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Hair Replacement for Men: Myths Debunked

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Given that many men worry about hair loss, the idea of “hair replacement for men” has attracted a lot of interest. Yet, amid the vast reservoir of information at our disposal, an array of myths and misconceptions has surreptitiously woven themselves into the fabric of this subject matter. These false notions frequently obscure the decision-making process for those in pursuit of effective solutions. Within the confines of this comprehensive guide, we embark on a meticulously crafted four-step journey, guided by the singular purpose of dismantling these myths. Our aim is to shine a clarifying light upon the transformative landscape of hair replacement for men, dispelling the obfuscation that has hindered individuals seeking to regain a firm foothold on their self-esteem and self-assuredness.

Demystifying Hair Replacement

The initial step in unraveling the myths surrounding hair replacement for men is to gain a comprehensive understanding of what it entails.

Hair replacement, in essence, is a non-surgical procedure designed to address hair loss in men. It offers an opportunity to restore a full head of hair, providing a natural and youthful appearance. Unlike traditional wigs or ill-fitting hairpieces, modern hair replacement systems are tailored to seamlessly blend with your existing hair, creating a discreet and authentic look.

The primary components of a hair replacement system consist of the base and the hair itself. The base is custom-made to fit your unique scalp, using lightweight and breathable materials for maximum comfort. The hair used in these systems is carefully selected to mimic the texture and appearance of natural hair, enhancing the overall realism of the result.

Debunking Myths Surrounding Hair Replacement

In our exploration of the transformative journey of hair replacement for men, we arrive at a pivotal juncture: the elucidation and disbandment of the myths that have entwined themselves around this remarkable solution. These myths, often propagated by misinformation and misconceptions, have lent an air of apprehension to an otherwise liberating procedure. As we delve into the crux of this section, we illuminate and debunk these misconceptions, allowing individuals to step forward with a clearer understanding of what hair replacement truly entails.

  • Myth #1: Hair Replacement Looks Unnatural

The first fallacy we must address is the erroneous belief that hair replacement systems render an unnatural appearance. In contrast to this misconception, modern hair replacement systems represent a tour de force in the art of replication and mimicry. These systems are constructed with the utmost precision and attention to detail, deploying high-quality materials that impeccably emulate the look and feel of real human hair.

These systems are nothing short of an artful masterpiece. When expertly fitted and meticulously styled, they achieve a level of naturalistic appeal that astounds. The hair replacement journey is often punctuated with remarkable success stories, wherein these systems are celebrated for their ability to seamlessly integrate with an individual’s pre-existing hair. The resultant look is anything but artificial; rather, it is strikingly authentic, leaving observers none the wiser to the transformation that has taken place.

  • Myth #2: Hair Replacement Is Painful or Invasive

The second myth centers on the erroneous belief that hair replacement procedures are accompanied by pain and invasiveness. Quite contrarily, hair replacement is a non-surgical, non-invasive, and entirely painless process. It entails neither the incisions nor the scarring that one might associate with surgical procedures, liberating individuals from the ordeal of recovery that often accompanies invasive interventions.

In essence, hair replacement is a comfortable and low-risk avenue toward regaining a full head of hair. This reality is a testament to the advances in non-surgical hair restoration techniques, which have culminated in a solution that merges aesthetic rejuvenation with user-friendliness.

  • Myth #3: Hair Replacement Is a One-Size-Fits-All Solution

The third myth to dispel is the notion that hair replacement systems are uniform, one-size-fits-all solutions. In truth, these systems are far from standardized. They have been crafted to embrace the principles of personalization and customization,addressing the inherent diversity of individuals’ needs and preferences.

Every person is a unique entity, distinct in their cranial dimensions, aesthetic desires, and stylistic inclinations. Hair replacement, as witnessed in numerous success stories, pivots around the concept of personalization. The base of the system, the very bedrock upon which the replacement hair rests, is painstakingly tailored to the individual’s cranial topography.

The diversity does not end here. Hair replacement systems offer an extensive array of choices, be it in hair type, style, or color. The hair type itself can be either real human hair or premium synthetic strands, each possessing its unique attributes and nuance. This diverse spectrum allows individuals to engineer a final aesthetic that resonates with their self-concept and personal preferences.

  • Myth #4: Hair Replacement Is High Maintenance

The fourth myth to dispel revolves around the notion of maintenance. Contrary to common belief, hair replacement is not an exorbitantly high-maintenance endeavor. While it does necessitate a degree of care, it is far from the daunting prospect that myths often paint.

The maintenance regimen typically encompasses the routine cleansing of the hair replacement system. This process, underscored in success stories, is pivotal to keeping the system in its prime condition. Using specialized products designed for these systems, the cleansing procedure ensures a thorough purification without compromising the integrity of the base. This balance is an imperative note in the symphony of maintenance, where careful attention is paid to preserving the system’s aesthetics.

Reattachment of the system, which involves the utilization of adhesive or tape, is a periodic endeavor, often mandated every few weeks. Following manufacturer guidelines and professional advice for proper reattachment assures a secure and comfortable fit.

Conclusion: Debunking Myths and Embracing Transformation

In conclusion, the journey of hair replacement is a testament to the power of information and understanding. By demystifying the myths surrounding hair replacement, we pave the way for individuals to explore this transformative solution with clarity and confidence. Hair replacement is not only a viable option but also a comfortable and natural-looking one. Through the right choice, be it self-application or professional assistance, and diligent maintenance, men can embrace a new world of self-assuredness, all while debunking the myths that may have held them back. To learn more, click on https://www.lavividhair.com

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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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