For many stylists, performing the finishing touches of a service with a blowout on their client is their favorite part. With Cezanne Classic and Express Treatments, the service itself is the best part! After shampooing and applying the desired treatment, you simply rinse the hair one more time and get to create a perfect blowout and style. Once you’re done with the service, you get to send your client home with a beautiful style that will give them shiny, frizz-free, manageable hair without the harmful chemicals that most smoothing treatments include.
If you’re thinking about adding this service to your salon or want to ensure you’re performing it correctly, follow along with the steps and video below!
Step 1: Prepare the hair to accept the treatment by gently shampooing the hair twice with Cezanne Clarifying Shampoo. Towel dry the hair.
Step 2: Shake the treatment well before you apply, measure one to one 1/2 oz. into non-metallic bowl and add more if needed
Step 3: Starting at the nape apply treatment one 1/4 inch from the scalp, mid-shaft to ends in medium one 1/2-inch sections. Massage into section.
Step 4: Distribute the treatment evenly with a fine-tooth comb before adding it to the sections already completed below. You will know you are using enough treatment if you have a small bead on your comb. If you have more than a small bead, you have used too much treatment. This extra treatment can be used on the next section.
Step 5: work your way up the head, repeating this process until you have the entire head saturated with treatment.
Step 6: After the treatment is applied throughout the hair, comb the entire head again, combing away from the face.
Step 7: Reapply the treatment to hairlines and porous ends, so the hair is completely covered. Your application is complete.
Step 8: Leave the treatment to process at room temperature for 15 minutes. No cap is needed.
Step 9: Rinse with lukewarm water with low pressure, holding the nozzle very close to the head. If the head is long, it is recommended to secure the length of the hair to the crown of the head with a non-metallic clip. This will allow easy access to the nape area.
Begin rinsing with a quick pass at the hairline and nape, once rinsed, remove the clip and continue to rinse the length of the hair. Coarse ends require less rinsing time so you might need to hold them out of the water until almost finished with rinsing. Do not shampoo or condition.
Make sure not to completely rinse the product out of the hair. There should be a small amount of residue left. It should feel like the slip you would have with a deep conditioning treatment. * Keep in mind that long, thick, or coarse hair might take longer to rinse.
Step 10: Now, begin your meticulous blowout on the hair. Set the blow dryer on medium heat with a high air flow. Use a vent brush or your fingers to remove excess water. If the hair feels gummy or heavy, take the client back to the bowl and rinse again. Use a round brush or paddle brush to get the hair as smooth as possible. You want the blowout to look immaculate, like you’re getting styled for a night out. The better the blowout, the less flat ironing you’ll need to do to get the hair silky. Make sure the hair is 100% dry before you flat iron.
Step 11: Flat iron the hair meticulously - with the flat iron set between 380 and 400 degrees. *If working with high lift blondes or someone with very fragile, damaged hair, start at the lowest heat setting possible and work your way up until you get that silky, shiny hair. If you notice a large amount of steam as you flat iron, you’ll need to rinse the hair again.
Starting in the nape area, take one 1/2-inch sections and begin to smooth the hair by tapping the base of the section 3 times. Then continue to smooth the section by passing over with the flat iron, a minimum of 3 times. The main goal is to get the hair silky and shiny, this indicated that the hair is sealed with treatment.
Your client can now wash their hair, swim, go to the gym, or wear clips and ponytails immediately!
Aftercare is just as important as the service itself. To protect the treatment be sure to send your client home with Cezanne’s Perfect Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner for proper maintenance. And if your client enjoys blow-drying to flat ironing their hair, be sure to recommend the Perfect Finish Leave-In to protect their beautiful tresses from heat damage!
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