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in this issue: brace yourself for a new remedy that will change your hair (and maybe even your life)...introducing BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT smoothing treatment & intro offer | AVEDA and Bb holiday gifts are HERE! | REMINDER: now is the time to book your holiday spa party | VIP gift of savings


Q & A

Q. Who is the best candidate for the Brazilian Blowout?
A. It has been our experience that a good candidate for the Brazilian Blowout is anyone who has frizzy, damaged or processed hair. We have performed this treatment on every hair type (fine, course, frizzy and curly) as well as hair that has been permed, Japanese straightened and with extensions. Through our extensive training, we have found that with proper communication and a well-considered application, everyone can benefit from the Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatment.

Q. What kind of look will I get from the Brazilian Blowout?
A. Your hair will be left totally frizz-free, shiny, effortlessly manageable and with plenty of body and bounce. You will still have the option to wear your hair curly/wavy (depending on your hair type) and the freedom to blow dry your hair smooth and straight in a fraction of the time you invested prior to receiving the treatment.

Q. Can I still receive a Brazilian Blowout if I have highlights and/or color?
A. Yes, the Brazilian Blowout will actually improve the health of color-treated/highlighted hair by conditioning the hair while sealing the cuticle for enhanced color, reduced frizz and radiant shine.

Q. Is the Brazilian Blowout going to make my hair straight?
A. If your hair is wavy, the Brazilian Blowout will make your hair appear naturally straight and healthy. If your hair is very curly, it will minimize frizz while enhancing the appearance of the natural wave/curl. If you have straight, frizzy hair, this treatment will eliminate frizz and promote radiant shine.

Q. How long does the Brazilian Blowout last?
A. The Brazilian Blowout will last for 10-12 weeks if the Acai After-Care Maintenance product line is used. The Brazilian Blowout is a cumulative treatment, in that the more treatments you receive, the healthier your hair will be and the longer results will last.

Q. Can Brazilian Blowout be applied directly on top of other relaxers and strengtheners?
A. Yes. The Brazilian Blowout actually works best on chemically treated hair, and helps to improve hair condition by fortifying each strand with essential amino acids. The Brazilian Blowout works great directly on top of a relaxer. We'd perform the relaxer process first, Brazilian Blowout next, and neutralize at the very end of both treatments. The Brazilian Blowout is a great option if you are trying to move away from using relaxers or Japanese straighteners. You'll get movement back, allowing your hair to look its best.

Q. Will my hair lose volume with the Brazilian Blowout?
A. No, your hair will maintain its natural volume and you will still receive great bend and memory when blow-drying and/or using a curling iron.

Q. Will my hair return to its original state after the Brazilian Blowout treatment has completed its life cycle?
A. Yes, your hair will revert to its original state after about 10-12 weeks, and the condition of your hair will actually improve as a result of the fortifying and conditioning nature of the product.

Q. Can I have my hair colored the same day I receive a Brazilian Blowout?
A. Yes, however, you must color your hair prior to having the Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatment. If you are coloring hair dark brunette or red, it's best to color the hair a shade darker than you otherwise would, as the hair color will experience fading during the Brazilian Blowout treatment.

Q. Can I swim in a pool or the ocean after receiving the Brazilian Blowout treatment?
A. Yes, however, the treatment may be slightly compromised if you swim on a regular basis. We recommend that you apply the Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Serum prior to swimming to act as a protective barrier and maintain the smoothest possible result for the longest period of time.

Q. How soon can I have my color touched up after receiving the Treatment?
A. You should wait at least two weeks to do your full-head of hair as the color will not deposit as effectively with the protein protective layer provided by the smoothing treatment. However, it's ok if you just need to touch up color to your roots in between treatments as that hair is new growth and does not have the treatment on it. In the case of highlights or pulling full color through your entire head of hair, we would recommend using the Brazilian Blowout masque at least once or twice a week to fortify your treatment back into your hair.

Q. How soon can I wash my hair after the Brazilian Blowout treatment?
A. You can wash your hair immediately after the treatment, or as you would normally.

Q. Can I receive the Brazilian Blowout if I have over-processed blonde hair? What if my hair is platinum blonde?
A. Your Satori stylist will assess the condition of your hair and make sure it is in a healthy enough state to apply extreme heat through the use of a flat iron. If it is felt that your hair is in questionable condition, we would turn the flat iron temperature down from 450 degrees to approx. 380-420. Youre stylist will determine the appropriate amount of heat to apply.

Q. Can you perform a Brazilian Blowout on extensions?
A. Yes. It would be best for the stylist to perform the Brazilian Blowout separately on the extensions prior to putting them into the hair, but if you wish to perform the treatment on extensions that are already in the hair, your stylist will be extremely careful when applying the solution to the bonded area. Brazilian Blowout solution acts as a conditioning agent and may create slip resulting in the extensions separating from your hair. Your stylist will be careful and work to first separate the extension hair from your natural hair so that a great result can be achieved.

Q. Can I receive a Brazilian Blowout if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
A. Because there have been no clinical tests performed to ensure the safety of pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding, we advise against it.

Q. How soon can I receive a Brazilian Blowout treatment after I receive my first treatment?
A. The Brazilian Blowout is just like a conditioning treatment, so you will not harm the hair by performing treatments too soon or too much; however, please remember that a hair cuticle can only be filled to its capacity. If you want to return for another treatment, or find a treatment didn't take to your hair the way it should, you can come back in 10 days following your first treatment.

Q. What is the active chemical in the Brazilian Blowout solution that makes it work so well?
A. The Brazilian Blowout smoothes the hair through the use of a proprietary polymer system that bonds amino acids to the surface of the hair. This treatment is 100% salon safe. What makes the Brazilian Blowout treatment effective is our use of the Super Nutrient Complex in conjunction with a proprietary polymer system. This combination is what rounds out the follicle, smoothes the cuticle and repairs any preexisting damage.

Q. How is the Brazilian Blowout different from the Japanese straightening method many people are familiar with?
A. Japanese hair straightening changes the actual structure of the hair. In doing so, there is an obvious difference between new hair growth and hair that has been treated, resulting in a life-long commitment to either continuing the straightener or cutting your hair off (if you're unhappy with the result). This service can also leave your hair flat, too straight and with little to no shine or luster. The hair's integrity seems to be compromised, and after a few treatments, can appears to be in an unhealthy state.


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