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The new live streaming app from Twitter


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Periscope is a live video streaming platform, and I think it is the missing link of social media that many marketers have been waiting for. It started just  March 26, 2015. And has taken the internet over.


Periscope (owned by Twitter) is a platform that allows you to video-record and broadcast to anywhere in the entire world. If you have ever been on Skype, it is a similar experience but, instead of video conferencing with one person, you can stream to the masses.


One million users joined Periscope in its first ten days.  Periscope is a completely mixed bag of ages, genders and personalities. In my opinion, I feel that this is a platform that will transcend a wide variety of audiences.  I can’t wait till Periscope reveals more usage statistics!


Periscope has its own language, and don’t be intimidated. It is just the same as liking and following on Facebook or retweeting and mentioning on Twitter.

Let’s jump into some terminology:

Scoper – A person who is on the Periscope platform

Scope – Each time you live-broadcast a session, you are creating a scope. Think of a scope as an individual broadcast session.

Hearts – One way Scopers show their love is by tapping on the screen and giving a broadcaster hearts. Periscope will tally up the amount of hearts each user has, and the color of the hearts will correspond with the color assigned to your account.

Replay – Currently, Periscope gives the option for Scopers to have their broadcast recorded so other scopes can replay the broadcast.

Follow – Scopers follow each other. It is no different than liking a page on Facebook, connecting with a user’s profile on LinkedIn, or following a user on Twitter.

You can sign up with Periscope in two ways. First, you can use Periscope in conjunction with your Twitter account, and second, you can even create a Periscope account by using your cell phone number.

If you have a Twitter profile, I would for sure use Periscope in conjunction with your account. Each time you scope, you will have the option to push a notification to Twitter in an effort to gain a larger audience.

I think as the platform grows and improves that you will be able to follow Periscope users Twitter profile from the Periscope platform.


Anything and everything.  Especially for exposure and business that simple

you are struggling for the subject content, simply announce that it is your first scope and be honest. Each and every person on Periscope has been in your situation.


Time to geek out for a minute… I am obsessed with this platform. It is the NOW social media since businesses first joined Facebook.  This is one of the first  “social media” platform to be excited about  in a very long time.

The business applications of this platform are insane. The power of transparent technology will be the next evolution of determining whether a business can be successful or not. Periscope can be used by any brand in new and extremely creative ways. Live streaming technology is the new frontier, folks!

Get on board before the train takes off

Even more exciting, it reminds me of the early days of Facebook before the platform monetized and placed their focus on making money. Despite celebrities, users have a clean slate to step out really and be popular.  I also LOVE Youtube.

Here is just one of the Periscopes I did

Fashion & Beauty magazines & Media Mis-Informatioin.

There seems to be quite a bit mis-information that is being presented by the media, through either print, Magazines and Internet and the media through TV and Internet.
This Mis-information is concerning the fashion and beauty industry.
I am confounded by where and who they are getting their so called expert opinions and or advice.
So “Madame Claude” is going to try to clear up some of this
mis-information and some of this negative PR.
As reported in many medias that
Jennifer Lawrence has a pixie cut.

This is a pixie cut
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This is not a Pixie cut
Jennifer Lawrence new look

When we as stylists (cutists) design a hair cut, we cut or sculpt the hair.
We do not CHOP hair.
In all most all written articles and Media through TV, News or Internet, these so called experts are using the term chopping off hair when referring to cutting and/or designing any short hairstyle.

The term chopping off hair is never used by the fashion and/or beauty media when they discuss hair cuts for long hair
only is used when referring to shorter styles.
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This is not a Pixie cut either
Once and for all we do not chop off hair. We are artists and what we do is sculpt hair, we cut hair, we design hair.
We do not ever chop hair.
We leave that for the non-professionals

Now for some more Mis-information regarding other celebrities who have gone shorter with their hair style.
It has been reported that these decisions for the shorter looks was because of over coloring their hair and/or a Brazilian gone bad.

Like all professional fields (Doctors, Attorney, Dentists and yes hair stylists) a well EDUCATED and EXPERIENCED
professional should always be a must, to insure the best possible results.
“Madame Claude” will be addressing the subject of damage to ones hair because of hair coloring.

One can color their hair without creating damage by relying on a well educated and experience stylist first and to listen to the advice and suggestions from that stylist as to what will work best, give you the best looks and what will not create damage to your hair

As for Brazilian Treatments and damage to one hair.
It is not possible with a reputable and certified Keratin treatment to create damage as it is just a clear coating that is on top of and sandwiched in between the hair cuticle. It does not penetrate into the hair shaft nor alter the hair structure in any way. This treatment can be used on Highly bleached Blondie hair. The only way the hair can get damaged in this treatment is poor technique on the flat ironing. This would be in the physical act and not in reference to the treatment. Flat ironing techniques should be a given in hair styling by a professional ,,,basic 101.
Again make sure you are partnered with a reputable salon and spa.

See my previous post on the differences in salons and spas and what makes for professionalism.

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Claude Thomas salon Inspiration in the theme of the sound of color. This reflects the way we as stylist create a perfect composition of color and cut. As a virtuoso of color we paint in imagery of color, form and shape. This video shows the development of this theme bringing together the richness of the visual and the musical

A sophisticated global movement
Asian Experiencal spirit culture
an electric culture clash that finds harmony

a brash, loud and proud movements of color junkies
disruption is everything
70’s glam with amplified attitude

melancholy chic
austerity and emotional withdrawl

shameless decadent elitism and escapism
a celebration of living every minute
inheritance of wealth and past glory.

Color for every season on your life
Color for all aspects of who you are
Color that transends and defines time and space

Claude Thomas Salon ans Spa is specialized in all aspects of hair color and techniques of dimensional hair coloring

With Spring comes change

What does Spring mean to you? What thoughts, emotions and visions pop into mind?

Pretty flowers,
not having to lug a heavy coat around,
Being able to go outside (well…sometimes cos its London)
Slightly warmer weather, no more snow (or ice)
Longer days
Going for long walks in the park with people
ummm nicer fruit
Warm air and slight breezes
Spring is Rebirth
A time to start fresh

Spring can mean different things to different people, but it usually means starting over and refreshing your life. Think of ways you can start over. They don’t have to be huge changes. It can be as simple as moving your bedroom furniture around or cleaning out the attic. Many people also choose to have a wedding in the Spring with creative Spring wedding favors to celebrate a new life together.

Give yourself a boost of confidence as you look for a new line of work -and snag the job! Write down your goals for this Spring and you will find that things start to manifest themselves.

Do Something You’ve Neglected

Start now, what’s stopping you?


Spring is a time of warmer weather, sweatshirts and shorts, long walks, opening windows and airing out your life. If you’ve been stuck in a certain “season” of your life, try to figure out why and what you can do to get yourself out of a rut.

It could mean starting a new exercise program or committing to taking a painting class like you’ve always wanted to.

Spring is the perfect excuse for revamping a stalled out dream. Is there something you want to do but haven’t? What’s holding you back?

Step outside your comfort zone. Is there a new neighbor you’ve wanted to welcome, but it’s too cold? Now’s the time! Bring over a nice housewarming gift and make them feel welcome to the neighborhood!

Random House Webster’s College Dictionary
springsprɪŋ(v.)sprang; sprung; sprung; spring•ing
1.(v.i.)to rise, leap, or move suddenly and swiftly
2. to be released suddenly from a constrained position
3. to issue forth suddenly or forcefully
4. to come into being; arise
5. to have as one’s birth or lineage
6. to extend upward. take an upward course or curve from a point of support, as an arch.
8. to occur suddenly

This client decided she wanted to take her box-colored level 3 hair to an Amanda Bynes-inspired blonde. The results were stunning!
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COLOR CORRECTION: Dark Brown to Blonde

“The thing that I like most about working with this client, is her openness to change,” Claudia says. “I often find clients are afraid of trying something new because of a commitment to change. With this makeover, we decided to take a more subtle approach when updating her color and a more dramatic this cut is inspired by ‘Rachel’ from Friends.”

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Claude Thomas salon ans Spa can help you get into that new look you have been dying to have.

Pregnancy Photos for Kristin

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