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â€œFormaldehyde-freeâ€ hair straightening treatments remain popular among many frizzy-haired folk who want the benefits of the â€œBrazilian Blowoutâ€ and other straightening treatmentsâ€”without the harmful risks associate with formaldehyde. But these treatments arenâ€™t necessarily any safer than their formaldehyde-based counterparts, cautions Nicole E. Rogers, MD, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She spoke during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Denver in March 2014.
Formaldehyde-free is a clever marketing term, not necessarily a chemical one, she says. These t
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Angelo David of New York’s Angelo David Salon has such a gift for creating natural hair color and extensions that he has been likened to an illusionist for hair. Hairdressing was a family business, but he first had to sow his wild bad boy oats before embracing his own talent. Once he got down to business, he developed a keen eye for color as well as a knack for creating natural looking hair extensions. Customization is everything for Angelo and he has developed Couture Extensions and Couture Color to find the hair that best suits his clientsâ€™ needs and lifestyle. Read on to learn more about Angelo and the inspiration that guides him.
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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.Â Concerns over formaldehyde content prompted a Cosmetic Industry Review, which should conclude this fall.Â 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.Â We also have some tips for choosing a salon and a stylist when booking a straightening service.