WOW marketing strategy Creativity + Productivity" !

After being held for eight years in a row, MarkPlus Telkom Indonesia cooperating with MarkPlus Conference 2015 presents back to the theme of "WOW Marketing = Creativity + Productivity".

"In the face of ASEAN Economic Community 2015 (MEA) that open trade flows open only goods and services but also labor, the marketers are required to have productivity and creativity that are qualified," said Hermawan Kertajaya Co-founder CEO & MarkPlus, in a press conference in Jakarta, Thursday (11/12/2014).

"The collaboration of both surely will be able to make Indonesia more WOW market, even to the level of the individual," he said

According to him, the theme of "WOW Marketing = Creativity + Productivity" was taken because the development of consumer behavior in the era of information and connectivity that is increasingly open.

"Currently becoming a brand known by the market it is not enough, the brand should be able to make customers feel WOW and voluntarily recommend the brand to other colleagues," said Hermawan.

"The ability of brands in developing creativity and productivity are dead price for marketers who want to survive in the competition," he added.

Markplus Conference 2015 was held during the day and attended by participants consisting of pebinis, executives, marketers, academia, students, as well as guests from a number of ASEAN countries as well as international and other professionals.

In addition, the marketing that also involves a number of major companies and speakers who are very experienced in their field.

time to complete your World XI and Earn signed shirts and balls

Among 24 November and 1 December, released the official shortlists for the goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards that remain in contention for a place in the official FIFA/FIFPro World XI for 2014.
With the last remaining shortlist published today, the full list of 55-players that are in the running for a place in the FIFA/FIFPro World XI 2014 have been revealed. Now that all 55 players have been announced, Club users can complete and submit their predictions for the World XI with the official FIFA/FIFPro World XI Predictor game

Earn signed shirts and balls
Select and submit the shortlisted players that you think will be awarded a place in the FIFA/FIFPro World XI at the FIFA Ballon d’Or on 12 January 2015 and you could win one of several incredible football prizes including shirts and footballs signed by the likes of Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery and Cristiano Ronaldo. Play the World XI Predictor now! ==>

Submit your team before 9 January
Club members, you have until 16:00 CET on 9 January to submit your final team. You can change and adjust your team as often as you like until then. On 12 January, at the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2014, the World XI will be revealed. Our contest prizes winners will be announced a few days after the ceremony.

The World XI Predictor game is exclusive to Club members. Not a Club member? Registration only takes a minute and is completely free. Register for the Club now. ==>

absence long hair (& introducing hair art)

Hello everyone! I know some of you have been wondering where I've been. Now that I'm in my junior year of college, working part time, and have other things in my life I have to pay attention to, I just have not had the time to blog. So I just wanted to officially announce my absence so you guys don't think that PHS is over or anything. Right now, the site is just taking a break. I might manage to post every now and then, but it's not going to be on a schedule or frequent. 

You might have also noticed the site is going through a little change. I'm still working on it, but again, been too busy to finish it up.

Another change I intend to make is to post hair themed artwork every now and then. I'm just getting use to creating artwork on the computer. This is actually only my second-third time. I drew the image below first by drawing an outline in pencil, scanning it, then coloring and shading it on Gimp.

Do All Hair Dye Products Cause Cancer?

Here are a few facts to consider:

Before dyeing our hair we should keep in mind the following: ‘The Environmental Working Group’ research results showed that almost seventy percent of hair-dye products may cause cancer. 

According to the 1994 'National Cancer Institute' report, dark dyes that were used by consumers for a long time can enhance the risk of certain cancers such as multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. 

In addition, 2001 ‘International Journal of Cancer’ study established that those persons who use chemical permanent hair dye are likely to develop bladder cancer. This is a serious warning!

There are quite a few dangerous ingredients. If you use chemical dyes, make sure that these dyes do not contain the following ingredients:
  • ammonia
  • peroxide
  • PPDs (para-phenylenediamines - create color and are carcinogenic)
  • coal tar (great cancer risk)
  • lead
  • toluene
  • resorcinol.
Beware of the above ingredients!

Read more: SafeHair Dyes

hair length charts

today, lets talk about describing hair length! most of us know those basic labels: neck length, shoulder length, bra strap length, etc. it sounds simple and straight forward, but people do often get confused when trying to figure out what length they should currently claim. this is especially true as your hair gets longer, because the labels get more vague. for example, where exactly does your waist and hip start? and with some people, like me, waist and hip length are only an inch away from each other. so I'm going to break it down further, giving these labels more detailed descriptions.
  • ear length - from touching your ears to above your chin, a boyish cut.
  • chin length - starts at your chin, this length is usually a bob. 
  • neck length - starts in the middle of your neck.
  • shoulder length - not just above your shoulders and not just pass your shoulders, it starts where your hair touches your shoulders. you might be thinking this one is straight forward, starts at your shoulders, but I see a lot of unsure people ask about this one.
  • arm pit length - starts at the top of your armpit's crease.
  • bra strap length - now this one gets questioned a lot, too. bra strap length starts on the top of your strap. who and why someone came up with using a bra as an indicator instead of a body part is beyond me.
  • mid back length - is usually right below a standard bra strap. it more accurately starts in the middle of your back. to be accurate, measure your back from your shoulders to tailbone, then take away the bottom half.
  • waist length - starts at the smallest part of your waist, this can be very varying from person to person.
  • hip length - hip length starts at the hip bone, but many don't know where the hip bone is and it's hard to describe. it's kinda where it looks like your legs start. here's a slightly erotic picture to get a better idea.
  • tail bone length - this one also confuses people. it's usually located around the middle of your hips. if humans had tails, this is where they'd grow. more specifically this location is located... well, right above our butt... cracks.
  • classic length- this length is half your height, so measure yourself, subtract the bottom half, and this is where your classic length starts.
  • mid thigh length - you can usually tell by just looking, but if you want to be accurate, bend your leg, measure your thigh, again subtract half from below, and that is where it starts.
  • knee length - the middle of your knee
  • calf length - starts in the middle of your calf, just like thigh length.
  • ankle (fairytale) length - starts at the top of your ankles.
  • floor length - starts on the dirty floor.

some people have their slightly different definitions, but I find these to be the accurate ones. you can even see the mix up in hair length labels from looking at charts. test yourself! see if you can tell why each chart is right or wrong.

(Very accurate!)

(A little misleading.)


when talking about hair labels, it's always important to keep in mind everyone has different body proportions. just because you have the same length label with someone doesn't mean you have the same length in measurement.

2014 hair updates

My life being busy the last couple months, I unfortunately discontinued the growth exams, sorry guys... plus, I kinda already had a bad start with it. I’m also going to take a break, and won’t be doing a season 3 right away. I might still use growth aids or practices now and then, but it probably won't be with proper recording.

I've been keeping up with my protein layering and stronger ends regimen, but adjusted it slightly to be more on the safe side. Instead of using protein every other week, like the protein laying pic shown above, I was doing it more every two washes. sometimes three. I feel my hair has benefited with it and will continue to use this regimen for more even strength throughout the hair strand. To protect and baby my transitioning relaxed ends, I had also incorporated other things in my regimen, which can be find listed at the bottom of this post. Despite my hair laziness the past couple months, I successfully added most of these practices, all but the ghe method, leave-in steaming, and continuing to test growth aids. My ends still need tlc as they grow out, but my efforts so far are showing.
Two weeks ago, June 18, I went to hair ib club to get a touch-up. This was my second time going to this salon. This time, instead of getting the japanese brazilian straightening , I got the normal japanese straightening. I decided not to do the JBS because I didn't feel like the extra cash was worth it. And though I had no noticeable adverse effects, I'm also still not perfectly sure how I feel about the absence of neutralizer lotion in the process. It seems like a good idea, but I like to fully understand the science behind what's happening on my head, and there's holes in my understanding of JBS.
With my second hair ib experience, I have updated pros and cons about the salon. One, is that the salon apparently does not use protection cream. The first time I interviewed them and asked they said they did, but apparently we had a misunderstanding. The protection cream they were talking about was an extra solution they mix into the Japanese straightener for $10-20 more. This caught me off guard when I was at the salon for my touch-up, as I've been very cautious of my ends. Was all the tlc I was giving them going to be ruined in one day? I asked them if they could put conditioner on my already treated hair to create a barrier, and if they could lift it up my hair and wash the roots out exclusively first to keep the JHS from rinsing into my ends. They did, but my ends still took a toll. nothing significant like disintegrating, but noticeable damage I would have to trim (I would have to trim off my thin ends anyway) and work back to health. This makes the salon lose a few points, next time I'm going to see if I can bring in my jar of protection cream.
On another note, in addition to adding their 'protection cream' into the Japanese straightener, they used a weaker JHS formula on my roots. I'm not sure whether to consider this a positive or negative however, since this made my processing time double. The stylist said this was fine, but unless I'm given a good explanation to back things up, I'm hesitant to wholeheartedly believe. The last thing that was different this second visit, was that my hair didn't end up stick- pin- dead straight like last time, and actually had some volume. This was likely from only doing a Japanese straightening touch-up, and not getting the JBS. I liked how my hair tuned out more this time. If I'm recalling properly, my hair also didn't feel as dry as last time.
Above is a picture of my hair, right after my touch-up and before I trimmed at home. As you can see the ends are stringy, but the hair that's growing out is thickening nicely. At first I self-trimmed an inch off by banding, but wasn't satisfied, and trimmed another inch and a half in the shower. I only recommend trimming in the shower if your hair is straight or has just been straightened. I haven't taken an after trim picture yet, but I measured after, and if memory is right I'm currently 25 inches. Remember, I'm currently not growing my hair out, and plan to keep my ends in the same area until my relaxer fully grows out.

Mieszanki płukankowe do włosów cz. 1 – ocet jabłkowy i pokrzywa

Opisywałam już na blogu wiele różnych rodzajów (głównie ziołowych) płukanek do włosów. Zwykle jednak były to płukanki bazujące tylko na jednym składniku np. płukanka szałwiowa, nagietkowa czy pietruszkowa. Warto jednak wspomnieć o tym, że kilka składników w jednej płukance wzmocni jej działanie, a ponadto poszczególne (dobrze dobrane) składniki będą się świetnie uzupełniać. Dlatego też postanowiłam stworzyć cykl „mieszanek płukankowych”, łatwych do wykonania, a jednocześnie bardzo efektownych:-) Dziś wezmę pod lupę jedną z moich ulubionych tego typu płukanek, czyli płukankę pokrzywowo – octową.


Pokrzywa – wzmacnia włosy, przeciwdziała ich wypadaniu, przyspiesza porost;
Ocet jabłkowy – zapobiega wypadaniu włosów, pozwala dokładnie usunąć resztki piany i zapobiega przetłuszczaniu się włosów sprawiając, że długo pozostają one świeże, pachnące i z połyskiem.

Sposób wykonania

Płukankę tę można wykonać na dwa sposoby:

1. 3 łyżeczki pokrzywy suszonej zalewamy 0,5 litra wrzącej wody. Parzymy pod przykryciem do ostygnięcia, cedzimy i dolewamy 2 łyżki octu jabłkowego. Tak przygotowaną mieszankę stosujemy do ostatniego płukania włosów.

2. Możemy także przygotować tzw. ocet pokrzywowy. Garść świeżych pokrzyw zalewamy szklanką zagotowanego octu jabłkowego. Po upływie 15 minut płyn należy przecedzić. Gotowy ocet przelewamy do ciemnej buteleczki i stosujemy do ostatniego płukania włosów, po uprzednim rozcieńczeniu octu. Standardowe proporcje to 1 część octu na 10 części wody.


Jak nietrudno się domyślić ocet jabłkowy i pokrzywa to dobrana para:-) Dzięki ich wspólnemu działaniu włosy są puszyste, dłużej świeże, a jednocześnie błyszczące.

Regularnie stosowana płukanka z octu jabłkowego i pokrzywy wzmocni włosy, przyspieszy ich porost i ograniczy wypadanie. Zdecydowanie warto więc po nią sięgnąć:-)

PS. W przygotowywaniu mieszanek ziołowych należy pamiętać o tym, że o ile łączenie kilku składników w jednej płukance będzie na włosy działać lepiej, o tyle warto zachować umiar. Zbyt duża ilość składników może przynieść włosom więcej szkody niż pożytku (napar będzie zbyt skoncentrowany, zioła mogą przesuszyć włosy i sprawić, że będą sztywne i szorstkie). Najlepiej ograniczyć się do 2-3 składników w jednej płukance.