Spa & Beauty Salon Services in Sunny Isles, FL
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    Our mission at Classy On Collins Spa & Beauty Salon is to accentuate each and every client's internal beauty through our passion and commitment to our craft. To honor the trust bestowed on us, by our clients to manifest their unique beauty to the world. We strive to bring joy and uplift all who share our vision.
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    Do you want to know your hair type? Or the products that are best for your curl pattern? Are you newly Natural? Or have you been natural for a while but not quite sure how to manage your hair? Do you want a better hair care regimen? Or understand how pH balance fits into your product selection? Do you have dry itchy scalp? Or always feel you need more moisture? Do you want more curl definition? Or want to learn how to achieve a better twist out style? Let our hair specialist answer all those questions for you.
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Ingredients in Hair Color

Until the early 1900s, hair coloring was made from a wide range of herbal and natural dyes. Flying in the face of other chemists who found the development of hair coloring trivial and unworthy of their time, French chemist Eugene Schuller created the first safe commercial hair coloring in 1909. His invention was based on a new chemical, paraphenylenediamine, and provided the foundation of his company, the French Harmless Hair Dye Company. A year later, the name was changed to one that is more familiar today — L’Oreal. L’Oreal, one of the hair product giants, has grown steadily over the years; the company credits advanced and applied research of new product development and expansion into markets around the world with its global success.

The two main chemical ingredients involved in any coloring process that lasts longer than 12 shampoos are:
  • Hydrogen peroxide (also known as the developer or oxidizing agent) — This ingredient, in varying forms and strengths, helps initiate the color-forming process and creates longer-lasting color. The larger the volume of the developer, the greater the amount of sulfur is removed from the hair. Loss of sulfur causes hair to harden and lose weight. This is why, for the majority of hair coloring, the developer is maintained at 30% volume or less.
  • Ammonia — This alkaline allows for lightening by acting as a catalyst when the permanent hair color comes together with the peroxide. Like all alkalines, ammonia tends to separate the cuticle and allow the hair color to penetrate the cortex of the hair.

In addition, various types of alcohols, which can also dry the hair, are present in most hair color. (Check out this official ingredient list for a hair color formula.)

For a long time, hair coloring has been serious business! For example, would-be heroes of ancient Greece used harsh soaps and bleaches to lighten and redden their hair to the color that was identified with honor and courage. First-century Romans preferred dark hair, which was made so by a dye concocted from boiled walnuts and leeks.

Today, hair color remains hot, with a booming 75 percent of American women reportedly coloring their hair. (In 1950, only about 7 percent of American women colored their hair. And when they did, they did it to cover gray with their natural color and usually didn’t want anyone to know they’d done it!) Women have also decided that blondes don’t necessarily “have more fun!” Red is currently the most requested color at beauty salons. And women aren’t alone…

Men increasingly cover gray or, following the female lead, completely change their look. Men’s home hair-color sales reached $113.5 million last year, a 50 percent increase in just five years. The selection of coloring products and techniques is mind-boggling.