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Spring Styling Event

This Sunday, March 27, 2011 I will be hosting a styling event at The gap at Friendly Center. I'll be teaching some helpful hints on working with your problem areas and how to enhance your focal points. I'll be giving free consultations on updating the shape of your hair as well as interpreting color trends that compliment your lifestyle and complexion. Try some of the latest products from Sachajuan and Bumble & Bumble and don't forget to pick up discount cards for 10% off your next visit to Chakras for all your beauty and styling needs.


The Gap @ Friendly Center, 600 Green Valley Road, Suite 300, Greensboro, NC 27408



Splitting Hairs - Shedding Some Light on Density

You may not know this, but the average person may have up to as many 150,000 hairs on her head. Density will vary directly with the person's hair color as well. If blonde, there are roughly 140,000; if brown, maybe 109,000; with black hair possibly 108,000; and only 90,000 if the hair is red.

Each hair grows in cycles—it grows, rests, and then falls out. Usually, this cycle repeats approximately yearly. At any time, about ninety percent of a person's scalp hair is growing, a phase that lasts between two and six years. Ten percent of the scalp hair is in a resting phase that lasts between two and three months. At the end of its resting stage, the hair goes through a shedding phase. Sources register "normal" amounts of daily hair loss to be from thirty to two hundred hairs depending on where you look.

Knowing this can be reassuring if you think you are losing more hair than others, but it can also be a wakeup call for breakage. As a stylist I realize the importance of foundation products such as Tonic from Bumble and Bumble, or Damage Control from Aveda. Foundations allow for even distribution of styling products, equalize porosity, prevent product buildup and protect hair from thermal damage.  Your hair will have different needs in different seasons: winter is dryer and colder, and summer exposes more UV damage, chlorine, and humidity variations.

Consult your stylist on your individual needs based on color, scalp condition, environment and lifestyle. Always use the foundation product that is recommended when styling your hair to prevent damage and preserve health. Your mane will thank you.