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OUR TEAM

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AE Salon’s energized, inviting atmosphere is a reflection of the team Aaron Emanuel has assembled. Our highly-trained staff looks to create a fun and memorable experience at every visit. We’re passionate about fostering a long-lasting friendship and providing you a successful, beautiful look each time.

OUR SERVICES

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AE Salon’s thorough consultation will help you target the services ideal for your look and lifestyle. From color and texturizing treatments to extensions and highlights, our stylists will direct your session to provide the look you seek.

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At Aaron Emanuel, we provide service in a friendly & comfortable environment. Click below to view a gallery of our various services from hair coloring, to straightening to extensions. See why we’re considered the top hair salon in NYC.

Hair Ideas for Spring

Spring is in the air and everything is fresh and alive with color! Along with this time of new beginnings comes new hair ideas for spring that will give you a fresh new look for the spring season! Here are some hair ideas for spring that are sure to freshen up your look:

Spring Hair Idea #1: Unicorn Pastel Hair

hair-ideas-for-spring-2019-unicorn-pastel-hair-01This is the spring hair idea that fairytales are made of! Unicorn pastel hair is a new take on rainbow hair. With an array of pastel colors like pastel pink, pastel blue, and pastel green, you might find it hard to choose, so our advice it use them all! Achieving this colorful spring look requires your stylist to bleach your hair light before depositing the color. Color can be applied on strands or with an ombre technique where more color is deposited at the ends and less towards the roots.

Spring Hair Idea #2: Baby Bangs

Baby bangs or micro bangs are basically wispy or blunt bangs cut a few inches above your eyebrows. This spring hair idea is a “fringe” on the retro side and can open the entire face while still giving it a soft look. Perfect for spring time fun in the sun!

Spring Hair Idea #3: Neon Hair

If the soft, pastel look of Unicorn Pastel Hair isn’t your thing, this spring hair idea takes it up a notch with bright, bold, neon colors. The neon look can be achieved by dye or with hair extensions (if you want to try the look out without fully committing). Spring forward with this vibrant hair color!

Spring Hair Idea #4: Box Braids & Cornrows

hair-ideas-for-spring-2019-cornrows-02This spring hair idea is a stylish way to keep hair out of your face and is great for curly or unruly hair. Is your hair straight and well behaved? No worries, your stylist can make this look work for just about any hair texture including straight hair.

Spring Hair Idea #5: The Pixie Cut

hair-ideas-for-spring-2019-pixie-cut-03With temperatures warming up, the pixie cut is a great spring hair idea to keep things cool. It’s a fun spring look that blends femininity and masculinity and is a real time saver!

Spring Hair Idea #6: Big Hair

If you think big hair is so 80’s, think again! This spring hair idea is all about curls, bouffant and teased hair with a touch of pastel to really make it pop! One way this look is achieved is by curling the hair with a curling iron and piling it on top of the head.

Spring Hair Idea #7: Chocolate Brown Hair

hair-ideas-for-spring-2019-chocolate-brown-hair-04Turns out, chocolate isn’t just for chocolate covered Easter eggs this spring. This deep, timeless hair color makes its way back to be a popular spring hair idea. Looking rich, delicious, and healthy this brunette shade hides split ends and damaged hair effortlessly!

Spring Hair Idea #8: Honey Hair

If chocolate isn’t your thing then, maybe, this spring hair idea is! Honey hair is the warmer and darker side of blonde hair color and can easily be achieved by rinsing a warm hair toner through naturally blonde hair.

Ready to spring into a new look with one of these spring hair ideas? Contact us today to schedule an appointment with the best hair salon in NYC!


References:

https://glowsly.com/spring-summer-2019-hairstyle-trends/

https://www.allure.com/gallery/baby-bangs-haircut-trend

Reasons Men Go to Hair Salons

For those men out there, that think that hair salons are for “sissies,” we’re here to tell you that it’s perfectly okay, and even acceptable, for men to go to a hair salon! In fact, more and more men are visiting salons today, versus the barber of discount hair provider, for several reasons:

Reason #1 men go to hair salons: Addressing Special Hair/Scalp Needs

Men have hair needs that can’t be met by the current discount hair providers or barbers. They have cowlicks and scalp issues that require time and technique to correct. Because salons use scissors, and less clippers, they can work around cowlicks and address varying hair patterns that are difficult to address with clippers at a barber shop. In addition, salons are more likely to carry the types of products to address their specific hair and scalp concerns.

Reason #2: Needing Some Tender Loving Care (TLC)

Men want and deserve the same tender loving care (TLC) as their female counterparts. Current discount hair providers rarely have a time to prime and pamper their clients. In fact, most of them don’t even have time to shampoo the hair. All there is time for is a quick clipper haircut before moving on to the next client. Whereas, at a salon you’ll get the full “red-carpet” experience including a consultation where you can discuss your specific hair concerns, a relaxing shampoo, an expert haircut, and a thorough rinse and hair style!

Reason #3: Style Options

Most barbers or discount hair providers specialize in short, classic men’s haircuts which typically involve fades and tapers achieved using clippers. This typically results in a neater and more uniform look.

On the other hand, hair salons are known to specialize in longer, textured, layered hairstyles that require the use of scissors. This typically creates a trendier and more organic look as opposed to the neat and uniform look clippers give.

Reason #4: Hair Color

Walk into a barber shop and ask for some highlights in your hair and most barbers will look at you like you’re from another planet! Walk into a salon and ask for some highlights and they’ll ask you if you’d like to add some low lights as well? Simply put, if you’re looking to color your grey or update your look with a pop of color, the hair salon is the place to be!

Reason #5 men go to hair salons – Gender Diversification

The decision to have a man or woman cut your hair is really all a matter of preference. There is no scientific evidence that points to men or women stylist being better at styling or cutting hair. Some men are cool with a man cutting their hair because who best to understand what a man wants than a man. However, there are some men that would prefer a woman’s touch (bonus points if she’s cute)! Whatever your preference, you’ll typically have your choice of a male or female stylist at a hair salon, versus a barber shop which tends to have mostly male stylists.

Looking for more style versus a basic clipper hair cut? Contact us today to schedule an appointment with the best hair salon in NYC!


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https://www.reddit.com/r/FierceFlow/comments/46enby/do_you_guys_go_to_barbers_or_hair_salons/

Different Types of Hair and How to Care for Each

Each one of us has a hair type that’s uniquely our own. Whether is straight, curly, or a combination of the two, knowing your hair type will help simplify your hair care routine. You’ll be able to choose styling products, hair styles, and styling methods that will keep your hair type healthy and looking fabulous!

Although there are several classification systems for hair types, one of the most popular was developed by former Oprah Winfrey hairstylist, Andre Walker, which breaks types down in to four categories followed by sub-types based on hair consistency or volume.

Hair Type #1: Straight Hair

top-salon-different-hair-types-straight-hair-01Straight hair comes in 3 sub-types: 1a (thin), 1b (medium), and 1c (coarse). Although the types vary in consistency, they tend to have some similarities including being soft, oily, lacking volume, and being difficult to curl.

How do you care for straight hair types? Avoid the temptation to wash hair every day as it causes over production of oil by the oil glands. We advise washing the hair every other day with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner that won’t weigh the hair down. Additionally, you can use a dry shampoo on the roots and throughout the day to soak up excess oil and provide lift or use a texturizing spray at the roots.

Hair Type #2: Wavy Hair

top-nyc-salon-for-wavy-hair-02Wavy Hair comes in 3 sub-types: 2a (thin), 2b (medium), and 3c (coarse). Hair type 2a has a very loose, flat, “S” pattern while 2b and 2c has a tight “S” pattern that’s frizzy, has more volume, and can be difficult to style.

Since wavy hair isn’t typically as oily as straight hair, we advise washing it every couple of days with a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to help with frizz. It’s also advised that you deep condition it once a week, comb it only when it’s wet, and let it air dry to keep your hair healthy. Hair types 2b or 2c may also want to use a light-weight hair cream or hair oil mid-shaft to the ends to keep hair smooth and prevent it from becoming dry and brittle.

Hair Type #3: Curly Hair

nyc-salon-curly-hair-03Curly hair has 3 sub-types: 3a (loose) and 3b (tight). The loose hair type tends to be full and frizzy with a “S” pattern and the tighter hair type is similar but looks more like a spiral.

Since oil is unable to travel down the hair shaft, curly hair tends to be super dry. Therefore, it’s important to only wash it every few days with moisturizing hair products. To avoid frizz, do not dry brush curly hair! Only comb with a detangling comb or finger-comb the hair when it’s wet, scrunch hair creams and oils into the hair, and let it air dry to maintain the curl pattern. It’s also advised to deep condition curly hair once a week and use a leave in conditioner.

Hair Type #4: Kinky Hair

top-salon-kinky-hair-04The final hair type is kinky hair and it has two textures: 4a (“s” curl) and 4b (“z” curl). The difference between the two is that 4a has a tight “s” pattern while 4b has a “z” pattern (or sometimes, no curl pattern at all).

Kinky hair is the driest of the hair types so it’s important to use a lot of moisturizing hair products to battle breakage. Use a moisturizing hair mask, hair oils, and avoid heat appliances which can dry the hair out further.

Get the right hair style and haircare tips for your type of hair. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with the best hair salon in NYC! Call us at 347-754-3885 today!


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Celebrity Hairstyles

If you’re looking to change up your hairstyle, hair color, or try out a new hairstyle trend; celebrities can be a great source of inspiration! The latest hairstyles, haircuts, and color trends can be found on the red carpet and can be just the inspiration you need to try something that may be out of your comfort-zone. Here is a round-up of popular celebrity hairstyles that may challenge you to step out of your comfort zone!

Celebrity Hairstyle #1: Kristen Bell’s Bob

top-nyc-salon-celebrity-haircut-Kristen-Bell-01Stylish and low-maintenance is how we describe this look. Following in the foot-steps of other celebrity hairstyle trend-setters, like Charlez Theron and Rumor Willis, celebrity Kristen Bell traded her medium length hair for a sleek bob that lands right above the shoulders. The beauty of this classic look is it can be easily changed up by moving the placement of the part, adding some waves or curls, or by wearing it messy.

Celebrity Hairstyle #2: Katherine Langford

Katherine-Langford-haircut-celebrity-salon-nyc-02Celebrity Katherine Langford has been known for her fearless color transformations from blonde, to dip died cranberry, to most recently, rich auburn. In fact, a lot of celebrities have been trading their blonde hairstyles in for a darker hue. “Brunette is back!” Langford posted on Instagram and, if that is true, we’re loving this celebrity hairstyle!

Celebrity Hairstyle #3: Tiffany Haddish

This year, the fringe, as seen on celebrity Tiffany Haddish, has been a very popular hairstyle. This celebrity hairstyle quickly transforms your look by adding fringe bangs. The full-on-fringe hairstyle requires wearing your bangs long and straight, so that they slightly cover your eyebrows, and reach a bit longer on the sides of the face.

Celebrity Hairstyle #4: Iskra Lawrence

Iskra-Lawrence-celebrity-hair-salon-ues-nyc-03When you have grey hair, you try to cover it and when you don’t have grey hair, like 28-year-old model and activist, Iskra Lawrence, you dye your hair grey to get it! The grey hairstyle trend is apparently a thing and maybe this celebrity hairstyle will inspire those of you with naturally grey locks to just go au naturale!

Celebrity Hairstyle #5: Lady Gaga

Faded pastels are all the rage right now and celebrity Lady Gaga rocked it at the Golden Globe Awards this year. Going multi-tonal, she dyed her platinum blonde tresses sky blue and highlighted it with intense splashes of color throughout.

Celebrity Hairstyle #6: Kate Hudson

Kate-Hudson-hair-style-nyc-best-salon-04Celebrity Kate Hudson either knows the secret to growing hair overnight or she’s sporting the latest trend: hair extensions, which is the quickest way to change up your look with no long-term commitment! Hudson transformed her cute, above the shoulders, bob to long, past the shoulders, locks with pastel pink highlights. A celebrity hairstyle that’s so chic!

Celebrity Hairstyle #7: Julia Roberts

Celebrity Julia Roberts just got a hairstyle update that everyone is raving about! The 51-year-old actress recently cut off about 4 inches of her signature tresses and is now sporting a trendy, textured, shoulder-length “lob” (a combination of long hair and a bob). The lob is the perfect celebrity hairstyle for the gal that wants the stylish look of a bob but doesn’t want to cut off too much of her luscious locks.

Ready to rock one of these stylish celebrity hairstyles? Contact us today to schedule an appointment with the best hair salon in NYC!

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Hair Straightening Options: What is a Brazilian Blowout?

It’s a fact of life: we always want what we don’t have, and for those of us with curly hair, this rule is no exception!

What Hair Straightening Options Are Available?

best-brazilian-blowout-hair-salon-nyc-ues-01If having a mane of straight hair is your dream, then there are a variety of options available to achieve sleek straight hair. Here are some available options:

  1. Use a straightening lotion
  2. Flat iron it out
  3. Blow dry it out
  4. Chemical relaxer
  5. Thermal reconditioning
  6. The Brazilian Blowout which is the latest trend in hair straightening

What is a Brazilian Blowout?

As the name suggests, The Brazilian Blowout, originated in Brazil and is a permanent straightening process that utilizes a protein rich solution to coat hair strands to straighten your hair out. The Brazilian Blowout works on every type and texture of hair and can even be used to prolong the vibrancy of color treated hair. The result of the Brazilian Blowout treatment is hair that is hydrated, less frizzy, shiny and more resilient to heat styling.

How straight will The Brazilian Blowout leave your tresses?

As straight as you like! Just be sure to tell your stylist so they can customize the treatment to either make your hair smoother by passing the flat iron through it to preserve the texture of your hair. It’s important to note that the overall goal of The Brazilian Blowout is to make your hair easier to manage. If, for instance, you have naturally curly hair, The Brazilian Blowout will NOT make your hair pin straight if you let it air dry. However, it WILL cut the time you typically take to blow dry your hair straight in half!

How long does The Brazilian Blowout Process Take?

info-brazilian-blowout-hair-straightening-options-02The amount of time will depend on the amount of hair you have and its thickness. Overall, the process can take anywhere from an hour to two hours and will start by your stylist washing your hair 3-4 times to remove any styling build-up. Afterwards, your stylist will apply the Brazilian Blowout solution to your hair in sections from root to tip and blow dry your hair smooth. Once that is done, your stylist will pass a 450-degree flat iron through your hair to seal the cuticle and then your hair will be washed, deep conditioned and blow dried smooth again.

Unlike other Keratin Treatments that require that you not get your hair wet or tie it back for 48-72 hours, The Brazilian Blowout can be washed and styled immediately after your treatment, allowing you to get back to business as usual faster!

How Long Does the Brazilian Blowout Last?

Provided that you keep your hair away from sulfates and chlorine (commonly found in shampoos), your Brazilian Blowout should last anywhere from 3-4 months. When it begins to wear off, your hair will begin to return to its natural texture. However, unlike other straightening or relaxing methods, you won’t see a clear line of demarcation between new and treated growth.

Who Isn’t A Good Candidate for The Brazilian Blowout?

Brazilian Blowout can be used on just about any and all hair types except for thin or fine hair because the chemicals may cause more damage to the hair. If you have thin or fine hair and are interested in the Brazilian Blowout, it’s best to consult a professional stylist.

Ready to tame that mane with The Brazilian Blowout treatment? Contact us today to schedule an appointment with the best hair salon in NYC!

References:

https://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/hair-care/straightening-treatments/

https://glowsly.com/brazilian-blowout/

https://www.instyle.com/hair/brazilian-blowouts-guides-tips

https://www.instyle.com/hair/brazilian-blowouts-guides-tips

https://glowsly.com/brazilian-blowout/

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Read This Before You Decide on Full or Partial Highlights

top-nyc-salon-for-partial-highlights-01Getting highlights are the perfect way to add dimension and color to your hair without having to commit to the damaging effects that a full color will take on your hair. There are many benefits to choosing highlights over other coloring options, but the drawback is that it takes a little bit more effort and time to get exactly what you want. With highlights, you want to make sure your colorist is framing your face and using a color that isn’t too light for your current hair (do we not remember the awful early 2000’s trend that was getting blonde highlights in dark hair?). Additionally, you’ll want to decide whether or not you want to get full or partial highlights, as the two have a couple of notable differences that we’ve discussed below.

Partial Highlights vs Full Highlights

ues-salon-for-dirty-blonde-with-partial-highlights-02When you get full highlights, your stylist will highlight different pieces of hair throughout your entire head, as opposed to focusing on a few areas with partial highlights—whether that be the top or front of your hair in areas that will frame your face nicely. If you’re looking to make smaller changes to your hair or just want to frame your face a bit over dramatically changing your look, partial highlights may be the best option for you.

Full highlights, on the other hand, will be your best option if you’re looking to lighten your overall color and add depth and texture to the look of your hair as a whole. Full highlights will dramatically change the color of your hair, so if you’re seeking to go a few shades lighter but don’t want to commit to a full-dye this is a fantastic option.

Benefits of Highlights

partial-highlights-or-full-color-info-top-nyc-salon-03One of the biggest benefits to being able to choose between full or partial highlights as opposed to having to color all of your hair is that you have the freedom to set a wider budget. If you’re not looking to spend too much on your hair color you can opt for partial highlights. This will give your hair enough change to see a difference but won’t cost you a small fortune, since we all know that coloring sessions can get pricey fast. That being said, the average of cost is also a good indicator for time. If you don’t have the time to spend a day at the salon getting full highlights done you can opt for partial highlights. This will make upkeep much easier and affordable, as you won’t have to sink as much time and money into your color.

The colorists at Aaron Emanuel salons in New York City can help you with any full or partial highlight needs, so make an appointment today! 

For more information, please visit our main website at: www.aaronemanuel.com

The Secret Tool That Will Give You Perfect Ombre Hair

best-ombre-colorist-salon-nyc-01If there’s one hairstyle that doesn’t seem to be going out of style anytime soon, since it’s been in style for years already, its ombre hair. The coloring technique has been a celebrity choice for years now, as it leaves hair looking naturally textured with the perfect amount of depth and color. The style can be used to add different tones to hair or make colored hair more exciting, whether you’re lightening the ends of a deep brown or fading from pink to purple.

The Ombre secret

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Instead of waiting for your hair color to naturally fade, you can achieve a beautiful ombre either on your own or by consulting a stylist. Stylists and colorists have debated for years on how to get the perfect ombre look we all secretly fawn over on Instagram, but until now there hasn’t been a technique so simple; your hair brush.

That’s right. Your hair brush. Stylists have tried every technique possible to achieve the perfect ombre look, but it turns out we’ve all been making it harder than it needs to be. The technique involves using a regular paddle brush to brush the color into your ends and slowly make your way up your hair, ending at the desired length of ombre color. To achieve a more in-depth look, try going further up your hair in some areas and not in others. Make sure to brush the color in so that it naturally fades, but only brush from the neck down in order to achieve an ombre look instead of simply brushing hair-color into your hair.

ombre-colorist-nyc-03Though this idea is perfect for those looking to achieve a simple, DIY-friendly way to ombre their hair, some stylists caution against the strategy as it may end up worse than if you did it by hand. This technique is perfect for softer ombre looks, such as a deep brown into a caramel fade, but may not be the best idea for drastic changes in color or multi-tone ombre looks, such as this one that Kylie Jenner rocked at Coachella in 2016.

Ombre is Beautiful

Because the perfect ombre look can be a little bit difficult to attain, you’re probably going to want to book an appointment with a good colorist in order to make sure you’ll achieve the perfect fade.

Make sure you’re going to get the perfect fall ombre by booking an appointment with one of the many colorists available at any Aaron Emanuel locations throughout New York City.

Aaron Emanuel Salon
307 East 77th St
New York, NY 10075
646-205-3054

Aaron Emanuel on Second
1467 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10075
347-754-3885

www.aaronemanuel.com

Choosing a Men’s Haircut Based on Your Face Shape

best-mens-haircut-for-face-shape-ues-nyc01So often, choosing a men’s haircut seems more complicated than it needs to be. While there isn’t as much variety as with women’s haircuts, there’s enough to make it a tough decision to find a look that will compliment your natural features and face shape. Choosing the right men’s haircut is simple once you figure out exactly which features you want to bring out in your own face, and we’ve listed some things to consider below to make it easier:

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When determining the perfect men’s haircut for you it’s important to first determine your face shape. To find your face shape, look in the mirror and take note of your features. If your face is the same length wide as it is long, you probably have a round face shape. If your face is significantly longer than it is wide, you have an oval or oblong face shape. If your face is as wide as it is long but your jaw is significantly wider than the rest of your face, you have a square face shape. Similarly, if your cheeks are your widest feature than your face shape is diamond, while your face may be triangle if you have a pointed chin and a wide jaw.

Once you’ve figured out what shape your face is you can begin considering the perfect men’s haircut to suit you. Oval and oblong face shapes will find that they’re very versatile in what men’s haircuts they can pull off, but longer faces will pair best with styles that focus less on shorter, tighter sides and more on fuller looks.

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Similarly, those with square face shapes will find that any men’s haircut compliments their features, as these tend to be the most masculine face shapes of all. Meanwhile, diamond or triangle face shapes will find that their ideal men’s haircut is opposite to those with an oval or oblong face. Diamond or triangle face shapes will look best with shorter sides and longer hair on the top.

Finally, the perfect men’s haircut should also compliment a person’s natural type and texture. Thinner hair is easier to style in slick back looks, while thicker hair is harder to slick back at all. Those with wavy or thick hair will find that shorter men’s haircuts with lower maintenance are easier to keep up. Naturally curly hair will look the best with fades or shorter men’s haircuts.

The stylists at Aaron Emanuel salons in New York are prepared to create a wide variety of high-quality men’s haircuts for any hair type or texture, and can offer advice on choosing the perfect cut. Book your appointment today!

Magic Sleek is the Perfect Alternative to Toxic Straightening Treatments

Magic Sleek is the Perfect Alternative to Toxic Straightening Treatments

magic-sleek-hair-straightening-non-toxic-best-ues-hair-salon-01Products that promise to straighten and strengthen hair are all over the beauty market. Keratin treatments, Brazilian Blowouts, and Japanese straightening treatments all promise just about the same thing, but come with a couple of very toxic drawbacks. The chemicals found in these products have long been a topic of controversy in the beauty world, and experts strongly advise using the products with a professional stylist in a well-ventilated area to lower the risks associated with inhaling toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde. Now, however, there’s a formaldehyde-free (gasp) alternative that’s rocking the celebrity beauty world—Magic Sleek.

Celebrity Hair Straightening!

Many people, celebrities included, love Magic Sleek because it’s a safe and highly effective alternative to other hair relaxing treatments on the market but leaves your hair feeling just as soft, silky and healthy as if you did indulge on something like a Keratin treatment. The main drawback with these treatments in the past were mainly the concerns around the negative health effects associated with inhaling the toxic ingredients in the treatment. Magic Sleek is a safer alternative, boasting that the process is even less strenuous on the hair than how other treatments are applied. The first step in the process is to shampoo the hair, cleaning it of any other chemicals before the solution is applied. After that your stylist will apply a relaxer to straighten the hair, followed by a finisher to leave the hair feeling healthy and soft. Hair that’s been damaged beyond repair will receive additional treatments, but the whole process should have you in and out of the door within a few hours.

Safe, non-Toxic Hair Straightening

magic-sleek-hair-treatment-professional-nyc-02The product is even safe to use on children, and many parents who grow frustrated of dealing with their child’s naturally frizzy, curly hair are turning to Magic Sleek to make things easier. Since the product is free from hazardous chemicals, being exposed to it for longer periods of time won’t be as harmful as if you were exposed to formaldehyde treatments. Even those with processed or color-treated hair will find that Magic Sleek is the perfect way to tame curly hair, and it will have you ditching your flat iron for months on end.

Healthy Hair Straightening

The biggest positive with Magic Sleek, aside from being healthier, is that it promises not to flatten your hair too much or remove precious volume as many other straightening treatments end up doing. Magic Sleek won’t weigh the hair down or flatten it, only straighten it. Naturally, if you’re going from extremely curly to straight you’re going to lose a little bit of body, but the volume will be perfect for what you want out of a sleeker look.

Book your Magic Sleek treatment at Aaron Emanuel Salon in New York City today!

Some Things to Consider Before Getting a Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy

Some Things to Consider Before Getting a Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy

top-nyc-salon-for-keratin-complex-upper-east-side-01Throughout the year there are a variety of seasonal influences that will change how our hair acts on a day to day basis. Right now, for example, the summer heat and humidity is probably creating a lot of unwanted frizz that’s nearly impossible to tame even on a good day. In the winter, however, dry cold creates a lot of unwanted breakage to our ends that can seem impossible to avoid. All of these variables can leave us wanting a more permanent solution to our hair care troubles. For this, there’s a Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy.

Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy

Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy adds a layer of Keratin—a naturally occurring protein found in our hair already—to your frizzy, impossible to manage strands. The strands are individually treated using a flat-iron treatment process at your salon and can leave your hair looking smoother, straighter and sleeker for weeks or months. The benefits of these treatments go on, as a Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy is a bit healthier for your hair than daily exposure to heat tools such as flat-irons.

There are a variety of things to consider before you commit to a Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy treatment, such as health risks to avoid and necessary maintenance in order to get the most out of your treatment. When done correctly, a Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy treatment should keep your hair looking healthier, stronger and sleeker for up to six months.

Best UES hair salon for Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy

keratin-complex-smoothing-therapy-expert-ues-nyc-02First and most importantly, make sure the salon you’ll be getting your treatment in is well-ventilated, as Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy treatments often contain chemicals such as formaldehyde that can be harmful if inhaled. A well-ventilated or spacious salon should limit your exposure enough to make the treatments much safer, but it’s always good to be cautious. Most salons that care about their clients and their stylists will take this into account for you, as they’re well-aware of the health risks involved in the treatment.

It’s also important to understand what it is you want out of your treatment and what it is you’ll be getting from your treatment. Not all Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy treatments are created equally, and many will offer different results based on what clients are looking to get out of them. Communicate with your stylist whether or not you’re looking to straighten your hair, as this is often the biggest variable when choosing treatments.

Beware of cheaper treatments that offer the same results as their pricier counterparts. As is true with most beauty treatments, you get what you pay for. A cheaper Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment may have potential damaging effects that higher-quality products won’t have at all. That being said, if you’re not experienced in these types of treatments, it’s also probably a good idea not to try them at home.

The stylists at Aaron Emanuel are trained in Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy and can help you achieve the sleek, healthy hair you’ve dreamed about all summer, so book your appointment today!