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Introducing Uberliss Bond Sustainer Color

We're proud to introduce the newest Uberliss collection:

Bond Sustainer Color.

The New Uberliss Bond Sustainer Colors deliver brilliant and vibrant dye while regenerating broken hair bonds and repairing dry and damaged hair.

Formulated and manufactured at our laboratory near Chicago, the Uberliss Bond Sustainer Colors are prepared, mixed, and filled into 3 oz bottles with care by our production staff.

First sketch of Uberliss Bond Sustainer Color

Early prototype of the Uberliss Bond Sustainer Colors at the Research and Development Laboratory

First run of the Uberliss Bond Sustainer Colors in production

Bond Sustainer Color is powered by the same core ingredients featured in our Uberliss Bond Treatment, which utilizes Nano-emulsion technology to repair broken hair bonds unlike any other treatment.

They are great for stylists to use on their clients’ pre-lightened hair to create a magical masterpiece in whatever shade of unicorn or mermaid they are feeling at the moment. Or they are perfect for those who already rock a colorful mane, to maintain their current vivid or pastel hue.

Color by Kitty Mendoza using Uberliss Bond Sustainer Color in Platinum Jasmine, Blue Peony, Purple Iris, Lilac, Soft Pink Dahlia, and Magenta Orchid

Color by Mirko Vergani using Uberliss Bond Sustainer Color in Turquoise Tulip and Blue Peony

Color by Jennifer Lopiccolo using Uberliss Bond Sustainer Color in Yellow Daffodil and Peach Hydrangea

The Bond Sustainer Colors are also fun to use at home too, especially if you want to add a splash of color to your hair, or experiment with a new look!

They distribute a rich, creamy color, and will rebuild broken bonds throughout the hair, leaving the hair in better condition than ever before. Add these to your current color maintenance routine to add shine, softness and keep your rainbow strands looking brilliantly bright. Your hair will thank ü.

A Look Into The Science Behind The New Uberliss Keratin Treatment

Time to read: 7 minutes

As you may have seen on our social, we recently introduced our BRAND NEW, updated Uberliss Keratin Treatment!  


“But wait, we loved the old formula!"

"How is this one better?"

"Why did you change it?”

Well, if you are familiar with the way things work over here at Uberliss, you know that we take pride in our Research & Development department, and are constantly looking, and testing for ways to make our products safer, easier, and more effective!

And this is exactly what we have done with our new Uberliss Keratin Treatment. We’ve made some great changes to the system that we know you are going to love!

The new treatment has fewer steps and takes less time. How did we do it? By employing cutting-edge, crosslinking technology that accomplishes the same level of smoothing but in two steps as opposed to the previous three-step version. While Glyoxylic Acid is still our straightening active in the Fiber Restructure, we have added a Diamine molecule to the Fiber Expander, which crosslinks with the Glyoxylic Acid, creating a conditioning mesh. The new system is now 100% Nano and also features a color guard for maximum color retention. And as always, our Uberliss Keratin Treatment is 100% Formaldehyde and Methylene Glycol free!

2-Step Treatment

One of the of the best parts about our new Uberliss Keratin Treatment is that it is now only two-steps!

In our previous system we had a 3rd step using the Uberliss Nutritive Mask, this has since been eliminated from the treatment. With the addition of the built in conditioning mesh, the Fiber Expander is now not only expanding the cuticles, but priming the hair for the active smoothing ingredient in the Fiber Restructure. There is no need for extra conditioning, as this mesh will provide superior conditioning to the hair fiber.

Because we were able to reduce the amount of steps, the application of the Uberliss Keratin Treatment has also been reduced by a good 15-20 minutes. This allows stylists to get more clients in their chair throughout the day. More clients = more money!

With the new two step Uberliss Keratin Treatment, there will also be new, easier instructions to follow. We currently have them up on the Uberliss website, and they will be included with every order. If you have further questions you can always contact us through social or our online webchat.

Introducing the Uberliss Frizz Elixir



We have added the Uberliss Frizz Elixir to this star studded line up of products! The Frizz Elixir has special technology to fight frizz, and repels humidity by blocking moisture from entering the cortex of the hair, and will be used during the flat ironing portion of the treatment. This technology also helps in the maintenance of everyday styling, and continues to fight humidity on an ongoing basis, while keeping the hair shiny and smooth.

Besides fighting frizz and repelling humidity, the Frizz Elixir also protects against heat damage, and makes the hair easier to comb. It also makes as a great retail item for the salon!

Crosslinking Technology

The new Uberliss Keratin Treatment now uses crosslinking technology to simultaneously smooth and condition your hair.

But what is crosslinking? Crosslinking is a chemical reaction that occurs when individual molecules are connected or bridged together to create a stronger and larger compound. The end result is that this larger crosslinked compound can reside inside your hair for a longer period of time.

How does crosslinking occur in our new treatment? In our new Uberliss Keratin Treatment, the Diamine molecules in the Fiber Expander crosslink with the Glyoxylic Acid molecules in the Fiber Restructure. Heat is the catalyst for the crosslinking reaction, and once these molecules crosslink they form a conditioning mesh inside the hair fiber. The conditioning mesh is essentially what smooths/straightens the hair.

This mesh forms deep inside the cortex of the hair fiber by attaching to the Disulfide Bonds of the keratin proteins, enabling smoothing to last longer, attacking the root of your frizz dilemma.

Crosslinking in action:

Crosslinking in Action - Uberliss Keratin Treatment - Uberliss.com

Step 1: The Diamine found in the Fiber Expander opens up the hair and prepares for the Glyoxylic Acid.

Step 2: The Fiber Restructure is applied and creates the conditioning mesh found in the hair fiber.

After applying heat with the Uberliss Titanium Flat Iron the crosslinks are formed and the hair is left soft, silky and smooth.



Nanotechnology

Just how small is a Nanoparticle?

Nanoparticles are particles between 1 and 100 nanometers in size.

To put this in perspective, a human hair fiber is 100,000 nanometers wide.

The new formula being completely nano in size is able to penetrate deeper into the hair fiber and create a superior seal along the hair-shaft.

We achieved this 100% nano particle size by creating a microemulsion, which is essentially the delivery vehicle for the active compounds such as the Diamine molecule and the Glyoxylic Acid.

Color Protection

We have added color guard technology to the new formula...color treated clients need smooth hair too!

In order to keep our smoothing treatment Formaldehyde and Methylene Glycol free, we use Glyoxylic Acid as our active smoothing ingredient. One of the drawbacks of a Glyoxylic Acid-based smoothing treatment is that it can lift the color of the hair. We have been working on ways to resolve this for years!

The new treatment now contains active color protection compounds in both the Fiber Expander and Fiber Restructure, protecting your hair color throughout the entire treatment.

Safety in the Keratin Category

Keeping both stylists and clients safe, has always been a priority for us. Our Uberliss Keratin Treatment offers the best of both worlds: delivering the highest quality performance, while remaining Formaldehyde free.

There are three different types of keratin treatments on the market at this time. Two are based on using Formaldehyde technology, with one using a very high level at around 7-8% Formaldehyde, and the second category using a lighter amount at 3-4%. Any keratin treatment that uses Formaldehyde can cause a serious risk to human health. Many countries in Europe have even banned Formaldehyde usage for smoothing. A simple Google search will reveal just how harmful Formaldehyde is, and that it can create long term health issues when inhaled.

And don’t be fooled by the names Methylene Glycol and Formalin! They are both just different forms of Formaldehyde.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has investigated keratin based hair smoothing products and the presence of Formaldehyde in them. They were alerted by numerous complaints from professional hair stylists and salon owners of health problems such as bloody noses and respiratory concerns. OSHA requires brands that have products containing a Formaldehyde level of 0.1% to include a label stating it has Formaldehyde in it. If the brand’s products contain a Formaldehyde level of 0.5% or higher they must write on the bottle that the product is a potential cancer hazard. However, most Formaldehyde based brands are violating these regulations. Both OSHA and the FDA are actively investigating this and we’re anticipating more developments in the future.

Original OSHA Report (PDF)

The third type of keratin treatment, like ours, uses Glyoxylic Acid. Glyoxylic Acid does not turn into a gas when heated, unlike Formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is dangerous because you can inhale it so easily. Since you can’t inhale Glyoxylic Acid as easily into your body, it is a safer choice.

Final Thoughts

Keratin smoothing treatments are not going away anytime soon. They are only going to get more advanced. With the diversity in society, hair patterns with some form of wave and curliness are becoming more standard. And there will always be a challenge to comb and style this type of hair. People will continue to look for ways to spend less time styling their hair as well as keeping it shiny, smooth, healthy, and frizz free.

At Uberliss we continue to research new ways to make our products better for both the stylist and the consumer. Our vigorous testing and experimenting in our Chicago laboratories continue to bring new insight to the hair smoothing category. We have full faith in the safety and performance of our products and know you are going to love them.

If you have any questions/comments or feedback, please leave a comment below!

And as always, you can reach us on our social at @Uberliss!

xoxo,

überliss

How Christian Wood Used Uberliss to Create Emily Ratajkowski's Faux Bob for the 2017 Golden Globes

Emily Ratajkowski is never one to shy away from making a bold statement. The supermodel arrived to the Golden Globes red carpet sporting a daring faux bob. Emily’s stylist, Christian Wood, had planned to give her the faux bob, but it was a last minute decision for Christian to cut actual pieces of Emily’s real hair to help blend it all together.

“I wasn’t planning on cutting the hair, but Emily wanted to do something different and daring. I cut some of her actual hair on the top, and some on the sides to help blend into the faux bob. After the Golden Globes I plan on cutting some side swept bangs in to help blend it into her real hair,” said Wood.

The inspiration behind the hair:

“The dress she wore was very sexy with a beautiful detail on the back. We wanted to do something different than the usual updo to show it off, so we chose the faux bob,” said Wood.

To keep the bob charming, modern and fun, in contrast to the sexy gown, Christian added textured waves using the Uberliss Flat Iron. Christian also used the Uberliss Bond Sustainer to prep Emily’s hair.

“I loved using the Uberliss Bond Sustainer as a great base to prep the hair and keep it strong and healthy before styling,” said Wood.

 

#BTS thank you @uberliss for helping me with my red carpet kit. #uberliss #goldenglobes

A photo posted by Christian Wood (@cwoodhair) on


How Christian achieved Emily’s faux bob:

  1. “First I prepped Emily’s hair using the Uberliss Bond Sustainer to keep it healthy and strong before styling.
  2. I then split the hair into two sections. A top section from ear to ear and a bottom section from the ear and down.
  3. I pinned up the top section and then created a braid with the bottom section. I then pinned up the braid underneath and took down the pinned hair from the top.
  4. I then cut Emily’s actual hair on the top and sides to blend into the faux bob.
  5. Then taking those top sections I used the Uberliss Flat Iron to create bends and waves in Emily’s hair.
  6. Finally, I ran my fingers through the waves and used a hairspray and texture spray to create a tousled look” - Christian Wood

 

What did you think of Emiy's faux bob for the Golden Globes? Would you ever try this to your hair? Let us know in the comments below!

xo,

Überliss

Celebrity Colorist Shah Karegar uses the Uberliss Bond Treatment to color and prep Irina Shayk and Barbara Fialho for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris

Aside from lingerie and leggy babes, the most important part of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is all of the different beauty looks. The fresh face makeup, glowy skin, and that amazing, forever iconic, glossy hair. However, getting and keeping that glossy color fresh is no easy feat, which is why Shah Karegar used the Uberliss Bond Treatment to gloss, color, and refresh both Irina Shayk and Barbara Fialho for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Paris.



 

The Uberliss Bond Treatment is an additive to color, lightener, glosses and toners, and keeps hair significantly stronger during any hair processes. It’s quickly becoming a stylist favorite in the market. We asked Shah his thoughts on the treatment and how he used it on each girl:

How did you use the Uberliss Bond Treatment on Irina Shayk? (Color, highlights, gloss, treatment?)

Irina is an all natural beauty. Less is always more with her. I don't use any permanent colors on her hair, she loves rocking that all natural look. However, I decided to run some low lights using all vegetable colors and the Uberliss Bond Treatment to give her that striking brunette look by adding dark dimension for the Victoria’s Secret Show.

I mixed my vegetable color to my consistency then added 1/8 oz of the Uberliss Bond Regenerator into the gloss and left it on for 15 min. Then I used a clear shine followed with the Uberliss Bond Shampoo and Uberliss Bond Amplifier for 20 minutes, leaving her hair shiny and strong and very durable.

How did you use the Uberliss Bond Treatment on Barbara Fialho? (Color, highlights, gloss, treatment?)

Barbara Fialho, The Brazilian Goddess has been rocking the natural brunette look for many years during her modeling career, but this year I wanted to do something different and striking for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris. I wanted the color to make a statement, therefore I decided to balayage her and blonde her up without damaging her hair, and still keep it shiny and strong by adding the Uberliss Bond Treatment to my color process.  

Barbara works and travels a lot, sometimes her hair can get really dry from all the styling and also the water changes in different countries, therefore I try not to process her hair even more with color and highlights. What I love about the Uberliss Bond Treatment is that it allows me to take her color to the next level without damaging the hair. The way I used the treatment was that I mixed my lightener to my regular consistency, then I added 1/8 oz of the Uberliss Bond Regenerator into my lightener. I balayage (hand painted) the lightener on all the specific areas that I wanted to lighten up, then I used heat for about 10 min. I followed up with the Uberliss Bond Shampoo and after used the Uberliss Bond Amplifier. I left on the Amplifier for 20 minutes. What I love about the Uberliss Bond Amplifier is that it leaves the hair looking like it's never been lightened before.

What are your thoughts on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show hair wise? How important is healthy, shiny, hair for these girls? Do you think Uberliss helped to achieve that?

I think a lot of the supermodels work and travel a lot and it's very important not to over-process their hair with color and lightener due to all the styling and traveling they do. What I love about the Uberliss Bond Treatment is that it allows you to play with color a little bit more than usual. But one of my favorite products has to be the Uberliss Bond Amplifier, it retains the hair strength and integrity during color processes and lighteners. And I always make them leave with the Uberliss Bond Sustainer so they can reapply at home at least twice a week.

About you: Who are some of your biggest client’s, where are you located, any fun facts about yourself as a hair colorist.

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Irina Shayk and Shay Mitchell. I am located in West Hollywood at Salon Benjamin. I love to challenge myself and push my clients to try something different all the time. I care about my clients’ hair and the integrity of if it. If I know the hair is not strong enough for certain colors I will not do it. Less is always more. What I love to do most is projects and makeovers so that my work can make a statement.

You can follow Shah on IG at @shahkaregar!

xo,

Uberliss 

The Secret to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Gorgeous Hair Color

Lorri Goddard is Hollywood's A List go-to hair colorist. From Reese Witherspoon to Chloe Grace Moretz and in between, Goddard is known for creating effortless bombshell blonde hair. She was even the one to bring Kim Kardashian from jet black to platinum blonde a few years back. No one could ever forget that magical transformation!

One of Goddard's repeat clients is none other than mega supermodel and Harper’s Bazaar Businesswoman of the Year, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. How does Goddard keep Rosie's hair healthy during the lightening process? She uses the Uberliss Bond Treatment!

The Uberliss Bond Treatment is the perfect additive to any lightening or color service. It keeps hair healthy and strong during any tough processes that could potentially damage the hair. AND there is no need to change your developer strength or up your developing time, making it salon and stylist friendly! 

The treatment also includes the Uberliss Bond Sustainer, which is used as a take-home, deep conditioning treatment for clients looking to maintain the integrity of their hair after getting it colored.

Lorri loves the treatment because it leaves the hair super shiny! And we can't help but be honored to be included in Goddard's list of favorite things alongside Rosie herself 🤗

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