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Keratin Hair Treatment for Curly Frizzy Hair

One of life’s paradoxes: Women with gorgeous curly or wavy hair are envious of women with silky straight hair and vice versa. What gives? I have naturally straight hair with a hint of wavy and I’ve always admired women with curly locks. They’re so bouncy and flirty, how can you not like them? Yet, I constantly have girls telling me how much they love my smooth flowy hair. Don’t get me wrong, I do too! However, a little curl wouldn’t hurt 😉

So for those ladies who are tired of their curly hair and the frizz that goes along with it, there’s a special treatment…and it’s called KERATIN.

What is Keratin Straightening?

Keratin is a protein that is found in our hair follicles. It helps fill in the gaps of dry or cracked hair. Now if you mix it with a chemical called formaldehyde and run a hot flat iron through it, then your hair will become straight and will actually stay that way. For how long? Usually it lasts up to three months. Although it depends on how quickly your hair grows out. Because the hair that does grow out will of course look like your natural hair since it wasn’t keratin straightened. The good news is that you can go for maintenance or use a hair product if your hair is easily manageable. In terms of price, in most places, the average cost of having your hair straightened is $300. At Euphora Salon & Medi Spa, the price starts at $150 and goes up depending on the length of your hair. So you don’t have to worry about dishing out the big bucks…unless of course your hair is like Rapunzel’s. Can you color your hair after the treatment? Yes. However, we recommend doing so before you get the treatment. This is because the keratin straightening will help seal in the color.

How to maintain your new ‘do.

For some this may come as good news, and for others not so much. Ready? You can’t wash your hair for 3 days after receiving the treatment. This may mean calling out of work for some of you. The reason is that the solution takes some time to really start working. Also, if you’ve ever seen sulfate-free shampoos in a local drug store, then go back and invest in it. They cost about the same as any other shampoo. The only difference is that sulfate-free shampoos will protect your hair and will not strip the treatment off your new gorgeous hair. We recommend using Chroma Sensitive by Kerastase (can be purchased at Euphora Salon & Medi Spa). It is often used with color treated hair since it’s sulfate-free!

Before you go for a Keratin Hair Straightening, make sure you look into the formaldehyde factor. If you have a certain scalp condition, then this treatment may not be for you. Just do your research so that you come prepared. Knowledge is power 😉

Now Hiring: Hair Stylists Looking for Booth Rentals in NY

Great News!

Our upscale L’Oreal & Kerastase hair salon is looking for motivated hairstylists to rent a booth. This is a great opportunity to start your own business or take your current business to new territory! Booth renters must have their own clientele and looking to build on current clients. The salon is large, clean, and newly built with onsite parking. We are conveniently located only six blocks away from the Queens Borough Bridge and two blocks away from the M & R trains. Also, we’re only a 10 minute drive from Manhattan. Euphora Salon & Medi Spa is located in a currently developing area where numerous condomeniums and businesses are opening up. So there is great potential here 🙂 Please call 917-846-9341 for further information.

What we offer:

  • Service of receptionist for scheduling, cancellations, confirmations, etc.
  • Your own booth and chair
  • Access to wash stations and towels
  • Onsite parking
  • Wi-fi

There are various options in terms of weekly/monthly pricing, which will be discussed via phone or upon meeting.

Soft Sexy Waves Hairstyle

As part of the latest hair trends for Fall 2012, we’re seeing lots of soft and loose hairstyles. One of the hairstyles we are in love with this season is soft sexy waves! Here’s how you can achieve this look at home:

  • Begin by sqeezing a dime size amount of heat protective milk to ensure your hair comes out silky soft. We recommend using Ciment Thermique by Kerastase. It protects your hair and leaves it shiny and smooth.
  • Take 1 inch sections of your hair and wrap them around the barrel of a 1 1/2 inch curling iron. Try not to curl approximately the top 5 inches of your hair. This will give your hair a relaxed look.  Hold each section for about 7 seconds and release.
  • Continue curling all sections of your hair, but make sure you are curling them all in the same direction.
  • Make a side part in your hair (whichever side you think makes you look more fabulous).
  • Spray with hairspray all over to ensure it lasts all day! For a long lasting finish, we prefer Double Force Control Ultime by Kerastase.

A Look at Our Stylist’s Work for a Fashion Show

 

Photos by Ale Di Esko & Ed Zorz Hafizov

Euphora Salon & Medi Spa did most of the models’ hair for the Leonid Gurevich Fashion Show in NYC. It turned out gorgeous!

September 9, 2012 was one of the best fashion shows I have ever seen in my life. Well, it was the only one I saw live so that may have something to do with it. It took place at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in NYC–it is actually where Sarah Jessica Parker got married! While the DJ played Enigma songs, I looked at my surroundings and it simply felt surreal. The red church lighting, candles, the good looking guy playing the accordion, and wine ! Yes, Voga wine made an appearance and it was quite a tasty one 😉

While everyone waited impatiently for the show to start, I took the chance to mingle. I was never much of a networker, yet, this time everyone looked so classy that it was impossible not to come up and say, “Hi. My name is Kat. What do you do?” I got so many business cards at the event that my purse was busting at the seams! I got to try the featured fragrance of the night called Huntress by the 3D Sisters. Once people began finding out that we do exclusive events and parties at our venue, they became interested too. I’ve never gone through my business cards so quickly! So everyone benefited 🙂

After my mingling session, the hairstylist from our salon snuck me in to the dressing area downstairs where the models were. Never have I seen so many tall gorgeous women in one room. I always thought I had an average height being 5’5″…but standing next to them quickly changed my mind! As I stood there looking like an idiot with a wide open jaw, I saw the designer himself! I was standing 2 feet away from him watching him complete his masterpieces (i.e. models). Let me tell you, the work behind the scenes is super stressful. People are running around trying to find accessories, putting on make up, looking for shoes, zipping their dresses. Yet, when they come out they looked the most poised they’ve ever been. That solid look on their face stays there until the last second before they go back behind the curtain. At which point they can’t help but smile in pride of themselves and the happiness that they didn’t trip on the runway.

Although the show was about 20 minutes long, it left a huge impression on me and our photographer, who was running around trying to capture anything and everything.

Makeup and Hair done by Euphora Hair Salon

This is a shot of the hair and makeup that was done for an event at our venue: Euphora Salon & Medi Spa in Astoria, NYC.

We are also experts in wedding hairstyles and bridal makeup application. In fact, we have packages made especially for brides to pamper themselves before the big day!

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