As you probably already know if you are my client, read this blog, or know me at all...Brazilian Blowout is one of my favorite things on the planet. It has changed my life dramatically, both as frizzy-haired girl (can you saw Jew-fro??) and as a hairdresser. So it BREAKS MY HEART to hear some of the tragic stories I have, about other stylists either doing it wrong, and/or misleading the client as to what product is being used on them. I've said it before, and I'll say it again...if the price seems TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, it probably is. This product is expensive, and doing it properly (and well) requires special training and equipment, extra time and personalized care (Halle Berry and Lindsay Lohan have both had it...but should their hair be treated the same? No...duh?) So ask some questions, such as, how did the stylist get certified? Did you know this can be done by simply watching a 5 minute video? Or, a more professional stylist may have taken an actual class or workshop. Unfortunately, BB salon locator will not tell you which method someone trained by, and everyone is given the same certificate. So how can you know? Research and interview the stylist. Some tips can be found here at A Mom in Red High Heels.
Scenario 1: There is a salon about a mile away from mine, which always has some kind of Groupon or other 'deal' going on. I have recently learned that not only is the owner not Brazilian Blowout-Certified, but she doesn't even have a CA Cosmetology license! She does do them herself, as well as her other stylists, but guess who else? She has hired a beauty school student, also not certified (you must have your stet license before BB will train and certify you,) to do these BB deals. This makes my head spin! It is not 'in' me to rat her out to any of these regulating boards/companies, but I have seen several clients who have had bad experiences there.