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New – Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo

By on September 26, 2016 in Hair, Products |

It’s here! New Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo – full size and purse size –  is in stock now at all Halos. This transformative dry shampoo absorbs product buildup, oil and impurities with translucent powders while soothing the scalp and restoring strength and softness. We’re tried it!  It leaves no residue and has that famous Oribe scent. All this and then some: You’re instantly clean Absorbs product buildup, oil and impurities with translucent powders while soothing scalp and restoring strength and softness. Fragrance-retention technology means signature scent lingers Does not add texture, grip or weight Maintains hair health and color vibrancy by extending blowout and prolonging time between styling Hair is soft, smooth and touchable Leaves hair with body and movement Halo insider says she used this on day-after-hair, played a few rounds of golf, cap on and off, and hair was still clean and Fabulous Blow Out still holding the day after that. Save Save...

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Life of the Perfect Blow Dry Kit

By on July 8, 2016 in About Halo, Hair |

We’re simply not interested in one–day hair. Of course, we love a great event up-do, bridal party hair, and watching women leave Halo stepping out with that extra bounce of confidence that comes from a great hair day. But what we live for is amazing hair everyday.  That’s why we’ve pulled together all the product, tips, and DIY instructions to extend that Halo Do for four days after your appointment.  We call it our Life of the Perfect Blow Dry Kit. Ask any Halo stylist for tips, the printed directions, and guidance on the best dry shampoo, cap, and brush for you – and check out our day-by-day how-to videos. Bay Area lifestyle blogger, Suzanne Bell took the five-day challenge – and actually extended her Halo Blow Out for six days.  Check out her post here. Other benefits? Less shampooing and heat from your dryer will lead to healthier hair over time.  Save water! Another tip for extending your blow out and enjoying healthier hair simply by sleeping on it?  Check out Savvy Sleepers.   Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save...

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Keratin First-Timer

By on May 31, 2016 in Hair, Keratin |

DAY BEFORE (left photo) I’ve not had a keratin treatment before.  And since my teens, I’ve had frizzy, difficult to comb, dry, and raspy-feeling hair.  You won’t catch me complaining about having curly hair – overall, I’m lucky with my hair.  But two instances drive me crazy. One is when I meet with clients or go out.  (Unless, of course, I get a Halo blow out!) I don’t feel or look polished.  Occasionally, I’ll get lucky and my hair will dry OK, but mostly I feel that my hair is hurting me when making an impression on clients, or while out being social. The other instance that makes me crazy is when I’m traveling – especially if I’m visiting a place with more humidity than the Bay Area.  My hair can frizz to epic proportions and solidify into the most unflattering, un-movable, un-comb-able helmet.  If I do manage to comb it out, it just gets bigger and bigger. DAY OF TREATMENT I had an appointment with Hazel at Halo Menlo Park.  As usual it was nice to walk into Halo.  Lots of smiles and greetings.  Hazel sat me down and went through expectations and the process – totally safe, no formaldehyde.  She explained about not getting my hair wet for 72 hours and how to care for my hair to maintain the effects of the treatment for as long as possible. She gave me a fabulous head massage with shampoo.  Then I dozed for a few minutes while the product opened up my hair cuticles.  She then blow dried my hair and applied the keratin.  I was expecting a long wait, but it was only half an hour – perfect for catching up on e-mails and news.  I left with ironed and great-looking hair.  Hazel sold me the Keratin Complex shampoo and conditioner I’d need to hold onto the treatment effects as long as possible.  Now I just had to make it through 72 hours without getting my hair wet. FEW DAYS AFTER By the third day, I was eager to wash my hair.  It still felt softer than usual and looked good.  I had been worried that the keratin treatment left in my hair would start to look...

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Dry Shampoo Featured

By on April 26, 2016 in Hair, Products |

Hair: I’ll use some René Furterer Dry Shampoo if I’m wearing my hair down. Essentials: Cashmere wrap and lounge pants from my Rosie for Autograph line, a soft white t-shirt from Paige Denim, and cashmere socks borrowed from my man. I bring my own eats so I can avoid the plane food—usually I’ll pack a paleo wrap with turkey or chicken and salad, as well as nuts and dried fruit. Reading material: Dr. Nigma Talib’s book Younger Skin Starts in the Gut. Entertainment plan: Lately I’ve been catching up on reading or favorite TV shows—this time it was The People v. O.J. Simpson, viewed on my Macbook Air. First order of business: Ask for the biggest bottle of water they can provide and try to drink at least 3–4 liters. I also change straight into comfortable clothes, folding and hanging my airport outfit to avoid any...

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Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy FAQ

By on April 25, 2016 in Hair, Keratin |

See also: “Is Our Keratin Complex Treatment for you?” “Seven Time Winner!” “Keratin Treatment: Pre-, During, and Post-Appointment” Q: What is Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy? A: The Smoothing Therapy line is comprised of advanced, in-salon treatments that restore and restructure the hair by infusing a special blend of hydrolyzed keratin deep into the cuticle. The hydrolyzed keratin is bonded to the cuticle with heat from a flat iron to relax the hair’s subcuticle layer, resulting in renewed smoothness and shine. Q: What is the difference between smoothing and straitening/flattening treatments? A: Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy is different. Conventional straighteners or relaxers may break the protein bonds within the hair’s structure, causing each strand to reform into a permanently straight shape.  Keratin Complex’s revolutionary technology does not break the hair’s bonds, instead delivering the versatility of smoother, healthier-looking hair that can be styled wavy or straight as desired. Q: What is the difference between the Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment and Express Blow Out? A: Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment, our signature Smoothing Therapy, was created especially for frizzy, curly texture and is effective on all hair types. It is a revitalizing and rejuvenating treatment that seals keratin into the cuticle to lock out frizz-causing humidity and reduce curl. One treatment gives long-lasting results for up to five months and requires a 72-hour waiting period post-treatment. Our newest Smoothing Therapy, Express Blow Out, is a unique, one-hour service that gives the hair a softer, smoother and silkier texture for up to six weeks. Hair can be washed after just eight hours. Express Blow Out is perfect for all hair types. Q: How much time should be allowed for each client? A: Time should be determined on an individual basis. Keratin Complex recommends an initial consultation with each client to determine hair length, type and texture. As a general rule, please allow a two- to three-hour window for the Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment and a one-hour window for Express Blow Out. Q: What results can be expected after the Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment? A: The hair will be more manageable and easy to style, and will be resistant to humidity. It will feel noticeably softer and silkier, with added life, shine and vibrancy....

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Seven-Time Winner!

By on April 25, 2016 in Hair, Keratin |

Our Keratin Complex® Smoothing Therapy wins a seventh Behind the Chair Stylist Choice Award! From the moment we launched our signature keratin treatment, Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment, it became a favorite of stylists across America, helping cement Keratin Complex as the market leader in the smoothing category. More than 3,500 attendees and industry VIPs gathered at the Chicago Theatre to celebrate the pros’ top picks in 32 categories, including smoothing...

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