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Hair Talk with JoJo
The Hair Care Expert
Q. JoJo I want to get some highlights this spring. Are they safe? I want a little color not breakage, and is there anything I should be doing to prepare my hair before i get them?
A. Highlights are pretty safe. Usually they’re only done on 10-20% of the hair, so the majority of the hair is untouched. This keeps the breakage to a minimum. But color can break your hair. I like to use a deep protein reconstructor two weeks before I do my Highlights or demi colors to strengthen and rebuild the hair. The Reconstructor and the Highlights can break your hair, if you don’t know how to use them, Don’t do this at home watching your phone. Get a professional.
Q. JoJo my hair is medium length - not to my shoulders yet. It’s growing good, but I’m combing out long strands of hair. I’m finding them on my coat and on the sink. My stylist said don’t worry. Natural hair sheds, but JoJo these are long strands. What can i do?
A. Don’t panic. Hair does shed about 120 strands per day, and if your hair is long your shedding hair strands will be long, if your hair is short like mine you’ll find little short hairs laying around the bathroom sink. Moisturizing conditioners will help.
Q. Mr. JoJo, this month I heard they are honoring women and I thought about Ms Terry. I used to go to Terry’s Place years ago with my mother and grandmother. My mother would get her lashes done, and a new wig styled, while Granny would get her arch done and a new wig and her little do dads. When I finally got old enough to get my eyebrows arched, I went to Ms Terry. Terry’s Place Wig and eyebrow salon has been in my life since before high school, through college, grad school and starting my career. I’ve moved out of state now. My Grandmother and mother have passed and we buried Granny in her favorite wig. JoJo how long has Terry’s Place been on the Avenue of Fashion and were you the first black business on the Ave?
A. Terry’s Place opened on the Avenue of Fashion in 1974. There where six wig salons already on the Ave when Ms Terry moved in. People told her, there’s enough wig shops on Livernois, Ms Terry said it won’t be enough, until there’s a Black one up there. That was 46 years ago and all six of those wig shops are gone and Terry’s Place is still standing. We weren’t the first black business on the Ave, Billy’s Clothes and House of Morris shoe repair were there when we came. My sisters and I are second generation. We were little kids watching our mother, Ms Terry, create and operate a business. Our father was there too. We couldn’t have made it without him. His Ford check had to pay the wig shop bills during our droughts, but that’s what family does, We work together. Terry’s Place is still your # 1 wig salon in Detroit, specializing in eyelash application and eyebrow arching, with a full service salon.
  The products and services you’ve read about in this article are sold exclusively at Terry’s Place, where your beauty is our business  
  Remember, when your hair is on your mind, drop JoJo a line. Terry’s Place is the largest black-owned wig salon in Detroit. We want to take your look to the next level. When you look good, we look good. Visit Terry’s Place online at or on Facebook. Email [email protected] or stop by Terry’s Place at 19139 Livernois Ave., Detroit, Mich. 48221. We’re open six days a week. Please call (313)863-4014.

PRNewswire/ -- Pomellato and an impressive cast of Hollywood artists, fashion headliners, and diversity activists collaborate for the 3rd annual 'Pomellato For Women' video, promoting inclusivity, environmentalism, equality, and our need to act now. 
  Starring actress and political activist Jane Fonda for the third year in a row, as well as award-winning actress and humanitarian Cate Blanchett, the 2020 Pomellato For Women Godmother, the video also features 2020's Academy Awards-winning and outspoken actress Laura Dern, comedic actress and philanthropist Tiffany Haddish, lauded French actress Isabelle Huppert, LGBTQ+ activist and social media sensation Max Emerson, French founder of the Maison des Femmes and sexual violence activist Dr. Ghada Hatem, Irish writer, broadcaster and activist Sinéad Burke, acclaimed Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg, Chinese actress Huang Xiang Yi, Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher, Canadian transgender model Krow Kian, and Pomellato Group CEO Sabina Belli, as they announce themselves hopeful and united in the belief that we can effect change. Speaking in a choral message on their hope for equality and inclusivity, they prompt us to ask ourselves, 'Who is not in the room?' Understanding the power of luxury brand visibility, Pomellato uses the Pomellato For Women platform to ignite and promote change, underscoring the Maison's values of empowerment, environmentalism and inclusivity, as it projects a message of hope.
  The Pomellato For Women initiative was first developed in 2017 to highlight the importance of female leadership and a more authentic idea of natural beauty. Founded by a cross-section of women from various disciplines, ages and arts, these ambassadors act as the bearers of Pomellato values. A true woman's affair, most of Pomellato's clients are women buying jewels for themselves, thus Pomellato's workforce is 74% female, and has been headed by CEO Sabina Belli since 2015.
  Pomellato was founded by Pino Rabolini in 1967 under the concept of prêt-à-porter jewelry for the liberated woman during an important era for women's emancipation. Pomellato recognized that the independent woman would need a more functional jewel to wear from workday to evening, and the ready-to-wear jewelry concept was born. Since, Pomellato has been known as the brand that designs for women, promoting the unity, strength and equality of womenkind. The mission of Pomellato For Women and its ambassadors is to listen, to empower, to promote inclusiveness, and to achieve equality.
  Sabina Belli explains, "In today's tumultuous social climate, we have a responsibility to do what we can. As head of a luxury brand company designed for women, of course Pomellato will use its forum to call for change and promote inclusivity. We stand in defiance to gender inequality, bigotry, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, to any fear of 'the other.' We raise our voices loud and our spirits high. We are hopeful for a healthier, more unified, more inclusive future. Pomellato For Women, in the spirit of International Women's Day, celebrates the achievements of womenkind in its proud pursuit for a better tomorrow."

New Pomellato for women video