I was going to share a before picture, I really was…I swear. But whenever I tell you that the state my hair was in, was probably the worst it had been in a long while, I’m not kidding! Probably six months had gone by since I had a haircut or even a trim for that matter – yes I know, embarrassing. But I’ve had too much on my plate lately and those 6 months whizzed right by before I could say “Mama needs an update!” It was the day before the launch party for my second business, INTRO NYC, that I noticed how bad it really was. So instead of doing my usual straightening of my long locks, I had to curl it for the event to keep the cameras away from my very many split ends that evening:
So I needed a MAJOR change and wanted to do it in style, so I was off to the amazing Ammon Carver L’ANZA Healing Haircare Studio for a beauty experience that every NYC Mama should treat herself to on a regular basis!
When choosing a salon where you are obviously going to be dishing out significant cash, you want to keep two key criterion in mind:
1. A salon owner with an outstanding track record in the beauty industry who will instill this importance in their employees.
2. A salon that really gets what it means to want a luxury hair experience, but in the time-frame of a woman who has more to cross off her to-do list than the president.
Ammon Carver gets that, so he created a salon that brings those components together, while catering to every customer on a whole new level. First things first, Ammon is known as a leader in the hair care industry and is beyond innovative in his execution. Starting his career as a stylist, he instantly made waves in the industry building a large client book and eventually worked his way up to Artistic Director at Matrix, a division of L’Oreal, for over 12 years. Now, he is the creative director of L’ANZA Healing Haircare, high end hair care products that are used all over the world in the beauty industry, as well as at his self-named salon.
The studio is the perfect marriage of the full salon experience as well as a photography studio that many magazines and industry professionals alike rent out so they have instant access to beauty services for their models. But, it’s also really cool if you are just there getting a quick root touch up and get to witness a huge magazine shoot happening before your eyes – talk about fashion forward!
Beyond all those fun perks, Ammon Carver gets how important “on demand” beauty has become to New Yorkers and has established an easy to use App where you can download and register your credit card info, book appointments, then actually leave the salon as soon as you’re done – no extra stop at the desk necessary! I mean, how often have you been relaxing and getting your hair cut when you got an urgent call from your kids school? Probably more than you would like. This App allows you to finish up and run out on your own schedule!
My experience at the Ammon Carver L’ANZA Healing Haircare Studio
I went to the salon last week and had the best experience, and even got a private tour from Ammon himself! But beyond the eye candy, I was there to take some major inches off my hair and the outcome literally took a weight off my shoulders! My thin hair is now shiny and healthy again, thanks to the life changing Kertain treatment. If you have never had one, I suggest you run to Ammon Carver! It is simply a conditioning treatment that replaces keratin proteins that naturally already exist in the hair. It’s not a chemical service, nor will it leave your hair flat or change its texture….this amazing treatment simply makes it stronger, shinier, and healthier.
Ammon Carver L’ANZA Healing Haircare Studio
111 West 17th Street
New York City, NY 10011
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