Thursday, February 9, 2017

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 following 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 cleans 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 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 up grade 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 clients style and hair color healthy looking between salon visits when you add the Barrage Collagen Jet Stream Shower Sprayer  to your Salon Retail Center. 
WAIT ... WAIT... THERE'S MORE
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

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hair Conditioners & Treatments / The Story

Hair Conditioners / Treatments
The Story

As long as people have had hair, they have needed some way to tame tangles and most importantly, show off their personal style. For centuries, natural oils, wax, honey and plant extracts of all types have been used to improve the appearance of hair but often left it with a oily greasy appearance. By the mid 20th Century hair conditioners changed dramatically with advancements in cosmetic chemistry. What started out as a very basic grooming aid, the hair conditioner has morphed into a highly specialized hair care treatment.




A conditioner basically tightens the hairs cuticle (surface layer), which in turn adds luster and allows each individual strand of hair to remain separate from others for volume (body) and manageability. Conditioners work much like a fabric softeners do for clothing. Beauty experts recommend using a hair conditioner following a shampoo as it can strengthen and improve the texture, replenish moisture, encourage healthy growth and adds body giving hair a clean, healthy and shinny appearance.


Although they have many things in common, the chemistry of a hair conditioner is an art and science making each formula unique. Modern hair conditioners have reached a pinnacle of performance and specificity in resent years. There are now countless conditioners and hair treatments some with rare all natural or even nano-sized ingredients to magically transform your hair into a thing of beauty. Hair conditioning ingredients are selected carefully in order to secure the best possible result using a combination of chemical substances, (micro-protein, silicone, fatty alcohols, polymers, quaternary ammonium compounds) and at times natural plant extracts. Hair conditioner ingredients and the amount used will vary depending on the hair type and its condition.

With a variety of hair conditioners available on the market, each promising a special benefit and at times even a combination of benefits the choose can be daunting. Conditioners are subdivided into the following categories: reconstructors, moisturizers, acidifiers, thermal protectors, detanglers and glossers. If you’re shopping around for a new hair conditioner you’ll no doubt be confronted with a wide range of choices and prices. However, if you’re looking for professional results and are willing to pay a little extra you can’t go wrong by asking your hair stylist to select the perfect conditioner for your hair. After all who knows hair better then a hair stylist?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Year of the Beard / Whisker's

Whisker's Man's Best Friend




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.






Are Whiskers Sexy? 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 bar soap. Instead use a "shampoo and conditioner after to soften and moisturize the skin under it. If whisker's look or feel a bit dry or frizzy a dab of moisturizing 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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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Hair-Aerobics / Hair Exercise System




Empirical research has shown that using pressure point “scalp massage” is a most effective way to encourage healthy hair growth. A scalp massage involves a number of specific pressure points on the head that can stimulate and invigorate the scalp while providing pleasant, relaxing sensations. 


Three-Steps (Brush / Application / Pressure Point Massage

The beauty of using pressure point massage is that it can be done at home when shampooing your hair. All you need is the healing power of your finger tips and these three simple steps when shampooing your hair.

To prepare the hair and scalp for shampooing, begin by brushing the hair from back to front several times with a scalp simulator brush to remove tangles, lift dandruff and excess oil from the scalp and stimulate scalp circulation. Daily brushing can also help keep it clean and prevent styling aid buildup between shampoo’s. It’s the first step to healthy looking hair.


For a thorough cleansing of the hair and scalp, begin by applying shampoo through “WET HAIR” starting at the back of head where hair is thickest. To assure a more even coverage bring the shampoo up under the hair all around the hairline and work into leather.


To use pressure point massage, bend the head forward and place your fingers tips on the temples; press, rotate and slide your fingers through the hair as if combing it with your fingers. Move to the forehead, press, rotate and slide fingers back across the head. At the base of the neck, press, rotate and slide fingers up to the crown. Repeat each step three times and rinse thoroughly with cool water to remove all traces of shampoo. Just three steps and three minutes will assure a healthy head of hair. 


Add Hair-Aerobics to your fitness program and 

workout all the way.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Magic Flex "World's Most Versatile Hair Styling 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 an example of the new hair brush technology at its best combining three of the most popular styling brushes in one: Paddle Brush, Round Brush and Shaping Brush.



The Magic Flex three-in-one Styling Brush is made of a durable heat resistant flexible composite that's easy on the hair and scalp making it ideal for blow dry hair styling and today's hair styles. Its adjustable flexible handle  allows it to fold "open and closed" and spring back to its original flat Paddle Brush shape like magic. 

The air flow net speeds styling protects hair from direct heat and helps dry hair in place. What's more, the Versatile 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.




One hair styling brush does it all !

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

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 Styling Brush is called the "world's most versatile hair brush" and a Hollywood hair styling beauty secret.



World's Most Versatile Hair Brush
Magic Flex Hair Styling Brush, 

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

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. A $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 yourself. This 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 choice for 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
818.903.5054




Thursday, October 27, 2016

Women For Trump


A Woman's view on Trump
A woman was asked how she could vote for Trump,
a “misogynist, a racist and a bigot”. Here is her answer:

  • Because I use my head to research and find out what candidates really are like, not what the media wants me to think.

  • Because Donald Trump has more women in executive and managerial positions than any comparable company, which tells me he is not a misogynist.

  • Because he pays these women the same or more than their male counterparts, which tells me he looks for capability and skills in people, not color, gender or race.

  • Because he fought the West Palm Beach City Council to be able to open his newly purchased club, so he could include blacks and Jews as members, who had been banned until then. This tells me he is not a racist.

  • Because he has raised wonderful children who have turned out to be outstanding, hard working and compassionate adults. He must be doing something right.

  • Because his economic plans makes sense, are conservative in nature, and I vote based on what is best for my family, my friends and my country.

  • Because everybody, the left and the right are afraid of him, the media is trying to destroy his image, and even foreign governments are voicing their opinions, so he must be doing something right. Clean house maybe?

  • Because I want a Supreme Court that will uphold the Constitution, not behave as minions of the administration.  I have had enough with judges who are more like political activists than law enforcers.

  • Because I fear for my family’s safety if the current trend of not confronting blatant terrorism continues – which is a threat to our way of life.

  • Because I am fed up with the rampant corruption of this administration. Accountability in government is paramount, and as this administration has demonstrated, it is a foreign concept to them.

  • Because I am fed up with the political correctness gone wild, and because Trump is not afraid to say what everybody thinks but does not dare to say. A thug is a thug, regardless of color, and that's it.

  • Because it is about time someone puts America's interests ahead of other countries’.

  • Because I know he recognizes and embraces America's exceptionalism, and will not tour the World apologizing for who we are. That tells me he is a patriot.

  • Because, unlike HRC, he has actually held a job, worked hard and achieved success.

  • And last, but not least, Because I am more offended by what Hillary does than by what Trump says.