Cosmetology, Hair

5 Must Have Products for Beautiful Winter Hair

Cooler weather can make our hair dry, lifeless and dull. Who wants that? No one. Here are a few tips to keep your hair from hibernating this winter.

When you turn the heat on in your house, it dries out the air, also drying out your hair. To bring some moisture back into your locks, wash and condition your hair with a moisturizing shampoo. Clary Color shampoo and conditioner is perfect for fine to medium hair, and  Z-11 shampoo and conditioner works great for thick and course hair.

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Barbering, Hair

Barbering: What’s Old Is New Again

I have been witnessing something quite exciting in the barber community, recently. It’s apparent that men are searching for the traditional barber experience. No fluff. No frills. Just  great barbering skills.

For decades, even generations, the barber shop was where men went for that quality groomed look. Yet suddenly, somewhere between Woodstock and casual Friday, good grooming appeared to lose some of its luster, some of its hold on the male species.

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Cosmetology, Hair

DIY: Effortless Updo

 

We are so excited to share this Effortless Updo with you! Updo’s are a classic look, that can be a bit intimidating, but they don’t have to be. All you need to complete this elegant look is: a hair clip, rubber band, bobby pins, a curling iron and a shaping hair spray. (We used Clary Shape)

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Cosmetology, Hair

Brow-less Beauty

Mona Lisa is one of Leonardo DaVinci’s greatest works of art. Have you ever wondered, “Where are her eyebrows?” “Did he forget them?”

Well, DaVinci did not forget anything. In fact, brow less foreheads were considered a sign of beauty. Women would tweeze their eyebrows and hairlines to show an expansion of their forehead. They did this to look more intelligent, because it would make their forehead look larger and therefore seem like they had a larger brain. Women would then pumice the tweezed area to make it smooth. Now, I think it is great that they thought knowledge equaled beauty, but I am glad that this beauty trend did not stick around. They say beauty is pain, and in this case that is very true.

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Cosmetology, Hair

Hairstyle Appreciation Day

Did you know it was National Hairstyle Appreciation Day? What a fun holiday, right?! We wanted to celebrate by showing you one of our favorite quick and easy hairstyles you can perfect in under 5 minutes. Can you say more sleep? Yes, please!

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Natural Hair Care

Celebrities Rocking Natural Hair

The Natural Hair Movement has been gaining momentum for a while, and many celebrities have begun to embrace their strands and transition back to their natural locks including, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Usher and more.

Have you been considering transitioning back to your natural roots as well? Join Clary Sage College Sunday April 6th from 2-6pm for Curls and Tresses! Curls and Tresses is a textured hair event designed to educate and celebrate the variety and versatility of textured hair!

We hope to see YOU there!

Natural Hair Care

Hair Braiding History

Hair braiding [hair brey-ding] verb

 “Hair braiding means a natural form of hair manipulation that results in tension on hair strands by beading, braiding, cornrowing, extending, lacing, locking, sewing, twisting, weaving, or wrapping human hair, natural fibers, synthetic fibers, and hair extensions into a variety of shapes, patterns, and textures.”

Hair braiding is an ancient art form that can be traced back to Egyptians and many African tribes, where it was used to symbolize social status and different religious and social beliefs. Hair braiding has been around for centuries and many styles worn today for fashion purposes used to only be worn to symbolize different things about a person’s life.

Photo Credit: going-natural.com

Photo Credit: going-natural.com

Ancient Egyptian women of high stature would wear their hair braided and beaded over; pregnant Egyptian women would wear their hair braided into a bun. In some African tribes they used hair braiding as an initiation process from childhood to adulthood, and some women would wear their hair braided into a crown to represent royalty.

 

Hair braiding slowly made its way to the United States where it was mainly worn around the house and used to maintain small children’s hair. Hair braiding services were not offered in a salon until the 1960’s, when the style began to gain popularity. Women would wear their hair in many fashions including geometric designs simulating crowns, similar to their hair braiding foremothers.  As the want for these intricate designs grew, so did the demand for hair braiders. Braiders from all over the country made the transition from home based businesses to traditional salon settings.

As the demand for hair braiding services grew, so did the number of unregulated braiding salons, creating the need for hair braiding regulations.  By the early 1980’s, network gatherings were held in cities like Washington D.C and New York to work together and curate hair braiding laws and regulations.  Hair braiding than became a legal salon service and it is now required by state law that any person practicing hair braiding services must obtain a license by the board of cosmetology for their state.

If hair braiding is for you, check out the Clary Sage College Hair Braiding Technology Program!