I first met Mathieu Clabux when he came by my house to give me the perfect blow dry and braid for a long day of London Fashion Week shows and parties. The second he touched my hair he told me that I was the perfect candidate for his “Le Smoothing Express” treatment. After dying my hair blonde for a very long time, a stylist in Los Angeles last summer decided to use bleach instead of tint, and now I have breakage and totally dried out hair. Mathieu suggested that I try his Smoothing treatment ASAP to get my hair back to it’s condition pre-bleach-gate.
A lot of salons have done deep conditioning treatments on my hair but Mathieu’s is different. Le Smoothing Express is a natural, keratin-based and formaldehyde-free hair treatment from Brazil, enriched with wheat proteins and amino acids, leaving you with sleeker and glossier locks. Mathieu explained that for ladies with frizzy hair, the treatment works really well, especially if you’re traveling to a humid environment. “It’s like a brazilian blowout, but without the chemicals and all the harm that comes with that treatment,” he said. There’s also no loss to volume like there is a with a Brazilian blow-out. Perfect for you girls, like me, that love your big curls.
What’e even better is that the treatment doesn’t involve sitting around under the heater for ages and ages. Mathieu massages the conditioning treatment into your hair for about 10-15 minutes (its basically like an extended head massage), then after rinsing out and blow-drying, he uses a flat iron. Hair is protected from the heat by the conditioning treatment and a special keratin spray which softens and closes the hair cuticle.
After the treatment today, my hair feels so much better. I haven’t been able to wear it straight for a long time because it has looked quite unhealthy, but now it looks and feels soft and nourished. He even did a little trim to help out the dead-ends.
A little more about Mathieu. He has worked all over the world and travels to be with his clients who are mainly in London, Paris and Los Angeles and include A-list celebrities in the fashion, music and entertainment world. He has been working in the hair industry for over 15 years. Originally from France, he began his career in London before relocating to Beverly Hills and returning to London last year. Mathieu has a unique eye for beauty and style and has extensive advanced European training in both cutting and color techniques, and is renowned for his brilliant bridal creations.
On a personal note, Mathieu is also just really sweet, and a lovely guy to have in your home. I was able to work on my computer at the same time a my treatments, which was amazing. And a little bit of a warning for you girls, Mathieu is super cute, just a warning in case you schedule an appointment and you’re still, ah-hem.. in your pajamas….
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