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Olaplex is a Game Changer in the Hair World

I stopped into Oribe Salon in South Beach, Miami a couple months ago. While I was getting my hair styled by Elvio, who’s worked on the locks of Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, & Naomi Campbell amongst others, I asked him what is the biggest thing right now the world of Oribe. Without a pause, his answer was Olaplex. I was aware of this new product and had heard some of the claims but until recently did not fully understand it’s potential.

What is it? Olaplex is a single-ingredient wonder created by chemist Craig Hawker, the co-director of the Materials Research Lab at the University of California Santa Barbara. Hawker is a nationally recognized scientist, and his research group is focused on molecular engineering, specifically as it applies to biomaterials and energy, but this was Hawker’s first invention contribution to the beauty world.

What this mean to all of us?  When chemicals are used in the hair, from coloring, peroxide developers, or straightening treatments, the sulfur bonds split, and then become sulfur hydrogen. This process can eat away at the hair proteins, which causes sever damage and results in “fried” hair.  Olaplex prevents the splitting from happening. In short, Olaplex links broken bonds in the hair making hair coloring safer, and helps eliminate hair breakage during the coloring process.

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Well, now it’s here at DnA Salon, and I could not be more thrilled! It has completely opened a new palette of options that were almost impossible to reach until now. No more broken hair for temporary “fantasy” colors or waiting weeks in between to go lighter.  The product can also be used alone as a treatment to help erase past damage from processing or heat damage.  Olaplex is the answer to our Hairgod’s prayers!

This is my client, Morgan's [dark brown natural] hair with previous damage, colored to an aqua jade green with Olaplex.

This is my client, Morgan’s [dark brown natural] hair with previous damage, lightened and colored to an aqua-jade green with Olaplex.

To make an appointment call 215-925-1881 or book online.  Mention this post and receive 10% off any Olaplex color service until September 1, 2015.

Sharpening My Cutting Skills with Celebrity Hair Stylist, Nick Arrojo.

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It was a pleasure to attend a cutting class with celebrity hair stylist, Nick Arrojo, from TLC’s TV show “What Not To Wear.” He shared a lot of valuable knowledge and insights to become successfull in the hair stylist industry. It was great to chatting  with him after the show.  He is a really down to earth guy.

 

 

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Nick Arrojo is a celebrity hair stylist based in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City.
Born in Manchester, England, Arrojo worked as a stylist for Vidal SassoonWellaInternational, and Bumble & Bumble salons before starting his own studio in downtown Manhattan in September 2001, the Arrojo Studio, which encompasses Arrojo Education and Arrojo Product. He was the hairstylist on TLC’s What Not To Wear (a makeover reality television series) for seven years. He recently released his own product line, Arrojo, and is currently working on several how-to books. He is also involved with Wella’s “Trend Vision 2006″ project. 
Some of Arrojo’s celebrity clients include supermodels Melissa KellerYamila Diaz, and Karen Ferrari; actors Minnie Driver and Liev Schreiber; musicians Bryan Adams and Bernard Sumner; and British comedian and performer Victoria Wood.
Arrojo taught the art of hair coloring to Queer EyeKyan Douglas. Arrojo was the resident stylist on TLC’s What Not to Wear ; he left in 2009 during the show’s seventh season. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)