Protect, nourish and restore your hair & skin during and after exposure to environmental elements
When it comes to protection against the elements, are you providing the best protection for your hair and skin? Welcome to Davines’ SU/ hair & body care line! This innovative line is specially formulated with pro-vitamin B5, UV filters and Citrus Myrtifolia extract – all the way from Mr. Parodi’s farm from Savona, Italy! SU/ products provide protective and nourishing qualities to protect and restore your hair and skin during and after exposure to environmental elements (ex: sun, cold, wind, indoor heat, etc.)
Meet the Davines SU/ products:
Hydrate your hair and skin with the SU/ Hair & Body Wash. This delectably scented, gentle moisturizing hair and body wash creates a luxurious shower experience that moisturizes and nourishes you from head-to-toe leaving your hair and skin soft & silky! ($24 full-size | $11 travel-size)
SU/ After Sun is a soothing gel cream specifically formulated to hydrate and restore moisture to the skin. It soothes redness and burning with a targeted cooling action that refreshes provides immediate relief to even the driest skin. ($29.00) Overexposure to the sun, chlorine and salt water, indoor heat, cold, wind, etc. can cause your hair to become dry and brittle. Revive and restore your hair with the SU/ Hair Mask. This nourishing, anti-aging treatment mask is formulated with shea fruit butter to soften the hair and the natural antioxidant agent, chinotto. The result is soft, shiny, and replenished hair! Great for all hair types. ($27.50)
Protect your hair & color with Davines SU/ Hair Milk. An amazing leave-in treatment that utilizes UVA and UVB filters to prevent dehydration of your hair and protection for your color. This light spray detangles, conditions and leaves your hair shiny and soft without weighing it down. Wonderful for all hair types! ($29.00 full-size | $14.00 travel-size)
It is clear that while all men are not clamoring to get clean shaven – beards are definitely are in! By: Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)
The Shorter Long Beard
Beards of bushiness are gone. Instead, we 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.
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 can see plenty of men wearing. 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.
Is making a bit of a return 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.
Follicly challenged in the face area? Fear not. This designer stubble – the style of choice for discerning men, looks to continue to soar in popularity. 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.
Sideboards, side whiskers, mutton chops – whichever name you know them by, men are probably at a loss as to why they are on this list. 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
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.
4. Repeat previous step into another topsy.
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.
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.
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.
• 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 #2310R8 http://dmazsalon.com/about-denise-zingale-travis/
By: Denise Zingale Travis, D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)
Hair Tattoos! They’re fancy, sleek and shiny!
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.
Or apply a few of the same pattern for a continuous shimmery headband look.
You can use them to embellish a braid or just add an accent to your everyday hair.
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 slight 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 I do see though the men’s looks continuing to remain more traditional and grounded by timeless cuts & styles.
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By: Denise Zingale Travis, D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon (216) 292-HAIR (4247)
Looking to switch up your look with a new haircut? The hottest cut still 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 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.
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 a perfect transformation on any age.
To 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 and hair color enhances this style. 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, Call:tel: (216) 292-4247
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
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 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 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.
Angled lob Would you prefer a lob with some edge? This angled bob will give you just what you’re looking for.
Great 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.
Great 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 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.
Bed 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 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 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 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
Touch 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
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, tel: (216) 292-4247
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:
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.)
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.
August – September 2013 – Cleveland Woman’s Journal, East Edition
By Denise Zingale Travis
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 & 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 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? (READ ENTIRE ARTICLE)
July 2013 – Cleveland Plain Dealer – Cleveland.com
Article and Photo’s By Allison Carey – The Plain Dealer
DMAZ Lifestyle Salon client Jeannie Michaelides was featured today in the Gallery of Clevelander’s with great style – a feature section of The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com. Denise has been doing hair for Jeanne for many years and has always enjoyed Jeannie’s great fashion sense. (READ MORE ABOUT JEANNE)
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)