After graduating from college, Joscelyn Laurence found that she was unhappy with her career choice and didn?t know what to do about it. That uncertainty faded, however, when she decided to take a leap of faith and switch careers. The jump landed her at Paul Mitchell The School Dallas, where she learned the ins and outs of the beauty industry. Today, the experienced stylist has stepped into her latest role as owner of Outside the Lines Salon, where she treats each client with individualized attention as she snips hair into the latest styles. Joscelyn also smoothes frizz with a restorative Awapuhi Wild Ginger KeraTriplex treatment, adds hair flair with rooster feathers, and lends manes prismatic pop with a caramelizing technique that results in honey-colored tones and free drinks from candy tycoons at the bar.
From behind her styling chair at Designer Glitz and Glamour, Lisa Ross cares for natural and chemically treated hair. With the aid of products by Matrix, Silkology, and Clio, she snips strands, colors hair in vivid hues, and styles tresses into elegant updos.
Learn more about what?s going on beneath the surface of your strands during this treatment with Groupon?s examination of keratin treatments.
Keratin is the molecular building block of human beauty?without this fibrous protein, humans wouldn?t have nails hard enough to polish, tooth enamel sturdy enough to withstand weekly brushings, or hair lush enough to style. Within each strand of hair, chains of keratin can be arranged in different molecular patterns, and this variation is what gives each head of hair its unique texture. For those who find their hair's unique texture a pain to deal with every morning, those keratin bonds can be chemically rearranged with popular salon treatments from Brazilian Blowout or Keratin Complex.
Stylists apply a keratin-rich solution that finds its way into each hair?s second layer, where it can chemically reprogram hair from an unruly, cigarette-smoking strand into a well-behaved member of the scalp?s society. The heat of a flat-iron straightens hair after the serum's application so that as the keratin molecules fuse to each strand, they?ll do so in the right position. Methylene glycol or formalin?which release formaldehyde under heat?typically function as the glue bonding the molecules during and after treatment. The result of all this chemistry is a straighter and smoother look that can last for two months or longer, and, although any heat-based treatment can be taxing on hair, its fortifying effects tend to leave hair glossier and more voluminous than other relaxers do. So although frizz disappears, waves or loose curls can continue to cascade across the shoulders.