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.

Male Pattern Baldness –  click on the link to book an appointment for a free, no obligation consultation with one of our experts.

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.