Look who came to visit us! Santa had few free minutes from his busy schedule to share with us. Our open house is December 18th to the 22nd. If you are in the area, please stop by for some Christmas Cheer. We hope for you and yours, the Happiest of Holiday Seasons!
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Another fantastic year helping support the Ocean Shores Food Bank by raising awareness and funds for our community through a fashion show put on through the Anchor Avenue Thrift Store. This year was our 4th year participating, and we always have a wonderful time. This fashion show is very special, utilizing all the talents and generosity of the Ocean Shores community. The inventory is from the Anchor Avenue Thrift Store, the models Ocean Shores citizens, the location the Galilean Church, and we participate at the salon, helping the models look and feel their very best!
We are very excited to announce the total raised was $1500! We are just part of a large team, and appreciate being given the chance to help. Thank you so very much to all the participants, volunteers, and generous guests. What wonderful friends we have who help put on this delightful fashion show. Below is a photograph of Rhonda, and you can see a full gallery of photos on our Facebook page, here.
We hope you can all join us, and the team at the Ocean Shores Food Bank, next year! If anyone has interest in volunteering or participating, please contact the Ocean Shores Food Bank or the Anchor Avenue Thrift Store for 2013. We would love to have the chance to help you look absolutely radiant while helping our community.
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Here is a fantastic article from Oprah about understanding the language that hairstylist’s use when discussing your hair.
Even seasoned salon veterans like me can sometimes be baffled by the inscrutable, often peculiar, language of hairstylists. Recently, for example, my stylist suggested a “broken baby-doll cut.” “A what?” I said. He described a style with bans and blunt ends, with a few shorter, uneven layers in the back- like the somwhwat raggedy hair on a favorite old doll. (I got the cut, and it’s cuter than it sounds.) Here’s a brief glossary to common hairspeak terms that could leave you stumped in the stylist’s chair. – K.S.
Beachy: Hair that’s a bit wavy, with a wind-tousled finish; often created with a thickening or saltwater-based spray or gel.
Choppy: A cut in which the ends all vary slightly in length; stylists often use a razor to achieve this effect. (But if you don’t have straight hair—and a lot of it—refuse the razor.)
Giving Hair Movement: Usually involves adding layers from midlength to ends, making the style feel lighter and bouncier.
Overdirecting: Blowing out the hair to one side, then flipping it to part it on the other side for added volume.
Piecey: Ends are defined and separated, generally on shorter cuts; the stylist applies a wax or gel to the hair, then uses her fingers to break the hair into one-to-three-inch sections.
Structure: Characteristic of a defined, often geometric style, like a bob.
Texturizing: Either making very curly hair smoother and less bulky by cutting diagonally into it, or making flat hair appear fuller and lifted with layers (ask your stylist for clarification).
Thinning out: Removing bulk from the hair, usually by gliding a razor or thinning shears one inch from the scalp to the ends. (Beware if you have fine, dry, or damaged hair.)
Everyone has a cowlick. Starting at the back of the head, the cowlick makes a spiral towards the face.
This creates a wave pattern so that one side of your hair goes forward and the other side grows back. This translates to your hair always looking fabulous on just one side. For people who have really short hair, this usually isn’t a problem. However, as your hair becomes longer the cowlicks become more obvious. Some people even have more than one cowlick!
Speak with your stylist to help manage your individual hair patterns. We can cut, trim or style your hair to help conceal or control the cowlick before it spirals out of control!
Below is a link that explains how everyone has a cowlick; you are not alone.
Come join us at Tijssen Designs Annual Open House this December 20 thru the 24. Celebrate the season with Rhonda and DeLene and enjoy a cup of holiday cheer!
Even if you don’t have a scheduled appointment, come visit Tuesday thru Saturday next week and share in the warmth and friendship at Tijssen Designs – the best beauty salon in Ocean Shores.
Many of our clients have questions about their hair, from what would look the best to how to best care for it. In the salon it can be embarassing to approach delicate questions about your hair with your stylist. But trust us, we can and will help with your style and your health. Below, Woman’s Day journalist Dana Sullivan answers a couple questions that we think are important.
Q: I’m losing my hair. Could I be going bald?
A: It’s normal to lose up to 100 hairs a day at any age. But the sad truth is that women’s hair (like men’s) may naturally get thinner with age. And some women do experience female-pattern hair loss—the top and front of the head is most affected. (It can start as early as your 30s, but it may worsen around menopause.) Still, you should definitely raise this issue with your doctor, especially if you’re starting to see bald spots or your hair is coming out in clumps. “There are many reasons for hair loss, including stress, thyroid conditions and infections,” says Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD, a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and a clinical instructor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco. Numerous medications, including antidepressants, birth control and blood pressure drugs, can also cause hair loss. Hormonal changes (for example, if you’ve recently given birth or stopped taking birth control pills) can cause your hair to thin as well, but once your hormones stabilize, your hair should return to normal in about six months.
Dieting can cause your hair to thin, especially if you’re not getting enough protein, iron and B vitamins, as they are essential for healthy hair. Dr. Badreshia-Bansal sometimes recommends a biotin (B vitamin) supplement.
If your doctor determines that so-called “normal” female-pattern hair loss is to blame, she’ll probably recommend over-the-counter minoxidil (Rogaine), a topical solution that slows down hair loss and stimulates new strands. She may also prescribe spironolactone (Aldactone), an oral medication that blocks the hormone receptors that cause hair loss.
Q: I can’t wear black because my dandruff is so bad, but “dandruff shampoo” doesn’t help. What will?
A: Try alternating products with different active ingredients, says Cynthia Bailey, MD, a California-based dermatologist. Zinc pyrithione (Selsun Salon and Head & Shoulders) has anti-yeast properties; ketoconazole (Nizoral) is an antifungal and anti-yeast; coal tar (Neutrogena T/Gel) and selenium sulfide (Selsun Blue Medicated and Head & Shoulders Clinical) slow the production of skin cells; and salicylic acid (Neutrogena T/Sal) scrubs the scalp. Dr. Bailey recommends buying two or three of these and switching every time you wash. She also recommends sudsing up first with a regular shampoo to dissolve oil and product buildup so the medicine will penetrate better. Then apply the dandruff shampoo directly to your scalp and let it sit for about 5 minutes. You should see noticeable improvement within one month. If not, see a dermatologist, since you may need a stronger prescription remedy (such as a steroid solution or foam).
If you’re looking for a more natural fix, try coating your scalp with warm mineral oil or peanut oil, then use a fine-tooth comb to loosen flakes before shampooing, says Dr. Bailey. Tea tree oil shampoos (sold in health food stores) can also be effective.
Whatever you do, make sure you shampoo as often as possible (ideally every day). “People with dandruff tend to wash their hair less frequently because they assume the condition is caused by dryness, but it’s not,” says Bruce Robinson, MD, clinical instructor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. An overgrowth of yeast may be to blame, but experts say that people who have it generally have an oily scalp, which can allow dead skin cells to accumulate and flake off.
By Dana Sullivan, Woman’s Day September 2011
The Ladies Home Journal ran an excellent article in their October 2011 issue about salon terminology. What you say may mean something very different to a professional. Here are a few words to help you at your next hair consultation.
“Most women are afraid of layering,” says Julien Sabatier, creative director of Dallas’s Frédéric Fekkai salon. “They think it means going shorter, whereas a stylist may simply be trying to give the hair movement.” If you’re okay with adding movement but don’t want a choppy look, tell your stylist you’d like to keep the density of your hair, Sabatier advises. Still layer-shy? Get a better sense of your stylist’s intentions by asking where the shortest layers will start and where the longest will finish.
“They can be anything from a thick fringe to just a few strands swept across the forehead,” says Alan Gold, creative director of the Haig & Co. Salon in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. “So specify length, width, weight and angles.”
To pros, this generally means a subtly whitish shade. “But if a client complains of ashiness, she often means dull or brassy,” says Galotti. “The colorist might then add warm or gold tones that the client never wanted.”
This tends to suggest brown undertones to pros, but many clients envision something cranberryish, says Kathy Galotti, L’Oréal Professionnel colorist at New York City’s Rossano Ferretti Hair Spa. The term “chestnut” causes almost the opposite confusion: “Pros think reddish; many clients think rich brown.”
For a stylist, the standard trim is an inch or an inch and a half, says Sabatier. There’s never a more heartbroken client, however, than the one who’s been growing out her hair forever and thinks she’s giving up only a centimeter or two.
“It’s a simple word but it can mean so many different things — from brightening to bleaching,” says Galotti. She finds that for blonde clients who want to go lighter, “golden versus pale” is a good conversation starter, whereas with darker-haired clients, “warm caramel versus neutral brown” is best.
“Misinterpreting this word can have particularly dire consequences,” says Gold. “Case in point: A client has wavy hair and asks for enhanced texture. The stylist goes in with a razor and gives her hair a full-on feathery look when all she really wanted was for her natural wave to be more prominent.”
“You may think you’re asking for a cut that allows for a little lift at the root,” says Gold. “But the stylist could just as easily assume you’re asking for all-over volume and will give you something that looks far more mushroomy than you’d had in mind.”
“Whatever you think is best.”
Okay, so it’s not a term, but this phrase is one you should never utter. “Granting total creative freedom generally backfires,” says Caroline Buckler, a colorist at New York City’s Marie Robinson Salon. “Say you decide to go darker on someone who’s super blond. Nine times out of 10, she’ll feel like a brunette — and won’t be happy about it.”
Thank you to Ladies Home Journal for such great work. Let us know if we can help clarify any terms or phrases we use at your next appointment!
Rhonda Mitchell and DeLene Oppelt will be at the Community Club in Ocean Shores, WA on 17 October 2011. They will be performing some hair magic on several models. Lunch is provided with games and fun included. Contact the Club about purchasing tickets. Pictures will follow at a later date with Before and After of the models.
UPDATE: Check out our facebook page for photos!
Rhonda, the blonde, owner/stylist of Tijssen Designs, and DeLene, stylist/manicurist are getting ready for Spring. They have already helped the first Bride of the new year to get ready for her wedding. The family arrived from Alaska to enjoy Ocean Shores with the bride before her beautiful ceremony.
Wishing all this year’s brides the best!
Love Rhonda & DeLene
Rhonda and DeLene want to wish all of our friends the happiest, healthiest of holidays with safe travel to and from the parties this season. We want you to feel great about yourself this season. We are available to give your hair and nails a little “GLITZ” for the season. Rhonda loves to do color! Let her give you a new look for the new year.
DeLene’s manicure table is a little lonely so… when you are booking a chemical service, ask her about trying the hot paraffin dip for your hands! She is offering a free “dip” during December. Her little gift to the customers in the salon.