Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Year of the Master Barber / Artist


The year of the Master Barber / Artist
Buzz Buzz   /  Clip Clip /  Snip Snip / Style Happens


What's old is new again. Sometimes called a "Hawk Top" clipper cut made popular in the 1920's to complement the fashion of wearing hats is making a come back with a totally new artistic twist. 


To get the look the sides and back is cut short ( achieved with a clipper) with the top left long and brush back or to the side for a full or close look. The style is not well suited for everyone but looks especially good for men with a good head shape and those with round and angular face shapes and features. The short close tapered sides and long top give the face a slimmer look while accenting strong facial features.


Hair Art Graphic Style Cuts have been growing in popularity for both men and women. Ideal for those who like to walk on the edgy side of fashion. The hair is clipper cut close to the head  for a shadow effect and graphic designs are craved into the hair with both a clipper and razor.


Hair Tattoo's turns hair styling into a Living Art Form
 
Master Barber Rob Ferrell has proved he's one cool clipper artist by trans-forming customers' hair into the faces of celebritiesThe Texan hairdresser, who runs a shop in San Antonio, uses little more than a pair of clipperstraditional metal razor and some eyeliner pencils to craft his amazing hair designs.The results are nothing short of amazing... a work of art and thing of beauty. Picture Styles start at $200 dollars.




Hair Styling Experience
For a style that looks perfect from all points of view and holds its shape as it grows visit the George Caroll Salon just minutes from Universal Studio's.Our studio stylists have been helping the entertainment industry and Toluca Lake residents look stylish for years... now its your turn.  Call 818 980-3210

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Beauty Innovations from Korea




With growing frequency, innovative beauty products are originating in South Korea and making their way to Western markets. 

For example, BB creams, brightening products, skin care masks and skin care oils can all trace their popularity back to Asian origins. Innovative ingredients such as starfish extract and product applicators are being developed in South Korea before exploding in popularity around the world. In fact, South Korea has emerged as Asia’s trendsetter in the fashion, entertainment and beauty industries, supplanting Japan as the primary source of Asian cool.





South Korea is becoming a hotbed of beauty innovations and has been called the New France of Skin Care products. For example, while most beauty products use distilled, pure water as a base, South Korean beauty labs have been able to use cutting-edge solutions like tree sap or thermal water as the base. 

In addition, some of the unique ingredients being used by Korean brands boast anti-aging, firming, hydrating or blemish-healing properties, and those ingredients include snail extract, starfish extract, herbs indigenous to the Asian region, like yeast extracts, fruit stem cells and unique floral extracts. 

One example is the rare Korean botanical Camellia flower. Hand selected Camellia seeds are taken through a 9x extracting process to produce the pure Camellia Oil Serum. The result, is a 100% pure Camellia Oil Serum with endless benefits for the hair, face and body.




Furthermore, South Korean beauty labs are famous for some of the most advanced beauty applicators. Notable inclusions are products that are twisted out of containers, cushion compacts that stay constantly moist and bacteria-free, ergonomic grips on eyeliners, lipsticks that apply with clean spatula-like devices, and vibrating puffs to help skin absorb makeup and skin care products. 

The Latest innovation is a Eco-Friendly water saving Shower Head Nozzle with a built-in Ceramic bead filler that removes the Chlorine and dispenses a micro-mist Collagen Protein that strengthens the hair and and hydrates the entire body.

As South Korean beauty R&D labs continue to innovate expect to see more Asian beauty brands popping up stateside.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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, March 23, 2017

Magic Flex 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, Shaping Brush, plus a built-in-styling comb.



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.




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.



The World's Most Versatile Hair Brush
and Hollywood Beauty Secret

SEE YOUTUBE VIDEO DEMONSTRATION


www.georgecaroll.comMagic

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




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. 

www.georgecaroll.com

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.