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The Best Hair Day Of Your Life!

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By donating your hair, you could be giving someone the best hair day of their life,

Choose Where to Donate Hair: 

First things first, Make sure you meet the requirements

The last thing you want is to have the years you spent growing your gorgeous long locks go to waste because it’s too short to be used in a wig. Talk to your stylist about your plan before you arrive at the salon, this way we can be ready and make sure we have the camera loaded and measuring tools on hand.We wouldn’t want this monumental moment to go un documented after all.

*For donating at least 10 inches:
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*For donating less than 10 inches:
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Choose The Right Salon to Donate Your Hair

Going from long to short hair isn’t as easy as it might seem. Doing some mental prep and styling research before the big day will help you happily face the mirror. Also not having to worry about having to prep and mail it off. Here at The Day Spa @ Folawns, we’ve got you covered! We not only will give you a beautiful new hair style & photograph of the special moment but we will also prepare it and mail it off to your charity of choice.

Let’s not forget “Why”Donate Your Hair

Men,Women and children with medical conditions that prevent them from having their own head of hair will receive your hair donation.However It is not just people who have endured cancer that need your long locks. There are also people with alopecia areata, those that have undergone radiation/chemotherapy, trauma,burns and other many other genetic/dermatological conditions need hair donations.

However, hair donations aren’t for everyone either

For those who are inspired to snip off your locks, here’s a huge high five. But hair donations aren’t for everyone. It’s a big commitment and can be a little daunting. There are other ways to pay it forward…you can send in financial donations. You also can arrange an event during which a group of people do hair donations at the same time. It’s said that our hair is our crown and glory. I believe that to be true. I also believe that God has given us the ability to grow more so we can share our Glory!

Blogger: Terry Folawn

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Motivational Wellness: Founder’s Example of Finding Flow

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Do you remember the first thought or thing you did when you woke up this morning? Be honest…you probably don’t and that’s okay. We typically shoot ourselves out of canons, a million thoughts about to-do lists and other thoughts connected to obligations which start with the words “should”, “have to” and “can’t” or “don’t” attached. No shame, but honestly, between the thoughts and the doing, we forget how to just BE. How do we do that? Just breathe consciously. In the simplest form of the word, inspiration = breath.

“It’s important to let go, calm down, and get grounded. We need to listen to ourselves. When one becomes aware that our present-moment thoughts are not productive, one should simply let them go. Change a negative thought to a positive one.” ~Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher (1941-2014)

I didn’t have the gift of knowing Horst Rechelbacher personally, yet his passion for plants and care of the environment has always been phenomenal to me. An immigrant son of an Austrian herbalist and shoemaker, his love of nature became a vocation to teach and transform the beauty industry’s impenetrable, impersonal facade from the inside out: as a hairstylist, yoga and meditation student, environmentalist, entrepreneur and genius philosopher in my humble opinion, his impact reached far and wide.

Horst walked his walk and did not let a near fatal car accident in his 20’s alter the course of his vision. He had to heal physically and be patient within a healing timeline not in his control and it had everything to do with an abundant mindset as illustrated above. Decades before “sustainability” became trendy, every breath he took was in a foundation of deeply passionate self-love and respect for himself, others and the planet. Horst’s loving integrity and an uncompromising vision reminds us that laser-sharp thought process is what your self-love demands of you in each moment of your day: that what you think, how you feel about it, how you talk about it and how you act upon it can transform your world from negative to positive. Just BE, just flow for now, one moment at a time.

For an Aveda experience at Folawn’s to really do that, you have to surrender and trust yourself, which is the foundation of self-love. Our founder’s example set the tone: It’s never just a haircut, a nail appointment, a facial, or a massage. Try thinking about your aches, pains and negative experiences as a little kid that needs your immediate attention. The reality is our best selves show up when we pay attention to our challenges, thinking and feeling positive and allowing our friends to help us. Paying attention to ourselves and feeling loved is the true transformational currency of abundance. Please allow Folawn’s and Aveda to help you find the abundance you may have overlooked. February’s flow of self-love can be found in transforming the negative lead into positive gold. It really CAN be that simple.

Blogger: Ja’Net Shawnee, Licensed Massage Therapist, Polarity Therapy Practitioner

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My Chair-ish Thoughts.

 

 

Today I thought it might be fun to drop a few “Fact Findings, from behind our Chairs”. If you think you know everything there is to know about your hair, you just might want to re-think that. If you’re like many, you may know how to style it or maybe what length that looks or feels best on you, but there’s a lot of weird stuff going on up there that we rarely give a second thought too. Here are a few interesting fun hair facts may just blow your mind, or at least make you rethink the extent of your hair knowledge.

 

  • On average, you shed around 50-150 strands of hair a day. Yes, now you know what’s been clogging your shower drain.
  • Hair is  the second fastest growing tissue in the body after bone marrow. Lets just say thank goodness for that. If you’ve ever had a bad haircut.
  • A healthy strand of hair can stretch an additional 30% when it’s wet. So don’t pull it while brushing it wet, for all that is holy!
  • Hair grows slightly faster in warm weather, because heat stimulates circulation and encourages hair growth. “Beach Time Maybe?”
  •  The only thing about you that can’t be identified by your hair is your gender—men’s hair and women’s hair are identical in structure. I think I might be watching to much NCIS.
  • The scientific term for split ends is “trichoptilosis.” Yeah, I had to look that up!
  • Eighty percent of Americans wash their hair twice a day. Geez people haven’t you ever heard of Dry Shampoo!
  •  A single hair has a lifespan of about five years.
  • Trying to grow out your hair? It takes about 7 years to grow it to your waist, and 3 years to grow it to your shoulders!
  • All of the hair follicles in the human body are formed by the time we are just five months old in the womb. Apparently, one more thing to blame on mom!

So till next time,

Blogger: Terry Folawn

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How to Determine Eye Shape

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The basics of eye makeup application begin with determining the shape of your eyes.
Finding a make-up technique that works for you and as important as choosing the right colors for your coloring. Becoming more comfortable with the line of your face will allow you to determine the best make up application and colors for you

The beautiful Earth Month 2013 Aveda’s

 

The beautiful Earth Month 2013 campaign artwork tells the story of just one village, the village of Ampasimanjeva, Madagascar and what clean water means to them. The illustrations were drawn by children of the village showing the happiness clean water projects have brought to their lives. We think it’s beautiful and hope you do, too.

 

What are natural hair make-up brushes ?

The March issue of Lucky Magazine lists AVEDA makeup brushes as “The 3 Brushes Every Makeup Bag Needs”. I’ve had my Aveda Brushes “seriously” for over 10 yrs! Best investment I’ve ever made
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What are natural hair make-up brushes ?

Brushes that are made of natural hair contain many tiny spaces in them when seen microscopically . Hence when you use them they pick up a lot more pigments.

Tips for maintaining these must have brushes —-

– do not blow into the brush bristles and distort its shape to remove excess makeup.Instead, tap the brush against your hand or on a tissue .
This keeps the brush in shape for longer .

While cleaning the brush never rub the bristles instead rinse with running water in the direction of the bristles .

Never soak the entire brush because the wood and the adhesive that holds the bristles and the shaft together can dissolve.

After cleaning also remember to sculpt the bristles into the original shape before it dries.

To pick up your Aveda Brushes check out http://www.folawns.com or call 210-408-0101 or simply stop on by