Came across this guy’s haircut, and even though I’ve seen it many times, I think this guy carries it off without coming across too soft or feminine, like most do.

Maybe it’s the bit of facial hair but it manages to keep a more rugged look, even though it has all the overly wispy ends which I always go on about so much, for some reason, I like this one, it works for me (as Steven Tyler would say, all the time)


Is Rogaine™ effective for women?
Rogaine or minoxidil is valuable adjunctive therapy for both men and women with hair loss. It does not work in all individuals and only a trial of use [six months ] will give a definitive answer as to it’s merits in any one individual. The exact mechanism of action of this drug is not well understood however it has been demonstrated to be capable of lengthening the anagen or active growth phase of the hair within the hair growth cycle. This translates clinically into healthier hair for a longer period of time. Rogaine is the only FDA approved medication to slow or stop hair loss in women.

Can women take Propecia™ ?
Propecia is not FDA approved for use in women. Women of childbearing age should not take this medication because of its association with birth defects in the developing male fetus. Studies conducted using 1mg finasteride in post-menopausal women demonstrated the agent not to be effective in this patient category. The prospect exists that a higher dosage may be beneficial in this group of individuals, however good studies showing its efficacy and safety are yet to be completed.

Dr. Craig L. Ziering is one of the leading authorities in hair transplant surgery. With more than 19 years of experience as a preeminent hair transplant surgeon in Southern California, Dr. Ziering has provided help to countless men and women who suffered from hair loss.

Are surgical hair transplants a treatment option for women?
Depending on the nature and degree of hair loss women may or may not be candidates for hair transplantation surgery. Goals and expectations need to be carefully reviewed in advance of contemplating surgery and if there exists medical questions pertaining to the nature of the loss or its future course, then medical laboratory investigation may additionally be warranted.

Why are some women not candidates for hair restoration surgery?
Hair transplantation involves the relocation of hair from an area of greater density and fullness in the back of the scalp to an area of hair loss on top of the head. Women who have generalized thinning do not possess sufficient reserves of hair to allow for the removal of hair without deleterious effects upon the source of the donation. Additionally in these instances the usual source of donor hair may not contain healthy hair which will survive and grow when transplanted. In hair transplantation, as in many surgical procedures, it is important to balance the potential gain against the possible risks or downside when contemplating a procedure that is not reversible.

Dr. Craig L. Ziering is one of the leading authorities in hair transplant surgery. With more than 19 years of experience as a preeminent hair transplant surgeon in Southern California, Dr. Ziering has provided help to countless men and women who suffered from hair loss.

I recently came across some information on Hair Loss in women and thought you would find it interesting, I will post them all separately so its not too much reading all at once… all articles by Dr. Craig L. Ziering

What causes hair loss in women?
Female hair loss is a distinctly different entity from male pattern hair loss which has a known cause and usually follows a predicable path. Though some women experience hair loss that resembles male patterned loss, others experience diffuse loss that involves the entirety of the scalp. Such individuals are not candidates for surgical hair restoration in that they do not possess an uninvolved area of hair from which to obtain hair for transfer. Other causes for hair loss in women range from medical conditions associated with hair loss such as anemia, hypothyroidism and connective tissue diseases to adverse reactions to medications or deleterious effects of certain grooming practices e.g. tight braiding of the hair which causes traction alopecia.
To be continued…

Dr. Craig L. Ziering is one of the leading authorities in hair transplant surgery. With more than 19 years of experience as a preeminent hair transplant surgeon in Southern California, Dr. Ziering has provided help to countless men and women who suffered from hair loss.

Used for the Hair Face and Body

I really wanted to share my latest favorite shampoo and conditioner from Davines with you. This combination is fairly new in the market and I was first introduced to it about a year ago, luckily we carry the whole Davines line in Dekko Salon, anyway, as soon as I tried it, I was hooked!! So good, my boyfriend had to hide it from me cos I was using up his supply too fast!!


Authentic Cleansing Nectar – This shampoo is so soft that it can be used on the hair and body. It contains Organic Carthame Oil with no parabens, no artificial colors, no silicons and no sulphates. I found this shampoo easy to foam despite the gentleness of it, I also used it on my body and gave it a cleanse too which left my skin very soft and supple : )

Authentic Moisturising Balm – This moisturiser is used on the Hair, Body and the face too. It s contains 98% natural derived ingredients with Organic Carthame Oil. To use on the hair : Apply onto the ends of cleansed damp hair, leave for afew minutes then rinse well. Face: Apply with a cotton pad to eliminate impurities and face up. Body: Apply on damp skin and leave on for a few minutes, and then rinse well.
I noticed the spelling is the European/UK way, but what the hell, Davines is an Italian company so I’m following their way for this article.

Both available in large and travel sizes.

Short and sharp!!! Not sure if this one is an updo but whether it is or whether its actually been cut short, its a good look, I like it!! The textured front area gives a slight punky look with ‘attitude’. Thanks to whoever for
letting me showcase it!

.My Pick

In my lifetime of working in salons I always hear clients asking about tips, who to tip, how much to tip etc etc. So I'm here to try to explain briefly how it works in hair salons..

Being from England myself, the rules of tipping vary alot compared to the US, it seems that here in the US, it's almost compulsory to tip wherever or whatever you do, i.e. eating, riding in cabs.. Whereas in the UK, you tip when you feel like feel like tipping someone for their service and you are happy with it etc, but as we know, tipping varies so much in different countries, so if your unsure, you could always ask the receptionist for advice before going somewhere.

So for the most part, in the US, most people tip the hair stylists/colorists between 15-20% of the service, (more if they are very happy) and the shampoo person (who alot of people forget about) will usually get anything from $2 - $20 depending on the client and how happy with the service they are feeling. Sometimes even the receptionist will get a tip from regular clients who appreciate the receptionist ability to get them their appointments when they need/want.

I have read alot of articles about tipping where they say that the owner need not be tipped!! Now I'm not just saying this because I am an owner, but I just don't get where this came from? I can understand if the salon is largely based on commission stylists who make the salon owners alot of money but for smaller salons where the stylists all work on a chair rental basis, these owners don't make a huge commission on others and therefore work just as hard as everyone else so why shouldn't they get tipped like others? Others may disagree but I'll bet you the ones that disagree are owners of huge salons!

On special occasions, where a stylist has gone out of their way to fit you in after hours, it would be a nice gesture to show your appreciation by tipping them more than you usually do, and for occasions like Christmas, it is totally up to the clients whether they give a special tip or not, it is certainly not expected but a great gesture if you do.

How you choose to give the tip is up to you, most salons will provide an envelope for you to put your tip into, you should write your name as well as theirs on the front, it would be easiest to give it to reception who will hand them out to the stylists at the end of the day, altho some people prefer to give them directly to the stylist, but remember it can be abit awkward as the stylists could have wet or sticky hands from working and may not have a pocket to put it into.

Thanks for reading..

I love this hair (both styling and color) so much that I wanted to show you the pictures separately so you could see them better. This is Rinko Kikuchi, a Japanese actress from Japan. You may remember her from the movie Babel with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchet.

The hair is styled by
Keith Carpenter (from the Wall Group) for Marie Claire, but what I love most about the hair is the block coloring through the top – refreshing to see color on top instead of all the Ombre Coloring we've been seeing so much of lately which puts the color underneath and below. I know it means high maintenance but as you can see with the bit of roots coming through, it still looks great.

Rinko Kikuchi1.jpeg from babel

Rinko Kikuchi.jpegHair by Keith Carpenter

Rinko Kikuchi2