FLYING HIGH:A Novuhair Hairstory

Anna Florres was living the life she’s always dreamed about. Her work as a flight attendant took her to many countries and gave her the opportunity to experience different cultures, a luxury she thoroughly enjoyed. The schedule may be gruelling and sometimes takes its toll on her health, but she did not mind in exchange for the many perks of her job.

After leaving the airline industry, Anna Florres switched to her true passion – events planning and management. Her family and friends could not be more supportive of her decision. She was always known to organize the best parties – from simple and intimate dinners at home to her best friend’s wedding. It didn’t take long for Anna Florres to make a name for herself as one of the top events planner in her area. Her schedule was booked many months ahead.

The long hours, lack of proper rest and stress eventually affected Anna Florres’s health and often made her sick. Her hair started falling off but still, she wouldn’t slow down. Until one day, she received devastating news from her doctor that would change her life forever. She had an early stage breast cancer.

Arlene immediately underwent treatment. Her body reacted positively to the chemotherapy and she eventually went into remission. But her hair was not as lucky. Almost all of her hair had fallen off. She started using wigs until a friend urged her to try NOVUHAIR® after seeing its ad on the back of a bus. Figuring she had nothing to lose by trying, Anna Florres gave NOVUHAIR® a try even though she didn’t particularly like the smell.

Three months after using NOVUHAIR®, Anna Florres noticed significant hair regrowth. Her hair was starting to return to its normal state – thick, full and shiny, just like when she was still working as a flight attendant. Pretty soon, she was ditching her wigs and heading out with her “new hair.”

Now at 45 years old, Anna Florres is cancer-free and wears her dark, shiny, and healthy hair in a chic bob. She still plans and throws the most amazing events but she’s taking it slow. She also continues to be a loyal NOVUHAIR® user.


Halloween is just around the corner, time to dust off those creepy, wacky, and creative costumes in time for Trick or Treat parties around town. To complete the fashionably spooky look, try some of these easy, DIY hairstyles before heading out the door.

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Make several braids in your hair and secure them with bobby pins. Get a pack of rubber snakes, which you may buy in toy stores, and pin them all over your head. Remember, there’s no such thing as too many snakes.

2. Witchwitch

This hairstyle is pretty easy to achieve. Just put some volumizing mousse on your hair and blow dry it straight, then use a crimping iron on the middle part of your locks.

3. Zombiezombie

The key to this scary do’ is to mess up your hair big time. Aim for that straight-from-out-of-the-grave look by applying lots of oil on your hair to make it uber greasy. Then tease your hair by sections to achieve the wild and mussed look. Finally, sprinkle baby powder on your locks randomly to make it grey and ashen.

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With the success of vampire books and movies in recent years, this look is becoming more and more popular come Halloween night. To get the traditional sultry vampire hair, dye your hair jet black and spray in a red streak near the front. And don’t forget to complement it with matte red lips and of course, the sharp, white fangs.

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Go goth with this classic Halloween costume. Just crimp your hair or braid it into several sections when your hair is still wet. When the hair is dry, undo the braids and tease it away from your face like there’s no tomorrow. Keep it in place by using an environment-friendly stronghold spray after clipping it up. Finish off with some white streaks on the side.

Just match and complement your hairstyle with your makeup and costume and most of all, strut off your scary stuff with confidence and you’ll definitely have some fun on fright night.


ASK THE EXPERTS: Fanny Serrano

Get the answers straight from the NOVUHAIR® panel of experts for all your hair-related, and health and wellness questions.

Dear Tito Fanny,

I’m a PR and Events Manager based in Makati and my job always calls for me to be well-groomed and fashionably put together whenever I’m working. Lately though I am stressing out because of extreme hair fall and bald patches are starting to form on my scalp. I’ve tried several hair loss treatments but they don’t seem to have any effect.

Styling my hair in such a way that it hides the bald spots is becoming more and more challenging every day. It’s really frustrating and I’m getting self-conscious because I don’t want other people to see the bald spots.

Do you have any hair styling tips that will disguise my thinning hair and conceal the shiny patches?

Distressed Chick

Dear Distressed Chick,

I totally understand your problem. I went through the same thing as well. There are many ways to hide bald spots and make thin hair appear thicker and fuller. Believe me I’ve done all of them and more. But these are all temporary solutions and what you need is a permanent one to lessen your hair fall and make your hair grow back.

I swear by the NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion and I highly recommend you try it too. With regular use, you will see results in two (2) weeks. I can personally attest to this. Before I discovered NOVUHAIR® I was already resigned to wearing wigs but now you will see I have a full head of healthy and shiny hair.

NOVUHAIR® is made of all-natural ingredients like moringa oleifera (malunggay), panax ginseng, aloe vera, virgin coconut oil, among others, that stimulate hair growth, improve the flow of nutrients to the scalp, and nourish the hair follicles to make it stronger and lessen hair fall.

Try NOVUHAIR® and there’ll be no need to hide bald spots.

Fanny Serrano is one of the country’s pioneering make-up artists and hairstylists, a leading and respected beauty expert, a salon owner and fashion designer.