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 38 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
Hair Smoothing Treatments
STRANDS LIQUID HAIR This high-tech treatment crosses the gap between smoothing and straightening treatments. The product enters deeper into the keratin cortex using nanotechnology for a structural strengthening of the protein network, inside the hair shaft. The result is smoother, shinier, healthier looking hair. No downtime
STRANDS LIQUID HAIR FOR BLONDE COLOURS Healthy smoothing for blonde or colour-treated hair with little or no discoloration is a small revolution. By reinforcing the hair structure while protecting the hair colour, this new technology forms a double inside and outside of the hair shaft, thereby reinforcing and smoothing the hair. No downtime.
KERASILK CONTROL 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.
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 can be left in for up to 48 hours. 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 The cold treatment retains 100% of the curly hair texture. It will defrizz, define add on shine and make the hair more manageable. Results will last for 2 to 4 weeks. No hot iron required, therefore it works on damaged hair. This treatment is low commitment if you would like to find out if kertain treatments are for you or not.
INCA-GLOW NATURAL AMINO SMOOTHING TREATMENT Inca-Glow is a professional smoothing treatment, a first of its kind. Formulated with all natural, organic ingredients, Inca Glow contains eleven 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 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.
CHI ENVIRO 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 sulfates may remove this treatment.
The difference between a smoothing treatment and a straightening hair treatment is the products used. Straightening treatments imply a chemical alteration of the hair cuticle that straightens out curls and kinks in the hair. A smoothing treatment does not alter the hair cuticle, It softens the curl and controls frizz. All our smoothing treatments are formaldehyde-free. They last between 8 to 20 weeks for the full treatments; 4 to 8 weeks for the shorter, weaker treatments, depending on brand, your hair structure, how often you wash your hair, how much you perspire and product use. Chemicals in swimming pools or saltwater can weaken the treatment
A revolution in semi-permanent waves .This is for you if: You love the look of a beach wave, but don’t like to use a hot tool on your hair all the time. You love some movement in your hair, but any wave you put in disappear after a couple of hours.You do not want to commit to a permanent wave that needs to be redone because of a regrowth line.You like to air dry your hair and don’t want to cause severe damage to your hair. Benefits:
Smooth conditioned hair; style support to make it easier to style your hair at home; your style can be air dried; the waves wash out of the hair over a 3-month period; low to no damage to the hair; less time to style your hair; reasonably- priced homecare product specifically designed for your new look is on our shelf in the salon.Free your hair, look like you spent spring break on the beach, tousled and fun, a new and exciting look for you.
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 results 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.
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.
For Women and Men to experience beauty at its best. Our expert staff is at your service to perform a Hair and scalp analysis, and prescribe customized products and treatments to suit your every need.
Scalp And Hair Analyzing Scope
SCALP AND HAIR ANALYZING SCOPE
Strands now has a Scalp and Hair Analyzing Scope. The reasons you may want to take advantage of this service are manifold.
If you have noticed some changes in the way your hair behaves and styles, you are losing more hair then what is normal for you or your scalp is itchy or red or scaly.
A session with an experienced stylist will assess what is happening and devise a plan to improve many of the conditions independent of any product brands. Whether in-salon treatments, homecare products, a combination of the two or if a doctor’s visit is required, he or she will be able to point you in the right direction.
Be prepared to answer a lot of questions, as the more honest you are the better the outcome.
We will be able to determine:
- red patches
- scaly sections
- itchy patches
- dandruff (wet and dry)
- hair loss
- cuticle status
- hair strength
- hair density
The Analyzing Scope can give you clearer idea on what is happening on a microscopic level. An experienced stylist is able to help you understand what the scope is showing you.