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    Welcome to Vanessa Deluca Freelance Hairdressing and Makeup ...



Welcome to Vanessa Deluca Freelance Hairdressing and Makeup :)

Connecting with your hairdresser

Connecting with your hairdresser

Having a connection with your hairdresser is an integral part of achieving your perfect look. If you don’t feel confident that you’re on the same page and you can’t put trust in the person who is doing your hair it’s never going to work.

My best work is always done when my client puts complete trust in my skills and opinion. While I never just do whatever I want with whomever’s hair I want, I do express my opinion strongly and honestly when working with my clients. When they express theirs back with confidence I know we’re going to get it right. Communication is key in a stylist-client relationship.

If you’re having trouble getting your hair right at the salon don’t be afraid to try harder and get your message across to your hairdresser. Get as much information out of them as you can. Bringing photos to your appointment is extremely helpful for your hairdresser. Half the time the problem is that we aren’t really sure we know what we want. If you have lots of photos from magazines or wherever, your hairdresser can at least get an idea of what you sense of style is and recommend something that works best for you. When you get on the same page then let go. Put your trust in them. It’s always going to get the best results.

If your confidence in that hairdresser still isn’t there after all this, its time to move on and find a new one. Like in all relationships, you just can’t force a connection.

Neither you, nor any hairdresser wants you to leave the salon unhappy.

Losing Hair? Don’t Stress!

Losing Hair? Don’t Stress!

On average we lose 100 strands of hair a day. This is relative to how much hair you already have. For example, if you have thicker hair, you’ll lose more, if your hair is fine, you’ll lose less. Pretty straight forward. At the end of each follicle’s life cycle it will sit loosely in your scalp until it’s moved about enough to finally fall out so if you only wash or comb your hair once or twice a week then more hair will come out at once.

If you’re finding that you’re losing more than usual there could be a few reasons why.

Change of season, diet or medication can all cause you to lose more hair. It can be hormonal so of you’re going through body changes or if you’re a woman who has recently given birth you will lose a lot of hair in most cases. Then there’s the hereditary reasons and if thats the case for you then seek a Trichologist (a doctor who specialises in hair and scalp) to see if there are any solutions for your particular problem. Same goes for conditions such as alopecia.
If you’re still losing hair and can’t relate back to any of the above reasons then here is the last and most common reason for hair loss. Stress. Long and short term stress and anxiety can and most likely will cause you to lose a lot of hair and you’ll notice when you calm your nerves for a long period of time there will be a lot of short hair growing at once from your roots. This looks dreadful and makes styling your hair that much harder. So avoid it before its too late.
Relax! Breath long and deep. Meditate or let that stress out whatever way works best for you. You’ll thank yourself with thick healthy hair.

Strength and Solutions for Weak Hair

Strength and Solutions for Weak Hair

One of the questions I’ve been hearing often over the years from my clients is “How do I make my hair thicker? Not just when I’m styling it but every day…”

There are many reasons why some peoples hair is thicker than others. A lot of the time its just that everyones hair is different. Some people have thick hair and some have fine. But there are ways to take care of yourself and your hair if you do want to improve the strength, shine and density of your hair in the long term.

First of all, diet. Make sure you have a diet full of protein, iron and vitamins. So obviously more meats and veges but if you’re a vegetarian then nuts, eggs and fish are also very important to your hair. Vitamin B complex, C and a multi vitamin is also going to be helpful.

There is also an amazing mineral supplement called Silica which, when taken daily, greatly improves hair strength, elasticity and shine. It also is great for the strength of your skin and nails and even prevents against wrinkles.

Secondly, products. For styling, a Sea Salt Spray or the Karpati Natural Hair Care Volumiser are going to improve thickness and texture when blowdrying or even letting the hair dry naturally.
For a great product that externally treats the hair so it will maintain strength and thickness and prevents against balding and thinning in a noninvasive fashion is the Activance range. I highly recommend the Hair Stimulant Spray and the Shampoo in this range. I have recommended it to many clients and even tested it out on myself and it helps even if your hair isn’t thinning. I also found that my hair was less frizzy.

Lastly, treatments. Protein and Keratin treatments are so helpful in strengthening your hair.

Please try one or all of these if you wish for stronger, thicker and shinier hair. I hope to hear some great feedback.