Color & haircut makeover by Denise Zingale Travis, D’MAZ Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)
Sometimes even professionally done color needs correction. Here is a client that came in to me asking for her hair to look more “natural” with highlights and wanting to get rid of the “orange” (brassy) color in her hair. She also wanted to keep her hair on the long side but wanted it to have some style. Below are the before & afters.
Aquage Master Class Academy, Cleveland, Ohio August 23 – August 24, 2015 ~ Two fabulous days filled with education, inspiration and innovation!
Day 1: Hands-on long hair dressing with top Aquage Master Educators
Learned how to create modern, editorial, randomly-gathered and deconstructed long hair styles. Innovative textural transformation techniques using thermal tools & structural backcombing techniques to create dramatic, polished, glamorous updo’s.
Here are 4 of the 16 styles I recreated from the Aquage ARIA signature collection.
My evening class was an In-Depth Product Knowledge Class on the Aquage SeaExtend & Biomega products to help me create virtually any textural effect & develop a deeper understanding of the products and how to prescribe the best products for you!
Day 2: Hands-on haircutting with top Aquage Master Educators & business-building class
Learned NEW razor cutting techniques, & how to create precise, geographic underlying structures that give long haircuts lasting form.
Internally deconstructed shapes with transformational layering techniques & graduation techniques for mid-length to short hair that accentuate the head shape.
Here are a few of the NEW techniques I learned and practiced here from long to short hair.
Aquage Master Class Academy TeamQuest Educators, Master Hairdressers
Ann Bray Luis Alvarez, Co-Founder & VP Eric Fisher
These two intense days of education and inspiration has left me completely supercharged and ready to transform your aesthetic identity! Call D’MAZ Salon at (216) 292-HAIR (4247) for an appointment today where creative, vibrant beauty begins here! ~ Denise Zingale Travis
Learn how you can use a fork or spoon to help get the fluid you need on hot summer days By: Denise Zingale, Hairdresser ~ EFT/Reiki Master Practitioner ~ CPT / Owner, D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon tel: (216) 292-4247
Think hydration – and you probably think water, the body’s essential fluid. But did you know you can eat your H2O too? That’s when you choose foods that are high in water content. Some varieties of fruit and veggies are more than 85 percent water. On hot summer days, these foods, along with other fluids can help you stay hydrated. And there’s a bonus – Water-rich fruits and veggies can also help replace key minerals (electrolytes) which your body sheds when you sweat.
Enjoy a thirst-quenching menu ~ When the temperature rises, make a splash in your daily diet with these tasty ideas:
Super salads ~ Watermelon, oranges, tomatoes, cantaloupe, berries, celery and cucumbers salads are all flush with fluid. These water-rich foods make great low-calorie snacks too!
Summer salsas. These can be made from vegetables, fruits or a combination of both. Enjoy your favorite variety as a snack — dip into it with cut-up veggies or whole-grain pita chips. Or top grilled fish or chicken with it. Have a sweet tooth? Give orange or pineapple salsa a try.
Chilled Soups ~ You can serve these as a light meal – or as an appetizer or dessert. Here are three cool and soothing options:
Gazpacho. A summertime favorite that’s typically rich in tomatoes, cucumber, onion, bell pepper and garlic.
Vichyssoise. This creamy French classic is made with pureed potatoes and leeks. To keep it on the healthful side, use low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth. For an even creamier soup, stir in a little plain low-fat yogurt or low-fat sour cream.
Fruit soups. Strawberries, raspberries and cantaloupe puree nicely.
Frozen Nibbles. Freeze grapes or berries. Grab them for a quick and cold snack.
More hints on hydration ~
Perhaps you’re wondering, How much water do I need? Maybe you’ve heard it should be eight glasses a day. Actually, there’s no set amount that’s right for everyone.* Staying hydrated is important though so don’t wait until you are thirsty. Carry a refillable water bottle with you and sip from it throughout the day. (Be sure to wash your water bottle daily!)
Bored with the same old water supply? Give it a twist with one of these Fruit-Infused Waters you can make at home!
Remember, heat can be a hazard ~
To learn more about safety in hot weather, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov. You can also check the weather and heat index in your area and see heat advisories at www.weather.gov. In hot weather, do keep an especially close eye on older people, people with health conditions and young children and make sure they stay hydrated. They’re at the highest risk of heat-related illness.
D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon Disclaimer: This article is provided solely for general information only. *Hydration needs can vary based on health conditions you have and medications you’re taking. It is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any type of health issues or problems and should not be depended upon as a substitute for any consultations with qualified health professionals. Always consult your doctor before beginning or changing any diet or exercise programs.
A bad hair day for someone with curly, wavy, or somewhere-in-between hair can be a disaster. You can use sprays, mousse, gels and more to try to tame it, but sometimes you just need to bring out the big guns and show your hair who is boss. Many well-kept individuals swear by the flat iron as a daily weapon in the battle against bad hair days.
The flat iron sadly was not always in our arsenal, but came into focus just before the turn of the century in 1872 by Parisian man named Marcel Grateau. Marcel used heated metal rods to style and straighten hair into the most popular styles which women deemed as the “Marcel Wave”.
It took over 30 years for a major advance to come to the market, but in 1909 Isaac K. Shero invented the first hair straightener to use a flat surface rather than rods. Two flat irons were heated and pressed together to smooth out curls.
Just a few years later, the first hair straightener to resemble what we associate with today hit the stage courtesy of Scottish Heiress, Lady Jennifer Bell Schofield. This double plated heated iron was hinged in the center to clamp and unclamp from the hair.
Even after this invention, many women, in a desperate attempt to kill the curls, would lay their little heads down on their mother’s ironing tables and take a scalding and dangerous clothes iron to their hair. Most were helped in this seemingly insane task by their very own family. Thankfully, that method was swiftly carried away after the 1960’s and we moved forward with the Lady Jennifer’s design.
From there, well, the rest is history. Much like the hairdryer things became safer as the years passed by. Most straighteners on the market today are made with ceramic or steel plates and plastic handles. As you look into your cabinets today, be thankful for the many people who singed their locks so you could look fabulous!
By: Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Salon Master Hairdresser, Permanent Wave Specialist, and Colorist
1. Squeeze-dry your hair
GENTLY wring water from your hair post shampooing & conditioning. Less friction results in less frizzing. To speed up drying time and prevent the use of excessive thermal heat, wring hair gently with paper towels to absorb more water before blow-drying.
2.Tend to your scalp not just your hair
Clarifying shampoos do not sufficiently cleanse product buildup on the scalp which can result in clogged hair follicles, weakened hair strands and slow hair growth. Apply an astringent to the scalp once a week with a cotton ball, then shampoo with professionally recommended shampoo and conditioner.
3. Wash your hair before receiving a color service The colorist needs to see your actual hair color to determine successful desired results. Product buildup can make the hair look darker than what it really is and unwashed hair does not make the color take better – it can actually prevent hair color from processing effectively.
4. Do not over use “Protein” treatments or conditioners Actual protein treatments or conditioners help to reinforce weak hair but should only be used when professionally recommended.Over use of “protein” on the hair can cause buildup resulting in dry, brittle hair and breakage.
5. Use a Humidifier (moist air) Dry air from either climate conditions or working in a building that pumps air (hot or cold) in can result in lifeless, flat, dry, and flyaway hair. Use professionally recommended moisturizing hair products and regularly run a humidifier to help put moisture back into the air.
D’MAZ Salon Disclaimer: This article is provided solely for general information only. It is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any form of hair/scalp issues or problems and should not be depended upon as a substitute for any consultations with qualified health professionals.
The original Moroccanoil® Treatment is an essential foundation for hairstyling that is used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil, strengthening proteins and shine-boosting vitamins, this completely transformative treatment detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine—leaving hair smooth, manageable and nourished with each use.
Available at D’MAZ Salon in 3.4 oz retail size and .85 oz. travel size.
Color Buzz! According to Pantone, the trending hue for 2015 is Marsala. A grounding red-brown that emanates a sophisticated, natural earthiness and warmth. Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great “go-to” color for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows, lips and hair.