Five Tips for Thick, Luxurious Hair

Thick, luxurious hair is a beauty asset every woman craves, but some have a harder time achieving that look than others. If your hair is fine or limp, you may find yourself struggling each morning with a flat head of hair that just won’t behave. Even if you weren’t blessed with naturally thick tresses, you can still attain that sexy, bouncy look you see in fashion magazines. Here are some tips to help achieve thicker, fuller hair.

Try Highlights

Highlights bless you with a sunny, natural look. They also give limp strands a body boost from the inside out. Lightening agents can actually expand the hair shaft up to three times its normal volume, making hair appear fuller and more lustrous.

Layer Your Look

Ask one of our stylists for a layered cut that flatters your face and lifts you at the crown. Even stick-straight hair, when layered just right, can go from flat to fantastic. If your hair is naturally thin or limp, opt for a style no longer than chin length. The shorter your strands, the more control you have over your shape and height.

Blow Dry With Purpose

The technique you use to blow your hair dry can make a big difference in how thick or thin your mane appears. Allow your hair to air dry as much as possible; this minimizes stress and heat damage, which can cause breakage and thin out your look. Part semi-damp hair on the opposite side of your natural part and dry it in this position to create lift at the roots.

Choose lightweight products

Thinner hair can get dragged down by heavy gels and creams. Use a light styling product with natural ingredients for maximum body without harsh chemicals. Avoid products with PVP or plastice polymers, use products that do not build up on the scalp clogging follicles, leaving a healthy foundation for hair to grow in and will not clogs follicles.

Nourish Your Body, Nourish Your Hair

Your hair is a reflection of your physical health. Bodies deficient in vitamin B6 and iron are more likely to produce dull, flat hair that breaks easily. If your hair is deficient, it’s much harder to achieve a full and healthy look. Nourish yourself with vitamin-packed fruits and vegetables and take a daily supplement with plenty of water. When you’ve got a healthy head of hair to work with, it’s much easier to tease your tresses into a fantastic style that flatters.

Some studies have shown that not taking care of your scalp can leave your hair flat, dry, and limp. This is because your scalp is an extension of your skin and should get the same care and attention as the skin on the rest of your body receives. The hair products we use on a daily basis build up on our scalp creating a unhealthy foundation for your hair to grow in. By exfoliating your scalp you can energize the skin where your hair takes root to create a healthier environment that will grow healthier hair. It is recommended once a week to remove that buildup of products and dead skin cells so that their scalp will be healthier for healthier hair.

Diane Arbus Biography

Diane Arbus is known as the photographer of freaks because her subjects are people whose normality seems ugly or surreal. She was born Diane Nemerov on March 14, 1923 in New York to a wealthy Jewish family. Her father is David Nemerov, a hard working son of a Russian immigrant. Her mother Gertrude Russek Nemerov is the daughter of the owner of a fur store. Her parents lived in New York City where they owned a famous Fifth Avenue department store which they named Russek’s Department Store. The store specializes in selling fur and women’s clothing.

Diane was raised a privileged child. Because of her parents’ wealth, she was insulated from the effects of the Great Depression. She was raised together with her two siblings in a large apartment located in Central Park West and Park Avenue. She attended a prep school, the Fieldston School for Ethical Culture. She then married her childhood sweetheart Allan Arbus in 1941, when she was at the age of eighteen.

She met Allan, who was an employee in the advertising department of her parents’ store when she was thirteen. They had two children named Doon, who was born in 1945 who became a writer and Amy, born in 1954, who followed the footsteps of her mother and became a famous photographer.

The Arbus couple both got interested in photography. In 1941, they visited the gallery of Alfred Stieglitz and many other famous photographers like Eugene Atget and Paul Strand. It is where Diane was inspired by the works of some of the famous photographers. They were then employed by Diane’s father to take photographs for the advertisement of their department store. During the World War Two, Diane’s husband, Allan became a photographer for the US Army Signal Corps.

After the war in 1946, the Arbuses started a commercial photography business which they called Diane & Allan Arbus. Diane is the stylist/art director while Allan is the photographer. Allan gave Diane her first camera, and both agreed to took equal credit on their photos. Even though they both hated the fashion world, they contributed to different fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Flamour and Seventeen. Their photograph of a father and son reading a newspaper was also included in the curator Edward Steichen’s massive Family of Man exhibition which was displayed at the Museum of Modern Art. Their family business only lasted for ten years when Diane decided to leave the fashion business to pursue her own personal interest.

Diane Arbus then studied photography with Berenice Abbott and later on with Lisette Model who changed her photographic methods and style. In 1959, she slowly became famous and started taking photographs for Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar and The Sunday Times Magazine. She then switched from a 35mm Nikon camera to a twin-lens reflex Rplleiflex camera which enabled her to produce more detailed square images.

In 1967, she had her first major exhibition of her photographs which entitled New Documents at the Museum of Modern Art. This gallery also featured the works of other famous photographers such as Garry Winogrand and Lee Friedlander.

Arbus died on July 26, 1971 in her home at Westbeth Artists Community in New York City when she took her own life after ingesting barbiturates and slashing her wrist with a razor. It was said that she suffered from depression and may have been made worse by symptoms of hepatitis.

Starting a Business? Better Target Women

According to Women and Diversity, WOW Facts 2001 – Business Women’s Network, women in the U.S. spend more than $3.3 trillion annually (purchasing power) and 95% of the financial decisions in the household are made by women. Never mind the fact that the U.S. has a gross domestic product of $17 trillion. Let’s face it, if you are pondering about a start-up and do not know what to create or sell, I know for a fact that it has to involve women.

Women buy over 50% of men’s products. We are always thinking of so and so in the family be it mother, father, aunt, uncle, cousin and definitely kids. We do not forget birthdays, anniversaries, bar mitzvahs, graduations or weddings or the annual gardening party. We love to receive gifts, love to give gifts and compliment on our girlfriends’ shoes or purse and then go out and buy a replica of them.

We hold up half the sky! Sure this is an ancient Chinese proverb, but I recognize this as a fact. Without women, there would not be grocery shopping, taking pictures of special moments of our children and yes, we love sports, too. We love fashion, magazines, fitness, cooking, cars, technology, travel and trying new innovations that makes moms’ lives easier such as cheap meals and portable play yards for our infants.

We are health conscious and will participate in marathons and walk-a-thons for breast cancer, diabetes, heart failure and diseases that people have never heard of. Women are bold when it comes to speaking out against something that is wrong such as domestic violence or sexual abuse and please believe one of us will experience these things, thus creating a need-to-know and how do I find out more about this type of attitude. But in a good way.

Women want simplicity. Women want fun. Women want to be understood when we are emotional. As a woman myself, I know hands on what women domestically and internationally go purchase, need and want!

Women are starting businesses left and right. I aim to be a contributor to women (and men) who have the desire to start their own business. Yes, it is a lot of work, but if you have a good niche, involve women, do market research, plan, plan, and plan some more, you will be in business for the long haul.

Women love longevity in products and services, because we do not have time to search for something else! So get out there, make a plan, start your business, and make sure you target women. We buy stuff all the time!