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A "Big" life isn't always a "Big, Shiny, Happy" life



Last year I was going through one of the hardest times in my personal life, splitting up with my children's father and changing my role at my business. losing more hair, being fucked with by hormones.

I was talking to a friend about how I felt somehow a misalignment with the “ Big Life” part of Big Life Thin Hair, I was going through so much crazy shit, pain, drama, change that life felt like a silo of feeling small. She looked at me and she said, "What do you think living a big life means?...

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5 Things Your Salon Needs Right Now

1: BELIEVE AND LISTEN

Team training that will help stylists understand the pain points of the thinning hair population.

Stylists need information that will empower them to be better listeners, know when and how to provide guidance and support, and that this conversation begins and ends with empathy.

2 USE IT OR LOSE IT

Products and tools to sell to these clients.

A salon that understands the thinning hair client’s needs will embrace, stock and promote products that directly, and indirectly,...

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Can I bleach my thinning hair?

We women with thinning hair do any number of things to our heads to help keep the hair we have, create a way to fill in where we know our scalps are showing, and to look great. With various treatments come questions, and I get plenty of them in the salon about beaching hair.

“Will I get more volume if I bleach my hair?”

“If so, how often will I have to bleach it?”

“Will it damage my hair?”

Personally, I prefer to wear my hair with dark roots and lighter ends, and to get those lighter ends I...

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Universal Themes of Hair Challenges

There are a lot of universal themes when it comes to hair “challenges” and care, and for some subcultures - like blondes, curly or African American hair - we do a great job in our industry talking about challenges, pain points, and the emotional ideologies associated with each subculture. For instance, we know that within those subcultures, there can be a pricing component like the expense surrounding color, the number of products needed, the level of care that is expected, etc. There's a lot...

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It happened to me

Happy New Year! It’s 2019 and I'm SO happy to put 2018 behind me. 2018 for me was a tremendous year of growth and learning and, believe it or not, lots of shedding. I don't just mean parts of my emotional self - I mean my hair, too. I am so thrilled and excited that 2019 is here, because I feel like so many of my projects are coming to fruition and I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everybody who has subscribed to the blog and is curious as to what direction I will be headed. Truth...

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BACK to the Hair + Summit! Bigger, Better, Stronger with a New eCourse and 20% OFF

Summer is officially over and I leave tomorrow for Modern Salon’s Annual Hair Plus Summit with my own presentation. I am launching a new online e-Course and in celebration of the new course and big things coming, I’m sharing some discount love with all of you subscribers who’ve provided inspiration and ongoing support for the growing world of Big Life, Thin Hair.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="580.0"] 2017, presenting with Jeffrey Paul at the Hair Plus Summit 2017, presenting with Jeffrey Paul at the Hair Plus Summit

MY presentation is...

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Love Yourself, Participate in Life & Dance

Chatting with Lisa Zahiya - dance instructor, owner of Studio Z, performer, empowerment coach and great friend - is like absorbing an entire empowerment video in minutes. Her clarity about conquering fears, about trying new things, about not stopping yourself from participating in the world matches my views about living a big life. You can conquer fears one at a time - whatever they are.


Lisa: "If you can do the one thing that you thought you couldn't do - whether it's dancing, performing,...

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Scalp Health & Simplifying with Expert Christopher Langlois

I loved welcoming Pittsburgh, PA stylist, curly hair and scalp care expert Christopher Langlois to the salon to discuss scalp health, helping clients to simplify and where to look for the right info.

Scalp Care - Important Take-Aways:

  • Not everyone with a blog is an expert. Some bloggers are not licensed stylists and do not have experience with scalp care, hair care and thinning hair.

  • Some "experts" are paid spokespeople. Make sure that you're talking to and especially listening to those who...

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Your Hair and Your Gut Health - A conversation with Elyse Ulrichs

Like stress and heredity, your gut health can affect hair loss and your wellbeing overall.

Gut health conversations are everywhere and while your diet is a piece of the thinning hair puzzle, it's an important one for some with thinning hair, and it's important to all of us for a healthy, satisfying life. According to my guest in the vlog, holistic nutritionist and chef Elyse Ulrichs,70% of your immune health is gut health and taking care of it can have an enormous effect not only on your...

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Your Ph.D (Professional Hair Dresser) shares a little MD

It's time for a little MD from a PhD (professional hair dresser), because I know that hair loss can be very confusing. Here's some help, data and love.

XO,

Christine




A few stats to ponder:

  • Your skin and hair are the healthiest when they are kept at the optimal pH level - which is 4.5 to about 6. Things you can do every day to help with this are to use toners, products like Olaplex, and vinegar/water rinses. All of these help to normalize your hair's pH.

  • You don’t want your hair to be at either...

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