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Keratin Treatment: Pre-, During, and Post-Appointment

in Hair, Keratin

  What to expect for the best results with your Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy (not flattening!) or Keratin Complex Express Treatment. >>>If this is your first Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment at Halo, receive $25 off with promo code FTOTKeratin. Welcome! Please review the care recommendations in this post before you make your keratin treatment appointment to be sure you can commit to the practices and purchase any needed item. See also: Keratin Smoothing Treatment FAQs (Most frequently asked FAQ? What’s the difference between smoothing therapy and flattening/straitening?) Keratin Smoothing Treatment – Seven Time Winner! Keratin First-Timer BEFORE YOUR KERATIN APPOINTMENT Get your permanent color, semi-permanent color or highlights directly before your keratin treatment. The treatment seals in the color, making it last longer and appear more vibrant. Make sure no event requiring an up-do, hat, or any bands or clips is on your schedule as hair must hang loose for three days after your treatment. Review your calendar to be sure nothing requiring your hair to get wet is planned for the three days after your treatment.  This includes visits to humid places like the San Francisco Bay, our coast, and aquariums. Check the weather forecast.  Keratin treatments are fine for rainy days, but you’ll definitely want a rain coat with a loose hood and an umbrella. Tell your house mates that your hair must not get wet for three days after. Keratin treatments are not recommended for pregnant or nursing women. Stock up on sulfate-free shampoo and conditioners. More on this below. DURING YOUR KERATIN APPOINTMENT Please allow a two- to three-hour window for the Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment and a one-hour window for Express Blow Out. Bring some entertainment (you won’t be able to wear earplugs.)  Magazines, books, tablet, check your e-mails, play Sudoku, etc. Know that you (your stylist, and other Halo guests) are safe.  We use Keratin Complex brand.  No formaldehyde or harmful chemicals. FOR THREE DAYS AFTER YOUR KERATIN APPOINTMENT Care during the 72 hours after your treatment (eight hours for our express keratin treatment) is key for optimal and the longest-lasting results.  The means three days of strict adherence to these guidelines: Do not get your hair wet! When you shower, use the...

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Reanimate Sagging Curls

in Hair, How-To

From our partners at 7HAIRCARE. Summer humidity getting you and your curls down? Liven things up with these products and tips: Wet your entire head with a healthy dose of SEAL spray. Work 1-2 golf ball-sized poufs of MOUSSE from roots to ends. Twist hair into a high bun or two braids away from the face and let set. Uncoil and lightly mist with SHINE spray. Finger tousle back into perfection....

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Soft Pink Eye Makeup Tutorial

in Products

  Learn how to create an all-over pink look with soft pink eye makeup with shimmer and rose lipstick. Get the look with mineral makeup from jane iredale’s spring makeup collection! Your browser does not support the video tag or the file format of this...

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Halo Trip Tips

in Hair, How-To, Products

Don’t forget!  TSA carry-on rules allow for travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item.  That’s liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes, all packaged in a clear one-quart-sized bag. So many of your favorite Halo products from Oribe, Rene Furterer, SEVEN, and Keratin Complex are available in TSA-approved sizes.  Also great for gym locker, purse, glove-box, guest room, and more!   Dry shampoo!  We can’t say it enough.  Leave the hot and heavy hair dryer at home.  As your stylist for the best dry shampoo for you.   Relax with a Fabulous Blow Out the day before (or morning of – we open early at 7am Monday-Saturday) you travel.  Let your stylist know where you are going so he or she can match your finishing products to your destination and activities.  You’ll enjoy your trip more if you look great.  And your blow out can last four days with our Life of the Perfect Blow Dry Kit. We often have clients who are heading to a destination wedding as a guest come in before they travel, so they don’t have to worry about fixing their hair in a hotel room.   Jane Iredale Cosmetics has a great selection of easy-to-use, travel-friendly products.  Our choices for looking fresh all trip long?  Dry powder sunscreen, SPF hydrating lip balm, and never-tacky lip gloss. Jane Iredale’s Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation for daily use, has SPF 30 broad-spectrum sun protection, is water-resistant for forty minutes, and comes in three shades. Perfect for summer travel!  Light-weight and small, but doing double duty – beauty and sunscreen in one.   Practice your up-do skills before you leave and don’t forget pins and bands.   As you get close to your destination, revive your hair (and yourself) by massaging the back of your neck and head, and add volume and freshness by switching your part side.   Avoid the free products in your hotel/motel room.  They are likely made with lower-grade ingredients, and are one-size-fits-all.  You know your hair is one-of-a-kind, deserving of pampering and the best products available, even while on the road.   Don’t do anything we wouldn’t do!  Keep that halo on. ...

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