Causes Project, Pt. 2

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Preferred Name:

Amanda

Preferred Social Media account info and/or website info:

Bluebird Campaign

What cause or causes get your main support?
Human Trafficking

How has your job and life shaped the causes that are important to you?
I was a receptionist for almost 7 years. I worked with people on a daily basis and I still do. I was exposed to human trafficking in 2013/2014 when I started really understanding and learning about it.

If you could tell anyone just one thing about your cause, what would you say?
Slavery didn’t end, it never ended with Abraham Lincoln, but it can end now. People need to be working towards a goal together, saving victims of human trafficking can help stop other issues associated with abuse and Stockholm Syndrome.

Causes Project, Pt. 1

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Preferred Name:
Christine Rinehart
Preferred Social Media account info and/or website info:
@ChrissyDoesHair on Instagram and Twitter, /ChrissyDoesHair on Facebook
What cause or causes get your main support?
Mental Illness is something I take very seriously, specifically Anxiety Disorders
How has your job and life shaped the causes that are important to you?
Working in the Cosmetology industry since the age of 13 I’ve held a lot of differing positions each with varying levels of stress. Management positions, educator roles, and personal client management were things that made it difficult for me to let loose and enjoy myself. Having always been a bit of a natural planner, worry and stress came naturally with the additional responsibilities of higher positions.
I take Mental Illnesses and particularly Anxiety Disorders to heart because I suffer from anxiety. Finding tools to use as coping mechanisms has been amazing for me, but I still feel there’s a huge unnecessary stigma associated with wanting help.
As a result of this stigma and my desire to fight against that I am SUPER public about my anxiety and I have even created an Etsy shop where I sell kits that have mixes of coping mechanism tools all ready to go. I want to make everyone more comfortable with who they are and what they need to feel healthy.
If you could tell anyone just one thing about your cause, what would you say?
STOP. Just stop.
You being upset they don’t have your favorite soda in the fountain is probably not¬†giving you a panic attack.
You wanting to clean before company comes over does not necessarily mean you suffer from OCD.
You being upset by a single bad grade does not necessarily mean you are depressed.
These are diseases, and if you don’t have them then it’s really not cool to use them as adjectives on your behavior.
Don’t make our illnesses into punchlines.
If you or anyone you know is interested in filling out a profile for the Causes project please email me ChristineDoesHair@gmail.com, thank you.

At Home Dermaplaning!

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So by now you may or may not have heard of dermaplaning as the hot new facial service available to the stars…

For those of you who haven’t heard about it, here’s the skinny: dermaplaning is a service that consists of a skilled professional gently scraping a scalpel across the surface layer of the skin to physically exfoliate and also remove baby peach fuzz hairs to produce a super smooth effect and increase the power of skin treatments applied afterwards.

Generally speaking it’s not usually safe to tae an unguarded blade to your own skin as it can be difficult to gauge pressure and it would be awful to end up with a scar instead of fresh skin.

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Well, for those of us out here who don’t want to spend a million dollars on facial treatments at a spa, I’m here to offer another option: guarded brow shaping razors for at home dermaplaning.

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These are absolutely amazing in general and I use them for my brow shaping because my skin doesn’t do well with facial waxing. But the real awesome sauce about them is that they have a really sharp blade and they also have a micro guard on them that helps prevent the likelihood of cutting yourself accidentally.

After reading about dermaplaning and doing some research I decided to give it a whirl myself. The major benefit for me has been how much better my skin care products seem to be working. By using a technique like this to physically remove the surface layer of dead cells and make-up residue that seems to never come off fully under usual circumstances it really does promote better absorption of masks and moisturizers.

It’s typically not necessary to do an extreme exfoliation technique like this every day. I suggest trying it once a week, or even once a month if you have sensitive skin. My skin is pretty hardy so I usually do this once a week, sometimes twice a week if I’ve been doing a lot of modeling shoots and classes and been wearing more make-up than I prefer. It makes me feel so much cleaner to be able to get my skin under control.

This is a truly fabulous new addition to my skin care routine and I totally suggest it to anyone interested, just be careful not to shave off an eyebrow!

 

Why I Love Top Pieces

Some call them wiglets, mono-tops, toppers, closures, full tops, part pieces, and a million other names…

They all do the same thing though: provide hair addition options with greater coverage for the crown of the head.

I work with several brands because every company has different textures/density/sizing options and with a piece like this it’s important to get a great match.

Below is a photo showing an example piece, this one is by Tress Couture through Hotheads. My distributor for my area is Twin State, but that may vary based on your location.

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Here’s some cool ways to use pieces like these:

-create instant bangs/fringe on clients not looking to commit to the cut

-provide thickness on thinning hair with visible scalp

-upgrade hair extension applications on short hair clients to better hide transition lines

-great for clients with unruly short or curly hair along the part line to provide a humidity resistant option

-great for clients who have an extreme color difference between their natural hair and their colored hair to hide roots between visits

-can be used to provide volume and/or length for updos on clients with fine or short hair

-can be used for creative color styles to create dramatic color shifts without hair color/lightener damage

-and probably a ton of other things I haven’t thought of yet

 

These pieces can be incredibly useful for clients and stylists to create dream hair for everyone.