We proudly carry Ouidad and Davines hair products.
(The following brand information is directly from the Ouidad company)
Since 1982, Ouidad (pronounced wee-dahd) was the very first stylist and salon owner in the country to specialize in curly hair. Today, editors at national fashion and beauty magazines consult Ouidad regularly and consider her to be the "Queen of Curl."
Ouidad combined scientific knowledge with an understanding of curly hair’s special needs. She takes an active part in formulating and creating her line of protein and vitamin enriched hair products that work with antioxidants to make curls defined, soft, shiny and manageable.
All curls can be healthier, shinier, and more manageable with Ouidad. Curly hair is lively and fun. Taking care of it doesn’t need to be a burden and take hours of your time. Unfortunately, many of us are guilty of purchasing hair care products that aren’t right for our curls. These products then end up in a "hair product graveyard."
In most cases, people are selecting formulas that are inappropriate for their hair type or using the products incorrectly. Curly hair requires specific products, and Ouidad’s products are specifically designed for curly hair. And they are always satisfaction guaranteed!
As the first-ever range developed specifically for curly hair, Ouidad products create beautiful and healthy curls for life. Ouidad formulations are lightweight, gentle, moisturizing and water-soluble and work from the inside out to transform hair into its healthiest condition. Ouidad products feed curly hair what it needs---moisture, protiens, vitamins, and amino acids--- to help it look its best today and tomorrow. Ouidad products enhance and define curls, not suppress them with heavy oils or waxes.
(The following brand information is directly from the Davines website.)
Founded in Parma, Italy in 1983 by the Bollati Family, Davines Group started as a research laboratory, producing high-end hair care products for renowned cosmetic companies worldwide. After a decade of honing our expertise, we began creating our own brand of Davines hair care products exclusively for salons, and in 1996 founded [ comfort zone ] skin care for premier spas.
“BY CREATING BEAUTY SUSTAINABLY, WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES, OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THEY LIVE & WORK, OF THE THINGS THEY LOVE.”
Since the beginning, we’ve focused on crafting quality products that are scientifically engineered to work, and express our distinctive style and spirit.
A STORY OF CRAFTSMANSHIP
Our style is a reflection of our curiosity and openness to the world – different cultures, customs, and people that truly inspire us – and our Italian perspective of history and art, design and fashion, culture and lifestyle because it is our heritage and who we are. We love things that reflect simplicity and harmony because their beauty is always modern. And although we’re in tune with today’s mood, we set out to create concepts and products that are destined to become classics with their timeless appeal.
Quality to us means having the freedom to create the best products with attention and respect for our environment, using high grade, natural ingredients, and applying scientific rigor to every product to guarantee our customers’ safety. Quality is also intended by all of us, by our partners and consumers as quality of life.
At Davines, we dare to do what we believe in and, rather than conforming to the mainstream, allow intuition to pave our path. This gives us the freedom to develop concepts and products that are original, authentic, and emotionally connected with people. Our work is a thoughtful balance of substance and style, nature and science, people and spirit. It is what enables us to create what we call life-enhancing projects.
More than two decades later, the Davines community spans over 75 countries, thousands of salons and hundreds upon hundreds of passionate hairdressers. Although we continue to grow, with headquarters in Parma, New York City, Paris, London and Mexico City, our roots are firmly planted in our beginnings as a family-owned research laboratory guided by the same desire for quality products with an authentic approach and timeless appeal.
Our aim is to inspire and improve the work life quality of worldwide beauty professionals through concepts, products and services that will allow them to offer unique experiences to their clients.