We at STRANDS Welcome anyone with Skin, Scalp and Hair (Did we leave Anyone out?)….
What makes a good salon? At Strands Hair and Skin Treatment Centre we think it’s a question of striking the right balance. Creating a salon environment that’s professional but also friendly; a salon where we listen but also provide expert advice. A place where you know you’ll be pampered but, more important, a salon that’s at the cutting-edge of style.
Hair styling is just a part of what we do at Strands. Caring for your hair, as well as your skin, your nails, your feet — we help you look and feel good from head to toe. Skin care is more then pampering; it is problem solving for all skin types at any age. Balanced, glowing, soft skin looks healthy, attractive and youthful. All services are personalized, customized and performed with the highest ethical standards, quality and integrity. At Strands, sanitation of implements, machines and premises is to the highest Health Canada standards and disposable tools are used whenever possible If you really want to know what Strands is about — come meet owner Urs Eichenberger (the uberstylist), and the other staff. For more than 30 years, STRANDS has brought Vancouver clients the finest and most effective hair shampoos and conditioner products, skin care products and cosmetics
Blow Outs and Styling Works
We use bio ionic, ceramic and other high and low tech tools, products and techniques to blow dry, iron or wave-finish your style for best effects; achieving shiny, healthy looking hair.
We are expert colorist’s We understand and can deal with health issues, hair textures, different products and techniques. From botanical to ionic coloring products, from blond to brown to gorgeous, natural looking redheads or cartoon-like colors, all our products are ammonia free and nano free. From blending away gray to color corrections, we take care to keep your hair as healthy and shiny as it can be
All Color products we use are Ammonia and Nano silver free
All haircuts translate the latest styles to complement your hair texture, face and body shape and lifestyle. All styles include a discussion with the stylist. For first visits to Strands, or if you are planning a big style change, allow extra time for an in-depth consultation.
The Thermocut is also known as wellness cut. This specialized way of cutting the hair gives fine hair more volume, cuts down on “frizzies” on curly hair at any length. The scissors’ cutting blades are heated to seal the ends and prevent premature splitting. The hair grows longer, looks shinier and smoother.
ThermoCut means: The blades of the hairdressing scissors are heated. The hair ends are sealed by the heat, the bodily moisture and care substances are preserved.
When growing from the scalp, the ends of the hair are closed. The hair is elastic and shiny, it has an optimum volume and is protected from detrimental impact.
Split Ends will Disappear
Cutting hair with ThermoCut seals the ends of the hair. The hair is given a closed cutting surface and can no longer become fibrous. If applied regularly, split ends will disappear! This stimulates the self-regeneration of the hair. The images produced by using scanning microscopy show the importance of the heated cutting edge for the haircut.
IMMEDIATE EFFECT: MORE BEAUTIFUL HAIR
The effect of ThermoCut is already visible after the first haircut: The entire structure of the hair is improved! You can see and feel it at once:The hair has more volume more shine more bounce and elasticity The hair is easier to care for. The self-regeneration of the hair is stimulated.
AN EFFECTIVE SEALING FOR EVERY TYPE OF HAIR
With ThermoCut, all cutting techniques are possible. The ThermoCut System can be individually adjusted to every quality and length of hair, producing an immediate optimum result. Fine hair will be given more volume Split hair will become healthy and more resistant Permed hair will be given more elasticity Dull, brittle hair will be regenerated Every type of hair will be easier to style
VELATERAPIA – FLAME – CUTTING- CANDLE – CUTTING
Could burning split ends be better than a haircut?
The treatment involves twisting small sections of the hair until split ends stick out and then burning them off with a burning candle. This cauterizes the ends for a sleek, glossy look. This treatment works especially well with long hair. YOU DO NOT LOOS ANY LENGTH. Super models use this trick, new and hot out of Brazil, to keep their long hair healthy and glossy.
While candle cutting seems to be a hot new trend it actually has been around for quite a while. Urs learned it in the sixties at a time when everybody had long hair and cutting was frowned upon. He revived the practice and candle cutting is now available at Strands.
For the perfect look the hair gets candle cut, deep conditioned and the bottom ends cauterized with scissors with a hot blade and blow dried smooth. Urs recommends repeating this every 6 to 8 weeks.
Restructuring and Perm Works
This American smoothing treatment is a revolutionary, formaldehyde-free and safe treatment. The treatment infuses a unique formula of amino acids, proteins, silk and pearl into the hair’s cuticle. This process eliminates up to 95% of frizz, reduces curl, dramatically improves the condition, shine and smoothness of even the most unruly hair.
Product must remain in the hair for 48 hours before first shampoo. Hair ties and pins may leave a mark. Results typically last up to 4 months depending on hair type.
CHI ENVIRO homecare products are highly recommended. Products containing sulphates may remove this treatment.
Kerasilk Control Keratin Treatment is safe for even the most sensitive scalp. Formaldehyde-free Kerashape technology uses glyoxylic acid and smoothing ingredients such as keratin and silk proteins to create new keratin bonds. It helps to soften curls and waves and smooth the overall structure of the hair and reduces daily styling time significantly.
Product is washed out of the hair and hair ties and pins can be used. Results typically last 4 to 5 months depending on hair type.
KERASILK CONTROL homecare products are highly recommended as they are formulated to support the treatment.
Long-lasting transformation into smooth and perfectly frizz-
controlled hair. Beautifies hairs’ natural shape. typically lasts for up to 4 to 6 weeks. Can be used as an add-on service to hair colour.
LIQUID KERATIN PROFESSIONAL RESTORATIVE SMOOTHING
This treatment is a customizable salon system. This exclusive system has been formulated to smooth hair, add shine, strength and luster, while allowing retention of as much or as little of the curl texture as desired. Because of its ability to penetrate the hair, LIQUID KERATIN professional restorative smoothing treatment repairs damage caused by other chemical processes. This formula is formaldehyde, aldehyde, thio, sodium hydroxyl, guanidine and urea FREE.
Product is washed out immediately after service. No waiting time. Results typically last 10 to 16 weeks.
LIQUID KERATIN homecare products are highly recommended. Sodium chloride will diminish the effects of this treatment.
LIQUID KERATIN COLD TREATMENT
Long-lasting transformation into smooth and frizz-controlled hair. Suitable for high lift blonds. Typically lasts up to 4 to 5 weeks.
INCA-GLOW AMINO SMOOTHING TREATMENT
Inca-Glow is a professional smoothing treatment, a first of its kind. Formulated with all natural, organic ingredients, Inca Glow contains 11 amino acids and ZERO harsh chemicals. Inca glow has no offensive odour and is safe for use on all hair types. Inca Glow’s amino acid complex allows the treatment to provide a long-lasting anti-frizz effect while smoothing and adding shine without drying or damaging the hair. Inca Glow is gentle, no burning eyes and absolutely no health risks.
Lasts between 12 to 16 weeks depending on life style and maintenance. Inca Glow homecare products are highly recommended.
The Glow-Out is an express conditioning shine treatment used in conjunction with a blow dry. Smooth, shiny hair for about 3 weeks depending on life style and homecare – perfect to try out the INCA GLOW treatment or for a special occasion.
BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT SELECT
A professional formaldehyde-free smoothing treatment. Through the use of breakthrough bonding technologies, this customizable smoothing treatment actually improves the condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle. The end result is smooth, frizz-free hair with radiant shine.
The product is washed out of the hair. No down time! You can use hair ties and hairclips immediately. Results typically last up to 3 months.
BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT SELECT homecare products are highly recommended. Sulphates in the products may remove the treatment.
BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT EXPRESS
Long-lasting transformation into smooth, soft frizz controlled hair with lustre and volume. Brazilian Blowout Express can be applied right after colour service.. Results typically last 4 to 5 weeks.
NOTE: Common to all treatments are the following: the treatments wash out of your hair over time; this means the more often you wash your hair the faster the treatment fades. Some ingredients in shampoos, conditioners and other products may remove the treatment. A slight discoloration of the hair colour is possible. Time needed for the treatment depends on the type and the result expected, and on the length and volume of the hair.
DO NOT USE ANY CLARIFYING OR BUILD UP REMOVING PRODUCTS! Clarifying shampoos or build up removers or any products containing laurel sulphates can remove the treatment or/and shorten its life span.