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)
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”.
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.
By: Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-4247 (HAIR)
Owner, Master Hairdresser & Certified Personal Trainer
As we age, our skin, hair, and features change with us – so our beauty routine needs to change as well. Is yours working against you and adding years to your appearance? Here are a some essential changes to help prevent your beauty routine from aging you and maintaining a more youthful look.
By the time you reach 50, regardless of how your skin once was, it’s time for a cleansing review. You need a product that takes off surface oil, dirt, pollutants and make-up without removing the natural lipids. It should be a cleanser that emulsifies with water to refresh the skin, while leaving valuable moisturizing properties on its surface. This one simple change will improve your skin condition and, with this perfect balance, give you a beautifully hydrated skin even before you apply moisturizer.
Replace the exfoliating facial scrub. Scrubbing your skin will cause dryness, dullness and irritation. If you want a glowing, hydrated, luminous skin well into mid-life, find something containing alpha and or beta hydroxy acids and use it regularly.
Many skincare brands currently add a very little of these ingredients, but seldom enough. Serum formulations are best. You should see an improvement in the texture of your skin almost immediately.
Top up your vitamin C.
Your skin, like every other organ of the body, depends on getting enough vitamin C. And if it is to age well, this essential nutrient is very important.
Topically applied, it is key to producing more collagen, which is responsible for the skin’s strength. (Loss of collagen is one of the reasons for later-life lines and wrinkles.) It’s also one of the most powerful and potent natural antioxidants, absorbed mainly through the fruit and vegetables that we eat.
If there’s any shortfall in your diet, your skin will feel the loss; your collagen will decrease and free radicals will wreak havoc. But there are plenty of other reasons for free radicals. Invest in a well-formulated vitamin C serum or cream. Look for stable, low-water formulations with a pH no higher than 3.5. (Vitamin C is water-soluble so the less water in the formulation the better.) Also, once you’ve opened the container, commit to using it daily.
Find a very good moisturizer
Our skin changes as we age. By 50, it can lose its ability to hold moisture, thus leading to dryness, dehydration and a loss of elasticity. These symptoms indicate that the skin is lacking in essential fatty acids. However, seeking out the richest, thickest cream you can find is not necessarily the answer. Look for creams with gamma linoleic and linolenic acids. These two essential fatty acids, when topically applied every day, mimic the skin’s natural lipid ceramide barrier and help to restore natural moisture without feeling greasy.
Hydrate and plump
The average age of menopause is 51, and with the drop in hormones, skin becomes dryer and brown spots can increase. Deeper folds, including the “smile” lines that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth, develop as skin loses underlying fat. This loss also “hollows out” the under-eye area.
Drinking at least 8 glasses of water daily and staying hydrated makes sure that your body will be better able to function properly, including maintaining the health and cleanliness of your skin.
Give your makeup a makeover
Make up for older women should serve two purposes. First it should add color to faded skin. Second it should conceal minor flaws and wrinkles as much as possible.
Because our skin becomes thinner and dryer, you need to update your makeup choices. Primer can be your best friend – it evens out wrinkles so they’re less visible. Find a lightweight foundation that won’t cake into lines.
Eyes & Brows
Avoid wearing excessive eye makeup, since this can work against you. Instead, enhance your natural eye shape by applying a thin line of eyeliner along top and bottom lash line, keeping it light and soft to avoid harsh lines.
As we age, our eyebrows often become sparser, which can cause us to appear older. Filling in your eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil or powder gives the appearance of thicker, fuller eyebrows which can give your face more definition and youthful look.
HAIR COLOR! As many of us know, gray hairs start taking over – making our previously luscious locks coarse, drab, and dull, often adding years to our face. Finding a professional hairdresser is a must to review all your hair details; gray percentage, texture change, porosity, skin tone, and more. Only a professional can individually customize hair color just for you and make sure you get gray coverage and the most natural, flattering, youthful look!
Finally ~ Get some shut eye!
Sleep may sound obvious, but many don’t realize how it can take years off your appearance! Lack of sleep can cause thinning hair and hair loss. Red, puffy eyes and emphasize fine lines … just to name a few things. Getting sleep can trigger hormones that help repair your skin and hair!
“Do you have a hair, general beauty or wellness question? Contact me to help you prevent your beauty routine from aging you so you can look and feel the best you can!” ~ Denise Zingale Travis (216) 292-4247 (HAIR)
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 skin, hair, scalp or health issues and/or problems and should not be depended upon as a substitute for any consultations with qualified health professionals.
Majority think the rule for the best haircuts for women over 50 is short. This was correct until the early 20th century, but now, there are no more rules. Let your hair grow or cut it very short; it is now all up to you and working with a creative and experienced hairstylist. One major factor to consider with any style is color (dimensional color preferably) usually within a shade or two of your natural color will help make you look more youthful!
A woman’s age will never have her stop wishing to be beautiful and stylish. Even if you are in your 50s, you are still interested in the last trends and styles. When most women get older, their hair does become thinner. This is the reason why many mature women prefer to cut their hair shorter and the medium haircuts for women over 50 with fine hair have become really popular. So to help you decide what you may want or need, I have gathered some haircuts and styles in various hair colors for women over 50, so you can get inspired!
Short and sexy – Some of the haircuts & styles for women over 50 are short; most everybody agrees but this is not a must. These haircuts are very sexy and have a lot of potential. Add asymmetrical layers, bangs, or choppy layers for interest. The pixie haircut has become even more of a favorite haircut for many women over 50 especially with fine hair. These haircuts don’t need much maintenance or time to style; they look great in the morning and can be styled seductively for evening.
Medium and classic – The layered bob with natural looking dimensional hair color is one of the best and most popular haircut styles for women over 50. Customized layering gives each woman an individual fresh and modern look. It works with many textures of hair, and suits most any face shape from jaw line to the shoulders. It can be styled fun & flirty to classy & elegant. Having a layered bob hairstyle means you will need to take care of your hair maintenance a little more – but this style is worth it!
Long and elegant – There are long haircuts for older women that will make you look really stylish, but you have to pay attention when choosing them. Haircuts & styles for women over 50 with long hair can give you a sophisticated look depending on the length of it. A long-layered or “Shag” haircut looks good on most all face shapes and works on most any hair texture. Adding dimensional highlighting and low-lights to a layered style gives it body, volume and interest. It can be worn down casual and wavy. Body waving your hair can give you a “beach” look or you can blow your hair out straight – but not stick straight (which can be aging!) You will need to take care of your hair more at home using a professional conditioner daily and hair mask every week.
There are many haircuts & styles for women over 50 that will rejuvenate you and your look, so let me help you to find it. Don’t let your age to be the factor in your hairstyle choice. It is all about you and how you feel. 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 tel: (216) 292-4247
View more inspirational hairstyles for women over 50 here!
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!
Street Style: Milan
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.
A fanciful blue fringe skirt is paired with a graphic tee.
Street Style: Paris
Fringe on outerwear will be huge this fall. A plaid fringe coat on a chic Paris Fashion Week attendee.
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!
“Box color is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.”
1) Box color has unpredictable results and does not condition the hair
Hairdressers are trained in the “laws of color”. We know what colors to mix to cancel out undesired “tones” in your hair and we know exactly what color your hair is when the color is processing, and when to take the color off to achieve your most desired result. Most box color will come with a “conditioning packet” for after you wash the color out. This “conditioning packet” contain petroleum based ingredients that coat your hair masking the dryness and damage from the box coloring process.
2) One Size Does Not Fit All
Box color is formulated so that everyone and anyone can use it, but not everyone’s hair type, porosity, condition or color is even remotely the same. Box colors are formulated with high amounts of pigment and developer, so that it is able to work on a lot of people. If you have already colored your hair previously, your processed hair is not going to require the same formula or developer.
3) Box Color Is Only ONE Color
Your regrowth will always need a different color formulation than the rest of your head and if you want some actual dimension that takes much more skill than an all over color application. You will not be able to achieve that with the one color present in a box. Hairdressers use nothing less than 2 different colors to mix your desired color – it’s always customized!
4) Box Color contains high levels of PPDs & Nitro dyes
Box colors contain high amounts of pigment, PPD (p- phenylenediamine) which form hair dyes on a chemical reaction and performed dyes, nitro-p-phenylenediamine which already are dyes and are added to achieve the intended shades along with a developer. Box color has an excessive amount of PPDs & nitro, which can cause skin sensitivities, allergies and be very damaging to the hair. They do not come out.
5) Box color & Henna contain Metallic Salts
There are still many box colors on the market today that use metallic salts, an ingredient used in box hair color since the 1800s. Metallic salts build up on the hair causing each time you use that box color or Henna (the supposed natural hair color) for your hair to darken past your desired result. Not to mention that if you ever want to change your hair color or go lighter, metallic salts can be difficult to remove for even the most experienced hairdresser. The problem with metallic dyes is that they don’t play well with others. You put any other type of hair color on your hair and you can have a chemical reaction happen such as heat, smoke, and burning hair. (Remember chemistry lab?)
6) That $10 Box Color Won’t Feel That Affordable After a $500 Color Correction
So you decided not to heed the 5 reasons above and you are now orange (“brassy”). This is often the color the hair will turn when coloring (especially lightening) with box color. Color correction starts at approximately $100.00 an hour so please do yourself a favor before you end up with this result; research, call and consult with a Professional Hairdresser. Quality, safe hair color will NEVER be found in a box on the market ~ your hair AND your wallet will thank you! For your personalized, private appointment with Denise, call: tel:(216) 292-4247
Protecting the environment! D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon is a Green Circle certified, private studio hair & wellness salon that prides itself on Eco-friendly practices. As a member of Green Circle Salons the salon recycles everything from hair clippings, hair color, color tubes, hair foils, plastic, paper & more – diverting 95% of the salon’s waste from our local landfills! Green Circle Salons is a company that recycles and re-purposes these materials. For example; hair clippings are used to make hair booms that help to sop up oil spills in the ocean and hair foils are melted down and remade into foils again. Committed to excellence and sensitive to the client’s needs, D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon offers a singular and consistent hair care experience every time in an unparalleled atmosphere providing the opportunity for relaxation and well-being, while protecting our future generations and our environment’s longevity.
Looking great is a matter of finding your own personal style!
February-March 2008 – Cleveland Woman’s Journal
By Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon
Looking wonderful is not about what’s “in” or the “latest.” The word for women who look great all the time isn’t “fashionable”, it’s “chic.” Unlike great beauty or wealth, whis is a sensibility waiting to be tapped. To be chic is to develop a sustainable style, to look uniquely like yourself – the ideal you – whether you are wearing a pair of jeans and a ponytail or a formal with beautifully up-swept hair. (READ ENTIRE ARTICLE)