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4 Important Steps in Starting a Barber School

The demand for barbers and beauticians will continue to increase over the next several years. This industry will always be in high demand as long as men, woman, and children grow hair. Individuals with a barber’s license from an accredited school will always have the potential to earn top dollar with in this industry. With the demand for barbers, beauticians and stylist continuing to grow, so will the demand for schools where a potential barber can enroll and attain ample knowledge and training in order to become licensed.

The First Step: Creating a Business Plan & Raising Capital

Taking the time out to write an in depth business plan for your barber school. With this step it is imperative that you include a description and mission statement of the school. Include your marketing strategy, researched facts regarding other barber schools in the immediate area and any information on the schools insurance coverage. It is important to provide all documentation highlighting the financial records and needs. These needs should include how much capital you will begin with when the school starts and how you plan to raise the additional needed funds.

The Second Step: Raising Capital

By contacting your states Department of Education you will be able to apply for government grants and loans that are available. This is an important step to begin the process of getting the money you need to raise your start up capital. Working with a bank to complete and submit your loan applications is a must, unless you have all the money you’ll need to get started.

The Third Step: Attaining Insurance Coverage

Begin this step by speaking to local insurance providers. Be mindful that you will need to purchase enough insurance to cover damages (fire, flood & theft), as well as sufficient liability coverage. Speak with your insurance provider about employee coverage, such as workmen’s compensation, disability and unemployment benefits. Doing this will guarantee your school has ample coverage your students and instructors.

The Fourth Step: inventory

Communicate with different beauty wholesalers to get the best priced equipment for you. Comparing the costs of styling chairs, work stations, hair products, mirrors, scissors etc., will be beneficial to you when making sure you purchase enough inventory to supply sufficient training

Once these first 4 steps are complete you will be able to breathe a little easier. Nobody said this was going to be easy; however anything you work hard enough to attain will posses huge advantage when it’s all said and done. Being the owner of your own barber school will be extremely rewarding if you give it your absolute best. Providing individuals with the knowledge they’ll need to succeed in a field they love will make all the hard work worth it in the end.

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The Inside Secret of Being Attractive – EFT

Do you feel attractive or ugly?

I’ve been there. We all have days when we look in the mirror and go ugh!

But there is a secret technique which can help you to overcome your inside ugliness and feel more attractive

It’s a fact when you FEEL more attractive, you are more attractive.

What is this technique?

The secret is EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Many EFTers just simply refer to it as tapping.

Being attractive is an inside job. Being attractive has little to do with body paint, sorry make up or spending countless hours lift weights or the annual going down the gym. When you feel attractive you are attractive. You’ll not only be attractive to yourself. Others will automatically find you attractive as well. It is as if, you have a magnetic pull of some kind. This is where EFT helps. EFT resolves and dissolves your feelings about how you feel about yourself and others

Don’t get me wrong, make up, smart suits also help

You communicate on two levels. Consciously and unconsciously. Your unconscious signals are far more powerful than your words and actions. Others notice your unconscious signals first, words seconds. So if your attractive from the inside, they will pick this up first.

EFT can work even if you don’t know why you don’t feel as attractive as you are. You can simply begin.

Even though I don’t feel attractive and I don’t know why. I deeply and completely love, forgive and accept myself just the way I am.

Yes, even tapping with something as general as that can help you begin to feel more attractive.

Why you don’t feel attractive can have many pieces that make it up.

Have you been told you were not attractive in the past?

With EFT you can start working its magic by tapping:

Even though X said I was ugly and that really hurt me. I forgive myself for holding onto this belief about myself.

You can also work on your general self-esteem and happiness:

Even though I feel down. I accept all of me just the way I am.

Even though I’m frustrated and not happy. I’m choosing to let this go now.

Your speed of results will depend on whether you think being more and appearing more attractive is a big change for you. You can literally change in an instant with EFT. Or for you the change can happen more gradually as you and those around you get use to the new you and the way you feel and act.

Warning

Once you start to feel more attractive about yourself, others will notice and want to be around you more. If you feel uncomfortable about this, you can also use EFT for that too.

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Underarm Whitening Cream – Are There Creams to Whiten Dark Underarms?

Having dark underarms is more common than most people think, and it’s not something people generally talk about with their friends, or want to focus on.

If you are embarrassed by dark under arms, don’t think that it’s a problem that you are stuck with. There are many commercial and at home options to eliminate under arm staining.

There are many creams you can buy to whiten skin – and they can be used for dark patches, however can contain ingredients like hydoquinone that are irritating for sensitive underarm areas.

There are many natural cream alternatives that use ingredients like licorice extract as an active ingredient – which is a natural bleaching agent and is much gentler on sensitive areas like the bikini line and under arms.

If you are going to choose an underarm cream rather than make your own like the one below, make sure you choose a natural plant based whitening cream containing licorice, kojic acid or lemon as a lightening agent.

There are many natural substances in foods and other resources that can naturally lighten underarms in a few weeks.

You can make several different natural remedies at home using oils, juices, baking soda and teas to gently lighten skin.

Many ingredients can be applied to gently lighten darkened areas over a few weeks, and then used to maintain problem areas once a month.

Here are some naturally occurring skin lighteners:

Almond Oil is an excellent light moisturizer on it’s own with mild lightening properties that can also be used as a base to add several other lightening essential oils and spices to.

Horseradish is a little on the tingly side, but works well for bleaching skin.

Turmeric is a spice that has bleaching capabilities and can be used as an infusion added to oils, serums and masks.

Yogurt has natural bleaching properties and can be applied directly to skin or used as a base that you can add other lightening ingredients to.

Licorice Extract is used in many natural lightening products for its brightening properties.

Cucumber juice squeezed from a cucumber is slightly lightening for skin.

Kojic Acid is derived from a fungi used for making soy sauce and brightens skin.

Lemon Juice is a stronger lightener for skin and can be applied direct or added to creams and masks. You can also use lemon essential oil.

Chamomile Tea (strong brew) is another gentle whitening ingredient that can be used direct or added to other lightening ingredients.

Baking Soda has been used in toothpastes to brighten teeth and can also be used for skin.

Grapefruit not only lightens skin but also contains enzymes that neutralize body odors making it a fantastic additive for an underarm lightening solution. You can also use grapefruit essential oil.

The easiest way to use these ingredients is by blending juices or oils together and applying them direct to skin with a sponge or wash cloth.

Below are some easy underarm lightening recipes to make at home:

Almond Turmeric Oil Serum:

1/2 cup Almond oil

1/2 teaspoon Turmeric

Preferable but optional – few drops of lemon or grapefruit oil.

Add the turmeric to the almond oil and allow to infuse for at least half an hour. Shake and apply this oil to dark areas twice daily for a month.

Juice Skin Lightening:

Make a juice of any of the liquid ingredients above with equal parts of all juices. If you have all of these ingredients that’s great, if not just mix what you do have together and apply it twice daily by sponging the liquid onto dark areas. Pat away excess lightly and allow to dry. You can also add a teaspoon of yogurt to this blend.

Baking Soda Lightening Paste:

Use 3 tablespoons of any of the juices above and a teaspoon of unsweetened yogurt with two tablespoons of baking soda. Apply this paste for ten minutes before showering then wash off.

Homemade Underarm Cream:

Melt 1/2 cup of Almond oil with 2 tablespoons of beeswax until combined. After it has cooled to a luke warm temperature, add a few drops of licorice extract, a squeeze of lemon juice or few drops of lemon oil, a pinch of turmeric powder and 5 drops of Japanese soy sauce. You can also use a teaspoon of cucumber juice if you wish.

Allow to cool and apply the cream twice daily to underarms. Store in a clean container in the fridge and use within 6 weeks.

These are some simple underarm lightening recipes to make at home. You can vary and adapt these recipes to suit your own needs and depending on available ingredients.

There are many more specific recipes including potent serums and peels you can make for lightening and other skin conditions.

I hope you enjoy trying these lightening recipes and resulting lighter underarms.

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Botox Or Restylane – Which Dermal Injectable Is Best For You?

A lot of people compare BOTOX to Restylane, but this is really a big mistake. Comparing BOTOX and Restylane is just like comparing apples to oranges. Apples and oranges are edible fruits and that’s just about where the similarities end. Likewise Restylane and BOTOX Cosmetic are both dermal injectables that can help alleviate wrinkles, but that’s all they have in common. How they work and reasons why you would want to use one over the other are completely different. BOTOX Cosmetic immobilizes facial muscles and downsizes wrinkles, while Restylane fills in fine lines and smoothes out creases. Better comparisons might be between other dermal fillers like Restylane vs. CosmoPlast(TM) or Restylane vs. Radiesse®, as dermal fillers have far more similarities. A better way to think of it might be BOTOX Cosmetic vs. dermal fillers, in the end which one is really best at getting rid of wrinkles?

Botox Cosmetic Eliminates Wrinkles but can do so Much More

BOTOX is the fastest growing wrinkle treatment in the world. From toxic roots, BOTOX injections have become as commonplace as going to the dentist. To learn about whether or not BOTOX Cosmetic is for you, you should really little bit about BOTOX itself. BOTOX is a protein derived from the botulism toxin, Clostridium botulinum. Very scientific, but it doesn’t tell us much about it. BOTOX weakens the muscles that cause facial wrinkling, and these fine lines essentially become invisible in less than a week. BOTOX Cosmetic is great for laugh lines, crow’s feet, and forehead creases. What BOTOX can do that dermal fillers can’t is treat hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis, for those of you not in the know, is excessive perspiration or, in other words, sweat. A shot of BOTOX in your under arms can make even the most hectic day cool, calm, and dry, and keep your new cute outfit looking just that. There’s no such thing as a cute stain.

Restylane vs. Juvederm vs. Collagen vs. Radiesse: the Dermal Fillers Duke it Out

Dermal fillers have a few different options as to what they’re composed of, but all dermal fillers mainly do the same things: fill fine lines, add facial curves, and plump lips. I use Restylane as an example because it’s really the hottest flavor of the month. Restylane, Juvederm, and Perlane are all clear gels made from a synthetic hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in healthy skin. Since hyaluronic acid is found in the body, Restylane has less of chance of causing an allergic reaction unlike bovine derived Collagen (that’s cows, people). However, this is becoming less of an issue because of the development of human collagen based fillers like CosmoPlast(TM) and CosmoDerm(TM). The main difference between BOTOX and Restylane is that BOTOX downsizes wrinkles, while Restylane fills them in. Restylane injections might leave you a little puffy looking, but it could also be the best option for more extensive facial creasing. BOTOX, also, cannot be used on lips like Restylane because of the simple fact that paralyzed lips can make things like talking and not drooling a big issue! Another dermal filler is Radiesse, which contains calcium and phosphate ions, also, naturally found in body, this time in our bones. Radiesse has the added benefit of lasting up to 5 years! Most physicians recommend trying Restylane treatments first before making the big commitment to Radiesse.

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Interesting Facts I Learned About Barbers and Barber Clippers Based on My Readings

Barber clippers are primarily used by barbers and hairdressers.

Barbers and hairdressers are licensed usually in other countries unlike here in the Philippines where barbers can be found anywhere and cut hair without having any license.

In previous times, barbers are also surgeons and don’t just cut hair, they can also shave beard, trim hair, color hair, etc.. They previously act as dentists too. The red and white spiral color in the barber pole signifies their two crafts; red signifies surgery, and white signifies barbering.

It was during the war when the surgeons were paid more and given more emphasis than the barbers because of their importance for the health of those people in the ship.

Henry Martyn Leland invented the electric barber clippers, he also invented the Cadillac which is later bought by General Motors, and the Lincoln which is later bought by Ford Motor Company.

Nikola Bizumic is the one who invented the manual barber clippers in which is an alternative for scissors in cutting hair but is also operated by hand. The use of these manual clippers decreased significantly due to the emergence of electronic barber clippers. these manual clippers has not yet been phased out though for there are still users of these stuff throughout the world.

Matthew Andis built an electronic barber clipper that undergo a wide range of performance test, manufactured a large number of these electronic barber clippers, and he sold it to numerous barber shops throughout Wisconsin. Then after a year, he founded Andis Clipper Company that still operates as a family-owned business today. Andis became a famous brand for barber clippers even up to present.

There are a lot of brands that followed Andis and some has even improved Andis’s design flaws like the Wahl Clippers by Leo J. Wahl and the Oster Clippers by John Oster who owns the famous Oster Classic 76 clippers which is regarded for its durability and interchangeable metal blades or different sizes.

Wahl introduced the Trim and Vac, a beard razor that can be used without a cape since it has a vacuum that automatically absorbs the cut hair giving ease of use for the user.

There are also clippers used for pet grooming particularly dog grooming that has different sizes of blades used for trimming. Different blade sizes determines the length of hair that will be cut from dog’s body. You should not use a barber clipper (used for human) to a dog since pet clippers are custom designed for pets since they have thick fur to protect their body from hot or cold weather and other irritants. This is one reason why pet clippers use more powerful motors and torque than a regular barber clipper.

Barber clippers are widely used to cut human hair and it helps reduce a great amount of time in cutting hair. With faster results, it makes a barber shop businesses more profitable since you can serve more customers.

Professional hair clippers are more expensive than a regular one only because of its durability since it will be used extensively for commercial purposes compared to barber clippers intended only for personal use or home use only.

Barber clippers would usually cost about $25 to about $130 depending on the use of your clipper.

There has been a lot of innovations in the clippers from different companies and it has been really a slugfest between Andis, Wahl, and Oster for the hair clipper manufacturing crown. Sallybeauty.com has been a successful online store for beauty products including hair clippers and care kits for these clippers.

When a clipper is not functioning well, one reason could be that it has not been oiled properly or it has not been used for some time.

You can clean this by removing the screw and putting the blade into a bowl with isoprophyl alcohol.

Afterwards, clean and wipe off the rust or you can use a sharpening stone to sharpen the blade by scratching the blade to the stone going to one direction only.

If your barber clipper blade is cheap, professional sharpening is not advisable but if you have an expensive blade, you can go for professional sharpening for best results.

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How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles In 5 Days Naturally At Home

Dark circles around your eyes can make you appear tired and stressed. Many people are highly self-consciousness about the appearance of dark shadows around their eyes.

Dark circles around your eyes are often a symptom of overtiredness, and stress but it is more often associated with a vitamin K deficiency.

Fortunately there are many natural remedies you can use at home to replenish your skin with vital nutrients and nourish the areas around your eyes.

This article will show you how to get rid of dark circles around your eyes at home using natural ingredients.

There are many ingredients high in essential vitamins you can use to nourish these delicate areas.

Applying these oils, vegetables and herbs to your skin daily as a soak will help to replenish deficiencies leaving you with brighter healthy skin.

Natural ingredients rich in vitamin K include:

  • Asparagus
  • Cabbage
  • Raw potato
  • Cucumber
  • Soybean oil
  • Canola oil
  • Basil
  • Cilantro (coriander)
  • Tea
  • Aloe vera

These are all rich sources of vitamin K, and can be combined into the recipes for soaks and serums below.

How to get rid of dark circles with soaks and serums:

Dark circles tincture:

You can make a “toner” tincture that can be dabbed around your eyes using a mixture of:

  • 1 tablespoon cucumber juice.
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel or juice.

You can also add a teaspoon of black tea or asparagus juice. Refrigerate for 20 minutes, soak a cotton pad in the juice and dab gently around the eyes. You can use fingertips but do not tug skin. Allow to dry before applying cream, serums or makeup. (Store remaining mixture in the refrigerator after use).

Homemade vitamin K serum:

  • Take a ΒΌ cup of soybean oil (or alternatively use Canola oil)

Soak in the oil 2 tablespoons of any of the following (you can use several ingredients together):

  • Cilantro (coriander)
  • Basil
  • Asparagus
  • Cabbage
  • Cucumber
  • Raw potato
  • Brussel sprouts

Soak these oils or herbs in the oil in a warm place for 2 to 7 days, then remove/strain out the vegetables if you wish, otherwise leave them in the oil as an infusion. If you want to boost this serum you can splash out and buy Papaya and Sandalwood essential oils. Add 2% of each to the serum. These oils are extremely effective for reducing dark circles. Add these oils to this natural serum to make a very potent elixir. Store remaining serum in a cool dark place.

Application: Apply a small amount with fingertips around your eyes on top of the dried tincture and allow it to soak in for a few minutes before applying creams or other products.

This is an excellent serum to apply as a night treatment. Use it every day/night for 5 days (longer if you wish). After several days you should notice a dramatic difference in the reduction of dark circles around your eyes. You can maintain this routine periodically once or twice a week to keep dark circles at bay.

There are many more serums, masks and moisturizers you can make at home to suit all skin types and conditions. Natural skincare remedies can be just potent if not more so than commercial skincare products. Use these daily or as a treat for your thirsty or damaged skin and you will quickly notice the difference!

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Shag Past and Present – History of This Great Hair Style

The shag hairstyle is a youthful cut where you have short and layered hair. Mostly hair is layered at the crown of the head rather than below. As an option you could add bangs to the cut which you should be able to push off your face. The look should allow you to tuck hair behind your ears and keep them in place with barrettes. Today’s shag could be a variation with more layers towards the bottom of the cut or longer length.

In recent years, the most outstanding and noticed shag hairstyle was Meg Ryan’s in IQ. The flirty short shaggy bobs were a variation which really motivated a number of us youngsters waiting at our stylists with her picture, queuing up for a similar look. Though it may look real neat and trendy, you need a stylist with ‘shear magic and eye for styling’ to get you the right look. He should know exactly where to layer your hair depending in your face and features; where to thin out thick hair and give volume to thin hair. A shag hairstyle is the most versatile haircut giving you the option to style it in two to three different ways! You could add bangs on one side, both sides, keep it long or short, keep it messy, styled or carefree and the best is you can manage them at home without the need to buy every styling product in the market.

Paul McGregor had invented the Shag hairstyle and gave it to Jane Fonda in the movie Klute . Farrah Fawcett wore it in the famous Charlie’s angels television show and it became a phenomenon of sorts. Shag is the classic hairstyle of the ’70s and considered one of the ‘coolest’ as it was worn by the heart throbs of that time. David Bowie, Rod Stewart, everybody who was anybody had the shag hairstyle. During the ’80s, adaptations of the shag hairstyle were worn by the heavy metal rock bands who wore their hair in long shag cuts. The shag hair style was the ultimate unisex style and women and men were both wearing it with élan.

Another theory suggests that in the 1960’s men had begun wearing their hair long after the hairstyle Process brought in the 1920s by the African Americans. In the 1970s when hairstyles were changing and the process style was fading, men were habituated to wearingh their hair long. So, in the 80s, they let their hair grow at the back of the head while keeping them shorter at the top. This was the first form of the shag hairstyle worn by men which was soon adapted into various styles.

The 70s was an era of the youth, the end of the Vietnam War added in making it the turning point for them. Platform shoes, disco dancing and the Beegees; this new found youth was perhaps the reason for the emergence of this carefree, youthful and messy hairstyle- the Shag hairstyle.

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Discover How to Get Dreadlocks Instantly

Are you considering putting dreadlocks in your hair? Are you totally freaked out about how to get dreadlocks and hate the thought of waiting 6-8 months for your hair to lock up? Well let me ease your mind. You can get dreadlocks and completely lock up your hair today!

Starting your dreads does not have to be a complicated procedure like some people make it seem. I know from experience when I put the first dreadlock in my son’s hair that it’s not complicated. However, you must know what you’re doing or what you’re getting into.

There are actually five ways to dreadlock your hair. They are:

1. Backcombing Method

2. Gel and waxing Method

3. Twist and Rip Method

4. Natural Method

5. Latch Hook or Interlocking Method.

With the Latch Hook method you will instantly dreadlock your hair. You will never have to use gel to retwist your growing locks ever again.

You can start one dreadlock at a time with the Latch Hook or Interlocking Method without ever having to use gel, backcombing, beeswax, etc. This method is instant. You don’t have to wait 6-8 months for your hair to actually lock up. This is how to get dreadlocks and lock up your hair instantly.

What’s really awesome about this method is that any hair type can be instantly locked up. It doesn’t matter whether your hair is permed. It also doesn’t matter whether you are Caucasian, Chinese, etc, you can use this method to lock your hair instantly. You can start your locks with this method yourself or have a Loctitian do the job for you.

If you go to a loctitian that specializes in the Latch Hook method it can cost you anywhere from $500 and up just to get the dreads started. Once your hair is done, you can then maintain them on your own. Remember, not all loctitians specialize in this method. Some are not familiar with it. So make sure you find the right loctitian before getting started.

With the Latch Hook method you take your time, one dreadlock at a time, using a special tool, like the Nappylocs dreadlock tool, the Latch Hook Crochet Needle tool, a twisted bobby pin, etc. For example, What you’re doing is actually threading the Nappylocs tool with your hair and sewing your hair.

The Nappyloc tool actually looks like an oversized needle. To actually lock the hair, you would section the hair, and then the hair is actually woven from the tip all the way to the root. So what you’re actually doing is sort of braiding the hair backwards.

You can actually do this with your fingers and then after you reach close to the root of the hair, then you use the Nappyloc, Latch Hook crocheting tool, etc to tighten the root. You can use this method with dreadlocks of different sizes.

It can be a long, tedious start using this method, but when it’s done, what you’ll have are stronger, instant locks without the damaging effects of beeswax, and gooey gel that ends up leaving residue buildup overtime.

You don’t have to retwist your locks often, and you can wash your hair right after you’re done without worrying about the locks getting undone. This is what I call, “The new age of dreadlocks!”

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The Most Suitable Eyebrow Shapes For the Face

Eyebrows are an important feature of the face because they give the face its shape and frame the facial features of eyes, nose, cheeks, mouth and chin. The eyebrows are one of the few facial features that can be shaped to enhance the beauty of the face.

To achieve the most flattering effect it is important to consider both face shape and eye types. The perfect eyebrow shape is closely related to the actual shape of the face. The basic eyebrow shape is also determined on the bone structure of the face. Below are descriptions and illustrations of eyebrow shapes which are most appropriate for different shaped faces.

Oval – A perfectly balanced face shape

Round – Well-rounded full cheek and chin area; face length is relatively short

Oblong – Longer than wide; face has same width across the forehead, jaw line, and cheekbone

Square – Width of the cheeks and forehead are similar; width of the jaw line and forehead being alike as well

Heart – Fuller and wider at the forehead tapering down to the cheeks then down to a pointed chin

Diamond – Widest at the cheekbones and equally narrow at the forehead and jaw line

Discover the Shape of the Face

OVAL Face Shape

The oval frame is considered to be the perfectly balanced face; the top half balances the bottom half. The oval face is characterized by being slightly wider at the cheekbones than the forehead or jaw-line. It also appears slightly wider at the cheek-line and tapers slightly to the chin.

Perfect Eyebrow Shape for an Oval Face

Oval face shapes can get away with just about any eyebrow shape. Oval is the ideal face shape and any natural shape of the eyebrow works well with an oval face. Oval is the perfect model frame.

ROUND Face Shape

The round frame has a large-curved forehead with a rounded chin, thus making the face look full with very few angles. The cheekbones are undoubtedly wider than the eyebrow bone and jaw line. When measuring a round face there is little difference between the width of the face and the vertical measurement. The face is almost as wide as it is long.

Objective Proportion – Create more definition. Flatter your round frame by creating an oval appearance that will lift the facial features and lengthen the face shape to give an image of a thinner look.

Perfect Eyebrow Shape for a Round Face

Apply an eyebrow line that goes up the face by arching the eyebrow high and leaving the tapering part small. The center of the arch should move out towards the end of the eyebrow while the end should be short. A high arched eyebrow shape will draw attention away from the width of the face.

OBLONG Face Shape

The oblong frame is longer than it is wide and close to the same width across the forehead, jaw line and cheekbone. The oblong shape may have a very narrow chin or a very high forehead. Having a prominent chin also characterizes an elongated appearance.

Objective Proportion -Have the oblong face appear shorter and broader.

Perfect Eyebrow Shape for an Oblong Face

To make a long face appear oval one should apply horizontal lines to the face. Apply an eyebrow line that is flat and keep the arch low; this stops the eye from going up the face. A flat eyebrow opens the eyes horizontally to give the appearance of an oval face. This eyebrow shape will draw the eye from side to side and stop it from going up and down.

SQUARE Face Shape

The square frame has a broad forehead and jaw line and tends to have sharper angles in the corners of the face. The width of your cheeks and forehead will be similar. The width of your jaw line and forehead may also be similar, thus giving an angular overall appearance with the rectangular face being longer than it is wide.

Objective Proportion – Create an illusion of length. Soften the angles giving the illusion that both the forehead and jaw line appear narrower.

Perfect Eyebrow Shape for a Square Face

A thick eyebrow is best suited for a square frame face with a strong jaw line. The peak of the eyebrow is most effective when positioned exactly above the square of the jaw. This eyebrow shape will balance out the square appearance of the face and soften the facial contours.

HEART Face Shape

The heart frame is fuller and wider at the forehead tapering down to the cheeks, then down to a narrow and pointed chin. The jaw line on this facial shape is not usually prominent. This facial frame has a narrow chin that leads up to a broad forehead and the cheekbones are very visible.

Objective Proportion – Create an illusion of a narrower forehead and fuller jaw line. Diminish the width at the forehead and create a wider, fuller jaw effect of the face.

Perfect Eyebrow Shape for a Heart Face

Rounding the eyebrows with softer peaks is best suited for a heart shape face. A rounded shape helps by adding curves to soften the face plus emphasizes the lovely heart shape.

DIAMOND Face Shape

The diamond frame is a cross between a heart and dramatic oval shaped face. It is widest at the cheekbones and narrow equally at the forehead and jaw line. The face is highly angular with a short forehead and being widest at the temples. The cheekbone is clearly wider than the forehead and jaw line.

Objective Proportion – Create an illusion to reduce the width around the cheekbone line.

Perfect Eyebrow Shape for a Diamond Face

There are two suitable shapes; rounding the eyebrows will soften the angular face or keep emphasis on the center arch of the eyebrow to balance the width of the face or a peaked eyebrow will help narrow the width of the distinctive diamond wide face.

Enhancing Eyebrow Growth

Having fuller, thicker and healthier eyebrows easily makes the shaping of the eyebrow process more manageable and less tedious. Women who have the misfortune of thinning eyebrows, eyebrow loss or over plucking of the eyebrows, Talika Eyebrow Lipocils Conditional Gel can help to achieve thicker healthier eyebrows. The gel will stimulate eyebrow growth making them thicker and healthier. For women who are looking for an instant fuller eyebrow effect Talika Eyebrow Extender will make the eyebrows look naturally thicker; your look is deeply intensified. The Eyebrow Extender is the perfect alternative to liners and tattoos.

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Head Lice and Vinegar

Unfortunately, head lice have been around forever as pesky little beasts that get into your child’s hair and hunker down for eternity. Or so it seems. Frustrated at the repetitive nature of head lice, parents throughout the nation have struggled to rid themselves of nits. Lice are often not affected by over the counter treatments so head lice vinegar treatments have resurfaced.

Long before there were local pharmacies or drug stores, head lice invaded one room school houses and homes. Parents would drench their child’s head in coal oil and hope that the child would stay away from any open flames and the coal oil would smother the lice. Due to the smell and the obvious embarrassment of the child, other remedies began to come on the scene.

The head lice vinegar treatment is just one of many tried and true over the years. The active ingredient in vinegar is acetic acid. This component dissolves the binder that holds the eggs to the hair. Vinegar allows the lice to let go of the hair shaft. It seems to work best if you soak the child’s hair and scalp. The hair can then be wrapped in a towel or a plastic cap. Leave on for a couple of hours and then dry with a hair dryer. Use a warm setting. Speaking of the hair dryer, it has been said that drying the child’s hair after every shampoo will also help keep the lice away.

In addition to the head lice vinegar treatment, other natural treatments have been tried with varying results. The olive oil treatment is similar to the coal oil treatment. Before bedtime, pour the warm oil over the head. Comb the warm oil through the hair. Cover the head with a plastic cap and keep it on over night. The next morning, wash the oil out of hair. This may take a couple of shampoos. But the only side affect will be very soft hair. Eggs left in the hair can easily be removed. Follow this procedure for three nights. Continue to check for lice during the next week. Repeat if necessary.

Another treatment along this same line is to use coconut shampoo and conditioner. The coconut oil in these hair products is offensive to lice. Shampoo as usual and comb the bugs out before rinsing out the conditioner. Generic coconut hair products can be used just check the ingredients for coconut oil. Scent enhancer that just smell like coconut will not work the same as the actual coconut oil. The head lice of today may have become immune to over the counter medical treatments. Full strength lice removal shampoos and sprays are too strong to use repeatedly on young children.

There are no fast fixes. Children are in close contact with their friends. Lice can be transferred head to head or from hats or scarves hanging together in school hallways. Wash bed linens and spray carpets and couches to keep down the infestations in the house. Pack stuffed animals in plastic bags and keep them closed for a month before releasing them. The head lice vinegar treatment, the coconut oil treatment and the olive oil treatment, continue to be some of the only natural methods to stop lice in its place.

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