Keratin Treatment

cezanneWe are salon certified with the GK Hair Taming System and Cezanne Perfect finish. These keratin treatments, unique hair taming systems, leave the hair silky smooth and frizz free.

A Keratin Treatment is a safe option for women wanting to improve the health and look of their hair. The experts at Studio 39 Salon have specific training to perform this service and only use products that are safe and healthy for your hair. The treatment can restore shine, remove frizz, and bring vitality back to the hair.

Keratin is the protein that exists in young healthy hair. As we age, the keratin in our hair breaks down, and factors like every day styling, chemical treatments and poor health can diminish the luster and overall appearance of our hair.

With the popularity of this service, many salons are performing this service without  proper certification and training, often using an inferior product.We held off on bringing this service to the salon until we found a product that was safe and delivered beautiful results. We chose GK because we believe it is the safest and most professional keratin product available. All of our stylists have received certification through the GKhair company. GKhair is a professional keratin product that is for salon use only.

Our  treatments are %100 formaldehyde free and completely safe for all clients, even children, and the atmosphere. In the past, even formaldehyde free keratin treatments still released dangerous “aldehyde derived” vapors during the flat ironing process of this service.

All keratin treatments have to have an active ingredient to crystallize the keratin onto the hair shaft during the flat iron process. Treatments at Studio 39 use botanical, alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), and silk protein solution which are all natural. AHA are basically acids from sugar, fruit, and vitamin A. These ingredients have been proven to be safe for decades and are commonly used in face creams.

Did you know that if a keratin treatment has formaldehyde in its solution, as long as its less than 1%, the manufacturer can advertise the product as “formaldehyde free”. We believe this an unacceptable practice. Because they are not really a food or drug, federal regulation of beauty products and services often slip through the cracks of the FDA.

That is why the owner of Studio 39 is committed to educating stylists and clients alike about false advertising and to know exactly what they are using. We can say with confidence our keratin treatment is not only completely healthy, but gives amazing results that can last up to four months.

Here’s what some of our clients are saying about our keratin treatment:

“It’s been 5 days since Dajah’s treatment and her hair is amazing! She has washed it and worn it curly and after school each day (even on gym class days) she has virtually no frizz! Her curls are soft, beautiful and tangle free! Before she had the keratin treatment she would come home from school looking like she stuck her head in a light socket. Lol! Thank you Studio 39! We love this keratin treatment! Also as a parent I love that this treatment is safe for my child!”

The Science of Keratin Treatments

A hair cuticle lays in circular layers that overlap each other. When the hair is healthy  these layers are compact and lay tightly together. When the hair is damaged, these cuticles become open and over time can break off creating large cracks in the hair shaft.

This can create a weak spot in the hair shaft that can cause overall breakage.  These images depict a healthy and damaged hair cuticle. Notice how the damaged hair shaft is open and more fragile.

A keratin treatment helps  restore a damaged hair cuticle by filling in the the holes and cracks in the hair shaft.

It is a healthy alternative to traditional chemical relaxers. The incredible smoothing results help cut down on blow dry and styling time, and also help lock-in hair color. It may also be be a solution for many other hair issues.

Whether you were born with curl and frizz, or time and styling have made your hair dull and lifeless, this treatment can resolve your hair issues.

®Juvexin

Since human beings are mammals, the type of keratin that is the most bio-identical and healing to hair is animal protein. The molecule size of plant proteins, like wheat, are to big to penetrate a human hair shaft. They often layer on the hair causing it to become brittle and break.

That is why animal proteins work best for truly reconditioning hair. Unlike other well known keratin companies, GK does NOT use animal by-products for their keratin. Animal by-products are the waste from dead animals produced from meat processing.  Sound glamorous? We don’t think so either.Juvexin

GK uses a product called ®Juvexin®Juvexin is specially developed with proteins and peptides that penetrate the hair shaft, delivering moisture and repairing  the damaged portions of the hair. This type of healing protein has been used for years in the medical world, especially in burn units, because of its skin healing benefits.

Basically it is a solution made from sheep’s wool, and not just any sheep. These sheep live in the hills of Ireland and are fed a protein rich diet to make the lanolin from their wool especially rich with nutrients. After the sheep are shaved of their super wool, the lanolin is then extracted.

The lanolin then goes through a special cold pressed process of cleansing so that the nourishing benefits still remain. The sheep are never harmed and are returned safely to their green pastures until their magical wool is fluffy again.

Application and Care

The actual Keratin application is not complicated, it just involves some steps.

  • After we deep cleanse hair with a special shampoo, we apply the keratin product to the hair by combing it through and letting it set for  20-40 minutes.
  • Next we blow dry and flatiron the hair with titanium flat irons. This crystallizes the product onto the hair, leaving a smooth glossy finish.

It is very important to use specific shampoo and conditioner and to avoid color services for two weeks. However, you may receive a color service before your keratin treatment on the same day. In fact, we recommend it because its seals in the color, making it shiny and longer lasting.

Keratin service generally takes 2-3 hours, so please allow ample time in your day when booking.

Pricing depends on the amount of product and service time. Prices start at $175 for short hair, $200-$250 for medium hair, $275- $350 for very long, thick curly hair.