Spring is finally here! (Even if outside is still screaming winter.)
But we can't help to be dreaming of warmer weather and warmer hair hues for the new season. Peachy pinks and vibrant yellows are here to brighten up your color for spring 2018. Sofi used a combination of our Bond Sustainer Color in Peach Hydrangea and Yellow Daffodil to get this gorgeous look.
The butterflies are optional.
1. Start with damp, pre-lightened hair, paint Peach Hydrangea at the roots, bringing a few inches down
2. Paint Yellow Hydrangea where the Peach ends and bring through to the ends of the hair
They are great for stylists to use on their clients’ pre-lightened hair to create a magical masterpiece in whatever shade of unicorn or mermaid they are feeling at the moment. Or they are perfect for those who already rock a colorful mane, to maintain their current vivid or pastel hue.
Color by Kitty Mendoza using Uberliss Bond Sustainer Color in Platinum Jasmine, Blue Peony, Purple Iris, Lilac, Soft Pink Dahlia, and Magenta Orchid
Color by Mirko Vergani using Uberliss Bond Sustainer Color in Turquoise Tulip and Blue Peony
Color by Jennifer Lopiccolo using Uberliss Bond Sustainer Color in Yellow Daffodil and Peach Hydrangea
The Bond Sustainer Colors are also fun to use at home too, especially if you want to add a splash of color to your hair, or experiment with a new look!
They distribute a rich, creamy color, and will rebuild broken bonds throughout the hair, leaving the hair in better condition than ever before. Add these to your current color maintenance routine to add shine, softness and keep your rainbow strands looking brilliantly bright. Your hair will thank ü.
Well, if you are familiar with the way things work over here at Uberliss, you know that we take pride in our Research & Development department, and are constantly looking, and testing for ways to make our products safer, easier, and more effective!
And this is exactly what we have done with our new Uberliss Keratin Treatment. We’ve made some great changes to the system that we know you are going to love!
The new treatment has fewer steps and takes less time. How did we do it? By employing cutting-edge, crosslinking technology that accomplishes the same level of smoothing but in two steps as opposed to the previous three-step version. While Glyoxylic Acid is still our straightening active in the Fiber Restructure, we have added a Diamine molecule to the Fiber Expander, which crosslinks with the Glyoxylic Acid, creating a conditioning mesh. The new system is now 100% Nano and also features a color guard for maximum color retention. And as always, our Uberliss Keratin Treatment is 100% Formaldehyde and Methylene Glycol free!
In our previous system we had a 3rd step using the Uberliss Nutritive Mask, this has since been eliminated from the treatment. With the addition of the built in conditioning mesh, the Fiber Expander is now not only expanding the cuticles, but priming the hair for the active smoothing ingredient in the Fiber Restructure. There is no need for extra conditioning, as this mesh will provide superior conditioning to the hair fiber.
Because we were able to reduce the amount of steps, the application of the Uberliss Keratin Treatment has also been reduced by a good 15-20 minutes. This allows stylists to get more clients in their chair throughout the day. More clients = more money!
With the new two step Uberliss Keratin Treatment, there will also be new, easier instructions to follow. We currently have them up on the Uberliss website, and they will be included with every order. If you have further questions you can always contact us through social or our online webchat.
Introducing the Uberliss Frizz Elixir
We have added the Uberliss Frizz Elixir to this star studded line up of products! The Frizz Elixir has special technology to fight frizz, and repels humidity by blocking moisture from entering the cortex of the hair, and will be used during the flat ironing portion of the treatment. This technology also helps in the maintenance of everyday styling, and continues to fight humidity on an ongoing basis, while keeping the hair shiny and smooth.
Besides fighting frizz and repelling humidity, the Frizz Elixir also protects against heat damage, and makes the hair easier to comb. It also makes as a great retail item for the salon!
But what is crosslinking? Crosslinking is a chemical reaction that occurs when individual molecules are connected or bridged together to create a stronger and larger compound. The end result is that this larger crosslinked compound can reside inside your hair for a longer period of time.
How does crosslinking occur in our new treatment? In our new Uberliss Keratin Treatment, the Diamine molecules in the Fiber Expander crosslink with the Glyoxylic Acid molecules in the Fiber Restructure. Heat is the catalyst for the crosslinking reaction, and once these molecules crosslink they form a conditioning mesh inside the hair fiber. The conditioning mesh is essentially what smooths/straightens the hair.
This mesh forms deep inside the cortex of the hair fiber by attaching to the Disulfide Bonds of the keratin proteins, enabling smoothing to last longer, attacking the root of your frizz dilemma.
Crosslinking in action:
Step 1: The Diamine found in the Fiber Expander opens up the hair and prepares for the Glyoxylic Acid.
Step 2: The Fiber Restructure is applied and creates the conditioning mesh found in the hair fiber.
After applying heat with the Uberliss Titanium Flat Iron the crosslinks are formed and the hair is left soft, silky and smooth.
Just how small is a Nanoparticle?
Nanoparticles are particles between 1 and 100 nanometers in size.
To put this in perspective, a human hair fiber is 100,000 nanometers wide.
The new formula being completely nano in size is able to penetrate deeper into the hair fiber and create a superior seal along the hair-shaft.
We achieved this 100% nano particle size by creating a microemulsion, which is essentially the delivery vehicle for the active compounds such as the Diamine molecule and the Glyoxylic Acid.
We have added color guard technology to the new formula...color treated clients need smooth hair too!
In order to keep our smoothing treatment Formaldehyde and Methylene Glycol free, we use Glyoxylic Acid as our active smoothing ingredient. One of the drawbacks of a Glyoxylic Acid-based smoothing treatment is that it can lift the color of the hair. We have been working on ways to resolve this for years!
The new treatment now contains active color protection compounds in both the Fiber Expander and Fiber Restructure, protecting your hair color throughout the entire treatment.
Safety in the Keratin Category
Keeping both stylists and clients safe, has always been a priority for us. Our Uberliss Keratin Treatment offers the best of both worlds: delivering the highest quality performance, while remaining Formaldehyde free.
There are three different types of keratin treatments on the market at this time. Two are based on using Formaldehyde technology, with one using a very high level at around 7-8% Formaldehyde, and the second category using a lighter amount at 3-4%. Any keratin treatment that uses Formaldehyde can cause a serious risk to human health. Many countries in Europe have even banned Formaldehyde usage for smoothing. A simple Google search will reveal just how harmful Formaldehyde is, and that it can create long term health issues when inhaled.
And don’t be fooled by the names Methylene Glycol and Formalin! They are both just different forms of Formaldehyde.
The third type of keratin treatment, like ours, uses Glyoxylic Acid. Glyoxylic Acid does not turn into a gas when heated, unlike Formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is dangerous because you can inhale it so easily. Since you can’t inhale Glyoxylic Acid as easily into your body, it is a safer choice.
Keratin smoothing treatments are not going away anytime soon. They are only going to get more advanced. With the diversity in society, hair patterns with some form of wave and curliness are becoming more standard. And there will always be a challenge to comb and style this type of hair. People will continue to look for ways to spend less time styling their hair as well as keeping it shiny, smooth, healthy, and frizz free.
At Uberliss we continue to research new ways to make our products better for both the stylist and the consumer. Our vigorous testing and experimenting in our Chicago laboratories continue to bring new insight to the hair smoothing category. We have full faith in the safety and performance of our products and know you are going to love them.
If you have any questions/comments or feedback, please leave a comment below!
And as always, you can reach us on our social at @Uberliss!
Emily Ratajkowski is never one to shy away from making a bold statement. The supermodel arrived to the Golden Globes red carpet sporting a daring faux bob. Emily’s stylist, Christian Wood, had planned to give her the faux bob, but it was a last minute decision for Christian to cut actual pieces of Emily’s real hair to help blend it all together.
“I wasn’t planning on cutting the hair, but Emily wanted to do something different and daring. I cut some of her actual hair on the top, and some on the sides to help blend into the faux bob. After the Golden Globes I plan on cutting some side swept bangs in to help blend it into her real hair,” said Wood.
The inspiration behind the hair:
“The dress she wore was very sexy with a beautiful detail on the back. We wanted to do something different than the usual updo to show it off, so we chose the faux bob,” said Wood.
Aside from lingerie and leggy babes, the most important part of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is all of the different beauty looks. The fresh face makeup, glowy skin, and that amazing, forever iconic, glossy hair. However, getting and keeping that glossy color fresh is no easy feat, which is why Shah Karegar used the Uberliss Bond Treatment to gloss, color, and refresh both Irina Shayk and Barbara Fialho for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris.
The Uberliss Bond Treatment is an additive to color, lightener, glosses and toners, and keeps hair significantly stronger during any hair processes. It’s quickly becoming a stylist favorite in the market. We asked Shah his thoughts on the treatment and how he used it on each girl:
How did you use the Uberliss Bond Treatment on Irina Shayk? (Color, highlights, gloss, treatment?)
Irina is an all natural beauty. Less is always more with her. I don't use any permanent colors on her hair, she loves rocking that all natural look. However, I decided to run some low lights using all vegetable colors and theUberliss Bond Treatment to give her that striking brunette look by adding dark dimension for the Victoria’s Secret Show.
I mixed my vegetable color to my consistency then added 1/8 oz of the Uberliss Bond Regenerator into the gloss and left it on for 15 min. Then I used a clear shine followed with the Uberliss Bond Shampoo and Uberliss Bond Amplifier for 20 minutes, leaving her hair shiny and strong and very durable.
How did you use the Uberliss Bond Treatment on Barbara Fialho? (Color, highlights, gloss, treatment?)
Barbara Fialho, The Brazilian Goddess has been rocking the natural brunette look for many years during her modeling career, but this year I wanted to do something different and striking for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris. I wanted the color to make a statement, therefore I decided to balayage her and blonde her up without damaging her hair, and still keep it shiny and strong by adding theUberliss Bond Treatment to my color process.
Barbara works and travels a lot, sometimes her hair can get really dry from all the styling and also the water changes in different countries, therefore I try not to process her hair even more with color and highlights. What I love about the Uberliss Bond Treatment is that it allows me to take her color to the next level without damaging the hair. The way I used the treatment was that I mixed my lightener to my regular consistency, then I added 1/8 oz of the Uberliss Bond Regenerator into my lightener. I balayage (hand painted) the lightener on all the specific areas that I wanted to lighten up, then I used heat for about 10 min. I followed up with the Uberliss Bond Shampoo and after used the Uberliss Bond Amplifier. I left on the Amplifier for 20 minutes. What I love about the Uberliss Bond Amplifier is that it leaves the hair looking like it's never been lightened before.
What are your thoughts on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show hair wise? How important is healthy, shiny, hair for these girls? Do you think Uberliss helped to achieve that?
I think a lot of the supermodels work and travel a lot and it's very important not to over-process their hair with color and lightener due to all the styling and traveling they do. What I love about the Uberliss Bond Treatment is that it allows you to play with color a little bit more than usual. But one of my favorite products has to be the Uberliss Bond Amplifier, it retains the hair strength and integrity during color processes and lighteners. And I always make them leave with theUberliss Bond Sustainer so they can reapply at home at least twice a week.
About you: Who are some of your biggest client’s, where are you located, any fun facts about yourself as a hair colorist.
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Irina Shayk and Shay Mitchell. I am located in West Hollywood at Salon Benjamin. I love to challenge myself and push my clients to try something different all the time. I care about my clients’ hair and the integrity of if it. If I know the hair is not strong enough for certain colors I will not do it. Less is always more. What I love to do most is projects and makeovers so that my work can make a statement.