Hair Myths....True or false!

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Hair Myths....True or false!

Let me just dive right in, as a hairstylist I've heard them all. Yes ALL of them, so let me just debunk some of the biggest hair myths for you so that you can find your healthiest hair possible!!!

 

1. Trimming your ends makes your hair grow?

A. False. Trimming your ends does nothing more than rid your hair of split ends that are begging to be removed. Trimming regularly ensures that the shaft doesn't continue to split higher than it should and eventually require more cutting. You should have a trim every 6-8 weeks, no questions asked. 

 

2. I need to wash my hair everyday? 

A. False. You do not need to wash your hair everyday as a matter of fact over washing your hair can cause excessive dry scalp which is often mistaken for dandruff. If your hair gets oily very easily try using a dry shampoo and only condition from mid shaft to ends on your hair. 

3. Using special products can make my hair thicker? 

A. False. There is no product on the market that is going to make your hair thicker. If you have fine hair, it can be styled to look fuller but don't be fooled by prodducts that claim they can make your hair thicker. 

 

4. Scalp stimulation is good for hair growth? 

A. True! You want to stimulate the scalp as often as possible. To get some extra stimulation to those hair follicles try essential oils such as tea tree oil, lavender oil and peppermint oil.  

 

5. Brushing your hair makes it shiny

A. False.  Too much brush can lead to shedding and take away your natural luster. I recommend only brushing your hair when it's necessary!

6. You can mend split ends?  

A. false. Once ends are split, they are split. They need to be cut off. Don't waste your time or money on products that promise to mend them.

 

7.  Hair color is bad for my hair? 

A. false. Yes it's true that stripping your hair during the bleaching process will strip your hair of its cuticle however if you are coloring your hair a darker it will actually make your hair look fuller and healthier! 

8. Wearing a bonnet at night is good for your hair? 

A. True! A satin bonnet protects your tresses from the friction of your cotton pillow cases. Sleeping without one will leading to drying and shedding hair.  You can however get away without wearing a bonnet if you sleep on a satin pillow case!  

 

I hope these help you! If you have any you want to know the answer to- submit them below!!!

 Platinum Images owner, Jonathan Abernathy

Platinum Images owner, Jonathan Abernathy

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The Perfect Selfie!

In the age of social media, its nothing worse than seeing a someone who can't take a good selfie! Its an art to getting the perfect selfie and I am going to share with you everything you need to know to have flawless selfies!

1. Find your Lighting

Natural lighting is the best lighting to shoot your photos in. If you are holding your phone taking a selfie, the light should be behind your phone and you should be in front of the light, get it?!!

2. know your angles! 

 Use your camera timer and stand in front of it to see what angles you look your best at. Play with how close and or far away the camera needs to be to you to give you your most flattering shot! If you take a photo and you hate the angle see if you can change the orientation of the photo with the aviary app!  3. Use your timer!

Use your camera timer and stand in front of it to see what angles you look your best at. Play with how close and or far away the camera needs to be to you to give you your most flattering shot! If you take a photo and you hate the angle see if you can change the orientation of the photo with the aviary app!

3. Use your timer!

 Camera-timer allows you to find the perfect position to shoot your selfie in and make it happen! Just prop up your phone up, set your timer and Boom!     Follow these three steps and you will forever have the perfect selfie!!! Enjoy!!!            

Camera-timer allows you to find the perfect position to shoot your selfie in and make it happen! Just prop up your phone up, set your timer and Boom!

 

Follow these three steps and you will forever have the perfect selfie!!! Enjoy!!!

 

 

 

 

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Heat Control!

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Heat Control!

Summer is here and so is the heat! The number one question I get during this time of the year is, "How can I keep my hair straight in the heat & humidity?"

Here are three of my favorite products to control the frizz and reversion in this steamy weather and are easy on the wallet!

 

1. Tresemme Keratin Smooth

 I LOVE this product from tresemme, it infuses Keratin proteins into the hair leaving it silky, soft and super manageable for the blow dry! Furthermore you can get it at your local drug store and its easy on the wallet for those who wash and straighten their hair multiple times a week! Use it after a good shampoo. ($5-$6)  2.  SEXY HAIR " Soya Want Flat Hair"

I LOVE this product from tresemme, it infuses Keratin proteins into the hair leaving it silky, soft and super manageable for the blow dry! Furthermore you can get it at your local drug store and its easy on the wallet for those who wash and straighten their hair multiple times a week! Use it after a good shampoo. ($5-$6)

2.  SEXY HAIR " Soya Want Flat Hair"

 Infused with Soy and Cocoa, the Healthy Sexy hair product protects and locks shine in and keeps moisture out, preventing frizz and protects hair at up to 450 degrees!  Use after blow-drying the hair during the flat-iron process.  ($18-$20 Professional Product)        3. Moroccan OIL

Infused with Soy and Cocoa, the Healthy Sexy hair product protects and locks shine in and keeps moisture out, preventing frizz and protects hair at up to 450 degrees!  Use after blow-drying the hair during the flat-iron process.  ($18-$20 Professional Product)

 

 

3. Moroccan OIL

 Moroccan Oil is the perfect formula to seal the deal when hairstyling and to keep the frizz at bay! Use a dime size portion to tame your fly-aways, mend your split ends and ensure that your hair is hydrated and silky in the heat-Plus the antioxidant enriched formula protects your tresses from sun damage! ($45 professional Product)     Want to order any of the 2 professional products? Contact  info@platinumimagesstyling.com       

Moroccan Oil is the perfect formula to seal the deal when hairstyling and to keep the frizz at bay! Use a dime size portion to tame your fly-aways, mend your split ends and ensure that your hair is hydrated and silky in the heat-Plus the antioxidant enriched formula protects your tresses from sun damage! ($45 professional Product)

 

Want to order any of the 2 professional products? Contact info@platinumimagesstyling.com

 

 

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I want Hair Extensions!

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I want Hair Extensions!

Nowadays everywhere you look someone is wearing hair extensions, rather it be for a little volume, more length or both! Whatever the case may be hair extensions are here to stay and if you are going to be rocking them, you better do it right so KEEP READING!!!

I get tons of questions and emails daily regarding hair extensions and I am going to give you my top 3 rules when looking for the best hair extensions for you!

 

  1. Do your research!

    If you are a hair extension virgin it’s quite obvious that you are going to be very inquisitive when it comes to hair extensions. As a hair extension virgin you’re going to hear beauty lingo that you don’t understand like “ Remy hair”, “Indi-Remi Hair”, “Virgin Hair”, “Virgin Malaysian hair”, and the list goes on and on. Don’t be overwhelmed by this, understand that if you want your extensions to last and maintain their integrity you will want to purchase virgin hair only. The highest quality is going to be Virgin Indian Hair (Sourced from India) and will have a price tag that is a bit higher than most, then Virgin Hair (Sourced from Asia mainly). Prices for Virgin hair will vary, so do your research before purchasing because most companies will not accept refunds.

     

     

 Loose body wave virgin hair

Loose body wave virgin hair


     2. Look at different installation method

This is very important for hair extension newbies because so many girls are talked into extensions by friends or by seeing their favorite reality star rocking them. The difference between you and the girls on TV is that they have a daily glam squad, you more than likely don’t. So where clip-ins may work for them you may need something that has a little more staying power and vice-versa.

3. Find a License Professional!

After the research, after looking at the videos, you are sold that you want hair extensions, what’s next? I can’t stress this enough, seek out the service of a licensed, skilled and educated professional! I could write a book about why this is so important and I just might, but right now let me give you a few reasons why. One, a licensed professional will be able to look at your hair and give you a realistic outcome of the service you want. Two, they can tell you which extension method is best for your hair type, texture and lifestyle. Three, they can advise you on how to maintain your hair extensions in between salon visits and while on vacations. Four, they can properly install your extensions to ensure that you don’t suffer from scalp abrasions and hair loss. Five, they can alert you of any scalp condition before beginning any extension service. Six, they can leave you with the peace of mind that a professional did your extensions and ALL true professional hair stylist will stand behind their work! Seven, it’ll cost you way more to have a licensed, skilled and educated hair stylist fix your bad extension job than to just have it done the right way the first time!  Need I say more?

 Jonathan Abernathy and Miss Illinois USA 2015 Renee Wronecki

Jonathan Abernathy and Miss Illinois USA 2015 Renee Wronecki

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Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoyed!

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Serena Williams Fashion & Tennis!

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Serena Williams Fashion & Tennis!

This weekend tennis fans across the world had a chance to witness history in the making as Serena William won her 6th Wimbledon Title and 21st Single Major Title. She now holds all 4 Major titles and a chance to complete the Grand Slam, with a win at the US Open.

Over the past 15 years Serena has given us some of the best tennis in the history of the sport, at the same time she given us some of the best and wildest tennis fashions ever by pushing the limits in crop top, knee-high sneaker boots and so much more!

Here are some of my favorite looks on and off the court of the Legendary Serena Williams!

 

 Serena battling on the clay in Green and Yellow knee-high socks by Puma

Serena battling on the clay in Green and Yellow knee-high socks by Puma

 fierce at the US Open in a crop top and jean tennis skirt

fierce at the US Open in a crop top and jean tennis skirt

 Dressed in ALL BLACK!

Dressed in ALL BLACK!

 Sheer sophistication in a white warm-up blazer by Nike on the Lawns of Wimbledon

Sheer sophistication in a white warm-up blazer by Nike on the Lawns of Wimbledon

 Who says you can't play tennis In knee-high sneakers! 

Who says you can't play tennis In knee-high sneakers! 

 Pink and Yellow never looked so good together down Under!

Pink and Yellow never looked so good together down Under!

 Serena looking very striking in red knee length-zip back dress and studded Christian Louboutins  in NYC

Serena looking very striking in red knee length-zip back dress and studded Christian Louboutins  in NYC

 Looking gorgeous off-court in a mid-drift top and skirt with luscious golden locks!

Looking gorgeous off-court in a mid-drift top and skirt with luscious golden locks!

 French Blue dress, Glowing skin and a super-sleek Ponytail heading to the 11th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

French Blue dress, Glowing skin and a super-sleek Ponytail heading to the 11th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

Wimbledon Champions dinner in a gorgeous jewel studded gown

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