But I think Spring needs some encouraging….
Come in for a fun hair style to spruce it up- A few pins here, a fish-tail braid there…keep it playful girls!
Then finish the flirty look with a pop of color- $25 for eyes and lip makeup application-a special from May 17th through June 17th!!!!!
Glo Minerals is great on the skin. It allows the skin to breath, and since it’s mineral makeup, it’s not full of fillers and talc, so it won’t clog your pores! YAY for healthy happy skin!!
Come in for this Spring Special while it lasts!!!! Don’t let Spring pass by without having some fun with it…
Bryona Smith -Salon Thalia
Simply, it’s low maintenance and can
be changed so easily. Hot brunette moms and hot blonde moms such as Jennifer
Lopez and Gisele Bundchen know that they can go lighter and darker easily in one
salon visit if they choose, but can also do it once and leave it alone if they
choose. It’s all in the technique. Any questions, ask Sofia! Consultations are
I recently read a news report warning the public about the risks and dangers of getting certain salon services. This outraged me, not because this is my business, but because this report is somewhat inaccurate. Firstly, this uninformed journalist wrote that hair color is linked to certain cancers and the FDA doesn’t regulate what goes into these cosmetic procedures. Really? So I have been doing hair for more then 30 years and not one of my clients has developed any cancer as a result of the hair color I have been applying. As a matter of fact the hair color that I have been using for over 20 years, I wanted to use for many years prior but had to wait for FDA approval before it was available in this country. Since 75% of our clientele gets color services on a regular basis don’t you think we would have seen different issues or problems by now? It is very important to see a colorist that is experienced so you can have a healthy and beautiful color application without breakage or chemical burns. Some people, including myself, can have allergies to certain types of hair color. This is why it’s important to have your hair colored professionally, go in for a consultation and if needed get a patch test.
Many of my clients are Doctors and a question that has come up throughout my career has been, “is it safe to color hair during pregnancy?” My answer has always been, ask your Doctor first but in my experience the doctors I consulted with have told me there is no link with any problems with hair color and pregnancy. However, each color company is different and permanent hair color does have ammonia which Doctors do warn against inhaling strong amounts of ammonia during pregnancy which make complete sense. Depending on the quality of the color product or how high lift the color is the ammonia content in most high end color products can be very low (as in the products we use here). Depending on the level or content of ammonia that is in certain hair color products, the results can be damaging to the hair and chemical burns could result on the scalp. So why do we use permanent hair color as opposed to semi or demi permanent color? Depending on the color result you are looking for or the amount of grey that is in the hair, the peroxide mixed with low levels of ammonia are needed to penetrate and either remove pigment from the cortex layer of the hair or drive the artificial pigment into the cortex to get grey coverage. We have had some potential clients complain that our prices our too high, but as with anything you get what you pay for, and we use only the best products At Salon Thalia.
Secondly, to address the Keratin issue- and this is what I mean when I said “somewhat inaccurate”. Yes, there are some companies that put a small percent of formaldehyde in the Keratin products. This started out as “The Brazilian Blowout”. The FDA did approve this ingredient , we as stylists were warned about the danger of using this carcinogenic however, the FDA claimed it was such a small amount there was little to no risk for the client only the Stylist preforming the service. At Salon Thalia we refused to offer this service until Keratin companies began offering Keratin Treatments that are formaldehyde free. Why do some salons still offer this service knowing the potential dangers involved? I can only surmise that the product must be cheaper or they haven’t educated themselves or some clients want straight hair no matter what the consequences may be. A true Keratin treatment is technically not a chemical service, this is why it is important to follow your stylist home care regime so you won’t wash it down the drain. A true Keratin Treatment will only infuse Keratin into the hair and will gradually wash out not permanently changing the natural texture of the hair.
Also, certain type of relaxers used on extremely course curly hair (as an example Black or African American hair), can be very toxic. This again is a perfect example of why you need to educate yourself. We use a relaxer that is all plant based. No lye or sodium hydroxide is in our chemical relaxers. Black men and women have been using these types of toxic chemicals to straighten their hair for decades and I have never heard of any cancer resulting from these services. Severe breakage and scalp burns yes, but nothing fatal.
So in closing,it is important to consult with an experienced stylist to make sure any type of chemical service is suitable for you. Unfortunately it’s the media’s job to create fear and controversy. Educate yourself before writing off a service that can enhance and make all the difference in your personal appearance.
Keratin is the perfect service to reduce frizz, curl and style time. The keratin is ideal for the clients who desire smooth, silky and manageable hair. The keratin last up to 6 weeks depending on lifestyle and maintenance. The original keratin treatment last 4-6 months. The summer months are quickly approaching, this is the perfect time to get your hair under control ! We suggest the Bain Chroma Captive (shampoo) to best preserve your keratin. Book with leanna on any Tuesday in the months of April or May and receive 10% off your keratin service.
Bain Chroma Captive is a sulfate free shampoo, this formula won’t strip your color or keratin. Linseed oil coats the hair shaft to hydrate and maximize shine. A powerful combination of antioxidants and UV filters combat environmental damage that lead to breakage and fading. So if you feel your color is fading and becoming dull quicker than you would like or your keratin isn’t lasting then try Bain Chroma Captive to preserve your colors depth up to 40 days.
Are you lacking moisture and shine? Try out Kerastase Nectar Thermique! This product is a weightless leave-in treatment that helps nourish split ends and prevents them from future damage. It also helps protect against heat styling and thermal tools. It adds smoothness and optimal shine. To use: Add a dime size amount to hands and run through roots to end on damp, towel-dried hair. Then style!
Fine and lifeless hair has finally met it’s match!
Phytovolume Actif is a weightless spray that lifts your hair at its root. This adds density and volume, giving your hair volume that lasts all day! The Phytovolume Actif is full of botanical thickening ingredients. This makes it great for everyday use, or even as a re-styler for second day hair.
Come in for a shampoo and blow dry and look fabulous for a night out in the city!
The flat iron, to this day, still brings a little bit of controversy. While I
don’t agree in the daily use of an iron, using it twice a week (and in some
cases three) won’t ruin your hair if you take the necessary precautions.
Firstly, you want to make sure that your shampoo is sulfate free. Sulfates
irritate the hair because its detergent and It strips away the natural oils in
your hair leaving it dry. You want to gently cleanse your hair, not strip it. I
love using the Bain Chroma Captive by Kérastase since its so nourishing and
hydrating. It’s also great for color protection. Also, shampooing your hair
daily is not necessary. If your hair gets oily, I highly recommend the use of a
dry shampoo like Shu Uemera powder shampoo (which also adds volume) to get the
Secondly, try to give your hair some love by treating yourself to a weekly or
biweekly conditioning treatment. There’s nothing more relaxing than coming into
the salon for a scalp massage and a relaxing blowout all the while, treating
your hair properly.
Lastly and most important, please use a heat protecting product on your hair
before blow drying!! Not using one is the equivalent of laying out on a hot,
August day with nothing on your skin! My favorite product is the Phytodefrisant
by Phyto. It’s a thermal protection while being extremely light weight. I also
like to add a pea size of Phyto 7 nourishing leave-in on the ends after I blow
dry and before I flat iron for added protection and a healthy finish.
Is the cold winter weather taking a toll on your hair? Try this ultra deep conditioning masque. It delivers an intense dose of moisture to dry and damaged hair. Moisture Velvet masque is rich in the essential oil, “Camellia oil.” This oil was traditionally used to keep geisha’s hair soft, shiny, and moisturized. The moisture velvet line has a unique scent that was inspired by bouquets of exotic flowers. This masque will leave your hair soft, shiny, silky and replenished for the rest of these harsh winter months.
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