The CEZANNE Classic Keratin Smoothing Treatment is a transformational, long-lasting and safe salon treatment that brings hair to its ideal, most beautiful condition. Cezanne is non-damaging, non-toxic, naturally safe and effective. Our smoothing treatment is 100% formaldehyde-free, it's hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested, won't irritate the scalp and won't release any noxious gasses. Cezanne actually strengthens the hair, using revolutionary low pH that restores bonds that are broken or damaged during thermal, mechanical or high pH services. 1. Why should you get a smoothing treatment? It is important to understand this is NOT a straightening treatment. Cezanne Treatment is for smoothing and strengthening. It can loosen your curls but your hair won’t be pin-straight or limp. It will greatly reduce your frizz and help maintain your blow-dry despite humidity. It also reduces your blow-drying time. 2. What is the process of getting a Cezanne Smoothing Treatment like? First we will prep your hair with two detoxifying shampoos. Then we will "rough" dry your hair. Once your hair is completely dry, we apply the Cezanne solution and allow it to processes for 30 minutes. The solution is then rinsed and blown straight. Once dry, we flat iron your hair in sections to lock in the Cezanne. The process is approximately two hours; time does vary based on hair length, density and texture. 3. What is the maintenance like—especially in the summer when you’re in the pool or at the beach? One word for maintenance—LOW! Just use a sulfate-free shampoo. The more frequently you wash your hair the faster the Cezanne will dissipate. So keep that in mind when swimming and washing your locks. 4. How is this different from a chemical relaxer? A chemical relaxer breaks down the bonds in the hair, weakening it so that it will “relax.” The Cezanne actually ADDS keratin, the protein your hair is made up of, strengthening it against damage and repairing it, while smoothing. 5. Is it safe? It is 100% safe and truly formaldehyde-free! 6. Who is it best for / who is it not best for? The more frizzy your hair is the greater the result will be!! Also if your hair is super damaged this will help tremendously. 7. How long do the effects last? We say 3-5 months but with clients who wash their hair infrequently, one time per week, we have seen results last for 6 months. Also, the damage your hair would normally be incurring during those months is reduced because of the treatment on your hair. 8. Can you get color or other chemical processes after having a Cezanne treatment? Yes. If you’re getting highlights we will do that before the Cezanne treatment. Anything else can be done directly after. Now, go forth schedule your treatment, revel in your frizz free air-dried waves and enjoy your easy morning routine!