Hot dogs and hamburgers aren't the only things that get cooked outside during the summer—hair does, too. Harsh UV rays can take their toll on tresses, especially when combined with salt and chlorine, which drain hair of vital elements like amino acids and keratin compounds, resulting in strands that are dull and brittle. So don't let the summer heat go to your clients' heads. Offer them one of these in-salon, deep-conditioning treatments to restore their hair to top condition.
Mizani Custom Blend Treatment
What: An intensive, restorative mix of customizable conditioners. After preparing the hair with Mizani's Scalp Tonic, the nourishing treatment is applied to hair and massaged in for three to five minutes. The key ingredients are Hydrafuse, a double-duty moisturizing system that penetrates strands and locks in moisture, and Kerafuse, a conditioner that fortifies damaged cuticles with a high concentration of proteins.
Details: 877.726.3624; www.mizani-usa.com
What: This ultra-moisturizing conditioner was developed to help repair split ends, breakage and dryness associated with environmental damage by altering the hair's pH level. While it's great for at-home use, it can also be used as a deep-conditioning treatment when applied to wet hair, massaged in and left on for 15 minutes.
Details: 315.458.2290; www.teraxhaircare.com
Profound Corrective Replenishment
What: A monthly treatment with an advanced nanotechnology delivery system, which deposits replenishing ingredients deep within the hair's cortex. The formula contains amino acids to strengthen hair fibers and add body, as well as oligo esters to smooth, condition and repair damaged cuticles. One vial of formula is applied to the hair, massaged in and left on for 10 to 15 minutes.
Details: 800.762.9350; www.profoundbeauty.com
Redken Chemistry System
What: A two- or three-step service with highly concentrated ingredients that act in synergy with a pH rebalancing system for intense rebuilding. The service starts with a "shot" that boosts the hair's inner structure, which is followed by the pHix pHase, a lotion that contains Redken's Interbond Conditioning System to seal the cuticle. The final step is an optional, extra-intensive treatment for hair that is applied for five to 15 minutes, then rinsed.
Details: 800.REDKEN8; www.redken.com
Nioxin Summer Scalp Smoother
What: This service for stressed hair and thirsty scalps utilizes five of Nioxin's exclusive formulas. After cleansing with the right Nioxin Cleanser, the appropriate Scalp Therapy formula is applied for five minutes, followed by the Intensive Therapy Deep Repair Hair Masque, which is massaged into the scalp. To finish, Scalp Treatment is combed through to improve hair's health.
Details: 800.628.9890; www.nioxin.com
Graham Webb Thermacore Therapy
What: An organic formula fortified with the Thermacore Complex of silk, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and molecular hair proteins to help heal damaged areas and offer resistance to further damage. As an add-on service in the salon, the stylist mixes the formula, then massages the entire amount evenly through hair and scalp. The hair is then covered with a plastic cap and processed under a warm dryer for 10 minutes.
Details: 800.456.9322; www.grahamwebb.com
Aveda Hair & Scalp Renewal
What: Dubbed "a facial for your hair," this high-tech treatment targets moisture loss and fragility. The stylist first chooses the appropriate Scalp Remedy Balancing Concentrate and uses it to perform the requisite massage. Then, depending on the hair's condition, the stylist applies either the Strength Infusion or Moisture Immersion treatments to the hair, which is then processed under a dryer or steamer for 10 minutes.
Details: 800.937.4175; www.aveda.com