Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Top 10 Fashionable Hairstyles for Men

Which looks will be at the cutting edge of hair fashion for men in 2014? Should you keep your hair short and slick or let it grow long? Hairstyles have become increasingly varied over the last few years, making it hard to choose between all the looks. Here's the heads-up on some of the top styles of the moment.

Fringe Benefits: Many male models on the catwalk have been seen sporting long, heavy fringes, while keeping the sides and back of their hair shorter. The hair on the top of the head is also kept short in this look. This style can be a good choice for men who are just starting to notice male hair loss, as the fringe can cover up the hairline.

The Quiff: This is another look with short back and sides and a longer fringe, but the fringe is swept back over the top of the head, giving extra fullness, and using either wax or gel to hold it back. John Travolta famously wore a quiff as a youngster in 1970s smash hit movie Grease, and now he has been seen wearing the look again in his late 50s, proving that it is also flattering for older men.

Undercut: Shaving your hair back at the sides, while leaving it longer on top and in the centre, is a look which has been on-trend for some time. You can either slick the front of your hair back, as Michael Pitt did in the role of Jimmy Darmody in 1920s series 'Boardwalk Empire', or spike it up with gel for a more modern look.

Peaked Cut: If you are looking for a shorter alternative to the undercut, but don't want something too drastic, then this new look could be the answer. Like the undercut, it has shaved sides, but the centre is kept fairly short too and swept back from a peak.

Short and Slick: The 'Mad Men' look popularised by Jon Hamm in the series set in the 1960s is still in vogue, with short, sharp cuts being popular with both younger and older men. Prince William is one famous figure who has shown that short hair can look great even if your hair is receding. 

Dishevelled: If you're fed up with sleek and short styles, an alternative gaining in popularity is the carefully dishevelled look, with hair sticking out in different directions. However, this isn't just a case of getting out of bed and forgetting to comb your hair - it's a look that has to be created by a stylist, and you need to make sure your clothes look smart to avoid the hairstyle seeming like something you stumbled on by accident!

Wet Look: A different spin on the tousled, wavy and textured hairstyles popular with many younger men is to apply gel while the hair is still damp after towel-drying for a wet look, or alternatively apply wax to the roots. The wet look can also be combined with a quiff or a short and slick style.

Spike It Up: Spiky hair is still in style and regularly features on the catwalks, working well both for younger men and for older ones. The sides are always a bit shorter than the top to create this look, and the hair on the crown would ideally be about two inches long or more so that the spikes will be effective.

Making Waves: Parting your hair at the side and letting it go across your head in a wave is a catwalk look which works well for men with a lot of hair. Using a mousse will help to add volume for this look, which easily dresses up or down.

Razored Crop: The buzz cut, with hair shaved to stubble, is always a popular choice, especially among those who are experiencing male hair loss. However, another fashionable take on it is to leave the hair a little longer on the top of the head. This hairstyle is often combined with designer stubble. 'Twilight' heart-throb Robert Pattinson is one of the celebrities who has been seen wearing this type of look.

Men's hairstyles are constantly changing, but these are just some of the looks which are in vogue at the moment and look likely to make headlines in the year ahead.

The London Centre of Trichology is a leading trichology centre in London, which provides diagnosis and treatment of male and female hair loss.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Hair Loss London – Fashionable Hats for Women

Alopecia in women is far more common than often realised and has been hitting the headlines recently with more women taking steps to combat hair loss. London Centre of Trichology can help, as we have more than 60 years’ of experience, so you can rely on our team of experts. We will quickly diagnose your condition and advise you on how best to tackle it, deciding on a programme of treatment with you.

In the time between first noticing your problem and starting treatment, if you are feeling a lack of self-esteem, you may want to think about ways to boost your confidence. There are all sorts of tricks and cover-ups which can help to disguise hair loss – from London salons' newest hairstyles to fashionable scarves and pretty hair accessories – and one of these is choosing a hat that suits your face shape and style. From winter hats to summer caps, there are all sorts of hats that look stylish and fashionable and can even become your signature look!

Many female celebrities are known for wearing stylish hats, to shield themselves from the sun, hide from the Paparazzi or just because they like the look, and not just because of hair loss. Here, London Centre of Trichology will turn the spotlight on some of the hats that are bang on trend this season and can help create the perfect style.

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Newsboy Cap –  This casual headgear is similar in style to a flat cap, but rounder in shape and typically with a button on top. As its name indicates, this style started out as a hat for men and, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, it was especially associated with newspaper boys. However, recently it has become a top choice for women, often in tweed. The Duchess of Cambridge has given a Royal seal of approval to this look, while singers Rihanna, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears have all been seen wearing these caps too.

Cloche Hats – The word “cloche” is the French for bell, and that describes the shape of these hats, which were popular in the 1920s. This type of chic cap started out as evening wear but was later adapted as a straw or cotton summer hat too. In the 21st century, cloches have made a comeback after being worn by Angelina Jolie in the film 'The Changeling', set in the 1920s, with Victoria Beckham among the stars who have adopted this look.  

Floppy Hat/Wide Brimmed Hat – The perfect choice for summer wear is a sun hat with a wide, floppy brim, giving great protection from the sun's rays. Film star Anne Hathaway and actress Keri Russell, currently appearing as a glamorous spy in the retro TV drama 'The Americans', are among the celebrities who favour this ever-popular summer staple, which is also great for sheltering their faces from the cameras.

Western Style Hat
– If you've ever seen a Western, you know this type of hat, with its wide turned-up cowboy brim. However, modern-day cowgirls and country music stars often tend to favour a lighter straw version, sometimes trimmed with beads. Actress Catherine Zeta Jones is one famous fan of cowboy hats, along with American singer Jessica Simpson and country star Carrie Underwood.

Girls' Fedora – Back in the Prohibition era of the 1920s, the Fedora was very much a men's hat, associated with gangsters. Male celebrities still wear this style of hat, but if anything it is even more popular with female stars, including actress Cameron Diaz who has been spotted wearing a white fedora.

Military style Cap – Lady Gaga, a superstar who has in the past spoken out about her own problems with hair loss, is one of the celebrities wearing soldier-style headgear, while Madonna has also often been seen in military caps.

Baseball Cap or Snapback Hat – Originally made popular in America, these casual hats are now worn in summer in the UK too by men and women alike, and were one of the fashion trends featured on the catwalk last year. 'Twilight' actress Kristen Stewart is among the celebs seen wearing a baseball cap.

Women’s Bowler Hat –If you thought bowler hats were just for male civil servants in bygone ages, think again. This style of hat has been making a comeback as chic women's wear, and Keira Knightley gave the bowler a boost by wearing one in a perfume ad, while Sienna Miller and Fearne Cotton have also been seen sporting the hats.

Faux Fur Cap –  For warm and stylish winter hats, you can't beat Russian-style false fur. Singer Kate Bush wore a hat in this style as the crowning touch to a whole outfit for snowy weather while promoting her album '50 Words for Snow'.

Beanies/Knitted Hats – These warm caps are also thought of as winter wear, but now increasingly worn all the year round in different fabrics. Singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding gave the look a slight twist by wearing a multi-coloured beanie with a pom-pom attached.

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If you notice that you are suffering from hair loss, contact the London Centre of Trichology right away. There's no need to worry about it on your own, because we are experts in treating all kinds of hair loss, both in women and men. Starting treatment as early as possible is important, so call us today to discuss the way forward and start rebuilding your confidence.

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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Hats that are Right on Trend this Year

If you are losing your hair, there are various ways of coping with it and the London Centre of Trichology will be able to guide you through the various forms of treatment for male hair loss.

In the meantime, however, if you are feeling at a low ebb because of your receding hairline, there are various ways that you can disguise your hair loss and even reinvent yourself in the process.

Various celebrities are known for wearing hats – such as Johnny Depp, star of the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' films and a host of other smash hits. Depp is rarely seen without a hat, ranging from fedoras to beanie hats, and it was even reported in the media that his girlfriend Vanessa Paradis asked him to get rid of his huge collection of hats because they were taking up two whole rooms.

Another famous hat-wearer is heart-throb Jude Law, star of films like 'Sherlock Holmes' and 'Cold Mountain', who often wears a fedora. Both he and Depp have been named as among the top 20 best-dressed men in Hollywood. Also turning heads is sex symbol and Titanic star Billy Zane who started shaving his head in the late 1990s and has been snapped sporting flat caps.

In summer time, it is important to apply sun block to a bald scalp to prevent it getting burned by the sun. Another way to help shield your scalp from the sun’s rays is to wear a hat and here are some top looks to take you through from spring until summer.

Here are some of the stylish hats which are favoured by some famous faces. Do note that not all of the celebrities featured here wear a hat because of male hair loss. Some have a full head of hair and the hat is simply a style choice.

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Fedora – This felt hat with a brim was originally popular in the 1920s to early 1960s, linked with the era of prohibition and gangsters and worn by stars like Humphrey Bogart on the silver screen. Fedoras look great with suits, but can also be teamed with more casual clothes and have recently made a spectacular fashion comeback, worn by sex symbols like actor Brad Pitt and heart-throb Jon Hamm in his role as Don Draper in American 1960s TV drama series 'Mad Men'.

Trilby – A trilby is a type of fedora with a shorter brim, taking its name from George du Maurier's 1890s novel 'Trilby', after the hat was worn in the first stage production of the novel. It was actually the heroine, Trilby, who wore the hat on stage, but it went on to become popular wear for men. Like fedoras, trilbies have recently made a comeback and can be worn with suits – to add a quirky touch – or more casual outfits. Actor and singer Justin Timberlake is a big fan, while Mick Jagger wore a matching black-and-while trilby and jacket on stage with The Rolling Stones last year.

Flat Cap – Flat caps are most popular in tweed, but you can also get them in many other fabrics. The traditional 'cloth cap' was worn by working-class men in 19th-century Britain and later became especially popular as upper-crust country clothing – but nowadays the cap has been made chic by a younger generation of wearers, such as actor Billy Zane and James Bond star Daniel Craig. Flat caps look especially good with casual clothing such as denim or leather jackets.

Baseball Cap or Snapback Hat– Baseball caps first became popular in the US but are now a casual summer staple in the UK too. An alternative is the snapback hat, a baseball-style hat where you can adjust the size by using a snap fastening at the back. Singer and actor Chris Brown wears baseball caps as his trademark, while other stars pictured wearing them include 'Twilight' heart-throb Robert Pattinson, film superstar Tom Cruise and a host of others.

Bowler hat – The bowler hat is best-known for being traditionally worn by civil servants and office workers, but it was also popular in the American West and Paul Newman wears one in classic movie 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'. More recently, Colin Firth wore a bowler in 'The King's Speech', leading to a surprise demand for the classic hat on the high street.

Beanie Hats – Beanie hats are usually thought of as winter wear, as warm knitted caps to help keep you cosy. However, these are now becoming a fashion favourite all year round for many and a rival to the baseball cap. Justin Bieber, David Beckham and Ashton Kutcher are just a few of the celebrities who have been seen wearing this type of headgear.

About London Centre of Trichology

If you have noticed that your hair is starting to thin, then it is best to start treatment as soon as possible in order to get the best results. We at the London Centre of Trichology, which is conveniently situated in central London, have decades of experience in treating both female and male hair loss, and you can rely on our expertise when considering treatment. Get in touch now to arrange a free consultation.

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Saturday, 3 August 2013

How to Cope with Male Hair Loss

It's well-known that hair loss is traumatic for women – but male hair loss can be hard to cope with too. A quarter of men start to go bald in their 30s and, although some men are hardly bothered by a receding hairline or a thinning crown, to others it can be extremely upsetting.

By far the most common cause of male hair loss is male pattern baldness and there is more than a 50 per cent chance of receiving the baldness gene. This type of baldness typically starts with a receding hairline or with a loss of hair on the crown of the head. Eventually, hair loss is likely to occur in both areas until most of the head becomes bald.

This can cause a number of psychological effects on men, as a full head of hair often relates to youthfulness and men feel that losing their hair means losing their looks. They may feel less attractive to others and could start to lose their self-esteem. Some men may feel self-conscious at social gatherings and even have difficulty concentrating at work because of worry about their appearance.

Nationally, there are thousands of men seeking surgical and non surgical treatment for hair loss every year, including some well known household names. Fortunately, the London Centre of Trichology has decades of experience of treating hair loss and is there to help you and others cope with male pattern baldness and receive the most up-to-date treatment available.

Here we have put together some of the top tips on coping with male hair loss.

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Know that Male Hair Loss Isn’t Linked to Sex Appeal – There are many male film and TV action heroes with hair loss who are admired worldwide such as: superstars Bruce Willis, Vin Diesel, icon of cool Samuel L Jackson, film hard man Jason Statham, and former EastEnders actor turned presenter Ross Kemp. None of them have lost their sex appeal for female fans because of their changing looks. During his time as Captain Picard in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation', actor Patrick Stewart was also a heart-throb for millions of viewers. Bald icons of the past include Yul Brynner and Telly Savalas, TV's Kojak – who had the catchphrase: “Who loves you, baby?” The answer was, just about everybody.

Small Changes Such as a New Hairstyle Can Give You a Boost
– There are various ways to disguise thinning hair or a receding hairline, for instance by opting for shorter or longer styles, such as a modern gelled or spiked look. Just get in touch with your local hairdresser who will be able to help and advise you. However, hairstyles won't alter the fact of hair loss so, if you have your heart set on receiving treatment, it is always better to visit the clinic as soon as you spot the first signs of baldness or receding hair rather than waiting.

Go With the Flow and Show Off Your New Look
– As the popularity of so many bald male stars shows, women aren’t put off by baldness. As an alternative to a hairstyle which disguises hair loss, embracing your new look and shaving off your hair at the first signs of baldness could be more attractive than trying to disguise it. Many women say that confidence and personality are the things that appeal to them most in a man – and bald men often have plenty of both because they have had to get used to their maturing looks.

Open Up About Your Fears to Your Friends or Family – If you are worried about losing your hair, don't suffer in silence but confide in your nearest and dearest. You will be surprised to find how many of you are in the same boat. Opening up to your friends or family and discussing your concerns is a great way to help you boost your self-esteem and you could also end up helping them too.

Make it Part of Your Image – Following the example of many superstars with hair loss, you may want to make your thinning hair part and parcel of your image. Perhaps you could make sunglasses your signature look or maybe sport a new cap or hat. Celebrities like Jude Law and Johnny Depp have helped to make hats stylish again and many singers and actors choose to wear them even if they have a full head of hair.

However you feel about male hair loss, it is important to know that you are not alone in facing the problem. Here at the London Centre of Trichology, we are the experts in treating male pattern baldness and other types of hair loss. Our central London clinic offers free consultations where a diagnosis can be made and we can then start treatments, so that you can look to the future with new confidence.

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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Hair Loss London: Hair Loss in the Headlines

Hair loss is constantly hitting the London headlines, as an increasing number of celebrities feel brave enough to speak out about their own personal battles on this front. The most recent person who has been in the news is the controversial politician Nadine Dorries, 56, who appeared on ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’.

Dorries talked about her battle with hair loss when she appeared on ITV's 'Daybreak' this month, revealing that she first discovered the problem when she was filming a TV interview a few weeks ago, as she spotted a camera showing the back of her head and noticed a bald patch. The outspoken Conservative MP said she said she was constantly in tears after she discovered her hair was falling out, calling it a “confidence stealer” and saying she felt it was affecting her femininity. She was not sure of the cause but thought that stress could be a factor. Dorries said she was having treatment to try to address her hair loss and would be receiving injections.

When celebrities like Dorries speak out about their own battles with hair loss, they reduce the stigma attached to this and also provide hope to millions of other people with the problem, as they let people know through the media that there is treatment available. We have a wealth of knowledge about treatments for hair loss at the London Centre of Trichology. We have been treating people for 57 years, ever since we were established, and our specialists can offer help and hope to both men and women who are feeling the effects of hair loss.

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Other Celebrities Who Have Spoken Out About Hair Loss

Nadine Dorries is following in the footsteps of other celebrities who have spoken out about their hair loss and how traumatic they found it. Their frank comments have helped to make other people going through the same thing realise that they are not alone and decide to deal with their own condition.

Actress Anna Kendrick, 27, who rose to fame in the smash hit 'Twilight' films, admitted last year in a TV interview that the pressure of sudden stardom had resulted in her finding that her hair was falling out. She said: “My body was telling me that things were getting crazy”. Anna's hair grew back naturally but, if you need expert advice to tackle your hair loss, the London Centre of Trichology can help.

TV presenter Esther Rantzen, who still looks glamorous at 72, has told in the media how she has always had thin hair and has regularly worn wigs on TV and at red-carpet events over the years, but has now decided to ditch the wigs, commenting: “My hair may be flat, fine and limp but it is still my own.”

In some cases, celebrities think that their hair loss could be the result of extreme hair treatments such as dramatic dyeing or use of hair extensions. 'Mad Men' actress January Jones, best-known as 1960s blonde bombshell Betty Draper, admitted earlier this year in an interview with a fashion magazine that she had been losing large clumps of hair. She blamed extreme hair dyes, after dyeing her hair different colours for a succession of roles.

Singer Lady GaGa, who has dyed her naturally dark hair blonde for years, has also admitted in recent interviews that she has had problems with her bleached hair falling out and is reportedly using a treatment. In the past, Jennifer Aniston, whose hairstyle became one of the most famous in the world through her role as Rachel in hit comedy series 'Friends', also said her 'real hair was getting thinned out' by extensions, so she decided to go for a simpler style.

Although there may be more stigma attached to hair loss in women, men can also find it hard to cope with this. There are some male celebrities who have spoken out about their problems in this area, such as footballer Wayne Rooney, who has just undergone a nine-hour operation to top up his hair transplant from 2011. After his first transplant, Rooney said on Twitter: “I was going bald at 25, why not?” Actor James Nesbitt and Duncan Bannatyne of 'Dragons' Den' fame have also confirmed undergoing hair transplants.

About the London Centre of Trichology

If you are noticing symptoms of hair loss, the London Centre of Trichology can help you to tackle the problem and rebuild your confidence. Based in central London, the centre offers free expert consultations to both women and men where your problem can be diagnosed and then treatments can start. The highly-trained professionals at the centre will provide the help and expertise you need and starting treatment as soon as possible will bring better results.

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Saturday, 29 June 2013

Male Hair Loss – Chic Looks for this Summer

Male hair loss is surprisingly common and, although it can be upsetting at first, there is treatment available. The London Centre of Trichology are the experts in this area and have more than 60 years’ experience in diagnosing and addressing male pattern baldness. If you are experiencing male hair loss, we always recommend that the sooner you treat the condition, the better the results will be. So just click on the link below to book a consultation and find out more information about the treatment available.

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If you are experiencing male hair loss, losing your mane doesn’t mean losing your looks. In fact, it can be quite the opposite. Many women feel men with male pattern baldness are extremely attractive. One male role model that springs to mind is Prince William who, although married, has an army of female fans.

However, if you feel that male pattern baldness has knocked your self esteem, this article puts the spotlight on chic ways to help boost your confidence this summer.

Wear Sunglasses – Sunglasses not only protect your eyes by filtering out harmful UV rays, they are extremely stylish too. Whether you want to go for low budget shades or designer sunglasses, eyewear can really enhance your look – and even make you appear exotic and mysterious! Just make sure that you choose the right sunglasses for your face shape – so they are not too small or swamp your face. For instance, if you have a square or angular face shape with a strong jaw line, choose round or oval shaped glasses. If you have an oval face, the greater the choice you have, although rectangular shaped sunglasses will make your face look wider. When you are out of the sun, just flip your sunnies up and wear them like a headband, which looks equally chic and stylish.

Classic Looks – Fashion is constantly changing and, if you want to get yourself bang on trend, take a look at the fashion wear for men this season and choose the ones that work best for you. It’s important to dress for your body shape so only choose a style (and colour) that works best for you. Classic looks are always a sure winner and are a good investment to make as timeless outfits last well beyond the summer season (so steer clear of those brightly patterned oversized Hawaiian shirts!). Opt for anything that is tailored, for example, tailored shorts and shirts will flatter your body shape. If you are rectangular shaped with hips and shoulders that are roughly the same size, layer your clothing and wear tailored jackets. If you have broad shoulders and a relatively narrow hips and waist, consider yourself lucky as most styles will suit your body shape! For those who are oval shaped, vertical stripes will make your body look longer.

Summer Makeovers – A trip to your local barber can give you a real boost. Whether you want a smooth shave or designer stubble, there are all sorts of options available to you. Draw some inspiration from some of the people in the public eye whom you admire. Brad Pitt and David Beckham are two public figures that spring to mind whose image has changed over the years. If you want to give yourself a further confidence lift, consider changing your hair style – you may want to gel it or even shave it off completely, whichever works best for you.

Look After Your Body – If you want to look good for the beach this summer, it is important to eat well by having a balanced diet. So ditch those pizzas, takeaways and microwave meals and opt for salads and low fat home cooked food instead. It is often advised to ‘eat the colour of the rainbow’ so choose raw food like avocado, peppers, lettuce and tomatoes. Try not to over-eat – the recommended calorie intake for men stands at 2500 (and yes, that means calories from alcohol too!) Combine your healthy diet with an exercise regime and aim for at least a 30 minute workout a day. Having a healthier lifestyle and keeping in shape knocks years off you – get ready for the compliments.

Visit the Trichology Experts  - If you are experiencing male hair loss, the sooner you receive treatment, the better.  A visit to the London Centre of Trichology, which is based in Blandford Street, Greater London, will put you at ease and you will be able to talk through the options available with our friendly team of staff. It will give you added confidence to know that you are getting help from the experts!

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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Hair Loss London – Confidence Boosting Tips on How to Look Good and Feel Great

Whatever your age or sex, losing your hair can knock your self esteem. While, on the upside, most forms of hair loss are treatable, in the intermediate time it may be a major blow to your confidence or worse: you may want to shut yourself away from friends and family. This article spotlights steps you can take to feel yourself again – and help you look good and feel great.

Whether you are male or female and have experienced hair loss, visit the London Centre of Trichology where our experts will help diagnose your condition and talk you through the treatment available. The sooner your hair loss is addressed, the better the results. And, with six decades of experience in our field, you will have added peace of mind that you are in the hands of the experts. To find out more about treatment of hair loss in the London area, click on the link below.

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Meanwhile, if you are diagnosed with female alopecia or male pattern baldness, here’s just some of the ways you can boost your confidence.

Join a Support Group – Browse the internet to find a support group in your local area. Or, if you can’t find one near you, why not set one up yourself? By joining a support group, you will no longer feel alone and you can find out about other people’s experiences and how they have coped with female alopecia or male pattern baldness. If you are looking for hair loss support groups or charities in the London area, for example, there are a number of these available. These include: Surrey/Greater London hair loss support, Alopecia UK and Alopecia Awareness.

Challenge Yourself
– Channelling your energy into something new can work wonders for your confidence and it will help take your mind off things. Challenge yourself by taking up a new hobby - or sport - whether that is joining a new club or, if you like the idea of an adrenalin rush, try pushing yourself to try out an adventure activity, such as wall climbing, dry ski slope skiing, surfing or abseiling. This will give you a buzz and is a great way to make new friends.

Dress for Confidence – Take a good look through your wardrobe; if you struggle to find something decent to wear and your existing outfits are tired, worn or out of date, you may be in need of a wardrobe makeover. Examine each of the items you have and chuck away all the old clothes that are the wrong colour on you, don’t flatter your figure, or have holes in - and invest in new ones. To make your wardrobe purge fun, invite a friend to help and ask them for an honest opinion before chucking stuff away. When you shop for clothes (budget allowing) make sure you buy at least a couple of outfits, so you have something for any occasion: a meal out, the office, sportswear and everyday wear. If you are unsure of your body type, department stores often have in-house personal shoppers who can find you outfits that flatter your figure.

Have a New Hairstyle – Changing your locks can be a great boost to your self esteem. You may want to try out a new hair colour or have more flattering style. There are many stylists who are experienced in this field and can give you a suitable cut that will help disguise bald patches or a receding hairline.

Hair and Other Accessories – Scarves and hats are very fashionable and look fantastic if you find the perfect accessory for your face shape. It could become your signature style! Other chic accessories include sunglasses. Once the sun is out, sunglasses can be worn summer or winter and look chic and stylish. They can be used to shield your eyes from the sun’s rays in daylight hours, and can be worn as a hair band indoors.

Take Up Exercise – Exercise lifts your mood and makes you feel great. It also improves your appearance as it assists in weight loss and tones your body to give it a better shape. Improved fitness makes you look younger too and, with such a wide variety of sports available, you will always find one to suit you. Whether you enjoy team sports, classes or working out alone, there’s a whole range of activities available from walking, to jogging, swimming, yoga, gym work outs, tennis and football.

Give Yourself a New Image – Whether you are male or female, a new image can give you a major confidence boost. If you are female, you may want to find out how best to apply make-up for your face shape. The cost of a makeover is often redeemable against purchase - just book an appointment with a make-up artist in your nearest department store by telephone or in person. Men may want a new way of shaving and perhaps sport designer stubble that makes the most of their features.

Reconnect with Friends – Having a network of friends who are non judgemental, make you laugh and give you a lift is essential when you have had a confidence knock-back. In fact, the chances are your best friends won’t have even noticed your hair loss!

London Centre of Trichology

If you have hair loss, you may well have feelings of anxiety. Our experts at the London Centre of Trichology will help put your fears aside and will talk through the treatment options available.

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Male Hair Loss – This Season’s Best Men’s Hairstyles for 2013

If you are experiencing male hair loss, a new hair style might be just what you need to get your mojo back. This spring, there are many fashionable styles that are great if you are one of the many men in Britain that have male hair loss. A good hair dresser will be able to advise what will suit your hair best and help to choose the best style for you. Many stylists have experience of dealing with male hair loss and as such are sympathetic and well qualified to give you the best advice.

At the London Centre of Trichology, we've been dealing with hair loss since 1956. As leaders in the field, our experts can give you advice on hair loss, pattern baldness and alopecia.

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Top Men’s Styles this Season

This season is all about looking natural, so the ‘just got out of bed’ look is a popular style. Not only is this style extremely sexy, it is also very easy to manage and maintain.

1. Long on Top

Currently all the rage, quiffs have recently been made popular by celebrities such as David Beckham and Zac Efron. Ask your stylist to leave your hair long on top and about 1cm in length on the sides so that you can style it into a quiff.  When styling at home, use your hands to push all your hair forward and then back quickly. Style it so that it leans to one side ever so slightly and create texture with your fingers. This is a trendy look, perfect for disguising thinning hair.

2. Spiked in the Middle

This style, also known as the peak, is a similar style to the quiff and can be easily achieved using putty, a hair-dryer and straightening irons. Start by putting a matte putty on towel dried hair. Style the hair with your fingers as you blow-dry using a slow setting. Give the ends an edge by using hair straighteners on some of the sections. This is another great style for hiding bald patches.

3. Trendy Peak

This is great look for a night out or for guys looking to project an air of creativity. This look works by having high peaks at the front. To achieve this style, brush or comb your hair upwards using a small amount of mousse and ensure that the hair is straightest at the front. If you want to look mature and avoid looking like a member of a boy band, grow a short beard or designer stubble to complement the look.

4. Classic Short Cut

This is another great cut for men that are losing their hair. It gives the illusion that you have more hair by adding more volume on top. Ask the hairdresser to cut short and medium layers around the crown and the top of the head and cut it short at the sides.

5. Wavy on Top

Top heavy hair with a wave is fashionable this spring. Once your hair has grown to medium length ask the hairdresser to leave it long at the front and cut it short at the sides. Using your hands and a styling product, pull your hair over to one side. Don't worry too much about how it falls as the natural look is all the rage this season. If you're in the enviable position of having naturally wavy hair, like Life of Pi star Surah Sharma, then you can leave it longer and it will look even more effortlessly stylish. Even better you don't need to have your hair cut as often and it's easier to style and maintain.

6. Natural Curls

This year's trend is to keep natural curls under control and cut short and close to the head. If you are blessed with a head of curly hair, then ask your hairdresser to cut your hair short all over. This style is easy to manage: use product on your hair in the morning to hold it in place for the rest of the day.

7. Messy Long Layers

This is another example of this season's natural, ‘just got of bed’ look. This spring, long layers are fine as long as they are not touching the shoulders. It's important to get the right balance between messy and unkempt. Part the hair on one side and then, using product and your fingers, pull the front of your hair over to one side.

About London Centre of Trichology

There are many different reasons for male hair loss including pattern balding, alopecia and stress related hair loss. As such, it is important to ensure that you get the correct diagnosis so that your problem can be successfully treated. At the London Centre of Trichology, we are experts in the field of hair loss and treatments. Contact us now for your free, no obligation consultation.

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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Male Hair Loss – Colouring Your Hair

If you are one of the millions of men in Britain that is experiencing male hair loss, you may think that there is little point in colouring it. This can feel like a double whammy: not only are you experiencing hair loss, but you have to deal with the grey hair as well, and you may feel you are ageing prematurely.

There are ways around this and, if you are experiencing male hair loss, it is doesn't necessarily follow that you have to give up on colouring your hair. In actual fact, colouring your hair can have a number of benefits and, if done properly, will not affect the speed at which you lose your hair. It's important to have your hair coloured by a professional or, if you do it yourself, you must ensure that you carefully follow the instructions on the packet. Colouring your hair can make your hair look thicker, which is always a good thing, especially if you are experiencing male hair loss.

At the London Centre of Trichology we are always on hand to provide advice if you're losing your hair. Our experts are leaders in the field and can help you to identify your problem and recommend the most suitable treatment.

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Colouring Your Hair: the Benefits

Colouring your hair improves the condition of your hair and thickens the volume, giving you an abundance of lush locks. Hair colour covers up grey and makes you look younger. You can choose the perfect colour to suit the colouring of your eyes and skin tone. Colouring your hair can be a massive boost to your self-image and confidence. If you're really daring, why not try something adventurous like blue or purple to express your personality? You only have to look at some of the makeovers on the X-factor to see the difference that a new hair style or colour can make.

Do it Yourself

If you decide to colour your hair at home, make sure that you wear old clothes and use old towels as there is a high likelihood that you will get the colour on them. Make sure that the room is adequately ventilated: hair colour contains some strong chemicals and it's important to avoid inhaling them. Ensure that you follow the instructions on the packet, especially in regards to how long you should leave the colour on for. If the worst happens and it all goes horribly wrong, don't try to rectify it yourself. Seek the help of a professional hairdresser.

Choosing a Colour

It's important to get advice from a professional to help you choose the best type and shade of colour for you. They can help you decide on the best colour for your skin tone and eye colour. The colour of your hair when you were a child will often really suit you, you may be surprised at how good this looks.

Going Lighter

Lighter hair can make you look younger. It's always important to get professional advice to ensure that it's done correctly. Jude Law dyed his hair blonde, which really suited him, probably because it's close to his natural colour. Blonde hair colour can change the condition of your hair, so you will probably want to invest in a good quality shampoo and conditioner.

Going Darker

Dark hair can give a mysterious, sultry look and make your hair look thicker. Men with deep blue eyes will find that dark hair makes their eyes sparkle and stand out.

Red Hair

Celebrities such as Damien Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Robert Kazinsky and Prince Harry have all shown how sexy red hair can be. Red hair is unusual for a man and as such can be very attractive to women. If you colour your hair red, be prepared to redo it regularly as red fades quickly.

Adventurous Colours

Bold colours such as blue or purple can really make you stand out from the crowd. Some companies have policies whereby their employees are prohibited from having such hair colours; so, before you take the plunge, it's best to find out what your company's policy is in regard to this. If you work in a creative role or you are not dealing with members of the public, you may be more likely to get away with it. American actor, Jarod Leto was spotted sporting blue hair in 2010.

London Centre of Trichology

At the London Centre of Trichology, we can advise on all aspects of male hair loss, including how to disguise your thinning locks by colouring your hair. We provide diagnosis and treatment solutions for all types of hair loss, alopecia and balding. Why not call us today to book your free consultation. The sooner you start treatment, the better the result.

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Friday, 21 June 2013

Male Hair Loss – Best Looks for Thinning Hair

Many men experience male hair loss sooner or later in life. While some men take this in their stride, others find their hair loss more difficult to cope with. At the London Centre of Trichology we can help to diagnose the problem of male hair loss and prescribe the relevant treatment. A make-over can do wonders for your self-image and a trip to the hairdressers can give you a big confidence boost. Following are some looks that are ideally suited to those who are experiencing male hair loss.

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Great Looks for Thinning Hair

1. Spiky Hair

Prince William has recently been spotted sporting a spiky look, which does a great job of concealing his thinning locks. This short, spiky look is perfect for guys who have hair that is generally thinning as it draws the eyes away from     the thinning hair and focuses them on the style instead. This look can be achieved by styling the hair with gel so that it points and spikes in different directions, covering up any thinning areas. Although this is a trendy, youthful look, it can look good on men that are well into their fifties.

2. The ‘Just Got Out of Bed’ Look

When you are in the early stages of losing your hair, there is no need to restrict yourself to a short cut. You could consider a longer style, with shaggy, longer layers. This is a very sexy, slightly messy, ‘just got out of bed’ look. You can ask the hairdresser for a longer, floppy fringe and to cut the hair to a medium length over the rest of the head. This is easy to maintain at home.  Put gel or styling cream on your hair and use your fingers to create a tousled, messy look. This is a great way to disguise the early stages of male hair loss.

3. Slicked Back Look

The slicked back look is perfect for concealing bald spots near the crown. In order to achieve this look, you will need to grow it longer at the front so that you can effectively comb it back to hide your bald spot. You can use a styling product to slick it back and hold it in place. This is a slicked back look and not a comb over, so remember to comb it back and avoid combing to the side. Nicolas Cage carries off this distinguished look very successfully.

4. Long, Floppy Fringe

Owen Wilson carries off this look very well. This is good for men with receding hairlines as it covers the forehead and hides the thinning area. As well as growing the fringe long, you can also wear it long at the back and sides.

5. Shaved All Over

Bald men are known for their virility and men that have the confidence to go completely bald are irresistible to women. Another bonus of this style is that you don't have to fuss around with shampoo and styling. You can literally wash and go.

6. Crew Cut

This is particularly suitable for men that are losing the hair on their temples or crown. This style suits men of all ages and looks. You can ask the hairdresser to create the illusion of thick hair by blending the thinner parts of your hair in with the fuller parts.

7. Buzz Cut

The buzz cut is an excellent, versatile style that looks great for any occasion. It looks equally good with a suit as it does with jeans and a t-shirt. This is another style that is easy to look after and requires little or no maintenance.

8. Short and Sexy

If you are in the position of losing your hair at the sides but still having hair on top you can ask the hair dresser for a short hair cut that's a bit longer than a buzz cut to maximise what you have on top. Brush your hair forward with your fingers using a small amount of styling product to give you an elegant, sophisticated look.

London Centre of Trichology

Many men lose their hair. More than one third of men in their 30's and 50% of men in their 50's are going bald. If you are one of the many men that are experiencing male hair loss, help is at hand from the London Centre of Trichology. Treatment can help to stop further loss of hair and even help regrowth. We offer a wide range of hair loss solutions for both men and women. Our experts can help to diagnose your problem and recommend a suitable course of treatment that is tailored to your needs. Call us today to book your free consultation.

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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Hair Loss London – Coping with the Psychological Effects of Female Hair loss and Male Pattern Baldness

While some of you may come to terms with hair loss easily, others may find it extremely distressing; sudden and / or severe hair thinning in particular can have a dramatic effect on your well being.

Fortunately, in most cases hair thinning is temporary and this can often be put down to one of a number of things, such as hormonal imbalance, stress, poor diet, or genetics. If you have hair loss, the London Centre of Trichology has more than 60 years’ experience in treating alopecia and has helped thousands of UK men and women (just like you) regain their locks - and their confidence.

Before undergoing treatment for hair loss, many of our patients have expressed a feeling of low self-esteem. This is because society places a great deal of emphasis on a person’s looks, and our tresses are central to our appearance.

Women in particular find it hard to cope with thinning locks, but men also discover losing their hair harrowing. You may well look at your father or elder brother’s receding hairline and worry about what the future has in store for you.

However, help is at hand for hair loss and, at the London Centre of Trichology, we are experts in our field and offer diagnosis and solutions for female alopecia and male pattern baldness. Just click on the link below to find out more.

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The Effects of Hair Loss and Ways to address it

If you are losing your hair, it is natural to experience feelings of anxiety, especially at the first signs of hair thinning; however, some of you may find it more difficult to handle and become depressed and withdrawn. You may want to spend more time indoors and, at worst, even a small journey like popping to the supermarket can become difficult and arduous to do.

The good news is that most forms of hair loss can be treated and, in addition to a visit to London Centre of Trichology, there are other ways to help you feel good about your appearance.  Read on to find out more.

Remember - You Are Not Alone – Millions of people in the UK are affected by hair loss, some of whom are in the public eye. A number of celebrities have experienced hair thinning and have not been afraid to talk about it; Scottish presenter Gail Porter is particularly high profile and, since losing her famous blonde locks, she has gone on to appear in a number of shows, including The Gadget Show. There are also a host of male celebrities who are balding, many of whom are regarded as sex symbols: Bruce Willis and Jack Nicholson spring to mind.

Have a Good Support Network – If are losing your hair and feel self-conscious about it, it is important to surround yourself with friends who keep you positive and upbeat - and ditch the ones who aren’t. Having a good support network of friends or family is one of the fastest ways to pull you through this difficult period, and it can work wonders in building your confidence. It is easy to shut yourself away, but try to not isolate yourself as this will only make you feel worse. Instead, if your friends ask you to go somewhere, put on your best outfit, smile, and celebrate with them. Good fun and humour are a sure-fire way to get yourself back on track.

Boost Your Own Confidence with a Makeover – Think of ways to help boost your confidence. You might want to try a different hair style or colour. Or, if your hair loss is more severe, consider wearing stylish scarves or hats; this will give you a brand new image, and you could find that your new look catches on! However, it may be that a makeover, rather than a new hair style, gives you the boost you need. Whether you are male or female, a trip to a beauty salon for a facial or a fake tanning session can work wonders. Top it off with a visit to a local department store and book an appointment with a personal shopper to select a brand new wardrobe that flatters your body shape.

Have Someone to Talk to – A sympathetic partner, friend, or relative, can work wonders and will really give you a lift. If you have male pattern baldness, chat to relatives who have experienced the same thing and find out how they’ve coped with it. If you find that losing your hair is really dragging you down, or you feel at an all time low, consider counselling or look for a support group in your local area. Talking to people who have been through something similar can be a real help.

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Female Hair Loss – A guide to the best styles for spring that will bring back your confidence and make you look amazing.

Female hair loss is more common than you might imagine, with over one in four women in America suffering  from the problem. For many women their hair is their crowning glory and female hair loss can lead to serious emotional problems. A new hairstyle can give you just the confidence you need and  2013 sees a range of sexy new hair styles that are just what the doctor ordered to boost your sex appeal this spring. {"you are not alone" repeated below}

If you are experiencing loss of hair, you are probably finding it very traumatic. A visit to a good hairdresser with experience of styling the heads of women with  thinning or falling hair, can be a very uplifting experience and  can really help to make you feel on top of the world.

Before taking a trip to the salon flick through some magazines for styles that appeal to you. Take the pictures with you to the salon and show them to your stylist. Your stylist will then be able to advise you on what will best suit your colouring and the shape of your face.

Many hairdressers specialise in  female hair loss and have a number of clients with similar challenges. Such a stylist is ideally placed to help you choose the best styles that will work for you.

If you have symptoms of female hair loss it is a relief to know that you’re not alone. You can visit the experts at the London Centre of Trichology for a free consultation and diagnosis where you will find the best treatment tailored for your needs.

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Top Styles for Spring 2013

This season is all about the natural look. Having natural, and not too perfect hair is a must. We have some great, effortless looks for you this spring.

French Knot

A 60’s look, the French knot is perfect for medium length to long hair and very French in style. Start by applying mousse to the hair and blow-dry it straight back, without a parting, then  twist your hair gently and pull it up into a loose knot, as if you were going to do a French twist,  then fold the ends under to form a loop (it’s essential that you keep the knot loose as if it’s too tight it can damage your hair). Pull the hair so that it fans out across the top of the head. Complete the look by tying a scarf round it. You can wear different coloured scarves to coordinate with your outfits. The scarf can be strategically placed to hide any signs of hair loss.


Gold is a delicate look that  is reminiscent of a medieval maiden in the woods, similar to Liv Tyler in Lord of the Rings. This is another great low maintenance style that is natural and at the same time very contemporary and luxurious.  To achieve the gold effect, just divide the hair by parting it down the middle. Pull two sections back and secure at the crown using hair pins.  Add “twisted gold” metal hairpieces for a touch of simple glamour and elegance. Hair pins can also be used to help disguise any balding patches at the back of your head. This style looks best on ladies with long, straight, unlayered hair.


This style is perfect for short hair. The textured pixie look suits women with all face shapes and hair textures. This timeless, chic cut is easy to look after and can be styled effortlessly in next to no time.  You can either go for a very short asexual look or wear the hair longer on top for softer femininity.

Messy Bob

The messy bob is a sexy, "just got out of bed" look that also suits women with all face shapes and hair textures. Women with round faces should be sure to leave plenty of length under their chin, for a more flattering style. Another way to wear this look, if you have a wide centre parting (such as pop star Fergie) is to wear it with a deep side parting. The layers in this bob are perfect for covering up female hair loss.

About The London Centre of Trichology

As experts in the field and at the forefront of research and development into natural solutions for male and female hair loss, The London Centre of Trichology has helped thousands of men and women to regain their hair and their confidence.

Conveniently placed in Central London, the centre offers free consultations where the problem will be diagnosed and can then be addressed. Your hair will be in good hands with this group of highly trained professionals. The sooner you start treatment, the better the result. Contact the centre now for your free, no obligation consultation.

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Friday, 19 April 2013

Male Hair Loss – Our Pick of the Hottest Celebrities With Thinning Hair

If you are experiencing male hair loss, you are not alone. This is something that affects as many as two out of three men at some stage of their lives. It is not just us mere mortals that are affected by losing hair and hair thinning, many celebrities are also affected by male hair loss. These celebrities refuse to let it interfere with their ’way with women’ however and many of these men are revered as sex symbols and are popular both off and on screen, despite having hair loss.

Although there are many men in the public eye that are losing their hair, the effects can still be devastating to those who are experiencing it. A trip to the London Centre of Trichology can help to diagnose and address the problem. The sooner you get treated, the better the results. In the meantime, here’s our pick of some of the hottest celebrities with thinning or receding hair.

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Hottest Celebrities with Male Hair Loss

Bruce Willis – Holywood hunk, Bruce Willis, started losing his hair between 1993 and 1995. Speaking of his balding, Willis is quoted as saying, “Hair loss is God's way of telling me I'm human.”

Prince William – Even royalty isn’t immune to male hair loss and Prince William has inherited Male Pattern Baldness from his father Prince Charles and his uncle, Prince Edward, also has this condition. Despite his baldness, Prince William still managed to marry hottie, Kate Middleton and although happily married with a child on the way, he still has an army of female fans.

Billy Zane
– Balding actor Billy Zane does very well with the ladies. He has dated actress Leonor Varela among others.  He has been quite open about his hair loss and said that he started noticing it two decades years ago.

Sean Connery – Although James Bond star Sean Connery started losing his hair at the age of 21, he has preserved his sex appeal throughout his career.  He won the sought after title of Sexiest man Alive at the age of 59 and was awarded Sexiest Man of the Century aged 69.

Al Pacino – It is thought that Godfather star Al Pacino,  either wears a hairpiece or has had a hair transplant. At the time he appeared in Godfather 3 Pacino’s hair was obviously thinning. In later films he can be seen sporting a full head of thick hair. In recent years he has been seen with fairly long hair, disguising his receding hairline.

Brenden Fraser –  Brendan Fraser is another star known to be losing his hair. Fraser jokes that the best way to stop rumours about wearing a hairpiece is to “sport a hairstyle so bad there is no way anyone would pay for it.”

Jude Law – Jude Law is rumoured to be using Mesotherapy to counteract his hair loss. Mesotherapy is unproven treatment that involves injecting vitamins into the scalp to encourage hair growth.

Ben Affleck – Ben Affleck is a star of many Hollywood blockbusters. It is thought that he wears at least a partial hair piece.

George Clooney
– Even Hollywood heart-throb George Clooney worries about losing his hair. Clooney is said to have commented that without his hair “my career will plummet” and that he is going to “make the most of before it falls out”. It has thought that he has had hair loss treatment.

Wayne Rooney – Manchester United and England striker, Wayne Rooney, reported that he had had a hair transplant via social media site Twitter. He tweeted, “Just to confirm to all my followers I have had a hair transplant… I was going bald at 25, why not? I’m delighted with the result.’’

Louis Walsh – Louis Walsh announced having had a hair transplant after being encouraged by Simon Cowell.  Walsh says, “I wanted to get the problem solved before it became a problem, ... it’s called maintenance.”

About London Centre of Trichology

As experts in the field and at the forefront of research and development into natural hair loss solutions, The London Centre of Trichology has helped thousands of men to regain their hair and their confidence.

Conveniently placed in Central London, the centre offers free consultations where the problem will be diagnosed and can then be addressed. Your hair will be in good hands with this group of highly trained professionals andhe sooner you start treatment, the better the result. If you are experiencing male hair loss, contact the centre now for your free no obligation consultation.

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Monday, 15 April 2013

Female Alopecia – Spring Fashion Accessory, the Headscarf

If you are one of the estimated eight million women in the UK experiencing female hair loss or female alopecia, you may find it extremely difficult to cope with. And it’s particularly distressing if you are at a vulnerable period of your life. Some women suffering with female alopecia, which is another name for female hair loss, may even refuse to leave the house and give up their usual activities, and hobbies they enjoy because  they are worried about what people will think. It can also affect a woman’s sensuality and self-esteem.

It is important to note that if you have female hair loss, you are not alone. As previously mentioned, millions of people in the UK experience hair loss at some stage in their lives. To cope with hair loss, it is important you have the right people around you, so that you have the right support to help you regain your confidence. And you are losing your hair, a visit to the London Centre of Trichology could be just what you need. The initial consultation is free and our experts will be able to diagnose your problem and help find a solution.

Although coming to terms with alopecia can be difficult, it is important to be patient, as most hair loss is usually temporary. While some people, such as TV presenter Gail Porter, are not afraid to show it, others cover it up with various fashion accessories such as hats and scarves. It’s important to choose whichever works best for you.

One of the hottest looks on the catwalk this season is the headscarf. The Sicilian twists were spotted at Dolce and Gabbana, evoking a glamorous, Mediterranean feel. "It's about the scarf," Guido said of the hair at Dolce & Gabbana, "like how a woman would just pin her hair up [and] put a scarf on…there's a little indication of the '60s. A little Riviera feeling,"

If you the idea of sporting the new spring fashion accessory, the headscarf,  there are various ways to wear it to help you regain your confidence and ensure you are bang on trend this season.

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Ways to Wear the Headscarf This Season

Sicilian Twist

If you fancy Dolce and Gabbana’s Sicilian twist, start by applying mousse to your hair and blow-dry it straight back, without a parting.  Wrap the scarf around the head, about an inch from the hairline and tie it to one side at the back of the neck. Roll up the hair into a French twist, but instead of folding the ends in, fan out the hair on the top of the head.

Sporty Look

Another way to wear a scarf is to wear it wide around the head, a few inches above the eyes, for a very sporty look. This is ideal to wear with a casual outfit, such as a denim jacket or jeans and a t-shirt.


The bandana look great with large frame, Jackie O type sunglasses. Start by folding the bandana diagonally and put the two corners together. The result should be a triangle, with one long edge on the diagonal. Place this edge on your hairline or close to the hairline. Tie the two corners together at the back or your neck, pulling any loose hair out of the way to avoid getting it caught in the knot. Adjust the bandana according to how you want it to look and where it feels comfortable.

Cheeky Headband

A scarf knotted slightly off-centre around the hair makes for a cheeky headband look, with out giving you a headache. This is a pretty, informal look.

Classic Ponytail

You could also tie a scarf around a ponytail and pin it in place, with the ends hanging loose. It’s best to keep the ponytail fairly loose and avoid tight ponytails, as wearing ponytails too tight can damage the hair.

About the London Centre of Trichology

At the London Centre of Trichology we offer a wide variety of hair loss treatments. Established in 1956, we have always led technology in this field. Our specialists have a wide range of experience of female hair loss, female alopecia and baldness. They have a first class reputation for finding natural solutions to hair loss and scalp problems. Your problem can be diagnosed at the initial consultation, which is free. The sooner you start treatment, the better the results will be.

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Women’s Hair Loss - Famous People who have Made the Headlines with Their Locks

It is not only ‘ordinary women’ like you and me who have experienced women’s hair loss, but it can affect men and women of all walks of life - even the rich and famous - and at any time of their lives.

When celebrities talk about their experience with women’s hair loss, it helps us mere mortals realise that we are not alone. Here we put the spotlight on the celebrities who have

been in the media recently because of their tresses.

If you are experiencing women’s hair loss, then the London Centre of Trichology can diagnose the reasons behind your condition and suggest ways to treat it. Meanwhile, here are some of the famous women whose hair has made the headlines.

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American singer/songwriter Fergie (born 1975) of the Black Eyed Peas has been photographed at various red carpet events and out and about with an increasingly widening hair parting.

Whereas many women, especially those in the public eye, go all out to cover up any signs of female hair loss, Fergie has done little to cover it up. This shows how comfortable she is with her look and this should be applauded as this helps to makes many women feel comfortable with themselves too.

Fergie’s hair thinning, or Telogen Effuvium - the second most common form of hair loss - is temporary. The media has put the cause of this down to either excessive styling (hair extensions) physical and emotional stress, and/or dietary habits.

Hair extensions can cause Traction Alopecia - a form of hair loss caused by pulling or tension on the hair - and this can be reversed by removing hair extensions and following the right hair care routine.

Prolonged Traction Alopecia is harder to reverse so it is important to spot the signs early and follow a course of hair loss treatment to encourage regrowth and to improve the condition of the hair.

Lindsay Lohan

Mean Girls actress Lindsay Lohan (born 1986) is another famous person that has fallen under the media spotlight after being snapped with hair looking a bit thinner than usual.

Again, one of the reasons behind thinning hair is attributed to Traction Alopecia, caused by excessive styling. This is a cosmetic condition, rather than a disease, and happens when the hair is under tension - some of the styles Traction Alopecia is attributed to are: tight plaits, sleeping in rollers and hair extensions.

However, it is not just hair styles that can affect hair growth, but other factors too such as diet, stress, anxiety and depression.

Eating disorders, for example, can affect the condition of the hair, so it becomes thin and lifeless. In 2004 when Lohan was said to be affected by an eating disorder, her normal, beautiful locks weren’t in its usual bouncy and vibrant condition.

Stress is also another factor that can impact on the hair growth cycle and force a large number of hairs into the resting state at the same time. However, the condition will usually improve over time - usually around six months - although with some people it can become a persistent problem.

If you feel you are experiencing female hair loss as a result of over-styling, or for any other reason, contact the experts at London Centre of Trichology who will be able to diagnose the condition and explain suitable forms of treatment.

Gail Porter

TV presenter Gail Porter (born 1971) lost nearly all of her blonde locks after suffering from Alopecia Totalis - which means the total loss of head hair. She was pregnant with daughter Honey in 2005 when she noticed chunks of her hair fall out and was almost completely bald four weeks later.

However, instead of wearing a wig and covering up her condition, she went public about it and received many letters of support from people with alopecia.

In 2006, she was also subject to a BBC documentary, ‘Gail Porter Laid Bare,’ where she talks about her condition. This type of alopecia is not common and it is possible for the hair follicles to regenerate at any time. Porter experienced hair re-growth at the start of 2010 when three quarters of her hair grew back by May 2010, but by the end of the year her hair began to fall out again.

Porter is an ambassador for the charity, Little Princess Trust, which funds wigs for youngsters with hair loss. She has presented various TV shows throughout her career, including recent episodes of The Gadget Show.

About the London Centre of Trichology

The London Centre of Trichology was established in 1958 and has successfully treated thousands of men and women. If you feel you are experiencing women’s hair loss, contact us on 0207 9351935.

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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Ladies Hair Loss - Some Temporary Causes of Hair Loss

We shed up to a hundred hairs a day and this is completely normal. Although permanent ladies’ hair loss can happen, most hair loss is temporary and it is thought that as many as 60 per cent of us experience female hair loss at some stage in our lives. So while it is important to be aware of the first signs of ladies’ hair loss, some of the causes are quite common, and can be easily addressed.

If you are experiencing ladies' hair loss, the best thing to do is to visit our experienced consultants at the London Centre of Trichology for a free diagnosis where we can advise you on the various options. We have seen an increase in female hair loss, especially in women below the age of 40, however, the sooner you address the problem, the better the results and this applies for both men and women.

Meanwhile, here’s our guide to some of the causes of temporary ladies’ hair loss.

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Poor Diet

Poor diet can contribute to hair loss and hair thinning, such as iron or mineral deficiencies or a lack of vitamin B12 and zinc.  Lack of sufficient nutrients can also cause the hair to become more brittle and break.

One of the most common causes of hair loss in women who are premenopausal is down to an iron deficiency. We find that clients with an iron deficiency can usually see an improvement in the condition of their hair in as little as a few months after receiving diagnosis and treatment.


Hair loss post-pregnancy is quite common and can affect about half of new mums. This is because the usual shedding of hair is put on hold during pregnancy, so after pregnancy, when the hormones return to their normal levels, the hair can fall out and sometimes all in one go. 

Post-pregnancy hair loss usually happens within the first four months after delivery. However, this is only temporary and the hair will usually return to its normal growth pattern within a year (sometimes as little as six months).

Rough Brushing

Rigorous brushing can cause the hair to fall out, or it can damage the hair, making it snap or break.  Although it is common for us to shed hair on a daily basis, over-enthusiastic brushing should be avoided. Again, pulling the hair too much or binding it tightly in elastic bands can cause hair loss.

This is all preventable and there are a number of steps to take to avoid this. Try not to brush your hair when it is wet, as this can cause it to snap. Instead take gentle care with your hair and, if you do need to brush it while it is still wet, use a wide tooth comb to prevent damage.

Medication/The Contraceptive Pill

Various types of medication can potentially cause hair loss but oral contraceptives are particularly implicated in hair shedding.

This is because the common forms of oral contraceptive contain progestogens, man-made hormones that mimic the natural hormone progesterone.

These are needed to prevent a fertilised egg being implanted but although many are good for the hair, others aren’t so good.

It is important to be aware of any gradual changes and, if you are worried about hair loss, you may want to change to an alternative form of contraception that is hair friendly.  A visit to the London Centre of Trichology will be able to diagnose the problem and following a change in the pill, treatment will usually work quite quickly.

Thyroid Problems

Hair thinning can be caused by an over or underactive thyroid and this is something that can run in families.

This is because it interrupts the usual timing of the hair cycle - where the hair rests for three months before shedding. But with thyroid problems this rest period can be as little as a few weeks.

The hair loss due to thyroid problems is only temporary and, once the problem is treated, the hair will grow back as normal.


It is only in very rare incidences that stress causes permanent hair loss and most incidences are treatable.

The condition will usually clear up by itself although treatment is available.

If you are experiencing hair loss as a result of stress, it is time to slow down. Make sure you get adequate sleep, breaks and rest period, and regular exercise is also proven to help reduce stress.

Skin Conditions

Some skin conditions, such as adult cradle cap, which is known as Pityriasis Amiantacea can cause hair loss.

This is because the scaly crust sticks to the scalp, around the hair shaft, preventing normal hair growth. However, with the right treatment, the condition can be rectified and the hair can re-grow.
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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Female Hair Loss - Top Tips on How to Get Your Tresses in the Best Condition

The hair style we choose as well as the colour, length and condition of our hair, will often define who we are as women. This is why, if we experience female hair loss at any stage in our lives, it can feel extremely upsetting.

However, the good news is that most forms of female hair loss are temporary and,  for those who are experiencing female hair loss, The London Centre of Trichology are experts in their field. We offer a free, no obligation consultation for anyone wanting to know the reasons behind their hair loss and are looking to find a solution.

If you are worried about hair loss and thinning hair, see below on how to keep your tresses in the best possible condition and some things to avoid if you are experiencing female hair loss. If you have hair loss, it is always important to seek the advice of a professional, who can help and advise you.

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Do’s and Don’ts to Keep Your Hair in the Best Shape

Using Mousse - Using hair products such as mousse won’t cause hair loss. In fact hair mousse can create the illusion of more volume and fullness. However, avoid using too much product on your hair. The recommended guide is to use a golf ball sized amount and this generally works on long and short styles.

Hair Straighteners - While it is OK to use hair straighteners every once in a while (such as before a party, event or other special occasion), regular use is not recommended. If you regularly use hair straighteners, this can damage the hair and cause weathering and hair breakage. We advise using hair straighteners - and other heat sources - with caution as it is possible to burn the scalp and damage the hair follicles.

Hair Oils - Using natural oils on the hair such as coconut oil, and jojoba, can help keep hair healthy. However, this won’t combat genetic hair loss and there is no evidence to show it will benefit those who suffer from female pattern baldness.

Hair Vitamins - Good nutrition and having the right levels of Vitamin B and iron is essential to prevent hair loss. A daily multi-vitamin tablet is always a good idea but while some vitamins are promoted to help healthy hair growth, many of these lack the scientific evidence to back it up. If you do suffer from any vitamin or mineral deficiencies this can be diagnosed and treated on a visit to the London Centre of Trichology.

Brushing - While day-to-day brushing is necessary to keep your hair neat and tidy, avoid vigorous brushing as this can damage the hair. Rigorous brushing will cause the hair to become brittle and it can snap or break over time.

Daily Hair Washing - Frequent washing of your hair will not cause your hair to fall out and you can wash your hair as often as you like. You will usually see some hair shed after showering because this is part and parcel of your hair’s natural growth cycle. In fact good hair hygiene is important, so it is important to give your tresses a regular shampoo and wash.

Hair Sprays - Hair sprays won’t affect the condition of the hair or cause hair loss. In fact it can make the hair appear thicker, which is beneficial.

Hair Bands - Some types of hair styles, such as tight pony tails, buns, braids and the use of hair pins, clips or rubber bands, can cause some hair loss and breakage, so it is best to avoid these if you can.

Hair Gel - Again, like hair sprays and mousse, gel does not cause hair loss. However, if you do tend to use lots of hair gel, regular washing is important to unblock the pores and to keep your scalp clean.

Hair Dyeing - Dyeing your hair is OK as long as you get it done by a professional or you follow the instructions on the packet. In fact dyeing your hair can give the illusion of thickness which can only be a good thing.

Regular Trims
- Regular trims won’t affect hair loss and is in fact encouraged because this helps gets rid of split ends and stops hair looking flat and dull.

Swimming - Chlorine is thought to worsen hair loss and cause hair to become dry or damaged. It is important to wash your hair after a swim and rinse your hair with water - before you take a dip in the pool.
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