Monday, September 16, 2019

CBD / What's it all about?

CBD Hemp Oil / What's it all about?
Information here from an article in Men’s Journal by Gordy Megroz

CBD is an acronym. It stands for cannabidiol, a chemical compound that can be extracted from Marijuana and Hemp plants, two kinds of Cannabis.


No. Unlike Marijuana CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in Hemp Cannabis and is said to cure just about anything, from pain to depression to insomnia. CBD is being added to just about everything now: tinctures, salves, lip balms, toothpicks, skin creams, lotions and yes Shampoos and Conditioners. Last year, CBD sales in the U.S. surpassed $600 million. And is estimated by 2022 will hit 20 billion.


How it interacts with the human brain and body is a bit of a mystery. One theory is that CBD increases the level of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that influences a host of human functions including mood, appetite, and pain. Another possibility is that CBD helps regulate inflammation, a culprit in hundreds of diseases. Whatever the mechanism, CBD does seem to help relieve certain ailments.


Until 2018 Cannabis, along with heroin and other drugs was illegal to produce use or sell. But last December, President Trump signed a bill legalizing industrial Hemp farming. The new law allowed for the nationwide sale of CBD extracted from Hemp, as long as it contained less than 0.3 percent THC. As a result, within months, CBD products appeared on shelves in CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Nordstrom and GNC, as well as on hundreds of online retailers. Even Carl’s Jr., the fast-food chain, sold a CBD-infused burger. And celebrity endorsements have made CBD infused cosmetic wildly popular.


Good question. Because cannabis was banned for so long, CBD extract hasn’t undergone enough testing to know if taking it regularly might be good for you or bad. “There is no data on toxicity when ingested over a long period of time,” says Danial Piomelli, director of the University of California Irvine for the study of Cannabis. 

Studies show that it takes between 600 milligrams to a gram of CBD to have any biological effect. Beauty aids applied in a cream, lotion or oil has been shown to be helpful in relieving sore muscles and skin conditions when used daily. Another concern is quality control. Hemp farmers often use pesticides. Colorado is one of a few states with firm quality-control guidelines. (If you do buy CBD products, look for the label from the Hemp Authority showing that it complies with strict guidelines.) 


Much of the CBD hype is based entirely on anecdotes – people say it helps to overcome insomnia, clearing up their acne, and even managing their pain. None of this is rooted in science yet, but you’ll have a hard time convincing people otherwise.

Nearly 100 clinical trials are currently underway, including an in-depth look at how CBD affects pain control when applied topically and ingested. The FDA is considering whether to approve CBD as a dietary supplement and food additive. And because of the money to be made with CBD many pharmaceutical and cosmetic manufacturers have the motivation to do favorable research.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Professional Home Hair Care

Professional Home Hair Care

To receive the maximum benefits use the following professional procedure when using a Shampoo and Conditioner at home between salon visits. These procedures are the results of years of empirical research and may be used individually or together to clean, condition and prepare your hair for styling. 

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Barrage Collagen Infused Water

Barrage Collagen Spa Hair Care Treatment.

Over the past 50 years of my career, I've seen many advancements in the professional beauty industry that have made major improvements. 

For example, Protein technology has made all of our hair care product more effective. Hair Coloring technology has made major steps forward with one step high lift tints and a wide range of amazing hair colorants. In addition to new Styling Tools like the thermal controlled curling and straightening irons, hot rollers, multi-functional styling brushes and ionic hair dryers combined with new creative styling and coloring techniques have turned professional hair styling into a "Living Art Form.

However, the one place the salon has not seen an improvement has been the Shampoo Bowl. Now you can Up-Grade your salon shampoo bowl with the new Barrage Collagen Jet Stream Spray System and give your clients the experience of a Collagen Salon Spa Hair Care Treatment. Just look at how it works and all it does for both salon and home hair and body care.

The pressurized Jet Stream Spray ionized water shortens the rinsing process, feels good on the scalp and uses 65% less water. 

The Jet Stream Spray quickly and thoroughly removes all traces of hair dye residue from the hair and scalp after hair coloring. The Collagen-infused water seals in the color to help prevent premature fading for a long lasting vibrant healthy look.

Clean up your shampoo bowl tap water. The Barrage Ceramic ionic beads and fabric filter clean the salon tap water removing all traces of Chlorine, Minerals, and Odors making salon shampoo and hair treatments 100% more effective. Especially all conditioners formulated with Collagen protein.

In addition, the Barrage Micro-Pore Shower Plate creates a powerful jet stream spray to remove 
all traces of shampoo and hair dye after coloring. This unique feature helps save water and leave the hair and scalp clean and ready for styling in seconds.

Besides removing chlorine and minerals from salon tap water the Barrage Jet Stream Nozzle contains a built-in replaceable Collagen Protein Pad that adds hydrolyzed Marine Collagen Protein and Vitamin C to the purified water. 

This unique feature helps repair split ends and surface damage, remove tangles and seals in delicate hair color. The Mariner Collagen protein strengthens the inter-cellular protein in all areas of the body (hair and skin) making it ideal for beauty professionals that have their hands exposed to water daily and home personal care.

The topically applied Marine Collagen and Vitamin C infused water noticeably improve the feel and appearance of hair and skin. What's more, because all proteins attractive one another like a magnet the Marine Collagen-infused water doubles the effectiveness of all types of shampoos and salon conditioners, especially those formulated with Collagen proteins. 

Now you can step into the future and upgrade your salon shampoo bowls with the Barrage Collagen Jet Stream Power Sprayer and give your clients a salon spa hair treatment


Now you can help keep your client's style and hair color healthy looking between salon visits when you add the Barrage Collagen Jet Stream Shower Sprayer to your Salon Retail Center. 
Barrage Conditioner for Pet Care
If you love your pets as I do ... now you can treat your pet to a conditioning luxury bath with the Barrage Collagen Infused Jet Stream Spray System for a clean soft shiny coat.

For Information and Orders Contact
Louis Lacayo /  619 504 9023
  • A professional beauty innovation from Louis Lacayo International

Friday, March 16, 2018

Rod Stewart / Sexy Rock Star Hair Style

Drawing inspiration from the hair style of our favorite stars and celebrities has become a national past time. One such star whose hair style has been emulated by men around the globe is world class rock star.
Rod Stewart. His tousled spiky bleached blonde style set the trend for men's hair styles throughout the 80’s and is just as popular today. Rod’s sexy spiky hair color/style and rock star persona is irresistible to girls attracted to the wild side and quite the catch for those that go for the sensitive, creative types.

TO GET THE LOOK: If you’re looking for a sexy rocker hair style take a styling lesson from Rod Stewart. With years of practice Rod knows just what it takes to standout from the crowd. His rock solid style is loaded with “sex appeal” and guarantied to stop the ladies dead in their tracks. If you’re up for a rock star hair style, let’s take it one step at a time; starting with a style cut and shaping.

LET’S SHAPE IT: To get the look, start with a semi-spiky contoured silhouette with tapered hair stylishly over the ears and collar with a few “love locks” across the forehead to fill in the blank spots. With a few adjustments (tweaks) as it grows your stylist can easily find the ideal length and shape for your style.

LET’S STYLE IT: To jump start the style a dab of Hair Flex shaping gel or Gel Mousse adds style support and thickens to thin hair. Just run either through damp hair and comb in place to dry au natural, or give it a quick once over with a blow dryer and styling brush for a full tousled look. To turn on the sexy appeal, when dry, add the spiky or textured look with Hair Flex Special Effects Styling Spray or finger comb a dab of gel-mousse through the top and you’ve got the look. 

NOW LET’S COLOR IT: Entertainer’s and actors change their hair color often for the many roles they play so coloring it is no big deal. If you have light or medium brown hair that's gray around the edge like Rod’s a golden blond “high-lift tint” will put the gray hair stylishly under cover. After, a few strands are bleached and highlighted with a foil weaving or cap technique for a contrasting au natural sun kissed effect. 

The blond color will also make large facial features appear smaller and give thin and thinning hair an overall thicker look and style support. To keep it up the new growth is re-colored every six-eight weeks. This bit of hair color magic requires a trip to a “salon hair colorist” and will set you back a few extra bucks but is well worth the time and expense for a sexy-stylish look and all the attention you’ll get.

This road tested rock star style is loaded with sex appeal and comes with all the bell and whistles to stop women dead in their tracks. The tousled spiky contoured shape with a few love locks dancing across your forehead covers the hair line and fills in the blank spots. Your sun kissed color adds a youthful look and texture tousled style lets everyone know you’re a stylish dude. So be prepared to take email addresses and cell phone numbers when you show up with Rod Stewart’s sexy rock star style. 

For styling aids and tools to get the look
See Hair Flex Styling Collection

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Star Hair Style / Frankie Avalon

Drawing inspiration from the hair styles of the stars and celebrities has become national past time. One classic star hair style for men that has stood the test of time is one time teen heart-throb and "Patron Saint" of beauty school drop outs, Frankie Avalon.  His matinee idol good looks, charm and classic hair style is totally swoon-worthy. Frankie's shaped to fit hair style and debonair persona, has stolen the hearts of women around the world for years.

HOW TO GET THE LOOK:  Do you get the feeling your graying hair and out of date hair styles is making you look passé? Before you throw in the towel take a styling lesson from Frankie Avalon and watch  heads turn when you stroll into work looking ten years younger in a stylish grow-up way. For those looking for a no fuzz style this finger combed styles almost styles itself. To get the look, let’s take it one step at a time; starting with a style cut and shaping. 

To get the look, start with a full contoured silhouette for wavy hair with tapered sides and neckline stylishly collar length. With a few adjustments (tweaks) as it grows its easy to find the ideal length and shape for your new style.

To jump start your style, start with a dab of shaping spray, cream or gel 
or nothing at all. Just towel dry and comb in place or a quick tousle with a blow dryer and styling brush is all it takes. To put your "wild side" in play, when dry, add a dab of hair polish for shine and you’ve got the look.

Actors and entertainers like Frankie Avalon color their hair to look younger so coloring your hair should be no big deal. For a realistic look select a shade closest to your hair’s natural hair color and leave a little gray around the temples for a distinguished effect. To keep the gray at bay plan on having it cut and colored every 4-6 weeks. This extra step will set you back a few bucks but is well worth the time and expense for a stylish youthful look and all the attention you’ll get.

Frankie Avalon's classic style cut will put you back in the game looking years younger in a stylish grown up way. The short full contoured silhouette looks perfect from all points of view and puts a receding hairline stylishly under cover. Your new hair color looks so "au natural" it will have some wondering "does he or doesn't he"?  So don’t be surprised when you stroll into work looking dapper and feeling years younger when you hear the ladies saying, "By George" your hair looks great.

Time for a New Hair Style

George Caroll Salon / Toluca Lake, CA
Call 818 980-3210 or stop by...walk-ins-welcome.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

David Bowie / Star Hair Style

The world of popular culture is often guilty of overusing the word ‘icon’ - but when it comes to David Bowie, no other word seems fitting. Performer, musician, artist, fashion maverick and cultural spearhead, Bowie was as revolutionary as they came. 

Bowie free spirit and daring wardrobe was integral to his ‘outsider’ persona, and Bowie’s hair was no exception. David Bowie’s hairstyles changed almost as much as his alter egos. Always a trend setter here are two of his classic short styles that have stood the test of time.

Perhaps one of Bowie’s most gentle-looking hairstyles, this slicked back full and parted ‘do is oh-so-soft and works well with the natural subtle wave of his hair. It also accentuates the star’s infamous high cheekbones and strong jaw line, exposing the delicate features of his face. 

If you're looking for a new trendy hair style take a styling lesson from David Bowie. To get the look, hair is cut short and close through the sides with tapered neckline and side part while the crown is cut and shaped to stand up for a full look. For a spiky textured effect, towel or blow dry and apply styling spray wax or firm hold styling gel to dry hair. For a maximum effect add hair color and makeup for David Bowie's rock star look. 

More Star Hair Styles

Friday, December 15, 2017

Star Hair Style / Ellen Degeneres

Drawing inspiration from the hair styles of our favorite stars and celebrities has become a national pass time. One of the most popular star hair styles is America's quintessential entertainer Ellen DeGeneres. Perhaps more then any Hollywood actress, Ellen has always made a point of wearing a versatile hair style for her time challenged life style. Ellen's trademark Easy Breezy tousled style and buttery blonde hair color gives this Cover Girl a youthful stylish look in a grown up way.

TO GET THE LOOK: Are you looking for a shapely new hair style for your active "time challenged" lifestyle? If that's the case take a hair styling lesson from Ellen DeGeneres and watch heads turn when you show up looking "ooh-so stylish" and years younger. To get the look, let’s take it one step at a time; starting with a custom style cut and shaping.

LET’S SHAPE IT: To get the look, the style cut starts with a contoured silhouette and brow brushing or picky bangs and fringy collar length neckline. Say so long to bad hair days, this "wind blown" do' looks amazing from all points of view and almost styles itself. With a few adjustments (trims) as it grows you can find the ideal length and shape for your new perky style.

LET’S STYLE IT: For style support start with a dab of mousse or shaping gel or nothing at all. Comb either through damp hair to dry au natural for "get-dressed-in-a-dash" sort of way. Or give it a quick tousle with a blow dryer for a fluffy do'. After, add textured effects and turn up the shine with a  touchable soft to the touch finishing spray and your almost there.

NOW, LET’S COLOR IT: If your hair has lost its luster and is beginning to gray around the edges give it a natural sun kissed look with a Buttery blonde tint for dimension and body. After, a clear glaze seals-in the color and turn up the shine. To keep it up, the new growth is tinted every four to six weeks. This extra step may cost a few dollars but it’s a small price to pay for a youthful look and all the attention you’ll get.

LET’S ADD MAKEUP: What’s a star hair style without makeup and accessories? Ellen knows first-hand from her daily sessions in the makeup chair that many foundations can actually make you look overly made up and older looking. To create a youthful natural glow and flawless complexion Ellen starts with Cover Girl ageless foundation. Followed with everything to make a Cover Girl glow, (eyeliner, eye shadow, lash and brow mascara, pink lip gloss) and you’ve got the look. Top it off with a (chic silk scarf, T-shirt, black blazer and jeans with high top tennis shoe’s) and you've got Ellen's Cover Girl Look.

Your Ellen Degeneres shapely style looks amazing from all points of view and almost styles itself. Just shampoo, comb and go or a quick blow dry and your ready for any occasion. The buttery blonde color has put the gray hair stylishly under cover and looks so natural it will have people wondering “Does she or Doesn’t she”? Your Cover Girl glow and ageless complexion has turned back the clock and pushed the style bar to the max. This perky wind blown’ do’ is sure to get rave reviews when you show up looking "ooh-so chic" and years younger with Ellen DeGeneres "easy breezy" Cover Girl style.