When Elizabeth Arden opened her first Red Door Spa in 1910, she set out to make women everywhere feel beautiful from the inside out, becoming one of the true pioneers in the world of spa and beauty. Now, more than 100 years later, the brand is taking a nod from its namesake and evolving to meet the needs of today’s busier-than-ever, modern woman. After launching its newest concept The Red Door earlier this year in New York City’s Union Square, it was clear new life was being breathed into the iconic brand. The latest breath of fresh air comes in the form of Red Door’s newest National Training Directors, the fabulous husband and wife team of Woody and Amy Michleb.
Anyone who knows their work can tell you that Woody and Amy are nothing short of artists when it comes to styling hair. Their extensive expertise runs the gamut from high-fashion and runway styles that bring out the true spirit of a campaign to natural, wearable shapes and shades that bring your best beauty to the forefront. Along with their years of experience the duo bring with them the latest innovations, techniques, and services which are available in Red Door salons across the nation. From an Advanced Glycolic Smoothing Treatment, a safe formaldehyde- and aldehyde-free keratin infusion treatment that leaves unruly locks smooth and frizz-free to the Red Carpet Blow Dry, an express keratin treatment that deeply conditions hair for beautiful silky, shine, guests now have many new reasons to visit!
Last week I got a chance to sit with Woody and Amy as they took me through some of the amazing offerings on the horizon for Red Door salons and gave me a sneak peek of what I believe will be the salon’s star treatment! Debuting on menus nationwide in next month, the Kérastase Chronologiste Caviar Ritual is a truly transformative service which gives lack-luster locks some mega-watt shine. The 45-minute experience begins with a shampoo followed by a careful application of the treatment to your hair and scalp. While Amy applied and subsequently twisted the product into 1-inch sections of my hair, she explained how the caviar pearl technology works to infuse the hair and scalp with a high concentration of antioxidants and vitamins which work to nourish, strengthen, and renew your mane. What makes this treatment so versatile is that its beneficial for every hair type since it works to balance pH levels and renew your hair and scalp. After sitting under a heat-lamp for 10 minutes my hair was rinsed and blown out giving it the perfect bounce. What I noticed immediately, and what I continue to notice after multiple shampoos since the treatment, is my hair has an unbelievable amount of shine and softness that I’ve never experienced before. Be sure to book your Kérastase Chronologiste Caviar Ritual starting next month to get your hair prepped and ready for the summer ahead!