After July 4th, the summer is definitely in full swing! And since I was recently asked to comment on television about the psychology of hair, and how having a good hair day can impact everything from our self-esteem to our blood pressure, I thought it would be the perfect time to address how to manage the dreaded summer frizz many of us try to avoid when the humidity shoots way up.
Finding the right hair treatment is not only a relief, but can be a total game changer in terms of how we feel about our looks, and since I’m all about sharing information that helps us feel our very best, I felt this strong need to let you in on a fabulous little secret. Banishing your bad, frizzy hair days is not only possible, but probable when you schedule an appointment at the trendy and chic Keratin Lounge, in midtown Manhattan.
The Keratin lounge was established by Nadine Ramos, a pioneer and the creator of Lasio
Keratin treatments. At the Keratin Lounge clients are greeted by a friendly staff and asked what kind of complimentary drink they would like. The Keratin Lounge offers everything from coffee with organic milk to Champaign or wine if you’d prefer. Everyone who works there is a certified Lasio Keratin specialist and provides LASIO Keratin treatments exclusively. There are no cuts, color or any other hair services provided. It’s just stylists who love and specialize in helping their clients achieve sleek, polished looks during the summertime or anytime for that matter.
It was definitely time for me to ensure my summer locks looked as smooth and glossy as possible. The spirited and glamorous, Shefvon Rivers, a South Carolina transplant, was my specialist for the day. We spoke about how she moved to New York so she could become her best self. I could barely detect her southern accent when she told me how good it felt to know she had chosen the right profession for herself. Shefvon confessed that she too felt like a therapist to her clients, especially when she sees how amazing they feel about themselves and their hair after they leave her chair.
The salon offers four different types of keratin treatments to best suit the needs of each client. The One Day Formula, provides the most extreme straightening results and can last up to four months. Keratin Tropic is the formaldehyde free treatment; this is the one I chose. This treatment is for ladies who don’t want to eliminate all their curls, but just want to get the frizz out. The Color Pro is designed for chemically processed hair, and the Mocha Silk is a safer alternative to perms and relaxers, designed for more ethnic hair types.
If you’re interested in learning more about Keratin and are interested in exploring one of the four treatments to manage your wild summer locks, you can visit the website: www.KeratinLounge.com, or visit the actual salon location at 39 West 38th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018 (212) 477-2088.