When tackling the (at times) sensitive issue of getting older, there’s only one thing you have to keep in mind: it happens. There’s no getting around it. With the exception of Cher and Keith Richards (who was born looking fifty), everyone ages. It is – and should be celebrated as – a beautiful thing, and as long as you can accept this, there will be a myriad of ways to age in style. Just look at Clooney and Steve Carrell: like fine bottles of red wine, time has only made them better! Besides, with age comes wisdom, perspective, understanding, and a dozen other things that are way sexier than looks – here are a few ideas and strategies to get you started, from mens hair coloring right here in San Diego to new hairstyles.
Everyone feels weird about their hair. Most people tend to focus on the one thing they’re unhappy about: too much grey, it’s thinning, or gone altogether. None of these things are barriers to style or a complete look. To borrow a phrase from Cheryl Sandberg, you have to lean into your situation and find the right way to harmonize your follicle situation with a look that compliments your personality.
At 18|8 San Diego, we offer a number of services (including mens hair coloring) that work with all hair types and needs. Let’s do a quick overview of each one.
Gray blending is a great option for those looking to refresh your hair and tame the gray, while still maintaining the aura and allure of maturity. It’s a quick process (10 minutes, give or take) and employs washable dye to give you a gentle, natural mix of color and curated grays, leaving you looking just as energized as you want to feel. Remember: gray hair can be a very distinguished touch. The goal is not to change your look, but to give it an edge. Blending is not a complete color treatment or a dramatic departure from your natural hues, and isn’t permanent, which makes this a good option for those looking to try something new or freshen up for a big event. Note: this also works really well for those of you sporting a full beard.
Comb overs and toupees are a thing of the past. Today, there are several easy, long-term solutions for anyone looking to preserve or restore fine or thinning hair. We offer a range of personalized treatment options in collaboration with Bosley, our partner in hair restoration. Every consultation centers around picking the best course of action to generate the results you’re looking for, and the right combination of strategies that suit your hair.
True Solutions for Thinning Hair is the first and only all-in-one solution that combines the most advanced products and treatments to help keep your hair longer or get it back. True Solutions treatments range from in-salon treatments to home laser therapy, topical home-care systems, and scope analysis for long term planning.
A change is as good as a holiday. The most reliable on-demand advice on a new, updated, or revamped style for you will come from our dedicated team. From the moment you step inside 18|8 San Diego, you’re in the domain of a team that lives and breathes grooming. Whether it’s a straight razor across the scalp, a trim, some scaled back facial hair, or a dramatic change in your hairstyle, our cosmetologists and stylists live to use their talents for the people who come here. What’s more, a quick massage to start things off will put you in relaxation-mode for the rest of the day.
Hair is a fickle thing. In some areas, it changes. In others, it begins to spread like wildfire. There are a few hard-to-reach places (ears, arms, back, nose, middle-brow) that require manicuring. Let us take care of it and show you how painless, quick, and fun it can be to look your best. We offer a best-in-class hair waxing service that’ll take care of any unwanted hair.
This really applies to anyone over the age of twenty. It’s time to stop using that generic moisturizer and pick up a good, SPF-infused product that will protect and nourish your skin. Don’t underestimate how damaging those glorious UV rays can be – especially after several decades of exposure. If you want to keep the crow’s feet at bay, it’s time to start taking care of your skin.
Regular facial treatments at 18/8 San Diego will help keep your skin looking younger and wrinkle-free for longer. The combination of exfoliation and extra-hydrating treatments both nourish and replenish the skin, helping to combat environmental toxins and stressors of everyday life that can contribute to premature aging.
Here’s the thing about your nails: they matter. People see them immediately (when you shake hands, eat, and tell great stories). A good manicure/pedicure will absolutely look great, but it’ll more importantly keep ingrown nails at bay, stimulate healthy growth, and feel amazing.
More than being a play-by-play guide, think of these points as the building blocks to form your own individual style guide or action plan – and bring those ideas with you to your next appointment. The biggest part of aging in style is feeling like the boss your own life, and being comfortable in your skin. We’d love to take care of the rest.
Book your next appointment at 18|8 for mens hair coloring San Diego or gray blending! You can book online or giving us a call at (858) 914-5418!