Recover Your Hair After Hair Loss!

For both men and women, our hair is our security blanket. We view it as a defining piece of ourselves. We obsess about it looking its best and fear those ever so frustrating “bad hair days”. Hair not only is a physical attribute of ourselves, but it also tells  a lot about the type of person you are or are trying to portray. So, when we start losing our hair, it can be very traumatizing because it could feel like we are losing a piece of ourselves.

These days there are measures we can take to not only help prevent hair loss, but can actually stop hair loss, or even more, re-grow new hair! There are many tricks and tips we use in the salon when it comes to attending to our clients with balding/thinning and/or fine hair.

Here are some tips:

Make sure to take care of yourself by the inside first because it will definitely show on the outside. Following a healthy diet is crucial for maintaining healthy hair. Some vitamins and minerals that are crucial for healthy hair are vitamin B, Folate, Calcium & Biotin. Some foods that contain these vitamins are walnuts, spinach, eggs, bok choy, carrots and halibut. Try to include as many of these in your diet daily or find a good multi-vitamin to cover your bases.

Ask your hairdresser to recommend a good shampoo & conditioner that is not too heavy and won’t weigh your hair down. There are also shampoos and conditioners that will help stimulate the scalp to promote new hair growth. Brands that we love: DS Laboratories by Sweis Inc. and GO247 by UNITE in Mint thickening shampoo and conditioner.

The right haircut and style can give the illusion of thicker, fuller hair…If done right! We recommend  short chin or shoulder length bobs, side swept fringe, pixies, medium length bobs with stacked layering.

Hairdressers have to be extra cautious when it comes to applying color to fine or thinning hair because everything shows up more drastically, which could end up looking streaky or blotchy. Because hair process colors  quicker, it can lead to over processing. When adding contrast color to light hair,  go a level lighter than you like to avoid over processing.

Scalp makeup and hair thickeners have become really popular. Due to stressful lives we tend to lead these days, hair loss is a very prevalent reality. Products such as “colored power fibers” are being used to camouflage bald spots on the scalp by depositing a temporary color onto the surface of the scalp, blending in with your hair color. Powders are also being used to add volume to fine hair. Products that we recommend are: Expanda Dust by Unite and Style Edit Color Powder.


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Today’s Hollywood Hair Rebels!

From the runways to red carpets or those stylish, girls walking the streets, we are seeing the “dorkiest” of hairstyles known in hair history make a “cool” comeback! Mullets, bowl cuts, comb-overs and micro- bangs are….gulp…the latest hot looks in hair trends this new year of 2015! Yes, the 80’s are back in full force!

These looks come across as edgy, sexy, slightly boyish and very flattering, especially on the bold and confident woman whom is the only type of woman to be able to pull off these new “cool” haircuts. These type of haircuts are inspiring hairdressers all over the world right now.

The traditional versions of these haircuts are being changed up a bit however. Bowl cuts are looking a little more shaggy, comb-overs are being used to emphasize a very heavy, dramatic side bang, and while the mullet is still the same short length in the front and long length in the back AKA: “business in the front, party in the back”! The two distinct lengths in this hairstyle is being brought more up-to-date by blending in the two different lengths to create a more soft, seamless look.

We are seeing all kinds of celebrities rocking these new haircuts. Rhianna is killing the fashion mullet, Micro bangs on Beyonce and Lena Dunham’s bowl cut was lightened to a platinum blonde color.

So what do you think? Are the 80’s going to be taking over this year of 2015?? I can honestly say I hope that this trend isn’t here to stay! But, you are also talking to a girl whose dad thought he could cut her hair as a baby. And yes, I was a toe-head with a Mohawk to a mullet to a bowl-cut with accidental micro-bangs from about 1987-1992. The pictures are pretty amazing however!


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Holiday Specials On Nail Art!

Nails and nail art is such a fun trend of 2014 and most likely going to dominate 2015 as well. We are seeing all these new nail salons popping up everywhere due to the ever so popular “Gel Manicures/pedicures”.

The great thing about Platino Salon&Suites is that it is more than just a hair salon. It’s ability to house so many different beauty services other than hair within its walls is what makes this concept so unique.

One of the services offered here at Platino is manicuring. We have a nail technician that offers manicures and pedicures of all types. It is fun for some of our clients to come in, get their hair done and while their color is processing, they are able to get a relaxing manicure in between.

Tis’ the season to show your loved ones how much they mean to you. Give him or her the gift of beauty and relaxation. Keep in mind we do offer gift certificates which are always great gift ideas and never expire!



OPI Manicure & Pedicure $60

(orig. $40-$55 each)

Gel Manicure & Pedicure $65

(orig. $45-$65 each)


In Addition:



~aromatherapy treatment/ herbal tea soak

(only $2 more)

  • For appointment Please contact Chi Nguyen



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Seeing Red!

The trend in red hair is big right now. Red isn’t a hair color that is easy for most people to pull off, but when done right, there is just something so sultry about it. The variations of red seem endless in the hair industry. You have your purple reds, your true reds, your copper reds and now, the ever so popular rose reds…ughhhh! And, of course, everything in between. So, when it comes to red heads, be sure you know what type of red you want to portray. One thing is for certain, we are just red with envy over our redheads right now!

Some fun facts: (The Colorist Nov./Dec. issue)
*Some celebrities that have helped boost the sales of red hair color have been Debra Messing, Rhianna, Alyson Hannigan.
*Natural Redheads are more likely to be left-handed.
*The myth says that redheads are known to possess a strong sexual power.
*Natural red heads DON’T Gray. Instead, their pigment fades to blonde then, white.
*Red hair is the result of a recessive gene.

Talk with a colorist today at Platino Salon&Suites and bring some red magic to your hair!


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