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Paul's Best Hair Loss Solutions That Can Make a Difference

Posted on April 26, 2016 by Paul Labrecque | 0 comments

Fine and thinning hair has always been a concern of many men and women. I've seen it time and time again with clients in NYC at the Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa. As you age hair loss can be a result of many factors such as stress, menopause or hormonal changes that come during and after pregnancy. Some you can control most you cant. Luckily today there are many quality products that can make a difference in promoting healthier and stronger hair thus minimizing hair loss over time.

The key factor in deciding on the best products for you is to focus on both the hair and scalp. A healthy scalp is the foundation for growing healthy hair and minimizing hair loss. The first step is to properly exfoliate, balance and eliminate any excess oils on the scalp to ensure a healthy hair follicle for maximum growth. Like soil to a tree your scalp is the nourishment for your hair. 

After you have addressed the health of your scalp there are many quality products on the market that can repair damaged hair, add volume or strengthen hair to maximize growth and the appearance of fuller thicker hair. See my recent appearance on Good Day New York that talks about many hair loss treament options: 

The Regenesis Hair Loss Treatment line is from the makers of the popular Revitalash Eyelash Conditioner. Using the same technology and a patented Bio-Peptin Complex ingredient these products are delivering amazing results for my clients. There is a Regenesis Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner that gentle cleanses and conditions hair to promote volume. The most popular product is the Regenesis Volume Enhancing Foam. A simple to use foam that can be massaged into hair and scalp. Apply daily to the most affected areas for best results. Use regularly and you will see re-growth and strong thicker fuller looking hair. This especially effective in regrowing and strengthening baby hairs around the temple and side areas. You will also see thicker hair at the scalp minimizing a less defined part line.

The very popular french skincare line Biologique Recherche has now introduced a collection of hair care products. Using the same science and philosophy of highly active ingredients these products will transform the condition of your hair and scalp. The Biologique Recherche Serum Cegaba & Bioproline is specifically formulated to slow and reduce hair loss, stimulates the hair shoot, help strengthen hair and anchor it to the scalp. Dermatologically tested to lengthen the growth phase and shortens the loss phase, shifting the ratio from -33% to +46%. This is an easy to use scalp serum that is massaged into your scalp after shampooing.

Biologique Recherche's #1 selling Lotion P 50 is now available as a lotion for hair and scalp. Lotion P 50 Capillaire is an amazing product with 50 active ingredients to help exfoliate your scalp, cleanse and restore ph balance to help maximize hair growth, strengthen hair and minimize hair loss. Like Lotion P 50 1970 Toner for your skin this is a must have addition to your hair care regiment.

Good hair often starts from within and the proper diet. What you eat and put into your body can often have a dramatic affect on the condition and health of your hair, skin and nails. As we all know maintaining the proper diet is not always the easiest thing to do. Viviscal Hair Nutrient Tablets can help. A once daily supplement super enriched with biotine and marine complexes will help strengthen hair, nourish and encourage maximum growth. Use daily for best results over time. This is an easy no brainer that will supplement your hair care treatments for even better results.

For more immediate results and various options to style your hair Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa offer a variety of hair addition solutions. From no glue extensions, to custom wigs, hair pieces, weaves and the very popular Halo Couture Extensions system Paul Labrecque can help. There are many options that can help you achieve the look, length and volume you desire. Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa offers Free one-on-one private consultations to determine the best system for you. Custom colors and a variety of style options and lengths are available.

For more information email, call 212-988-7816 or visit Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa in New York.

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My First Colonic - What I Learned and What You Should Know

Posted on April 18, 2016 by Paul Grasso | 0 comments

Before I start, let me just get this out of the way: It's not as bad as you think.

A colonic is a procedure where water is infused into the colon to flush out all of the toxins and collected plaque. Think of it like a teeth cleansing for your colon, save for the fact that you'll be a little more exposed.

I had my first colonic last week, after years of researching the process and countless Yelp searches for the "best colonic in NYC." I'm not sure why I finally decided to go through with it now, but it certainly had something to do with spring cleaning and wanting to detox. What better way to start the season than with a good ol' colon cleansing to help clear me out?

I scheduled an appointment at Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa at the Core Club, a members-only club with a spa and colonic facility located in Midtown Manhattan. I chose this spot after discovering that the Core Club's hydrotherapist, Birgit Krome, is known as the "Colonic Queen of Manhattan," having performed thousands of procedures over the course of her 33-year career.

Here's how it went down, plus everything you need to know should you decide to take the plunge:

The Risks
Dr. Gina Sam, MD, MPH, Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Center at The Mount Sinai Hospital says, "There are risks associated with colonics which include perforation requiring surgery, infection, dehydration, nausea and vomiting," and adds, "They're not recommended by gastroenterologists." Proceed at your own risk — which I did.

During my (unforgettable) time with Birgit, she assured me that she has not once witnessed any negative side effects from a colonic. That said, if you want to experience one for yourself, definitely discuss it with your doctor beforehand.
The Prep

You should know that there's some prep work involved. Here's what the experts recommend:

1. Be sure to ask if all of the supplies used during your colonic are disposal and sanitary — of all the services out there, you really wouldn't want any of these supplies to have been used by somebody else beforehand, would you?

2. Make sure your hydrotherapist is licensed (this is a must). Also find out how many years of experience they have, and if they have a background in nutrition to ensure you're getting an expert on the service.

3. Don't eat for 3 hours before your procedure.

4. Don't eat gassy foods like broccoli, beans, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and similar picks for 24 hours before your colonic.

5. Skip the booze (yes, even if you want to calm your nerves) for 24 hours before your appointment.
The Infrared Analysis

After walking into the Core Club and being promptly ushered to the locker room, I changed into a cozy white terrycloth robe. Then, I was brought into a dimly lit room to meet Birgit. In her endearing German accent, Birgit welcomed me and showed me to where things were about to go down.

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I received a packet of brochures — my reading homework — as Birgit explained the steps of the colonic and that she would be using infrared technology to help improve the procedure. According to Birgit, the infrared "magic wand" helps to balance the nervous system and increase circulation. She runs a heated wand over your stomach and back in search of "hot spots," places on your body that feel warmer than others and can indicate that there is a fecal blockage in that area.

During this process I sat on a comfy massage table coated with a soft sheet and pillow. You start by lying down on your stomach, as though you were getting a massage, while the heated wand glides across your back. Eventually, you flip over so that your stomach can be examined by the "magic wand" as well. This process not only relaxes your colon but also alerts Birgit is there's a specific area that she should to work on.
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After applying her infrared tool, Brigit started massaging my belly with castor oil, a method invented by Edgar Cayce who was a famous healer from Virginia Beach. Cayce used castor oil for many ailments and found that when applied to your stomach it penetrates deep inside your colon, helping to loosen up any impacted waste that might have been sitting there for years. As Birgit massaged my belly, she proclaimed, "You have a clump of old stuff sitting here." It was probably those nachos from last week. "It feels like a muscle or a hard-boiled egg in there — can you feel it?" My reply: "Uhhhh … I think so…"
The Colonic

Now for the main attraction: the 45-minute colonic (according to Birgit anything shorter wouldn't be effective). First, your robe is turned to the front so your booty is accessible. Before we got started, Birgit assured me that "the speculum that will be inserted is very small and they say it's the same one that is used for teenagers." She asked me to turn onto my side and bend my left leg, similar to the fetal position, and she quickly inserted a small tube into my behind (shudders). After the insertion Birgit asked me to turn my right foot around the tubing and lay on my back, kind of like a Pilates posture. With my hips up and my left foot up and down I finally got it and was lying down in a relaxed position ready for my cleansing.

Birgit turned on the colon hydrotherapy unit's pressure and warm filtered water started to flow into my colon, each flush of water lasting just a few seconds long. I didn't even feel my first fill of water since Brigit applied it so gently (thanks for that, Brit!), but when she turned the pressure up I felt a bit of cramping similar to menstrual cramps — the only uncomfortable part of the entire colonic. This selfie pretty much captures how I felt:

Jeanette Zinno

I was assured that this is a common side effect and to just breathe though it, which I did. The pain subsided and suddenly I was a believer. Birgit decides on the amount of pressure you will receive depending on your size, so, for example, a 200-pound dude could take a lot more pressure than I, a much slimmer person, can. After that, the rest of the colonic was easy breezy. And as everything started flowing, she pointed out a transparent tube where I watched my waste float by, which left me with a deep, cleansed sensation.

Birgit is a self-proclaimed intense talker, so we spoke during the entire colonic about nutrition, health, and wellness, and I asked her questions about the aftercare. (More on that in the next section!) When my colonic was finished, the tube was quickly removed, but don't worry — it doesn't hurt. I was then brought to the bathroom to expel any excess water. Hey, everyone poops.
The Aftermath

As I learned, you'll have to go to the bathroom after your colonic and may go several times over the next few hours, so I wouldn't make any fab plans after your treatment — and I recommend staying close to a toilet. Birgit advises resting and consuming light meals, like soup or a salad. Don't drink alcohol right after, as Birgit warns that you'll absorb alcohol faster and will become intoxicated quickly. I was able to start consuming coffee in moderation the following day, and was told I would likely poop an hour after every meal.

To be honest, I didn't feel that much different in the following days. As Dr. Sam says, "The thought is that a colonic will get rid of accumulated stool and waste in your colon. However, your colon is designed to do this by you having bowel movements." Would I ever do it again? Well, Birgit says you need to do a series of colonics to really see the results, so the verdict is still out.
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No Clips, Glue Or Weaving Extensions at Paul Labrecque

Posted on March 25, 2016 by Paul Grasso | 0 comments

Long beautiful gorgeous hair in an instant! The Paul Labrecque team of stylists can custom color and style easy to use and wear extensions for instant length and volume. 100% human high quality hair is natural looking and beautiful. These wearable extensions have no clips, no glue and no weaving so there is no damage to hair. A great alternative for easy on easy off extensions to match your mood or style.

Choose from multiple lengths and styles; 12"-22", layered looks, falls and ponytail. Call 212-988-7816 or email appointments@paullabrecque to schedule your complimentary free one-on-one style consultation with a Paul Labrecque Stylist.

Voted Best Hair Extension system by Modern Salon Magazine!
See how Halocouture Extensions work here:



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