Michelle just jetted in this morning from London, first stop Gold for some vavoom hair before the serious shopping spree starts….
This O’mbre trend has been kicking around for some time now but it’s always fun when someone allows you to make a edgier interpretation of a classic.
Hair colour by Yuki for Gold
Lots to do to get this hair looking great, large 5cm regrowth, rest of the hair yellowish,damaged, discoloured blonde.
Working with a mild bleach, hair protected with Olaplex, toned with soft ash/beige toners, results nothing short of miraculous.
Video of this process uploaded soon
Gold stylist Yuki really pulled a rabbit out of a hat with this extension makeover, just 150 pieces and Kimberley looks like a completely new girl!
Brazilian Keratin Treatment (BKT) is a revolutionary professional salon service
that for so many people becomes a real “game changer” when it comes to styling hair at home.
As it is a relatively new genre of hairdressing service (approx12 years since it’s first commercial formulation)
BKT’s formulas and processes have undergone many changes and refinements
and are still developing year by year.
Below, I will outline the effects you can expect from a BKT service
and hopefully dispel some of the myths too.
What is BKT?
Firstly, BKT is not a straightening service!
Rather, it is what we refer to as a “Smoothing Treatment”.
You can expect a major reduction in your hair’s frizziness and fluffiness and in many cases it will deliver a slightly straighter result but it can not be relied upon to achieve straight hair as would be the case when having a straight perm or Japanese straightening for example.
Who should have a BKT?
BKT is best suited to someone who regularly blowdries their hair straight as a support service.
After BKT you should find your blowdrying time reduced significantly and the
ability of your hair to hold and maintain the blowdried finish enhanced dramatically.
It is unrealistic to expect that after BKT you would not need to blow-dry your hair
and that it would air dry smoothly by itself, this is very important to understand and consider.
Does BKT damage the hair?
No, BKT does not damage hair but as it is a protein based treatment,
from time to time people feel their hair is less soft which is a characterization of any “protein” based treatment.
Keratin protein not only protects and strengthens hair but hardens it also.
The coating of Keratin along the hair shaft that is the hallmark of any BKT
provides a protective barrier against further damage as well as an insulation layer against humidity.
How long does BKT last?
Approx 3 months if maintained with a non Sodium Chloride shampoo,
If your shampoo contains Sodium Chloride we can not guarantee the treatment.
In many cases BKT has been known to be effective for longer periods
sometimes beyond six months but 3 months is considered average.
Will BKT effect my colour?
If your hair is salon coloured, depending on what kind of colouring you have ,
you may experience lightening, fading or a shift in tone (blondes becoming warmer for example)
and may want to set up your colour appointment very soon after your BKT,
please ask your stylist what might be the specific after-effect for your particular hair.
How much is a BKT service?
We categorize BKT into three different price points
These prices exclude Govt Tax (currently 8%)
Short hair: hair to the bottom of the ear lobes 23,000yen
Medium hair : bottom of the ear lobes to just touching the shoulder 28,000yen
Long hair from the shoulders down 33,000yen
We also reserve the right to add a minimum extra charge of 2,500yen to any BKT service for extremely
long hair and/or very thick hair where excessive BKT solution was needed to get the result.
As I mentioned earlier, BKT has undergone many formulation changes and refinements.
Gold’s BKT formula is FDA approved.
Early BKT formulas contained very high levels of some dangerous chemical compounds particularly Formaldehyde.
High level Formaldehyde BKT solutions have been largely outlawed in most countries
but still seem to be available in much of South East Asia, India and the Middle East.
These high Formaldehyde formulas give a much more effective result, not only in relation to smoothing but also straightening too.
Some results I have seen on hair done in these countries have more of an appearance of chemically straightened hair as opposed to BKT in as much the hair treated never returns to it’s natural wavy state and also often feels chemically damaged.
If you have had a BKT in another country, you must understand that the results achievable from our BKT are limited to the formulas we are allowed to use by law, Unfortunately if you have had BKT in any of those regions mentioned you may find our BKT less effective than you expect.
Any further question about the above or anything else please feel free to ask your stylist.
Shu Uemura’s “Art of Hair” line debuts at Gold on the 29th of this month, we are really excited to be not only carrying their range of great haircare and styling product but also adding their premium, personalized treatments to our treatment menu.
Shu Uemura’s treatment line is like no other. Your stylist blends 3 separate conditioning, moisturizing serums into a base cream, each serum element is carefully measured in varied quantities, to create a unique treatment specifically tailored to your unique hair type, texture and damage level.
This is the most bespoke treatment I have come across in my careers thus far and the results I’ve seen are fantastic!
The calculation of the three serum elements is done through a special App on our iPad and the record is kept for future reference.
To get everyone as excited as we are about this wonderful new service,
Gold is offering a ＊50% discount on our Shu Uemura Personalized hair treatment,
¥3,250 (Normal price ¥6.500)
＊This offer is only available from March 29 till Friday April 13 2017 and is not available on Saturdays,
Hope you can try this great treatment, we road tested it on each other and loved the results!
New client Katerina was a little bored with her bleach blonde look leftover from Summer, this copper/gold rinse did the trick to give her a richer, warmer more Wintry look. Lana got the colour she wanted first visit, next time a trim up and maybe some extensions for extra volume??
Hair Color by Lana
Our very best wishes to all our clients and friends for the holidays, we hope 2017 brings you all your deepest desires and a few fun surprises too!
our salon will close at 6pm 31/12/16 and re-open again at 10am 4/1/17
before after Colour, Cut & Extensions by Lana Ask almost any woman, especially those living We all know what frizzy hair looks like. Formerly smooth, But what causes it? Why does hair get frizzy when it’s humid? Humidity is the amount of ambient moisture in the air. Hair is made up of dead cells bonded together by proteins. As hair becomes older and drier, the hair’s surface becomes rough Inside the hair is the cortex, which is made up of two different Both these proteins absorb water, but do so differently. Since everyone’s hair has different amounts of ortho- and paraprotein Avoid frizzy hair by keeping heat styling to a minimum, That is where the use of the right styling products and Regular trims to remove split ends, the main contributor of
Great looking hair is brought about by a culmination of strong skills and high quality hair products,
both found in abundance at Gold.
in hot and humid climates like Tokyo over Summer,
what their most annoying hair issue is and frizziness will hands down
be the most common answer.
sleek hair morphs into something that looks like it has been hit
with a few thousand volts, then deep fried.
The more humid the day is, the more moisture there is in the air.
Humidity often makes fine hair flat by weighing it down.
If your hair is curly or has a lot of body,
it can cause it to become bushy. Dry hair gets even frizzier.
Being dead, hair does not produce moisture; therefore any moisture
has to come from an outside source like scalp oil or moisturisers.
which allows for better penetration of water into the hair.
kinds of protein, orthocortex and paracortex.
When moisture causes them to swell, one expands more than the other,
which causes the hair to twist, leading to the waviness
that many women experience in humid conditions.
in their hair, its reaction to humidity can vary a great deal.
Also, the overall condition of your hair and how dry
it is plays a large part in how it reacts to moisture in the air.
use of a good conditioner regularly and by not over-brushing.
While this may help, you can’t change the basic structure of your cortex.
a good haircut can really contribute to your hair always looking its best.
the “rough” texture associated with Frizzy hair.
Seek out styling products that add moisture and silicone which aids in
sealing the cuticle and smoothing away roughness.
Colour, Cut & Extensions by Lana
Ask almost any woman, especially those living
We all know what frizzy hair looks like. Formerly smooth,
But what causes it? Why does hair get frizzy when it’s humid?
Humidity is the amount of ambient moisture in the air.
Hair is made up of dead cells bonded together by proteins.
As hair becomes older and drier, the hair’s surface becomes rough
Inside the hair is the cortex, which is made up of two different
Both these proteins absorb water, but do so differently.
Since everyone’s hair has different amounts of ortho- and paraprotein
Avoid frizzy hair by keeping heat styling to a minimum,
That is where the use of the right styling products and
Regular trims to remove split ends, the main contributor of