Trending Treatments: Longevity Picks

These are our top non-invasive trending treatments for helping you to radiate health and vitality until the end of summer.

1. Davines NaturalTech Renewing Shampoo and Conditioning Treatment

  • Why this is a must

Davines natural tech | Longevity LIVEThe Davines NaturalTech Renewing range works by nourishing, moisturising and stimulating your scalp and hair – making the fibres healthy, firm and shiny, without weighing the hair down. The formulas are completely free of sulphates and parabens, consisting mainly of naturally sourced ingredients.

  • Active ingredients

The range uses its own “Hair Longevity Complex”, consisting of three ingredients that work in synergy to prevent the aging and inflammation process. The treatments contain maqui berry extract, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory; spinach extract, a highly nutritive substance essential for healthy hair and skin; and carnosine, another anti-aging ingredient that protects the body from oxidative stress and inflammation.

  • Did you know?

Davines prides itself on being an eco-friendly brand. Its choice of packaging is based on three fundamental points: minimizing the amount of raw materials needed, using recyclable materials and optimizing logistics and quality-control processes to avoid waste.

Shampoo (250ml) R290, Conditioning Treatment (250ml) R360, available from select Carlton Hair Salons.

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2. Microblading

  • Why this is a must

Microblading | Longevity LIVE Microblading is a method of semi-permanent tattoo make-up, ideal for anyone wanting to enhance the look of their eyebrows. Regardless of how much hair you have naturally, the objective of the treatments is to provide you with natural-looking, hair-like strokes in areas that need filling in. Others who would greatly benefit from microblading include those who suffer from alopecia, trichotillomania or other conditions that cause hair loss. Results can last anywhere from one to three years, depending on different factors affecting the procedure.

  • How is it done?

The treatment uses a very fine blade to deposit pigments into the epidermis. Because the color is close to the surface of your skin, the strokes appear crisp and fine. The procedure takes about 90 minutes. Although your brows will appear darker initially, they will fade over a two-week period, so you’ll need a touch up a few weeks after the first treatment. Untouched, the ink should last one to three years, although this varies from person to person.

  • Did you know?

There’s no preparation for or downtime necessary with microblading. However, it’s a good idea to leave your eyebrows untouched for at least two weeks before your session, and follow the aftercare instructions once you’re done.

R2 000, The Brow Studio, www.thebrowstudio.co.za

3. Gelish PolyGel

  • Why this is a must

Gelish PolyGel has become a game- changer in nail technology. It’s clinically proven to be 16% lighter than traditional
hard gels, and doesn’t compromise on strength, adhesion or flexibility. Whether you want a subtle protective film over
your natural nails or extended tips, PolyGel can do both. The formula is free of odor, acrylics and the top seven
most toxic ingredients commonly found in nail lacquers (dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde, toluene, formaldehyde
resin, camphor, parabens and triphenyl phosphate (TPHP)), making is safer for both the nail tech and the customer.

  • How is it done?

PolyGel has a unique application system that encompasses aspects of both acrylic and gel. Unlike acrylic, the solution comes premixed in a tube. The nail tech starts by squeezing enough PolyGel out of the tube for one nail, and rolling it onto the nail.
From there, the tech uses Slip Solution and a brush to shape the product into place, and the nail is cured under an LED Light.

  • Did you know?

PolyGel is available only in opaque and sheer neutral shades, as the objective is to create naturally strong and healthy-looking
nails. However, if you want a bold look, you can apply a color or gel paint over it.

From R450 for a full set, available at select Sorbet Nail Bars. Click on the link to go to their website.