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We are open regular business hours on Today, July 3rd, 2014, until 6:00 pm.  Call us if you have special needs.  



Also, according to the Weather Channel News reporting, A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect along with a Hurricane watch.  It is expected that the storm may reach us late tonight, and be gone by late morning on Friday, July 4th.  Please call in ahead if you'd like to know Friday's schedule.  We are currently expecting to be open for normal business hours on Saturday, July 5th.

Please take good care of yourselves, and follow the official news and local government advisers according to evacuation and other updates the give.  We care about you!



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Independence Week We're Open On Monday!






For your convenience and chance to get in before the rush,

we are opened on Today, Monday, June 30, 2014

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Short or Long & Blended or Bald?


Long OR Short? 

Blended OR Bald?

There was a time when many ladies felt that men would not find them attractive if their hair was too short.  There was also a time when men who did not have full hair would also be considered

unattractive Well those days are long gone, an quality hair care today has less to do with your hair type, and more to do with your personal style and total grooming. In in fact many women and men are choosing to cut their hair for various reasons such as:

1. It's too much work to have to get up everyday and worry about how you will style it.

2. Some men and women both share the idea that short hair is more versatile than long hair.

3. A myth buster:  it takes less maintenance on short hair or natural hair than long or chemically treated hair.  This is NOT the case, so don't believe that hype!

Whichever style is for you, whether long or short,  we urge you to get seek Professional help to ensure you're doing things the right way.    No matter what the length of your style it should still be maintained

well with proper products to enhance your style or personal agenda!






Penn dermatologist makes breakthrough in battle against hair loss

Baldness Research


Hair loss can affect both genders, but is more prominent in men, most commonly in the form of androgenetic alopecia, or male-pattern baldness, a condition for which there is no cure.

The National Institutes of Health estimates that 35 million American men suffer from male-pattern baldness, which can drastically alter a man’s appearance. Glossy, flowing manes, or 360-degree

spinning waves can vanish strand by strand, causing many men to mask their faulty follicles with toupees, hats,

headbands, comb-overs or hairlines that start at the crown of their heads. The more affluent can opt for pricey hair transplant surgery; some men throw in the towel and shave their heads bald.

Xiaowei “George” Xu, an associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine, says human hair is a “quite complex organ” composed of

two different types of cells: epithelial cells, which make the hair shaft, and dermal papillae cells, which regulate the proliferation of epithelial cells and influence hair growth. Men with male-pattern

baldness lose both cells, causing follicular miniaturization. A hair follicle gradually becomes smaller and smaller before it is altogether lost.

Xu says hair loss is difficult to treat because epithelial stem cells—localized in a stem-cell rich area of the hair follicle known as the bulge—are required for hair to grow.

If they are absent, hair growth cannot occur.

Researchers have successfully isolated and characterized epithelial stem cells from a hair follicle, but have been

unable to multiply them, a high hurdle in the battle against hair loss.

In search of a solution for several years, Xu and colleagues have made a breakthrough. His research team, which includes experts from the Department of Dermatology at Penn Medicine,

the Department of Biology in the School of Arts & Sciences, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, has found a method to amplify and make scalable amounts of epithelial stem cells.

Xu and his collaborators began by adding three genes to dermal fibroblasts—a type of human skin cell—and converted them into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which can differentiate into any

type of cell in the body. The researchers then converted iPSCs into a large number of epithelial stem cells that are usually found in a hair follicle’s bulge. The study marked the first time anyone has created

sizable amounts of epithelial stem cells capable of producing the epithelial component of hair follicles.

Their research was published in Nature Communications. Funding was provided by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

Xu says a key factor in their discovery was manipulating the timing and growth factor of iPSCs to force them to differentiate into epithelial cells.

To determine if the iPSC-derived epithelial stem cells can make human hair follicles, the researchers mixed the epithelial stem cells with dermal papillae cells

from a mouse, and grafted the cells ontothe skin of immunodeficient mice. The cells were able to produce human epidermis and hair follicles, which Xu says were “nearly identical to the epithelial stem cells directly isolated from

a hair follicle—biochemically, in gene expression, as well as functionally.”

Xu says his research has promise for the treatment of hair loss in humans. Now that researchers have discovered a way to create epithelial stem cells, they must figure out how to

maintain and multiply human dermal papillae cells, a finding that has so far evaded them. He says the ultimate goal is to be able to make a hair follicle in a lab.

“I think we can probably make that happen in 10 years,” Xu says. “I’m pretty confident because we are very close. There is a lot of promise, but there is still a long way to go. But I think it’s very much possible.”

Originally published on March 13, 2014