Some times being a beauty blogger has serious perks and today was one of those days. I was invited to an event at the Argyle Salon & Spa where we met the President of the Brazilian Blowout, Britney Huinker. I get pitched a lot of different products, but Britney blew me away with her passion and enthusiasm about the Brazilian Blowout. She’s is such a believer in her product and after today, so am I. After writing about the BB for a while now, I finally took the plunge and got one myself! I’m totally sold, you guys, it’s amazing! My hair looks and feels so incredibly soft, shiny, and healthy. I love it. And best of all, it’s going to stay like this with minimal work from me, which is awesome because I love nothing more than minimal work.
The Brazilian Blowout is the only professional smoothing treatment that actually improves the health of your hair instead of damaging it, leaving your hair smooth, soft and frizz-free without using formaldehyde. The entire process took only 90 minutes, and there is zero down time, meaning I can wash my hair whenever I want without waiting for the treatment to “set”. And my hair is not pin straight–it still has movement and body. Since I have fine hair, I was worried that my hair would be too straight and flat, but my BB stylist Alfredo Lewis tailored it to exactly what I wanted. (Along with doing Brazilian Blowouts, Alfredo is also an amazing colorist at Argyle Salon. And hopefully he will be back for an interview with HOTB soon.)
[Edited to add: I totally still have wave in my hair when I don't blow dry it straight so don't worry about your hair being TOO straight after getting the BB. Also, I can still put wave in with a styler as well. The Brazilian Blowout just really takes the frizz out of your hair, smooths it, and makes styling so much easier.]
If you’re thinking about getting a Brazilian Blowout, be sure to check out my Guide to Brazilian Blowouts for more information, and keep this in mind too: “Brazilian Blowout” is become like “Xerox” or “Coke”–a brand name used to describe a whole genre of products. So be careful when booking this treatment since there are salons that are using the brand name but offering a different hair straightening system.
For those of you in LA, the Argyle Salon & Spa is really fantastic and I highly recommend it for a Brazilian Blowout, a color service or cut. I got my hair cut by Rebecca Contis and she was really fantastic. I’ve been bouncing around to different stylists since I moved to LA, but I had that oooh I trust this stylist feeling with Rebecca that I haven’t had since I moved here. It’s hard for me to give my heart to any stylist. Really hard. But I fell a little for Rebecca. Doesn’t hurt that she looks like a ballerina. Also, I discussed WEDDING HAIR. Yes, WEDDING HAIR! with hair stylist and colorist Gerald Niederwieser… Ooh. Exciting stuff!
Also, check out my post on Brazilian Blowout Acai Hair Care product line. Does it really extend the life of your Brazilian Blowout? Find out!
Argyle Salon & Spa
8358 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, California, 90069