Here’s the Secret to Smooth, Frizz-Free Hair

Here’s the Secret to Smooth, Frizz-Free Hair

Meet your glossy, smooth hair MVP: the CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment. Why? It eliminates up to 95% of frizz while making curly hair manageable. Plus, it’s completely formaldehyde-free. To get the full lowdown on the proper way to apply the treatment, we asked Innovative Director of the Middle East Fadi Mehanna show us his expert step-by-step process for sleek, shiny results.

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Step One: Shampoo hair with the CHI Enviro Purity Shampoo with a pH of six to help gently open the cuticle.

Artist Tip: Make sure the hair is not too wet. Blow dry to remove excess water.

Step Two: Section hair into four sections.

Step Three: Start in the nape area taking small sections.

Step Four: Apply the CHI Enviro Smoothing Treatment Virgin and Resistant Hair 1/8th of an inch from the scalp using a tint brush. Pull through to the ends.

Step Five: Use a large tooth comb to help distribute the product evenly after application.

Step Six: Apply same technique on the entire head. Use your professional judgement, and follow the manufacturer’s suggested timing.

Step Seven: Using a round or paddle brush, dry the hair. Smaller sections produce a more desirable outcome.

Step Eight: Section hair into four large sections.

Step Nine: Starting in the nape area, take small sections using the CHI Lava 1” Hairstyling Iron. Settings are best between 180 – 220 degrees Celsius.

Artist Tip: Lower temperatures work best. Just take smaller sections for best results.

Step Ten: To maintain your client's new look, have them use the CHI Enviro American Smoothing Home Care Kit. Do not shampoo prior to 24 hours.

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The Ultimate Blonding Technique How-To

The Ultimate Blonding Technique How-To

If you’re looking to lighten up your clients’ hair color in time for summer, then you’ve come to the right place. We asked Farouk Systems Global Board Artist Anna Cantu just how to get those coveted sun-kissed strands with a blonde blending technique. Take a look at her complete step-by-step using the CHI BOND + Lightener System, a line infused with hemp and aloe vera oils that lift up to 9+ levels without sacrificing its integrity, shine or condition.

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Formula One: CHI Shine Shades 5N + CHI Shine Shades Clear + 10 CHI Color Generator (Mixing Ratio 1:1:1)

Formula Two: CHI Bleach & Shine + 10 Volume CHI Color Generator (Mixing Ratio 1:1.5)

Step One: Apply CHI Bond & Seal. Brush it into the hair for even distribution.

Step Two: Apply Formula One to the roots up to 1–2 inches. Then comb through to the mid-shaft following the natural hairline.

Artist Tip: Leave the fringe are out.

Step Three: Utilizing a smaller brush in the fringe area, make sure to over direct the hair, and apply in the mid-shaft area first. Use your fingers to feather upward to the root area as you buffer in the product.

Artist Tip: In the mid- shaft area, make sure to push in the product with your brush to maximize the lift. Working towards the ends, softly remove excess product on the porous ends.

Artist Tip: Take triangular subsections, and start in the mid-shaft area; this gives you more control.

Step Four: Utilizing a color board, push the product into the hair. Be careful not to over saturate the already porous ends.  Apply to the rest of the hair using angled subsections moving down the hair shaft as you go toward the back of the head. Make sure you are focusing on the outer surface of the hair sections.

Step Five: Utilizing a sponge buffer in the shine shades and the Bleach and shine together. This gives a beautiful blended look.

Step Six: After desired level of lift, rinse well. Use CHI Ionic Color Illuminate Platinum Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner. Style as desired.

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How-To: CHI Enviro Smoothing Treatment

How-To: CHI Enviro Smoothing Treatment

In the pursuit of silky, frizz-free hair? Famed for its strand-straightening abilities, the CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment eliminates up to 95% of frizz while making curly hair manageable. Ahead, Farouk Systems Elite Artist and Master Educator Chaune Fitzgerald offers up her expert tips for applying the treatment so you can achieve the smoothest, flyaway-free hair of all time. Consider the step-by-step below the ultimate guide to sleek style.

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Step One: Shampoo with the CHI Enviro Purity Shampoo. Leave on hair for 3-5 minutes, and then rinse well.

 Artist Tip: Towel blot the hair to dry. Use a wide tooth comb to smooth out tangles.

 Step Two: Section the head into 4 sections.

 Artist Tip: Less is best. Start with just a capful.

 Step Three: Starting in the nape area, take ¼ inch subsections. Using the tint brush, apply CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment ½ inch away from the scalp. Apply from mid-shaft to ends. Comb through sections to distribute the product evenly. Let it sit for 20 minutes at room temperature.

 Artist Tip: Section the hair back into 4 sections.

 Step Four: Blow dry the hair smooth with the CHI Nano Hair Dryer and a paddle brush or a round brush. This begins the sealing process.

Step Five: Taking ¼ inch subsections, begin pressing the hair in the nape area. Press each section five times slowly with a CHI Lava 1” Hairstyling Iron set between 400-410 degrees.

Step Six: Use the CHI Enviro Homecare Maintenance Kit no sooner than 24 hours after the treatment.

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How-To: Rose Gold Color

How-To: Rose Gold Color

Out of all of the pastel hair colors out there, rose gold never goes out of style. The perfect mix of gold, blonde and pink hues is becoming the beauty statement of choice. Thinking about taking the plunge and achieving this color? We’ve got you. Scroll down to follow the step-by-step using the CHI BOND + Lightening System, CHI Shine Shades, and more. The result will be pure (rose) gold.

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Formula One: CHI Bleach & Shine Lightener + 30 Volume CHI Color Generator (Mixing Ratio 1:1.5)

 Formula Two: CHI Bleach & Shine Lightener + 40 Volume CHI Color Generator (Mixing Ratio 1:1.5)

 Formula Three: CHI Shine Shades 8V + CHI Shine Shades Clear + 10 Volume CHI Color Generator (Mixing Ratio 1:1:1)

Step One: Apply CHI Bond & Seal Treatment from scalp to ends.

 Artist Tip: Use a paddle brush after adding CHI Bond & Seal Treatment to remove tangles and to achieve a more even distribution.

 Step Two: Using Formula One, do a zigzag part from the apex down to behind-the-ear on both sides of the head. Leave the back as a third section. This will make three full sections.

Step Three: Starting at the temple area, take a diagonal section approximately ¼ in width.

Step Four: Back comb the roots.

 Artist Tip: Apply CHI Bleach & Shine Lightener to the foils prior. Then apply additional product over the hair strand.

Step Five: Just under the back combed section, apply a generous amount of CHI Bleach & Shine Lightener by pushing the product into the hair.

 Artist Tip: To add extra dimension, concentrate on the mid-shaft pushing the product into the hair. Keep foils neatly folded for secure placement.

Step Six: Keep taking diagonal sections on both sides of the head.

Step Seven: Using Formula Two, start in the nape area, and take two V-shaped sections. Using horizontal sections, back comb and apply CHI Bleach & Shine Lightener from mid-shaft to ends. Finish the crown of the head with diagonal sections.

 Step Eight: Rinse well, and use your favorite CHI Shampoo and CHI Conditioner.

Step Nine: Apply Formula Three to desired areas for 15 minutes. Rinse, shampoo, condition, and style as desired.

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How-To: Apply CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment and Color

How-To: Apply CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment and Color

Can you deposit color the same day you apply CHI Enviro American Smoothing Treatment? The short answer: Yes. Farouk Systems Executive Master Educator Joy Williams shares her knowledge on how to safely apply the treatment and still achieve a stunning color service. Follow the step-by-step process to learn the technique.

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 CHI Enviro American Smoothing System Application:

 Step 1: Shampoo hair with the CHI Enviro Purity Shampoo. Leave it on for 5 minutes, and rinse well.

Artist tip: Towel blot the hair dry, and comb through to remove unwanted tangles.

 Step 2: Section the hair into four equal quadrants.

Step 3: Starting in the nape area, take ¼ inch subsections using your tint brush. Apply product ½ inch away from the scalp. Starting in the mid-shaft area, apply through to the ends. Then comb evenly to distribute through the hair shaft staying ⅛ of an inch away from the scalp. 

Artist Tip: Less is more. Avoid using too much product. Apply to one section, and then bring down the next section. Using a comb, marry the two sections together. Continue this process until full head application is complete.

Step 4: Apply to entire head and process at room temperature per the directions for hair type.

 Artist tip: Pre-section the hair into 2–4 subsections. If desired, add a couple of drops of the CHI Enviro Smoothing Serum to help detangle hair prior to drying.

 Step 5: Blow dry the hair smooth using a round or paddle brush, and then resection hair into four sections.

Step 6: Using ¼ inch subsections starting in the nape area, press each section five times slowly. Use the CHI Lava 1” Hairstyling Iron at 400–410 degrees. Note: Press three times in the mid-shaft first. On the last two presses, do root to ends.

Color Application:

 Formula One: CHI Shine Shades 6V 10z + 10 Volume CHI Color Generator

Formula Two: 1 part CHI Infra High Lift RR + 1 part 10 Volume CHI Color Generator

Artist tip: Using lower volumes are recommended because you have already processed the hair using the CHI Enviro Smoothing System. Process using your professional judgment.

Step 7: Section hair into four equal sections.

Step 8: Apply Formula One from roots to mid-shaft.

Step 9: Apply Formula Two working upward in a V-shaped pattern from the ends to the mid-shaft melting the two formulas together. Process using your professional judgment.

Step 10: Rinse hair until water runs clear using the CHI Enviro Smoothing Shampoo and the CHI Enviro Smoothing Masque.  

Step 11: Towel blot and apply the CHI Enviro Stay Smooth Blow Out Spray and the CHI Enviro Smoothing Serum. For home use, prescribe the CHI Enviro American Smoothing System Home Care Kit.

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How-To: Sun-Kissed Babylights

How-To: Sun-Kissed Babylights

Come Spring and Summer, women are looking to add a little glow to their tresses. Whether it’s ultra-flattering babylights or face-framing golden blonde strokes, CHI Global Board Artist Anna Cantu is breaking down the technique to achieve a natural and perfectly sun-kissed look using the CHI BOND + Lightening System.

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Formula 1: CHI Shine Shades 6B + 20 Volume CHI Generator (Mixing Ratio 1:1)

Formula 2: CHI Bleach and Shine and 20 Volume CHI Generator (Mixing Ratio 1:1)

Formula 3: CHI Bleach and Shine with 30 Volume CHI Generator (Mixing Ratio 1:1.5)

Artist Tip: CHI Bond & Seal is great for all chemical services to strengthen the hair.

Step 1: Apply the CHI Bond & Seal starting at the hair line, mid-shaft, and through the ends. Bush through to the ends for even distribution.

Step 2: Examine the client’s hair and scalp.

Step 3: Apply Formula One from roots to mid-shaft.

Step 4: To create babylights, use Formula Two. Take diagonal sections around the natural fall of the front hair line using foils to secure the placement.

 Artist tip: Section hair from behind the ears on both sides of the head leaving the back for later. Use the comb to “blur” the base color down the mid- shaft for a softer look.

Step 5: Taking ½ inch subsections on a diagonal and using the CHI color board, apply generous amounts of Formula Three. Push the product into the mid-shaft for an even better saturation.

Artist Tip: Feather the mid-shaft area throughout the full application. Leave out desired section by placing cotton in between.      

 Step 6: Start in the nape area, take V-shaped sections using the same application as sides. Around the occipital bone, start taking horizontal sections moving up the head. Let it sit for around 25 minutes. Use your professional judgement.

Step 7: Shampoo and condition with your favorite CHI wet-line products and style as desired.

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