Hair Care Myth: Hairbrushing

The 140 crew is taking on one myth of hair care this week. Remember when Mom said to brush your hair a hundred times a day and hair will shine. Well, turns out that this was a myth and one that could actually be damaging to the hair. As over-brushing may cause cuticle damage and breakage due to created friction on the scalp, minimal brushing should be the new easy style habit (and the extra time you have now been gifted can be better spent in a yoga position or checking out the latest Pinterest hairstyles). For a fraction of the price of most hairbrushes, a wet brush purchase is recommended by all the staff at 140, makes a perfect stocking stuffer. With Intelliflex bristles, this brush detangles and runs through hair smoothly, eliminating all tears and ouches.



Meet the Crew – Alex

We are back with another edition of Meet the Crew! You can also read more about Lauren and Brooke. Today get to know a little more about Alex with the facts below:

She grew up in Durham, North Carolina. Alex states that the most unique thing about her is her personality, she is very outgoing and comical. Her favorite hobby is hanging out with friends and family and enjoying every moment of life. She love cooking and also learning new things about the hair industry as far as different techniques in cutting and coloring. Alex states that her most inspirational person is her mother – “She never ever gave up and she always had a smile on her face. She taught me how to be kind and also live every day like it is your last.”

Alex’s fashion influence is probably Kylie Jenner. She loves her edgy style and how she can rock any outfit or accessory and be very confident about it. She love people who have their own style and hair style and walk around with their head held high.

Alex attended cosmetology school in Greenville, NC. They focused mainly on color and seeing peoples smiling faces when they walked out of the door. A long term goal of hers is to own a salon. She also wants to eventually go back to school for fashion design or marketing to end up having her own clothing line and show off my work at fashion shows in big cities.

Her best hair advice is to take 100% care of it. There is a big difference between products you get from the drugstore and products you gets from an actual salon. Use the products that best fits you!

If she could live anywhere in the world it would be in New York because she loves how there is such a variety in people and the way they act, dress, and also what they do in general as far as career goes. When she am not at work she is likely at home with her cute dog Jada or shopping for new outfits & makeup. Alex’s favorite music is country and pop. She love Jason Andean, Luke Bryan, & Rascal Flatts, Coldplay, Goo Goo dolls, and The Fray. The best concert she has ever been to was T-Pain, Kelly Rowland, and Chris Brown. she loves to sing and to hear other people use their voices and seeing the look on their faces about how that song relates to them.

Her favorite part of the cosmetology industry is making people feel beautiful and happy. She really does love seeing her clients’ faces when they walk out of the salon and they look happier than ever. Also she loves coloring and mixing different color formulas to make a certain color. It’s so fun for her to experiment and try new things!