Sunday, November 20, 2011

Product Intervention Stop the Abuse!

Does your hair need help? Professional Hair Care Products can assist you in many ways. Whether you have fine limp hair or coarse and curly hair their is a product out there for you! A healthy lifestyle will mean healthier hair for you. Excessive stress, smoking, not exercising and not eating nutritiously are not healthy for your hair. It is more than just getting enough sleep. On the other hand abuse is in the hand of the beholder. How you use or overuse hair are products will definitely tell a tale. Hair products such as gel, mouse, hair spray can make certain hair textures worse, and can result in an unhealthy appearance. Avoid using hair styling products with alcohol which dries out naturally curly or textured hair. It is best to avoid the use of products that contain alcohol, as it can be drying to the hair. This is especially true for those of us with curly hair, which has the tendency to need all the moisture it can get. However, we often get a little baffled; because we see ingredients including the word ‘alcohol’ in many of the products we buy, including those that are labeled as conditioning products. The explanation is a fairly simple one: some alcohols can cause dry, frizzy hair while others can act to condition your hair! Avoid putting hair styling products directly on your scalp; if you put it on your scalp you'll clog the pores on your head. When using hairspray spray 10-12 inches from hair to prevent sticky hair and hairspray build up. Before entering a pool, wet your hair so your hair will soak up the initial water instead of the chlorinated water. When swimming where a cap to protect your hair from chlorinated water, if you choose not to wear a cap make sure you shampoo and condition your hair right after you are done swimming. If swimming a few times or more a week purchase anti chlorine products that come with a Shampoo Conditioner & demineralizer one product is Malibu Wellness products. Hot air can be damaging to your hair so when using a hair dryer use the cool setting. Don't leave the blow dryer in one spot for more than a few seconds, keep it moving and at a good distance away from your hair. To speed up the drying process, pat your hair dry with a towel and let the remaining moisture in your hair dry naturally. Gently use your fingers or a pick to untangle any knots while your hair is drying. Use a brush whose bristles are made from natural animal hairs, it is softer and more flexible, which means less damage will be done to your hair. Hair is most fragile when it is wet so avoid brushing or combing when it's wet, or else it will cause breakage. Wait until your hair is almost completely dry before brushing it. Use brushes/combs with widely spaced bristles/teeth and smooth tips. Sharp tooth combs can damage your hair, cause split ends, and scratch your scalp. To keep your brushes and combs clean, wash them weekly using soap or shampoo. Comb your hair to remove any tangles before brushing it. Begin by combing your hair gently at the ends to get any tangles out and work your way up to the base of your hair. Always brush/comb with a downwards stroke. Avoid using plastic brushes/combs which create static electricity. Buy shampoos & conditioners that match your hair type. Trial and error is the best way to find out what specific hair product is best for your hair. Shower with warm water; hot water can dry and/or irritate the scalp. It is important to wash your hair; shampooing removes dirt, dead skin cells, hair oils, any hair products you may put into your hair. When shampooing, rinse your hair out before applying any shampoo to remove any dust, dirt, and any other foreign items, then apply the shampoo onto your scalp and massage it gently with your finger tips and work your way outwards. After you are done make sure that you thoroughly rinse out your hair to remove any shampoo residue that may be left. Shampoo residue may dry your scalp/hair and or attract dirt. It is recommended that you only lather once to avoid drying your hair out. If you have oily hair, lathering again may stimulate your oil glands to create even more oil than normal.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Image & Social Media

Like it or not, your staff are representing you on social media. People who complete their profiles—on Face Book, Linked In, Twitter, or any other social media platform—typically include the name of their employer. That means when investors or clients or potential employees search for the name of your company or your industry, your employees’ profiles are bound to show up in the results.

Take the opportunity to help define your employees’ profiles by giving them the tools to maintain a professional image online. After all, their photos and messages affect your business image! Consider making the investment in organizing a professional head shot day. This can help with growth opportunities for your employees will help you to extend your company and their professional image online. Have a photographer come in and set-up a mini studio that includes studio backdrop and lighting, professional hairstyling and makeup, and a schedule that accommodates personalized service. Your staff will be so delighted with the photos, they’ll want to use them on all their social media sites!
Your Web searches such as google will now show polished professionals eager to serve. This is a sure fire way to take your social media profile to a higher level and make a great  first impression!

Contact Doyle Designed Salon at 708-799-5758, or fill out our contact form at to get more information on the schedule of our Social Media Success Shots opportunity!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Impact's of Fashion!

Success is measured not only by our accomplishments, but also by our image. Respect the value of your first impression, and appeal to senses of others. People judge you within the first few minutes of meeting you. They make assumptions about who you are based on your looks and your clothing. Projecting a professional image is crucial to attaining success. People will take you more seriously if your look is polished and pulled together. Others  are constantly observing your behavior and forming theories about your competence, character, and commitment. Try modifying your clothing, accessories, makeup and hair color to align with the season. For example go for lighter (in color and weight) clothing, hair and makeup in the spring and summer. In the fall and winter, gravitate toward darker and warmer colors of clothes, hair and makeup

Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve. Try not to let your emotions affect your appearance. Avoid dark colors when you are in a foul mood. Instead, choose bright and cheerful clothing and accessories to elevate your mood. If possible, try to keep a new clothing item or accessory in your closet for those times when you need a lift. It doesn’t have to be anything major; a new blouse, a new bracelet or a new pair of shoes will do. Do not cut the tag off until you are ready to wear the item; this will allow you to approach the day with a fresh outlook! There are plenty of books telling you how to "dress for success" and control your body language.
But keeping on top of your personal traits is only part of the story of managing your professional image.
Continuing to refine your skills in wahtever it is you are doing will "Seal the Deal"!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Image & Time

Not taking time for yourself allows everyone around you to be taken care of, but leaves little time to address any of your needs, especially your image. Let’s face it, not only do you not take time for yourself, you often do not take time to update your current look. Whether it is professional, or personal, you tend to get stuck in an image that has not changed in many years. Having an image consultation on your current look could spark experiencing a new approach to your image. Make an appointment with your stylist to talk about a change of your current style.

Most stylists will, or should, welcome the opportunity to take the time to properly consult with you on the possibilities of a new style. Many times we will stay with a stylist for too long. Unless they are changing your look and a regular basis, every 6 months to a year, you may be in a rut. It might be a perfect time to go to someone else who will see you in a different way. It could be the best 15 minutes of time you have spent, allowing you to look forward to a change of color, cut, and or styling techniques. Even minor changes to a cut, or color system, will make you feel good.

For example a lot of people who have curly hair do not know how to style their hair in a curly look, so they continue to straighten their hair. Damaging the hair with all types of heating elements that only dry out curly hair and leave the strand looking rough. An alternate styling technique could give you some diversity, and create a look that would allow you to have a different style for a more casual occasion. A beauty industry professional is someone that can help you to understand the factors to consider for you to achieve a personalized style for you. Some of the factors to be considered are face shape, hair texture, hair color, and the time constraints you have for styling your hair.

The theory on face shapes is to make the face appear more balanced; the oval shape is the desired shape, and most flattering. A seasoned professional will adjust the cut to improve the visual balance of your face shape. Do not under estimate the impact of your silhouette, the side view, people see you from every angle, and often this is out of balance. If you desire a new look, alert your stylist and let them guide you to an updated look. Take the time to come in early to look over stylebooks, and make the stylist aware of what appeals to you. Then let the stylist guide you to the look that would be the right one for you.

Please visit our website for more information on how to update your image with a personal consultation!



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Life's Lessons

My life experience has taught me that people often do not do the best at their jobs. I have tried to recognize whether it’s because they don't want to, don't care to.... or they can't.

This is just how life is for some people. Sometimes when they can't do their job or other responsibilities, it means they need more training, information, resources, or hope and guidance. Sometimes people just need someone to educate them.

People are sometimes left ignorant. Not that they do not desire to know something, it is that someone has not offered to take the time to teach, or mentor them. Sometimes when people don't do their job to a stellar level it is very often an attitude challenge or a defense mechanism to not let someone know that they are not fully aware of what either needs to be done, or what they themselves can do. Therefore they may exude an attitude that is not conducive to a great experience.

The process of mentoring and educating is inspiring and will make people to feel good about themselves, confident and therefore want to do their best. It is also a way to nurture yourself and know that you have inspired strength and confidence in another human being. Whatever you are doing you need to continue to hone your craft and update your strategies, knowledge, and techniques so that you continue to have a prosperous life, not only financially but spiritually. Inspire someone today!

My goal with this blog is to educate, inspire and provide an insight on image so that all of the world will realize they are beautiful!

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To your future success!
Doyle W. Sims


Monday, September 5, 2011

Hair & Beauty Rescue!

Welcome to the first installment of Hair & Beauty Rescue...

Every week or two, you'll find facts, tips, tricks and secrets on various hair and beauty topics. Some of the (hair) areas we'll be covering are:
  • Product Intervention: Learn how to synergize your hair care products thru crossentration!  Stop the abuse...
  • Texture Denial: Accept and beautify your hair texture. Embracing your natural curl.
  • Color Coated Challanges:  Explore the possibilities of new and improved hair color options and processes!
  • Damage Control: Become aware of how hair damage is caused, what to do to prevent and correct it.
  • New "Do" New You:  Creating a fresh new look to match your face shape and hair texture.
We'll also be talking about and reviewing new makeup trends, nail care, your image, and more.

If you would like to be notified when a new post is published, please visit our site and fill out our form on the contact page.

Fall is right around the corner, time to think about "warming up" for winter. Schedule an appointment today, and start the season with a custom creation, just for you, by Doyle Designed!
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