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In the hair war against frizz and lackluster shine, keratin treatments are the weapon of choice. The protein-based keratin conditions and strengthens hair--combating any unruly mane. Whether you desire pin-straight locks or frizz-free waves, seek salvation in these Boston salons and spas that employ keratin-trained and -certified stylists. The treatments (about $300-$400, depending on the stylist and your own hair) are worth every penny, and you're also sent home with complimentary keratin-specific, sulfate-free, full-size shampoo and conditioner. Bad hair days don't stand a chance.
Updated: September 24, 2009
At James Joseph Salon's lofted digs, you'll feel like a celebrity being primped for a personal photo shoot. More star-studded cred: The stylists have extensive experience working the fashion and entertainment circuits. Coppola's Keratin Complex is the salon's choice for treatment, which begins at $325 and includes 16-ounce bottles of SOMA's vegan shampoo and conditioner and covers gratuity.
With a more intimate and exclusive vibe, there's Melt where complimentary wine and champagne puts you right in the lap of luxury. Laura Ciaramitaro, lead hair designer, first conducts a thorough consultation, which even takes into account your astrological sign. Melt uses Coppola's Keratin Complex, with prices starting $375. The service includes 13.5-ounce bottles of Coppola's formulated shampoo and conditioner for maintenance.
Stilisti makes you feel welcome, providing a chic atmosphere without the attitude. The salon uses Bio-Ionic's product line for its keratin treatment and its complimentary shampoo and conditioner; services begin at $300. The salon also sells premium product lines, including Davines haircare, Jane Iredale makeup, Sundari candles and GHD styling tools.
HC Studio features Simply Straight BKT, starting at $400. This higher price quote includes a follow-up wash, blow dry and style the fourth day after the keratin application, in addition to complimentary shampoo and conditioner from Simply Straight. The cozy salon maintains a community presence by regularly rotating local artwork and handcrafted jewelry, as well as supporting local charities. Leave looking--and feeling--good.
The yellow, purple, red and black colors splashed throughout Judy Jetson Salon resemble a cartoon-esque mechanic's garage--complete with Craftsman toolboxes used at each of the stylists? stations. Marcia Teixeira is the featured Brazilian Keratin Treatment, purported to reduce 85% of curl. Quotes begin at $350 and include Teixeira's shampoo and conditioner.