A selfless hair stylist has bagged a coveted award.
Linzi Bone, of Linzi Bone Hair Loss System in Kilmarnock, scooped Ayrshire’s Best Hair Stylist in Scotland’s Business Awards.
But Linzi’s work isn’t like most salons, she uses mesh integration system to restore hair back to its best at her base on John Finnie Street.
This is a system to help men or women who suffer with moderate to severe hair loss.
Using a mesh system to accommodate and support hair extensions, this method is perfect for those who have thin hair, patches with no hair growth or weak hair.
The mesh is hypoallergenic lace that is breathable and lightweight to ensure the system appears natural.
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The mesh supports the weight of the hair extensions and acts as a scalp for attaching hair. This method aims not to cause tension to natural hair and will allow the scalp to breathe.
Linzi admits she’s not the type to aim for awards, and she only headed along to the ceremony in a bid to raise awareness for mesh integration.
She told the Kilmarnock Standard: “I got a letter to say I’d been nominated by a member of the public, so I can only assume that it was a customer.
“It was my husband who pressured me into going ahead with it because I’m shy in that sense.
“But I knew it I went ahead with it that it would let more people know what mesh integration is.
“I couldn’t believe it when I won, it was a bit of a blur the whole thing, I certainly didn’t expect to win!
“For me it’s all about the women with hair loss to try and raise awareness that there’s something available for them.
“I get some women who haven’t been to the supermarket in 15 years because they didn’t know that this treatment was available.”
Linzi continued: “I can’t put in to words how rewarding it is, how important it is.
“It’s a full-time job, but I wish I could do it for free, I see women come alive during the treatment and then at the end there’s always tears, it can be overwhelming as you’re making such a difference.
“It is completely life-changing, clients send me pictures from wedding and nights out and it really gives me a lump in my throat.
“These women range from 17 to 78, it’s not just older women as younger people have medical problems that can affect their hair.
“With the social media pressure to look good these days, some of the girls really suffer with mental health due to their hair.
“It’s an amazing feeling to help these girls feel confident enough to face the world.”
Linzi has stressed how safe her system is – and has urged anyone struggling with their hair loss to get in touch.
She said: “The mesh integration is very safe and we can sew hair on to it to make a full head of hair look.
“It’s 100 per cent human hair which is good, it’s ideal for clients who have had alopecia, chemotherapy or just lost their hair due to hormones.
“It would shock you the amount of women who come in that have lost some hair and they didn’t know where to turn.”
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