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L’ANZA Healing Haircare

L'ANZA Healing Haircare

A Warren-Tricomi vet recently opened a unique salon concept. Called The Ammon Carver Salon & Studio, it’s a hybrid photo studio and hair salon founded by Ammon Carver (don’t be intimated by his good looks; he’s exceedingly friendly!). The hair pro is an editorial go-to for Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, and more, and his celebrity clientele includes Kate Beckinsale, Molly Sims, Amanda Seyfried, Kirsten Dunst and Leighton Meester. When I stopped by the salon on their opening day I was blown away but the gorgeous and very spacious space – a rarity for a salon, especially in NYC. The haircare line all of Carver’s stylists use is L’ANZA, and when I was there, their Keratin Healing Oil Collection specifically. The brand has been around since the 80s but my visit to the salon was my first experience with it…it’s amazing. No doubt that their professional line is on Kérastase and Oribe’s level.

Interestingly enough I had just come from Warren-Tricomi before stopping by the salon because I needed to get my brows done and someone there was getting a Keratin treatment…I know they’re supposed to be safe, but it’s hard to breath when someone is getting that treatment near you so it’s hard for me to imagine we won’t soon find that in fact it isn’t as safe as we think. On the flip side Keratin hair products have been received with mixed reviews (many people say that the protein doesn’t do much when added into shampoos, conditioners, etc.). What I can say though is that this range has such a high degree of concentrated actives that my hair was like SILK…so silky in fact that I skipped my hot yoga class, which I rarely do, because I didn’t want to let me buttery soft mane go to waste. Whether the line works to repair serious damage like they claim, I can’t say (luckily I don’t have any!). But for hair that will feel hydrated after a single use, I would definitely check out this collection, especially as we head into the winter and hair gets increasingly parched.

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