Marshall’s Chair: Giorgos Tsetis, co-founder of hair supplement brand NUTRAFOL

If taking charge of your hair health is part of your new year’s resolution, you’ll want to learn more about hair supplement brand NUTRAFOL (www.nutrafol.com), which takes a multi-dimensional approach to solving hair loss. 

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Here, co-founder Giorgos Tsetis, talks about how his personal struggle with hair loss led to his dream of granting people the gift of beautiful hair. 

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co-founder of Nutrafol- Giorgos Tsetis

 

What is the back story behind NUTRAFOL?

I’ve always been pretty concerned with my hair. I’m genetically predisposed to hair loss. When you look at me now, you may not believe me. My father and grandfathers started balding in their early 20s and my mother always had very fine hair as well. I was a fashion model and was getting my degree in Engineering in my early 20s – overall, I was feeling very stressed and as a result experiencing a lot of hair shedding. It really worried me, and so, I went to a dermatologist in Holland where I am from. The doctor did several tests and he basically said, ‘by the time you’re 30, you’re going to have a bald spot on the back of your head’. Obviously, that freaked me out and I decided to take a proactive approach to hair loss. I took a drug called finasteride that severely affected my health due to its side effects. A lot of men always wait too long without taking any action and often it’s too late to reverse some of the damage. You have to lose 50% of your hair before you even realize it has thinned out, that’s a scary fact! The bottom line is identifying the issue sooner rather than later. Taking a preventative approach is incredibly important. Just in the United States alone, there are 50 million men and 50 million women who suffer from hair loss and there are no real solutions that are effective and harmless to the body. The supplement industry is not properly regulated. There are too many products on the market with claims that cannot be substantiated. Too many reviews are fake and customers feel lost and misled. Our mission as a science company is to provide consumers with a formulation that is as effective as it is healthy for you. Our team of doctors and researchers have reversed engineered a breakthrough formulation that consists of nutraceutical bio-actives that are clinically proven to combat the multiple causes that lead to hair loss and thinning hair in men and women.

 

You mentioned stress. Could you explain why stress is always closely linked to hair loss? 

When we are under any sort of pressure your body is releasing the Cortisol hormone to kick in the evolution based “fight or flight” response. But the build-up of Cortisol levels can be damaging to hair follicles and to the body. Together with the production of free radicals it can lead to micro-inflammation in the scalp area. Inflammation is very bad for hair. As a result, your hair growth’s cycle is disrupted. When it is disrupted, you start losing your hair and your hair gets thinner. If this process continues, you could eventually find yourself balding. This is often overlooked in western medicine.  Once we understood on a molecular level how stress played a role in all forms of hair loss we were able to identify key phytochemicals that we incorporated into our formulation.

 

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How does NUTRAFOL help with hair loss? 


There are many factors that lead to hair loss. It’s not just your genes or aging. A multi-targeted approach is vital. Mono-targeting (achieved by vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements alone) is insufficient as only one phase of hair growth is addressed. Nutrafol leverages on the multi-dimensional properties of therapeutic botanicals and biotechnology – using nutraceuticals that target the multiple causes of poor hair health in 4 phases. It rebalances harmful levels of stress hormones to reduce follicle damage; it repairs damaged follicles; it improves circulation to improve follicle function; and when all that is done, it helps with regrowth.

 

Can I take NUTRAFOL if I’m not experiencing any hair loss at the moment?

Absolutely! This formulation is incredibly healthy for you. It serves as an excellent preventative and anti-aging approach. It combats free radical damage, stress and inflammation which is at the root of all evil within the body.

 

You’re a mechanical engineer, so how did you learn so much about hair? 

A combination of passion, curiosity and surrounding myself with experts in the field that I can learn from. By sharing your passion, you can attract people who believe in what you believe. I feel blessed with our team of renowned doctors and researchers that have helped us with our success to date.

 

What does beauty mean to you?

Beauty to me is about nourishing your entire body from within. However, I do value a good stylist and hair products.

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Learn more please visit – NUTRAFOL

MANE ADDICTS-WHAT’S IN THE BAG?! MARSHALL LIN

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I first met Marshall Lin backstage during New York Fashion Week where he was creating beautiful brushed waves for Alice and Olivia’s AW 2016 show. The way we saw him set and brush the model’s hair was just as enchanting as his warm and inviting personality. A stylist at Frederick Fekkai for nearly 10 years, Marshall has made a name for himself in the industry amongst the fashion elite, styling stars such as Kate Bosworth, Olivia Palmero, Christina Aguilera, Owen Wilson and Coco Rocha as well as working shows for Rachel Zoe, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Diane Von Faustenberg, Proenza Schouler, Vera Wang, Thakoon, Rag and Bone, and Rachel Roy. While he was using Fekkai products when we met him, we had to wonder what else the Mane Master swears by. Take a look inside Marshall Lin’s bag…

TOOLS:

PRODUCTS:

  • All the products I use create that no-product-used effect, for hair that looks beautiful and seemingly free of any styling products.
  • Frederic Fekkai Full Blown Volume Lightweight Styling Whip “It gives hair a strong hold, but also a soft touch, allowing many textures to be created. Not sticky at all. It’s like a revolution for the mousse.”

Mira Lenko – Hair by Marshall Lin

Model by Mira Lenko 

Photographer by Nelson N. Castillo

Haircut by Marshall Lin

Model Agency/ Booking by Alex Ramirez from VNY Models

Would You Rock Two-Tone Hair Like Selita Ebanks?

attends Samsung Hope for Children Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on June 7, 2011 in New York City.
attends Samsung Hope for Children Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on June 7, 2011 in New York City.

 

Selita Ebanks continues to show off her new two-toned pixie cut, stepping out at the Larry Crowne premiere in Hollywood on Monday night. She complemented the unique style with a fuchsia Marchesa mini and Christian Louboutin leopard-print shoes.

The 28-year-old actress and former Victoria’s Secret model debuted her two-tone coif June 7 at a charity gala in NYC.

Lately, Ebanks has been making some bold choices when it comes to her hair: In May, she swapped her long, flowing tresses for a chin-legnth bob and blunt bangs dyed a deep shade of red. Just weeks later, the star went back to her brunette roots but cropped her hair even shorter.

When going short, the rule of thumb is haircut first; dye job second. “Most people make the mistake of getting their color done before they receive their haircut,” says colorist Jamie Sanchez. “As a result the color gets cut out and impacts the appearance of both the color and the haircut.”

Section your hair into top and bottom layers. Keep the under layer dark for definition and, with a tone-on-tone approach to coloring, keep the top blonde section toward beige. The effect is “chic with strong definition” says stylist Marshall Lin.

full article please visit http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-style/news/would-you-rock-two-tone-hair-like-selita-ebanks-2011286

Win Date Night With This Perfectly Undone Bun

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Article by Lauren Smith from BirchBox    Hair created by Marshall Lin 

It’s Saturday night, you have a reservation at the new restaurant, a killer dress that you definitely rented—and absolutely no idea how to wear your hair. A low, texturized bun is easy to pull off and has that effortless I-tried-but-not-too-hard vibe. To perfect the purposely unpolished style, we went to the Frederic Fekkai salon in SoHo to get stylist Marshall Lin’s tips (he’s worked with celebs like Selena Gomez so we totally trust him). Here’s how to get the look for your big night out:

What You’ll Need:

A dry shampoo like Fekkai Blowout Hair Refresher Dry Shampoo
A smoothing serum like Fekkai PrX Reparatives Mending Elixir
A flexible-hold hairspray like Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray
A 1 ½-inch curling iron
A hairdryer
A hair brush
A hairband
A clear elastic
Bobby pins

Get the Look:

Separate hair into five vertical sections and curl the bottom pieces with a 1 ½-inch barrel iron or wand for 3 to 5 seconds to give hair volume.

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Spray hair with the dry shampoo to give it texture. Rake fingers through hair to separate curls and rub the elixir into the ends to add shine.

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Separate the section around your part that you consider your bangs and pull hair straight out. Blow dry flat for 30 seconds (this will give bangs volume and a natural swoop), then mist hair all over with the hairspray.

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Comb through bangs (if you have them) or shorter layers to let front pieces fall naturally, then pull the remaining hair into a low ponytail at the nape of the neck and secure with a hair tie.

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Separate your pony into a top and bottom section. Pull and tighten only the bottom section so the top is loose and full of volume.

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Take a one-inch piece of hair from the bottom of your ponytail and wrap it around the hair tie to conceal it, using a bobby pin to secure in place.

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Then twist the ponytail clockwise, using a clear elastic to secure it at the ends. Spray the twisted ponytail with the dry shampoo and, using your thumb and pointer finger, rub your fingers together on the twist to give hair texture.

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Wrap your texturized ponytail around the hairband at the nape of your neck and use your remaining bobby pins to secure the bun in place.

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Don’t be afraid of letting hairs hang down to give it a messy feel. Finish the look with a spritz of hairspray.

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