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Haircut Headache Prevention

Your Hair Hangover Remedy Consultation

Hair By Lance Lanza  Editorial

vey long layered shag. the layers lay smooth and reduce weight linsAfter the haircut you thought you loved, the next day you wash your hair and can't do a thing with it. Your blood pressure rises and you look for the hair salon's phone number, the hair dresser's cell number, and with his email address in panic!!


Write it down. Take a note pad with you and ask the stylist to explain what he's doing as he styles your hair. Write it down. Also, try to mimic what he does to your hair. Have him show you how to hold the brush in the right direction in your own hand. Knowing and understanding the angles he is using is really important. Consider that the way you must hold the brush yourself will be different from the way a stylist holds a brush to style someone else.             right: Actress! LOL Naturally curly hair with a cellophane.   - Hair by Lanza. 

Stick to your original plan. After the hairdresser hears what you're thinking and says, "NO, THAT'S ALL WRONG"—chances are, he is. His hair ego is speaking. He wants to use you as a walking advertisement for referrals. Tell your stylist what you want and ask him how to help you achieve it. Make sure he or she listens carefully to your wishes and fully answers your questions. You know your hair and what you want better than anyone else does!

above: Working magic on my model for my salon window sign box.

Bad bangs. The bangs are too short. After you blowdry them with a medium brush, take a fine-toothed comb and comb your bangs down while you blow them with a hair dryer on high heat. Then, smoothen them out with a tiny bit of pomade. Separate the bangs as you rake through the hair with a blow-dryer. This will make them seem longer and not pop up.

Color fading. A lot of times, hairdressers will recommend a shampoo that has color in it to keep your hair from fading. Wrong. Most of the time, people use these colored shampoos this end up with such terribly dry hair! In particular, the violet and purple-based shampoos, which are supposedly made to knock out gold in the hair to keep it blonder, just create damaged and dried blonde hair that breaks off. Instead, I recommend using a shampoo for colored hair with no color in it (it should be whitish), and mix it with conditioner fifty-fifty to make it mild. Follow with a conditioner rinse only.

Layered locks. Before you layer your hair, consider its texture. For example, if you have wavy, frizzy hair, you need to calm it down with less layers—definitely, no razor cuts, thinning shears, or weaving shears. Curly hair can be cut in small chunks or chops because curly hair likes to clump together. Frizzy hair should have a well precisioned, graduated cut.

Hair shock. Chopping all your hair off because you are depressed or at the insistence of the hairdresser is not a good idea. If you want a short-hair feeling, take it off slowly. Add a long bang in front, or layers to give you a short-hair look.

If your original intention was a bit of shaping and not to cut a lot of length off, stick to it. If the hairdresser absolutely insists that you should cut it off, don't keep insisting. Just leave; he sounds like trouble. The perfect trick to escape quickly?  .

I hope these suggestions are helpful with your new look! For more information or for a consultation with me. Thanks!!

Lance Lanza  is a Hairdresser in West Hollywood Ca. By appt (310) 855-2674 Website  Map

He specializes In hairstyling and Hair coloring.  


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