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Decoding the Enigma of Human Hair Toppers: Your Comprehensive Guide

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In the vast landscape of beauty and haircare, the emergence of human hair toppers has sparked a revolution, offering an innovative solution to individuals striving to elevate their appearance and bolster their self-assurance. These remarkably versatile hairpieces have swiftly risen in popularity, celebrated for their remarkable capacity to harmoniously integrate with one’s existing hair, thus fashioning an authentic and uncomplicated aesthetic. Whether grappling with the challenges of hair thinning, confronting hair loss head-on, or simply yearning to infuse one’s tresses with amplified volume and style, the human hair topper emerges as an all-encompassing panacea for achieving a profound and sweeping hair transformation.

Understanding Human Hair Toppers

Human hair toppers, known interchangeably as wig toppers or hairpieces, are ingeniously crafted hair extensions designed to cover and enhance the crown and top area of the head. These hairpieces are not mere accessories; they are a testament to precision and artistry. Created using top-grade human hair, carefully selected and treated, they seamlessly blend with your own hair’s color, texture, and thickness. The meticulous craftsmanship behind human hair toppers ensures they provide not only coverage but also volume and an authentic appearance that conceals any noticeable differences from your natural hair.

The primary objective of a human hair topper is to deliver a natural appearance while addressing concerns related to hair loss or thinning. By skillfully integrating with your existing hair, these toppers provide a discreet solution that boosts your confidence. Through meticulous sourcing and processing, the toppers ensure a virtually undetectable match, leaving observers unable to distinguish between the hairpiece and your own locks. Overall, human hair toppers offer a reliable method to attain the desired coverage and volume, resulting in a seamless and genuine transformation.

The Versatility of Human Hair Toppers

The remarkable attribute of human hair toppers lies in their exceptional versatility. They are a game-changer for those contending with hair thinning due to various factors like hereditary conditions, aging, or medical issues. The toppers adeptly mask these concerns and restore self-assurance. They are equally beneficial for individuals facing partial hair loss or dealing with regions of scant hair growth, as they provide precise coverage where needed. Beyond functional benefits, human hair toppers also cater to those seeking a temporary alteration to their hairstyle, allowing for experimentation without the commitment of permanent cuts or color changes. This property opens up a world of possibilities for styling creativity. Whether you’re dealing with thinning locks or simply desire a new look, the adaptability of human hair toppers is truly remarkable.

Choosing the Perfect Human Hair Topper

Selecting the ideal human hair topper involves careful consideration of elements like hair color, length, texture, and base size. One of the key aspects is the seamless integration of the topper’s base with your current hairline, ensuring a comfortable fit. This holds true even for individuals with gray hair, making the quest for the perfect gray hair topper just as significant. The market offers a diverse range of gray shades and nuances, assuring the availability of an ideal match that harmonizes with your original hair. Manufacturers recognize the importance of catering to the spectrum of gray hair, allowing you to find a complementary option that suits you perfectly.

Exploring Different Base Types and Attachment Methods

Human hair toppers come in a diverse range of base types and attachment techniques to cater to individual preferences and needs. Monofilament bases, for instance, provide an exceptionally lifelike resemblance to the scalp, rendering the topper practically invisible. On the other hand, lace front toppers offer a natural hairline appearance, allowing for hair styling away from the face. Some toppers boast a hybrid design, incorporating both monofilament and lace elements, combining their respective benefits. For securing these toppers, attachment methods encompass various options such as clips, tapes, or adhesive strips, all contributing to a secure and snug fit that ensures both confidence and comfort. Through these varied choices in base types and attachment methods, individuals can confidently find a human hair topper that aligns with their unique preferences. 

Mastering Application and Maintenance

Applying a human hair topper is a simple task that can be accomplished either independently at home or with the aid of a skilled hairstylist. These toppers typically feature clips or other secure fasteners that firmly hold the piece in position. Ensuring the enduring quality of your human hair topper relies significantly on proper maintenance practices. Consistent cleaning, conditioning, and styling efforts are essential to maintain the authentic appearance and texture of the hair addition. Adhering to the care guidelines supplied by the manufacturer is of utmost importance to uphold the optimal condition of your gray hair topper. Whether self-applied or professionally managed, a human hair topper can seamlessly blend into your existing hair, enhancing your overall look with its natural appeal and contributing to your confidence.

Unlocking Styling Possibilities

Customizing the appearance of your human hair topper is a creative venture that enables you to showcase your distinct personality and style preferences. Whether your aim is to attain an elegant and polished appearance or to embrace cascading curls full of body, the options for styling are incredibly diverse. Utilizing heat styling implements, you have the ability to create sleek, straight locks or add captivating curls to your topper. Additionally, you have the opportunity to explore various hair ornaments and embellishments that can elevate and complement your overall aesthetic. This process enables limitless exploration and personal creativity, enabling you to craft a unique appearance that truly reflects your individuality.

Elevating Confidence with Human Hair Toppers

The visual benefits of human hair toppers are undeniable, but their impact transcends appearances. These hairpieces possess the potential to profoundly influence an individual’s self-confidence and sense of value. Dealing with hair loss or thinning hair can impose an emotional burden, affecting how we see ourselves and how we interact with others socially. Opting for a human hair topper can restore a feeling of regularity and embolden individuals to express their distinct style without apprehension about revealing hair-related issues. The authentic look and texture of a topper can substantially alter one’s self-image and external impressions.

Embrace the Transformation

Human hair toppers provide a transformative solution for individuals who are grappling with hair thinning, or hair loss or those who simply want to enhance their appearance. These hairpieces offer remarkable flexibility, an authentic appearance, and customizable choices like gray hair toppers, making them a revolutionary tool in the realm of beauty and self-care. By comprehending the advantages, application methods, upkeep, and styling techniques of human hair toppers, you can confidently embark on a journey to enhance your hair and elevate your self-assurance like never before. Whether you aim to amplify volume, conceal thinning hair, or experiment with fresh styles, a human hair topper stands as a dependable companion, enabling you to achieve your desired look.

In the tapestry of personal expression and empowerment, human hair toppers weave a thread of confidence, allowing individuals to embrace their uniqueness with grace. As you navigate the world of hair transformations, remember that the journey is not only about changing your appearance; it’s about discovering the facets of yourself that shine even brighter with the added layer of confidence. Whether you’re seeking to restore what was lost or to experiment with a fresh style, human hair toppers offer a canvas for self-discovery, reinvention, and unapologetic authenticity.

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Goes Live

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Photo of Govner of Govner Leather, celebrity tattoo artist Friday Jones, Suzanna Bowling and celebrity hairstylist Eddie Wunderlich.

“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Goes Live”, is a new show that will be filmed live every Wednesday from 5 – 6 in the lobby of the iconic Hotel Edison, before a live audience. We will run the video on our site every Thursday. Our world premiere episode happened this Friday February 9th to encompass Fashion Week. Our next episode will be filmed live on Wednesday February 14th.  As of the 15th we will also be an international podcast.

I am so grateful to my guests celebrity hair stylist Eddie Wunderlich, celebrity tattoo artist Friday Jones and Govner of Govner Leather. Thank-you Magda Katz for videoing and creating the content, the audience who showed up to support us, Rommel Gopez and The Hotel Edison for their kindness and hospitality.

We hope to see you there.

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The Beautiful Artistry of Abosoyoki

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The perfect facial experience is found in the heart of Manhattan. When you discover the divine artistry of Abosoyoki you will find yourself on an elevated adventure and glorious way to discover the treasure of beautiful skin.

The splendid skincare studio, located at Madison Square Park, was founded by Soyoki Abo. The  aesthetician and certified beautician is a one-of-kind entrepreneur who holds rich knowledge of what it takes to establish and maintain wonderful skin. She is passionate about her dedicated work and a first meeting will demonstrate her keen sensibilities.

Walking into her work space the stress of the city streets slowly melts away. You are embraced in the glowing warmth of her presence. Comforting and soulful, her one room office is like the atelier of a great artist or fashion designer who knows the small details really matter.

Once you are in session, her magic touch takes over. It dominates the mood in a positive way. The production and her method goes beyond just the way she touches you or uses her equipment. The pinnacle of her work is breathtaking and soars higher than many in her field. It is because her method is based on her love of helping others discover great skin blended with a background of influential family affairs.

She will tell you how her search for great health and wellness began with the way her grandmother helped care for her as well as how she watched her mother and sister delving into ways to expand their horizons. All the moments reflect on her need to find and use products on clients that are fundamentally based on clean living. It has pushed her to search the world for products that fundamentally represent her core values and beliefs that every person should feel confident, beautiful, and empowered, and is passionate about the art of beauty. Just one example is how on a trip from Italy she found a small business that sold an olive oil balm that she feel in love with due to it being a great moisturizer. She ended up buying several and now uses it on clients.

Soyoki and her studio are different for those intimate reasons as much as the fact that she knows how to make your skin different if you have problems. It is a bespoke experience with this amazing artist – this amazing sculptor of grand skin.

Offering a variety of facials and other beauty treatments to help people look and feel their best, she makes time to personalize to each session and patiently reviews client skin type and need  to keep skin healthy and radiant.

Each personalized facial is customized for the individual’s skin type, plus she offer tips to keep skin healthy and radiant long after you leave her magical studio until the next session.

Some of Soyoki’s treatments include:

●  Personalized Facial Massage ($135) – The skin is a very emotional organ. This relaxing, nourishing, and restorative 50-minute facial massage experience is flexible, as needed based on the clients’ skin concerns and needs.

Microneedling ($350) – Known as collagen induction therapy, this uses tiny needles to create micro channels into the skin, stimulating the dermis and boosting collagen. The treatment is infused with Hyaluronic Acid, which retains moisture in the skin. The skin is pre-treated with topical numbing cream as this is an invasive treatment. Dermaplaning and LED Light Therapy are beneficial add-ons for this treatment.

Dermaplaning ($115) – This treatment uses a sterile scalpel blade to gently exfoliate the top layer of skin manually, always removing peach fuzz. It helps makeup go on smoother, and moisturizer/serums penetrate deeper. It can help reduce the appearance of acne scars or pitted skin.

Keratin/Lash & Brow Lift/Tint ($85) – A lash/brow lift is an all-natural, semi-permanent procedure that gives you the appearance of fuller, thicker lashes/brows without the use of any leave-on chemicals or extensions. The natural hairs are boosted from the root, giving them a lifted, lengthened appearance. (For more info on the difference between the two, click here.)

Eyelash Extensions ($140) – Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent lashes that are hand-glued on top of your natural lashes. They are applied to each of your individual natural eyelashes (one extension per natural eyelash). Abosoyaki offers a variety of extension lengths, curl patterns, and qualities so clients can customize their look.

Eyebrow Microblading ($500) – Microblading is a cosmetic tattooing procedure that fills in thin eyebrow areas to make them look fuller. Unlike a traditional tattoo, which is permanent, the coloring from microblading may last for up to 3 years. Microblading uses different tools and a smaller amount of pigment than the traditional tattoo.

To schedule your own incredible session, please visit HERE. Your skin will forever thank you.

 

 

 

 

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PHYTO Hosts Dazzling Night of Beauty

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PHYTO USA elevated the world of beauty this month during a luxurious soiree in Manhattan this week.

Guests gathered in Midtown and were gloriously beautified inside and out during a lavish affair that showcased the brands latest and greatest products as well as newly minted products.

Our favorite of the night was their renowned hair coloring line. It is truly the pop of color you need in your life.

COLOR by PHYTO

This new hair care line for color-treated and highlighted hair targets key essential issues in a 3-step routine:

  1. SETSPigments – Featuring a rice peptide base, selected for its immediate action to prevent color from fading, and rich in amino acids and polysaccharides, this active ingredient works to create a protective sheath around each strand of hair that captures pigments and prevents them from vanishing
  2. PROTECTSColor – This high performance ingredient duo of sunflower extract (rich in phyto-nutrients) and tara tannins, (rich in powerful antioxidants) works to trap free radicals induced by external stress factors, and prevents pigments from fading and highlights from changing color (such as turning green), while ensuring more vibrant shade.
  3. NURTURESthe Hair Fiber – Thanks to Karanja oil, composed of fatty acids (Omega 6 and 9) and flavonoids, which intensely cares for color-treated hair, it nourishes and repairs sensitized hair fiber, while reinforcing the hydrolipidic film. Also known for its ability to absorb part of the UV rays, Karanja oil offers impressive photo protection to extend color’s radiant sheen.

PHYTO’s new COLOR routine includes:

  • COLOR Anti-Fade Shampoo($22) – Delicately removes accumulated dirt from hair fiber and is ultra-gentle on color pigments. It leaves color-treated and highlighted hair clean, lightweight and luminous.
  • COLOR Radiance Enhancer Conditioner($26) – To be used after the Anti-FadeShampoo, this fluid conditioner not only makes detangling easier, but also provides remarkable shine from the very first application. Color-treated and highlighted hair is easy to style, and the color appears increasingly luminous.
  • COLOR Extend Mask ($35)– Optimize shine with this lavish treatment that completes the haircare routine with a two-fold long-term promise: lasting color and beautiful hair fiber. Its high concentration in active ingredients protects and revives pigment intensity, while deeply repairing sensitized hair. It leaves color-treated and highlighted hair looking stronger, healthier, beautiful and shiny for several weeks.

Here is to creating your own colorful life of beauty today!

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Friday Jones Flash of Inspiration Launch blends the Art of Tattoo with Astrology at The Life of Riley Studio

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Photo “The Big Talk Academy” founder, Tricia Brouk and Friday Jones (Photo Credit: Vital Agibalow)

Celebrity tattoo artist Friday Jones triumphant New York City return after a global career expansion now has her in 2024 on a mission to continue to lead the industry with renowned artistry and game changing standards. The rich tapestry of her profession over the decades is both notable and admirable with even more facts now to elevate her status. 

Holiday Mathis and Friday Jones with Guests (photo credit: Noelle Muñoz)

Return to her artisan roots in New York City to one of her original stomping grounds in the Chelsea neighborhood, Friday joins forces with The Life of Riley, a “beauty and beyond” co-working space where her private studio is located. At The Life Of Riley Friday maintains some of the highest standards set by New York City and regulated by the Department of Health as well as little-known industry standards. Such notable protocols include asking potential clients to wait two weeks before fully deciding on committing to getting questionable spontaneous tattoos as part of the movement to promote higher work ethics in the field by all skin artisans in the city.  

Expanding her business to new horizons, Friday unveiled the latest extension of her burgeoning work with the launch of “Flash of Intuition.” A one-of-a-kind, intuitively crafted fine art package with renowned Astrologer and author of “Rock Your Stars,” Holiday Mathis.  Inspired by a popular tattoo industry term, “Flash Of Intuition” includes an 8×10 hand-detailed collaborative fine art piece based on a significant date and printed on Hahnemuhle fine art paper. Also included in the package is a 15-minute bespoke meditation audio file and a remarkable tattoo stencil artwork that a favorite tattoo artist can use to bring the bespoke tattoo to life.

Stacey Smoker owner of Life of Riley (photo credit: Vital Agibalow)

The event debuted the unique interactive experience with Friday and Holiday where invited guests enjoyed a fascinating discussion weaving mysticism, tattooing and symbolic meanings in life. The Life of Riley hosted the event with special guest Tricia Brouk, founder of “The Big Talk Academy”, who acted as emcee during the inspirational evening. In addition to charcuterie and curated cocktails, guests received content creator-inspired Inspiration Cards created by Friday and Holiday specially for the Flash Of Intuition launch attendees.

For more details of Flash of Inspiration, please visit www.flashofintuition.shop

Friday Jones is a trailblazing tattoo artist, known for her exceptional talent and innovative approach to the art of tattooing. With a client list that reads like a who’s who of award-winners, supermodels, and world leaders, Friday has left an indelible mark on the industry. Her work has graced album covers and even iconic guitars, making her a true luminary in the world of tattoo artistry.

Bookings for Friday are available Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 11:00am and 6:00pm at The Life of Riley located at 163 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011. 

For more information, please visit www.fridayjones.net and www.thelifeofrileynyc.com

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Look I Have Some Lips Where There Never Was a Lip

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Now I never have been one for tattoos, until I heard about permanent makeup. This cosmetic technique employs tattoos as a means of correcting flaws either nature, old age or disease has erased or forgot. In my case my mother plucked my eyebrows way to thin and I am fair so they all but disappeared. I also was left out in the lip department when God was handing out lips, I got ones that evaporated. As I got older in pictures, this flaw made me look almost snake like.

Thanks to Jeffrey Lyle Segal, I have been corrected. I have metamorphosed into a butterfly who can now smile with confidence. as I looked in the mirror.

Jeffrey Lyle Segal,

For those who know me, they know I am terrified of needles. With the ointment Jeff uses there is a minimal of pain. For the eye brows there is none. What you do is hear a sound that sounds like tearing. For the lips, the initial round it is pain free. There is a little discomfort when the needle returns to same place, but nothing that one can’t handle. For me the eyes are the hardest and not because of the needle. I have hyper sensitive eyes that tear up and send hundreds of droplets down my face in the wind. When the ointment is applied my eyes rebel and I become a difficult patient but Jeffrey was patient and now the eyeliner is done to perfection.

Having permanent make-up, means you wake up looking refresh and put together without doing a thing. When you are sick, you still look radiant, which can lift your spirits to heal faster.

all the make-up here is tattooed

Normally eyeliner costs $475 for a single application top or bottom or $850 for two sessions a month apart. Lips run $475 for liner and $575 for both lining and lip stain. For a second session take a $100 off if prepaid at the first session. For eyebrows the price is $475 for a single application or $850 for two sessions a month apart. These prices are all on the low end for Manhattan. As a special deal for all T2C readers, as a Valentine’s Special booked by February 14th  Jeff will offer an additional $100 discount for what ever service you choose.

Jeff has been a permanent cosmetic artist since 1991. He has been a media makeup artist in film, theater and TV with over 30 years experience. He is the author of “The Shape of Permanent Beauty” and he teaches makeup design training for permanent cosmetics. Besides being a permanent cosmetic artist, he is also a certified Hypnotist offering non-drug assisted version of anesthesia and anxiety reduction.

To make an appointment call Jeff at 323-828-8740 or email him at info@bestpermanentmakeup.net

 

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