The Look Awards 2016 The 2016 Look Awards held at the Radisson Blu Hotel Glasgow, 15/5/16. Hair Stylist of the year Charlie Taylor (Photo by Kirsty Anderson/Herald & Times) - KA
The Look Awards 2016
The 2016 Look Awards held at the Radisson Blu Hotel Glasgow,
15/5/16.
Hair Stylist of the year Charlie Taylor
(Photo by Kirsty Anderson/Herald & Times) – KA

Hair Stylist of the year Charlie Taylor has joined the YMB team – and is giving her tips on some of the best styles and how to get them.

Mum of three Charlie has led the way in hair design for three decades – and has salons in Scotland but travels the world inspiring other stylists and raising the bar when it comes to quality and standards.

Charlie, who still works on her salons’ floors, says that the joy of cutting and styling gives her a buzz 30 years on. She still loves her job.
Let her inspire you with her ideas and how to execute them. And even if you don’t want to try this at home… her styles are gorgeous to look at.
This month she talks HAIR LOSS

Whatever the reason a woman loses hair, and there are lots according to the NHS, it will still cause pain and upset. We aren’t meant to go bald; it’s what men do. And in a way that’s part of the problem. We aren’t prepared for it.

Anecdotally, female hair loss is on the increase and I’m seeing as many women as men in our hair clinics worried about scary amounts of hair on their brush, or their scalp showing through or bald patches that are growing faster than their hair. But while balding in men is often easily explained away as genetic, women’s hair loss may have other causes. A bad diet, lack of iron, hormone changes and stress can all contribute. So can motherhood.

hairlossDuring pregnancy our hormone patterns change and we often stop shedding hair in the natural way. How often were you told you were blooming during pregnancy? When baby comes, we can lose that hair quickly, usually and distressingly noticing it when we brush our hair. It will pass and after a few months most young mothers find their hair is back to normal. But for some it can continue.

Stress can also lead to what’s referred to as pattern baldness – which, in a woman, can manifest as overall thinning of the hair and/or a receding hairline. And let’s face it having a baby can be stressful.

Another culprit for many women is lack of iron – often quoted as the biggest cause of hair loss in women. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Whatever the reason, if it continues or upsets you, a visit to your doctor is essential to get tested. If it’s not iron, you may be referred to a dermatologist.

Don’t be afraid to talk about it to your hairdresser, and definitely don’t stop going because you are embarrassed. It might be that we can simply prescribe a specialist haircare regime that will be enough to reverse it. At Charlie Taylor Hair & Beauty, we carry Philip Kingsley’s TRICHOTHERAPY® Hair & Scalp regime, developed by Philip to help his vast celebrity clientele.

But if your stylist, your doctor or your dermatologist can’t help, don’t despair. You can go to see a trichologist, someone who is highly qualified and can advise properly. I always recommend  the trichologists at the Philip Kingsley London Clinic, simply because they are the best.

Hair loss is an upsetting, horrendous experience, but don’t lose hope. You do have options.