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The 10 Commandments of Great Hair

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Whether you're plagued with bad hair, or you just want to make sure you're maintaining the healthiest hair possible, implementing these laws of better hair to your hair routine will ensure that you keep those locks in tip-top shape.

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Hair Color of the Week: Red on Red on Red on Red

Friday April 18, 2014
red on red hair colorPhoto Kendra Aarhus

Vibrant reds aren't usually the color of the season in the spring and summer, but I couldn't help but show off this fantastic color that I worked on yesterday in my salon. It's a deep violet red base that gradually deepens toward the ends for a halo type effect. Vibrant red highlights are scattered through the color to give a little bright shimmer and movement to the haircut. This particular client plans to pair this color with a mint prom dress and killer finger waves in a couple of weeks. I'm not sure if she's more excited for prom or if I am.

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The 10 Commandments of Better Hair

Thursday April 10, 2014
The 10 Commandments of Great HairGarry Wade/The Image Bank/Getty Images

Great hair has rules. If you want fantastic hair, you have to follow the rules. Great hair is rarely a God-given gift, unfortunately. Those girls that are born with beautiful hair, are probably following these 10 Commandments of Great Hair, and if they're not, it's totally okay to hate them.

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A World Record Breaking St. Baldrick's Day

Thursday April 10, 2014

I've talked about St. Baldrick's before on this blog, but this past week this organization has touched my soul. I need to introduce you to David Alexander. David is a familiar face here at About.com, as he is the Men's Hair Expert. He is truly an expert barber. I study his men's haircuts for inspiration in my own salon all the time. He is an incredibly skilled artist behind a barber chair. Davis is, however, no ordinary barber.

David Alexander breaks a Guinness World RecordDavid Alexander with his Guinness World Record
Photo David Alexander

David is also intimately involved with the St. Baldrick's efforts in Atlanta. He has personally shaved his own head for the cause four times, and his event has shaved the heads of more than 1,000 people over the past five years. But, shaved heads aren't what this cause is about. David's efforts with St. Baldrick's and RiRa's Irish Pub in Atlanta have raised nearly $700,000 for childhood cancer. That's a whole lot of money closer to a cure.

It was honestly no surprise to me that David was chosen by the St. Baldrick's foundation to represent them on a huge project. When David announced his next adventure, it literally gave me goose bumps. David was chosen to attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the most heads shaved in one hour, live on the Today Show on NBC. Huge. Not only did David smash the record by shaving 73 heads in 59 minutes and 49 seconds, but he was able to brilliantly showcase the St. Baldrick's organization to the entire world, boosting exposure. Oh, by the way, he also managed to raise an additional $4,000 before he made it to New York City for the cause.

To David, your efforts with St. Baldrick's brings a whole new light to what a hairstylist can do for the greater good. You are truly an inspiration and I hope you get a few moments to take a deep breath and reflect in your accomplishment. Congratulations.

To you, my readers, I'd invite you to explore the St. Baldrick's organization. Read what this mother has been doing for the organization, and consider being a part of a St. Baldrick's event near you.

"I can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, my involvement with St. Baldrick's is the thing in my life I am most proud of," David said, "I even have the St. Baldrick's logo tattoed over my heart, which is where it belongs. Each year, the kids, our donors, our volunteers, and our brave shavees inspire me and give me hope that one day no parent will ever have to hear the words, 'I'm sorry, your child has cancer,' if it is not followed by the words, 'but we have a cure for that.'"

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The 5 Emotional Stages of a New Haircut

Friday April 4, 2014
emotional stages of a new haircutPhoto by Peter Dazeley/Getty Images

You didn't intend for this to happen. You planned and plotted this fantastic new haircut for months. You asked all your friends. You probably even tried one of those computer programs that stick your face in the haircut you've lusted over. You were brave. You tried something new.

And now...

Now... you're emotional. It's okay. While the road to accepting a new haircut may be a bumpy one, you'll get through it. Just know what to expect by reading this.

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