions, think twice. The higher quality the hair extensions you purchase are, the better they will blend with your natural hair. Cheap extensions not only don’t match your natural hair’s texture but also get mat and frizz up after just one wash. Yes, you would have to spend a bit more money in the begging but it would definitely pay off. In the long run, it will save you a lot of money that you would otherwise have to give quite frequently to replace the cheap hair extensions.

Type and Quantity of extensions

The quality of the hair you purchase is not the only thing to look out for. Depending on your natural hair you would also have to consider the quantity and thickness of the hair you purchase.

Types of extensions

There are different types of hair extensions precisely because there are different hair types. Depending on the texture and density of your hair, different types of extensions will work for you. For example, if you have thin hair, clips will not do the trick, as they will be too heavy for your hair. Not only will they not have desired effect, but might even damage your hair.

Quantity / Thickness

There needs to be a balance between your natural and purchased hair. If you have a fair, thin hair you would not need a lot of extensions to get the desired length and look. If you have a thick hair, however, you would need more extensions to match up to what you have and make a difference.

Consider layers

Layers are certainly one of the most important elements when it comes to blending your hair extensions with you own hair. Buying hair to cut is sounds like madness but it really is necessary, especially if your hair is short. If you attach long extensions to your short hair without layering or styling in any other way, the extensions will simply look unnatural and the desired effect will be gone. It is important to think twice before you cut them, as extensions do not grow back.

Color Match

In order for the extensions to not be distinguishable they need to match your hair color. In order to march the color of the hair extensions needs to be 2-3 shades darker or lighter than your own hair color. Pay attention that you do not match the color of the extensions to your root but to your ends.  In case you have a unique hair color that no hair extension company offers, it is always best to purchase the lightest blonde color. This also applies if you have an ombre. You can color your own extensions but having even if it has to be ombre, it would just be more difficult.

Get a professional hairstylist’s assistance

As you have read so far, there are quite a few things that need to be considered. From the type of extensions to the quality, length and color there are many things that require knowledge and skills in order to be carefully executed. Cutting the extensions too short or not coloring them in the right color will only damage them and influence you mood negatively. Save yourself bad vibes rather than money and go to a professional that can assist you through the whole process.

Bonus

Straight hair looks great but consider waves or curls. For short hair, curling the extensions and your natural hair together makes a big difference. It definitely gives the extensions a more natural look.

If you are interested in getting hair extensions come visit us on one of our salons in Chicago or Skokie.

Subtle Hair Color Ideas

As women, at some point in time, we all start to dye our hair to hide gray hairs. This, however, does not always have to be the reason for dyeing your hair. Many people do it simply to see themselves with a different color, out of curiosity. Then, there are the bold women that like to experiment – the ones that are in search of the color that would complement their character and help them express themselves better.

Here are a few ideas that can help you decide if the color change is for you and how to do it properly no matter what your dyeing incentive is.

Subtle hair color to consider

Below are some beautiful colors you should definitely consider getting on your next visit to the hair salon.

Cotton Candy

There are not a lot of women brave enough to transform their hair to look like cotton candy. It takes personality to wear this color. You will stick out for sure. It is a hair color that says: girly, cute, fun.

Mermaid

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeBbmkqAIG3/ Blue hair. It is definitely more common than cotton candy, but it makes you stick out non-the less. This hair color says: outgoing with an open and adventurous mind. Having blue hair suggests you are loyal, idealistic, reliable and peaceful.

Lavender

https://www.instagram.com/p/qtmDwUuOJW/ This ombré is simply mesmerizing -dark brown to all shades of violet and finally white. Wearing a lavender color indicates you are a creative, artistic, spiritual and balanced person.

Sunrise

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeUeHS0FDCS/ A mix of red, orange and yellow, these vibrant colors create the perfect look for a strong, bold woman. The color red would be associated with the traits: passionate, seductive and mysterious. Yellow, on the other hand, suggests a sunny, fun personality.

Pastel

https://www.instagram.com/p/qwZ9dajLbm/ A truly stunning ombré! If you have brown hair, it is perfect for not damaging your routes. Brown routes, flowing to blonde and adding a pastel blue or green finish.  This combination says: laid back, adaptable, ambitious.

Stardust

 

 

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It is a hair color for a queen. Definitely giving off a Daenerys Targaryen vibe, this color hints of the person being inspiring, dependable, careful, naturally pure and classy.

How to choose the perfect color?

No matter how much you like a certain color, there is a possibility it might not look good on our hair. If you do not select the perfect hair color it will not compliment your character and the true beauty of the color will not show. Of course, it is not a tragedy if you get the wrong color, you will simply have to wear it until the next time you dye your hair.  Nevertheless, check the tips below on how to choose the right color for you.

  • Take into consideration your skin undertone. If you have naturally dark hair, your undertone is likely warm. If you have naturally blond hair your skin undertone is cooler. A good method to determine the undertone of your skin is to look at a vein in your arm under natural light. If it appears green, then you have warm tones, if it is blue then your skin has a cool tone.
  • Your eye color is another thing hinting what hair colors would suit you better. If your eyes are deep brown, blue or hazel, cool colors will suit you. On the other hand, if your eyes are golden brown, green, turquoise or hazel, warm hair colors would be best.

Coloring your hair extensions

Getting hair extensions does not have to end with making you hair look longer. You can dye the extensions in any color you like that would help you express your persona even further. It is actually better to dye the extensions than your hair, as you will not be exposing your natural hair to more damage.

It is important to know what color you imagine your extensions being dyed in before buying them. This is because if you purchase brown extensions and want to make them pink, you would first have to bleach the extensions. This would cause more damage to the extensions. Therefore, simply opt for white blonde, which can easily be turned into pink.

Be brave and experiment with your hair color, because dying hair is not only for hiding gray hairs but for expressing who you are. Follow the tips above to make sure you choose a color that suits you. However, if you end up not liking it, no need to frown, you will be able to change your hair color again soon.  Besides, it will be a great moment to experiment with different accessories such as hats or scarfs.

Is Shampoo Dangerous for your Hair Extensions?

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After you get your hair extensions in, there are a lot of things you would have to start doing in order to protect your natural hair and extensions from as much damage as possible. Starting from your edges that are victims of continuous tugging, to the extensions themselves that you need to be careful of not drying out, having extensions is a process that does not end as soon as they are put in. Throughout the whole time you have them on, you need to take the time and put the effort in making sure you are using the right products and tools.

The Shampoo

The shampoo you use is crucial because it is something you use regularly. Some people shampoo their hair every day and some do it only once a week. No matter the frequency, not using the right product can be very dangerous for your hair extensions.

Sulfate Shampoos

We all use a shampoo to clean our hair with but some shampoos that contain sulfate are dangerous for your extensions. Sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES) is a chemical mostly found in personal care products such as soap, shampoo and toothpaste. It helps wash off the grease from your hair and scalp and that is exactly the problem. Once you remove the grease, your natural hair and scalp can easily produce more. The hair extensions, however, cannot. This results in the extensions looking dry and damaged. When purchasing your next shampoo look for one with a sulfate-free label.

Natural Home Remedies

Just because one ingredient in the shampoo is natural and good for your hair, it doesn’t mean that you have to go make a DIY hair mask at home, which contains only one or two products. Yes, natural products used in shampoos have good properties for your hair but remember that professionals make the formulas. There are specific amounts of the products that are to be used. Using too little won’t have an effect and using too much of something can become harmful.

Buy Salon Shampoo Brands

Nowadays, salon shampoo brands are available at drugstores as well. Even buying the products from your hairstylist is sometimes possible. You should go ahead and spend a bit more on a professional shampoo if you want your extensions to stay healthy and good looking for as long as possible.

Other products

There are other products, besides shampoo that we all use in our everyday lives that can cause damage to your extensions.

Alcohol Containing Products

Using hair products that contain alcohol will only do more damage than good. Hair products that contain alcohol include holding sprays, hair gels, styling sprays and hair mousses. After using alcohol-containing products your extensions will begin to shed, will be more tangled and will loose their shine. When purchasing hair products look for the ones that do not have alcohol listed as an ingredient or at least have it listed as one of the last products. The further a product is listed on the ingredients label, the less of it there is.

Type of Hairbrush

Believe it or not, the type of brush you use for your extensions is of great importance as well. The brush you use for your natural hair is not good for your extensions. There are brushes designed especially for extensions. You should look for boar bristle brushes. Instead of the typical wooden or plastic bristles look for ones that are made of hair and make sure the bristles are extra-soft.  This type of brush is great for delicate and damaged hair, so it is perfect for extensions.

Hair Curlers and Straighteners

If you have not invested in good quality hair extensions, you should expect them to be sensitive to heat, meaning they could burn if you straightening or curling tools. If you wish to straighten or curl your extension make sure you protect them by using heat protection product and put your straightener/curler at the lowest temperature possible.

In conclusion, one should put in the extra time to take care for their hair especially in case they have extensions. The extensions cannot reproduce oils, so be extra careful not to dry them out.  If the tips mentioned above are not applied continuously the extensions are to be damaged much faster, which would ultimately result in you being able to enjoy the extensions for less time than intended.

How to Make Sure Hair Extensions Wouldn’t Destroy Your Edges

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The number of customers satisfied with the effect of adding hair extensions has been growing at a fast pace for the past few years. Perhaps the top reason why women get extensions is because they make your hair appear longer and fuller.  Another advantage is that it is an easy way to keep your hair protected for quite a long time, allows you to experiment with style and it is easy to maintain, or is it? The unpleasant side of having hair extensions is the constant tugging of your hair, and more specifically the edges. They are the small, soft hairs along the hairline.

Why should you care about your edges?

It is just a few small hairs, right? No big deal if anything happens to them. No. Imagine yourself without a hairline? How does it look? If you don’t like the look you’d want to start taking better care of your edges as soon as possible!

Some practices to make sure your edges are healthy!

Follow the tips in the list below to make sure your edges are healthy. You don’t have to follow every single one of them, but the more effort you put in now, the smaller chance of loosing your edges.

  • Choose Quality! The higher quality hair you choose to wear, the more of an investment, but the more benefits non-the less. More expensive hair can be worn for a longer period of time. There is also a smaller chance of getting an allergic reaction on your scalp.
  • Tight braids. The goal is not to give you a headache but a new look. So when you go to get extensions and you feel the hairstylist is making it too tight, tell them. If they don’t change their way, get up on your feet and walk away. Your edges will thank you by staying with you.
  • Weave cap/net. By using a weave cap when getting your extensions sewn in, you’re putting the needle directly to your own hair making space for moisture and growth.
  • What about time? 8-10weeks is the recommended time you keep your extensions in. This is because your hair needs to breathe and time to rest from being tugged.
  • Every girl needs to put her hair in a ponytail every once in a while, whether that is to eat, do sports or read. Putting the hair on a ponytail creates additional tugging of the hair. With that said, don’t forget to let it loose as soon as you are done eating.
  • Satin Hair Cap. The hair cap is the one tool that keeps your hair in a place that promotes moisture.
  • Silk Pillowcase. The friction that takes place on your cotton pillow sheets is also destroying your hair. It doesn’t matter that you have the extensions on, because the friction creates more tugs, and tugs are the last things your hair needs.
  • Daily Scalp Massage. You don’t have to use oil if you don’t want to. The purpose is to stimulate the scalp area, so that the blood flow is starting to feed those follicles, which help promote beautiful, shiny hair.
  • Investing inproducts that are imparting moisture and nourishing your hair. Make sure your products don’t have alcohol in them. Castor Oil is a great example of a product you might want to purchase. This oil will not only help your hair grow but it will also protect and restore it.

You are yet to get your extensions but don’t know what quality hair, length and/or color? We suggest you contact one of our professionals for a free consultation or stop by one of our locations in Lakeview, Chicago or Skokie, IL where our experts will take great care of you!

To wrap up, spend the extra money and effort now. Go for better quality hair, don’t have the braids too tight, remove the hair extensions in time and get the extra products needed. It is quite the investment, but know that if you choose to spend that money later, you will not only spend the money, but it would have cost you your hairline and the time for it to grow back! Simply do whatever you can to take better care of your hair and it will thank you later.

Tips On How to Take Care of Curly Hair

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People with curly hair know how difficult it is to style their hair and keep it healthy because curly hair is naturally dryer than straight hair and needs more care and attention. Here we have provided you with convenient and easy-to-follow tips on how to take care of your curly hair so it doesn’t tangle, break and get too fizzy.

Try Co-Washing

this method is quite popular among people with curly hair and it doesn’t really matter what type of curly you are. You can skip shampooing and apply only conditioner on your hair. This method is mainly preferred by women with tight curls which tend to get dry and frizzy. Bear in mind that co-washing doesn’t clean your hair and it is also not recommended for people with dermatitis.

Bottom to Top

We highly recommend you comb your hair from the bottom to the top because in contrast with combing from top to bottom this method doesn’t cause breakage. The average amount of strands of hair you will lose while brushing your hair after shower is roughly 200 so make sure you take your time and start from bottom to top. Detangle your hair using your fingers and then you can use a wide-toothed comb to brush your hair.

Keratin For Stronger Hair

If you use Keratin hair mask regularly the end result is going to be a stronger hair which is less likely to dry out and break. There are other products which will keep your curly hair intact, for example: frizz control serums, sculpting gels, moisturizers, creams, foams, silicone-based hair products, hair masks, conditioners, oils, T-shirts instead of towels, satin instead of cotton pillowcases and night caps. These are all small things and easy to find products which will keep your curls intact.

High Heat is a No-No

The best way to dry your hair is by simply letting it air dry because the high heat from the blow dryer can damage your hair and make it extremely dry. If your life is too hectic and you don’t have time to let it air dry, you can at least set your blow dryer to cold air mode. In addition, make sure you attach diffuser on your blow dryer because it helps disperse the flow of air evenly resulting in less hair damage. We recommend you use blow dryer not more than twice a week.

Stick To One

You might have heard that changing hair products is good for your hair, however, that is, indeed, not the case with curly hair. Try different brands and choose one you really believe in and stick to it.

Healthy Eating

This tip is more important than all the above mentioned points combined together. A healthy and balanced diet reflects on your overall health, your energy levels, your mood, your skin, nails, and hair. Take care of your hair from inside out by eating healthy and wholesome foods, keep yourself hydrated and get your regular exercises.

Humidifier

Buy a humidifier for your house or apartment which will keep the humidity in check. This will not only benefit the condition of your house in general but will also prevent any frizz, too.

Flat Ironing

If you feel like straightening your hair, make sure you spray your hair with a heat protectant prior to using a flat iron. In addition, your flat iron must be on a low heat setting. When flat ironing on more than 400 degrees you risk damaging you hair.

Dying Your Hair

Curly hair tends to retain color for a longer period of time than straight hair. This is why you can dye your roots roughly every 5 to 10 weeks, whereas you can dye full length roughly every 10 to 15 weeks. If you notice that your hair gets too thin then this means you have damaged your hair and it needs a short break from all the styling.

Undoubtedly, curly hair needs more time, care and attention because it is naturally dry and tends to break easily. Be more aware of the hair products you apply on your hair and how often you style it. Furthermore, our skin, nails and hair are the last body parts to receive nutrients from the foods and supplements we consume so make sure you properly nourish your hair from inside out with healthy, wholesome and balanced diet complemented by good quality curly hair products.

Don’t forget, that we do offer curly hair extensions. They are easy to apply and might just look awesome on you! Give them a try.

Chicago Hair Salon Talks Hairstyle Topics

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Our hair salon in Chicago is happy to talk about longer hairstyles. That’s because the expert stylists here have been elongating hair for decades.  While a typical hair extensions store does not usually provide instillation, our fantastic cosmetologists do all the work.  We offer variety of beautiful real human hair brands that feel like the real thing. Better yet-our hair salon offers a free consultation so that you can understand the various prices for hair extensions. The affect can help you to look younger, increase self-confidence, and grab attention. Feel free to ask any of our hairdressers about the process during your visit. Scheduling an appointment is a simple phone call away.

Hair Salon in Chicago That Creates Long Hairstyles

The hair salon is situated close to Chicago’s northside neighborhoods. Whether you are traveling from Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, or Lakeview-this hair extensions store is a short distance. Here are some easy travel directions. Take the brown line train from downtown and get off on Southport Avenue platform. Then just walk one block west to Ashland. For reference, we are just a few blocks south of the new Lakeview Whole Foods and even closer to X Sport Fitness. Wriggleyville is under serious renovations, which makes it the perfect time to check out all the scenes.

Alternatives to a Hair Extensions Store

When you want a hair salon in Chicago to give you a sexy hairstyle then look no further.  The experienced specialists here use a variety of methods to create beautiful and natural looking hairdo. The truth is thinning hair is common as we grow older. Hormonal changes are the leading reason women lose hair. The body produces less estrogen, causing the growth stage to be shortened. Stress has also been shown to have a devastating impact on hair growth. There are other reasons you might want a longer hairstyle. Many ladies that had a bad haircut that was too short want to correct the problem. So long as your hair length is six inches from the scalp, a hair extensions store might be the perfect solution.

Who needs pixie crops or bobs when you can do so much more with long locks? Here are just a few pretty hairstyle ideas for long hair:

  • Waterfall Braid
  • Up-do
  • High Ponytail
  • Long and Curly
  • Straight.
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A Hair Salon Offering Longer Hairstyles

Most hair extensions stores explain topics on clip-in products.  These can be great for achieving temporary results. Sally’s beauty supply can be a good choice as well as Heads and Threads on Milwaukee Ave.  Clip-On hair is also useful if you desire a fun hairstyle.  The drawback is Clip-In has been known to cause bald spots if attached too firmly. On the other hand, Chicago Hair Extensions Salon installs long lasting extensions that are meant for everyday wear. By using the best 100% real human hair strands, you will be amazed at how gorgeous your will look.  Read below on how our hair salon in Chicago uses different hair extension techniques. Top brands such as Great Lengths, SoCap, Babe, plus Donna Bella are available to pick. Be sure to ask about hairdreams Nano extensions.

Fusion is a popular method because the keratin strands are bonded with a powerful heat gun. The process can take a few hours, but the aftereffect is incredible. These tip extensions are attached to your natural hair using small bundles. Cold fusion has several different meanings these days due to technology. Typically, cold fusion is a safe alternative to the hot fusion method as there is no heating tool used. Popular cold fusion methods include micro bead or micro ring extensions. The stylist uses a weaving too clamp to run small strands of hair through a micro loop.

Tape-In Extensions are a fast way to make dramatic change.  Invisible 1-inch tape wefts are attached to the natural hair strands. There are many benefits to choosing tape-in hair extensions.  Namely, tape-in extensions are thought to be the least damaging because instillation process is not harsh. They are also reusable. When you come to this hair salon in Chicago, ask about Hot Heads Extensions. They are super high quality and considered among the best on the market. Numerous famous celebrities have worn tape-in extensions. You will easily see these at most area hair extensions stores.

When you need a hair salon in Chicago the only does extensions then go with the best. Talk to us about your needs. Our salon has affordable prices that can fit your budget. Rather than going to a store, check out Chicago Hair Extensions Salon today. Aside from the Chicago location, we are available to the North Shore. Hair Salon serving Skokie, Des Plaines, Morton Grove, Highland Park, Glenview, Northbrook, including Niles and Northbrook IL.

Best Vitamins to Stop Hair Loss

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Have you tried different shampoos for hair loss and seen no improvement? Have you lost your trust in the advertisements for pills that promise to make your hair grow faster and thicker? It is high time we focused on nourishing our hair from inside out instead of applying different medications and shampoos which actually don’t work at all.

Nutrition is the key to hair loss prevention and better hair growth results. Combined with natural treatments that can strengthen your hair and prevent hair loss you can enjoy great results in the long-term. If you are wondering what type of foods to eat and which vitamins you need for a stronger hair you can take a look at our list of vitamins which promote hair growth and strengthening. Have in mind that it takes approximately 6 months for a new hair to grow out so be patient.

Vitamin C for hair nourishment

Hair loss can be a result of stress, age, over-styling, hormonal imbalance, poor diet, and nutrient deficiency. Hair becomes weak, dry, brittle, and easily prompt to breakage, splitting, shedding and hair loss when there is an existing Vitamin C deficiency. Vitamin C helps nourish and rejuvenate your hair making it an essential vitamin for hair growth. It makes your hair grow faster and stronger while in the meantime it aids in the production of collagen which is important for hair regrowth after hair loss.

There are a lot of good Vitamin C supplements which are USDA approved but a more natural and efficient way to get your Vitamin C in is by including these foods in your diet:

  • Cruciferous fruits
  • strawberries
  • guava
  • raw red and green pepper
  • kale
  • Brussels sprouts
  • broccoli

B Complex vitamins for more strength

Interestingly, the average woman loses 50 to 150 strands of hair every single day. In addition, about 250 strands of hair are lost during shower as a result of the heat and stress put on the follicles. However, if your diet is rich in important nutrients and minerals they will nourish and strengthen your hair follicles making it less likely to break and shed. A quick reminder is that skin and hair are the last to receive the nutrients and minerals which enter in your bloodstream so don’t be harsh on yourself if you don’t see immediate results.

Vitamin B7 is Biotin from the B-vitamin complex which is sometimes called Vitamin H and it plays a tremendous role when it comes to hair loss prevention. Those who are deficient in Vitamin B7 are more likely to experience premature hair loss than those who are not. Our body produces this vitamin naturally in our intestines, however, it can be found in foods such as:

  • Leafy greens, green peas, cauliflower, avocado, raspberries
  • Nuts, oats
  • Egg yolks, salmon
  • Brown rice, lentils
  • Brewer’s yeast, whole wheat bread

Vitamin B3 improves the blood flow to the scalp and brings more oxygen along with nutrients to the hair follicles. B3 deficiency leads to hair loss, dry scalp and dandruff. Include vitamin B3 supplements in your diet to avoid all that or make sure to eat these high in Niacin foods:

  • Tuna
  • Peanuts, oats, sunflower seeds, soybeans,
  • portobello mushrooms
  • green peas, avocado, potatoes, bananas, cauliflower
  • brown rice

Collagen to stimulate hair growth

Collagen is highly important for a healthy hair, nails and skin. It contains proline, alanine and arginine amino acids which are essential for hair growth because they improve circulation, nourish the follicles, make your hair stronger and thicker. Collagen supplements are great way to take your RDI, however, since they are derived from shellfish or other marine sources they may trigger food sensitivity. Get your daily Collagen intake by consuming the following foods:

  • citrus fruits
  • soy products beans
  • olives, olive oil, avocado oil
  • flax seeds, walnuts, apricot seeds, dried fruits
  • tuna and salmon

Vitamin A for a shiny hair

Taking Vitamin A supplements or consuming Vitamin A rich foods is one of the greatest ways to improve the production of sebum on your scalp thus make your hair look glossy, shiny and less likely to break. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that prevents the hair from dehydration and breakage while making it stronger and thicker. Add to your diet Vitamin A rich foods or supplements for a faster hair regrowth. Here is a short list of Vitamin A rich foods:

  • sweet potatoes
  • carrots
  • spinach
  • peaches
  • dried apricots

If you are taking supplements make sure you don’t take more than your recommended daily intake because overdosing with Vitamin A can lead to serious health issues.

Vitamin E to fight stress

Alopecia areata (bald sports on the scalp with the size of a coin) can be caused by stress and a very poor diet. Make sure you are not Vitamin E deficient because it is an antioxidant which builds and repairs the tissue, improves blood circulation, protects from cells damage, and increases oxygen intake.  All this makes your hair strong, shiny, thick, and helps it grow faster. Surprisingly, taking Vitamin E supplements can be hazardous for your health, therefore it is better to get it from food. Thus, here is a short list of foods rich in Vitamin E:

  • Almonds
  • Fish
  • Peanuts
  • Beans
  • leafy greens
  • sunflower seeds.

Hair loss can be decreased if you are more gentle when brushing your hair, especially when it’s wet; limit the use of hot curlers, chemical treatments, and hairdryers. However, the biggest change will begin once you start nourishing your body from inside out by eating healthy, balanced diet and wholesome foods rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, zinc, Vitamins A, E, and B. In addition, don’t allow stress and daily routine to overwhelm you: know how to relax and avoid anxiety. Your hair will get stronger, glossier and resistant to hair loss.

In addition to that, you should know that quality hair extensions not only do not cause hair loss but can help you hide it if applied properly. Contact our professional stylist for a free consultation if you need more information and personal treatment.

Hair Trends in 2018

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As we all know, hair has always been a woman’s best accessory because it boosts her confidence and makes her feel more feminine. We tend to experiment a lot with our hair- dye it, cut it short, let it grow again, straighten it, curl it, or go to a hair saloon to get hair extensions done by a professionalist. One can tell a lot about a woman merely from her hairstyle because it can depend and vary from her mood, how busy her life is, how she feels in her skin, even her occupation. Now, let us dig into the Hair Trends for 2018 so we can give you some fresh ideas on how to style your hair.

Short and center-parted

short and center-parted hair style trend in 2018

Short, middle-parted hair is going to be a huge trend for 2018 because it is easy to maintain, effortless, neither too messy, nor too fancy  which makes it a great choice for women whose life is too hectic and busy. Furthermore, this hairstyle creates the illusion of a longer, skinnier and more feminine face.

At the runaways Michael Kors’ models are seen with center-parted straight hair, whereas Nina Ricci’s models have short, center-parted hair with curls starting from the level of the ears. If you choose to cut your hair short you will not only be following the latest hair trends but also save some time in the morning.

 

One-side parted and pushed behind the ears

mid-parted and behind the ears hair trend in 2018

It is a well known fact that men like to see their woman with a ponytail or a bun because there is no hanging hair to cover and hide their partner’s beautiful face.  This leads us to the next hair trend which is the parted to one side and pushed behind the ears hairstyle. Even though the hair is loose one can still see a woman’s beautiful and feminine cheeks, jaw line and ears. Long earrings go so well with this hairstyle. This is yet another easy to maintain, classy and feminine hair trend which will highlight your beautiful features and make you more confident.

 

 

Braids, braids, and more braids

loose braids hairstyle trend in 2018

Braids have always been in style because they come in so many different shapes, forms, color, style, and texture. Emporio Armani’s models were seen with loose braids at the fall show, Valentino’s models had well-styled micro braids, H&M’s models for the sport collection had braided pigtails which were such a hit for summer 2017 and are likely to stay as such in 2018. Other models had thick cornrows braided along the head which created imaginary mohawk.

Looking at such a huge icon as Rihanna herself and her Fenty models who were wearing cornrows, and other celebrities such as Halle Berry with her messy braids, Alicia Keys and her orange braids, Beyonce’s beaded braids, Coverne Cox’s honey blonde messy fishtail, Nicki Minaj’s microbraids, and Keke Palmer’s red box braids, we can assure you that braids will dominate in 2018. Messy braids, loose braids supported not by an elastic but just a few bobby pins stuck straight up into the braid, big braids, fish braids- no matter what type of braids you choose you will be following the latest trends.

Pinning

bobby pins hairstyles trends in 2018

Other trends are pinning the hair by using countless bobby pins, thus creating the illusion of a short hair. This way women can see how they look with a short hair without having to cut it short and then regret having done it. Tom Ford’s models are seen with such hairstyle and everybody loves it. If you ever wondered how you would look with short hair then you should definitely give this hairstyle a try.

 

 

 

Pump it or curl it!

pump and curl hair trends for 2018

Pumping up the volume of your hair is going to make people turn their heads after you! Nina Ricci and Max Mara’s models have 60s inspired volume done by teasing the hair. This hair trend will make you feel like a diva! Last major trend are the curls- you will not go wrong with any type of curls- from beach waves, to Louis Vuitton’s  model’s big curls and Max Mara’s and Fendi’s models’ soft curls. Curls have always been so feminine and classy – you will not go wrong with any type of curls.

 

 

 

If your hair is too short to style it and if you feel like you need hair extensions our specialists will transform your hair and give it a brand new and luxurious look. Trust your hair in the hands of the lovely and creative twin sisters Daria and Areta, or our highly qualified hair extensions specialists Jordan, Jenny and Marlene.