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

The Clavicut

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Fashion, hair texture, News, Spring hairstyles, Summer hairstyles, 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!

 

 

 

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:

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

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

http://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.

Color & Haircut Makeover for over 60

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

Color & haircut by, Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

This is a client who is a working professional and travel enthusiast. She wanted to grow her hair out “one last time” to see how it would look. The day came and she had enough of her long hair and told me to do anything I wanted! Well … it did come with some requests…. She ask me to leave it long enough to to pull it up as well a have versatility and style when she wore it down and she wanted her hairline grey to be minimized so as not to show within a few weeks of growing out. I began with her color – two inches around her face was zig-zagged out and a shade lighter than the rest of her base color that I use on the rest of her head was applied to minimize her hairline grey showing to quickly. A full head of highlights then was done to give her a dimensional, brighter look and add body to her fine hair. For her haircut, I decided that a combination of a  “Lob” & “Swag” would be the desired look for her. Enough length was removed and layers were added to still allow for her hair to be styled up as well as worn down straight or curled. Light “curtain” bangs softened her forehead. (not shown).

Below are the before & afters. (Click on picture for a larger view)

                        BEFORE                                             AFTER – STRAIGHT                            AFTER – CURLED/STYLED

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To view more “Lob” hairstyles, click here: http://dmazsalon.com/fabulous-lob-bob-hairstyles/

To view more “SWAG” hairstyles, click here: http://dmazsalon.com/the-swag/

 

Celtic Knot Hairstyle

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Blow-dry Hairstyling, Tips, Uncategorized, Up-do's, Women's Hairstyles

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

This Celtic knot technique is great for so many different occasions.
You can wear it straight (as shown here) or with waves/curls for an extra romantic feeling.

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1. Pick up two pieces of hair, one on each side. Make sure they are long enough to create the knot.
2. Make a loop with one of the pieces of hair.
3. Take the other piece of hair and cross it over to the other side.

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4. Pull the hair under the looped strand.
5. Pull the hair through the loop as shown.
6. And thread it under the strand on the other side.

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7. Pull the hair through the loop again as shown.
8. Pull on the ends of the two pieces of hair and see the Celtic knot take its shape. Pull on it to make it even and to create more volume in it. Secure the knot with bobby pins if needed. Wear this Celtic Knot technique in the back or on the side. Enjoy!

 

Knotted Updo

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in make-overs, Tips, Uncategorized, Up-do's, Women's Hairstyles

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

This Knotted Updo is simple to execute and is perfect for day or night. Wear it as a sleek pony, or pin it up for a casual updo.

Step-by-step tutorial is below. (Click on a picture for larger view)

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Steps:

1. Divide hair at the crown of the head into two even sections, then tie into a simple knot.

2. Add hair to each side of the knot (as you would doing a french braid) then tie into another knot below the first.

3. Repeat previous step for a third section, pulling hair from each side.

4. Use the remaining amount of hair for the fourth and final knot.

5. Fasten the bottom with an elastic band. You can either leave the style as a low ponytail or (6) tuck the hair up and underneath the knots with bobby pins to create an updo.

Learn How to Make The Celtic Knot Hairstyle »

 

 

Color Enhancement ~ Richer, Shinier Hair

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Color make-over, make-overs, Tips, Uncategorized, Women's Hairstyles

By: Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon

This is a client who came in with natural “mousy” brown hair color. She wanted it to “pop”, look richer, healthier, shinier AND not have a commitment to coloring it regularly. I did a full head, fine low-lighting technique with a dark, chocolate red brown color and added Olaplex to her color service. Olaplex is a professional product that reconnects the broken disulfide sulfur bonds in the hair that are broken during chemical services. Olaplex is free of silicone, sulfates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, & gluten. After coloring and the Olaplex “after treatments” (#2 & #3), it was time to taking off approximately 2 inches help give her hair a nice line again. Here are the beautiful results! (click on photos to view a larger image.)

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For more information or a consultation to see if Color Enhancing with Olaplex is for you ~ call Denise at (216) 292-HAIR (4247).

 

Men’s Beard & Facial Hair Trends for 2016

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Men's Hair, Men's Styles, News, Tips, Uncategorized

It is clear that while all men are not clamoring to get clean shaven – beards are definitely lessening in bulk this year. After a little research, this is the 2016 forecast of the changes in facial styles. Enjoy! By: Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon

 

Beard trends 2016 1The Shorter Long Beard
Beards of bushiness are gone this year. Instead, 2016 will see a calmer, more controlled version. The shape of the shorter take on the long beard follows the face’s shape; also, the lines on the cheek are sharp in order to contrast with the full, natural and unpredictable growth below. Finally, the bottom of the beard lies up to two inches below the chin.
Who’s it For? This style works best if you have extensive facial hair growth. It is a good way of concealing a smaller chin, a double chin or elongating a rounder face – but if you have a longer face, choose a beard that’s a bit shorter.
How to Get It: Patience primarily, because as the longest of the facial hair styles on this list it could take few months to grow to the required length. Make sure that during this time, you don’t remove any weight or hair from the interior of the beard (especially underneath between the chin and neck). It’s this hair that will eventually form the foundations and support the full beard. Only trim the lines on the cheeks if they are growing too high up. Once you’ve grown your beard and shaped it to suit your face, care is the key. Use a moisturizing shampoo to help the beard retain its moisture, otherwise it could flake and cause beard dandruff. Also, while damp, run an argan oil through it with your hands to keep it moist. For a more thorough styling, and to iron out any kinks, use a paste. Apply a hair paste to your damp beard and blow dry on low-medium power while brushing to relax the beard’s hairs. Not only will this make your beard appear longer, but it will also make it easier to shape and style.

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The Short Beard
A shorter beard is a versatile look that can slip in with most hairstyles, and appear smart and rugged at the same time. The shape follows the face’s angles, and the beard is kept close to the cheeks, with the hair measuring around 1cm long. As the beard approaches the chin, it is left ever so slightly longer, in order to elongate the face and give the beard a better, more masculine shape.
Who’s It For? Good growers since you will still need ample coverage to avoid any patches and uneven lines. In terms of face shape, this style is achievable and adaptable, one we will be seeing plenty of in 2016.
How to Get It: It shouldn’t take much longer than a month to lay the foundations for this style. It does, however, require upkeep once full grown. You will need regular trims, done either by your stylist or at home with a set of good trimmers. You will also need to keep your skin in good condition by exfoliating and moisturizing around the beard and using an argan oil to keep the hairs hydrated. Note: For extra definition above the cheeks, use a set of detailers to get a nice sharp line.

 

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The Mustache
Is set to make a return in 2016 and the decision isn’t so much whether to wear one, but how to wear it. Leaving your hair to grow more pronounced on the upper lip provides contrast and shape, whether you choose to wear it with an otherwise clean shaven face or a well-groomed beard.
Who’s it For? Provided you have the wherewithal to grow one, and the patience to groom it, a mustache suits most men. There are plenty of variations so you can tweak yours to your taste. Do though think about whether a mustache fits with your personal style before committing: A mustache is going to work better with your look if you tend to dress yourself quite smartly rather than wearing active wear or fitness wear daily.
How to Get It: The best way to grow a mustache is simply to leaving it alone. Do not trim above the lip; train the hairs out to either side of the vertical groove between the base of the nose and the border of the upper lip. Use a mustache comb to straighten it out every now and then, and apply a wax to keep it in shape.

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Stubble
Follicly challenged in the face area? Fear not. This designer stubble – the style of choice for discerning men, looks to still soar in popularity in 2016.
Who’s It For? Anyone who can’t because of genetics or workplace-related reasons, or doesn’t want to, grow a beard. Stubble also suits a fuller face and stops it from looking so round as shadow and definition are created by the lines shaven in. It is versatile and won’t dictate your hairstyle as much as having an actual beard would.
How To Get It: Allow facial hair to grow up until it gets itchy. Note where your hair growth begins, ends, is patchy or uneven. Use the lines created by your bone structure to help guide where you want to keep the stubble and wet shave everything else. Use a good quality safety razor for the cheek lines. When shaving down the stubble to the desired length, use a set of beard trimmers and make sure to sanitize the guards and the actual razor head after use, otherwise it could pick up bacteria and cause irritation and/or infection.
Alternatively – and especially if you suffer from shaving rash – try a short stubble beard without lining, but tapering instead. This suits guys that have a chiseled face which needs softening. Fade the neck and cheeks in on a shorter grade to soften the whole of face. If you do swap wet shaving for a short stubble beard, remember to care for your skin. Use an exfoliator to prevent ingrown hairs and follow with a good light moisturizer worked into both the face and the stubble.

 

Beard trends 2016 Sideburns

Sideburns
Sideboards, side whiskers, mutton chops – whichever name you know them by, men are probably at a loss as to why they are on the list for 2016. But hear it is; It’s a classic. It is also just the ticket if you’re itching to lose the beard in favor of something less trite.
Who’s it For? Not everyone, obviously. But from a face shape suitability perspective, sideburns are pretty egalitarian. Sideburns suit most face shapes, and are especially good for longer faces as they broaden the appearance of the face.
How to Get It: As ever, it’s about growth: about two weeks to be exact. Once you’ve got some decent coverage, shave your face and neck, taking care to leave a good bit of room around your sideburns. Trim your burns to the desired length and thickness (the thickness of your sideburns should be consistent with the rest of your hair) and either taper them or give them a clean bottom edge. The length of the sideburns should reflect how subtle or extreme you want the effect to be. Reference your choice of length with a feature on the face such as the lip line or jaw line. Small clippers, or a detailer, are good for maintaining the length as the blade is small but sharp and ideal for outlining.

Sources: Pinterest/Fashionbeans/Illustrations by Leon Bowers

To see more men’s styles, click here: http://dmazsalon.com/hairstyles-for-men-over-50/ & http://dmazsalon.com/mens-styles-3/

 

 

Hairstyle Ideas for Holiday Party Season

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in make-overs, Tips, Uncategorized, Up-do's, Women's Hairstyles

Hairstyle inspiration for any Holiday occasion
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Use a curling wand to frame loose waves around your face.

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A Side Braid
Pull back one side with a horizontal French braid to show a smoky eye.

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A Teased Ponytail
Make your pony a conversation starter ~ curl, tease, pin up & spray.

 

 

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A Braided Top Knot
For a more traditional up-do, have a professional hairstylist do this or take two hair pieces and braid them then pin braids around a loose bun.

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Double Headband
For a little something easier you can do at home ~the teased bun and the double headband.

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A Jeweled Headband
Even more pressed for time? Middle-part + low bun + jeweled headband = ready!

 

 

 

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A  Tight Crown Braid
A Scandinavian-inspired crown.

Holiday hair low chignonA Sleek Chignon
~ sophisticated low bun.

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An Added Barrette
For a more mature look, use a vintage-inspired clip in a low twist.

 

 

 

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A Messy Twist For curly ladies! Twist sections of hair in a somewhat haphazard way and secure with bobby pins. The result is surprisingly chic.

 

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon

Rolled Up-do

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Tips, Uncategorized, Up-do's, Women's Hairstyles

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

Need to get ready quickly or maybe you’re looking for a new look for a Holiday dinner or party ~ this Rolled Up-do may be just the thing!                         This chic but casual look is simple to create just follow the steps below.

1. Begin with a loose, low ponytail.             2. Part hair above the hair-tie.            3. Pull pony up and through into a topsy.

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4. Repeat previous step into another topsy.

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5. Use your index finger and wrap another topsy to create the roll.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Continue to roll until you run out of ponytail.         7. Fasten under the roll with bobby pins until it feels secure.

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To achieve this look on shorter hair, skip step 4 and just wrap the topsy tail around your finger once, then use extra bobby pins to fasten any shorter pieces into the roll. If you have curly hair, follow the same steps – your final look will just be more tousled.

 

Lavender Lemonade for Help with Headaches, Anxiety, PMS & Menopause

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Diet, Health and Wellness, News, Publications, Tips, Uncategorized

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

The smell of lavender. Calming, soothing and beautifully fragrant. This is a popular flower and essential oil that is commonly found in most households. Diffusing lavender in the evening is a perfect way to unwind from a busy day, and especially before bed, can have an overall calming effect, relieve nervous tension and can help aid in sleep.

Lavender is particularly great for women who are suffering from PMS or going through menopause. The calming scent of lavender helps to support the nervous system which can help relieve tension, stress or anxiety to help minimize hair loss. It also has estrogenic properties, which can support healing from low estrogen, support a good nights rest or bring balance during menopause. Lavender also has a positive effect in relieving headaches, migraines, and depression.

You can also gain the benefits of lavender by making this delicious lavender infused lemonade. Sip on this herbal elixir all day and feel the calming benefits this amazing herb has to offer.

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Ingredients:
• 1 liter fresh spring water
• 2-3 springs fresh or dried lavender
• 2 lemons, juiced
• 1 tbsp raw organic honey or maple syrup
Directions: Add all ingredients into a large jug and let sit in the fridge for 1 hour to allow the lemon and lavender to infuse the water. Feel free to add less or more sweetener, depending on your preference. Sip and enjoy!

 

 

 

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 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. Denise Zingale Travis, NGA Certified Personal Trainer License #2310R7 http://dmazsalon.com/about-denise-zingale-travis/

Color Make-over: Brass to Blonde

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Color make-over, make-overs, News, Tips, Uncategorized

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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Hair Tattoos

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in make-overs, News, Publications, Tips, Uncategorized

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

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Hair Tattoos! They’re fancy, sleek and shiny!
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Designs come in silver and gold. Each pack has two sheets of designs of temporary metallic hair and body tattoos, so you can use one for shimmery holiday hair and the other for New Year’s.

To apply them, hold the tattoo design-side-down against your hair, just like you would apply a temporary tattoo on your skin. Also, hair tattoo’s show up better on straight hair since the smooth surface prevents them from becoming distorted. Then, dab the tattoo with a damp cotton ball and then peel off the paper. Stunning flash tattoos for your hair! To remove them, wash your hair.

You can place them on either side of your head to dress up a part.

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Or apply a few of the same pattern for a continuous shimmery headband look.

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You can use them to embellish a braid or just add an accent to your everyday hair.

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How to Tell If Short Hair Will Look Good on You

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Fashion, hair texture, make-overs, News, Publications, 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).

 

Hairstyles for men over Fifty

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in make-overs, Men's Hair, News, Publications, Tips, Uncategorized

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

Even though trends and tastes have changed in the past decade, many gents are still choosing to wear their hair in  more classic styles. The haircuts look crisp and sharp. A lot of men are also sporting a full beard with these styles, which creates a dramatic contrast and adds to the disjointed effect created by cutting the sides tight.

Although I have seen a sharp decline in men coloring their hair, coloring doesn’t need to be so dramatic. There are many products, colors and techniques that can be used to lighten/darken the hair or just add tone. Men could definitely experiment with color more, even if it’s only slightly lightening the hair to give it a sun-kissed appearance or using highlights/low-lights to add texture, definition, or grey blend a cut at key areas.

As men mature, so does their style. That often comes with life experience and a deeper understanding of who you are. There are many different hairstyles men can wear these days, but hairstyles for men over fifty continue to remain more traditional and grounded by timeless cuts & styles.
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The “SWAG”

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in make-overs, News, Publications, Tips, Uncategorized

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

Fall is one of the best times of year to switch up your look with a new haircut. The hottest cut going strong is the Swag, which is short for Swingy-Shag. This is a fun take on the 70’s shag cut, and is a very versatile trend right now on any age.

The Swag cut embraces natural texture while being fun & playful & “choppy” layers through the crown, and a more heavy weight line on the perimeter. This cut also plays well with fringe, and you can see from these pictures that the length of the cut can vary from shoulder length down to mid-chest.

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You can opt to wear a center part with “curtain bangs” that frame the face nicely, or opt for a deep side parting and a side-swept bang. Either way the cut is youthful and perfect for a Fall transformation on any age.

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Swag4To achieve this look, depending on your hair texture, a razor may be used or a slithering technique with scissors to cut the layers and fringe, for a more textured appearance, and to lighten the hair so it has that swingy bounce we are looking for. Once you have the Swag cut, keep your styling loose looking by prepping your hair with professional only hair products specifically recommended for your hair type & texture and then wrapping large sections of hair around a curling wand, for the perfect loose waves.

The “SWAG” is a versatile style and hair color enhances this trend. Fall is a great time to rejuvenate you and your look. Don’t let your age to be the factor in your hairstyle 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).

 

 

 

Welcome Autumn! Fall Hair Care

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in make-overs, News, Publications, Tips, Uncategorized

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

Autumn Hair Picture2As we begin a new season ~ Autumn rolls in grabbing our attention with exquisitely colorful leaves, brisk cool air and fabulous chilly weather fashions…. Unfortunately along with the beauty of the season comes unruly, lackluster, dry hair and scalp.

After summer hair care should start immediately to make sure your tresses welcome the cooler season looking shiny, bouncy, soft and restored. “Lightweight” products are great for spring and summer with the added humidity in the air, but a cooler climate calls for thicker ingredients that nourish & replenish hair. Your hair may seem drier as you increase the use of central heating throughout the winter & conditioning is the key. Conditioner such as Aquage SeaExtend conditioners and treatments or ABBA Moisture Conditioner helps to close the cuticle and seal in moisture.

Unless you live in an environmentally friendly city year round, the beginning of autumn is the perfect time to revise and update your hair care regimen. Call Denise at (216) 292-HAIR (4247) to have your personal regimen reviewed and updated today!

 

 

Solutions for Fine, Thin, Wiry, Frizzy Hair

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in make-overs, Publications, Tips, Uncategorized

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, 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) or click here: http://dmazsalon.com/services/.

 

 

Fall Color & Haircut Makeover!

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in make-overs, News, Publications, Tips, Uncategorized

Color & haircut by Denise Zingale Travis, D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)

Here is a client whose color is sun faded & cut has grown out longer than she likes now. She came in asking for her color to look a dimensional, rich copper brown and her cut/style updated for Fall.  Two different color formulas were used; one at the regrowth to lift and cover gray and one throughout the rest of the hair to deposit, tone & gloss. Bringing up her length helped her fine hair to look fuller and have style. Below are the before & afters.

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Color & Haircut Makeover!

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in make-overs, News, Publications, Tips, Uncategorized

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.

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Aquage Master Class Academy 2015

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in News, Tips, Uncategorized

master class academy pic1Aquage 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.

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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!

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Aquage short platinum haircutDay 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.

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Aquage Master Class Academy TeamQuest Educators, Master Hairdressers

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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

 

 

Fabulous Lob & Bob Hairstyles

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Fashion, hair texture, News, Perms / Body Waves, Publications, 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)

 

 

 

Foods that can help you stay hydrated

Written by: Denise Zingale Date of published: . Posted in Diet, Health and Wellness, News, Publications, Tips, Uncategorized

Learn how you can use a fork or spoon to help get the fluid you need on hot summer days
By: Denise Zingale Travis, CPT / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (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:

Fruit & veggie salad

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!

 

berry smoothie pictureBerry-delicious smoothies. Add berries — fresh or frozen — to low-fat milk, almond or coconut milk. For healthy smoothie recipe ideas: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/healthy_smoothie_recipes

 

 

Summer salsa saladSummer 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 soup pictureGazpacho. A summertime favorite that’s typically rich in tomatoes, cucumber, onion, bell pepper and garlic.

 

vichyssoise soup imageVichyssoise. 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 Soup ImageFruit soups. Strawberries, raspberries and cantaloupe puree nicely.

 

 

frozen grapes & berries imageFrozen 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 infused waters you can make at home.
14 infused water recipes https://www.pinterest.com/pin/381609768398883896/

 

 

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 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.