A new client with thick, naturally wavy hair came in this week with approximately 1″ of regrowth and chunky highlights done on the top of her head and underneath around her nape for when she wore her hair up.
A new base color one level lighter than what she previously had been wearing was chosen to soften her look and bring out her light brown eye color. After processing the new base color, a full head of small weaved highlights were done due to her hair’s thickness to brighten up the entire head and blend in the chunkier highlights on the top. Her color service was followed up with Olaplex for 15 minutes & a protein/moisture conditioner for 5 minutes.
At the styling chair, a leave-in color saver was applied followed by Aquage SeaExtend silkening oil treatment and straightening ultragel. Her hair was blown-dry straight and lightly flat ironed before finishing off her haircut dry with a “Clavicut” style. The Clavicut style can be tailored to face shape and hair type ~ worn straight, wavy or curly. The longest layers of this cut graze the clavicle and this collarbone-skimming style is fast becoming the hairstyle of choice for all ages due to its functionality and ease. With this style, she will be able to wear her hair down without it weighing her down and her up-do styles will still be very romantic.
Looking for a haircut or color change? Don’t know if the “Clavicut” is for you? Let me help you decide! Contact me today to help you with your choice of a new style or hair color to help you look and feel the best you can now! ~ Denise Zingale Travis (216) 292-4247
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.
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.
This 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).
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
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.
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.
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!
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)