Showing posts with label long-lasting shine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label long-lasting shine. Show all posts

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Krazy for Keratin!

Brazilian Straightening and Keratin treatments are all the craze in the Hair Salon world these days! Many clients desire the service, but are skeptical over the high cost of the salon treatment. For those clients that are looking for more affordable alternatives, Pure Spa Direct carries products that you can retail to your clients for use at home.

I recently tried the One 'n Only - Brazilian Tech Keratin product line and instantly fell in love. I've been using the three products for a while now, and even my colorist commented on the softness of my hair.

What is it?
This professional hair care line was developed containing keratin that helps protect hair against structural damage; strengthens and repairs; enhances shine, smoothness and moisture; and improves texture and condition. This prescriptive hair care line is designed for various hair types, textures and conditions.

How does it work?
Natural keratin bonds to the hair’s surface penetrating the cuticle into the cortex. The One 'n Only - Brazilian Tech Keratin system helps replenish the hair’s natural keratin, which may be lost or damaged during the chemical/color process. Recommended for use after any chemical service, or for those who are exposed to the daily damage of heat-styling appliances, to keep hair smooth, shiny and nourished.

Why I recommend it?
Gives an idea of what the results would be like to use a Keratin treatment. This treatment also has wheat proteins for added strength and moisturizing oils like jojoba, grape and macadamia, plus shea butter and honey for soft, supple, shiny hair. Clients will be hooked on what Keratin can do for their hair and, hey, they may even come back for the professional treatment.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 17 of Gelish Manicure - Shine & Color Still Going Strong

Hello all! I just wanted to give some personal feedback on my Gelish experience since we picked up this amazing nail line.

My Gelish manicure was done 17 days ago....and all 10 nails are still holding on strong! As you can see from my photo, the color has not faded, scratched or chipped. The color intensity and shine is still rich and glossy. Though this polish could go the 21 day distance, my nails are growing strong and fast with this product on! I do have some slight wear at the edges, BUT that is because some of my nails were extremely short at the time of the Gelish application. I've learned that capping the edges properly can be challenging when the clients' nails are extremely short. The nails that I am showing wear on were definitely not capped at the edges because they were only nubs at the time of application. The official Gelish trainer repeatedly stated that there were 2 points critical for Nail Pros to follow to ensure lasting Gelish manicures:
    1. Apply Base Coat as thin as possible. It should not be "slick or shiny" looking - it should look "orange peel shiny -- with texture". Overuse of base coat is the most common problem with applying Gelish. If you have slick shine BEFORE you cure, you have used too much foundation.

    2. CAP THE FREE EDGE WITH EVERY LAYER! Our recommendation is to cap the free edge first, then apply product to the nail bed. If you cap the free edge first, when you pull the color down the nail plate, you remove the bulb at the free edge. If you cap at the end, you risk leaving a bulb at the free edge.

Other than some grow-out (hey, I can't control how fast my nails grow, they thrive with Gelish!) my polish still looks great. At 17 DAYS! Under normal circumstances, I can't keep my polish looking this good for 7 days! It is still in tact, with a shine that looks like it was just applied. Definitely A++++, Gelish!