Salon straightening treatments have been a real game changer for frizz-fighting, with a few short hours in a stylist’s chair shaving cumulative hours off of clients’ daily beauty regimens. Concerns over formaldehyde content prompted a Cosmetic Industry Review, which should conclude this fall. In the meantime, we wanted to give a run-down of our experiences with Brazilian Blowout and Coppola Keratin Complex, two of the biggest names in the arena. We also have some tips for choosing a salon and a stylist when booking a straightening service.
The controversy about keratin hair straightening systems continues. On the docket for a Congressional staff briefing taking place on Wednesday, May 18, is the “Brazilian Blowout” case-study. The study reportedly revealed that hair products with dangerously high levels of formaldehyde are allowed to be used in salons due to lax federal and state regulations.
The staff briefing is being hosted by the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, the National Healthy Nail Salon Alliance and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. The overall theme of the briefing is the dangers of chemical exposure in the salon workplace. Salon owners/technicians will give first-hand accounts of working with t
Plastic surgery surge perfects Latin American beauty ideals.
While body ideals in North America and Europe remain of the lanky boyish type with breasts–if runway and fashion models are any indication– the ideals in South America are a bit more sensual. “The fashion of an exaggerated tiny waist combined with a big bottom with large, full breasts has become a phenomenon both in Latin fashion and in patient requests of the plastic surgeons here,” said Dr. Lina Tirana, a plastic surgeon in Cali, Colombia.
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