Certified Trichologist Bridgette Hill shares strategies for helping clients with thinning hair...

Certified Trichologist Bridgette Hill shares strategies for helping clients with thinning hair challenges, while boosting salon revenue.

When it comes to maintaining healthy hair, most of us focus on the strands themselves, often overlooking the crucial role the scalp plays in our overall hair health. Bridgette Hill, a certified trichologist, and founder of Bridgette Hill Scalp Therapy®, emphasizes the significance of scalp care in preventing hair thinning. With over 25 years of experience in the beauty industry, Hill has become a leading authority in hair and scalp health. Discover her tips & tricks for maintaining healthy hair with a healthy scalp.

What makes Hill the Ultimate Scalp Care Expert?

Bridgette Hill's journey into becoming a certified trichologist was deeply personal, driven by her family's experience with inflammatory androgenic alopecia. She explains, “My passion for trichology is personal as myself, daughter and mother manage inflammatory androgenic alopecia’s of the scalp that can cause permanent hair loss. For morethan 25 years, I have been an integral force in the beauty industry, evolving from a top editorial colorist to my true calling as a bespoke trichologist and thought leader in hair and scalp health.”

Hill was ayurvedic trained at the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and certified as a trichologist with the renowned David Kingsley, founder of the World Trichology Society, in New York in 2016. From there, she developed her colorist career in top New York hair salons, such as Garren, Oscar Blandi, and Paul Labrecque.

The Role of Scalp Care in Hair Health

"Hair is a fabric, once the hair is damaged, there is no quick fix," Hill emphasizes.

With the knowledge that a healthy scalp can prevent hair damage Hill shares, “I incorporate all facets of scalp health resulting from genetics, illness, diet and nutrition, stress, and hormonal fluctuations to medications. All of which can contribute to hair loss and scalp abnormalities including receding hairlines and scabs on the scalp.”

Hill's trichological principles guide her in uncovering the root causes of her clients' unique situations and aligning them with the right products, tools and rituals to help them through their journey. She customizes solutions, incorporating the latest topical products, ingestibles, and technology to ensure that their scalp health is at its best, so their hair can be at its healthiest.

Her goal is to define the future of scalp care and educate salon professionals, bringing Scalp Care 101, trichological principles and breakthrough innovative techniques and services that manage and mitigate scalp conditions and hair thinning.

Understanding Different Types of Hair Thinning

Many people may not know there are two types of hair thinning; Reactional (Sudden, temporary) and Progressive (Hereditary, hormonal). Reactional hair thinning usually becomes visible two to three months after a specific event, which causes hairs to abruptly enter the shedding phase before completing the growth phase. This type of hair thinning is more prevalent in women and can cause sudden thinning on the entire head.

Progressive hair thinning often takes up to six months to become noticeable and is generally genetically predetermined. This type of hair thinning usually follows a pattern, which is different in women and men. Women tend to experience a widening of the part and thinning patches, while men see thinning along the hairline and on the crown of the head.

“René Furterer’s Reactional Serum addresses hair concerns as a result of temporary non-genetic, sudden root causes that impact healthy scalp and hair growth function like, illness, pregnancies, temporary moments of stress, recent medication introductions, post-surgery. René Furterer’s Progressive Serum addresses genetic, long-term hormonal, immune compromised underlying root causes that lead to permanent or scarring hair loss.” Hill shares.

René Furterer's Scalp Health Solutions

Finding the right products for your scalp type is paramount. “Yes, the types of products that are used on our scalp matter,” Hill echoes.

She emphasizes the need for scalp products with anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties, like the plant-based products offered by René Furterer. Understanding the specific scalp condition being treated is crucial, as certain oils may exacerbate bacterial growth. If you’re looking for a solution for your thinning hair, Hill recommends René Furterer's products and treatments, which prioritize scalp health. “I am confident in the performance and results driven formulations and actives that are ethically sourced and offer high efficacy,” she stated.

Follow Hill's recommendations for healthier, stronger hair with one of René Furterer’s scalp treatments.

For Normal to Oily Scalp

HEAD SPA Complexe 5 deeply cleanses and purifies for stronger hair in just 30 days. (Consumer use test conducted on 68 people, women and men for a 28-day period.)

For Sensitive & Irritated Scalp

HEAD SPA Astera soothes and calms scalp discomfort from the very first use. (Consumer use test on 69 subjects for 28 days, 1 to 2 applications per week.)

For Recactionary (Sudden, Temporary) Hair Thinning

TRIPHASIC Reactional Thinning Hair Routine

For Progressive (Hereditary, Hormonal) Hair Thinning

TRIPHASIC Progressive Thinning Hair Routine

Starting Conversations About Scalp Health

For salon professionals, initiating conversations about scalp health and hair thinning can be sensitive, yet vital. Hill offers practical advice:

  1. Begin with touch: Physical contact with the scalp establishes a connection and allows for the observation of fissures, signs of scalp issues, or hair density changes.
  2. Ask questions: Inquire about any changes in the client's scalp and hair since their last visit and set hair performance goals.
  3. Address seasonal changes: Use seasonal transitions as opportunities to discuss scalp and hair care adjustments.
  4. Acknowledge life milestones: Changes in clients' lives, such as pregnancies or aging, can impact scalp and hair health, making it an appropriate time to discuss scalp care. 

Boosting Salon Revenue Through Scalp Treatements

With the right products, integrating scalp treatments into your salon's service menu can significantly boost revenue.

Hill underscores the need for repetitive, consistent treatments to manage and prevent scalp and hair concerns effectively; “The need for repetitive treatments is an immediate boost in ticket sales because it presents the opportunity for the creation of revenue-generating scalp and hair packages performed weekly using the science of trichology and the products such as René Furterer Head Spa.”

Clients will witness the results in their hair's health and appearance, only emphasizing the importance of scalp care tenfold. By considering several factors and using targeted products, salon professionals can provide personalized solutions to their clients, enhancing scalp and hair health, and ultimately, their bottom line.

It's time to offer your clients a holistic approach to hair and scalp care. For more information, visit Renefurtererusa.com and Saloncentric.com to embark on a journey to stronger, healthier hair and scalp.

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