Posts Tagged ‘Hair Tips’

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).

 

5 All-year Round Hair Tips

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

By: Denise Zingale Travis / D’MAZ Salon
Master Hairdresser, Permanent Wave Specialist, and Colorist

1. Squeeze-dry your hair
GENTLY wring wsqueezing hair dry in a towel-300x261ater from your hair post shampooing & conditioning. Less friction results in less frizzing. To speed up drying time and prevent the use of excessive thermal heat, wring hair gently with paper towels to absorb more water before blow-drying.

 

2. Tend to your scalp not just your hair
Clarifying shampoos do not sufficiently cleanse womans-scalpproduct buildup on the scalp which can result in clogged hair follicles, weakened hair strands and slow hair growth. Apply an astringent to the scalp once a week with a cotton ball, then shampoo with professionally recommended shampoo and conditioner.

 

3. Wash your hair before receiving a color service
shampooing over a sink image2The colorist needs to see your actual hair color to determine successful desired results. Product buildup can make the hair look darker than what it really is and unwashed hair does not make the color take better – it can actually prevent hair color from processing effectively.

 

4. Do not over use “Protein” treatments or conditioners
protein hair treatment imageActual protein treatments or conditioners help to reinforce weak hair but should only be used when professionally recommended.Over use of “protein” on the hair can cause buildup resulting in dry, brittle hair and breakage.

 

5. Use a Humidifier (moist air)
humidifier imageDry air from either climate conditions or working in a building that pumps air (hot or cold) in can result in lifeless, flat, dry, and flyaway hair. Use professionally recommended moisturizing hair products and regularly run a humidifier to help put moisture back into the air.

 

 

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

Winter Wellness for your Hair

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

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

Young woman standing in snow, leaning against tree, portrait From hat hair to static electricity, split ends to dry frizz, when winter weather hits, a bad hair day can last an entire season. Hair typically gets 25 percent dryer during the winter. Even if you live in a moderate climate, you’re still susceptible to hair-raising changes as the seasons pass.

The environment can have some of the most damaging effects on hair in both summer and winter, but in winter it’s often worse because people generally don’t take as many precautions to protect their hair. Sun exposure (which can be as intense on a ski slope as it is on a beach) combined with blustery winter wind as well as snow, rain, and icy cold (which makes hair brittle and dry) can all come together to create some very bad winter hair days.

static-hair-01Even if you spend most of your time indoors, winter is still your hair’s enemy. Indoor heating can be something akin to spending an entire afternoon under a hair dryer. Honestly, it’s not quite as dramatic as the damage would be from that, but it certainly gives you an idea of what indoor heating can do to your hair. No matter what’s causing your winter hair woes, it is a fact the hair tends to become dry faster and have more breakage in the winter.

Here are 5 protective and replenishing steps you can take.

hair-care-photo 1. Make sure you are equipped with a professional, salon quality shampoo and conditioner. The right shampoo and conditioner will help repair, seal and smooth your hair. A power infusion treatment is recommended once to twice a week for sever damaged hair.
2. Avoid over-washing your hair in winter and in the shower. Try to start washing it over the sink or tub with warm to cool water. The pressure of the shower head and the hot water causes the formation of tiny chinks in the surrounding cuticle which adds to the problems of hair dryness and breakage.
3. Towel-dry your hair very gently as aggressive rubbing roughs up the cuticle that can lead to breakage.
4. Professionally prescribed styling products are a must to help protect the hair from thermal styling. “Cocktailing” your products together can help achieve added protection, texture and shine. Direct air from the blow dryer down the hair shaft to encourage the hair to lay flatter.
5. Good nutrition, one that incorporates small portions of all the key food groups such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean protein sources helps to nourish and protect hair. Taking a quality-grad multivitamin with essential B vitamins (B6, B12, foliate), essential fatty acids and adequate minerals can help dry, weak hair prone to breakage in the winter.

 

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

Meet Jeanne Michaelides

Written by: Admin Date of published: . Posted in Blow-dry Hairstyling, Events, Fashion, Health and Wellness, make-overs, News, Publications, Tips, Uncategorized, Women's Hairstyles

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)

 

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The permanent wave – yes it is in style!

Written by: Admin Date of published: . Posted in fall hairstyles, Fashion, Health and Wellness, make-overs, News, Perms / Body Waves, Publications, Tips, Uncategorized, Women's Hairstyles

April 2013 – Chagrin Valley Times

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

Permanent waves have a bit of a bad rap, but they have not gone out of style.  Hair has come a long way since the “big” hair fad of the 80’s.  The new permanent waves are nothing like the tight curls of the decades past.  If your hair is straight, fine, limp and/or flat, a permanent wave can give you….   (READ ENTIRE ARTICLE)

Are you chic?

Written by: Admin Date of published: . Posted in Blow-dry Hairstyling, Color make-over, fall hairstyles, Fashion, hair texture, Health and Wellness, make-overs, News, Perms / Body Waves, Publications, Tips, Uncategorized, Women's Hairstyles

Looking great is a matter of finding your own personal style!

February-March 2008 – Cleveland Woman’s Journal

Are you chicBy 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)

Hair repair for fall hair

Written by: Admin Date of published: . Posted in fall hairstyles, hair texture, Health and Wellness, Tips, Uncategorized, Women's Hairstyles

August-September 2005 – Cleveland Woman’s Journal (East Edition)

Hair RepairBy Denise Zingale / D’MAZ Lifestyle Salon

Have the days of swimming in chlorine and driving around in your convertible or sunroof open now revealed hair that could contribute to an autumn hayride? What should you do before you start looking for a new style for the coming season? Get your hair back to a healthy shine!  (READ ENTIRE ARTICLE)