American Salon Staff
Your Name Professional Brands has launched a new collection of eye shadow, blush and lip color for spring 2007 in a palette of rich earth tones, vibrant plums and smoky shades of black and gray. Shown here are Mineral Matte Blush in Flirt, LipShine SPF 15 in Tease and Micro-Bubble Lipstick in Terra. yournamepro.com
REPAIR AND RECONSTRUCT
Over time, daily stresses such as styling, pollution and even brushing can cause hair to become easily tangled, fragile and damaged. To the rescue is Acca Kappa Balsamo Conditioner formulated with oils rich in unsaturated lipids, vitamins and sterols that repair and reconstruct weak hair. accakappa.com
GO FOR THE GOLD
New in salons this spring is Vavoom Gold Heat, the first-ever thermal styling range infused with real gold. Each of the four unique products is equipped with heat dispersion technology and designed to be used with specific thermal styling tools. Fine hair gets sheer, light body, while thick hair gets softness and control.
Professional makeup company Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics launched a line of high-quality nail lacquers consisting of 20 modern shades and a formulation to match. Densely pigmented, quick-drying and long-lasting, colors like Warped and Grandma, shown here, are perfect for spring. occmakeup.com
Andis introduces four new tourmaline hair-dryers to its Elevate line, a group of 16 professional tools distinguished by their sleek design and shimmering red metallic finish. Each dryer incorporates tourmaline crystals, which help preserve moisture and eliminate frizz. Several use both nano-ceramic and ionic technologies. 800/558-9441
Enter the next level of urban underground style with Urban Experiment, a new collection of limited-edition styling products from Redken that create never-before-seen textures on hair—gritty, plush, twisted, severe. Mix and match each of the products in the line. Grit Wax, shown here, gives hair a gritty, second-day look. redken.com
We've rounded up 15 products to help you banish frizz from hair.
Abba TrueShine Shine Elixer is a cruelty-free formula that eliminates frizz and restores luster to dull, dry and coarse hair, without added weight. abbahairproducts.com
Paul Mitchell Gloss Drops Frizz-Free Defining Polish contains lightweight silicone to smooth hair, and extracts of chamomile, jojoba and henna for extra shine. paulmitchell.com
Super Frizz Fighter
Aveda Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade contains organic aloe to repel moisture from hair, helping to prevent frizziness even in the most humid conditions. aveda.com
No More Flyaways
Goldwell Kerasilk Anti-Frizz Serum combines hydrolyzed silk proteins, jojoba oil and silicone to eliminate frizz and flyaways, even in the highest humidity. goldwellusa.com
PureOlogy NanoWorks ShineLuxe Finishing Polish smoothes stray ends, delivers featherweight shine, and provides thermal and color protection, without greasiness. pureology.com
Fudge Unleaded Defrizz Natural smells like red berries and musk. The lightweight shine serum smoothes frizziness and repairs dry, damaged ends. fudge.com
JF Labs New Life Curls Silken Control Frizz Treatment contains heat-activated conditioners, making it ideally suited for use with a flatiron to create frizz-free shine. jflbeautyclub.com
Scruples O2 Originals Soothing Polish with oxygen-infused botanicals and conditioners defrizzes, moisturizes and detangles hair, and also adds shine. scrupleshaircare.com
Profound Beauty Hush Frizz Zero Cream for coarse hair smoothes and seals damaged cuticles and stops frizz before it forms with its exclusive Amino-Fusion technology. profoundbeauty.com
Strength Plus Shine
Joico K-PAK Smoothing Balm includes heat-activated conditioners for strength and shine, and a keratin silicone complex that delivers a straight, sleek look. joico.com
Fantasia Frizz Buster Straightening Gel is a greaseless, alcohol-free formula with sunscreen that calms and smoothes frizzy and curly hair without flaking. fantasiahaircare.com
ITECH Energy Water is a spray bottle with three layers of filters that turns ordinary tap water into a powerful spray that removes frizz, adds shine, repairs damaged hair and preserves haircolor. itechproducts.com
No More Split Ends
Biosilk Silk Therapy with organic silk soothes and smoothes dry, unmanageable hair, while repairing and conditioning split ends and abolishing flyaways. farouk.com
Tame The Mane
J Beverly Hills Control Taming Shampoo subdues, detangles and controls frizzy, coarse and unruly manes with good-for-your-hair ingredients like thyme, nettle extract and special conditioning agents. jbeverlyhills.com
Wella Wellastrate Straightening Cream makes it possible to alter hair's texture. It reduces the volume of hair up to 85 percent, turning strands from frizzy to super-straight. wellausa.com
These days, a plethora of products and treatments are cropping up in salons to provide help and hope to men and women suffering from thinning hair or hair loss.
When it comes to hair, thin is definitely not in. Just ask the more than 35 million men who suffer from it in the United States, 40 percent of whom have noticeable hair loss by age 35 and 65 percent by age 60. And they're not alone. According to another study by Multi-Sponsor Surveys that appeared in American Salon's and American Spa's Green Book 2007, nearly half of all women age 50 to 64 say they've noticed that their hair is thinning.
"Thinning of the hair occurs naturally with age as the growing cycles become shorter and hairs 'rest' longer," says Dr. David Cannell, Redken's vice president, corporate research and development. "The diameter and the density are decreased. The hair bulb consists of rapidly dividing cells, which means the hair is easily affected by illness, poor nutrition and poor scalp health. These can all contribute to an overall appearance of thinness," adds the science guru. The good news is that the follicularly challenged among us no longer have to go it alone. More so than ever before, both men and women plagued by hair loss are seeking help from professional salons and day spas, where they are experiencing cutting-edge products and treatments that are designed to combat the troubling problem. Here, a look at the top contenders.
The Skinny on Thinning Hair
American Crew's Revitalize system fuses modern science with traditional botanicals to promote a healthy scalp environment. All four products—Revitalize Daily Shampoo, Revitalize Daily Conditioner, Revitalize Serum and Revitalize Spray Solution—are fortifi ed with the Copper Gluconate compound that maximizes scalp health while promoting the life cycle of hair strands. Potent ingredients include green tea to soothe and heal the scalp and saw palmetto to help minimize hair loss. americancrew.com
A synergistic blend of nourishing botanicals, proteins and amino acids is what's behind Nexxus' VitaTress Thinning Hair Solutions, a complete and effective non-drug approach for the treatment of thinning hair. The line, which includes VitaTress Biotin Scalp-Crème, VitaTress Food Supplement and VitaTress Cystine Treatment, is fortified with B-Complex Vitamin Biotin, said to promote the growth of healthy hair, as well as circulation boosters. nexxus.com
Make clients' thinning hair look thicker in 30 seconds: That's the promise of Keratin Hair Fibers from XFusion. Available in black, dark brown, medium brown, light brown, blond, white, grey and auburn shades, the organic fi bers (made of pure keratin protein found in hair) instantly cling to and fi ll out existing hair and hide scalp show-through. Ideal for both men and women, the product, which lasts all day—through perspiration, wind and rain—is colorfast and non-toxic so it won't stain, run or harm clothing or skin. And the fi bers are easily removed with shampoo. "When it comes to thinning hair, men often turn to FDA-approved drugs like Propecia and Minoxidil, while women have had to rely on thickening formulas for their hair," explains Mark Kester, president of Westport, CT-based XFusion. "XFusion provides a cosmetic answer to the problem, transforming a thinning head of hair in seconds." xfusion.com
At the new Phyto Universe beauty oasis in the Big Apple, clients can undergo a hair analysis that's performed with the Phyto Hair Scope, an instrument that magnifies the hair and scalp 200 times, before undergoing the nourishing $150 Regenerating Thairapy for Thinning Hair. The service includes applying Phytopolléine Plus, a pre-shampoo treatment that stimulates the hair bulbs and increases blood flow, and shampooing with Phytocyane Revitalizing Shampoo. That's followed by an application of Phytocyane Thinning Hair Treatment for Women, an anti-aging product fortified with grape seed extract, which helps thicken, energize and strengthen hair from the roots to ends, and scalp-stimulating ginkgo biloba and viburnum. phytouniverse.com
Nioxin Research Laboratories offers eight three-step scalp and haircare systems for various hair types, including fine, coarse, chemically treated or natural, that cleanse, restore and activate the scalp to maximize one's genetic potential for healthy-looking hair. Taking it a step further, the Lithia Springs, GA-based company recently brought a new dimension to styling with the Nioxin Volumizing Reflectives line, seven styling products whose formulas are loaded with BioAmp, an exclusive thickening technology that contains a special combination of Glycoproteins and amino acids that add volume and strength to the roots of fine and thinning hair. nioxin.com
Redken's Body Full haircare regimen is infused with an exclusive Anti-Gravity Complex that works from the inside out, delivering longlasting thickening benefits. Ideal for clients with normal to fine hair, Body Full Plump Treat Leave-In Thickening Treatment, Weightlifter Root Lift Styling Treatment, Shampoo and Conditioner work in tandem, providing bodifying strength, density and style retention to strands as they enhance volume, longlasting style and all-over sheen. redken.com—K.D.
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