Colleen Kennedy, YSL Communications Coordinator and a previous girl of the month (check out her beauty tips here!), has a schedule teeming with glamourous, exciting events. With life at such a fun, active pace, Kennedy can barely find the time to grab a coffee, let alone carve out an entire hour to straighten her unruly curls. So, she decided to give herself a break, and went to see our dear friend and ultra-talented stylist, Mike Viggue, at the Sally Hershberger Downtown Salon in NYC, for the Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy.
Colleen let us tag along, and Viggue, the consummate professional, walked us through the process. We checked in with Colleen a week later and she couldn’t stop raving about how easy it was to style, and how much healthier her hair feels! She looks absolutely gorgeous and said her morning beauty routine has been cut in half, which any girl on the go can appreciate! Check out this slideshow to see how Viggue tamed Colleen’s wild tresses!
The Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy, unlike other straightening treatments such as the Brazilian, does not use formaldehyde, and is a “smoothing” rather than “straightening” procedure. The process infuses natural keratin deep into the hair’s cuticle, and is safe even for color-treated and chemically processed hair. It eliminates frizz and adds shine and conditioning to the hair.
One of the problems with other straightening treatments is the sacrifice of volume. After all, what good is straight hair if it is limp and pasted to your head? Kennedy, prior to undergoing the treatment, expressed those same concerns to Viggue, who assured her that he would maintain her wonderful volume. And he kept his word, as seen in her after shot! Viggue said that with the Keratin treatment, he is able to adjust the amount of volume for the final look, whereas with Japanese straightening the volume is always decreased. The Keratin treatment takes 2-3 hours, lasts between 3-5 months and the costs varies, depending on your hair type.
Mike Viggue, a Washington native, was previously voted the Best Stylist for a Blowout in New York City in Lucky magazine. Viggue trained with hairstyling legends Vivienne MacKinder and Orlando Pita before settling in Manhattan at the Sally Hershberger Downtown New York Salon.
With a down-to-earth, friendly personality, Viggue is approachable and really listens to his clients. He explained everything to Colleen and customized the treatment to guarantee her happiness. His attention to detail, and talent are evident!
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