Friday, 28 February 2014

Top Hair Styles for Men in 2014

If you have male pattern baldness and feel in need of an image revamp, there are some top looks for men which have hit the catwalks this year. Even if you have the first signs of male hair loss, there are some fantastic new styles that will make you look cutting edge and will see you turning heads in 2014.

While some men appear to take male pattern baldness in their stride, others may feel a loss of confidence and self-esteem. However, with more than 50 per cent of men affected by this by the time they reach the age of 50, you may feel relieved to know that you are not alone. Among the men with hair loss are some of the biggest heart throbs and celebrities, including actor Bruce Willis, and singers Sting and Robbie Williams. And, it hasn’t skipped royalty either, as Prince William has a receding hairline and still catches the eyes of the females!

Although many men brush off their baldness in public, most don’t feel so confident about it on the inside. One 42-year-old man, who lives near London, was first affected by male pattern baldness in his 30’s and has now lost half of his hair.

He said: “I knew that I might end up with a receding hair line as this runs in the family as my dad has male hair loss. You feel resigned to it in a way but it does affect your self esteem - you just pretend that it doesn’t.”

It is always advisable to visit the experts at the first signs of male pattern baldness, as the earlier it is tackled, the better the results you will receive from your treatment. This is exactly what singer Robbie Williams, who revealed he got a hair transplant before people spotted his receding hairline.

If you are affected by hair loss, it is important to get advice from the experts, and here at the London Centre of Trichology we have helped thousands of men and women with hair loss. And, with more than 50 years’ experience in the industry, you know you are in the hands of the experts.

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Meanwhile, if you are looking to address a receding hairline, London Centre of Trichology predicts this year’s top looks, that are suitable for men with hair loss.

Great Looks for Men in 2014

The Undercut – Shaved Sides and Long on Top – This is a brave and bold look for men – and women – as it combines length on top, with super short close cut sides. It was a huge hit last year and the trend is set to continue, and for men, it has the added bonus of helping to disguise a receding hairline. If you want to take the plunge, this hair style suits most face shapes, so you are bound to pull of this look. Just talk it over with your stylist to see what they think.

If you decide to go for the undercut, you will be following in the footsteps of the rich and famous. Some of the celebrities that have been seen sporting this look include actor Jude Law and footballer David Beckham. You can gel the longer section of the hair and comb it back, or to the side.

A slight variant of this style is to leave your hair longer at the sides than the undercut, but have it slightly shorter on top. Although this look requires maintenance, the results are worth the effort, as it is set to be a top trend for this year. Celebrities sporting this style includes singer Justin Bieber.

Keeping Your Hair Long - Keeping your hair long is very low maintenance, but if you do want this look, it’s best to check with your boss first to see if this style is suitable for work!

You can either keep your hair long and natural, just like Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean (or actor Matthew McConaughey), or if you have enough length, you can tie it up.  Tying it up can draw attention away from a receding hair line and disguise any bald patches at the back. Whether you suit a longer style really depends on the condition of the hair and your face shape.

Sweeping the Hair Forwards – This is another hair style that has rocked the catwalks this year and will keep you at the forefront of fashion in 2013. It is a relaxed, low maintenance style that is best suited for straight hair, but it can work for wavy and curly hair too.

You will often see this look sported by band members on the British music scene, such as The Arctic Monkeys and The Kooks.  

For advice about hair loss, and to book an appointment, contact the London Centre of Trichology. You can either telephone direct on 020 7935 1935, mentioning our website, or click on the link above.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Top Hairstyles for Women with Female Alopecia

We all crave shiny, luscious locks; so if you have spotted the first signs of women’s hair loss, in London or elsewhere in the UK, this can feel extremely upsetting and, at first, you may wonder which way to turn. However, there are various ways of addressing of female alopecia – including your choice of hair styles and accessories – so you can regain your confidence and enjoy a bright start to 2014.

If you are affected by thinning hair, the first step will be to seek advice from the leading experts in trichology so that we can diagnose and treat your condition. Here, at the London Centre of Trichology, we have more than half a century of experience in the treatment of stress related hair loss, female alopecia and female pattern hair loss. We use the most advanced techniques available, and have helped thousands of men and women since the foundation of our clinic.

If you have noticed signs of women’s hair loss, and are worried about the effect it may have on your appearance, there are a number of hair styles and hair accessories that you can use to make you look – and feel – glamorous. Here we put the spotlight on the top, fashionable looks for 2014, for long, short and medium length hair, which are suitable for women with hair loss.

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Medium Length Bob – If you have female hair loss, one of the best styles to wear is the bob, which is easy to maintain and gives the appearance of thickness. The bob has been seen on catwalks worldwide, which means that it will be a big trend in 2014.

You can wear a bob in various lengths, so talk it over with your stylists to decide on which one is right for you. You may also want to consider dyeing your hair to give the illusion of extra body, and again, talk to your stylist who will advise you on the right shade for your skin tone.

The bob is an extremely versatile cut and looks stylish for evening or casual day wear as you can dress it up or down with the use of clips or bands. Try experimenting with a variety of hair accessories to find the look you want.

With a medium length or short bob, you can also add a cropped fringe, which again, is a fashionable look for 2014.

Short and Chic – Among the top styles of the 2014 is a long Pixie cut which can be swept to the side, or the short crop, which can fall to the front.

There are several advantages to short hair for women with alopecia, as it makes the hair look thicker and generally requires less maintenance than longer styles – just use a textured hair product to style it into place, spritz on some hair spray, and you are good to go. Another benefit of the Pixie cut is that it also allows for the hair to grow back, without affecting the style.

Major stars have gone for the pixie cut including Anne Hathaway (‘Devil Wears Prada’), Halle Berry (‘Catwoman’), Emma Watson (‘Harry Potter’), singer Pink, Winona Ryder (‘Beetlejuice’), and even former Baywatch Star Pamela Anderson.  It was certainly a big look for 2013, and the trend is set to continue.

Pretty much anyone can pull off this look, however, you do need a good stylist who will cut your hair according to your face shape. If you have a long forehead, for instance, you should go for a softer look with your hair swept forward.

Long and Natural Hair – If you want to keep your length, long and straight tousled hair is a top look for 2014 and needs very little maintenance.

The advantages of long hair is that it is easy to adapt and you can change the parting to suit your hair and your face shape, although wearing your hair with a centre parting will keep your locks bang on trend.

Talk over the various looks with your stylist, who can suggest the best ways to wear this style if you have hair loss. The hair cut straight and at the shoulder will give the illusion of thickness and width, and you will still benefit from the length.

For added charm, there are a variety of day and evening hair accessories you can use to bring sparkle to your tresses including clips and head bands. Alternatively, a stylish hat with long hair looks fabulous worn in summer or winter. Keeping your hair in tip top condition will also give your crowning glory a boost, so invest in a hair shine spray or luxury hair treatment that can be applied easily to either wet or dry hair.

If you are keeping your hair long, it is always best to blow dry your hair, rather than use straighteners. This may leave kinks or waves in your hair, but the resulting effect is natural and stylish.  

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Stylish Looks to Help Restore Your Confidence for a Big Occasion

Your hair is your crowning glory, so if you are experiencing female alopecia, or women’s hair loss, in London or anywhere else in the UK it is common to feel a loss of confidence, or in the worst case a reluctance to go out of the house - whether it is to see the new year in, or even to nip out to the shops.

However you feel about yourself inside, it is important to surround yourself with people who will lift your mood – and your friends will do just that. If you have female alopecia, the people who know you best will make you feel good, and an evening out is a good excuse to have a laugh, chat and reminisce. So, next time your friends ask you to join them for a special occasion, say yes, have fun and party into the small hours.

Whether you are getting ready for a girls night out or are celebrating a birthday or anniversary, there are several things you can do to help restore your self-esteem. You will be surprised how much a bit of pampering, such as a massage, a facial, or just a long scented soak in the bath can do to help give your confidence a boost. In addition, a dazzling outfit that suits your body shape, worn with right accessories and topped off with a beaming smile, will make you truly shine.

Meanwhile, whatever the season or the occasion, if you have female alopecia there are steps you can take. London Centre of Trichology, established more than half a century ago, are the experts in female hair loss. We can provide diagnosis, help and advice on all forms of female hair loss including female pattern hair loss, and stress related thinning hair. Just click on the link below to find more about our services and how we can help.

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Meanwhile, if you are getting ready for a big occasion, here are some top ideas on party looks that are suitable for women with thinning hair.

Dazzling Hair Accessories

Whether you have short or long hair, there are all sorts of sparking hair accessories that will coordinate with any outfit and transform you into belle of the ball. Diamante slides or clips work well with short or long styles, and hair bands come in all sizes and styles from wide versions to decorative hair bands with bling. Another option is to use several thin hair bands, or even ribbons to create a modern, trendy look.

There’s also a variety of hair pieces, including clip in ponytails and hair extension that will make your tresses glow. If you are feeling very self conscious about your hair, jewellery or a scarf will take attention away from your locks – just make sure you opt for colours and patterns that will co-ordinate with your outfit.

Decorative Up Dos

There are all sorts of decorative but simple up dos for hair that is mid length to long – all of which are suitable for women with thinning hair. One of the easiest – which you can do at home – is to twist your hair into a French knot and complete the look with a large, decorative hair clip (see above). Adding tendrils at the front looks beautiful and stylish and can complete your party look.

If you want something more elaborate, book an appointment with your hairdresser who can curl your hair with straighteners or curling tongs and pin it into an up do. Adding a hair accessory such as a fascinator that matches your outfit will look simply stunning. They can even fix your style with diamante hair pins to add further interest. Don’t forget to finish off your look with some shine spray to truly stand out among the crowd.

Elegant and Natural

If you want don’t want to make too much fuss of your hair, try leaving it elegant and natural. Your hair stylist will recommend the best cut for your hair, whether you want to keep it long or short.

Short Hair - One of the best looks for thinning hair is a shaggy longer Pixie style which is bang on trend. It only requires minimal layering as this will help give the illusion that your hair is thicker than it really is.

Mid Length or Chin Level - If you have slightly longer hair, a blunt bob will give your hair volume. Limiting the layers to a few near the front will complete the look so it is stylish and modern.

Long Hair – Adding a few waves in your hair will make your locks look thicker and will add extra glamour. The right hair colour will also give you a lift - ask your stylist to advise you on what suits your skin tone.

The London Centre of Trichology  are the experts on female and male hair loss. Click here to find out how we can help.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Eight Amazing New Hair Looks for Women this Season

If you have just noticed that you are suffering from female hair loss, it is bound to be a worrying time, but the good news is that expert help is available. Just get in touch with London Centre of Trichology, and our team of specialists will quickly be able to diagnose your problem and set about arranging hair loss treatment. Remember, the sooner treatments start, the greater the likelihood  it will be successful, so it is best not to lose any time in getting a diagnosis.

Unfortunately, you may well find that your self-confidence is suffering as a result of female hair loss. One way to give yourself a boost is to try a new hairstyle which is better suited to coping with thinning hair and which will help you to feel more confident before you start hair loss consultations with our London-based experts.

Here we will look at some of the new hairstyles which are in vogue for winter 2013-14, including some which are suited to women with female pattern hair loss.

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1. Slicked-Back Hair:
One of the hottest catwalk looks of the moment sees unparted hair swept back over the head and slicked back with gel, with straight hair at the sides. This is a look which can work well if your hair is thinning on the crown, as you can cover it up by sweeping back the fringe. A pixie crop, with a side parting, can also be slicked back, or you could combine this look with an "up-do" or bun.

2. Fringes: These are very much back in fashion again, in all shapes and sizes. Heavy 1960s-Mary Quant-style fringes and uneven wisps are both in vogue, as well as blunt cuts. If you want to wear a full fringe but slightly soften the look, you could let it taper at the sides with some longer strands. Or, for a different and modern twist, how about growing your fringe long and then sweeping it sideways across the forehead with gel? If you don't want to go to the time and trouble of growing a fringe, clip-on versions are also in fashion.

3. Deep Side Parting: Another dramatic style sees the hair parted deep on one side, with hair swept across the crown. This works equally well with a short cut, a bun or a low ponytail, which is one of the popular ways to wear long hair at the moment. Gel or spray can add a slick touch to this type of style, or you can make the parting uneven and the hair slightly tousled for a more relaxed version of the look.

4. Retro Punk: Outrageous multi-coloured punk rock hairstyles have featured on the catwalks recently, with long spikes of hair sticking out in all directions. While these amazing styles might look striking on models, it's unlikely that they will prove very popular on the high street - as they just aren't practical for most women to wear to work or around the house! However, elements of the punk rock look, such as long, spiky fringes and uneven hair at the back and sides, are likely to catch on. Two-tone hairstyles offer another spin on this, for instance with blonde on top and dark hair underneath.

5. Crimping: If you're looking for an alternative to straight and slick, but don't want to go for one of the wilder hairstyles of the moment, then crimping could be a look to consider. This 1990s style is making a surprise comeback at the moment, with a crimped ponytail as one of the ways to wear the look, 21st-century style. 

6. Accessories: Some models in recent fashion shows have been seen wearing tiaras, which most women might find a bit much for everyday wear – although they could be fun at a party. However, there are also many other accessories which are set to contribute to the latest hairstyles, such as wide hair-bands worn over slicked-back hair or slides to hold your pony-tail.

7. Long Crop: If you are suffering from women's hair loss, this is a look which can help to add an appearance of volume to thinning hair, as the hair is kept the same length all over your head. It also features a fringe, which is very much on-trend.

8. Waves and Curls: If you have long hair, then another of the hot looks for the coming season is to wear it loose with romantic curls or waves. Bright red curly or wavy hair is especially fashionable, but, if your hair is not naturally red, it's best to get advice from a hair salon rather than trying any dramatic colour changes at home.

About London College of Trichology
If you start to notice signs of female hair loss, it is best to get expert help as soon as possible rather than worrying about it in silence. At London Centre of Trichology, we have decades of experience in alopecia diagnosis and treatment, as well as treating other hair loss problems for both women and men. Get in touch with us now for an initial hair loss consultation, to discover how we can begin treatment and help you to restore your confidence.

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