Iso's Sands, Brazilian Blowout, November 15

What words can I express about St.Iso? How about………….. Beautiful, Courageous, Wonderful, Kind-hearted, Gorgeous, Friend, Sexy, Brave, Selfless ,Caring, Sharing, Helping, Understanding, Funny,
Talented, Awesome Woman of, and from God,and a new Grandmother!!!!!!!
I loved Iso from the very minute I met her a couple of years ago, she Came in Last Saturday, We did her first Brazilian Blowout, My Goal was to, Make her hair less curly, so she send spends More time on her thick, high maintaince hair, and take the frizz out of foggy season in Fresno,
A busy Professor at Fresno State, I wanted her to Make her life easier, It took only two hours. start to finish for the treatment So she got a great deal. ( cause I rock) I’m proud of my work,…….
Her Daughter,is also a friend/client of mine, Laura is so pretty, ( Yes I do her Hair too, the way I met Iso)
I know where her lovelyness comes from…
Take a Bow Iso !! your one of the Best there is !!!!!! Thank God! for People Like Iso and Laura !!!

Merlin

Lori's Brazilian Blowout !

This is Lori!!! I gave her a Brazilian Keratin Treatment..! ” the second one i did last Saturday, I didn’t take a “before’ Picture, but it turned out great!!! Thank you Lori , !!
Merlin

Jill's new Hair!!! a Brazilian Blowout, and a fresh Haircut!!!!!

This is Jill, I can’t think of a better way to start off a busy Hairdressing week, I have Love in my heart! Jill has thee thickest hair Iv’e ever done a Brazilian Blowout on, it took almost 4 hr’s and I was working as hard and fast as I could,
A Lovely lady refered by her sister, I think she looks like Elizibeth Perkins, Thank you Jill, a new Mother, of a ten week old, Cameron, Thank you Jill for letting me Post the results!!! I’t was a Pleasure spending time with you!!!

I am here to help women have a better, full Fun, LIFE, looking BLAZING HOT!! with a minimal amount of time, so she can attend to those two sweet Babies, ….. Again No burnoff, I do it the right, safe,….. in a Professional way…..
There is no issues, if , and or but’s
I rock the Brazilian Blowout , Safe… AND, I am very proud of it, How many people post the results of their Job, for all the world to see Daily ? I’m Proud of helping people, Proud of my Profession, and Very greatful of the Skill’s God has givin Me, Brazilian Blowouts, Hair color, Haircuts, Big and Small, I ROCK THEM ALL!!!!!!
Merlin Robertson, www.merlin4hair.com

This is Joyce, American and Brazilian Blowout Hero!!

This is Joyce, Saturday Oct 10, She Back Came in and thanked Me!!!!!!!! three weeks ago I gave her a Brazilian Blowout, It was done Over mulitiple sodium Hydroxcide relaxers, They are the Harshest there is in Salons today.
I told her and she was very informed about the recent fuss about formaldehyde, and all the rest of the BS that the recent news has brought up, I was totally honest with all the current issues, all the choices, she has from a professional like me, any risks, I was very thorough explaining everything, Pro and Con,
She said go for it, I felt vindicated, especially when it turned out so Fantastic!! her hair swings, with shine and lustre,
She said her hair has never been better, THERE WAS MINIMAL Burn off , so there was nothing to breathe in, no hurt eyes,
and my co-workers very impressed, no one complained about a thing, they kept coming to check out the progress, on a African -American style curl, The Facts are if you use any product responsibly, they are great tools and you can enhance peoples lives. Merlin Has had Asthma so it would be stupid for me do this service day after day… It matters to me a lot!! Safety for my clients, and Safety for myself. it means everything!!!!!

Joyce, Thank you , you are one lovely Lady! you Made my week!!!
Merlin

Ashley's Brazilian Blowout, and Julie's Fall Highlights!!!

This is My sweet Girl Ashley, She is a Lovely young Lady, who Has been my Friend since she was 5 or 6, yesterday,
she got her first Car!!! Ashley used to love me spraying a differn’t washout Bright color in her hair, we have always had so much fun, Ashley’s Hair has always been SUPER fine, and very curly, Multi-textured , so she would Flat Iron it ,which
would Damage it so would never get Long, ( what she’s always wanted), she is very Fashion forward,
Yesterday, her Mom came in for her highlight’s and I talked Ashley into a Brazilian Blowout, Guess what , no more Flat Iron!!!!, Now her hair is like new and will finally grow long, I did the Brazilian blowout over High lift highlights,
It has Never been in better Shape, I love you Ashley, Julie, Hallie, Thank you for the Years of support, I am very proud of you! Thank you Julie, who came to my house, as a excellent nurse when I had Surgery, Gave the the best advise I got. Popcicles,
http://www.stylelist.com/2010/07/22/brazilian-blowout-brazilian-keratin-treatment/

Merlin

Judy and Ann's Brazilian Blowout, and Micro Trims!!! Click Titles for Pictures!

Well,……. I Have a couple of New Friends!! , I gave these Girls a great Trim with very Sharp Shears. Ann, just let her air dry, and She Love’s It , No Flat Iron No wasted time. SHE IS OUT THE DOOR!!!!!!
Judy’s hair looks great, but it needs a Little more attention in the Morning , but she LOVES it!!…. Much easier, She
is happy to have her long and healthy .. and we did a Brazilian Blowout OVER color and Bleach Highlights,

The Facts are… The Most Trashed Hair will Be made so Much Better with This Service, ,”IF” you know the tricks………..I could Never say that Before,
and I have done Thousands of Perms over Bleached Hair in the eighties, ( We use to Pray alot) but people used to demand It ( Perms) , But the Brazilian Blowout, or a Keratin treatment is AMAZING, on compromised Hair..
Combine That with a Bioluster Treatment and we are home free.. I charge by the hour 125.00
I have to give Major Props to Tony Miller, former owner Of Hungry Hair and Fresno Legend, He has Taught me so Much, he is eager to Share his Knowledge. with every one…………….
Thank You Tony!!!! We are so Glad your in the Strands Family!!!
Merlin

Merlin

Deborah's New Make Over !!!!! Click Title for Pictures!!

This My friend Deborah, Her Daughter Treated her to a New fall Makeover!!,
First I got her Perm Damaged hair into great Shape with a Bioluster Treatment,
Then I Mixed up a new custom secret formula color to Complement her skin tone, and cover her grey’s Like a Blanket! With Dikson Color extra, Then we gave her a Brazilian Blowout to take out the frizz and get rid of the uneven outdated curl, the Keratin treatment ( Brazilian Blowout) didn’t take out the new color even though it was very Porous , a very Pretty Fall Color indeed…
and I Love Fall colors, Then I gave her a new Haircut that Frames her Face, I think she looks Fantastic, what do you think? Now her Hair Matches her sweet Personality!
GOAL!!!!!!!
Merlin

Brazilian Blowouts, Or (Keratin Treatments,a la Hoda and Kathie Lee, (abc)

Q. Who is the best candidate for the Brazilian Blowout?

A. It has been our experience, that good candidates for the Brazilian Blowout are anyone who has frizzy, damaged or processed hair. We have performed the treatment on every hair type (fine/course/frizzy, curly), as well as hair that has been permed, Japanese straightened and extensions. In doing so, we have found that with proper communication and a well considered application, everyone can benefit from the Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatment.

Q. What kind of look will you get from the Brazilian Blowout?

A. The hair will be left totally frizz-free, shiny, effortlessly manageable and with plenty of body and bounce. There will still be the option to wear hair curly/wavy (depending on the hair type) and the freedom to blow dry hair smooth and straight in a fraction of the time invested prior to receiving the treatment.

Q. Can I still receive a Brazilian Blowout if I have highlights and/or color?

A. Yes, the Brazilian Blowout will actually improve the health of color-treated/highlighted hair by conditioning the hair while sealing the cuticle for enhanced color, reduced frizz and radiant shine.

Q. Is the Brazilian Blowout going to make my hair straight?

A. If your hair is wavy, the Brazilian Blowout will make your hair appear naturally straight and healthy. If your hair is very curly, it will minimize frizz while enhancing the appearance of the natural wave/curl. If you have straight, frizzy hair, this treatment will eliminate frizz and promote radiant shine.

Q. How long does the Brazilian Blowout last?

A. The Brazilian Blowout will last for 10-12 weeks if the Acai After-Care Maintenance product line is used. The Brazilian Blowout is a cumulative treatment, in that the more you receive it, the healthier the hair will be and the longer the result will last.

Q. Can you apply the Brazilian Blowout directly on top of other relaxers and strengtheners?

A. Yes. The Brazilian Blowout actually works best on chemically treated hair, and helps to improve the hairs condition by fortifying each strand with essential amino acids.

The Brazilian Blowout works great directly on top of a relaxer. Perform the relaxer first, Brazilian Blowout next, and then neutralize at the very end of both treatments.

The Brazilian Blowout is great to perform when someone is trying to move away from having relaxers or Japanese straighteners. It puts movement back into the hair, allowing the hair to look its best.

Q. Will my hair lose volume if I receive the Brazilian Blowout?

A. No, your hair will not lose volume as a result of receiving the Brazilian Blowout. Your hair will maintain its natural volume and you will still receive great bend and memory when blow-drying and/or using a curling iron.

Q. Will my hair return to its original state after the Brazilian Blowout treatment has completed its life cycle?

A. Yes, the hair will revert to its original state once the Brazilian Blowout treatment has completed its life cycle of 10-12 weeks, however, the condition of the hair will actually improve as a result of the fortifying and conditioning nature of the product.

Q. Can you color your hair the same day you receive a Brazilian Blowout?

A. Yes, however, you must color your hair prior to having the Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatment. If you are coloring hair dark brunette or red, you will want to color the hair a shade darker than you otherwise would, as the hair color will experience fading during the Brazilian Blowout treatment.

Q. Can you swim in the pool or ocean after you have the Brazilian Blowout treatment?

A. Yes, you can swim in either the pool or the ocean after you receive the Brazilian Blowout treatment, however, the treatment may be slightly compromised if you swim on a regular basis. We recommend that you apply the Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Serum on the hair prior to swimming in order to act as a protective barrier to maintain the smoothest possible result for the longest period of time.

Q. How soon can you touch up your color after you receive the Brazilian Blowout Treatment?

A. You should wait at least two weeks to administer color to the hair after you receive the Brazilian Blowout, as the color will not deposit as effectively with the protein protective layer provided by the smoothing treatment.

If your clients need to touch up color/roots in between treatments, this is ok, as the hair being touched up is new growth and does not have the treatment on it. If you need to highlight or pull the full color through the entire head of hair, make sure that the client is using the Brazilian Blowout masque at least once or twice a week to fortify the treatment back into the hair.

Q. How soon can I wash my hair after the Brazilian Blowout treatment?

A. You can wash your hair immediately after the Brazilian Blowout treatment, or as you would normally.

Q. Can I receive the Brazilian Blowout if I have over-processed blonde hair? What if my hair is platinum blonde?

A. It is important for every stylist to assess the condition of the client’s hair to make sure it is in a healthy enough state to apply extreme heat through the use of a flat iron. If it is felt that the hair is in questionable condition, the recommendation is to turn the flat iron down from 450 degrees to approx. 380-420. The stylist will have to determine the appropriate amount of heat to apply.

Q. Can you perform a Brazilian Blowout on extensions?

A. Yes, the Brazilian Blowout performs perfectly on hair extensions. It would be best for the stylist to perform the Brazilian Blowout separately on the extensions prior to putting them into the hair. If you wish to perform the treatment on extensions that are already in the hair, the stylist will need to be extremely careful when applying the solution to the bonded area. Brazilian Blowout solution acts as a conditioning agent, and may create slip resulting in the extensions separating from the hair. If the stylist is careful and works to first separate the extension hair from the client’s own hair, a great result can be achieved.

Q. Can I receive a Brazilian Blowout if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

A. There have been no clinical tests performed on the safety of performing the Brazilian Blowout on pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding. As a result, we do advise against pregnant or breastfeeding women receiving the Brazilian Blowout treatment.

Q. How soon can I receive a Brazilian Blowout treatment after I receive my first treatment?

A. The Brazilian Blowout is just like a conditioning treatment, so you will not harm the hair by performing them too soon or too much, however, please remember that you can only fill the cuticle to its capacity. If a client wants to come back for another treatment, or it did not take to the hair the way it should have, you can have the client come back in 10 days following the first treatment.

Q. What is the active chemical in the Brazilian Blowout solution that makes it work so well?

A. The Brazilian Blowout smooths the hair through the use of a proprietary polymer system that bonds amino acids to the surface of the hair. This treatment is 100% salon safe. What makes the Brazilian Blowout treatment effective is our use of the Super Nutrient Complex in conjunction with a proprietary polymer system. This combination is what rounds the follicle, smooths the cuticle and repairs any preexisting damage.

Q. How is the Brazilian Blowout different from the Japanese straightening method many people are familiar with?

A. Japanese hair straightening changes the actual structure of the hair. In doing so, there is an obvious difference between the new hair growth and the hair that has been treated, resulting in a life-long commitment to continuing the straightener or cutting hair off (if client is unhappy with the result). This service can also leave the hair flat, too straight and with little to no shine or luster. The hair’s integrity seems to be compromised, and after a few treatments, the hair appears to be in an unhealthy state.

Jessica’s Brazilian Blowout Treatment!( click Here)

This Is My Friend Jessica, She is a Teacher with very Multi-Textured, Thick, Beautiful,
Kate Winslet in Titanic, warm red Natural Hair, She has two two new Beautiful Babies,
Josie and Jonah! I did a Brazilian Keratin Treatment, or Brazilian Blowout on her today,
She travels to Visalia, everyday for school, She is one busy Lady, I recommeded this service to her, even though I didn’t have the time, but she is so special to me I made it work, I worked my butt off, so much my arms hurt…, Her Hair ended up an inch longer even with a trim, ( she told me her husband loves to run his hands though her hair, buts Used to get caught in the tangles, NO MORE!!! It will take her 1/4 the time, no flatIroning, less P.G.E because Blowdryers use so much electricity,
with no frizz, more time for sleep, or Infants, her hair will much more resceptive to new hairstyles Because she will live with a triangle on her head! ( What Curls Do) She told Me I’m awesome On Facebook!
Jessica I Love You!!
The Question is …… Will you be Next?
This is Jessica email, ”
“washed and dried yesterday…passable in under 10 minutes!!!!! Probably fantastic if I spent 15. thanks for the hook up! Now to get a few more people to try it so I can keep it up…. you’re awesome! ”
Jessica Handley
I have Only One appointment Available Thursday For a Brazilian Blowout, Thursday Sept 9 , !!!!
Merlin Robertson, www.merlin4hair.com

New Fall Looks, from the Lord Himself!!

At Strands Salon,
Outside our window in our shady Parking Lot, is fill of Chinese Pistachios, My Favorite Tree as Far as color goes, There is a steady rush of color, It inspires Me, First as the trees Lose the need for Leaves are nature’s food factories. Plants take water from the ground through their roots. They take a gas called carbon dioxide from the air. Plants use sunlight to turn water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and glucose. Oxygen is a gas in the air that we need to breathe. Glucose is a kind of sugar. Plants use glucose as food for energy and as a building block for growing. The way plants turn water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and sugar is called photosynthesis. That means “putting together with light.” A chemical called chlorophyll helps make photosynthesis happen. Chlorophyll is what gives plants their green color.
If God is so Talented! He is my Teacher, If you have the right skin tone, I will try and dupilicate this beauiful full season, I love Fall, and love Camping After Labor Day!
God says it is time for a new Look, who am I to Debate his Palette?
I am a EXPERT at Haircoloring, and God is my Teacher! , How about a new Fall look?
I Might be in the Mountians, soaking up the Color Make a Appointment!! 432 9296