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Keratin Treatment: Pre-, During, and Post-Appointment

By on September 4, 2020 in Hair, Keratin |

  What to expect for the best results with your Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy (not flattening!) or Keratin Complex Express Treatment. Please review the care recommendations in this post before you make your keratin treatment appointment to be sure you can commit to the practices and purchase any needed item. See also: Keratin Smoothing Treatment FAQs (Most frequently asked FAQ? What’s the difference between smoothing therapy and flattening/straitening?) Keratin Smoothing Treatment – Seven Time Winner! Keratin First-Timer BEFORE YOUR KERATIN APPOINTMENT Get your permanent color, semi-permanent color or highlights directly before your keratin treatment. The treatment seals in the color, making it last longer and appear more vibrant. Make sure no event requiring an up-do, hat, or any bands or clips is on your schedule as hair must hang loose for three days after your treatment. Review your calendar to be sure nothing requiring your hair to get wet is planned for the three days after your treatment.  This includes visits to humid places like the San Francisco Bay, our coast, and aquariums. Check the weather forecast.  Keratin treatments are fine for rainy days, but you’ll definitely want a rain coat with a loose hood and an umbrella. Tell your house mates that your hair must not get wet for three days after. Keratin treatments are not recommended for pregnant or nursing women. Stock up on sulfate-free shampoo and conditioners. More on this below. DURING YOUR KERATIN APPOINTMENT Please allow a two- to three-hour window for the Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment and a one-hour window for Express Blow Out. Bring some entertainment (you won’t be able to wear earplugs.)  Magazines, books, tablet, check your e-mails, play Sudoku, etc. Know that you (your stylist, and other Halo guests) are safe.  We use Keratin Complex brand.  No formaldehyde or harmful chemicals. FOR THREE DAYS AFTER YOUR KERATIN APPOINTMENT Care during the 72 hours after your treatment (eight hours for our express keratin treatment) is key for optimal and the longest-lasting results.  The means three days of strict adherence to these guidelines: Do not get your hair wet! When you shower, use the absolute best shower cap. The Dry Diva brand – available at every Halo location – has never let us...

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Hair and Makeup by Halo

By on September 17, 2018 in Hair, Make Up |

Thank you to Gentry Magazine, for using Halo stylists for your September issue’s cover story, ON TREND. We could not appreciate our partner, Hope Patricia Daly Public Relations, more for this opportunity. We had a great day – and the results are...

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Thinning Hair Solutions…

By on July 30, 2018 in Hair |

Thinning hair is a concern for women and men alike, but it’s important to understand the different types and causes in order to promote stronger, healthier hair. Reactional hair thinning often results from factors such as stress, dietary deficiencies, post-pregnancy hormonal changes or medications, while progressive hair thinning is usually genetic. We off proven botanically-based solutions – free of minoxidil or finasteride – for both types of hair thinning. Our hair is constantly renewing itself. A single hair emerges, grows, then falls out, as part of a hair cycle that repeats itself about 25 times during our lifetime. It occurs in three stages: 1. The Anagen Phase The anagen phase, or growth phase, lasts about two to three years in men and six to eight years in women. Under normal conditions, about 85% of our hairs are in the anagen phase. During this phase, the vascular network that supplies the hair root is particularly well-developed around the follicle. 2. The Catagen Phase The catagen phase, or regression phase, which is fairly brief (two to three weeks), is when the hair follicle becomes inactive. The hair matrix dies and although the hair does not grow any more, it remains rooted in the follicle. 3. The Telogen Phase The telogen phase is when the hair is in its rest phase. The hair is shed and replaced by another hair, whereby a new anagen phase begins. This period of renewal lasts approximately three months and explains why we normally lose around one hundred hairs every day. TWO TYPES OF HAIR LOSS CAUSES If you are experiencing sudden, temporary hair loss, which is known as reactional thinning hair, this René Furterer video is for you. Triggers may be stress or emotional shock, a restricted or poor diet, fatigue, childbirth, illness, medications, overprocessed hair, or scalp tension due to unprofessional styling. Usually becomes visible 2-3 months after a specific event. Hairs abruptly enter the catagen phase before completing the growth phase causing hair to shed. More prevalent in women and can occur on the entire head rather than being isolated to certain areas. Ask your Halo stylist about these René Furterer products: RF 80 ATP Energie Concentrated Serum addresses the two main factors for...

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New Client Models

By on January 29, 2018 in About Halo, Hair, Products |

Halo Stylists Irma and Cherice get to work on models for our photoshoot. Cherice gave model Kate our “Pretty Please” Fabulous Blow Out. And Irma gave model Meghan a messy bun up-do. We are so lucky to be able to work again with Lisa DeNeffe Photography. Lisa’s team has the “halo look”...

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“Hair and Makeup Courtesy of Halo”

By on October 2, 2017 in Hair, Products |

The Halo Team recently had the pleasure of working with Gentry Magazine and shoot coordinator, Hope Patricia Daly, on a feature article on Fall Runway Fashion – ON TREND. We made the cover! What a beautiful look… Here’s the entire article. More of our hair and make up work and the beautiful models, “notable women behind the San Francisco 49ers Organization.” Our Team from Halo Palo Alto did a beautiful job…   Thank you to everyone...

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Reanimate Sagging Curls

By on July 16, 2017 in Hair, How-To |

From our partners at 7HAIRCARE. Summer humidity getting you and your curls down? Liven things up with these products and tips: Wet your entire head with a healthy dose of SEAL spray. Work 1-2 golf ball-sized poufs of MOUSSE from roots to ends. Twist hair into a high bun or two braids away from the face and let set. Uncoil and lightly mist with SHINE spray. Finger tousle back into perfection....

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