A New Solution to Hair Loss

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If you’ve been into the salon in the last couple of months, you may have noticed a new display.  We’re carrying a new line of products called Zenagen.   Zenagen’s products work to reverse hair loss and allow the scalp to grow healthier, thicker, and fuller hair.  This line consists of three Treatment Shampoos, two Conditioners, and four Styling Products.  The line was designed by Jared Reynolds, a Biochemist and a Molecular Biologist.  He first started his research into solutions to hair loss as a medical student when his own hair started to shed and thin.

Our Results

Here at MAC, we know there are a lot of products for hair loss on the market.  We’re just as skeptical as the next person when a new one emerges.  So, we did our own 3-month trials with some clients here in the salon.

As you can see, we’ve had some impressive results!  We can’t guarantee this line will work for everyone.  However, if you’re struggling with hair loss and have tried other products to no avail, we think Zenagen is worth a try.

If you’d like to take a look at the before and after’s on Zenagen’s website, follow this link.

The Revolve Line includes a Men’s Shampoo, a Women’s Shampoo, and a Universal Conditioner.



How it Works

The Zenagen line has two different treatment lines that target different clients with different problem.

The Revolve line should be used by anyone with visible signs of hair loss or thinning, women over 40 even if there is no visible loss, and all men.  The Treatment Shampoo works by combating DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) that builds up in the hair follicle matrix and causes the follicle to thin and slowly die.  To read more about the science behind the Revolve system, you can click here

The Evolve line should be used by those with heat or chemically damaged hair, as well as those who want to grow longer hair.  The Evolve line works by increasing hair follicle turnover, this means 40% faster hair growth for the user!  It also lengthens the Anagen growth phase, which results in not only faster growth, but longer hair.  To read about how the treatment allows for longer hair growth, you can click here.



The Shampoo and Conditioner of the Evolve are both Universal.


How to Use it

Both the Revolve and Evolve lines have similar use instructions.  The Treatment Shampoo should be lathers on the scalp and worker though the ends; then left to set for 5 full minutes before rinsing with warm water.  The Conditioner should be applied after and can be applied directly to the scalp.  It doesn’t have to be left on as long.  While the Conditioner doesn’t have to be used together with the Treatment Shampoo, it will increase results by 20%!  Both lines recommend using the Treatment every other day (or three times per week) for optimal results.

All products are pH balanced, vegan, cruelty free, color safe, and gluten free.  They contain no minoxidil, no parabens, and are SLS free.


Comment below and let us know what hair loss products you’ve tried in the past and how they worked for you!

Beautiful Business and how We Grow

Beautiful Business and How We Grow

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The Year in Progress

Vivienne MacKinder demonstrating an ironing technique for the team.


For the last year, the team here at MAC Hair Studio has been embarking on a journey to hone their skills. The beauty industry is ever changing, and trends come and go. With the guiding’s of international hair artist Vivienne MacKinder, the team has worked hard and accomplished so much. Last October, Vivienne was our guest in shop to work with our team and other stylists in the Jacksonville area.

This April, our team went to her. They flew to the Hamptons for a two-day intensive course in hair cutting and dresswork.


The MAC Hair Studio Team poses with their completed mannequins.


Education is the Key to Success

Through working with Vivienne, the team has learned how taking three vital key factors into consideration can change the way they cut their clients’ hair. These factors are versatility, fashionability, and the lifestyle of their individual clients.

In a recent blog post you can read here, I explained how versatility can allow your hair to match your mood and change with your daily style. Here at MAC our stylists are committed to creating a hairstyle that will complement the rest of your look and your personality.

Some other factors that can come into play when you are evaluating your current style or looking to change it up are your face shape and body type. These can impact the types of styles that will complement your features the most. By taking all these factors into account, your stylist can best create a look for you that will compliment YOU!

A Message from Margaret

“After two intense days of study under the fabulous Vivienne McKinder, the salon staff have come away with a renewed enthusiasm for our beautiful business. Our desire to bring new value to our business, and equally our clients, created a unity within our stylists. Certainly, I am blessed with a great staff and unity has never been much of a problem, but this experience was a thread that bound us together a little tighter.”

-Margaret Misenar



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Common Complaints: ‘I can’t do anything with it’

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In the hustle and bustle of your life, the last thing you probably want to deal with is your hair. It never seems to do what we want it to and that can be the source of a lot of frustration. In a new monthly series “Common Complaints” I will address the complaints I’ve heard in the salon and ones submitted by readers.

‘I can’t do anything with it’

The one I’ve heard the most over the years is “I just can’t do anything with it!”. We’ll start there!

To solve this problem, first we need to step back and figure out what exactly is meant by this statement. Is this a consistent issue, or is the source of the problem that you can’t change up your style at will? Normally the clients I see who are frustrated fall in the latter category. They have trouble getting the look they want on any given day. They may like their cut but can only wear it styled a certain way.

The solution, in this case, is a haircut that CAN be styled different ways.

Here’s a beautiful cut done by our staff here at MAC Hair Studio:

This is the same cut styled 5 different ways!

The Solution

Versatility is key and with a little product knowledge, your hair can be just as effervescent as you are!

Your haircut shouldn’t limit your style, it should add to it.

If this sounds like an issue you face, tell your stylist before your next haircut that you’d like a more versatile style!

What is your most common complaint about your hair? Post in the comments below to have the chance for your complaint to be featured in next month’s “Common Complaints”!

Not Invisible Anymore

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The Golden Ratio exists throughout nature. It affects the way we view at the world around us, and the way we view each other. On our faces, eyebrows are what provide us the structure and balance with our other features. For two years, artist Colin Stuart has been harnessing the power of the Golden Ratio to create the perfect brows for his clients with a technique called Microblading, developed by PhiBrows.


Microblading involves using a tool to draw individual hairs within the brows to add shape and fullness. “The tool I use to Microblade doesn’t go very deep in the skin. Because of that, I can get a more precise line and the final result is natural. delicate. and elegant; unlike tattooed brows of the past.” Colin explains. The unique ink Colin uses for microblading doesn’t contain any metals, which has allowed him to cater to a wide range of clients, including those who are undergoing chemotherapy.

“The day I woke up without my brows and eyelashes I felt invisible,” remembers one of Colin’s clients, Amy. “For six months, I lived with a paper jam in my printer because I couldn’t muster up the energy for the 5 minutes it would have taken to fix it…there was no way I was going to draw on my own eyebrows every morning.”

After hearing Amy’s experience, Colin knew he had to use his talents in any way he could to make a positive change in her day-to-day life. After finishing Amy’s brows, and seeing the difference it made both physically and emotionally, he decided to start a charity called Brows4Gals. Brows4 Gals focuses specifically on providing microblading services at no cost for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.


With each patient, Colin measures different aspects of the face and draws a frame for where the brows should be. By using the Golden Ratio to create perfectly balanced brows, they’ll look natural for each individual client. “No matter who you are, your brow shape will be only yours, because I form the brows based on the shape of your face.”

If you, or someone you know, would like more information on microblading, including service options and pricing, please contact Colin Stuart at 904-755-5595.

If you’d like to contribute to Brows4Gals, you can also contact Colin about donation opportunities to help provide microblading services for more cancer patients.

A New Chapter…

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Starting A New Chapter:

We feel blessed that we’ve had three years with Sherrie Ralph as our esthetician and spa specialist.

Although we’re sad to see her go, we gathered with a few of her closest clients for a send-off luncheon to wish her a happy retirement.

Our very own Amber Stephens will continue our spa services. Sherrie and Amber have been working together during this transition.

In order for our clients to become familiar with Amber, we’re offering 20% off all spa services through Thanksgiving.

Visit our website for a complete list of our Spa services.

New York Fashion Week

In the City That Never Sleeps…neither did we!

This year’s NYFW was a family affair with MAC Hair Studio owner, Margaret, her daughter Lyndsey and son Colin by her side.

Colin and Margaret had the opportunity to work backstage as part of the Vivienne Mackinder team creating the looks for the Malan Bretan show. This is Margaret’s second year working NYFW at Vivienne Mackinder’s side. Mackinder is one of the most highly respected international leaders and innovators in the hairdressing profession today.

Lyndsey spent NYFW behind the lens, capturing the moments backstage and on the runway.

Editorial Photo Shoot

What kind of bride are you?

Together, Lyndsey and Vivienne Mackinder held an editorial photoshoot showcasing eight different bridal looks at the Vanderbilt mansion in the Hamptons.

They paired different hairstyles with bridal gowns to create the perfect look from Boho Bride to Fairy-Tale, and even Classic Beauty.

We hope to release info about these images being published soon!

Lyndsey is available for style shoots or holiday family photos, but availability is limited! See more of her work at lyndseyannephotography.com

No visit to New York is complete without a celebrity spotting.

Lyndsey snagged a picture with Lisa Vanderpump from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

The rest of the Real Housewives crew was there too, right next to the catwalk.

A Few Moments from New York Fashion Week:

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Last Minute Personable Gift Ideas for Her

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Write her a card expressing how much she means to you. At the end, tell her that her Christmas present is a full day spent just the two of you. Prepare breakfast for her in the morning. Take her to the movies, go putt-putting, take a walk, ride bikes, go to an arcade or bowling. At night, take her to her favorite restaurant (don’t forget to make reservations!) Make sure you buy her favorite flowers. She will be thrilled to spend a whole day with you. Your gift will be her expression when she reads what you have planned!

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Wear Your Greens.

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Change is an inevitable part of life. With change comes aging skin and different types of acne. When it comes to age and your skin, you may experience a plethora of ongoing changes: new expression lines, a loss in skin elasticity and those breakouts that you assumed you left behind in your teen years. As we age, estrogen levels drop and testosterone levels begin to rise. This hormonal imbalance results in an increase in oil gland production in the skin which can clog pores and cause breakouts.

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