Very few of us can look back on our high school yearbook pictures and think, “Wow! My hair looked awesome!” Instead, many of us cringe at the memory of “bangs gone wild” or other dumb haircuts we wore. Besides the obvious – hairstyles, like fashion, come and go (though whomever thinks it’s a good idea to bring back the mullet…please – just stop). The main issue many of us faced with our hideous middle and high school hair was a simple lack of know-how. Back-to-school is hard enough, and if you have a student returning to the classroom, help them get back-to-school confident with a great haircut and awesome tips on how to style and maintain their new do.
Bobbie Skinner, owner of Paparazzi Hair Salon, said, “Our recommendation is to go low-maintenance. Pick a style that is easily maintained without a lot of product. We all know how bad it is when a teenage boy gets a hold of a bottle of Axe body spray – imagine that with hair products! But, in most cases, a little goes a long way when it comes to hair products. Our team can help teach students the right amounts they need to maintain a great style that lasts throughout the day.
“Hair hydration is also important,” Bobbie continued. “Especially if your student has dry or curly hair. Get a handle on frizz by making sure locks are properly moisturized. If your student uses a lot of heat elements on their hair – make sure they have heat protection. Also – consider a satin pillowcase for your child. The satin minimizes static and is gentler on the hair than other fabrics.”
As a hairstylist and mom to two girls, Bobbie knows the dreaded mass of tangles well. “Make sure you use a detangling brush, and go slow! Or, a wide-toothed comb will help. Start at the bottom and work your way up. And, if these tangles are coming from very active kids – invest in some good hair accessories – metal-free hair ties, sports bands or fabric hair bands to help keep the hair from flying away.”
And, of course, there’s the L word – the most dreaded four-letter word ever to be uttered in a school hallway. We are, of course, referring to “lice.” Bobbie shared, “It’s so common for kids to want to share hairbrushes, combs, accessories and hats. But, no matter how many safeguards you put in place, lice can happen. One easy preventative is to make use of peppermint oil or even a peppermint-infused shampoo. Lice do not like the scent of peppermint. And still, if the worst happens and your child comes home with lice – mayonnaise is an effective way to kill them naturally without harsh chemicals.”
Bobbie continued, “We know how important it is to feel good about yourself as an adult – but especially during those difficult childhood years. A great haircut and good haircare routine are an easy way to boost a child’s self-confidence in a season when peer pressure is at an all-time high. Paparazzi Hair Salon serves clients of all ages – from children to seniors and everyone in between. We love helping our clients feel camera-ready no matter what stage of life they are in. We are a full-service salon offering everything from cut, color, hair botox, perms, curl ‘n fluff’s and more! Our amazing staff can help guide the decisions based on lifestyle, activity level and hair type. So, come see us before the start of the school year, and let us help your child get ready for a school picture they will be proud of for years to come.”
Paparazzi Hair Salon is located at 6000 Meadowbrook Mall Court in Clemmons. Call them at 336.893.7169. Visit online at PaparazziHairSalon.com. Be sure to like them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram! Walk-ins are welcome!
Calling all NC-licensed cosmetologists! Paparazzi Hair Salon is hiring! They offer commission and hybrid booth rent. Contact Bobbie for more information.