Dearest readers, I am not going to beat around the bush with polished prose and artificial fillers. I had a life-changing hair makeover with Rogerio at Maria Bonita Spa in Soho, NYC, and I want to tell you all about it!
It is no secret that I loathe my hair, which under the best circumstances is frizzy, curly, coarse, dense, color treated, and dry. Under the worst circumstances, it closely resembles that brillo pad you probably have lurking in some deep, dark corner underneath your kitchen sink. My hair was dry, fried, and half-dead, silently weeping over the abuse it has endured at my hands. Frazzled, frizzled, and frustrated, I put my locks into the care of mane man Rogerio at the Maria Bonita Salon.
After a lengthy discussion, we decided to create a personalized regimen that would restore hair health, and my own follicular confidence. For me, my hair prescription was 2 consecutive Envix deep-conditioning treatments, a Brazilian Keratin Treatment, and finally, a much needed haircut. I have already discussed Envix and how amazing it is, so allow me to skip to the details of the Brazilian Keratin Treatment, which is what I am sure you all really want to hear about.
This is what my hair looked like post Envix, before everything else.
For those who are not familiar, a Brazilian Keratin Treatment, or Brazilian Blowout, involves the application of a keratin-based pomade to the hair, followed up with both a blow-dry and a flat-iron procedure. The solution is then rinsed out, and finished with a deep conditioning and style.
After discussing what I was looking for at length, I decided that this kind of Brazilian is just what I needed. In what took a little over two hours, Rogerio applied the keratin treatment, and painstakingly blew out and flat ironed my very long hair, which was pin-straight and super sleek and shiny afterward. Normally, hair is rinsed immediately after the styling, but my difficult hair needed a little bit more quality time with the treatment solution. This is what it looked like after the Brazilian Treatment:
Two days later, Rogerio took his scissors to my too-long locks, expertly shaping and styling my hair into something that is sleeker, sharper, and much more modern. He intuitively knew just where to cut to give my hair maximum depth, flattering my face and frame with a snip here and a cut there. I am getting a Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra kind of vibe with my new style, and I love it. I am ready to take fall and New York Fashion Week head-on, with fabulous locks no less!
I cannot stop gushing about how thrilled I am both with my updated style and my newly straightened hair. Not only is my mane no longer curly, but it is also smooth, shiny, healthy, and a thousand times easier to style. With just air drying, my hair is left flat and straight, with just the right amount of body. Yes, the procedure is very costly and time-intensive, but it was so absolutely worth it that I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Maria Bonita Spa is located at 12 Prince Street in Soho, New York. If you are looking for epic hair, see Rogerio. He holds the cure for what ails you.