In the latest issue of Modern Salon magazine, salon professionals and hairstylists choose their favorite professional hair products and how to address their clients’ biggest hair concerns to help them reach their hair goals. Read on for just a taste of the “Trichologist’s Toolkit” and “Mane Mends” articles. To see all the hair experts’ advice for you, their clients, read the April issue of Modern Salon at your next visit to the salon.
Trichology is the study of hair and scalp health. For women who are concerned about hair thinning or loss, Modern Salon has picked the best hair products that stylists can recommend to help improve how their clients look and how they feel.
Incorporate dietary supplements into your daily routine to help support a healthy scalp and hair. Vitamins and minerals that promote hair growth include Vitamin C, Biotin, Niacin, Iron and Zinc. If you’re not getting enough of these nutrients from the foods you eat, supplements can help by supplying key nutrients to the follicle to prolong the hair growth cycle. Supplements also support shinier, stronger strands, as well as promote healthier skin and nails. They work to nourish follicles from the inside out, boosting hair growth and thickness, and reducing shedding, in three to six months. Modern Salon recommends several professional strength hair supplements, including Viviscal Professional, which is available exclusively in doctors’ offices or in hair salons.
Modern Salon surveyed salon professionals and consumers on the habits, trends and opportunities in the professional hair product category. This category, which includes trichology, hair loss, extensions and scalp care, is booming and evolving rapidly. Today, the once-taboo hair loss camouflagers have become trends that help you achieve hair goals.
Along with this evolution, we are less shy than ever about asking our stylists for advice on hair thinning and hair loss. And we are also starting these conversations younger than ever. That said, it can still be an embarrassing topic to bring up, especially if our hair loss is very severe. Modern Salon gives stylists a step-by-step guide to talking to you, the client, about potential hair loss.
Neil Weisberg, founder of Mèche Salon, says, “I ask clients if they noticed any recent hair thinning and if they say yes, I tell them about hair vitamins and how they can help.” Weisberg offers Viviscal Professional at his salon. “Generally, clients will approach me first about their thinning hair. They’ll usually bring it up first in our initial consultation. You don’t have to be too sensitive about it,” he advises other stylists, “because women know themselves. They know when their hair is thinning and they are only too happy when I have something to help them.”
The article goes on to advise stylists in detail how to best use extensions, how to find the right color of extension for a seamless blend along with natural hair, and the role of scalp health in clients’ healthy hair growth.