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Welcome to NY Hair Company

Thank you for visiting  NY Hair Company’s official website!  We are a Las Vegas Hair Salon and have been established since 2004.  NY Hair Company has been rated one of the BEST hair salons in Las Vegas! We are located only 5 minutes from the fabulous Las Vegas strip,  servicing not only Las Vegas locals, but clients traveling from all over the world!  We have the Best value and service anywhere near the strip without the expensive Las Vegas Strip prices. We specialize in all aspects of hair to include; hair cuts,  hair coloring,  highlights, lowlights, platinum blonding, color correction, hair extensions, hair styling, ombre and balayage color techniques, formal hair styling, bridal hair and make-up, waxing and more! Please call us to book your next hair service appointment!

(702)432-3333

4825 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, Nv, 89156

www.nyhaircompany.com

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LICE!!! What you can do to help prevent it.

Summer is the season of LICE! First thing first is dispelling a few myths about them. Lice can not jump, hop, fly, or anything of the sort! They are just VERY fast crawlers and can only spread from direct head to head contact from someone carrying them. This is why young children tend to contract lice during school or summer camps. Being seated close to one another or playing on breaks makes it very easy for lice to travel. Another common way of spreading lice is sharing items like hats, hair brushes, hair accessories, etc. ONLY the louse can travel, nits (babies) and eggs can not. Just because someone gets lice does NOT mean they are dirty by any means. They can easily be removed if the proper products and care are used! (If you need any assistance on lice removal, ask any pharmacist at the drug store. Salons ARE NOT allowed to work with anyone having lice for legal reasons).

Some ways to prevent head lice:

If you have long hair, pull it back (buns are best, but ponytails or braids will do) if you are going to be around large groups of people and in close proximity of them if you are concerned about lice. Using some hairspray to keep your hairs under control and contained helps as well.

My personal favorite is using Tea Tree Oil! Adding a few drops to any professional shampoo will help keep the lice away as well as keeping your hair hydrated, as Tea Tree Oil can be very drying. Another way you can use the Tea Tree Oil is putting drops in water in a spray bottle (or leave in conditioner) and spraying after your shower (or before and after school/activities for kids).

 

Once a Week, Take a Peek

Regular checking for head lice can identify a new case early.   If a case is caught early enough, the life cycle of the louse can be interrupted.  No further eggs will be laid and a case can be eradicated in just a few days.  The best way to screen for head lice is to lather the hair with conditioner and thoroughly comb the hair out with a head lice removal comb (Louse Trap, Nit Free Terminator, and Licemeister are recommended brands), wiping the comb on a white paper towel after a few passes.   Inspect the paper towel looking for brownish-coloured eggs or actual bugs.

If checking for head lice visually, be sure to use direct sunlight or a very good table lamp.  Carefully inspect the hair paying particular attention to the area when the hair shaft meets the scalp.  Look around the ear, nape of the neck and especially the crown of the head, as these are common areas for lice to be found.

When checking for head lice, look for lice eggs attached securely to the hair close to the scalp.  Viable eggs will be brownish in colour and cannot be flicked off the hair.  They have to be removed between the fingernails, with tweezers, or with a good nit comb.   Though head lice move very quickly, you may see an actual bug.  Lice are the size of sesame seeds and are brownish-grey to caramel in colour.  They are see-through and can appear to take on the colour of the hair. “

 

For more Lice Advice feel free to visit this link:

http://whisperedinspirations.com/2011/03/04/6-ways-to-prevent-head-lice/

Beards and Beard Care

For all our gentlemen who rock a beard and all our ladies who love a man with a beard, this is for you! How to keep a beard healthy and growing! Beards are hair and need to be maintained just like the hair on your scalp. If you want a glorious, long, Viking/Biker beard you have to take care of it so it won’t get dry, brittle, and shed an outrageous amount.

Trimming a beard:

Just like your hair, your beard can get split ends, dry, brittle, oily, etc so it is important to treat it the same as the hair on your head. Regular beard trims will reduce the split ends, keeping your beard healthy and making it easier (and without the breakage, appear to grow faster!) to grow a nice, full beard.

Keeping a beard clean:

Just like your hair, you need to shampoo and condition your beard. So much bacteria gathers in your beard, and if you don’t wash it regularly it will just multiply (yuck!). Shampooing with cleanse your beard of any buildup on the hair strands, and regular conditioning will help your beard with the softness (with beard hair being so brittle, you won’t see a huge difference right away like you see on he hair from your scalp) and keep it moisturized to reduce the brittle feeling and weak links that cause breakage. After shampooing, use a wide tooth comb to pick through the conditioner to make sure it is saturated on every strand to see optimal results.

Beard treatments, anyone?

Just like your hair, you can treat your beard as well!! My personal favorite beard treatment is the Olaplex Standalone Treatment! Olaplex is used to multiply the bonds in your hair shaft (this is the ONLY product that can do this. Any other claims by different products are lies) without coating it in oils, waxes, or/and paraffin (those make it appear soft and silky till a few washes, then it returns to the same texture as before). Not only will this make your beard stronger, but over time it will make it easy to manage! (Normally $45 for a treatment on your head, but for beards it’s $25)

Another treatment I love for beards is a deep conditioning detox service. This service consists of a clarifying shampoo (especially good for the outdoors men who get a lot of dirt, grease, sweat, etc buildup) followed up with a deep penetrating conditioning treatment. This will help supply moisture and proteins your hair needs to maintain it’s health. (Normally $20 for a treatment but only $10 for beards)

My favorite conditioner for beards: Biolage has two conditioners I love for coarse and/or curly hair. One is Biolage Hydrating Balm (we carry three sizes ranging from $20-$55) and the other is the Biolage Exquisite Oil conditioner ($22).

Remember to take care of your beard because it’s just like the hair on your head!!! You shouldn’t wash your hair with bar soap, so why would you wash your beard with it???

The Biggest Compliment to your Stylists

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Hair Donating

Some of you may have cancer, know someone with cancer, or want to donate your hair for cancer patients. Did you know Locks of Love (one of the most popular children’s cancer donation organizations) charges families for wigs for their children, some over a couple thousand dollars? They are known for giving the impression that your hair donations are going into free or affordable wigs for children.
Good news! There are cancer organizations that actually supply free or dramatically cheap wigs for kids and adults out there!
1. Wigs for Kids.
2. Children with Hair loss
3. American Cancer Society
4. Cancercare
5. Ruth’s Free Wig Closet (for people who need wigs from any illness, not just cancer)

If you are interested in donating, we do have forms available at the shop to send with your hair! You can choose to remain annonymous or put your name so the person who gets your wig can know who helped them feel beautiful!