Slide behind the chair with Delaware’s beauty experts. They know your secrets. Now, here are some of theirs.
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Jessica Galoff also took a circuitous route to the industry. She went to college, then worked at MBNA, but she always had a passion for makeup and hair. In 2005, Galoff combined business and beauty by opening the first of her two Elayne James Salon and Spa locations (3826 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 777-4700; 462 W. Main St., Middletown, 376-5290). “Hair color lasts longer on well-moisturized hair,” Galoff says. “Before the color goes on, get a salon-strength, deep-conditioning treatment. It will make a big difference.”
Galoff offers products and treatments that repair aging cuticles, and so does Fabrizio Salon & Spa (1604 W. 16th St., Wilmington, 656-8660). The treatments restore volume and shine to hair that has been damaged by color, sun and age. The salon offers several kinds of restorative treatments for hair and skin. From facials to full body services, Fabrizio offers scrubs, moisturizers and a host of other good feeling, good-for-you treatments.
Smoothing treatments work wonders, but most require major chemicals. BKT botanical keratin treatment reduces chemicals by eliminating the formaldehyde. Susan Wolford, owner of Cutting Edge Hair Designs (4377 Forrest Ave., Dover, 735-7640) is certified in the BKT system. The process can take three hours, but the smooth, silky effects last about four months. Even better: the effects fade from the entire head without leaving roots or “grow out” demarcations on the hair.
Holly Wayman Grist is almost addicted to hair treatments. It’s a good thing she owns Salon 828 (828 N. Union St., Wilmington, 622-8288), which specializes in Kerastase Luxury Hair Treatments—18 different treatments. “Some add strength, others add smoothness or moisture,” Grist says. “Ask the stylist what is most needed, and get a customized treatment.” Other beauty tips? “When you get a facial, always add a peel. It sounds scary, but a peel makes a big impact. It takes the facial from relaxing to actually showing results.”
Skittish about peels? Chantel Minio, an aesthetician at Trilogy Salon and Day Spa (1200 Capitol Trail, Newark, 292-3511), explains the process. “We apply it to a woman’s skin. She goes home and sleeps on it overnight, then washes it off in the morning. Two days later, her face starts to peel. It can peel from two to five days. I recommend having a peel on a Wednesday night. That way, the heaviest peeling happens over the weekend. By Monday the worst is over.”
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