products we love…ciment thermique
My philosophy as a marketing honcho has always been…’It doesn’t matter what kind of business you’re in, I can market it. Business is business, marketing is marketing, give me a few months to analyze and learn your industry and I can tailor my marketing approach to help you be successful. During the past 3 years as General Manager of One Salon, I have had some amazing teachers educating me on everything from Keratin treatments to proper color application. These teachers are truly amazing, professional people. They are One Salon’s Design Team and man do they know their craft.
One of the aspects of the beauty industry that they regularly advise me on is product knowledge. Now, it’s not necessarily my role to advise clients on the benefits of certain products, however, if I’m going to write about “products we love”, I better have a general understanding of why a color-save shampoo is more beneficial for your hair than Prell. And it is!
Today we are going to talk about heat protectants. Any designer worth their weight in salt is going to tell you how important it is to use a heat protectant on your hair. Especially if using a flat iron, curling iron or a blow dryer is a regular part of your daily hair regiment. And for most clients, it is. Every time you use a “hot tool” on your hair, you run the risk of damaging it. And over time, if you are not using a heat protectant, you most definitely will. Think of it this way, you wouldn’t grab a pot out of a 450 degree oven without an oven mitt, so why would you expose your hair to that much heat without a heat protectant. It’s like an oven mitt for your hair. See what I did there? Oven mitt…for your hair…hah! That’s a good one me thinks. OK, sorry, I digress.
The heat protectant that we endorse at One Salon is Kerastase Ciment Thermique. It is a heat-activated, reconstructor milk that helps to protect and repair hair from the stress of heat styling. Hair fibers are smoothed from the root to tip, leaving it feeling strong, supple and flowing with a long lasting shine. OK, OK, that’s what Kerastase’s marketing propaganda says, but does this stuff work? Lets ask our resident Kerastase expert, One Salon Designer, Cristina Gherghinis. “Oh yes, absolutely it works. I tell all my clients that it is the most important product for their hair,” Cristina asserts in her awesome Romanian accent. “If you don’t wash your hair, the protection will last for up to 4 days. It also has “vita ciment” (synthetic protein) technology that rebuilds hair and repairs damage and split ends.”
Kerastase offers three different heat protectants and One Salon carries them all.
Ciment Thermique (for weakened, damaged hair)
Chroma Thermique (for color treated hair)
Nectar Thermique (for dry hair)