BLONDEAMBITION NOW ONE OF OUR TOP 10 BEST SELLING PRODUCTS!
Call it love for blonde any time of year…call it delight at keeping that blonde “true”…whatever the reason BlondeAmbition has been an amazing success thanks to you!
Featuring a powerful blue pigment, it banishes brass from even the most off colored blonde, gray or silver hair. Use up to 3 times a week on natural blonde hair, gray hair or silver hair.
- Eliminates brassiness & yellowish casts on blonde, gray or silver hair
- Free of sulfates and hidden sulfates
- Rich in FXulites Complex to help restore healthy hair from the inside out while defending it from daily environmental stresses.
- Not for use on OVERLY processed hair, hair extensions or if a client’s hair has been colored with a green based haircolor
Check out this quick demo from SUDZZfx’ Brittany Reddin @beautybybritr of Salon Déjà Vu. She finished her model with SUDZZfx AirPlay!
SUDZZfx: Extension Safe Since Day 1!
All those years ago, long before it became mainstream, we took the path of finding sulfate-free surfactants in our shampoos to offer effective cleansing…but wouldn’t harm hair in the process. We went one step further…using an expensive skincare grade surfactant system: Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate that gives you beautiful lather, but is far more gentler on hair.
This ingredient system had an unexpected side effect: we started hearing from hair salons offering extension services and individual extensionists nation-wide who not only were using our shampoos on their extension clients in-salon, but also prescribing us exclusively to maintain their extensions at home! The reason? Our surfactant WILL NOT harm keratin bonds or even adhesive systems…and even better: will help to keep human hair extensions looking shiny, healthy & tangle free for months on end!
COAST TO COAST: SUDZZfx FANS ARE DOING C.P.R.!
WHAT IS IT?
A SUDZZfx C.P.R. Hair Revival Shot is a professional in-salon treatment that reverses and restores…offering 5 benefits in 15 minutes:
~ Longer lasting, more vibrant color
~ Renewed internal strength
~ Increased elasticity & manageability
~ Luminous shine & touchably soft hair
~ Restored condition for faster blowdrying
It turns back the clock, rehydrates and brings hair back to life!
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?
Structural Improvement | Moisture Balance | pH Recovery
Improved structure · Increased shine · Greater manageability · Moisturization · Longer-lasting & more vibrant color
Step 1 – Begin by clarifying the hair with SUDZZfx® Nyrvana™ Purifying Shampoo. This removes any buildup on the hair as a result of styling products, medication, smoking or the environment. Leave on for 2 minutes. Rinse out thoroughly and towel-dry well.
Step 2 – Using a bowl, dispense (1/2 oz.) SUDZZfx® Moxee™ Reconstructing Conditioner, AquaFix® Hydrating Conditioner, Enhance™ Daily Conditioner, and 1-drop of Zenyth® Frizz Eliminator. Mix to form the perfect blend for your client. Customize by adding more of either of these products.
Apply to hair from the ends up. Comb through for even distribution. Apply cap and place client under warm dryer for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly then towel dry. Proceed to style.
Belly up to the backbar and have a “shot” of SUDZZfx!
Check out this setup from Katee Reddin Petro in Rockaway, New Jersey! On her backbar she promotes our C.P.R. Treatment to client’s who need a little dose of renewal during these cold winter months.
A decorative backbar idea!
Check out this genius marketing idea to promote SUDZZfx C.P.R. Treatment shots from @kimmystudz! Grab some champagne flutes, pump in the hair treatment cocktail and effortless ask at the backbar!
So popular…clients want to take it home?!
Another genius marketing idea from the crew at Brick and Mirror Beauty Bar! Our C.P.R. Treatment Shots have become SO popular there, that clients have been clamoring for an “emergency shot” for at home use! The team got creative, grabbed some mini mason jars, twine and paper and started reselling the treatment!
THE NEW COLOR TREND ROCKING INSTAGRAM
Last year we saw peekaboo hair tattoos…an etched emblem or picture sculpted right into the hair with clippers and hidden under layers of hair. But 2017 is the hair colorists’ turn! Meet Vivid Roots, the new haircolor trend that places haircolor at the roots…a myriad of bold, stunning color combos that only become visible as the hair moves…or in a good breeze.
MUST WATCH: EMILY ANDERSON’S PINK PIXIE
Check out this stunning 60 second hair finishing how-to from hairdresser, SUDZZfx uber fan and Instagram sensation @emilyandersonstyling who created this pink pixie bob and used ColourFix3 Leave-In Conditioner![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][lee_products style=”carousel” columns_number=”4″ cat=”381″][/vc_column][/vc_row]
SUDZZfx IN THE PRESS! NYFW Coverage
Featured in: Beauty Launchpad Magazine!
Pick this month’s issue of Beauty Launchpad and you’ll spot the work of celebrity hairdresser T. Cooper @tcoopermua! Beauty Launchpad met up with T. backstage at the KYE US show at New York Fashion Week as she channeled the ’90s in a big way. Check it out![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”354147″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row]
The average hairdresser looks at a razor and runs in the other direction. With a new year right around the corner…NOW is the time to start practicing and embrace the razor like never before. Here’s why…
It is truly, the best tool to remove volume from hair by collapsing the cut without adding layers. It can also be used to create texture. You’ll love using it on fine hair types because it means you don’t have to sacrifice the fullness of the hair. A razor works great to create movement on all hair types.
Understandably, a bad razor cut (often resulting in frayed ends) can train you to stay far away from them, but practice will make perfect. The razor should always be used very deliberately and should never damage the hair. Despite what people think, you can use a razor on straight hair, curly hair, super-curly hair, fine hair, medium hair, and especially on thick hair. The key to a good razor cut is your training. Each part of that tiny—and sharp!—blade is meant to be used in a specific way. And when not used correctly, it can cause a bit of a disaster. Make 2017 the year you embrace it!
Reddit user moniquey, a true wizard, posted a mesmerizing GIF online that shows her switching her hair from bubblegum pink to a trendy cool blue in a matter of seconds. No, it isn’t video editing or actual magic that makes it happen, just a very creative use of hair dye. By employing a deep side part, moniquey can have half her hair appear blue while the pink hides underneath. Then with a simple hair flip she can totally transform her look, putting a new spin on the 2016 trend of “mermaid hair.”
SUDZZfx IN THE PRESS! “Reverse the Green with Nyrvana”
Featured in: Estetica Magazine!
Whether it is from swimming pools treated with chlorine or as a result of high levels of copper from residential pipes, hairdressers agree that green hair is becoming a year-round concern.
One solution in correcting the harsh effects of damaged hair that has turned various shades of green is to experience a little Nyrvana from SUDZZfx. Free of harsh, drying sulfates and packed full of restorative extracts used for both detoxifying and strengthening purposes, Nyrvana is a heavenly cleanser that helps remove chemicals used in pools and spas as well as hard water minerals within the hair structure.
“Nyrvana is the best choice in helping to eliminate green from chlorine-damaged hair,” explained company founder and CEO J. Aris Koroyan. “Nyrvana also works to remove excessive product build-up while restoring moisture balance through our micro-encapsulated FXulites formulation and is truly the mildest but most effective cleansing formulation in any professional purifying category.”
Nyrvana contains FXulites, the potent reparative complex blending of multi-benefit ingredients that reduces the signs of visible damage to the hair while nourishing, strengthening and hydrating the inner and outer structure of the hair. The protective cocktail of proteins and natural botanical extracts of honey, asparagus, parsley, cucumber, avocado and wheat flour imparts the luster and shine to even the most damaged hair. Safe for color treated hair, Nyrvana can also be used daily without stripping color.
There are two ways to use Nyrvana. Wet hair thoroughly and massage in ample amount and SUDZZ up before rinsing. On dry hair, massage ample amount from scalp to ends. Rinse and then cleanse as normal. SWIMMERS: Leave on 5 minutes with a plastic cap under warm dryer to help remove chlorine and swimmers green cast. Use as often as needed.
Nyrvana is available in an 10.1 oz. bottle for the suggested salon price of $11.98.
Last year was the first New York Fashion Week specifically dedicated to men’s fashion. Held last July, it was a smashing success. This year it kicked off Monday, February 1st through Thursday, February 4th…riding on the heels of men’s fashion week Paris.
SUDZZfx was the official hair sponsor of two leading men’s fashion designers: Julian Eugene Woodhouse of WOODHOUSE and Dexter Cheston of DEXTERDEXTERDEXTER. Under the skilled hands of celebrity NYC Makeup Artist and Hairstylist T. Cooper, we were backstage styling the models for their two shows.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Day 1 WOOD HOUSE Show”][vc_column_text]Kicking off the Men’s Fashion Week shows on Tuesday was WOOD HOUSE, the label of Julian Eugene Woodhouse. Wood House exists to bridge to gap from conservative menswear through experimental androgyny to futuristic menswear. The line pulls from the history of menswear and also the history of masculinity to create a line of clothing that makes a man feel his strongest and most secure. It manifests architectural and constructivist concepts on the body, framing movement and strength in silhouette. This futuristic collection featured flawless shapes with SUDZZfx shine under the skilled hands of T. Cooper.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”352440,352484,352483,352482,352481,352480,352479,352478,352477,352473,352472,352470,352463,352462,352461,352459,352458,352457,352456,352455,352454,352453,352452,352451,352450,352449,352448,352447,352446,352445,352444,352443,352442,352441″ img_size=”” onclick=”img_link_large”][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/160359408″ align=”center” title=”Modern Salon Coverage”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/160359410″ align=”center” title=”Show Reel”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/160359409″ align=”center” title=”Press Coverage”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_text_separator title=”Day 2 DEXTERDEXTERDEXTER Show”][vc_column_text]The final show we rocked for New York Fashion Week: Men’s with T. Cooper was the DEXTERDEXTERDEXTER Show. Kicking off at 6pm at the iconic Classic Car Cub of Manhattan on Hudson Street in New York, DEXTERDEXTERDEXTER is an American luxury fashion house based in New York, USA specializing in Couture, Ready-to-Wear, and Resort Clothing Collections.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”352493,352521,352520,352517,352516,352515,352514,352513,352512,352511,352510,352509,352508,352507,352506,352505,352504,352503,352502,352501,352500,352499,352498,352497,352496,352495,352494″ img_size=”” onclick=”img_link_large”][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_video link=”https://vimeo.com/160362218″ align=”center” title=”Show Reel”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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BUT. There’s a new haircut in town (Hollywood-town), and it’s all about not layering—at least not noticeably. We’re referring to the blunt cut. Perfectly even ends just look so fresh right now. Or even, as Lena Dunham put it on Instagram last week, poetic. “I miss @zoe.kazan so I am sharing this photo I took of her blunt ends, which are so poetic to me,” she captioned this photo. While growing out her short hair, Dunham herself has been wearing blunt ends, according to the man behind her most recent cut, Marcus Francis, who happens to have given Julianne Moore a blunt cut just last night. He says both his clients and fellow celebrity hairstylists are definitely feeling the straight-edged vibe right now. “It’s a departure from the scraggly undone hair that was around for a while,” he explains. “Blunter and undone looks healthier and more enviable.”
But even a simple ponytail can look modern and polished with sharp, ironed ends…such as this one on Natalie Portman!
The resurgence of slick hard holds!
Slick or slicked back hair, both of which are interchangeable, has been around for a while. And like many other classic hairstyles, the slick back haircut has reemerged to become a popular modern style for men in 2016. To get the modern slick back hairstyle, you must combine a fade haircut on the sides (high, mid, low, or skin fade) with medium to long hair on top. This particular style is known as the “slicked back undercut”. There is also the more classic, long slick back hair that does not require a fade on the sides.
As we celebrate the resurgence of interest for our SUDZZfx Chizel Hard Rock Gel…we dig through our dusty archives to tell the long lineage hair gels have!
Did you know that the ancient Egyptians who gave birth to so many beauty firsts were also the inventors of the first hair gel? Natalie McCreesh, an archaeological scientist from the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology at the University of Manchester, England, and her colleagues studied hair samples taken from 18 mummies. Analysis of hair fibers identify the popularity of a fat-based hair styling gel that was used to keep hair in place in both life and death! The oldest is approximately 3,500 years old, but most were excavated from a cemetery in the Dakhleh Oasis in the Western Desert and date from Greco-Roman times, around 2,300 years ago!
If you are in shock or frightened, your hair can turn white.
FACT! The phenomenon of hair turning white from fright (or shock or grief or stress) persists in literature, poetry and even a handful of medical journals. But is there any truth to the rumor that we can actually scare our hair?
Yes and no, says dermatologist Dr. David Orentreich, associate director of the Orentreich Medical Group in New York and assistant clinical professor in the department of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
“It’s appealing on a literary or poetic level that a person’s experience could be so severe or terrifying that they age overnight,” he says. “But you can’t lose pigment in your hair. Once it leaves your scalp, it’s non-living; it’s dead.”
But, Orentreich says, while fear can’t suddenly cause your hair to turn white, there is a medical condition that could make people think it has.
The hair of Nancy Thompson, played by Heather Langenkamp, suddenly starts to turn white after Freddie Kruger torments her in her dreams in 1984’s “Nightmare on Elm Street.”
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition that attacks hair follicles, causing pigmented hair such as black, brown, red, or blonde to fall out, leaving the gray and white nonpigmented hairs behind. (Eventually most people lose all their hair entirely.)
“If someone has salt-and-pepper hair – a mixture of gray and black – and they develop alopecia areata, the dark hairs can fall out quickly,” he says. “So it appears that they’ve gone gray overnight.”
Stress, as it turns out, may be a trigger for some autoimmune disorders.
“It’s conceivable for a person who has a tendency for alopecia areata to go through a stressful experience which makes it flair up and the first thing that happens is their dark hair falls out,” he says. “And that can happen quickly – in days or weeks – leaving just the gray hair.”
Although autoimmune diseases have been around forever, Orentreich says it’s only been in recent years that doctors have come to understand their impact.
“These phenomena would occur but they were completely mysterious,” he says. “No one had any inkling that the immune system could cause hair to fall out. There was only a primitive understanding – if any understanding – of the immune system.”
Fear, shock or grief, on the other hand, were something people could wrap their brains around, which probably explains why emotions play a huge part in most of the stories about hair turning white overnight.
According to a 2008 paper in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, the first documented case of sudden hair whitening was in the Talmud in 83 A.D. The victim was a 17-year-old boy who was appointed chief of the main Israeli Talmudic academy. His sudden white hair was said to have been a “consequence of strenuous studying.”
In later years, the phenomenon was attributed to Marie Antoinette, whose auburn locks supposedly turned ghostly white the night before she lost her head to the guillotine and to Shah Jahan of India after his favorite wife died (he went on to build the Taj Mahal in her honor). Even sharpshooter Annie Oakley reportedly fell victim at age 41 after she was involved in a horrific train accident (an alternate story claims her white hair was the result of an overly hot bath).
In the ’80s “Nightmare on Elm Street” horror movie franchise, a shock of the heroine’s hair turns white after she is terrorized in her dreams.
There have been reports of sudden blanching as a result of bear attacks, ill-advised bets, shipwrecks, adultery and the death – or serious injury – of a loved one. A 1902 British Medical Journal even described the case of a 22-year-old woman who witnessed a woman’s throat being cut and got up the next morning to find half her pubic hair had turned white.
According to Orentreich, though, even white pubic hairs could be explained by the autoimmune disease.
“When it attacks hair, sometimes the hair will keep growing with no pigment,” he says.
Alopecia areata may not be the only explanation for this hair-razing condition, though. Researchers who have studied historical references to the phenomenon also believe a “sudden” change in hair color could also be traced to hair dye simply washing out.
“If you get your hair colored today and then stop getting it colored, it takes a number of weeks or months for the gray to grow out,” says Orentreich. “But years ago, the dyes weren’t permanent. It could be something like that.”
Do you want a reliable test to know if your hair is healthy? Try a glass of water! If your hair floats in water…it’s healthy. If your hair sinks, it is due to hair damage that allows water to filter into and weigh down your hair. If you notice your hair or your clients hair greedily sinking and getting weighed down by water at the bowl, offer up the SUDZZfx FXulites Signature Treatment to help restore their hair to a healthier state!.
DESIGN ARTIST TALENT COMPETITION: 5 DAYS LEFT! With just 5 days left to go, here’s another Designful Hair Creation submission we have been received! Check out this incredible look created by Design Artist Olivia Walters. Olivia created this updo for Jay Nicolas Sario’s runway show for Gainesville Fashion Week, sponsored by SUDZZfx. She began with three ponytails, and simply sprinkled a generous amount of Design Powder on small sections of each ponytail.
In 1966, Panasonic (of all people) produced the first electrically-heated hair rollers in Japan and revolutionized the traditional of achieving celebrity curls and waves. Flash forward a few decades later and a generational gap has now dated even this technology and even today debates still wage over the power of curling irons over hot rollers. If you want to avoid the debate all together and offer a more modernized (and perhaps greener solution), you can achieve the same effect with merely a quality European or Marilyn Brush Set and Zephyr® Volumizing Gel! Because Zephyr® contains hold properties and a unique nano emulsion formula, you can use it to lock the curl in place, mimicking the look of a good hot roll and it’ll never flake.
The evening usually starts like this: you style, blow out, straighten and tame your frizzy, wavy hair into a stunning, sleek ‘do. Then after finding the right outfit, it’s time for a “girls night out”. Unfortunately by about 11pm you sleek, sexy hair looks great on one side, but wavy and lopsided on the other.
Traditionally, the formula in a straightening cream, lotion or potion creates a cosmetic coating on the hair that is prone to breakage. The result is that after a few hours of friction caused by hair movement and playing with your hair the coating breaks and flakes. Your hair then springs back to its natural state.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
SUDZZfx Level Strait™ Straightening Potion actually penetrates for longer lasting results and you can even apply other styling products on top of it. No more 11pm walk of shame!
WHAT’S IN IT?
>> Certified organic homeopathically balanced botanicals of asparagus, parsley, cucumber and sandalwood: Naturally exfoliates, soothes and balances the scalp and skin.
>> Nano Emulsion: Improves wet and dry combability.
>> Hydrolyzed Soy Protein: Penetrating properties that help to strengthen the hair.
Picture it…temperatures are warming up…you spend time at your favorite salon, get a flawless look you love…step out on the sidewalk…and then BANG it happens. A few hours later humidity does a drive-by on your hair and the style collapses.
NOW FOR A LITTLE SCIENCE
In its dry state, hair is always desperately hungry for moisture, however hair is also like a sponge…it absorbs moisture (and practically anything else) CONSTANTLY. The more moisture hair absorbs, the heavier it becomes and a style collapses…this is especially true when humidity starts to rise as we stroll into summer and there is more moisture in the environment.
WHAT WE DID ABOUT IT
SUDZZfx’s formulators in the development of our Level Strait™ Straightening Potion wrapped our moisturizing ingredients with an anti-humectant shield, so as opposed to merely coating the hair with temporary hydration, we penetrate deep into the hair, delivering hair the moisture it wants PLUS the anti-humectant shied reflects back extra moisture from a humid environment. The result? A style you can rock all day or all night, in any environment, on any type of hair, anywhere on the planet.
The SUDZZfx Design Artist Talent Search ends on the 30th of this month and we’ve had some AMAZING submissions. Remember, the look doesn’t have to be a formal photo shoot…just show us what you can do! It’s by YOUR popular vote…so the photo with the most votes wins. Snap a photo of your client in the chair…or upload something you’ve already done!
Getting super shiny hair with a mirror like luster at home after a great salon experience can be challenging. It’s fairly easy to do however if you have this powerful trio of tools at home: a good blow dryer, a boar bristle brush and SUDZZfx Liquid Luxe™ Luxury Mist. Simply spray Liquid Luxe™ into the hair and tousle-dry with your fingers.
Simply spray Liquid Luxe™ into the hair and tousle-dry with your fingers. Next, go through sections with the brush. Boar bristle brushes are slightly textured and will smooth the cuticle delicately. Dry the hair downward, in the direction of the cuticle and BOOM! Lustrous locks await.