Protect Your Hair Loss Clients with Patch Tests

An important element that helps protect our clients is the Patch Test. We must be cautious and take the time to properly assess our clients and their reactions to different adhesives.

In this episode, you will discover the following:

  • How to perform a Patch Test
  • How long to leave adhesives on the skin for the test
  • Signs that show irritation
  • The purpose of tape in this process

If you ready to start or advance your career in Hair Loss Solutions, join Jeffrey Paul and his team for a 3-day Hands-On Hair Thinning & Loss Certification Training on April 9-11, 2017, in Cleveland, Ohio.  Click this link to learn more or to register!

RESOURCES:

In this week’s training, we used the following resource:

Video Notes: Patch Tests

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Application of the Hair System

Applying Hair Extensions

The application process requires attention to detail, patience, and practice.  In today’s training, we are going to show you the necessary steps when applying hair extensions.

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Every step of this process has a distinct purpose.  That’s why paying attention to detail is vital.  Like fitting pieces of a puzzle together, once finished, you will have a flawless masterpiece! Go ahead and watch the video below to learn more.

Multi-Therapeutic Treatment and Extensions

Vicki's Solutions to Early Stage Hair Loss

In this week’s Technical segment, we are going to share a special lady’s story with you. Vicki tried to find solutions to her hair thinning and loss – including wigs – but nothing gave her the natural look and feel she desired. So, she made a choice. And that choice led her to a multi-tiered solution that would soon increase her self-esteem and confidence!

When Vicki decided to get a professional assessment of her hair thinning and loss, she opened up doors for herself that she didn’t even know existed! It’s important to remember that sometimes there isn’t just one answer to help our clients. They may need multiple tiers to best suit their individual needs.

With Vicki, for example, we found that a Hair-by-Hair Addition was best for her. However, our treatment didn’t stop there. See below for other strategies we found to be most beneficial to Vicki:

  • Laser Light Therapyto stimulate the blood flow and strengthen her hair follicles
  • Topical Treatment & Nutrition Tipsto strengthen and nourish hair
  • Colored Creamsto conceal exposed area
  • Styling & Framing TechniquesHair color, texture and pattern that works best with face shape

By teaching Vicki how to take care of everything herself at home, she was able to continue feeling beautiful on the inside and out even outside of our salon walls. Finding the right combination of solutions is key, but then we must also educate our clients as well. That will lead to true, lasting success!

RESOURCES:

In this week’s training, we used the following resources:

Video Notes: Mulit-Therapeutical and Extensions

Book: Solutions to Women’s Hair Thinning & Loss by Jeffrey Paul (Chapter 5)


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Lace Base Tape Placement

Ensuring Security

In this week’s Technical segment, we are going to discuss how to properly place tape into the lace frontal edge of the hair line. There are several factors to keep in mind when applying the tape to prevent premature lifting and accidental ripping of hair. In this tutorial, you will see the best way to lay the tape into the lace for security and longevity.

Lace Base Tape Placement

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In this episode, you’ll discover the following:

  • How far to lay tape into the lace
  • What could happen if you leave the lace unattached
  • How to prevent pulling hair out


RESOURCES:

In this week’s training, we used the following resources:

Video Notes: Lace Base Tape Placement


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Cutting & Styling Tips

Working with an Integrated Hair System

In this week’s Technical segment, we are going to demonstrate some cutting and styling tips when working with an Integrated, Extended Wear hair system. In this tutorial, you will see the items needed, cutting and styling tips, as well as one critical step you need to perform before your client leaves your chair.

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If a client’s natural growing hair has grown longer than the desired length of the hair system, then it’s time to get a cut. This video will give you some tips for a successful cut and style, leaving your client refreshed and ready to go!

Cutting & Styling
Working with an Integrated Hair System

WATCH THE TRAINING VIDEO (Click on the Play Button):

In this episode, you’ll discover the following:

  • The items needed to successfully cut and style an Integrated, Extended Wear hair system
  • How to cut the outer perimeter and interior layers
  • How to frame the client’s face and trim the bangs
  • One last step needed before your client leaves your chair


RESOURCES:

In this week’s training, we used the following resources:

Video Notes: Cutting & Styling – Integrated Hair System


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Types of Tape

Not All Adhesives are Created Equal

We know what types of tape not to use on our clients, but choosing the right type of tape to use in different situations can be a little overwhelming, as there are many kinds out there.  What is good for one situation may not be the best for another.

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Today I am going to discuss different types of adhesives and give you some pointers on how to choose the correct type of tape when attaching hair systems to your client’s head for a safe and secure attachment.  I will also go over the best products to release the tape when you are ready to do so.

Types of Tape

WATCH THE TRAINING VIDEO (Click on the Play Button):

In this episode, you’ll discover the following:

  • What types of adhesives not to use on skin
  • What types of tapes are better for certain situations and conditions
  • How to release the adhesive when ready

RESOURCES:

In this week’s training, we used the following resources:

Video Notes: Types of Tape

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What types of tape do you like to use the best?

Application of the Hair System

Applying Hair Extensions

The application process requires attention to detail, patience, and practice.  In today’s video training, we are going to show you the necessary steps when applying hair extensions.

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Every step of this process has a distinct purpose.  That’s why paying attention to detail is vital.  Like fitting pieces of a puzzle together, once finished, you will have a flawless masterpiece!

Application of Hair Extensions

WATCH THE TRAINING VIDEO (Click on the Play Button):

In this episode, you’ll discover the following:

  • Where the placement for the extensions should start
  • How to properly secure the extension
  • How to secure the corners of the extension
  • How to remove any air bubbles that may have become trapped


RESOURCES:

In this week’s training, we used the following resources:

Video Notes: Application of the Hair System

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Patch It Up with Patch Tests

Ensuring Safety for our Clients

An important element that helps protect our clients is the Patch Test. We must be cautious and take the time to properly assess our clients and their reactions to different adhesives.

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Today we will discuss how to properly perform this test to ensure safety and success for everyone involved.

Patch Tests

WATCH THE TRAINING VIDEO (Click on the Play Button):

In this episode, you will discover the following:

  • How to perform a Patch Test
  • How long to leave adhesives on the skin for the test
  • Signs that show irritation
  • The purpose of tape in this process


RESOURCES:

In this week’s training, we used the following resources:

Video Notes: Patch Tests

JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

Don’t forget to leave your comments below.  We want to hear from you!