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Looking for new hair styles or a completely different look?

Maybe you need a Gia Makeover!

When it comes to hair styles, there are so many different
options today to make changes. You can change your color, add
highlights, add bangs, add layering and even add length or
thickness with hair extensions. Makeovers are becoming more and
more popular as television shows such as ABC’s Extreme Makeover
outline how a makeover is done and drastic changes that can be
done. Hair stylist, Gia Wood of Salon D in Dallas, Texas
specializes in makeovers and hair extensions and is considered
Dallas’ makeover specialist. She has hundreds of clients locally
and many clients that fly or drive in to Dallas for her
services. One of her clients flies all the way from Spain just
to get her hair done. Gia says, “I find that clients who are
willing to drive or fly that far just to get their hair done are
the biggest compliment and the proof of my success.”

So what is this makeover fuss all about? Gia explains that most
of her clients have either been the victim of an inexperienced
stylist or have simply not thought enough about the change in
hairstyle they wanted and they are now stuck with something they
hate. Gia adds, “Most of my makeovers include color correction,
which can be highlights, color, gloss or all of the above.
Makeovers also include a haircut and style, along with makeup
application. The total process can take around 4 hours to

Gia says, “When dealing with color correction, the first thing
every client asks me is ‘…how damaged will my hair be after a
color correction?’” Believe it or not, color correction is not
as damaging as it used to be. The old way of stripping hair
color out with bleach is history. Modern day products allow hair
stylists to remove ‘artificial pigment’ only, meaning that it
will not open, damage, or split the cuticle of the hair in any
way. This allows hairdressers to remove the most intense colors
from hair, and allow it to be re-colored in the same appointment

Gia will also offer suggestions for change in color and style to
fix any problems a client reports with their hair. “For example,
if a client has a brassy blonde color, I will suggest a bleach
highlight or an ash toner to offset the brass color.” She

Getting a successful makeover depends on the experience of the
stylist. Gia further explains, “My previous clients and even new
clients trust my experience level and let me do what ever I feel

like with their hair. Most of the time when I’m doing a
makeover, I am usually correcting another stylist’s color or
haircut. I usually ask my clients what or who they would like to
look like and to give a firm example of what they like and don’t
like. And, even if a client loves the way her hair looks, they
may be looking for a change to further improve their hair style.”

Photos of styles the client likes are very helpful to hair
stylists. Gia adds, “Clients and stylists have different
vocabularies. For example, Bangs. There are a thousand ways to
wear bangs.” Gia recommends bringing at least three photos of
the hair style you want so your stylist does not get confused.

Gia also keeps a computer at her work station to look up hair
styles online (such as a past hair style of a celebrity) if a
client does not have photos or cannot remember certain styles
they like. The computer eliminates the need for bulky portfolio

“Once the client and I have decided on a style and color,” Gia
explains, “We discuss what it will take to get the clients hair
to that hair style.” Most of the time the exact cut and color
are achieved in one day. But Gia mentions that some clients that
are growing their hair out may take several months and
appointments to reach their overall goal. Human hair extensions
(human hair extensions are attached directly to the natural
hair) are also an option for clients that don’t want to wait for
their hair to grow out.

Gia’s makeover experience is well-documented on her website:
http://www.hairbygia.com Many before and after photo examples of
makeovers, including hair extensions can be seen for your
reference. Gia is quickly becoming the talk of the town with
recent appearances on the television show “Austin Nights”
(Segment can be viewed on her website) for her hair extensions
services. She was also interviewed for the Number One best
selling E-book by Hair Resources, 2005′s Most Popular Hair
Extensions and participated as a Judge in their Nationwide
Bridal Hair Style Contest.

In short, if you are sick and tired of your hair style and need
a makeover, a trip to visit Gia Wood at Salon D in Dallas, Texas
may well be worth your time, money…and happiness!

Perriann Rodriguez

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