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Archive for February, 2013

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

pregnancy photos for our Kristin

Madame Claude’s take on the Vogue Magazine term “the chop” or the Karlie Kut

karliecutttkarliecutThe haircut of the year has arrived. Vogue has called it the Chop,while others including myself named it “the Karlie”, after American super model Karlie Kloss. Ms. Kloss, a fashion veteran at the age of 20, cut off about seven inches of her hair this year. Vogue declared it the “cut of the moment” in a four-page feature story in the January issue, saying “the season’s new hair is swingy, sexy — and refreshingly easy to wear.”
The length, is just below the jaw, short but not so short as to be termed short…Mid-lenght would best describe it.” It rests just above the shoulders, with some layering in the front, and is topped off with bangs. It is not a BoB nor a shag, but a one-length cut with a slight layer in the front. It is a low maintenance look, that sets off all the features on your face.


It is cut it to encourage her natural wave. It’s long enough so she can gel it back, add extentions for a longer looks and it’s modern because it’s airy and rumpled.
Karlie is in love with the new look and can’t stop touching it.” She doesn’t have to blow it dry, just shampoo, put on lipstick and mascara, and she feels finished and modern.”
Versions of the styles cut, with its length hovering somewhere between the chin and the shoulder, and with a few layers and fringe of bangs, has been spotted on models like Arizona Muse, Catherine McNeil, Karen Elson and Lily Kwong.

When Kate Moss cut her hair really short, everyone started cutting their hair,When somebody notable finds their look, it catches on and becomes a trend.” The Karlie Kut has inspired an array of reactions

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I Like it…it is everything hair should be.

Why you would want a Great Hair Stylist

How does a bad hair day really affects us.


Whether you’re fighting with frizzy out of control hair, trying to pump up the volume on limp locks, or just plain doing battle with the weather, having a hair meltdown may affect more than just your appearance. “Bad hair” can have profound effects on your mental well-being, causing both women and men to lose self-esteem, become more socially insecure, and even doubt their own abilities. This was found by researchers at Yale University found in one of their studies.

The study, commissioned by Proctor and Gamble (makes sense), found that people may actually perform below their abilities when they believe their hair is not up to snuff. The researchers reported that even the thought of a bad hair day made women and men believe they weren’t as smart as others. Socially, women reported feeling embarrassed, ashamed, and self-conscious during bad hair days while men said they felt more nervous and less self-confident.
“There is a strong correlation between what we see in the mirror and how we feel about ourselves,” says Amy L. Flowers, PhD, a psychologist with expertise in self-esteem and body image and with a practice in Macon, Ga. “Thomas Cash, a famous researcher in body image, states that up to 25 percent of our self-esteem is determined by how we feel about our bodies — you can’t hate the way you look and still love yourself,” Flowers says. “Also, we assume that others see us the way we see ourselves, so if we don’t like a particular feature (like our hair), we assume that others find it repulsive, too.” But, of course, that’s not always the case.
But 44 percent of respondents said their mood has been negatively affected by a bad hair day, and 26 percent said they actually were moved to tears after a botched haircut. The reaction is understandable, says Flowers. “We put importance on our hair and face because these are features that cannot be hidden; they are the first things we notice about people.” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton can attest to the power of hair. She once famously quipped, “If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.”

To avoid a bad hair day, women are ready to dip pretty deep into their pockets. The ShopSmart poll found that, on average, women pay $50 to $ 90. for a haircut. Also 73 percent of women reported regularly coloring their hair with women paying an average $65 to $150. for color.

“I think women will spend their last money on haircuts and hair color because these are not seen as luxuries but ‘impression-formation devices,’ especially on job interviews, first dates, etc.,” Flowers says.

What Good Hair Care Says About You


“I think hair can say a lot about how we see ourselves — if it looks like you just fell out of bed, it implies that you don’t care about your appearance, which to me indicates poor self-esteem,” says Flowers. “I don’t think you have to have on a full face of makeup before going out to get the mail, but a person who is going out in public should be clean and tidy. It shows self-respect and makes a good impression.” And she urges people to “remember that old expression: You only have one chance to make a first impression.”

So with this in mind, a good and experienced professional stylist is worth their weight in gold.
TELL US: Does a bad hair day dampen your emotional health? Share your experiences in the comments.

God Made a Hair Stylist


Taiwan Vern technique

“Madame Claude” is one of the few master stylists in the US that does this technique of hair cutting.

Celebrities hair Transformations