Hair Around the World

Hair holds a different significance for every woman. From the color, style, length, and texture, we all have different needs and wants. It’s no surprise then that each country brings a variety of hair trends. Here are some fun hair facts from around the world.

Latin America:
The women in Brazil do not mess around when it comes to their hair. So much emphasis is put on having beautiful hair that the typical Brazilian woman uses 3-5 products to prepare her hair for styling in the morning.

“You won’t find a Brazilian woman who doesn’t spend time on her hair,” says Silvia Rayol, an advertising executive from São Paulo. “Our hair is naturally curly and it often frizzes up in the heat. So we keep it under control by going to the hair salon every week for treatments and blow-dries, or by using moisturizing hair masks at home.”

Because of this, the Brazilian blowout, which is used to tame super frizzy hair for a long period, became widely popular and is now a big trend in the U.S.

To further emphasize the importance of having beautiful locks, Brazil is leading the hair care market in Latin America with sales totaling to 5.9 million (http://www.happi.com). Moreover, there are approximately 342,000 salons in Brazil, with many concentrated in the southeast. In this area, you could see about 10 salons in just one block.

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Asia:
Some of the best quality hair comes from Asia. The hair business in Asia is so serious that some women even have to sign a contract to ensure that their hair grows to a certain length under the most desirable conditions. For example, some women must keep their hair from pollutants and practice extreme care in order to provide hair in the best condition. Although many woman could never phantom the thought of living with no hair, for many of these women, it is the most simplest and most effective way to provide for their family.

Here’s another interesting fact: A good portion of the human hair that you see on hairpieces, wigs and extensions originate from a Hindu temple in South India. The Daily Mail reported that approximately 4,000 women visit the temple on a daily basis and shave off their hair as a symbol of surrendering their ego to the god Vishnu.

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U.S.:
Wearing hair is common among African American women. A booming trend in this group is the growing acceptance of wigs, specifically custom human hair wigs. More and more women are noticing the benefits of wigs. Not only are wigs a great way to change your look for a special occasion, but a custom quality wig will last longer and can be used and treated like real hair. Another popular trend in the African American community is geometric wigs. These wigs are built with less hair than your average wig but have more precise cutting, and thus, look like a very expensive cut from a high-end salon.

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Europe:
It’s common knowledge that the United Kingdom is always in the forefront of fashion, beauty and hair trends. The latest trend coming from the UK is the use of human hair on clothes!

According to designer Charlie Le Mindu, we all will be wearing clothes made out of human hair in the near future. A very well-known celebrity who has already embraced this unusual and peculiar trend is Lady Gaga, who has worn some of Le Mindu’s designs.

“Human hair is beautiful to wear and it’s so interesting to work with,” he says. “People just need to get over the fact they are wearing something from their body. They seem to think it is still living and that freaks them out.”

Le Mindu makes everything from hats to full outfits. His work has been featured in London’s V&A museum and Vogue magazine.

“Once people get their heads round wearing human hair I think it will become mainstream,” he says. “It will be like wearing fur, a luxury.”

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Multicultural Hair & Makeup Show

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NYC is such a diverse population. So, it’s very important that makeup artists and hairstylists learn how to work with all hair textures, lengths and colors, as well as all skin tones and facial structures. With our multicultural class, we will teach you how to do professional makeup and how to create updos with LeMetric’s human hair extensions/ hairpieces. By the time you walk out of our class, you will be ready to make everyone feel and look beautiful for weddings, photo shoots, runways and special occasions!

Supplies needed:
Bobby pins
Flat iron
Curling iron
Hair spray
Comb/brush
Blow dry
Velcro rollers

Is Kim Kardashian Suffering From Hair Loss?

Images have surfaced that have caused quite a stir in the hair industry. Photos of Kim Kardashian with her hair in a bun that clearly shows extreme hair loss have been trending on the internet. Does she have traction alopecia? Or is her baldness caused from her recent childbirth and speedy weight loss?

“‘It is well known that during the later stage of pregnancy you lose less hair due to hormones, making it thicker and lusher, but when you have the baby most women find they seem to be losing a lot more hair than normal. What with the rapid amount of weight Kim lost and dieting in the months after the birth, this may have accelerated the hair loss, giving sparser looking patches, we can clearly see how thin her hair is around the hairline,” explained hair extension expert Tatiana Karelina.

Apparently Kim Kardashian has also been wearing weaves and hair extensions to add volume to her hair, which only aids hair thinning and hair loss. The constant tugging on the scalp from weaves and hair extensions have been known to cause balding and severe headaches.

In any case, we hope that her hair loss is only temporary. What are your thoughts?

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Our 5 Favorite Holiday Hairstyles

Stand out at your next holiday party with our 5 favorite hairstyles!

1. Mini-Bouffant With Tiny Braids & a Bow

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2. Colorful Bobby Pins

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3. Wavy Short Bob with Bangs

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4. Big, Bouncy, Messy Curls

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5. An Elegant Low Bun with a Braid

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Why Am I Losing My Hair After Pregnancy?

Don’t freak out! Hair loss or hair thinning is common after giving birth. Elline Surianello, CEO and Founder of LeMetric Hair and Beauty Studio, addresses reasons for hair loss/thinning after pregnancy.

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