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Olaplex: The Hair “Reset” Treatment

What if you had the power to rebuild the strength, structure and integrity of your hair, a sort of “hair reset” that would take your hair back to days of stronger, shinier, softer feeling hair? I’m willing to bet you would use that power in a heartbeat.   

Olaplex is not just another conditioning hair treatment, it’s the answer.  It’s real science with real results and a huge game changer for winning the war on breakage and badly damaged hair.  

This hair perfector, is composed of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen chains. These molecular chains link broken disulfide bonds in the hair and restores the health of hair damaged during thermal, mechanical and chemical services. Especially beneficial for chemically colored hair this hair repair system transforms the texture of colored hair and allows colorist to do what they have only ever dreamed of before, i.e. such feats as going from black to blonde in one session. How do you think Kim Kardashian went platinum?

Kim Kardashian swears by Olaplex

Kim Kardashian swears by Olaplex

If you've over-bleached, over-colored, or even severely damaged your tresses over the years, Olaplex works from the inside the hair shaft out to strengthen, condition and literally reconnect the hair strand structure where broken.  It makes the hair stronger by rebuilding the damaged disulfide bonds in your hair that are broken during the chemical process. Our stylists love how Olaplex makes the hair look and feel. The results are truly phenomenal and because our stylist swear by this amazing hair repair system, we are pleased to offer Olaplex at our salons.

How Olaplex Works:

Olaplex works in three stages:

 1.     Stage 1 - Olaplex Number 1: Bond Multiplier is used - this can be put on the hair as a stand-alone treatment, or if you're getting your color done, it is mixed in with the color or bleach and put straight onto your hair in foils.

 2.     Olaplex Number 2, Bond Perfector is then put on the hair once the bleach is rinsed out. This is left on for a good 10 to 20 minutes to really get the most out of its chemical mending.  When the time is up it’s rinsed out followed by a shampoo and condition as normal.

 3.     Olaplex Number 3, Hair Perfector is the third step in the process and also is a take home treatment.  We recommend you use once a week. Apply to damp hair, comb through, and leave on for a minimum of 10 minutes at home before washing as normal. If you want to maximize the effect you can leave it on overnight.

Because of the repairing power of Olaplex, we forecast more and more people will demanding beautiful, healthy hair without risk or sacrifice. For more information, ask your colorist about Olaplex or stop in for a complimentary hair consultation.

Taking Blonde to the max without sacrificing the health of your hair.   Ready to get your hair back into shape, Call for your appointment.  Midtown salon:   212-586-6482    Flatiron salon:  212-448-0600

Taking Blonde to the max without sacrificing the health of your hair.   Ready to get your hair back into shape, Call for your appointment.  Midtown salon:  212-586-6482   Flatiron salon: 212-448-0600

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SUMMER HAIR CARE TIPS BY RICCARDO MAGGIORE, CELEBRITY HAIR STYLST

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SUMMER HAIR CARE TIPS BY RICCARDO MAGGIORE, CELEBRITY HAIR STYLST

Written by Millissa Mathai, Editor in Chief of Haute Mimi International

Summer hair can be tricky. The humidity, the summer sun and incredibly high temperatures can leave your locks a bit frazzled. We went directly to celeb hair stylist, Riccardo Maggiore, from the Riccardo Maggiore Salon, for some great tips to keep hair in shape this summer.

Riccardo Maggiore believes you can have healthy, beautiful hair during the summer months if you know how to properly take care of it. After all, he has styled and tamed Sarah Jessica Parker's glorious mane. Here's the dish ...

Fine Hair
For fine hair, long layers are ideal. The layers will create movement and volume. This is perfect for the hot, summer months.

Wavy Hair
Wavy hair is great for summer. It’s beach hair without even stepping foot on a beach! Work with that texture and use plenty of moisturizer to emphasize the waviness.

Curly Hair
Heavy layers are good for curly hair, too. However, you don’t want to over-layer the hair. It should be cut long enough to achieve the desired style.

Thick Hair
For thick, straight hair, increase layers to achieve more movement. Thin the hair out in order to accomplish a look that heavy hair sometimes will not allow.

How can you avoid a scalp/part burn?
Try to avoid parts in your hair all together. Use a fashionable headband or scarf to slick hair back. If you must part your hair, use a sun specific product with a UV protectant, which contains sunscreen agents to protect hair from damaging UV rays.

What's the best way to deal with summer dryness?
Summer sun and heat can cause major dryness to hair. The key is to moisturize. Put tons of moisture in your hair. Use moisturizing shampoos, deep conditioners, leave-in conditioners – anything that will maximize moisture.

If you plan to hit the beach or pool, apply oil or a product with SPF to the hair. This will create a “seal” that will protect and prevent salt water, chlorine or sun to penetrate and cause damage.

What's the best way to deal with summer frizzies?
Find a product that will help combat frizziness while offering a radiant luster and eliminating the frizzies + static electricity.

How can you best control curls during the summer?
The best way to control natural curls is to use products that moisturize. Use a moisturizer, like a leave-in conditioner, to produce long, flowing curls, and a heavy product (like a gel) to produce tighter curls.

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