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Best Places For A Brazilian Blowout In Charlotte

July 2, 2013 8:00 AM

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It is said that the Brazilian-style, keratin-based hair-smoothing system is phenomenal for frizz. The five-step treatment begins with a clarifying shampoo, followed by product application, blow dry, flat-iron to seal and concluding with a rinse and dry. The key to this system’s popularity is no down time. Older versions required a 96-hour wait before washing the hair, following the treatment. It will make natural curls loose and waves without frizz. The treatment application varies anywhere from 90 minutes to three hours, depending upon thickness and length of hair. It remains popular in Charlotte salons, despite controversies over its formaldehyde content — different formulations contain different amounts. Some area salons offer the organic version as an alternative. Looking for a new do? These Charlotte locations offer the hair-smoothing treatment.

Escape Hair And Skin Salon
1440 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 375-3131
www.welcome2escape.com

Escape Hair and Skin Salon is located in the historic South End. The salon offers three different types of hair-smoothing treatments. It is all based upon the needs of the client. It begins with a consultation session; during which the client’s needs and desires are discussed. An appointment is scheduled, and the treatment is applied. The keratin treatment will last from four to six weeks. Other services include hair coloring, hair extensions, braid bar, hair removal, skin studio, facials and makeup bar.

David Ross Salon
2115 Southend Drive, Unit 105
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 332-4414
www.davidrosssalon.com

The David Ross Salon sends the client home with sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. Any salt in the product will strip out the sealant. The service takes up to two hours. It is great for coarse, dry, damaged and excessively curly hair. Young professionals, into their 60s, are getting the Brazilian Blowout treatment. It is especially wonderful for relaxing African-American hair.

Orange Olive Hair Gallery
2824 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 334-2229
www.orangeolivenoda.com

Orange Olive Hair Gallery is in the NoDa district of Charlotte. The first Brazilian Blowout application starts at $325, including full-size shampoo, conditioner and smoothing serum. Future treatments are $250. The application will provide a smooth, healthy, shiny and frizz-free head of hair. The super nutrient complex provides a protection covering of protein around the hair shafts, smoothing the hair cuticles. The Hair Gallery recommends waiting two weeks before getting any hair coloring. Women of all ages are getting the Brazilian Blowout. It remains strong at the Orange Olive Hair Gallery. Mention this article to receive a discount. As the name implies, the salon is also an art gallery. Find it on the gallery crawl on the first and third Friday of every month.

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Attitudes A Salon
3321 Siskey Parkway
Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 814-4454
www.attitudematthews.com

Attitudes A Salon is located in McKee Farms, near the Siskey Y.M.C.A. Treatment duration will depend upon the thickness and length of hair. The process begins with a consultation. Stylists are upfront about the possible risk involved: the formaldehyde content could release gases when heat is applied. The treatment should last four to six months. Avoiding chlorinated pools will extend the life of the treatment. The client will receive shampoo and conditioner for home use.

Ambiance Hair Salon
4219 – 1A Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 366-3830
www.ambiancehairsalon.com

The Ambiance Hair Salon is located in the Strawberry Hill Shopping Center. This salon provides the organic alternative of the keratin treatment. For the first two days, avoid washing hair, using hair bands, bobby pins, rubber bands, as well as any activity causing sweat. If the hair does get wet, blow dry and straighten immediately. The salon also offers an organic hair-coloring treatment. Salon owner Nell Hicks is famously known for her hair extensions.

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Catherine Lash engagingly connects with people. She has learned that interested listening and thoughtful questioning are the means through which collaboration creates a story. She grew up traveling the world and learning military life in an Air Force family of seven. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and three kids. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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