Do I need a consultation?
Yes, a consultation is helpful to decide if this service is right for you and to answer your questions. During the consultation, your stylist will analyze your hair and make sure all of your questions are answered.
Can I get it done if I don't live in Orlando?
Yes, many of our guest travel to Orlando for this service. We can arrange to provide a pre-consultation over the phone and through e-mail. If you plan on spending time in Orlando after your service, just keep in mind there are some aftercare considerations discussed below.
Is Japanese straightening suitable for me?
Japanese straightening is perfect for most people. However, there could be factors, such as unsuitable current hair condition, hair loss, or damage from bleach that could prevent Japanese straightening from being an option. If you have had any relaxers containing sodium hydroxide or lye, Yuko does not recommend getting your hair straightened with Yuko except on new growth hair. In each case, we will discuss a realistic expectation up front.
How long does my hair need to be?
Your hair should be at least 5-6 inches long before it can be considered for a Japanese straightener.
How easy will my hair be to handle after having this process done?
After having the process done all you will need to do when you wash your hair is a quick blow dry style; that's pretty much it! You will spend less than half of the time you normally spend in your quest to achieve straight hair. Once dry, you are ready to face the Orlando humidity and, if you do get caught in some rain, you won't end up with frizz.
How often does the treatment need to be applied?
Even though Yuko is a permanent straightening system it will still need to be re-done to treat new hair growth. With this in mind it is generally advised that you receive the treatment about every six to twelve months with the average client retreating in eight months.
Will this damage my hair?
NO! Like any sophisticated treatment, it needs to be used in the hands of someone with experience and training. Some require little or no training to purchase. There will always be people, in every industry, who take short-cuts. As a result, you will sometimes hear that this treatment is damaging and. Our stylists have invested an enormous amount of time and have had extensive training to assure you will end up with beautiful healthy, straight and frizz-free hair.
How long will it take?
This question is one of the most asked. the length of time depends on how long and thick your hair is and how curly and unruly it is. The more length your hair has and the more curly and unruly will mean that the treatment will take longer. On average it takes around four to five hours to complete. At Robert Severo's we like to be one on one, too many artist working on one painting could have different results, so with this in mind we perfure the one on one personal service.
How much does it cost?
Cost depends mainly on the type, length and condition of your hair. Japanese straightening typically ranges from $450 to $800. This service is typically priced on a per-hour basis. This will be discussed fully during your consultation.
What aftercare is involved with this straightening process?
The main aftercare is the fact that you can't wash or get your hair wet for 2 days after having the treatment applied. We also advise against exercise and other activity that may cause your scalp to sweat. It is further required that you don't tie your hair back or put anything in your hair, which includes products. After this short period, you will be able to treat your hair like normal.
Can I treat my hair the same as before?
It will be easier to care for your hair after a Yuko straightener. You will spend less time getting ready and will achieve a better, frizz-free result that will last throughout the day. The correct brushes, cleansing and styling products will be recommended. It is important to follow the recommendations made by your stylist to get the most out of this treatment. This will be explained during your consultation.
Can I have my hair colored after a Japanese straightener?
Yes, an initial waiting period of 2 weeks is recommended but, after that, a professional colorist will have no problem maintaining your hair color.
Both products work well to provide their intended result. Both treatments need to be done at the hands of a skilled stylist. But which one is right for you? That really depends on the result that you our looking for. We've given you a quick comparison below to help you select. If you are still unsure after you read everything, Robert Severo's stylists have been working with these products for a long time and they can review the benefits and limitations of each. Either way, rest assured that our stylists have more experience than any other salon in Winter Park or Orlando when it comes to hair straightening. Keep in mind, Robert Severo Signature Salon was the first in central Florida
PROS: It will fade away gradually, meaning that it will eventually leave you with your original natural hair once more. There is no new growth to retouch or growing out stage, if you decide not to maintain the look. It takes less salon time and generally costs less than the Yuko system. It leaves the hair with more body than the Yuko (because it does not remove all of the curl) and it can be used on colored, bleached, and highlighted hair. It's perfect if you are mainly looking to add shine, fight frizz, and tame overly curly hair. You can wear your hair straight or with curls. It eliminates 95% of frizz while it maintains a smooth yet silky feel.
CONS: It's temporary. The effect doesn't last as long as the Yuko, about two to four months. It will not perfectly straighten the hair. Keratin usually removes 50% of the curl in your hair. Depending on how curly your hair is to begin with, you may still have to flat iron or use a blow dryer to straighten out the remainder of the waves or curls.
Yuko Japanese Straightening: CONS: IIt's permanent. As new hair grows in, your new growth will look as it did before your Yuko. To manage this, you will need to have your hair redone in about 6 to 12 months or you will need to flat iron the re-growth. So which one is better you ask, Yuko or Keratin? It really depends on the result you are looking for and your lifestyle. If you still have questions regarding either Yuko Japanese straighteners or any of our Keratin treatments, just call or E-mail to schedule a consultation with one of the stylists at Robert Severo Signature Salon in Winter Park. We will be happy to help you find your way to beautiful, healthy hair. At Robert Severo Signature Salon & Day Spa, our goal is to provide personal, professional service for a state of well being--Mind, Body, & Soul Open 6 days Sunday by request Contact us at: Contact Us
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CONS: IIt's permanent. As new hair grows in, your new growth will look as it did before your Yuko. To manage this, you will need to have your hair redone in about 6 to 12 months or you will need to flat iron the re-growth.
So which one is better you ask, Yuko or Keratin? It really depends on the result you are looking for and your lifestyle. If you still have questions regarding either Yuko Japanese straighteners or any of our Keratin treatments, just call or E-mail to schedule a consultation with one of the stylists at Robert Severo Signature Salon in Winter Park. We will be happy to help you find your way to beautiful, healthy hair.
At Robert Severo Signature Salon & Day Spa, our goal is to provide personal, professional service for a state of well being--Mind, Body, & Soul
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