Monday, December 4, 2017

Famous Hairlines / Hair Restoration


Some Hairlines Are Headlines
Celebrity hairline's has become a hot topic in recent years.


When Sir Elton John had his hairline restored the tabloids read; “Tonsorial Wizard Grows Hair on Rocket Man Pin Ball”. Elton is perhaps the most famous hair restoration / transplant recipients. He underwent a series of replacement procedures after becoming fed-up with years of wearing toupees and wigs. 



Hollywood heartthrob Mel Gibson had his thinning and receding hairline restored. Today he is the proud owner of a full head of hair and natural looking hairline. While Mel has not publicly admitted to having had a hair replacement procedure and is not the first celebrity to undergo this hush-hush procedure. Kevin Costner known for his movie star good looks has always had a thin head of hair. Not liking the way his thinning crown looked on film and spending thousands of dollars having it “digitally added” in the editing room Kevin is said to have been considering a hair restoration procedure. 


Jokes about hair loss are as old as dirt, but not as old as rocks. Two famous comedians, Tom Arnold and Dennis Miller are the first to tell you they’ve had this done and that it was a enjoyable “hair razing experience”. Both look much younger with thicker hair and a natural looking hairline.




Known for their handsome boyish good looks Mathew McConaughey showed early signs of hair loss. He spent thousands of dollars on hair loss treatments to slow the process. Mathew finally settle for the real deal a "hair replacement procedure” and his hairline looks totally natural even up close.




Movie Stars John Travolta and John Cleese filled in there fading hairline for a youthful looking hair style and you can also. Recent medical breakthroughs and artistic procedures and lower costs has made what was once an expensive procedure affordable for anyone. 



Hair Restoration is not just reserved for film and television stars. Having had a hair restoration procedure myself I can tell you first hand it was painless and well worth the expense. Hair restoration is a simple outpatient procedure that involves donor hair follicles taken from the back and side of the head, where hair is thickest and resistant to loss. These follicles are inserted seamlessly into the thinning spots for a totally natural looking hairline even up close. And best of all its permanent. 



With today’s modern hair restoration technology, it's now possible to do something about both male and female hair loss. My procedure was done here in Beverly Hills, California by the world's foremost hair restoration specialist, Dr. Michael Elliott. To learn more about his artistic procedure visit Dr. Elliott's web site awww.pacifichairinstitute.com and tell him I recommended you.


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Evolution of the Hair Brush



As long as people have had hair there has been a need to tame tangles and help arrange and style it. For these reasons hair brushes have been around for thousands of years, but changed dramatically in the mid 20th century with the introduction of space age plastic, flexible rubber, synthetic fibers and ionic ceramic composites. 

What started out as a very basic grooming implement has morphed into a highly specialized grooming and styling tool to complement the use of hand held blow dryers and modern styling effects.




The Magic Flex Hair Styling Brush is the latest example of the new hair brush technology at its best. The Magic Flex combines three of the most popular styling brushes in one: Paddle Brush, Round Brush, Shaping Brush with a built-in-styling comb.



The Magic Flex three-in-one Styling Brush is made of a durable heat resistant flexible material that's easy on the hair and scalp. Its unique multi-functional design makes it ideal for both men and women and all styling effects. Its adjustable handle allows it to fold "open and closed" and spring back to its original flat Paddle Brush shape like magic. 

If you use a blow dryer to style your hair as I do you'll love the versatility of the Magic Flex. The air flow net protects hair from direct heat and holds and drys hair in place. What's more, the Magic Flex Brush is the only brush with a built-in-styling comb and includes a unique   "retainer clip" designed to hold it "open" for use as a Round Brush  and "closed" when not in use, making it ideal for travel.




The multi-function Magic Flex Brush is designed for all hair types and lengths, both wet and dry and makes blow dry styling safe, quick and easy. Just look at all you can do with your Magic Flex hair brush:

One hair styling brush does it all !
Lift and shape for volume, remove tangles from wet and dry hair with ease, roll hair over or turn it under, straighten and relax unruly waves, scrunch to encourage curl and volume, crimp and wave, finish with its built-in-styling comb. This is why the Magic Flex is the
"world's most versatile hair brush" and a Hollywood hair styling beauty secret.





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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Hollywood's Famous Redheads



Redheads throughout history have often been portrayed as fiery and seductive; from Queen Elizabeth I to Cleopatra (who some argue was a redhead).



Hollywood has loved red hair from its early days. Think of Clara Bow the redheaded “It Girl”, Lucille Ball and Maureen O’Hara with their playful confident personalities and Rita Hayworth’s bombshell sexuality and you've got it.

Today’s dazzling redheads; Lindsay Lohan, Debra Messing, Susan Sarandon, Julia Roberts, Diane Lane and Nicole Kidman continue to light up the silver screen with their ravishing red hair.





If you're thinking about redefining your style there's not better way then with a new hair color. For years the hair fashion industry has been obsessed with blonds. Make no mistake, blond hair isn't going out of style but it's time for blonds to make way for the seductive redhead. Red hair isn't just a hair color it's an attitude.

If it were a formula for a sexy hair color I’d mix two parts red hair, one part personality, plus two parts sexual confidence. It’s said that Blonds have more fun, but Redheads are never forgotten. Bette Midler (singer-actress) may have said it best, "Gentlemen may prefer blonds, but it takes a real man to tame a redhead."



Red hair comes in many shades from cool to warm. Women with pale porcelain skin and green or blue eyes should go for natural gingers and neutral-tone coppers. Dark and olive skin tones should stick with the Burgundies and violet-based colors.

Brunettes should favor the darker shades of red to match their complexion and natural hair color. Medium brown and light blond can wear either dark or lighter shades of reds. Adding red highlights or lowlights with a foil weaving technique can achieve either a natural or dramatic look. This eye-catching dimensional effect is perfect for those that want to take center stage. If you chose to become a redhead you may want to lightening the brows to give it a natural look.




Red hair dye contains the smallest of hair color molecules as a result keeping red from washing out will take extra care. To preserve the color using a pigmented shampoo and conditioner between touch ups will help prevent premature fading.



There are dozens of ravishing red hues from strawberry and auburn to coppers so it can be difficult to know which shade is right for you. To determine what shade would suit you complexion and natural hair color best and which to avoid a visit to a professional hair colorist is well worth the time and expense. Before you make an appointment, clip a few pictures from magazines with colors you’re interested in trying and show them to the colorist….a picture is worth a thousand words!





For star hair styles along with beauty innovations and a few giggles please visit my web site when you have time @ www.georgecaroll.com

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Year Of The Beard



Nothing can reshape a face or add a dramatic look like whiskers. All facial hair styles, “Sideburns, Mustaches, Goatees and Full Beards" are determined by the natural growth pattern and density of our facial hair. 

Whiskers can be shaped and styled to cover a ruddy complexion, shorten a wide upper lip, add width to a narrow face, balance a large nose, soften or accent sharp features, cover a scare, strengthen a weak chin or cover a double chin, make receding hairlines less noticeable and add a mature look to a young face. Wearing facial hair can give you a mature, stylish, artsy, rugged, dashing, sexy, intelligent, friendly, decisive, bold, aristocratic and distinguished look. What more can I say about man's best friend___ whiskers?



If your up for a totally new look, before you start “sprouting whiskers” take a look at how many notable Hollywood actors use facial hair styles for the rolls they play and to enhance their personal appearance. Throughout his career Errol Fynn used a thin "mustache" to complement his angular features and a stylist small goatee for rolls as a dashing buccaneer. The handsome Clark Gable sported a shapely “chevron style” mustache to shorten his wide upper lip and full sideburns to frame his large ears.



A Goatee is a “stylish way” to cover a double chin or widen a narrow or weak chin and add a mature or artistic look. To give his boyish good looks a mature look Leonardo DiCaprio sometimes wears a mustache and goatee. When Johnny Depp added a  mustache and goatee for his roll as the swashbuckling pirate young men begin sporting his “style pirate look”.



Wearing facial hair is a quick way to add a mature look and balance facial features. To accent his angular chin Sean Penn often wears a stylish thin mustache and small goatee. Ashton Kutcher's baby face gets a mature rugged look with a close clipped beard. To keep it up use a clipper on the closest setting twice a week and shave around the edge to accent the shape.



For a Wild West Style Sam Elliott let his thick whiskers grow and shaped into a classic handlebar mustache. And Viggo Mortenson sports a full mustache with wide lip goatee both popular western styles. Both of these styles were considered stylish for the time. If you’re the urban cowboy type or the real deal either of these stylish looks would be an excellent choice.




The Mustache in all sizes and shapes has always been a popular facial style. When the Beatles showed up sporting mustache's in the 70's the mustache was introduced to the next generation. Most would agree that Tom Selleck’s trade mark mustache is widely considered the gold standard among mustached celebrities.  Jack Black puts on a happy face and gives his round features a slimmer and stylish look with a mustache. Sporting a Stache’ can be a "stylish way” to cover a wide or narrow upper lip and also balance both large and small facial featured.



For those with thick breads and large and angular facial features wearing a Mustache and Goatee can add interest and make it less note worthy. To balance his large nose and add an artistic look Adrian Brody often sports a stylish Anchor shaped Mustache and Goatee.



For those receding hairlines and thick beards shaving or clipping hair super short with a (close clipped beard) is a stylish masculine look and helps make hair loss less note worthy. Action hero’s Bruce Willis and Jason Statham keep their hair and whiskers clipped close for their rugged tuff-guy image. Because the beard grows quickly you’ll need to use a styling clipper every other day for this ruff and tumbled look.



Wearing a shapely (full or close clipped) beard can be a handsome look for both young and older men. When a movie roll calls for a distinguished look Anthony Hopkins wears a full brushed beard. George Clooney’s close clipped beard (5 day growth) adds a rugged look and plays up his strong chin and jaw line. Blessed with movie star good looks and a thick beard to boot Mel Gibson often uses his whiskers for the many characters he portrays. 



Vote the sexiest man alive the handsome Sean Connery is well known for his stylish whiskers. To define the shape Sean has always colored his mustache and eye brows and wears full sideburns to mask his large ears. This secret agent is loaded with panache'.



If this is your first time growing whiskers you may be surprised to see it has grayed in spots. For some this can add a distinguished look. If you don't like the look you can use a eye brow pencil (use the same shade as your natural color) with a make-up brush to temporally cover over the gray spots or darken the edge to accent the shape. Because facial hair is course and resistant to hair dye its best to visit a salon colorist if you chose to use a permanent hair color. They can guide you through the process and select the best shade to match you natural color.




Facial Hair Care and Grooming:  When asked, women for the most part say they like the look of men with facial hair as long as it was clean and well groomed. To keep those whisker's clean and soft to the touch avoid using bar soap which can make it dry and itchy. Instead use a Beard Scrub to remove dry skin under the beard plus soften and condition the facial hair. If whisker's look or feel a bit dry or frizzy a dab of oil based Styling Cream or Lotion will tame it. 



Because whiskers grow quickly it only takes 7-10 days of growth to get started. Shaving around the edge will keep looking clean while growing out. If you like the look of a close beard use a clipper on the closest setting twice a week for a 5 o'clock shadow look. At this point you can begin experimenting by removing the sides and keep a  mustache or include the chin whiskers for an artsy goatee. If you’re up for totally new look grow your beard out for week or so and visit a salon / barber hair stylist to find the best style for your unique face shape, facial features and personality.


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Professional Steps for Home Hair Care



Professional Steps @ Home Hair Care

To receive the maximum benefits at home
use the following professional procedure for Shampoo and Conditioning
your hair between salon visits


Step 1

Step 2

Step 3


Step 4


Step 5




These procedures are the results of years of empirical research and may be used 
individually or together as a professional system to clean, condition and prepare your hair for styling. 







Sunday, September 17, 2017

Mr. President / How about "Tax Deductible Haircuts"

Mr. President / Tax Deductible Haircut


Mr. President with the high cost of professional grooming today only a small percentage of the population can afford to visit a salon or barber shop. As a result the vast majority of American's have never experienced as you have what personal enhancement can do to build confidence and improve their appearance both physically and emotionally.


To make this healthy personal care service affordable for every citizen along with your tax reform program how about including a tax deduction for professional grooming. $500 per year tax deduction for everyone would go along way to cover the basic cost of personal enhancement. A regular visit to a salon or barber stylist provides much more then a haircut. As the saying goes, when you look good, you feel good about yourselfThis is the essence of what the professional beauty industry provides. 


Jump Start the Economy / Stimulate the Beauty Industry
Improve America's Face Value

A tax deduction for personal care would not only help everyone afford to look their best but would also  jump-start the economy, stimulate the beauty industry and improve America's face value. And by the way, the beauty profession is an ideal career choicefor all those with an artist’s eye and caring personality. However, the cost to enroll in a beauty college today is out of reach to so many. A tax credit program for cosmetology trade schools would help so many young people enter this financially rewarding career.


I'm sure many of you reading this thought provoking letter to President Trump will get a “few giggles” from it. However people in the entertainment industry have been legally deducting personal care services for years. And many corporations and businesses today require their employee's to look well groomed at their own expense and a visit to a hair stylist is a big part of that expense. 

Mr. President,  I hope you will consider this personal care tax deduction suggestion as part of your over-all tax reform program and help us make American Beauty Culture Great Again. Should you need help I would be honored to be your...Secretary of Style




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george@georgecaroll.com
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Next Big Trend / Male Makeup


The Next Big Trend / Male Makeup

Makeup is often regarded as a feminine indulgence, however existing research disproves such an accusation. In 2010 The University of Bristol found evidence suggesting Neanderthals wore makeup over 50,000 years ago. Much like the Neanderthals, Egyptian males’ masculinity was never compromised by their use of makeup. Eye makeup is said to have been used within their culture as early as 4000BC. Midway through the 1st century AD, Men using makeup was commonplace within Roman society. Roman men were renowned for their cosmetic use – powder was used for lightening the complexion, rouge was applied to cheeks, and nails were painted using a blend of pig fat and blood…a look that would be referred to as ‘gender bending’ within contemporary society.

Whilst these deeply historical examples illustrating the use of makeup by males, why did men stop wearing makeup. It maybe the many societal factors in recent years that have influenced the use of cosmetics by men- for instance, the pressure to be masculine and homophobic society. However, In a social driven internet world where the importance of aesthetics is as prominent young men have begun to explore the use makeup again. 

So much so that cosmetic  giant L'Oreal sees Men's Makeup becoming common place within the next five to seven years  Today there's a very small proportion of men who want to use makeup products however that proportion is growing and it will continue to grow according to  l'Oreal. 


The driving force behind men wearing makeup is that its no longer a taboo for the "Selfie Generation." The taboo's of the past generation to the present is very different. This generation simply wants to find ways to look their best everyday. Additionally men want to use makeup like the entertainment stars they admire, and they can see how it improves their appearance when they use it. 


CINEMATIC INFLUENCE
MODERN MEN AND MAKEUP

A turning point in male cosmetics was the arrival of the cinema. The silver screen showed man how they could look  like the handsome, mustached Clark Gable and Errol Flynn. Elvis Presley, Jonny Depp and John Travolta were rarely featured in a film without styled hair and  makeup for a flawless tanned complexion. 
Cosmetic company normally catering to the female gender  begin formulating  hair shampoos, dyes, tonic, gels and lotions, shaving creams and skin care treatments and now basic makeup for the male half of the cosmetics industry. Tanning powders, gels,  lotions and creams for a natural healthy looking complexion and under eye cancellers are now available for men who want to look their best.


A new generation of male makeup products are set to gain popularity due to the increased focus on appearance driven by social media.  "Rather than being a minority, men who buy grooming products to boost self-esteem or feel more attractive are now on the way to being a  majority." Based on current trends, it is only a matter of time before a full portfolio of men's makeup becomes part of daily grooming. That time is coming, watch it happen.