And my hair has always been a big part of my identity. It has driven my career choices and ultimately it led me here. If your hair is thinning and you're ready to put life before hair, if you are a stylist looking for insights for your clients, if you're looking for education, empowerment and love, welcome home.
It's time for more gentle hair care - whether you're noticing thinning due to aging, or stress - whether you're menopausal or in your 20s and certain your locks will last forever. You've got to care for what's on your head.
Think about when you've had a shedding phase and ask yourself what happened 12 weeks ago? Did I go on the Paleo Diet? 8 weeks ago, did I have surgery? Did I have a change in medications? Was there stress in my life?
I saw women with totally visible scalps laughing and eating lunch. I saw women with short and fine hair, almost bald, hiking in Acadia with people who love them. Some summer epiphanies and healthy hair tips.
I was honored to be one of the featured stylists in Humans of HAIR+ - in the March issue of Modern Salon magazine (@modernsalon) - one of my industry's premier publications. And I was again just recently in their April issue online (more on that later), but here's why education is so integral to my work in the salon and with the thinning hair journey.
Ever heard of “traumatic styling?” Well, it isn’t a syndrome we hairstylists get when we have to blow out someone who has super thick hair. It's a real thing and it's happening through heat styling and coloring and to younger and younger clients.