Posts tagged with "Good Morning America"

Maggie Smith stars in new Loewe fashion campaign

December 5, 2023

Legendary actress Maggie Smith is starring in a new fashion campaign, reports Good Morning America.

The Oscar-winning actress, 88, appears in the Spring/Summer 2024 pre-collection campaign for the luxury fashion house Loewe.

Smith, who famously played Professor McGonagall in the “Harry Potter” film series and starred in “Downton Abbey,” among many other famous roles, is one of eight stars in the new campaign.Others include “Challengers” co-stars Mike Faist and Josh O’Connor, actresses Greta Lee and Dakota Fanning, artist Rachel Jones, model Fei Fei Sun, and musician TAEYONG.

The campaign was shot by famed photographer Juergen Teller.

Smith poses with a brown shearling coat and one of the brand’s iconic Puzzle bags in one of the campaign images. In another, she’s seated on a dizzyingly colorful couch, wearing a black and white dress and holding a burgundy Paseo bag.

The label’s Creative Director Jonathan Anderson shared images from the campaign on his social accounts earlier this week, writing that he was “very very very proud” of the campaign.

Research contact: @GMA

Miami GOP Mayor Francis Suarez jumps into 2024 presidential race

June 16, 2023

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is joining the crowded field of Republicans running for president, becoming the first Hispanic in the race, reports Politico.

Suarez, 45—who believes that he can broaden the appeal for Republicans nationally—filed official federal paperwork on Wednesday, June 14. On Thursday morning, he appeared on Good Morning America to announce his bid.

“I’m running for president because I think I have a different message than what other candidates have,” he said. “I think what I noticed in the last 24 hours … just an outpouring of support because people want someone who can unify them.”

Suarez joins former President Donald Trump and Governor Ron DeSantis as a candidate from Florida, a one-time battleground state that has become more and more reliably Republican. Miami voters have twice elected Suarez, who is the son of the city’s first Cuban-born mayor, in one of the most important areas politically in the nation’s third-largest state.

Suarez serves as mayor of the City of Miami, a municipality of about 450,000 people that’s within Miami-Dade County, a region of more than 2.5 million people whose mayor is Daniella Levine Cava.

Suarez has touted the city’s low crime rate and economic successes, but he has lately been dogged by news reports about a developer who hired him to allegedly secure permits for a stalled real estate project at the same time the developer was trying to win approval for a city project.

Another looming problem for Suarez is whether he can raise enough money from enough supporters to qualify for Republican debates scheduled for later this summer. Suarez also could be hampered by his acknowledgement that he did not vote for Trump in either the 2016 or 2020 election, although he has been more complimentary of Trump lately.

Suarez also has acknowledged he did not vote for DeSantis in 2018 and tangled with him at one point over COVID-19 restrictions during the pandemic. He did say he voted for DeSantis in 2022.

But he told Politico in May that he was considering a run for president “because I think I can grow the tent—not for an election, but for a generation. I think it matters who is the communicator of ideas and how they communicate those ideas. You can look at my history and know that I’m someone who’s a unifier. You can look at my history and see that I’m someone who appreciates the nuances in a variety of different Hispanic cultures.”

Last month Kellyanne Conway told Politico reporters in D.C.: “I’ve not been shy about telling [former] President Trump that Suarez should be on the short, short list for VP should Trump be the nominee.”

Suarez has argued that Democrats have been “reckless’ in their branding and “messaging” with Hispanics. He argued that Republicans, in general, have a “tremendous opening” in part because Trump supported rolling back policies that the Obama Administration had put in place for Cuba.

Suarez already has a super PAC in place to help him. SOS America PAC on Wednesday said it was spending at least $100,000 on digital ads in New Hampshire, Iowa, and Nevada. The super PAC also hit President Joe Biden over law-and-order issues, while noting that the crime rates in Miami have dropped.

“America needs conservative Mayor Francis Suarez for President,” said SOS America PAC spokesperson Chapin Fay in a statement. “As our nation faces anti-police and pro-crime Democrat leadership in cities across the nation like Baltimore, Portland, and New York City, the achievements of first-generation American Mayor Suarez underscore the need for immediate nationwide adoption of his approach.”

Research contact: @politico

The Internet can’t get enough of this grandmother’s reaction to her new hair colors

May 2, 2023

A loving grandmother has been lighting up social media with her hilarious laugh and new hair color, reports Good Morning America.

When Betty Mae Jinright’s granddaughter Kourtnee Jinright, a Florida-based hairstylist, posted a video of herself dying her grandmother’s hair, she gained a whole new circle of fans.

This [color] is called acid spill,” Kourtnee Jinright says to her grandma at the top of the clip.

“I’m so glad to know that,” Betty Mae Jinright responds before letting out an infectious laugh after the first brush of the lime green color is applied to her white strands.

The process continues with strips of blues, purple and pinks added throughout. With each new hue, Betty Mae Jinright’s laughter increases. “I’m going to look like an Easter egg,” she jokes at one point.

In the end, grandma appears happy with her final look.

“I wanted to enter [the brand Pulp Riot’s Wild Ride] contest and I immediately thought of my grandmother as my guinea pig,” Kourtnee Jinright told GMA.

The Wild Ride contest tasks participants with creating a unique hair look using its Pulp Riot’s Wild Ride line of hair colors, according to a post on the company’s Instagram page. Four grand prize winners are chosen from the pool of entrants to win a trip to Los Angeles to meet the brand’s team and film a transformation video.

“My grandmother would do anything for her grandbabies to help them out in their career,” Kourtnee Jinright added.

The stylist said the day started after she called her dad and told him to drop her grandmother off at the Ten Salon where she works because they were about to have some fun. “As soon as she arrived at the salon, I let her choose the colors she wanted … we ended up going with all the colors from Pulp Riot’s recently released Wild Ride collection,” she recalled.

Kourtnee Jinright said the process of dying her grandmother’s hair took about two hours total, but a little longer to film because of all the laughter.

Since posting, her video has been liked more than 650,000 times with many TikTok users sharing how much they’ve fallen in love with her grandma.

“She is the CUTEST!!!! Really made me miss my grandmas love that you can create such special memories with her,” one user wrote in the comments. Others shared similar sentiments.

Kourtnee Jinright said she wasn’t shocked by her grandmother’s reaction as it’s her usual personality. “We are always laughing until we can’t breathe,” she said.

She also said she wasn’t surprised that the video went viral.

“My grandma is incredible,” she said. “All of the people in my life are obsessed with her and I knew the whole world would be too. At this point, she’s everyone’s grandma.”

For her part, Betty Mae Jinright has always been game to try new colors, and while this was the first time she tried multiple colors at once, Kourtnee Jinright said there is more to come.

“If you stay tuned, we are going to be doing a fun little Fourth of July theme on my grandma next,” she said, noting that her 65-year-old uncle also wants his beard colored teal for an upcoming Jacksonville Jaguars football game.

“I’m beyond fortunate to have a family that is extremely supportive and is full of pure fun,” she added.

Research contact: @GMA

Meet the man behind the ‘crying at the altar’ meme

April 28, 2023

Although you might not know this man’s name, you’ve probably seen a video of his emotional reaction after seeing his wife walk down the aisle, reports Good Morning America.

Meet Anthony Cortesi of Chicago. A touching clip from his wedding has garnered more than 52 million views on TikTok and has become one of the latest trends to take hold of the Internet.

“If this isn’t my future husband, I don’t want it,” one user wrote beneath the post, which was first shared on August 31, 2022. Social media users have since started using Anthony Cortesi’s reaction to express their love for anything from their beloved pet to their new high-power leaf blower.

Anthony Cortesi says he had such an emotional reaction because he felt like the moment was a long time coming. “We both worked really hard for this for a number of years,” said Anthony Cortesi, who proposed to his now-wife Lindsey Cortesi in 2020 after six years of dating. “We planned it out, found the perfect place and everything like that. So that’s why I had the reaction, I feel like we just have great love and fam

Above, Anthony’s bride, Lindsey Cortesi. (Photo source: Aspen Avenue)

ily support.”

Lindsey Cortesi said nothing could have prepared her for seeing her husband’s reaction on the day of the wedding. “Just to see him, the way he just turned and his emotion. [They say], ‘You’ll know when he’s the one,’ and it was like, I knew it,” she said. “It was just a beautiful moment.”

The couple’s wedding videographer caught the special moment on camera and knew it was a “one in a million” reaction.

“I do a lot of wedding videos; we shoot like 40 to 60 a year. We always make the joke when we talk to the groom that we’ll bring a little bag of onions or we’ll step on a toe to get the reaction…. As soon as I saw [Anthony Cortesi] cry, I was like, ‘Oh, he really loves this woman and I’ll tell you that much,'” said Michael Gonzalez, who co-runs the wedding media business, Aspen Avenue, with wife and photographer Nicole Gonzalez, who posted the video to TikTok.

“Just seeing it in person felt so real,” said Nicole Gonzalez, who is also the bride’s step-sister. It was such a beautiful moment […] just seeing it come to life,” she added. “And I was like, ‘This is this is going to go next level [on TikTok].”

Anthony Cortesi said he was shocked that his reaction went viral, but is glad that people are enjoying the moment. “A lot of guys at work are like, ‘Yeah, I’ve seen your video’ and they’re sending me videos on Instagram and messenger and text, all kinds of stuff,” said Anthony Cortesi. “I didn’t expect this to happen, I just thought it was gonna be you know a few likes.”

He noted that going viral “doesn’t bother me too much.”

“Oh, he loves it,” added Lindsey Cortesi.

Research contact: @GMA

Flaco, the owl who escaped the Central Park Zoo, adeptly survives the wilds of New York City

February 16, 2023

When he first escaped from his vandalized enclosure at New York City’s Central Park Zoo on Thursday, February 2, handlers of Flaco, a Eurasian eagle owl, doubted he could survive on his own after spending most of his life in captivity, reports Good Morning America.

But 12 days after he flew the coop, the nocturnal bird of prey is proving his doubters wrong. He’s not only showing he’s an agile aviator, swooping from tree to tree along “Billionaires’ Row” on Central Park South, but he’s also a quick study when it comes to hunting, zoo officials said.

After he escaped, Central Park Zoo, officials said a major concern was whether Flaco would be able to fend for himself in the wilds of the asphalt jungle. “That is no longer a concern,” zoo officials said.

“Since that first night, our staff has intensely monitored the eagle owl each day and evening to document and observe his behavior and activity in Central Park,” zoo officials said in a statement released on Sunday, February 12. “Several days ago, we observed him successfully hunting, catching and consuming prey. We have seen a rapid improvement in his flight skills and ability to confidently maneuver around the park.”

The owl has recently been spotted several times munching on rodents while perched in trees.

Flaco’s adventures outside captivity began more than two weeks ago, when zoo staff noticed him missing around 8:30 p.m. and reported to the New York Police Department that it appeared a vandal had cut the stainless steel mesh of his exhibit, according to zoo officials.

The NYPD said the incident is still under investigation and no arrests have been made.

Zoo staffers quickly launched a search for the owl. Stunned witnesses first spotting him on the sidewalk on Fifth Avenue near the famous Bergdorf Goodman luxury department store. But since then, he has mostly stayed in the southern end of Central Park, flying back and forth from the West Side to the East Side—even perching on trees inside the zoo.

A team of zoo staffers armed with nets and traps had been monitoring Flaco’s movements around-the-clock as he avoided their attempts to “rescue” him:

“Since our recovery strategies, thus far, have all been based on luring him to familiar food items, we need to rethink our approach,” zoo officials said in their update on Sunday. “Our main concern has always been for the well-being of the eagle owl. Our observations indicate that he seems to be comfortable in the area of the park where he has been hunting, and we don’t want to do anything to encourage him to leave this site.”

Zoo officials said that, while Flaco “faces potential challenges in this environment on a daily basis,” they have scaled back in their attempts to recover him.

One big concern is that Flaco could eat a poisoned rat. In August 2021, a barred owl nicknamed “Barry” by Central Park birders was killed when it flew into the path of a Central Park Conservancy maintenance vehicle. A necropsy done on Barry detected a potentially lethal level of rat poison that could have impaired the owl’s flying abilities, officials said.

“We will continue to monitor him, though not as intensely, and look to opportunistically recover him when the situation is right,” zoo officials said of Flaco.

Meanwhile, Flaco has quickly become the city’s latest celebrity bird—drawing huge crowds in the park over the weekend that rivaled those attracted by the Mandarin duck, a brilliantly colorful fowl who mysteriously appeared in the park in 2018 and stayed in the area for several months before vanishing without a trace.

“I just wanted to see him. I just think it’s really fun,” said Jen Roff, an economics professor at The City University of New York, who glimpsed Flaco through her binoculars as he slept in a tree Monday afternoon. “I think he’s beautiful. He’s gorgeous.”

Moustafa Elbeik also stopped by Central Park during his lunch break Monday to get a gander at the owl. “It’s exciting that we get to see a creature out here like this,” Elbeik told ABC News. “It’s pretty rare.”

Elbeik added that it was also a relief to hear Flaco is now catching his own food, saying, “It’s pretty impressive. “He’s helping to take care of our rat problem, so that’s much appreciated.”

Research contact: @GMA

What the ‘almond mom’ trend on TikTok says about parenting and diet culture

February 7, 2023

It was ten years ago that a conversation between a mother and daughter about eating, on an episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills caught the public’s attention, reports Good Morning America.

“I’m feeling really weak. I had like, half an almond,” top model Gigi Hadid—at the time a teenager—told her mom Yolanda Hadid on a 2013 episode of the reality show.

In response, Yolanda Hadid told her daughter, “Have a couple of almonds and chew them really well.”

While Yolanda Hadid later said her comments were taken out of context and came when she was “half asleep” after undergoing surgery, the imprint of a mom seemingly encouraging her daughter to restrict food stuck.

Today, judging from social media, the term “almond mom” is used to refer to a parent who imparts unhealthy food beliefs or disordered eating on their child.

The hashtag #almondmom brings up thousands of videos on TikTok alone of mostly young women impersonating the ways they see their parents, mostly moms, doing everything from limiting their own food intake to questioning their child’s diet choices and over-exercising.

“Are you really hungry or are you just bored,” a woman says in one video, mimicking a so-called almond mom.

“I just got back from my 12-mile walk. I am starving,” another woman impersonating an “almond mom” says in a video, as she measures out two almonds to eat.

Tyler Bender, a 20-year-old digital creator in Denver, has racked up over 144,000 followers on TikTok thanks in large part to the “almond mom” videos she has created since July, when she said she filmed a quick video in a grocery store satirizing what she described as “skinny moms on diets.”

“I went to the nut vending machine and I got like one nut and put [it] in a sack and tied it up,” Bender told Good Morning America. “I just assumed that people would be like, ‘Oh, that’s so weird and quirky,’ and then there have been so many people who related to it.”

She continued, “It’s like a community in the comments, the amount of people that are like, ‘This is healing for me.'”

Bender said she continues to be surprised by how much her videos resonate with people, including her own mom: “My mom watches them and she thinks they’re hilarious, but I know she’s watched them and also been like dialing it back,” Bender said. “I think anybody who watches them knows, like, OK, time to dial it back. I don’t need to be so worried about that all the time.”

Bender said the goal of her videos is not to glamourize or amplify restricted eating, but to use humor to shine a light on the diet culture that pervades families to this day.

“It’s just kind of like raising the flags of, hey, this behavior isn’t normal. If you’re seeing this, say something, or know that it’s not cool and it’s not normal,” she said. “I think it’s made parents more aware of like, ‘I don’t want to pass down my diet culture to my daughter and have her do the diet pills I did, so I’m going to watch my mouth now because kids see everything.'”

The “almond mom” trend on social media comes as eating disorders continue to be an ongoing crisis in the United States. Eating disorders remained second only to opioid overdose as the deadliest mental illness throughout the coronavirus pandemic, with eating disorders responsible for one death every 52 minutes in the U.S., according to data shared by the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.

Nearly 30 million Americans will have an eating disorder in their lifetime, according to the organization.

Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are diagnosed by specific criteria defined by the American Psychiatric Association.

Disordered eating, which is more common, is not a specific diagnosis but describes irregular eating behaviors or a preoccupation with food, weight, and body image, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which represents nutrition and dietetics practitioners.

Virginia Sole-Smith, author of the upcoming book, Fat Talk: Parenting in the Age of Diet Culture,” said that while it’s clear that home life influences a child’s thoughts on food, it’s “reductive” to think that, as with the “almond mom” trend, it’s moms, alone, who may be causing damage.

“We know that eating disorders have a whole variety of causes, so the mom alone does not cause it,” Sole-Smith told ABC News. “There is a genetic component. There are environmental components, all these different things.”

She continued, “Parents of all genders really influence their kids’ relationships with food and body, and there’s a lot of potential to cause harm there, but it is not limited just to moms.”

That point is echoed by Maya Feller, a registered dietitian and nutritionist, who said the “almond mom” trend does track with research showing the outsized impact parents—not just mothers—have on how kids view food.

“Whatever the family culture of food is shapes the way that kids perceive, and I think that’s separate from gender,” Feller said. “If we see parents who engage in restrictive behaviors, then we know that’s what’s being passed down to the kids.”

Both Feller and Sole-Smith acknowledged that the influence of parents only goes so far, as kids are also impacted by what they see on social media and in pop culture.

Sole-Smith, also author of the Burnt Toast newsletter, said navigating diet culture and fatphobia can be particularly hard for parents. While body-positive role models like Lizzo and even the self-awareness seen in “almond mom” videos are helpful, it’s an uphill battle.

So what’s a parent to do? When it comes to helping raise kids who have healthy relationships with food and eating, parents can start by creating a “safe space” at home, according to both Sole-Smith and Feller.

“Make the home a place where kids’ bodies are respected, trusted, treated with dignity—where their food preferences are respected, treat foods aren’t demonized, and where movement is encouraged in terms of how do you love to move your body, not movement for the sake of body shape,” said Sole-Smith, adding that parents can also talk to their kids about what diet and weight messages they see in pop culture.

Feller also recommends parents be “neutral” when it comes to food. “As a parent myself, of course sometimes I see my kid not having their vegetables and I want to be like, ‘Eat your vegetables,’ but I hold myself back because I’m really not trying to create a hierarchy around food,” she said, adding, “Food is not a reward or punishment. Food is food.”

Feller said parents can also help by offering the structure—a variety of foods, served at regular mealtimes, ideally at a table and not in front of a screen—that will empower their child.

“Then the kid is the one that’s meant to decide if they eat and how much,” said Feller. “There doesn’t have to be the power struggle around what gets consumed.”

Both Feller and Sole-Smith also emphasized that the single best thing parents can do is set a good example with their own actions.

“They learn from watching us much more than they learn from having us count their broccoli bites,” said Sole-Smith, adding of her own approach, “I offer a range of foods that I would like them have access to. I sit down and eat my own meal and enjoy it, and I don’t think very hard about what they’re eating or not eating. And the more I do that, and the more relaxed I am about it, the more they try different foods.”

Research contact: @GMA

Nature Made launches major 2023 advertising campaign

January 2, 2023

Timed to the beginning of the new year, Nature Made is launching The Start of Something Great, one of its largest advertising campaigns to date. The hoopla is all about establishing Nature Made vitamins as the transformative regimen “to set good days in motion,” the brand has announced.

.The campaign, which will launch across three major broadcast networks along with a Good Morning America sponsorship, marks a shift from Nature Made’s typical advertising approach of showcasing health and wellness products in a functional way, to instead appealing to the more emotional and positive side of wellness. It kicks off New Year’s Eve with a high impact live viewership on three network New Year’s Eve programs.

Nature Made’s new approach was informed by the brand’s proprietary research along with NielsenIQ behavioral science insights which show that consumers do not connect to “scare-based” advertising and are instead looking for more positive messaging around health. With its new, proactive approach to wellness Nature Made seeks to lean into the confidence of being cared for rather than add to consumers’ growing stress and anxieties.

“Consumers are increasingly interested in taking a positive, proactive approach to their health,” shared Rhonda Hoffman, CMO of Pharmavite, Nature Made’s parent company. “Science and quality remain fundamental to our brand’s DNA, but our new campaign seeks to reframe the role of Nature Made vitamins and supplements by leaning into the shifting cultural conversation and consumer expectations around health and wellness.”

The campaign includes a commercial, created in partnership with Leo Burnett Chicago, Pharmavite’s creative agency of record since fall 2021, which features a woman getting ready for her day. As part of her morning routine, she takes her vitamins and shares warm moments with her family before heading out the door, knowing that with the help of Nature Made vitamins she has a strong foundation for a great day. The commercial closes with a zoomed-in view of the iconic yellow equity branding that has helped make the brand instantly recognizable to consumers.

The new media plan will have more investment in streaming TV than ever before with an additional emphasis on popular social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram Reels, and Pinterest, in order to reach younger consumers. According to a 2022 Mintel report, nearly half (47%) of Millennials have increased vitamin and supplement usage since the start of the pandemic.

Research contact: @Pharmavite1

AI photography is taking over social media. Why are some concerned about privacy?

December 8, 2022

The latest social media trend among users, young and old,  is sharing virtual avatars generated through the Lensa AI app, reports ABC News.

Lensa, which has been around since 2018, enables users to upload from 10 to 20 photos of their selfies or portraits—and then it creates dozens, even hundreds, of digital images called “Magic Avatars.”

While the pictures could be considered pieces of digital art, those who are worried about personal online privacy have begun raising concerns about data collection.

Cybersecurity expert Andrew Couts is a senior editor of security at WIRED—overseeing privacy policy, national security, and surveillance coverage. He recently told ABC’s Good Morning America that it’s almost “impossible” to know what happens to a user’s photos after they are uploaded onto the app.

“It’s impossible, without a full audit of the company’s back-end systems, to know how safe or unsafe your pictures may be,” Couts said. “The company does claim to ‘delete’ face data after 24 hours and they seem to have good policies in place for their privacy and security practices.”

According to Lensa’s privacy policy, the uploaded photos are automatically deleted after the AI avatars are generated, and the face data on other parts of the app is automatically deleted within 24 hours after being processed by Lensa.

Prisma Labs, the developer of Lensa AI, told ABC News in a statement that images users upload are used “solely for the purpose of creating their very own avatars.”

“Users’ images are being leveraged solely for the purpose of creating their very own avatars. The system creates a personalized version of the model for every single user and models never intersect with each other. Both users’ photos and their models are deleted within 24 hrs after the process of creating avatars is complete,” the company said in a statement. “In very simple terms, there is no[t] a ‘one-size-fits-all collective neural network’ trained to reproduce any face, based on aggregated learnings.”

The statement continued, “We are updating our Terms & Conditions to make these more clear to everyone. The much-discussed permission to use the content for development and improving Prisma’s work and its products refers to the users’ consent for us to train the copy of the model on the 10-20 pictures each particular user has uploaded,” the statement continued. “Without this clause, we would have no right to perform this training for each subsequent generation. We are fully GDPR and CCAP compliant. We store the bare minimum of data to enable our services. To reiterate, the user’s photos are deleted from our servers as soon as the avatars are generated. The servers are located in the United States.”

Couts added that he isn’t too worried about the photos because most of us already have our faces on social media. He said his main concern is data collection that can be potentially lifted from users’ phones.

Research contact: @abcnews

Hair, be there: New study finds some natural hair loss supplements actually might work

December 5, 2022

A report published on Wednesday, November 30 by the Journal of the American Medical Association identifies which natural nutritional supplements are most likely to reverse hair loss.

Pumpkin seed oil, zinc, and other nutritional supplements may help with hair loss, according to the new research published in JAMA Dermatology, reports ABC News.

Researchers in Boston and Miami reviewed 30 different studies—some of which focused on men, while others targeted women, and yet others looked at hair loss in children—and found nutritional supplements with the best potential benefits from several hair loss brands and natural supplements.

A few of the brands include Viviscal, Nourkrin, Nutrafol, Lamdapil and Pantogar, and potentially beneficial supplements include the likes of capsaicin and isoflavone, omegas 3 and 6 with antioxidants, apple nutraceutical, total glucosides of paeony and compound glycyrrhizin tablets, zinc, tocotrienol, and pumpkin seed oil, according to the findings.

All of the supplements in the study reportedly had mild to no side effects.

Whether or not the supplements work may depend on the person and the type of hair loss that person is experiencing, according to health experts.

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton, who has shared her own COVID-related hair loss journey, said the supplements noted in the research are “widely available.”

She said treatment options will be individual to each person. “I think the bottom line here is that you have to get at, pardon the pun, the root cause of your hair loss, because it’s not one size fits all,” Ashton said on Good Morning America. “But if you look at how these supplements produced the results that they did, according to this compilation of studies, they varied.”

Ashton recommends speaking with a dermatologist to discuss treatment options and what works best for a specific type of hair loss. She said the evidence is still emerging on the beneficial effects of supplements for hair loss.

“I want to emphasize these results can vary,” said Ashton. “They can be mild. They can be more significant, but for people suffering with significant hair loss issues, usually a visit to a dermatologist is step one.”

Ashton said she found success by varying her hair styling techniques, in addition to diet and supplements.

“It’s not just about diet and nutritional supplements, but I think the key thing here is evaluate your particular situation,” she said. “For me, diet was a big contributing factor, but then resting your hair from styling or coloring damage—and my favorite, those clip-on ponies and wigs—can be really, really helpful.”

Research contact: @abcnews