Sleek – and Safe – Summer Strands

Imagine: it’s a sweltering July afternoon in Miami at 97 degrees and 99 percent humidity; you’re baking in the sun on the sandy shores of South Beach; your skin is glistening as you earn your sultry, summer glow and your hair is soft, sleek, and totally fuzz-free. Fantasy? Not anymore thanks to our groundbreaking Goldwell Kerasilk keratin treatment.

Once touted as a miracle treatment, keratin services are nothing new to the scene, though they’ve been slowly on the decline due to the rise of the ”˜natural’ hair movement (women embracing their natural texture) and the discovery of the treatment’s key component, formaldehyde, a well-known carcinogen.

The keratin treatment is a semi-permanent hair smoothing system, which targets the cuticle, or outside layer of the hair. The professional strand-smoother saturates the hair with a combination of the liquid version of the keratin protein that your hair is made up of a formaldehyde solution, which is then blow dried and flat ironed in to lock strands into a straight position.

For those looking to achieve a frizz-free summer style without taking a serious hit to their health, Goldwell’s Kerasilk system, as praised by Allure magazine as a “key player” on the forefront of safer strand-smoothing treatments, employs glyoxylic acid to temporarily mend bonds in the hair to fight frizz and leave locks humidity-proof for weeks. Perfect for those looking to smooth curls without smothering, the Kerasilk treatment maintains the integrity of hair’s natural texture, so curls are left glossy and manageable rather than stick-straight.

The Kerasilk system is not only non-toxic, but also completely customizable to best cater to the needs of each individual client. The revolutionary technique uses a two-component approach (one for shaping and one for smoothing), which allows your stylist to “diagnose” hair problems and tweak accordingly as pictured in the diagram below.

Silky-smooth and totally safe summer hair is at your fingertips, South Florida! Stop by McAllister Spa for your complimentary consultation today.  Check out the pricing of our straightening and smoothing treatments today, along with our full salon menu for haircuts, color, highlights and more