Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | By: The Write Way Cafe

Tricks of the Trade: Looking Your Best

The Write Way Café welcomes Joni Tadlock, a barber/hairstylist extraordinaire, who draws from her many years of experience in the field of beauty to share some of her tricks of the trade.

Joni recently was asked to speak to a group of school teachers and her initial reaction was, “What am I going to talk about?!” Then she realized that teachers are people like everyone else who would appreciate learning tips about beauty and hair care. Joni has worked as a hairdresser for 37 years and has co-owned her own shop, Wave Lynx, for 22 years, so she has a lot of expertise to draw from. Here’s a shortened version of her presentation.

To remove all of the build-up that can happen in your hair (oil and products like hairspray can clog up your scalp and put a halt to your hair’s growth!) mix baking soda in water to create a paste, and use that to wash your hair. Rinse the baking soda out with a mixture of apple cider vinegar for a completely natural, clean head of hair. 
When blow drying your hair with a round brush set the curl by blasting it with cold air.
Bobbi pins should be put in the hair wavy side down.
Tame flyaway hair strands by spraying a toothbrush with hairspray and combing them down.
To slough off dead skin on your feet, mix 1/4 c Listerine, 1/4 c vinegar, and 1/2 c of warm water and soak for 10 minutes. 
For girls with rounder faces, a long wispy side swept bang is the best to break the roundness of a face shape. Never wear super short bangs, as they will emphasize the roundness of your face shape.
For gals with a heart-shaped face, long layers that frame the face or bangs straight across to the eyebrows work well.
Longer sides are the best to offset a square shape, and also those with a square jawline should avoid center parted bangs and super blunt bangs cut straight across like a china doll.
The oval face is the perfect shape that can wear any bang. But do wear a bang!
Don't use dry shampoo just when you're short on time and your hair is looking a little greasy - it's great for creating volume on fine or flat hair too for everyday styling.
While asleep, your head is in direct contact with the pillow for 6-8 hours and so if it's wet, water can't evaporate, the result is that your scalp over-compensates by creating extra sebum. Over production of sebum clogs pores. Excess sebum in the scalp can cause greasy looking hair and eventual hair thinning and loss.

About Joni:  Joni Tadlock is a Christian, a business owner, hairstylist, wife and mother. She has dabbled a little in writing for the local newspaper as a Theater Critic, and has written many sermons and delivered them before different churches. She has been asked to speak on different occasions about different subjects, probably because of her time as a speaker in the pulpit. "I use my chair at my shop as a way to communicate with people about all kinds of subjects, but I always try to witness to people the love I have for them and my Lord. My love for reading is a passion, and I give respect to those who have the gift to write. Life is a journey, and I am blessed every day," says Joni.


Charmaine Gordon said...

Wonderful information. Thanks so much for sharing tips no one else has revealed to me in all my 83 years.
Wishing you continued success and a long healthy life.