Spring is here, and Jane, THE WIGMAKER is ready to offer tips to help you ladies serve looks. Spring is the best time to give new style ideas a test run. What better way than wearing a wig to try something new, daring and fresh. Here are the top spring styling tips to turn heads this spring in a wig.
Curls, Curls and More Curls
Refresh an old wig with curls. Add a new look to an older human hair wig by setting a curly look with rods. All you need is a little styling lotion and curl rods, ½ inch or smaller, depending on the desired look. Set curls under a hooded dryer or with a curling wand if you choose.
Separate the curls one by one to build volume. Go slow and stop once you achieve the desired look. The more you seperate the bigger the hair. Cut layers for added style and more volume and place a part on your favorite side for sex appeal.
The Classic Bob
The bob is timeless. The Chic Bang from the Virgin Hair Fantasy is the perfect length and offers a chic and natural look. Light layering on the ends and low density make this one of the most natural looking bob wigs on the market.
Most wigs reach beyond the shoulders. If styling your own, simply take a few inches off the ends to achieve a short bob style. Add a minor curve to the ends with a flat iron, and layer the ends to fluff the look a little. A bob just above the shoulders keeps you cool when the temperatures rise. There’s the option to be stylish but without an overwhelming amount of hair.
The gray trend like the Silver Fox, from The Virgin Hair Fantasy, isn’t getting old any time soon. Keep the styling simple with a flat iron or big curls on a gray look.
If gray isn’t your thing, a more natural looking brown is an easy wig upgrade. Browns provide a “kissed by the sun” look to wigs, and even natural hair. If it’s time to step out with a completely new look, go for something bold like blue. Limiting the color to the ends, with dark roots, adds a touch of boldness without going overboard. Take the style quotient up a notch with voluminous curls.
If it’s a wig that’s been sitting around for a while, try a new style on your own. Consult your hair care professional to reduce costly mistakes when coloring and cutting wigs that are investment pieces. Whatever styling tips you choose, you’re sure to enter spring with style. If you’ve got a custom look in mind, The Virgin Hair Fantasy is ready any season to help you stay in style.
If you’re staying home to “flatten the curve,” thank you. This likely means you’re in the house, limiting contact with friends and family, finding creative ways to busy yourself. It also means you’ve skipped a hair appointment, perhaps several.If you’ve ever thought to revive an old wig(peruca), now is time for its debut. We’ve got a few tips for you.1. Detangle your wig. Using a wide tooth comb, or detangling brush, remove any tangles. Work from the ends up in small sections.2. Wash the hair. Once your wig is fully detangled, it’s time to wash the hair. Wet the wig m, and apply shampoo along the length of the hair. Work the shampoo through the hair by squeezing from root to ends. Massage the hair very lightly to distribute shampoo, careful not to tangle it. Rinse the shampoo out.3. Deep condition. After the hair is clean, apply conditioner. The Virgin Hair Fantasy hair softener removes tangles making the hair manageable and easy to comb. Apply the conditioner the same way you did shampoo. Leave whatever conditioner you choose on the hair for at least 10 minutes. Rinse conditioner out and squeeze the hair dry with a towel4. Dry. Allow the hair to air dry by placing it flat on a towel. Comb through the hair once more. Place any parts you desire, in the hair, or leave them out.5. Style the hair. Once the hair is dry, style as desired. Add curls with a curling iron or wear hair in it’s natural state. Put the wig on while styling for best results.6. You’re all set. You’ve revived your new wig! Wear it at your leisure. Store it on a mannequin head or the bedpost, or a bottle of shampoo to keep shape.All tips listed work best for human hair. Follow the instructions on synthetic hair wigs for best results.Revive your human hair wig with these simple steps. Repeat these steps after one to two weeks of wear or as needed. Buy yourself some time and make use of an investment.
Chef & I talk about our immune system
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Check out this video below to get some tips from the chef and the wigmaker
How to Survive Coronavirus as a Small Business
If you’ve been watching the news lately, you know Coronavirus is affecting people worldwide. Not just people, but businesses as well, perhaps yours.
Some small businesses depend on suppliers from China to send products. Shipments of goods are being held up at ports because manufacturers want to keep their workforce healthy.
If your business is affected by Coronavirus with delayed or stopped shipments I want to offer a few tips on how to get through this.
Look for New Suppliers
Luckily China, is not the only supplier of goods. There are Indian vendors and vendors in other countries that may have what your business needs, at the same price or cheaper.
Alibaba is a China based company, however, you can select which countries to search for goods. After entering the product in the search tab, a list of suppliers appears. In the category tab, at the far left there’s an option to select country. Check to see if there are suppliers outside of China.
A simple Google search can yield surprising results. As a small business, you know exactly what supplies you need.
If you sell jade face rollers, for example, search Google for jade face roller suppliers. A list will appear. Scroll through the list to see what suppliers come up. Send an email or call to get business specifics.
Is there something else you can sell? A different product perhaps, or can you package your knowledge about small business and sell that.
The specialized skills you’ve acquired to run your business are valuable. If you’ve thought about packaging your knowledge and selling it, now’s the time.
If there are other business ideas brewing, try those out. Look around your warehouse and workshop. There could be surplus of supplies that someone else needs. Sell it.
Do you stay in contact with customers through newsletter email, blog posts or social media? If so, keep them in the loop about what’s going on with business.
Let them know how you’re working to get shipments out on time, or what the status of an order is. Thank them for their business, and patience as your company works through this challenge. Reach out to your network of customers if you need help with something. There’s strength in community.
It’s easy to panic when the bread and butter of your business, supply, is affected. It’s the way you put food on the table and feed your family, that’s no joke. Let’s get through this together.
First things first, take a deep breath. Trust God that your business will survive this. This isn’t the first time a pandemic has threatened business. Somebody else has experienced a similar challenge, and made it through. So will you, and your business.
Believe that there’s a solution or work around for this challenge, you WILL find it, and make it out on the other side. You’ll survive, with a story to share with the next business owner about braving challenging times.
Top 10 Self Help Books
As business owners, it’s important to keep our minds sharp. Of course maintaining a busy household with three children, a healthy marriage and a business keep us on our toes. However, we also love good books, and consider authors our mentors. We have a few good ones that we reference often to help us stay motivated and to pull from in times of need. If you’re into good reads, here’s our list.
The Power of the Subconscious Mind
By: Dr. Joseph Murphy
This book changed our lives tremendously. It was the first book that we started reading that made us aware of the importance of mental state along the journey called life. It’s about how our thoughts become things and make us the masters of our destiny. Our copy is so tattered from regular reading. I think we read it once a quarter.
The Travelers Gift
By: Andy Andrews
This is one of Chef Ed’s favorites. The premise of the book is faith based. In the book there’s a warehouse filled with ideas and prototypes that people started and abandoned. It’s a reminder of how important it is to keep going, and striving everyday toward your dreams and goals. Because you don’t know how close you are to success. Keep going!
The Psychology of Selling
By: Brian Tracy
This book was paramount to Jane’s success as a shoe saleswoman. When she first started in a commissioned sales environment this book taught her everything. After reading the book, she watched her sales increase from 20 percent to 30 percent and just keep climbing. It breaks down how selling is psychological, habits and how to ask for the sale confidently. How to bring your most confident self into the sales environment and win every time.
The Four Hour Work Week
By: Timothy Ferriss
This book is full of gems for the person that’s ready to start a business, but has a full time job. The author offers tips on time management, and how to leave the 9 to 5 life for more joy and fulfillment. We recommend this to any entrepreneurs out there.
The Money Makeover
By: Dave Ramsey
This book was the wake up call we needed as entrepreneurs, parents and just regular people. We got it on audio and felt like the author Dave Ramsey was speaking directly to us. This book is about being conscious consumers and asking yourself if you really need that three dollar cup of coffee everyday. We cut up a few credit cards after reading this book.
Crush It! and Crushing It!
By: Gary Vaynerchuk
We consider Gary one of our mentors. Keep in mind, a mentor doesn’t have to be someone that you actually talk to in person. We follow him on social media but grabbed these books. It provides insight into e-commerce and how to maximize profits in the online marketplace. We recommend reading Crush It first then, Crushing It after. You won’t be disappointed.
By: Sophia Amoruso
A great read about how the author went from being broke and unable to make rent to being the owner of multi-million dollar brand Nasty Gal. She started with a few dollars in her pocket reselling items she found in a thrift store. She just kept going, bucking tradition and changed the way that online sellers do business. Grab your copy of Girl boss.
How to Win Friends and Influence People
By: Dale Carnegie
This is a great resource to learn how to navigate through life. You meet people everyday as you go about your chores and list of to-do’s. This book is about connection and how to grow a network of people who can assist you in this life journey.
48 Laws of Power
By: Robert Greene
Another book that Jane picked up along her commission sales journey. This book talks about hierarchy and how to thrive in certain environments. In this book, the author draws from the different philosophies of great people from the past. He shows you what thought processes they used to ‘win’ and how you can too.
By: Mike Michalowicz
This might be the only book you need in your life. It borrows from the concept of how people used to put money in different envelopes for things like groceries, rent, car repair, etc. And how you don’t dip into the envelope until you need the money. Allocating money to different accounts twice a week and watching your money work for you, instead of the other way around. It’s a great resource, maybe the only book you need.