How to Choose the Right Hair Color

Changing your hair color can be the easiest and most dramatic way to transform your look. But with so many options out there, it can be an overwhelming decision. There are different factors such as skin tone and eye color that can help you make the best color decisions to complement your natural features and bring out the best look in you.

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Advice For Thin Hair Peeps

In a world where we are bombarded with images of models with luscious locks and a voluminous extravaganza, thin hair peeps may be feeling left out and defeated. Thin hair can be tricky to maintain but there is hope!

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Hair Workshop with Gordon Nelson at Visions Salon

Nelson Gordon at Visions Salon's workshop

This week I attended a scissor/razor workshop at Visions Salon in Wellington Florida and even after 40 years of doing hair I am still amazed at every workshop I attend. There is always one investment that will never let you down and that is the investment in self. Not only was I receptive to the hair cutting techniques shown at the workshop, but I also walked away with the reminder of how important it is to be humble in any industry.  There will be times when you are asked to teach and there will be times to be the student and you should allow yourself to experience both.

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How To Grow Your Hair Longer and Faster

A lot of people ask me how to grow their hair longer and faster. Well I thought I would share some tips on the topic. Read More

Casa Di Menotti comments on the Hottest Hair Trend of 2013

What do you peeps think of this new pixie cut trend? It’s being done by the top celebrities from Beyonce to Miley Cyrus. I must say it’s a daring decision but after browsing through this gallery I can say that these women look gorgeous with their short style. You can sculpt it into an edgy look like Charlize Theron or keep it feminine and classic like Michelle Williams. Overall, It really brings out the beauties in a woman’s face, making her subtle features pop. While it may not be for everyone, it is certainly a hairstyle to consider.

Click here to view the Short Hair Gallery

I had a client last week with shoulder length curly hair come in and take the pixie cut plunge. She had no inhibitions about it being to short or masculine. I was amazed by how the short hair accentuated her natural beauty, bringing out her stunning smile.

Take a look at the pictures from her pixie cut transformation here.

Woody Allen on hairstyle and leading ladies natural beauty

I’ve always enjoyed Woody Allen movies and he’s got a new one that just came out, Blue Jasmine. I’ve read a couple of reviews and dig the “Pride stays, even after the fall” premise.

There’s a really cool post in nymag.com that sings the praises of Woody having his leading ladies just letting their own natural beauty shine through on the big screen and mentions how that’s done via their hairstyles and haircuts. It’s worth a read if you’re a Woody Allen fan or checking out his new movie when out and about in Palm Beach County this weekend.

Click here to read “Praising the Undone Beauty in Woody Allen Films”.

Curly Hair-Perils, Pitfalls and Joys

I came across this brilliant post “Problems Only People With Curly Hair Will Understand” on BuzzFeed.com the other day that made me laugh out loud. All my wavy, curly, tight and kinky (not that type of kinky!) hair peeps can relate for sure. Take a look when you have a sec and start the weekend with a smile on your face.

How Cute Is Kate?

I admit it. I’m a sucker for the British Royal Family just like the next person. I know, I know…don’t let my macho exterior fool you. Let me tell you, when Kate Middleton walked down the Lindo Wing steps in London, holding the future King of England (disguised as a precious baby boy) she took my breath away. Being one of five children, I have first hand knowledge on what’s it like on our exhausted Mothers after childbirth and their hair isn’t usually high on the priority list. Granted the majority of women aren’t royalty nor do they have a personal Hair Stylist on call, but I have never seen anyone resemble a Disney Princess after giving birth.

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My Background

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Hair styling is in my roots

Dealing with hair is a part of everyone’s life. In my case, it’s also my life’s work. I come from three generations of hair stylists, so you could say hair styling is in my roots (pun intended). I got my start in 1972 at the Vidal Sassoon Hair Salon in Manhattan, and worked there for two years before I was allowed to even touch a pair of shears, let alone cut hair. However, the experience was incredible and taught me the fundamental skills and knowledge of hair style.

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