Do you have curly hair that you straighten all the time? Does your hair take too long to dry and straighten? Do you enjoy your curl/wave but hate how frizzy it always looks? Do you wish your curl had more softness and shine to it? We have the solution to your styling woes…….
Many of our clients are looking for ways to make their hair more manageable. Whether that means taming the frizz, reducing curl, or eliminating curl completely. We have a great system from Redken called Urban Smooth. This system was introduced in early 2012 and we have been using ever since and LOVING IT ever since! This service can be done a few different ways depending on what your desired result is.
– You can leave your current curl/wave texture and simply decrease frizz.
– You can reduce your curl and decrease frizz.
– Or you can eliminate your curl and decrease your frizz significantly.
The nice thing about this service is that it is not completely permanent like the old school chemical straighteners that were incredibly harsh on hair. Depending on which method your choose your results can last anywhere from 3-8 months. It also depends on how curly/coarse your hair is if you use high quality products to care for your hair. This service is safe for color treated and highlighted hair, and will actually fortify and leave your hair feeling softer and looking shinier!!
This service is similar to a Brazilian Blowout, but has much more advanced technology behind it. The original Brazilian Blowout formulas contained formaldehyde, a carcinogen, creating harmful side affects and severe dryness in the hair. Many times this resulted in breakage and hair that was actually less manageable.
The Urban Smooth treatment is indeed formaldehyde-free. It contains Ammonium Thioglycolate, Ethanolamine Thioglycolate and Ammonium Hydroxide. These ingredients work together to permanently break the hair bonds in order to help smooth and straighten the hair.
Urban Smooth provides benefits to you such as reduced styling time/improved manageability, reduction/elimination of frizz and curl, and increased shine, softness and condition of the hair. This new formula features the Kera-Shape Complex technology that contains shaping agents for permanent smoothing or curling, cationic conditioners for moisture and shine and emollients for control and manageability. Urban Smooth is ideal for clients who want the end result of long-lasting smooth or straight styles without compromising their health and condition of their hair. Most of our clients can simply let their hair air dry and its as sleek and straight as if they had blown it dry, and flat ironed it.
This service has many steps, and can take anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on the length and thickness of your hair. The cost also varies depending on the length and thickness of your hair simply because thicker, longer hair will require more product and more time. Starting price for average length and thickness is about $175. This is an investment, but considering the hours of styling time and effort you will save yourself, and maybe more importantly how amazing your hair will look and feel – it is a worthwhile investment!
Maintenance is quite simple. When you notice your curl or frizz returning (most clients have not had this happen for anywhere from 4-7 months) then simply schedule another service and you and your stylist can determine whether you want or need to smooth all your hair again, or just the new hair that has grown in.
This is an incredible service and can certianly change your hairstyling world!!! If you have more questions or would like to schedule a consultation, feel free to contact us as 801.272.4455.