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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