Summer is over and so is Halloween. It’s now time to focus on what’s important. Holiday hair! Before you start your shopping and treating those you love, why not treat yourself first? We’re in for a long and dark winter and the best mood booster is a fantastic new color!! For those of you that hate to see red, this season’s colors offer some stunning cooler tones that are still brilliant, Like the lovely, Lana Del Rey. Don’t worry reds, you’re still in. New reds have a more copper flair this season just like……. Lana Del Rey!! For those of you that want a low maintenance and new look, ombré hair is still in. Go for a more natural feel. It offers little to no maintenance for you, hard working, ladies! Also, If you’re new to Salon Thalia, Sofia offers half off her haircuts with ANY chemical service.
Thomas E. Young, M.D. is the Owner and Medical Director of Young Medical Spa® with three locations in Center Valley, Lansdale and King of Prussia, PA. He is also a co-owner and Medical Director for Doctor TattAway, LLC, a laser tattoo and hair removal clinic in Bethlehem, PA.
Dr. Young began performing SmartLipo™ soon after it’s FDA approval and was the first physician to introduce awake tumescent laser liposuction to the Lehigh Valley region. He has extensive training from across the Country with the World’s foremost leaders in body sculpting, fat transfer and stem cell procedures. Dr. Young was the first physician to perform SmartLipo™,VASER® Lipo, SlimLipo™, Cellulaze™, Liposonix®, ZERONA, NeoGraft Hair Restoration, Stem Cell Enriched Fat Transfer Natural Breast Augmentation, Stem Cell Face Lift, Brazilian Butt Lift, and the Vampire Facial™ and FaceLift® Procedures™ in the region and trains other physicians in awake tumescent liposuction. His Center Valley and Lansdale, PA offices also offer non-invasive body contouring procedures VelaShape™ and CoolSculpting®. He has performed well over 2500 tumescent liposuction procedures to date identifying him as the most experienced physician in the region.
Dr. Young is double board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, is a native of the Lehigh Valley, and has been practicing medicine in the Valley for over 20 years. He has extensive experience in injectable procedures and is a Platinum Provider for Botox® and a Premier Provider for Radiesse®. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians, a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, American Medical Association, American Board of Internal Medicine, Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the Lehigh County Medical Association, as well as other notable associations. He has hospital privileges at Lehigh Valley Health Network, Sacred Heart Hospital and Westfield Hospital.
Fall is just around the corner and the temperature will soon begin to drop. With students going back to school and people becoming busier around this time, it’s important to maintain your appearance by staying on top of your haircuts and facial hair.
As most of you know, Thalia is now proud to announce we are offering barbering services! Straight-razor face shaves, classic and modern men’s clipper cuts/ fades, and beard/mustache trims are all on the menu, so keep yourself looking sharp this Fall by keeping your mug groomed to perfection. Whether you like a full beard, a little stubble, or a smooth shave, we can help you look and feel your best!
P.S. – Gift cards can be a great way to show gratitude to someone, whether it’s a birthday, wedding gift, or you just want to get your holiday shopping out of the way, so stop by the salon when you get a chance and pick one up!!!
Being a color specialist for over 20 years I find it extremely important to suggest new color techniques every time a client sits in my chair. It could be anything from changing the color one shade darker, lighter or going to a whole new color. Even adding a different toner, putting a couple highlights or lowlights in the clients hair will enhance their natural beauty even more while giving the client a fresh new look.
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!
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!!
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.