Frizz-Free Summer Hair Solution

You love steam rooms at the spa. You love summertime. But dare that steamy humidity creep outside on a summer’s day after a blowout, and suddenly you wish you’d never admitted to loving either of those things.

The 2010 solution? Forget hair irons, forget Japanese straightening and its evil frizzy-root aftermath—Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy is THE system revolutionizing the industry of smooth hair.

We spoke to Helena Cohen, director of Ardan Medspa and Salon in Wellesley, Massachusetts to get the scoop on Keratin Hair Therapy. Who’s doing it? “Editors. A lot of editors. Everyone. We get 3-4 people in a week. And 100% of our clients have been 100% thrilled every time.”

Keratin Complex is a smoothing system that infuses keratin – a powerfully rich protein – deep into the hair cuticle, eliminating up to 95% of frizz and curl and cutting blow-drying time by up to 70%. Its unique formulation incorporates high pH replenishers that automatically open cuticles and infuse Keratin Amino Proteins and emollients into hair – all while keeping environmental toxins like smoke and UV rays out. Keratin Complex has already been called the new wave of designer hair care; it’s the natural Botox for hair because it not only stops time in its tracks, but reverses it as well. What you’re left with is the softest, smoothest, shiniest and most luxurious head of hair that can last twelve full weeks.

Unlike straightening treatments, Keratin Complex is completely safe to be used on all hair types, even on chemically and color-treated hair, and rather than that unnatural pin-straight look, Keratin leaves your hair with bounce and glamour.

“When it comes to Keratin Therapy, I only use Peter Coppola,” says Cohen, who has been in the industry, teaching and training for 35 years. She claims that none of the other brands compare, so she wouldn’t ever think of offering them to her clients.

AT-HOME BEAUTY TRIAL: The Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner without the treatment? I’ve never had the treatment done myself, but I’ve been using the Peter Coppola Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy shampoo and conditioner for the past month, and if it’s any indication, the stuff is good. It’s formulated to be used after getting the treatment to protect and preserve, but I like the way my hair has taken to the formula even without it. It definitely doesn’t have Keratin salon therapy results, but it’s been one of the best shampoo/conditioner sets I’ve tried in a while. To order, visit

BIG DEAL: Ardan Medspa and Salon is offering Keratin Hair Therapy with a special Spa Week® price during our May Spa Steals & Deals: $350, usually $500. You’ll see it posted May 1. Just mention Spa Week when booking!

72 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Phone: 781.235.7788


Little Luxury Report: Pureology NanoGlaze with AntiFade Complex



The Little Luxury: Pureology NanoGlaze with AntiFade Complex

Relationship status: My new secret weapon. Totally still in the lust phase!

When all the right forces combine… Organic botanicals, humidity-resistant technology and vegetable proteins combine together to give you the perfect styling glaze.

You can’t mess it up: The instructions are simple: pump a quarter-size amount into hands and apply to damp hair, comb through and blow-dry.

The thing you’ll love most: It’s not just for blow-drying! The weather is getting warmer which means you can get away with leaving the house with damp hair. Use the NanoGlaze for air-drying and presto, natural waves and curls will look polished and defined.

Worth the splurge: Pureology products have been consistently successful for me, and this one has proven no different. It’s reliability in a bottle, the products are specifically designed for color-treated hair, and they come with a salon price tag to match—$28. Which is less than Nano in its iPod form, if that makes you feel any better.

A note from the people at Pureology that you probably haven’t seen in a while: “Authentic Pureology products are not sold online from any retailer. To find Pureology products in your area, log on to to find a Pureology salon near you. We don’t credit websites that sell Pureology product.”

Hot Stone Scale: 6 out of 6

This Little Luxury Report was brought to you by: Kelly, who scores these amazing new spa deals for you each and every month!


Golden Globes 2010 Hair: Rain and Shine

Despite the downpour, we wanted to hand it to Drew Barrymore and Sandra Bullock for their significantly less hurricane’d-out looks this year than last year. They took two different beauty approaches:

Drew took no chances after last year’s minor catastrophe, and swept it far from her face.

Sandra took a braver approach, doing an almost identical hairstyle as last year, but proving she could nail it with more cohesive, structured waves in 2010.

The answer! Warren-Tricomi Finishing Cream

The hypothesis: Better planning and Warren-Tricomi Finishing Cream. This seemed like a good time to share a little secret of mine; this hair cream finishes and fixes your hair—no matter what style you’ve got it in, or what you’re trying to make your ‘do do, rain or shine, through hair thick and thin. If you’re ever running to the Globes in anything that resembles a hurricane, make sure your publicist or stylist takes a bottle of WTFC to the red carpet. (Works great on regular people on perfectly sunny days too!)

If a hair style fails YOU, are you likely to repeat it and try to get it right? Or… go in a completely opposite direction?