Our first speaker today was Edna Miklos owner of The Hair Place in Golden, CO. She has owned The Hair Place for 28 years and working in the hair industry for 35 years. At The Hair Place they have three stylists to take care of all of your hair care needs. The first topic Edna wanted to tell us about were the three hair care lines that she carries at The Hair Place. The first is Redken, which has products for all hair types including chemically treated hair. They also have a variety of styling products that create volume, protect from heat and add shine to your hair. The next product line was the Tri Professional hair care line this is a full line that is very ecologically minded. These products are so well formulated that they can be used while camping without causing any damage to the environment. The last product line The Hair Place carries is the Nioxin products. These products are developed to help with fine hair and restore hair that is thinning. This line has a shampoo, scalp therapy and scalp treatment to maintain a healthy scalp.

Today Edna also wanted to go over the color shades that are being forecasted for this year and also the haircuts and terminology. This season when it comes to color, natural is in. Women are looking for small enhancements to their natural hair color that make their own features pop and bring out their natural beauty. Blondes – they’ll be warm with an overall golden hue with paper thin highlights to create just the right amount of shimmer. Doing this give your hair and skin a healthy glow. Brunettes – browns will go a shade or two darker with hints of auburn (be it a gloss or highlight) for depth. With dark hair you need the brightness to keep it from getting that flat or dull look. Redheads – bringing in the copper shades will intensify the change of season and go toward the auburn-orange hues that really pop.

Edna next moved on to the styles that are coming into fashion. Bangs or fringe have become a great way to update your look, but they need to suit your face shape. With a long face using short textured bangs can create an illusion of roundness. For a round face going with long bangs parted on the side will create an elongated look For those with strong features like a pointy nose or strong chin avoid short cropped or heavy bangs to soften your features. Choose longer bangs that go from short in the center to long on the sides. If your best feature is your eyes choose thick blunt bangs to enhance them. The next style Edna wanted to talk about was the crop. A lot of celebrities are going short and it can be a very attractive look. Keep in mind when cutting long hair that it doesn’t have to be real short, talk to your stylist about the variations in length that will suit your features. A short bob looks great on just about anyone and short on the sides can play up the jaw and cheekbones. The bob is a one length look where all the hair falls to the same point or a stationary line. The hair has a solid perimeter, the perimeter line can be horizontal for a blunt look or a varied angled short to long or long to short. Blunt bobs are best for fine hair while the angled bob shows off thickness. The Layered Cut can be any length but does not fall to the same point. Layering the hair adds movement, shape and volume to the hair. The Graduated Cut is created by building weight in specific areas usually around the nape or bottom of the cut. Wedges are a great example of a graduated cut with a stacking effect. The Precision Cut has strong straight lines that fall right into place with minimal styling. This cut is used for clients that say they don’t have the time to spend on styling their hair. The Razor Cut is cut with a razor for soft sexy edges and tapered ends. The razor cut can be used when you need to control unmanageable hair. The final detail work is created after the basic cut to get those soft edges, side wisps, fringe bangs and slide cutting. The use of slide cutting is to connect angles of the hair for short to long. The disconnect is cutting the hair with pieces that don’t blend with the rest of the hair, think the punk look. Point cutting is using the scissors to snip the ends of the hair to create softness or movement. Lastly the undercut which is almost like having to haircut in one, the hair below a certain point is shorter than the hair that falls over it. Undercutting is done to flatten out and slim the haircut. If you are looking for  stylist that has years of experience and who focuses on training for the future give Edna Miklos and The Hair Place a call.

Edna Miklos * The Hair Place * 303.233.4764

Our second speaker today was Laura Kilty with Shaklee in Golden, CO. Laura wanted to discuss the recent headlines about multi-vitamins and their inability to prevent chronic diseases. So Laura said we need to start from the 30,000 foot view, the premise of these studies is the first problem: they are looking at the use of multi-vitamins alone as a way to prevent disease. When in reality the purpose of a multi is to fill in the nutritional gaps and provide the optimum levels of vitamins and minerals. It has been well established that the vast mahjority of Americans fail to obtain even adequate levels of many nutrients. Secondly, prevention of any disease is a multi-faceted process that includes diet, weight management and lifestyle. So to expect to see disease prevention accomplished by virtue of simply taking a daily multi-vitamin is a flawed premise. So why are these large scale and very expensive studies undertaken? It is simply the model of research that scientists and physicians understand – study a single drug to determine what the effect it may have on a single disease. Studying nutrition is far more complex. Vitamins and minerals all have multiple positive functional roles to play in our bodies – which is why so many people use a multi-vitamin every day. People simply feel better when they are taking a multi-vitamin because they are filling in those common nutritional gaps. All three of these current studies showed that multi-vitamins have an excellent safety profile – while drugs can have a good health benefit they do have side effects. Keep in mind that multi and individual vitamins are not magic bullets. They are not drugs and we what we should be asking is not if one multi will cure people but will a holistic approach prevent or cure disease. One example of this is according to a professor at UNC Chapel Hill, stated “I can show you unequivocally that colon cancer risk is significantly decreased by a lifestyle that includes high fiber – low fat diet, with adequate calcium and b-vitamins, exercise and weight control. But I cannot show that anyone by themselves is effective.”  These studies are focused on one nutrient only. Another thing you might hear from the experts say “Don’t worry about the fat content in your diet… it can’t be shown to increase the risk of colon cancer. Don’t worry about calcium… it doesn’t decrease the risk of colon cancer and don’t worry about B vitamins… it doesn’t decrease the risk either”When what we should be saying is that a lifestyle that includes all of those things significantly decreases the risk of colon cancer. Focus on whole body wellness – not a single aspect. Laura quickly summarized the three studies for us. The largest of these  studies is from the Physician Health Study – previous publications of data from this large government funded did show an association of reduced cancer associated with multi-vitamin usage. The next study looked at cognitive decline in physicians – who are on the upper end of the intelligence scale and pretty well nourished. Showing a significant change in cognitive decline in this population is going take some intervention beyond a multi – as this population is most likely doing lots of the right things to protect their brain function. The third study tried to show that higher doses of specific vitamins decrease the likelihood of a second heart attack in folks who already have had a heart attack. Maybe we should look at weight reduction, cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar management as opposed to putting the burden of prevention in someone with heart disease on vitamins. In this society we need to ditch the “magic bullet” mentality. Laura hears it all the time “I have x – what do I take”. We need to talk about what they are already doing, what they are eating, do they get exercise, etc. Realize that supplements don’t cure disease, they provide the nutrient that the body can use as building blocks to fight disease. Laura always tries to encourage people to start with a strong foundation with a multi-vitamin and good proteins. This is what you cells are made of and then you can look at targeted solutions for x. A holistic approach is often as effective as drug therapy – without the side effects. Your Shaklee vitamins can be an important part of that holistic approach to better health that includes weight management, a good diet and exercise. Give Laura Kilty a call and she can help you work towards the whole body approach.

Laura Kilty * Shaklee * 303.420-3359 * KiltyCo@aol.com * LauraKilty.MyShaklee.com