Note from the KeraGirls: We always love sharing what’s going on with our stylists behind the chair—but we get really excited when they tell us how Keratin Complex® products and services have transformed their clients’ hair! We’ll be featuring these stories as an occasional series … read on for the first KC makeover.

Christine Fekter is a 46-year-old working mother in Mayfield Heights, OH. For years, she has been a faithful client of local stylist Paul Orlandi at his Meraki Hair Studio at Salon Lofts. “He is the only person that I will let take care of my hair,” she says.

Christine works full time as a PBX operator and has two children—a senior in high school and a boy with autism—so she seldom has a lot of time to fuss with her hair. She also has to watch her budget, so she tends to color her own hair at home—something that Paul definitely does not recommend.

“I color her hair a couple times a year when something goes wrong, or things need evened out,” he explains.

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Christine before a treatment.

Because of her lifestyle and her self-coloring habit, Christine was experiencing some frustration with frizz and coarseness. So, Paul recommended that she try a keratin treatment with Keratin Complex’s signature Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment, mainly for its reparative qualities.

“I knew NKST would be the most beneficial to reconstructing her hair,” he says. Plus, “she's a busy mom, and I also knew that the time she’d save drying and styling her hair would be extremely valuable.”

In love with the results

After receiving the treatment, Christine was blown away, reports Paul. “She was amazed with the results! She loved the shine and the softness. When she returned to me after 72 hours for her blowout, she was saying how she keeps feeling her hair!”

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Christine after a smoothing treatment by Paul.

“I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!” Christine says. “My hair is so much easier to maintain. I like the fact that I can wash and go. When I do dry my hair, it take a mere five minutes—which beats the 15 minutes it used to take—and it is instantly smooth and free of frizz.”

Better yet, “I have gotten a lot of compliments on my hair,” she reports. “People at work keep touching my hair because it’s so smooth. Someone actually called it ‘virgin hair’!”

For his part, Paul is not one bit surprised by these reactions and even predicts more to come. “I fully expect her hair to be in so much better condition. She'll start noticing better growth and healthier movement,” he says. “This will definitely change her perception of what her hair can do!”