Our first speaker today was Edna Miklos from The Hair Place in Golden, Colorado. The Hair Place has been open for over 27 years now and has three hair stylists to take care of any of your hair care needs. They carry three major lines of hair care products for all types of hair care needs, Redken – which has products for all types of hair including damaged, color treated, and curly along with the styling products to keep your hair in perfect style. The Nioxin line which is their line of products for fine, thinning hair, it has shampoo and treatments for early and advanced stages of hair loss. Nioxin was developed and tested at a cancer center, Edna can attest to the fact that it works as when her sister went through her chemo treatments,  she used it and had hair growth within three months that they had to start cutting.  Tri is their last line of products that they carry and it is eco-friendly, so it can be used while camping without damaging the environment and comes with very good styling products. The stylists at The Hair Place will consult with you on the best products for your hair and how to use those products to get great results! Today Edna wanted to go over some of the frequently asked questions.

1)      What is the best way to detangle your hair?

~ The best way is to moisturize your hair after shampooing with a good conditioner.

~ When combing out tangled hair, start at the ends of the hair and work up towards the scalp, with a large tooth comb or vent brush.

~ If your hair is really tangled it may be time to get the ends trimmed and/or use a reconstructor conditioner.

~ For naturally curly hair using a few drops of aragon oil will ease the combing.

2)      Which is better to use an aerosol or non-aerosol hair spray?

~ Aerosol sprays go onto the hair dryer, which is good to keep the hairs foundation and for curly hair that has been straightened.

~Non-aerosol have a firmer hold with a heavier spray and resistant to humidity and help to control frizz.

3)      Coloring your hair at home and it went to dark or not blonde enough.

~ First and most importantly DO NOT TRY TO FIX IT YOURSELF!

~ Do Not throw away the box and bring with you to your stylist to help with the correction.

~ Make an appointment as soon as possible with your stylist.

4)      When is the appropriate time to use oil and how much?

~ Oils have been used for their conditioning benefits, but they also work as a smoothing agent

~ Used to refresh curly hair.

~ A few drops in the palm of your hand, rub together then run through your hair focusing on the shafts and ends.

~ Keep the oils away from the scalp to prevent a drop in your volume.

5)      What type of styling product is best for your hair?

~ This depends upon on how you manage your hair, do you just blow dry or do you curl and style.

~ Mousses and spray gels work best for those that want to just blow dry and comb through.

~ Gels are used for setting the hair with rollers and finished styling, they are stronger and less pliable.

~ Creams are used more for finished styling, as well as spiking hair, the messy look or taming fly aways.

~ Hair Sprays come in aerosol and non-aerosol. Aerosols are drier and therefore used for getting a style into place. Non-aerosols are wetter and stronger used for holding your style in place. Hair sprays come in different strengths and we at the hair spray can consult with you on your need.

Edna finished her talk with the big craze now in hair accessories, head bands are back, bobby pins with decorations, flowers and beads. The style is retro 70’s – heavy bangs, large crimping and sleek ponytails. If you to update your look or need to learn how to take care of your hair give Edna Miklos and The Hair Place a call!!


Edna Miklos * The Hair Place * 303-233-4764

Today’s second speaker was Juli Parrott of Table Mountain Travel in Lakewood, Colorado. Instead of talking about travel today Juli wanted to share ways to inspire your life that she received from the Travel Institute called 5 Ways to Be Inspired Today.

1)      Look at your day differently – Disrupt your comfort zone, it is good to shake yourself out of your routine. Do something totally outside your comfort zone whether it be a tap dancing class, or a figure drawing class or a hike that you would not have thought you could do.

2)      Shut off the computer and take a walk – A brisk walk and fresh air can make a huge with how you feel and staring at the computer screen hoping you will see something different and when you take a break and change your view it will help clear your head.

3)      Read a celebrity magazine – This may sound crazy but almost like the 80’s movie “Working Girl” Melanie Griffith’s character read a paragraph in the gossip column and has a great idea. You may not get that next great idea, but you may get a laugh or smile and realize that you are more normal than you thought you were.

4)      Go and watch a TED video – Just go to the TED website and watch any random video. Every one of those stories is about resilience, creativity, passion, guts, glory and even simplicity. You don’t have to look for videos in your particular industry – inspiration can come from any walk of life!

5)      Write ~ especially if you find it hard to do – Many people keep a journal and if you are one of those who don’t, give it a try. Try it for a week and see what happens from there, if that isn’t enough for you step out on a limb and try a blog. Writing is therapy – especially when it hard to do!

These are great ideas for all of us – sometimes we find it hard to take time away from our businesses for ourselves. We all need to take a step back and step out into an adventure however small that step might be. My last point is a thought from Helen Keller “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all”. Make your life a daring adventure! If you need travel advice and need to get away on an adventure give Juli Parrott at Table Mountain Travel a call!

Juli Parrott * Table Mountain Travel * 303-277-1580 * juli@tablemountaintravel.comwww.tablemountaintravel.com