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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Congratulations to Amanda - new Junior Stylist at Hairroin Salon!!

Amanda has just recently been promoted from Assistant to Junior Stylist, let's get to know her a little better...

H: When did you first know you wanted to work with hair? 

A: I knew I wanted to work with hair after I had an office job doing home equity loans when I was 20 years old. I realized after being trapped in a cubicle that I needed a creative outlet where I get to talk to people as well. Doing hair was the obvious choice, so I went straight to beauty school and now here I am!

H: How did you get started?

A: I couldn't figure out where exactly I wanted to live and start my career at first. I spent two and a half years in a training program in San Francisco and then decided I needed more sunshine and I wanted to pursue editorial styling in addition to working in the salon. I found Hairroin Salon and fell in love with the people and the style. 

H: Who has been your mentor? and What was their greatest piece of advice?

A: I was very fortunate to start out at a salon where I looked up to every stylist and their work inspired me in different ways. I got to assist Amita Moticka, director of Di Pietro Todd Academy and owner of their Mill Valley location. She taught me about the finesse of blowdrying and styling, as well as precision cutting. 

After moving to LA, Sarah Merrie became a great mentor to me. She calls herself a hair nerd, I think she is more of a scientist. She knows everything about everything about color. Her greatest advice was that perfect practice makes perfect! 

H: What's your specialty?

A: Cute, short haircuts.

H: What accomplishment are you most proud of? 

A: Giving back to the community is important to me. I heard of a charity through Janine, called Choose When to Lose. It's an organization that arranges haircuts for children and teens who are losing their hair from chemotherapy or other treatments. I volunteer with them and was picked for Chosen Heart of the Month.

H: Where do you hope to take this career in 5 years from now? 

A: In five years from now I would like to have a steady balance of being busy in the salon and doing magazine shoots consistently as well as going on tour with a band and seeing the world while doing what I love! 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hairroin's Prescription for Baldness

The best way to maintain the bald look and to go about loosing hair is to own it and embrace your baldness. 

"You will never be as cool as me" - Bruce Willis

There are several types of hair loss, One of them being a receding hair line, another one being the thinning of the crown due to having fine hair and or genetics, and others falling in the category of alopecia and so on. 

There are several methods that you can go about to try and prevent your hair loss or alter it to make your hair seem more full for example hair products, styling techniques, pills, comb-overs, toupees and even surgery such as hair implants, but nothing is sexier then a confident man who "owns" what cards they have been dealt with and accepting it. 

"Just deal with it" - Patrick Stewart

In this situation it is best to have a super short hair style such as a buzzed cut or a shaved head and maintain the upkeep which is easy to do. In fact, shaving your head and having a short buzzed cut will make you look younger and gives you an edgy credibility since it is hip and socially acceptable now. 

A buzzed or shaved head can also make you appear sharp which can also give you a professional image. Having short hair or no hair at all is easy to maintain and there are products available for you. Moisturizing products would be perfect with an SPF of at least 15 to avoid sunburn during summer, along with a smooth clean look. Go with it.