Master Stylist Pat Alessi at Salon 1580 has been in business for more than 43 years, a Hair Educator in New York for 12 years, and is a Certified Redken Color Expert and GKhair Keratin Treatment Expert. If you are in the Atlanta area, come visit Salon 1580 at:
10800 Alpharetta Hwy., Suite 240
Salon Lofts, Lofts #11 and #13, Roswell Market Place
Roswell, GA 30076
OLAPLEX. One Ingredient Changes Everything. Using the Olaplex system, Salon 1580 can give you the softest, shiniest, and healthiest hair imaginable. You can use Olaplex to restore compromised hair, or add it to another chemical service to provide the ultimate breakage insurance. Did you know that many Atlanta-area salons refuse to provide any color/highlighting services unless the customer agrees to invest in an Olaplex treatment first? It's that important and effective in protecting your hair from chemical processing damage.
Olaplex is a bond multiplier that dramatically eliminates breakage from chemical services and leaves hair feeling amazing! Ask your stylist to add Olaplex to your next chemical service for “insurance” against chemical damage! As a color/highlights service upgrade, Olaplex will make your hair stronger and your color will last longer. Include Olaplex before a keratin treatment, for best results. An Olaplex Treatment repairs the hair shaft; then the keratin treatment penetrates the cuticle of the repaired shaft. Combined, you will have the smoothest, healthiest hair imaginable!
Olaplex is available also as a stand-alone treatment to repair damaged hair.
THE OLAPLEX DIFFERENCE is Real Science, with Real Results. Go beyond the surface with the only salon systemthat rebuilds broken hair bonds. We can help you PREVENT DAMAGE to your hair and even REPAIR YOUR HAIR.
The Olaplex simple three-step process includes a patented active ingredient that works on a molecular level to seek out broken bonds in the hair that are caused by chemical, thermal, and mechanical damage. THIS IS PERMANENT REPAIR to the hair which is treated.
Olaplex was developed by two of the world's leading chemists. This dream team invented a single-ingredient chemistry that is free of silicones and oils. Olaplex links broken bonds in the hair before, during, and after chemical services.
The three-step system that completely changes the game. Whether it's used as a stand-alone mini-treatment or as insurance for another salon chemical service, Olaplex produces incredibly healthy hair.
Olaplex No.1: Bond Multiplier®
BEGINNING THE REBUILDING
This concentrated, first-step salon treatment process rebuilds broken disulfide bonds and begins the process of preventing damage and repairing hair.
Olaplex No.2: Bond Perfector®
PURSUING HAIR PERFECTION
This second-step salon treatment process continues to rebuild and restore any remaining broken bonds, ensuring the strongest, shiniest, and healthiest hair possible.
Olaplex No.3: Hair Perfector
LASTING PROTECTION AT HOME
This final retail step provides our clients continuous protection, at home, from ongoing damage.
Olaplex Treatments (“Stand Alone Treatment,” with no other chemical service): start at only $45*
Olaplex Treatments (“with another chemical service”): start at only $30*
Olaplex Step No.3 -- the Take Home product ($30). You will use this reconstruction treatment once weekly at home to continue repairing and protecting your hair to achieve the softest, shiniest, and healthiest hair imaginable. Lasts about one month.
*Extra charge may apply for hair length below the shoulders, above-average thickness, and/or dry, damaged hair, as this will require more product and service time.
Back to the Basics … Surviving Coronavirus Outside the Salon
Is isolation changing the way you look? Suddenly barred from hair and nail salons, waxers, barber shops, day spas, spray-tanning salons, clothing stores, and cosmetics stores, people have found it much more difficult to maintain the routines that structure their appearance. I know it may sound superficial or even self-centered to be concerned about your hair roots, among all the other, more pressing fears and issues we are faced with during this COVID-19 pandemic like protecting our health, food supplies, sanitizing and paper supplies, income, job stability and being concerned about the safety of our elderly and friends and relatives with other health issues. Nevertheless, this goes far beyond the issue of vanity. The care of a human body ties people to the physical, social world they’ve been abruptly ejected from. Stuck inside, we are left with just our existing tools and skills, trying to maintain our sense of self (or at least our eyebrows). No doubt about it: our appearance is connected to our identity.
In order to survive this pandemic outside the salon, here are a few tips and tidbits that I hope will be helpful.
Minimizing the Effects of your Hair’s Regrowth
Need to camouflage those gray roots? If you color your hair and have been unable to go to the salon while quarantined, here are some ways you can minimize the effects of your hair’s regrowth:
Style your hair differently when dealing with regrowth:
oChange your part line, styling your hair in different direction.
oBack-combing (teasing) gathers hair at the roots and can camouflage your root growth.
oBraiding your hair, weaving and intertwining your varying hair colors.
oWear your hair swept up in a messy bun or in a ponytail.
oUse a large curling iron or hot curler set to give volume by lifting the hair off your scalp.
oWear a nice hat, scarf, or even a ball cap. This will also protect your hair against UV damage when you do (have to) go out.
Root Concealer: Of course, there’s always the option to pick up a small can of root concealer the next time you go to the grocery or drug store. Aerosol root concealer extends salon color with temporary gray root cover-up. Many brands are waterproof and transfer-proof. This touch-up spray with a nozzle applicator can cover root regrowth exactly where you need it. Root concealer sprays can evenly disperse and adhere to hair for fuller coverage. Please, please, please, don't try to box color your hair at home. You won't want to have to spend more time and money later for color correction once salons reopen.
Focus on Preserving the Health of your Hair
Right now, you may not be able to control having gray roots, or the ability to get a much-needed keratin treatment, or even unibrows and chin hairs, but you can use your time wisely to ensure and preserve the health of your hair. (To read my previous blog post devoted to this subject, click HERE or on the image below.)
As tempting as it is to skip your routine
self-care regimen (since not many people other than immediate family can see
you right now), you still need to practice good hair hygiene. Beautiful hair
starts with a healthy foundation achieved by using the right cleansing
techniques. Now is the perfect time to focus on your hair and skin care, since there may be less demands on your time and schedule while you’re stuck at
home. Your normal routine prior to quarantining may have often necessitated a
quick shampoo, condition, and rinse. You deserve to be pampered and the truth
is that taking the extra time to properly cleanse and moisturize your hair and
skin can be worth it in the long run. To keep your hair looking its best, and
your scalp healthy to promote hair growth, consider rethinking how you wash and
condition your hair with the helpful tips found here in our May 2019 blog post.
Don’t neglect the health of your hair. Here are some more
tips to help:
You exfoliate your skin; don't forget about your scalp, too. Proper
blood circulation can stimulate hair growth and health. It can prevent dandruff
and dry scalp.
Always use leave-in creams and serums.
Give yourself a deep conditioning treatment once
a week at home. Wash hair thoroughly, then mix conditioner and hair serum in your palms
and run it through your hair. Comb it through, wrap it in a towel, and let it
treat your hair for a couple of hours. Rinse it out and let your hair air dry
if possible to reduce heat stress.
If you dry your hair or use heat styling
implements, always use a thermal styling protection product to eliminate heat
Stress & Exercise: Stress affects the whole
body, including your hair and scalp. Stress can make your hair
dull, unhealthy, and contribute to dandruff, lack of hair growth and even
balding.Try to reduce stress in your life. I know this isn't easy, given today's difficult and unsure times, but try exercising. Exercise not only makes your entire body (including your hair)
healthier from the inside out, it can also work the stress right out of your
system, replacing it with endorphins - chemicals that help to relieve pain and stress, and boost happiness.
Get enough sleep to ensure adequate hormone
growth (HGH) which affects the hair. Eat the right foods and drink plenty of
Getting Ready to Face the World Again
Use this time to think about changes to your hairstyle, cut
and color. You survived the pandemic, so be brave and think about a whole new
makeover for your next visit (yes, we are booking now!). Read my February blog
post, “What to Expect in a Hair Makeover and 9 Key Factors to Consider” to educate and
inspire in this decision.
For your next appointment, ask for a deep conditioning treatment. I recommend these once monthly, or more often for dry, damaged hair. I use only GKhair deep conditioning treatments, which strengthen hair weakened by chemical services, heat styling, and environmental effects. It smooths the hair surface by closing the cuticle layers, and it evens the porosity of the hair.
Stay Stocked Up on Your Hair Care Products
Running low on hair products? Just call me and conveniently
order and pay via credit card over the phone. My products are deeply discounted
through April 30 AND I’m not charging sales tax AND I’m not even charging a
credit card fee! I can deliver them to you via UPS or USPS for an additional
Save Money by Prepaying Now and Get Fantastic Discounts
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Claim your FREE $25 Gift Certificate, just for you
from Pat, toward any chemical service! You can even use it NOW toward your next
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Through April 30, I AM NOT CHARGING TAX OR
A CREDIT CARD FEE for prepaid services or prepaid hair product orders.
STAY SAFE. STAY HEALTHY. AND PLEASE DON’T NEGLECT THE HEATH OF YOUR
HAIR. We hair salon owners hope to see you, our valued customers, SOON!
 Isolation is Changing How You Look, The Atlantic. Amanda Mull, March 25, 2020.