International Beauty Show @ Jacob Javits/ 574 Fifth Avenue (46th/47th Streets), NYC
|easy to swallow-there's a month supply per box|
Having just mentioned the product in a recent post...the once little known but highly coveted supplement ---taken to meaningfully nourish thinning locks and promote existing hair growth---is now available in an extra strength formulation.
Like the regular strength Viviscal®--- the extra strength version is made from a proprietary AminoMar C™ Marine Complex (good to know-contains shellfish ingredients/gluten free).
PLUS instruction wise---the extra strength formulation is also taken 2x a day, with water, after food...though we have been trying it these past few weeks in the AM with our coffee only.
And it works. We usually give supplements two- three months to notice a difference. With Viviscal® extra strength ---we felt out hair to be subtly shinier and thicker---in two weeks...and since this is only our third week of taking the supplement- 2x a day...we suspect, our tresses to be even healthier in a month or so...given the same day to day follicle experiences.
No wonder, the esteemed salon owner and hair stylist, Oscar Blandi---recently gave a tutorial on how to style different types of curly hair for invited guests after the International Beauty Show hours...
AND how he recommends Viviscal® to all his clients, male and female, with thinning hair---aligning himself with a truly helpful product. That's impressive...as we picked up a def. vibe on Blandi that he's refreshingly authentic.
|Styling tip tip----Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo adds great texture and instant volume, no product buildup either--and strengthens and protects hair. NICE.|
Another believer---and a very vocal one at that, is the congenial Jill Zarin-ex Real Housewives NYC...with her lovely hair (and haircolor)--and a dedicated Viviscal® taker.
|Blandi styled this updo in about ten minutes.|
The Sea and its nourishing offerings also served as inspiration for salon owner and hair stylist, Christo, who has a line of hair products, coined Curlisto Systems.
We had the pleasure of meeting this talented master of tresses- backstage during New York Fashion Week...as he was the hair guru for designer Farah Angsana's RTW show.
Most recently, we experienced the in-salon SEA TREATMENT---that consisted of a thorough hair wash (with a soothing, pressure point head massage that was so relaxing, we almost napped)----followed by a deep conditioning treatment---a custom masque that was left on our locks for about 15minutes, as we sat under a heat lamp---then followed by a flawless blowout, so patiently administered, for once we felt that we did not loose one precious hair follicle due to excessive heat or brushing.
The products used---included the new SEA Treatment Shampoo---and a custom SEA Treatment Conditioning Mask, conjured up by Maryanne, salon employee par excellence.
|The slain offers many services including make-up application|
Afterwards we had a nice chat with Christo himself...about the Sea Treatment products (including a conditioner for at home use too...).
|Products for every hair type---not just curly...|
|Kids too-adorable packaging|
|CHRISTO holding Sea Treatment Shampoo|
|Bright salon with classic wood accents-|
One of the best things about the salon, and a very telling indication of a place that knows haircuts, well----are all the terrific 'do's on the heads of employees--- with varied hair textures---and all with very different styles that totally worked.
|a beautifully coiffed curly hair cut|
But at Christo's we saw practical wash and wear (with the right product and minimal fuss)...hairstyles. FAB!
GOOD TO KNOW: A Special Rate Parking Arrangement for Salon Clients on 44th Street (btwn 5th+6th Avenues).
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