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  • Olaplex scientifically strengthens your hair to hold color longer
    1
    2017

    What is Olaplex, and why is it revolutionary?

    You will LOVE Olaplex - add it to your next color service!
    From base color to Balayage, Olaplex multiplies bonds making hair stronger, healthier, while color lasts longer with more vibrancy. What does this really mean? You can go further with any color you want. Go blonder, or go from red to blond in one color session versus three. Push the envelope without the fear of damaged hair.

    Olaplex: Three (Easy) Step Process
    No. 1 / Bond Multiplier: Solution is mixed with hair color or highlights
    No. 2 / Bond Perfector: Applied after color / highlights are rinsed out
    No. 3 / Hair Perfector: Take-home product for further hair strengthening

    Product Features:
    - Compatible with all permanent and semi-permanent color brands
    - Free of silicones, oils, aldehydes, parabens and gluten
    - Adds minimal time to the coloring process
    - Works great with hair extensions
    - Gives you softer, shinier, easier to manage hair with less frizz for weeks

    How does it work?
    A pair of respected scientists invented a single ingredient chemistry, free of silicone or oils, that links broken bonds in the hair during and after chemical services making them stronger than they were before. It may all sound like the same old mumbo jumbo, but check out what top colorists are saying about Olaplex all over social media (eg. Instagram, Facebook and Twitter). As they say, the proof is in the pudding.

    No. 3 Hair Perfector - Why Use at Home?
    Due to bonds being continuously broken within the hair through thermal styling, mechanical styling or continued color / perm / relaxer services, the integrity, strength, shine and softness will dissipate in a few weeks to a month dependent on how your hair is treated. The No. 3 Hair Perfector will maintain strength, structure, integrity, softness and shine leading up to your next salon service.

    No. 3 Hair Perfector Instructions
    Prior to shampooing, apply a generous amount to wet towel-dried hair and leave on for a minimum of 10 minutes / once a week. Then rinse, shampoo and condition as you would normally. Please note - this is NOT a conditioning treatment to be left on the hair. It should be shampooed out. The longer it is left on, the more effective it is. The product can be used more than once a week, if necessary.

    Olaplex Customer Feedback: "I have always had fine, thin, fragile hair. I get it colored, permed and use a curling iron daily. If I did not, my hair looks awful! However, a year ago I noticed the hair on my crown was very short. lt was simply breaking off every time I combed and curled it. Connie suggested we try the Olaplex system. The result - it seriously helped my hair and it grew back. I have since been using Olaplex at home as a regular conditioner. Then most recently, l had a curling iron malfunction and it burned my hair and made it crispy. Connie was concerned she would have to cut it very, very short. But she first used the Olaplex system and left it in for a longer period of time. It was truly amazing how my hair changed from 'fried' to normal. She did have to trim it a tad shorter but not drastically. I was so grateful and relieved. I would recommend Olaplex to anyone who has experienced damage or desires healthy hair. In my life, I have used many products for fragile hair and Olaplex has proven to be the best solution!" (Lynne W.)
  • Try our effective anti-acne facial today
    2
    2017

    Do Anti-Acne Facials Really Help?

    Why get an acne/deep cleansing facial? Anti-acne facials are recommended for teenagers, women and men with oily or acneic skin, or uneven complexions. For ideal results, a series of cleansing facials and a daily skin-care regimen is recommended. These treatments will also assist in preventing future breakouts.

    What We Do at the Hair Connection:

    First visit / 1 hour facial: Our aesthetician will analyze your skin condition and tailor an individual skin-care program for you. Your skin will be cleansed and recommendations will be shared for anti-acne products to use at home between visits. (Be sure to let the therapist know if you are currently using any acne medications.)

    Second visit / two weeks later: She will review how well your skin is healing and if more visits are necessary. Extractions may be required to ensure clear skin between facials. The extraction service typically takes 10-15 minutes.

    Third visit / 3-4 weeks later: The third visit is only if required, and would be one hour or less in length. By this time, many clients see substantial results. If your acne is not entirely gone, we’re confident your skin’s condition will be significantly better and you’ll notice a healthy glow.

    Anti-Acne Products for At-Home Use: Our Orgami skin care line has proven to be effective and will give you noticeably healthier skin in only a few weeks. The Orgami line is all-organic and includes individual products for different skin types.

    Anti-acne product options include:
    - Active cleansing gel
    - Glycolic mud cleanser
    - Blemish control astringent
    - Blemish control gel (used to spot treat/prevent new breakouts)
    - Vitamin B cream (for moisturizing; gives skin a natural glow)

    To schedule your anti-acne facial, call 920-722-2341 and review our Orgami skin care collection.
    Please note – If for any reason, a breakout is too severe, we will recommend visiting a local dermatologist.

  • shellac is the best nail option
    3
    2017

    Shellac or Gel?

    The environment, water, chemicals and cold weather can be harsh on your nails. When you think it’s time to get into the salon to get pampered there is one question – should you ask for shellac or gel. Shellac (a product and specific brand name created by CND) is a gel-like polish, which cures under a UVA light. Shellac lets your natural nail breathe and have room for moisture, so at the end of your 2 weeks the Shellac being removed won’t harm your natural nail. Within the first 2 weeks of having Shellac on your nails, they will grow about 2cm. (This is just as long as your nails would have been with artificial nails.)

    Gel nails, on the other hand, can include acrylic, artificial or gel nails. These are all harsh for your nails and can ruin your natural nail when it comes time to remove them. When getting gel nails, you will gain immediate length, but we must file your natural nail to make sure the acrylic will hold properly. This means we must file a layer off of your nature nail. Gel nails will not allow your natural nail to breathe, and having the acrylic on your nails can sometimes lead to an infection under the acrylic.

    Most nail salons will nip and cut away any excess skin when doing acrylics including your cuticle. Your cuticle is there to protect your nails from infection. You are then more susceptible to bacteria. When your cuticle grows back it will become thicker and fuller to try and protect the nail, which can then form a callus.

    And there is a difference in who does your manicure. You don’t want to feel unwelcome or that someone is talking about you when you are getting your nails done. You are in control of your service. We all take a lot of time watching what we eat, being healthy and making sure we get enough steps or exercise in the day. Why not do the same for your nails?

    For your next manicure, call 920-722-2341 to schedule an appointment at the Hair Connection.