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Hair Care

Free beauty samples on the Bionic Beauty blogReady for some beautiful freebies Bionic Beauties??? There are some exceptionally grand ones in this group. Enjoy them! And as always, feel free to post a link to any freebies *you* find in the comments below.

+  Looking for some love for your locks?  Try out the new L’Oreal Triple Resist Advanced Haircare shampoo and conditioner.  The first Q of the short survey asks which blog told you about the freebie – sadly Bionic Beauty is not listed, so just pick another at random.

+  Moisturize your summer skin with a free sample of Eucerin skin lotion when you take their Skin First pledge.  Plus you get to pick which lotion version you’d like to sample!  For the record, I chose the “Professional Repair Extremely Dry Skin” lotion.  Open to USA residents only.

+  Spice up the man in your life -or- just use this fragrance sample to scent your sock drawer… either way, grab a freebie of Dolce & Gabbana The One cologne for men.  Open to Bionic Beauties living in France only.

+  Carefree is offering free sample packs of tampons or liners for Aussie Bionic Beauties.  If you’re a Bionic New Zealander, grab your samples here.

+  Grab your choice of free Poise liner or pads sample packs.  Side note: Did anyone else see the Jennifer Garner movie, 13 Going On 30?  Whenever I hear the word “poise” I can’t help but think of that movie.

+  While this one isn’t truly a beauty freebie, I’m including it since I love the stuff. BioFreeze pain gel helps with my achy joints and ongoing chronic pain – so it might help some of you as well!

+  For salon/beauty professionals only:  Fill out a quick survey and get a free, full-size Invisible Dry Shampoo by Style Edit.

+  For salon/beauty pros only: Enter your salon name, answer a few quick questions, and you can get a free sample of Kenra Volume Hair Spray to test on yourself or your clients.

Hugs and fabulous freebies,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog


For those unaware, Alvi Armani is one of the biggest names in the surgical hair restoration scene. Founded in ’99, Alvi Armani has been responsible for restoring hair of thousands of patients.

Avli Armani clinic logo

History of Alvi Armani
As mentioned before, Alvi Armani clinic was established by the Doctor of Italian descent Dr. Antonio Alvi Armani in 1999 in Toronto, Canada. The clinic you see in India, Mideast and Argentina is a part of same chain. Alvi Armani started with FIT (Follicular Isolation Technique) procedure but ever since the procedure became outdated, Dr. Armani quickly realized it and switched to the better surgical procedure, FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction).

Dr. Antonio Armani - founder of Alvi Armani hair transplant clinics
Dr. Antonio Armani

Not only did Dr. Alvi Armani make the wise decision of switching to FUE, he also excelled in it doing extensive research in the same field, coming up with better techniques and eventually coining Vitruvian Design Method for FUE. Some of Alvi Armani’s services have been individually reviewed in brief below.

FIT or FUSS Procedure
This service was instrumental in making Dr. Armani and his associates popular. Ironically, this service is not very common today due to the newer FUE procedure. The procedure involved Dr. Armani taking out a hair strip from, and scalp transplanting it, over the balding area – known as recipient site.

FUE Procedure
When FIT became obsolete, Alvi Armani started focusing on FUE, which used individual follicles rather than a strip. This procedure took Alvi Armani to new heights, even after Dr. Armani’s retirement, as it is safer and more effective. It was only after the success of FUE that Alvi Armani started eyeing other potential markets including India, Middle East and South America.

Alvi Armani hair loss treatment for women
FUE Procedure Result (before & after)

The popularity of Dr. Armani as a surgeon was far-reaching and it wasn’t long before celebrities from Hollywood turned towards Alvi Armani, Beverly Hills.

Fame of Alvi Armani
Impressed by the results of Hollywood celebrities, Bollywood actors turned their attention towards Alvi Armani as well. The fame, coupled with Dr. Armani’s physical condition which forced him to resign, also opened a door of opportunity for Alvi Armani to open up clinics in major parts of the world, including India and Argentina. Alvi Armani Beverly Hills is still the leading Alvi Armani clinic, which is under supervision of Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi, an award winning surgeon from University of California. Visit Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi’s blog to learn more about him.

Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi of Alvi Armani
Dr. Baubac Hayatdavoudi of Alvi Armani in Beverly Hills, CA

Alvi Armani India
Alvi Armani India run by Dr. Arihant Surana is also a part of Alvi Armani Network and is a recent addition to Alvi Armani clinics. This clinic came into existence because of various reasons:

Firstly, hair restoration was considered costly and only wealthy Indians, including celebrities, were able to bear the cost of FUE in United States and Canada. Secondly, Dr. Arihant Surana’s feelings for Indians and the fact that he is also an Alvi Armani trained professional provided the perfect foundation to open up a clinic in India. Finally, Medical tourism is getting popular across the globe. People are looking for inexpensive countries with advanced medical facilities and qualified faculty and India is right there at the top of the list. Visit Dr. Arihant Surana’s website to learn more about him.

Dr. Arihant Surana of Alvi Armani clinic
Dr. Arihant Surana

Alvi Armani Argentina
Led by Dr. Juan Manuel Rodriguez Jáuregui, Alvi Armani Argentina has been leading the Argentina market with Dr. Armani’s exclusive FUE procedure. Dr. Jáuregui specializes in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery from the University of Buenos Aires.

His passion for hair care, past record of successful patients and training from Dr. Armani make him the best candidate to represent AlviArmani in Argentina.

Alvi Armani Today
Today, Alvi Armani is known around every corner of the world. Many Hollywood and other celebrities, including star Indian batsman Virender Sehwag, have added to the success story of Alvi Armani.

Indian and Argentinean celebrities seeking hair transplantation can get operated without traveling to the United States. The best thing to happen for India and Argentina with Alvi Armani is that any celebrity or regular person suffering from hair loss can easily afford a quality hair transplant. Visit Dr. Alvi Armani’s site to explore more about Alvi Armani.

Full Disclosure: This informative article was written by a representative of, and sponsored by, the Alvi Armani clinic. The goal of this article is to help educate Bionic Beauty readers about the technology, methods, and options available in the field of surgical hair restoration.  The links in this article are informative and not affiliate links.  All information was reviewed by Bionic Beauty for correctness and subject matter. Feel free to read Bionic Beauty’s disclosure policy for more information.

The Bionic Beauty blog finds free samples of beauty and cosmetics products
Happy Thursday, Bionic Beauties! I hope you all enjoy the following freebies I’ve rounded up from the far, far reaches of the interwebs. Now vamoose… get on with your requesting!

Snag yourself a free sample of Arm & Hammer sensitive toothpaste. I find these toothpaste samples absolutely perfect for holiday trips and vacations!

Try out a new scent with a sample of Gucci’s Guilty Black fragrance.

Awesome freebie alert! I’ve been super anxious to test L’Oreal’s Color Vibrancy hair care line. Grab the freebie then let’s compare notes!
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The Bionic Beauty blog finds free samples of beauty and cosmetics products
Happy Tuesday, Bionic Beauties! I hope you all enjoy these freebies I’ve rounded up from the far, far reaches of the interwebs. Now vamoose… get on with your requesting!

Free sample of Lilly’s Lotions! You can choose from their Lavendar, Citrus, or Coconut scented body lotions.

Grab a freebie of Origins GinZing “energy-boosting face moisturizer” by “liking” their page on Facebook and then requesting the sample.

Soften your overworked heels and feet with a free sample of Flexitol Heel Balm. Visit their webpage and click the “Request Sample Sachet” link just under the Heel Balm picture.

Become a fan of Palmer’s Australia Facebook page and then request a free sample of their Cocoa Butter cream lotion!

Pick up a freebie of Pureology Serious Color Hair Care shampoo and conditioner by filling out this short form on their website.

Hugs and freebies,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

The Bionic Beauty blog finds free samples of beauty and cosmetics products
I’ve got a multitude of new free samples for you! But first, a note from… well, me….

Over the past month, I’ve had a poll running on Bionic Beauty’s sidebar asking if I should include free samples that require you to login to Facebook and/or “like” something on Facebook. The overwhelming response is that Facebook freebies pretty much suck. But, for those Bionics out there that don’t mind interacting with Facebook to request a freebie, I’ll be including some of them in this, and future, Freebies Found articles. BUT… I will be tagging the FB freebies with a notation. That way y’all can avoid them if you choose, or seek them out if that’s your bag o’ tea. Happy campers, all around, see?!

And now, on to the freebies!

Scent a man in your life with a freebie of Hugo Boss cologne. You can pick from Hugo Man, Hugo Just Different, and Hugo Red. (This free sample is open to the US and many countries worldwide!)

Grab a free sample of L’Oreal’s new Advanced Haircare system by liking their Facebook page, and then filling out the short form. (Facebook freebie, you’ve been warned.)

For Sam’s Club members only – Grab a free sample of Fekkai Technician Color Care shampoo and conditioner. Just visit the special section of the Sam’s website and click the blue “Get Sample” button about half way down the right side of the page.

Many of us are still fighting the dryness of winter… so go ahead and nab this little sample packet of Eucerin Professional Repair Extremely Dry Skin lotion.  Chuck it in your purse and you’re good to go.

And finally, here’s a totally weird freebie… DirectTV users can (apparently) go to channel 111 on their TV to request a sample of Tresemme’s new Platinum Strength hair care.  Since I do not have DirectTV, I’m not sure how, or if, this one works.  If any of you try, I would love to hear how it goes for you! Pretty please?

On a totally unrelated note… anyone going to see Iron Man 3 this weekend? I cannot wait!!!

Hugs and freebies,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog