So, you’re interested in getting a keratin treatment. You’re tired of your dull, frizzy, kinky, unmanageable hair. You’ve seen great results for others, but you’ve also heard horror stories about hair taming systems, and you want to do your research. Good for you! You’ve come to the right place.
Salon 1580 is an Atlanta-area "Top 20"GK Hair salon! Our experienced, GK Hair Certified stylists are THE GK Hair experts. GK Hair regularly holds training classes for hair stylists in the metro Atlanta area and Salon 1580 has hosted many of these certification classes for local stylists and salons.
What you should know about keratin treatments. Why GK Hair?
There are NUMEROUS types of hair-smoothing treatments around, but they are NOT created equally. Unlike over-processed hydrolyzed keratins found in the market today, GK Hair's Hair Smoothing System with Juvexin is an active compound, delivered to the hair in its raw, natural state. Critical amino acids and proteins remain intact, conditioning the hair and protecting it from damaging environmental effects, aging and daily styling. It works on all hair types, leaving it more manageable, soft, shiny, smooth and frizz-free for up to 3-5 months after your first treatment, depending on which GK Hair formula/treatment you get.With regular GK Hair treatments and regular use of GK Hair shampoo and conditioner, the Juvexin compounds and you'll notice you'll need less frequent treatments.
With GK Hair, you will experience the only hair taming system with Juvexin, a special blend of proteins optimized for hair. It is truly the best way to tame and manage your hair. These professional, in-salon treatments penetrate the cuticle to improve texture, enhance manageability and reduce frizz for 3-5 months. It rejuvenates while straightening and strengthening hair, leaving it healthier and reducing styling time.
GK Hair Hair-Smoothing Keratin Treatments
Application types for extra smooth, manageable, and healthy frizz-free hair:
1) "Resistant" Formula
GK Hair's original formula is for coarser, dry, unruly hair and is an excellent hair smoothing/straightening treatment lasting for up to 3 months. It cuts your styling time in half, giving you smooth, manageable, and healthy frizz-free hair. (Requires special after-care; see below for "First 48 hours".) Regular color services can be applied the same day, PRIOR to the keratin treatment; otherwise you must wait two weeks for any chemical treatments after your keratin treatment.
2) "The Best" Formula Treatment
A defrizzing, hair smoothing formula, leaving your hair with the body and curl formation. Formaldehyde Free! NO FUMES! Zero wait time to get your hair wet (you don't have to wait 48 hours like you do with the GK Hair "Resistant" or "Curly" formulas)! Cuts your styling time in half! No formaldehyde! No fumes! The greater the concentration, along with length of time of this Juvexin application, the softer or straighter the hair will become. Must wait 2 weeks for color after "The Best".
3) GK Hair’s “Curly” Formula
This newer formula tames waves, eliminates frizz, repairs damage, and delivers shine. It restores and protects your hair, maintaining its natural properties by creating a shield over each strand, restoring it from the inside out, while protecting against harmful UV rays, pollutants, chemical treatments, and the rigors of daily shampooing and styling. Good for most hair types. (Requires special after-care; see below for "First 48 hours".) Leaves your hair with the most body and curl/wave formation without the frizz. Regular color services can be applied the same day, PRIOR to the keratin treatment; otherwise you must wait two weeks for any chemical treatments after your keratin treatment.
4) GK Hair's "Miami Bombshell" Formula for Blondes
Miami Bombshell is GK Hair's newest hair-smoothing treatment formulated specifically for blondes! Repairs dry and damaged hair and neutralizes unwanted brassy tones!
-- Tame, repair damage, and protect hair from breakage with Juvexin -- a keratin anti-aging protein blend optimized to restore hair from the inside out, returning it to a more youthful state. It also contains natural oils and pearl extract to achieve optimal hair health and moisture.
-- Neutralize unwanted brassy tones (unwanted warm pigment) in the hair.
-- Cut styling time in half!
-- Deliver intense shine and silky smooth hair straightening.
NOTE: The GK Hair "Italian Style" Application is still available upon request; It lasts for up to five months and rivals "Brazilian Blowouts". Formaldehyde Free! NO FUMES! Zero wait time to get your hair wet (you don't have to wait 48 hours like you do with the GK Hair "Resistant" formula)! Cuts your styling time in half!
Wow, look at Brett's tamed and soft curls!
Can you resist running your fingers through his hair?
Read his keratin journey here.
How GK Hair Keratin Treatments Work:
The treatment reduces the stiffness (elastic modulus) in the hair. This reduction or softening effect causes the hair to lose its natural curl and feel softer. 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 perhaps the most revolutionary development in hair care in the past 50 years. Derived from sheep wool through an environmentally-friendly process, Juvexin is a special blend of proteins and peptides optimized specifically for hair and is delivered to the hair in its natural state. The long protein chains of Juvexin closely mirror the hair’s own keratin structure. This allows the Juvexin to bond with the hair and wrap around the cuticle to repair and protect, while penetrating to the core to nourish each strand. Juvexin has been developed to protect and restore the properties found in young, healthy and vibrant hair which are usually lost over time. Juvexin is GK Hair's foundation in creating manageable, frizz-free, beautiful looking hair.
The Juvexin biopolymer is protected by more than 150 US and worldwide patents that works like a fountain of youth for hair, restoring it to a younger, more vibrant and healthier day. It works on even the most damaged and over-treated hair, restoring strength and suppleness while actually protecting it against damage from harsh sunlight and pollution. Hair is actually stronger and healthier - proven in 10 years of independent laboratory testing.
GK Hair "RESISTANT" AND "CURLY" FORMULA AFTERCARE INSTRUCTIONS:
The First 48 Hours:
After receiving your GK Hair RESISTANT FORMULA or CURLY FORMULA Hair-Smoothing Keratin Treatment, you MUST NOT get your hair wet in any way, shape, or form for 48 hours, preferably 72 hours. Avoid any activity that will cause you to perspire. No swimming. Don’t go out in the rain without your hair protected. If your hair does get wet, IMMEDIATELY apply GK Hair Leave-In Conditioner Spray, blow it dry, and flat iron with the setting on high, separate into 1-2” sections and flat iron it seven times per each small section.
Until after your first shampoo (minimum of 48 hours after your keratin treatment): Do not put your hair in a bun, ponytail, or braids or use any clips. Do not put your hair behind your ears or put your glasses or sunglasses on top of your head. Doing so will result in a permanent bend or crimp. Leave your hair as your hair professional has styled it.
Flat iron your hair every day until after your first shampoo. (See next section for what type of flat iron to use: titanium, not ceramic.)
Important Information Regarding Hair Care Products and Implements (no matter which GK Hair formula treatment you received):
Shampoo and Conditioner – Following your GK Hair hair-smoothing keratin treatment, it’s very important to use only GK Hair shampoo and conditioner, which are fortified with Juvexin and are developed to maintain and extend the life of your treatment. Use of GK Hair shampoo and conditioner is essential to maintain your treatment because they are free of Sodium Chloride and harsh sulfates which can strip the keratin from the hair. Each GK Hair product is fortified with Juvexin to continue the nourishing and conditioning effects of the GK Hair smoothing treatment, and deliver additional shine, while protecting each strand. This is why, at Salon 1580, no matter which of the three GK Hair formula treatments you get, we require you to sign a waiver if you refuse to buy authentic GK Hair shampoo and conditioner from our salon; we cannot guarantee your GK Hair treatment will "take" and last without following the very important steps listed above and without using these GK Hair products. You may be tempted to buy these products online, but before you do, PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION: www.goo.gl/La7U1f
Flat Irons with Titanium Plates – It’s very important to use titanium irons, NOT ceramic, as ceramic plates can actually strip the keratin treatment. When straightening your hair with any keratin treatment your flat iron plates should be made with titanium. Titanium has the ability to retain high heat and will distribute heat evenly. Most ceramic surfaces will lose heat as soon as you start to iron. The titanium plates will retain the heat once you start straightening. This will result in that beautiful hair shine.
NOTE: See our menu of services, with pricing HERE. Please note that prices for full-service keratin treatments are for ONE OUNCE. There is a $45 per-ounce extra charge (charged in 1/4 oz increments) for hair longer than shoulder-length, above-average thickness, and/or dry, damaged hair. This is because it takes more products, longer application, processing, and finishing time. For keratin refreshes, the cost is $25 more per extra ounce.
Important Information Regarding Hair Color:
You may color your hair the same day, immediately prior to getting your GK Hair RESISTANT or CURLY hair-smoothing keratin treatment. Otherwise, wait two weeks after the keratin treatment.
Tips to Preserve and Extend the Life of Your GK Hair Hair-Smoothing Treatment:
Use only GK Hair shampoo and conditioner (see why, above). Afterward, towel dry and spray with GK Hair Leave-In Conditioner or Creme.
Once weekly, shampoo your hair, apply the conditioner and leave it in for 30 minutes to help restore the keratin. For maximum results, squeeze the conditioner in your palm, and add a few drops of GK Hair Serum. Rub your hands together and apply from roots to ends and leave it in your hair for 30 minutes.
If you have excessive perspiration (i.e. after an intensive workout), or have gotten your hair wet in the pool or ocean, shampoo your hair, apply the conditioner and leave it in for 30 minutes to help restore the keratin. For maximum results, squeeze the conditioner in your palm, and add a few drops of GK Hair Smoothing Serum. Rub your hands together and apply from roots to ends and leave it in your hair for 30 minutes.
Chlorinated or Salt Water – Rinse your hair and apply leave-in conditioner prior to swimming to help to block chlorine or salt water from penetrating the hair shaft. Immediately rinse your hair as soon as you're done swimming and apply more leave-in spray. Using GK Hair UV Protection shampoo and conditioner helps protect your keratin treatment, retain your hair color, and prevent UV damage to your hair, especially during summer months, and when at the pool or beach.
GK Hair REFRESH - come back into the salon and get a GK Hair Refresh six weeks after your full treatment. It’s VERY IMPORTANT to do so during the summer months; sun, perspiration, chlorine and salt water will deplete the keratin. A Refresh will replace the keratin and extend your original Treatment at least one extra month. PLUS, with the new GK Color Seal process we use for the Refresh, not only do you get a "mini-keratin," but it protects and seals your hair color, too!
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