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Gloss, Glazed & Confused?

Gloss, Glazed & Confused?

Glossed, Glazed & Confused:

The ultimate secret weapon for high shine & frizz-free blowouts

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This post is for all you coarse (and soft), frizzy haired lovelies out there! I’m sure most of you have heard of glossing treatments and you’ve heard of blowouts, but have you ever thought about the services going hand in hand?

In October of 2018, I was fortunate enough to attend THE Summit Business retreat with my awesome boss, Kalene, in Saint Louis & fate sat me next to Stacey Roach, owner of Gallery Salon in Hannibal, Missouri (@gallerysalononbroadway301). It was just hours before the event ended that Stacey asked Kalene and I if we had ever considered adding a glossing service to the menu. Neither of us had ever even considered it.

So, I decided to do what I do best, and began researching to learn exactly what benefit comes from glossing and why you should start getting them during your blowout service (even if you don’t already color your hair)!


So first things first, what IS a glossing treatment? And how is it different from a glaze?

Glaze:

A gloss can be done either in salon, like at Tousled. I always add Glaze for Beautiful Color ( $42, Oribe) into my guests hair.
It is extra value added to the overall service, to the overall health & appearance of the hair all at no additional charge to the guest. It’s a win, win! (especially because it improves with continued usage.)

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A gloss is also very temporary. Even more temporary than a glaze. It does not alter the hair shaft in any way. It sits on top of the cuticle. Think of it as the “top coat” for your hair. It adds vibrancy to color and adds overall luminous shine to the hair that can be expected to last around 1 week.

In short, a glaze is just like an energy drink for the hair. Bottom line: If you’re spending a decent amount of money on your color and you’re currently receiving glossing treatments, a glaze is a MUST in order to add longevity to the shine and benefits of the gloss. (plus, certain glazes can be done once a week, replacing your conditioner.)

If you do NOT currently get color treatments or gloss: Considering adding this to your routine to help add vibrancy and life into hair. Especially healthy hair can sometimes notoriously lack shine, this is a wonderful way to add shine back into the hair without compromising the integrity (or overall) health of the hair. It can be done immediately and does not contain any type of peroxide or ammonia.


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Gloss:

A gloss is a transparent treatment that is done, in salon. These treatments are temporary but last longer than glazes. Glazes are a wonderful tool to follow up with at home, to maintain your colorists work in between appointments.

Glosses, sometimes, are used to help tone or correct color. This is not their only use though! They can be used on non-color treated hair, even virgin hair, to help decrease or even eliminate frizz (it locks out humidity!!! *looks at Kansas in summer*), boost color and shine. 

Mikayley Mosley (@mikkkmose on IG) and myself used Dia Light by Loreal, 6 vol. Wait 10-15 minutes

Mikayley Mosley (@mikkkmose on IG) and myself used Dia Light by Loreal, 6 vol. Wait 10-15 minutes



(For color treated hair):It helps prevent fading.
It’s been noted to do especially well for dry hair during the winter months by sealing in the moisture and the cuticle and also works great for grey hair!

 
It instantly makes the hair appear healthier. Glosses can be expected to last around 21 days, or roughly, around 3 weeks. 


Now, to answer the remaining question: 

How does this service benefit me if i’m getting a blowout?



2) A glossing treatment prior to a blowout will significantly reduce the amount of frizz within the hair, boost brilliance and shine on color and non-color treated hair, and creates an ideal, high shine, canvas for styling while protecting your color investment. Ensuring a sleek, lacquered finish.

They also address the day to day frustrations guests have while beautifully highlight and protecting their investment of hair color. Glosses acts as a “primer” for the hair, much like how primers for makeup work by providing the most ideal canvas to work on, ensuring a luminous finish. Much like the road, hair can have uneven and damaged points within it. Certain products help prime and fill the hair further, allowing for even distribution of product, which results in less product usage. It also makes detangling and combing the hair significantly easier which can cut down on the split ends and breakage.

(follow up any showers or hair treatment prior to blowout with split end seal from Oribe. It will prevent further splitting, breaking or damage to the hair. Needing a ‘day to day primer’ for your hair? Spray Foundation Mist or Run Through (Oribe) into hair before blow drying or styling. )


A glossing treatment prior to a blowout will significantly reduce the amount of frizz within the hair, boost brilliance and shine on both color and non-color treated hair, and creates the ideal, high shine, canvas for styling while protecting your color investment from fading and damage. Ensuring a sleek, lacquered finish.




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Credit:
https://www.instyle.com/news/hair-gloss-vs-hair-glaze-we-learned-difference
https://www.marthastewart.com/1526336/hair-gloss-winter-hair-help


Photo Credit: https://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/p/oribe-glaze-for-beautiful-color-5-9-oz-prod119040101