WorkshopSeptember 1, 2007 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Containing natural proteins, conditioners and UV filters, which are nondamaging and nondrying, Organic Control Systems Spray Gel provides protection during the styling process. organiccoloursystems.com
In addition to adding shine and definition to curly hair, Pravana's Curl Enhancer Gel also boosts volume for fine locks, both straight and curly. pravana.com
Plump it Up
For manageability and resilience, Profound Beauty's Atmosphere Tropical Dew gel infuses moisture and volume to produce plump, shiny hair with pliable texture. profoundbeauty.com
Applied to damp or dry hair, ThermaFuse's Esculpt is a protein-rich, cream-based gel that encourages endless creativity for easy, long-lasting styles. thermafuse.com
Designed for all hair types, Warren-Tricomi's Blue Gel uses proprietary Advanced Styling Technology to impart firm yet flexible hold, perfect for sculpting, styling or blow-drying. warrentricomi.com
The skinny on texturizing services that help clients get it straight
For more than a decade now, powerful chemical relaxers that commonly fell under the banner of "Japanese Straightening" have pretty much been a standout attraction on salon menus across the county. And while many clients quickly became hooked on the beauty service, it had an ugly downside. According to Les Haverty, artistic director for FHI Heat, a manufacturer of high-tech heat styling innovations, including the FHI Heat Texture Smooth System, "The [Japanese] procedures packed some undesirable baggage, namely long hours of processing time, strong fumes that permeate the salon and, in many cases, eventual progressive damage to the treated hair."
Sleek, shiny hair is a real possibility thanks to new technology.