Sunday, June 16, 2013

Claude Thomas Salon and Spa... GK Keratin Treatment

The Do's and the Don'ts and Information on Keratin treatments
The Do's
Do  wear your hair down for the first 2 days
DO blow dry your hair dry and smooth  with flat iron at medium to high temperature if hair gets wet.
Do be the hair envy of all your friends
The Don'ts
DON’T  wash hair for 2 days.
DON’T participate  in any activity that may cause you to sweat excessively
DON’T use styling products for 2 days.
Q and A

Are the Gkhair keratin treatment permanent?
No. All keratin treatments are not permanent . The keratin treatment will gradually wash out over time. The keratin treatment will last about 5 months depending on the hair type, proper maintanence and the use of recommended products. In general color treated hair seems to hold the keratin treatment  a little longer.
Can I go into oceans, lakes, saunas or pools after this treatment?
Not for the first 2 days after treatment.  After the 2 days YES, however . Use a conditioning treatment recommended by stylist for your particular hair before getting into the water. This will protect your hair. After you are out , wash your hair and condition with your recommended product.
***Note***In this blogg we do not state a particular product as we have hair products that are designed for the individual. We all have different hair and our hair has  different needs. Consult your stylist
Can I  use styling products?
Yes, after the first 2 days after treatment.
Can I get a Keratin treatment while pregnant or nursing?
While there is no known adverse effects, pregnant woman or nursing woman should consult their physician prior to any type of treatment.
Do Keratin treatments work for ethnic hair?
Yes, this treatment is great for all types of hair.
Medical conditions?
Your health is the most important issue in any situation. Since, we are not aware of any individuals medical history we always strongly recommend that you consult a physician if this is any type of concern for you.
What is the formaldehyde percentage of this keratin treatment?
We use Methylene Glycol as an ingredient in our formulas. When heated it may release a minuscule amount of free formaldehyde.
What is the Keratin percentage in this product?
The benefits of keratin comes from the natural healing properties which comes from the protein within the type of keratin used and not the  percentage. Our products contains Juvexin, which is a special blend of  proteins that have been optimized specially for hair and found exclusively in our products.
Can this be used on perms that seem to be frizzy?
Yes, it can. It may reduce some of the curl but will still keep the curl pattern up to 40%
Can this treatment be used on hair extensions?
Yes. It has to be 100% human hair to do so.
We at Claude Thomas use the best professional Keratin  treatment in the beauty industry. That being said, the product is important but without extensive training and lots of experience the  product can not perform the way it was intended. 
 We, at Claude Thomas have been extensively trained, have the expertise and experience to perform this service so our clients can  receive the maximum benefit of this service.
How it works
"The Best" reduces the stiffness (elastic modulus) in the hair, this reduction or softening effect causes the hair to lose its natural curl and feel softer.
The greater the concentration along with application of Juvexin, the softer or straighter the hair will become. Juvexin penetrates throughout the hair shaft delivering important conditioning and moisturizing benefits.
This improves the softness and reduces friction enabling the hair to better withstand heat, helps make hair less prone to breakage and improves the    lubricity of hair, giving hair overall better manageability. On both wet and dry hair there is less entanglement during brushing, making the hair less prone to breakage and improving manageability.
What is Juvexin?
Juvexin is a special blend of proteins and peptides optimized specifically for hair. Juvexin has been developed to protect and restore the hair back to its youthful state and is found in  Gkhair Keratin treatments .  Juvexin restores your hair to its pristine condition. It puts back the same   properties found in young, healthy and vibrant hair which are usually lost over time. There is    nothing artificial and no harsh chemicals are used.
• Leaves the hair healthier using a high concentration of Juvexin
• Reduces styling time
• You can air dry hair
• One formula which can be customized to offer varying results
• Cuts your styling time in half


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

How to get the Makeup looks for 2013. Looks that make number 13 anything but unlucky

With the  humidity and hot summer days nearly makes impossible for women to keep their make-up looking polished and perfect. How do  celebrities such as Florence Welch, Jillian Michaels and Joan Jett look perfect in hot and humid weather? Many  Celebrity make-up Artist have perfected some great tricks that can  keep your complexion set and your color makeup looking its best. Here are three easy looks that will the summer heat.
The big must is to have a your skin for any of these fabulous looks is  ReGenica. In the summer months it is imperative to keep the skin moisturized and protected from the harmful rays of the sun and ReGenica does it all and  more. It minimizes your pores, evens out your skin tone and fills in fine lines
Take Make Up For Ever Aqua Black inside the eye as well. It stays all day and gives added depth and dimension that delivers a gorgeous grunge look with a polished look and sophistication. For more drama add Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics deep burgundy Lip Tar in Black Dahlia. This was featured in New York Fashion week on multiple designer runways including the debut of Chicago based designer Juju Lacour for his collection Maison de Lacour.
Look 1

Grunge Gorgeousness
This nineties look gives a fashion edge to even the simplest look. Perfect for a day at the beach or brunch with the girls, this effortless look lends itself to dressing up or down.

STEP 1: Start the look with MAC Face and Body Foundation for sheer, water-proof and sweat-proof coverage. Use  Claude Thomas exclusive  KZyms mineral powder and our blush powder to set in place with Make Up
STEP 2: Brows are soft and structured with this look. Try Kevyn Aucoin The Precision Brow Pencil paired with Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Genius Clear Waterproofing Gel. But before anything have a great foundation with Claude Thomas expect eyebrow shaping
STEP 3: Sweep Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Cream Eye shadow in Topaz or Quartz across the eyelid from brow to lash. Line the bottom and top lash lines with Make Up For Ever Aqu
Black for a smudgy, smoky sexiness that stays put. And to make it even more dramatic Claude Thomas personally designed eyelash extensions to enhance the eyes
STEP 4:Complete the look with Lip Ink and Cheek Stain for the perfect pout.
 Madame Claude’s tip

Madame Claude’s Tip”Try blotting paper from Nurturing Force as an easy carry in any hand bag or cosmetic kit for keeping the makeup shine free. If you want to add in a bit of glamour or drama bring in Temtpu Airbrow for an elegant eyebrow that never moves and will frame your gorgeous metallic eye. 

Look 2

Gold Rush
The gilded eye look will have every woman getting attention. Gold is a flattering color for any Skin tone from the fairest to the darkest. Plus you can add this gold to your hair with the Oribe line of color pomade for the hair. AMAZING

STEP 1: Mehron No Sweat Skin Prep is the perfect primer for long days that lead into late nights. And the KZims mineral power over that

STEP 2: Try a BB Cream from Aj Crimson, Embryolisse or Stila for a sheer summer complexion. Set in place with  Claude Thomas KZIMS No color mineral powder to set and keeps it from getting that “ I do not want shine”
 STEP 3: Swipe a bold yellow gold or slightly guilded color over the lid to give yourself a gorgeous glimmering eye. Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadows and Aqua Creams and Kett Cosmetics Metallics lend themselves for warm weather looks and never budge.
STEP 4: NARS Multiple in South Beach on lips and cheeks completes this look or again the lip ink line.

The brush can make all the difference. Use Crown Brush Small Oval Foundation Brush for applying blush that is balanced and natural and gives the look like it is glowing through your own skin”

.Look 3

Think Pink
Make pink be your signature color by making a monochromatic statement with pink applied everywhere and anywhere in your makeup application. Claude Thomas’s  KZYMS mineral blush is perfection for this blushy pink look
STEP 1: Apply Grafrobian HD Foundation or Mehron Celebre Pro for a perfect complexion that allows you to control coverage. Set in place with Claude Thomas exclusive  KZyms mineral powder .
STEP 2: Eyes get a wash of pink color from crease to lash. For a bolder bright pink, try I Make Your Beautiful or Magnolia Makeup from Viseart available through Alcone NYC. A thin line of blue eyeliner and blue mascara add a subtle hint of color that brightens the eyes. Make Up For Ever Aqua Line and Aqua Mascara is a great option. If your prefer pencil add in Inglot or Anastasia Waterproof Pencils.
STEP 3: Lips are the focal point of this look. Try NARS Satin Lip Pencil in YU paired with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Anime of if you want a metallic pink pout try Lip Tar in Yaoi..Another great option Is Lip Ink…it will not ever fade off
STEP 4:Complete with Temptu Blush in a large assortment of pink shade colors.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Claude Thomas's Hair Extensions and Hair loss solutions

Learn more about our hair extensions and hair loss solution with Claude Thomas's E Brochure
9 Things you should not encounter in a Salon and Spa

1.Uncertified and inexperienced hairstylists. Those thousands of hours spent in cosmetology school will not only pay off in the long run, but help to prevent a hair disaster. 

2.Mislabeled products. If the bottle of hair conditioner is actually filled with a chemical relaxer, then you'll be in major trouble.  

3.Overloaded electrical outlets. This is unsafe, scary and potentially shocking. 

4.Broken chairs. Isn't the whole point of settling into the stylist's chair to actually "settle"?Comfort is a huge part of the salon experience. 

5.Leaky shampoo bowls. This is a slip-and-fall lawsuit waiting to happen, not to mention one of the reasons we sometimes end up with soaking shirts after getting shampooed. 

6.Floors covered in hair. We're pretty sure that hairstylist and TV personality Tabatha Coffey would agree that there's no excuse for a dirty salon. It only takes a few seconds to grab a broom and sweep.  

7.Dark and moldy bathrooms. We've come across some questionable salon bathrooms over the years, but an unkempt washroom is all it takes for us to grab our purse and go. 

8.Poor air quality. Strong nail fumes and nail dust on everything. Look for a salon that has good hair venting 

9.Shady sanitation. Improper removal or build-up of trash can lead to unwelcome visitors (read: rodents and roaches).

Have you encountered hazardous situations at a hair salon, spa or nail salon? Let us know

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Claude Thomas's new skin rejuvenation treatment Meta Therapy

Meta Therapy  Skin Rejuvenation

Immediate  Results
No Down time
Cost effective

Click on link below to learn more about Meta therapy with our E Brochure