Wine Gummy Hearts – the Health & Beauty Benefits!

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Diet, hair loss, Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Publications, thinning hair, Tips, Uncategorized, Wellness

By: Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon

While I did not invent these amazing snacks – the discovery of them and sharing some of the health and beauty benefits of them could not be kept a secret!

Most know the overall general health benefits of red wine but do you know the benefits of drinking red wine for your hair? Red wine helps increase the blood flow to the scalp which helps to eliminate the occurrence of dandruff. It contains Resveratrol which has the capability to reduce inflammation, thereby reducing hair loss and promoting hair growth. The bioflavonoids help keratin growth and the antioxidant properties of red wine make it an ideal choice for rejuvenating and repairing damaged hair.

Gelatin is largely composed of the amino acids, glycine and proline, which many people don’t consume in adequate amounts as they are found in the bones, fibrous tissues and organs of animals and as a population, we don’t consume these parts as much anymore. These amino acids are needed not only for proper skin, hair and nail growth, but for optimal immune function and weight regulation. Other benefits of gelatin are it supports skin, hair and nail growth; it is good for joints and can help joint recovery.  It can improve digestion since it naturally binds to water and helps food move more easily though the digestive tract and is a source of protein (not a great one) but its specific amino acids can help build muscle.

Now that you know some of these amazing benefits – let’s make Wine Gummies!

Wine Gummy Hearts Recipe!

1 cup wine (red, white or rose)
4 Tbsp gelatin (ex: Knox)
1/2 tsp stevia / sweetener (optional)
2 -4 Tbsp maple syrup

Note: The amount of maple syrup you use will depend on (1) how dry your wine is and (2) how sweet you want your gummies! You’ll have to taste it as you go and add more as needed.

In a saucepan, warm the wine on low heat. It is recommended to use a thermometer to make sure it does not go much above 90 degrees. Wine boils at 159 degrees Fahrenheit so you definitely wanted to keep it well below that so the alcohol wouldn’t burn off.

Add the gelatin one Tbsp at a time, and stir very well before adding more. After the gelatin has completely dissolved, add the other ingredients. Taste the mixture after adding each one – you’ll have to use your taste buds as a gauge for how much sweetener to add. Keep in mind that the more sweeteners you add, the less you’ll taste the flavor of the wine! These should be a little less sweet than a regular gummy bear … Sweeter gummies get eaten faster, and portion control is recommended for these to avoid getting drunk!

Once your mixture is ready, either use a spoon to fill a mold or pour the whole batch into a pan (for square cut gummies). It can be done it both ways and the hearts are pretty especially for Valentine’s Day!

Put them in the fridge to set. You don’t have to do this, but it speeds up the process. They’ll be the texture of Jello jigglers pretty quickly or if you want them to become the texture of gummy bears, let them chill for 2-3 hours. You can keep them in the fridge (or not) – they will not un-gel. ENJOY!!!

 

 

 

D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon Disclaimer: This article is provided solely for general information only. It is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any type of thinning hair, hair loss problems, scalp and/or health issues and should not be depended upon as a substitute for any consultations with qualified health professionals,

Before using Gelatin in a recipe or as a supplement, check with your doctor or medical professional, especially if you have a medical condition. People with liver or kidney disease should not add gelatin or any other amino acid supplement without first consulting their physician. Getting too much of any one amino acid can throw the citric acid cycle out of balance, which can make the liver and kidneys work harder to eliminate toxins. ~ Denise Zingale Travis, NGA Certified Personal Trainer

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The Clavicut

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Blow-dry Hairstyling, fall hairstyles, Fashion, Hair Color, hair texture, News, Spring hairstyles, Summer hairstyles, thinning hair, Tips, Uncategorized, Up-do's, Women's Hairstyles

By Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

Have you heard of the clavicut? This current “beauty buzzword” describes mid-length, in-between hair, long bobs, and shoulder-length styles. The name comes from the fact that the longest layers of this type of cut graze the clavicle, and this collarbone-skimming style has become the hairdo of choice due to its functionality and ease. It’s been a long few seasons of bobs, lobs, swags, shags, etc. You may have opted for one of these styles, or seriously thought about it and decided to keep your long layers anyway. The Clavicut is a trend almost anyone can get behind; young or mature,  growing out a shorter cut, or looking for a change to the same old “long”.

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This style can be tailored to your face shape and hair type, although this length is great for anyone. Consider blunt edges for a more dramatic look, or soft layers to blend thicker textures. To make it more modern, opt for bangs with your clavicut for a statement look.

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With this length; wearing your hair down won’t weigh you down and up-styles are still romantic. You will still have enough length to successfully air dry, without having a tangled mess or tons of flyaways – it is the perfect middle ground for easy styling and easy care. Although saying good-bye to your long locks might sound scary, this cut could be life changing, in the best way. Opt for a new outlook with this style and shed some of your inhibitions along with those inches. Call (216) 292-HAIR (4247) to schedule an appointment for your new look today!

View more hairstyle inspirations here! “Lob” & Bob hairstyles: https://dmazsalon.com/fabulous-lob-bob-hairstyles/ “SWAG” hairstyles: https://dmazsalon.com/the-swag/

 

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Top 10 Herbs For Hair Growth

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in hair loss, hair texture, Health and Wellness, Men's Hair, News, thinning hair, Tips, Uncategorized, Women's Hairstyles

By: Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

Herbs for hair growth

Few signs of encroaching older age are more dreaded or noticeable than thinning hair or hair loss. It can be deadly to one’s self-esteem and confidence. While your first reaction might be to rush out and purchase an over-the-counter treatment, you may want to first discus with your professional stylist about some natural herbs which can be found today in many professional hair care products lines that can help with promoting a healthy scalp and hair growth. Listed here are the top 10 herbs that can help promote a healthy scalp and hair growth.

 

 

  • Aloe Vera – stimulates circulation of the blood along scalp.
  • Horsetail – responsible for strengthening nails, bones and hair
  • Panax Ginseng – nourishing and strengthening hair, used for baldness in males
  • Saw Palmetto – believed to prevent the conversion of testosterone into DHT causing balding
  • Ginko Biloba – believed to correct hair follicles nutritional deficiencies
  • Stinging Nettle (Urtica Diocia) – a plant known for its potent hair growing benefits
  • Burdock (Arctium lappa) – improves blood circulation to the hair follicles and relieves scalp irritations
  • Peppermint – stimulates hair follicles to help promote hair growth
  • Lavender – used to encourage hair growth and prevent baldness
  • Rosemary – stimulates circulation in scalp to help promote hair growth

Although many of you who suffer with thinning hair or hair loss will and should work with a qualified health professional, finding a salon and stylist that is knowledgeable is also very important. Denise understands thinning hair and hair loss from personal experience and she created D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon, a personal, private studio hair salon to help be supportive and sensitive to all your scalp and hair care needs. Contact Denise for a personal, private consultation today (216) 292-4247.

To read more on thinning hair and hair loss, click these links:

https://dmazsalon.com/changes-in-diet-may-cause-hair-loss/

https://dmazsalon.com/your-diet-your-hair/

https://dmazsalon.com/now-you-can-do-something-about-it/

 

D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon Disclaimer: This article is provided solely for general information only. It is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any type of thinning hair or hair loss problems and should not be depended upon as a substitute for any consultations with qualified health professionals.

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Color Make-over: Brass to Blonde

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Blow-dry Hairstyling, Color make-over, fall hairstyles, Fashion, Hair Color, hair texture, make-overs, News, Spring hairstyles, Summer hairstyles, thinning hair, Tips, Uncategorized, Women's Hairstyles

By Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

This is a new client that came in asking me for color only to minimize her grey regrowth in the front – get rid of some of the “brassy” color – and have more natural brighter blonde look. To minimize her regrowth in the front, I zig-zagged a color 1 level lighter at the base regrowth than what I used on the rest of her head to cover her grey. Baby-lights where then foiled in half her head to brighten her blonde up. Results below with no haircut or “styling”.

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How to Tell If Short Hair Will Look Good on You

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in fall hairstyles, Fashion, Hair Color, hair texture, make-overs, News, Perms / Body Waves, Publications, Spring hairstyles, Summer hairstyles, thinning hair, Tips, Uncategorized, Women's Hairstyles

All you need is a ruler and a pencil ~
By: Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

It is a question hairstylists and reliable friends are often asked; “do you think short hair would look good on me?” Thanks to celebrities recently liberating their locks with crops, bobs and lobs, that question gets asked more often than not.

Well the question of flattery has a short answer: The 2.25″ (5.5cm) rule.

The magic measurement was discovered by hairstylist, John Frieda and it is all about the angles. The angle of the jaw bone determines whether or not someone would look best with short hair or long hair. It is said the result is a trusted, easy and exact measurement that can indicated whether a face (any face) is suited to short or long hair.

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To try it, position a pencil or pen under your chin horizontally and then place a ruler under your ear, vertically. Take your measurement from the intersection of the pencil and ruler. Less than 2.25″ and you could  look amazing with short hair, and if it’s anything more long locks will be the most flattering choice for you.

 

Can you wear short hair exampleThis example works well well with Michelle Williams and Kim Kardashian (pictured), and when you think of other examples such as Audrey Hepburn next to Sarah Jessica Parker it becomes very clear.

This is a great time of the year to rejuvenate you and your look. Contact me to help you in your choice of a new style to help you look and feel the best you can! ~ Denise Zingale Travis (216) 292-HAIR (4247).

 

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Solutions for Fine, Thin, Wiry, Frizzy Hair

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Blow-dry Hairstyling, Fashion, Hair Color, hair loss, hair texture, make-overs, Publications, thinning hair, Tips, Uncategorized, Women's Hairstyles

By: Denise Zingale Travis, Permanent Waving Specialist ~ D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

Hair changes every 5 to 7 years. As our body ages, we see changes in our hair texture. The hair of a newborn is very soft and fine. The diameter of the hair thickens as we enter childhood and early adolescence. As we age and move into adulthood and older, usually beginning in our 40’s and 50’s, the hair begins to change texture again, becoming “finer” or “thinner” and/or “wiry” or “frizzy.” Add to the causes of your hair texture changing, hormonal imbalances, medications, diet, and genetics. So what can you do? First, get your hormones checked. Hormones influence your hair and texture in many ways since they are regulators of the body’s metabolism and its functions. Diet and medications can take a toll on hair so rule out any possible nutritional deficiencies that can cause dry, thinning, brittle hair or hair loss.

Next, get a GREAT (not just good) haircut! Work with an experienced hair professional to help you with your texture changes. Discuss your lifestyle and desired time commitment to your hair now. Seriously consider getting color, highlights, low-lights, or a permanent/body wave. One or a combination of these texture-changing services can help fine or thin hair look and feel fuller and “wiry” or “frizzy” hair look and feel more controlled and manageable.

On this client, she is just beginning to go grey but not ready (or wanting) full all over color. I have highlighted her hair with color to blend in the grey starting to come though. If your hair is straight, fine, limp and/or flat, a permanent/body wave can give you the texture and lift which boosts the overall volume of the hair to make it much easier to create today’s fashionable hairstyles as seen on this client here.

Seen here are the wrapping technique used, curl results and the finished style. (Click on the picture for larger view.)

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For those who want the “undone”, “beach wave”, or “swag” look regularly  https://dmazsalon.com/the-swag/, you would be better off getting a body wave as opposed to using curling irons every day. Irons apply more direct heat, and daily use of them would produce more damage over time.

A few quick facts about permanent/body waves. Human hair is an extremely strong and versatile fiber. With an experienced stylist/perm specialist, they will evaluate your hair and determine the type of solution, rod size and wrapping technique. Proper care using only professionally recommended & bought at a salon haircare and regular maintenance can keep your “waves” lasting for months and styling time on your hair definitely minimized. The rewards of an easy-to-care-for style are great and having a permanent/body wave can make a world of difference between looking uninteresting or looking fashionably beautiful!

For more information and/or consultation if a permanent wave, body wave or a combination of other salon texture-changing services are for you!
Call Denise at (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

 

 

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Fabulous Lob & Bob Hairstyles

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Blow-dry Hairstyling, fall hairstyles, Fashion, Hair Color, hair texture, News, Perms / Body Waves, Publications, Spring hairstyles, Summer hairstyles, thinning hair, Tips, Uncategorized, Women's Hairstyles

By: Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

The lob. When it comes to all of the words out there, it’s not exactly the prettiest one on the planet. But if you know someone who happens to have a lob (a long bob) hairstyle, you can vouch for the fact that the ‘do makes you more than willing to overlook its awkward name.
If you’ve been contemplating getting this hairstyle but you’re wondering if basically all lobs look alike, below you’ll find many different looks that are easy on the eyes and pretty simple when it comes to the upkeep too.

 

loose waves lobspring hair 50 & over6Loose waves It’s a great option if your hair is naturally wavy or you can set the tresses that frame your face with some large rollers and still end up with the same results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

layered dark lobMedium-Long HairstyleLayered lob Layers are used to add some texture to any hairstyle. This particular layered bob is simply beautiful. Plus, it’s long enough that you can put it into a ponytail or a low messy bun if you’d like.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Angled lob Would you prefer a lob with some edge? This angled bob will give you just what you’re looking for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

layered lob for thick hairShoulder length wavy hair styleGreat look for thick hair Although there are some hairstyles that are better for some textures than others, that’s not the case with the lob. This particular lob provides amazing results for women with thick hair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

lob for thin hairlong layered brunette hairstyleGreat look for thin hair If your hair is thin, you can still sport the lob look. Consider adding some bangs for a bit of texture and depth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

simple beautiful lobMedium-Long Hairstyle for Thick HairSimple but beautiful This lob does have a few layers but they’re subtle enough to wear the style does not require a ton of maintenance. You can curl it, roll it or flat-iron it. It truly is simple but beautiful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

textured lobBed head/Textured lob Can you roll out of bed and still look amazing? Take one look at this lob and you’ve got your answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

side swept bang lobMedium layered haircut with bangs for fine hairSide-swept bang This lob is timeless. If you’re a college student, it adds a bit of sophistication. If you’re a professional, it’s perfect for the office and then for drinks with friends once you get off of work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

bold colour lobcopper layered bobBold color When it comes to achieving the perfect hairstyle, sometimes it’s not about the cut so much as it is about the color. These bob lobs illustrates that point beautifully.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blunt long bobBob hair cut beachwood ohioBlunt bob Blunt long bobs are both alluring and appealing. And so long as you keep the ends trimmed, there’s not much more that you need to do. Other than look magnificent, of course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

funky bobjpgthe platinum look2Touch of funky bob Adding some hair color doesn’t mean you have to color your entire head. You can always pick a section and color it instead. It’s just as funky without being quite so drastic

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Simple & Perfect for Day or Night: Learn About The Knotted Updo »

There are many lob & bob cuts, lengths, styles & colors to choose from so let me help you find the right one for you. Don’t let your age to be the factor in your choice. It is all about you and how you feel. Contact me now to help you in your choice of a new style and color to help you look and feel the best you can! ~ Denise Zingale Travis (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

 

 

 

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Summer Hairstyle Trends

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Blow-dry Hairstyling, Fashion, hair texture, News, Publications, Summer hairstyles, thinning hair, Tips, Uncategorized, Women's Hairstyles

By: Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

Summer hairstyle trends are diversified and provide endless creativity when it comes to innovations and new beauty looks.

From timeless all-natural and highly textured hairstyles to extravagant braids, updos and twists, Summer hairstyle trends show immense incentives and complementing style alternatives for all hair types and face shapes to highlight your best features. Check out some of these Summer hairstyle trends below!

Half-Up Half-Down Hairstyles ~
Being the intermediate variant between loose hair and stylish updo’s, half-up half-down hairstyles are one easy way of concealing a bad hair day. These effortless and versatile hairstyles make a continuous comeback especially with the addition of minimalist metallic hair accessories.

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All Forms of Ponytails ~
When it comes to the most versatile and coolest Summer hairstyles, the ponytail comes first on the list. This hair style has been reinvented, revitalized and refreshed for summer. Whether you have long, medium-length or short hair long enough to be put into a ponytail, this hair style is the perfect thing you can consider in summer for looking effortless and chic on a daily basis, as well as for making a big style statement on special events. High or low ponytails can be full & bouncy, sleek and glossy, bubbled, slightly textured, or softly crimped.

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Buns, Knots and Twists ~
Summer alternative to the structured updo’s are buns, knots & twists.

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Braided Hairstyles ~
Braided hairstyles compliment any taste and personality. For the ultimate elegant outcome you can consider the braided buns.

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Crimped Hair ~
Coming from the nineties, crimped hair is again trendy this summer and adds so much texture to hair whether wearing it in a ponytail or loose for a “waffle” texture look. To achieve the crimped look, you will need a hair crimper, or you can braid wet hair, let it dry completely and then unravel or braid dry hair and then pass the sections through a flat iron a few times, cool it, then unravel the braids and enjoy this trendy chic hairstyle!

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Looking to wear some of these trends this Summer but just are not sure about achieving the “look”? Call (216) 292-HAIR (4247) and schedule an appointment with Denise to professionally style your hair whether it be for a fun, casual event or a dressier affair!

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Fashion Trend – Fringe!

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Blow-dry Hairstyling, fall hairstyles, Fashion, hair texture, News, Publications, thinning hair, Tips, Uncategorized, Women's Hairstyles

By: Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

Fringe Styling!
When a trend pops up in New York, London and Milan during Fashion Month, it’s safe to say it’s going to be a hit. Fringe is a huge trend that is gearing up now for a run that will extend into Fall. For as many fringe looks that are being seen on the runways, just as many are already being seen on the streets in every major city. Old West inspired looks, vests, jackets & more. Here are a few inspirational styles to rock your own fringe look!

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If you’re going to go boho with your fringe, go all the way and make it glam!

A fabulous fringe dress, platforms and a burgundy hat.

 

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Street Style: Paris

Fringe on outerwear will be huge this fall. A plaid fringe coat on a chic Paris Fashion Week attendee.

 

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This look is from Michael Kors’ Spring runway show. A long, chunky knit over a fringe skirt for Fall.

 

 

 

 

To polish off the new fringe style fashion looks, here are some inspirational hairstyles on how to wear fringe/bangs this season. Professionally targeted dimensional hair coloring greatly enhances any fringed hairstyle at any length this year! ENJOY!

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