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  1. Best clippers/shaver after SMP

    Re: The Platinum version of the Pitbull... apparently the differences are minimal. Battery life mainly. Of little or no interest to someone who needs to use it for 30 seconds to a minute every day. Comments regarding reliability are noted. I will handle it with great care. Should possibly have gone Braun :0)
  2. Hair Piece to SMP

    Even if we never wore a hair system I think most can empathize with your situation. Of all the transformations possible; bald to transplant; bald to hair system; hair system to bald; hair system to transplant... etc. Moving from a hair system to SMP is the one that comes with it's own built in story. "I cut my hair". People will be a little shocked, especially men losing their hair who, if they were not aware yours was a system, will have been envious and now mystified. But not suspicious. Hair systems can be amazing but they definitely have a shelf life beyond which the wearer becomes a hater of the restrictions. If you are ready to move on from the system then do it, whether you go for SMP or not. After the initial shock it will be a liberating experience.
  3. Smp buzzcut

    You would seem to still have plenty of hair... is it thinning very fast? Just a personal opinion but you would seem to have styling options beyond the buzz cut at the moment. Maybe you should see a good hairdresser before you reach for the clippers.
  4. Alex Beresford

    Vinnydiesel makes an important point... people just do not see it. There are testimonies on here from people whose own friends and family did not notice. David1963, a regular contributor, tells a story where his dermatologist, during an examination of his scalp, recommended he allow his hair to grow. Alex is not the first person in the public eye to be treated by HIS. From footballers (soccer players if you prefer) to actors. Nothing has yet prompted the cat to leave the bag. I doubt Alex, our favourite weatherman, will do it either. Both in the US and UK we have had regular press and TV coverage yet it remains as far from wider public consciousness as ever.
  5. Alex Beresford

    I hear what you are saying Rich007, not everyone wants to share the fact that they have had SMP. But Alex is a very cool dude, being in the pubic eye he had to make a bolder choice than most to go for SMP. For me, he has embraced it in a way that is to be admired. He certainly sets a positive example for anyone looking for ways to "own" their SMP.
  6. Sorry for the downtime

    Me too :0)
  7. Sorry for the downtime

    Happy Monday everyone. Our apologies to anybody who had their Sunday in any way inconvenienced by the absence of this forum. It went down and the alerts didn't go off. So it was not picked up by technical until today. All tickety boo now. Welcome back.
  8. It is not a location thing. Just that too many ex clients make that generous offer to meet up... too busy getting on with their lives.
  9. Any photos of Walter's work?

    You could have asked the office to send you some... info@hishairclinic.com - But it's Walter you were seeing. There is only one Walter! The man is a legend.
  10. saving for smp jason blog

    Hey Jason!! A warm welcome back. Look forward to the pictures.
  11. Best clippers/shaver after SMP

    Having been wet shaving forever my wife bought me a Pitbull Silver last month. This fits in your hand and is designed for the head. Does a terrific and incredibly fast job at about half the price of the Braun... though I confess I have never used the Braun and suspect if you are willing to pay the extra Bald Ego's testimony is a winning one. I did just check and Pitbull offer a platinum version which is even more expensive than the Braun. Anyone used it?
  12. Poached

    Pretty shameless huh? Shabby stuff but nearly impossible to protect yourself against. We can only hope the reputational damage he brings on himself and that other business manifests itself as commercial karma. I can't imagine it is a good way to introduce yourself.. "Hi, I stole your personal details from my last job and thought I'd have a go at cold-calling to see if I could earn your trust enough to have SMP with me."
  13. Moisturiser.

    @TheRealR9 - No moisturising immediately after the session. Nor for a few days after. It is all in the aftercare instructions. There are some discussions on here on the subject. And some important tips on what to avoid.. use the search function both here and on the blog to learn more. Click here for one to get you started a blog on the perils of alcohol in creams.
  14. Really want to do this but...

    Best talk to the experts regarding the reapplication of the system post SMP Suspect they will recommend you do not go that route. But there should be no issue with extended gaps between sessions... the problems come when clients, who may be flying in for treatment, ask to reduce the gap.
  15. Really want to do this but...

    That single session treatment also claims not to fade... which brings into question the pigments being used. As a surgeon I am sure you will be more familiar with these processes than anyone here but our monomeric molecules are deliberately simple, they cannot be broken down. They can be carried away by the immune system though... in there is the strategy behind two sessions - at the second session your practitioner can judge the degree of fade and finish the job of blending with additional treatment that may involve additional shades being used. A guaranteed single session that does not fade would have to use larger, more complex molecules. The problem being that when you strip away the smaller elements of that molecule you will be left with something different - you can see the effect on any traditional tattoo where the ink, over time, seems to blur or become blue/green. This can, and does, happen to heads too. On another point. We do see a significant number of clients who are moving away from hair systems and for exactly the reasons as you lay them out. As Sananthony points out, the transition is much easier in terms of being nervous around friends and colleagues - You have just decided to shave down - I guarantee the biggest reactions will come from your bald friends who had long admired your flowing locks.
  16. I have heard many of the HIS SMP practitioners called artists by grateful clients. To the best of my knowledge only one of them really is. Alex, at our Bristol clinic, is a bona fide artist and has produced this poster which struck me as very shareable. For anyone interested in learning more about SMP, Alex is hosting an open day at his Bristol clinic tomorrow from 11.30am. See the full details here.
  17. Is smp a good option for me?

    Haha. I thought of you when I saw the comment. Great shot.
  18. Any tips for first session?

    Will be thinking of you Zakmandoo, look forward to hearing from you on the other side. A long time ago now but I took half a valium a friend donated on account of my trepidation. Kept nodding of to sleep in the chair, not saying it doesn't smart - but it's OK. All the best.
  19. Questions

    Hi Cityworker There are so many threads on here regarding shaving.. recommend you use the search function to find some. My twopenneth would be that I wet shaved for years and yes it can look a bit sharp for the first few hours (nobody has ever commented) - but I can then go for 3 days before needing to again. However, my very recent birthday turned up a present from my wife that has converted me to a razor... specifically the "Pitbull". One of several on the market that are specifically aimed at shaving the head (it claims to be good for the chin too but I only attempted it once and it did not go well). This gives me a fantastically fast finish that does not need touching for a couple of days, possibly 3 but have not yet found the need to let it run that long. 2&3 Everyone heals uniquely but any bleeding will be done during the treatment and the tiny puncture wounds heal pretty much immediately. Most see the post-treatment redness disappear over a few hours, certainly by the next day. Fading between sessions is part of the process but each session tidies up the previous one and I would expect a 3 week holiday to tick all the boxes for you. The only risk from sunlight is the action of the UV on the pigment which can cause it to fade over time. Wear a good UV suncream and there should be no restrictions on your lifestyle choices. ... Thanks to SomeMagicalProcedure for that brutally honest assessment of HT.
  20. Open Day in Bristol Next Week

    A reminder that next Thursday is the first open day for one of our newest clinics, in the beautiful city of Bristol. Wherever you are on your SMP journey this is an opportunity to get all your questions answered. Maybe you have only just discovered SMP and are still at the "dubious" stage - where you suspect it cannot be as good as all those gallery images and forum threads suggest. Maybe you have done enough research to believe in the process but have yet to see anyone in the flesh with the treatment. Or maybe you simply want to watch someone being treated while you put your own technical and personal questions to the practitioner Alex. If you have an interest in SMP you will receive a warm welcome. Simply arrive at the address below anytime between 11.30AM and 6PM. HIS Hair Clinic, 56 Royal York Crescent, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4GP If you have questions ahead of the day you can post them here. if you want to find out more details on exact timings for when the treatment will be taking place please call 0845 359 2924.
  21. Day 1

    Wow. Good to hear from you. You just took the record for "Time between updates".
  22. Bristol Clinic Open Day

    Our most recently opened clinic is in the South West of England in the historic City of Bristol. On January 25th they will be opening their doors to all-comers. Anyone interested in meeting the practitioner (read more about Alex here) for a free consultation and getting their questions answered in person should make it a date in their diary. The doors are open between 11.30AM and 6PM, just walk in and say hello. The day offers more than just a chance to meet a practitioner though... There will be a treatment to watch... you may want to check with the office to see precise timings for that. Send them a message at info@hishairclinic.com.
  23. Getting caught out

    That is a good shout 2Hanger, one people have posted about before on here... though not for a while.
  24. Los Angeles

    Hi there Jazzhead. Seasons greetings to you too. Delighted you found your way back. All the best for '18.
  25. New session with Zang, one year later

    Most excellent to hear from you. Thanks as always for your contributions. PS: Have you tried Tapatalk since we upgraded the site?