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AUG 2019

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84 BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD AUGUST 2019 Fill out thinning hair safely with these enhancements. Hairdreams MICROLINES System easily adds volume for fi ne and thinning strands—even for clients with serious hair loss and bald spots—via high-grade, hand- selected 100-percent real human hair, plus a gentle, nondamaging integration process. @hairdreamsusa Hotheads Hairwear offers top-of-the- head hair enhancement without shaving or bonding, secured between two tape tabs that provide nondamaging attachment sites that seamlessly secure the piece to the client's head. @hotheadshairextensions Great Lengths USA Tapes Plus offer the appearance of natural hair growth at the top of the adhesive—ideal for parted areas or for clients with very fi ne hair. @greatlengthsusa LAY IT ON THICK COURTESY OF MANUFACTURERS and natural hair healthy. "With a variety of extensions on the market (clip-in, bonded, tape-in, sew-in wefts, etc.), each has a specifi c maintenance regimen to ensure longevity, integrity and best results," Quinones details. "Adhering to these regimens is imperative. Wigs, with both synthetic and natural hair options, typically cover the entire head, creating a barrier over the scalp and the natural hair." She recommends giving the scalp a chance to "breathe" by removing the wig, cleansing and moisturizing the scalp and natural hair with conditioner—all essential to maintain a healthy environment for hair and scalp. And, to help combat traction alopecia, advise clients to take breaks between braiding services, and ensure styles aren't too tight (especially around the hairline area, where locks are more fragile). Vicki Casciola, educator for Hairtalk, notes that the client's hair length and lifestyle are two of the most important considerations for successful extensions results. "If your client is experiencing more extensive hair thinning/loss and the scalp is exposed, look for options with maximum coverage and a comfortable, safe and semipermanent solution," Casciola advises. " e weight of the enhancement should be evenly distributed around the head to relieve any tension stress in certain areas." Meanwhile, stylists can help clients prevent traction alopecia by showing them proper styling and haircare, and how to avoid repetitive stress to the hair in any particular direction or area. "Educating your clients not only preserves the health of their hair and scalp, but protects your work and keeps them coming back to you!" Casciola says. Kristen Colon, educator for Hotheads, believes that everyone is a good candidate for tape-in extensions, so long as they're not currently experiencing hair loss for nongenetic reasons (such as medications or chemotherapy). For her clients, Colon takes before-and-after pictures, as well as a photo at each touch-up appointment before reapplication so clients can see the continued growth, strength and protection of the natural hair's integrity. "It also ensures that there isn't any damage happening," Colon adds. "I use single-sided tape with the use of a single extension piece around hairline areas so there isn't too much weight in those fi ner spots. It's all about customizing based on clients' natural existing hair." EDUCATING YOUR CLIENTS NOT ONLY PRESERVES THE HEALTH OF THEIR HAIR AND SCALP, BUT PROTECTS YOUR WORK AND KEEPS THEM COMING BACK TO YOU!" —VICKI CASCIOLA Hairtalk Hairwear Smart Part provides a semipermanent hair enhancement solution for clients with severe hair loss in a customizable, easy-to-apply, tape- in format. @hairtalkusa

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