Nail shape: to each her own!

Tell me what are the shapes of your nails… and I’ll tell you who you are.

Have you booked a manicure at Pistolesi Group, hair salon and beauty in Florence, and are you dreaming on how your nails will look like?

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Diet for healthy hair: foods to avoid

After learning what are the foods that are good for hair, now let's see what are the foods that are bad for hair and they are therefore to be avoided as much as possible.Mostly, these are the same foods that are bad for your skin, and consequently to the scalp and the hair. 

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Kérastase: choose your fragrance

Five product lines, each with its iconic fragrance, to offer the care adapted to your needs: if you love the fragrance of your professional hair care now you can bring it home Kérastase home fragrances.

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Hair…like silk!

Look in the mirror in the morning means having to contend with the unpleasant effect of the frizzy hair after sleep. But, there is a solution… to give oneself the little luxury of sleeping between silk sheets!

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Fringe: yes or no?

The appointment with the hairdresser is booked: in a few days you’ll maybe comfortably sit at Pistolesi Group, Hair Salon in Florence, but now you’re thinking about your new hairstyle... How to choose the right fringe? Here 5 rules to enhance the face with fringe:

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A balloon…for hair!

“Wonderland Salon”, the idea launched by Federico Lauri, now it’s trendy: to color or lighten hair with the helium balloons to say goodbye to the old tin foil and color or bleach a single lock hung up in the air thanks to the balloons.

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Hair and Zodiac: water signs

January is traditionally the month dedicated to the reading of the horoscope for the New Year: let’s try to play with the zodiac to discover… Hair Horoscope for all zodiac signs!

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Hair and Zodiac: air signs

January is traditionally the month dedicated to the reading of the horoscope for the New Year: let’s try to play with the zodiac to discover… Hair Horoscope for all zodiac signs!

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Hair and Zodiac: earth signs

January is traditionally the month dedicated to the reading of the horoscope for the New Year: let’s try to play with the zodiac to discover… Hair Horoscope for all zodiac signs!

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Hair and Zodiac: fire signs

January is traditionally the month dedicated to the reading of the horoscope for the New Year: let’s try to play with the zodiac to discover… Hair Horoscope for all zodiac signs!

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Shu Uemura: the art of hair from Japan

Shu Uemura is a professional line of beauty products for hair, launched in the 60s by the Japanese make-up artist from which it takes its name.
Shu Uemura is a name that stands for quality, where the best and most exclusive ingredients are combined with the Japanese beauty hair care.

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Shellac Manicure, perfect nails for the holidays

With Shellac manicure service you can transform your nails in a real artwork.
Shellac is a semi-permanent polish, which guarantees a perfect seal for at least two weeks, it does not damage the natural nails and it does not require nail filings neither during application nor in the process of removal. 

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Helmet and hair: 5 tips

For those who rides a scooter or a motorcycle, the helmet - indispensable accessory for Safety – unfortunately is not exactly a friend for the hair, also cause of sweat, it “squeezes” them ruining your hairstyle. Let’s see 5 tips to protect your hair with a helmet.

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Hair Dye and nickel allergy: what to do?

Allergy to nickel is one of the most widespread, especially among women. It is an allergy that develops "for accumulation", that is when the body has forfeited excessive amounts of nickel, which cannot dispose of.
The symptoms of allergy to nickel are the most various, from skin problems (as eczema, itch etc.) to gastrointestinal problems, tiredness and inflammation.

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The longest hair in the world

Huangluo is a remote village, in a mountainous area of Southern China, where the women of the Yao ethnic group cut their hair only once in a lifetime, at the age of 18: cut hair will be kept by their grandmother and then will be donated to the groom.

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Hairstyle and earrings: how to match

They are among the most loved accessories for women: let’s learn to match hair and earrings, considering both the length and the hair color.
Big earrings, with long pendants, are ideal for those with long hair. Instead, with short hair it’s better to frame the face with small earrings.

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5 curiosities about red hair

Between prejudices (who does not remember “Rosso Malpelo”?) and the magnetic appeal of a “fiery” temper, here are 5 things that perhaps you did not know about who have red hair.

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Balayage: brightness and naturalness

It comes from France and is called balayage one of the latest and most esteemed trends in hair styling to bleach hair with a natural effect.
Balayage (which we could translate “stroking”) consist in lighten hair locks with progressive discoloration, to recreate the natural effect of hair sun bleached.

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New hairstyle? An app takes care of it

Even the eternal undecided can now find their perfect hairstyle simply with a click.

Both Android as for iOS there are various apps to try new hairstyle, new haircut, or even new beard and moustache… Let’s discover some.

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Dry or oil dandruff? A solution by Kérastase

Dandruff is an abnormal desquamation of the scalp, mostly caused by the presence of a yeast (called Malassezia) on the skin surface. It’s usually innocuous but an excessive proliferation can cause an imbalance in the natural process of the skin cell renewal.

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100 brush strokes before bed: yes or no?

Besides removing knots and impurities, regularly brushing your hair helps a regular distribution of the natural oils all the way from your scalp to the hair tips. Still, this does not necessarily equal that the famed '100 brush strokes before bed' routine really is a healthy for the hair.

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Style icons: Meghan Markle

The wedding of the year is just around the corner and the gossip fever is peaking, while British bookmakers are taking bets on just about everything regarding the event, ranging from the probability of rain to the burning issue of whether Prince Harry will go for a beard or no-beard look on the Big Day.

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10 facts about hair you might not know

Let's debunk some myths about hair, and get the facts straight:

1) We are born with the number of hair follicles - including those on the scalp - we will have for life. The follicles form in the fetus around the third month.

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Quiz: can you name these famous paintings?

Pistolesi Group’s main hair salon is located in a historic building at the heart of Florence, steps from the world-famous Uffizi Gallery. Here, art is all around!

Therefore, we decided to challenge your art knowledge with a little game ;-)

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How many hair do we lose in a day?

The number of hair we lose in a day varies greatly depending on many factors, not least the seasons and the total number of bulbs we have, ranging from person to person between 80 thousand and 150 thousand.

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Style icons: the other Lollo

Speed skater Francesca Lollobrigida returns from her adventure at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics with a disappointing placement, but we want to celebrate the fun hairdo she sported during the Games, when she went for a distinctive grey-pink-purple-blue look. Was it a unicorn, or a mermaid?

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Did you know? Fun facts about your hair

A recent study concluded that every year, a woman's hair suffers on average 5,475 brush strokes, 150 blow-dries, 115 pony tails and 7 chemical treatments (source: Kérastase).

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