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Choose Between Two Options
- C$49 for a Brazilian split-end repair (C$100 value)
- C$129 for a Brazilian Blowout Select treatment (C$290 value)
The split-end repair treatment seals and protects ends for up to four weeks. Stylists dust the solution onto the bottom 2–3 inches of slightly damp, shampooed hair. They then comb the ends to ensure each strand is coated in the solution and blow-dry the hair using a round boar-bristle brush. Finally, stylists flat-iron the ends to seal in the product.
Brazilian Blowout Select treatments create a protein layer around the hair shaft, which helps smooth the cuticle and de-frizz hair. Results last up to 16 weeks. Stylists will also recommend appropriate products for after-service care.
Some hair-straightening products that claim to be formaldehyde-free include aldehyde compounds, which are similar to the carcinogen formaldehyde. Side effects may include nosebleeds, headaches, vomiting, and respiratory problems, among others. Learn more about the health risks here.
Strands Hair and Skin Treatment Centre
Urs Eichenberger—the mind behind Strands Hair and Skin Treatment Centre—honed his pampering skills while working in European spas and ski resorts in Switzerland. He still regularly cracks open his passport to attend international hair seminars that teach the latest industry techniques, including computer imaging and light treatments for the skin, which he brought back to the salon. He also taught his staff how to give Thermo cuts, which rely on heated scissor blades to seal the ends and prevent premature splitting.
In addition to using light treatments, Urs's team of aestheticians relies on Zatoza skincare products, hypoallergenic wax imported from Italy, and Thalasso anti-cellulite treatments to fine tune looks. The aesthetics side of the centre also performs Angel's Touch massages, which use soft fan brushes made from hairs plucked from angel wings to relax clients with sensitive skin. They are an ammonia-free and nanosilver-free salon.
84% of 51 customers recommend
“Not a fancy or big place, But I believe my treatment to be done properly, professionally, and in a friendly atmosphere.”
“Very professional and lovely couple! Were very informative and I will absolutely go back for any future treatments!”
“I have had great experiences with this salon! The location in Gastown is lovely, easy to access, no problems parking, and the owners are wonderful, professional...”
“I have had great experiences with this salon! The location in Gastown is lovely, easy to access, no problems parking, and the owners are wonderful, professional people with an excellent and quirky sense of humor. My hair looks and feels amazing too!”