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.

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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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