Welcome to the Thanx Hair Artistry BLOG!
When owner and stylist, Diane Keck, opened Thanx Hair Artistry in May 2006, she was already working with The American Cancer Society helping cancer patients, and it was no question that she would continue this support at Thanx. After 13 years of helping these courageous individuals in the salon, she wanted to create a space that would be even more personalized and cater even more to anyone experiencing hair loss due to medical treatments. From that bloomed the idea of the Wig and Makeup Boutique!
The Thanx Wig and Makeup Boutique is a safe and private atmosphere built on a culture of compassion, confidence, and care. We provide wig services with a personal wig stylist who helps pick out the perfect wig for you and your lifestyle, educates you on caring for it, and answer any questions you may have along the way, all with a kind heart and a listening ear. We are dedicated to helping you feel beautiful and confident, and that is why we have paired our wig boutique with our makeup boutique! From weddings and proms, to a day look or a night out, to learning how to create a makeup look that will compliment your new wig, our personal makeup artists are passionate about working with you to create a look that you will love!
The team at Thanx is excited to meet you and share this one of a kind place with you!
Fall is officially here!
Fall brings crisp weather, changing leaves, bonfires, hoodies, and Halloween and we are ready for it! What does this fall bring to the world of hair? Keep reading and we will share with you the hair trends for fall 2019!
No, you don’t need teasing combs, Aqua Net, crimpers, or mall bangs just yet. However, we ARE seeing inspiration from this decade in a more modern way! For example, crimping irons have evolved in to waving irons and “zulu knots” have evolved in to “space buns.” While we aren’t completely recreating “The Rachel” cut, we are seeing elements of the style resurface as an inspiration, but with a more modernized version that is a bit longer, with more texture and a less rounded shape. We are also seeing a huge comeback in hair accessories! Comb headbands were actually seen on the runway! Headbands in general are being seen everywhere as well as bright and colorful barrettes…including butterfly clips!! What 90s girl DIDN’T have a collection of these in her Caboodles? One more hair accessory we are seeing EVERYWHERE…..scrunchies!! Every style, every color, and every pattern! Everything comes back around!
We have been seeing loose, beachy waves for quite some time now, and they are still as beautiful as ever. We are now seeing these waves and curls in with straighter tendrils, tight curls along with loose curls, a smooth blowout with a few pin straight pieces, and anything of the like! Mixing hair textures is very popular right now and it is such a pretty and effortless look (but it DOES take some effort to create 🙂 )
These trends can be an inspiration for an everyday upswept look, or a beautiful bridal style! We are seeing very sleek and shiny ponytails that are being worn a bit higher on the head, though buns are full of texture and being worn very low. Deep parts and loose, ethereal tendrils are details being seen within these upstyles. While braids have been popular for a few years, they took a bit of a back seat last year, but they are making a huge comeback again this fall!
Fall is always a HUGE inspiration for haircolor. Being surrounded by so many beautiful colors is bound to create many hair color ideas! Reds, golds, brunettes, and violets are fall staples but variations of and mixing of these ever popular colors are being seen, and it is STUNNING! Some super popular ones right now are brick brown, coral copper, caramel gold, ginger blonde, amber, toffee tones, and coffee related hues!
We all have our “go-to” products that we just absolutely love! We may try many different things but still find ourselves reaching for the tried and true! At Thanx, we have our favorites too and we want to share them with you!
1. Eufora AloeTherapy Moisture Mist
We can’t keep this stuff on our shelves!!! AloeTherapy Moisture Mist is a hydrating mist that can be used head to toe! It contains 85% pharmaceutical grade aloe (the same grade of aloe used on burn victims), vitamin C which is a potent anti-oxidant, and water lily which is a natural moisturizer. AloeTherapy Moisture Mist is great for itchy skin, bug bites, sun burn, rashes, skin irritation, a lightweight leave-in for the hair, after pool skin, a refreshing facial mist, skin irritation on pets, skin irritation on babies, psoriasis, eczema, and the list goes on! Store it in the fridge for an extra refreshing experience! Trust us, once you try this, you will ALWAYS have a bottle (or two) on hand!
2. Amika Bust Your Brass
If you are a victim of the dreaded brass, then you NEED the Amika Bust Your Brass line in your life! There are so many purple shampoos out there to combat brass but what makes Bust Your Brass so different is the level of hydration it gives! So many brass combating lines dry the hair out and strip it of much needed natural oils. Amika Bust Your Brass will not! It keeps blondes, greys, silvers, and whites as their brightest and sparkliest best while leaving the hair hydrated and soft. Try the ENTIRE line, you will be hooked!
3.Eufora Nourish Keratin Fortifi Leave-in Treatment
Another product that we can’t seem to keep on our shelves! What is so unique about this spray leave-in treatment is that, while it contains human hair kertain protein, it is NEVER overproteinizes the hair! Too much protein in the hair can make the hair gummy and brittle. Fortifi replaces only the missing keratin in the hair; think of it as a pothole filler for the hair. It provides intense hydration and protection, but is very lightweight! If you have colored hair, this product should definitely be in your daily routine!
4. Amika Plus Size Perfect Body Mousse
The volume and hold that this luxurious mousse gives is the stuff dreams are made of! What’s even better?….it is not sticky or crunchy in the hair at all!! Our guests rave about their love of this product and we have to say that we feel the same! Use this with Amika Bombshell Blowout Spray for the ultimate photo-worthy hair!
5. Eufora Nourish Beautifying Serum
This is Eufora’s number ONE selling product across the board, and with good reason! This is another product that can used in many different ways. Beautifying Serum is a blend of 4 completely natural oils; neem, kukui, argan, and cranberry which are rich in Omega acids, vitamins and minerals! This product gives the most superb amount of moisture, softness, and shine all while being fast absorbing and lightweight! Use it in your hair, use it directly on your skin or mix it in with your moisturizer (including your face…it won’t clog pores!!!), mix it in with your conditioner in the shower for an extra dose of hydration and shine, and so much more! It’s no wonder why it is Eufora’s number 1 selling product!
We have all heard our share of myths about hair growth, but which of these 8 myths are actually true?
Well, we are here to clear these up for you!
1. Hair grows from the ends : FALSE
Your hair does not grow from the ends! It grows out of your scalp, from the roots. That is why you see a line of demarcation a few weeks after you color your hair; your hair is growing!
2. Hair grows exactly 1/2 an inch a month : FALSE
Everyone’s hair grows at varying rates. Some people have hair that grows closer to 3/4 of an inch a month while others have hair that grows 1/4 of an inch a month, and everything in between! While it IS true that the average hair growth per month is about 1/2 an inch, it isn’t exactly that amount for everyone!
3. Getting frequent haircuts will make your hair grow faster : FALSE
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but frequent haircuts will not make your hair grow faster. However, what regular trims DO is keep split ends at bay and keep your hair healthy as you are letting it grow. If you go too long in between haircuts, split ends will travel further up the hair strand, allowing your hair to become weaker and break easier, making it feel as though your hair isn’t growing. When you do finally go for a cut, you’ll have to have a lot more cut off at one time to make it healthy again.
4. Coconut Oil Will Make Your Hair Grow Faster : FALSE
Coconut oil is great for a lot of things, but hair growth is not one of them. As a matter of fact, too much use of oils like this in the hair can actually clog the pores in your scalp which can stunt hair growth. Hair oils are still great for moisture though so when you are using oils in your hair, keep them on the mids and ends of your hair only!
5. Massaging Your Scalp Can Help With Hair Growth : TRUE
Yes, this one is, indeed, true! Regular scalp massage stimulates blood flow to scalp and helps distribute the natural oils of the scalp, which can help promote a healthy scalp and hair growth. It is also incredibly relaxing!!
6. Your Hair Grows Faster In The Summer : TRUE and FALSE
Wait, what? How can this be both true and false? A lot of people notice that their hair does, in fact, grow faster in the summer. That is most likely due to the fact that a lot of people are much more active in the summer, allowing a stronger blood flow to the scalp (just like with scalp massages). If you are not more active in the summer than you are during the rest of the year, then you may not find this to be true for you. Maybe you are most active during the winter months, then you might find you hair grows faster in the winter. So, this one is pretty subjective.
7. Medications Can Affect Hair Growth : TRUE
Medications can have a VERY strong impact on hair growth, and your hair in general. Some medications can cause hair loss, brittle hair, slowed hair growth, and can affect color results. Asking your doctor for information on how medications can affect your hair and letting your stylist know if you are on these medications can be very helpful!
8. Supplements Like Biotin and Prenatal Vitamins Help Promote Hair Growth : TRUE
Biotin is a B vitamin. A biotin deficiency can lead to thinning hair. It is believed that taking biotin can help stimulate hair AND nail growth. Prenatal vitamins are usually high in iron, folic acid, and sometimes biotin as well. All these together are believed to help stimulate and promote healthy hair growth, skin, and nails. Many women opt to take prenatal vitamins even when they aren’t pregnant due to these benefits!
We hope that we helped clear some of these myths up for you and that you learned something new!